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Destroy Molag Bal's Great Shackle.
Zone: Coldharbour
Objective: The Great Shackle — Destroy the Great Shackle and end the Planemeld.
Quest Giver: Vanus Galerion
Location(s): The Great Shackle, The Mooring, The Hollow City
Prerequisite Quest: Vanus Unleashed
Concurrent Quest: The Army of Meridia
Reward: Galerion's Spare Staff
1 Skill Point
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: (?)
Vanus Galerion destroys the Great Mooring

I restored Vanus Galerion and disrupted activities at the Black Forge. Now we need to assault the Great Shackle and end the threat of the Planemeld once and for all.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Vanus Galerion.
  2. Find the Great Shackle's power source.
  3. Reverse the energy flow in the magicka conduits.
  4. Enter the Great Mooring.
  5. Defend Vanus Galerion.
  6. Return to the Hollow City.
  7. Enter the Mages Guild District.
  8. Talk to Vanus Galerion.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


  • After completing this quest, the Mages Guild hall in The Hollow City will unlock, and Vanus and most of the other Guild members in Coldharbour will be found there. Vanus will open a portal to take you directly to the hall if you wish.


Quest Stages[edit]

Breaking the Shackle
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
Objective: Follow Vanus Galerion
Objective: Enter the Great Shackle
Hidden Objective: Enter the Power Chamber
Hidden Objective: Listen to Vanus
Objective: Use Magicka Conduit
Hidden Objective: Find Prisoner
Objective: Rescue Sage Tirora
Objective: Rescue Treva
Objective: Locate the Conduits Up Above
Objective: Explore the Great Shackle
Objective: Enter the Mooring
Objective: Defend Vanus Galerion
Objective: Observe the Great Shackle
Hidden Objective: Return to the Hollow City
Objective: Return to The Hollow City
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