"Weep for Shada, tears of grief. The endless years bring no relief." — Old Hammerfell Ballad 
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Shada's Tear
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Quest Hub
Discoverable Yes
Completion Objective
Durzogs, Ogres, Dusteater Shaman, Dusteater Ranger, Dusteater Butcher
Stomper, Skit, Scat, Healing Totem, Ziruhir of the Deep
Skeletal Archer, Bone Flayer, Bone Colossus, Nedic Warrior, Debruz, Nedic Ice Mage, Tortured Soul, Zal'ik, Emi'liah
Skeletal Warrior, Skeletal Soldier, Nedic Illusionist, Nedic Dragonknight, Nereid, Klause, Nedic Channeller, Conjurer Squan, Storm Atronach, Blacksmith Zifri, Blacksmith's Apprentice, Fiery Spark, Jah'lah
Spider, Muhma the Stinger, Shada, Shield Maiden, Nedic Archmage
Belkarth RegionCraglorn
Northeast of the Bangkorai Gate
Overlooking Shada's Tear

Shada's Tear is a ruined Nedic city located in western Craglorn, northeast of the Bangkorai Gate. The exterior of the city ruins is sprawling with Dusteater goblins, durzogs, and ogres. A duneracer called Ziruhir of the Deep can be summoned here by activating crystals and a brazier. A powerful troll named Stomper and its two goblin minders, Skit and Scat inhabit the goblin camp surrounding the exterior of the ruins.

Near the river you can descend to the lower part of the ruin. The proper way to get to and from the ruins is via a ladder leading in and out of the crevice. However, you can also get to the ruins by jumping down the hole and landing in the water. Inside the city, a group of researchers are trying to solve the mystery of the city's cursed water. Their leader, Sali'ma will ask for your assistance in cleansing the waters and dealing with the powerful Nereid Queen named Shada. While helping to cleanse the city waters, you also have an opportunity to find and free some lost researchers and assist a Nedic priest.

Several books are found at the entrance. A copy of Nedes of the Deathlands can be found within, to the right of the first staircase leading into the ruins. Tishi's Research Notes are laying on a cot next to Vhasla's cage.

Related QuestsEdit

  • Shada's Tear Objective: Discover the secret of the cursed waters of Shada's Tear.
  • Repeatable ON-qico-Group Area.pngThe Reason We Fight: Release an undead Nedic priest from his curse.
  • Repeatable Waters Run Foul: Release the researchers from the Nereid Queen's influence.

Shops and ServicesEdit



Burial GroundsEdit

Burial Grounds
Burial Grounds water source

A Waterlogged Journal can be found at the entrance to the Burial Grounds, by the cliff overlooking a pool of tainted water. The poisonous cloud within the Burial Grounds deals massive poison damage. You must pass it by following behind it as it moves. Emi'liah is responsible for corrupting the waters here.

City DistrictEdit

City District
City District water source

The City District is full of undead Nedes who are accompanied by Nereids. A scroll titled The Light Holds the Way is found on an altar in the first room, and tells you how to solve the puzzle that allows you to enter the next room. Jah'lah is responsible for corrupting the waters here.

Worship HallEdit

Worship Hall
Shada's lair

A detour through a subterranean cavern leads to Shada's lair. These caves are full of spiders. Muhma the Stinger can be fought within, though this is entirely optional. Shada dwells in the deepest depths of these halls.


Shada's Tear Wayshrine

Shada's Tear Wayshrine is located north of Shada's Tear.


  • Prior to Update 12, this location used a ON-mapicon-Keep.pngFort map marker.


There is one Achievement associated with this dungeon:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Group Dungeon.png Shada's Tear Curse-Breaker 15 Defeat Shada and cleanse the waters of Shada's Tear.



A map of Shada's Tear
Shada's Tear Burial Grounds
Shada's Tear City District
Shada's Tear Hall of Worship