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To Curse the Sky

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The Devils have captured a House Deneith Stronghold in the jungles of Xen'drik - and rumors say that their commander is a familiar-sounding succubus.

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Vale of Twilight
To Curse the Sky
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,648Solo/Casual ♦6,340Normal ♥6,600Hard ♠6,859Elite
Epic XP:  ♣17,510Solo/Casual ♦29,924Normal ♥30,666Hard ♠31,406Elite
Takes place in: House Deneith Stronghold
Bestowed by: Liria d'Deneith
NPC contact: Liria d'Deneith
Quest acquired in: Meridia
Patron: House Deneith
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

The Devils have taken a House Deneith fortress in the jungles of Xen'drik and are using it as a base for their attacks. Travel to the House Deneith Stronghold and defeat the Devil invaders.


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

Objectives

  • Find a way into the Courtyard
  • (Optional) Investigate the Giant Device Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♦1,057 ♥1,100 ♠1,143 ) / Epic: +20% Bonus.( ♣2,915 ♦4,982 ♥5,105 ♠5,228 )
  • (Optional) Help Downed Archons return to the battle Heroic: +17% Bonus.( ♦898 ♥935 ♠972 ) / Epic: +17% Bonus.( ♣2,478 ♦4,235 ♥4,339 ♠4,444 )
  • (Optional) Slay Nal'Thera Heroic: +9% Bonus.( ♦476 ♥495 ♠514 ) / Epic: +9% Bonus.( ♣1,312 ♦2,242 ♥2,297 ♠2,353 )
  • Find a way into the Stronghold.
  • Find a way to open the Sealed Portcullis
  • Find a way to enter the Lower Throne Room
  • Slay Malicia

Known Traps

Trap DCs (Epic DCs)

  • Lightning arc in the NW corridor

Tips and Misc

Puzzle
Puzzle

First area (forest)

  • Talk to the Archon, A'taris the Herald
  • Search for Iron Key to unlock the way to Courtyard. Can be found on various locations:
    • In the first lake
    • In a burning pile of debris
    • In the second lake
    • Can also be unlocked by a rogue (Extremely high Open Lock DC on Epic (Lock DC))
  • Optional: From the northwestern lake (northwest corner), swim west and south. Activate the giant head to complete an optional objective. Completing this objective ends the domination effect on the House Deneith guards and Archons later in the quest - they will fight on your side instead.

Courtyard

  • Find two crests and proceed east.
  • Mind the abishai ambush and stuck spots.

Northeastern courtyard

  • This is an optional area.
  • You can find two downed archons here, and a locked chest in the SE corner.

Stronghold

  • Two sets of shrines
  • Locked portcullis: pull two levers to open it. One of the levers requires that you solve a puzzle.
  • Barrier: needs two crests to open. One in the SW wing, other NW. NW hallway has some lightning traps.
  • There's a lever above the furnace to open the underwater gate to the Erinyes optional and a shrine.

End fight

  • Kill Malicia. Bring Deathward.
  • She'll summon some help, more waves as time passes.
  • If Giantish Device wasn't used, unsaved Archons will appear as enemies. Bring Evil-aligned weapons to bypass their DR. Be aware backup devils will still spawn.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 113 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♦634 ♥660 ♠686 )
  • Mischief bonus: 22 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♦507 ♥528 ♠549 )
  • Vandal bonus: 29 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♦634 ♥660 ♠686 )

Loot

  • Chests: three
    • One locked in the NE courtyard
    • One for defeating the optional Erinyes
    • One end chest which contains named items, Codex Runes, and LGS materials
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

  • Ingredients (end chest)
    • Codex Runes, 3-7 on LH difficulty
    • LGS materials, small and medium
Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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  • 1 year and 8 days
Death's Handiwork
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Orb 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End Chest
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Legendary Death's Handiwork
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Orb 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End Chest
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Brazenband
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Legendary Brazenband
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Ring 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End chest
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Pendant of Apparition
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Legendary Pendant of Apparition
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Necklace 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End chest
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Legendary Planar Compass
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Trinket 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End chest
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Planar Compass
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Trinket 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End Chest
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Legendary Boundless
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Helm 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire To Curse the Sky, End Chest
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Boundless
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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Astral Deva Knight(view)
Astral Deva Knight.png
 ♥18Hard Good Outsider Angel
Bearded Devil Invader(view)
Bearded Devil.jpg
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Black Abishai Invader(view)
Black Abishai Invader.png
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Blue Abishai Invader(view)
Blue Abishai Invader.png
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Blue Slaad Invader(view)
Blue Slaad Invader.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Slaad
Controlled Deneith Archer(view)
Controlled Deneith Archer.png
Humanoid Human
Controlled Deneith Defender(view)
Controlled Deneith Defender.png
Humanoid Human
Controlled Deneith Mage(view)
Controlled Deneith Mage.png
Humanoid Human
Erinyes Invader(view)
Erinyes Invader.png
 ♥18Hard Evil Outsider Devil
Green Abishai Invader(view)
Green Abishai.png
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Green Slaad Invader(view)
Green Slaad Invader.png
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Slaad
Hellcat Invader(view)
Bezekira Generic.jpg
 ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Malicia(view)
Monster Malicia.jpg
 ♦8/22Normal ♥11Hard ♠14/23/32Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥33Epic Hard ♠50Epic Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Nal'thera(view)
Monster Nal'thera.png
 ♦18Normal ♠23Elite ♦34Epic Normal Evil Outsider Devil
Orthon Invader(view)
Orthon Invader.png
 ♠21Elite Evil Outsider Devil
Planetar Captain(view)
Planetar Captain.png
 ♥18Hard Good Outsider Missing!
Red Abishai Invader(view)
Red Abishai Invader.png
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Abishai
Red Slaad Invader(view)
Red Slaad Invader.jpg
 ♥17Hard ♠20Elite ♦31Epic Normal ♥35Epic Hard ♠55Epic Elite Aberration Slaad
Trumpet Archon Cleric(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥18Hard ♦Epic NormalEpic Normal Good Outsider Angel
White Abishai Invader(view)
White Abishai Invader.png
 ♠20Elite Evil Outsider Abishai