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ON-qico-Instance.png Defeat the alchemist and recover the Mnemic Egg.
Zone: Shadowfen
Faction: Ebonheart Pact
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Loriasel — Stop Ruuvitar from corrupting the Mnemic Egg.
Quest Giver: Vicecanon Heita-Meen
Location(s): Loriasel, Vision of the Hist
Prerequisite Quest: The Dominion's Alchemist
Next Quest: Swamp to Snow
Reward: Chain of Hist's Power
1 Skill Point
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: (?)
Solo Solo Only: Partly (as indicated)
Vicecanon Heita-Meen is trapped by the Mnemic Egg

Vicecanon Heita-Meen asked me to retrieve the Mnemic Egg from Ruuvitar, the architect of the Dominion invasion in Shadowfen.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Kill Ruuvitar.
  2. Talk to Vicecanon Heita-Meen.
  3. Talk to Gerent Nuleem-Malem.
  4. Examine the Mnemic Egg.
  5. Solve the purple plume puzzle.
  6. Talk to the Hist-Brothers.
  7. Talk to the Voice of the Hist.
  8. Talk to Vicecanon Heita-Meen.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Talk to Vicecanon Heita-Meen. She prefers that you capture Ruuvitar alive, if you can, but understands that you need to kill him.

You enter the Loriasel Lower Bailey to kill Ruuvitar. You can use the keystone holder, which will free Ruuvitar's four captured Argonians, but Ruuvitar will appear regardless.

After he dies, Vicecanon Heita-Meen runs up to you. Follow her to the Mnemic Egg, then talk to her. The Egg needs to be removed from the ruins, but the vicecanon is afraid it is trapped. She kneels by the Egg and appears to be magically stunned.

Gerent Nuleem-Malem runs up from the northeast. She says you need to wake the vicecanon before the Egg destroys her mind.

Touch the Mnemic Egg, and you are transported into a Vision of the Hist.

ON-icon-quest-solo.png Vision of the Hist[edit]

Inside the Vision of the Hist, you see the vicecanon and purple plumes of magic.

The vicecanon says your minds are joined inside. If you heal Ruuvitar's damage to the Hist while inside the Egg, perhaps it will recover. She thinks the purple plumes might be Ruuvitar's magic. Her hint for the puzzle is "get to the heart of the matter and leave no corner unexplored."

The Plume Puzzle[edit]

Start at the northwest corner. Next, use the southwest corner. Then use the heart plume, the one in the center, then northeast plume and the southeast plume.

This pattern can be repeated no matter the starting point, as each corner controls the same amount of plumes. So pick a corner, then use a consecutive corner, then the center, then the two remaining corners. To reset puzzle, speak with Heita-Meen again.

The Hist-Brothers[edit]

Continue with the vicecanon deeper into the dream. In the next large room, talk to the Hist-Brothers, semi-transparent Lurchers.

The Hist-Brothers are confused because one of the vicecanons, Vicecanon Hrondar, led the skin-stealers. You can say none of the vicecanons led the skin-stealers or that a skin-stealer posed as Vicecanon Hrondar.

The next Brother is confused because "the Dark Elf vicecanon", Vicecanon Servyna, "tried to destroy the eggs at the Hatching Pools". You can say she was never at the Hatching Pools, or that she tried to save the eggs, not destroy them.

The final Brother heard that the skin-stealers boiled Hist Sap for Daedra. You can tell him the Dremora Lyranth was responsible, or that Ruuvitar boiled the Hist Sap and the Dremora was his prisoner.

The Voice of the Hist[edit]

Once you have talked to all three Hist Brothers, you will hear a voice. The vicecanon is surrounded by green smoke and disappears. The voice beckons you back into the room where you solved the plume puzzle.

Talk to the Voice of the Hist at the statue. What it says will depend on your choices when talking to the Hist-Brothers.

"Flesh walkers rarely visit our dreams, small one. The whorls of your thoughts bring warmth to our own. Soon we awaken, to nourish ourselves back to health. You must leave, or be dashed against our dreams."
or "A flesh-walker joins our dreams. A welcome diversion, small one, before we rejoin the void. Though we soon depart, the vicecanon carries our thoughts within her. You must follow, lest we drag you to the void with us."
Where is Vicecanon Heita-Meen?
"When you quickened our dream, we knew her great purpose and sent her beyond the dream. But you…we could not send you just yet. You healed the wounds inflicted by the flesh-walker Ruuvitar, small one. The Hist shall dream of you, always."
or "You quickened our dream, small one. Yet our memories wither and fade. We must soon follow. We could not stunt the vicecanon's greater purpose, so we sent her beyond the dream."

Once you finish talking to the Voice of the Hist, your vision darkens and you wake up back in Shadowfen.

Back to Shadowfen[edit]

You awaken on a ship, soon to depart to Skyrim. Talk to Vicecanon Heita-Meen to complete the quest.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Dream of the Hist
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Now that I've unsealed the door protecting Ruuvitar, I can put an end to his heinous acts.
Objective: Kill Ruuvitar
I defeated Ruuvitar and put an end to his terror. Now I must safely recover the Mnemic Egg.
Objective: Find the Mnemic Egg
I should speak with Vicecannon Heita-Meen about how to best handle the Mnemic Egg.
Objective: Help Vicecannon Heita-Meen retrieve the Mnemic Egg
Vicecannon Heita-Meen fell into some sort of trance when she inspected the Mnemic Egg. I should speak with Gerent Nuleem-Malem and see what can be done.
Objective: Talk to Gerent Nuleem-Malem
The vicecannon is under some kine of spell, most likely of Ruuvitar's doing. I should see if there's anything I can do to break her out of it.
Objective: Investigate the Mnemic Egg
I have entered the Hist's dream with Vicecannon Heita-Meen. I need to find a way to get rid of the destructive forces within it.
Objective: Explore deeper into the dream
Objective: Talk to the Hist-Brothers
I spoke with the entities with the Hist's dream. I should check with Vicecannon Heita-Meen to see if she's learned anything new.
Objective: Retuen to Heita-Meen
After the Hist-brothers left the dream, the Hist sent Vicecannon Hetia-Meen away. It spoke with me and asked me to approach it.
Objective: Talk to the Voice of the hist
Finishes quest I awoke in a strange room. I should ask Vicecannon Heita-Meen where we are.
Objective: Talk to Vicecannon Heita-Meen
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