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Mining for Ancient Secrets

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This mine dates back to the ancient Giant empire. But the Path of Inspiration cult has recently sent miners into its depths, delving for some hidden treasure.

The Dreaming Dark adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Dreaming Dark
Mining for Ancient Secrets
Heroic level: 19
Epic level: None
Duration: Medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,651Solo/Casual ♦2,850Normal ♥2,984Hard ♠3,046Elite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Aspect Mine
Bestowed by: Velrath
NPC contact: Velrath
Quest acquired in: Isle of Forgotten Dreams
Patron: The Coin Lords
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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In order to repair the Stormreaver's Interdiction Lens, you will need to retrieve a piece of Aspect Crystal.

Velrath believes that the ancient giants mined this crystal from an Aspect Mine on the Isle of Forgotten Dreams.

To enter the final Dreaming Dark quest in this chain, you may choose to enter this adventure as a party, or run Raiding the Giants' Vault as a solo player to repair the Interdiction Lens to complete the third of three quest flags required.

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


  • Collect the Aspect Crystal
  • (Optional) Slay Larazgl +14% Bonus.( ♣231 ♦399 ♥418 ♠426 )

What to Expect

  • Spawning/respawning monsters
  • Randomly placed shrine (the north shrine appears only on hard and elite difficulties)

Tips and Misc

As with other quests in this chain, the adventure is a relatively quick one. You enter a mine with many Inspired fighters and Clerics that stop you. The mine halls are narrow, so it is difficult for casters with lots of area-of-effect attacks to avoid attacks on the Wildmen slaves, who will attack you as well if provoked. For smaller parties that can pinpoint attacks and have no need for Conquest bonus, you might choose to leave the Wildmen alone.

Left (north from the first intersection) beyond a secret door are some undead, a shrine and a chance at a rare skeleton mage.

The adventure is linear. Warpriests are nastiest and heal the allies often. Find the crest for the boss fight, and then make your way to that location.

The boss and several minions guard two Control Crystals that keep the Aspect Crystal there guarded by a force field. Slay the boss and destroy the crystals.

The Control Crystals have DR2/- and (as with many other crystals of their type) are more vulnerable to sonic and force damage. Don't destroy the Control Crystal without first engaging the end boss or you may not get credit for the crystal's destruction and will be unable to finish the quest.

The minions will respawn on destruction of the first crystal. Pick up the Aspect Crystal to complete the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 39 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣165 ♦285 ♥298 ♠305 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 51 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣248 ♦428 ♥448 ♠457 )
  • Conquest bonus: 62 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣413 ♦713 ♥746 ♠762 )


  • NPC rewards: Standard, list of 4 items, 14-16 level weapons/armors


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Glasvryn Tal(view)
Glasvryn Tal.jpg
 ♣21Solo/Casual ♦21Normal ♥25Hard ♠31Elite Humanoid Human
Inspired Mender(view)
Inspired Mender.jpg
 ♣16Solo/Casual ♦20Normal ♥24Hard ♠30Elite Humanoid Human
Blackfang Bat(view)
 ♦9Normal ♥11Hard ♠14Elite Animal Bat
Control Crystal(view)
Control Crystal.jpg
0 Construct Inanimate Object
Dar Qat Archer(view)
Dar Qat Archer.jpg
 ♣18Solo/Casual ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Humanoid Human
Dar Qat Captain(view)
Dar Qat Captain.jpg
 ♣20Solo/Casual ♥24Hard ♠30Elite Humanoid Human
Dar Qat Soldier(view)
Dar Qat Soldier.jpg
 ♣18Solo/Casual ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Humanoid Human
Elite Skeleton Archer(view)
Elite Skeleton Archer.jpg
 ♣18Solo/Casual ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♠26Elite Undead Skeleton
Elite Skeleton Knight(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♣19Solo/Casual ♦19Normal ♥23Hard ♠29Elite Undead Skeleton
Elite Skeleton Sorcerer(view)
Elite Skeleton Sorcerer.jpg
 ♣18Solo/Casual ♦18Normal ♥21Hard ♠26Elite Undead Skeleton
Inspired Dar Qat Warpriest(view)
Inspired Dar Qat Warpriest.jpg
 ♣18Solo/Casual ♦18Normal ♥22Hard ♠28Elite Humanoid Human
No pic.jpg
 ♠31Elite Undead Skeleton
Wildman Slave(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♣17Solo/Casual ♦17Normal ♥21Hard ♠27Elite Monstrous Humanoid Wildman

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