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Theobald the Antiquarian is behind on the rent for his tower - and for some reason it's started to snow in the middle of tropical Stormreach.

Tower of Frost
Heroic level: 14
Epic level: 28
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣1,760Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦3,062Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥3,191Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠3,320Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP:  ♣8,099Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦13,866Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥14,234Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠14,601Icon tooltip.pngElite
Takes place in: Theobald's Tower
Bestowed by: Crawben Bix
NPC contact: Crawben Bix
Quest acquired in: The Marketplace
Patron: The Free Agents
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: Yes
Extreme Challenge: No
M Tower of Frost.png

Overview

A landlord wants you to evict a tenant named Theobald the Antiquarian who is behind on his rent. There's just one catch - Theobald has apparently disappeared, and for some reason it's started to snow outside his tower in tropical Stormreach. Have Crawben Bix show you the way to Theobald's Tower. Then explore the tower and find the missing wizard.


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

Objectives

  • Find Theobald the Antiquarian
  • Defeat the Ice Mephits
  • Disable the wards on the Eye of Risia: 4 left Icon tooltip.png Located in the fridge on the kitchen level; on the garden level; the summoning circle level; and the library level
  • Use the Claim Ticket in the correct place
  • Create a story using the illusions
  • Use the Lamp in the right place
  • Obtain the Eye of Risia
  • Close the Portal to Risia
  • Defeat the Frost Giants
  • (Optional) Find Nibbles the Squirrel — Bonus (1%): Heroic( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Use Nibbles the Squirrel in the proper place — Bonus (1%): Heroic( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Fey — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣352 ♦612 ♥638 ♠664 ) Epic( ♣1,620 ♦2,773 ♥2,847 ♠2,920 )
  • (Optional) Find the Vial of Demon Blood — Bonus (1%): Heroic( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Use the Vial of Demon Blood in the proper place — Bonus (1%): Heroic( ♣18 ♦31 ♥32 ♠33 ) Epic( ♣81 ♦139 ♥142 ♠146 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Demons — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣352 ♦612 ♥638 ♠664 ) Epic( ♣1,620 ♦2,773 ♥2,847 ♠2,920 )

Known Traps

Trap and Lock DCs
(6) Acid and Sonic pressure plates on the security level

Tips and Misc

Ground Floor
  • Enter the tower and head north east. Approach the orcs, kill them, and go upstairs.
  • Optionally, if looking for more fight on this level, check the gold piles on the west and the Eye of Risia in the center.
Kitchen
  • Kill orcs in the kitchen, then proceed to the fridge.
  • Kill all mephits in the fridge, then disable the ward on the far wall. This melts some of the orc groups.
  • Avoid the gold piles unless looking for more fight.
  • To access the next level, turn left and up when leaving the fridge.
Servant Quarters
  • Kill some servants in the center of the room. Get Claim Ticket from the table and pull a nearby lever.
(All in-quest items that you need to pick up in this quest are virtual, i.e. anyone in the party can get them, and everyone can turn them in.)
  • Exit to the next level is in the NE corner.
Storage Level
  • Turn in the Claim Ticket for a Shiny Lamp by talking to magic mouth.
  • A lever in the NW corner opens the door on the west wall, and your way upstairs to the Garden.
Garden
  • Kill Satyrs, animated bushes and destroy hedge walls to reach another ward in the center of the east wall.
  • Optionally, Nibbles can be found in a random location roaming on this level. You can later sacrifice it on the Summoning Circle level for an optional fight.
  • Proceed SE to the next level.
Story puzzle solution
Illusionarium
  • Pick one story (one color on chart, right), and use the levers near the three stages to populate the stages so that they together form that one of the stories that the Magic Mouth lists. When you get a stage right, an appropriately colored light lights up.
  • Talk to the Magic Mouth and click on the story you chose to verify you got it right. You only need one story.
  • Doors will open, offering a fight with orcs, a shrine and the way to the Summoning Circle.
Summoning Circle
  • Use the lamp with the Summoning Circle to summon a djinni. He will dispel the whirlwind around the ward of air.
  • Optionally, place Nibbles on the Summoning Circle to summon a bunch of Satyrs and a Dryad boss. Killing them awards XP and a chest.
  • Optionally, place Vial on the Summoning Circle to summon a bunch of Dretches and a Goristro boss. Killing them awards XP and a chest. (Note: Vial of Demon Blood is located on the next floor.)
  • Proceed to the east wall and the Library.
Library Level
  • Insanely difficult living disintegrate spell and living electricity spell
  • Optionally, take the Vial of Demon Blood. You can complete this optional objective on the Summoning Circle level (see above).
  • Kill the Salamanders and disable the ward of fire.
  • Secret door in the center the room hides a locked chest guarded by Crawling Coinage.
  • Proceed to the south wall and the Security Level.
Security Level
  • This level features some teleporting pressure plates, lot of icy monsters, and also explosive pressure plate traps.
  • Optionally (recommended), solve a trapped puzzle
    to power on the elevator.
    • Bug: Solving the puzzle may not activate the elevator.[1]
  • It also contains a pair of shrines.
  • Exit to the inner sanctum is also located on this level; but first you need to grab the Eye.
Ground Floor
  • Return to the ground floor and grab the Eye of Risia.
  • Use the elevator to beam back up to the Security Center, then proceed to the Inner Sanctum.
Inner Sanctum
  • Throw the Eye into the portal.
  • Kill the Frost Giants.

