The Dungeon Rot Infected  

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Level:80
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Loot
  • Money
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Era:House of Thule
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Sun Dec 12 01:34:54 2010
Modified: Sat Jan 14 16:34:38 2012
This task begins with Skal Nethus in the Plane of Knowledge. He's an Erudite found at location -320, 1200, -111 (close to Franklin Teek).

You say, 'Hail, Skal Nethus'

Skal Nethus says 'Come closer! You smell...odd. Yes, have you been crawling around in dungeons? I smell the bacterial spores on your armor. You should be careful: [dungeon rot] will make you unpleasant in ways worse than odor. '

You say, 'Dungeon rot?'

Skal Nethus says 'Adventurers pass through here all the time, wreaking of the stuff. It seems to be spreading through dungeons everywhere. Just last week I was accosted by a putrid, infected halfling. He accused me of wanting to steal his powers. His skin was boiling red, and a cloud of spores billowed about his body. He lifted me above his head and tossed me into a fountain. His [anger] was five times his body size, and I was afraid for my life.'

You say, 'Anger?'

Skal Nethus says 'Creatures infected with Dungeon Rot have augmented [strength] and rage. How else would a halfling overpower someone as large and fit as I? I am not positive, but I think the Rot spreads more easily to creatures with anger running through their veins. That is why I resisted the halfling's infection: I am a naturally calm, composed individual.'

You say, 'Strength?'

Skal Nethus says 'Ah, you know me too well. Yes, my interest in the Rot is not wholly selfless. I would like to find a way to cure adventurers of this blight, but I am sure it would be possible to manipulate the compounds of the disease in order to safely [augment] one's strength. Doubtless, it would be safer than my previous experiments with those [Voidsouls].'

You say, 'How can you safely augment it?'

Skal Nethus says 'Bring me samples of Dungeon Rot from dungeons and caves around Norrath. If I can synthesize the various strains of the disease, a power increase is almost certain...and we can cure any adventurers that are unlucky enough to become infected. Will you [collect] some samples?'

You say, 'I'll collect some'

Skal Nethus says 'Thank you! Look for the stronger creatures in these dungeons. I am sure they are more susceptible to the disease because of their propensity for aggression. But be careful that the Rot does not spread from them to other nearby angry creatures.'

You have been assigned the task 'The Dungeon Rot Infected'.

Search for creatures infected by Dungeon Rot in Upper Guk, Solusek's Eye, the Crystal caverns, Kaesora, Lower Guk, the Howling Stones, the Crypt of Nadox, Ssraeshza Temple, the Bastion of Thunder, the Fortress of Zek, the Vergalid Mines, Zhisza, Toskirakk, and Kaesora Library.



Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Upper Guk to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Solusek to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Crystal to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Kaesora to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Lower Guk to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Stones to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Nadox to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Ssraeshza to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Thunder to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Zek to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Vergalid to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Zhisza to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Toskirakk to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Deliver 1 Dungeon Rot Spores of Kaesora Library to Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

Speak with Skal Nethus 0/1 (Plane of Knowledge)

You say, 'Hail, Skal Nethus'

Skal Nethus says 'My, this Dungeon Rot is potent! I am surprised you have not come to me with your face like magma and your arms waving in a frenzy. With my extensive knowledge and capabilities, I will extract the strength-giving compounds from the spores...ah, here we go. This substance I have synthesized will grant you power without ill effects. Here, take some of it as compensation for your efforts. Now I must consider whether I can concoct a cure for the blight...'

The above 13 items come from the 13 hot zones added with the December, 8, 2010, patch.

These drops may come from specific mobs or mob types. While fighting them, they'll transform into a Dungeon Rot infected mob and drop the item.

This is a list of confirmed mobs. Please let us know if you have any to add here.

Upper Guk - a froglok ton knight/warrior near zone to Lower Guk.

Solusek's Eye - gnome miners (note: they give negative Ak`Anon faction); east side of the zone.

Crystal Caverns - a stalag terror (bottom of zone, left tunnel); a crystal crawler (near stalags).

Kaesora - a skeletal guardian

Lower Guk - an urd ghoul wizard; a kor ghoul wizard

Howling Stones - mortiferous golem (straight east of zone-in; stairs leading up to the door are fake, can levitate over from another platform).

Ssraeshza Temple - an Imperial Golem - south/eastern 3rd floor section.

Bastion of Thunder - a Vann Stav (from the stormrider area, use the southwest port-up to the towers).

Tactics - Hendin Shadow Master (found in the halls that lead up to Rallos Zek? above the pit, north).

Vergalid - a spawn of Vergalid and a Vergalid Elite both turn into Dungeon Rot mobs; these are past the keyed area just before you get to Vergalid at the bottom of the pit.

Zhisza - a Shissar deathmaker inside the pyramid in the north. Possibly other Shissar types inside the pyramid.

