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ON-qico-Group Area.png Conquer Scalecaller Peak and stop a dangerous plague from spreading.
Zone: Stormhaven
Quest Giver: Jorvuld Davaux
Location(s): Scalecaller Peak
Reward: Unidentified Scalecaller Peak Armaments
1 Skill Point
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High XP
ID: 6065
Group Group Size: 4
Jorvuld Davaux has requested my aid in helping him journey through a disease infested temple, located within the hazards of Scalecaller Peak.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Defeat Rinaerus the Rancid and Orzun the Foul-Smelling.
  2. Defeat Doylemish Ironheart.
  3. Defeat Matriarch Aldis and collect the disease sample off of the Leimenid corpse to the left of the door.
  4. Defeat Plague Concocter Mortieu and take the disease sample off of his alchemy table on the left hand side of the room.
  5. Defeat Zaan the Scalecaller and cure Jorvuld.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Take the quest from Jorvuld. He's been researching this mountain for quite some time. Formerly home of the Scalecaller Cult, base of operations for the Dragon Priest Zaan and her dragon Thurvokun. Zaan was forsaken by her dragon lord and killed by her followers. Now, there's a strange disease infecting the creatures here. Defeat the trash at the base of the stairs and wait for his conversation with Ilya and Lodiss to end. Continue on until you get to the first boss. Defeat the ogres, Orzun and Rinaerus. Jorvuld will comment that the ogres weren't as aggressive the last few times he'd come here, and laments their passing. Head on through to the cave, defeat the one trash pull, and you'll meet Lodiss and Ilya. Jorvuld will identify the Orbs of Stone, which will petrify you if you are caught in their beams. Then some gargoyles will spring to life, one of them being the next boss: Doylemish Ironheart.

Defeat Doylemish, and Jorvuld will comment that these gargoyles were just statues the last time he'd been here. It doesn't bode well that they've awakened. The next area is full of Scalecaller Cultists and giants. Continue on up the mountain until you find the giant's Matriarch. Kill her and continue to scale the mountain. There are more cultists to kill before you come across the laboratory. Ilya remarks that she and Jorvuld "had a deal," and that she's been promised some sort of artifact. You'll need to off the Plague Concoctor, who is responsible for this pus-ridden mess. With Mortieu's dying words, Jorvuld realizes that this isn't an ordinary cult, and that the Dragon Priest who once ruled this mountain, Zaan the Scalecaller, has risen again. And this time, she has a new master. Perhaps a far more dangerous master than the dragon she once revered. Reaching the summit confirms Jorvuld's fears. Defeat Zaan. Spellbreaker will disappear, Ilya will be distressed at the loss of her prize, and the spirit of Zaan will infect Jorvuld with Peryite's plague. Speak with Jorvuld to end the quest, and hopefully, you'll be able to cure him.

To Cure Jorvuld[edit]

After fighting Matriarch Aldis, look to the left of the door and find a Leimenid Corpse. Interact with the corpse and get the disease sample off of her. After defeating Plague Concoctor Mortieu, there is an alchemy table on the left hand side of the room. Interact with it and take the ingredient off of it. When Jorvuld is infected at the end of the dungeon, speak with him and give him the ingredients he needs to cure himself. There is an achievement for doing this.

Quest Stages[edit]

Plans of Pestilence
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Jorvuld Davaux
Latest start Jorvuld's companions are trapped on the other side of a broken bridge. We should make our way through the ogre infested caverns in order to rescue them.
Objective: Traverse the Frostspike Caverns
Our way forward is blocked by two of the ogres' leaders, Orzun the Foul-Smelling and Rinaerus the Rancid. We'll need to defeat them in order to advance.
Objective: Kill Orzun the Foul-Smelling and Rinaerus the Rancid
Now that the ogre leaders have been defeated, we should head to the temple's entrance in order to rescue Jorvuld's companions.
Objective: Travel to the Temple Entrance
A powerful gargoyle guards the temple's entrance. We'll need to defeat it if we wish to gain entrance.
Objective: Kill Doylemish Ironheart
We've entered the temple. We'll need to climb up Scalecaller Rise in order to stop the cultists from spreading this plague across Tamriel.
Objective: Climb Scalecaller Rise
A wrathful giantess blocks our path. We'll need to defeat her in order to advance.
Objective: Kill Matriarch Aldis
We've defeated the giantess. We'll need to continue to climb Scalecaller Rise in order to find a way to stop the cultists from spreading their plague.
Objective: Continue up Scalecaller Rise
We've found the cult's leader. We should defeat him in order to stop the cult from spreading their plague.
Objective: Kill Plague Concocter Mortieu
We've discovered that the cult is actually being led by Zaan the Scalecaller, the Dragon Priest from whom this mountain was named. We'll have to climb even further in order to defeat her.
Objective: Climb the Scalecaller Summit
☑Finishes quest We've stopped the cultists from spreading their plague. I should speak to Jorvuld Davaux in order to claim my reward.
Objective: Talk to Jorvuld Davaux

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