Danger at Dunwater

From DDO Compendium

The local Lizardfolk have moved closer to the town of Saltmarsh, creating conflict. The people of Saltmarsh have sent you to confront the Lizarfolk about their incursions.


Discovering that the Lizardfolk are smuggling in weapons has made the the town worried. While they have always lived in peace with the Dunwater tribe, it looks like that is about to end. Eliander want you to head to their lair and try and deal with them.


  • Stop the lizardfolk invasion
  • Speak with the Lizardfolk
  • Return to Queen in the Central Chamber
  • Defeat the rebellion leader, the High Shaman Kethend, in the Western Caverns.
  • Find and place the Snake Crest
  • Find and place the Octopus Crest
  • Activate the portal between the Throne Room and Temple
  • In the Eastern Caverns, Arrive at the Southern Ocean Grotto for negotiations
  • In the Eastern Caverns, Find and Rescue Subchief Ihrtos
  • Negotiate with the Sea Elf Ambassador
  • Negotiate with the Bullywug Ambassador
  • Negotiate with the Troglodyte Ambassador
  • In the Eastern Caverns, Find and deal with the thief who stole from the Troglodyte Ambassador
  • Return to the Troglodyte Ambassador
  • Find and place the Spear Crest
  • In the Easter Caverns, Go to the Central Ocean Grotto to repel the invasion
  • Repel the invaders
  • In the Central Ocean Grotto, Speak with Queen Othokent
  • (Optional) Defeat Thurkear the Venomancer
  • (Optional) Defeat the Ravenous Crayfish
  • Defeat more Dunwater Officers: 9 total
  • (Optional) Gain access to the Treasury
  • (Optional) Complete the Trial of Knowledge
  • (Optional) Defeat the Sahuagin Prisoner

Named Loot

Bonus XP

  • Aggression Bonus: 30 or more monsters killed (+10% Bonus)
  • Onslaught Bonus: 72 or more monsters killed (+15% Bonus)
  • Conquest Bonus: 100 or more monsters killed (+25% Bonus)
  • Tamper Bonus: 1 or more traps disarmed (+10% Bonus)
  • Mischief Bonus: 109 or more breakables smashed (+8% Bonus)
  • Vandal Bonus: 142 or more breakables smashed (+10% Bonus)
  • Ransack Bonus: 175 or more breakables smashed (+15% Bonus)


Pack: Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
Arc: Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
Heroic Level: 3
Legendary Level: 32
Bestowed by:  Eliander Fireborn
Length: Long
Takes Place in: Lizardfolk Lair
Found in: The Snapping Line Inn
Entrance in:  Saltmarsh

Heroic XP

Casual: 1,116
Normal: 2,020
Hard: 2,180
Elite: 2,340
Reaper: 60.8 RXP per skull

Legendary XP

Casual: 20,691
Normal: 35,340
Hard: 36,194
Elite: 37,050
Reaper: 330.4 RXP per skull


Patron: The Gatekeepers
Solo/Casual: 2
Normal: 4
Hard: 8
Elite: 12
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Heroic Saltmarsh Saga
Epic Saltmarsh Saga

Known Traps

Acid Spray in the Western Caverns barracks
  On the wall after the traps
Blade traps surrounding the locked chest in the Western Caverns barracks
  On the wall near the entrance