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Imperial City
Recover an ancient tome from the Daedra and assist in its translation.
Zone: Imperial City
Objective: Arboretum — Prevent the Daedra from destroying a rare book.
Quest Giver: Drake of Blades
Location(s): Arboretum
Previous Quest: Scouting the Arboretum
Next Quest: Scouting Quests;
The Sublime Brazier
Reward: Medium Tel Var Sack: 00300300Tel Var Stones
Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
Rescue the Chief Archivist who has been captured by the Daedra

The Drake of Blades wants me to recover a book that the Daedra refuse to burn and whose contents must therefore be very important.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to the Drake of Blades at the Alliance Rally Point in the Arboretum.
  2. Find the strongbox key and recover the ancient book.
  3. Rescue Chief Archivist Sergianus.
  4. Find the spell ciphers.
  5. Talk to Sergianus in the Ruined Archives.
  6. Translate the book.
  7. Report to the Drake of Blades in the Alliance Base.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Quest Stages[edit]

Knowledge is Power
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
The Daedra keep the book locked away in a strongbox near the pavilion.
Objective: Recover the Coded Book
Objective Hint: (?)
I must rescue the Chief Archivist before the Daedra put him to the sword. He may know more about this book.
Objective: Rescue the Chief Archivist
The Chief Archivist told me that he masked the contents of this book with a spell before the Daedra got to it. Unfortunately, they are now unwittingly burning the ciphers that can decode it. I must find them before they can be burned.
Objective: Find the Spell Ciphers: 0/4
Now that I have all of the spell ciphers, I need to find the Chief Archivist. He said he would meet me in the nearby Archives.
Objective: Find the Chief Archivist in the Archives
The Chief Archivist has begun to cast the translation spell. I need to add the ciphers to the ritual.
Objective: Cast the Translation Spell
I have decoded the book titled, "The Sublime Brazier." I should take it back to the Drake of Blades and see if she can make sense of its contents.
Objective: Take "The Sublime Brazier" to the Drake of Blades
Finishes quest I should finish talking with the Drake of Blades.
Objective: Talk to the Drake of Blades
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