The Old Archives

From DDO Compendium


Descend into the Archives and search for a tome that tells of the mysterious Duality. The smell of blood mixes with the musty scent of old books. An elderly librarian cowers nearby; this must be Guillaume.

Overview

After finding a witness to the massacre he mentioned a book called "The Duality." Archbishop Dryden has asked to you retrieve the book.

Objectives

  • Seek aid from Head Librarian Guillaume
  • Have each party member report to Graylight
  • Acquire the fragments of the Book of the Duality from their secret chambers: 3 total
  • (Optional) Clear out the infestation in the library: 30 total

Named Loot

Notes

Both a Crest of the Hammer and a Crest of the Sword are required to collect the third piece of the Book of the Duality.

Bonus XP

  • Discreet Bonus: 15 or fewer monsters killed (+5% Bonus)
  • Devious Bonus: 7 or fewer monsters killed (+7% Bonus)
  • Insidious Cunning Bonus: 0 or fewer monsters killed (+10% Bonus)
  • Aggression Bonus: 32 or more monsters killed (+10% Bonus)
  • Onslaught Bonus: 39 or more monsters killed (+15% Bonus)
  • Conquest Bonus: 48 or more monsters killed (+25% Bonus)
  • Tamper Bonus: 1 or more traps disarmed (+10% Bonus)
  • Observance Bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered (+8% Bonus)
  • Perception Bonus: 3 or more secret doors discovered (+8% Bonus)
  • Vigilant Bonus: 4 or more secret doors discovered (+8% Bonus)
  • Mischief Bonus: 27 or more breakables smashed (+8% Bonus)
  • Vandal Bonus: 36 or more breakables smashed (+10% Bonus)
  • Ransack Bonus: 44 or more breakables smashed (+15% Bonus)

Monsters

 
Pack: The Catacombs
Arc: The Catacombs
Flag for: The Crypt of Gerard Dryden
The Old Archives Map.png
Heroic Level: 3
Epic Level: 23
Bestowed by:  Thaddeus Graylight

Length: Medium
Takes Place in: Library Archives
Found in: The Marketplace
Entrance in:  The Catacombs

Heroic XP

Casual: 456
Normal: 820
Hard: 880
Elite: 940
Reaper: 50+9 per skull

Epic XP

Casual: 7,313
Normal: 12,572
Hard: 12,956
Elite: 13,340
Reaper: 50+69 per skull

Favor

Patron: The Silver Flame
Solo/Casual: 1
Normal: 3
Hard: 6
Elite: 9

Known Traps

Trap with the first fragment
  Just before stairs
Acid-bomb trap behind secret door
  Can't be disabled
Blade trap with the third fragment
  Just before trap

Requires

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