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The Thrill of the Hunt

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The Thrill of the Hunt is the 3rd quest in the Shadow Over Wheloon 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 four quests can be completed in any order to unlock Through a Mirror Darkly.
Friends in Low Places • A Lesson in Deception • The Thrill of the Hunt • Army of Shadow • Through a Mirror Darkly


The Netherese use this abandoned house to move people through the Shadowfell. Some say that the commander of this Shadar-kai outpost hunts prisoners for sport. Others hint at even darker deeds.

Shadowfell Conspiracy adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Shadowfell Conspiracy
The Thrill of the Hunt
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: 26
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,469Solo/Casual ♦4,283Normal ♥4,450Hard ♠4,617Elite
Epic XP:  ♣10,269Solo/Casual ♦17,611Normal ♥18,106Hard ♠18,601Elite
Takes place in: Merchant's Townhouse
Bestowed by: Hargrove Jalt
NPC contact: Hargrove Jalt
Quest acquired in: Wheloon Docks
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 6
Purchase: Shadowfell Conspiracy
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Two Cormyrean magistrates have been captured by a Shadar-kai commander named Karleth, who has a reputation for cruel and unpredictable acts.

Karleth has established an outpost in an old Merchant's Townhouse inside 'Wheloon Prison. Go there, kill Karleth, and free the magistrates - if they still live.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Kill Karleth, the Shadar-kai commander
  • Find a key to unlock the upper door
  • Find a key to unlock the lower door
  • (Optional) Rescue Aloysius Cornwall — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣370 ♦642 ♥668 ♠693 ) Epic( ♣1,540 ♦2,642 ♥2,716 ♠2,790 )
  • (Optional) Rescue Fledren Hull — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣370 ♦642 ♥668 ♠693 ) Epic( ♣1,540 ♦2,642 ♥2,716 ♠2,790 )

Tips and Misc

  • Useful resists: Acid, Sonic
  • This quest is very linear.
  • The Jeweled Key to unlock the first door may be found in any of the four side chambers, on one of the Cluttered Tables. Be sure to actually pick up the key after discovering it!
  • It's possible to sneak into the rooms and search the desks (with a Move Silently check) without waking up any of the assassins.
  • Aloysius will appear just past the gate after the locked door, at the bottom of the stairs; he'll have a named Howler set upon him that needs slaying. Make sure to talk to Aloysius after! You can buff and heal him as normal.
    • It's possible to range Rhyll in relative safety by going to the stairs in the northeast corner and leaping onto a pillar next to the column. From there you can jump onto the balcony along the east wall, and then onto the cage itself if desired.
    • Note that you can rescue Aloysius even before Rhyll is released.
  • In the Kennel, it's possible to range the howlers in relative safety by going to the boxes in the southwest corner and leaping onto the cage; from there you can jump up to the rafters traversing the room. Note that the physics in the room makes the initial jump tricky and you only have a few seconds to do so before Karnath lets slip the dogs of war.
  • The second shrine is actually in a room at the bottom of the stairs; go right at that T-intersection.
  • Don't worry if you get a notice about gargoyles moving. It's only their Shadows...
  • (Optional) The locked door has a chest with a nasty Shadow guarding it.
  • The Gold Key to unlock the lower door is guarded by Kuttar or Yzthmeth, in any of the three rooms along the northern corridor.
  • The portal beyond that door is a point of no-return... go ahead and shrine.
  • The end fight includes a LOT of Howlers who spawn behind closed doors, which open after talking to Karleth, enough to almost instantly get to red dungeon alert on some difficulties; they are active before you talk to him, so some AoE spells can clear them out while still behind the doors.
  • Fledren will appear in the end room, in a cage. During the fight, Karleth will occasionally flip a lever down at one of the four corners of the cage, triggering a trap aimed at Fledren; you will need to find the switch and flip it back up to stop it and save him. Note that Karleth doesn't need to actually be near the lever to flip it.
  • Trivia: Both captives in this quest have surnames which are also English cities (Cornwall and Hull respectively.)

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 33 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣247 ♦428 ♥445 ♠462 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 67 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣370 ♦642 ♥668 ♠693 )
  • Conquest bonus: 100 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣617 ♦1,071 ♥1,113 ♠1,154 )
  • Mischief bonus: 35 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣198 ♦343 ♥356 ♠369 )
  • Vandal bonus: 45 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣247 ♦428 ♥445 ♠462 )
  • Ransack bonus: 56 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣370 ♦642 ♥668 ♠693 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • one in the locked study room (Lock DC); unlocked after slaying Devouring Shadow
    • end chest
    • one additional chest at end for rescuing Fledren Hull
  • Collectables: 4 (5)
    • Adventurer's Pack just inside the Kennel, behind some crates
    • Adventurer's Pack in the alleyway between houses
    • Cabinet with the second set of shrines (this cabinet can actually be looted twice.)
    • Cabinet in the Conservatory

