If you brought Shale with you during Anvil of the Void, it is told about its origin by Caridin. This will prompt Shale to remember the location of Cadash Thaig, allowing you to travel there. You can speak to Shale immediately after the final battle at the Anvil and viewing the stone tablet there to initiate the quest.
If Shale was not with you during Anvil of the Void, it will talk to you in Party Camp, wanting to know what happened to Caridin and the Anvil. Shale will give you the quest even if you admit to killing Caridin, but not if you reveal you did so because he was protecting the Anvil. However, you still suffer a major approval loss. When you travel to Aeducan Thaig, Caridin's Cross and Ortan Thaig in the Deep Roads with Shale, it will remember the location of Cadash Thaig and mark it on your map.Once in Cadash Thaig, fight through the town up to the bridge where you fight an ogre alpha and some shrieks. You will then be free to approach the golem monument (but you must have Shale in your party, otherwise the monument will not be active). Approach the monument and there will be a short cutscene with Shale.
Completing the quest will unlock the Stone's Lament achievement and potentially give you (+21) with Shale.
- In the Party Camp conversation, Shale disapproves being told it used to be squishy (-4) and asking it where you should go (-3) .
As in Wilhelm's Cellar, there are many crystals for Shale here, though of a much better quality.
Inscribed Leather (Tier 6)
Requires: 22 strength
+2% ranged critical chance
+2% melee critical chance
Increases hostility, source: Drop Ogre
Blood weeps endlessly from the crusted seams of this rotten thing, staining your chest a gory red.
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 26 dexterity
Critical chance: 4.50%
Armor penetration: 7.00
Strength modifier: 0.85
+0.5 armor penetration
Gold Silver Bronze
, Lots of Gold (in locked chests)
Shale is only required to be in the party to unlock Cadash Thaig on the Deep Roads Map and to initiate dialogue with the monument after all darkspawn are dead. You may leave it behind while clearing darkspawn and return with it another time. You will not miss any of Shale's gritty repartee and you will still be able to complete the quest.
ps3Bug! When you complete this quest, the quest will disappear from your current quests list, but it will not appear in your completed quests.