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The Lost Thread

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Mystra, the Goddess of Magic, vanished years ago, causing the Spellplague. Since then her temples have been left empty and abandoned.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Menace of the Underdark
The Lost Thread
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 21
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣9,989Solo/Casual ♦17,214Normal ♥17,778Hard ♠18,342Elite
Takes place in: Abandoned Temple
Bestowed by: Cormul Haythorne
NPC contact: Cormul Haythorne
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

One of the villagers, Ana Brabener, has been captured by the Drow. Go to the old Temple of Mystra inside the King's Forest and try to save her. Take the left fork out of Eveningstar, travel past a mill building with a rest shrine, and then go east through the swamp.

Puzzle room solution
Puzzle Room

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

Objectives

  • Search for Ana in the temple
  • Continue your search for Ana
  • Remove Ana's slave collar
  • Take Ana to safety
  • (Optional) Free a slave +2.6% Bonus.( ♣260 ♦448 ♥462 ♠477 )
  • (Optional) Free five more slaves +5.3% Bonus.( ♣529 ♦912 ♥942 ♠972 )
  • (Optional) Free ten more slaves +13.3% Bonus.( ♣1,329 ♦2,289 ♥2,364 ♠2,439 )
  • (Optional) Be a real hero, free twenty more slaves +13.3% Bonus.( ♣1,329 ♦2,289 ♥2,364 ♠2,439 )
  • (Optional) Free the captured War Wizard +5.3% Bonus.( ♣529 ♦912 ♥942 ♠972 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Bear traps behind the secret door to the east (disabling them counts towards traps bonus)
  • Fire Jets further down the secret corridor; cannot be disarmed
  • Spell wards

Tips and Misc

  • Unlocking collars is a straight strength check, or skill + d20 (Data here). (Strength check EE: 56 fails and 60 succeeds)
  • Eldrin Szind will run to each corner of the archive and cast two each of water elementals, air elementals, salamander firebrands, and steadfast armor. To avoid him sacrificing any prisoners it is best to enter via the hidden passage.

The puzzle has a toggling feature, in that one lever may open one door, but if another lever is flipped, the previous one may open another door. This is do-able with a hire/pet. I did not write down my exact step-by-step, so I'll leave it for another trip through here or someone else who's better at describing puzzles.

  • The levers toggle the following doors:
    • The upper cell lever #a operate the first gate to the right #A.
    • The upper lever #1 operate the gate in front of the ramp #B.
    • The upper lever #2 opens the final door #G and the final exit past #E, though it also closes a door #D in between.
    • The upper lever #3 toggle the gate #F in between.
    • The lower lever #4 operates directly the gate #C next to it with the trapped war wizard.
    • The lower lever #5 operates the gate #D close to it, to open the passage modified by lever #2.
    • The lower lever #6 operates the final gate #E, to leave this room, as well as gate #B (see lever #1).
  • If you manage to get yourself trapped between doors, a sufficient jump skill may allow you to climb on the furthest cell lever and up to the wall. While you cannot go back into the main room this way, you can get back to the second set of three levers and free yourself.
  • From S1M0N5 on the forums: Lever 1 & 3 down then lever 5 & 6 down gets you through the gates to continue the quest. If you do lever 4 down before 5 & 6 you unlock the room with the War Wizard Orange name and his Slaver, kill the Slaver and release the Wizard then go back out and flip 4 again then 5 & 6 and you're through. As far as I can tell you can't get the other slaves without another party member or a hire.
  • Killing the nearby slaver (hidden until damaged or spotted) will cause the slaves to stop attacking. However, if another slaver enters range, they will become aggressive again.
  • Ana has a few options that allow you to control her motions. Basic commands are: "Follow", "Stay here", "Go Back". For the backtracking option, Ana will teleport back to the last rest shrine you have visited with her.
  • Defeating Phargred Avithoul (dungeon boss) will allow you to uncollar the villagers and purple knights that assist in the battle. While killing the villagers that are under duress will not hurt you (no hit to XP), you may not be able to complete the optional if you haven't already freed 20 slaves.
  • Possible bug: killing the first group of slaves in the final fight too quickly (such as with an AoE insta-kill ability) may result in the boss never emerging from behind his magical barrier, and the quest becoming uncompletable. Allowing enough time for the second set of slaves to emerge seems to avoid this problem.

Bonus XP

  • Discreet bonus: 36 or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Aggression bonus: >52 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Tamper bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Neutralization bonus: 14 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 17 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Perception bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 38 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 50 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 61 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
Notes: The numbers required for the traps bonus will change as you continue.

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • 1 east for defeating Eldrin Szind - contains Weathered Key
    • 1 north for defeating Odezzt Avithoul
    • 1 west behind a secret door
    • 1 End Chest - can drop Commendations
  • NPC rewards: ML~20 items

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 35.1
  • 3 years, 7 months, and 4 days
Ancient Gemstone
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Docent 20 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip or Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Thread, End Chest ; Menace of the Underdark: The Darkening, Quest chain end reward
  • Update 42.2
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 14 days
Archaic Device
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Rune Arm 20 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip or Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Thread, End chest ; Menace of the Underdark: The Darkening, Quest chain end reward
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Air Elemental(view)
Air Elemental.jpg
 ♦21Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard Elemental Air Elemental
Animated Armor(view)
Animated Armor.jpg
 ♣17Solo/Casual ♦16Normal ♥23Hard ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Construct Animated Object
Collared Ana Brabener(view)
Collared Ana Brabener.jpg
 ♥17Epic Hard ♠26Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Collared Cormyr War Wizard(view)
Collared Cormyr War Wizard.jpg
 ♠42Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Collared Purple Dragon Knight(view)
Collared Purple Dragon Knight.jpg
 ♠42Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Collared Villager(view)
Collared Villager.jpg
 ♠26Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Cormyr War Wizard(view)
Collared Cormyr War Wizard.jpg
Humanoid Human
Drow Archer(view)
Drow Archer.jpg
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠42Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Slaver(view)
Drow Slaver.jpg
 ♠42Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Drow Warrior(NoPic)
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 ♠25Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Eldrin Szind(view)
Eldrin Szind.jpg
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Odezzt Avithoul(view)
Odezzt Avithoul.jpg
 ♦23Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Phargred Avithoul(view)
Phargred Avithoul.jpg
 ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Aberration Drider
Salamander Firebrand(view)
Salamander Firebrand.jpg
 ♠43Epic Elite Evil Outsider Salamander
Steadfast Armor(view)
Steadfast Armor.jpg
 ♠43Epic Elite Construct Animated Object
Swarmhorde Spider(view)
Swarmhorde Spider.jpg
 ♦12Normal ♥22Epic Hard ♠25/45Epic Elite Vermin Spider
Water Elemental(view)
Water Elemental.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Water Elemental