The conclusion to the Sharandar storyline arrives to Neverwinter with Episode 3: The Odious Court! For this final episode we are greeted by the arrival of Etrien the Bard, a familiar face who has come to request your assistance. Far from the hellish landscapes where we first met Etrien, she has now returned to her ancient home, concerned over the recent attacks inflicted upon Sharandar. While the threats from the Night and Annis Hags were supposedly dealt with, Etrien brings news of a group of Dryads forced out of their home in the Mended Grove, who seek help.
For those willing to assist the displaced Dryads, a series of dubious tasks will lead brave adventurers to uncover the nature of the supposed Dryad leader, Lithoceae. With the help of the Iliyanbruen elves, and a healthy dose of suspicion, adventurers will reveal the final pieces to this story. It will fall upon you, the heroes of Neverwinter, to make a decisive stand against corrupting forces and those that wield them!
The launch of this final episode will also make way for the release of Vault of Stars: Twisted Denizens on July 20. This hardcore mode brings updated challenges to those who believe they have mastered the dungeon and bested the Queen of Air and Darkness. Using the K-Team private queue system, Twisted Denizens introduces a special set of rare spawns in Alcoves of Light—rooms only available when running Vault of Stars in this new mode. Those willing to face these foes will have a chance to obtain the necessary components needed to craft the Ring of Darkness and Ring of Air.
While completing the original Vault of Stars with no deaths awards the Flawless Victory achievement, a Twisted Denizens run with no deaths will result in a Perfect Run achievement. Players who find all three Alcoves of Light will also achieve “Head Towards the Light”. In addition to these dungeon achievements, the release of Episode 3: The Odious Court will also allow players to complete “Defender of the Feywild”.
For those who do not meet the minimum 40k Item level required for the new Sharandar campaign, the first two weeks of the release of Episode 3 will remove this requirement and welcome all willing adventurers. The Feywild requires your help once again! – will you stand up for the ancient elven homeland? The Odious Court is now live on Xbox One!
Author: Julia Fredrickson, Community Manager, Neverwinter
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