Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A guide to faction secret missions in Faerun

So you've reached rank 2 with your faction of choice in Dungeons & Dragons and you learn that to move to rank 3 you need to complete a special mission:
Faction Advancement taken from A Guide to the Factions of Faerun

Well that might leave you asking the question, where can I find these special missions? Well seek no further, because here is a detailed breakdown of where you can find those pesky little Faction secret missions broken down by each faction!


To keep this as spoiler free as possible, this guide simply tells you which module has a secret mission waiting for your faction, I'll leave it up to you to play the adventure to secure the mission then complete it.

First rule, as you can guess by the level 5 requirement, Secret missions can only be found in Tier 2 or higher adventures.

There is also a way to earn secret missions from DMQuests if you DM - but there is also some player rewards (see below) - so don't be afraid to sit on the other side of the DM Screen to earn these Secret Missions as well.


Emerald Enclave
Module Player Level DMsGuild
DDEX1-12 Raiders of the Twilight Marsh T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX2-14 The Sword of Selfaril T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-7 Herald of the Moon T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-16 Assault on Maermydra T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL4-14 The Darklord T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-09 Durlag's Tomb T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL5-11 Forgotten Traditions T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-18 The Mysterious Isle T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL5-19 Eye of Xxiphu T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL06-00-04 Tales From The Yawning Portal (Hardcover) - White Plume Mountain T2: 5-10 (L8) Link
DDAL06-01 + Forge of Fury
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-01
DDAL06-02 + White Plume Mountain
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-02
DDAL06-03 + Against the Giants
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-03
DDAL07-07 Rotting Roots T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL07-12 In Search of Secrets T3: 11-16 Link

 
 
Harpers
Module Player Level DMsGuild
DDEX1-10 Tyranny in Phlan T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX2-15 Black Heart of Vengeance T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-7 Herald of the Moon T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-16 Assault on Maermydra T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL4-14 The Darklord T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-13 Jarl Rising T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-14 Reeducation T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL5-18 The Mysterious Isle T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL5-19 Eye of Xxiphu T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL06-00-04 Tales From The Yawning Portal (Hardcover) - White Plume Mountain T2: 5-10 (L8) Link
DDAL06-01 + Forge of Fury
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-01
DDAL06-02 + White Plume Mountain
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-02
DDAL06-03 + Against the Giants
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-03
DDAL07-07 Rotting Roots T2: 5-10 Link

 
 
Lords' Alliance
Module Player Level DMsGuild
DDEX1-10 Tyranny in Phlan T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX2-15 Black Heart of Vengeance T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-9 The Waydown T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-16 Assault on Maermydra T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL4-14 The Darklord T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-08 Durlag's Tower T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL5-17 Hartkiller's Horn T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-18 The Mysterious Isle T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL5-19 Eye of Xxiphu T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL06-00-04 Tales From The Yawning Portal (Hardcover) - White Plume Mountain T2: 5-10 (L8) Link
DDAL06-01 + Forge of Fury
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-01
DDAL06-02 + White Plume Mountain
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-02
DDAL06-03 + Against the Giants
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-03
DDAL07-08 Putting the Dead to Rest T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL07-10 Fire, Ash, and Ruin T3: 11-16 Link

 
 
Order of the Gauntlet
Module Player Level DMsGuild
DDEX1-12 Raiders of the Twilight Marsh T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX2-15 Black Heart of Vengeance T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-9 The Waydown T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-15 Szith Morcane Unbound T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-16 Assault on Maermydra T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL4-14 The Darklord T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-15 Reclamation T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL5-17 Hartkiller's Horn T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-18 The Mysterious Isle T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL5-19 Eye of Xxiphu T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL06-00-04 Tales From The Yawning Portal (Hardcover) - White Plume Mountain T2: 5-10 (L8) Link
DDAL06-01 + Forge of Fury
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-01
DDAL06-02 + White Plume Mountain
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-02
DDAL06-03 + Against the Giants
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-03
DDAL07-08 Putting the Dead to Rest T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL07-11 A Lesson in Love T3: 11-16 Link

 
 
