No problem getting the vial nor the books, nor his password, but I cannot find the dragon scale. I know it's near the altar, but I'm not seeing it. I assume just reading the book without having the scale in inventory won't do the job.
Does someone have a screen shot to pintpoint exactly where it is?
No screen shot, but it is a big lump on the ground (brownish from what I remember) just after the bridge out to the alter and between two other things (might have been brazers). In any case, there are only four things out there: that alter/blood fountain, the scale, and two other decorations.