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Daggerfall: Barenziah's Book

19 February 2011

Starts With: Queen Barenziah
Dungeon: Orsinium, possibly Scourg Barrow, Dragontail Mountains
Minimum PC Level: 9
Key Strategy: Get to Orsinium Quickly
Story Progression: May learn Gortwog has the Emporer's letter
Prerequisite Quest: Blackmailing King Helseth
Next Quests: Orcish Treaty

Everyone does silly things when they are young. Queen Barenziah only did one. However, now it is coming back to haunt her. She made private confessions to someone about various events in her life. And the individual decided to write about them. Unfortunately someone found a few chapters and sold them to Gortwog, Warlord of the Orcs. If the chapters were made public, they would humiliate Barenziah and the Emporer. If you want more details undertake the quest and read the chapters yourself. Barenziah has asked you to steal the manuscript back from the Orsinium citadel.

If you take too long, the necromancers will steal the chapters from Gortwog. If this happens, Gortwog has one of his shamans perform a magical sending. The shaman tells you the manuscript is in Scourg Barrow. And Gortwog offers to pay you for its return. You now have a choice between giving the book back to Gortwog or to Barenziah.. Which ever one you give it to will like you better, and the other will dislike you. In either case, the necromancers will hate you.

The better path is to get to Orsinium quickly, find the chapters, and take them to Barenziah. She will reward you with information, while Gortwog will only pay you, and you will have one less dungeon to fight through. Barenziah reveals that Gortwog himself has the Emporer's letters, although there is no point in searching Orsinium for it. She also mentions the totem and Gortwog's ambitions to possess it.

Finding the Book ( Walkthrough written by Lora McNabb )
In the big room with Gortwog, take the left door and work your way to the large room with the pryamid and pit. Get up to the ledge with the cage. Either levitate or jump in one of the fountains. Once you're up there, take the left set of stairs. Follow the wall on your right. Eventually you will come to an elevator, you don't need to take it. Keep following the right wall and you will come to a big room with a spotlight on the book.

The next quest is Orcish Treaty, or you may return to the Quest Walkthrough Page.

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