If you thought Neverwinter's Helm's Hold dungeon was safe from fiendish devils, think again.
Slaying devilish monsters in MMOs is pretty much par for the course. They're always stealing things or causing trouble for helpless NPCs, and the fiendish devils in Neverwinter are no different. The latest Neverwinter dev blog touches on a few devils and explains how monsters like Imps, Erinyes, and Shocktroop Devils all made their way in to the level 30 dungeon of Helm's Hold.
As far as Helm's Hold lore goes, the fortified monastery was once believed to be a safe haven for victims of the Spellplague, a nasty disease which drives many arcane casters crazy, or so it seemed. Unfortunately, after the sick folks arrived they learned that the area was under the control of a devil-worshiping cult led by Rohini the succubus.
It's been over century since the Spellplague forever changed The Forgotten Realms. Now, explore the city that's been at the center of a thousand adventures: Neverwinter. Adapted from the real Dungeons and Dragon's ruleset, Neverwinter will feature action-oriented combat and storytelling unlike any other MMO. Take the world in your hands with the Foundry toolset and make your own tales. Make your mark in this legendary world.
"Helm's Hold was no longer a safe harbor. Heroes and heroines of the Forgotten Realms had to band together and stop the cult's plans, save those it would sacrifice and the holy place they would profane, and slay Rohini and her minions," said Perfect World in their blog.
When players begin their journey through Neverwinter, these fiendish monsters will be all over Helm's Hold and in the depths of another dungeon titled the Lair of the Mad Dragon. Deep in the Lair resides the dragon Chartilifax who is being held under Rohini's spell. It will be up to players to slay Rohini and Chartilifax if they want to restore Helm's Hold to the sanctuary it used to be.
Check out the trailer below for a preview of what's in store for players in the upcoming free-to-play MMO.
If you're a Neverwinter Hero of the North Founder, you can hop in to the game now. Guardians of Neverwinter will be able to join in on April 27. If you want more details on Neverwinter, check out our latest Neverwinter preview where we discuss the game's Crafting and Skills.