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DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Keep on the Borderlands
Watch Your Step
Heroic level: 1
Epic level: 21
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣216Icon tooltip.pngSolo/Casual ♦360Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥386Icon tooltip.pngHard ♠412Icon tooltip.pngElite
Epic XP: N/A
Takes place in: Kobold Caves
Bestowed by: Wrolph Acton
NPC contact: Wrolph Acton
Quest acquired in: Keep on the Borderlands
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 2
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

One of the new "starter" quests in the Keep on the Borderlands adventure pack, released for beta testing Monday, October 29.


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

Objectives

  • Explore the cave
  • Defeat the Kobold tribe
  • (Optional) Stop the kobold runner — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣15 ♦25 ♥27 ♠29 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the king of the pile — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣32 ♦54 ♥58 ♠62 )
  • (Optional) Make a deal with the Kobolds — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣43 ♦72 ♥77 ♠82 )
  • (Optional) Politely tell the Kobold tribe about their chieftain's demise — Bonus (7%): Heroic( ♣15 ♦25 ♥27 ♠29 )

Known Traps

Trap and Lock DCs
1 Mechanical Trapdoor.

Tips and Misc

  • True to its name, first passage has a Mechanical Trapdoor at the first junction (not very well disguised). Safe but long fall into shallow slop (no damage, no direct climb back out) there's a secret door out.
  • "Optional" mini-boss "king of the pile" and an Iron key (and collectable and shrine) are found down here.
  • Iron keys are used to unlock later doors
  • If you fall/jump, you follow a tunnel and end up back at the top of the pit, which has now been sealed shut. Trap can still be disabled at this time (XP?).
  • All optionals in the pit can be achieved by going west (secret door at "end" of tunnel; 2nd secret door beyond that, but contains only 1 breakable. Only 2 of the 3 Sec Doors need be found for +10% Perception bonus).
  • Optional: Although falling into the pit is painless, you miss the "Kobold runner" optional ("Kobold too young to die!" +7% XP), which is triggered when the trap is disabled (and possibly by other triggers also). No "fail" notice is given if this is missed, and it cannot be re-gained.
  • Optional: "Making a deal with the kobolds" (+20%) involves going southeast and talking to the Elderly Kobold Crone. Diplomacy, Intimidate or Bluff (Bluff 19 worked on Hard, 19 Bluff Failed on Elite). Depending on your actions beforehand you might not be able to even talk to the Elderly Kobold, e.g. if you don't stop the Kobold runner she'll be hostile.
  • If you loot their chest (or if you attack them first), they attack. You still get the XP from making the deal.
  •  ? - Unclear at this time what the lever in the shrine room does?needs verification
  • 2 secret doors must be found to get back up out of the pit. There is a third secret door in SW passage. If you run down the hall toward the pit, you only need the first secret door plus the SW passage for the +10% Perception bonus (2 total). The inner secret door, leading to the pit itself, hides only one (1) breakable.
  • 2nd Iron Key in end room (possibly opens the room to the northern chest?? Not sure about this.) needs verification
  • Completing the "Politely tell the Kobold tribe about their chieftain's demise" optional drops a Kobold Charm of Evil Chaos on the floor. The Crest can be used in the quest: Total Chaos.

Bonus XP

  • Perception bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣22 ♦36 ♥39 ♠41 )
  • Ransack bonus: <=13 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣32 ♦54 ♥58 ♠62 )

Loot

  • Chests: 3
  • one behind secret door to SE
  • one in side tunnel in north-central area (also has 2 Tasty Hams nearby, on the floor)
  • End chest
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Rough Plate Full Plate 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Watch Your Step, Proud Kobold Chieftain‎'s chest
Flamering Ring
1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Watch Your Step, End Chest
Cloak of Attraction Cloak 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Watch Your Step, End Chest

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Monsters

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Crafty Kobold Warrior(NoPic)
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 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal Reptillian Kobold
Elderly Kobold Crone(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal Reptillian Kobold
Humongous Stinking Rat(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦3Icon tooltip.pngNormal Animal Rat
Kobold Lookout(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦0.50Icon tooltip.pngNormal Reptillian Kobold
Proud Kobold Chieftain(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal Reptillian Kobold
Stinking Rat(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal Animal Rat
Vicious Kobold Concubine(NoPic)
No pic.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal Reptillian Kobold

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