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The Iron Mines: Freeing Achka

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The mine is a grim place of shadowed halls and gaping chasms. Somewhere in the darkness, the chieftain's son awaits rescue.

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The Iron Mines: Freeing Achka
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: None
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣295Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦520Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥548Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠576Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Iron Mines
Bestowed by: Bruku
NPC contact: Bruku
Quest acquired in: Sorrowdusk Isle
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 3
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Rescue Achka, son of the Grey Moon tribe's true chief, from the iron mine where the ogres now dwell.

Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!


  • Acquire Key to Achka's Cell
  • Rescue Achka from his cell
  • (Optional) Slay Powder — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣44 ♦78 ♥82 ♠86 )
  • (Optional) Slay Flamefang — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣30 ♦52 ♥55 ♠58 )

What to Expect

  • Trap (fixed)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Force traps across bridge; the control box is on the far (east) side of the bridge, on the north.

Tips and Misc

  • No shrines in this quest.
  • The Key to Achka's Cell is held by an Ogre leader behind a door near the entrance (to the west and down the ladder).
  • There are 4 force traps on the bridge, which can be easily timed, and ample room between each to pause before continuing.
    • Optional: The winter wolf Powder may appear on the bridge to the jail area.
    • Optional: The hell hound Flamefang may appear in the cell near Achka, with a chest; otherwise, several hell hounds will be there (and no chest).
  • Earth elementals will spawn after opening Achka's cell; it's not necessary to kill them before speaking to Achka and completing the quest.
  • The eastern area of the map is blocked off; this prevents any bonuses from killing or breaking (the traps bonus may still be possible, however).

Bonus XP


  • Chests: 0 - 1
  • Collectables: Two
    • Mushroom in the room with the key to Achka's cell
    • Crude altar in Achka's cell
  • NPC rewards: None until all four quests are completed


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Flamefang (The Iron Mines)(view)
Flamefang (The Iron Mines).jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Hellhound
 ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Magical Beast Wolf
Black Sun Ogre(view)
Black Sun Ogre.jpg
CRs missing! Giant Ogre
Hell Hound(view)
Hell Hound.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Hellhound
Large Earth Elemental(view)
Large Earth Elemental.jpeg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental
Ogre Leader(view)
Ogre Leader.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Giant Ogre

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