An Invitation to Dinner

From DDO Compendium

Invitation in hand, you now set foot within the grand stone passageways of Castle Ravenloft. What Strahd may lay on the table - and what can be found under it - has yet to be revealed.


Strahd has invited you to have dinner with him. You are being told that you need to go, but to be careful because he is not liking what you have done so far in Barovia.


  • Join Strahd in the Dining Hall
  • Speak with the Madam Eva
  • Find a friend in Castle Ravenloft
  • Find the Icon of Ravenloft
  • Escape through the main entrance
  • (Optional) Engage Strahd again
  • (Optional) Cull Strahd's Forces
  • (Optional) Defeat Rahadin
  • (Optional) Test the Heart of the Castle
  • (Optional) Defeat Black Arrow
  • (Optional) Deal with Strahd's Maid
  • (Optional) Defeat Captain Tarus
  • (Optional) Defeat Gustav the Fallen Priest
  • (Optional) Defeat the Tormented Spirit
  • (Optional) Sooth Pidlwick's spirit

Named Loot

Bonus XP

  • Aggression Bonus: 34 or more monsters killed (+10% Bonus)
  • Onslaught Bonus: 67 or more monsters killed (+15% Bonus)
  • Conquest Bonus: 100 or more monsters killed (+25% Bonus)
  • Tamper Bonus: 3 or more traps disarmed (+10% Bonus)
  • Observance Bonus: 7 or more secret doors discovered (+8% Bonus)
  • Perception Bonus: 9 or more secret doors discovered (+10% Bonus)
  • Vigilant Bonus: 11 or more secret doors discovered (+15% Bonus)


Pack: Mists of Ravenloft
Arc: In the Shadow of the Castle
Flag for: The Curse of Strahd
Heroic Level: 10
Legendary Level: 32
Bestowed by:  Ismark Kolyanovich
Length: Very Long
Takes Place in: Castle Ravenloft
Found in: House Jorasco
Entrance in:  The Land of Barovia

Heroic XP

Casual: 4,380
Normal: 7,700
Hard: 8,100
Elite: 8,500
Reaper: 92 RXP per skull

Legendary XP

Casual: 27,531
Normal: 47,025
Hard: 48,165
Elite: 49,305
Reaper: 368.8 RXP per skull


Patron: Keepers of the Feather
Solo/Casual: 3
Normal: 6
Hard: 12
Elite: 18
An Invitation to Dinner Map.png


Mists of Ravenloft Saga (Heroic)
Mists of Ravenloft Saga (Epic)

Known Traps

Collapsing floor near optional Strahd portrait fight
Rotating spikes at bottom of collapsed floor, if you fall to the bottom
  On the wall near the side of the south tower
Spike trap near Rahadin's room
  Right side floor around door


Locked chest at the very top of north stairs (above the red barrier)


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