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Title: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
System: PC, Xbox 360
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Publisher: 2K Games
Release Date: 20 March 2006
01 - Introduction
02 - Races
03 - Classes
04 - Skills/Attributes
05 - Birthsigns
06 - Walkthrough
07 - Quests
08 - Vampires
09 - Map
10 - Items
11 - Cheats/Secrets
12 - Miscellanea
13 - Links
14 - Changelog
15 - Conclusion
01 - Introduction
02 - Races
03 - Classes
04 - Skills/Attributes
05 - Birthsigns
06 - Walkthrough
06.1 - Tutorial
06.2 - Deliver the Amulet
06.3 - Find the Heir
06.4 - Breaking the Siege of Kvatch
06.5 - Weynon Priory
06.6 - The Path of Dawn
06.7 - Spies
06.8 - Blood of the Daedra
06.9 - Bruma Gate
06.10 - Blood of the Divines
06.11 - Miscarcand
06.12 - Allies for Bruma
06.13 - The Defense of Bruma
06.14 - Paradise
06.15 - Light the Dragonfires
06.16 - Imperial Dragon Armor
07 - Quests
07a - Mages Guild
07a.1 - Bruma Recommendation
07a.2 - Bravil Recommendation
07a.3 - Cheydinhal Recommendation
07a.4 - Anvil Recommendation
07a.5 - Skingrad Recommendation
07a.6 - Leyawiin Recommendation
07a.7 - Chorrol Recommendation
07a.8 - A Mage's Staff
07a.9 - Ulterior Motives
07a.10 - Vahtacen's Secret
07a.11 - Necromancer's Moon
07a.12 - Liberation or Apprehension?
07a.13 - Information At a Price
07a.14 - A Plot Revealed
07a.15 - Ambush
07a.16 - Confront the King
07a.17 - Collecting flowers when penalized
07b - Fighters Guild
07b.1 - The Desolate Mine
07b.2 - A Rat Problem
07b.3 - The Unfortunate Shopkeeper
07b.4 - Unfinished Business
07b.5 - Drunk and Disorderly
07b.6 - Den of Thieves
07b.7 - Amelion's Debt
07b.8 - The Master's Son
07b.9 - More Unfinished Business
07b.10 - Azani Blackheart
07b.11 - The Wandering Scholar
07b.12 - The Fugitives
07b.13 - Trolls of Forsaken Mine
07b.14 - The Noble's Daughter
07b.15 - Mystery at Harlun's Watch
07b.16 - The Stone of St. Alessia
07b.17 - Information Gathering
07b.18 - Infiltration
07b.19 - The Hist
07c - The Arena
07c.1 - Ranks and Gold rewards
07c.2 - Pit Dog Matches
07c.3 - Brawler Matches
07c.4 - Bloodletter Matches
07c.5 - Myrmidon Matches
07c.6 - Warrior Matches
07c.7 - Gladiator Matches
07c.8 - Hero Matches
07c.9 - Champion Match
07d - Thieves Guild
07d.1 - May the Best Thief Win
07d.2 - Independent Thievery
07d.3 - Untaxing the Poor
07d.4 - The Elven Maid
07d.5 - Adharji's Heirloom
07d.6 - Misdirection
07d.7 - Lost Histories
07d.8 - Taking Care of Lex
07d.9 - Turning a Blind Eye
07d.10 - Arrow of Extrication
07d.11 - Boots of Springheel Jak
07d.12 - The Ultimate Heist
07e - Dark Brotherhood
07e.1 - A Knife in the Dark
07e.2 - Welcome to the Family
07e.3 - A Watery Grave
07e.4 - Blood of the Damned
07e.5 - Accidents Happen
07e.6 - No Rest for the Wicked
07e.7 - Scheduled for Execution
07e.8 - To Serve Sithis
07e.9 - The Assassinated Man
07e.10 - My Brother's Keeper
07e.11 - The Lonely Wanderer
07e.12 - Enter the Eliminator
07e.13 - Bad Medicine
07e.14 - The Night Mother's Child
07e.15 - Whodunit
07e.16 - The Assassin's Gambit
07e.17 - Permanent Retirement
07e.18 - Of Secret And Shadow
07e.19 - The Purification
07e.20 - The Dead Drop
07e.21 - The Affairs of a Wizard
07e.22 - Next of Kin
07e.23 - Broken Vows
07e.24 - Final Justice
07e.25 - A Matter of Honor
07e.26 - The Coldest Sleep
07e.27 - A Kiss before Dying
07e.28 - Following a Lead
07e.29 - Honor thy Mother
07e.30 - Whispers of Death
07e.31 - Expelled?
07f - Daedric Quests
07f.1 - Azura
07f.2 - Sheogorath
07f.3 - Vaermina
07f.4 - Namira
07f.5 - Sanguine
07f.6 - Malacath
07f.7 - Meridia
07f.8 - Nocturnal
07f.9 - Peryite
07f.10 - Mephala
07f.11 - Hircine
07f.12 - Molag Bal
07f.13 - Clavicus Vile
07f.14 - Boethia
07f.15 - Hermaeus Mora
07g - Side-Quests (Incomplete)
07g.1 - The Renegade Shadowscale
07g.2 - Where Spirits have Lease (Anvil house quest)
07g.3 - How to become a REAL knight
07g.4 - The Ghost Ship of Anvil
07g.5 - A Brush With Death
07g.6 - Separated at Birth
07g.7 - Legacy Lost
07g.8 - Sins Of The Father
07g.9 - Canvas The Castle
07g.10 - Order of the Virtuous Blood
07g.11 - Shadow Over Hackdirt
07g.12 - Origin of the Gray Prince
07g.13 - Go Fish
07g.14 - An Unexpected Voyage
07g.15 - The Gravefinder's Repose
07g.16 - Tears of the Savior
07g.17 - Zero Visibility
07g.18 - Corruption and Conscience
07g.19 - Lifting the Vale
07g.20 - Unfriendly Competition
07g.21 - Bear Season
07g.22 - The Rosethorn Cache
08 - Vampires
08.1 - How to Become a Vampire
08.2 - Where to Find Them
08.3 - Once You're a Vampire
08.4 - Vampire Survival Guide
08.5 - Stages of Vampirism
08.6 - Feeding
08.7 - Vampirism Cure
09 - Map
10 - Items
10a - Weapons
10b - Armor
10c - Alchemy
10d - Sigil Stones
11 - Cheats/Secrets
11.1 - Console Cheats (PC only)
11.2 - Vampire Cure Quest money exploit
11.3 - Screenshots
11.4 - Infinite Money
11.5 - Easy Stealing
11.6 - Item Spawning (PC only)
11.7 - World Warping (PC only)
11.8 - NPC Spawning (PC only)
11.9 - Easily Acquire Free, Weightless Daedric Weapons (Xbox 360)
11.10 - Item duplication
11.11 - Sigil stones glitches
11.12 - Make enchantment effects last forever (Xbox 360)
11.13 - Using Shadowmere to store your stuff
11.14 - Faster spellcasting
11.15 - Sneak bonus glitch
11.16 - Boots of Springheel Jak glitch
11.17 - Infinite money with Alchemy
11.18 - Easy advancement in...
11.18.1 - ...Alteration
11.18.2 - ...Alchemy
11.18.3 - ...Blade
11.18.4 - ...Conjuration
11.18.5 - ...Destruction (Xbox 360)
11.18.6 - ...Sneaking
11.19 - Easy money
11.20 - Pickpocketing
11.21 - Free permanent bound armor/weapons
11.22 - Castle Chorrol glitch
11.23 - Staff charge glitch (PC?)
11.24 - Always keep your magical weapons charged for almost no money
11.25 - How to carry almost infinite loot
11.26 - How to gain instant 100 disposition with whomever you speak to
11.27 - Get iron arrows easily
12 - Miscellanea
12.1 - On horses
12.2 - On houses
12.3 - Skill trainers
12.4 - Custom spells and enchantments
12.5 - Lockpicking
12.6 - Where is that Unicorn?
12.7 - Putting custom music in Oblivion's music folder
12.8 - Which order to do the Guild Quests in to avoid being expelled
12.9 - Character Leveling guide
13 - Links
14 - Changelog
15 - Conclusion
After the mysterious and untimely death of the Emperor, desperate factions vie for control of Tamriel's throne. With the empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land, laying waste to everything in their path. To turn the tide of darkness the player must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
Welcome to our guide to Oblivion, created by a team of various persons. Different people, the same goal - create the best Oblivion guide there is. We hope you enjoy this guide in your journey through Oblivion, and remember - feedback is always welcome.
Choosing a race is for most people the hardest thing in the game. Once you realize it's not all about the looks, it's indeed a difficult task to determine what race to choose. All of them have special abilities and skill bonuses so again you will have to think about what kind of character you're going to play.
For example, if you want to play a combat character with melee skills, a good choice would be either Nord or Orc. Nords have great skill bonuses but Orcs have the Berserk ability: a wild fighting rage with a Fatigue, Health and Strength bonus.
|Race||Skill bonuses||Special abilities||Notes|
|Argonian||Alchemy +5, Athletics +10, Blade +5, Hand-to-Hand +5, Illusion +5, Mysticism +5, Security +10||Resist Disease (75 points constant), Resist Poison (100 points constant), Water Breathing (constant)||Not really a coherent range of skill bonuses but the special abilities are pretty good.|
|Breton||Alchemy +5, Alteration +5, Conjuration +10, Illusion +5, Mysticism +10, Restoration +10||Fortified Magicka (+50 points constant), Resist Magicka (50 points constant), Shield (50 points for 60 secs - once a day)||Good for spell casting although there's no bonus for Destruction. The Magicka abilities and Shield are great though.|
|Dark Elf||Athletics +5, Blade +10, Blunt +5, Destruction +10, Light Armor +5, Marksman +5, Mysticism +5||Summon Ghost (60 secs - once a day), Resist Fire (75 points constant)||The more offensive spellcaster, with Blade skill bonus for melee fights.|
|High Elf||Alchemy +5, Alteration +10, Conjuration +5, Destruction +10, Illusion +5, Mysticism +10||Fortified Magicka (+100 points constant), Weakness to Fire, Frost, Shock (25 points constant), Resist Disease (75 points constant)||Offensive spellcasters who only rely on magic, no Blade bonus like Dark Elf.|
|Imperial||Blade +5, Blunt +5, Hand-to-Hand +5, Heavy Armor +5, Mercantile +10, Speechcraft +10||Absorb Fatigue (100 points - once a day), Charm (30 points - once a day)||Speechcraft bonus and Charm special are great!|
|Khajiit||Acrobatics +10, Athletics +5, Blade +5, Hand-to-Hand +10, Light Armor +5, Security +5, Sneak +5||Demoralize (100 points - once a day), Night-Eye (30 secs)||The unlimited Night-Eye and Sneak and Security bonuses make for a great thief character!|
|Nord||Armorer +5, Blade +10, Block +5, Blunt +10, Heavy Armor +10, Restoration +5||Frost Damage on touch (50 points - once a day), Shield (30 points for 60 seconds - once a day), Resist Frost (50 points constant)||Excellent skill bonuses for a melee fighter|
|Orc||Armorer +10, Block +10, Blunt +10, Hand-to-Hand +5, Heavy Armor +10||Fortify Health +20, Fortify Fatigue +200, Fortify Strength +50, Drain Agility -100 (all 60 secs - once a day), Resist Magicka (25 points)||Excellent special ability for melee fighter, less interesting skill bonuses but still okay|
|Redguard||Athletics +10, Blade +10, Blunt +10, Hand-to-Hand +5, Heavy Armor +10||Fortify Agility +50, Fortify Speed +50, Fortify Strength +50, fortify Endurance +50, Fortify Health +25 (all 60 secs), Resist Poison (75 points), Resist Disease (75 points)||Special ability is excellent for a combat player, skill bonuses pretty good too|
|Wood Elf||Acrobatics +5, Alchemy +10, Alteration +5, Light Armor +5, Marksman +10, Sneak +10||Command Creature (20 points for 60 secs - once a day), Resist Disease (75 points)||Good for stealth fighters.|
During the introductory tutorial level you will have to select your character's class. The game suggests a class based on your style of playing during the introduction. You can confirm this class, choose another class or make your own custom class.
Each class has a certain specialization (Magic, Combat or Stealth), seven major skills and a bonus of +5 to two attributes. Each specialization governs seven skills which get a +10 bonus. Therefore, all seven major skills you choose should ideally be skills from your specialization. The major skills have a base value of 25 (or 35 if you get the +10 specialization bonus) and are the only skills that contribute to leveling up. They also increase faster than the rest of the skills (the so-called minor skills). These minor skills only start out with 5 points and don't increase as fast.
The list of specializations and their respective governed skills:
|Combat||Armorer, Athletics, Blade, Block, Blunt, Hand-to-Hand, Heavy Armor|
|Magic||Alchemy, Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Illusion, Mysticism, Restoration|
|Stealth||Acrobatics, Light Armor, Marksman, Mercantile, Security, Sneak, Speechcraft|
See the section on skills for more in-depth information about the twenty-one skills in the game.
Below you'll find a list of the predefined classes in the game. As I said before, you don't have to stick to these but it might be useful if you're a first-time player of the Elder Scrolls series.
|Class name||Favored attributes||Specialization||Major skills||In-game description|
|Acrobat||Agility, Endurance||Stealth||Acrobatics, Blade, Block, Marksman, Security, Sneak, Speechcraft||The kind of person that uses agility and endurance to their advantage. Unafraid of jumping long distances.|
|Agent||Agility, Personality||Stealth||Acrobatics, Illusion, Marksman, Mercantile, Security, Sneak, Speechcraft||Charming when they can be seen, and nearly invisible when in shadow.|
|Archer||Agility, Strength||Combat||Armorer, Blade, Blunt, Hand-to-Hand, Light Armor, Marksman, Sneak||A marksman, adept at combat at great distances. Able to take down most foes before they have a chance to draw sword.|
|Assassin||Intelligence, Speed||Stealth||Alchemy, Acrobatics, Blade, Light Armor, Marksman, Security, Sneak||Nimble and quiet, they move in darkness to strike at the unsuspecting. Locks hold no doors shut for them.|
|Barbarian||Speed, Strength||Combat||Armorer, Athletics, Blade, Block, Blunt, Hand-to-Hand, Light Armor||Fearsome brutes who inspire fear and dread in the hearts of their enemies. Like a storm, swift and powerful. Finding little use for heavy armor, they rely on smashing their foes into the ground.|
|Bard||Intelligence, Personality||Stealth||Alchemy, Blade, Block, Illusion, Light Armor, Mercantile, Speechcraft||Intelligent and personable, they prefer to accomplish tasks with their words first, and with their sword second.|
|Battlemage||Intelligence, Strength||Magic||Alchemy, Alteration, Blade, Blunt, Conjuration, Destruction, Mysticism||Able to resolve most conflicts with either spell or sword. They are a deadly mix of scholar and soldier.|
|Crusader||Strength, Willpower||Combat||Athletics, Blade, Blunt, Destruction, Hand-to-Hand, Heavy Armor, Restoration||A combatant who wields the power of brute strength and medicinal knowledge. Cheating death after every fight, they rely on their keen knowledge of restoration to fight yet again.|
|Healer||Personality, Willpower||Magic||Alchemy, Alteration, Destruction, Illusion, Mercantile, Restoration, Speechcraft||Fighters of poison and illness. The ancient art of restoration is their ally, and the deadly art of destruction is their weapon.|
|Knight||Personality, Strength||Combat||Blade, Block, Blunt, Hand-to-Hand, Heavy Armor, Illusion, Speechcraft||The most noble of all combatants. Strong in body and in character.|
|Mage||Intelligence, Willpower||Magic||Alchemy, Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Illusion, Mysticism, Restoration||Preferring to use their extensive knowledge of all things magickal, they wield a might more powerful than the sharpest blade.|
|Monk||Agility, Willpower||Stealth||Acrobatics, Alteration, Athletics, Hand-to-Hand, Marksman, Security, Sneak||Quick and cunning with the empty hand, they are strong in spirit. They prefer to solve conflict by arrow or by fist.|
|Nightblade||Speed, Willpower||Magic||Acrobatics, Alteration, Athletics, Blade, Destruction, Light Armor, Restoration||Spell and shadow are their friends. By darkness they move with haste, casting magic to benefit their circumstances.|
|Pilgrim||Endurance, Personality||Stealth||Armorer, Block, Blunt, Light Armor, Mercantile, Security, Speechcraft||Hearty folk, well-versed in the tomes of old. They profit in life by bartering in the market, or by persuading the weak-minded.|
|Rogue||Personality, Speed||Combat||Alchemy, Athletics, Blade, Block, Illusion, Light Armor, Mercantile||They use speed in combat rather than brute fOrce. Persuasive in conversation, their tongues are as sharp as blades.|
|Scout||Endurance, Speed||Combat||Alchemy, Athletics, Armorer, Acrobatics, Blade, Block, Light Armor||Preferring the rolling countryside to the city life, they are gifted with the ability to evade, guard, and protect themselves with great proficiency.|
|SOrcerer||Endurance, Intelligence||Magic||Alchemy, Alteration, Conjuration, Destruction, Heavy Armor, Mysticism, Restoration||Besting the most well-equipped fighters, they rely on the spells of the mystic arts. Unique to these mages is the bodily stamina to be armed with the thickest armor.|
|Spellsword||Endurance, Willpower||Magic||Alteration, Blade, Block, Destruction, Heavy Armor, Illusion, Restoration||More nimble and athletic than the sOrcerer, and better suited for spellcasting than the knight, their attacks are unpredictable. Students of combat and magic.|
|Thief||Agility, Speed||Stealth||Acrobatics, Light Armor, Marksman, Mercantile, Security, Sneak, Speechcraft||Profiting from the losses of others is their love. Able to be swift in shadow, and crafty in bartering. Locks are enemies, and lockpicks are their swords.|
|Warrior||Endurance, Strength||Combat||Armorer, Athletics, Blade, Block, Blunt, Hand-to-Hand, Heavy Armor||Unafraid of light weaponry, they plow into the fray with little regard for injury. Masters of al melee tools, they put little faith in the magickal arts.|
|Witchhunter||Agility, Intelligence||Magic||Alchemy, Athletics, Conjuration, Destruction, Marksman, Mysticism, Security||Swift on foot, and clever with spells, they use distance as their ally. Slower adversaries are fodder for their arrows.|
Skills are the abilities your character has. By using a skill, you're improving it. Once you have improved ten skills, you raise one level. When you raise a level you can distribute points over three attributes.
All skills are governed by an attribute. These are the things you can improve on a level-up. When you're using a major skill (see Classes), on the next level-up you will be able to assign extra points to its attribute.
The attributes range from 1 through 100 and can be changed by potions and magic effects. The game has the following eight attributes:
|Agility||Marksman, Security, Sneak||Affects the marksman damage you can do, the total Fatigue and your ability to manoeuver and balance.|
|Endurance||Armorer, Block, Heavy Armor||Affects your health, fatigue and how much your health increases on level-up.|
|Intelligence||Alchemy, Conjuration, Mysticism||Affects your total Magicka.|
|Luck||-||Luck affects everything you do but doesn't govern any skills.|
|Personality||Illusion, Mercantile, Speechcraft||Affects people's disposition towards you.|
|Speed||Acrobatics, Athletics, Light Armor||Determines how fast you move.|
|Strength||Blade, Blunt, Hand-to-Hand||Affects how much you can carry, your Fatigue and how much melee damage you can do.|
|Willpower||Alteration, Destruction, Restoration||Affects your Fatigue and how quickly you regenerate Magicka.|
You will have to select a birthsign for your character, during the introductory tutorial level as well. Different birthsigns have different features (advantages) and you'll have to choose one that fits with your character and your style of playing.
|Apprentice||Magicka +100, 100% Weakness to Magicka||Useful for spellcasting mages|
|Atronach||Magicka +150, no Magicka regeneration, Spell Absorption 50%||Useful for spellcasting mages but it will take extra effort to restore Magicka|
|Lady||Endurance +10, Willpower +10||-|
|Lord||Restore Health (6 points for 15 secs), 25% Weakness to fire||Restore Health is pretty useful but might not be worth the weakness|
|Lover||Paralyze on touch (10 secs) and lose 120 Fatigue - once a day||Always useful|
|Mage||Magicka +50||Useful for spellcasting; you could choose Apprentice but that comes with a weakness|
|Ritual||Restore Health (200 points at once) - once a day, Turn Undead (100 points for 30 seconds)||-|
|Serpent||Cure Poison, Damage Fatigue (100 points on self), Damage Health on touch (3 points for 20 secs), Dispel (90 points) - all at once, and once a day||Not really useful in my opinion|
|Shadow||Invisibility (60 secs) - once a day||Useful for thieves' quests|
|Steed||Speed +20||+20 Speed is a good choice, but it might not be as useful later in the game|
|Thief||Agility +10, Luck +10, Speed +10||For playing a stealth character|
|Tower||Reflect Damage (5 points for 120 secs), Open Average Lock daily||-|
|Warrior||Endurance +10, Strength +10||Perfect for combat-oriented characters|
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006. This game marked the next step in realistic RPG's. This tells the tale of the aftermath following the assassination of the Emperor of Tamriel. The Amulet of Kings has kept the Dragonflame burning and the doors to Oblivion closed to normal man. Now with his death the fire is out and the doors have opened. You must find his lost son and heir to the throne before the evil takes over the land.
Like with all of The Elder Scrolls games you begin your existence in a jail cell. For what exact reasons you don't really know, but your future is about to pan out in ways you never imagined (your character never imagined, as the game player you know you're going to save the planet).
This is the tutorial section of the game. From the character creation to exiting the sewers it's pretty linear, guiding you through creating your perfect character and introducing you to the game's features. The first step is creating the race and physical features of your character. Take a moment to explore the jail cell. Mostly there's just the cups on the table. You can sit down on the stool, something Morrowind didn't offer. Once you've played around walk over to the cell door and the prisoner across the way will comment about you. Then the Emperor and his guards will enter. After the Emperor's epiphany follow the group through the hidden passage.
The real start of YOU playing the game is when Emperor Septim's guard, Baurus, tells you to not follow them any further. You'll need a key to get through the door anyway so don't worry about trying. Behind you a few rats come through the wall. This is the direction you want to go once they are dead.
From the Imperial Prison you'll make your way through to the Substructure then on to the Natural Caverns, the Imperial Subterrane, and lastly The Sanctum. Here you'll meet up with the Emperor and his guards.
|I witnessed Emperor Uriel Septim's assassination. Before he died, the emperor gave me the Amulet of Kings. He told me to take it to someone named Jauffre, and that Jauffre would know how to find his last surviving son. He warned that the assassins were in the service of the Lord of Destruction.|
Your first task will be taking the amulet to Jauffre at Weynon Priory near the town of Chorrol. Before you can do that you must make your way through The Sewers.
|Baurus, on of the Emperor's bodyguards, told me that Jauffre was the head of the Blades, an order of knights sworn to protect the Emperor.|
The path through the Sewers is also straightforward. Just before you exit to the outside you'll be asked one last time if you want to change anything about your character. Do so if you wish and then prepare for the rest of the adventure.
Robert submitted a tip about this part: if you want to be able to create a character without having to go through all the underground passages again, you can just create a save in the sewers, and re-make your char at the grate. Simple!
Once you're outside The Sewers you are on your own. It is most likely an hour or two before dawn, depending on how much time you spent in the Tutorial section. Head up the hill and around the Prison and enter the Imperial City. Here you can start any of the other quests available to you or continue with the Main Quest.
Exit the city from the West gate. Follow the road past Weye and Wawet Inn. Continue through The Great Forest and soon you will come to Fort Ash. Beware the Bandit who fights you for your gold. If you have more than 100 Septims you can pay him off and he'll leave you be or prepare for a battle. You'll finish the first leg of this long journey once you arrive at Weynon Priory just outside of Chorrol.
|I found Jauffre and gave him the Amulet of Kings. The Emperor's words to me filled him with foreboding. Mehrunes Dagon, the Lord of Destruction, is one of the prices of Oblivion, the demonic world. Jauffre fears that with no Emperor on the throne, the daedra from Oblivion may be able to invade our world.|
|Jauffre told me that the Emperor has an illegitimate son named Martin who is currently serving as a priest in the Chapel of Akatosh in the city of Kvatch. I must proceed to Kvatch at once and bring Martin safely back to Weynon Priory.|
So let's head South...
You can either fast travel to Kvatch or walk/ride a horse all the way there, it's completely up to you. Once you arrive a man named Hirtel will run up to you and initiate a conversation. The town has been overrun by monsters from Oblivion. Several people have escaped and are taking refuge in the little camp you just arrived at. Others, including Martin, have barricaded themselves in the Chapel before the whole town was overrun. After getting whatever little pieces of information from Hirtel head up the path to Kvatch.
Savlian Matius confronts you before you make it to the destroyed town. Ask about Martin and he'll tell you he's in the Chapel. Also, he wants your help finding a way to close the gate to Oblivion. You have two options here:
|Savlin Matius told me that he believes Martin is with a group that barricaded themselves within the Chapel of Akatosh inside the city. I need to follow his instructions in order to break the siege of Kvatch and rescue the survivors.|
Either enter the Oblivion gate or walk into the city and find Martin first.
|I have found Martin among the survivors inside the Chapel of Akatosh. He was surprised to learn that Emperor Uriel Septim was his father, but he will not leave until the way is safe for everyone to escape.|
|Savlin Matius asked me to help close the Oblivion Gate outside the ruins of Kvatch. He sent some of his men into it, but they never came back. I should let him know when I'm ready to help.|
|I have agreed to help Savlian Matius of the Kvatch Town Guard and his men as they attempt to reach some survivors trapped in the Chapel of Akatosh inside the city. He is willing to lead his guardsmen back into the city to attempt a rescue, but the enemy have opened an Oblivion Gate across the entry to the city.|
Into Oblivion we go! If you pass through the barrier you'll end up on the other side looking at the castle gate. You have to "activate" the gate. Once you're standing pretty close to the gate's threshold the cursor will change and you'll be able to enter Oblivion. Ilend Voius is the only survivor just inside the gate to Oblivion.
|At least one survivor of the assault on the Oblivion Gate has been taken to the large tower within Oblivion. I need to search for him there.|
You can have Ilend Voius accompany you into the tower to find his friends or send him back to Savlian Matius to defend the refugees. The choice is yours.
You cannot access the tower through the main set of gates directly in front of it. Instead, you must take the long route around the West side of the island. Follow it around and eventually you'll come to The Tower Portal to the Blood Feast. Enter, and as the load screen says, SAVE OFTEN.
The red compass arrow tells you exactly where to go to get through this multi-floored hollow tower. From the Blood Feast you'll go through the Rending Halls, back to the Blood Feast (but on the second level), up to the Corridors of Dark Salvation, and back out to the Plane of Oblivion. Inside the Reapers Sprawl you'll encounter the Dremora Sigil Keeper. Kill him and take the Sigil Key off his dead body. Talk to Menien Goneld in the cage and learn...
|I found the prisoner in Oblivion. He told me I need to reach the top of the largest tower and look for the Sigil Stone. But I will need the Sigil Keeper's key to gain entry into the Sigil Keep.|
So the huge flame shooting up through the Blood Feast leads to the Sigillum Sanguis. Further up the edge of the Blood Feast you'll find a Runes Portal. Activate it to teleport to the next floor up. Once at the top just take the Sigil Stone...
|I have closed the Gate by taking the Sigil Stone that anchors it within Oblivion. I should tell Savlian Matius that the way into Kvatch is now open.|
Talk to Savlian Matius and help him and his men take back the city. Once done you can enter the Chapel and free the survivors. Once the conversation between Savlian Matius and the other guard is finished you can catch up with Martin as he is leaving the castle grounds. Ask him to follow you back to Weynon Priory.
The Priory will be under attack by assassins when you get there. Enter the Chapel and help Jauffre defeat them. Jauffre believes the attackers may have taken the Amulet of Kings from his hiding place in Weynon House. Unfortunately he is right. Through the conversations you'll determine the next course of action is to hide Martin at the Cloud Ruler Temple, the hidden Blades fortress near Bruma.
Once you arrive at Cloud Ruler Temple enter the main gates and ascend to the top of the steps. Martin and Jauffre will follow and give a speech to the other guards. Speak to Martin once they are done talking. He'll wonder what to do next. Speak to Jauffre and he'll ask you to join The Blades. Congratulations, you are now a Knight Brother/Sister of the Blades. You're next task is to find Baurus at Luther Broad's Boarding House at Imperial City Elven Gardens District.
There Baurus will tell you to sit next to him and follow his lead. You'll wait for him to get up and leave the room. Follow the man sitting in the corner when he goes after Baurus. Once the assassin is dead check his body and take the book about the Mythic Dawn.
|Baurus has learned that the enemy is a secret cult of Mehrunes Dagon worshippers known as the Mythic Dawn. He will continue to track down agents in the Imperial City. I should talk to Tar-Meena at the Arcane University, an expert in daedric cults. She may be able to tell me more about how to find the Mythic Dawn.|
Head on over to the Arcane University and speak to Tar-Meena.
|Tar-Meena told me that Mankar Camoran is the leader of the Mythic Dawn. Tar-Meena believes that the location of their secret shrine is hidden within Mankar Camoran's books about the Mysterium Xarxes. If I want to locate the Mythic Dawn, I must find and decipher the clues in all four volumes.|
She will give you volumes 1 and 2 of the books. You have to find the other two volumes. She suggests you speak to Phintias, the proprietor of the First Edition Bookstore in the Market District.
|Phintias, the bookseller at First Edition, has told me that he has a copy of Volume 3 of Mankar Camoran's "Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes" locked away. He is holding it for a client named Gwinas who has already paid for it. I need to get that book, and find out why Gwinas wanted it.|
Sit down at the table in the far corner of the bookstore. Wait a few seconds and Gwinas will enter the room. Once he gets the book from Phintias speak to him about it. Once you've explained to him the cult is behind the assassination of the Emperor he'll gladly hand you Volume 3 and not want anything to do with the cult. As for Volume 4...
|Gwinas told me that Volume 4, the last book I need, can only be given to you by a member of the Mythic Dawn. He had set p a meeting with one, whom he called "The Sponsor". He was to go alone and sit at the table in the Sunken Sewer beneath the Imperial City. I will go and take that meeting instead, but should find Baurus first.|
You'll find Baurus back at the Boarding House. Enter the house and then exit back to the street and he'll be standing to your left. Speak to him about the meeting and he'll decide the two of you must go get the last book. Follow Baurus to the Sunken Sewer beneath the Elven Gardens District. He'll lead you the entire way so you don't have to worry about getting lost.
You have the choice of either sitting at the table and meeting with The Sponsor or standing at the top of the stairs to keep watch. Either way The Sponsor will arrive and other assassins will catch the second person standing guard. After the obvious battle that ensues you will find Volume 4 on The Sponsor's body. Also, grab the Sunken Sewers Key from one of the assassin's body. This will help you get out. Exit through Dynari Amnis' Basement. You will have to lockpick this door to get out of the basement.
Visit Tar-Meena again...
|Tar-Meena says that Mankar Camoran hid a message within his writings, so only the "enlightened ones" could join him and the Mythic Dawn. I should study these books some more.|
Tar-Meena asks you to come back the next day after she's had some time to think about what's in the books.
|Tar-Meena thinks using the first word of each paragraph in the books may reveal a message. I need to keep looking and see where this leads.|
Come back the next day and she'll have some more information.
|Tar-Meena has discovered the message in the books: "Green Emperor Way Where Tower Touches Midday Sun". I should go to Green Emperor Way by the Imperial Tower and see what can be found.|
Around Noon check out the Tomb of Prince Camarril (easily found by the arrow on your Compass). You'll notice a map of Cyrodiil and a marker. Activate it to add the comment to your Journal and the marker to the map. Head to Lake Arrius, the next marker on your map. Here you will find the Caverns leading to the secret Mythic Dawn shrine. The Mythic Dawn Guard will let you into the shrine. Next you have to find the Amulet of Kings. Harrow, the Warden of the Shrine, will accept you as an initiate into the Mythic Dawn cult and require you to give him all your belongings.
You have two options here. If you want to go on an all out rampage don't give him your stuff. You will have to kill EVERYONE in the shrine. However, if you do give him everything you will still find the Mysterium Xarxes but everyone will attack you and you'll only have a Dagger as your weapon. Either way Mankar Camoran will escape to the Realm of Paradise with the Amulet of Kings. You'll find the Mysterium Xarxes on the shrine where he stood making his speech. If you choose you can free the slave you would have sacrificed.
If you gave all your stuff away you can find it... (haven't played this option yet)
Note: Alex F. mailed us the following about this quest: It appears that the option to give him all your stuff is still unknown. I did so hoping I would gain the ability to summon Mythic Dawn armor. I was wrong: all I got was a bound helmet spell. Plus, if you want your junk back, the dark elf you gave it to will be at the shrine. Kill him and all your stuff will be in his inventory. Next character I do I'm just gonna go rampage, I've learned my lesson.
Once you have the Mysterium Xarxes you must escape the Shrine and return to Cloud Ruler Temple. Just follow the map marker out of the Shrine. Jauffre will greet you at the main door to the Temple and tell you to see Martin.
|I delivered the Mysterium Xarxes to Martin, and told him that Mankar Camoran had escaped to Paradise with the Amulet of Kings. Martin believes the key to opening a portal to Camoran's Paradise lies within the pages of the Mysterium Xarxes, but he will need some time to study it, and ward himself against its evil power.|
So here's what we've learned so far... The only way to stop the Oblivion invasion is to relight the Dragonfires. The Emperor, the Amulet of Kings, and the Dragonfires are the three divine gifts. As long as the Dragonfires burn the barriers keep the daedra from entering Tamriel. Only an heir of Septim blood can wield the Amulet of Kings and relight the Dragonfires. Mankar Camoran's plot is almost complete.
In the meantime Martin asks you to speak to Jauffre about Mythic Dawn agents spying on the Temple. Jauffre tells you that strangers have been sighted near the Temple. He suspects they are Mythic Dawn spies based out of Bruma. You need to talk to Captain Burd of the Bruma Guard for more information. Also, Steffan of the Blades can tell you where he has seen the suspected spies.
|Steffan told me that the suspicious strangers have been seen on the road to Cloud Ruler Temple, usually near the runestone at dusk.|
The location will appear on your Compass. The Hestra Rune Stone will also give you Bound Mace and Gauntlets for a good length of time if you activate it. Heading over to Bruma, you'll find Captain Burd in the Castle's Great Hall or the Barracks.
|Captain Burd told me that no strangers were in town, although he said that Jearl had recently returned from a trip, I should talk to Jearl.|
Head over to Jearl's house. You'll have to lockpick your way in. Jearl and his friend skip any introductions and immediately fight you. Take them both down. Search their bodies. You'll find a Basement Key. You'll find the Basement right under your feet in Jearl's house, half hidden by the carpet. Here you will find a scroll with the plans the Mythic Dawn have. Take this to Jauffre immediately.
|Jauffre was pleased that I eliminated the spies in Bruma, but is worried that the Mythic Dawn have already learned that Martin is at Cloud Ruler Temple. He promised to warn the Countess that Bruma is in grave danger.|
You should also speak to Martin on his progress with the Mysterium Xarxes.
|Martin has found a section of the Mysterium Xarxes which describes a ritual which will allow him to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise, where Manker Camoran has taken the Amulet of Kings. He has learned that four items are required for this ritual, but has only identified one so far: 'the blood of a Daedra Lord', which he says refers to a Daedra Artifact.|
You will need to locate a Daedra Artifact. Martin has a copy of "Modern Heretics". Read this for information on where to find a Daedra Artifact. The book describes the Shrine of Azura and marks it on your map. You can get an artifact from there perhaps...
Commentary: Yes, unfortunately, for those who have played Morrowind will probably guess that the artifact is Azura's Star, the finest Soul Gem in the game. Luckily, You don't have to use Azura's Star. Any ol' Daedric Artifact will do. So see Daedric Quests section and pick one you don't care to have the item from so you can give it away.
Once you have the Daedric Artifact, give it to Martin.
Martin tells you to speak to Jauffre. Another Oblivion Gate has opened near Bruma, and the Countess has asked for the Blades to help her guardsmen close it. You're the only one who's closed a gate. You get to take the guards into Oblivion, along with Captain Burd, and shut the gate. In this Plane of Oblivion the main tower is called The Fury Spike. Head into the Rending Halls, up to the Corridors of Dark Salvation, and once you get to the Sigil Stone chamber, do the deed.
|Captain Burd thanked me for my help, and said that he and his guardsmen will do their best to close any new Oblivion Gate that open near Bruma. I should report my success to Jauffre.|
Martin has discovered the second item needed to open the portal to Mankar Camoran's realm of Paradise. Now you must obtain the blood of a god, Tiber Septim's blood. Jauffre will tell you the story only the Blades know. You need to seek out Tiber Septim's armor. It's in the catacombs beneath the ruins of Sancre Tor. Jauffre will give you the key to the outer door.
Once inside Sancre Tor, you're task is rather straightforward: Find the skeletons of the four Blades guards. Kill them and free their ghosts. The four will help lift the cursed barrier guarding Tiber Septim's grave. The Compass will direct you to each of their locations. Once you've freed the fourth ghost follow him down to Tiber Septim's shrine. The four will lift the curse and allow you to take the armor off the shrine.
Now head back to Martin.
|I gave Martin the Armor of Tiber Septim. He was able to recover Tiber Septim's blood from it, which he needed for the Mysterium Xarxes ritual.|
|Martin has deciphered the third item needed for the ritual: a rare Ayleid artifact known as the Great Welkynd Stone. He knows of only one place that still might contain one, the Ayleid ruins of Miscarcand. I must find the Great Welkynd Stone of Miscarcand and bring it to Martin at Cloud Ruler Temple.|
You'll find Miscarcand between Kvatch and Skingrad. This ruin has a few new types of puzzles to solve as you make your way to the Great Welkynd Stone. The first point of frustration will be a false wall right after the main entrance. In front of you will be a wall, but the map shows a hallway extending beyond that... don't worry about it now. You'll find out why later.
The first trick is in this first section. In the western most room you'll find a glowing button on the wall. Press it to open the gate located just before the next section, Sel Vanua. It took me an hour to realize that button opened the gate. I had pressed it twice, since the first time didn't cause any immediate result for me... thus raising the gate back up before I reached it.
In Sel Vanua you'll have to find two buttons. In chronological order you reach the one in the big room in the NE corner first. This will raise the cage covering a Stone that will recharge all your enchanted weapons and armor to full. The second button is in the Southern hallway. This will open a gate to the next section, Morimath.
Stick to the high ground in Morimath. You'll eventually reach the Great Welkynd Stone. This will lower a few false walls and freeing the Great Miscarcand King from his confines. Once he's dead take the Miscarcand Key from him and make your way through the hidden hallway where he came from. The key will open the locked gate which... leads you directly to the first section and to the entrance door.
You will receive this task just after you eliminate the Spies in Bruma and then the Countess will bring up the subject again during The Defense of Bruma. You do not have to complete this quest but it may help if you cannot defend the castle before the Great Oblivion Gate opens. This all depends on your level. High level characters that can take on six or so enemies at the same time (along with the ten or so Bruma guards at your side).
|Jauffre is worried that the Bruma Guard will not be able to defend Bruma from a full-scale attack by the Mythic Dawn and their daedric allies. He suggested that I try to obtain support from the other cities of Cyrodiil. Perhaps I can persuade the Elder Council in the Imperial City or the guilds to help as well.|
Now we must visit the other large cities and get their help defending Bruma from the largest attack from Oblivion and the Mythic Dawn that Cyrodiil has ever seen. Each city gets a red compass marker so let's start in a loose clockwise order:
The Imperial City
Take the stone back to Martin. He'll be talking to Jauffre when you arrive and the conversation is not good. The bottom line is the forth and final item needed is a Great Sigil Stone. To get this stone is to allow a Great Oblivion Gate to open. All the other gates are regular old Oblivion Gates, nothing special. So this mean allowing the Mythic Dawn to continue their plan to attack Bruma.
The Countess of Bruma won't be too pleased with the idea of deliberately allowing an attack on Bruma take place. However, after you speak to her she reluctantly agrees and meets with Martin in the Chapel of Talos. Follow her there and when you're ready for battle, let her know.
Before you agree to enter the Great Oblivion Gate she offers the choice to call up more Allies for Bruma (if you haven't already done so) or continue on a begin the quest for the Great Sigil Stone. If you're ready for the big battle tell the Countess. Follow Martin all the way down to the battlefield.
|I arrived at the battlefield to find one open Oblivion Gate. Once all three are open, the Mythic Dawn will open a Great Gate, which I must enter and retrieve its Great Sigil Stone.|
While you battle you need to make sure Martin doesn't get killed. It won't take long for the other two gates to open and the Great Gate to form. Once the Great Gate opens enter it. You'll find the Daedric Siege Engine crawling towards the portal. If it exits the Gate before you reach the Sigil Stone, all will be lost. You have 13 minutes to get to the Sigillum Sanguis and get the Stone.
There are four towers in a square with bridges connecting them. The main tower is called the World Breaker and the other three are World Breaker Guard. You'll only enter two of the three Guard towers. From the closest Guard tower marked with the red arrow, make your way to the top. Each of these towers have the ascending platform with the spike in the middle. Just activate it with the lever on the wall like the other Planes of Oblivion you've visited already.
Between the second and third is a broken bridge. You'll have to get a running jump (good Acrobatics will help greatly here) to make it across. Once your in front of the large gate there is a lever that will open it. From the main World Breaker room head up to the Vaults of End Times, back into World Breaker, to the locked door to the Sigillum Sanguis. The lock is Average. Just get the Sigil Stone and that's it.
|I reached the Great Sigil Stone and closed the Gate. The Battle of Bruma is won! Now to give the sigil stone to Martin.|
Give the stone to Martin and follow him all the way back to Cloud Ruler Temple. Once inside he'll put the four items together and prepare the portal to Paradise
This portal is a one way door. Once you enter, you're stuck until the end. Make sure you have all the stuff you need for a lengthy battle with Mankar Camoran in the end.
|Martin performed the ritual and opened the portal to Camoran's Paradise. He warned me that the portal would close behind me. Martin believes that since Mankar Camoran bound himself to the Mysterium Xarxes in the creation of Paradise, I can only return to Tamriel by killing him. I must enter the portal, kill Mankar Camoran, and recover the Amulet of Kings|
Paradise has a very straightforward layout. Just follow the stone path along and listen to Mankar Camoran's monologue. This place is also referred to as Gaiar Alata by the locals. As you talk to them you'll come to find they are trapped here, an eternal hell that looks beautiful. The Savage Garden will lead you to the Flooded Grotto.
|I met a dremora named Kathutet who offered to help me get into the Forbidden Grottos if I helped him by freeing a Xivilai that the Mythic Dawn immortals have trapped in a cave. He claimed that the only way to leave the Savage Garden was by wearing the Bands of the Chosen, which he would give me if I help him.|
Kathutet will mark the direction to the Lair of Anaxes. You'll find Xivilai trapped behind a boulder. Just "activate" the logs holding the boulder in place and he'll be free. Return to Kathutet to get the Bands of the Chosen and enter the Forbidden Grotto at the back end of the Flooded Grotto.
|I have entered the Forbidden Grotto. Now to find my way through to the Terrace of the Dawn where I hope to find Mankar Camoran and the Amulet of Kings.|
Along the way you'll run into a High Elf named Eldamil.
|He served Mankar Camoran and the Mythic Dawn on Tamriel, but since coming to Gairar Alata and seeing the true nature of Mankar Camoran's 'paradise', he claims to have regretted his deeds. He warned me that it was impossible to leave these caves while wearing the Bands of the Chosen, and offered to help me by removing them.|
Accept his offer and pretend to be his prisoner until his Dremora overseer finished his inspection. Get into the cage and let him lower you. You won't touch the lava below. Once he raises you back up you can escape through the back of the cage. Head South and Eldamil will remove the Bands.
The rest is straightforward. No special things you have to do to get out. Just follow the caves as they zig-zag around and you'll eventually find your way back to Paradise. At the top of the path you'll find Mankar Camaron's Palace. Mankar is sitting on his throne and will give another drawn out speech. Once it's over the battle will begin.
Once Mankar is dead you have just enough time to take a few nice leveled items from his body. But if you don't get to him in time, don't worry, you'll still have the Amulet when Paradise dissolves around you. Give the Amulet of Kings to Martin and he'll put it on. As you had hoped it stays on, proving he is of Septim blood.
This is not the end, however. Mehrunes Dagon can still invade Tamriel until the Dragonfires are relit. Travel to the Imperial City to make Martin officially Emperor.
Enter the Elder Council Chambers in the Imperial Palace with Martin. As you are about to present Martin as Emperor to Chancellor Ocato a guard will barge in and announce the city is under attack. You must get Martin safely to the Temple of the One. Martin will be surrounded by you, the guards and a whole bunch of daedra on the way to the Temple. The next big problem is that Mehrunes Dagon will also be there attacking people. You can still get passed him. Once inside the Temple, just go over to where the green arrow leads you on the Compass. This is where Martin will give his final speech to you and say his goodbyes. He knows what he must do. Now enjoy the following in game cinema scene (and don't drool too much on your keyboard) and finally the endgame rendered movie. Congratulations, you've saved humanity, again.
The End... or so it seems.
|Chancellor Ocato has ordered a suit of Imperial Dragon armor forged for me in gratitude for the services I rendered to the Empire during the Oblivion Crisis. It will be waiting for me at the armory in the Imperial Legion Compound in two weeks.|
Two week is a long wait. But it's worth it.
In this section you'll find all the quests available in the game, that aren't related to the main quest. Did you find a quest, and isn't it listed here yet? Let the person responsible for that part know.
Joining (you can only join if you do not have bounties on your head):
Arcane University - closed until Recommendation quests are completed
|Jeanne Frasoric has tasked me with finding J'Skar. I should speak with the guild mages in Bruma.|
Go to Volanaro in the cellar of the guild and speak to him and raise his disposition to 70 and find out the truth behind where J'skar is.
|I need to unlock Jeanne's desk in her room upstairs in the Bruma Mages Guild and find her Manual of Spellcraft. If I bring it to Volanaro, he agreed to help me find J'Skar.|
Follow his instructions to steal the Manual of Spellcraft from Frasoric's desk. He will give you what you need to be able to get into the office and desk by teaching you an unlock spell, though the locks can be picked fairly easily.
|I have Jeanne's Manual of Spellcraft. I need to deliver it to Volanaro.|
Get the book and give it to Volanaro.
|I need to meet Volanaro in the living quarters of the Bruma Mages Guild after 10pm.|
He will meet you in the cellar at 10pm to take the invisibility spell off of J'skar.
|I need to tell Jeanne that J'Skar is visible again.|
Talk to Jeanne.
|Jeanne Frasoric has agreed to send a recommendation to Raminus Polus.|
You have your recommendation.
Varon Vamoir has stolen Ardaline's staff. Speak to Kud-Ei about it and she will tell you to recover the staff any way that you can.
|I've been given a charm scroll and need to use it to help persuade Varon Vamori in Bravil to return Ardaline's staff.|
Use the charm scroll 'beguile' on Varon Vamori and talk to him about Ardaline and the Mage's Staff.
|Varon Vamori admitted to taking Ardaline's staff, but has sold it to a friend in the Imperial city. I need to deliver this news to Kud-Ei.|
Talk to Kud-Ei.
|Kud-Ei has given me several more scrolls, and asked me to get the staff back. I need to find Soris Arenim in the Imperial City.|
Head to the Plaza District to find Soris Arenmim.
