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Total Chaos is the 8th quest in The Keep on the Borderlands 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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These quests can be completed in any order.
Watch Your Step • The Bugbear Bandits • Violent Delights • Treasure Hunt • Obstructing the Orcs • Caged Beast • The Hobgoblin Horde • Total Chaos


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Total Chaos
Heroic level: 2
Epic level: 22
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣468Solo/Casual ♦848Normal ♥916Hard ♠983Elite
Epic XP:  ♣7,865Solo/Casual ♦13,537Normal ♥13,965Hard ♠14,392Elite
Takes place in: Temple of Evil Chaos
Bestowed by: Howarth the Faithkeeper
NPC contact: Howarth the Faithkeeper
Quest acquired in: The Keep on the Borderlands
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 3
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

The Cult of Evil Chaos has risen to power in the valley thanks to its skill with magic. By creating Undead and summond Demons been able to cow the local monsters into following them.


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

Objectives

  • Slay most of the cultists (8 total)
  • Find and confront their leader
  • Find the missing codex page
  • (Optional) Explore all the nooks and crannies of the cave network — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣56 ♦102 ♥110 ♠118 ) Epic( ♣944 ♦1,624 ♥1,676 ♠1,727 )
  • (Optional) Put to rest all the undead guardians of this cursed place — Bonus (16.5%): Heroic( ♣77 ♦140 ♥151 ♠162 ) Epic( ♣1,298 ♦2,234 ♥2,304 ♠2,375 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the terrible torturer — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣47 ♦85 ♥92 ♠98 ) Epic( ♣787 ♦1,354 ♥1,397 ♠1,439 )
  • (Optional) Dice the gelatinous cube — Bonus (9%): Heroic( ♣42 ♦76 ♥82 ♠88 ) Epic( ♣708 ♦1,218 ♥1,257 ♠1,295 )
  • (Optional) Put to rest the restless Wight — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣37 ♦68 ♥73 ♠79 ) Epic( ♣629 ♦1,083 ♥1,117 ♠1,151 )
  • (Optional) Find the secret shrine — Bonus (16%): Heroic( ♣75 ♦136 ♥147 ♠157 ) Epic( ♣1,258 ♦2,166 ♥2,234 ♠2,303 )
  • (Optional) Steal the gem from the hall of ancient warriors — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣33 ♦59 ♥64 ♠69 ) Epic( ♣551 ♦948 ♥978 ♠1,007 )
  • (Optional) Steal the (obviously) cursed tableware — Bonus (6.5%): Heroic( ♣30 ♦55 ♥60 ♠64 ) Epic( ♣511 ♦880 ♥908 ♠935 )
  • (Optional) Assemble the Kobold Shrine of Evil Chaos — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣33 ♦59 ♥64 ♠69 ) Epic( ♣551 ♦948 ♥978 ♠1,007 )
  • (Optional) Assemble the Orc Shrine of Evil Chaos — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣33 ♦59 ♥64 ♠69 ) Epic( ♣551 ♦948 ♥978 ♠1,007 )
  • (Optional) Assemble the Gnoll Shrine of Evil Chaos — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣33 ♦59 ♥64 ♠69 ) Epic( ♣551 ♦948 ♥978 ♠1,007 )
  • (Optional) Ring the Bell (Summons Onnez the Oblivious) — Bonus (6%): Heroic( ♣28 ♦51 ♥55 ♠59 ) Epic( ♣472 ♦812 ♥838 ♠864 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Demon — Bonus (26%): Heroic( ♣122 ♦220 ♥238 ♠256 ) Epic( ♣2,045 ♦3,520 ♥3,631 ♠3,742 )
  • (Optional) Don't let the leader escape — Bonus (6%): Heroic( ♣28 ♦51 ♥55 ♠59 ) Epic( ♣472 ♦812 ♥838 ♠864 )
  • (Optional) Have words with the Medusa — Bonus (3%): Heroic( ♣14 ♦25 ♥27 ♠29 ) Epic( ♣236 ♦406 ♥419 ♠432 )
  • (Optional) Free the pretty problematic prisoner — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣23 ♦42 ♥46 ♠49 ) Epic( ♣393 ♦677 ♥698 ♠720 )
  • (Optional) Defeat pretty pissed prisoner — Bonus (33%): Heroic( ♣154 ♦280 ♥302 ♠324 ) Epic( ♣2,595 ♦4,467 ♥4,608 ♠4,749 )

Known Traps

Lock DCs: Heroic and Epic

Tips and Misc

You can recruit many NPCs (many of whom you will recognize from other quests) to help you fight. The NPCs appear in quest ONLY if your party possesses the Charms of Chaos found in Watch Your Step, Obstructing the Orcs and Violent Delights.

  • For completion (only), hit the room in the north of the first main cave (for cultists and a possibility at the missing codex page), then from there just push west then north, killing cultists etc. The other areas offer only optional XP, 1 chest, and NPC assistance.
    • There's a chance you won't find enough cultists in the western/northern areas. If not, search the main/southern area.
    • There is a small chance that the codex page will be located in one of the southern rooms.


