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The Bloodless Stockade is a location in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.

Overview

The Bloodless Stockade is an area in the labyrinth of Bitterblack Isle. It is accessed through The Forgotten Hall and has entrances to Sparyard of Scant Mercy and the Arisen's Refuge.

Much of the lower area consists of water filled sewers. Bring a lantern or spend 300 Rift Crystals each to light the Beacons as the underground area is pitch dark.

Enemies

Initially Death will be encountered in this area, often in the sewers. An Eliminator can be found near the Arisen's Refuge. Other foes include Spiders, Leapworms, Poisoned Undead, Corrupted Pawns, Specters, Wight, Cyclops, Wraiths, and Phantoms.

Post-Daimon the area becomes more dangerous due to the additional presence of either :

.. or ..

Both also include large numbers of Leapworms.

Loot

A Macabre Sculpture can be found here on the second floor, and a Moonbeam Gem in the underground sewer level. Pyrepipe and Nightfall Cresset grow here. Additional gatherable items include a Wakestone or Wakestone Shard, Jewel of Summoning, Monk's Periapt, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.1, Drop of Deliverance and various amounts of Rift Crystals.

Map Bloodless Stockade

Chests

Chest Contents Maneater chance
1 Balmy Incense, Steel Nut Salve, Fiendish Essence, Rift Cluster

Pre-Daimon: Rift Bicrystal, Decoction of Bandlily

no
2 Balmy Incense, Fiendish Essence, Decoction of Bandlily, Rift Cluster, Rift Bicrystal

Pre-Daimon: Steel Nut Salve

yes
3 † Rancid Bait Meat, Panacea, Rift Bicrystal, Auspicious Incense, Rift Polycrystal (rare)
4 † Exotic High Boots, Gleaming Bangles, Philosopher's Robe, Sage's Hood, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2, Rift Polycrystal

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.3

5 Auspicious Incense, Surging Light Tome, Fiendish Extract, Wakestone Shard, Coin Purse of Charity, Rift Bicrystal no
6 Auspicious Incense, Rancid Bait Meat, Fiendish Extract, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Polycrystal, Panacea
7 Bitterblack Armor Lv.2, Decaying Grimoire, Rubicite, Skeleton Key yes
8 Balmy Incense, Fiendish Essence, Decoction of Bandlily, Rift Bicrystal, Steel Nut Salve, Rift Cluster
9 Bitterblack Armor Lv.2, Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Polycrystal
10 Rift Bicrystal, Jewel of Antilight, Drop of Deliverance, Shattered Earth Tome, Surging Light Tome, Liftstone
11 Rubicite , Skeleton Key, Decaying Grimoire , Bitterblack Armor Lv.2 (rare) no
12 Liftstone, Wakestone Shard, Bitterblack Armor Lv.2 (uncommon), Bitterblack Weapon Lv.2 (rare)

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Weapon Lv.3 (v.rare)

yes
13 Surging Light Tome, Nostalgia Dust, Liftstone, Jewel of Antilight, Drop of Deliverance, Shattered Earth Tome, Rift Bicrystal
14 Auspicious Incense, Rancid Bait Meat

Pre-Daimon: Rift Polycrystal, Panacea, Rift Bicrystal

15 Rift Polycrystal, Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2 , Exotic High Boots, Philosopher's Robe, Gleaming Bangles, Sage's Hood

Post-Daimon : Bitterblack Gear Lv.3 (uncommon)

16 Rancid Bait Meat, Rift Bicrystal, Rift Polycrystal no
17 Rancid Bait Meat, Rift Bicrystal
Except where noted, items should be assumed to be findable at any time.

† Requires Skeleton Key

Pawn Chatter

" 'Tis the blackest dark I've ever known."
"We'll not fear for ambush if we dispel the dark with this."
"A bit more light can only help us in our explorations."
"Strain your eyes against the dark. We may not be alone."
"A lantern serves well in the dark, but it cannot match a beacon fire's light."

Notes

Bloodless hole

Shortcut to the lower sewers

  • On the second floor near is a hole in the wall which leads down to the watery sewer area of The Bloodless Stockade. Jump or levitate carefully across the Brine-infested water to reach the hole. This shortcut is useful for bypassing enemies to run for the exit to the Sparyard of Scant Mercy. Be aware that this shortcut drop can inflict Fall Damage on the way down, and Death may be lying in wait at the end of that drop.
  • Death may be dispatched here in relative safety by a Magick Archer with Ricochet Hunter - for more details see Death
  • Death will appear with regularity here - if its teleport can be lured to just over the fall of the filthy water into the abyss (opposite the entrance to the Sparyard of Scant Mercy) then it can be slain by a fall using attacks that Knockdown. (This can be a very effective Experience Points exploit)
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