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The Stormreaver Fresco

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The Stormreaver Fresco is the 3rd quest in The Sharn Syndicate 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 five quests can be completed in any order to unlock Come Out and Slay.
Stand Your Ground • Dirty Laundry • The Stormreaver Fresco • The Bookbinder Rescue • Repossession • Come Out and Slay


House Kundarak pays the Stormreach Guard to respond to emergencies at Lordsmarch Bank. Some question the wisdom of this, given the city guard's dubious reputation.

The Sharn Syndicate adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Sharn Syndicate
The Stormreaver Fresco
Heroic level: 4
Epic level: None
Duration: short
Heroic XP:  ♣444Solo/Casual ♦793Normal ♥846Hard ♠900Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Lordsmarch Bank
Bestowed by: Burgundy Tir
NPC contact: Burgundy Tir
Quest acquired in: The Marketplace
Patron: The Coin Lords
Base favor: 2
Purchase: The Sharn Syndicate or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Burgundy Tir asked you to protect a fresco fragment while his agent withdraws it from a deposit box.

You are to meet the agent, Zircon, at the Lordsmarch Bank's side-entrance.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Gather inside the Vault and retrieve the Stormreaver Fresco
  • Escape the vault
  • (Failure) Player or hireling leaves before quest is complete (hidden)
  • (Optional) Resist opening the Deposit Boxes — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣178 ♦317 ♥338 ♠360 )
  • (Optional) Slay the Vault Guardian — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣89 ♦159 ♥169 ♠180 )
  • (Optional) Slay the undead Vanya Amanatu — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣89 ♦159 ♥169 ♠180 )
  • (Optional) Don't kill any guards — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣178 ♦317 ♥338 ♠360 )

What to Expect

Tips and Misc

  • To escape the vault, you need to destroy two Refined Cannith Crystals. These require immense damage to destroy, and two Iron Sentinels continually spawn while you do so. They're particularly vulnerable to Force and Sonic weapons.
  • If you decide to loot the deposit boxes, that optional isn't automatically listed as having failed. The stuff inside them is worthless junk (you can't even vendor it); however, one box will contain a portal to another vault, which contains another Refined Cannith Crystal and the Vault Guardian (a huge Iron Defender); destroying this crystal lowers a barrier to a room containing several deposit boxes. The Vault Guardian doesn't awaken until the crystal is attacked.
  • When you open one of these deposit boxes, they all open, revealing several dwarf zombies, including the optional Vanya Amanatu.
    • The other boxes in this vault contain some very odd stuff, including Infernal runes, a ship's anchor, a pickaxe, a tiny Gargoyle and Clay Golem, and the skeleton of an Angel.
  • If your party doesn't contain a rogue (or doesn't want to use all the Thieves' Tools it would require), there's a lever in the main area of the bank, inside the middle pit, which will unlock all the deposit boxes; once you complete the quest (by deactivating the alarm) a forcefield goes up over that teller pit. Even if you pull it first, you can't open any deposit boxes after completing the quest.
  • Once you shut off the alarm, (note: you must use the levers on both sides of the room to disable the alarm) the guards ignore you; apparently, House Kundarak only pays them to kill thieves while the alarm is triggered.
  • Of interesting note is that the optional slaying of Vanya and the Guardian add up to the same bonus XP as leaving the deposit boxes alone, and you can't do both sets.
    • On Elite (RP-1), the Slaying adds up to a higher XP bonus than the Deposit Boxes.
  • The deposit boxes can be unlocked with a Modified roll of 11 on Elite.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 2 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣31 ♦56 ♥59 ♠63 )
  • Aggression bonus: 9 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣44 ♦79 ♥85 ♠90 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 17 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣67 ♦119 ♥127 ♠135 )
  • Conquest bonus: 25 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣111 ♦198 ♥212 ♠225 )
Notes: Conquest can be achieved by killing enough Iron Sentinel respawns within the Vault.

External Links

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • One beyond the portal, in a deposit box.
    • One for defeating Vanya Amanatu, in the same place.
    • One in one of the teller pits, in the northeast corner

NPC end rewards

Randomly generated loot, ML correlates with effective quest level.

Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
City Guard Archer( view
City Guard Archer.jpg
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CRs missing! Humanoid Human
City Guard Officer( view
City Guard Officer.jpg
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 ♠9Elite Humanoid Human
City Guard( view
City Guard.jpg
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CRs missing! Humanoid Human
Guard Folger( view
Guard Folger.jpg
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 ♥6Hard ♠10Elite Humanoid Human
Iron Sentinel( view
Iron Sentinel.jpg
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Construct Iron Defender
Refined Cannith Crystal( view
Refined Cannith Crystal.jpg
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0 Construct Inanimate Object
Rotting Dwarf Zombie( view
RottingDwarfZombie.jpg
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 ♦2Normal ♥4Hard ♠7Elite ♦7Epic Normal Undead Zombie
Vanya Amanatu( view
Vanya Amanatu.jpg
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 ♠12Elite Undead Zombie
Vault Guardian (Iron Defender)( view
Vault Guardian (Iron Defender).jpg
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 ♠11Elite Construct Iron Defender