Use the beguile scroll on him and get his disposition up above 70 and he'll sell it for 200 gold. If you buy it you get this journal entry:
|I've paid Soris Arenim and he has given me Ardaline's staff. I need to deliver the staff to Kud-Ei in Bravil.|
You can buy it, or you can speak to his wife Erissare Arenim and use a Beguile scroll on her to raise her disposition high enough (above 65) so that she tells you that you can find the staff in a locked chest in the cellar. The key is upstairs in Soris's desk. You can get the staff that way, as well. When you have the staff, return to Kud-El and speak to her.
|I have delivered Ardaline's staff to Kud-Ei and have earned a recommendation for it.|
Talk to Falcar and find out that the The Ring of Burden has been lost down a well, and your task is to get it back for Falcar.
|I need to get the key to the Cheydinhal Mages Guild well from Deetsan.|
You will need a key for the well, and Deetsan has that key. It is best to wait and talk to her when Falcar is not around, as she is more forthcoming when he is out of earshot.
|I need to enter the well behind the Mages Guild in Cheydinhal to retrieve a Ring of Burden for Falcar. The last person given this task has disappeared; should I learn anything about him, I should speak to Deetsan.|
You'll find that someone else, Vidkun - was sent down there already and has not been heard from since. Deetsan will teach you a spell, Buoyancy - which combines Feather with Water Breathing to better help you when you are down in the well. The ring you are looking for will add 200 points to your encumbrance, so drop as much as you can so that you will not be over encumbered before you go down there. Get the ring and return to talk to Deetsan.
|I have found the Ring of Burden, and should return it to Falcar.|
Falcar will be gone when you get back, and Deetsan explains this to you when you talk to her. Drop the ring where you choose.
|I need to search Falcar's quarters in the Cheydinhal Mages Guild for any sign of his recommendation letter. If found, it should be given to Deetsan along with anything unusual.|
A search of the dresser near the bed turns up two dark Soul Gems.
|There's no evidence of a recommendation in Falcar's room but I've found two Black Soul Gems. I should take them to Deetsan immediately.|
Take these to Deetsan.
|Deetsan has agreed to send a letter of recommendation to the Arcane University in Falcar's stead.|
Speak to Carahil and find out about a series of murders and kidnappings along the Gold Road. Carahil wants you to be the bait in trying to solve the mystery.
|I need to speak to Arielle Jurard at the Brina Cross Inn north of Anvil.|
Speak to Arielle.
|I need to rent a bed for the night at the Brina Cross Inn, while posing as a traveling merchant.|
Speak to Christophe Marane about getting a room and let him know you are a traveling merchant.
|I have rented a bed at the Brina Cross Inn. I need to wait in my room for Arielle Jurard, and then spend the night sleeping in the inn.|
Jurard will meet you there and will let you know the plan of attack.
|Arille Jurard has instructed me to sleep at the Brina Cross Inn, then travel along the Gold Road toward Kvatch.|
When you sleep you get another Journal entry:
|I've spent the night at the Brina Cross Inn. I need to follow the Gold Coast Road toward Kvatch and be wary of anyone along the road.|
Leave the inn and head east along the road. Along the road you will see Caminalda, a familiar face from the inn. She is hostile and will attack. You can kill her, and take what you find from her body. You'll note that there is a room key on her person. Take the key back to her room at the inn and use it to get inside. You'll find some loot in a chest in the room that you can take.
|I need to talk to Carahil in Anvil and inform her that Caminalda has been defeated. You will get your recommendation.|
Speak to Carahil.
|I have completed my task to Carahil.|
Speak to Adrienne Berene to find out that a mage Erthor borrowed some of her notes and she wants them back.
|In order to get a recommendation from Adrienne Berene, I need to find Erthor and return him to the Skingrad Mages Guild. I should speak with other guild mages to learn his whereabouts.|
Ask around to find out where Erthor is, and speak to Sullinus Vassinus and then Druja.
|I have been told that Erthor was last seen at Bleak Flats Cave, west of Skingrad. I should remind Adrienne of this.|
She will teach you a Weak Fireball spell to help you out. Now to find the cave. Once you find the cave from where it is marked on your map, you will find Zombies inside. You will need to kill them first before Erthor will come with you.
|I found Erthor in Bleak Flats Cave and have agreed to escort him back to Adrienne Berene in Skingrad.|
You can either escort Erthor back, or you can send him back on his own. You will then get your recommendation.
|Adrienne Berene has agreed to send a recommendation to the Arcane University on my behalf.|
First, speak to Dagail. She won't have much to say, outside of your needing to talk to Agate.
|I need to find an amulet so that Dagail will send a recommendation to the Arcane University for me. Agate may know more.|
When you talk to Agate, you'll find out that Dagail has been having visions, which as of late have been confused. She needs her Seer's Stone amulet which has gone missing.
|I need to speak with the mages in the Leyawiin guild hall, in case any of them have seen Dagail's amulet.|
Speak to the guild members and Sdrassa and Alves Uvenim will mention Kalthar. Upon speaking to Kalthar, you will be instructed to speak with Agate over what you find out.
|Kalthar seemed to know a great deal about the missing amulet. I should tell Agate what he has told me.|
Speak with Agate.
|Agate has asked that I attempt to question Dagail about her father, to find out what his connections to the amulet may be.|
Dagail gives you a vision in riddle form and your journal will clear it up for you.
|I need to find the fort at which Dagail's father was stationed. It should be somewhere near Leyawiin.|
Your job now is to find the fort where Dagail's father was stationed. You are pointed in the direction of Fort Blueblood. Once you get to the fort, explore and take out the enemies you find there. You will find in the innermost room a coffin - inside the coffin is the amulet.
|I have found the amulet Dagail needed. I should return it to her immediately.|
Head back out, and you will be confronted by Kalthar. You will have to fight Kalthar.
|I have defeated Kalthar, who was attempting to manipulate Dagail. I need to give her this information immediately. Head back to Leyawiin and return the amulet.|
|I have delivered the amulet to Dagail.|
You will then get your recommendation.
Your job is to talk to Earana and find out what she wants from Teekeeus. Earana wants you to find a book for her called Fingers of the Mountain. This book is in Cloud Top, a ruin in the mountains of Chorrol.
|Earana has asked me to bring her a book titled Fingers of the Mountain so that she may translate it. I need to tell Teekeeus about this immediately.|
Speak to Teekeeus and find that he also wants the book.
|Teekeeus has asked that I find the Fingers of the Mountain text and bring it to him immediately. I need to search Cloud Top for the book.|
Head to the Cloud Top ruin and you'll find the book on a corpse there in the ruin.
|I've found the book titled Fingers of the Mountain. I need to deliver it to either Earana at the Grey Mare Tavern, or to Teekeeus at the Choral Mages Guild.|
Give the book to Teekeeus.
|I've delivered the Fingers of the Mountain book to Teekeeus at the Chorrol Mages Guild. In exchange Teekeeus has agreed to write a recommendation for me. I shall have to tell Earana that she won't be getting the book.|
If you have given the book to Teekeeus instead of Earana, she asks you to steal it from him and bring it to her. Should you refuse, you will not get the opportunity to do her side quest for the Fingers of the Mountain spell.
|(if you refuse to steal the book from Teekeeus) - I have refused to steal Fingers of the Mountain for Earana. That should be the end of my dealings with her.|
If you decide to steal it from Teekeeus, he keeps it in his room on the top floor living quarter, behind a locked door inside a locked chest.
If you choose to steal the book to Earana she will ask for time to translate the work. She will give you some notes which instruct you to find a Welkynd stone in an Ayleid ruin and then return to Cloud Top and cast a shock spell at the magickal pillar there. Casting the spell at the pillar causes you to be struck by lightening (so you will need to either counter the spell or fortify your health), but you will get in return a lightening spell called Fingers of the Mountain.
If you talk to Teekeeus after giving the book to Earana, he wants you to steal back the book. You can find the book in her chest in her room in the Grey Mare.
Once you finish your recommendation quests, you get this entry:
|I have received recommendations from all of the local guild halls in Cyrodiil. I must now travel to the Arcane University and speak with Raminus Polus.|
Travel to the Arcane University and speak with Raminus Polus.
|I have been given a recommendation from each ranking member in the local guild halls, and have been given access to the Arcane University.|
Polus promotes you to Apprentice, and gives you a Robe of the Apprentice.
Speak to Polus about tasks and he will task you with finding wood for a mage's staff.
|I need to find the grove near Wellspring Cave, northeast of the Imperial City, to acquire wood for my Mage's Staff.|
Find and enter Wellspring Cave.
|I have arrived at Wellspring Cave. I should speak with Eletta or Zahrasha.|
You will be attacked by a Necromancer and you will find the body of Zahrasha.
|I have found Zahrasha, who is dead. I should investigate what happened to her.|
Search her body and get the Wellspring Key. Proceed through and you'll find more necromancers who will attack you. Leave Wellspring cave and you'll find more necromancers. When all are defeated you get another entry:
|The necromancers that ambushed me have been defeated. I need to get wood for a staff and get back to Raminus Polus to tell him what's happened.|
Look for Eletta's body and activate it to get this entry:
|I have found Eletta, who is dead.|
Head to the small grove of trees and look for a stone chest and open it to find an unfinished staff. Take this back to Raminus, and speak to him. He will instruct you to finish your staff.
|I have checked in with Raminus Polus. I now need to find Delmar in the Arcane University.|
Find Delmar and choose your staff. You can choose to enchant it with Destruction (fire, frost, shock), Illusion (charm, paralyze, silence), or Mysticism (soul trap, telekinesis, dispel). Once you choose you get this entry:
|I've chosen a staff, and need to speak to Delmar when it is complete.|
He says to come back tomorrow (24 hours) for the completed staff. When you come back, speak to Delmar and he will tell you your staff is completed and you can take it (along with the scrolls you find) from the cupboard. You now have your custom staff.
Speak again to Polus, and you will be advanced to Journeyman and will be given a new task.
Raminus Polus has asked me to retrieve a book from Janus Hassildor, Count of Skingrad.
Travel to Skingrad and speak with the castle steward, Mercator Hosidius.
|Mercator Hosidius, a liaison to the Count of Skingrad has told me the Count is not accepting visitors. I need to return tomorrow.|
Speak to Mercator Hosidius the next day, who has an update for you.
|Mercator Hosidius told me the Count will meet with me North of the Cursed Mine west of town at 2am.|
Mercator meets you there with two necromancers - who proceed to attack you. Kill them all and the Count will appear and speak with you.
|Count Hassildor saved me from the ambush set by Mercator Hosidius. I need to deliver his message to Raminus Polus.|
Go and speak to Polus, who tells you the nature of the quest, and why you were sent, along with telling you the Count's true nature.
|I've delivered Hassildor's message to Raminus Polus.|
You will be promoted to Evoker, and will get a new task.
|Raminus Polus has asked that I speak with Irlav Jarol about assisting with his research.|
Leave the Arcane University and find Jarol (he will be wearing a white robe). He will set you to the task of finding Vahtacen, and give you a key.
|I need to find the Ayleid ruins of Vahtacen and speak with Skaleel.|
Find and speak with Skaleel.
|A room in Vahtacen contains a pillar that reacts to magic. I need to figure out how it works, but I must be careful so that I am not harmed. Its been suggested that I should stay away from anything but simple, single effect spells.|
Head down into the ruin and speak with Denel. You will find a trunk behind him that contains spells that you need later, so take them now (thanks to SweetG[UK] at Planet Elder Scrolls who pointed this out to me). He sends you to speak to Skaleel about some reference materials.
|Skaleel may have some reference material for deciphering the Ayleid symbols in Vahtacen. I should ask her for it.|
Ask Skaleel for the reference materials, which will help Denel translate, or simply skip ahead to this if Skaleel is nowhere to be found (as she was in my game):
Stand in the southwest corner of the pillar room, and shoot a fire spell at the pillar. Parts of it will move. Now, move to the left to the next corner, and shoot a frost spell at the pillar. Parts of it will move.
Move again to the left to the next corner and shoot a damage magicka spell at the pillar. Parts of it will move. Move again to the left to the next corner and shoot a fortify magicka spell at the pillar and the puzzle will unlock. The pillar moves down, revealing a staircase.
|I've solved the puzzle of the pillar, opening up more of the ruins of Vahtacen.|
Head down into Vahtacen. Work your way through the tarn and you will be confronted with ghosts (or wraiths), and traps. The last room has a large raised area with no apparent way to get to the top. You must head up the staircase in the north part of the room and activate a switch on your right to raise the stairs. Head up the newly activated stairs in the middle of the room. You will encounter skeletons here, and you can fight them off. There is a switch on a pillar near the cage which opens it and you can take the object you find there.
|I've found an object deep within Vahtacen. I should take it to Skaleel.|
Skaleel asks you to take the object back to Irlav Jarol.
|I need to deliver the Ayleid artifact to Irlav Jarol.|
Find Irlav and deliver the artifact.
|I have delivered the artifact to Irlav Jarol.|
Speak to Polus again and he speaks to you about necromancy, and trying to gather information on Necromancers. He sends you to the Mystic Archives to speak to Tar-Meena.
|I need to go to the Mystic Archives and speak with Tar-Meena.|
Tar-Meena is overwhelmed and asks you to consult a book, "Necromancer's Moon".
|Tar-Meena told me to find a book called "Necromancer's Moon." I need to look for it in the Mystic Archives of the Arcane University.|
The book is on a small round table by the door. Look through it and read about how to make your own black soul gems, if you are so inclined. Take the book and talk to Tar-Meena again.
|I've found the book "Necromancer's Moon" and should take it to Raminus Polus after consulting with Tar-Meena.|
Talk to Raminus Polus, who sends you to Bothiel. You may also talk to him about advancement to get raised to the rank of Conjurer.
|I need to find Bothiel in the Arcane University and speak to her about this "Shade of the Revenant."|
Find and speak to Bothiel.
|Bothiel gave me a piece of paper Falcar dropped when he visited her about the Revenant mentioned in the Necromancer's book. I should show the note to Raminus Polus.|
Speak to Raminus Polus, who takes the note and sends you to another task.
|I need to find the Dark Fissure, south of Cheydinhal, before the next time "the Shade of the Revenant" occurs. I should be on the lookout for the "heavenly lights" mentioned in the Necromancer's book.|
Fast travel to Vahtacen, and walk over to Dark Fissure. There are mountains, so you'll have to take a long route finding a way to climb up.
Once you get there, you can wait and watch a Necromancer come out and exchange soul gems at the altar, or you can simply go into the cave and fight the first one you see who has a handwritten note on him. Take this note and get this journal entry:
|I have found evidence of Necromancers creating Black Soul Gems at the Dark Fissure Cave, as well as other altars throughout Cyrodiil. I need to get this information to Raminus Polus at the Arcane University.|
Talk to Raminus Polus and get this entry:
|I've told Raminus Polus everything about Necromancers and black soul gems that I have seen.|
This completes Raminus Polus's quests. You are now to take direction from the Arch Mage Hannibal Traven himself.
Speak to Hannibal Traven.
|I need to travel to Nenyond Twyll, south of the Imperial City, and make sure Mucianus Alias is safely rescued from the Necromancers there. I am to escort him back to the Arcane University.|
Head to Nenyond Twyll and enter. You will first encounter Fithragaer who instructs you to follow him. Unfortunately, he runs directly into a trap and is killed.
|Fithragaer, the only surviving Battlemage, is dead. I'll need to continue on my own into the ruins to find Mucianus Alias.|
Head into the ruin and watch for traps. You will encounter Necromancers, and will find a Mariette Rielle who informs you that Alias is now a Worm Thrall and will not be leaving.
Head down into the large bottom chamber. Your pointer will direct you to the door where Alias is hidden behind. There is a switch to the left of the door which, when activated will reveal what is left of Alias. Activate him to get this journal entry:
|I've found Mucianus Alias. He's been transformed into some kind of walking dead; there's nothing I can do for him. I should report his fate to Hannibal Traven at the Arcane University.|
Report back, and get this entry:
|Arch-Mage Traven has been informed of Mucianus Alias's fate.|
You are instructed to return to Raminus Polus for an advancement to Warlock.
Speak with the Arch Mage and get this entry.
|Count Hassildor wishes to see me. I should travel to Skingrad immediately and speak with Hal-Liurz.|
Hal-Liurz brings in the count, who tells you that you must do him a favor if you want the information he has for the Guild.
|Count Hassildor has information that he will provide only if I remove the Vampire Hunters lurking around Skingrad, as well as a nest of vampires in Bloodcrust Cavern outside of town.|
Go to Bloodcrust Cavern and fight the vampires. Once you kill the last one and take its dust, you get this entry:
|The Vampires in Bloodcrust Cavern have been disposed of. now I must deal with the Vampire Hunters.|
The Vampire Hunters are staying at the Two Sisters Lodge in Skingrad. Head there and speak with Eridor. Tell him that the vampires are already dead and he will ask for proof. You get the option of showing him the vampire dust, and with that - they leave Skingrad.
|The Vampire Hunters have left Skingrad. I should return to Castle Skingrad and speak with Hal-Liurz.|
There is an alternate way mentioned in the guide if you do not want to fight vampires. Simply go to the Vampire Hunters and tell them where the Vampires are holed up. The hunters will go to the cavern and fight the vampires themselves. Wait for journal entries saying that the Vampire Hunters are either dead or have left town. If you do not get these in a day's time, you'll have to go to the cavern and kill the vampires yourself. You can also opt to kill the Vampire Hunters yourself to rid them, if you choose.
Once the Vampires are dead, and the Vampire Hunters gone return to the castle. Speak to Hal-Liurz, who fetches the count for you.
Speak to the count.
|Count Hassildor's news about Mannimarco must be delivered to Hannibal Traven right away.|
Speak to Hannibal Traven about Mannimarco to complete the quest and get this entry:
|I have told Arch-Mage Traven about Mannimarco's presence in Cyrodiil.|
You will have to wait a few days before you are set to another task. The guide suggests waiting at least three days before talking to Hannibal Traven again.
When he is ready, Hannibal Traven sets you to another task.
|Hannibal Traven wants me to check in with Jeanne Frasoric at the Bruma Mages Guild. I should go there immediately.|
Head to the Bruma Mages Guild. When you get there, you get this message:
|I have arrived at the Bruma Mages Guild. It appears to have been attacked. I should look for survivors.|
Fight your way through various undead working from the bottom floor up. When you get to Jeanne's office you will be confronted by a Necromancer and you must fight her. Once she is dead, someone reveals himself in a corner. Don't attack him!
|J'Skar is the only survivor of the slaughter at the Mages Guild Hall in Bruma. He's given me information about the King of Worms. Hannibal Traven should be told immediately. I should return to the Imperial City.|
Return to the Arch Mages quarters and speak to him.
|I've told Hannibal Traven what J'Skar saw at the Bruma Mages Guild hall.|
The Arch Mage asks for a few days (3) to prepare for the next task at hand. Head down to Polus, who will promote you to Wizard and teach you a spell that combines fire, frost and shock.
Given enough time, you are set to a new task by the Arch Mage. Irlav Jarol has taken an artifacts to Fort Teleman to study it, and another has been taken to Fort Ontus and the Arch Mage wants them back.
|I need to travel to Fort Teleman and retrieve the Bloodworm Helm so that it may be kept safe at the Arcane University.|
|I need to travel to Fort Ontus to retrieve the Necromancer's Amulet, and return it to the Imperial City.|
Head to Fort Teleman and enter. You'll get this entry:
|I have arrived at Fort Teleman. I need to find Irlav Jarol, who should have the Bloodworm Helm.|
Make your way through the Necromancers until you find the corpse of Irlav Jarol, and take the Bloodworm Helm from his corpse. When you do, you'll get this update:
|I've recovered the Bloodworm Helm. I need to deliver it to Arch-Mage Traven immediately.|
Deliver the Helm and get this update:
|I have delivered the Bloodworm Helm to Hannibal Traven.|
Now, you must head to Fort Ontus to recover the Necromancer's Amulet.
Take the trek to Fort Ontus. When you find it and approach the door, you'll get this message:
|I've arrived at Fort Ontus. I need to find Caranya, and get the Necromancer's Amulet from her.|
You'll encounter mages who tell you to talk to Carayana. Follow the path around to where Caranya is and open the last gate using a lever on your left to get down into the room where she is. She won't be cooperative, so prepare for a fight. Get in close and take her down.
Your journal will update when you defeat her:
|Caranya was a traitor to the Mages Guild and intended to deliver the Amulet to the King of Worms. I need to get out of Fort Ontus and take the Amulet back to the Arcane University.|
All of the "mages" who are really necromancers will attack you on the way out, so be prepared. Leave the fort and return to the Arch-Mage.
|I've delivered the Necromancer's Amulet to Hannibal Traven.|
Head down to Polus, who promotes you to the rank of Master Wizard.
You are set to a new task by the Arch-Mage.
|I need to travel to the south of Cyrodiil and meet a group of battlemages preparing to storm the ruins of Silorn.|
Head to Silorn and you'll meet the battlemages there. Speak to Thalfin.
|I have arrived at Silorn, and spoken with Thalfin. We cannot enter the ruins, so I must help prepare an ambush for the Necromancers when they attempt to leave.|
Station them where you like, and each will express where they are best used based on their abilities. I put Thafil up close, Iver up close and Merete further back.
The Necromancers will emerge and you'll get an update if you don't stop Falcar from running back inside Silorn:
|Falcar has fled back into the ruins of Silorn. I must find him.|
This was a hard trek. Necromancers everywhere, and a series of confusing switches. Getting to the place where Falcar is isn't hard.
Its getting past the gate to get to him that is. You'll come to a place on the map where you can see where he is, but is separated from you by a gate which is remotely activated. The switch is above and behind you on a small balcony. To get there, you have to backtrack. There is a switch on a pillar in the room with the alchemy apparatus which lowers stones for you to go through. You'll need to go through this passage and work your way up to a small balcony above the location of the locked gates. Hit the switch, and jump down to the newly activated gates.
Be prepared. Falcar is a tough fight. Defeat him, search his body to take the soul gem and get this entry:
|I've recovered the Black Soul Gem. It needs to be taken back to Hannibal Traven at the Arcane University.|
Take back the gem and get this entry:
|The Black Soul Gem has been delivered to Hannibal Traven.|
Speak to Traven, who promotes you to Arch-Mage and tasks you with taking on Mannimarco himself.
|Hannibal Traven has promoted me to Arch-Mage, and has tasked me with stopping the King of Worms. I need to take the Black Soul Gem to Echo Cave and confront him.|
Hannibal Traven will put his own soul into the Black Soul Gem and will fall at your feet. Search his body and pick up the key you find (for later), and the Black Soul Gem to take with you to Echo Cave.
Follow your map to Echo Cave. You will see Bolor Savel outside of the cave, and he has the key to get in. He attacks you - kill him and take the key. Enter the cave.
|I've arrived at Echo Cave, and have gained access to Mannimarco's lair. I need to find him inside and put an end to him.|
Work your way through the Necromancers to the bottom level of the cave, where you will encounter Mannimarco. He will have a speech for you, then you can fight him. Defeat him and get this message:
|I have killed the King of Worms. I should return to the Arcane University to announce his defeat.|
Speak to Raminus Polus.
|Raminus Polus thanked me for putting an end to the King of Worms, and has recognized me as Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild.|
You will receive your robe and hood, as well as accolades. The Arch-Mage's office is now yours, and the quarters are yours as well. You get to now enlist the help of Apprentices to come along and fight with you (one at a time). You also get the privilege of a resupplying chest for alchemical ingredients. There is a chest in your new quarters in which you put a single portion of an ingredient into and 24 hours later, you will find more of that item that will be at your disposal for a week.
Your quests are at an end, congratulations!
I was recently penalized for stealing from a Mage Guild member. I had to find the 20 Dragon's Tongue Flowers and the 20 Redwort Flowers. It took an awful long time.
Fortunately, I was able to find a "Chuckle Patch" (forgive the Magic Garden reference...as I reveal my age) of Dragon's Tongue and Redwort Flowers.
I have taken a snapshot of the exact location as it appears on the Oblivion map. (Note: in version 1.2 of the guide this image has been updated for more clarity.)
The flowers are located at the top of the letter D in the word "BLACKWOOD".
The Oblivion Guide (by Prima) does NOT reveal this location. They suggest a cave situated slightly north of where I discovered the flowers. There were only a few Dragon's Tongue flowers in their suggested location versus the vast amount discovered in my "Chuckle Patch" (which, in honor of us old school gamers, I will be naming this location) :)
Joining the fighters guild can been done in three places; Chorrol (Vilena Don'ton), Anvil (Azzan) or Cheydinhal (Burz gro-Khash). Go there if you wish to join the guild. The following quests may not be in the order you do them, since sometimes you have two contacts at the same time.
Head to Burz gro-Khash in Cheydinhal to start this quest.
|Burz gro-Khash has given me a contract to deliver a weapons shipment to Fighters Guild members in the Desolate Mine northwest of Cheydinhal.|
Leave Cheydinhal and head towards the mine by horse or by foot. Enter it, and talk with Rienna. Give her a weapon, and give the other two members a weapon too.
|I've spoken with Rienna, one of the fighters in the Desolate Mine. She tells me that the cave has been infested with goblins, and we should clear the place out before leaving. I will have to give them each weapons, though.|
|I have given weapons to the three Fighters Guild members. We should now clear the Mine of goblins.|
Run around and start smashing the faces of the Goblins. You'll get a message when you're done with the job.
|The Desolate Mine is now clear of the goblins infesting it. I should return to Burz gro-Khash for payment.|
When you talk with Burz gro-Khash, you'll get some gold and be promoted to Apprentice.
For this quest you need to speak with Azzan in Anvil.
|Azzan has told me of a contract in Anvil with Arvena Thelas. I should speak to her about a problem with rats in her basement.|
When you find Arvena Thelas, you'll find out you don't need to get rid of the rats, but of something that's bothering her rats.
|Arvena Thelas has rats in her basements, but they're not the problem. She loves the rats, but she's been finding them dead. She would like me to go down and investigate what's been happening.|
Enter the house of Arvena and then enter the basement. You'll find the problem - a mountain lion. In a house... indeed. Kill it for her.
|I've killed a mountain lion in Arvena's Thelas' basement. They must be sneaking in through a hole in the wall somewhere. I should tell Arvena what has happened.|
When you tell Arvena about it, she wants you to get rid of more mountain lions. Well, it's all in the job. She knows of a hunter though.
|Arvena Thelas was glad to know what was killing her rats, but she still doesn't feel safe. She'd like me to speak with Pinarus Inventius about hunting down mountain lions in the area.|
Talk with Pinarus Inventius, and you'll both go hunting down mountain lions outside of town. Follow him and kill the four lions. Arvena must be happy, let's go tell her!
|Pinarus has agreed to look for mountain lions with me. If we find them, we'll kill them, and make Arvena feel safer.|
|We've killed all the mountain lions Pinarus believes are in the area. I should return to Arvena Thelas.|
|I've told Arvena about the mountain lions, but she doesn't believe her problem is solved, as there's a mountain lion in her basement now. I'll have to kill it.|
Go after the next mountain lion and get rid of it. Arvena isn't done with you though.
|I've killed the second mountain lion in Arvena Thelas' basement. I should tell Arvena.|
|Arvena now believes that her neighbour, Quill-Weave, might be responsible. Arvena has seen her sneaking around outside the house at night. I should watch Quill-Weave and see what she's doing. I should not let Quill-Weave see me, though, lest she get suspicious.|
Wait until it's night (7PM should do) and sneak towards the back on the house of Arvena. Seen enough you'll see Quill-Weave drop some meat down there. Confront her about it, and she asks you not to tell Arvena about it.
|I've seen Quill-Weave leaving meat outside Arvena Thelas' house. This must be what is attracting the mountain lions into town and into Arvena's basement. I should confront Quill-Weave.|
|I've confronted Quill-Weave, and she has admitted to trying to kill off Arvena's rats. She has promised to stop, and has asked me not to tell Arvena what she's done.|
If you don't tell Arvena, Quill-Weave will give you a free level-up for Acrobatics. So, tell Arvena Quill-Weave has nothing to do with it, and get yourself that free level-up for Acrobatics.
|I've told Arvena Thelas that the problem has been solved, and she has paid me for the contract. I should see Quill-Weave and tell her I've protected her secret.|
|Quill-Weave thanked me for protecting her secret, and has trained me in Acrobatics for free.|
Mike submitted the following extra info: If you rat out Quill-Weave to Arvena Thelas, Arvena will train you a level up in speechcraft.
Return to Azzan for the second quest he can give you.
|Azzan told me about a contract in Anvil, at Norbert Lelles store, Lelles' Quality Merchandise.|
Head down the store of Norbert and talk with him. Seems some thieves are stealing his stuff.
|I've spoken to Norbert Lelles, who says he has had break-ins at his store almost nightly. He would like someone to stay in the store tonight and catch the crooks in the act.|
Wait until it's around 7 PM, and just wait (intervals of one hour should do) until you find three thieves sneaking into the store. Hit them with your sword/dagger/mage/staff etc. and get rid of them. Report back to Norbert.
|I have taken care of the crooks breaking into Norbert Lesses' store. I should speak with the shopkeeper himself.|
|Norbert Lelles was surprised to learn that the men breaking in were all former employees, though none had been with him long. He was glad that the problem was taken care of, though.|
Head back to Azzan to get promoted to Journeyman. He has no more jobs for now, but directs you to Chorrol. Talk with Vilena Don'ton there.
|I have been told to report to Vilena Don'ton in Chorrol for assigned duties.|
|Vilena Don'ton has told me that, as a member of the Fighters Guild, there are a number of duties I'll be excepted to perform. She would like me to speak with Modryn Oreyn about these.|
Well, let's have a chat with Modryn Oreyn for this quest.
|Modryn Oreyn has told me that as my first duty, I am to find out why Maglir has defaulted on a contract he was given near Skingrad.|
Maglir can be found inside an inn. He'll tell you the job was too dangerous for that kind of money, but you're welcome to finish it.
|Maglir tells me his contract was to find the scholar Brenus Astis' journal within Fallen Rock Save. He doesn't believe he's being paid well enough for the dangerous assignment, so he has chosen not to complete it. He has told me I should complete the contract instead.|
Fallen Rock can be found northwest of Skingrad, and is a short walk (or horse ride). Enter it, and be ready for some killing before you'll get the journal. Check your map if you're lost. Make sure to keep the Ectoplasm that the ghosts drop, because you need them in a second for the next quest. After you found the journal, you can return it to Maglir or just return to Modryn. Since Maglir didn't complete his job, let's just return to Modryn and finish the quest.
|I have found Brenus Astis' journal. I should either speak with Maglir or tell Modryn Oreyn that the contract is now completed.|
Modryn has another job for you, involving more members of the Fighters Guild that are causing problems.
|Modryn Oreyn has assigned me another of my duties. I am to travel to Leyawiin and find out why three members of the Fighters Guild--Dubok gro-Shagk, Rellian, and Vantus Prelius--have been causing trouble.|
Head to Leyawiin and ask a random citizen (a guard will do) about the problems. He/she'll guide you to the Five Claws Lodge, so go there.
|I have been told that I can find the three Fighters Guild members in the Five Claws Lodge, likely causing trouble. They warn me that it will be difficult to subdue the three men.|
Talk with the men here, and soon enough you'll find out the problem - they have nothing to do, because the Blackwood Company takes all the jobs.
|The men tell me that the reason they've been spending time in the tavern is sheer boredom. The Blackwood Company has been stealing all the Fighters Guild work in the area.|
|I've agreed to find work for my three guildmates here in Leyawiin. Perhaps some of the locals know of some.|
Talk with a citizen in the city (for example, the woman behind the bar in the lodge) and bribe them so they'll tell you about Margate. Find her, and talk with her. She wants 5 pieces of ectoplasm, and then she'll help you. Remember how I told you to collect them?
|I've heard a rumor that Margate, who lives in Leyawiin, may have jobs for the Fighters Guild.|
|Margate has told me that she would pay well for minotaur horns or ogre teeth. However, she doesn't trust the Guild yet. I'll need to bring her five portions of ectoplasm, and she'll give us her business.|
If you don't have 5 pieces of ectoplasm (most likely) there are various ways to get them:
|I've brought Margate the ectoplasm she requested. She'll now pay Fighters Guild members for minotaur horns and ogre teeth. I should tell the men back at the Five Claws.|
Well, tell the people the good news.
|I've told Dubok, Rellian, and Vantus about Margate's need for ingredients. They've agreed to accept the long-term contract. As this should keep them out of trouble, I should report back to Oreyn.|
When you head back to Modryn Oreyn, he'll promote you to Swordsman.
|Oreyn was pleased with my efforts, though troubled that the Blackwood Company is stealing Fighters Guild contracts.|
Den of Thieves
Want more work? Head to Azzan.
|Azzan has given me a contract to find the lair of some thieves near Anvil. I am to travel with another fairly new recruit, Maglir. I should go to Anvil first and see what information I can learn about the thieves.|
Talk with a random person in Anvil to directed towards Newheim the Portly. Talk with him and he'll tell you where the cave is. Also accept the side-quest to find his family heirloom, because it's easy enough to do.
|People in Anvil have suggested I speak with Newheim the Portly. He apparently had some goods stolen by the thieves.|
|Newheim has told me that the thieves are all Bosmer and may be located in Hrota Cave, north of the city of Anvil. Maglir and I should travel there and take care of them.|
Head north of the city to find the cave. Get rid of all the thieves inside, and make sure you get the family heirloom too. There is also a nice Dwarven Longsword here (Blade, one hand).
|Maglir and I have succeeded in clearing Hrota Cave of all of the thieves living there. I should return to Azzan for payment of the contract.|
If you got the heirloom, return that first. After that return to Azzan to finish the quest.
Azzan has no more work, but Burz gro-Khash does.
|Burz gro-Khash has given me a contract to retrieve an heirloom for Biene Amelion, who lives in Water's Edge, a small settlement near Leyawiin. I should report to her for further details.|
Water's Edge is a small village north of Leyawiin. When you talk with Biene Amlion, she'll explain that her father left her a big debt, but that she'll be able to pay it off by getting a sword and armor from the family tomb. You can get the sword and armor, or pay her 1000 gold. The latter is easy, but probably not worth it.
|Biene Amelion has told me that she wishes for me to retrieve her grandfather's ceremonial sword and cuirass from their family tomb. She is in debt to a local merchant, and she wishes to sell the sword and cuirass to pay off the debt.|
|I have learned where to retrieve the sword and armor for Biene Amelion.|
The tomb can be found north of Leyawiin, but on the other side of the river (it's almost straight to the east of Water's Edge). There is an Oblivion gate close too, but that's not the point. Inside you'll have to open a secret passage by pulling a cord in order to proceed your journey. At the upper level you'll find the sword and armor.
|I have retrieved the ceremonial sword and armor from the Amelion Tomb. I should return them to Biene Amelion.|
If you want to keep the sword and armor (possibly worth over 1000 gold), you can just give her 1000 gold. If you don't want the stuff, you can give them to her.
|I have given Biene Amelion her grandfather's ceremonial sword and armor so she may sell it in order to pay off her debt. I should return to gro-Khash in Cheydinhal.|
When you return, you'll be able to advance to Protector. Yay!
The Master's Son
There is nothing to do in Cheydinhal anymore, but enough in Chorrol.
|I've been told I should report to Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol for assigned duties.|
When you talk with Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol, he'll explain the quest - complete a mission with the Guild Master's son. He can't die, so it's easy enough.
|Modryn Oreyn would like me to complete a mission with Viranus Don'ton, the Guild Master's son.|
|In order to boost the young Don'ton's confidence, I'm to help Viranus discover what became of Galtus Previa in Nonwyll Cavern, northwest of Chorrol.|
Have a chat with Viranus Don'ton. He much be fond of this mother, because he wants to speak with her first. Tell him not to, and head to the cave. It's northwest of Chorrol, and you can reach it by going through the wilderness.
|Viranus Don'ton and I have arrived at Nonwyll Cavern. We'll have to find out what happened to Galtus Previa, and I should make sure no harm comes to the young Don'ton.|
After slaying a few trolls and other creatures, you'll find the corpse of Galtus Previa.
|We have found the corpse of Galtus Previa. We should now return to Modryn Oreyn.|
Report back to Modryn, and Viranus will leave your party. However, he as another job for you straight away.
|We have returned with news of Galtus Previa to Modryn Oreyn. He was pleased with our efforts, and has paid the contract for Don'ton. For my efforts, he has given me a magic blade.|
More Unfinished Business
|Modryn Oreyn has told me to go to Bravil and find out why Maglir has defaulted on another contract.|
When you go to Bravil, you can find out Maglir is on a tavern called the Lonely Suitor Lodge. Visit the fool and have a chat with him.
|I've been told that Maglir can be found in the tavern at the Lonely Suitor Lodge.|
|Maglir tells me that he is no longer a member of the Fighters Guild. He is tired of trying to scrounge up work, so he has joined the Blackwood Company.|
So much for Maglir. Report this back to Oreyn, and he'll tell you to finish the contract, so talk with Aryarie in the Bravil Mages guild to get the real quest.
|Oreyn says I should speak with Aryarie in the Bravil Mages Guild in order to get the details needed to complete Maglir's contract.|
|Aryarie at the Mage's Guild has told me she is glad someone from the Fighters Guild is going to fulfill her contract. She was unwilling to hire the Blackwood Company, as she disliked their reputation. She would like me to find 10 portions of imp gall, and suggests Robber's Glen Cave might be a good spot to hunt for it.|
Robber's Glen Cave can be found by following the road north of Bravil. Inside you'll find 12 imps and one troll - enough to finish the quest. Give the stuff back to Aryarie to get a nice ring.
|I have found 10 portions of Imp Gall. I should bring them to Aryarie.|
|Aryarie was pleased with the Imp Gall I brought her. As an extra reward, she's given me a Ring of Aegis. I should return to Oreyn.|
When you talk with Oreyn, your rank will be increased again - this time to Defender.
Modryn Oreyn has another job for you, but this time it's unofficial...
|Oreyn would like to speak more about duties, once I am promoted to the next rank.|
|I went to Modryn Oreyn to ask about duties, but he told me he had no "official" duties. However, he asked me to meet him at his house later tonight.|
Wait until it's around 8 pm, and head to the house of Modryn. Talk with him, and he'll tell you to meet him in Leyawiin.
|I met Modryn Oreyn at his house, as he requested. He told me a story about Azani Blackheart, Vitellus Don'ton's death, and the Blackwood Company's current involvement. He would like me to go with him now to find out what really happened.|
|I am to meet Oreyn at the Fighters Guild in Leyawiin. From there, we will travel to Arpenia to look for Azani Blackheart.|
Head to Leyawiin by fast-traveling, because following Modryn will take ages, and there'll be plenty more of him to see this mission. Arpenia can be found far north from Leyawiin. He'll follow you there, so guide the way.
Inside of Arpenia, explore every single bit - make sure you leave no part of the map uncovered. This means you need to go through a series of traps. Once you did this, Modryn will tell you he knows of another ruin, where Azani Blackheart most likely is.
|We've searched the ruins of Arpenia, and the place is deserted. There are no corpses, no signs of battle. Oreyn believes that the entire story was made up by the Blackwood Company, that perhaps they paid off Azani Blackheart to move his base of operations. Oreyn suggests we search nearby Ayleid ruins, and knows of one to the northeast.|
Follow Modryn towards the next ruins, north of your current location. Inside you're the one who's leading again, so explore the place until you found Azani Blackheart. Kill him, and (if you're using light armor) make sure you grab his goodies. Get the ring too, because Modryn wants it.
|Oreyn and I have found and defeated Azani Blackheart.|
|I have given the ring to Oreyn. This will allow him to prove that it was the Fighters Guild who finally defeated Azani Blackheart.|
Modryn will leave the ruins by himself, and tells you to do some other jobs for now.
The Wandering Scholar
Talk with Azzan to get yourself a brand new job.
|Azzan has given me a contract to escort Elante of Alinor, a scholar doing research on Daedra. I am to meet her at the entrance to Brittlerock Cave, northeast of Sutch, and protect her while she explores inside.|
The easiest way to reach the cave is by heading to Kvatch, and go northeast from there. Talk with Elante inside.
|I've found Elante of Alinor in Brittlerock Cave. She tells me that she would like to travel to the bottom of this cave complex, as she has heard there is a Daedric Shrine there. She will lead the way, and I will protect her.|
Elante will lead the way, so follow her. After a short while and a few battles, you'll reach the shrine and the quest is done already.
|Elante of Alinor has reached the Daedric shrine, and is ready to leave Brittlerock Cave.|
|Elante of Alinor wishes to remain in Brittlerock and continue studying the shrine. I should return to Azzan for my payment.|
Head to Azzan for your money. No more quests here, so head to Burz gro-Khash.
|Burz gro-Khash has given me a contract to find and kill some fugitives from a prison break that have been menacing Bravil. I should go there and see what I can learn.|
Head to Bravil and talk with a person here. Bribe him/her in order to get the information out.
|The residents of Bravil are reluctant to speak about the fugitives, for fear of retribution. Perhaps I will have to persuade one of them to give me the information.|
|I have persuaded one of Bravil's citizens to tell me more about the fugitives. There are four of them. They are thought to be hiding in Bloodmayne Cave.|
Head to Bloodmayne Cave and kill the fugitives. Note that there are two ways to enter the cave, and you have to take both ways in order to kill them all. One of them is on the upper level of the cave, but with a well aimed shot, you can take care of that.
|I have found and killed Hlofgar.|
|I have found and killed Ashanta.|
|I have found and killed Enrion.|
|I have found and killed Dreet-Lai.|
|Now that I have killed all of the fugitives, I should return to Burz gro-Khash for my reward.|
When you talk with Burz gro-Khash, you'll be able to promote to Guardian. Yay.
Trolls of Forsaken Mine
Burz gro-Khash has no more work right now, but Modryn has, so talk with him.
|I have been told to report to Modryn Oreyn for assigned duties.|
|Modryn Oreyn has given me another duty to perform. A band of fighters was contracted to clear the Forsaken Mine of trolls, but none of them have been heard from, including Viranus Don'ton. I am to go investigate.|
The mine is located a bit south of Leyawiin. Enter, and explore until you find Viranus Don'ton. Dead. Might as well grab his journal.
|I found Viranus Don'ton dead. I should look for clues as to what happened here.|
|I've found a journal that Viranus Don'ton kept during his final days. In it, he describes how the mission went well until the Blackwood Company arrived. They battled, and he survived, gravely wounded. It appears he finally succumbed to his wounds. I should report this to Oreyn.|
Tell Modryn the news, and he'll be a little bit angry... He should be worried instead, because it's his fault, but that's an ethical decision he has to work out himself, right? For now, you should find new work.
|Oreyn was both angered and saddened by what I told him. He has asked that I allow him to tell Vilena Don'ton the news about her son. Until then, he suggests I find contract work to do.|
The Noble's Daughter
Burz gro-Khash has work for you again, so go talk to him.
|Burz gro-Khash has given me a contact to help Lord Rugdumph gro-Shurgak find his daughter, Lady Rogbut gra-Shurgak. I can find Lord Rugdumph at his estate near Lake Arrius.|
Head to the estate north of Cheydinhal and talk with mister my-name-is-very-long-and-hard-to-type. He fears his daughter is taken by ogres.
|Lord Rugdumph tells me what his daughter was out picking rocks, and he fears she may have been taken away by a band of ogres that are known to live east of the estate. I am to find and return her.|
When you head east of the estate, you'll bump into the ogres soon enough. The three of them can be a difficult fight, so try to take on out by sneaking. When you're done, return the Lady to mister my-name-is-very-long-and-hard-to-type. He'll even give you a sword.
|I have killed the ogres who kidnapped Lady Rogbut. I should now escort her back to her father's estate.|
|I have escorted Lady Rogbuy back to her father's estate, much to Lord Rugdumph's relief. He has rewarded me with Rugdumph's Sword. I should now return to Burz gro-Khash for payment of the contract.|
Burz gro-Khash is a happy man again if you return to him and tell him the news. He even has another job for you.
|Burz gro-Khash was pleased with my efforts in retrieving Lady Rogbut gra-Shurgak, and he paid me what was owed on the contract.|
Mystery at Harlun's Watch
|Burz gro-Khash has given me a contact to go to Harlun's Watch, near Cheydinhal, and investigate the disappearances of some of the local populace. I should speak to Drarana Thelis.|
Oooh a mystery! Go talk with Drarana Thelis of the small village.
|I have spoken to Drarana Thelis in Harlun's Watch. She tells me that folks have been seeing strange lights in the swamps, and when they've gone to investigate, none have returned.|
I don't know if it has to be night in order to do this quest, but it doesn't hurt. When you arrive, you'll see will-o-the-wisps, and they are annoying. Your normal weapon doesn't hurt them, but magic does (silver too?). If you can't defeat them, run from them.
|It seems that the strange lights people were seeing over the swamp are will-o-the-wisps. But, there don't seem to be any signs of the townfolks who disappeared. The Will-o-the-wisps (Yes, they actually wrote it with a capital letter here and didn't in the previous sentence) were surrounding a cave, though. I should investigate.|
Inside the cave you'll soon enough find the corpses of the townsfolks, killed by trolls. Your task is to kill the trolls who did this. You have to find these bodies or you will not be able to continue the quest!
|Inside the Swampy Cave, I've found the corpses of the townsfolks that are missing. It looks like trolls have been feeding on the people weakened by the will-o-the-wisps. I should make sure to clear out all the remaining trolls from the cave complex.|
|I've killed all of the trolls in Swampy Cave. I should report what I've found to Drarana Thelis.|
Yes, let's tell Drarana about this. Her voice doesn't reveal her pain, but apparently she is sad. Report back to Burz.
|Drarana Thelis was saddened at the fates of the townsfolk, but has rewarded me for my efforts. I should report to Burz gro-Khash for payment of the contract.|
The Stone of St. Alessia
Burz gro-Khash doesn't have any jobs, but Azzan does. Talk with him and then talk with the priest inside the Chapel in Bruma.
|Azzan has told me to report to the Chapel of Talos in Bruma and speak with the priest Cirroc about a contract.|
|I've spoken to the priest Cirroc in Bruma. He would like me to retrieve a holy relic of the Church, the Stone of St. Allesia. He believes it was stolen by bandits recently, and he's heard that they were headed east out of town.|
Go east of Bruma and find the lonely thief. He doesn't have the stone, though.
|I've found the lone survivor of the group of bandits that stole the Stone of St. Alessia. He and his men were attacked by ogres and left for dead. He tells me that the creatures took the Stone and all their other precious stones with them. He believes that the creatures live in the Ayleid ruin of Sedor.|
The ruin can be found far east of your current location, so you may want to fast-travel to a location closer to it, if available.
Inside you'll find out that the stone is locked behind a gate that you can't just open. Look behind you and up. You'll see a balcony here. Your goal is to go there and push the block. This will open the gate, and allows you to get the stone.
|I have found the Stone of St. Alessia in Sedor. I should return it to Cirroc at the Temple of Talos in Bruma.|
When you return is to the priest, he'll give you 3 Strong Potions of Healing. Go tell Azzan.
|I have returned the Stone of St. Alessia to Cirroc. As a show of his gratitude, he's given me some Strong Healing Potions. I should return to Azzan to collect my reward.|
|Azzan has paid me the balance of the contract. He tells me that he has no further contracts to offer, but I should speak with Burz gro-Khash in Cheydinhal.|
Going back to Burz is useless. Get yourself promoted instead, to Champion.
|I have been promoted to the rank of Champion of the Fighters Guild. I'm told that Modryn Oreyn is looking for me, and I should speak with him as soon as possible.|
Go talk to Modryn. He wants you to join the Blackwood Company.
|I have spoken to Modryn Oreyn, who tells me that, although he has been expelled from the Fighters Guild, he will still work to restore its honor. To that end, he wants me to go to the Glademist Cave and capture a Blackwood Company leader, Ajum-Kajin.|
The cave can be found east of Chorrol, and can be a long walk/ride. Once you are inside, kill all the members of the Blackwood Company and find the leader. Talk with him, and he'll follow you (if not, hit him - but don't kill him). Bring him to Oreyn.
|I have found Ajum-Kajin, cowering in his Blackwood Company hideout. I must convince him to return with me.|
|Ajum-Kajin will now return with me to Modryn Oreyn's house.|
Modryn wants you to get information from Ajum-Kajin. Tell the fellow to sit down and ask for information. If he refuses, hit him with your sword, or cast some magic on him. When you are about to ask the final question, he'll commit suicide.
|Oreyn would like me to learn some things from Ajum-Kajin: how large the Blackwood Company is; who leads the Company; and what is the source of their power. Oreyn has told me I am to use whatever means necessary to get this information.|
|It appears Ajum-Kajin may be ready to give me information.|
|I've learned that the Blackwood Company is over 100 strong, and growing every day. I must find out who leads them.|
|It looks like Ajum-Kajin is ready to tell me more. I should question him.|
|I've learned their leader is Ri'Zakar. I must now learn the source of their power, what gives them such courage in battle.|
|Rather than divulge the Blackwood Company's secret, Ajum-Kajin has killed himself. I should speak with Oreyn for further instruction.|
Oreyn will give you the Greater Amulet of Interrogation. He wants you to infiltrate into the Blackwood Company.
|Though we did not get all the of the answers we had hoped for, Oreyn is pleased with the information we gained.|
|Modryn Oreyn would like me to join the Blackwood Company. I am to go to their headquarters in Leyawiin, inflitrate (sic) their ranks, and follow them on a mission to find out the secret of their effectiveness.|
Jennifer reported a problem with this quest: "When entering the Blackwood company hall to speak with Jeetum-Ze: if he is on the stairs, don't talk to him! He will ask you to follow him to the training room and then try to walk through you. This triggers a lock up in the game where he will walk repeatedly up and down the stairs, but will never show in the training room."
Head to Leyawiin, and talk with the leader about joining. He'll allow you to join, and order you to follow him into the basement. The mission involves Water's Edge, and you need to drink something called Hist.
|I was able to join the Blackwood Company. I am to report to the training room to prepare for an upcoming mission.|
|The Blackwood Company has been hired by the Water's Edge Settlement to take care of some goblins that have been raiding their town. First, though, we are all to drink a potion made from the sap of a Hist Tree.|
|I have ingested the Hist Sap potion. I feel a strange feeling coming over me.|
You don't have to travel to Water's Edge manually, because the game will fast-travel to get you there.
|We've arrived at Water's Edge, which it seems has been overrun by goblins. I have been given the other to attack.|
Hit the goblins, but don't hit your 'friends'. If you do, they'll just start to attack you. The person leading you tells you there are more goblins inside the houses. Enter them, and notice how the goblins don't attack, and almost appear to live there. Kill them.
|The goblins invading Water's Edge have been defeated.|
You'll pass out, and wake up in the house of Modryn Oreyn. Talk with him about the case.
|I've awakened from my Hist Sap stupor at Modryn Oreyn's house. He worries that the company will have taken the settlement and moved the residents out.|
Return to Water's Edge, and talk with the father of Biene Amelion. Everyone is dead, and yes, you did this. He doesn't know though. Go tell Modryn.
|I've returned to Water's Edge to a gruesome sight. Biene Amleion's father stands over the corpses of his daughter and the rest of the settlement. There are corpses all around--not goblin corpses as it had appeared in my Hist Sap--clouded mind, but human corpses. The Blackwood Company and I slaughtered the entire population of Water's Edge. I must return to Oreyn immediately.|
|Oreyn was deeply troubled by what I told him, but realizes that there was little I could have done to prevent it. He believes it is time to end the Blackwood Company forever.|
|Modryn Oreyn had decided that the threat of the Blackwood Company must be ended. He wants me to travel to their headquarters and destroy the Hist Tree. It will be behind a locked door, and it is likely that only Ri-Zakar himself has a key.|
Jennifer writes about this quest: "We read that Jeetum-Ze is not always in his room and that walking in and then out will trigger his appearance. Our first time through he was not in his room. We opened his door to leave and he was walking right in front of his door and we ran into him. He turned to fight and as we tried to hit him the game locked up. I think this is because he calls up a headless zombie and we were standing right where it appeared! We had to start the entire game system again.
