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Desire in the Dark

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The mine tunnels of the long-abandoned Eastern Reaches have yet to be reclaimed by the Dwarves.

The Mines of Tethyamar adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The Mines of Tethyamar
Desire in the Dark
Heroic level: 15
Epic level: 31
(considered Legendary)
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣3,217Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦5,591Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥5,820Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠6,048Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣15,429Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦26,368Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥27,020Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠27,672Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: The Ruins of Ironvale Deep
Bestowed by: Inger Ingersdottir
NPC contact: Inger Ingersdottir
Quest acquired in: Tethyamar Mining Outpost
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Stoutheart's assistant is panicking because Stoutheart has vanished from the outpost without informing her of his plans.
In the Eastern Reaches, find Hal Stoutheart and ensure his safety.

  • This is the fifth and final quest in the chain; the other four quests must be run first to flag for this quest. Those four quests may be run in any order.

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

Objectives

  • Question Stoutheart
  • Find the person behind all this
  • Find your way to the castle
  • Save Silent the Drow at the bridge
  • Speak with the Shapeshifter at the Gate Bridge
  • Find the next mirror in the hedge maze
  • Touch the four key stones
  • Defeat Graz'zt
  • (Optional) Defend the mysterious mindflayer
  • (Optional) Destroy all of the guardians

What to Expect

  • Points of no return (several one-way portals as you advance)
  • Maze

Tips and Misc

  • Looting any piles of gold will give you "Touched By Greed", a debuff with no timer that gives you -10 PRR, stacking 3 times. This debuff also lasts through rest, but not quest completion (unsure about death).
  • In the first room, several creatures are fighting each other; you can simply ignore them if you desire. Stay right and follow the path up.
  • In the second room, looting the initial piles of gold will cause the dwarves to attack you, even if you intimidate them into saying to take what you want.
  • In the "outdoor village" encounter, if you carefully question the drow by the gate, you will find his associate, and - after a couple fights - a chest.
    • In the maze, be prepared to encounter multiple succubi.
    • The garden maze has several free-standing walls within it, so the trick of "following the left/right wall" will not always work.
    • As you enter, just follow the outer stone wall to your right.
  • In the fourth area, protection from Acid effects are highly desirable.
    • The Promise of Power will give you the debuff "Overconfidence", which lasts for 10 minutes and gives you -10 PRR (stacks with "Touched by Greed), -2 Will Saves, & -5 Reflex Saves.
    • You don't have to kill the guardians to use the touch keys.
  • The fifth area has several dancing succubi; stepping into the red circle will free them and inflict a short-duration Otto's Irresistible Dance (no save) upon the first character who does so. Most of the succubi can be skirted around. The circles cannot be "jumped" over.
    • This area has several "false" mirrors - be careful about running through one into a succubus' circle.
  • During the final fight, you'll get a warning about Graz'zt's eyes "burning with obsession"; during this phase of the battle, anybody that meets his eyes (aka looks at him while he's looking at you) will get hit by "Magnificence of Glory". This debuff makes you too afraid to perform any actions, and Immunity from Fear does *not* protect you.
    • It will appear that Graz'zt escapes to a sixth area (a cave with a central chest), but this is only for his final speech - you have defeated him (just not killed him); let the demon have his say, and collect your reward when the quest ends.

Bonus XP

  • Devious bonus: 16 or fewer monsters killed +7% Bonus.( ♣225 ♦391 ♥407 ♠423 )
  • Discreet bonus: 17-21? or fewer monsters killed +5% Bonus.( ♣161 ♦280 ♥291 ♠302 )
  • Aggression bonus: 85-86 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣322 ♦559 ♥582 ♠605 )

Loot

  • Chests: 2
    • 1 for defending or killing the mindflayer
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: Four
    • Two Fungi in the hedge maze, one east & one west.
    • Fungus in the fourth area, in the southwest corner
    • Adventurer's Pack next to the end chest
  • NPC rewards: Standard level-appropriate items; no renown on Legendary.

Named Chest Drop

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Deep Demise Dagger 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Wave of Despair Bastard Sword 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Wave of Sorrow Great Sword 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Graz'zt's Habiliment Leather Armor 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Dwarven Brawler's Wraps Handwrap 15 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Wave of Sorrow Great Sword 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Dwarven Brawler's Wraps Handwrap 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Deep Demise Dagger 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Graz'zt's Habiliment Leather Armor 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest
Legendary Wave of Despair Bastard Sword 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Desire in the Dark, End chest

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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Graz'zt(view)
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 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Promises of Riches(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠22Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠59Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Aberration Mimic
Corrosive Rust Monster(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥18Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠21Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Aberration Rust Monster
Drider Warrior(view)
Drider Warrior.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠24Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦33Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠59Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Aberration Drider
Dwarven Miner(view)
Dwarven Miner.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠55Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Dwarf Dwarf
Fiendish Wormling(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite Magical Beast Purple Worm
Outpost Guard(view)
Outpost Guard.jpg
 ♦16Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥19Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥36Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠57Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Elf Drow Elf
Silent(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥20Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥38Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Elf Drow Elf
Succubus(view)
Monster Succubus official.png
CRs missing! Evil Outsider Devil
Vision of Wealth(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠55Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Ooze Animated Object
Zoraxzil(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite ♥35Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Aberration Mind Flayer

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