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- Build the first phase of your stronghold.
- Talk to Galsa Gindu at her home in Ald'ruhn's Manor District to start the process.
- Travel to Ebonheart to receive the construction contract from Duke Vedam Dren.
- Return to Galsa Gindu with the contract and the construction will begin.
- After a few days, talk to Galsa again, who will ask you to check on the stronghold progress.
- Talk to the foreman in Bal Isra, Bugdul gro-Kharbush, and return to Galsa with the news.
- The first phase should be finished after a few more days.
- Build the second phase of your stronghold.
- Talk to Galsa Gindu at her home in Ald'ruhn's Manor District about the second phase.
- Talk to Percius Mercius at the Fighters Guild in Ald'ruhn to recruit some guards.
- Rescue Percius' friend, Frelene Acques, from the prison in the Hlaalu Canton in Vivec.
- Report back to Percius who will send some men to guard your stronghold.
- Return to Galsa to start the construction.
- The second phase should be finished after a few days.
- Build the third and last phase of your stronghold.
- Talk to Galsa Gindu at her home in Ald'ruhn's Manor District about the third phase.
- Speak with Hetman Guls from your stronghold's small village who will tell you that you need to attract some more single women.
- Attract some women from Ald'ruhn, Tel Aruhn, Ald Velothi, or Suran.
- Talk to Hetman Guls again.
- Return to Galsa to start the construction.
- The third phase should be finished after a few days.
Starting the Process
To start your stronghold once you reach the rank of Kinsman, talk with Galsa Gindu at her home in Ald'ruhn's Manor District, Council Hall. She will require a payment of 5,000 gold and a construction contract. The contract can be obtained from Duke Vedam Dren in the Grand Council Chamber in Ebonheart if you promise to aid the people of Vvardenfell. If you have talked to Azura and gotten Moon-and-Star Dren will just give it to you without making you promise as a token of his gratitude. Once you give the money and contract to Galsa, the construction of your stronghold will begin.
Checking on the Progress
After four days, you'll receive a journal entry telling you to speak with Galsa again. She tells you to speak to the stronghold foreman and make sure everything is okay. The stronghold is east along the road between Ald'ruhn and Maar Gan. The foreman, Bugdul gro-Kharbush, will tell you that everything is fine and it should be finished within the week.
Report back to Galsa and after four days you'll receive another journal entry telling you that the first phase of your stronghold, Indarys Manor, is complete.
Recruiting Some Guards
Speak with Galsa Gindu at her home in Ald'ruhn's Manor District again to start the first upgrade of your stronghold after it is initially constructed. She tells you to speak with Percius Mercius at the Fighters Guild in Ald'ruhn to recruit some guards.
Rescuing Percius' Friend
Percius agrees to hire you some help, but asks you to first rescue his friend, Frelene Acques, from the prison in the Hlaalu Canton in Vivec. The prison can be reached via the Hlaalu Treasury and you'll have to deal with the guard either before or after you free Acques. Free and escort the prisoner to outside of the treasury where you'll part company. Alternatively, you can just steal the key to her cell from the table and give it to her and she will escape after you leave. The key is easy to steal if you position yourself so the pillar blocks the view of the guard. You can also simply Taunt or Frenzy the Ordinator into attacking, killing him with no bounty.
Building the Second Phase
Report back to Percius who will send some men to guard your stronghold and then speak to Galsa to start the second phase of construction. You will receive a journal entry after five days to indicate when it is complete.
More Women for your Stronghold
Once you reach the rank of House Father, speak with Galsa Gindu at her home in Ald'ruhn's Manor District to start the third and final upgrade of your stronghold. She will send you to speak with Hetman Guls from your stronghold's small village who will tell you that you need to attract some more settlers, specifically more single women (just two will do).
Attracting Some Women
There are a number of methods of getting the women:
- Fathusa Girethi at the Ald Skar Inn and Aryni Orethi outside her house in Ald'ruhn will both agree to come to your village once you persuade them (90 disposition required).
- You can also buy two slaves for 1,000 gold each from Savile Imayn in Tel Aruhn.
- Alternately, Galyn Arvel in Ald Velothi will agree to send escaped slaves to your stronghold (requires Twin Lamps codephrase, which you can get from a slave after freeing 21 slaves).
- Helviane Desele at her establishment in Suran will tell you that some of her dancers are ready to retire if you persuade her enough (70 disposition).
If you do option 2, 3, or 4, the same ladies will show up in your stronghold (Heniele Milielle in Manor Service, and Assimusa Samsi outside), so you'll only be able to do one of those three, plus option 1. You can have four women attend your stronghold this way.
Building the Third Phase
Once two or more of these women agree to live in your stronghold speak with Hetman Guls once more. Then go back to Galsa again to begin the last phase of construction and you will receive the two reputation points reward. You will receive a journal entry after a few days when construction is complete.
These codes can be used along with the
Journal Console command and quest ID given within the chart to update the quest to a certain point.