Second time around we used a detect life and he appeared to our right. If you can catch him there he still calls up the zombie, but you can kill both with almost the same sword swing. Space is pretty tight. We were at level 11 in case that changes things."
Head to the headquarters to get a warm welcome. You'll have to find a bunch of the Blackwood Company members at the same time, which can be tricky. Be sure you go after the man with the red sword first, because he can drain your health (and his sword is nice to have). Head upstairs until you find Ri'Zakar. Grab the key from his corpse.
|I have killed Ri'Zakar. I should get the basement key from his corpse.|
|I've gotten the key to get into the basement, where the Hist Tree is located.|
Rest, and enter the basement, where the tree is located. Battle the two mages and then it's time to end the life of the tree.
|The tree has become a perversion of nature. It is surrounded by alien machinery. If I am to destroy this monstrosity, I will need to find a way to destroy the machinery that surrounds it.|
You'll find two lose pipes in this room. Pick them up (in your inventory) and then find the two sides of the machine with spinning wheels. Use them on both sides, and the thing will catch fire.
|I have destroyed the machinery surrounding the Hist Tree, and the tree was destroyed in the process. I should return to Oreyn.|
Outside the room you'll meet Maglir. He even wants to fight you. Hit him... hard. Return back to Oreyn to get the Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw - a heavy armor helm with some nice stats. Talk with Vilena Donon in order to become Master of the Fighters Guild.
|Oreyn believes our work is now finished. He has given me that Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw as a symbol of our friendship. He suggests I speak with Vilena Don'ton and tell her all that has transpired.|
|Vilena Don'ton was astounded by the events I recounted, and she now realizes that her unwillingness to act could have caused the demise of the Fighters Guild. She has promoted me to Master of the Guild.|
|Vilena Don'ton suggests that one of my first actions should be to reinstate Modryn Oreyn as my second-in-command, if he will accept the post.|
Talk with Modryn about this. He is happy with the news, obviously.
|I have asked Modryn Oreyn to act as my second-in-command. He accepted, and will run day-to-day activities of the Fighters Guild in my absence.|
Talk with Modryn again, and you can select what he should do. Each month you can return to the guild, and get yourself some money. Good work master!
To join the Arena, head to the Imperial city, Arena District and speak to Hundolin standing in a doorway, who offers you a choice of being a gambler or a fighter. If you want to be a combatant, You will get a journal update:
|I wish to join the Arena faction as a combatant. I must speak with Owyn the Blademaster in the Arena Bloodworks.|
Find and speak with Owyn.
|I am now a combatant in the Arena faction. To arrange for a match, I must speak with Owyn in the Arena Bloodworks in the Imperial City. After every match, I must speak to Owyn again to close out the match and receive my rewards earned. While I'm involved in any active matches, I will be unable to bet on any fights.|
He will give you a choice of heavy or light raiments (both enchanted with +2 personality and +5 athletics). You must wear this during your matches, or face disqualification. You can choose your weapons (there are various weapons there you can use), shield and helm but you must wear the raiment.
Pit Dog - 50, 50, 100
Brawler - 100, 100, 150
Bloodletter - 150, 150, 200
Myrmidon - 200, 200, 250
Warrior - 250, 250, 300
Gladiator - 300, 300, 350
Hero - 350, 350, 500
Champion - 1000
Grand Champion - weekly matches with varying gold for each match
Match One: Wood Elf - blade, shield, helm
Match Two: Imperial - blade, shield, helm
Match Three: Argonian - archer
Match One: Nord - axe
Match Two: Twin Wood Elf sisters - one is an archer, the other has a blade
Match Three: Khajiit - axe
Match One: Redguard - mace or blade, shield
Match Two: Breton - blade, heavy armor
Match Three: Dark Elf - archer, blade
Match One: Wood Elf - enchanted frost dagger
Match Two: High Elf - blade, light armor
Match Three: Orc - axe, heavy armor
Match One: Nord - blade
Match Two: High Elf - spellcaster, blade
Match Three: Orc - warhammer, heavy armor
Match One: three Argonians - unarmed, but good hand-to-hand skills
Match Two: Khajiit - blade
Match Three: Breton - blade
Match One: Imperial (former Blade) - blade, shield
Match Two: Spellcaster - enchanted shield
Match Three: Yellow Team Champion, plus a magic user and an archer - you get a boar to help you in your fight
Once you fight your opponents, you are given the option to challenge the Grand Champion Agronak gro-Malog.
|I am now an Arena Champion. There are no more standard matches left to fight. Instead, I must challenge the Grand champion, Agronak gro-Malog, for his title.|
The Gray Prince - you can fight him straight out, or take his quest.
Speak to him about 'the Gray Prince" and take the quest "Origin of the Gray Prince". You find out information that will make your fight a lot easier. The quest involves a trip to Crowhaven ruins near Anvil.
Within the ruins you will find Lord Lovidicus, the Gray Prince's father who attacks you. You can take his journal and report back what you find to the Gray Prince. Your reward is a boost in Athletics, Blade, and Block plus an easy victory in the Arena. If you fight him straight out, prepare for a long hard battle. If you take his quest, it will end with him asking you to take his life (easiest solution).
Check in with Ysabel, and choose a nickname for your character, and then you are ready for battle. When the Gray Prince is dead take his armor to Ysabel and you will get your own special armor in exchange.
|I have defeated the Gray Prince and have been named the new Arena Grand Champion! Ysabel Andronicus told me to return to her after I've gotten some rest, so we can discuss my future.|
Speak to Ysabel to get this entry:
|As Arena Grand Champion, I can fight in weekly matches against various creatures. All I need to do is see Ysabel Andronicus in the Arena Bloodworks and tell her I'm ready for a match.|
The weekly matches are good for income and practice, should you choose to take on the matches.
Joining the Thieves Guild can be done in two ways:
|I spoke with Armand Christophe, who is a member of the Thieves Guild. He offered me a chance to join the guild, but I have to compete against two other thieves, Methredhel and Amusei. Which ever one of us steals Amantius Allectus' Diary first will be inducted into the Thieves Guild. It's somewhere in the Imperial City. He told me that the beggars might be able to tell me where to find him.|
Head towards the ships, and run toward the big tower (it's a lighthouse). Pass it by and enter the Temple District. Immediately head right into the small alley, and at the end turn left. The second door on your left is the house of Amantius Allectus. In his house, check the desk on the right side to find the diary.
|I have beaten Methredhel and Amusei to Amantius Allectus' diary. Now to get back to Armand at Dareloth's garden by midnight.|
Now all you need to do is return to Armand Christophe and give the diary.
Talk with Armand about jobs, and you'll get a quest for this.
|Armand told me that he won't have any commission jobs for me until I sell more stolen property to Ongar the fence. I'll need about 50 gold worth of stolen goods before he will trust me sufficiently.|
It should still be somewhere in the night, so you can try to steal some things. If you're not able to do this, you can wait or do this when night falls and you're in a city.
Whenever you want to sell your stolen goods, head to Bruma (fast-travel or walk, whatever you like) and find the house of Ongar.
|I've reached my goal. I have fenced over 50 gold worth of goods. I should go see Armand sometime. He might have something for me.|
Once you sold worth 50 gold, talk with Armand again to get a real job. Note that you need to repeat this after every quest, where the amount of stolen gold becomes bigger and bigger. Eventually you'll need to have stolen worth 1000 (or more) gold. In order to keep this all a bit easier to navigate, I will just tell you how much stuff you need to steal in order to start the quest.
Talk with Armand about the special jobs to get this one.
|Armand of the Thieves Guild has asked me to recover the tax records and taxes collected by the Imperial Watch. They are being held by an over-zealous Captain called Hieronymus Lex in the South Watchtower.|
Quite an easy quest. Wait until it's night, and then head towards the house where you stole the diary. Around there, you'll find the South Watchtower. Enter it, and from that moment on sneak. There will be guards downstairs, but just go up. Keep going up until you ended up in the room with Hieronymus Lex. In order to get here, you'll need to pick a lock.
Once you got here, make sure not to wake him, and open the drawer to find the money and the records.
|I found the tax records. Now to get them back to Armand in the Waterfront district.|
Do as said - bring them back to Armand.
Have a chat with Armand for a new job. Note that, just like before, you need to sell some stuff before you're able to get new job.
|Armand of the Thieves Guild has asked me to steal the bust of Llathasa Indarys from Cheydinhal. They will pay 100 gold coins.|
Head to Cheydinhal and ask a beggar about the bust. He'll tell you where it's located.
|I learned that the bust of Llathasa Indarys is in her tomb. She is buried in the chapel undercroft of the Temple of Arkay in Cheydinhal.|
Enter the temple, and find the stairs that lead down. Make sure no one sees you going down there. Open the door with a picklock and enter the tomb. Sneak in here, and watch out, because there is someone guarding the bust. Find the bust, and sneak out again.
|I have the bust. Now to get back to Armand.|
When you try to find Armand, you'll find out he's not around.
|The Waterfront if crawling with Imperial Watch. They are all looking for Armand Christophe. I'm sure he won't show at midnight. Dareloth's Garden is too hot. I'll need to find out where he is hiding. Maybe one of the other Thieves Guild members knows. I'll have to start asking around for them.|
Methredhel is looking for you. She can explain you what's going on.
|Methredhel contacted me. She says that this whole job was just a setup to flush out the informant, a Dark Elf named Myvryna Arano. They didn't see fit to let me in on the plan though. She has specific instructions from Armand to plant the bust in Myvryna's cupboard. Then I have to find Hieronymus Lex and snitch on her.|
This may be a bit tricky, with all the guards around. Find her house (Hieronymus Lex is close to it) and enter it using a lockpick. If you're out of lockpicks, just head to your fence in Bruma. Only enter her house at night, because she'll be around. Place the bust in her cupboard when she sleeps, and find Hieronymus Lex.
|The bust is in Myvryna's cupboard. Now to tell that windbag Lex where to find it.|
You may have to bride him before you're able to convince him where the bust is. He'll command you to follow him, in case you're not telling the truth. Inside, he'll find the bust and Myvryna will say she is the informant. She can go to jail, and is out of the Thieves Guild.
|Hieronymus Lex found the bust I planted. Now all I have to do is report to Armand. Unfortunately I'll have to wait until the next midnight for him to return to the Garden of Dareloth.|
Do some other stuff and find Armand when he's back. This ends your work here. It's time to move on in the rank of the Thieves Guild. Good job.
|Armand is no longer my primary Thieves Guild contact. My new contact is S'krivva, in the city of Bravil. I can find her either at home or at the Lonely Suitor Lodge. I should ask her if there are any commission jobs for me.|
After stealing more stuff and selling it to your fence, S'krivva will have a new job for you. Find her, and ask her about it.
|S'krivva has asked me to retrieve a ring that belongs to Ahdarji. She is a Khajiit living in Leyawiin. I need to go to Leyawiin and see if I can find her.|
Head to Leyawiin, and find Ahdarji. Talk with her about the matter.
|Ahdarji is offering 100 gold coins for her ring. The ring was stolen by Amusei. I wonder if that is the same Argonian that I competed against to get into the guild? I'll have to look around for him.|
Pay a beggar some money to find out where Amusei is.
|Amusei is in jail here in Leyawiin. The only way I'm going to find that ring is to talk to him there.|
Walk towards the jail, and pass the guard. Make sure you hurry up, because the guard will follow you after a short while. Open the door with a lockpick and make sure you have another one ready (in your inventory, that is). Talk with Amusei, and give him a lockpick to make him tell you where the ring is.
|Amusei knows where the ring is, but he won't tell me unless I get him a lockpick.|
|Amusei told me that the ring was inscribed on the inside with the name Alessia Caro, a.k.a. the Countess of Leyawiin. Apparently he tried to sell it back to her. When he went to deliver the ring, he was arrested and thrown into jail. She kept the ring. It must be somewhere in the castle, assuming she isn't wearing it. I'll need to find someone who can tell exactly where. This might be a good time to revisit Ahdarji, or to see what the beggars know.|
Instead of going out and asking beggars, you can bribe someone from the staff too, and ask where the ring is. One of them will tell you she wears it most of the time.
|It seems that Alessia Caro wears the ring all the time, which is going to make it really difficult to steal it from her. However, I learned that she always takes it off at night. I'll have to sneak into her bedroom at night and rifle through that jewelry box.|
Note: Rory S. let us know the following: Before stealing the ring from the countess but after finding out that she has the ring, go tell Adharji that the countess has the ring. She will increase your pay from 100 gold to 200 gold. Wait until it's night (2 am will do) and picklock the door open that leads to her bedroom (up the stairs). There are guards around here, so watch your step. Open the first door on your right, and follow it to the end to end up in the bedroom of Allesia Caro. Open her jewelry box and sneak out again.
Note: Johnny New Englander e-mailed with a possible bug here on Xbox 360 (and PC?): When I opened the jewelry box, I found two Adharji's Rings. I took both of them and then went back to give them to Adharji. Even though my quest log had registered that I'd recovered the ring, Adharji did not give me an option to give her the ring back and I could not complete the quest. After an hour of trying to give her the ring, drop a ring, etc, I reloaded from a previous save and redid the mission. This time there were two rings in the jewelry box like before, but I only took one of them and then went back to see Adharji. Only then did she give me the option to give her he ring and complete the quest. Therefore, IF there are two rings in the jewelry box... only take one of them or you might not be able to complete the quest.
Note: Darklord_20 e-mailed an alternative way to sneak into the bedroom chambers: You can sneak into the countess' bed chambers a longer but much easier route. Just go into the castle's basement and search the hollow barrels in there. One has a lever inside which opens a hidden door. Follow along this path through a torture chamber and you will come across the room that leads into the countess' bedroom. That way you only need to worry about a single guard, who is quite easy to pass by. The room where you exit the "secret passage" also has a hollow barrel with a lever inside it, in case you want an easy out but wanted to go the direct route in.
|I've got the ring. Now to find Ahdarji and collect my reward.|
Well, head back to Ahdarji =p
|Ahdarji was very grateful and rewarded me nicely for the ring. I get the feeling she hates Argonians though. No wonder Amusei had trouble with her. Now all I have to do is report back to S'krivva in Bravil.|
Go back to Bravil and have a chat with S'krivva.
When you stole worth 300 gold, you can get this quest from S'krivva in Bravil.
|S'krivva tells me that Hieronymus Lex, Captain of the Imperial Watch, has pulled guards from all over the Imperial City to lockdown the Waterfront. He has vowed to remain there until someone rats out the Gray Fox. If I want to help I have to find Methredhel. She is hiding somewhere in the Imperial City.|
Methredhel lives in the Talos Plaza District, where she is hiding. A beggar can tell you the direction. Have a chat with her.
|Methredhel has a plan to fOrce Hieronymus Lex to lift his siege of the Waterfront. Myself and four other Thieves Guild operatives will go on a crime spree. Each of us is assigned a high profile item to steal. I am to steal Hrormir's staff from the Archmage's room at the Arcane University. I have a note I am supposed to leave in his nightstand.|
Head to the Arcane University, and wait until it's about 3 am. Enter the big tower, and take the teleporter up. Here, take the next teleporter into the Archmage's room. Grab the Hrormir's staff and put a note into the night stand.
|I have Hrormir's Icestaff. All I need to do is leave the note in the nightstand.|
|I slid the note into the Archmage's night stand. Now to get the staff back to Methredhel.|
Well, give it back... Wait, "back"? It never was hers... ah well...
|I gave the Icestaff to Methredhel. She says we need to wait for the nobles and wizards to act. She wants me to watch Lex until he is ordered to leave the Waterfront. I have to make sure I get close enough for him to overhear any conversations. When he does, I report back to Methredhel.|
Head to the Waterfront, and watch how a mysterious person gives Hieronymus Lex a note. He seems to be bad at holding things, and drops it. Grab it for him, but keep it.
|While spying on Hieronymus Lex, I saw a Dremora deliver a note to him. Lex has begun moving his watchmen out of the Waterfront. I think this is the signal for me to report back to Methredhel. Lex dropped that note. I wonder if I can find it?|
Report the good news back to Methredhel. To show the "good will" of the Thieves Guild, you need to deliver the staff back.
|Methredhel has one last task for me. It's too dangerous to return Thormir's Icestaff directly to the Arcane University. Instead, I have put the Icestaff into a chest in Ontus Vanin's home. He is a researcher for the Arcade University and will certainly find it there.|
Find the house of the researcher, and put the staff in his chest a night. Problem solved.
|I've planted the Icestaff in the chest in Ontus' bedroom. I should go see S'krivva and collect my reward.|
Have a chat with S'krivva to finish this quest.
Once you stole worth 400 (or more) gold and sold it, you can get this quest from S'krivva.
|S'krivva of the Thieves Guild has asked me to find out what happened to the thief named Theranis. He was sent to steal a book entitled Lost Histories of Tamriel from the wizard in Castle Skingrad. My job is to recover the book. S'krivva doesn't care if Theranis delivers it to her or I do. I'm getting 400 gold coins either way.|
Head to Skingrad and find a beggar who can tell you what happened to Theranis.
|I discovered that Theranis was arrested. It seems he was found in a tavern, drunk and bragging about stealing something from Castle Skingrad. The Captain of the Skingrad Guard overheard him and arrested him. I'm going to have to break into the dungeon if I want to speak to Theranis.|
There are three ways to get to the jail where Theranis is:
|It seems that the butler, Shum gro-Yarug, is hiring up at Castle Skingrad. Penetrating the castle would be much easier if I had that job.|
|I got myself hired as a servant in Castle Skingrad. I only have access to the Great Keep, but that should help. Shum gro-Yarug says that the jailors will open the prison door for me. Now I just have to find Theranis.|
Head towards the jail, and let the jailor open the door for you. Cranky as he is, he will still do it. Inside is no sign of Theranis, but have a chat with Larthjar the Laggards. Promise to set him free and ask him about "the Pale Lady". Be sure to let him free.
|The only prisoner in Castle Skingrad's jail is Larthjar. He told me that the Pale Lady, whoever she is, took Theranis days ago. I don't like the sound of that. There was an Argonian prisoner in the same cell as Theranis. Apparently he was also takes by the Pale Lady just a couple of hours ago. The Argonian put up quite a struggle and was bleeding. It's the only clue I've got right now. I'd better follow it.|
Look for blood on the floor, and open a secret door using the "Strange Candle". Follow the trail of blood, while opening more doors until you find a vampire. Kill her, and look around to find the body of Theranis.
|Theranis is dead. I found his body in the secret chamber with Amusei and the Pale Lady.|
Amusei again... well, he has a note on where to find the book, and he won't give it until you two escaped from the castle.
|The Argonian in the cell with Theranis turned out to be Amusei! Before he died, Theranis told Amusei where he hid a special treasure, which I assume is the book. If I can get him out of there, Amusei will tell me where the book is hidden. Of course being seen helping a known prisoner to escape is a crime. I'll have to avoid the guards in the castle.|
Make sure it's night, so not too many people are wandering about. The Pale Lady holds a key to both the jail and the castle. Going back the way you came would be suicide, since the guard is always around. Instead, leave the wine cellar (steal the most expensive ones) and take the door on the right. Then cross the long hall, into the dining room and open the door here to end up in another hall, which also gives access to the main hall. Don't go to the main hall, but walk straight ahead to end up outside. The door opposite is the door that leads to the dungeons. Head through the main gate and hopefully no guard will be around. When you walked a bit further, Amusei will give you the note.
|Amusei and I escaped from Castle Skingrad. Let's see if he will keep his word and tell me about the book.|
|Amusei was grateful for being saved from the Pale Lady and told me where to find the book. It's under a bush, behind Nerastarel's house, near a well.|
Find the book and report back to S'krivva.
|I have the Lost Histories of Tamriel. Now all I have to do is return it to S'krivva in Bravil.|
Have a chat with S'krivva after stealing 500 (or more) worth of gold to get this quest.
|S'krivva tells me that the Gray Fox is tired of Hieronymus Lex causing problems. He wants Lex removed once and for all. Countess Umbranox of Anvil is in need of a Captain of the Guard. She sent away for a list of recommendations from the Imperial Watch guard. I must create a forgery that recommends Lex and deliver it to her personally. The Gray Fox has a special interest in Countess Umbranox and has chosen Lex to be her protector. Very curious.|
|First, I steal the letter from steward Dairihill's desk in Castle Anvil. Then get a forgery made. I have to find and pay for my own forget. Then seal it with the Imperial Watch seal from the legion commander's desk in the Imperial City. Dairihill cannot be trusted to deliver the letter. I must personally deliver the forged letter to Countess Umbranox of Anvil. I will be paid 500 gold, plus the cost of the forgery.|
When you head to Anvil, talk with a beggar to get some information about the office of Dairihill. He says that it won't be easy to get there, but there is some kind of secret passage. The blacksmith is suppose to know more.
|A beggar told me that there may be secret ways in the castle. I am supposed to find the blacksmith. I'm not really sure why.|
Enter the castle and talk with the blacksmith. He'll open a secret passage for you, which'll lead to a secret door very close to the room of Dairihill.
|Orrin has shown me a secret passage within the walls of Castle Anvil. It should let me get closer to Dairihill's office without being seen by the castle guards.|
Enter the passage and wait until it's around 3 am to make sure not many guards are around. Follow the secret passage and enter the secret door. On your left is the office of Dairihill. Enter it, and find the letter.
|I have the letter. Now I need to find a forger.|
Head down the secret passage again to end up in the room with wine. Be sure to steal the bottles, because they'll help you keep the fencers happy. Outside, a beggar will be able to tell you where a forger lives. Visit him, and he'll be "happy" to forge the letter.
|My sources tell me that there is a master forget in Anvil. He is known only as The Stranger. He lives in a house by the Mages Guild.|
|I delivered the letter to The Stranger. He said to return in a day and he would have the new letter ready. It's going to cost 500 gold coins.|
24 hours of doing something else. If you don't have the 500 gold, you can start with getting those together ;) Otherwise, just hit 'T' or do something else. Return to him in 24 hours.
|The Stranger has forged a new letter for me. Now I have to go to the Imperial Legion compound in the Imperial City. I have to seal the letter using the official seal of the Legion Commander.|
Head to the Imperial City and wait until it's night. Sneak into the building and find the seal. Note that you don't have to open all the doors, because you can also walk through the room where the soldiers sleep.
|I've sealed the letter with the Legion Commander's seal. Now I must deliver it to Countess Umbranox personally. I will take on the role of courier.|
Head to Anvil and deliver the letter to Countess Umbranox. Be sure to talk with Dairihill after this, to get some extra gold.
|Countess Umbranox has given me her response. Now I need to deliver it to Hieronymus Lex. The look on his face should be priceless.|
Well, tell Hieronymus Lex the "good news". He won't be too happy, but march off to Bravil straight away. You can visit him, if you want =p
|Hieronymus Lex was shocked to learn he has been reassigned. Now the Thieves Guild will be safe from his persecution. All I have to do is get back to S'krivva to collect my reward.|
Well, head to S'krivva to finish the last quest with her. From now on you'll work straight for mister Gray Fox himself!
In order to start this quest, you need to steal worth 600 (or more) gold and sell it to a fence. Then make sure you're in a capital city (Bruma won't qualify, for example) a wait (press 'T') until a messenger, in this case Methredhel, arrives and hands you a note from the Gray Fox. Although the description tells you to wait in the Imperial City, it doesn't really matter. For example, if you finished the last quest and already fenced worth 600 gold, Methredhel will find you faster, than if you would head to the Imperial City first. Note that the first description of the two below doesn't really belong to this quest, but to "Independent Thievery".
|I've reached my goal. I have fenced over 600 gold worth of goods. When I'm in the cities, I'll have to keep an eye out for messengers from the Gray Fox. He could call for me at any time. I should wait in the Imperial City if I want them to find me quickly.|
|Methredhel sought me out and delivered a message from the Gray Fox. I am to meet him at the home of Helvius Cecia in Bruma. He has an important task for me. Finally, I am going to get to meet the head of the Thieves Guild in person.|
Head to Bruma and enter the house of Helvius Cecia ("The Gray Fox is waiting inside") to meet the Gray Fox. He'll ask you to steal Savilla's Stone from a monastery with monks... blind monks. Sounds easy? It is.
|The Gray Fox has given me the task of recovering Savilla's Stone from a monastery known as the Temple of the Ancestor Moths. It is in the mountains, somewhere north of Cheydinhal, in the farthest corner of Cyrodiil. Killing the human guardians of the stone will not put a bloodprice on my head, but killing innocent people will. The Gray Fox has promised me 500 gold coins.|
You may, or may not have a quicker access to the monastery. If you did a bit of the main quest, you can simply drop yourself off at a lake that's a bit south of there. If you didn't, head to Cheydinhal and go north from there to reach it.
|I found the Temple of the Ancestor Moths. Now I just have to locate Savilla's Stone. Maybe I can persuade one of the monks to help me.|
Find a monk, and bribe him until he shows you the catacombs. Follow him there.
|Brother Holger (name may be of another monk) has agreed to show me the entrance to the catacombs. I should follow him.|
|I've entered the Catacombs of the blind monks. The Gray Fox hinted that the true guardians of Savilla's Stone would not be subject to Blood Price. I'm betting that also means they won't be too happy to see me. I'd better be careful from here on.|
Check your map and follow the marker until you found the room with Savilla's Stone. Defeat the guardian, and grab the stone. Watch out for the two red stones, and they are protecting the stone and will hurt you.
There is no need to go all the way back. Instead, enter the room on the right (looking from a view when you entered) and simply go up here. Also grab the note to learn a bit more about the cowl the Gray Fox is wearing. Head back to him, and give him Savilla's Stone.
|The Gray Fox has rewarded me for my efforts. He was fairly mysterious about why he needed the stone. He asked me to be available for when he next calls for me.|
Fence worth 700 gold, and (you know the drill) stay put until a messenger arrives (not in Bruma though). This time it's your old friend Amusei.
|Amusei sought me out and delivered a message from the Gray Fox. I am to meet him at the home of Malintus Ancrus in Chorrol. He has another task for me. It seems Amusei has finally straightened up and joined the Thieves Guild. He is even trusted enough to deliver messages from the Gray Fox.|
Head to Chorrol and talk with the Gray Fox for your next job.
|The Gray Fox will pay me 500 gold coins to steal the Arrow of Extrication. It was recently recovered by Bravil's court wizard, Fathis Aren. There will be no bloodprice for killing Fathis, so long as he doesn't die in the castle. I should start my search in Bravil.|
In Bravil, a beggar will tell you that he keeps all his good in a tower outside of Bravil. However, the tower can't be entered from the outside, so there must be a secret passage from within the castle.
|A beggar in Bravil told me that Fathis Aren has claimed the ruined tower southeast of the city for himself. The door to the tower is impenetrable, but rumor has it that Fathis used a secret passage from inside the castle to get to it.|
Enter the castle, and wait until it's day (yes, day). At night guards are guarding the door that leads to the hall, which leads to the room of Fathis Aren (still there?). So basically, enter the door to a hall at day, take a left, and enter the room of Fathis Aren. Remember your map is your friend. Search the two chests that are next to each other to trigger an event.
|I found Fathis Aren't rooms (rooms?) in Castle Bravil. Now to locate the Arrow of Extrication.|
|I've searched both chests in Fathis Aren's room. Neither had the Arrow of Extrication. I'm beginning to think it isn't here. This room doesn't seem to have enough wizardly stuff for a wizard of Fathis stature. I wonder if there is a secret chamber where he keeps his more valuable treasures?|
Yes there is. Find the movable pillar to open a secret passage. Enter the door here to find an underground entrance. Open the door straight ahead of you, and take the upper path to end up in some water. Follow it until you find out that the path is "broken" and a pool where you can dive. Note the fishes (hostile fishes, mind you) here. If you dive all the way down, you'll end up outside in a lake. Don't do this. Instead dive down just a bit, and find a passage that you can swim into. Follow this, and keep opening doors and defeating enemies until you end up in the tower.
Here, find your way up. In one room you'll find the Arrow of Extrication. Bring this to the Gray Fox.
|I found a key shaped arrow head, but not the whole arrow. This must be what the Gray Fox is looking for, or at least as close as I am going to get. I should take it to him.|
|The Gray Fox accepted the key shaped arrow head. Apparently it is all that remains of the Arrow of Extrication. He is going to try and get it reforged. He thanked me for my efforts and promoted me to Master Thief in the Thieves Guild.|
Before you can start this quest, you need to steal worth 800 gold (or more). Wait in a main city and Amusei will give you a new note.
|Amusei has given me another message from the Gray Fox. I am to meet him at Ganrendel's house in Cheydinhal.|
Head to Cheydinhal and have a chat with the Gray Fox about your next job. It's quite an easy one.
|There is a descendent of Springheel Jak living in the Imperial City named Jakben, Earl of Imbel. The Gray Fox has suggested I look there for clues as to where he is buried. Once I know where to look, I am to get the boots and bring them back to the Gray Fox in Ganredhel's house in Cheydinhal.|
Head to the Imperial City and ask a beggar to find out where the house is. Enter it, and make sure the servant isn't at home. If he is, wait until the next day. Now enter the house when it's day and talk with Jakben. He is terrified, because his servant isn't home, and will tell there is a family mausoleum in the basement of the house, and even gives you the key.
|What luck! The family mausoleum for the Imbels is in the basement of the Jakben's house. The poor Earl was so terrified he told me everything I needed to know. He even gave me the key! Now to find those boots.|
Head to the mausoleum and look around for the coffin of Springheel Jack. The boots aren't here, but make sure to read the diary to find out Springheel Jack is/was a vampire. And why does Jakben only leave his house at night? Why doesn't he sleep in a bed... Talk with him... or rather... kill him, in order to get the boots. Give them to the Gray Fox to finish this off.
|The boots were not in the tomb of Springheel Jak. I did find a diary though. Maybe it can provide a clue.|
|I have the boots. Now to get back to the Gray Fox in Ganredhel's house in Cheydinhal.|
|The Gray Fox thanked me for getting him the boots. He paid me 500 gold coins for my efforts.|
Apparently it's not even needed to enter the mausoleum in order to get the boots. Also, there is a diary on the top floor that hints about the mausoleum too. This is all unconfirmed though.
Before you can start this quest, you need to have stolen worth 1000 (or more) gold. When you did, stay put until Amusei gives you a note.
|Amusei has given me another message from the Gray Fox. I am to meet him at Othrelo's house in the Elven Gardens district in the Imperial City.|
Head to Othrelo's house to start the last quest. Beware that it's quite big and will the hardest too. You probably expected this anyway. You'll get two of the items you stole for the Gray Fox back, because you'll need them for your quest (the boots to "reach inaccessible places and for long jumps", the arrow to "open the last door to the palace").
|The Gray Fox intends to steal one of the Elder Scrolls from the Imperial Palace. The audacity of such a theft is astounding! The Gray Fox has laid out the plan for me. It's not simple, but he has given me a written copy for my reference. He has even set aside the guild rule of blood price for this heist. Now I just have to execute the plan. The first step is to infiltrate the Imperial Palace and activate the Glass of Time, whatever that is.|
Even though the Gray Fox told you the Blood Price will be ignored for this quest, you shouldn't kill anyone. This will only raise your bounty, and it's possible to finish the quest without getting a single bounty. Even better - it's possible to finish this quest without getting seen by guards.
Head to the Imperial Palace and head towards the basement. Make sure the guard doesn't see you when you pick the lock. Inside, a guard will be wandering around. He'll first walk from one side to the other on the outer circle, and then head back by taking the shortest path - by entering the circle. Simply tail him, and active the Glass of Time. This will open the Old Way, which we'll enter later.
|I have activated the Glass of Time. According to the Gray Fox, the door to the Old Way in the Imperial Sewers should now be open. Now I just have to find it.|
Find the sewers (first exit the Imperial Palace, yes) and enter it. Inside you'll have to turn some wheels, but the path is very linear eventually you'll find the Palace Sewers entrance.
|I have found the sewer entrance that the Gray Fox told me to look for. Now I need to find the Old Way.|
From now on, you'll meet quite some enemies. The path however, is still very linear. Keep going until you find a wooden door - the Old Way.
|I have found the Old Way. This is clearly a long abandoned sub-basement of the Imperial City. It looks like it's going to be a long journey to get into the Imperial Palace this way. I need to find the door that connects to the palace interior. If I remember correctly, I will need the the (sic) Arrow Extrication in order to open that door.|
A long journey? Indeed... Eventually (yes, linear path) you'll end up in a room with a gate ahead that's closed. You'll also note two red crystals, that aren't activated, and thus aren't attacking you. You need to jump up to the balcony ("reaching inaccessible places") and push one of the two buttons here. The gate will open for a short while, but so will the crystals. Run though and enter the next room. Here, walk all the way to the end of the room.
|There must be some secret way to open this door. I'll bet this is where I have to use the Arrow of Extrication. Most likely I have to be standing in a special place for the keyhole to open up. It will be somewhere with a clear view of a pillar.|
Head east, and another message will pop up (what is there left to explore?).
|These walls look like they are meant to move. Maybe the place I need to stand to fire the arrow is behind them. I'd better look for a way to get through them.|
Note there is a door here. Open it, and push the button on the left. This will open a secret door in the chamber below. Follow that path until you find another button. Push this to remove the walls in the big room where you got the messages about how the walls were "meant to move". Go back there, and get rid of the new enemies. Stand on the plate between the two red crystals.
|This must be the spot. Standing on this pressure plate opens the pedestal at the far end of the room. I should practice with normal arrows a few times before trying the Arrow of Extrication. I will only get one try.|
You can practice with normal arrows, but you can also do a save and do it that way. If you miss, you'll have to reload, or find the arrow (not sure if that works).
|I've used the Arrow of Extrication to activate the door and open the secret way into the palace. There is no telling where I might end up. I should take care to extinguish my lights, muffle my footsteps, and be stealthy as I enter the door.|
Important! You should save your game before continuing this quest. The game contains a bug. If for any reason you can not complete the rest of the quest, reload the save and try again.
The door is protected by two guardians. Finish them off, get into sneak-mode and enter the door to enter... a room full of sleeping soldiers... The easiest thing to do, is to tail guards that leave the room. Simply follow the markers on the map. However, it'll show you to enter the library through a door you can't enter. If you encounter this, simply go up one floor and enter it that way. Sneak past the blind monks and sit down to receive the Elder Scroll!
Malcolm e-mails about this part of the quest: "Following these instructions, I encountered a problem every time I sat in the reading chair, the monks recognized me as an intruder and treated me accordingly. I was able to resolve this as follows:
Before trying to enter the library door "that won't open" sneak all the way round behind the monk behind the bars and activate the lever which opens the library door. You can then enter the library without having to go up one floor and can sit down in the reading chair to receive the Elder Scroll without problems."
|I've seated myself in the reading chair. Now I just have to wait for them to bring me the scroll. So long as I don't speak to any of them, the priests seem to be assuming I am Celia Camoran.|
|I have the Elder Scroll! This is the treasure of the century. My name shall be known across Tamriel for this theft! Now to get it back to the Gray Fox. The way back is blocked. I'll have to go upstairs to find a way out. Even through they are blind, these monks will not be easy to sneak past.|
Head up the stairs again (don't bump into a monk) and keep going up, floor after floor. Eventually the marker will show a green marker, indicating this is the correct room. Tail a guard and open the lock. Get out of sneak-mode, and run to the fire place. Use it, and you'll fall down. If you want to keep the boots, and think you are strong enough, you can unequip them. Otherwise leave them on, and they'll be destroyed when you fall down.
|I have escaped from the Imperial Palace by jumping down a chimney chute in Ocato's bedroom. I hope the Royal battlemage won't mind me misusing his ash flue. I can only hope my fall doesn't end too abruptly. I wonder if this is what the Gray Fox said I would need the Boots of Springheel Jak for?|
You'll fall down, and end up just outside of the door that leads to the Old Way. I wonder though, if you could go down that way, why didn't anyone bother to go up that way? It'd be much easier, right? Anyway, now you stole the Elder Scroll, return to the Gray Fox.
|The Gray Fox has yet to pay me for stealing the Elder Scroll from the Imperial Palace. To get my reward, I have to present a ring to Millona Umbranox, the Countess of Anvil, and gauge her reaction to it. I don't understand what this has to do with the Elder Scroll, but for now I'll trust him.|
Head to Anvil, and talk with the Countess when she is on her throne. Show her the ring, and she'll tell her it's from her husband - but can't even remember his name or face. This is where the Gray Fox shows up. With the Elder Scroll, he manages to lift the curse of the cowl, and explain it all to you. His name is Corvus, but there was a curse on the cowl. By putting it on, his name was removed from history, and everyone forget about him. Because of the Elder Scroll, he could remove the curse of the cowl.
Not only that, but you'll get the cowl! It gives you quite some bonuses; +25 to Sneak, +200 to Feather (so you can carry more) and +100 to Detect Life (you'll see purple clouds where people are, even through walls). The downside is that every time you put the cowl on, your bounty will be 500. You can half it though using certain persons of the Thieves Guild and pay the rest off to a guard. However, every time you put it back on, the bounty will be back too. The best part of this, is how you can lead two lives. By putting the cowl on, you can commit crime as the Gray Fox. Remove it, and the bounty will be gone too.
|The Gray Fox, who is no longer the Gray Fox, but is now Corvus Umbranox, has given me the Gray Fox Cowl of Nocturnal. I am now the new Gray Fox and the new guildmaster of the Thieves Guild. Due to the magic of the cowl, the Thieves of the guild will not notice the change. However, since the curse if lifted, I can remove the cowl and be recognized as myself again. Interestingly, the cowl's magic makes it so that anyone seeing me remove the cowl does not associate me with the Gray Fox.|
|History has been rewritten. I should go see the new Thieves Guild Hall in the Imperial City Waterfront. The Gray Fox, or Count Corvus as he is now know, told me that I get to run the place.|
You'll also get to run the guild now, and even get a hideout. Find the barred door at the Waterfront in the Imperial City. You can't enter from this way, but you can by entering the basement of Dareloth's door. It's all yours, and all the members of the Thieves Guild will visit the hall on a frequent base. Congratulations, and good work Gray Fox!
There's no guild hall to visit to join the Dark Brotherhood, so making first contact can be confusing. Ask various people about rumors and you may eventually come to this topic:
|They say that when you murder someone, the dark brotherhood comes to you in your sleep. That's how they recruit new members.|
You do not need to speak to someone about this rumor. If you murder a character in cold blood without any witnesses; preferably someone who doesn't deserve to die, and then rest the Dark Brotherhood will seek you out. Do not kill beggars if you are a member of the Thieves Guild, or intend to join the Thieves Guild at a later date. Once you have killed a character this message will appear on your screen:
|Your killing has been observed by fOrces unknown...|
Sleep after committing murder, and you will be greeted by Lucien Lachance, a Speaker for the Dark Brotherhood. He informs you that he'd like to offer a chance to become part of the Dark Brotherhood family, but you have to prove yourself worthy. You do not need to accept his proposal, you can choose to never assassinate Rufio, thus never joining the Dark Brotherhood. If you choose to kill Lucien, you will sever your ties with the Dark Brotherhood permanently and will not be able to join. Lucien tells you of an inn on the Green Road to the north of Bravil, the Inn of Ill Omen. There you will find a man named Rufio. Kill him, and your initiation into the Brotherhood will be complete. He promises to appear to you again after your task is complete if you sleep in a secure location. If you leave Rufio alone, Lucien will never visit you again and you will not have to join the DB.
Lucien offers you a token of good faith from the Brotherhood, the Blade of Woe, before disappearing.
|While sleeping, I was visited by Lucien Lachance, a representative for the assassins guild known as the Dark Brotherhood. He said that if I wish to join his "family," I must go to the Inn of Ill Omen, find a man named Rufio, and kill him. If I simply leave Rufio alone, Lachance will never visit me again.|
The Inn of Ill Omens is well marked on your in game map. As Lucien instructs, it's just North (and a little west) of the town of Bravil. Once inside the Inn, the inn keeper and a woman both tell you they suspect Rufio is hiding from someone or something, as he's been living at the inn for a few weeks and rarely leaves his room. The inn keeper tells you that Rufio's room is downstairs, through a trap door near the stairs, in the private quarters. Rufio's room is the far left room. The door to the room is unlocked, and Rufio is most likely asleep in bed (Rufio wanders the inn from around 2am to 6am, the rest of the time he can be found sleeping.). Sneak past the bed and stab Rufio in the back. He's very easy to kill. . A message box will appear reminding you that you should sleep in a secure location for Lucien to visit you again. You may sleep at the Inn of Ill Omen.
|The man named Rufio is dead. The next time I sleep in a location he deems secure, Lucien Lachance will visit me once more, and complete my entrance into the Dark Brotherhood.|
Lucien appears to you after resting, and tells you to seek out the abandoned house near the eastern wall in the city of Cheydinhal. He tells you to enter the basement of the abandoned house and to attempt to open the black door.
He tells you: "You will be asked a question. Answer thusly: "Sanguine, my Brother." You will gain access to the sanctuary. Once inside, speak with Ocheeva.
|I must now go to the abandoned house in the city of Cheydinhal, and attempt to open the door in the basement. When questioned, I must answer with "Sanguine, my Brother" to gain access to the secret Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. Once inside, I should speak with Ocheeva.|
Travel back to Cheydinhal now, either by Fast Travel or by following the well marked roads on your in game map. The house is not hard to find in the city. The house is not far from the East Gate, across from the Cathedral. It's well marked by boarded up doors and windows, as well as other pieces of debris. Once inside, travel down to the basement. Through a hole in the wall you will find a dark tunnel. Follow this tunnel, and you will reach the Black Door. A mysterious voice poses a question: What is the color of night? Remembering Lucien's instructions, you should answer "Sanguine, my Brother." The door opens and you may enter the Cheydinhal Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
|I have gained entrance into the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. I must now speak with Ocheeva.|
You will find Ocheeva, an Argonian female, not far from the entrance. She welcomes you, and informs you to seek out Vicente Valtieri for new assignments. Ocheeva also offers you a new set of armor.
|I have spoken with Ocheeva.|
The Dark Brotherhood quests offer you "reminders" in your journal. These reminders prompt you to speak with your superiors again to seek new contracts.
|I must accept a contract from Vicente Valtieri.|
Once you have spoken with Valtieri about your next contract, your journal will say this and the entry will be marked finished:
|I have accepted a contract from Vicente Valtieri.|
Seek out Valtieri inside the sanctuary.. He is surprisingly, a Vampire. Speak to him to gain your first contract. Valtieri informs you that you've got a pirate captain to kill. If you agree, he tells you to go to the Waterfront District of the Imperial City. There you will find a ship named the Marie Elena. You are to board the ship and find it's captain, Gaston Tussaud. He also mentions that the pirates have been moving a lot of cargo recently, and you may be able to smuggle yourself on one of the packing crates
|I must go to the Waterfront District in the Imperial City and gain access to the pirate ship Marie Elena, so I can kill Captain Gaston Tussaud. I may be able to smuggle myself onboard with the cargo, in one of the packing crates.|
Travel to the Waterfront district. The Marie Elena is very easy to spot once you arrive. The female dark elf first mate and 2 crew members are near the ship. The first mate, Malvulis, threatens you if you mess with the ship or it's crew members. Sneak past them and approach the crates on the east side of the dock. Activate an "empty crate". A message box will appear asking if you would like to hide in the crate to be transported, or if you'd like to find another way onto the ship. The choice is up to you, although the crate is a rather straightforward route of getting on the ship.
|Just as expected, the crate I hid in has been transported to the ship's hold. I must now find and kill the Captain, Gaston Tussaud. He's probably in his cabin, at the rear of the ship, on a higher deck.|
If you choose this method, once inside you will have to sneak up to the middle deck. Once on the next level, the aft, you will need to sneak all the way down the length of the ship. Stop once you hear voices. If you're sneak is high, you may hide in a nearby recess in the ship walls. If you're sneak level is low, return to the trapdoor and wait until their conversation is over. Once the conversation is over, one pirate will walk away and the other will remain the far back room of the aft. Sneak around to wear you saw him walk from. There is a trap door to the left that will take you the Captain's quarters.
If you choose to find your own way onto the ship, a good hint is to think back on the advice of your fellow Brothers and Sisters if you spoke with them. One of them should have mentioned the strange balcony on the ship. You may use the balcony to gain entrance directly to the Captain's quarters by jumping onto it from the dock.
|I have gained access to the Captain's cabin of the ship Marie Elena. I must now kill Gaston Tussaud.|
Once inside the Captain's quarters, you may kill him however you see fit. Once dead, you will hear his crew mates knocking on the door. They warn that they are entering the cabin. You may choose to stay and kill them if you like. Or, you may take the key from the Captain's body and unlock a chest on the bedroom dresser. Take this key and open the door at the back of the chambers and onto the balcony.
|Gaston Tussaud is dead. I must now return to the Sanctuary and speak with Vicente Valtieri to receive my reward.|
Return to Valtieri for the reward of the Black Band, an enchanted ring, and to discuss your next contract.
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Valtieri about another contract:
|I must accept a quest from Vicente Valtieri.|
Once you have spoken with Valtieri about your next contract, your journal will say this and the entry will be marked finished:
|I have accepted a quest from Vicente Valtieri.|
Valtieri tells you that he needs you to stage an accident. If you kill the target in the manner specified, you will receive a considerable bonus. He tells you the target is a Wood Elf named Baenlin. You can find him in his home in Bruma. You are instructed to enter silently, and avoid his manservant Gromm at all costs. You are instructed to make your way to a secret door on the second floor, there you will find a crawlspace where the fastenings of a mounted head are located. This head hangs over Baenlin's favorite chair. You are instructed to loosen the fastenings, doing so will cause the head to fall on Baenlin. Baenlin will be sitting in his chair between the hours of 8pm and 11 pm.
|I must go to the city of Bruma, find Baenlin's house, and gain entrance. Once inside, I should stage a tragic accident.|
(Note: You can just enter the house and kill both the manservant and the master by brute fOrce. However, by doing so you forfeit the bonus, the dagger Sufferthorn.)
Baenlin's house is the second house on the right inside Bruma's east gate. Entering through the front door is possible, but risky as Gromm will likely notice you. There is a basement door around the back of the house. You may enter the house at any hour of the day, but if you wait until around 9 pm you may find sneaking past the man servant much easier. Unlock this door and enter through the basement.
Neither Gromm nor Baenlin leave the house, however they will move throughout the house and hours of the day. If you enter early in the day, and do not sneak while in the basement, Gromm may come down to investigate and inform you to leave the house immediately. Sneak through the basement and up into the main section of the house. Wait until Gromm is busy in the kitchen (across from the living room) or upstairs. Upstairs may prove to be trickier.
|I have entered Baenlin's house. If I can access the second floor crawlspace and loosen the fastenings on the mounted head, between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, it will fall on Baenlin as he rests in his chair. If Baenlin dies any other way, or if Gromm is killed, I will lose my bonus.|
Go immediately up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, go into the small bed room immediately to your right. To the right of the desk is a door with a peephole, activate it to open the crawlspace. You may choose to close this door behind you while in the crawlspace.
Wait until a time between 8pm and 11pm. Once again, I recommend that you wait to enter the house until this time, as you may get a message box telling you that you cannot wait while enemies are nearby. Once you are in the proper time frame, activate the fastenings to drop the head on Baenlin.
|The mounted head has fallen on Baenlin, killing him as expected. I must return to the Sanctuary and speak with Vicente Valtieri to receive my reward.|
Gromm may come running out with his weapon out after all the commotion. If he sees you, sneaking back out of the house will be difficult, so duck down by using sneak mode while in front of the hole where the fastenings once where. You may easily exit the house by sneaking back through the basement. You should return to the sanctuary to report your progress to Valtieri.
Valtieri is pleased with your results, and rewards you well. If you've completed the quest by staging the accident, you are rewarded the dagger Sufferthorn as your bonus. If you killed the inhabitants of the house any other way, you are rewarded only the gold. Either way, you've gained advancement. Congratulations, you've advanced the rank of Slayer!
After quest note: If you return to Baenlin's house later, you will meet Caenlin, Baenlin's nephew. Caenlin offers you an interesting comment about his Uncle's death. Perhaps Caenlin was the Dark Brotherhood's client? Gromm, if he's still alive, can be found at Olav's Tap and Tack in Bruma. He pitifully mourns the death of his former master.
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Valtieri about another contract:
|I must accept a quest from Vicente Valtieri.|
Once you have spoken with Valtieri about your next contract, your journal will say this and the entry will be marked finished:
|I have accepted a quest from Vicente Valtieri.|
Speak with Valtieri about your next contract, and you will learn that your next target is a Dark Elf named Valen Dreth. Valtieri tells you that Valen is a prisoner in the Imperial prison. You might remember him in fact, he's the dark elf that taunted you in the first few scenes of the game. Valtieri makes reference to your own prison escape, and recommends you use the secret tunnels from the sewer system to enter the prison. The gate has long since been locked, but Valtieri seems to have acquired a key. You will receive a bonus if you do not kill any of the prison guards.
|I must break into the Imperial Prison and kill a Dark Elf prisoner named Valen Dreth. I will receive a special bonus if I manage not to kill any guards. I can enter the Imperial Prison through the connecting sewers, which can be accessed through a locked manhole just outside the prison walls. Vicente has provided me with a key.|
Return to the gate you exited earlier in the game, and open it using Valtieri's key. Once inside, there is only one open path, which leads you in a different direction than your previous exit. Note: There are no guards in the sewers.
|I have entered the sewers beneath the Imperial Prison. I must now proceed through the sewers and into the prison itself, and kill Valen Dreth.|
Travel through to the second section of the sewer. You do not need to raise the gate via the mechanism on the wall, unless you wish to go exploring. You will need to unlock the iron gate across the sewer channel to the northeast. Here you will find a door, leading you to the third section of the sewers. This section is a round room. There are a few slaughterfish in the water, so be careful to stay on the path through the room. There's very little in this room, except for a body at the edge of a cistern. Use a lock pick on the manhole to enter The Sanctum. I recommend saving before entering.