  • South, in the southeast room, are gnolls Uro and Yula, who will join you if you have their charm.
  • Optional: "Steal the gem from the hall of ancient warriors", which triggers a fight with undead.
  • Optional: Push further south to "find the secret shrine".
  • The small central room contains only a fight with casters and a collectable.
  • The central-eastern area contains:
  • A shrine behind a Locked door.
  • Optional: Beyond that, to the north, a room with the Terrible Torturer and 4 keys that are useful later.
  • Hera, the medusa prisoner, in the southern passage.
  • Chatting with her gains her alliance, but does not free her.
  • Optional: The Iron Key, from the Torturer's room (above), frees her to join you. If you have a lockpicker in party, the keys in the Torturer room aren't needed for any doors.
  • In the south-eastern passage, the Kobold Crone (if you have her Charm) appears, and she and and helper kobold will join you.
    • Optional: Behind a locked door, a (moderately tough!) gelatinous cube, and a chest.
  • Yeshelka Frostrager, who will join you if you have her quest's charm, in the eastern passage.
    • Optional: A locked room with the "restless wight".
  • The square room to the west contains a shrine and several piles of gold.
  • Optional: "Steal the (obviously) cursed tableware", and a not-surprising fight.
  • Go north.
  • Solving the lit rune puzzle will drop the barrier to the northernmost room; the aim is "light up" all the Runes for this specific puzzle.
  • The eastern side loop there contains only some (sleeping!) cultists and a collectable.
  • The far North-eastern side loop is behind two secret doors. If you do not/cannot enter via Search, they will open if you do the Shrine of Chaos optional (see below).
    • The codex page is randomly located throughout the cultist rooms, including the end room. It will not be found in the "cavern" area of the quest.
End fight

The boss is behind a secret door in the south-west corner of the large room, past the gnoll/kobold/orc shrines. He will try to escape once sufficiently hurt. You can let him escape. If you recruited Medusa to help you, she will finish him for you as she waited behind to ambush.

  • Optional: Go back to the Medusa to "Have words with her", and then fight her. You can see the boss, turned to stone, there, if you didn't kill him yourself.
  • When the medusa dies, if there are any NPCs still with you, they go insane and attack you.
  • Optional: Assembling the Shrines of Evil Chaos
  • Optional: After the battle and everything else, if you brought the gnoll, kobold, and orc Charm of Evil Chaos from previous quests, you can do this optional. Slot the crests into the shrines, then, you can ring a bell to the east (target rope and hit 'e'). This summons a flesh render. Defeating him awards a chest, a "lockbox" to the west.
  • Additionally, during the fight, the secret doors to the area behind the bell open and mobs from them pour into the area (if you did not clear them before). This also gives you access to that area to "Explore all the nooks and crannies of the cave network" and releases the undead in that area, if you had not before.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 63-64 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣47 ♦85 ♥92 ♠98 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 64 < x < 89 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦127 ♥137 ♠147 )
  • Observance bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣37 ♦68 ♥73 ♠79 )
  • Perception bonus: 3 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣47 ♦85 ♥92 ♠98 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦127 ♥137 ♠147 )
  • Mischief bonus: 22-23 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣37 ♦68 ♥73 ♠79 )
  • Vandal bonus: 29 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣47 ♦85 ♥92 ♠98 )
  • Ransack bonus: 36 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣70 ♦127 ♥137 ♠147 )
Notes: In order to achieve Vigilant Sight and Ransack, you may need to hold off on picking up the Codex Page until after killing the High Priest, in order to break the pews and search out the door in his quarters.

Loot

  • Chests: 2-3
  • 1 optional, behind a locked door and a guardian gelatinous cube
  • 1 optional after completing 'Defeat the Demon' (will require all three Charms of Evil Chaos, from earlier quests in the chain, to unlock)
  • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: 7
  • Rubble in the south-west otherwise empty cavern
  • Fungus in the room with the Gelatinous Cube
  • Reagents Cabinet in the mid-east room with cultists
  • Scroll Rack in the mid-west room with cultists
  • Fungus near the puzzle
  • Fungus near the secret door to the High Priest
  • Alchemy Table in the room of the High Priest
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Bulwark Helm
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Helm  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End chest.
Ring of Magical Attunement
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Ring  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End Chest
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Hardy Boots
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Boots  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End chest
Darksphere
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Orb  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End chest
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Resonant Cloth
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Cloak  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End Chest
  • Update 45.1
  • 2 years, 4 months, and 8 days
  • Vilhena
Belt of Crystalline Vanity
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Belt  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End Chest
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Fiendblood Bracers
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Bracers  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End chest
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Whispering Ring
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Ring  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Total Chaos, End chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Ax Cultist( view
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 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite ♠39Epic Elite Undead Zombie
Busybody Bonehead( view
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 ♦2Normal Undead Skeleton
Cultist Acolyte( view
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 ♦2Normal ♥3Hard ♠5Elite ♠39Epic Elite Humanoid Human
Cultist Adept( view
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 ♦2Normal Humanoid Human
Cultist Dretch( view
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 ♦2Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Cultist Wight( view
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 ♦3Normal Undead Wight
High Priest of Chaotic Evil( view
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 ♦4Normal ♥5Hard ♠6Elite Humanoid Human
Onnez the Oblivious( view
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Evil Outsider Demon
Queen Hera( view
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 ♦3Normal Monstrous Humanoid Medusa
Terrance( view
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 ♦3Normal Orc Half-Orc
Toxic Gelatinous Cube( view
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 ♦2Normal Ooze Gelatinous Cube