Toskirakk - Rallosian ogres (certain types?)

Kaesora Library - a corrupt defiler; a corrupt warlock


Rewards:
786 platinum, 5 gold
Experience (how much?)

Purified Dungeon Rot
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
Augmentation type: 7 8
Slot: HEAD FACE EAR NECK SHOULDERS ARMS BACK WRIST HANDS FINGER CHEST LEGS FEET WAIST
STR: 0+1 HP: +110 MANA: +25 ENDUR: +25
SV DISEASE: +10 SV MAGIC: +10
Required level of 80.
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Rewards:
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Toskirakk
# Feb 25 2014 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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dropped off a Rallosian slayer. As you come zone in from Korascian zone line. you go down ramp with guard on each side. go past them, you will meet one in center of bridge. He turned into the dungeon rot infected.
Ssraeshza Temple - drops off A Bone Spiked Golem
# Jan 21 2014 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Right at the top of the 3rd floor tube that leads to the creator. Dropped off a Bone Spiked Golem
Crypt of Nadox
# Dec 10 2013 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
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found in Nautilus Room for Dungeon Rot Spores of Nadox
Can this quest still be done
# Aug 21 2012 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
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although they're no longer hot zones?
Nadox was fast
# Aug 19 2012 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Room full of about 20 Dungeon Rot Infected trolls in Nadox, I killed the one standing in the hallway alone.
The implementation of this quest...
# Jun 24 2011 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Is lamentably stupid. I'm trying to get two Melodious Truncheons off the golems in HS except they keep 'dungeon rotting' which, as far as I can tell, seems to wipe their loot table and replace it with a jolly dungeon rot spore, (HOORAY). I've seen similar complaints from Shadowknights trying to complete their epic 2.0.
Zek working
# Feb 25 2011 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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The tactics one is now fixed ... i jsut finished this quest!
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Tactics Fix
# Feb 05 2011 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Was messing aorund in Tactics and a Hedin Shadow Master turned into the Dungeon Rot Infected, so it appears it has been fixed.
Crystal Rot
# Jan 21 2011 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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a crystal crawler, near the stalag terrors, can also turn infected and drop the Crystal spore
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Guardians of Xalgos drop them too..
# Jan 20 2011 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Kaesora - guardian of Xalgoz (near the church lower floor of 5 towers) can turn intoinfected rot also.
the missing Dialogues
# Jan 18 2011 at 3:06 PM Rating: Good
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You say, 'Hail, Skal Nethus'

Skal Nethus says 'Come closer! You smell...odd. Yes, have you been crawling around in dungeons? I smell the bacterial spores on your armor. You should be careful: [dungeon rot] will make you unpleasant in ways worse than odor. '

You say, 'dungeon rot'

Skal Nethus says 'Adventurers pass through here all the time, wreaking of the stuff. It seems to be spreading through dungeons everywhere. Just last week I was accosted by a putrid, infected halfling. He accused me of wanting to steal his powers. His skin was boiling red, and a cloud of spores billowed about his body. He lifted me above his head and tossed me into a fountain. His [anger] was five times his body size, and I was afraid for my life.'

You say, 'anger'

Skal Nethus says 'Creatures infected with Dungeon Rot have augmented [strength] and rage. How else would a halfling overpower someone as large and fit as I? I am not positive, but I think the Rot spreads more easily to creatures with anger running through their veins. That is why I resisted the halfling's infection: I am a naturally calm, composed individual.'

You say, 'strength'

Skal Nethus says 'Ah, you know me too well. Yes, my interest in the Rot is not wholly selfless. I would like to find a way to cure adventurers of this blight, but I am sure it would be possible to manipulate the compounds of the disease in order to safely [augment] one's strength. Doubtless, it would be safer than my previous experiments with those [Voidsouls].'

You say, 'augment'

Skal Nethus says 'Bring me samples of Dungeon Rot from dungeons and caves around Norrath. If I can synthesize the various strains of the disease, a power increase is almost certain...and we can cure any adventurers that are unlucky enough to become infected. Will you [collect] some samples?'

You say, 'collect'

You have been assigned the task 'The Dungeon Rot Infected'.

Skal Nethus says 'Thank you! Look for the stronger creatures in these dungeons. I am sure they are more susceptible to the disease because of their propensity for aggression. But be careful that the Rot does not spread from them to other nearby angry creatures.'
Crypt of Nadox
# Jan 02 2011 at 7:45 AM Rating: Decent
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As per an earlier post ... I still haven't found which mobs turn to rot in Drunder, Fortress of Zek, aka Tactics. I've been through the zone a few times now killing pretty much everything except Rallos Zek. Hate to think that he's the only mob in the zone that rots! This is very different from the other zones where once you got to the right type of mob it didn't take long to make one rot. I'd like to get this done but there's too much other stuff on my "to do" list!
Tactics
# Jan 15 2011 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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[Fri Jan 14 13:31:28 2011] Hendin Shadow Master is infected with Dungeon Rot!