Zhentarim
Module Player Level DMsGuild
DDEX1-11 Dark Pyramid of Sorcerer's Isle T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX2-14 The Sword of Selfaril T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-8 The Malady of Elventree T2: 5-10 Link
DDEX3-16 Assault on Maermydra T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL4-14 The Darklord T2: 5-10 Link 
DDAL5-08 Durlag's Tower T3: 11-16 Link
DDAL5-11 Forgotten Traditions T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL5-18 The Mysterious Isle T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL5-19 Eye of Xxiphu T4: 17-20 Link
DDAL06-00-04 Tales From The Yawning Portal (Hardcover) - White Plume Mountain T2: 5-10 (L8) Link
DDAL06-01 + Forge of Fury
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-01
DDAL06-02 + White Plume Mountain
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-02
DDAL06-03 + Against the Giants
(DM Quest Player's Reward)
mixed TFTYP
06-03
DDAL07-08 Putting the Dead to Rest T2: 5-10 Link
DDAL07-09 Unusual Opposition T3: 11-16 Link


Just a Quick note on "CCC" adventures that seem to be slipping secret missions into their rewards - here is the latest FAQ 7.1 dated 25 August 2017 (latest as of 2/27/2018 when I wrote this little blurb):
"CCC adventures don't contain secret missions."



That's it for now, I will keep this updated as future episodes release with secret missions.
  • 12/27/2016 Update: Cleaned up list, added Player Level 
  • 1/03/2016 Update: Added Newly Released Modules (05-08, 05-09, 05-11)
  • 1/20/2017 Update: Added Jarl Rising (premiered at ALCON II)
  • 2/27/2017 Update: Added Jarl Rising link
  • 3/12/2017 Update: Added Newly Released Modules (05-14, 05-15)
  • 4/21/2017 Update: Added Newly Released Modules (05-17, 05-18, 05-19)
  • 6/18/2017 Update: Added TFTYP : White Plume Mountain (all)
  • 6/26/2017 Update: Clarified TFTYP DM Quests and added DDEP06-03 - including Cloaks.
  • 6/30/2017 Update: The Authors giveth, and the AL_Admins taketh away - DDEP06-03's secret missions are ruled a typo and have been ruled to be "extra Renown only" - Sorry.
  • 10/31/2017 Update: Added DDAL07-07 and 08 (modules currently in Con Early Release, public release 12/05/2017)
  • 12/05/2017 Update: Added Links for DDAL07-07 and 08
  • 02/06/2018 Update: Added DDAL07-09 and 10
  • 02/13/2018 Update: Added DDAL07-11 and 12 (modules currently in Con Early Release, public release 03/06/2018)
  • 02/27/2018 Update: Added FAQ info on CCC and Secret Missions.
  • 03/06/2018 Update: Added Links for DDAL07-11 and 12

14 comments:

  1. I believe there is a secret mission for the Order of the Gauntlet in DDEX3-15 Szith Morcane Unbound

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    1. Corrected, I do hate that one as it's not phrased the same as the others, it forgoes the usual "characters of rank 2 (rank_name) or higher" verbiage of the others.

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  2. Plans to update with the new releases this season? Such as the new tier 3 and tier 4 missions?

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    1. They get updated as new missions release, but now that Jarl's is out I've added it's link.

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  3. I heard there was one in Hartkiller's Horn for Lords Alliance and the OGs

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    1. All Updated, I was waiting to make sure the "everyone gets a secret mission" rewards in 18/19 weren't typos or something.

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  4. Man this is so incredibly helpful--thank you for putting this together and updating it so regularly. Question: if I read this right, the only way to gain a secret mission through ONLY hardcover play is through WPM? So then you could never advanced passed renown level 3 since you need 3 secret missions to go to level 4?

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  5. CCC-TRI-01 - Into the Darkness (11-16) Has a secret mission for Emerald Enclave!

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    1. I haven't added that one because the FAQ clearly says no CCC can have a Secret Mission ("CCC adventures don’t contain secret missions." - DDAL_FAQ_71 Pg.13) - Do you have a posting from an AL Admin that says that is an actual valid Secret Mission?

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    2. CCC-TRI-02 (tier 3) has a secret mission for Lord's Alliance.

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    3. Sadly this is the second CCC-TRI that says it has a "secret mission" but the FAQ clearly says that CCCs can't have Secret Missions, do we have a #AL_Admin ruling that states that these are indeed secret missions and not just typo'd Faction Assignments?

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  6. What does "mixed" mean under the Player Level?

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    1. Those Hardcover / DDAL06 ones can be started in one tier, then finished in a different tier depending on what level you are when you finish the hardcover chapter in question. Hence it's not really T1, T2, T3, or T4 it's mixed tiers.

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