Howdy, everybody. This is Ken “Graalx3” Burd. To help tie the story of Underdark together, we are introducing a new campaign. This is a simplified campaign that gives players a lot of freedom when deciding what they’d like to play to advance. There will only be two new campaign currencies, Faerzress and Demonic Ichor. These resources come from all of the expansion’s content. Grazilaxx, an exiled mind flayer, will be your primary contact and will lead you through the campaign.
Faerzress is magical radiation left over from the formation of the Underdark, used by drow in magical item creation. Thanks to Grazilaxx you have a means to capture it. Faerzress is the currency used to progress through the campaign. Every day you should ‘Process Faerzress’ and send it off to Grazilaxx to gain favor with the denizens of Mantol-Derith. This will open up the various campaign boons as well as give access to Epic adventures and tasks that will create Rough Astral Diamonds and Stronghold Vouchers.
Demonic Ichor is a viscous pitch made up of all that is left behind in the wake of a demon's demise. It may be exchanged at the Equipment Trader in Mantol-Derith for powerful Drowcraft Armor or other high quality goods. We have added a weekly cap of 400 to the amount of Demonic Ichor that can be earned. This is in place of only rewarding campaign currency for daily or weekly missions. The weekly cap allows us to give Demonic Ichor rewards for every piece of Underdark content that you run.
Now let’s go over the tasks that are available in the Underdark Campaign.
Process Faerzress is the most important. This is the task that will gain favor with the denizens of Mantol Derith and eventually gain your boons. It requires 200 Faerzress and 18 hours to complete. It is repeatable.
Create Lesser Demonic Key – This task creates a key to open an extra treasure chest in the two skirmishes, Prophecy of Madness and Throne of the Dwarven Gods, as well as the Demogorgon fight. It requires 150 Faerzress and 20 hours. It is repeatable.
Unlock Epic Demogorgon – This task will unlock the Epic Demogorgon fight and give you Greater Demonic Key. Once you have done this task it will be available for all other characters on your account from the start of the campaign. You won’t need 10 days of progress and you won’t be required to do a normal Demogorgon fight. It requires 100 Faerzress and 10 seconds. It is not repeatable.
Create Greater Demonic Key - This task creates a key to open an extra treasure chest in the Epic Demogorgon fight. It requires 300 Faerzress and 20 hours. It is repeatable. This task is also unlocked by having another character on your account complete the Unlock Epic Demogorgon task.
Gather Stronghold Supplies – This task is available after you have completed processing Faerzress. It will reward you with a small pack that will give you a choice of Stronghold Vouchers from Basic Astral Diamonds Voucher, Basic Labor Voucher and Basic Gems Voucher. It requires 600 Faerzress, 150 Demonic Ichor and 20 hours. It is repeatable.
Astral Diamonds Conversion – This task is available after you have completed processing Faerzress. It will convert a quantity of Faerzress into 4000 rough astral diamonds. It requires 600 Faerzress, 150 Demonic Ichor and 20 hours. It is repeatable.
We also have the boons that you earn through completing content in the Underdark Campaign.
Underdark Survival will reward the first boon. This task is available after Processing Faerzress 3 times. It will give you the choice between two boons.
Underdark Defense: +400 Defense and +1600 hit points.
Underdark Power: +400 Power and +1600 hit points.
Underdark Gathering will reward the second boon. This task is available after Processing Faerzress 7 times. It will give you the choice between two boons.
Underdark Life Steal: +400 Life Steal and +1600 hit points.
Underdark Critical Strike: +400 Critical Strike and +1600 hit points.
Underdark Hunting will reward the third boon. This task is available after Processing Faerzress 14 times. This task also requires ‘Drow Hunting Tips’ a special item that drops rarely from Demonic Heroic Encounters as well as being available in the Campaign Store. It will give you the choice between two boons.
Underdark Healing: +1200 Regeneration.
Opportunity Strikes: Combat Advantage Bonus damage is increased by 10%.
Underdark Traveling will reward the fourth boon. This task is available after Processing Faerzress 21 times. This task also requires ‘Dwarven Spelunkers’ a special item that drops rarely from either of the two Underdark Skirmishes as well as being available in the Campaign Store. It will give you the choice between two boons.
Underdark Resistance: Control Effects will now have a 5% shorter duration when applied to you.
Underdark Stamina: You now regain Stamina 5% faster.
Underdark Heroism will reward the fifth and last boon. This task is available after Processing Faerzress 35 times. This task also requires ‘On Madness’ a special item that drops rarely from the Demogorgon fight as well as being available in the Campaign Store. It will give you the choice between four boons especially effective in fighting demons.
Demonic Control: gain 25% Control Bonus versus demons.
Demonic Protection: Demons do 5% less damage to you.
Demon Slayer: gain a chance to slay lesser demons outright. This chance runs form 0-5% depending on the demon’s remaining hit points.
Demonic Knowledge: gain +10% Damage versus Demons.
Ken “Graalx3” Burd
Senior Systems Designer