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Secure the Chasm and gain access to Molag Bal's personal domain.
Zone: Coldharbour
Objective: The Chasm — Help the combined forces secure the Chasm.
Quest Giver: King Laloriaran Dynar
Location(s): The Hollow City, Grunda's Gatehouse
Prerequisite Quest: The Army of Meridia
Next Quest: The Harvest Heart
Reward: Molag Grunda's Girdle
367 Gold
Cross the Chasm to reach the Fist of Stone

The army has been gathered and the time has come to take the battle to Molag Bal! But to reach the planar vortex at the heart of the Dark Lord's inner sanctum, we have to cross the well-defended Chasm.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Cadwell.
  2. Destroy the four focus stones at the Chasm.
  3. Talk to Cadwell, then enter the portal to the Chasm Second Tier.
  4. Close the eastern and western portals.
  5. Talk to Cadwell at the Gatehouse.
  6. Unlock the door.
  7. Defeat the enemies in Grunda's Gatehouse.
  8. Talk to Vanus Galerion outside.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Speak to King Laloriaran Dynar in the Chapel of Light. Cadwell will be your guide when you lead the attack on the Chasm.

Cadwell is north of the Chapel of Light. He says the army needs to break some focus stones before they can cross the Chasm.

You need to destroy four focus stones. You can talk to Gathwen, if you want. The stones are gray with a red aura around them before they are destroyed.

Cadwell says you need to close two portals. Darien Gautier closes the eastern portal for you, once you kill all the enemies in the area. The same thing happens to the western portal.

Unlocking the Gatehouse[edit]

Talk to Cadwell at the Gatehouse. He can't wait to see Molag Grunda.

Once across the Gatehouse Span, Cadwell remembers you need to start the flywheels. Each flywheel area has a lever behind some enemies. You need to activate the lever to start the flywheel.

Activate the chain next to the door to the Gatehouse, which opens the door.

Enter Grunda's Gatehouse and kill her pet flesh atronach, then Grunda herself.

Talk to Vanus Galerion outside. He tells you that the army has secured the Chasm and can now move troops from the Hollow City to the front lines.


  • There is a skyshard to the right of the western portal in the Chasm Second Tier.

Quest Stages[edit]

Crossing the Chasm
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Cadwell
Objective: Follow Cadwell to the Chasm
Objective: Talk to Gathwen
Hidden Objective: Portal Stone
Objective: Destroy the Focus Stones
Objective: Enter the Portal
Hidden Objective: Gathwen Scene
Objective: Close the East Portal
Objective: Close the West Portal
Hidden Objective: Gathwen Runs Up
Objective: Go to the Gatehouse
Objective: Enter the Gatehouse Span
Objective: Cross the Span
Objective: Start the North Flywheel
Objective: Start the South Flywheel
Objective: Unlock the Gatehouse
Objective: Kill Molag Grunda
Objective: Exit the Gatehouse
Objective: Meet Vanus Galerion Outside
Objective: Go to the Chasm
Objective: Talk to Cadwell at the Gatehouse
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