Since the death of the Emperor, guards have been dispatched to patrol the lower reaches of the prison. Here in the Sanctum you will encounter the first four guards. Sneak forward until you hear the beginning of a conversation. Wait until you see one guard walk to the main area of the Sanctum and then slowly sneak after him. You may also choose to sneak down the path to the room where the Emperor died. Here you may find Captain Gepard Montrose's report on the investigation of the Emperor's assassination. You may also pickpocket Montrose for the keys to the Imperial Prison and Dreth's cell (Save before doing so!) Now make your way out to the main room of the Sanctum. The guard that walked away from the conversation will patrol the area in front of the main door out of the Sanctum. Sneak behind pillars (remember, your harder to detect if you stay in dark areas). Watch him until he walks away from the door, and then make your move towards the door. I recommend saving again.
There are two guards in the Imperial Subterrane. Stay behind pillars and in dark places to avoid them. Look for a door not far from the guard's table, and follow the paths up to your old cell. I recommend sneaking in all areas of the dungeon, and saving before traveling up the path to your old cell. Once near the door, stop and listen to a guard and Dreth exchanging insults with one another. Once the conversation is finished, the guard makes his way up the stairs. Now is the time to fulfill your contract.
You've got several options to kill Dreth, as long as it's swift. You can assassinate Dreth with an arrow without unlocking the cell, as Telaendril suggested. If you've stolen the key for the cell, you may open it with this key. If not, the cell will open with a lock pick. No matter how you open the cell, you can kill Dreth with the weapon of your choice. Talking with Dreth before his death does not effect the outcome.
|Valen Dreth is dead, and no guards have been killed. I must return to the Sanctuary and speak with Vicente Valtieri to receive my reward, as well as a bonus.|
Once finished, you've got two options for exiting the prison. You may leave the way you came in, once more taking care to avoid the guards. Or, if you've take then key to the Imperial Prison, you may exit through the main entrance of the Prison, up the stairs to the right of Dreth's cell. Unlock the door with the Prison Key, and sneak past the two men sitting to the nearest door. NOTE: DO NOT exit this way if you have an existing bounty on your head. The guards in the prison courtyard will notice.
Return to Valtieri for your gold, and if you've succeeded in not killing any guards your bonus, the Scales of Pitiless Justice.
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Valtieri about another contract:
|I must accept a quest from Vicente Valtieri.|
|I have accepted a quest from Vicente Valtieri.|
Speak with Valtieri about your next contract, and he will inform you that you are required to stage the assassination of a marked man. Valtieri instructs you to go to the city of Chorrol and break into the house of Francois Motierre. Valtieri gives you a specially poisoned knife, the Languorwine Blade. This knife has been treated with Languorwine. Valtieri also provides you with an antidote.
|I must go to Chorrol, break into Francois Motierre's house, and then speak with him. Motierre requested we meet this way, so he is expecting me.|
You may find Francois' house is near the main street circle, on the left side. There's no back door to break into, so carefully lock pick the lock on the front door. Inside, Francois is waiting for you by the door. Francois tells you about his debts to some money lenders, and why he contacted the Dark Brotherhood to stage the assassination before the enfOrcer, an Argonian named Hides-His-Heart could.
Francois tells you that once you cut him with the knife, you must flee from Chorrol, and that Hides-His-Heart must not be killed. Note: If the Argonian dies for any reason, the quest fails. Francois instructs you to wait 24 hours, and then travel to the Chorrol Chapel Undercroft, there you may find his body and administer the antidote.
|I must wait in Francois Motierre's house for the enfOrcer Hides-His-Heart to arrive. After this "confrontation," I am to slice Motierre once with the specially poisoned Languorwine Blade to stage his death. I must do this before Hides-His-Heart attacks Motierre!|
Wait next to Francois in the main room. You will soon hear Hides-His-Heart outside the door. He will soon materialize in front of the door, and begin threatening Francois. When he sees you, Francois will begging his act, and Hides-His-Heart demands that you step aside. You must stab Francois at this point, or the quest will fail.
|Motierre has been slashed with the Languorwine Blade and appears to have died from the wound, as expected. I must now flee from Chorrol, and leave Hides-His-Heart alive.|
Hides-His-Heart will immediately pull his weapon, so head for the door immediately to avoid altercation. If you stay and wait, Hides-His-Heart may be killed by the city watch when the arrive. This will also cause the quest to fail. Make your way out of town.
|I have fled Chorrol, and Hides-His-Heart has not been killed. I must now wait a day, so Motierre can be discovered and placed in the Chorrol Chapel Undercroft. There, I must find Motierre and administer the antidote that will revive him.|
Come back the next day (Francois' body will be discovered soon after midnight and taken to the Chapel.) The Chapel Undercroft is just inside the chapel and down the stairs. You will find Francois' body at the southern corner of the bottom level. Activate Francois' body to administer the antidote.
|I have administered the Languorwine antidote, and Francois Motierre has awakened from his poison-induced sleep. I should now speak with him and make sure he's well enough to travel to the Grey Mare.|
Francois informs you that he's ready to travel on to the Grey Mare, where he can gain transportation out of Cyrodiil. However, Francois shares some information with you that he had previously forgotten. His ancestors have all been entombed in the Chorrol Chapel Undercroft, and they feel that his resurrection was a violation. Several zombies will now appear in the tomb. One zombie is behind you, another one in the north wing of the undercroft, and the other in front of the exit door.
|Motierre has been revived, but his ancestors have risen from the dead, angry at the desecration of their tomb! I must keep Motierre alive and escort him out of the Undercroft and to the Grey Mare, where he can arrange passage out of Cyrodiil.|
You may choose to have Francois follow you and kill the zombies as you go, or you may choose to have Francois stay where he is while you fit them. Either way, make your way out of the Undercroft. You can make it through town to the Grey Mare without anyone noticing Francois in his alive state. The Grey Mare is a shack, located south of the chapel. Once inside, Francois will thank you for a job well done. Travel back to the Sanctuary to speak with Valtieri.
|Motierre has escaped. I must now return to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary and speak with Vicente Valtieri to receive my reward.|
Valtieri is pleased with your results, and gives you the amulet Cruelty's Heart as your reward. Valtieri also gives you a key to the well entrance and exit to the Sanctuary. You've also earned further advancement! Congratulations, you've earned the rank of Eliminator!
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Valtieri about another contract:
|I must accept a contract from Vicente Valtieri.|
Next time you speak with Valtieri about contracts, you will learn that he no longer has work for you to do. You must now report to Ocheeva for contracts. Before you leave, Valtieri offers you the gift of vampirism. You do not need to accept at this time, and may come back later to make good on Valtieri's offer.
|Vicente Valtieri has no more contracts for me. Instead, I must speak with Ocheeva here in the Sanctuary. She will provide my new assignments.|
Once you have spoken with Ocheeva about your next contract, your journal will say this and the entry will be marked finished:
|Ocheeva has given me a new contract.|
Ocheeva informs you that you are to kill a High Elf named Faelian in the Imperial City. Ocheeva warns that you must kill him in a secure location with no witnesses. Discretion is important for this mission, as Captain Adamus Phillida is strongly against the Dark Brotherhood and all who practice it. Speak to the fellow guild members about this contract. Valtieri will suggest that you question any elves in the city, someone must know of Faelian.
|I must go to the Imperial City, find a High Elf named Faelian, and kill him. If there are any witnesses to the killing, or if I eliminate him in any non-secure location, my reward will be greatly reduced. I should start my search by asking any Elves in the Imperial City if they've ever heard of Faelian.|
Travel to the Imperial City and speak with elves about Faelian. You may need to bribe or persuade them to a disposition past 50 for them to speak with you about the issue.You are informed that Faelian's a rather "distasteful fellow" and lives at the Tiber Septim Hotel, in the Talos Plaza District.
|Faelian lives at the Tiber Septim Hotel, in the Talos Plaza District of the Imperial City. I should ask the publican, Augustus Calidia, if she has any information. I can feel myself getting closer. But I must remember, I will forfeit my bonus if Faelian is killed in an insecure location. The hotel simply will not do.|
Speak with Augustus Calidia, the publican, to gain some background on Faelian:
|Faelian was once a wealthy nobleman, but has squandered his fortune away on skooma. Faelian spends most of his time wandering the city looking for the drug, leaving his sweetheart Atraena at the Tiber Septim Hotel. Maybe Atraena has some more information. What I know for certain is that Faelian is very close to death, but I must not kill him in the hotel if I wish to get my bonus.|
You may go upstairs and speak with Atraena about Faelian, although all she reveals if her disposition is under 50 is that she loves him and is rather heartbroken. If you speak with her with a disposition higher than 50 she will reveal to you Faelian's habits and locations, and you can go directly to Lorkmir's house and kill him. After gathering intelligence, wait outside the room and wait for Faelian to arrive around 8pm. You may try speaking with him in the hotel, but he will not wish to discuss "business" inside the hotel so near to Atraena.
Faelian leaves the hotel around 1am. Follow him into the city. Here you have several options. You may follow Faelian on his long walk and kill him in a secure location, or you may speak to Faelian and gain his trust. I suggest following Faelian's walk at least once before speak with him, it makes locating him later easier. Faelian's walk follows the following path:
|I met Faelian, and he wants me to supply him with skooma. If I do that, he may consider me a friend, making his elimination that much easier. Faelian mentioned that a man named Nordinor in Bravil sells skooma, late at night...|
Nordinor is in the alley next to Silver Home on The Water. Speak with him to buy some skooma. If you do not wish to travel to Bravil, break into Trenus Duronius' house in the western Temple District. You may find 3 vials of skooma in an unlocked chest upstairs. Return to Faelian and offer him the skooma.
|I have supplied Lorkmir with skooma, and gained some valuable information in return. Every day, from 11:00 in the morning until 5:00 at night, Faelian goes to Lorkmir's House, in the Elven Gardens District of the Imperial City. The house is deserted, so Faelian goes there to use his skooma. I could kill him there to avoid any witnesses. And, conveniently enough, he's even given me a key.|
Lorkmir's house is located in the Elven Garden's District, on the central street in the western portion of the district. Use the key provided by Faelian to enter the house. Explore while you are here, and you will find Lorkmir's body in the basement. Did Faelian kill Lorkmir? Perhaps. Kill Faelian by your method of choice while inside Lorkmir's place. Speaking with Faelian and taunting him before his death shows that he really has no idea that you're planning on killing him.
|Faelian is dead. I killed him in Lorkmir's House, a secure location with no witnesses. I must now return to the Sanctuary and speak with Ocheeva and receive my reward and bonus.|
Return to the Sanctuary and speak with Ocheeva. She is pleased by your results, and rewards you Shadowhunt, an enchanted bow as your bonus.
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Ocheeva about another contract:
|I must accept a contract from Ocheeva.|
Once you have spoken with Ocheeva about your next contract, your journal will say this and the entry will be marked finished:
|I have accepted a contract from Ocheeva.|
Speak with Ocheeva about your next contract, and she will speak with you about a dying warlord, Roderick. Ocheeva informs you that Roderick is kept alive by a strong medicine. Your mission is to sneak into Fort Sutch (map marker added) and replace Roderick's medicine with a special poison. You must place this poison in Roderick's medicine cabinet, and remove the medicine. You must not be seen by any of Roderick's guards, so that no suspicion is cast. If you are seen, you must kill Roderick in another manner thus forfeiting your bonus.
|I must sneak into Fort Sutch, find the medicine of the debilitated warlord Roderick, and replace it with the poisoned bottle Ocheeva has given me. If I am detected by any of the mercenaries, or if Roderick is killed in any other manner, my bonus is forfeit.|
If you have investigated the topic further, you may learn that there is an alternate route inside Fort Sutch.
|I must sneak into Fort Sutch, find the medicine of the debilitated warlord Roderick, and replace it with the poisoned bottle Ocheeva has given me. If I am detected by any of the mercenaries, or if Roderick is killed in any other manner, my bonus is forfeit. Fortunately, I've learned of an alternate way inside that should be unguarded. Not far from the ruins of Fort Sutch lie the ruins of the Fort Sutch Abbey. If I enter there, I can get to Fort Sutch underground through some flooded tunnels.|
A map marker for Fort Sutch has been added on to your map after this conversation. There's nothing close to Fast Travel to unless you've been in the area previously. Fast Travel to Anvil's Main Gate and travel due North.
If you enter directly into the Fort:
|I have successfully entered Fort Sutch. I must now locate Roderick's medicine and replace it with the bottle of poisoned medicine.|
Once inside, activate sneak mode. Use a lockpick to unlock the gate to the right of you. Sneak down these passage ways until you come to a large room. Stop, and listen to a conversation between two of Roderick' guards. Wait until they have finished speaking, and then follow them.
If you enter through Fort Sutch Abbey:
Locate a trap door in the southwest foundation of the tower, and unlock it using a spell or lock pick. Once inside, you will receive the same journal entry as above. Continue until you hear the two guards mentioned above in conversation. DO NOT try to pass them. You need the guards to unlock a gate behind you. Once the guard's have finished their conversation, turn back around and wait in the second niche down a side hall. The guard's will unlock the gate and leave it open behind them.
The female guard will go and guard Roderick's bedside, located up the stairs. The male Orc will patrol the area in front of Roderick's medicine cabinet in a room down the hall. Wait behind a pillar until the Orc walks to the other side of the room. If you have a decent level sneak skill, sneak over to the medicine cabinet and open it. If you're sneak skill is a lower level, use a concealment spell.
Open the medicine cabinet, and remove the medicine. Your journal will update:
|I have taken Rodericks' medicine. I must now put the bottle of poisoned medicine in its place.|
Add the potion Ocheeva has given you to the cabinet.
|The bottle of poisoned medicine has been placed in the cabinet, and the real medicine removed. The next time Roderick is given treatment, he will die. I must now return to the Sanctuary and speak with Ocheeva to receive my reward.|
Make your way out of Fort Sutch, while avoiding detection, and travel back to the Sanctuary to speak with Ocheeva. She will be very pleased with you and will reward you. If you've completed the quest without being detected by Roderick's guards, Ocheeva will reward you with the Deceiver's Finery an enchanted shirt.
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Ocheeva about another contract:
|I must accept a contract from Ocheeva.|
Once you have spoken with Ocheeva about your next contract, your journal will say this and the entry will be marked finished:
|I have accepted a contract from Ocheeva.|
Ocheeva informs you that your next contract is for 5 house guests at Skingrad's Summitmist Manor. The guests all believe they have been invited to the house to compete in a search for a chest of gold. The guests, including yourself, are to be locked in the house under the guise of only being allowed out once someone has found the treasure, which contains (they believe) they key. Ocheeva informs you that you are to kill each of the guests without witnesses to receive your bonus. You're first order of business is to speak to the doorman.
|I must go to Summitmist Manor in Skingrad, meet with the other guests, and pretend I too have been invited by a mysterious, unknown host. I must then kill all the other guests. I should start my mission by speaking with the doorman, just outside the manor.|
Fast Travel to Skingrad's East Gate. Summitmist Manor is located across from Rosethorn Hall, next to the Guard House. The doorman Fafnir, a fellow Dark Brotherhood member, is waiting outside for you. He gives you the key so that you may exit when the deeds are done.
|I have spoken with Fafnir, the doorman, who appears to be a fellow member of the Dark Brotherhood. He has provided me with the key to Summitmist Manor, which I am to use only after all the guests lie dead. I should now proceed inside and meet the other guests.|
The first person you meet is Matilde Petit. She gives you some background information on the other guests. She will ask you about yourself. You may use the more innocent of the options (ie. A female character has the option of telling Matilde that her baby is ill.) You may also tell Matilde that you are an assassin and she will think you are joking with her, and her disposition will increase. Your journal will update after speaking with her.
|I have arrived at Summitmist Manor. I must now kill the unlucky guests -- Matilde, Dovesi, Primo, Neville and Nels. If I can eliminate each guest secretly, without any witnesses, I will receive my reward and a very valuable reward. If I am discovered, the contract will be complete, but any bonus will be forfeit.|
You have several fun options for arranging the deaths. After speaking with everyone, you will learn that each character has their own feelings towards another character. You may use this against them. If the character's dispositions are over 70 and other character's start dying, you may be able to convince them to attack one another.
You may use their feelings for your own intentions. For example, Dran and Primo are rather attracted to one another. You may use this to your advantage to send Dran to Primo's room where she will be alone.
You may also choose to just kill them when the timing is right. Matilde can be found sleeping often, and if alone in the room you may kill her swiftly. Nels is usually found drinking near the table on the middle level. At the right time of day you may find him alone. Primo tends to wander around, and may be killed at any time he is alone. Neville is generally on the second and third levels. Neville may prove to be a difficult fight, and may equip armor for the fight. Try a sneak attack when possible.
No matter how or where you kill the guests, it's recommended you talk to each guest at various points of the quest, with varying dispositions. The quest is very intricate. Once the guests have all died, your journal will update.
|All of the guests are dead, and no one knew I was the killer. I must now return to the Sanctuary and speak with Ocheeva to receive my reward and bonus.|
Exit the manor and return to the Sanctuary. Ocheeva is pleased with you, and receive a very special bonus, the Night Mother's Blessing. You now have permanent increases to my Sneak, Blade, Security, Acrobatics and Marksman skills.
|I have spoken with Ocheeva and received a special reward, the Night Mother's Blessing. I now have permanent increases to my Sneak, Blade, Security, Acrobatics and Marksman skills.|
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Ocheeva about another contract:
|I must accept a contract from Ocheeva.|
|I have accepted a contract from Ocheeva.|
Speak with Ocheeva about your newest contract, and you will learn that Adamus Phillida has retired from the Legion. You may remember Adamus Phillida from earlier quests and experiences in the Imperial City. Ocheeva informs you that Adamus Phillida had made it his life work to persecute the Dark Brotherhood. Now that he has retired, the Black Hand would like to make a statement.
Ocheeva tells you that Adamus Phillida has recently become an honored guest of the City Watch Barracks in Leyawiin. You are given a special arrow, the Rose of Sithis. You may use this arrow to kill Phillida, although not required, but you must attack at a time when he is unarmored as the arrow will not pierce his armor. Note: If you attack Phillida with a melee weapon he will equip his armor, thus becoming harder to kill.
Ocheeva tells you that if you wish to receive a bonus, you must remove Phillida's finger the one that wears the Imperial Legion ring. You are to place this ring in the desk of Phillida's successor.
|I must kill Adamus Phillida, a recently retired Imperial Legion officer, who has taken up residence in the City Watch barracks in Leyawiin. For this task, I have been given an enchanted arrow called the Rose of Sithis. If I can hit Phillida with the arrow when he is not wearing his armor, the strike will be fatal. I should head to Leyawiin, stalk Adamus Phillida, and attack when the moment is right. The contract will be complete when Phillida lies dead, whether I use the Rose of Sithis or not.|
Fast Travel to Leyawiin's Castle. You may follow Phillida to learn his daily schedule, or you may speak with Phillida's body guard. Either way, you will learn that Phillida takes a daily swim in the pool at the east side of Leyawiin at around 3pm.
Follow Phillida to his daily swim, and kill him using a bow and the Rose of Sithis. Your journal will update when you are done, reminding you of what must be done to obtain your bonus.
|Adamus Phillida is dead. I may return now to the Sanctuary for my reward. If I want to receive a bonus, however, there is one more task I must complete. Phillida wears an Imperial Legion ring. I should take his finger, with the ring still attached, and put it in the desk of Phillida's Imperial Legion successor, in his office in the Imperial City.|
Loot Phillida's body for the finger. Make sure you take the keys he carries as well. Once removed from Phillida's corpse, your journal will update once more:
|I have acquired the severed finger of Adamus Phillida, with the ring still attached. I should now go to the Imperial City, and place the finger in the desk of Phillida's Imperial Legion successor, in his office in the Prison Barracks. If I do this, I will receive a bonus. Or, I may forfeit the bonus and simply return to Ocheeva at the Sanctuary.|
Fast Travel to the Imperial City's Prison District. The desk of Phillida's successor is located within the Legion Offices, located on the outer walls of the courtyard, across from the main entrance to the Prison. Phillida's key will unlock the door. Place the finger inside the desk, and your journal will alert you to return to the Sanctuary.
|I have placed the finger of Adamus Phillida in the desk of his successor, in his office in the Imperial City. I should now return to Ocheeva and claim my reward, and bonus.|
Ocheeva will reward you with an extra 500 gold if you complete the bonus section of the quest.
This "reminder" entry in your journal prompts you to speak with Ocheeva about another contract. This is the last "reminder" quest you will receive.
|I must accept a contract from Ocheeva.|
Once you have spoken with Ocheeva about your next contract, she will inform you that she has received a parcel for you directly from Lucien Lachance. She instructs you to open them right away.
|I have spoken with Ocheeva, and she has given me sealed orders from Lucien Lachance himself. Apparently it is an urgent matter, and I must read the orders as soon as possible.|
Lucien Lachance's letter calls for you to meet him at Fort Farragut, his personal stronghold.
|I have read the sealed orders from Lucien Lachance. I am to meet him at Fort Farragut, which is in the wilderness northeast of the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. Apparently, he has a special assignment for me. Fort Farragut is located a very short walk due north of Cheydinhal's East Gate. Just as Lachance warned, his stronghold his guarded by 6 Dark Guardians, as well as several other traps.|
You may enter through the fort and deal with the Guardians, or you may enter through a trap door inside a dead tree just north-east of the Fort's main entrance. This entrance will take you a rope ladder into Lachance's private area thus avoiding the Dark Guardians. Approach and speak with Lucien Lachance.
Lucien has troubling news for you. Earlier in the Sanctuary, you may have heard rumors about a traitor to the Brotherhood. Lucien's news confirms such rumors. Someone has been working to undermine the Dark Brotherhood, and the Black Hand has been led to believe that the traitor is linked to the Cheydinhal Sanctuary. Since the traitor was discovered before you joined the Brotherhood, Lucien asks you to perform the ritual of Purification killing everyone inside the Cheydinhal Sanctuary.
Lucien offers you two tools that may help you in what must be done: poisoned apples and a powerful scroll that will summon Rufio's ghost to aid you in battle. Once you have finished discussing the grim details with Lucien, your journal will update.
|I must kill every Dark Brotherhood member in the Cheydinhal Sanctuary -- Ocheeva, Vicente Valtieri, Antoinetta Marie, Gogron gro-Bolmog, Telaendril, M'raaj-Dar and Teinaava. Because I am now working for the Black Hand, I am no longer bound by the Five Tenets, and should employ any means necessary to Purify the Sanctuary.|
Unfortunately, there is no alternative path for this quest. Travel back to the sanctuary to begin the systematic murders.
M'raaj-Dar will now desire to be your friend now that you've accomplished great things for the Brotherhood. Use this opportunity to buy all the spells and items from him that you can afford. If he is in the training room, wait until he has finished casting spells to attack him, as he will not have had a chance to restore his magicka yet. NOTE: M'raaj-Dar has more poison apples in his inventory.
Ocheeva and Valtieri are easiest killed while sleeping in their private chambers. Note: If you wish to contract Vampirism from Valtieri speak to him before attacking anyone at the sanctuary.
Antoinette Marie is easily found in the training room, often with M'raaj-Dar and Valtieri. If you have trouble killing them, summon Rufio's ghost.
Gogron gro-Bolmog is usually found in the living quarters. He may be difficult to kill for lower level characters. If you have trouble killing him, try substituting his food with a poisoned apple.
Telaendril's schedule varies daily. If you have trouble finding her, Ocheeva's body contains a note that details her schedule. Note: If you have not completed Teinaava's Shadowscale quest, you should complete it before attacking anyone at the sanctuary.
|Loredas and Sundas -- I will travel to, and remain in, the city of Leyawiin. There I will spy any and all vessels entering into the Imperial Province by sea. Upon my return to the Sanctuary, I will report on which ships have sailed the Niben northward to the Imperial City.
Tirdas -- I am to spend my day here in Cheydinhal, in the establishment known as the Cheydinhal Bridge Inn. There I will spy the citizens of this city, and report back on anyone I deem a threat to Sanctuary security.
Turdas -- I will remain in Cheydinhal, but keep a watchful eye on the Sanctuary entrance. At the first sign of suspicious activity, I am to report back to you immediately.
Your journal will update once more, prompting you to return to Fort Farragut to speak with Lucien Lachance.
|The Purification is now complete. Every Dark Brotherhood member based out of the Cheydinhal Sanctuary has been killed. I must now report back to Lucien Lachance at Fort Farragut.|
Return to Fort Farragut, where Lucien informs you that you will no longer be taking orders directly from him. Instead, orders will be placed at various "dead drop" locations. You are to proceed to your first dead drop location, at Hero Hill for your next orders.
|According to Lucien Lachance, I will now receive my contracts, as well as any rewards I may be owed, by visiting secret dead drop locations scattered around Cyrodiil. My next contract can be found in a hidden hollow inside the moss-covered rock on the top of Hero Hill, which is to the southeast of Fort Farragut.|
Lucien also promotes you to the level of Silencer, and presents you with the gift of Shadowmere, a beautiful steed with glowing red eyes.
Notes on Shadowmere: When you fast travel, Shadowmere will fast travel with you, it does not matter if you ride her. However, Shadowmere will not follow you .she will instead remain at the original location of Fast Travel. In other words, if you fast travel to the Shrine of Malacath and then walk eastward for some distance, Shadowmere will remain at the Shrine. Shadowmere will be automatically stabled when you enter towns.
The fastest route to Hero Hill from Fort Farragut is rather steep, so you may wish to leave Shadowmere at Fort Farragut for the short journey. Travel South East from Fort Farragut towards Hero Hill (map marker added).
Once there, climb several flights of stairs. Look to your right for the hallow moss-covered rock. Look inside to receive your first dead drop orders.
|I have visited my first dead drop location and received my next contract.|
Once you remove the dead drop orders, your journal will update, giving you brief information on where to go and who to kill. It's a good idea to read the dead drop letters, as they may provide useful information.
The first dead drop letter tells you to travel to Leafrot Cave and find some way to kill the Necromancer Celedaen, who is attempting to transform into a Lich.
|I have received my new orders from Lucien Lachance. I must go to Leafrot Cave and kill a Necromancer who has begun the process of transforming himself into a lich. This Necromancer, Celedaen, has not yet completed his metamorphosis but is still incredibly powerful -- possibly too powerful to kill if faced directly. I should search the cave for Celedaen's writings, and try to discover his weakness.|
A map marker to Leafrot Cave will be added to your map when your journal updates. Leafrot Cave is far to the south. If you take the direct route, it's through rather rugged terrain so you may wish to leave Shadowmere where she is. You may also follow the road west to Lake Rumare, then head south and southeast. Then cut east cross country, just north of Morahame. You will find the cave at the headway of the nearby river.
Once inside the cave, seek out Celedaen's journal, located in a small study area in the first room. Reading his notes tells you that his soul is tied to an hour glass while he undergoes his metamorphosis. Your journal will update, informing you that you should remove the hourglass.
|I have discovered the journal of the Necromancer Celedaen. It appears he has used a magic hourglass called the Sands of Resolve to turn himself into a lich and extend his life indefinitely. The process is not yet complete, however, and the hourglass must remain on Celedaen's person for some time, as it contains his life fOrce. If I could remove the Sands of Resolve from Celedaen's possession, perhaps through pickpocketing, he would surely die.|
Celedaen may be found further down the cave. He will pace back and forth between rooms. Wait until his back is turned in one of the side rooms directly off the tunnel, and pickpocket him. Remove the hour glass, and Caledaen will die.
You may also attempt to kill him in other ways. However, be advised that he is a very powerful opponent (roughly 20 levels above your own).
Once Celedaen is dead, your journal will update, informing you of the next dead drop location, in an old sack hidden in the bushes beneath Chorrol's Great Oak.
|Celedaen is dead. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in an old sack hidden in the bushes beneath the Great Oak, in the city of Chorrol.|
This sack may be difficult to find, a tip is to walk around the border of the Great Oak's planter, looking at the base of the tree. The sack will be against the tree under a bush.
The second dead drop letter informs you that you are to kill every member of the Draconis family: Perennia Draconis, Matthias Draconis, Andreas Draconis, Sibylla Draconis and Caelia Draconis. You are informed that the family matron, Perennia, may be found at her home at Applewatch farm. Your journal updates suggesting you seek out Perennia for more information.
|I have received my new orders from Lucien Lachance. I must kill every member of the Draconis family -- Perennia Draconis, Matthias Draconis, Andreas Draconis, Sibylla Draconis and Caelia Draconis. I know the location of only the family matron, Perennia Draconis, who can be found on the farm known as Applewatch. I should head to Applewatch, find out as much information as I can on the locations of the other family members, and then systematically kill them all.|
Applewatch farm is due west from Bruma's Castle Gate, but you may find it easier to exit from Bruma's North Gate and follow the map marker towards Applewatch farms.
Once inside the farm, speak with Perennia. The old woman believes that you have been sent by a shopping service she's enlisted, and gladly gives you a list of her children's whereabouts. Once she has done this, you are free to kill her by any means you see fit. Note: If you attack without speaking with her, you may remove the list from her body.
|Perennia Draconis has given me a document that lists the locations of all the members of her family. She thought I was the delivery person she hired to buy gifts for her children. I will instead use the list to find and slay each family member. I should start with Perennia herself. Then I must kill Matthias Draconis in the Talos Plaza District of the Imperial City, Andreas Draconis in the Drunken Dragon Inn, Sibylla Draconis in Muck Valley Cavern and Caelia Draconis in Castle Leyawiin.|
Note: You may kill the family members in any order, not the order listed in your journal. Map markers to all locations and NPCs will be added once your journal updates.
Matthias Draconis' house is located in the Talos Plaza District, near the entrance to the Elven Gardens District to the North East and is the 2nd house of the left side of the street. Pick the lock on the front door to his home and enter between midnight and 5am. You may find he has company, perhaps a body guard or servant? Sneak past him and go up the stairs. You will find Matthias sleeping in bed, he is easiest to murder while sleeping.
Andreas Draconis is the proprietor of the Drunken Dragon Inn, located north east of Leyawiin. Once you've arrived, you may kill Andreas through any means. Note: it will be easiest to wait until Andreas goes to bed around 2am. Sneak around the counter and wait for the Imperial trooper to make his rounds to another section of the inn. You may now slay Andreas in his sleep.
Alex Taylor e-mailed a different solution for killing Andreas Draconis: You have an option to tell him that "his mother bled like a pig" and he will attack you...and the guard will help. I'm not sure if this is dependant on his disposition towards you before hand, as I tried this and he didn't attack...with a maxed out disposition.
Sibylla Draconis lives like a savage in Muck Valley Cavern, located south west of Cheydinhal's West Gate. There's a few creatures in Muck Valley Cavern that you will have to kill before reaching Sibylla. She may prove a hardy opponent. She will attack you on sight.
Caelia Draconis has joined the Imperial Legion, and works as a guard for the city of Leyawiin. The information that she can be found at the barracks of Castle Leyawiin is misleading. She can be found patrolling the streets for the majority of the day. You may approach her and tell her that you are going to kill her, but she will call the guards for reinfOrcement and you will receive a bounty. You may kill her by arrow or other means at any time on patrol. If you don't wish to take the chance of having to fight off the other local guards, follow Caelia until she reaches the Three Sister's Inn around 7am. Pick the lock on her room on the second floor, and you may kill her in privacy.
Once you have killed every member of the family, your journal will update, alerting you to the location of the next dead drop, in a well located in the courtyard of Castle Skingrad.
|Every member of the Draconis family has been killed. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in the stone well in the Castle Skingrad Courtyard.|
Your next target is a Khajiit nobleman by the name of J'Ghasta, who can be found at his home in the city of Bruma. J'Ghasta was recently offered the hand of a prominent Cyrodiil noble's daughter, but turned down the offer when he learned of the girl's rather negligible dowry. The girl's family is outraged, of course, and has hired the Dark Brotherhood to make J 'Ghasta pay for his insolence. J'Ghasta is an expert in unarmed combat you are warned.
|I have picked up my next contract from the dead drop in the Castle Skingrad well. I have been ordered to kill the Khajiit J'Ghasta, who can be found at his house in Bruma. J'Ghasta is a master of unarmed combat, and will prove a challenging opponent. I should also be aware that J'Ghasta is expecting trouble, and has paid off the guards to look the other way if our fight spills out into the city streets.|
Fast travel to Bruma's East Gate. J'Ghasta's house is located south from the gate, across from the Chapel on the right side of the road.
Upon first entering the house, it seems empty. Checking your local map will show a trap door to a secret training room. This door is located on the bottom floor, behind the stairs, underneath some bolts of cloth. Travel down to the training room. Here you will find J'Ghasta.
You do not have to kill him using hand to hand, you may use your weapon of choice. Once J'Ghasta lies dead, your journal will update with the next dead drop location: located in the rotten box under the Old Bridge, just south of the Imperial City.
|J'Ghasta is dead. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in the rotten box under the Old Bridge, just south of the Imperial City.|
The Old Bridge is located south of the Imperial City Waterfront, on the Red Ring Road.
Your next task is to kill an Argonian huntress, named Shaleez. By reading the orders, you learn that Shaleez was banished from her village near the Black Marsh/Morrowind border for the brutal murder of a Dark Elven family. You may find Shaleez in Flooded Mine.
|I have picked up my next contract from the dead drop beneath the Old Bridge. I have been ordered to kill an Argonian hunter named Shaleez, who is holed up in the Flooded Mine. She is a wanted psychopath, so I should be cautious.|
A map marker will be added to Flooded Mine, located a short walk north of Bravil. The mine is indeed flooded, so be prepared to do some swimming.
Shaleez wanders the mine for most of the day. You may kill her at any time of the day, tracking her via the compass marker. Be advised you may stumble onto her in flooded tunnels, so be prepared to remain underwater for a duration of time if you choose this route. The easiest option is to wait to enter the mine between 10pm and 5am, while Shaleez sleeps. Follow the compass marker to locate her. Once Shaleez is dead, your journal will update informing you of the next dead drop location.
|Shaleez is dead. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in the coffin just outside the ruins of Fort Redman.|
Fort Redman is located north of Leyawiin's North East Gate, on the east bank of the Lower Niben River. Fort Redman is a vampire's hideout but luckily you do not need to enter the fort. The coffin is on a stone near the door, remove your orders and reward to learn of your next mission.
Your next target is a traveling Dark Elf merchant by the name of Alval Uvani, who is currently renting a house in the city of Leyawiin. Uvani is a well-respected tradesman back in his native Morrowind, but his business often takes him very far from home. His wife has become saddened by his absences, and has asked for him to be assassinated.
Alval Uvani is currently traveling around Cyrodiil, and is never in one place for more than a couple of days. Uvani's schedule is included in the coffin. You are warned that Uvani is highly skilled in the destructive arts, and can readily defend himself. Apparently Alval Uvani suffers from a rare Dark Elf condition, a serious allergy to honey. If you could somehow get Uvani to drink the honey-based spirit Mead, perhaps by replacing his food, he would suffer from complete paralysation. This would certainly make the Dark Elf a bit easier to deal with.
|I have picked up my next contract from the dead drop in the coffin outside Fort Redman. I have been ordered to kill Alval Uvani, a Dark Elf merchant who spends his time traveling around Cyrodiil. I should consult the schedule that has been left for me to determine where and when I should strike. Uvani is a master in the Destruction school of magicka, and has killed before, but he does have a weakness: if Alval Uvani drinks Mead, he will be rendered immobile, due to a rare allergy to honey.|
You have two options for delivering the mead to Ulvani. The fist is to travel to his home in Leyawiin and replace all the drinks in the cabinets with mead. However, Ulvani will not be in his home for very often.
The second option, and definitely the more immediate and interesting option, is to follow and observe Ulvani at the local taverns. If you watch Ulvani, you'll soon discover that he's no honest elf he enjoys stealing his food and drink. If you're a good thief yourself, steal all the food and drink in the area and replace it with mead. When Ulvani drinks it, he will become paralyzed in his chair, usually accompanied by Ulvani's remarks about not being able to move. You may then sneak up behind him and kill him. Note: You may also use a poisoned apple to kill Ulvani. The second option of the quest may lead you to be caught for stealing or murder. Save before hand.
Side note: In Olav's Tap and Tack in Bruma, you may have a bit of luck getting Ulvani paralyzed without having to replace the food. You may stumble upon Gromm, from an earlier Dark Brotherhood quest here. If Gromm attacks you for any reason and you kill him, there is a small chance that Ulvani will pick up the mug that Gromm was drinking from. I've had this happen to me personally twice. However, it's very much a luck of the draw situation. If anyone has this situation happen to them as well, please contact me to confirm.
Once Ulvani is dead, your journal will update with the next dead drop location.
|I have killed Alval Uvani. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in the Market District of the Imperial City, in a hollowed-out tree stump behind Stonewall Shields.|
Fast travel to the Imperial City Market District. A compass marker will lead you to the hollowed out tree stump.
Your next target is a savage Nord barbarian, living alone and exposed at a small campsite on the summit of Gnoll Mountain. This barbarian, Havilstein Hoar-Blood by name, savagely butchered the chieftain of a mead hall on the island of Solstheim
|I have picked up my next contract from the dead drop in the hollowed-out tree stump. I have been ordered to go to the campsite on Gnoll Mountain and kill Havilstein Hoar-Blood, a savage Nord Barbarian skilled in the use of the axe.|
Gnoll Mountain is marked on your map by a map marker. Upon first inspection, it seems like a straightforward walk east of Wildeye Stables near Bruma's East Gate. However, you may not walk directly East there due to some rather steep mountain cliffs. Instead, follow the base of the mountain further east until you come to a road leading up the mountain. Take the west road at the fork, and follow the compass marker to Hoar-Blood's camp.
Once there, you will be attacked by both Hoar-Blood and his pet wolf, Redmaw. Once Hoar-Blood is dead, your journal will update with the next dead drop location.
|Havilstein Hoar-Blood is dead. I must now pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in an old chest that is sunk into the pool at the Ayleid ruin of Nornal.|
Nornal is located south of Muck Valley Cavern, the cavern where we dispatched of Sibylla Draconis in "Next of Kin". Fast travel to the cavern, and then travel south. Or you may walk south east from the Imperial City.
Inside Nornal, follow the stairs and then turn right at the first hallway junction. There will be a room filled with water, dive in and swim down to a stone table, where you will find a floating chest with your next orders.
Note: If you have previously been to Nornal for any reason, the chest was disabled and the room was empty.
Your next target is a Wood Elf named Ungolim, who resides in the city of Bravil. Bravil is also home to an ancient statue known as the Lucky Old Lady. Every night, Ungolim visits the statue between 6pm and 1am. Ungolim is apparently in love with a married woman, and her husband wishes Ungolim dead. You are warned that Ungolim will be expecting you, and that a sneak attack is advised.
|I must go to the city of Bravil, and lie in wait near the ancient statue known as the Lucky Old Lady. A Wood Elf named Ungolim visits the statue every night between around 6:00 PM and 1:00 AM to make a wish, as is the local custom. When I see Ungolim, I must kill him. I should be warned, however, that Ungolim has been alerted to danger, and if he senses an assassin will probably attack on sight. He has also bribed the guards to look the other way if there is a fight. Perhaps a stealth approach would be best...|
Fast travel to Bravil, and follow the compass marker to the statue. Ungolim is an experienced archer, and moves very fast. He's also very good at detecting sneak attacks from lower level characters. If you're sneak skill is high, you may sneak up behind him and attack him with melee weapons. If your sneak is low, you may wish to use an arrow to dispatch of Ungolim.
Note: If Ungolim detects you he will attack on sight. In two instances, I was able to use this to my advantage, as an arrow of his hit a nearby NPC. A fit between that NPC and Ungolim then occurred, and the guards joined the fight. I merely stood by and watched as Ungolim was murdered by the citizens of Bravil. However, this is not guaranteed to happen...so be prepared to protect yourself!
Once Ungolim lies dead, your journal will update:
|Ungolim is dead. I must now journey to the city of Anvil, and pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop there. It is located in the barrel just behind the pond, in the city of Anvil.|
However, before you can go anywhere a very distraught Lucien appears before you.
|I was intercepted by Lucien Lachance shortly after Ungolim was killed.|
Lucien informs you that you have been fooled, and that you have been systematically killing off the members of the Black Hand since the death of J'Ghasta! Ungolim was the Listener of the Black Hand! It seems someone has been switching the dead drop locations.
Lucien tells you to travel to Anvil, and wait near the next fake dead drop location in a barrel behind the pond that harbors a statue. Lucien informs you that he is suspected, and that he will be hiding at Applewatch, since Fort Farragut is no longer safe.
|I have been confronted by Lucien Lachance, who told me I have inadvertently been killing off the members of the Black Hand! I must now travel to the city of Anvil. Once there, I should wait near the barrel behind the statue in the pond, and see who comes to set up this fake dead drop. I must then confront this person and find out why they've been tampering with my contracts.|
When you arrive in Anvil, you'll find the barrel empty. Wait for a short while, and you'll see a wood elf in ratty clothing coming towards the barrel. Wait and watch while he adds the orders to the barrel.
Speak with the wood elf, named Enilroth. He informs you that he was approached by a robed man who approached him the day before with offer of payment if he would place the orders. He tells you that he believes the man was renting the lighthouse cellar, and directs you to speak with the lighthouse keeper for a key.
|I spoke with Enilroth, a Wood Elf boy who was paid by a "robed man" to put the dead drop items in the barrel by the pond. Enilroth told me the man had been living in the cellar of the Anvil Lighthouse, but recently left. This robed man must be the traitor! I must speak with Ulfgar Fog-Eye, the Lighthouse keeper, and see if he can be persuaded to part with a key to the cellar...|
Side note: Enilroth did indeed place orders in the barrel. These orders detail how you should kill a High Elf named Arquen. DO NOT follow up on these orders. We will meet Arquen later in the quest line.
Travel to Anvil's lighthouse and go inside to speak with Ulfgar Fog-Eye. He will attack you if you ask for the key and say nothing. If you tell Ulfgar you demand the key in the name of the Dark Brotherhood he will gladly offer you the key, in hopes that you are here to assassinate the strange man who rented out the cellar. The entrance to the cellar is outside, along the foundation. Once inside, your journal will update.
|I have gained entry to the Anvil Lighthouse cellar. I must now search the cellar for some clue to the Dark Brotherhood traitor's identity, or motives.|
Some very strange things have been happening in this cellar. Unlock a door at the back of the cellar, and there you will find the evidence you seek. Near the shriveled "mother's head" is the diary of the traitor. This diary details how the traitor is seeking revenge from Lucien and the Night Mother for the murder of his own mother.
Side note: if you've stumbled upon the quest titled The Ghost Ship of Anvil this journal also adds some insight.
|I have discovered the traitor's diary. He has been in the Dark Brotherhood for years, and is now a member of the Black Hand! His goal is revenge against Lucien Lachance and all of the Brotherhood for the murder of his mother when he was a child, and he actually plans on killing the Night Mother! I must return to Lucien Lachance at once, at the farm called Applewatch, and give him this information!|
Exit the lighthouse and fast travel to Applewatch. Unfortunately, the remaining members of the Black Hand have reached Lucien before you. His mangled corpse hangs inside the Applewatch Farm House. Arquen will approach you. She promotes you to Speaker in Lucien's place, and informs you to speak to her between midnight and 3 am so that all may seek council with the night mother.
|Lucien Lachance is dead, killed by the surviving members of the Black Hand, who don't even realize the real traitor is still among them! They have advanced me to Speaker, in Lachance's place. Between the hours of midnight and 3:00 AM, I must speak with Arquen about the Night Mother, and all of the Black Hand -- including me -- will be teleported to the Night Mother's resting place, for some ancient ritual. I must do as Arquen says, so that I might expose the traitor...|
Side Note: Outside the door to Applewatch Farm, you may have noticed the semi circle of headstones from the Draconis family. Perennia's headstone speaks of revenge. Activate her headstone, and Perennia's ghost will attack you.
Speak with Arquen within these hours, and you and the rest of the Black Hand will be transported to Bravil, to the same statue where you found Ungolim.
|I have spoken to Arquen, and the Black Hand has been teleported to the site of the ritual.|
Once you arrive, Arquen will speak with you again. Your journal will update.
|I should play along for now, until I figure out who the traitor is. I'm sure Arquen will give me further instruction.|
Arquen now tells you that she will recite an incantation, which will reveal the entrance to the crypt of the Night Mother. Your player controls will be disabled while Arquen recites the incantation.
|Arquen has informed me that she will recite an incantation that will allow the Black Hand an audience with the Night Mother. Arquen also realizes this is all very new to me, and told me I'd be fine as long as I just followed along.|
Once Arquen recites the incantation, the statue moves back reveals a trap door. Once all the members of the black hand have entered, your controls will be restored and you may follow. Note: You may wish to activate the statue to receive a bonus of luck before descending.
|The incantation has revealed the hidden door to the Night Mother's crypt! I must follow the other members of the Black Hand down into the crypt. Once we're down there, the traitor will surely try to destroy the Night Mother. I must stop the traitor at all costs!|
Once inside the crypt of the Night Mother, your player controls will be disabled once again as you watch the scene unfold. The Night Mother informs Arquen that Lucien Lachance followed Sithis till his dying breath, and that the Dark Brotherhood may not be restored while the traitor is amongst them.
At this point, a man to your right, Mathieu Bellamont, has had enough and admits he is the traitor. He kills the two other men in the tomb, and attacks the Night Mother. Arquen will yell for you to stop him at all costs, and will attack him as well. Once he is dead, your journal will update.
|The traitor, Mathieu Bellamont, is dead, and the crisis that has plagued the Dark Brotherhood is now over. The Night Mother still needs to name a new Listener. I should wait and hear what she has to say...|
The Night Mother speaks with you again, offering you the chance to become Listener of the Black Hand. She offers you to take all the treasures from the tomb that you desire before speaking with her again after you have thought about her offer.
|The Night Mother has named me Listener of the Black Hand! It would appear my days of killing for the Dark Brotherhood have come to an end. When I'm ready, I should speak to the Night Mother again and she will use her power to teleport me to the Cheydinhal Sanctuary.|
Before you speak with her about leaving, loot the crypt. Make sure you take Bellamont's weapon as well. If you have not done the Daedric Quest of Meridia, it would be wise to take the mort flesh. If you have not done the Daedric Quest of Mehala, it would be wise to take the Night Shade.
When you are ready to leave, speak with the Night Mother. She will improve the stats of the Blade of Woe before teleporting you and Arquen back to the Cheydinhal Sanctuary. Your journal will update you on what to do next.
|Arquen and I have been teleported to the Cheydinhal Sanctuary. I should speak now with Arquen, who will serve as my servant and guide in the days to come.|
Arquen tells you that she will act as your Speaker, and will recruit new members for the Sanctuary. She informs you that your job is to visit the statue of the Night Mother in Bravil once a week to receive orders, and then report them back to Arquen so that she may dispatch contracts. Arquen will also provide you with a weekly portion of the Brotherhood's profits.
|I have spoken with Arquen and she has offered her guidance.|
This is a permanent reminder of what the Listener of the Black Hand can do for the Sanctuary.
|Once a week, I must speak with the statue of the Night Mother in Bravil. The Night Mother will give me a list of names and locations of people who require a visit from a Dark Brotherhood Speaker, to arrange an assassination. If I take this information to Arquen in the Cheydinhal Sanctuary, she will give me my weekly earnings. I can do this every week for as long as I want, and there is no penalty if I choose not to.|
Every week, return to the statue of the Night Mother and learn of a new client. Return to Arquen in the sanctuary, and she will reward you with your cut of the weekly profits.
None of the names provided by the Night Mother are real characters that can be found in game.
If you killed the Dark Guardian from the sanctuary in the purification quest, upon returning with Arquen to the sanctuary, a new guardian will be in its place.
As you collect assignments from the Night Mother, the Sanctuary will be repopulated with 3 new members.
As an added bonus, these members are very fun to converse with, as they look up to and fear you. You may ask them questions about Sithis and the Brotherhood for interesting responses.
Perhaps the greatest bonus is that you can command one member to follow you as a companion, who may also follow while sneaking.
When you first join the guild, you are informed of the Five Tenants:
Tenet 1: Never dishonor the Night Mother. To do so is to invoke the Wrath of Sithis
Tenet 2: Never betray the Dark Brotherhood or its secrets. To do so is to invoke the Wrath of Sithis
Tenet 3: Never disobey or refuse to carry out an order from a Dark Brotherhood superior. To do so is to invoke the Wrath of Sithis.
Tenet 4: Never steal the possessions of a Dark Brother or Dark Sister. To do so is to invoke the Wrath of Sithis.
Tenet 5: Never kill a Dark Brother or Dark Sister. To do so is to invoke the Wrath of Sithis.
