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Investigate the assassination attempts at Alcaire Castle.
Zone: Stormhaven
Faction: Daggerfall Covenant
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Alcaire Castle — Resolve the Military Standoff that threatens the Covenant.
Quest Giver: Sir Hughes
Location(s): Alcaire Castle
Prerequisite Quest: Life of the Duchess
Next Quest: Tracking Sir Hughes
Reward: Alcaire Banneret's Helm
Low Leveled Gold
XP Gain: 925
You are too late...

Dame Falhut is dead, and the threat against Duchess Lakana is over, at least for the moment.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Sir Hughes.
  2. Head to the knight's house.
  3. Read his journal.
  4. Return to Duchess Lakana.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Sir Hughes is finding it hard to believe that Dame Falhut was acting alone in her plot to kill Duchess Lakana. However, he can't discuss this matter inside the castle, so he asks to meet you at his home after he's done checking up on the Duchess.

As he says, his house is past the market, on the other side of the keep from Dame Falhut's. Head inside, and find out all is not as it seems...

Envoy Darima sits tied up on the floor in his house, and she will ask if Sir Hughes sent you to kill her. When she realizes you're not about to do that, she will turn her attention to Lakana's safety. Telling her that Sir Hughes is going to check up on her sends her into full-blown panic. She explains that Sir Hughes is crazy — something about his dreams and a journal he keeps.

Go ahead and untie her. She will run off to warn Lakana. Before you go chasing after, find Sir Hughes' Journal on the table. He has been having nightmares for weeks now, dreams that he believes are actually visions foretelling the destruction of Alcaire Castle, and a revolt led by the Duchess herself.

Return to the castle. As the doors close behind you, you'll hear a cry: "By the gods! They've murdered the Duchess!"

Lakana lies face-down in her room, a sword bearing the sigil of the Knights of the Flame deep in her back. You are too late. Darima stands nearby, clearly distraught, and Duke Nathaniel kneels over his now-dead wife. After you have confirmed Lakana is gone by examining the body, talk to the Duke. He will be disbelieving, but will give you the Alcaire Banneret's Helm and 88 gold. Continue the conversation to receive the next quest, Tracking Sir Hughes.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Safety of the Kingdom
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Meet Sir Hughes at his House
Objective: Read Sir Hughes' Journal
Objective: Find Duchess Lakana