[Fri Jan 14 13:34:26 2011] --You have looted a Dungeon Rot Spores of Zek.--

Stand with your back to the wall as his knockback ruins everything when you are flying into the pit...
Crypt of Nadox
# Dec 30 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Crypt of Nadox - a broken skull adherant, east part of zone by sand room, just by zone in from Gulf of Gunthak
Crypt of Nadox
# Dec 31 2010 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Broken skull initiates also.
Why waste the effort?
# Dec 30 2010 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I can honestly say that this aug is a slight upgrade over the Escaped Voidsouls reward. Unfortunately, the Escaped Voidsouls aug was the result of one of the worst time/reward/level quests of all time. That being said this aug is similarly useless and definitely not worth having at level 80.

I wouldn't waste the bank space. Why waste the effort?
Kaersora
# Dec 19 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got my drop in Kaesora in the circular room just east of zone-in. Mob was a skleletal guardian. Hope this helps.
Just got my drop in Lower Guk from a Kor Ghoul Wizard.

Edited, Dec 19th 2010 11:17pm by rogadanarr

Edited, Dec 19th 2010 11:17pm by rogadanarr

Edited, Dec 20th 2010 12:31am by rogadanarr
Final steps
# Dec 17 2010 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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A GM said that the Tactics spawn does appear to be bugged, so I still do not know what the mob is in Tactics. The GM did extensive research on the problem and submitted it for fixing, and said that they hope that the problem gets fixed. I'll try to remember to respond here if they let me know when it's fixed.

The final step and resulting dialogue is:

Speak with Skal Nethus 0/1 Plane of Knowledge

You say, 'Hail, Skal Nethus'
Your task 'The Dungeon Rot Infected has been updated.
You receive 5 gold .
You receive 786 platinum .
You gain experience!!
You have been given: Putrified Dungeon Rot
Skal Nethus says 'My, this Dungeon Rot is potent! I am surprised you have not come to me with your face like magma and your arms waving in a frenzy. With my extensive knowledge and capabilities, I will extract the strength-giving compounds from the spores...ah, here we go. This substance I have synthesized will grant you power without ill effects. Here, take some of it as compensation for your efforts. Now I must consider whether I can concoct a cure for the blight...'

I forgot to look at my experience beforehand, but I had AA experience on 100% and did not receive an AA point. I think I had just gotten a point recently, though, and ended up at 92%.

Edited, Dec 17th 2010 5:51pm by Mattpotato
Tosk and Kaesora
# Dec 17 2010 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
In both the Tosk and Kaesora Library zones the dungeon Rot mob starts off as a normal mob and then about 30% HP turns into the Dungeon Rot version.

In Toskirakk I'm pretty sure it's any of the normal guards around the circular group camp spot.

In Kaesora Library I was all the way down at the bottom of the most south east section (where the AC augment droppers were) and it was just the typical mobs there which turned into Dungeon Rot versions and dropped the item.
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Mobs
# Dec 15 2010 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Kaesora Library - a Corrupt Defiler just turned right at the zone-in.
Mobs
# Dec 15 2010 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Corrupt Warlock too, it might be all the Corrupt Mobs (Defiler, Heretic, Warlock).
Mobs
# Dec 13 2010 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Here are some of the mob types and locations you're looking for if you want to do this quest:

Upper Guk - a froglok ton knight/warrior near zone to Lower Guk.
Solusek - gnome miners (they will give negative Ak`Anon faction); east side of the zone.
Crystal Caverns - a stalag terror (bottom of zone, left tunnel).
Kaesora - drop down east of the zone in, then head north. Not sure what mobs they were, but it was a room almost directly east of the zone-in.
Lower Guk - an urd ghoul wizard (near Reanimated Hand room, in the area south of that room).
Howling Stones - mortiferous golem (straight east of zone-in; stairs leading up to the door are fake, can float from another platform).
Ssraeshza - an Imperial Golem - south/eastern 3rd floor section.
BoT - a Vann Stav (SW corner of towers section, blizzard sphere area; they were really stingy for me until I only needed one more, then I got about 5).
Tactics - I have no clue. I spent several hours killing everything in the zone and got nothing. Please let me know if you find the mob.
Vergalid - a spawn of Vergalid and a Vergalid Elite both turn into Dungeon Rot mobs; these are past the keyed area just before you get to Vergalid at the bottom of the pit.
Zhisza - a Shissar deathmaker inside the pyramid in the north. Possibly other Shissar types inside the pyramid.
Toskirakk - not sure yet, but this is what Magelo says.
Kaesora Library - something at the far SE corner, maybe corrupt warlocks, maybe imperial scourge; I wasn't paying attention at that point.
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