If you break one of these tenants, you will be given 2 chances to set things straight. Only be defeating a spirit known as the Wrath of Sithis may you regain your standing in the guild. Your journal will update each time you break the tenants. The first time you break the tenants you will receive the following message:
|I have been exiled from the Dark Brotherhood for breaking one of the Tenets. The next time I sleep, I will be visited by a spirit of vengeance known as the Wrath of Sithis. Only by defeating this spirit may I be allowed to rejoin the Dark Brotherhood.|
Once you have defeated this spirit, your journal will update with the news that you are allowed to regain your standing in the Brotherhood.
|I have slain the Wrath of Sithis, and am no longer exiled from the Dark Brotherhood. I may resume my duties as normal.|
If you break the tenants again, you will be given one last chance to set things straight. Your journal will update as it did when you broke the tenants the first time:
|I have been exiled from the Dark Brotherhood for breaking one of the Tenets. The next time I sleep, I will be visited by a spirit of vengeance known as the Wrath of Sithis. Only by defeating this spirit may I be allowed to rejoin the Dark Brotherhood.|
If you defeat this spirit again, you will receive your last chance to regain standing in the Brotherhood. Your journal warns you that this was your last chance, and if you break the tenants again you will not be allowed to rejoin the Brotherhood.
|I have slain the Wrath of Sithis, and am no longer exiled from the Dark Brotherhood. I may resume my duties as normal. I should be wary, however, for this was my last chance at redemption. If I invoke the Wrath of Sithis again, I will be forever exiled, even if the spirit is slain.|
If, after your final chance, you break the tenants a 3rd time your journal will once again warn you of the upcoming visit from the Wrath of Sithis. However, your journal will also tell you that this is final, and that you've gone to far.
|I have been exiled from the Dark Brotherhood for breaking one of the Tenets. The next time I sleep, I will be visited by a spirit of vengeance known as the Wrath of Sithis. But even if I defeat this spirit, I will never be allowed to complete my duties in the Dark Brotherhood. I have gone too far, and Sithis is most displeased...|
If you defeat the 3rd and final spirit, congratulations for living through that 3 times! However, you will not be allowed back into the Brotherhood. Your journal will permanently remind you of your indiscretions.
|I have defeated the final incarnation of the Wrath of Sithis, but my relationship with the Dark Brotherhood can never be repaired...|
Visiting and fulfilling quests from Daedric Shrines can be very rewarding. In fact, the items received from the quests are some of the best in game. Due to the quality of the rewards, you must meet a certain level requirement in order to take quests from the shrines.
For most Daedric Shrines, you will need to make an offering before the Daedric Deity grants you reception.
Speak to the followers at each shrine. Usually, a character in a robe will offer you advice on what to offer the shrine, thus creating the quest in your journal.
|Daedric Statue||Level||Required Offering||Quest Local||Reward|
|Azura||2||Glow Dust||Gutted Mine||Azura's Star|
|Sheogorath||2||Lettuce, Lesser Soul Gem, and Yarn||Border Watch||Wabbajack|
|Vaermina||5||Black Soul Gem||Arkved's Tower||Skull of Corruption|
|Namira||5||Personality under 20||Anga||Ring of Namira|
|Sanguine||8||Cyrodiilic Brandy||Castle Leyawiin||Sanguine Rose|
|Malacath||10||Troll Fat||Lord Drad's Estate and Bleak Mine||Volendrung|
|Meridia||10||Bonemeal, Ectoplasm, or Mort Flesh||Howling Cave||Ring of Khajiiti|
|Nocturnal||10||None||Leyawiin and Tidewater Cave||Skeleton Key|
|Mephala||15||Night Shade||Bleaker's Way||Ebony Blade|
|Hircine||17||Wolf or Bear Pelt||Harcane Grove||Savior's Hide|
|Molag Bal||17||Lion Pelt||Brindle Home||Mace of Molag Bal|
|Clavicus Vile||20||500 gold||Pell's Gate and Vindasel||Masque of Clavicus Vile (or Umbra)|
|Hermaeus Mora||21+||None||None||Oghma Infinium|
Finding the Daedric Shrines can be obtained in several ways:
You may do the Daedric Quests in any order, with the exception of Hermaeus Mora, which must be done after all other Daedric Quests are completed. For this walkthrough, quests have been arranged by the required level.
The quest at the statue of Azura is somewhat included in the Main Quest, however you may do this quest at any time.
The Shrine of Azura is located in the Jerall Mountains north of Lake Arrius, north east of Cheydinhal.
Speak with Mels Maryon to learn that the Shrine requires a donation of glow dust between dawn (5am to 7am) and dusk (5pm to 7pm). Glow dust can be difficult to obtain. Glow dust is obtained from the creatures, Wil-o-the Wisps. These creatures do not appear often to low level characters. Your journal will update.
|I have been told by Azura's followers that an offering of glow dust, obtained from a will-o-the-wisp, is needed to summon the Daedra. The statue should be approached at dawn or dusk. [You must be level 2 to begin this quest.]|
The easiest way to obtain some Glow Dust is to steal the ingredient off a table in the living quarters of Bruma's Mages' Guild. Note: If you join the guild it is not counted as stealing.
Return to the Shrine of Azura and activate the statue and offer the glow dust. Azura will speak with you about 5 of her followers who killed the Vampire Dratlk, but where infected by vampirism. They have sealed themselves in Gutted Mine. Azura asks you to bring the sweet peace of death to her followers.
Note: Stock up on resist disease potions and items. Also, it's a wise idea to stock up on cure disease potions/spells as well. It is very easy to contract vampirism from these vampires.
|When Azura was summoned, she told me the tale of her followers who trapped themselves in the Gutted Mine. She wishes me to find them and kill them, releasing them from their vampiric existence. Azura will unseal the mine so I may enter.|
Gutted Mine is over the mountain the Southwest of the shrine. The 5 followers inside the mine are marked on your map and compass.
Once inside the mine, you will meet 3 of the vampires. The other 2 are sealed behind a secret door. Look for a pull cord hanging from the sealing to lower the rock that hides this door.
One all are dead, your journal will update.
|I have killed all of the vampires in the Gutted Mine. I should return to the shrine.|
Return to the shrine, and speak with Azura. She will mention lighting five candles in memory of her lost servants. Five candles will indeed appear behind the shrine. Azura will reward you with Azura's star, a reusable soul gem.
|Azura thanked me for allowing her followers the peace of death. She rewarded me with Azura's Star.|
Tommie e-mailed the following note about Azura's star:
After getting the Azura Star, use the "Arrow Duplicating Cheat" and make a few extra. They can carry Grand Souls (from non-humanoids only though), I found the Xivilai has Grand Soul attributes. You can use the Star to recharge your magic items when you capture a soul with it and the star is re-usable; it is also worth a great deal of money more than a Black Soul Gem.
No one will tell you the location of Sheogorath's shrine. The shrine is located near the Elsweyr border, halfway between Bravil and Leyawiin. Follow the road south and southeast out of Bravil.
Speak with the quite mad selection of followers at the shrine to learn that you need to speak with Ferul Ravel.
|Sheogorath's followers have told me to speak with Ferul Ravel if I wish to have the Daedra summoned. [You must be level 2 to begin this quest.]|
Speak with Ferul Ravel to learn that the Shrine requires a donation of lettuce, a lesser soul gem, and yarn. Your journal will update.
|Ferul Ravel has told me I'll need a lesser soul gem, a head of lettuce, and some yarn as an offering at the statue of Sheogorath.|
These items may be obtained through theft and trading at almost every city in game. Once you have obtained the items, return to the shrine and donate them to the statue. Sheogorath will speak with you, informing you that he wishes you to travel to Border Watch and set prophecy in motion for Sheogorath's entertainment.
|After I left the requested items at the Shrine, Sheogorath spoke to me. He told me of the settlement of Border Watch. I am to simulate a prophecy by committing two acts. I should speak to the shaman in the settlement to learn about the K'Sharra prophecy.|
Border Watch is located south of the shrine. Once in town, ask around about the "K'Sharra Prophecy" to learn that you should speak to the village shaman Ri'Bassa. You may find him at the local inn, or at his home. When you speak with him, tell him you're a traveling scholar. Raise his disposition to 60 to learn the signs of the prophecy. He will reveal the first two signs to you: rat infestation and the mass death of livestock.
|The shaman Ri'bassa has told me of the K'Sharra Prophecy. The first sign is vermin infestation. The second sign is plague, and all the livestock are supposed to die. I will need to find a way first to create an infestation of vermin.|
Continue to speak with Ri'bassa about the town, and he will inform you that the Border Watch Inn has a cheese museum. That could be useful, and your journal agrees.
|Ri'bassa has suggested I stay at the Border Watch Inn, which apparently has a large collection of cheeses.|
But what cheese would rats prefer? Speak with S'thasa, the inn's proprietor, about the cheeses .and she will mention a very special cheese: Olroy cheese. The cheese is on display in the display case at the front of the inn.
You have two options for obtaining the cheese. You may pickpocket S'thasa for the key to the display case, or you may pick the lock on the case while S'thasa is sleeping (between 10pm and 4am).
Once you have obtained the cheese, take it and place it in the large cooking pot outside the inn.
|I've placed the Olroy Cheese into the cooking pot. The smell coming from it is astounding.|
Rats will begin pouring into Border Watch. You don't have to kill them, but if you wish to you may.
|I have used cheese to lure many rats into Border Watch. I should speak with Ri'bassa to see if he believes this to be part of the prophecy.|
Now you need to slaughter the livestock in particular the sheep. The sheep pen is south of the inn. You may kill the sheep by weapons, of you can backtrack to the inn and take the bag of rat poison from the stairs and place it in the sheep's trough.
|I have poisoned the grain supply in the town of Border Watch. This has killed all the livestock.|
Sheogorath will speak with you now that you've successfully faked two of the signs from the prophecy. What happens next is up to Sheogorath. You are told to wait in the center of town for the final sign.
|Sheogorath has congratulated me for simulating the first two signs of the K'Sharra Prophecy. I am to go to the center of town to await the final sign.|
What happens next is amazing. The wind blows, the sky reddens, and the village is assaulted by burning dogs...yes, burning dogs!
|I have witnessed Sheogorath create the Plague of Fear. I should return to the Shrine.|
When the fun is over, return to the shrine to obtain your reward- the enchanted staff Wabbajack.
|Sheogorath has rewarded me for my efforts by giving me Wabbajack.|
Speak with Ontus Vanin in the Imperial City's Talos Plaza to learn the location of the shrine of Vaermina. The shrine is located southwest of Cheydinhal, on Lake Poppad.
Once you've arrived at the shrine, speak with Aymar Douar to learn that you will need to offer a black soul gem to the shrine in order to summon Vaermina.
|Vaermina's followers have told me that an offering of a black soul gem is needed in order to summon the Daedra. [You must be level 5 to begin this quest.]|
Here's perhaps the most difficult offering to obtain in all the Daedric quests. Black soul gems are created by Necromancers to hold the souls of characters, unlike other soul gems which can only hold the souls of creatures. If you're familiar with the Mage's Guild Quests you've encountered these gems before:
In the Cheydinhal Mage's Guild Recommendation quest you will encounter two of them. However, they will be taken away. You will also encounter them in the Mage's Guild quests "Necromancer's Moon" and "Confront the King" (see proper walkthrough sections.)
You may, with decent luck, find them in random loot in Necromancer's Lairs. The nearest lair where you have a chance of obtaining a gem is Dark Fissure, located east from the Shrine.
Or you may make one. Here's a brief walkthrough on how to create a Black Soul Gem. However, you may need to be a member of the Mage's Guild in order to do so, or have progressed past the "Necromancer's Moon" quest. (Unconfirmed. Please contact me if you are able to make Black Soul Gems and have not met these requirements.)
You will need the following:
Visit the alter outside the shrine of choice. These shrines may only create a Black Soul Gem one day out of the week, so you may have to wait. When the time is right, a beam of light shines down from the sky. Place the soul gem on the alter, and cast the soul trap spell. You've now made a black soul gem.
No matter which path you choose, once you've obtained a black soul gem, return to the shrine of Vaermina. Vaermina asks you to retrieve an item that was stolen from her, the Orb of Vaermina. You may find the orb at the tower of Arkved.
|After I left an offering of a black soul gem, Vaermina's followers summoned the Daedra, who spoke to me. Vaermina told me of an Orb that had been stolen by the wizard Arkved. I am to travel to his tower, retrieve the Orb, and bring it back to Vaermina.|
Arkved's tower is located on a hill, south east of the shrine. Bring a few torches before entering! Arkved's tower is a rather unique and perplexing place. Arkved's tower is made of seven levels:
|I have retrieved the Orb of Vaermina. I should now return it to the Shrine.|
Exit through the door in the northeast wall, and a trap door will now be there, which transports you outside the tower.
Travel back to the shrine, and give Vaermina the orb to obtain your reward: The Skull of Corruption, an enchanted staff which crates clones of it's targets!
|Vaermina was pleased that I returned the Orb of Vaermina. I have been rewarded with the Skull of Corruption.|
No one tells you of the location of Namira's shrine. It is located South East of Bruma's East Gate.
Once you arrive at the shrine, you will find that you're pleasantness is rather unpleasant to the followers of Namira. You must make yourself less "attractive". In other words, you need to lower your personality to 20 or below.
|I have learned from the followers of Namira, that they will only summon the Daedra for someone repulsive. If I am to get their help, I will need to make my self less attractive to others. [You must be level 5 to begin this quest.]|
You have two options here. You may make a potion that will lower your personality, however you will have to make one yourself if you wish to consume it. The potion will have to have at least one positive effect.
The other option is to buy lots of cheap wine. Every bottle will remove 10 points from your personality for 120 seconds. Once obtaining enough bottles to lower your personality, fast travel back to the shrine.
Once back at the shrine of Namira, drink the wine (or potion) and then speak with Hrolfrodi to obtain permission to activate the shrine.
|The followers of Namira have decided that I am repulsive enough to summon the Daedra. I may now approach the statue.|
Namira will tell you that her followers in the ruin of Anga are called the "Forgotten Ones", and they live in total darkness. Four priests from the Chapel of Arkay have come to Anga to shine light into the darkness. Namira gives you a special spell, Namira's Shroud. You are to use this spell on the priests to put out their torches, exposing them to the darkness and the Forgotten Ones.
|When summoned, Namira spoke to me about the Forgotten, a group of fanatical worshippers that lives in the darkness of Anga. Some priests of Arkay are planning to bring light to Anga and "save" the Forgotten Ones. I am to use the spell that Namira has given me on the priests, and let the Forgotten Ones finish them off.|
Anga will now be marked on your map, and is a short walk to the south of the Shrine. Once inside, the four priests will be marked on your compass and map. They are rather easy to see as well. Cast Namira's Shroud on each priest, and watch as their torch goes out and they are surrounded by the Forgotten. Once each priest is dead, your journal will update.
|All of the priests of Arkay are dead. I should return to the shrine.|
NOTE: Do not kill any of the priests yourself. Do not kill any of the Forgotten. You will forfeit the reward.
Namira is thankful that the Forgotten may once again live in darkness. You are awarded the Ring of Namira.
|Namira appreciated my efforts. I have been rewarded with the Ring of Namira.|
In Skingrad, you learn the location of the Shrine of Sanguine. Speak to Fadus Calidius in the Fighter's Guild, or to Falanu Hlaalu at All Things Alchemical.
The shrine is located Southwest of Weatherleah, and south east of Fort Dirich. Speaking with Fadus or Falanu will update a map marker.
Once arrived at the shrine, speak with Engorm. He will inform you that in order to seek the wisdom of the shrine, you must offer a bottle of Cyrodiilic Brandy.
|The followers of Sanguine have told me that, in order to summon the Daedra, I will need to leave an offering of Cyrodiilic Brandy at the statue. [You must be level 8 to begin this quest.]|
Cyrodiilic Brandy can be found several places in game. You can buy Cyrodiilic Brandy at the Main Ingredient in the Imperil City's Market District.
Once you have obtained a bottle, speak with the shrine to donate the bottle. Sanguine will speak with you after your offering. He tells you that the newly wed Countess Alessia Caro, Countess of Leyawiin, is about to throw a dinner party. Sanguine finds the countess "stuffy" and asks you to liven up the party. Sanguine provides you with the spell Stark Reality and asks you to use it on her at the party.
|After I provided the offering to Sanguine, the Daedra Prince spoke to me. Sanguine believes that the Countess of Leyawiin is too stuffy, and wants me to do something about it. She will be hosting a dinner party tomorrow, and I am to sneak into the castle undetected and cast the spell of Stark Reality on her.|
A guard is stationed outside the dining room door. If you wait until 6pm and speak with him, he will let you in if you are wearing expensive clothing or high end armor and his disposition is under 70. If you bribe him to a higher disposition than 70, he will allow you in without fancy apparel.
|I have convinced the guard to let me into the Countess Caro's dinner party.|
Once inside, cast Stark Reality on the Countess and Guests. All their clothing disappears! Unfortunately, the spell has also affected your inventory and all your items are gone until you return to the shrine.
It is very tricky to not be detected when you cast the spell. The spell is counted as an assault, and you are detected by the guards. You may fight them (nothing like a good fight in your skivvies), pay the fine, or go to jail. Note, if you go to jail drop a lock pick on the ground before casting the spell and pick it up before agreeing to go to jail. Depending on what happens, your journal will update.
Note that you cannot pay the fine unless you drop the money first, usually around 300 gold.
|I have succeeded in casting the Stark Reality spell on the Countess of Leyawiin and her company. I should return to the Shrine of Sanguine.|
|I was detected while attempting to cast the spell of Stark Reality on the Countess of Leyawiin and her guests. I should return to the Shrine of Sanguine.|
Once you've exited the Castle, return to the Shrine of Sanguine. Your items will be in a nearby chest, and Sanguine will reward you with the Sanguine Rose, a Daedra summoning staff.
|Sanguine was pleased with my efforts. He has given me the Sanguine Rose as a reward. I may retrieve my belongings in the nearby chest.|
Speak to Pinarus Inventus in Anvil, or the mage Thaurron (in the Mages Guild in Anvil) to learn the location of Malacath's Shrine. The shrine is located north, and slightly west, of Anvil.
When you arrive at the shrine, it appears that Malacath favors Orcs. However, if you speak with Shobob gro-Rugdush you will learn that Malacath favors Troll Fat, and that you may summoning Malacath by donating Troll Fat.
|One of Malacath's worshippers has told me that, in order to have the Daedra summoned, I must leave an offering of Troll Fat at the statue. [You must be level 10 to begin this quest.]|
If you've done the painting quest in Cheydinhal, painted troll fat will not work for donation. Trolls will appear on leveled lists from level 4 and up. You may find Trolls near Veyond, a ruin north-east of Leyawiin. You will also encounter them during some Fighter's Guild quests (see proper walkthrough section), as well as during the Nocturnal and Meridia Daedric Quests. If you wish, you may leave this quest and come back until you have obtained Troll fat from the other two Daedric Quests. Note: In the Meridia Daedric Quest, the ingredient may be found on a table in Howling Cave. Some alchemists may sell the ingredient as well.
Once you've obtained Troll Fat, donate it to the statue. Malacath tells you that Lord Drad (who's estate you may have passed en route to the shrine) has taken Malacath's Ogres as his own. Malacath refers to the Ogre's as his little brothers, and asks you to free the Ogres from their slavery in Bleak Mine.
|When I left the offering, Malacath was summoned and spoke to me. He tasked me with traveling to the estate of Lord Drad and freeing his ogre slaves.|
Travel to Lord Drad's Estate, which is just a bit south of the shrine. Speak with Lord Drad about the Ogres. If you tell him that you think no beasts should be slaves, you will anger him and you'll have to get the location of Bleak Mine from his wife. Tell Lord Drad you admire his efforts, and he will tell you the location of Bleak Mine.
|I have spoken with Lord Drad. He believes the ogres to be suitable slaves, as they are mindless beasts, and is pleased with the ogres he uses in Bleak Mine. I appears I will have to free the ogres myself, if I am to complete Malacath's task for me.|
Bleak Mine is located a short walk east of the estate. Once inside, your journal will update.
|I have entered Bleak Mine. Now I must free Malacath's ogres.|
Sneak past the guards and locate the two Ogre holding cells and unlock them. Warning- the locks are difficult. If you do not have the ability to unlock hard locks, but do have decent fighting skills, you may kill the guards first and take the key to the holding cells from their bodies. You may also attempt to pickpocket the guards for the keys. Your journal will update twice, once for each cage.
|I freed one group of ogres. I must check to see if there are more to be freed.|
|I have freed all the ogres in the Bleak Mine. I should return to the Shrine of Malacath.|
If any guards are alive when the Ogre's escape, the Ogre's will help you dispatch of the attacking guards. Note: If the guard's kill any Ogre's Malacath is not angered. However, if you kill any Ogre's you will forfeit your reward.
Return to the Shrine of Malacath to obtain your reward, the great hammer Volendrung.
|Malacath was satisfied with my efforts to free the ogres. He has rewarded me with Volendrung.|
Next time you return to Lord Drad's Estate, you will find the Drad's working under the supervision of the Ogres!
There is no one to speak to in order to gain directions to the Shrine of Meridia. However, not far west of Skingrad you will see the shrine marker on your compass. Fast Travel to the stables outside of Skingrad and head west. Soon you will see a mine icon on your compass (Cursed Mine),travel west towards this icon and then a bit further west to locate the Shrine of Meridia.
Once at the shrine, speak to Basil Ernarde to learn that Meridia hates the undead. If you bring her an offering from the remains of an undead you may approach the shrine. It's intentionally vague, as Meridia will accept more than one offering. It is known that she will accept ectoplasm, mort flesh, and bonemeal. Bonemeal can be found on various skeletons in game, Mort Flesh may be found in zombies and in the Night Mother's Crypt (from the Dark Brotherhood quests), and ectoplasm may be found on ghosts. It's been reported that there is a portion of ectoplasm not far from the shrine...under a bush south west from the northernmost bench west of the shrine.
|One of Meridia's followers has told me that the Daedra can be summoned if something from the corpse of an undead creature is left as an offering at the statue. [You must be level 10 to begin this quest.]|
Once you have made your offering to the statue, Meridia will speak to you and inform you that she hates the unholy undead, and wishes you to rid a cave of Necromancers. She informs you that Howling Cave harbors 5 Necromancers.
|After I made the correct offering, Meridia appeared and spoke to me. The Daedra told me of a cult of necromancers in the Howling Cave who have been stealing from graves in order to raise an undead army. Meridia wants the necromancers killed. I can reach them from a secret door in the back of the cave.|
Howling cave is located east of Castle Skingrad. It's not hard to miss from the outside, it's courtyard contains a small graveyard. Once inside, you will be met by several undead. Kill them, and proceed to the back of the cave to the north. Check your local map for the location of the secret door. Stepping towards that door should lower a rock, allowing you to travel to the lower section of the cave. Here you will meet the necromancers. They can reanimate the corpses and zombie's lying about, as well as summon their own undead. Once all 5 are dead, your journal will update informing you to return to the shrine.
|I have killed the necromancers in Howling Cave. I should return to the Shrine of Meridia.|
Meridia is pleased with how you dispatched the necromancers, in reward she gives you the enchanted ring of Ring of Khajiiti.
|Meridia was gratified that I had performed the task assigned to me. As a reward, I have been given the Ring of Khajiiti.|
Note: a map marked with the quest locations can be found in the maps section.
When you activate this shrine, located north of Leyawiin, just off the road at the end of a dirt track, Nocturnal will speak to you. No offering is required for this one. She tells you that her 'eye' has been stolen and she asks that you get it back for her. The thieves are two Argonians and you will need to find these two in order to learn the whereabouts of this artifact.
|When summoned, Nocturnal spoke to me of the eye of Nocturnal, which has been stolen. The Daedra believes the thieves to be in Leyawiin. I am to go there, find the thieves, and return the Eye to the shrine.|
After returning to Leyawiin, you are presented with a blank - nothing showing on compass, or in journal. Asking about the 'Eye of Nocturnal' just brings up blank looks and no information. Instead, you need to speak to any male imperial guard about the 'Leyawiin' topic, of which you will learn that two Argonians, Weebam-Na and Bejeen, have been bragging about scoring a rare jewel.
|I have been told that Weebam-Na and Bejeen were recently heard talking about a valuable jewel they had found, and how it would make them wealthy.|
Upon confronting Weebam-Na about this, he denies all knowledge, as does his female friend, Bejeen, and you will be unable to get any information at all out of either of them.
|Weebam-Na denies knowing anything about the Eye of Nocturnal, and tells me Bejeen knows nothing either. Perhaps I should try to listen in on their conversations and see if they offer any clues.|
Leave the house, then re-enter, and stay in sneak mode behind the screen near the door, just in earshot of them. The two Argonians are discussing this now that they know you're onto them, and if you listen carefully, you will learn the location of the jewel and additional info about what creatures to expect once you get there. You can confront them about this, but it has no effect on the location of the item, as they don't rush off to move it.
|I overheard Bejeen and Weebam-Na speaking of Tidewater Cave, and the treasure they've hidden there. I should investigate the cave.|
Tidewater Cave contains various leveled creatures, but the main enemies are two trolls outside and three inside. Some water-breathing is also worth having handy. The Eye is at the end of an underwater passage and looks like an eyeball on spider legs.
When you return with this to the shrine, Nocturnal is delighted and rewards you with the Skeleton Key, an unbreakable lock pick that also grants you +40 to your security skill. One of the most useful items in the game!
The Shrine of Peryite is a shrine that you must find through adventuring, as no one will inform you of the location. The Shrine is located on the southeast bank of the Silverfish River, east of the Imperial Bridge Inn.
When you arrive at the Shrine, you find the 5 worshippers frozen in place! Your journal will update.
|I have found the Shrine to Peryite, but something is wrong with his worshippers. They seem frozen in time, mindless. None move or speak. [You must be level 10 to begin this quest.]|
Activate the shrine to receive more information. Peryite tells you that his followers attempted to summon him via a spell. He's a little vague about if the spell backfired, or if he retaliated. Nonetheless, the souls of his followers are in Oblivion, while their bodies remain. Peryite wants you to return the souls to their bodies, and will send you to Oblivion in order to do so. Now is a good time to stock up on items and potions. There's many Daedra here, so be prepared! (Note: make sure you pick up a Daedra heart here for a later quest.)
|Peryite has told me that five of his followers, in an attempt to get closer to Him, have transported their souls to a plane of Oblivion. The Daedra would like me to travel there and carry their souls back to this world. I should approach the statue again when I am prepared to go.|
Note: You do not need soul trapping spells or soul gems for this mission.
Activate the statue when you are prepared to leave, and you will be transported to Oblivion. Activate the souls to "find" them. You may find the 5 souls in the following locations:
|I have captured the soul of Ilvel Romayn.|
|I have captured the soul of Er-Teeus.|
|I have captured the soul of Kewan.|
|I have captured the soul of Maren the Seal.|
|I have captured the soul of Mirie.|
|I have found all of the souls of Peryite's followers lost in Oblivion. Peryite was to open a gate for me when they were found. I should head back to where I entered this realm.|
Return to the shrine, and you will find the worshippers have returned to their "normal" selves.
|I have returned to the mortal realm, and the souls of Peryite's followers have gone back to their bodies. I should speak with the Daedra again.|
Speak with Peryite to receive your reward, the enchanted shield Spell Breaker.
|Peryite was grateful for my help. He has given me Spell Breaker as a reward.|
Speak to Ontus Vanin (Talos Plaza district) or Luther Broad (Elven Gardens District) in the Imperial City to learn the location of Mephala's shrine.
The shrine is located North of the Imperial Prison Sewer, on the northeast corner of Lake Rumare, just over the hill from the Roxey Inn.
Speak to Dredena Hlavel and she will tell you to make an offering of night shade between midnight and 5am. Nightshade may be found through Dark Brotherhood quests, as well as the "Vampire Cure" quest. You may also buy it from The Main Ingredient, located in the Imperial City Market District.
|Mephala's followers have told me that, in order to summon the Daedra, I must first leave an offering of nightshade at her statue between midnight and dawn. [You must be level 15 to begin this quest.]|
Mephala will speak to you about her tangled web. She wants you to travel to Bleaker's Way, and stir up some discontent between two families by murdering the two founders of the town, each a member of the two families, and planting evidence on their bodies to make it appear that the two men killed each other.
|Mephala has told me about the settlement of Bleaker's Way. She would like me to kill the leaders of the two families, and leave evidence that the murders were done by the other family. I am to allow no one to see me commit the crimes.|
Bleaker's Way is located on a mountain to the northwest. Speaking with Mephala will add a map marker to your map. Once you've arrived, speak to anyone in the town to learn who you need to kill.
|I have learned Nivan Dalvilu is the head of the Dalvilu family, and Hrol Ulfgar the leader of the Nordic clan.|
Now, you may locate the homes of both men to dig up some evidence to plant once you've killed them both. Dalvilu's house is west of the inn, and Ulfgar's house is at the west end of town. Both houses are empty from 2pm to 6pm. Unlock the doors and slip inside.
Inside Dalvilu's house, there is a ceremonial dagger on the table. Take this, and your journal will update.
|I have found a Dalvilu ceremonial dagger. This might be useful to leave as evidence.|
Now onto Ulfgar's house. Upstairs, on a table next to a guide to Leyawiin, is the Ulfgar family ring. Take this as evidence, and your journal will update one more.
|I have found the Ulfgar family ring. This might be useful to leave as evidence.|
Now that you've gathered the evidence, it's time to plant the seeds of discontent. Wait until the two men return to their houses, a little after 10pm. Kill each man, and place the evidence you've collected on each body. Your journal will update twice for each man:
|I have killed Nivan Dalvilu. I should leave something in his corpse to implicate the Ulfgar clan..|
|I have left the Ulfgar family ring in the corpse of Nivan Dalvilu.|
|I have killed Hrol Ulfgar. I should leave something in his corpse to implicate the Dalvilu clan.|
|I have left the Dalvilu dagger in the corpse of Hrol Ulfgar.|
Now, your journal will update alerting you to speak to someone in the village of the murders.
|I've placed evidence on both bodies of the family leaders. Now I must tell someone I saw them attack each other.|
Speak to anyone you like. Once you've done this, travel outside to watch the fight! You may join in if you like, but do not kill everyone in the battle, or you will forfeit your reward!
|I reported the 'attacks' on the family leaders. Soon the families will be at each other's throats. Now I must return to the shrine of Mephala.|
Following your journal's advice, when you've satisfied your entertainment return to the shrine. Mephala will be pleased with your work, and will reward you with the Ebony Blade.
|Mephala was pleased with the strife I have caused. She has rewarded me with the Ebony Blade.|
Note: If you've previously been to Bleaker's way and started trouble before making an offering to the shrine, you will not be able to take this quest from the shrine. If you've made the offering, but then made trouble in Bleaker's way before your journal updated, you will receive a strange journal entry:
|Something I did in Bleaker's Way apparently spoiled Mephala's schemes, so she refused my offering.|
You will not be able to take this quest.
Speak with Ontus Vanin again (see Mephala) to learn the location of the shrine of Hircine.
Hircine's shrine is located north west of Bravil, in the Nibenog Valley. Once you've arrived at the shrine, speak with one of the worshippers, Vajhira. She will ask if you are the hunter or the prey. Tell her you are a hunter, and she will inform you that you must make a donation of Wolf or Bear Pelt to the shrine.
|Hircine's followers have told me that, in order to summon the Daedra, I must leave an offering of a wolf or bear pelt at the statue. [You must be level 17 to begin this quest.]|
In your travels, you may have come across Wolf or Bear Pelt. If not, there is a wolf pelt available on top of a barrel in the Cheydinhal Fighter's Guild. Or you may wander the countryside in search of wolves and pears.
Once you've obtained the proper pelt, donate it to the statue and Hircine will speak with you. He tells you that he'd like you to travel to Harcane Grove and kill the last Unicorn, and return it's horn to him.
|After I made the required offering, Hircine was summoned, and spoke to me. He told me that he desires the horn of a unicorn. I may be able to find a unicorn in the Harcane Grove.|
Harcane Grove is located south east of the shrine. If you reach the Wayshrine of Zenithar, you've gone too far and you should back track north west.
The unicorn is protected by several minotaurs. It's possible to sneak in the tall grass and take them out using a bow and arrows. Kill them however you see fit.
If you've managed to kill the minotaurs without alerting the Unicorn, you may approach her and ride her. If she attacks, try calming her with a spell. It's worth it for the reactions from townspeople!
Eventually, if you wish to complete this quest you will have to kill her and take her horn. Once you've acquired the horn, your journal will update.
|I have killed the unicorn and retrieved its horn. I should return to the shrine of Hircine.|
Return to the shrine of Hircine, and he will award you with the Savior's Hide, an enchanted cuirass.
|Hircine was impressed with my skill in hunting the unicorn. He has rewarded me with the Savior's Hide.|
Again, no one tells you the location of Molag Bal's shrine. To find the shrine, head west from the stables outside the Imperial City, near the Talos Plaza District. Once you've reached the Ayleid ruin Narfinsel, travel south.
Once you arrive at the shrine, speak to Amir to learn that in order to summon Molag Bal you need to donate a Mountain Lion Pelt.
|Molag Bal's follower has told me that, in order to summon the Daedra, I must present an offering of a lion pelt to the statue. [You must be level 17 to begin this quest.]|
If you've previously done the quest from Mephala, and have traveled to Bleaker's Way, there is a chance you might have encountered a mountain lion. If you've completed the Fighter's Guild quest "A Rat Problem" (see walkthrough section) you may have collected a pelt from that quest. There are 2 dead mountain lions in game: One southwest of Fort Ash, and the other in Newt Cave. You have a high chance of encountering a mountain lion in any mountainous area.
Once you've obtained a pelt, activate the shrine. Molag Bal will tell you that a man named Melus Petilius has taken an oath of non-violence. Molag Bal wishes you to fOrce Melus Petilius to kill you, yes kill you, with a Cursed Mace which Molag Bal provides. You are told to travel to Brindle Home, where Petilius lives.
|Molag Bal has spoken to me, and wishes me to help him corrupt Melus Petilius, by fOrcing him to kill me with the Cursed Mace. I should travel to Brindle Home and see what I can find.|
Brindle Home is located to the southwest of the Shrine. Speak with the inhabitants of Brindle Home. You may need to raise their disposition to over 60. You will learn that Petilius took his oath after the death of his wife, and lives just southwest of town.
|I have spoken to a resident of Brindle Home, who tells me that Petilius has lived in a small house outside of town since the death of his wife.|
Continue speaking with the residents of Brindle Home, and you will learn that Petilius visits the grave of his dead wife every day.
|I have learned that Petilius visits the grave of his wife every day.|
You may try approaching Petilius at any time, but despite your best efforts he will not attack. If you try, you will receive this journal entry:
|Although I tried to goad Petilius into fighting me, he would not. Perhaps I will have to try when he is in a different state of mind.|
Follow Petilius to his wife's grave, he usually leaves around 10am. Leave the mace near the grave stone, attack Petilius, and then speak with him. He will now pick up the mace, do not fight him back. Allow Petilius to kill you. Make sure that the mace is available to him, or he will attack you by another means forfeiting your reward. Upon death, you will be transported back to the shrine.
|I have goaded Melus Petilius into attacking me with the Cursed Mace. I have been transported back to the Shrine of Molag Bal.|
Speak with Molag Bal to receive your reward, the Mace of Molag Bal.
|Molag Bal was pleased that I was able to corrupt the paladin. He has rewarded me with the Mace of Molag Bal.|
Note: Once the quest is finished, you may travel back to Brindle Home and speak with Petilius, which is rather amusing. You may also kill him and claim the Cursed Mace for yourself.
Once again, you receive no tips on where to find the shrine of Clavicus Vile. The shrine is located southwest of the Imperial City. Follow the Gold Road or the Red Ring Road. The shrine is located near where the two roads form a loop.
Once you've arrived talk to Ma'Raska. He tells you that you will need to donate 500 gold to the shrine in order to speak with the Daedric Prince.
|One of Clavicus Vile's worshippers has told me that in order to summon the Daedra, an offering of 500 gold must be given to the statue. [You must be level 20 to begin this quest.]|
If you have the gold, donate it to the statue. Clavicus Vile tells you that he is in search of the sword Umbra, which contains the soul of the warrior Umbra...someone Vile has had past experience with. Vile tells you to head to Pell's Gate.
|When I gave my offering at the Shrine of Clavicus Vile, the Daedra Lord told me about Umbra, and how he wishes me to return to him the Umbra Sword. I should start my search in Pell's Gate.|
Chances are you may have already located Pell's Gate on your way to the shrine. If so, you may fast travel there. If not, travel east of the shrine. Pell's Gate is located south of the Imperial City near the Red Ring Road.
Once you've entered Pell's Gate you will hear a strange voice. Apparently Barbas, Vile's hound, has transported himself into your backpack! You may have noticed how the hound disappeared after speaking with Vile.
Barbas tells you that Umbra's bad news in the hand of Vile, and asks you to walk away from the quest. However, you don't have to.
|Barbas, the Hound of Clavicus Vile, has spoken to me through the figurine that appeared in my pack. He tells me that returning the Umbra Sword to Clavicus Vile is a mistake, likely to cause great ruin to Vile's domain.|
Speak with an elderly man, named Trroke the Wide. He will inform you that his apprentice, Lenwin, found the sword and was overcome by it- looking for fights and then running off with mercenaries after adopting the name Umbra.
He tells you that while she hasn't been to Pell's Gate in years, there have been rumors of her being seen near the ruins Vindasel.
|I've been told that Umbra was once a resident of Pell's Gate, but now has left. Some claim to have seen her recently near the Vindasel Ruins.|
Vindasel is located northwest from Pell's Gate, directly off the Red Ring Road. Once inside Vindasel, the layout is rather simple, with low level creatures. However, there are two traps you need to watch out for. The first trap is located in the large room just at the base of the stairs. A section of the floor will fall down into spikes, impaling you if you cross over it. Instead, walk around until you come to a wall, and then jump over one corner of the trap. The second trap is located in a large room with pillars. This trap will release poison gas when you approach. You may wish to cast a resist poison spell, or run as fast as you can around the outer corners of the room towards the exit.
Not far past these traps you will come to a hallway with a gated view of the room below. You have a wonderful view of Umbra however using an arrow from this gate simply backfires.
Travel down into this room and speak with Umbra. She gives you a choice: Leave and live, or stay and die.
|I have met the one called Umbra and been offered a choice: stay and fight, or leave in peace.|
You should note before making your choice that Umbra is a very powerful opponent. On top of carrying the sword Umbra, she's also glad in a full suit of Ebony armor. She can kill you with one good hit.
The best course of action is to tell Umbra that you wish to leave and not fight. Your journal will update, and Barbas will be pleased. He even offers to smooth things over with Vile.
|I have chosen to leave Umbra in peace. I should return to the Shrine of Clavicus Vile and make my decision known to the Daedra Lord.|
However, Umbra is one of the best weapons in game, and if you play your cards right you may keep it for yourself. Attack Umbra without warning. I recommend using a summoning spell or scroll, and attacking her from behind while she fights off whatever creature you've summoned. Once she is dead, Barbas will plead with you to keep the sword for yourself. Before leaving, loot the room. Your journal will update once you remove Umbra from Umbra's corpse.
|I have retrieved the Umbra Sword.|
Now you have three options:
|Clavicus Vile was not pleased that I elected not to return to him the Umbra Sword.|
|Clavicus Vile appreciated my efforts. He has taken the Umbra Sword and rewarded me with the Masque of Clavicus Vile.|
A problem occurs if you're playing this quest with a non-standard character (using a mod): Alienslof e-mailed: "Because it uses 9 people of whatever races you aren't, when I did this quest today with my Dremora, it messed up. I was able to complete it, but it loaded all the NPCs in on the same little patch of ground as the cage you are teleported into. Several of them then slipped into the lava. On top of this, there were 10 NPCs, one of each race as there should be, but because I'm playing a Dremora, it loaded all 10!"
Speak with Borba gra-Uzgash of Borba's Goods and Stores in Cheydinhal to learn the location of the Shrine of Boethia. The shrine is located a very long distance southeast from Cheydinhal. If you've already been to Vaermina's Shrine, fast travel here and travel south east to save some time.
Once you've arrived at the shrine, speak to Haekwon to learn that you must offer a Daedra heart in order to summon Boethia.
|I have been told by one of Boethia's followers that in order to summon the Daedra, I must give a Daedra heart as an offering to the statue. [You must be level 20 to begin this quest.]|
Daedra hearts can be found on the corpses of human like Dremora, for example the Dremora and the Xivilai. You may have previously encountered them in other Daedric quests. You may also purchase a summoning spell, and remove the heart from the corpse. There are two hearts in game, one in the Anvil Fighter's Guild (inside a locked display case), and the other in the Ayleid ruin of Ceyatatar.
Once you've obtained a Daedra heart, active the shrine of Boethia. Boethia scorns you, but offers you the chance to prove yourself worthy. You are challenged to take part in the Tournament of Ten Bloods, and a portal to Oblivion will be opened.
|Boethia has told me that I am to participate in the Tournament of Ten Bloods. When I am ready, I should enter the nearby portal to Oblivion, and I will be sent to one of his realms for the battle.|
Stock up on weapons, armor, and potions before entering. It's a wise idea to bring full soul gems and hammers to repair and recharge your items. Once you enter the portal, you will be fighting 9 other characters, each of a different race than your own. Tip: there are no collisions to keep you from falling in the lava but then again your opponent may also fall into the lava!
Once you've successfully beat all your opponents, your journal will update.
|I have defeated all of Boethia's followers in the Tournament of Ten Bloods. I should speak once more with the Daedra Lord.|
Another portal will open, bringing you back to the Shrine of Boethia. Speak with Boethia to receive your reward, the enchanted sword Goldbrand.
|Boethia was pleased with my performance in the Tournament of Ten Bloods. He has rewarded me with the enchanted sword, Goldbrand.|
This is the final Daedric Quest, in order to begin this quest you must do the following:
|A man has told me that Hermaeus Mora wishes for me to visit his shrine.|
Travel to the shrine of Hermaeus Mora is difficult, as is much travel when you're following a map marker through mountains terrain. The shrine is located high in the Jerall Mountain range. Look northwest of Sancre Tor (a main quest location) for a path. Be prepared to defend yourself on the hike up to the shrine! Note: There is an alternate path, but that path is harder to find and keep to.
Activate the shrine to speak with Hermaeus Mora. Hermaeus asks you to collect 10 souls, one from every race. Hermaeus provides you with a special spell, Mora's Soul Trap.
Hermaeus Mora wishes for me to gather for him ten souls, one of each of the races.
You may kill any character, it does not need to be a specific person. You will not need any soul gems, simply cast the spell on your target and them kill them. Once you've done this, your journal will update for each race.
Note: It's a wise idea to travel back to all the Daedric shrines and kill the followers, as they are no longer needed. You may also collect the souls of Mora's own followers.
|I've captured the soul of an Argonian.|
|I've captured the soul of a Breton.|
|I've captured the soul of a Bosmer.|
|I've captured the soul of an Imperial.|
|I've captured the soul of a Khajiit.|
|I've captured the soul of a Dunmer.|
|I've captured the soul of an Altmer.|
|I've captured the soul of a Nord.|
|I've captured the soul of a Redguard.|
|I've captured the soul of an Orc.|
Once you have collected souls from every race, your journal will update prompting you to return to the shrine.
|I have gathered a soul from each of the ten races for Hermaeus Mora. I should return to his shrine.|
Mora is pleased, and offers you the Oghma Infinium as your reward
|Hermaeus Mora was pleased with the souls I brought him. He has rewarded me with the Oghma Infinium.|
Read the book, and you will be offered to take one of the following paths:
This section contains walkthrough for the various sidequests in the game, but is incomplete.
This is a side quest given by Teinaava of the Dark Brotherhood. You must be a member of the Dark Brotherhood, and have completed the quest Scheduled for Execution. This quest must be completed before the Dark Brotherhood quest The Purification in order to be successfully finished.
Speak with Teinaava, and he will ask you to do a special favor for him. He asks you to kill an Argonian named Scar-Tail and bring back his heart as proof. Speak with Teinaava and Ocheeva to learn about the way of the Shadowscale, and to learn of what a dishonor they consider Scar-Tail to have performed by abandoning his duties as an assassin. A map marker will be added to your map, marking the location of Bogwater.
|I must journey to the southeastern tip of Cyrodiil, to a swamp known as Bogwater. There I will find a renegade Shadowscale known as Scar-Tail. I must kill Scar-Tail, and return his heart to Teinaava.|
Bogwater is southeast of Leyawiin. Once you've arrived at Bogwater, you will find an Argonian near a small camp. Approach and speak with Scar-Tail. Scar-Tail informs you that a royal assassin just visited him, and lost. You will be given two choices: Let Scar-Tail live or die.
If you allow Scar-Tail to live, he will offer you his treasure in a nearby hollowed out rock. He will also inform you to take the Argonian heart from the dead assassin as proof. The assassin's body is next to a large tree. If you take this option, Teinaava will never know the difference.
|I have agreed to spare Scar-Tail's life. I must take the heart of the dead Argonian assassin, and present that to Teinaava instead. To thank me, Teinaava has shared the secret hiding place of his treasure -- in the hollowed-out rock near Bogwater campfire.|
Or you may kill Scar-Tail and take his heart. He warns you it will be an easy fight, as he's been wounded by the previous assassin.
|Scar-Tail has been killed. I must now return to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary in Cheydinhal and present his heart to Teinaava.|
Both choices lead to the same outcome- you will need to remove an Argonian heart from one of the bodies. Once you have done so, you will receive a new journal entry.
|I have obtained the Argonian's heart. I must now return to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary in Cheydinhal and present it to Teinaava.|
Return to the Sanctuary to receive your reward from Teinaava: The Boots of Bloody Bounding, which fortify your acrobatics and blade skills with constant effect enchantment.
|I have presented Teinaava with the Argonian's heart.|
Through checking the rumor-mill around Anvil, you may get to hear about the somewhat dilapidated large Benirus Manor down near the pool. The manor is up for sale, and rumors say it's going very cheaply. The information leads you to the Count's Arms in town, where you will find a young fellow by the name of Velwyn Benirus. He spends his time in there from noon to midnight and is looking for a buyer for the house, so he can tie up the last loose ends of his family affairs. He seems eager to sell up, and asks only 5000 gold for the property, which, even in its current state is a bargain.
|I've met Velwyn Benirus. He has a manor house for sale here in Anvil. I should question him further to see how much he wants for it.|
|I've purchased the manor from Velwyn. He gave me a key and deed of ownership. I can now move in there at any time.|
Once you have paid over the cash, he sets off for pastures new in rather a hurry. You may have noticed there is no option to purchase furniture for the place. Upon exploring your new home, you find a strange marking on the far wall in the large basement, indicating a portal of some kind; despite your best efforts to open it, nothing happens. The house appears to require a good deal of refurbishment.
|I've arrived at my new house in Anvil, Benirus Manor. Looks like the place may need some work, but it was a great deal I just couldn't pass up. I can now make myself at home.|
Things only start to happen after the first time you sleep there. You will be woken by three ghosts that immediately attack you, and you will get a journal entry about hearing a crash from downstairs.
|Benirus Manor is haunted! I was awakened by ghosts that attacked me as I slept. As I awoke, I thought I heard a crash from downstairs. I should search the house and investigate.|
Down in the main sitting room, you find a broken vase that spilled out its contents of a skeletal hand and a page from a diary. From this, you learn that Velwyn's grandfather was a necromancer and grave-robber. Pick up both items, you will need them later.
|I've found a skeletal hand next to a page from a diary. The diary makes mention of a secret room in the house that only a true-blooded Benirus can open. I am going to need to talk to Velwyn about this. I may have to ask around town to find out where he's gone.|
You're going to need Velwyn's help if you are to investigate this further, and he fled town as soon as you paid over the cash. By asking of his whereabouts, you are informed that he spoke of going to the Imperial City. His exact location is very handily marked on your map. It directs you to the Elven Gardens district, where you need to consult the rumor-mill again. You find out that he's staying in the King and Queen Tavern.
|I've found Velwyn at the King and Queen Tavern in the Imperial City. I should speak to him further about the manor and the strange goings-on within.|
Once you corner him about the subject, he comes clean and admits to selling it cheap just to be rid of it and its problems. Asking him about the topics 'Lorgren Benirus' and 'Lift the Curse', he explains the situation and agrees to come back to Anvil and help you to open that sealed portal in the cellar. I guess he felt just a little guilty about selling the house without mentioning the curse.
|After questioning Velwyn, I've learned that his grandfather dabbled in necromancy and was killed when the townspeople found out. Strangely, the body was never recovered. Since then, the house has been cursed. I need to convince Velwyn to come back with me to Anvil and lift the curse.
Velwyn agreed to meet me back in Anvil at the Count's arms. I should return there as soon as possible.
Back in the inn, he agrees to go with you and open the door for you. Follow him through town to the house, where, once inside, he asks you to take the lead. He's a bit of a coward when it comes down to the 'up close and personal' stuff!
|Velwyn and I have arrived in Benirus Manor. I must proceed cautiously to the secret room's entrance and prevent any harm from befalling us if the curse is ever to be lifted from this place..|
There are seven ghosts to deal with, two or three in the main house and the rest in the basement. You can either fight each one as you proceed, or dash past them, then hold them at bay while Velwyn does his stuff with the portal. The main thing is to keep them off him. Getting rid of them first is definitely the better option. Once the door opens, any remaining ghosts vanish and Velwyn turns and flees like the spineless coward he is!
