Oblivion talk:The Path of Dawn

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Jump down[edit]

The article mentions that you can snipe Raven from the bridge. Is it worth mentioning that another option is to jump down to help Baurus? You have several seconds to do Raven in before his guards arrive. You are 2 against one and with you best dagger your chances are good, further you are 2 vs 2 which is not difficult. I did that at level 3 and at level 20. The former was easier, but the latter worked out too. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 06:55 on November 7, 2011

These are just general combat tips, not the only way to do the quest. Hence the use of if you so choose. There are mnay ways to do it, and they will all work if you do it right. I am going to edit some of the specifics out though I think, as they are not important to the individual quest. --DKong27 Tk Ctr Em 17:40, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Baurus doesn't take the shortcut....[edit]

So I unlocked all the doors from the houses to the sewers, like the page said, and Baurus should have gone that route, but he didn't. So a glitch, or should that part be edited out? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 02:46 on 12 December 2011

It may be the case that that works when you have or don't have the Unofficial Patch installed, or something like that. Since he probably shouldn't go through Fathis' house, I would agree with deleting it, as you've already done. Robin Hoodtalk 06:08, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Sunken Sewers[edit]

So apparently I didn't take the key which unlocks the gate leading to the Talos Plaza Sewers. I was wondering if you could maybe at least make a note that if you don't take the Sunken Sewers key off Raven before you leave and you have completed the main quest, then there is no possible way to get through the the area accessible to the Talos Plaza Sewers through the Sunken Sewers. Of course, if you have the PC version of this game, there is probably a console key to get around this. But for Xbox-360 and PS3 users like myself, there wouldn't be a way around this if we didn't unlock the gate when we had the chance. Helenaannevalentine 03:53, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Done.--Br3admax 04:02, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Helenaannevalentine 18:10, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Is this key you're talking about the "Sunken Sewers Key"? Camoran doesn't carry another key and the phrasing under notes makes it a little confusing... -Meisterdieb (talk)
I've reworded it slightly to make it more clear, hope that helps. Feel free to reword it yourself if you think it could be more clear. — ABCface 22:40, 29 October 2013 (GMT)

Another way to get the sunken sewers key[edit]

According to the notes, if you miss getting the sunken sewers key at this point, there's no other way to get it. However, I killed Raven in Paradise and found the key on him there.Ivan the Vandal (talk) 21:36, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Pacifist method[edit]

I'm attempting a pacifist run through Oblivion, and was able to successfully complete this quest without killing anything.

Well... aside from the rats, mudcrabs, and goblins, but that's what Baurus is for. Honestly, it can be tricky to keep Baurus alive even if you AREN'T doing a pacifist run, so I opted to pickpocket the book from Raven, which was quite easy because he doesn't care if you pickpocket him. (Bizarrely, when I left the room, Baurus then walked out of the upstairs door. Okay then buddy.)

Also discovered an interesting bug, if it is a bug. If you pickpocket the book, Raven and his minions won't attack you after Baurus leaves; the game will act as if you'd chosen to go sit down instead of Baurus, with Raven telling you to sit down. But if you get Raven and his minions to enter combat with anyone--say, for example, if you lead some goblins from the Talos Plaza sewers back to the Sunken Sewers--he'll start attacking you as if you'd gone through the ordinary sequence of events. Apparently the trigger for Raven to figure out you're imposters is entering combat (or his minions entering combat), not the minions seeing Baurus. Alynnidalar (talk) 22:41, 21 October 2017 (UTC)