Epic Normal play-throughs

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 220-231 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣176 ♦306 ♥319 ♠332 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 289-293 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣264 ♦459 ♥479 ♠498 )
  • Tamper bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣176 ♦306 ♥319 ♠332 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣352 ♦612 ♥638 ♠664 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 5 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣528 ♦919 ♥957 ♠996 )
  • Mischief bonus: 5 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣141 ♦245 ♥255 ♠266 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • 1 hidden locked chest
    • 1 chest after Dryad wave
    • 1 chest after Goristro wave
    • 1 end chest
  • Collectables: Varies
    • Collectables appear to be random in this quest. You may find one or more of the following:
      • Reagents Cabinet on the west side of the Kitchen level
      • Rubble on the south side of the Servant's Quarters
      • Fungus in the southwest corner of the Storage level
      • Fungus near the west door of the Garden level
      • Bookshelf in the Illusionarium
      • Reagents Cabinet in the Summoning Circle
      • Adventurer's Pack in the secret room on the Library level
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

  • Bottled Winter - Consumable, ML1, BtA: Casts a Fortitude saving condition against target and any enemies in a small radius. Drops occasionally in stack of five (elite) from the end chest.

Heroic gear (ML14, BtA)

Epic gear (ML27, BtA)

Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Summoned Dryad(view)
Summoned Dryad.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard Fey Dryad
Thorfin Coldspeaker(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Giant Giant
Tower-bound Goristro(view)
Tower-bound Goristro.jpg
 ♦17Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦34Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Animated Swords and Shield(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Construct Animated Object
Crawling Coinage(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Construct Animated Object
Frost Giant Guard(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Giant Giant
Hedge(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Plant Inanimate Object
Orc Factotum(view)
Orc Factotum.png
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Orc Orc
Orc Footman(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Orc Orc
Orc Servitor(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Orc Orc
Satyr Gardener(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Fey Satyr
Tanugash(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Magical Beast Razor Cat
Topiary Lion(view)
Topiary Lion.png
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Plant Animated Object
Tower Ice Elemental(view)
Tower Ice Elemental.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Elemental Ice Elemental
Tower Ice Mephit(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Air Outsider Mephit
Tower Salamander(view)
Tower Salamander.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Salamander
Tower Winter Wolf(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Magical Beast Wolf
Tower-bound Dretch(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Tower-bound Living Chain Lightning(view)
Tower-bound Living Chain Lightning.jpg
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥16Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Ooze Spell
Tower-bound Living Disintegrate(view)
Tower-bound Living Disintegrate.png
 ♦14Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦31Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Ooze Spell
Troll Servant(view)
Troll Servant.png
 ♦15Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦32Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Giant Troll

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