This is a barren plateau that is the final resting place for mages that make a fatal mistake during one of the sacred rituals, and also for their loyal followers. A cave at the entrance to the plateau is the home of the Emperor Scorpion  , the strongest of his race. On the plateau itself you can find a unique obelisk, which endows travellers with the experience of souls that were defeated by them on the plateau.
Instance is available for 6 hours every 4 days and is recommended from player level 9 and above.
Location: Barrow of Sadness or Ridge of Darkness
Quest and Reputation:
Dangerous Pet – Accessible from level 11 and this quest is given to you from Arnica the Rider or Orfin the Beastmaster.
After killing the Emperor Scorpion  you will receive Emperor Scorpion Bile, if you have read the Emperor Scorpion Guidebook, which can be bought once you have 16 Secret Knowledge points. For having read the Guidebook you will also receive 10 Juggernaut Reputation points for killing the Emperor Scorpion, until you reach 2800 Juggernaut Reputation.
|Emperor Scorpion  – HP: 26829 Hits: 140-170|
|The most powerful of all scorpions, it is not called the Emperor for nothing! All living creatures back off at the first sight of this beast, an unbelievably strong monster, capable of cutting an adult Zorb in two with its pincers. But this strength is nothing compared to the potential of the scorpion’s fatal poison, stored in the stinger at the end of the tail. The scorpion has enough of this poison to wipe out an entire army. The Emperor Scorpion can be distinguished by its ability to summon a complete retinue of Scorpion Defenders at the first sign of danger, which will defend their sovereign to the last drop of their blood.|
|Effects and whats needed to remove them with.|
|The next hit will stun the opponent for 12 seconds.|
|Increases the probability of a critical hit to 100%.|
|Takes 120 life points in 40 sec.
If needed this Poison can be removed with a Scroll of Antidote.
|The Emperor Scorpion Bile always drops as long as the Emperor Scorpion Guidebook has been read.||The Relict Fossil is a random drop. It wont drop after player reached level 13.|
|Of the below Jewellers, one always drop randomly for players up to level 12,
if a level 13 is in group, no Jewellery will drop.
|Level 11 Rings||Level 12 Amulets|
If the Emperor Scorpion is not killed within 15 minutes it will call a couple of friends to help out, 10 actually. They are in principle similar to the level 9 Scorpions that runs around in normal location. There might also be joiners from within the Cave where the Emperor Scorpion lives, since they respawn if killed, there is no need to clearing the room first hand anyway.
|The Following Achievement can be done by visiting the Plateau of Scorpions.|