*Note: some people have reported a bug here, where he never stops waving his hands over the doorway. The way to get around this is to talk to him, he'll tell you he's nearly done and the door then swings open. Perhaps it's intentional in order to allow you to dispatch the ghosts before venturing further.
|Velwyn successfully opened the door to the secret room, which has stopped the ghosts from attacking. He then ran off, leaving me to clean up the mess. It's up to me, and me alone, to investigate what's beyond the mysterious portal..|
Inside the room, which is marked all over the place with magickal sigils, lies an altar with a long-dead skeleton laid out on it. You will notice this skeleton has a hand missing. Upon activating the altar, the eldritch voice of Lorgren Benirus speaks to you, insisting that you raise him up so he can undo the harm he did and lift the curse. Yeah right!
|After touching the altar, I heard the voice of Lorgren Benirus. He said he wished to atone for his past and make peace with the Nines. All he wished was to be whole again. This must be the way to lift the curse from Benirus Manor. I should touch his skeleton while I carry the bony hand and put an end to this madness.|
Lorgren did indeed lie, and instead of him atoning for anything, he rises up as a Lich and immediately attacks you. Put it down as quickly as you can to avoid it conjuring in more undead to help it out. Once he's been disposed of, you can loot the body and the rest of the room, which contains a few goodies.
|Completing the skeleton was a ruse and Lorgren rose from the dead! I had no choice but to destroy him. With his destruction, the curse of Benirus Manor was lifted. I should return to the Count's Arms and speak to Velwyn.|
Now you find out why there wasn't any furniture-buying option. When you re-emerge from the cellar, you find your house transformed. Where before there were just empty rooms full of junk, now there are homely rooms, fully furnished, lit and ready to be lived in. Your dilapidated house that looked like being a lot of refurbishing work is now a fully furnished home. You can move in properly at this point.
To finish the quest, seek out Velwyn at the Count's Arms. He will apologize for running away, but is very pleased you managed to resolve the problem once and for all. He considers all his loose ends taken care of and goes back to live in the Imperial City. I consider this to be the best value home in the game; it's a largish place, quite posh, and you don't need to pay out any more on furnishings, unlike the others. As long as you can beat the Lich, you have a very nice, well-to-do house for very little outlay.
First, go to Leyawiin Castle. Talk to the count and ask about "service to Leyawiin". He'll tell you about an Orc named Mozago in the main hall. He wants you to see what she wants.
She asks you to go get Weebum-na, a hunter (the quest markers will lead you to him). Talk to him about the Orc. If he says no, bribe him or make him like you more. He will go to Mozago and they will have a chat about Fishermans rock. Weebum-na refuses and leaves then.
Talk to Mozago and she will ask you to take her to Fishermans rock (the quest marker will lead you). Once you get there she will talk to a man. They will be about to fight and a quest update will come, saying you should help her kill him and the other people around him (his "gang").
Once you are done, she will explain why she killed them. Go back to the castle and tell the count. He will be pleased and send you and Mozago on another mission to kill black Brugo.
He lives in an Ayleid Ruin (again, your quest marker will lead you to it). Go inside, he will be in the first room on the left with a bunch of his men. Kill them and him, go back to the castle. The count will make you and Mozago a REAL knight of the white-errant. You can also Turn in Black bows for 100 septims, which distinguishes Black Brugo and his gang from other ones.
In the Anvil harbor, look for the northernmost ship, the Serpent's Wake. On the decks you'll meet Varulae. She's very upset about the fact that all her crew have been murdered and are now haunting the ship. She asks you to brave the decks below and retrieve her crystal ball for her.
|A High Elf sorceress named Varulae has asked me to retrieve her crystal ball, located in the hold of the ship the Serpent's Wake, which is moored up in Anvil Bay. The crystal ball is in a chest in the ship's hold. I should be careful, however -- the crew have all been slain, and now roam the ship's decks as creatures of undeath.|
Varulae will provide you with a key to the ship. Once inside, enter the cabin of the ship. Here you will find the captain's body. Loot his body for the key to the rest of the ship...and while you're at it help yourself to any other goodies you might find! You will also encounter a Spectral Sailor, a ghostly wraith with a sharpened cutlass.
Now travel down to the mid deck of the ship...there's not much here besides more Spectral Sailors and some of the crew members bodies. At the end of this deck is the door to the Cargo Hold. Enter the Cargo Hold to find Varulae's crystal ball. The crystal ball is found in a chest not far from the ladder. Your journal will update.
|I have retrieved Varulae's crystal ball. I must now return it to her on the top deck of the Serpent's Wake.|
Return to Varulae on the top deck. She will reward you with Redwave, an enchanted cutlass with a drain health enchantment.
|I have given Varulae her crystal ball. She gave me the captain's enchanted cutlass as a reward.|
Note: If you search the ship for clues as to why all the crew were murdered, you may find an interesting note with directions to a house. However, these directions seem to lead nowhere. If you follow the Dark Brotherhood quests, you will learn in a later quest that a traitor to the Dark Brotherhood killed the sailors because they taunted him.
Speak with the good people of Cheydinhal to learn that the esteemed painter Rythe Lythandas has gone missing. Note: Or you may travel directly to the Lythandas house and speak with Tivela to take this quest. If you learn of the quest through the rumor mill your journal will update with this:
|I've heard that a famous painter named Rythe Lythandas has gone missing. Apparently, his wife Tivela has been frantically searching for him. Perhaps I should visit their home here in Cheydinhal to see if I can assist with the search.|
If you've learned of this quest directly from Tivela, your journal will update accordingly:
|I've met a kindly Dunmer named Tivela Lythandas. It seems that her husband, Rythe, has gone missing. She seems extremely distraught, so perhaps I should talk to her to find out more information.|
If you haven't already done so, speak with Tivela in her home to learn that her husband disappeared from a locked studio where he spends most of his day painting. Tivela will provide you with a key to the studio, and pleads with you find her husband.
|Tivela told me that Rythe had been locked in his studio to work on his latest painting. He usually comes out to eat and sleep, but hadn't done so for more than a day. When she went in to investigate, he was gone. The odd thing was that the study door was still locked. Tivela gave me the key to Rythe's study. If I intend to find him, that's where I should start.|
Unlock the studio near the front door using the key. A quick investigation of his studio shows you that the painting he was last working on seems unusual. Activate the painting, and you will be transported to a painted forest. You're inside the painting!
|After touching the painting Rythe had been working on, I suddenly found myself standing in a strange forest. It looks familiar, like the Great Forest in the heart of Cyrodiil, but something is different about it.|
Rythe's not standing far from where you've arrived. Speak with him to learn that he was in his studio working on a painting when he was startled by a wood elf thief who knocked him unconscious.
|I've located Rythe Lythandas. He was standing in this strange forest, seemingly waiting for someone to rescue him. He blames his predicament on a thief. I should continue speaking with Rythe to find out more.|
Rythe tells you that when he awoke, he was still locked in the studio, his paintbrush was gone, and the thief was gone. He then noticed something different about his painting. Apparently, the thief leapt into the painting and then painted guardians for himself to protect him. You learn that these guardians are painted trolls. However, these guardians have attacked their creator. Rythe will tell you the story of how this strange place came to be, and you will learn of the Brush of Truepaint. Without that brush, Rythe and you cannot exit the painted forest.
|I've learned that a thief broke into Rythe's studio and stole his Brush of Truepaint. Using the artifact, he escaped into the painting. He then painted trolls to protect himself, but they turned on their creator and killed him. Now the Brush is on the thief's body, and we can't leave without it. I should take my leave of Rythe for now and begin exploring this surreal forest.|
Rythe will provide you with several bodies of Turpentine to use against the Painted Trolls. There are 6 painted trolls. The forest is rather small, and most likely the trolls will find you. Kill them all, and loot their bodies for Painted Troll Fat. Once you've followed the trail of trolls, you should find the body of the thief not too far away.
|I've located the thief's corpse. I should now search it for the Brush of Truepaint.|
Loot the corpse for the brush, and your journal will update once again:
|I've retrieved the Brush of Truepaint. I should go back and return it to Rythe, so together we can leave this strange landscape.|
Return back to Rythe, and give him the Brush of Truepaint. Rythe informs you the two of you may now leave.
|I've given the Brush of Truepaint to Rythe. He said he could paint an exit and beckoned me to follow him. I should do so.|
Rythe will then paint a door back to the studio.
|Rythe used the Brush of Truepaint to paint a door back to his studio. I should now step through and return back to Tamriel.|
Step through, and soon the two of you will be back in the studio.
|We've arrived back in Rythe's home. The painting is now sealed, and Rythe is safe. I should speak to him when I have a moment.|
Speak with Rythe once more, and he will thank you. In exchange for helping him and keeping the secret of his painting success he will reward you with the Apron of Adroitness. It's not much to look at, but it's enchanted with an intelligence and agility bonus.
As a reward for getting him home safely with the Brush of Truepaint, Rythe presented me with a fitting reward; his Apron of Adroitness.
Speak with the people of Chorrol to learn that Reynald Jemane has been seen in Cheydinhal...acting strangely sober and having no recollection of knowing his fellow Chorrol guests in Cheydinhal.
|I've heard rumors in Chorrol that Reynald Jemane has been seen in Cheydinhal, and that he's acting strange. Whenever approached by someone from Chorrol, he seems to have no memory of them whatsoever, even if he's met them before. This seems strange enough to follow up on. I should go find Reynald Jemane around town.|
You may find Reynald happily drinking away in The Grey Mare for most of the day, or at his home at night. Speak with him to learn that he's not been in Cheydinhal, and he will proposition you with 50 gold to investigate the matter further.
|Reynald denies that he's ever been to Cheydinhal recently. In fact, in his drunken condition, it's doubtful he could make it anywhere without falling down. Reynald's paid me fifty gold to travel to Cheydinhal and find the man who's impersonating him.|
Travel to Cheydinhal and speak with the people there. You will learn that there is a Guilbert Jemane who stays in town, but they have no idea who Reynald is.
|I was told by a resident of Cheydinhal that there is in fact a Guilbert Jemane in town. I should go find this Guilbert and uncover his relation to Reynald.|
You may find Guilbert staying at the Newlands Lodge. Guilbert is delightfully sober, and informs you that he had a twin brother who was assumed dead when his homestead was attacked and his parents fled separate directions with the two boys.
|I've met Guilbert Jemane, who is Reynald's twin brother. Guilbert did not know that his brother was still alive, and is anxious to meet him. He asked me to meet him in Chorrol, so that they can thank me together for my help in reuniting them.|
Travel back to The Grey Mare in Chorrol. You may fast travel to Chorrol, if you wish. Guilbert will follow you to the Grey Mare shortly after, but it may take up to some time. His travel time may be shortened if you speak with Reynald while waiting for Guilbert to arrive, but at the moment that is unverified.
|The Jemane brothers have been reunited. After they speak, I should speak to Guilbert, who seems the more levelheaded of the two brothers.|
Speak with Guilbert to receive your thanks, and to learn about Legacy Lost.
Note: "separated at Birth" must be completed before this quest may begin. Speak with Guilbert again after reuniting him with his brother to learn more information about the Jemane's ancestral home, Weatherleah, and the events that transpired the night that him and his brother were separated by an Ogre attack. The brothers ask you to help them reclaim their old homestead.
|Guilbert and Reynald Jemane have asked for my help in reclaiming their ancestral home. I need to look for Weatherleah, somewhere to the south of Chorrol. Perhaps I could ask around town and see if anyone can help.|
Ask around and you may find that while many people remember Weatherleah, no one remembers exactly where it is. However, you are prompted to speak with Sabine Laul at the local Fighters Guild in Chorrol for more information.
|One of the townspeople in Chorrol mentioned that Sabine Laul at the Fighters Guild may know Weatherleah's location, as she has explored much of the surrounding area. I should speak to her next.|
Travel to the Fighter's Guild, not far from the Great Oak, and speak to Sabine. She will mark the location on your map. Note: If you're more into adventuring than having a set location, you may skip this step and start traveling south of Chorrol until you find Weatherleah.
|Sabine Laul at the Fighters Guild in Chorrol told me that Weatherleah should be due south of Chorrol and she's kindly marked it on my map. I should head out there now.|
Now it's time to start traveling. Weatherleah is indeed south of Chorrol. Once you arrive, you will have a run in with several Ogres. Your journal will update.
|I've found Weatherleah south of Chorrol, but it's overrun with ogres. I should report this information to Guilbert.|
Travel back to The Grey Mare in Chorrol. To speak with Guilbert again, and he will ask you to rid the homestead of the Ogres. Note: You may skip this step if you kill the Ogres once you first arrive at Weatherleah.
|Guilbert was glad that I'd found Weatherleah's location, but I'll need to kill the ogres so that it's safe to travel there.|
Since you've already found Weatherleah, fast travel back there and kill the Ogres. Your journal will update once all are dead.
|The ogres have been defeated. I should make my way back to Chorrol and bring this information to Guilbert.|
Travel back to The Grey Mare and inform Guilbert that Ogres are dead. He will ask you to escort him and Reynald back to Weatherleah. You may fast travel back there, and the twins will follow shortly after.
|Guilbert was very happy to hear that I'd killed the band of ogres at Weatherleah, and is anxious to return. I should take he and his brother there as soon as I'm ready.|
Once back at Weatherleah, the brothers will thank you, you will be rewarded some gold, and your journal will update.
|The Jemane brothers have returned safely to Weatherleah.|
Note: If you take the quest "Sins of the Father" the estate garden will grow again, and the interior will be cleaned up to remove all existence of the Ogre's destruction after you've reached Redguard Valley Cave.
Note: "separated at Birth" and "Legacy Lost" must be completed before this quest may begin.
Some time after you've completed (about 3 days) "Legacy Lost" and returned the Jemane Brothers to Weatherleah, you will be approached by a Dark Elf (Fathis Ules) in Chorrol's streets. He tells you that Albert Jemane, the brother's father, was once a thief in his employment. Albert was sent on a mission to retrieve a special item, but decided to keep it for himself. Fathis believes the item was taken by the Ogres in the assault on Weatherleah. You are asked to retrieve the item from the Ogre's in Redguard Valley cave. Fathis won't tell you what the item is, but tells you that you will know it when you find it...as it's not something that Ogre's usually have.
|A Dunmer named Fathis Ules has told me that Albert Jemane, Reynald and Guilbert's father, stole a valuable item from the Thieves Guild many years ago. He's offered to pay me well to return this item to him in Chorrol. Fathis believes it's now hidden inside of Redguard Valley Cave, which he's marked on my map.|
You may speak to the brothers at this point back at Weatherleah, but without proof you anger them with your suggestion that their father was a thief. It's up to obtaining the proof now. Follow the map marker to Redguard Valley Cave, due south of Chorrol. Once you've reached the door to Redguard Valley Cave, your journal will update.
|I've arrived at the entrance to Redguard Valley Cave. I should proceed inside.|
Once inside the cave can be very confusing, with pits that drop down with tunnels on either side. You will also be up against several Ogres. To save fighting and wandering, jump into the second pit on the first level, then take the tunnel on the right to encounter the Redguard Valley Ogre Caveboss. Kill him, and you will find The Honor Blade of Chorrol on his corpse. This is the item that Fathis was hinting at. Your journal will update, confirming that you have indeed found the item and offering you two choices on it's fate:
|I've retrieved the Honorblade of Chorrol from the Ogre Chieftain. This has to be the item Fathis was seeking. However, due to the nature of the item, I think someone at Castle Chorrol would be anxious to have this back. I need to decide whether to sell the weapon to Fathis, or return it to the Castle.|
So now you need to decide what to do with the blade? Keep it for yourself, sell it back to Fathis, or return it?
|I've given the sword I took from the Ogre Chieftan to Fathis, and he's paid me quite well in return. I should go speak to the Jemane brothers about what's happened.|
However, when you return and speak to the Jemane brothers, they are not pleased with this and still do not believe your claims against their father. They will curse you with vocal greetings when they see you. Your journal will also update once again once you have spoken with them: Selling the Honorblade of Chorrol to Fathis has left me with no evidence of Albert Jemane's past, preventing me from convincing Guilbert that his father was once a notorious member of the Thieves Guild.
-If you decide to return the sword to the castle, seek out the Steward Laythe Wavrick...usually inside the castle. He will inform you that the sword was stolen many years back, and that he is thrilled to have it restored to it's rightful place. As a reward, he will give you the Escutcheon of Chorrol, an enchanted shield with fortify endurance and reflect damage enchantments.
|I've returned the sword to Laythe Wavrick, Herald to the Countess of Chorrol. In gratitude, he's rewarded me with the Escutcheon of Chorrol, an item only bestowed to the most honored of heroes. I should go speak to the Jemane brothers about what's happened.|
Travel back to Weatherleah to speak with Guilbert, for a much more pleasing outcome than you receive if you give the sword back to Fathis. As thanks for returning the sword to the castle, he rewards you with 4 soul gems. Both him and his brother remain with high disposition towards you.
|I've shown the reward given to me by Laythe Wavrick to Guilbert Jemane. He was saddened to hear that his father was actually a master thief, but was happy that the Honorblade was returned to Castle Chorrol where it belongs. He rewarded me with a personal keepsake as thanks for righting one of his family's past wrongs.|
The following loophole was submitted by Delthius:
"After turning the Honor Blade into the authorities at Castle Chorrol for the reward, you
can pickpocket the countess while she is sleeping and take the blade back (which is a very good weapon). While the blade is marked as being stolen, it is considered a quest item and cannot be taken from you, so
even if you go to jail the blade remains on your person as quest items cannot be removed.
As the blade has 0 weight, having this blade is not cumbersome. The blade is considered magickal when attacking creatures only affected by magickal/silver weapons."
Travel to Castle Chorrol and speak to Countess Valga to learn that she's busy with an investigation. If she won't ask for your help, raise her disposition to above 50. She will then tell you that someone has stolen a painting of her late husband from her bed chamber (Note, your journal will say throne room like below but the Countess herself says bed chamber). She will ask you to assist with the investigation.
|Countess Valga of Castle Chorrol has tasked me with the recovery of a portrait that was stolen from her throne room. It's very dear to her as it reminds her of her husband who was lost years ago. She mentioned clues, perhaps I should find out more.|
Countess Valga informs you that your best bet is to speak to residents of the castle. Once you have found out all you can, search for physical clues. Your journal will update, prompting you to ask the Countess for more information.
|To recover the stolen painting, I should begin by questioning the castle residents, and then search the Castle for physical clues that could help solve the mystery. My best bet would be to start with the Countess herself.|
The Countess informs you that she was "elsewhere" at the time of the crime, and tells you the only people unaccounted for at the time where Chanel and Ornolf. She also suggests you question Bittneld the Captain of the Guard, the herald Laythe Wavrick, and her steward Orok gro-Ghoth. Your journal will update to remind you of everyone's name and position. She warns you sternly- don't accuse the wrong person. If you do so, you might just lower your reward! She will give you keys to access the rest of the castle.
|Countess Valga has told me that the only people who were unaccounted for and had access to her bedchamber were the resident mage, Chanel, and the castle porter, Orgnolf. She suggested I question them and some of the other castle residents: the Captain of the Guard, Bittneld, her herald, Laythe Wavrick, and her Steward, Orok gro-Ghoth.|
Now it's time to begin the investigation. You may speak to any of the following people in any order. Once you have covered them, your journal will update you to begin searching for clues. Note: If you stumble upon any clues while questioning, your journal will not register the clues and you will need to come back to them. Depending on which person you speak to last, the journal update will be adjusted accordingly. You might need to raise their dispositions to above 60 in order for them to speak with you.
Orgnolf and Chanel are confined to the castle while the investigations are conducted. Chanel is often in her room in the Private Quarters, and Orgnolf tends to wander between the Private Quarters and the main hall. Bittneld may often be found patrolling Chorrol, or in the Barracks. Orok is usually in the Private Quarters or the Great Hall, but occasionally travels to Northern Goods and Trade.
First, let's begin by questioning the Herald as he's close by. He's not really under investigation, so he will gladly tell you that Orgnolf has a drinking problem, and has been short on money to support his habit. Your journal will update with this possible motive.
|Laythe Wavrick, the castle herald, told me that he's observed Orgnolf having a drinking problem and often asking for money to fund his new habit. I should continue questioning the suspects the Countess recommended.|
Speaking with the Castle Steward reveals a bit more of Orgnolf's drinking problem. Your journal will update once again. If you like, you may travel up to the West Tower to investigate. You will find a clue here, but it is useless until you have finished your questioning and you will have to come back to it.
|Orok gro-Ghoth mentioned he was in the castle that entire night because it had been raining, but didn't see Orgnolf or Chanel. Also, he mentioned he had caught Orgnolf drinking in the West Tower once. When he had threatened to tell the Countess about it, Orgnolf apparently stopped. I should continue questioning the suspects the Countess recommended.|
Rumors seem to be giving Orgnolf the proper motive, but speaking with Orgnolf seems to provide an alibi for the night of the crime.
|When I asked about the night in question, Orgnolf told me that he spent a bit of time arguing with a delivery boy in the Great Hall who had a bit of an accident with a wine shipment in the rain, then spent the rest of the night in his room. I should continue questioning the suspects the Countess recommended.|
Chanel is most likely found in her chambers in the upstairs Private Quarters. She claims she was taking star readings in the courtyard, and then went to the dining room before heading to bed. Take note of Chanel's report that she was in the courtyard of the castle, where it's been reported by two other characters that it rained that night.
|When I asked about the night in question, Chanel told me that she spent some time in the courtyard of the castle taking star readings. Then she made her way to the dining area off of the Great Hall. Finally, she went to her quarters to sleep. I should continue questioning the suspects the Countess recommended.|
Now it's time to track down Bittneld. If he seems difficult to find, wait until night time and travel to the Barracks. During the day he may most likely be found patrolling the town. Speak with him to learn that Chanel also has been spending time in the West Tower. Now that we've spoken with everyone, it's time to find clues to further investigate our 2 suspects.
|Bittneld, the Captain of the Guard, said he had been out on patrol in the streets of Chorrol that night. In addition, he mentioned seeing Chanel spend a good deal of time in the castle's West Tower. But when he had confronted her about it, she said that was where she had been performing some of her magic research. I've spoken to all of the possible suspects and witnesses. Now, I should concentrate on gathering the clues if I'm to solve the crime.|
You may find the clues in any order. Depending on which of the three clues you find last, your journal will update the last sentence accordingly. With both of our two suspects the West Tower has been mentioned. Travel to the West Tower. On the second floor you should find a strange painting. Your journal will update with the clue.
|I've found an interesting painting in a concealed area of the West Tower. It seems someone in the castle is a painter. I think I should continue looking for more clues.|
The second clue is a bit harder to find. Travel to the dining room and investigate the carpet. There's paint stains next to a chair near the table. Your journal will update with this clue.
|I've found paint stains and a paint footprint on the carpet in the dining area off the Great Hall. I think I should continue looking for more clues.|
Who's been linked to the West Tower and the dining room on the night of the crime? Chanel. This warrants a closer investigation of Chanel's room. A quick search reveals painting supplies hidden away in her lectern.
|Chanel seems to have painting supplies concealed in a lectern in her room. The fact they're concealed seems suspicious. I now have enough clues to make an accusation.|
Speak with Chanel, and with a disposition of 60 or above she will confess to the crime...but only because she felt the painting didn't do the count justice. Chanel now gives you a choice- tell the countess that she took the painting, or lie to protect Chanel?
|I've confronted Chanel with the clues, and she admitted taking the painting. She pointed out where it was hidden, and now I must decide whether or not to tell the Countess about her crime.|
If you choose to give the painting to the Countess, Chanel will be banished from the castle and you'll receive gold and some stones in exchange. If you've accidentally accused Orgnolf, your reward will be less.
|I've spoken to the Countess about Chanel's crime. She's been banished from the Castle, and as a reward, a sizable bounty of gold and gems has been given to me.|
If you decide to protect Chanel, you may tell the Countess that an outsider took the painting. You will still get a slightly diminished amount of gold. Chanel will offer to paint a portrait for you, and asks you to come back in 3 weeks time to collect.
|Chanel was pleased that I didn't turn her in to the Countess. She told me that as a reward, she'd paint a portrait for me, but it'll take three weeks. I should return to Castle Chorrol at that time.|
Wait 3 weeks outside of Castle Chorrol and your journal will update when it's time.
|It's been three weeks. I should return to Castle Chorrol and pick up my painting from Chanel.|
The painting is a very unique nighttime portrait of Chorrol. When you drop the painting, it comes on it's own easel for display at the location of your choice.
In the Imperial City Temple District, Ralsa Norvalo will approach you if you have a fame of 5 or higher. She will inform you that her husband needs your assistance in an important matter. She won't tell you more, except to come meet her husband at Seridur's house.
|A Dunmer named Ralsa Norvalo has approached me, and said that her husband needs assistance in a matter of what she calls 'the utmost importance to the safety of the citizens of the Imperial City'. She told me to meet Gilen at the house of someone named Seridur. Apparently, all will be explained when I get there.|
Seridur's house is located in the South East Corner of the Temple District. Once inside, you will meet Seridur who asks you to follow him to the basement to speak of what assistance is needed. Once there, Seridur introduces you to the members of tThe Order of the Virtuous Blood, an organization sworn to ridding Cyrodiil of Vampires.
|Seridur has revealed to me that he's a member of a group of individuals dedicated to the destruction of vampires called The Order of the Virtuous Blood. Their goal is to keep the Imperial City safe from these creatures of the night. I should continue speaking to him and find out how I can assist them.|
Seridur asks you to work for The Order, and informs you that The Order has recently learned that an inhabitant of the Imperial City may be a vampire, named Roland Jenseric. Seridur claims to have seen Roland arguing with his girlfriend in the garden that borders their houses. Seridur says he went to intervene, but could not overcome Roland so he fled. He came back later to find the woman dead, with two puncture wounds on her neck. Seridur asks you to seek out and kill Roland Jenseric.
|I've been told that Roland Jenseric here in the Temple District of the Imperial City is a vampire. The Order would like me to kill him.|
Speaking with Seridur again about Roland and you'll learn that he's vanished. Seridur suggests that you should search his home for clues to his location.
|To locate Roland Jenseric, Seridur suggested I search his home, which is also here in the Temple District.|
Roland's house is not far from Seridur's house in the Temple District. Unlock the door, and enter.
|I've arrived at Roland Jenseric's house. I should begin to search the place for any clues as to his whereabouts.|
On the table on the first floor there is a letter from Roland's girlfriend. In it, she mentions how she would like to meet at Roland's cabin in the Great Forest. Your journal will update and a map marker will be added.
|After searching Roland's home, I've found a letter written to Roland from his girlfriend. It mentions a cabin where the two would meet. It's located east of the Imperial City in the Great Forest. I think this may be where Roland could be hiding. I should head out there immediately before he has a chance to escape.|
Travel east of the Imperial City to Roland's cabin. Once you've arrived, your journal will update.
|I've arrived at Roland's cabin. I should proceed inside to see if he's here. I should be cautious, as Seridur warned me that vampires could be very dangerous.|
Inside, you'll find Roland....but he doesn't attack you. Speak with Roland. He informs you that he's definitely not a vampire....but Seridur is! Roland informs you that he followed his girlfriend on one of her nightly walks, there he witnessed Seridur attacking her. Roland attacked Seridur, who dropped the woman. The woman hit her head on the fall and died. Note: If you spoke with Seridur's guard during the day, he tells you that Seridur is asleep after a long night of study.
|Roland tells me that he thought his lover was having an affair, so he followed her one night on a walk. He came across Seridur draining the blood from her neck. Roland says he attacked Seridur, and in the chaos, Roland's lover was killed. Seridur got away. Knowing Selidur was a respected member of the Imperial City, he panicked and ran to the cabin here to collect his thoughts and decide what to do next. I need to decide what to do about this.|
Roland tells you that you may kill him, or you can investigate the matter further and kill the real vampire. If you agree to help Roland, he will let you know that Seridur visits the First Edition bookstore often. If you decide to kill him, please see the "Alternative Ending" section.
|I've decided to give Roland a chance, and will investigate his story. Roland told me that Seridur makes the occasional trip to the First Edition bookshop in the Market District of the Imperial City. He told me I should speak to the owner, Phintias.|
Fast travel back to the Imperial City Market District. Speak to the owner of the First Edition bookstore to learn that Seridur often goes to visit the fallen heroes located in Memorial Cave, located just outside the city. Your journal prompts you to investigate this further. A map marker will be added. Note: Before leaving for Memorial Cave, stock up on resist disease/cure potions/spells, resist magicka potions/spells, and lots of health potions/spells.
|I've discovered that Seridur makes the occasional visit to a place called Memorial Cave. It's a burial site for many heroes that died in past wars. Seridur supposedly has a relative interred there. Perhaps I should go investigate.|
Memorial Cave is located just south east of the city, across the water. Once inside, your journal will update informing you that you have indeed entered a vampire lair.
|I've entered Memorial Cave. It's now being used as a vampire den. I need to see if I can find Seridur in here and put a stop to his charade.|
Fight your way through the cave. Once you've reached Seridur he will tell you he's not surprised to see you here, and shares his plans to kill the members of The Order, and will attack you. He's a very tough opponent! Tip: If your character is a lower level combat wise, cast a summoning spell for a Daedric creature, ghost, or skeleton. Then run to another part of the cavern and use marksman or target spells. Once he's dead, your journal will update.
|I've slain Seridur. I should return immediately to Roland's cabin and give him the news.|
Fast travel back to Roland's cabin. Roland is very pleased with you, and decides to take Seridur's place in The Order. You will have to return to Seridur's house for your reward.
|I've returned to Roland's cabin and told him what had transpired. He thanked me for clearing his name, and vowed to take Seridur's place to continue the Order of the Virtuous Blood. He said I should meet him there for a reward.|
Return to Seridur's house to seek your reward. You will find Roland as a member of The Order now, and he rewards you with The Ring of Sunfire to aid you in your fight against Vampires. This ring has reflect spell and resist disease enchantments. You've also been made an honorary member of The Order. This means you will receive a reward each time you kill a vampire. Bring back the Vampire Dust from their bodies, and Roland will give you 250 gold per ingredient.
|I've returned to Seridur's home, which the Order still uses to meet. Roland was there, and he told me I was now an honorary member of their group. He also bestowed an enchanted ring on me to help me in my future encounters with vampires.|
You may decide to kill Roland if you like. Once you've done so your journal will update.
|I've slain Roland Jenseric. I should return to the Order and tell Seridur that my task is completed.|
Now travel back to Seridur's house to receive 250 gold as a reward.
|Seridur was pleased with me, and rewarded me with 250 gold. He said that I've done a great service for the Imperial City and I should be proud.|
In Chorrol, you may meet Dar-Ma either on the city streets, or inside her mother's shop, Northern Goods and Trade. She will approach you and introduce herself. You have an option in conversation to be polite or to be rude. If you're polite, you'll gain disposition points from both Dar-Ma and her mother.
After this encounter, leave the city and wait 5 days or more before returning. Travel to Northern Goods and Trade and Dar-Ma's mother, Seed-Neeus will inform you that her daughter is missing. Dar-Ma went on a delivery for her mother to Hackdirt, a small settlement to the south of Chorrol, and has not returned yet. Seed-Neeus suggests you speak with Etira Moslin at the store, since Dar-Ma was sent to deliver goods to her. If you were nice to Dar-Ma during the first meeting, Seed-Neeus will tell you this right away. If you were impolite, you may have to learn of Dar-Ma's disappearance from the townspeople through rumors and then speak to Seed-Neeus. Either way, if you agree to help your journal will update:
|I've agreed to look for Dar-Ma, the daughter of Seed-Neeus of Chorrol. I should go to Hackdirt and speak to Etira Moslin, the owner of the village store. Seed-Neeus also suggested I look for Dar-Ma's favorite horse, Blossom -- if I find the horse, Dar-Ma is likely nearby.|
Travel to Hackdirt. You'll find a small village, half burnt down, with very strange inhabitants. You will later learn that they distrust outsiders since the village was burnt down and people died many years ago by outsiders who did not believe in the same beliefs of the people of Hackdirt. You have several choices to go about this. If you follow your journal, seek out the village's store and speak to Etira Moslin first. Your journal will update: Etira Moslin says that Dar-Ma never arrived with the scheduled delivery. She seemed to be hiding something, however, and I should investigate the town further. The innkeeper will also deny seeing her. Your journal will cast suspicion on this.
|Vlanhonder Moslin denies knowing anything about Dar-Ma. He says no young Argonian has stayed in his inn recently. His evasive manner leads me to suspect he is lying, however, and I should continue my search of the town for clues to Dar-Ma's whereabouts.|
Continue to search the Inn, and you will find Dar-Ma's diary.
|I have found Dar-Ma's diary in the inn in Hackdirt. I should confront the innkeeper with this evidence and see if he changes his story.|
Speak to him to learn that she was in fact here, and he did lie, but he's still not telling you a thing!
|Vlanhonder Moslin admits that Dar-Ma arrived in Hackdirt, but still denies knowing anything about her disappearance. I am now sure that foul play was involved, and will continue my search of the town for any sign of her.|
Dar-Ma's horse, Blossom is behind Etira Moslin's store. You will get the same results from this discovery as you received from the discovery of the diary.
After a bit more of exploration, you may discover trap doors that lead to Hackdirt Cavern. However, if you'd like to gain some insight and helpful advise, seek out Jiv Hiriel. You may find him in his shack in the south eastern corner of Hackdirt. He tells you that Darma is in danger, but you can't talk with him openly. He will ask you to meet him at his house between 6pm and midnight. You'll find his door unlocked.
|Jiv Hiriel, one of the Hackdirt villagers, seems to know something about Dar-Ma. He was afraid to talk openly, but asked me to meet him in his house tonight after dark.|
Jiv informs you that the Hackdirt Bretherin are planning on sacrificing Dar-Ma to bring back "The Deep Ones". Jiv will give you a key to gain access to the caverns, and he tells you that everyone attends a meeting called "The Gathering" in the middle of the night. He also tells you to use the trap door in the inn, as it's closest to where Dar-Ma is being held.
|Jiv Hiriel suggested that the trapdoor in Moslin's Inn offers the best way into the caverns, as it is nearest where Dar-Ma is being held prisoner. I should sneak into the caverns and try to find her.|
The Gathering takes place in the caverns between 1am and 5am. If you like, you may wait inside Jiv's house until this time. Make your way to the Inn and open the trap door using the key that Jiv gave you. Dar-Ma is locked up in a cell not far from the door, and is happy to get out of Hackdirt. She tells you they kidnapped her from her room in the inn. Note: You may enter the caverns at any time of day, you may pick the lock or obtain a key by pickpocketing or killing any villager. However, the Brethren (which you may learn from Jiv are the truly devoted shirtless followers who live in the caverns) are very dangerous and will attack you on sight in the caverns. If you enter during the time of the Gathering, the Brethern will attend and will not attack you and Dar-Ma. If you do happen to encounter one, they have a weakness to fire damage. Once you've found Dar-Ma your journal will update. The key to the trap door that you've acquired will also open the cell door.
|I have found Dar-Ma held captive in caves beneath Hackdirt. Now to free her and escape.|
You have a choice- leave Dar-Ma to die, which won't bring back the Deep Ones, or agree to help her back to the safety of Chorrol. Depending on which choice you make, your journal will update. If you agree to help her, your journal will update like so:
|I have agreed to help Dar-Ma escape. She asked me to carry word to her mother, Seed-Neeus of Chorrol, if she does not survive the attempt.|
Exit back up through the trap door to the inn and make your way to Dar-Ma's horse Blossom. Dar-Ma will mount her horse. If the villagers are all still at The Gathering, you will most likely not encounter any trouble. It is possible to fast travel back to Chorrol, Dar-Ma and you will arrive safely. Once out of the caverns, your journal should update once again.
|I have freed Dar-Ma from the clutches of the foul creatures that infest Hackdirt. Now to escape and deliver her safely back to Seed-Neeus in Chorrol.|
Once the two of you have arrived back at Chorrol, Dar-Ma will thank you for bringing her home. Now you should go see her mother again for your reward of mercantile training.
|Seed-Neeus was overjoyed to see her daughter again. They both thanked me profusely and swore their eternal gratitude, and Seed-Neeus gave me free Mercantile training.|
In Bruma, you may learn through rumors that poor Arnora Auria's boyfriend stole all her gold!
|I've heard that Arnora Auria of Bruma is looking for some help recovering some money that was stolen from her. I should make my way to her house and see if I can help.|
Arnora's house is on the south side of Bruma. Speak with Arnora and she'll tell you she's not in a very good mood due to some stolen gold. (You may need to raise her disposition to 60) Speak with her about the stolen gold, and she'll proposition you to help her retrieve it if you agree to help her...and she mentions it's not a really legal task that she's asking you to help her with.
You learn that her and her boyfriend, Jorundr, where thieves. She accuses Jorundr of being violent and mean spirited, and fOrcing her to partake in his crimes. Their last caper was to rob a tax shipment, but it went south and a guard died. They hid at a camp in the mountains. Arnora says she went to get supplies, and when she came back Jorundr had been arrested and the gold was no longer in it's hiding place. She informs you he is currently doing time in the Bruma Castle dungeon, and asks you to speak with him.
|Arnora told me about a particular crime that she was fOrced to help her lover, Jorundr, commit. They stole some gold and buried it, but Jorundr was arrested. When she returned to the hiding place, the gold was gone. Jorundr must have moved it. Now she wants to recover the money. I should go to Bruma Castle Dungeons and speak to him.|
Once inside Bruma Castle, the dungeons are on the right side of the Great Hall. Enter the dungeons, and speak with the jailor to speak with a prisoner. He will unlock the door and let you in. However, Jorundr doesn't trust and thinks that the guards put you up to speaking with him. Your journal encourages you to get arrested to gain his trust. You don't have to go
|Jorundr refused to speak to me. He said that he doesn't talk to 'outsiders'. I think he's referring to the fact that I'm not a prisoner. Sounds like the only way to get him to talk is by getting arrested.|
You don't have to go far in order to be thrown in jail, attempting to pick the lock on Jorundr's cell with the jailor close by will have you thrown into the same cell as Jorundr.
|I've committed a crime and been sent to jail. Perhaps now I can convince Jorundr to tell me about the stolen gold.|
Jorundr is convinced that your not with the guards now, and speaks with you about the stolen gold. He tells you that Arnora planned the tax heist, and that he was originally against it. He also claims that she killed the guard, and that she was the one who reported their campsite in order to have him arrested while she was out for supplies. He hid the gold while she was gone. He offers to give you all the gold in exchange for proof of her death- her amulet.
|Jorundr had a completely different take on what happened with Arnora. He says she turned him in, hoping to get the gold for herself, but he had moved it. He's furious and wants revenge. Jorundr then offered to give me all of the gold if I kill her. All I have to do is show him her amulet.|
Travel back to Arnora's house and speak with her. She will give you a choice: kill her ("Jorundr's Way") and take the amulet, or let her live and take her amulet to Jorundr as proof ("my way"). In exchange, she will split the gold with you. If you choose this option, she will give you a key to the chest near her bed.
|I've convinced Arnora to give me her amulet. However, I've agreed to split the gold with her. She gave me the key to unlock the chest next to her bed. Inside is the amulet Jorundr is looking for. I should retrieve it and bring it to the Bruma Castle Dungeon.|
Or, you may kill her. If you do this, don't take the amulet from her body as it is a copy of the original amulet and Jorundr will know. Instead, take the key from her body and unlock the chest near her bed. Even though your journal tells you take the amulet from her body, it will just send you in a circle!
|I've slain Arnora. I should take the amulet off her body and bring it to Jorundr.|
Depending on your choice, return to Jorundr in jail and show him the amulet. He will be pleased, and reveal that he's buried the gold just outside Bruma's North Gate.
|I've shown Arnora's Amulet to Jorundr. He revealed the location of the treasure as being buried outside the town wall.|
Depending on which route you choose in regards to Arnora's death, you may have company when you go to claim the loot. If you've killed Arnora, you will have no troubles retrieving the treasure. If you let Arnora live, when you go to claim the treasure you will be confronted by the corrupt guard Tyrellius Logellus, who claim's he overheard the conversation in the jail and has killed Arnora. He will attack. Once you've killed him, you may claim the loot for your own.
|I've killed a corrupt guard named Tyrellius Logellus near the stashed loot. Apparently, he had overheard my conversation with Jorundr in the Bruma Castle Dungeons and wanted the gold for himself. I think he's also killed Arnora. I can now recover the gold unhindered.|
Once you've retrieved the gold, your journal will update prompting you to check on Arnora.
|I've found the treasure that Jorundr concealed. I should go check to see if Tyrellius was telling the truth about Arnora.|
Once inside Arnora's house, you will find her corpse. Your journal will update.
|I've found Arnora's body in her house. Tyrellius has indeed killed her. I should probably leave before the town guard thinks I had something to do with it. On the bright side, all of Jorundr's gold is now mine.|
Note: This quest must be taken before you rise to the rank of Grand Champion in the Arena quests, otherwise your quest giver dies.
In the Arena Bloodworks, speak to a strangely pale Orc named Agronack gro-Malog, who goes by the title of The Gray Prince. He is the Grand Champion of the arena, but feels uncomfortable calling himself a prince without proof of his blood line. He tells you that his father was Lord Lovidicus, and his mother an Orc servant. He provides you with a key which may help your search for clues to his blood line at Fort Crowhaven.
|Agronak gro-Malog, the Imperial Arena Grand Champion, has sent me on a quest to find proof of his noble birthright. I must journey now to the west, to a place called Crowhaven, and begin my search. Gro-Malog has provided me with a key I will surely need, but even he is unsure what it opens.|
Crownhaven is located north west of Anvil. (A map marker will be added from your conversations with The Gray Prince.) Once inside, your journal will update informing you of the Fort's evil presences, which you may have noticed from the friendly welcome from the skeletons and liches outside the Fort.
|I have entered Crowhaven. Somewhere inside I will unlock the truth that Agronak gro-Malog is searching for. I should be cautious, however. The fort has long since lost its noble trappings, and the presence of evil is unmistakable...|
Inside, there's a few creatures to fight. Follow the Fort's halls until you come to a gate. There is a small door to the left, and behind that doors are stairs that lead to a door that Agronak's key will unlock.
Inside, is Lord Lovidicus' private cell. He will most likely attack you, and it's fine if you kill him. Explore this area for the journal of Lord Lovidicus, found on a table. There's also a sad note that is interesting to read, but adds nothing to the quest progression. This journal reveals everything. Lord Lovidicus is a vampire, who loved Agronak's mother deeply. When she became pregnant, he revealed his secret to her in hopes that she would accept him. Instead, she locked him in his quarters and left with the key.
|I have discovered the Journal of the Lord Lovidicus. It does indeed contain information about Agronak gro-Malog's birth, but proves he was the spawn of a vampire! Agronak won't be happy to hear this, but it is the proof he wanted. I must take the journal to him at the Imperial City Arena Bloodworks.|
Travel back to the Arena Bloodworks to give this grave news to Agronak. He is devastated once he reads the journal of his father, and he tells you that he is no prince, but is instead the spawn of evil. He keeps his word, and adds 3 points to your Athletics, Block, and Blade skills. Note: He's so undone by this news, that if you choose to challenge him in the Arena he will glady let you bring him death.
|I have given the Journal of the Lord Lovidicus to Agronak gro-Malog. In return for my assistance, he has shared some of his combat knowledge.|
Southwest of the Imperial City is the Weye Settlement (one house), located at the end of the large bridge across from the Wawnet Inn. On the road is Aelwin Merowald, a fisherman who desperately needs your help. Aelwin tells you that he had almost made enough money to retire by selling Rumare Slaughterfish Scales to a well paying alchemist. However, he injured his leg on the job, and asks you to help him acquire 12 scales...all he needs to afford retirement.
|Aelwin Merowald at the Weye Settlement southwest of the Imperial City is looking to acquire 12 Rumare Slaughterfish Scales to sell to a customer. He's asked me to do the legwork, as he's getting quite old and can't handle the difficult task. The Rumare slaughterfish is a special breed of slaughterfish that can only be found in Lake Rumare, directly north of Weye.|
Stock up on water breathing potions/spells and jump on into the water! Your map marker will direct you to the spawning pool for the fish. Note: The Rumare Slaughterfish have a weakness to shock. Once you've killed 12 fish and collected 12 scales, your journal will update prompting you to speak with Aelwin again.
|I've acquired 12 Rumare Slaughterfish Scales. I should bring them to Aelwin Merowald at the Weye Settlement as soon as I can.|
In exchange for helping Aelwin, he will reward you with the Jewel of Rumare, an enchanted ring with water breathing and fortify athletics enchantments.
|I've given the 12 Rumare Slaughterfish Scales to Aelwin Merowald and he's rewarded me with a magickal ring.|
While the quest is done, you may raise Aelwin's disposition to 70 or above and convince him to tell you where he keeps his retirement money...if you want to steal it. He keeps the gold in a chest near his fireplace. However, you will have to kill him or pickpocket him...as the chest won't open without the key.
This quest begins in the Imperial City Waterfront District. Travel to the Bloated Float, a ship that's been made into an Inn, and rent a room for the night. Sleep in the bed and you will awake to find that the ship has been put out to sea!
|I've awakened to find that the Bloated Float has somehow put to sea with myself on board. I need to find the owner and discover what's happened.|
Not far from your room you meet Lynch. After some conversation with him you learn that him and four other members of the Blackwater Brigands have hijacked the Bloated Float. He's locked the bouncer in a storage room, and his boss has the owner of the Bloated Float, Ormil.
You will be given the option of several choices with Lynch. Tell Lynch you're a member of the gang, and he'll share with you the fact that the Blackwater Brigands joined 3 months ago...and then sooner or later he'll catch on and you'll have to kill him.
|I've killed a thief named Lynch. Apparently, he's a member of some group calling themselves the 'Blackwater Brigands'. They must have hijacked the Bloated Float and put her out to sea! It appears that Lynch has locked the Bloated Float's bouncer in the Storage Room. I should search his body and see if there's a key to free him.|
On Lynch's body are instructions, take them and read them. There's also the key to the storage room, located further down the same deck. Unlock the storage room and speak with Graman gro-Marad. He lets you know that he's not only the bouncer, but he can also sail the ship back to the Waterfront District if you can take back the ship. He tells you he won't leave this deck until you've taken care of the guard on the Tavern Deck.
|I've found the Bloated Float's bouncer, Graman gro-Marad, locked in a supply room. he confirmed that the ship has been hijacked and that the owner, Ormil, was also taken. Graman told me that if I can get him to the ship's wheel on the top deck, he could take the Bloated Float back to the Imperial City. I should now make my way up to the Tavern Deck.|
Travel back up to the Tavern Deck. If you've read Lynch's instructions, you know that this next Blackwater Brigand is named Minx. Speak with Minx, and tell her Lynch sent you to help their boss, who's name is Selene. Minx will let it slip that Selene is locked in the cabin with Ormil before she realizes that you're not here to help. She will attack, and once she is dead your journal will update once more.
|I've killed a second thief, this one a Dark Elf named Minx. Seems like these thieves are using strange code names. The only useful bit of advice I discovered is that their leader seems to be named Selene. I should search her belongings for anything of use, then make my way to the top deck and secure the ship's wheel for Graman.|
Loot Minx's body for the key to the top deck. At this point, Graman should appear on the Tavern deck and tell you that he needs to get to the ship's wheel on the top deck. Now that you've got the key, travel up to the top deck.
