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The House of Rusted Blades

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The House of Rusted Blades is the 2nd quest in the Menace of the Underdark: City of Portals story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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The first three quests can be completed in any order to unlock The Portal Opens.
The House of Broken Chains • The House of Rusted Blades • The House of Death Undone • The Portal Opens


Matron Jyr Dun'Robar is rumored to be one of the strongest warriors in the Underdark. Her House trains many heroes of Sschindylryn.

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The House of Rusted Blades
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 22
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣6,573Solo/Casual ♦11,311Normal ♥11,666Hard ♠12,022Elite
Takes place in: House Dun'Robar
Bestowed by: Traegar Vadamore
NPC contact: Traegar Vadamore
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Purchase: Menace of the Underdark
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Shame House Dun'Robar into leaving the Drow alliance that waged war on Eveningstar. A powerful illusion-spell cast by the War Wizards will disguise you once you enter the house in Sschindylryn in the Underdark, so you can commit the sabotage in the appearance of a Drow. The Underdark can be accessed through Eveningstar Cavern. Sschindylryn can be entered far south of the entry portal and high above the cavern floor.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Apply the Ichor to the Battlemaster's Sword Rack
  • Gather your party at the courtyard bell
  • Ring the courtyard bell
  • Defeat High Battlemaster Teblyn
  • (Optional) Apply the Ichor to all the sword racks — Bonus (40%): Epic( ♣2,629 ♦4,524 ♥4,666 ♠4,809 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs
Spot and Search DCs

  • Several Spell Wards, in some halls and near sword racks.
  • Trap on the levers leading to Jyr Dun'Robar's room; control panel on the floor in front of the barrier (Warning Glyph).

Tips and Misc

  • The only required kill here is the High Battlemaster, making this quest a fast XP/loot run. Sending someone with Dimension Door to get the Sword Rack (NW part of dungeon) while the party waits at the bell greatly shortens completion times.
  • Dragging active enemies back to the main room allows all of the mobs on the floor that are fighting each other to activate as well. This must be performed before the Apply the Ichor to the Battlemaster's Sword Rack objective. Once completed, the enemies on the main room floor disappear.
  • There are two levers by the sealed door to Jyr Dun'Robar's room (Matron of Dun'Robar, Matron's Quarters; northern room); the DM will remark one is "less tarnished with use" when you stand in front of it – this one will do nothing but trigger traps.
  • Access to the Armory (SE on map) is protected by two alternate open portcullises. Therefore, it requires a second player (or Hireling) to operate the lever. A second lever (which does exactly the same) has been added to the back wall of the armory later.
  • The Armory is only needed if going for the Optional to apply to all sword racks.
  • If you open the Secret Door in the Armory it will trigger a Drow ambush from the hidden Chest alcove.
    • Clear the room first by applying ichor to a weapon rack which will aggro the guards in that room. You can disarm the Spellwards without aggroing guards. Then open the secret door.
  • The Jyr Dun'Robar fight CANNOT be fought after defeating Teblyn.
  • A hire can be used to apply the ichor to the Battlemaster's rack with the player down the hall and then dismissed, to avoid that fight.
  • A Rogue or Artificer can disable the three traps in the passageway between the Battlemasters' Quarters and where he spawns overlooking the Arena; this will require fighting at least two guards (as one set of doors can't be opened without alerting them), but after applying the ichor and gathering by the bell, most of the party can wait up the hall while one person stays by the bell. When ready, the person by the bell can ring it and scamper down the hall, while the rest of the party ranges the Battlemaster from up the hallway. This will draw his attention without alerting any of the other drow in the room. This can also be done solo with sufficient stealth; just make sure to open all the doors along your path first!

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: <11 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Discreet bonus: <22 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Aggression bonus: 63 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 77 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Conquest bonus: 93–94 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Tamper bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 7 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 8 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Mischief bonus: 15 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Vandal bonus: 20 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
  • Ransack bonus: 24 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣-0 ♦-0 ♥-0 ♠-0 )
Notes: Onslaught requires dragging an active enemy past the inactive ones to activate them. Ransack requires breaking breakables in Jyr Dun'Robar's room; ranging them from outside (so as not to trigger the fight) works.

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • 1 for Jyr Dun'Robar
    • 1 (locked) behind secret door
    • 1 for end boss fight
  • Collectables: 4
    • Cabinet in the main barracks
    • Bones in the armory
    • Cabinet in the mess hall
    • Cabinet in the bedroom side chamber where you find Jyr Dun'Robar
  • NPC rewards: Standard with a chance of +3 Tomes

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Seal of House Dun'Robar
Seal of House Dun'Robar.png
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Ring  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, Jyr Dun'Robar Chest
Drow Bastard Sword of the Weapon Master
Drow Bastard Sword of the Weapon Master.png
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Bastard Sword  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End chest
Drow Dagger of the Weapon Master
Drow Dagger of the Weapon Master.png
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Dagger  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Duergar Waraxe of the Weapon Master
Duergar Waraxe of the Weapon Master.png
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Dwarven War Axe  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End chest
Drow Greataxe of the Weapon Master
Drow Greataxe of the Weapon Master.png
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Great Axe  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Khopesh of the Weapon Master
Drow Khopesh of the Weapon Master.png
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Khopesh  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Light Mace of the Weapon Master
Drow Light Mace of the Weapon Master.png
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Light Mace  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Longsword of the Weapon Master
Drow Longsword of the Weapon Master.png
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Long Sword  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Maul of the Weapon Master
Drow Maul of the Weapon Master.png
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Maul  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Quarterstaff of the Weapon Master
Drow Quarterstaff of the Weapon Master.png
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Quarterstaff  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End chest
Drow Rapier of the Weapon Master
Drow Rapier of the Weapon Master.png
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Rapier  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Scimitar of the Weapon Master
Drow Scimitar of the Weapon Master.png
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Scimitar  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End chest
Drow Shortsword of the Weapon Master
Drow Shortsword of the Weapon Master.png
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Short Sword  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
Drow Warhammer of the Weapon Master
Drow Warhammer of the Weapon Master.png
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War Hammer  21 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The House of Rusted Blades, End Chest
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  • INFO: These weapons are named items, and thus cannot be Cannith crafted.

Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Acolyte of Lolth( view
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 ♦23Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠26Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Blademaster( view
Blademaster.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠26Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Archer( view
Drow Archer.jpg
 • edit )
 ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥26Epic Hard ♠26Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Dun'Robar Blademaster( view
Dun'Robar Blademaster.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠27Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Dun'Robar Sentry( view
Dun'Robar Sentry.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦20Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠24Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Dun'Robar Warrior( view
Dun'Robar Warrior.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠42Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Guard( view
Guard.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠26Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Jyr Dun'Robar( view
Jyr.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦28Epic Normal ♥34Epic Hard ♠49Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Master Wizard( view
Master Wizard.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠26Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Quickblade( view
Quickblade.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Teblyn Dun'Robar( view
Teblyn Dun'Robar.jpg
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 ♦24Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard ♠27Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf