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An Invitation to Dinner

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Invitation in hand, you now set foot within the grand stone passageways of Castle Ravenloft. What Strahd may lay on the table - and what can be found under it - has yet to be revealed.

Mists of Ravenloft adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Mists of Ravenloft
An Invitation to Dinner
Heroic level: 10
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣4,380Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦7,700Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥8,100Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠8,500Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣27,531Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦47,025Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥48,165Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠49,305Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Castle Ravenloft
Bestowed by: Ismark Kolyanovich
NPC contact: Ismark Kolyanovich
Quest acquired in: Blood on the Vine Tavern
Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
An invitation to dinner map.png

Overview


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

Objectives

  • Join Strahd in the Dining Hall
  • Speak with the Madam Eva
  • Find a friend in Castle Ravenloft
  • Find the Icon of Ravenloft
  • Escape through the main entrance
  • (Optional) Engage Strahd again — Bonus (30%): Heroic( ♣1,314 ♦2,310 ♥2,430 ♠2,550 ) Epic( ♣8,259 ♦14,108 ♥14,450 ♠14,792 )
  • (Optional) Cull Strahd's Forces — Bonus (12%): Heroic( ♣526 ♦924 ♥972 ♠1,020 ) Epic( ♣3,304 ♦5,643 ♥5,780 ♠5,917 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Rahadin — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Test the Heart of the Castle — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣219 ♦385 ♥405 ♠425 ) Epic( ♣1,377 ♦2,351 ♥2,408 ♠2,465 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Black Arrow — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Deal with Strahd's Maid — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Captain Tarus — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Defeat Gustav the Fallen Priest — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Tormented Spirit — Bonus (8%): Heroic( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 ) Epic( ♣2,202 ♦3,762 ♥3,853 ♠3,944 )
  • (Optional) Sooth Pidlwick's spirit — Bonus (5%): Heroic( ♣219 ♦385 ♥405 ♠425 ) Epic( ♣1,377 ♦2,351 ♥2,408 ♠2,465 )

What to Expect

  • Depending on the cards drawn by Madam Eva, the location of your objectives will differ each run.

Known Traps

Spinning Blades (Basement)
Search & Spot DCs for Trap and Secret Door: Heroic, Epic
Disable Device DC: Heroic, Epic

  • Collapsing floor near optional Strahd portrait fight (no box. triggered few sec after when portrait HP hit 50%)
  • Rotating spikes in the dungeon (where you end up if you fall through collapsing floor)
  • There's a box near the door in Rahadin's room in the basement.
The seven possible combinations of cards.

Tips and Misc

Preparation
  • Chat with Madam Eva. She will read your fate. This affects where the needed quest objectives must be completed and where to exit the dungeon.
  • You don't need to speak with the Steward.
  • Head straight to the Dining Hall: turn right twice.
    •  ?Bug: if you decide to ignore being told to go straight to the Dining Hall and instead head north, you will be pursued by Animated Arms which will not take damage. They will follow you everywhere until you bleed out.
Dining Hall
  • Chat with Strahd.
  • Kill monsters. Remove Curse potions heal the effect that reduces your maximum HP.
  • There's a secret door behind Strahd that leads to the mirror room.
Time to work on your objectives
  • "Treasure" is the Icon of Ravenloft. Refer to the map to find the location.
  • "Ally" is friendly NPC Ezmerelda. She will be kneeling at the given location.
  • "Death" is Strahd's optional challenge. Strahd will be waiting at the location.
  • After getting the Icon of Ravenloft and finding Ezmerelda, a new objective will appear - find the Keystone.
  • Exits from the castle are sealed. After obtaining the Keystone, approach the one indicated on the objective list to finish the quest.
Optional objectives and NPCs.

You are probably going to stumble upon some sooner or later.