Here you will find another Blackwater Brigand named Wrath. His greeting reveals a bit about why the Blackwater Brigands are here, mentioning the Golden Galleon. Inform Wrath that you're awaiting orders, and he will give you a bit more information before you are fOrced to kill him as well. Tell him that you where added to the gain 3 days ago, and he will share with you that their safe house is in Bravil. Once he is dead, your journal will update once more.
|I've slain yet another thief, this one a large Nord named Wrath. He was guarding the ship's wheel. He mentioned that they hijacked the Bloated Float to recover something called the 'Golden Galleon'. I should now get Graman and tell him that the path to the ship's wheel is safe.|
Speak to Graman once more to learn that he won't sail the ship until Ormil is out of harms way. Take the key to Ormil's cabin from Wrath's body.
|Graman said he wouldn't sail the ship while the Bloated Float's owner, Ormil, is still in danger. I need to rescue Ormil in the captain's cabin to get the ship underway.|
Once inside, speak with Selene. If you've been following the clues given to in conversation by the 3 other bandits, you may be able to convince Selene to surrender. Choose the following dialogue options:
|After discussing the futility of her plan, Selene has agreed to hand back the control of the Bloated Float to Ormil. I should speak to Ormil to find out what he wishes me to do with her.|
Ormil asks you to lock Selene up in a bedroom, the last room on the Inn Deck, until she may be turned over to the authorities.
|Ormil has instructed me to escort Selene to the room next to mine on the inn deck where she'll be locked in until we arrive at port. I should do so before the Bloated Float can get underway.|
Once you have safely locked Selene in the bedroom, your journal will update letting you know that it's time to inform Ormil to return to the Waterfront District.
|Selene is now safely locked inside a room on the inn deck. I should return to Ormil and let him know, so we can finally get this ship home.|
The Blackwater Brigands had made it clear knowledge that they were after the Golden Galleon. What they didn't know, which Ormil now tells us, is that the Golden Galleon never existed. Ormil's business was suffering, so he made up a story of a Golden Galleon. Ormil let the story leak that the previous owner had hid a Golden Galleon on board the Bloated Float. Ormil encourages you to rest during the journey, but in fact you have to in order for the ship to sail back to the Waterfront District. Travel back to your previous room and activate the bed.
|Ormil has explained that the treasure the thieves were looking for was just a publicity stunt he created to drum up more business for the tavern. He never expected to have the Bloated Float hijacked as a result of that stunt. He then suggested I get some sleep again for the voyage back to the Imperial City. I should do so to stay out of their way.|
When you awake, the ship will be back at the Waterfront District. Your journal will update informing you to speak with Ormil for your reward.
|The Bloated Float has arrived back at the Imperial City. I should speak with Ormil before I disembark.|
Selene's now gone, and Ormil presents you with some gold. It turns out Selene was wanted by the Imperial watch, and provided a reward for her capture. If you killed Selene, you still receive the gold.
|Ormil presented me with a bag of gold, and explained to me that the Imperial City guard had been looking for Selene, and there was a reward for her capture.|
If you should stop in at the Roxey Inn, along the road north of the Imperial City, you will probably be approached by the innkeeper, Malene. She tells of a necromancer who has been bothering travelers along the road, and as one can imagine, this is bad for business.
|Malene at the Roxey Inn in the wilderness north of the Imperial City has asked me to help her rid the area of a necromancer who calls herself Raelynn the Gravefinder. Raelynn can be found in Moss rock Cavern to the north.|
(pic: roxeymap.jpg) This is basically a straightforward 'kill everything in the cave' quest: Moss Rock contains leveled necromancers and the woman, Raelynn. Once you've killed her, return to the Inn for your reward of a decent bit of gold.
|Malene was delighted with the news of Raelynn the Gravefinder's death, and has rewarded me with some coin.|
The Khajiit, S'drassa, in the Leyawiin Mages Guild is a collector of crystals. If you speak to him, he will ask you to gather some that he has heard of, known as 'Garridan's Tears'. This can be done by anyone, it is independent of the Guild, so membership is not required for this.
|S'drassa of the Mages Guild in Leyawiin has tasked me to find Garridan's tears. S'drassa enjoys collecting crystals of a magickal nature, and is willing to pay a handsome amount of gold for each Tear I recover. I should continue to speak to him about these unique formations.|
The Khajiit doesn't really know where to start looking for these, but he directs you to the Arcane University to speak to Julienne Fanis, who does know something about them.
|S'drassa described a bit about Garridan's Tears to me. Apparently, they're literally tears of a knight who was somehow frozen long ago. To find where they may be located, he suggested I speak to a colleague of his at the Arcane University in the Imperial City, Julienne Fanis..|
Julienne does indeed know about these crystals, but she is no more sure of their whereabouts as S'drassa. Instead, she directs you to the First Edition bookshop in the city.
|Julienne Fanis referred me to a book, 'Knightfall', available at the First Edition bookshop in the Market District if I wanted to learn more about the possible location of Garridan's Tears.|
|I've purchased Knightfall from Phintias at the First Edition bookshop in the Market District. I should read it to find out more about Garridan's Tears.|
The book does indeed contain plenty of useful information about the location of these crystals. As well as being an entertaining read, it's also an informative one, mentioning the requirement of some very special refined frost salts in order to enter the area.
|Knightfall tells the tale of Garridan and the quest for the Everflow Ewer at a place known as Frostfire Glade. It is supposedly located in the mountains near Bruma. Using some of the references from the story, I was able to pinpoint it on my map. The book also mentions needing special refined frost salts to get into the Glade. I should speak to Julienne Fanis about this.|
Sure enough, Julienne just happens to have some with her, and will sell them to you - only one portion of them is needed. Once you have these, you are ready to look for the Tears.
|I've acquired refined frost salts from Julienne. I should now make my way to Frostfire Glade.|
(pic: garridansmap.jpg) Once you arrive there, you are faced, not with a glade, but a cave entrance. The cave itself is home to several wild animals, so care is required as you progress through. The cave opens out into a larger area, with a white door in the back wall, surrounded by a thin layer of mist. This is the entrance to the Glade.
|I've arrived at the entrance to Frostfire Glade. Like the book describes, the refined frost salts are in my hand; all I must do is open the seal by touching it.|
The door opens out into a leafy forest glade nestled within a ring of hills on all sides. In the hollow, a swirling white mist surrounds a rock and ice formation. Patrolling around the perimeter of this, is the Glade's guardian, a frost atronach. You will need to get rid of him so you can search for the crystals in peace; he is the only hostile in this area.
When you venture into this mist, you soon find out why the place is called Frostfire! If you have the Atronach birthsign (as my mage who did this quest has), this can actually work in your favor. By casting constant healing spells on yourself while searching, you can get some useful restoration training and the frost-damage hits fill up your magicka pool at the same time. Be careful while scanning the ground, because of the physics, it's easy to accidentally kick them and get them stuck under rocks - they are small and quite difficult to see as they are almost the same color as the ground. (pic: garridanstears.jpg for locations of stones - thanks to Kikaimegami for the pic) There are five Tears altogether, your journal will urge you to keep looking for more until you have the fifth one.
|I've found the fifth and final one of Garridan's Tears. I can now return to S'drassa in Leyawiin for my hard-earned reward, and perhaps a warm fire.|
S'drassa, of course, is highly delighted with your finds, pleased to be able to increase his collection.
|I've given Garridan's Tears to S'drassa. He rewarded me with a fair amount of gold for each of them, plus a bonus for finding more than he had expected.|
When you find the little hamlet of Aleswell, it appears deserted, but on closer inspection - or the canny use of a detect life spell - you will see that the people and their animals are all invisible. It's not long before you are approached by a voice out of nowhere, pleading with you for help. Diram Serethi and all the other villagers have been made invisible as a result of spells from a wizard living nearby.
|I've spoken with Diram Serethi of Aleswell, though I haven't actually seen him. He's explained that all the residents are invisible; he suspects a wizard named Ancotar is to blame. I should look for Ancotar in the ruins of Fort Caractacus.|
(pic: aleswellmap.jpg) The Fort is just a short walk south of the village, but be aware of invisible animals around the place. The detect life spell comes in handy here if you have one. Ancotar is not all that welcoming and very irritable when you first bump into him, but if you persist, he will agree to talk with you. It seems that his spell was intended to make just him invisible, but it had a rather wider radius than he expected, thus making the villagers invisible as well! He'd done this to get away from their constant complaining, figuring that if they couldn't find him, they'd leave him alone.
Once you've managed to get him to talk, he will relent and give you a scroll to cast on the people of Aleswell that reverses the spell - he suggests there are a few less favorable side-effects.
|I've talked to Antocar, who was unaware of the effect his magic had on the people of Aleswell. He's given me a scroll that should reverse the effects; I need to return to Aleswell to restore its residents.|
If you show an interest in his work, especially if you're a mage yourself, he becomes a great deal more amenable, giving you a ring to protect you from the more unpleasant side-effects of the spell.
|Ancotar gave me a ring and suggested I wear it while casting the Reverse Invisibility scroll, to protect me from any side effects. He didn't mention what those side effects might be.|
Once back in Aleswell, stand in the middle of the village and cast the spell. Everyone will become visible again, even any still inside their homes.
|I've used the scroll Antocar gave me, and the people of Aleswell are once again visible. Diram Serethi would probably like to congratulate me on my success.|
Diram does indeed want to congratulate you. He is most appreciative of your efforts and offers you a free bed in his inn, any time you should need it. His enthusiasm about you does wear a little thin on his two sisters - they complain that he never shuts up about your helping them!
|Diram Serethi thanked me for helping him, and offered me free lodging in Aleswell whenever I'm in the area.|
In Cheydinhal, ask some people about rumours and eventually you will be told about unfair fines being imposed upon the citizens. Ask about the fines and you will be referred to Llevana Nedaren.
|I was told by one of the townspeople in Cheydinhal that the guards have been imposing heavy and unfair fines lately. This seemed to begin ever since the new Captain of the guard, Ulrich Leland, took office. I was referred to Llevana Nedaren, who lives in the south end of town, as she is the most vocal about her dislike of the new commander.|
Talk to Llevana about the fines. She tells you that the guard captain Ulrich is taking the money for himself. She also tells you to find Garrus Darelliun, Ulrich's second in command, as he is also unhappy about the fines.
|Llevana Nedaren told me about the plight of a good friend of hers, Aldos Othran. She explained how he was evicted from his home for non-payment of fines and expressed her hatred of Ulrich. She mentioned that Ulrich's second in command, Garrus Darelliun, seemed sympathetic to the people's plight. I should speak to Garrus next about this matter.|
Find Garrus in the castle and ask him about Ulrich. He tells you that Ulrich is corrupt, and asks you to convince Aldos Othran to testify against him.
|Garrus let me know his dislike of his commanding officer and took it a step further by letting me know he thinks Ulrich is pocketing much of the money from the inflated fines. He said I should speak to Aldos, as Garrus needs a witness to bring Ulrich to justice.|
Talk to Aldos about Ulrich, and then follow him.
|I found Aldos, drunk as usual. He begged me to follow him back to his old house where he wanted me to witness something. I should follow.|
Watch Aldos fight with the guard and then find Llevana.
|Aldos Othran has been slain by a Cheydinhal guard. He had led me to his old house, where he exchanged heated words with the guard. During the argument, Aldos pulled a knife and the guard put him down. I should tell Llevana the sad news.|
Llevana tells you to speak with Ulrich and get him to come to her. You must now talk to Garrus again.
|Llevana was furious after I told her of Aldos's fate. She wants me to go speak to Ulrich and somehow convince him to follow me back to her house, where she would "take care of him." This doesn't sound like the best method to deal with Ulrich. I think I should speak to Garrus first then decide how to handle the situation.|
Garrus tells you to search Ulrich's quarters for incriminating evidence.
|Garrus was saddened by the news of Aldos's death. He vowed to bring Ulrich to justice by any means. He suggested the only way to incriminate the Captain would be by searching his quarters. He is suggesting that I sneak in there and look for such evidence. I'll have to decide if I want to do this Garrus's way or Llevana's way.|
Option 1 - Llevana's way
Find Ulrich and tell him to follow you and then bring him to Llevana. She should walk toward her house, so follow her there.
|I have convinced Ulrich to follow me to Llevana's house. I should lead him there now.|
|Once Ulrich was led inside Llevana's house, she cast some sort of paralysis spell on him. At that point, Llevana released some rats upon Ulrich's helpless body that bit into him until he was dead. I should report this to Garrus.|
Talk to Garrus and he tells you to meet him in the Cheydinhal Bridge Inn in two hours.
|Garrus was upset that I would resort to such a method to have Ulrich removed from his position, but he was glad it was over. He said he would report this to the Count of Cheydinhal, and told me to meet him at the Cheydinhal Bridge Inn in two hours.|
Meet Garrus at the Inn, where he rewards you with 575 gold.
Option 2 - Garrus's way
Locate the guard barracks and try to get open Ulrich's door while nobody is looking. You have a key, so no need for spells or lockpicks.
On the drawer near his bed is a book with a letter on top of it. Take the letter to Garrus.
|In Ulrich's quarters, I've discovered a letter he wrote to some relatives outside of Cyrodiil. In it, he talks about sending them a great deal of money and goods he purchased using the illicit funds.
This is the evidence Garrus would need. I should take it to him.
Garrus takes the letter to the count after he tells you to meet him in the Cheydinhal Bridge Inn in two hours. Meet him there and you are rewarded with 550 gold.
Your fame must be 10 or higher to begin this quest.
Look for Tolgan in Bruma castle. If he is not there then he will approach you in the town somewhere. He tells you that the countess wants to meet you.
|I've met a Nord named Tolgan. Apparently, he's the herald of Countess Narina Carvain from here in Bruma. He presented me with a stipend of gold, and a request from Lady Carvain to meet her at the castle.|
Talk to the countess at the castle and she will tell you what it is she wants from you.
|Countess Narina Carvain has told me that she's seeking a particular relic of Akaviri origin: The Draconian Madstone, an amulet that supposedly grants the wearer immunity to poison. It's recently come to her attention that it may be located in the ruins at Pale Pass. She's offering a substantial reward for the talisman's return. I should speak to her for more information.|
Accept the quest, and she will tell you what you need to know.
|I've accepted the task. Countess Carvain revealed that she has the diary of a messenger from the original Akiviri army that marched on Cyrodiil at the end of the First Era. The messenger's diary supposedly gives clues to the location of the ruins at Pale Pass. The Countess has provided me with a map, a translation of the diary to use as a guide and a key that may unlock a door at the site.|
|Countess Carvain told me that her scouts have already located the first landmark mentioned in the diary, Dragonclaw Rock. Its been marked on my map, so I should begin the journey from there.|
Travel to Dragonclaw Rock, the first landmark.
|I've arrived at Dragonclaw Rock. I should consult the messenger's diary to learn the way to the next landmark.|
If you read the Akiviri Diary Translation, you will know to head west to the statue of The Sentinel. Head west from Dragonclaw Rock until you reach this statue. It is a very short distance from the first landmark.
|I've reached the second landmark, The Sentinel. I should consult the messenger's diary once again to discern the way to the third landmark.|
If you read the diary again, you'll learn how to find the Third Landmark. Another short distance to the north lies the entrance to The Serpent's Trail. It will be guarded.
|I've found the third landmark, The Serpent's Trail, which seems to be an underground passage. I'll need to traverse this passage if I'm to find the ruins.|
Make your way through the passage and you will eventually discover the dead messenger who wrote the diary.
|I've discovered the body of the messenger who penned the diary I've been carrying. Even though he died over a thousand years ago, the bones have been well preserved by the frost in the caves. He seems to be clutching something in his bony hand. I should investigate.|
Pick up the tablet in his hand.
|Near the body of the messenger, I've discovered a slate tablet with what appears to be Akaviri writing on its surface. These must be the orders the messenger spoke about in the diary.|
Continue through the passage until you come to the exit to Pale Pass. Enter the door.
|I've emerged from The Serpent's Trail and find myself face to face with the legendary Pale Pass. A path winds down into the snowy valley. If I follow it, it should lead me directly to the ruins.|
Do as it says. Follow the path until you come across the ruins. You will encounter many monsters on the way, but its nothing you can't handle.
|I've discovered the crumbled walls of the once mighty Fort Pale Pass. It appears to have been destroyed by a landslide long ago. I should proceed into the ruins and search for the madstone.|
Go through the door to Fort Pale Pass.
|The ruins appear to be infested with undead Akiviri. I don't know how long they've been trapped here, but I should proceed with caution. I need to locate the Akiviri commander of the fort who is said to possess the Draconian Madstone.|
The place really is infested with skeletons, and some parts can be tricky or difficult. Continue through the old fort until you come across a humanoid ghost. Don't run up and stab this guy, talk to him and say "Here are your orders". He will leave and open a door in the wall, leaving the Madstone as yours for the taking.
|After seeing the orders, the Akiviviri Commander vanished. The ruins are now silent and at peace. After so many years, the Akiviri's final mission has been completed. I should proceed ahead and search for the Madstone.|
Go into the newly opened room and take the Madstone (along with the various other treasures) and then leave the fort through the nearby door.
|I've obtained the Draconian Madstone. I should now make the long journey back to Countess Carvain in Bruma.|
Talk to the Countess and she will reward you.
|I've given Countess Carvain the Draconian Madstone. She was extremely pleased, and rewarded me with an Akaviri artifact from her personal collection called the Ring of the Vipereye.|
The ring is quite powerful and worth the quest to get it.
(You can proceed to steel the amulet back from behind her throne, along with the diary. They are both worth a lot.)
Speak to one of the shopkeepers in the Imperial City and ask about Thoronir. The Society of Concerned Merchants is looking for someone to investigate how he is selling his wares at such a low price. You are told to visit Jensine.
|One of the shopkeepers in the Market District of the Imperial City has informed me of another shop that opened recently. Apparently, this shop's prices are so low it's undercutting all of their sales. They're collectively looking for someone to hire to investigate, as they suspect foul play. I was told to go speak with Jensine at her "Good as New" Merchandise store for more information.|
Speak to Jensine, and ask her about Thoronir. She'll tell you what she wants you to do.
|A group calling themselves the Society of Concerned Merchants has hired me to investigate a new store that's just opened up in the Market District with ridiculously low prices. They suspect the owner must be doing something illegal. I should pay a visit to Thoronir at The Copious Coinpurse.|
Visit Thoronir's shop and have a chat with him. He won't tell you what his secret is, so more discreet methods are necessary.
|Speaking to Thoronir hasn't revealed any information. Since he's obviously hiding something, I should keep an eye on him, and watch what he does after his shop closes.|
Thoronir's shop closes at 8.00pm. After he closes up he'll take a trip to somewhere in the city, for example an inn. Follow him to wherever he goes until he stops, and then wait until 11.00pm. Follow him to behind his shop where he meets with Agarmir. Listen to their conversation.
|I've observed a meeting between Thoronir and a mysterious man named Agarmir. Looks like my new target is Agarmir. I should follow him and see where he goes.|
Follow Agarmir for a while until he goes back to his house.
|I've discovered that Agarmir has a house in Talos Plaza. I should go inside when he's not around and investigate.|
Agarmir leaves his house at about 4pm on weekdays and 8am on weekends. Break into his house and into his basement.
|I've found my way into Agarmir's basement. The place consists of an odd assortment of clothing and trinkets. Most disturbing is the dirty shovel and mud-encrusted boots tucked into the corner and the bits of ground bonemeal strewn about. I suspect Agarmir's stock he sells is taken from the recently dead. I should continue to search carefully for more solid evidence into this grisly accusation.|
Look for a book on a desk in the corner of the room and read it.
|I've found a manifest that seems to detail names of the recently deceased, what they were buried with and their locations in Cyrodiil. I should take this macabre manifest and confront Thoronir, as he may not realize where his merchandise is coming from.|
Pick up the book and bring it to Thoronir, who tells you he had no idea what was going on and will do everything to help.
|After showing the macabre manifest to Thoronir, he agreed to stop meeting Agarmir. He also told me that Agarmir said he had "something important" to do this very day. I think I need to check out the local graveyard, as the last name on the list is in the Imperial City. I should return with one more piece of evidence of Agarmir's crime to confirm the manifest's contents.|
Follow the compass marker to the Imperial City graveyard where you will find an open tomb.
|I've noticed that the door to the Trentius Family Mausoleum has been unsealed. This must be Agarmir's doing. I should proceed inside.|
Go into the mausoleum. The door will lock behind me. Notice there is another man with Agarmir. Go ahead and talk to Agarmir.
|I've located Agarmir inside the Trentius Family Mausoleum. It appears as though he's attempting to desecrate another grave along with someone else I don't recognize. I need to convince him to stop this heinous act.|
Agarmir attacks you after you talk to him. He carries a powerful shortsword called Debaser, which drains your endurance, and in turn your health. Avoid it at all costs. Kill the two of them, take the key off Agarmir's body and take Debaser for yourself.
|Agarmir has been slain. Since the penalty for grave robbing is death, it somehow seems as though justice has been done. I should search the gravesite for anything potentially incriminating.|
Pick up the shovel beside the coffin.
|I've acquired Agarmir's shovel still damp with the fresh earth of the open grave. This is the final bit of proof I need of Agarmir's crimes. I should bring it back to Thoronir.|
Thoronir awards you with a handy ring that offers you resistances against the elements. Speak to Jensine for additional gold.
In Shardrock, west of Meridia's Shrine, west of Skingrad, is a man who wants you to kill six West Weald Bears.
|Thorley Aethelred, a shepherd who lives at the Shardrock Farm, has tasked me to slay six West Weald Bears and bring back their fangs as proof. They've been threatening his sheep, and he has nowhere else to turn.|
Your journal updates every time you kill a bear and take their fangs. When you collect the six fangs, return to the farmer.
|I've obtained the sixth and final West Weald Bear Fang. I should return to Shardock and give the fangs to Thorley Aethelred as proof of my deed.|
In return for the task, Thorley gives you Mace Etiquette, a book that teaches you Blunt and is worth 25 gold.
Go into the upper room of your Skingrad house. As you enter the room, immediately to your left you will see a wall which does not quite touch the ceiling (over the stairs and behind the desk). Jump on top of furniture and onto the top of the wall-shelf. Wedged against the outer wall you will see a rolled up scroll called "Long forgotten note". You can try jumping on top of the desk and then the deer head, but you may need high Acrobatics to jump that high. A third option is just to go to the corner where the scroll is lodged, and jump vertically. If you have high enough Acrobatics and good timing, you can grab the scroll without getting any house upgrades. If you can't jump high enough, you can use the levitating paint brushes. The note contains a riddle: "Two bodies have I, though both joined in one. The more I stand still, the quicker I run".
When you read the note a quest indicator comes up and tells you something along the lines of "I've found a note that could be 200 years old... mentions something about treasure... solve the riddle to make finding it easier".
Click for a screenshot of the note.
From reading the note, you get the impression that there is a treasure in an hourglass within the house somewhere. It is very hard to find as there is no real clue in the note as to where it exactly is, and there are two normal hourglasses in the house in desks, which may confuse you. To find the treasure, go down into the basement, it's embedded in the top of the frame of the wooden pillar with the garlic hanging from it. (This hourglass only appears when you read the note). Click on the "Old Hourglass." This completes the quest and you will receive an hourglass, the Ring of the Gray and six flawless gems: two diamonds, two sapphires and two emeralds.
Just as Morrowind had vampires, Oblivion also has them, and they are fully playable as well. As I almost always play vampire characters, this was of great interest to me. I find it hugely satisfying to slurp blood from innocents! There are several important differences between Morrowind's and Oblivion's vampires, which I will detail here. There are no vampire specific quests for them unlike Morrowind, apart from finding the cure, though there are various quests that involve vampires and vampire hunters in one form or another. This will deal mainly with the mechanics of being a vampire, and how to play as one and get the most out of it.
There are two ways to catch the disease 'Porphyric Hemophilia' (vampire disease):
At this stage, it can be easily cured just like any other disease; by drinking a cure disease potion, using a spell, or even eating an ingredient with that ability. I found that eating mandrake cured it the first time. This doesn't prevent you catching it again, all it does is remove the disease before you turn.
It takes three days for the disease to turn into full vampirism, once you rest after this time, you will have a dream and wake as a vampire and can no longer use a cure potion to be rid of it.
The list has been updated in version 1.5:
Once you've woken from that first dream, you are now a vampire, requiring to drink blood if you want to keep your looks and play out in the sun. All your other mortal requirements cease to matter, only the blood hunger drives you now. You can choose to go without, the longer you go without feeding, the more monstrous you become, losing your healthy appearance and the use of most services and shops. Then there's the sun damage problem, which hurts more as you become hungrier. On the plus side, you do get some very juicy bonuses, stronger, faster, with several new abilities to go with it. Basically, it's a trade-off - good bonuses go with bad weaknesses.
Even at this point, you can gain your looks back by feeding again, though you will lose all but the first level of bonuses by doing so. This allows you to use services and shops again, or explore out in the sun. I consider this the best compromise if you're doing a lot of outdoors work.
Vampire's Survival Guide: How to get the most out of unlife!
For those not used to playing as a vampire, sometimes what might seem to me to be obvious isn't to them. Therefore, I've decided to write this little strategy guide for those folks not as familiar with vampirism as I am. A lot of it comes down to knowing how to manage the condition, when to take a feed, and when to let the vampirism loose.
When you need services, FEED first!
Dungeon crawling while tanked up as a stage 4 vampire is all well and good, it makes you much stronger, sneakier, tougher and allows you to carry out more loot. However, when the time comes that you want to sell off that loot, no-one in his or her right mind is going to deal with a leech like you. By using a little bit of planning, you can arrive in town at night, then all you need to do is find someone with a handy throat to bite into. Sleeping beggars and patrons of inns are always available. Just sneak up, make sure you're out of sight and munch away. This then puts you back to a stage 1 - able to barter, sunbathe, etc. While in this stage, get all your shopping done, talk to any quest-givers, etc, then you can let your vampirism build back up. Also useful for dealing with any quests that can only be done during the day.
However, all is not lost if you don't want to lose your monstrous nature - after all, it's going to take 4 days to get it back. There are a few strategies you can employ for getting around this:
Stick to using one vendor if you can, as each transaction makes them like you more. Make use of your Vampire Seduction ability to charm them into liking you. As a general rule, dark elves will have the lowest disposition towards vampires - they really HATE them, so perhaps a human or beast race vendor is a better choice. Bribery is a good way to secure yourself a willing vendor.
Shops are only open during daylight hours, so find somewhere nearby to hole up at dawn, so you can wait without frying until the shop opens. You can then make a mad dash to the door to keep the sunburn to a minimum.
If you're in a guild, use the guild's own vendors, as they are more likely to like you enough to not be too put out by your condition, even if you're a full vampire.
It is worth considering all your options before resorting to feeding if you don't want to lose your full vampirism.
A wise vampire is also an alchemist:
The sun damage is a major factor for any vampire who hasn't fed in a while, so being able to brew his own restore health potions can save him from frying if he's caught outside with nowhere to go when the sun comes up. Someone with good alchemy knowledge can brew good quality, long-lasting potions that can help to slow down or even stop the worst of the damage. Alchemy is an easy skill to build up, just by making lots of potions, selling them and making more. Learn what ingredients have the right properties and make use of them.
Dealing with the sunlight:
Another trick to minimizing sunburn is being in water. While this doesn't stop it entirely, it will take the sting out of it and slow the health loss down significantly if you're caught short with nowhere to run to. You can't fast-travel while taking health damage, so this is a handy alternative that allows you to move around while still healing yourself and keeping the damage minimal.
There are four stages of vampirism, each with additional bonuses and abilities, as well as weaknesses. These are detailed below:
At this stage, you can walk safely in the daylight with no pain. You look mortal enough (although my Khajiit's fur went paler and she got red eyes at this stage - doesn't seem to bother anyone!), and people will deal with you without penalty. This stage is also useful for anything that requires you to be out during the day, or for if you just wish to take in the sights and admire the landscapes. You can maintain this form by feeding once every 24 hours.
At this point you are starting to look rather gaunt and ill, the disposition of NPCs towards you drops slightly, but they will still talk to you and provide services. You start to take sunlight damage, though this is controllable with a healing spell. Any constant effect restore health item will keep you 'alive'.
You are looking quite undead at this point, and NPCs will remark upon it in passing. You may need to employ the charm spell on people to get services from them, although any who like you should still deal with you. Click for an example of facial degradation.
At this point you are, as Vicente Valtieri puts it, a social pariah. No-one will offer you services unless they really like you, such as members of the same guild as you. Your face is a monstrosity and you sport the teeth of a predator. I found I could still talk to many NPCs like this, even though it was quite obvious that I was undead. Sun damage really hurts.
This is a relatively simple process, but as with pick-pocketing, it runs the risk of you being caught. You can feed on any sleeping person, even multiple times, without killing them - I don't think the game actually lets you drain somebody dry. Feeding is only really necessary if you want to move around in daylight, and is at worst only a minor inconvenience.
To feed, simply walk up to any sleeping person and activate them. A window comes up asking you what you wish to do, feed or pick their pockets. Click on feed, and you see yourself leaning over your victim and chowing down.
(Thanks to Kallale, APY, Korana and Jason Nicholas for the extra info I used to compile this.)
Click for an example of feeding.
Sick of the all blood-diet yet? Want to go back to sunbathing without a time limit? Well, there is a cure, but it has to be worked for. Whatever your reason for wanting mortality back, this is the quest that will acquire it for you.
To get things started, you need to talk to Raminus Polus at the Arcane University. He's usually found in the lobby of the University, so being a member of the Mages Guild isn't a requirement. Although he doesn't know of a cure specifically, he knows someone who might have more information when you ask him about 'Cure for Vampirism'. He then suggests you speak with the Count of Skingrad, Janus Hassildor. You won't be able to speak directly with the Count, so speak first to Hal-Liurz, and Argonian female, and she will go to fetch him for you.
Upon speaking to the Count, he tells the sad tale of how he and his wife became vampires, but she refused to accept what she had become and wouldn't feed to sustain herself.
|Count Hassildor of Skingrad has asked me to find the cure for vampirism. I should look for a woman in the wilderness along the Corbolo River, east of the Imperial City and south of Cheydinhal.|
See the Map section for a map with the quest locations marked.
The hut, known as Drakelowe, is high up in the hills and stands alone. Melisande the witch denies knowledge at first, but as you talk more with her, she relents and admits to knowing how to make a potion that cures vampirism completely. Of course, she wants a favor first...
|I have found Melisande, who has offered to help me with a cure for vampirism. Once I have brought her 5 empty Grand Soul Gems, she will give me further instructions.|
These can be bought from the Mages Guild or found in leveled loot in dungeons. Once you bring these back, she gives you the next request, which is for several ingredients in various quantities. Melisande doesn't care how you acquire the items.
6 cloves of garlic: this can be found in many houses all over Cyrodiil, and purchased from alchemists if you don't like stealing.
5 nightshade leaves: easily found growing wild south-east of Skingrad.
2 shoots of blood grass: this grows in abundance in Oblivion and around the Oblivion gates.
The blood of an Argonian - she gives you a special blade with which to acquire this.
|Melisande has given me a special dagger, with which I am to collect the blood of an Argonian. I should find an Argonian and stab him with the dagger, and return it to Melisande.|
It is not required that you kill the Argonian to get the blood, a single stab is enough. This might get you into a spot of bother, so either a degree of stealth is required, or simply pay the fine and walk away.
Additionally, she also requires the ashes of a powerful vampire, which means more traveling; quite a way south from her location.
|Melisande requires the ashes of a powerful vampire to complete her cure. I should search the area near the North Panther River for Hindaril, a vampire who was imprisoned in an underground cavern many years ago.|
Hindaril can be found in a cave by the name of Redwater Slough, marked on your map, and shares the area with several other assorted vampires, so care is required when venturing in. Hindaril himself is an unarmoured high elf and his vampire dust is named. Be sure to collect this. Once he's met with final death, return to Melisande with all these items and turn them in. She will require a short time in which to brew the potion.
|Melisande has created a potion to cure vampirism. I have been given two doses; one for myself and one that I need to take to Castle Skingrad. I should travel there and speak with Hal-Liurz.|
Hal-Liurz leads you to a false wall and directs you inside a hidden area. Follow the passage down until you come upon the scene of the Count sitting beside his comatose wife, with Melisande the witch in attendance. She revives the Countess so she can drink her dose of the potion, which unfortunately results in her death. Don't be alarmed by this, it doesn't kill you by drinking it! You are then instructed to leave for a day or so, while he grieves for his wife. After this time, ask to see him again, and he will reward you with 1000 gold for your efforts.
You can keep the potion that's left and use it as and when you wish to. This is a once-only opportunity, and as far as I know, in the course of normal gameplay, you cannot become a vampire a second time. You can still catch the disease, but it won't develop into vampirism.
See the Cheats section for a cheat/glitch regarding this quest.
From the game's original files, I managed to extract the untouched Oblivion map. It will be annotated with additional locations in the near future (the ones that in-game don't appear on the map automatically).
This untouched version can be viewed at Planet Elder Scrolls.
Also available is a map that belongs with the quest to cure vampirism. You can view the full image at Planet Elder Scrolls.
At IGN you can find a full map with all locations marked, by GELoto2. Click here to view the map.
Finally, we also have a map for the Daedric quest for Nocturnal. You can view the full image at Planet Elder Scrolls.
This section contains various lists, detailing available in-game items with their stats. If you're looking for a way to get these items (weapons, alchemy, etc) in-game, check the Item Spawning section for more info. Warning: the info in that section is for PC users only.
This table is a list of all weapons and arrows that are available in-game. It lists the name, attack damage it does, the health, the maximum enchant value and the weight.
Please note that arrows have no health (since it's ammunition, not a weapon).
Some items may be listed more than once. These are usually so-called 'leveled items'. For example, some properties of the weapon are lower when you get it on level 1, than when you get it on level 20.
|Full Name||Attack Damage||Max. Enchantment||Health||Value||Weight|
|Akaviri Warhammer Burden||20||800||400||430||57|
|Ancient Akaviri Katana||15||0||240||180||18|
|Arrow of Blizzards||14||9||20||0.2|
|Arrow of Brilliance||12||22||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Burning||9||2||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Cleansing||5||32||3||0.1|
|Arrow of Cold||11||5||5||0.1|
|Arrow of Cowardice||9||13||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Discord||9||125||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Dispel||10||13||3||0.1|
|Arrow of Drain Magicka||10||36||3||0.1|
|Arrow of Embers||8||2||1||0.1|
|Arrow of Extrication||1||0||0||0.2|
|Arrow of Fatigue||9||4||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Fear||8||13||1||0.1|
|Arrow of Fire||13||30||12||0.1|
|Arrow of Flames||12||6||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Freezing||12||7||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Frost||8||3||1||0.1|
|Arrow of Harm||12||560||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Hexing||13||450||12||0.1|
|Arrow of Illumination||11||13||5||0.1|
|Arrow of Immolation||8||8||12||0.1|
|Arrow of Jinxing||10||4||3||0.1|
|Arrow of Jolts||9||4||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Light||8||2||1||0.1|
|Arrow of Lightning||14||10||20||0.2|
|Arrow of Misery||9||13||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Numbing||9||3||2||0.1|
|Arrow of Qualms||8||13||1||0.1|
|Arrow of Savage Frost||6||61||5||0.1|
|Arrow of ScOrching||11||4||5||0.1|
|Arrow of Shocking||11||6||5||0.1|
|Arrow of Silence||11||61||5||0.1|
|Arrow of Sparks||8||4||1||0.1|
|Arrow of Stillness||12||250||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Storm Strike||9||10||20||0.2|
|Arrow of Storms||15||10||35||0.25|
|Arrow of Sunlight||13||30||12||0.1|
|Arrow of the Blaze||14||8||20||0.2|
|Arrow of the Dynamo||13||8||12||0.1|
|Arrow of the Glacier||13||7||12||0.1|
|Arrow of the Inferno||15||8||35||0.25|
|Arrow of the North Winds||7||250||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Voltage||12||8||8||0.1|
|Arrow of Winter||15||9||35||0.25|
|Arrow of Withering||5||32||3||0.1|
|Axe of Hazards||18||800||360||300||48|
|Axe of Icy Darkness||18||1200||432||710||32|
|Ayleid Long Sword||18||0||396||420||36|
|Battle Axe of Absorption||22||1200||528||1050||62|
|Battle Axe of Beguilement||22||1200||528||1050||62|
|Battle Axe of Blizzards||24||1600||624||2100||69|
|Battle Axe of Cold||18||800||360||300||48|
|Battle Axe of Damnation||26||1600||728||3800||76|
|Battle Axe of Decay||18||800||360||300||48|
|Battle Axe of Deception||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Depletion||16||800||288||125||41|
|Battle Axe of Diminishing||14||300||224||75||35|
|Battle Axe of Dispel||16||800||288||125||41|
|Battle Axe of Dissolution||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Embers||12||300||168||35||27|
|Battle Axe of Enfeeblement||18||800||360||300||48|
|Battle Axe of Feeding||24||1600||624||2100||69|
|Battle Axe of Fire||22||1200||528||1050||62|
|Battle Axe of Flames||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Freezing||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Frost||12||300||168||35||27|
|Battle Axe of Jinxing||16||800||288||125||41|
|Battle Axe of Lightning||24||1600||624||2100||69|
|Battle Axe of Putrification||26||1600||728||3800||76|
|Battle Axe of Rending||24||1600||624||2100||69|
|Battle Axe of Sapping||16||800||288||125||41|
|Battle Axe of ScOrching||18||800||360||300||48|
|Battle Axe of Shocking||18||800||360||300||48|
|Battle Axe of Siphoning||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Soul Snares||24||1600||624||2100||69|
|Battle Axe of Soul Traps||18||800||360||300||48|
|Battle Axe of Souls||12||300||168||35||27|
|Battle Axe of Sparks||12||300||168||35||27|
|Battle Axe of Storms||26||1600||728||3800||76|
|Battle Axe of the Blaze||24||1600||624||2100||69|
|Battle Axe of the Dynamo||22||1200||528||1050||62|
|Battle Axe of the Glacier||22||1200||528||1050||62|
|Battle Axe of the Inferno||26||1600||728||3800||76|
|Battle Axe of Transmogrify||26||1600||728||3800||76|
|Battle Axe of Voltage||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Weakness||20||1200||440||580||55|
|Battle Axe of Winter||26||1600||728||3800||76|
|Battleaxe of Hatred||10||3000||300||6200||40|
|Baurus's Akaviri Katana||15||0||240||0||18|
|Blade of Fiery Light||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Blade of Woe||7||0||400||20||1|
|Blade of Woe||7||2640||400||20||4|
|Blade of Woe||7||6510||400||20||4|
|Blade of Woe||7||10800||400||20||4|
|Blade of Woe||7||15930||400||20||4|
|Blade of Woe||7||21180||400||20||4|
|Blade of Woe||7||26790||400||20||4|
|Blade of Woe||7||32640||400||20||4|
|Bow of Blizzards||18||1600||364||1550||20|
|Bow of Burning||9||300||144||30||10|
|Bow of Cold||12||800||220||155||14|
|Bow of Curses||18||1600||364||1550||20|
|Bow of Despair||12||800||220||155||14|
|Bow of Embers||8||300||112||11||8|
|Bow of Fire||16||1200||312||735||18|
|Bow of Flames||14||1200||264||360||16|
|Bow of Freezing||14||1200||264||360||16|
|Bow of Frost||8||300||112||11||8|
|Bow of Gloom||14||1200||264||360||16|
|Bow of Harm||16||1200||312||735||18|
|Bow of Infernal Frost||8||200||100||7000||14|
|Bow of Infliction||18||3000||364||4000||20|
|Bow of Jolts||9||300||144||30||10|
|Bow of Lightning||18||1600||364||1550||20|
|Bow of Numbing||9||300||144||30||10|
|Bow of Quietus||18||1600||364||1550||20|
|Bow of ScOrching||12||800||220||155||14|
|Bow of Shocking||12||800||220||155||14|
|Bow of Silence||16||1200||312||735||18|
|Bow of Sparks||8||300||112||11||8|
|Bow of Storms||20||1600||420||3200||22|
|Bow of the Blaze||18||1600||364||1550||20|
|Bow of the Dynamo||16||1200||312||735||18|
|Bow of the Glacier||16||1200||312||735||18|
|Bow of the Inferno||20||1600||420||3200||22|
|Bow of Voltage||14||1200||264||360||16|
|Bow of Weariness||12||800||220||155||14|
|Bow of Winter||20||1600||420||3200||22|
|Brother of Nab||10||100||500||1000||20|
|Brusef Amelion's Sword||14||500||250||125||28|
|Burden of Agnosticism||12||450||100||40||43|
|Burden of Anger||12||620||100||40||43|
|Burden of Arrogance||12||620||100||40||43|
|Burden of Flesh||12||1310||100||40||43|
|Burden of Secrecy||12||620||100||40||43|
|Burden of Sin||12||450||100||40||43|
|Burz's Glass Mace||14||0||180||75||35|
|Burz's Glass Mace||17||0||460||150||35|
|Burz's Glass Mace||20||0||460||750||35|
|Caelia's Steel Longsword||12||0||192||45||24|
|Calliben's Grim Retort||18||6160||396||380||31|
|Captain Kordan's Saber||15||3000||180||2500||25|
|Claymore of Blizzards||24||1600||624||2200||56|
|Claymore of Brittleness||20||1200||440||600||44|
|Claymore of Burning||14||300||224||80||26|
|Claymore of Cold||18||800||360||310||38|
|Claymore of Depletion||16||800||288||130||38|
|Claymore of Depletion||20||1200||440||600||44|
|Claymore of Disintegration||26||1600||728||4000||62|
|Claymore of Dispel||16||800||288||130||38|
|Claymore of Embers||12||300||168||40||22|
|Claymore of Fire||22||1200||528||1150||50|
|Claymore of Flames||20||1200||440||600||44|
|Claymore of Fracturing||22||1200||528||1150||50|
|Claymore of Fragments||18||800||360||310||38|
|Claymore of Freezing||20||1200||440||600||44|
|Claymore of Frost||12||300||168||40||22|
|Claymore of Jinxing||16||800||288||130||38|
|Claymore of Jolts||14||300||224||80||26|
|Claymore of Lightning||24||1600||624||2200||56|
|Claymore of Numbing||14||300||224||80||26|
|Claymore of Pain||18||800||360||310||38|
|Claymore of Sapping||16||800||288||130||38|
|Claymore of ScOrching||18||800||360||310||38|
|Claymore of Shattering||24||1600||624||2200||56|
|Claymore of Shocking||18||800||360||310||38|
|Claymore of Sparks||12||300||168||40||22|
|Claymore of Storms||26||1600||728||4000||62|
|Claymore of the Blaze||24||1600||624||2200||56|
|Claymore of the Dynamo||22||1200||528||1150||50|
|Claymore of the Glacier||22||1200||528||1150||50|
|Claymore of the Inferno||26||1600||728||4000||62|
|Claymore of Voltage||20||1200||440||600||44|
|Claymore of Weariness||12||300||168||40||22|
|Claymore of Winter||26||1600||728||4000||62|
|Daedric Battle Axe||26||0||728||3800||76|
|Daedric War Axe||22||0||616||3100||40|
|Dagger of Absorption||15||1200||360||570||8|
|Dagger of Blizzards||17||1600||442||1250||9|
|Dagger of Brittleness||13||1200||286||260||7|
|Dagger of Burning||7||300||112||20||4|
|Dagger of Cold||11||800||220||110||6|
|Dagger of Depletion||9||800||162||40||5|
|Dagger of Depletion||13||1200||286||260||7|
|Dagger of Diminishing||7||300||112||20||4|
|Dagger of Discipline||9||300||70||0||5|
|Dagger of Disintegration||19||1600||532||2700||10|
|Dagger of Dispel||9||800||162||40||5|
|Dagger of Embers||5||300||360||6||3|
|Dagger of Enfeeblement||11||800||220||110||6|
|Dagger of Fire||15||1200||360||570||8|
|Dagger of Flames||13||1200||286||260||7|
|Dagger of Fracturing||15||1200||360||570||8|
|Dagger of Fragments||11||800||220||110||6|
|Dagger of Freezing||13||1200||286||260||7|
|Dagger of Frost||5||300||360||6||3|
|Dagger of Jinxing||9||800||162||40||5|
|Dagger of Jolts||7||300||112||20||4|
|Dagger of Lightning||17||1600||442||1250||9|
|Dagger of Numbing||7||300||112||20||4|
|Dagger of Pacification||5||800||360||6||3|
|Dagger of Pain||11||800||220||110||6|
|Dagger of Paralysis||19||1600||532||2700||10|
|Dagger of Sapping||9||800||162||40||5|
|Dagger of ScOrching||11||800||220||110||6|
|Dagger of Shattering||17||1600||442||1250||9|
|Dagger of Shocking||11||800||220||110||6|
|Dagger of Sparks||5||300||360||6||3|
|Dagger of Storms||19||1600||532||2700||10|
|Dagger of the Blaze||17||1600||442||1250||9|
|Dagger of the Dynamo||15||1200||360||570||8|
|Dagger of the Glacier||15||1200||360||570||8|
|Dagger of the Inferno||19||1600||532||2700||10|
|Dagger of Voltage||13||1200||286||260||7|
|Dagger of Weakness||13||1200||286||260||7|
|Dagger of Weariness||5||300||360||6||3|
|Dagger of Winter||19||1600||532||2700||10|
|Dalvilu Ceremonial Dagger||7||0||400||20||4|
|Dremora Barbed Arrow||12||0||4||2|
|Dremora Broadhead Arrow||10||0||2||1.5|
|Dremora Field Arrow||8||0||1||1|
|Dremora Heavy Bow||14||0||240||180||22|
|Dremora Light Bow||8||0||60||6||22|
|Dwarven Battle Axe||18||0||360||300||48|
|Dwarven Bow Replica||1||0||1||0||14|
|Dwarven Claymore Replica||1||0||1||0||38|
|Dwarven War Axe||14||0||280||165||24|
|Dwarven War Axe Replica||1||0||1||0||24|
|Ebony Battle Axe||24||0||624||2100||69|
|Ebony Dagger Replica||1||0||1||0||9|
|Ebony Mace Replica||1||0||1||0||39|
|Ebony Shortsword Replica||1||0||1||0||20|
|Ebony War Axe||20||0||520||1450||36|
|Ebony Warhammer Replica||1||0||1||0||84|
|Elven Battle Axe||20||0||440||580||55|
|Elven Long Sword||18||0||396||420||36|
|Elven Shortsword Replica||1||0||1||0||16|
|Elven War Axe||16||0||352||345||28|
|Essence of Regret||16||120||150||100||48|
|Fine Iron Battle Axe||13||0||185||70||24.3|
|Fine Iron Bow||9||0||123||22||7.2|
|Fine Iron Claymore||13||0||185||80||19.8|
|Fine Iron Dagger||6||0||77||12||2.7|
|Fine Iron Longsword||11||0||154||40||18|
|Fine Iron Mace||11||0||154||34||13.5|
|Fine Iron Shortsword||8||0||108||20||7.2|
|Fine Iron War Axe||9||0||123||26||10.8|
|Fine Iron Warhammer||15||0||216||120||27|
|Fine Steel Battle Axe||15||0||246||150||30.6|
|Fine Steel Bow||10||0||158||60||9|
|Fine Steel Claymore||15||0||246||160||23.4|
|Fine Steel Dagger||8||0||123||40||3.5|
|Fine Steel Longsword||13||0||211||90||21.6|
|Fine Steel Mace||13||0||211||80||17.1|
|Fine Steel Shortsword||10||0||158||50||9|
|Fine Steel War Axe||11||0||176||70||14.4|
|Fine Steel Warhammer||17||0||282||250||35.1|
|Gift of Flame||12||50||100||40||43|
|Glass Battle Axe||22||0||528||1050||62|
|Glass Battle Axe Replica||1||0||1||0||62|
|Glass Dagger Replica||1||0||1||0||8|
|Glass Longsword Replica||1||0||1||0||40|
|Glass Shortsword Replica||1||0||1||0||18|
|Glass War Axe||18||0||432||710||32|
|Glenroy's Akaviri Katana||18||0||240||0||18|
|Goblin Shaman Staff||0||150||20||125||10|
|Goblin Totem Staff||0||3000||20||6550||10|
|Greater Staff of Anarchy||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Apathy||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Blundering||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Burden||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Calm||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Catastrophe||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Charm||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Confusion||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Corrosion||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Demoralize||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Dispel||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Domination||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Fatigue||0||2800||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Feeblemind||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Fire||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Fireball||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Fragility||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Frailty||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Frost||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Ice Storm||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Lethargy||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Light||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Lightning||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Open||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Ruin||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Severing||0||450||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Sickness||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Silence||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Stopping||0||2800||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Storms||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Sundering||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Taming||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Telekinesis||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Dazed||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Doomed||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Grave||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Oaf||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Pariah||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Plague||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of the Weary||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Greater Staff of Weakness||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Hatreds Soul Arrow||20||100||80||0.2|
|Heat of Sinfulness||16||700||150||100||48|
|Honorblade of Chorrol||23||0||610||1000||44|
|Iron Battle Axe||12||0||168||35||27|
|Iron War Axe||8||0||112||13||12|
|Lesser Staff of Anarchy||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Apathy||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Blundering||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Burden||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Calm||0||600||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Catastrophe||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Charm||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Confusion||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Corrosion||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Demoralize||0||600||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Dispel||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Domination||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Fatigue||0||600||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Feeblemind||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Fire||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Fireball||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Fragility||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Frailty||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Frost||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Ice Storm||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Lethargy||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Light||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Lightning||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Open||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Ruin||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Severing||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Sickness||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Silence||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Stopping||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Storms||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Sundering||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Taming||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Telekinesis||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Dazed||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Doomed||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Grave||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Oaf||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Pariah||0||800||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Plague||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of the Weary||0||450||100||100||10|
|Lesser Staff of Weakness||0||800||100||100||10|
|Long Sword of Brittleness||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Long Sword of Depletion||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Long Sword of Flames||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Long Sword of Freezing||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Long Sword of Voltage||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Longsword of Absorption||20||1200||480||840||40|
|Longsword of Blizzards||22||1600||572||1700||44|
|Longsword of Burning||12||300||192||45||24|
|Longsword of Cold||16||800||320||200||32|
|Longsword of Depletion||14||800||252||80||28|
|Longsword of Diminishing||12||300||192||45||24|
|Longsword of Disintegration||24||1600||672||3100||48|
|Longsword of Dispel||14||800||252||80||28|
|Longsword of Embers||10||300||140||20||20|
|Longsword of Enfeeblement||16||800||320||200||32|
|Longsword of Fire||20||1200||480||840||40|
|Longsword of Fracturing||20||1200||480||840||40|
|Longsword of Fragments||16||800||320||200||32|
|Longsword of Frost||14||800||160||80||28|
|Longsword of Frost||10||300||140||20||20|
|Longsword of Jinxing||14||800||252||80||28|
|Longsword of Jolts||12||300||192||45||24|
|Longsword of Lightning||22||1600||572||1700||44|
|Longsword of Numbing||12||300||192||45||24|
|Longsword of Pain||16||800||320||200||32|
|Longsword of Sapping||14||800||252||80||28|
|Longsword of ScOrching||16||800||320||200||32|
|Longsword of Shattering||22||1600||572||1700||44|
|Longsword of Shocking||16||800||320||200||32|
|Longsword of Sparks||10||300||140||20||20|
|Longsword of Storms||24||1600||672||3100||48|
|Longsword of the Blaze||22||1600||572||1700||44|
|Longsword of the Dynamo||20||1200||480||840||40|
|Longsword of the Glacier||20||1200||480||840||40|
|Longsword of the Inferno||24||1600||672||3100||48|
|Longsword of Weakness||18||1200||396||420||36|
|Longsword of Weariness||10||300||140||20||20|
|Longsword of Winter||24||1600||672||3100||48|
|Mace of Abeyance||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of Absorption||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of Aversion||16||800||320||180||27|
|Mace of Blizzards||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of Burden||16||800||320||180||27|
|Mace of Burning||12||300||192||40||19|
|Mace of Cold||16||800||320||180||27|
|Mace of Deadweight||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mace of Decay||26||800||320||180||57|
|Mace of Depletion||14||800||252||70||23|
|Mace of Diminishing||12||300||192||40||19|
|Mace of Dispel||14||800||252||70||23|
|Mace of Dissolution||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Doom||10||50000||3000||120||5|
|Mace of Embers||10||300||140||17||15|
|Mace of Encumbrance||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of Enfeeblement||16||800||320||180||27|
|Mace of Excess||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of Feeding||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of Fire||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of Flames||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Fracturing||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of Freezing||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Frost||10||300||140||17||15|
|Mace of Holy Light||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mace of Jinxing||14||800||252||70||23|
|Mace of Jolts||12||300||192||40||19|
|Mace of Legion||10||800||140||17||15|
|Mace of Lightning||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of Molag Bal||25||2200||1500||4000||45|
|Mace of Numbing||12||300||192||40||19|
|Mace of Overload||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Putrification||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mace of Rending||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of Repelling||10||300||140||17||15|
|Mace of Sapping||14||800||252||70||23|
|Mace of ScOrching||16||800||320||180||27|
|Mace of Shocking||16||800||320||180||27|
|Mace of Siphoning||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Sparks||10||300||140||17||15|
|Mace of Storms||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mace of Strain||12||300||192||40||19|
|Mace of the Blaze||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of the Dynamo||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of the Glacier||20||1200||480||750||35|
|Mace of the Inferno||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mace of the Undead||22||1600||572||1500||39|
|Mace of Transmogrify||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mace of Turning||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Voltage||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Warding||12||300||192||40||19|
|Mace of Weakness||18||1200||396||380||31|
|Mace of Weight||10||300||140||17||15|
|Mace of Winter||24||1600||672||3200||43|
|Mage's Staff of Charm||10||360||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Charm||10||1080||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Charm||10||1840||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Charm||10||200||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Dispel||10||560||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Dispel||10||1640||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Dispel||10||2400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Dispel||10||400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Fire||10||800||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Fire||10||1600||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Fire||10||2400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Fire||10||3200||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Frost||10||1600||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Frost||10||2400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Frost||10||3200||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Frost||10||800||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Paralysis||10||2000||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Paralysis||10||6000||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Paralysis||10||8000||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Paralysis||10||4000||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Shock||10||1600||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Shock||10||2400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Shock||10||3200||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Shock||10||800||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Silence||10||1800||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Silence||10||3600||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Silence||10||5400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Silence||10||720||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Soul Trap||10||3600||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Soul Trap||10||5400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Soul Trap||10||7200||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Soul Trap||10||1800||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Telekinesis||10||3400||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Telekinesis||10||6600||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Telekinesis||10||9880||100||10||10|
|Mage's Staff of Telekinesis||10||1360||100||10||10|
|Mankar Camoran's Staff||3||1000||200||100||12|
|Mankar Camoran's Staff||3||2000||200||100||12|
|Mankar Camoran's Staff||3||3000||200||100||12|
|Mankar Camoran's Staff||3||5000||200||100||12|
|Nearness of Evil||12||170||100||40||43|
|Penance of Animosity||16||400||150||100||48|
|Penance of Deception||16||620||150||100||48|
|Penance of Faithlessness||16||1220||150||100||48|
|Penance of Hatred||16||620||150||100||48|
|Penance of Larceny||16||620||150||100||48|
|Penance of Pride||16||620||150||100||48|
|Quality Battle Axe Ember||14||300||224||75||35|
|Quality Battle Axe Shiver||14||300||224||75||35|
|Quality Battle Axe Soul Trap||14||300||224||75||35|
|Quality Battle Axe Spark||14||300||224||75||35|
|Quintessence of Remorse||22||950||340||575||62|
|Renault's Akaviri Katana||15||0||240||0||18|
|Retaliation of Blood||22||80||340||575||62|
|Retaliation of Spirit||22||110||340||575||62|
|Retribution of Aggression||22||140||340||575||62|
|Retribution of Cowardness||22||2120||340||575||62|
|Retribution of Hubris||22||140||340||575||62|
|Retribution of Hypocrisy||22||140||340||575||62|
|Retribution of Rapacity||22||140||340||575||62|
|Retribution of Treachery||22||3060||340||575||62|
|Revealer of Iniquity||12||1310||100||40||43|
|Rohssan's Antique Cutlass||10||0||40||90||25|
|Rose of Sithis||9||0||2||0.1|
|Ruined Akaviri Katana||8||0||100||3||20|
|Rusty Iron Bow||8||0||90||10||8|
|Rusty Iron Dagger||5||0||60||5||3|
|Rusty Iron Dagger||3||0||35||2||3|
|Rusty Iron Mace||7||0||70||6||15|
|Rusty Iron Shortsword||5||0||56||3||8|
|Rusty Iron War Axe||5||0||56||4||12|
|Shortsword of Absorption||17||1200||408||670||18|
|Shortsword of Blizzards||19||1600||494||1400||20|
|Shortsword of Brittleness||15||1200||330||320||16|
|Shortsword of Burning||9||300||144||25||10|
|Shortsword of Cold||13||800||260||145||14|
|Shortsword of Depletion||11||800||198||50||12|
|Shortsword of Depletion||15||1200||330||320||16|
|Shortsword of Diminishing||9||300||144||25||10|
|Shortsword of Disintegration||21||1600||588||2900||22|
|Shortsword of Dispel||11||800||198||50||12|
|Shortsword of Embers||7||300||98||10||8|
|Shortsword of Enfeeblement||13||800||260||145||14|
|Shortsword of Fire||17||1200||408||670||18|
|Shortsword of Flames||15||1200||330||320||16|
|Shortsword of Fracturing||17||1200||408||670||18|
|Shortsword of Fragments||13||800||260||145||14|
|Shortsword of Freezing||15||1200||330||320||16|
|Shortsword of Frost||7||300||98||10||8|
|Shortsword of Jinxing||11||800||198||50||12|
|Shortsword of Jolts||9||300||144||25||10|
|Shortsword of Lightning||19||1600||494||1400||20|
|Shortsword of Numbing||9||300||144||25||10|
|Shortsword of Pain||13||800||260||145||14|
|Shortsword of Paralysis||19||800||494||1400||20|
|Shortsword of Sapping||11||800||198||50||12|
|Shortsword of ScOrching||13||800||260||145||14|
|Shortsword of Shattering||19||1600||494||1400||20|
|Shortsword of Shocking||13||800||260||145||14|
|Shortsword of Sparks||7||300||98||10||8|
|Shortsword of Storms||21||1600||588||2900||22|
|Shortsword of the Blaze||19||1600||494||1400||20|
|Shortsword of the Dynamo||17||1200||408||670||18|
|Shortsword of the Fang||11||800||198||50||12|
|Shortsword of the Glacier||17||1200||408||670||18|
|Shortsword of the Inferno||21||1600||588||2900||22|
|Shortsword of Voltage||15||1200||330||320||16|
|Shortsword of Weakness||15||1200||330||320||16|
|Shortsword of Weariness||7||300||98||10||8|
|Shortsword of Winter||21||1600||588||2900||22|
|Silver War Axe||12||0||216||60||20|
|Skull of Corruption||10||3000||100||10||10|
|Staff of Anarchy||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of Apathy||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Banishment||0||4400||100||100||10|
|Staff of Blundering||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Burden||0||1900||100||100||10|
|Staff of Calm||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Catastrophe||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Charm||0||1100||100||100||10|
|Staff of Conflagration||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Confusion||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Corrosion||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Demoralize||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Diminishing||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Discord||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Dispel||0||1900||100||100||10|
|Staff of Domination||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Fatigue||0||1900||100||100||10|
|Staff of Feeblemind||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Fire||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Fireball||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Flame||10||500||100||100||8|
|Staff of Fragility||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of Frailty||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Frost||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Hoarfrost||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Ice Storm||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Indarys||15||3000||100||200||5|
|Staff of Indarys||15||4500||100||200||5|
|Staff of Indarys||15||6000||100||200||5|
|Staff of Indarys||15||7500||100||200||5|
|Staff of Indarys||15||9000||100||200||5|
|Staff of Indarys||15||2400||100||200||5|
|Staff of Legion||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Lethargy||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of Light||0||2200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Lightning||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Nenalata||0||1400||20||100||10|
|Staff of Open||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Pacification||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Paralyzing Burst||0||1900||100||100||10|
|Staff of Ruin||0||1500||100||100||10|
|Staff of Severing||0||450||100||100||10|
|Staff of Shock||0||1||0||0||8|
|Staff of Sickness||0||1900||100||100||10|
|Staff of Silence||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Storms||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Submission||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Sundering||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of Taming||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Telekinesis||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Battlemage||3||500||30||10||12|
|Staff of the Dazed||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Doomed||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Everscamp||3||0||30||0||12|
|Staff of the Grave||0||1600||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Healer||0||4400||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Mundane||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Oaf||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Pariah||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Plague||0||800||100||100||10|
|Staff of the Weary||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Thunderbolts||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Unholy Terror||0||2800||100||100||10|
|Staff of Vulnerability||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Weakness||0||1200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Weakness||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Withering||0||3200||100||100||10|
|Staff of Worms||10||5000||100||0||10|
|Steel Battle Axe||14||0||224||75||35|
|Steel War Axe||10||0||160||35||16|
|Sword of Nab||14||100||200||120||20|
|Sword of Submission||10||800||140||20||20|
|Sword of Wounding||17||1200||408||670||18|
|Truncheon of Submission||10||3330||200||1700||8|
|War Axe of Absorption||18||1200||432||710||32|
|War Axe of Beguilement||18||1200||432||710||32|
|War Axe of Blizzards||20||1600||520||1450||36|
|War Axe of Burning||10||300||160||35||16|
|War Axe of Cold||14||800||280||165||24|
|War Axe of Damnation||22||1600||616||3100||40|
|War Axe of Decay||14||800||280||165||24|
|War Axe of Deception||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Depletion||12||800||216||60||20|
|War Axe of Diminishing||10||300||160||35||16|
|War Axe of Dispel||12||800||216||60||20|
|War Axe of Dissolution||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Embers||8||300||112||13||12|
|War Axe of Enfeeblement||14||800||280||165||24|
|War Axe of Feeding||20||1600||520||1450||36|
|War Axe of Fire||18||1200||432||710||32|
|War Axe of Flames||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Fracturing||18||1200||432||710||32|
|War Axe of Freezing||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Frost||8||300||112||13||12|
|War Axe of Jinxing||12||800||216||60||20|
|War Axe of Jolts||10||300||160||35||16|
|War Axe of Lightning||20||1600||520||1450||36|
|War Axe of Numbing||10||300||160||35||16|
|War Axe of Putrification||22||1600||616||3100||40|
|War Axe of Rending||20||1600||520||1450||36|
|War Axe of Sapping||12||800||216||60||20|
|War Axe of ScOrching||14||800||280||165||24|
|War Axe of Seduction||10||300||160||35||16|
|War Axe of Shocking||14||800||280||165||24|
|War Axe of Siphoning||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Soul Snares||20||1600||520||1450||36|
|War Axe of Soul Traps||14||800||280||165||24|
|War Axe of Souls||8||300||112||13||12|
|War Axe of Sparks||8||300||112||13||12|
|War Axe of Storms||22||1600||616||3100||40|
|War Axe of the Blaze||20||1600||520||1450||36|
|War Axe of the Dynamo||18||1200||432||710||32|
|War Axe of the Glacier||18||1200||432||710||32|
|War Axe of the Inferno||22||1600||616||3100||40|
|War Axe of Transmogrify||22||1600||616||3100||40|
|War Axe of Voltage||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Weakness||16||1200||352||345||28|
|War Axe of Winter||22||1600||616||3100||40|
|Warhammer of Abeyance||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of Absorption||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of Aversion||20||800||400||430||57|
|Warhammer of Blizzards||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of Burning||16||300||256||125||39|
|Warhammer of Cold||20||800||400||430||57|
|Warhammer of Deadweight||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Warhammer of Decay||20||800||400||430||57|
|Warhammer of Depletion||18||800||324||200||48|
|Warhammer of Diminishing||16||300||256||125||39|
|Warhammer of Dispel||18||800||324||200||48|
|Warhammer of Dissolution||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Embers||14||300||196||60||30|
|Warhammer of Encumbrance||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of Enfeeblement||20||800||400||430||57|
|Warhammer of Excess||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of Feeding||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of Fire||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of Flames||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Fracturing||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of Freezing||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Frost||14||300||196||60||30|
|Warhammer of Holy Light||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Warhammer of Jinxing||18||800||324||200||48|
|Warhammer of Jolts||16||300||256||125||39|
|Warhammer of Lightning||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of Numbing||16||300||256||125||39|
|Warhammer of Overload||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Putrification||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Warhammer of Rending||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of Sapping||18||800||324||200||48|
|Warhammer of ScOrching||20||800||400||430||57|
|Warhammer of Shocking||20||800||400||430||57|
|Warhammer of Siphoning||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Sparks||14||300||196||60||30|
|Warhammer of Storms||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Warhammer of Strain||16||300||256||125||39|
|Warhammer of the Blaze||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of the Dynamo||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of the Glacier||24||1200||576||1500||75|
|Warhammer of the Grave||14||300||196||60||30|
|Warhammer of the Inferno||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Warhammer of the Undead||26||1600||676||2800||84|
|Warhammer of Transmogrify||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Warhammer of Turning||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Voltage||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Warding||16||300||256||125||39|
|Warhammer of Weakness||22||1200||484||800||66|
|Warhammer of Weight||14||300||196||60||30|
|Warhammer of Winter||28||1600||784||5000||93|
|Weight of Guilt||12||340||100||40||43|
This table is a list of all armor that is available in-game. It lists the name, health, maximum enchant value and weight.
