I'm playing with a survival mod that overhauls diseases. My character has caught a disease from a wolf while I was on my way to Ivarstead. I'm playing as a Nord so I have no disease resistance. I slept for 12 hours at the inn, but the disease did not progress or go away. I may have to spend days resting at the inn to fully cure this. The UESP doesn't list a Shrine either near Ivarstead or in High Hrothgar. I also don't recall ever seen Vigilants of Stendar around there. There isn't even an alchemy merchant nearby I could buy a potion from. There's also no alchemy table I could use to make my own potion either. Fml.

Keep in mind, this is the first time I've played with this survival mod (Last Seed if it matters), so I had no idea what to expect. I've played with Realistic Needs and Diseases before, along with iNeed. I wasn't expecting this. So lesson learned, if you're going to Ivarstead or some other remote location with Last Seed installed, you need to make sure you have some way to deal with being sick.

Is there no way I can deal with my situation other than just sleeping excessively? I do have plenty of food and water, and there is an inn there after all. Still, its rather lame having to wait for days for this disease to go away so it doesn't get worse. Right now its just reducing my smithing skill, which isn't too big of a deal especially since my character isn't a smith, but still.

Is there anyway to deal with diseases around the Ivarstead area?

edit: Well, I did find an alchemy lab inside the barrow (forgot it was there because I rarely play alchemists), so apparently you COULD make a cure disease potion within Ivarstead.

  • In vanilla, there is a shrine to Talos at the top of Froki's Peak. That's a bit of a hike, but not outrageously hard in vanilla. Since Last Seed does not include any hypothermia functionality (that's in Frostfall), that should be doable for you if you are not too heavily debilitated by the disease (i.e. if you can handle walking near a dragon and a couple of smaller predators).
    – Kevin
    Commented Apr 24 at 18:25

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The Last Seed mod description mentions how [my emphasis]

For example, if you ignore a newly-caught disease and continue adventuring, you will most likely become very sick. If you instead travel to a nearby inn and get plenty of bed rest, you may overcome the disease naturally.

What you're experiencing seems to be exactly what the mod author intended, and what you could have anticipated after having read the mod description.

  • Depending on the severity of your disease, you could opt for a visit to the temple priests at the Temple of Mara in Riften, on the other side of the water (Lake Geir, Lake Honrich, and the river that flows between them) or the Temple of Kynareth in Whiterun.
    Both cities have several other healers who are mentioned by name in the mod description.

  • You can also install the Travellers of Skyrim mod, which includes travelling alchemists and apothecaries, who might be able to sell you potions of Cure Disease (which will not immediately cure you, but increase your resistance and shorten your recovery period).

  • Note also that "all of these changes [to diseases] are optional and can be configured through the MCM."

  • I wasn't 'expecting' the game to accommodate a mod. I've learned that the hard way years and years ago with bathing mods. That said, survival mods often do modify the world to accommodate itself. I had simply never thought about whether or not there was such a service in Ivarstead because I've never needed it! I didn't even start to think about it until my character got sick, and even then only once I did arrive in Ivarstead. That said, I did manage to cure myself by sleeping for 20 hours. Nothing else eventful happened. That still doesn't answer my yes-no question as to Ivarstead.
    – user314533
    Commented Apr 24 at 12:55
  • @user8600 As you can see, I tried to answer that question, but you only mention the mod in passing, and don't tell us about the disease (like its name), or potential ways in which it can be cured, so my answer is naturally vague.
    – Joachim
    Commented Apr 24 at 17:54

you could always go to Riften from ivarsted and pray at the temple of Mara

or alternatively, their are a few plants that grow near the black briar estate that have a cure diseases affect I can't think of the names right now but I remember finding some when I was in a similar situation hope this helps


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