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Tomb of the Crimson Heart

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Outlaws and penitents languish for all time in this place of torture and vile darkness.

The Necropolis, Part 1 adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The Necropolis, Part 1
Tomb of the Crimson Heart
Heroic level: 5
Epic level: None
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣871Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦1,556Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1,660Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠1,764Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Tomb of the Crimson Heart
Bestowed by: Fram Redbones
NPC contact: Fram Redbones
Quest acquired in: The Necropolis
Patron: The Silver Flame
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

After consulting the halfling Fram Redbones, you learn of a guardian in an ancient tomb within the Necropolis. Enter the Tomb of the Crimson Heart and destroy that guardian.


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

Objectives

  • Destroy the guardian, Khnumhotep
  • Open the way using the runed skulls
  • (Optional) Free the survivors of the Silver Flame expedition (Free 2) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Priest of the Crimson Heart (Human) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Shrouded Terror (Wraith) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Gullet the Famished One (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Atraktos the Leper (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • (Optional) Slay Kabran the Vile (Rare Wight) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )

What to Expect

  • Traps (random)
  • Multiple quest entrances (2)
  • Randomly placed collectables
  • Randomly placed NPCs (optional: 2)
  • Randomly placed runes (mandatory: 4, require an 8+ CON check)
  • Contains the entrance to another instance (to Bloody Crypt Junction)
  • Randomly placed shrine (the northern shrine can be found either NW or NE)

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • 3 flaming dart traps
  • 2 blade traps
  • 1 cold trap

Tips and Misc

  • This quest can be very quick XP per minute if you can complete it quickly and get the optionals. Doing so efficiently can be difficult, however, as the quest features MANY random elements: named wights, the location of the runes and chests, and one of the shrines may or may not appear. Therefore, it will require a lot of practice learning where the possible locations are for each.
  • Slay Priest of the Crimson Heart is a very easy optional since you need only kill one, and there are many of these in the quest.
  • There are three shrines in this adventure. One is located directly west, while the other two are behind hidden doors in the northwest and northeast - usually only one will be there in an instance, but rarely both will appear.
  • You need to find 4 runes that are on skulls to open the end of the quest. The runes are very small and can be high or low - keep your eyes open. They spawn randomly throughout the quest. Also, there are a number of doorways that can be broken down, but you'll need someone with strength of 20 or more to do so (or fire spells to burn them). (Not sure what the actual number is, but my strength of 18 was not enough.) They can also be picked.
  • The Silver Flame survivors are behind a secret door in the passage to the western shrine room.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 69 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 89 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣131 ♦233 ♥249 ♠265 )
  • Tamper bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣174 ♦311 ♥332 ♠353 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣261 ♦467 ♥498 ♠529 )
  • Observance bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦124 ♥133 ♠141 )
  • Perception bonus: 3 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣131 ♦233 ♥249 ♠265 )
  • Mischief bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦124 ♥133 ♠141 )
  • Vandal bonus: 27 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣87 ♦156 ♥166 ♠176 )
  • Ransack bonus: 33 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣131 ♦233 ♥249 ♠265 )

Loot

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Khnumhotep(view)
Khnumhotep.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Mummy
Atraktos the Leper(view)
Atraktos the Leper.jpg
 ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Gullet the Famished One(view)
Gullet the Famished One.jpg
 ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Kabran the Vile(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Ghast
Priest of the Crimson Heart(view)
Priest of the Crimson Heart.jpg
 ♦6Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠11Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Barrow Wight(view)
Barrow Wight.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Carrion Feeder(view)
Carrion Feeder.jpg
 ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠5Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Ghoul
Charnel Wight(view)
Charnel Wight.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Corpse Glutton(view)
Corpse Glutton.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Ghast
Death's Advocate(view)
Death's Advocate.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Gallows Wight(view)
Gallows Wight.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Grim Harvester(view)
Grim Harvester.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal Humanoid Human
Human Necromancer(view)
Human Necromancer.jpg
 ♦4Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥6Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Pestilent Huntsman(view)
Pestilent Huntsman.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Risen Servitor(view)
Risen Servitor.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠7Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Zombie
Scion of Wrath(view)
Scion of Wrath.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠10Icon tooltip.pngElite Humanoid Human
Sepulcher Wight(view)
Sepulcher Wight.jpg
 ♦5Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠9Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wight
Shrouded Terror(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Wraith

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