Some items may be listed more than once. These are usually so-called 'leveled items'. For example, some properties of the armor are lower when you get it on level 1, than when you get it on level 20.
Unfortunately, I have not yet figured out a reliable way to extract the armor rating info from the game. If you know how to do that, please do let me know :)
|Aegis of Reflection||202||45||3.6|
|Aegis of the Apocalypse||1000||5000||35|
|Ancient Blades Helmet||300||0||9|
|Ancient Blades Shield||400||0||16|
|Ancient Elven Helm||440||0||0|
|Apron of Adroitness||150||15||5|
|Apron of Adroitness||200||35||7.5|
|Apron of Adroitness||290||90||9|
|Apron of Adroitness||450||225||11|
|Apron of Adroitness||750||600||13|
|Apron of Adroitness||1100||1800||15|
|Arena Heavy Raiment||1000||5||72|
|Arena Heavy Raiment||2000||0||72|
|Arena Light Raiment||100||5||13|
|Arena Light Raiment||2000||0||13|
|Armor Crafter's Gauntlets||950||550||10.5|
|Armor of Tiber Septim||900||190||40|
|Ayleid Crown of Lindai||400||100||1|
|Ayleid Crown of Lindai||0||0||1|
|Ayleid Crown of Nenalata||344||100||1|
|Bands of Kwang Lao||80||5||1.5|
|Bands of the Chosen||50||0||2|
|Battle Medic's Cuirass||480||225||11|
|Birthright of Astalon||800||3100||13|
|Black Marsh Helmet||150||25||6|
|Boots of Bloody Bounding||75||15||7|
|Boots of Grounding||135||25||2.7|
|Boots of Insulation||80||10||2.25|
|Boots of Legerity||135||25||2.7|
|Boots of Plain Striding||950||550||15.75|
|Boots of Running||150||25||9|
|Boots of Shock Resistance||240||65||3.3|
|Boots of Silence||135||25||2.7|
|Boots of Soft Walking||675||500||4.5|
|Boots of the Atronach||400||115||12|
|Boots of the Calming Sea||440||170||3.9|
|Boots of the Cheetah||50||4||1.5|
|Boots of the Cutpurse||80||10||2.25|
|Boots of the Eel||50||4||1.5|
|Boots of the Forest Stalker||440||170||3.9|
|Boots of the Harbinger||250||50||10.5|
|Boots of the Jument||400||115||12|
|Boots of the Olympian||80||10||2.25|
|Boots of the Savannah||950||550||15.75|
|Boots of the Shark||50||4||1.5|
|Boots of the Silt~runner||240||65||3.3|
|Boots of the Storm||1350||1350||18|
|Boots of the Swift Merchant||120||1400||3|
|Boots of the Taskmaster||1350||1350||18|
|Boots of the Thrall||1350||1350||18|
|Boots of the Tiger||50||4||1.5|
|Boots of the Unburdened||250||50||10.5|
|Bound Mythic Dawn Armor||1500||0||0|
|Brusef Amelion's Boots||150||45||21|
|Brusef Amelion's Cuirass||290||110||21|
|Brusef Amelion's Gauntlets||150||40||21|
|Brusef Amelion's Greaves||225||60||21|
|Brusef Amelion's Helmet||150||40||21|
|Brusef Amelion's Shield||225||90||21|
|Cave Diver's Helmet||400||115||8|
|Cave Scout Helmet||400||115||8|
|Cavern Guide Gauntlets||400||115||8|
|Clannfear Hide Shield||1425||1000||21|
|Clear Sight Gauntlets||675||500||3|
|Cuirass of Anu's Blessing||880||600||13|
|Cuirass of Battle||800||400||40|
|Cuirass of Cleansing||1350||1800||15|
|Cuirass of Fortitude||2700||4800||60|
|Cuirass of Health||270||90||9|
|Cuirass of Lifeblood||800||400||40|
|Cuirass of Natural Assi~milation||880||600||13|
|Cuirass of Pain Resistance||1200||940||45|
|Cuirass of Poison Blood||1200||940||45|
|Cuirass of Protection||270||90||9|
|Cuirass of Resilience||500||180||35|
|Cuirass of Resistance||300||85||30|
|Cuirass of Skill||300||85||30|
|Cuirass of Tenacity||1200||940||45|
|Cuirass of the Assassin||160||35||7.5|
|Cuirass of the Bear||100||15||5|
|Cuirass of the Blood Legion||2700||4800||60|
|Cuirass of the Cameleon||100||15||5|
|Cuirass of the Cave Viper||800||400||40|
|Cuirass of the Cobra||100||15||5|
|Cuirass of the Diplomat||500||180||35|
|Cuirass of the Elephant||100||15||5|
|Cuirass of the Farlands Trader||880||600||13|
|Cuirass of the Fox||100||15||5|
|Cuirass of the Herald||500||180||35|
|Cuirass of the Jugger~naut||1200||940||45|
|Cuirass of the Pit Viper||2700||4800||60|
|Cuirass of the Ranger||880||600||13|
|Cuirass of the Spy||480||225||11|
|Cuirass of the Thief~catcher||160||35||7.5|
|Cuirass of the Undefeated||2700||4800||60|
|Cuirass of Vitality||800||400||40|
|Deer Skin Gauntlets||50||4||1|
|Deer Skin Helmet||50||4||1|
|Dremora Caitiff Boots||250||25||18|
|Dremora Caitiff Cuirass||500||90||60|
|Dremora Caitiff Greaves||375||48||36|
|Dremora Caitiff Helmet||250||25||12|
|Dremora Caitiff Robe||500||90||40|
|Dremora Caitiff Shield||375||48||24|
|Dremora Churl Boots||150||13||18|
|Dremora Churl Cuirass||300||43||60|
|Dremora Churl Greaves||225||23||36|
|Dremora Churl Robe||300||43||30|
|Dremora Kynmarcher Boots||750||275||18|
|Dremora Kynmarcher Cuirass||1500||950||60|
|Dremora Kynmarcher Greaves||1125||500||36|
|Dremora Kynmarcher Helmet||750||275||12|
|Dremora Kynmarcher Helmet||600||675||12|
|Dremora Kynmarcher Robe||1500||950||75|
|Dremora Kynreeve Boots||500||125||18|
|Dremora Kynreeve Cuirass||1000||470||60|
|Dremora Kynreeve Greaves||750||230||36|
|Dremora Kynreeve Helmet||500||60||12|
|Dremora Kynreeve Robe||1000||470||60|
|Dremora Kynreeve Shield||750||230||24|
|Dremora Kynval Boots||350||58||18|
|Dremora Kynval Cuirass||700||200||60|
|Dremora Kynval Greaves||525||105||36|
|Dremora Kynval Helmet||350||60||12|
|Dremora Kynval Robe||700||200||50|
|Dremora Markynaz Boots||750||675||18|
|Dremora Markynaz Cuirass||1500||2900||60|
|Dremora Markynaz Greaves||1100||1250||36|
|Dremora Markynaz Robe||1500||2900||90|
|Dremora Valkynaz Robe||7500||4800||90|
|Dwarven Ceremonial Shield||1||1||16|
|Eagle Feather Shield||75||8||2|
|Ebony Ceremonial Gauntlets||1||1||10.5|
|Ebony Ceremonial Shield||1||1||21|
|Elven Ceremonial Cuirass||1||1||13|
|Elven Ceremonial Helmet||1||1||2.6|
|Elven Ceremonial Shield||1||1||5.2|
|Escutcheon of Chorrol||225||45||12|
|Escutcheon of Chorrol||375||95||16|
|Escutcheon of Chorrol||525||210||20|
|Escutcheon of Chorrol||750||460||24|
|Escutcheon of Chorrol||1125||1000||30|
|Escutcheon of Chorrol||1500||2500||36|
|Eyes of Akatosh||250||50||7|
|Fire Ritual Greaves||900||460||27|
|Fists of the Drunkard||300||3400||6|
|Gauntlets of Blinding Speed||240||65||2.2|
|Gauntlets of Brutality||600||250||9|
|Gauntlets of Brutality||1350||1350||12|
|Gauntlets of FOrce||950||550||10.5|
|Gauntlets of Gluttony||800||3400||9|
|Gauntlets of Infiltration||80||10||1.5|
|Gauntlets of Life Detection||135||25||1.8|
|Gauntlets of Life Seeing||240||65||2.2|
|Gauntlets of Life Sight||440||170||2.6|
|Gauntlets of Lockbreaking||240||65||2.2|
|Gauntlets of Might||400||115||8|
|Gauntlets of Passing||440||1700||2.6|
|Gauntlets of Potence||250||50||7|
|Gauntlets of Punishment||1350||1350||12|
|Gauntlets of Revelation||150||25||6|
|Gauntlets of Survival||600||250||9|
|Gauntlets of the Battle~mage||80||10||1.5|
|Gauntlets of the Equinox||240||65||2.2|
|Gauntlets of the Forge||150||25||6|
|Gauntlets of the Fray||400||115||8|
|Gauntlets of the Gladiator||250||50||7|
|Gauntlets of the Horker||50||4||1|
|Gauntlets of the Hunter||950||550||10.5|
|Gauntlets of the North||250||50||7|
|Gauntlets of the Pugilist||150||25||6|
|Gauntlets of the Rat||50||4||1|
|Gauntlets of the Scout||80||10||1.5|
|Gauntlets of the Sentinel||400||115||8|
|Gauntlets of the Tundra||80||10||1.5|
|Gauntlets of the Weaponmaster||250||50||7|
|Gauntlets of the Woodsman||50||4||1|
|Gauntlets of Vigor||150||25||6|
|Gauntlets of Winter||950||550||10.5|
|Glass Ceremonial Cuirass||1||1||15|
|Glass Ceremonial Gauntlets||1||1||3|
|Glass Ceremonial Shield||1||1||6|
|Gloves of the Caster||80||10||1.5|
|Greaves of Canyon Striding||360||115||6.6|
|Greaves of Fire Resistance||360||115||6.6|
|Greaves of Fluid Motion||1012||1000||9|
|Greaves of Free Movement||360||115||6.6|
|Greaves of Freedom||1425||1000||31.5|
|Greaves of Grace||660||315||7.8|
|Greaves of Legerity||202||45||5.4|
|Greaves of Movement||660||315||7.8|
|Greaves of Poise||1012||1000||9|
|Greaves of Proficiency||360||115||6.6|
|Greaves of Protection||660||315||7.8|
|Greaves of Purity||1012||1000||9|
|Greaves of Quickness||120||20||4.5|
|Greaves of Resilient Flesh||75||8||3|
|Greaves of Shaded Rest||660||315||7.8|
|Greaves of Skill||120||20||4.5|
|Greaves of Spell Absorption||202||45||5.4|
|Greaves of Spell Consumption||360||115||6.6|
|Greaves of the Acrobat||202||45||5.4|
|Greaves of the Cat||75||8||3|
|Greaves of the Deep Dweller||600||210||24|
|Greaves of the Everlasting||660||315||7.8|
|Greaves of the Flame||375||95||21|
|Greaves of the Foot~soldier||202||45||5.4|
|Greaves of the Kiln||1012||1000||9|
|Greaves of the Laborer||600||210||24|
|Greaves of the Monkey||75||8||3|
|Greaves of the Rhino||75||8||3|
|Greaves of the Sun||1425||1000||31.5|
|Greaves of the Tree Runner||660||315||7.8|
|Greaves of the Tumbler||120||20||4.5|
|Greaves of the Unstoppable||900||460||27|
|Greaves of the Warmonger||900||460||27|
|Greaves of Well-Being||360||115||6.6|
|Hand of Akatosh||250||50||7|
|Hands of Midnight||80||10||1.5|
|Hands of the Atronach||800||4000||10.5|
|Heavy Raiment of Valor||1000||100||72|
|Helm of Ferocity||800||4000||9|
|Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw||3750||1350||14|
|Helm of the Deep Delver||500||3100||8|
|Helmet of Arkay||150||25||6|
|Helmet of Enlightenment||240||65||2.2|
|Helmet of Exposition||675||500||3|
|Helmet of Life Detection||135||25||1.8|
|Helmet of Life Seeing||240||65||2.2|
|Helmet of Life Sight||440||170||2.6|
|Helmet of Magicka Resistance||240||65||2.2|
|Helmet of Night Eye||135||25||1.8|
|Helmet of Power||250||50||7|
|Helmet of Spell Resistance||950||550||10.5|
|Helmet of the Apprentice||80||10||1.5|
|Helmet of the Deep||250||50||7|
|Helmet of the Drowned||600||250||9|
|Helmet of the Flood||1350||1350||12|
|Helmet of the Hunter||950||550||10.5|
|Helmet of the Lemur||50||4||1|
|Helmet of the Mage||950||550||10.5|
|Helmet of the Mind||240||65||2.2|
|Helmet of the Owl||50||4||1|
|Helmet of the Scout||80||10||1.5|
|Helmet of the Sentinel||400||115||8|
|High Rock Helmet||150||25||6|
|Imperial Dragon Boots||375||120||12|
|Imperial Dragon Boots||160||30||2|
|Imperial Dragon Cuirass||280||100||9|
|Imperial Dragon Cuirass||775||420||40|
|Imperial Dragon Gauntlets||400||120||8|
|Imperial Dragon Gauntlets||150||30||1.8|
|Imperial Dragon Greaves||575||220||24|
|Imperial Dragon Greaves||230||55||5.4|
|Imperial Dragon Helmet||400||120||8|
|Imperial Dragon Helmet||150||30||1.8|
|Imperial Horseman Helmet||200||60||7|
|Imperial Palace Cuirass||400||200||35|
|Imperial Watch Boots||200||60||10.5|
|Imperial Watch Cuirass||400||200||35|
|Imperial Watch Gauntlets||200||60||7|
|Imperial Watch Greaves||300||120||21|
|Imperial Watch Helmet||200||60||7|
|Imperial Watch Shield||300||120||14|
|Iron Mountain Shield||600||210||16|
|Knights of the Thorn Shield||375||110||14|
|Light Iron Shield||202||45||3.6|
|Light Iron Shield||180||45||3.6|
|Light Raiment of Valor||100||100||13|
|Lightning Run Boots||675||500||4.5|
|Lightning Strider Boots||950||550||15.75|
|Lightning Strider Shield||1425||1000||21|
|Lion's Paw Gauntlets||950||550||10.5|
|Mage Fighter's Greaves||600||210||24|
|Masque of Clavicus Vile||750||1400||15|
|Master Forge Gauntlets||400||115||8|
|Ogre Skin Shield||1425||1000||21|
|Peak Climber's Boots||600||250||13.5|
|Pinarus' Iron Cuirass||300||85||30|
|Rough Leather Boots||80||10||2.25|
|Rough Leather Cuirass||160||35||7.5|
|Rough Leather Gauntlets||80||10||1.5|
|Rough Leather Helmet||80||10||1.5|
|Rough Leather Shield||100||16||3|
|Ruined Akaviri Shield||225||25||14|
|Rusty Iron Cuirass||250||40||30|
|Rusty Iron Gauntlets||125||10||6|
|Rusty Iron Greaves||175||20||18|
|Rusty Iron Helmet||120||10||6|
|Rusty Iron Shield||175||20||12|
|Salamander Scale Shield||75||8||2|
|Shield of Animus||2025||2500||24|
|Shield of Elsweyr||225||45||12|
|Shield of Frost||120||20||3|
|Shield of Grounding||202||45||3.6|
|Shield of Justice||202||45||3.6|
|Shield of Lightning||900||460||18|
|Shield of Mirrors||1012||1000||6|
|Shield of Nature's Vengeance||660||315||5.2|
|Shield of Reflection||1425||1000||21|
|Shield of Retribution||600||210||16|
|Shield of Retributive Strike||1425||1000||21|
|Shield of Returning||360||115||4.4|
|Shield of Shattering||1012||1000||6|
|Shield of Storms||360||115||4.4|
|Shield of Summer||360||115||4.4|
|Shield of the Divine||375||95||14|
|Shield of the Elements||660||315||5.2|
|Shield of the Empire||225||45||12|
|Shield of the Flame||202||45||3.6|
|Shield of the North||202||45||3.6|
|Shield of the Pathfinder||600||210||16|
|Shield of the Red Moun~tain||360||115||4.4|
|Shield of the Sun||375||95||14|
|Shield of the Tower||225||45||12|
|Shield of the Turtle||202||45||3.6|
|Shield of the Unbroken||900||460||18|
|Shield of the Undefeated||375||95||14|
|Shield of the Unrelenting||900||460||18|
|Shield of the Untamed||900||460||18|
|Shield of Vengeance||2025||2500||24|
|Shield of Vindication||120||20||3|
|Shield of Winter Solstice||660||315||5.2|
|Storm Stomper Boots||600||250||13.5|
|Sylvan Scout Boots||440||170||3.9|
|The Gray Aegis||375||95||14|
|Tiger Fang Shield||75||8||2|
|Tower of the Nine||1000||3300||14|
|Umbra's Ebony Boots||600||250||15.75|
|Umbra's Ebony Boots||950||550||15.75|
|Umbra's Ebony Cuirass||1200||940||52.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Cuirass||1900||1900||52.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Gauntlets||600||250||10.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Gauntlets||950||550||10.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Greaves||900||460||31.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Greaves||1425||1000||31.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Helmet||600||250||10.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Helmet||950||550||10.5|
|Umbra's Ebony Shield||900||460||21|
|Umbra's Ebony Shield||1425||1000||21|
|Vvardenfell Trader's Cuirass||480||225||11|
The game contains several alchemical items, like potions and poisons. Below you'll find a list of all available potions and poisons in the game, with their weight and effects listed.
|Full Name||Weight||Effect 1||Effect 2||Effect 3||Effect 4|
|Ale||1||Drain Intelligence||Drain Willpower||Restore Fatigue|
|Beer||1||Drain Intelligence||Drain Willpower||Restore Fatigue|
|Cheap Wine||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Drain Personality||Restore Fatigue|
|Cure for Vampirism||0||Restore Fatigue||Restore Health||Restore Magicka||Vampirism cure (script)|
|Cyrodiilic Brandy||0.5||Drain Strength||Fortify Endurance||Fortify Fatigue|
|Grand Elixir of Exploration||0.5||Fortify Fatigue||Fortify Health||Fortify Blade||Fortify Blunt|
|(continued)||Fortify Destruction||Fortify Restoration||Fortify Sneak||Fortify Security|
|Hist Sap||0||Hist Sap (script)|
|Human Blood||1||Drain Fatigue||Resist Poison|
|Mead||1||Drain Intelligence||Drain Willpower||Restore Fatigue|
|Moderate Elixir of Exploration||0.3||Fortify Fatigue||Fortify Health||Night-Eye|
|Newheim's Special Brew||1||Drain Intelligence||Drain Willpower||Drain Strength||Fortify Personality|
|Philter of Frostward||1||Resist Frost|
|Poison of Affliction||0.5||Damage Endurance|
|Poison of Apathy||0.5||Drain Speed|
|Poison of Burden||0.5||Burden|
|Poison of Catastrophe||0.5||Drain Luck|
|Poison of Clumsiness||0.5||Damage Agility|
|Poison of Confusion||0.5||Damage Intelligence|
|Poison of Cowardice||0.5||Drain Willpower|
|Poison of Debilitation||0.5||Drain Endurance|
|Poison of Fatigue||0.5||Damage Fatigue|
|Poison of Feeblemind||0.5||Drain Intelligence|
|Poison of Frailty||0.5||Drain Strength|
|Poison of Fright||0.5||Damage Willpower|
|Poison of Fumbling||0.5||Drain Agility|
|Poison of Illness||0.5||Damage Health|
|Poison of Misfortune||0.5||Damage Luck|
|Poison of Paralysis||0.5||Paralyze|
|Poison of Repulsion||0.5||Drain Personality|
|Poison of Separation||0.5||Drain Magicka|
|Poison of Severing||0.5||Damage Magicka|
|Poison of Sickness||0.5||Drain Health|
|Poison of Silence||0.5||Silence|
|Poison of Slowing||0.5||Damage Speed|
|Poison of the Fool||0.5||Damage Personality|
|Poison of Weakness||0.5||Damage Strength|
|Poison of Weariness||0.5||Drain Fatigue|
|Potion of Absorption||0.5||Spell Absorption|
|Potion of Agility||0.5||Fortify Agility|
|Potion of Alacrity||0.5||Restore Speed|
|Potion of Antivenom||0.5||Resist Poison|
|Potion of Chameleon||0.5||Chameleon|
|Potion of Charisma||0.5||Restore Personality|
|Potion of Cure Disease||0.5||Cure Disease|
|Potion of Cure Paralysis||0.5||Cure Paralysis|
|Potion of Cure Poison||0.5||Cure Poison|
|Potion of Dedication||0.5||Restore Willpower|
|Potion of Detect Life||0.5||Detect Life|
|Potion of Disbelief||0.5||Resist Magicka|
|Potion of Dispel||0.5||Dispel|
|Potion of Endurance||0.5||Fortify Endurance|
|Potion of Fatigue||0.5||Fortify Fatigue|
|Potion of Feather||0.5||Feather|
|Potion of Fire Shield||0.5||Fire Shield|
|Potion of Fortitude||0.5||Restore Endurance|
|Potion of Fortune||0.5||Restore Luck|
|Potion of Frost Shield||0.5||Frost Shield|
|Potion of Grace||0.5||Restore Agility|
|Potion of Grounding||0.5||Resist Shock|
|Potion of Healing||0.5||Restore Health|
|Potion of Health||0.5||Fortify Health|
|Potion of Insight||0.5||Restore Intelligence|
|Potion of Insulation||0.5||Resist Fire|
|Potion of Intelligence||0.5||Fortify Intelligence|
|Potion of Invisibility||0.5||Invisibility|
|Potion of Light||0.5||Light|
|Potion of Luck||0.5||Fortify Luck|
|Potion of Magicka||0.5||Fortify Magicka|
|Potion of Might||0.5||Restore Strength|
|Potion of Nighteye||0.5||Night-Eye|
|Potion of Personality||0.5||Fortify Personality|
|Potion of Reflection||0.5||Reflect|
|Potion of Resistance||0.5||Resist Disease|
|Potion of Respite||0.5||Restore Fatigue|
|Potion of Seastride||0.5||Water Walking|
|Potion of Shock Shield||0.5||Shock Shield|
|Potion of SOrcery||0.5||Restore Magicka|
|Potion of Speed||0.5||Fortify Speed|
|Potion of Strength||0.5||Fortify Strength|
|Potion of the Sea||0.5||Water Breathing|
|Potion of Warmth||0.5||Resist Frost|
|Potion of Willpower||0.5||Fortify Willpower|
|Rosethorn Mead||1||Drain Intelligence||Drain Willpower||Fortify Strength||Fortify Endurance|
|Shadowbanish Wine||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Night-Eye|
|Skooma||0.5||Drain Intelligence||Drain Agility||Fortify Strength||Fortify Speed|
|Strong Elixir of Exploration||0.4||Fortify Fatigue||Fortify Health||Fortify Blade||Fortify Blunt|
|(continued)||Fortify Destruction||Fortify Restoration||Fortify Sneak||Fortify Security|
|Strong Poison of Affliction||0.5||Damage Endurance|
|Strong Poison of Apathy||0.5||Drain Speed|
|Strong Poison of Burden||0.5||Burden|
|Strong Poison of Catastrophe||0.5||Drain Luck|
|Strong Poison of Clumsiness||0.5||Damage Agility|
|Strong Poison of Confusion||0.5||Damage Intelligence|
|Strong Poison of Cowardice||0.5||Drain Willpower|
|Strong Poison of Debilitation||0.5||Drain Endurance|
|Strong Poison of Fatigue||0.5||Damage Fatigue|
|Strong Poison of Feeblemind||0.5||Drain Intelligence|
|Strong Poison of Frailty||0.5||Drain Strength|
|Strong Poison of Fright||0.5||Damage Willpower|
|Strong Poison of Fumbling||0.5||Drain Agility|
|Strong Poison of Illness||0.5||Damage Health|
|Strong Poison of Misfortune||0.5||Damage Luck|
|Strong Poison of Paralysis||0.5||Paralyze|
|Strong Poison of Repulsion||0.5||Drain Personality|
|Strong Poison of Separation||0.5||Drain Magicka|
|Strong Poison of Severing||0.5||Damage Magicka|
|Strong Poison of Sickness||0.5||Drain Health|
|Strong Poison of Silence||0.5||Silence|
|Strong Poison of Slowing||0.5||Damage Speed|
|Strong Poison of the Fool||0.5||Damage Personality|
|Strong Poison of Weakness||0.5||Damage Strength|
|Strong Poison of Weariness||0.5||Drain Fatigue|
|Strong Potion of Absorption||0.5||Spell Absorption|
|Strong Potion of Agility||0.5||Fortify Agility|
|Strong Potion of Alacrity||0.5||Restore Speed|
|Strong Potion of Antivenom||0.5||Resist Poison|
|Strong Potion of Chameleon||0.5||Chameleon|
|Strong Potion of Charisma||0.5||Restore Personality|
|Strong Potion of Dedication||0.5||Restore Willpower|
|Strong Potion of Detect Life||0.5||Detect Life|
|Strong Potion of Disbelief||0.5||Resist Magicka|
|Strong Potion of Dispel||0.5||Dispel|
|Strong Potion of Endurance||0.5||Fortify Endurance|
|Strong Potion of Fatigue||0.5||Fortify Fatigue|
|Strong Potion of Feather||0.5||Feather|
|Strong Potion of Fire Shield||0.5||Fire Shield|
|Strong Potion of Fortitude||0.5||Restore Endurance|
|Strong Potion of Fortune||0.5||Restore Luck|
|Strong Potion of Frost Shield||0.5||Frost Shield|
|Strong Potion of Grace||0.5||Restore Agility|
|Strong Potion of Grounding||0.5||Resist Shock|
|Strong Potion of Healing||0.5||Restore Health|
|Strong Potion of Health||0.5||Fortify Health|
|Strong Potion of Insight||0.5||Restore Intelligence|
|Strong Potion of Insulation||0.5||Resist Fire|
|Strong Potion of Intelligence||0.5||Fortify Intelligence|
|Strong Potion of Invisibility||0.5||Invisibility|
|Strong Potion of Light||0.5||Light|
|Strong Potion of Luck||0.5||Fortify Luck|
|Strong Potion of Magicka||0.5||Fortify Magicka|
|Strong Potion of Might||0.5||Restore Strength|
|Strong Potion of Nighteye||0.5||Night-Eye|
|Strong Potion of Personality||0.5||Fortify Personality|
|Strong Potion of Reflection||0.5||Reflect|
|Strong Potion of Resistance||0.5||Resist Disease|
|Strong Potion of Respite||0.5||Restore Fatigue|
|Strong Potion of Seastride||0.5||Water Walking|
|Strong Potion of Shock Shield||0.5||Shock Shield|
|Strong Potion of SOrcery||0.5||Restore Magicka|
|Strong Potion of Speed||0.5||Fortify Speed|
|Strong Potion of Strength||0.5||Fortify Strength|
|Strong Potion of the Sea||0.5||Water Breathing|
|Strong Potion of Warmth||0.5||Resist Frost|
|Strong Potion of Willpower||0.5||Fortify Willpower|
|Summon Dremora Lord||0||Summon Dremora Lord|
|Surilie Brothers Vintage 399||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Fortify Health|
|Surilie Brothers Vintage 415||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Fortify Health|
|Surilie Brothers Wine||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Fortify Health|
|Tamika Vintage 399||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Fortify Health|
|Tamika Vintage 415||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Fortify Health|
|Tamika's West Weald Wine||1||Drain Agility||Drain Intelligence||Fortify Health|
|Turpentine||1||Damage Painted Trolls (script)|
|Weak Elixir of Exploration||0.2||Fortify Health||Night-Eye|
|Weak Poison of Affliction||0.5||Damage Endurance|
|Weak Poison of Apathy||0.5||Drain Speed|
|Weak Poison of Burden||0.5||Burden|
|Weak Poison of Catastrophe||0.5||Drain Luck|
|Weak Poison of Clumsiness||0.5||Damage Agility|
|Weak Poison of Confusion||0.5||Damage Intelligence|
|Weak Poison of Cowardice||0.5||Drain Willpower|
|Weak Poison of Debilitation||0.5||Drain Endurance|
|Weak Poison of Fatigue||0.5||Damage Fatigue|
|Weak Poison of Feeblemind||0.5||Drain Intelligence|
|Weak Poison of Frailty||0.5||Drain Strength|
|Weak Poison of Fright||0.5||Damage Willpower|
|Weak Poison of Fumbling||0.5||Drain Agility|
|Weak Poison of Illness||0.5||Damage Health|
|Weak Poison of Misfortune||0.5||Damage Luck|
|Weak Poison of Paralysis||0.5||Paralyze|
|Weak Poison of Repulsion||0.5||Drain Personality|
|Weak Poison of Separation||0.5||Drain Magicka|
|Weak Poison of Severing||0.5||Damage Magicka|
|Weak Poison of Sickness||0.5||Drain Health|
|Weak Poison of Silence||0.5||Silence|
|Weak Poison of Slowing||0.5||Damage Speed|
|Weak Poison of the Fool||0.5||Damage Personality|
|Weak Poison of Weakness||0.5||Damage Strength|
|Weak Poison of Weariness||0.5||Drain Fatigue|
|Weak Potion of Absorption||0.5||Spell Absorption|
|Weak Potion of Agility||0.5||Fortify Agility|
|Weak Potion of Alacrity||0.5||Restore Speed|
|Weak Potion of Antivenom||0.5||Resist Poison|
|Weak Potion of Chameleon||0.5||Chameleon|
|Weak Potion of Charisma||0.5||Restore Personality|
|Weak Potion of Dedication||0.5||Restore Willpower|
|Weak Potion of Detect Life||0.5||Detect Life|
|Weak Potion of Disbelief||0.5||Resist Magicka|
|Weak Potion of Dispel||0.5||Dispel|
|Weak Potion of Endurance||0.5||Fortify Endurance|
|Weak Potion of Fatigue||0.5||Fortify Fatigue|
|Weak Potion of Feather||0.5||Feather|
|Weak Potion of Fire Shield||0.5||Fire Shield|
|Weak Potion of Fortitude||0.5||Restore Endurance|
|Weak Potion of Fortune||0.5||Restore Luck|
|Weak Potion of Frost Shield||0.5||Frost Shield|
|Weak Potion of Grace||0.5||Restore Agility|
|Weak Potion of Grounding||0.5||Resist Shock|
|Weak Potion of Healing||0.5||Restore Health|
|Weak Potion of Health||0.5||Fortify Health|
|Weak Potion of Insight||0.5||Restore Intelligence|
|Weak Potion of Insulation||0.5||Resist Fire|
|Weak Potion of Intelligence||0.5||Fortify Intelligence|
|Weak Potion of Invisibility||0.5||Invisibility|
|Weak Potion of Light||0.5||Light|
|Weak Potion of Luck||0.5||Fortify Luck|
|Weak Potion of Magicka||0.5||Fortify Magicka|
|Weak Potion of Might||0.5||Restore Strength|
|Weak Potion of Nighteye||0.5||Night-Eye|
|Weak Potion of Personality||0.5||Fortify Personality|
|Weak Potion of Reflection||0.5||Reflect|
|Weak Potion of Resistance||0.5||Resist Disease|
|Weak Potion of Respite||0.5||Restore Fatigue|
|Weak Potion of Seastride||0.5||Water Walking|
|Weak Potion of Shock Shield||0.5||Shock Shield|
|Weak Potion of SOrcery||0.5||Restore Magicka|
|Weak Potion of Speed||0.5||Fortify Speed|
|Weak Potion of Strength||0.5||Fortify Strength|
|Weak Potion of the Sea||0.5||Water Breathing|
|Weak Potion of Warmth||0.5||Resist Frost|
|Weak Potion of Willpower||0.5||Fortify Willpower|
This chapter of the FAQ was written by ammant and is independently available at IGN as well at faqs.ign.com/articles/699/699354p1.html.
There are 30 different varieties of Sigil Stones, each with a particular set of enchantments (one if used on a weapon and one if used on a wearable item).
The variety you get will be random, your only choice will be whether to enchant a weapon or wearable item.
|Weapon (enemy effect)||Wearable Item (character effect)|
|1.||Absorb Agility||Fortify Agility|
|2.||Absorb Endurance||Resist Disease|
|3.||Absorb Fatigue||Fortify Fatigue|
|4.||Absorb Health||Fortify Health|
|5.||Absorb Intelligence||Fortify Intelligence|
|6.||Absorb Magicka||Fortify Magicka|
|7.||Absorb Speed||Fortify Speed|
|8.||Absorb Strength||Fortify Strength|
|10.||Damage Fatigue||Fortify Fatigue|
|11.||Damage Health||Fortify Health|
|12.||Damage Magicka||Fortify Magicka|
|16.||Disintegrate Weapon||Fortify Blade Skill|
|17.||Disintegrate Weapon||Fortify Blunt Skill|
|18.||Fire Damage||Fire Shield|
|19.||Fire Damage||Resist Fire|
|21.||Frost Damage||Frost Shield|
|22.||Frost Damage||Resist Frost|
|23.||Frost Damage||Water Walking|
|24.||Shock Damage||Shock Shield|
|25.||Shock Damage||Resist Shock|
|26.||Shock Damage||Night Eye|
|29.||Soul Trap||Resist Magicka|
|30.||Turn Undead||Detect Life|
The magnitude (strength) of the above enchantments will be based on your character level when you found the Sigil Stone.
Descendant Sigil Stone -- Level 1-4
Subjacent Sigil Stone -- Level 5-8
Latent Sigil Stone -- Level 9-12
Ascendent Sigil Stone -- Level 13-16
Transcendent Sigil Stone -- Level 17 and up
Jo & Alex and Tommie submitted the following info:
"If you want to choose what sigil stone to bring back from the gate, you're gonna have to be in a Gate first. Find your way to the main tower, where there's a glowing beam going up with circular stairs around it.
At the very top of the tower, the glowing beam will stop at an "altar" where it will be possible for you to take the glowing stone.
Before taking the stone, save your game and after saving pick up the stone. There will be a message "Transcendent Sigil Stone added". Go in your menu and check which stone you've got. If you like it just exit the menu and let the animation go. If you don't like it, load the game you saved before taking the stone."
In this section you'll find a variety of cheats, hints and tips. If you find something here that's not working, please let APY know (contact at the top of the guide).
The console cheats will only work on the PC version of the game, since only that version has an in-game console. Press tilde (~) on your keyboard to bring it up. Then type any of the following commands and confirm with the Enter key:
|Add all spells to player||psb|
|Adds 100 points to an attribute (here luck)||modpca luck 100|
|Adds 100 points to the skill||modpcs skill 100|
|Adds the desired amount of gold. Replace the 'XXX' with the amount wanted.||player.additem 0000000F 'XXX'|
|Allows you to change your birthsign||Showbirthsignmenu|
|Allows you to change your class||showclassmenu|
|Change the angle of your point of view (default is 75)||POV #|
|Changes player level to desired number (use 1-255)||player.setlevel 1|
|Changes your gender||SexChange|
|Completes all quest stages||caqs|
|Creates a window with the full game scene graph||SSG|
|Exit game without using menus||qqq|
|Forces a skill level up of # levels, example: advskill blade 4||advskill skill #|
|Forces the levelup screen.||advlevel|
|Gives the player the given item and amount of the item.||player.additem <formID> <amount>|
|Gives you # of item 00000000 (use other hex combinations for items)||Player.AddItem 00000000 #|
|Gives you fame||SetPCFame|
|Gives you infame||SetPCInfamy|
|Gives you spell 00000000 (use other hex combinations for spells)||Player.AddSpell 00000000|
|God Mode||Without targeting, type "tgm"|
|Help for console options||help|
|Increase (or decrease) Ability or Attribute||player.setAV <Ability/attribute> <#>|
|Instant kill||Click any human or creature, type "kill"|
|Removes Bounty on your head.||player.setcrimegold 0|
|Removes item from your inventory (e.g. after cheating)||player.removeitem itemID number of items|
|Show the class selection screen||ShowClassMenu|
|Show the name/race/appearance selection screen||ShowRaceMenu|
|Show the sign selection screen||ShowBirthSignMenu|
|Spawn an NPC or item. Requires using an NPC ID or item ID.||player.placeatme <formID>|
|Teleports you to your quest target||movetoqt|
|Toggle AI detection||tdetect|
|Toggle combat AI, "sitting ducks" springs to mind||tcai|
|Toggle debug display (FPS etc)||tdt|
|Toggle Full Help||tfh|
|Toggle land LOD||tll|
|Toggle wireframe mode||twf|
|Toggles collision - you go in the direction your facing, up/down/etc )||tcl|