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Running with the Devils

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A section of eladrin have settled into a stronghold located beneath the Vale of Twilight, away from their brethren in Meridia. What purpose does this detachment serve?

The Vale of Twilight adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: The Vale of Twilight
Running with the Devils
Heroic level: 16
Epic level: None
Duration: Very Long
Heroic XP:  ♣3,924Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦7,099Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥7,379Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠7,659Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Eladrin Stronghold
Bestowed by: Walk-up
NPC contact: Grechin Nalberto
Quest acquired in: The Vale of Twilight
Patron: The Twelve
Base favor: 8
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
M running with the devils.png
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Overview

A curious looking tree stump has led you into the eladrin stronghold. Why have the eladrin set up a base of operations in this part of the Vale? Explore the stronghold to find out why and seek out additional information about the missing Twelve members.

  • Reaching the Eladrin Stronghold automatically bestows quest.

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

Objectives

  • Explore the Eladrin Stronghold
  • Speak with Syloth Sayvon
  • Breach the door
  • Slay Palin Valance
  • Lower the bridge
  • Slay Taeron Rimond
  • Rescue Tolarn Rhawn
  • Slay the devil party
  • (Optional) Find the source of the invasion — Bonus (40%): Heroic( ♣1,570 ♦2,840 ♥2,952 ♠3,064 )

Tips and Misc

  • To complete the optional, slay Nosrat. The portal closes upon death.
  • Instant death works well here, but be forewarned that Ghaele Cleric Eladrin will cast Death Ward upon themselves, and its nearby allies.
  • The enemy types featured in this quest are Chaotic Outsiders extraplanars and subject to Banishing weapons.
  • Bralani Eladrin are vulnerable to Cold Iron. They are also Good-aligned, making any weapons with Good-alignment ineffective.
  • Target Clerics first, as they have the ability to heal their nearby allies.
  • One useful tactic for the end fight is to have one party member climb the stairs and talk to Tolarn, while the others wait off to the right hand side beyond the stairs. Two of the orange-named devil party will spawn here, Faizi Larix (who can be energy drained and 'insta-killed') and one of the orthons who can be defeated in short order. This allows fighting only two Named first, then the remaining three in sequence, rather than all 5 at once.
    • Have the party stand in the tunnel to the left of Tolarn, beyond some rubble.
    • Have one character talk to Tolarn and rush back out of his room before the devils actually spawn.
    • One devil will spawn near the party and aggro, and you can fight him alone.
    • Then wait for the two Orthons to move into their own tunnels, and either pull the left one, or head into Tolarn's room and kill him.
    • Proceed to kill what's left one by one.
    • The devils will all spawn in their tunnels when you talk to Tolarn, then after a moment, they will all run to Tolarn. After a few moments in the center room with no aggro, they will run back to their individual tunnels with their backs to the main room. This allows you to easily confront them one by one in their spawn locations.
  • Recommended Buffs: True Seeing, Fire Resistance, Electricity Resistance, Cold Resistance

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 60-61 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣392 ♦710 ♥738 ♠766 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 80-82 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣589 ♦1,065 ♥1,107 ♠1,149 )
  • Conquest bonus: 98 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣981 ♦1,775 ♥1,845 ♠1,915 )
  • Mischief bonus: 12 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣314 ♦568 ♥590 ♠613 )
  • Vandal bonus: 15 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣392 ♦710 ♥738 ♠766 )
  • Ransack bonus: 19 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣589 ♦1,065 ♥1,107 ♠1,149 )

Loot

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Bairger(view)
Bairger.jpg
 ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥23Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠29Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Devil
Nishan(view)
Nishan.jpg
CRs missing! Air Outsider Djinn
Odaka(view)
Odaka.jpg
 ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥23Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠29Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Devil
Taeron Rimond(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥23Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠29Icon tooltip.pngElite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Tafzul(view)
Tafzul.jpg
 ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥23Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠29Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Devil
Tolarn Rhawn(view)
Tolarn Rhawn.jpg
 ♦19Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥23Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Native Outsider Tiefling
Wisam(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥17Icon tooltip.pngHard Air Outsider Djinn
Faizi Larix(view)
Faizi Larix.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠26Icon tooltip.pngElite Native Outsider Tiefling
Nosrat(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Devil
Palin Valance(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦18Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥22Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠28Icon tooltip.pngElite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Ancient Element of Air(view)
Ancient Element of Air.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Air Elemental
Ancient Element of Earth(view)
Ancient Element of Earth.jpg
 ♦?Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠21Icon tooltip.pngElite Elemental Earth Elemental
Bearded Devil(view)
Bearded Devil.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠20Icon tooltip.pngElite Evil Outsider Devil
Bralani Sorcerer(view)
Bralani Sorcerer.jpg
 ♦?Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Bralani(view)
Bralani.jpg
 ♦?Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠22Icon tooltip.pngElite Good Outsider Bralani Eladrin
Ghaele Cleric(view)
Ghaele Cleric.jpg
 ♦?Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠24Icon tooltip.pngElite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Ghaele(view)
Ghaele.jpg
 ♦?Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥?Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠23Icon tooltip.pngElite Good Outsider Ghaele Eladrin
Twilight Stalker(view)
Twilight Stalker.jpg
CRs missing! Elemental Invisible Stalker

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Trivia

  • Several of the Vale quest names are references to song names from ~80s hard rock/heavy metal bands:
    • "Running with the Devils" is the first track from Van Halen's 1978 "Van Halen" album.
    • "Rainbow in the Dark" is a track and a single from Ronnie James Dio's 1982 "Holy Diver" album.
    • "Let Sleeping Dust Lie" is a bit more obscure but most likely a reference to a track from Michael Schenker Group's 1981 album "MSG". The track is titled ""Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"