Objective Locations
  • There are seven possible combinations, depicted on the side image - refer to the map for each card location.
  • Of special note:
Anarchist // Priest // Mists
The "Mists" card indicates a random location for this objective. So far, these are the known possible locations:
  • Audience Hall - Level 2
  • Treasury - Level 3
  • The top of the North Tower Stairs, accessed via the Brazier Room
Transmuter // Healer // Donjon * Necromancer // Shepherd // Marionette
The "Transmuter" card indicates the Icon of Ravenloft is located in the North Tower, and "seek entry below" means:
  • Go to the Brazier room, kill the golems, and touch the flame in the middle of the chamber. You'll be teleported to the top of the North Tower.
  • The Icon is inside a locked chest (the lock DC is above 67 on LE) after chest opens Icon falls to floor next to chest. It can be picked, but the key is obtained in the Kitchen (Basement), by being "entertained" by Cyrus.
  • After obtaining the Icon of Ravenloft and finding Ezmerelda, you need to find the Keystone. So far, these are the known possible locations:
  • In the Study fireplace, on the 3rd floor
  • In the Upper Servant Quarters, through the cellars
  • In the Chapel behind the altar, on the 2nd floor
  • Finally, with the Icon and Keystone in hand, you must escape the Castle. Possible exits include but aren’t limited to:
  • Main Entrance - guarded by four dragons
  • Top of the North Tower stairs - access through the Brazier Room, and touching the Flame
  • Top of the Level 4 stairs on South Tower - You have to enter level 4 Spires of Ravenloft and climb to the top of the stairs.
  • Brazier Teleporter in the cellars.


Quick Reference (Edit)
1st card Icon Ally Death Key Stone Exit
Anarchist Hall of Bones (Basement)
Wave of Skeletons
Chapel (2nd floor) Mist
see tips
Study (3rd floor)
(no guardian)
Main Entrance (1st floor)
Dragons
Dictator Audience Chamber (2nd floor)
Fallen Champion
Royal Bedroom (3rd floor) Study (3rd floor) Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Merchant Wine Cellar (Basement)
Ooze
Lounge (4th floor)
Portrait
Chapel (2nd floor) Servant Quarter (Basement)
Skeleton
North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Miser Treasury (3rd floor)
(Phase Spider)
Wine Cellar (Basement) Audience Chamber (2nd floor) Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
Top of South Tower (4th floor)
Portrait
Necromancer Study (3rd floor)
Shadow of Hate
Servant Quarter (Basement) North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
Top of South Tower (4th floor)
Portrait
Priest Chapel (2nd floor)
Skeleton Mage
Torturer (Brazier room)
(Golems)
Treasury (3rd floor) Servant Quarter (Basement)
(no guardian)
Top of South Tower (4th floor)
Portrait
Transmuter North Tower (Brazier room)
Golems
Bath Chamber (3rd floor) Hall of Bones (Basement) Servant Quarter (Basement)
(no guardian)
Main Entrance (1st floor)
Dragons
Healer Bath Chamber (3rd floor)
Beast Audience Chamber (2nd floor)
Innocent Royal Bedroom (3rd floor)
Seer Study (3nd floor)

Format: Place (Access) // Guardian

  • You can access to the Brazier room from Basement (through the secret door at Rahadin room) and Study (3rd floor).
  • About Miser-Icon: Icon isn't warded like other cases. So you don't need fight the guardian since this guardian has no chest.
  • About Priest-Ally: Ally is on the balcony overlooking the Dungeon. So you can't reach her from Dungeon floor. Go through the Brazier room. If you don't go close to brazier then you don't need fight.
  • About Key Stone: Unlike Icon, Key Stone isn't warded even if there is a guardian. You can just pick it up and run away, if you don't need guardian chest.
  • About Transmuter-Icon: the Icon just appears when you open the North Tower chest. There's two ways of doing it, of course: having the key from Cyrus (from Basement Level) or through Open Lock.

