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Trial by Fury

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Lolth has entrusted an Orb to the Demon Lord Grulemith, who guards it deep within his labyrinthian domain.

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Trial by Fury
Heroic level: None
Epic level: 23
Duration: Long
Heroic XP: N/A
Epic XP:  ♣14,938Solo/Casual ♦25,692Normal ♥26,486Hard ♠27,280Elite
Takes place in: The Domain of Lord Grulemith
Bestowed by: Walak
NPC contact: Walak
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: Purple Dragon Knights
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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The War Wizard Walak tells you that Lolth has given an arcane Orb to Grulemith, one of her Demon Lords. This Orb is being used to capture and suppress the power of the Thread of the Weave, who is being held captive by Lolth's.

If this Orb were stolen, it would disrupt Lolth's schemes, and possibly help the Thread of the Weave escape. Go to the Domain of Lord Grulemith inside the Demonweb and obtain the Orb by any means necessary.

You may reach the Demonweb via Eveningstar Cavern.

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


  • Speak to Grulemith
  • Find and defeat Grulemith the Goristro
  • Find the Golden Orb of Lolth behind Grulemith's Crucible
  • (Optional) Trial of Wits: Get five Wisdom Jewels +5% Bonus.( ♣747 ♦1,285 ♥1,324 ♠1,364 )
  • (Optional) Trial of Might: Get five Strength Jewels +5% Bonus.( ♣747 ♦1,285 ♥1,324 ♠1,364 )
  • (Optional) Trial of Endurance: Get five Wisdom Jewels and five Strength Jewels +7% Bonus.( ♣1,046 ♦1,798 ♥1,854 ♠1,910 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Shufarix in the Theatre of Pain +5% Bonus.( ♣747 ♦1,285 ♥1,324 ♠1,364 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Cixsir in the Domain of Suffering +5% Bonus.( ♣747 ♦1,285 ♥1,324 ♠1,364 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Tsirrik in the Eyrie of Terror +5% Bonus.( ♣747 ♦1,285 ♥1,324 ♠1,364 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Nilaphax, the Yugoloth Warden of Wisdom +2% Bonus.( ♣299 ♦514 ♥530 ♠546 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Maljuph, the Yugoloth Warden of Strength +2% Bonus.( ♣299 ♦514 ♥530 ♠546 )
  • (Optional) Slay the Drider Guardian Cho'ahz +5% Bonus.( ♣747 ♦1,285 ♥1,324 ♠1,364 )
    • May appear twice, once in the Abyss of Torment and again in The Nest of Corruption, spawns after killing all the spiders from the Fourth Trial of Might, no XP for the second time you kill it.

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Poison Spell Ward in the Theater of Pain
  • Evil Spell ward in the Eyrie of Terror
  • Poison Spell Wards in the Domain of Suffering
  • Fire Spell Wards in the Abyss of Torment

Tips and Misc

  • If you fall/jump off one of the islands or bridges, you will port to the start. Enemies may spawn when you do so, however.
  • Don't forget to talk to Grulemith at the start or the quest will not complete until you go back and talk to him. You can jump off the side at the end as a shortcut to get back if you forgot.
  • There are actually six of each trial.
  • Puzzles for the test of wits are exactly the same as 3x3 Shroud puzzles.
    • Cubicalninja Shroud Solver
    • They look as if they should be timed - after a bit, the console de-lights - but they aren't; you can keep going even after the lights go out, with no penalty.
  • Trials of Might foes:
    • Isle of Withering: A few spiders
    • Haven of Malice: A couple of dretches followed by a couple of Yugoloth mercenaries
    • Hollow of Destruction: A couple of dretches followed by a couple of renders
    • Grotto of Hopelessness: A few spiders
    • Nest of Corruption: Lots and lots and lots of spiders. And then more spiders. And then Dro'ahz.
      • This Trial is much harder than any of the others, so be prepared. Fortunately, you can cheerfully skip and still get the optionals, especially if Cho'ahz spawned earlier in the quest.
    • Sweep of Despair: A few spiders followed by a couple of draeglotha
  • There are lots places that are not intuitive to reach, with a lot of potential extra chests.
  • Bug: Cixsir's chest only appears after his allies are slain, and he triggers it to be unlocked. Thus if you kill him before you kill his allies, it can not be unlocked. So be sure to kill the other Yugoloth near him before you kill him.
  • Reasonably easy to solo on epic normal and hard, on any class. Though it can take quite some time and resources to figure out for first timers as it is a huge quest with many optional paths and wrong turns.
  • Chest near the end is roughly below the steps that lead to the orb and has a DC of ~82 Lvl 20 and 20/4 Hireling Rogue will open it eventually if you can manage to get them to it. 20/4 Rogue succeeds within a few attempts by using a GH clicky on him and activating his "showtime" ability on his hotbar.
  • Hirelings don't like the web bridges, and can freeze up and become completely useless until you can get them to teleport to your position.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 117 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Onslaught bonus: 165 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Mischief bonus: 18 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Vandal bonus: 23 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
  • Ransack bonus: 28 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus. No experience numbers available.
Notes: Conquest may not be possible.


  • Chests: Seven
    • One for completing (Optional) Defeat Shufarix in the Theatre of Pain
    • One for completing (Optional) Defeat Cixsir in the Domain of Suffering
    • One for completing (Optional) Defeat Tsirrik in the Eyrie of Terror (locked, requires high lockpick)
    • One for completing (Optional) Slay the Drider Guardian Cho'ahz
    • One for Slaying Drider Guardian Cho'ahz (again) after the Fourth Trial of Might
    • One locked chest down below, hidden near the Drider-guarded bridge (locked, requires high lockpick, 81 opens EH; 80 not enough EN)
    • One end chest for defeating Grulemith the Goristro.
      • Each chest has a 25%/50%/100% (EN/EH/EE) chance of 1 random commendation dropping.
      • Most of these can drop unbound +3 or +4 tomes, but only on Epic Hard and Epic Elite respectively.
  • Collectables: 6 (possibly more; there are many hidden areas in this quest)
    • Bones in a hidden corner in the Theatre of Pain
    • Adventurer's Pack in the Eyrie of Terror
    • Bones behind a wall you need to jump over, just before the Hollow of Destruction
    • Bones in the Sweep of Despair
    • Adventurer's Pack near the pool of acid just before the end
    • Bones to the right as you approach the Golden Orb
  • NPC rewards: List of 10 random items, Potion of Major Mnemonic, chance at +3 Tomes

Named Chest Drop


Name(picture) CR Type Race
 ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard ♠47Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦25Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Aberration Drider
 ♦26Epic Normal Evil Outsider Yugoloth
 ♦26Epic Normal ♠46Epic Elite Evil Outsider Yugoloth
 ♦26Epic Normal ♠46Epic Elite Evil Outsider Yugoloth
 ♦26Epic Normal ♠46Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
 ♦26Epic Normal ♠46Epic Elite Vermin Spider
Astral Harrower(view)
Astral Harrower.jpg
 ♦16Normal ♠40Epic Elite Vermin Spider
Demonweb Terror(view)
Demonweb Terror.jpg
 ♦17Normal ●24Epic ♠43Epic Elite Magical Beast Spider
 ♠43Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Furious Render(view)
Furious Render.jpg
 ♠43Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Ravenous Dretch(view)
Ravenous Dretch.jpg
 ♠38Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Soulherd Drider(view)
Soulherd Drider.jpg
 ♦25Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard ♠44Epic Elite Aberration Drider
Yugoloth Mercenary(view)
Yugoloth Mercenary.jpg
 ♠43Epic Elite Evil Outsider Yugoloth

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