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Trials of the Triceratops

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Trials of the Triceratops is the 3rd quest in the Isle of Adventure 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.
Wild Thing • The Stone Crypt Chronicle • Trials of the Triceratops • All Hail the King


Several members of a dinosaur hunting party have gone missing, and you're are being asked to track them down. They were last seen near a cavern complex, a place where Maurauders have also been seen.

The Isle of Dread adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Isle of Dread
Trials of the Triceratops
Heroic level: 7
Epic level: 33
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,788Solo/Casual ♦3,172Normal ♥3,364Hard ♠3,556Elite
Epic XP:  ♥24,795Hard ♠25,365Elite
Takes place in: Maurauder Cavern
Bestowed by: Kaya of Mantru
NPC contact: Kaya of Mantru
Quest acquired in: Village of Tanaroa
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
M Trials of the Triceratops.png
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Overview

Go to the Maurauder Cavern to track down the kidnapped hunting party.


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

Objectives

  • Speak to Marika
  • Investigate the scream
  • Free the captured hunting party
  • Free the other captives
  • Confront the Druid
  • Escape the arena
  • Defeat Khikoa, the Cruel Druid
  • Check the Triceratops' condition
  • (Optional) Explore the passageway — no XP
  • (Optional) Confront the Guards — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣268 ♦476 ♥505 ♠533 ) Epic( Expression error: Unexpected * operator. Expression error: Unexpected * operator. ♥3,719 ♠3,805 )
  • (Optional) Confront the collaborator — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣268 ♦476 ♥505 ♠533 ) Epic( Expression error: Unexpected * operator. Expression error: Unexpected * operator. ♥3,719 ♠3,805 )

What to Expect

Collapsing floor

Known Traps

An oily sliding ramp

Tips and Misc

  • This quest's critical path is entirely linear. There will be one direction you can go at any one time; everywhere else will be blocked by locked doors.
  • The optionals are all behind the same secret door above the first ladder (Secret door DCs.)
    • The Collaborator is behind a second secret door above the hole.
    • The Guards are at the bottom of the hole, guarding a treasure chest.
    • The "Explore the passageway optional" is automatically awarded for reaching the bottom of the hole.
  • After freeing the second lot of captives, you are confronted by the evil druid Khikoa, who drops you into an arena with the Triceratops Crimsonfoot. YOu must fight the dinosaur and then the Druid.
  • Once the battle is done, talk to Crimsonfoot, who will smash down the wooden gate and allow you to leave the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 74 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦317 ♥336 ♠356 )
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣143 ♦254 ♥269 ♠284 )
  • Mischief bonus: 35 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣143 ♦254 ♥269 ♠284 )
  • Vandal bonus: 46 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣179 ♦317 ♥336 ♠356 )
  • Ransack bonus: 56 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣268 ♦476 ♥505 ♠533 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
  • Collectables: 7
    • Crude Altar near the first lever
    • Fungus in the first cell
    • Adventurer's Pack in the passageway near ladder
    • Crude Altar at the bottom of passageway ladder
    • Adventurer's Pack with passageway shrine
    • Rubble in the hidden room with the Collaborator
    • Fungus at bottom of second ladder
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 55.4
  • 3 months and 25 days
  • Corgrind
Blue Raptor Feather
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Trinket  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
  • Update 55.1
  • 4 months and 28 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Blue Raptor Feather
Legendary Blue Raptor Feather.png
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Trinket  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
Legendary Ol' Ironsides
Legendary Ol' Ironsides.png
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Rune Arm  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
Legendary Robe of the Locus
Legendary Robe of the Locus.jpg
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Robe  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
  • Update 55.1
  • 4 months and 28 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Twinchopper
Legendary Twinchopper.png
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Great Axe  31 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
  • Update 56.3.1
  • 1 month and 17 days
  • Cranjis
Ol' Ironsides
Ol' Ironsides.png
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Rune Arm  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, End chest
  • Update 55.1
  • 4 months and 27 days
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Robe of the Locus
Robe of the Locus.png
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Clothing  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
  • Update 55.1
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Twinchopper
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Great Axe  7 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Trials of the Triceratops, end chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Collaborator (monster)( view
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 ♠14Elite ♥40Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Crimsonfoot( view
Crimsonfoot.png
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 ♠15Elite ♥41Epic Hard Animal Dinosaur
Dread Celiophysis( view
Dread Celiophysis.png
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 ♦7Normal ♠12Elite ♥37Epic Hard Animal Dinosaur
Dread Styracosaurus( view
Dread Styracosaurus.png
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 ♠14Elite ♦36Epic Normal ♥40Epic Hard Animal Dinosaur
Dread Velociraptor( view
Dread Velociraptor.png
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 ♦7Normal ♠12Elite ♥38Epic Hard Animal Dinosaur
Guardsman( view
Guardsman.png
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 ♠14Elite ♥40Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Khikoa( view
Khikoa.png
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 ♠15Elite ♥41Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Marauder Necromancer( view
Marauder Necromancer.png
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 ♠12Elite ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Marauder Shaman( view
Marauder Shaman.png
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 ♠12Elite ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Marauder Skirmisher( view
Marauder Skirmisher.png
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 ♦7Normal ♠12Elite ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Marauder Warrior( view
Marauder Warrior.png
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 ♦7Normal ♠12Elite ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Restless Ancestor( view
Restless Ancestor.png
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♥36Epic Hard Undead Wight
Walking Ancestor( view
Walking Ancestor.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♥9Hard ♠12Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠40Epic Elite Undead Zombie