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Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence Walkthrough: How to Cure the Village of Merhojed

Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence is weird, strange, bizarre, and downright awesome. This unique side quest in the game has you tasked with helping to cure the village of Merhojed from a dangerous illness that has affected both animals and villagers alike. It can be a bit confusing at first, but we’ve got everything you need to.

To complete Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence, we first recommend having a little bit of reading. Henry being literate will be vital to this side quest, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some Alchemy experience as well. Let’s dive deep into the Pestilence side quest and find a cure!

Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence Walkthrough: How to Cure the Village of Merhojed

This first part of the Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence side quest is a little tricky. You must use the books in front of you to figure out the right diagnosis for the plague that is affecting the village and also its recipe. This is why knowing how to read is so important.

Thankfully, we are able to help regardless as we know what the problem is in Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence. Let’s dig into what isn’t the disease and what it actually is. This particular sickness began after the raid and first affected the animals before crossing species to affect the villagers living there, too. Symptoms are shakes, fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, chronic stomach pain, and more.

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With that information, we can already solve this Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence puzzle through the process of elimination. Diphtheria is not it because it doesn’t affect animals. The Plague as we know it today is also not it because it doesn’t affect smaller animals and the symptoms are much different. It’s not the Saint Vitas Dance, as delirium isn’t as common of a symptom.

The Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence is also not Typical Fever because the symptoms are different and the time symptoms begin is much different. Dysentery isn’t it either as it would hit the humans first and then the animals. Lastly, gas poisoning is out because of obvious reasons. This leaves us with the real culprit: poisoned water. The animals and then the villagers consumed poisoned water.

With the right diagnosis, wait for Brother Nicodemus to finish. With the cure in hand, continue to follow the objectives of Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence to hand it out to the afflicted. From there, continue doing these simple objectives:

  • Go back and speak with Brother Nicodemus
  • Investigate the plague further by going to the marked houses
  • Help the widow dig a grave for her dead husband
  • Speak with Johanka at the monastery in Sasau
  • Go back and cure the delirious man
  • Then cure Straw’s wife
  • Wait for the remedy and prepare it (this is where the Alchemy experience is helpful)
  • Continue this until the surprising end to this quest and its resolution
  • Speak with Melichar at the end to fulfill your promise and complete the Kingdom Come Deliverance Pestilence quest