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Thorn and Paw

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These rustic caverns in Thorngap are known for the Druids who live side by side with bears and other woodland life. Halsaime was the most famous Druid among them.

The Druid's Deep adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: The Druid's Deep
Thorn and Paw
Heroic level: 17
Epic level: 23
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣2,441Solo/Casual ♦4,227Normal ♥4,386Hard ♠4,544Elite
Epic XP:  ♣11,554Solo/Casual ♦19,868Normal ♥20,480Hard ♠21,092Elite
Takes place in: Thorn Hollow
Bestowed by: Kirinel Zay
NPC contact: Kirinel Zay
Quest acquired in: Eveningstar
Patron: The Harpers
Base favor: 6
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Help the Harpers find the Druid Halsaime, who is tied to mysterious primal corruption and to a missing Cormyrean noble. Take Gorstrum Toom's ox-cart to Halsaime's home in Thorngap, deep in the King's Forest.

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


  • Find a way into the Druid's Den
  • Destroy the Corruption Nodes (2 total)
  • Stop the corruption of the forest
  • Search the end of the glen for survivors
  • (Optional) Defeat all the Druids (5) Heroic: +15% Bonus.( ♣366 ♦634 ♥658 ♠682 ) / Epic: +15% Bonus.( ♣1,733 ♦2,980 ♥3,072 ♠3,164 )
  • (Optional) Find and destroy the Corrupted Seeds Heroic: +20% Bonus.( ♣488 ♦845 ♥877 ♠909 ) / Epic: +20% Bonus.( ♣2,311 ♦3,974 ♥4,096 ♠4,218 )

Known Traps

Trap DC

  • Dropping floors into spikes. No control panels, but you can search and disable the pits themselves, making the surface solid. (Pit Covers have a high Spot: DC:61; on Heroic Elite.)

Tips and Misc

  • Randomly either the east or the west shrine will be there, but not both.
  • There are fewer plant monsters here, but more animals. Animal Bane would be useful.
  • One of the optional druids is in the first glen, one at each corrupted node, one by the shrine (depends on which side it spawns), and one in the final glen with the final corrupted node.
    • Be careful fighting the druids. They drop a small glowing ball that hits you with a snare with a long duration. These persist even when the druid is killed.
  • If the final barrier won't break apart, check the pit traps for live mobs that may have fallen down there.
  • Speaking to the injured druid at the edge of the glen ends the quest.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 108 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣244 ♦423 ♥439 ♠454 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 140-141 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣366 ♦634 ♥658 ♠682 )
  • Conquest bonus: 172 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣610 ♦1,057 ♥1,097 ♠1,136 )
  • Tamper bonus: 1 or more trap disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣244 ♦423 ♥439 ♠454 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 2 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣488 ♦845 ♥877 ♠909 )
  • Mischief bonus: 13 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣195 ♦338 ♥351 ♠364 )
  • Vandal bonus: 17 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣244 ♦423 ♥439 ♠454 )
  • Ransack bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣366 ♦634 ♥658 ♠682 )


  • Chests: 3
    • One end chest by Carm Woodrusk
    • One possible for killing all the druids
    • One possible for destroying all the Corruption Seeds
      • The first optional chest will be near the third Corruption Node, and the second will be near Carm Woodrusk, no matter in which order you complete the optionals.
  • Collectables: 4
    • Adventurer's Pack behind the southernmost root wall in the western section
    • Bones behind the southernmost root wall in the eastern section
    • Adventurer's Pack behind the southernmost root wall in the central section
    • Bones behind the western root wall in the northern section
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Leaves of the Forest - Medium Armor - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - End chest

Livewood Core - Docent - Bound to Character on EquipBound to Character on Equip: This item is Bound to Character on Equip - Find and destroy the Corrupted Seeds optional chest


Name(picture) CR Type Race
Den Mother(view)
Den Mother.jpg
 ♥23Hard ♠28Elite ♦27Epic Normal ♥31Epic Hard Animal Bear
Dire Bear(view)
Monster DireBear official.png
 ♠26Elite Animal Bear
 ♦19Normal ♥22Hard ♠27Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
 ♦19Normal ♥22Hard ♠27Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
 ♦19Normal ♥22Hard ♠27Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
 ♦19Normal ♥22Hard ♠27Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
 ♦19Normal ♥22Hard ♠27Elite ♦26Epic Normal ♥30Epic Hard Humanoid Human
CRs missing! Animal Bear
Corruption Nodule(view)
Corruption Nodule.jpg
 ♦14Normal ♥17Hard ♠22Elite ♥21Epic Hard Plant Inanimate Object
Frenzied Wolf(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♠22Elite Animal Wolf
Maddened Bear(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
CRs missing! Animal Bear
Red Musk Zombie(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♥21Epic Hard Plant Plant Creature
Vine Horror(view)
Vine Horror.jpg
 ♠25Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠53Epic Elite Plant Vine Stalker
Wood Woad(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♣?Epic Casual ♦29Epic Normal ♥?Epic Hard ♠?Epic Elite Plant Wood Woad

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