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Dark Brotherhood
Accompany Green-Venom-Tongue on a journey to the past.
Zone: Gold Coast
Faction: Dark Brotherhood
Quest Giver: Green-Venom-Tongue
Location(s): Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, Blackwood Borderlands, Ruins of Xith-Izkul
Prerequisites: Dark Brotherhood Rank 6
Previous Quest: Dark Revelations
Next Quest: The Wrath of Sithis
Reward: Unidentified Sithis' Touch Waist Armor
1 Skill Point
Average Leveled Gold
10 Dark Brotherhood RepReputation
XP Gain: Standard
What happened at the Xith-Izkul sanctuary?


Green-Venom-Tongue learned a few things from the Black Dragon's journal that seem to point to his former Sanctuary. He wants to go back there and try to confirm the Black Dragon's claims.
Green-Venom-Tongue and Shazara-Ta are waiting to travel to the Blackwood Borderlands with you
"What is the gift of death?"
"Solace, my brother."
Did the Dread Father order the purification of the sanctuary?
Near a breakdown after purification, Lyra receives another task
"Put away your weapon, child. We have much to discuss."

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Meet Green-Venom-Tongue near Anvil.
  2. Enter the Purified Sanctuary.
  3. Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue.
  4. Search the Sanctuary.
  5. Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue.
  6. Approach the Shrine of Sithis.
  7. Meet Green-Venom-Tongue in Kvatch.
  8. Learn Lyra's Fate.
  9. Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue.
  10. Talk to Astara.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Quest Stages[edit]

A Ghost from the Past
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Green-Venom-Tongue is arranging transportation for us to his former Sanctuary. When I'm ready to depart, I should meet him near the gates of Anvil.
Objective: Meet Green-Venom-Tongue Near Anvil
I met up with Green-Venom-Tongue in Anvil. He arranged for an Argonian tracker named Shazara-Ta to transport us to his former Sanctuary. I should climb aboard her chart when we're ready to make the trip.
Objective: Travel to the Purified Sanctuary
After traveling by horse and cart to Blackwood and then by boat up the river, we've reached the vicinity of Green-Venom-Tongue's former Sanctuary. Now I should follow him to the exact location.
Objective: Enter the Purified Sanctuary
Objective Hint: Wait for Green-Venom-Tongue to Open the Door
We passed through the Black Door and into the old Sanctuary. I should talk to Green-Venom-Tongue and find out how he thinks we should proceed.
Objective: Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue
Green-Venom-Tongue burns resin from the Hist. He claims the fumes will allow us to see truths hidden in the ruins. We should search the Sanctuary and see what the fumes reveal.
Objective: Search the Sanctuary
We saw reflections of what occurred here. Lyra was the Black Hand's instrument in purging the Sanctuary. I should talk to Green-Venom-Tongue and see what he thinks we should do next.
Objective: Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue
Green-Venom-Tongue wants to use the last of the resin fumes to see if any signs of Lyra remain around the shrine of Sithis. He said to approach the shrine and see what is revealed.
Objective: Approach the Shrine of Sithis
We saw through the resin fumes how Lyra completed her mission to purge this Sanctuary and then received a new contract that took her to Kvatch. I should talk to Green-Venom-Tongue to see if we've learned everything we can here.
Objective: Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue
Green-Venom-Tongue wants me to meet him in Kvatch, in front of the Cathedral of Akatosh. He hopes to use the last of his resin to see what occurred during Lyra's contract to kill Primate Jonas.
Objective: Meet Green-Venom-Tongue in Kvatch
Once more the fumes of the burning resin reveal events from the past. I should pay attention and find out what happened to Lyra in Kvatch.
Objective: Learn Lyra's Fate
We saw how Primate Artorius convinced Lyra to become his Black Dragon. I should talk to Green-Venom-Tongue and see what he thinks about all this.
Objective: Talk to Green-Venom-Tongue
Finishes quest I should return to the Sanctuary and tell Astara what we learned about the Black Dragon.
Objective: Talk to Astara


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