The conclusion of Sharandar’s story comes to Never winter with episode 3: The Odious Court! For this final episode, we are greeted with the arrival of Etrien the Bard, a familiar face who has come to ask for your help. Far from the hellish landscapes where we first met Etrien, she has now returned to her old home, worried about the recent attacks on Sharandar. While the threats from Night and Annis Hags were reportedly addressed, Etrien brings news of a group of Dryads forced out of their homes in Mended Grove seeking help.
For those willing to help the displaced Dryads, a series of dubious tasks will prompt brave adventurers to uncover the suspected Dryads leader, Lithoceae. Using the Iliyan Bridge elves and a healthy dose of suspicion, adventurers will reveal the final pieces to this story. It will be up to you, Neverwinter’s heroes, to take a decisive stand against corrupt forces and those who exercise them!
The launch of this final episode will also make room for the release of Vault of Stars: Twisted Denizens on July 20th. This hardcore mode brings updated challenges to those who believe they have mastered the dungeon and bestowed the Queen of air and darkness. Using K-Team’s private queuing system, Twisted Denizens introduces a special set of rare alleys in Alcoves of Light – rooms that are only available when you run Vault of Stars in this new mode. Those who are willing to face these enemies will have a chance to get the necessary components needed to create Ring of Darkness and Ring of Air.
While completing the original Vault of Stars without Death assigns the flawless victory achievement, a Twisted Denizens Deathless Race will result in a Perfect Run achievement. Players who find all three Alcoves of Light also achieve “Head Towards the Light”. In addition to these dungeon performances, 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 required minimum level of 40,000 items for the new Sharandar campaign, the first two weeks of the release of Episode 3 remove this requirement and welcome all willing adventurers. Feywild demands your help again! – do you want to stand up for the old elven homeland? Odious Court is now live on Xbox One!