NPC end rewards

Always contains the following named Gloves, along with three random items

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Skirmisher's Gloves (Level 15)
Skirmisher's Gloves (Level 15).png
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Gloves  15 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Thrill of the Hunt, End reward
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  • 3 years, 3 months, and 14 days
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Guardian's Gauntlets (Level 15)
Guardian's Gauntlets (Level 15).png
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Gloves  15 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Thrill of the Hunt, End reward
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  • 3 years, 3 months, and 14 days
  • BugTime
Sage's Gloves (Level 17)
Sage's Gloves (Level 17).png
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Gloves  17 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Thrill of the Hunt, End reward
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  • 3 years, 3 months, and 14 days
  • BugTime
Skirmisher's Gloves (Level 26)
Skirmisher's Gloves (Level 26).png
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Gloves  26 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Thrill of the Hunt, End reward
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 3 years, 3 months, and 14 days
  • BugTime
Guardian's Gauntlets (Level 26)
Guardian's Gauntlets (Level 26).png
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Gloves  26 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Thrill of the Hunt, End reward
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 3 years, 3 months, and 14 days
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Sage's Gloves (Level 26)
Sage's Gloves (Level 26).png
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Gloves  26 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Thrill of the Hunt, End reward
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Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Fell Shiv (Level 14)
Fell Shiv (Level 14).png
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Dagger  14 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, Devouring Shadow chest (Heroic Normal);
Shadow Over Wheloon, Quest chain end reward (Heroic)
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  • 3 years, 3 months, and 22 days
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First Blood (Level 14)
First Blood (Level 14).png
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Bastard Sword  14 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, End chest;
Shadow Over Wheloon, Quest chain end reward (Heroic)
  • Update 48.4.2
  • 3 years, 3 months, and 22 days
  • BugTime
Fell Shiv (Level 15)
Fell Shiv (Level 15).png
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Dagger  15 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, Devouring Shadow chest (Heroic Hard)
First Blood (Level 15)
First Blood (Level 15).png
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Bastard Sword  15 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, End chest (Heroic Hard)
  • Update 48.4.2
  • 3 years, 3 months, and 22 days
  • BugTime
Fell Shiv (Level 16)
Fell Shiv (Level 16).png
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Dagger  16 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, Devouring Shadow chest (Heroic Elite)
First Blood (Level 16)
First Blood (Level 16).png
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Bastard Sword  16 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, End chest (Heroic Elite)
First Blood (Level 25)
First Blood (Level 25).png
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Bastard Sword  25 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, End chest (Epic Normal);
Shadow Over Wheloon, Quest chain end reward (Epic)
Fell Shiv (Level 25)
Fell Shiv (Level 25).png
(edit)
Dagger  25 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, Devouring Shadow chest (Epic Normal);
Shadow Over Wheloon, Quest chain end reward (Epic)
First Blood (Level 26)
First Blood (Level 26).png
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Bastard Sword  26 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, End chest (Epic Hard)
Fell Shiv (Level 26)
Fell Shiv (Level 26).png
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Dagger  26 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, Devouring Shadow chest (Epic Hard)
First Blood (Level 27)
First Blood (Level 27).png
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Bastard Sword  27 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, End chest (Epic Elite)
Fell Shiv (Level 27)
Fell Shiv (Level 27).png
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Dagger  27 Bound to Character on EquipIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip The Thrill of the Hunt, Devouring Shadow chest (Epic Elite)
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Devouring Shadow( view
Devouring Shadow.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♦31Epic Normal Undead Shadow
Howler( view
Howler.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥32Epic Hard Evil Outsider Howler
Karleth( view
Karleth.jpg
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 ♦19Normal ♥22Hard ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Shadar-kai
Kuttar( view
Kuttar.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Humanoid Shadar-kai
Netherese Mage( view
Netherese Mage.jpg
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 ♦15Normal ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦25Epic Normal ♥29Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Rhyll( view
Rhyll.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠68Epic Elite Evil Outsider Howler
Shadar-kai Assassin (Monster)( view
Shadar-kai Assassin (Monster).jpg
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♠48Epic Elite Humanoid Shadar-kai
Shadar-kai Blackguard( view
Shadar-kai Blackguard.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦16Normal ♥19Hard ♠23Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard Humanoid Shadar-kai
Shadow (Shadowfell)( view
Shadow (Shadowfell).jpg
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 ♦12Normal ♥15Hard ♠19Elite ♦23Epic Normal Undead Shadow
Yzthmeth( view
Yzthmeth.jpg
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 ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard Humanoid Shadar-kai