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Under the Cover of Darkness

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Town of Saltmarsh asked you asked you to capture or sink the smuggling vessel, the infamous Sea Ghost

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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
Under the Cover of Darkness
Heroic level: 3
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣456Solo/Casual ♦820Normal ♥880Hard ♠940Elite
Epic XP:  ♣7,352Solo/Casual ♦12,554Normal ♥12,853Hard ♠13,152Elite
Takes place in: [1]*
Bestowed by: Anders Solmor
NPC contact: Anders Solmor
Quest acquired in: The Snapping Line Inn
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 2
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Cargo Hold and Bilge
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Overview

Now that we have found smugglers, Anders has asked us to work with Deputy Mazgill to deal with them.


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

Objectives

  • Capture or burn down smugglers ship
  • Find out what they are smuggling
  • Find out who their buyers are
  • (Optional) Lie your way to the cargo hold — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣23 ♦41 ♥44 ♠47 ) Epic( ♣368 ♦628 ♥643 ♠658 )
  • (Optional) Free the sea elf — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣137 ♦246 ♥264 ♠282 ) Epic( ♣2,206 ♦3,766 ♥3,856 ♠3,946 )
  • (Optional) Set fire to flammable cargo — Bonus (3%): Heroic( ♣14 ♦25 ♥26 ♠28 ) Epic( ♣221 ♦377 ♥386 ♠395 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the captain — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣137 ♦246 ♥264 ♠282 ) Epic( ♣2,206 ♦3,766 ♥3,856 ♠3,946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the deck wizard — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣137 ♦246 ♥264 ♠282 ) Epic( ♣2,206 ♦3,766 ♥3,856 ♠3,946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the first mate — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣137 ♦246 ♥264 ♠282 ) Epic( ♣2,206 ♦3,766 ♥3,856 ♠3,946 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the bosun — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣137 ♦246 ♥264 ♠282 ) Epic( ♣2,206 ♦3,766 ♥3,856 ♠3,946 )
  • (Optional) Deal with the rat infestation — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣46 ♦82 ♥88 ♠94 ) Epic( ♣735 ♦1,255 ♥1,285 ♠1,315 )

Tips and Misc

  • This quest can be approached in multiple ways. Your three main objectives are:
    • Capture or sink the ship: either kill all four red-named officers or smash 10 flammable barrels (bonus XP.)
    • Discover what the ship is smuggling: find four crests hidden around the ship, or bluff the first mate into letting you in (bonus XP.)
    • Discover the buyer's identities: talk to the Lizardfolk or read the documents in the captain's cabin.
  • You can talk to the Lizardfolk as long as the crew aren't attacking you. The best way to do this is to smash an explosive barrel outside their quarters, in which case one emerges to talk to you.
  • Other optionals are:

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 59 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣46 ♦82 ♥88 ♠94 )
  • Observance bonus: 1 or more secret door discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦66 ♥70 ♠75 )
  • Mischief bonus: 17 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦66 ♥70 ♠75 )
  • Vandal bonus: 23 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣46 ♦82 ♥88 ♠94 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
    • Locked chest (Lock DC) in the second hidden room with Oceanus' equipment
    • In the bilge for dealing with the rat infestation
    • End chest
  • Collectables: 8
    • Bilge - Rubble near rats
    • Bilge - Fungus near Shrine
    • Cargo Hold - Adventurer's Pack in the second hidden room
    • Cargo Hold - Cabinet in the second hidden room
    • Forecastle - Adventurer's Pack
    • Punketah's Cabin - Alchemy Table
    • Punketah's Cabin - Scroll Rack
    • Punketah's Cabin - Cabinet
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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Dockworker's Outfit
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Clothing  3 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Under the Cover of Darkness, End
Sir Squilliam III, Esq.[[File:{{{picdesc}}}|300px|center|link=Item:Sir Squilliam III, Esq.]](edit) Rune Arm  3 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Under the Cover of Darkness, End
Splintermast
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Dart  3 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Under the Cover of Darkness, end chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Bimz( view
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 ♠8Elite ♦32Epic Normal Dragon Pseudodragon
Bloody Bjorn( view
Bloody Bjorn.png
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 ♠10Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Cabin Boy( view
Cabin Boy.png
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 ♠7Elite ♦32Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Captain Sigurd Snake-Eyes( view
Captain Sigurd Snake-Eyes.png
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 ♠10Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Crewmate( view
Crewmate.png
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 ♠8Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Foul Frithoff( view
Foul Frithoff.png
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 ♠10Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Grizzled Smuggler( view
Grizzled Smuggler.png
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 ♠9Elite ♦32Epic Normal Humanoid Human
Infected Ship Rat( view
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 ♠10Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Animal Rat
Lizardfolk Envoy( view
Lizardfolk Envoy.png
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 ♠9Elite ♦34Epic Normal ♥38Epic Hard Reptilian Lizardfolk
Punketah( view
Punketah.png
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 ♠10Elite ♦35Epic Normal ♥39Epic Hard Humanoid Human
Ship Rat( view
Ship Rat.png
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 ♠8Elite ♦32Epic Normal Animal Rat