Bonus XP

  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣438 ♦770 ♥810 ♠850 )
  • Observance bonus: 7 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣350 ♦616 ♥648 ♠680 )
  • Perception bonus: 9 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣438 ♦770 ♥810 ♠850 )
  • Vigilant Sight bonus: 11 or more secret doors discovered +15% Bonus.( ♣657 ♦1,155 ♥1,215 ♠1,275 )

Loot

  • Chests: Eight
    • One for killing Havel Torus, Captain of the Guard
    • One for killing Gustav Herrenghast, Fallen Cleric
    • One for killing Helga Ruvak, the Maid
    • One for convincing Lief Lipsiege to give you the key (requires Intelligence check)
    • One at the top of the north tower (locked, Cyrus has the key)
    • One for completing the Engage Strahd again optional (can drop named loot)
    • One after defeating Strahd's portrait
    • One end chest for reaching the exit with the ward key (can drop named loot)
  • Collectables: (partial list)
    • Rubble in Servant Quarters
    • Rubble and adventurer's pack in Butler's Quarters
    • Bookshelf (lore) in King's Accountant chamber
    • 2 bookshelves (lore) in Study
    • Cabinet (lore) in Bath Chamber
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Barovian Nobles' Regalia Robe 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Lore-Fueled Packbanner Bracers 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest + some other chests
Perfect Pinnacle Ring 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Symphonic Lenses Goggles 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Cursebane Focus Trinket 10 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Symphonic Lenses Goggles 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Lore-Fueled Packbanner Bracers 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest + some other chests
Legendary Barovian Nobles' Regalia Robe 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Cursebane Focus Trinket 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest
Legendary Perfect Pinnacle Ring 29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire An Invitation to Dinner, End chest, Challenge Strahd Again optional chest

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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Castle Sentinel(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥38Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Construct Golem
Dense Black Cellar Pudding(view)
Dense Black Cellar Pudding.jpg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥39Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Ooze Black Pudding
Fallen Champion(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Spectre
Glimmer Gloom(view)
Glimmer Gloom.jpg
 ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♠63Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Magical Beast Spider
Gustav Herrenghast(view)
Gustav Herrenghast.jpg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Skeleton
Havel Tarus(view)
Havel Tarus.jpg
 ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥39Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Skeleton
Portrait of Strahd(view)
Portrait of Strahd.jpg
 ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Human
Rahadin(view)
Rahadin.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥39Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Strahd von Zarovich(view)
Strahd.png
 ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Vampire
Castle Guardian(view)
Rhindvutha.jpg
 ♠18Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Dragon Black Dragon
Shadow of Hate(view)
Shadow of Hate.jpg
 ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠19Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥39Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Animated Arms(view)
Animated Arms.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♣32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Casual ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Construct Animated Object
Barovian Bat(view)
Barovian Bat.jpg
 ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite Animal Bat
Barovian Creeper(view)
Barovian Creeper.jpg
 ♥10Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Vermin Spider
Barovian Gargoyle(view)
Barovian Gargoyle.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Gargoyle
Barovian Hunter(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Spider
Barovian Rat(view)
Rat.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Rat
Barovian Witch(view)
Barovian Witch.jpg
 ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Humanoid Hag
Benighted Ghast(view)
Benighted Ghast.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Ghoul(view)
Benighted Ghoul.jpg
 ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Ghoul
Benighted Wizard(view)
Benighted Wizard.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Missing!
Forsaken Wraith(view)
Forsaken Wraith.jpg
 ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Wraith
Grim Shadow(view)
Grim Shadow.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Shadow
Restless Soul(view)
Restless Soul.jpg
 ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Spectre
Spectre(view)
Spectre.jpg
 ♦7Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥9Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠12Icon tooltip.pngElite Undead Spectre
Strahd Zombie(view)
Strahd Zombie.jpg
 ♥13Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♣32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Casual ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Zombie
Undead Arcanist(view)
Undead Arcanist.jpg
 ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Skeleton
Undead Archer(view)
Undead Archer.jpg
 ♠17Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Skeleton
Undead Conscript(view)
Undead Conscript.jpg
 ♥12Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠15Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Undead Skeleton
Vampire Spawn Archer(view)
Vampire Spawn Archer.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Mage(view)
Vampire Spawn Mage.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Rogue(view)
Vampire Spawn Rogue.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Vampire
Vampire Spawn Warrior(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠16Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠?Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Undead Vampire
Vargouille(view)
Vargouille.jpg
 ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Bat

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