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The Path to Madness

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The temple is somewhere in this forest. Rumors have it the entrance has been warded by several powerful wizards.

The Path to Madness
Heroic level: 8
Epic level: None
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣392Solo/Casual ♦689Normal ♥724Hard ♠758Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: The Path to Madness
Bestowed by: Gatekeeper Chulkash
NPC contact: Gatekeeper Chulkash
Quest acquired in: House Jorasco
Patron: House Jorasco
Base favor: 3
Purchase: Free to Play
Extreme Challenge: No
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  • This quest is the entrance to the Xorian Cipher quest. Despite being a very short entrance quest, it has a favor reward and an adventure compendium entry.

Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


  • Use the altar to enter the temple
  • Slay the 2 drow scorpions to drop the barrier
  • (Optional) Slay the sirens of insanity — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣39 ♦69 ♥72 ♠76 )

What to Expect

Tips and Misc

You will enter this quest and run through the jungle. Have everyone run all the way, just follow the path, to the altar and fight all the skeletons and casters in one spot. The enemy casters and skeletons will be a little slow so be patient and they will all eventually show up.

The cultists use the poison spell very frequently; so have restoration and poison potions or spells.

Attacking the drow scorpion bosses will spawn more cultists. The bosses can dispel and heal.

There is one shrine just next to the altar, and one chest to be looted.

To finish the quest, click the altar. You can then proceed to The Xorian Cipher or cancel and click Finish to return to house Jorasco.

Unlike most quests, you do not need to "return" this quest to anyone to conclude it and there is no NPC reward.

External links

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 2 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣27 ♦48 ♥51 ♠53 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 23 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣59 ♦103 ♥109 ♠114 )
  • Conquest bonus: 28 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣98 ♦172 ♥181 ♠190 )


  • Chests: 1
    • 1 at the end
  • Collectables:
    • Adventurer's Pack by the sirens
  • NPC rewards: None


Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Boneshrieker Harrier( view
Boneshrieker Harrier (common).png
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 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Undead Skeleton
Boneshrieker Legionnaire( view
Boneshrieker Legionnaire.png
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 ♦8Normal ♥10Hard ♠13Elite Undead Skeleton
Boneshrieker Savant( view
Boneshrieker Savant.png
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 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Undead Skeleton
Drow Scorpion Cleric( view
Drow Scorpion Cleric.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥29Epic Hard Aberration Drow Scorpion
Drow Scorpion Wizard( view
Drow Scorpion Wizard.jpg
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 ♦10Normal ♥12Hard ♠15Elite ♥29Epic Hard Aberration Drow Scorpion
Siren of Insanity( view
Siren of Insanity.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Elf Drow Elf
Xorian Fanatic( view
Xorian Fanatic.png
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠9Elite Elf Drow Elf
Zealot of Madness( view
Zealot of Madness.jpg
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 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite Elf Drow Elf