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ON-qico-Instance.png Retrieve the Amulet of Kings from its hiding place.
Quest Giver: The Prophet
Location(s): Sancre Tor
Prerequisite Quest: Valley of Blades
Next Quest: Council of the Five Companions
Reward: Signet of Sancre Tor
1 Skill Point
Soul Magic Rank 5
(?) Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
Solo Solo Only: Yes
Molag Bal seeks something in the depths of Sancre Tor

Sai Sahan has recovered from his experiences in the the [sic] Halls of Torment and is ready to guide me to the Amulet of Kings. He hid the artifact in Sancre Tor, an ancient Imperial catacomb.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Varen Aquilarios in the Harborage.
  2. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  3. Travel to Sancre Tor.
  4. Confront Mannimarco.
  5. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  6. [Optional] Enter the Crypt of Heroes
  7. Listen to Mannimarco in the Sancre Tor Inner Chamber.
  8. Defeat Mannimarco's minions.
  9. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  10. Consecrate the shrines in the Dragonguard Tomb and the Reman Vault.
  11. Listen to Mannimarco in the Vault Antechamber.
  12. Continue to the Vault of Kings.
  13. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  14. Open the Vault of Kings.
  15. Defeat Mannimarco.
  16. Take the Amulet of Kings.
  17. Talk to Varen in the Harborage.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The Prophet appears when you are close to a major city.

Talk to Varen Aquilarios in the Harborage. He says Sai Sahan hid the Amulet of Kings in the catacombs of Sancre Tor in the Colovian mountains. He refers you to Sai Sahan.

Sai Sahan says the Amulet is in a vault protected by a ward of Stendarr, the God of Justice, Mercy and Well-Earned Luck.

Enter the portal to Sancre Tor, and follow the path to a large room where Mannimarco appears. He knows you are looking for the amulet.

Mannimarco reveals his plot

Talk to Sai Sahan. If you hurry, you might be able to retrieve the amulet before Mannimarco.

Follow the south passage, and enter the Sancre Tor Interior, then the Inner Chamber.

[Optional] Once in the Sancre Tor Interior, there is the option to enter the Crypt of Heroes. Doing so will cause Mannimarco to repond with a quip about entering a crypt with a necromancer about and spawn a small army of undead foes. After disposing of them, there is a crypt in the center of the area you can enter that holds a moderate amount of loot in various containers. Exiting the crypt will trigger Mannimarco summoning the Lord of Iron and Woe.

In the grassy area in the inner chamber, Mannimarco appears again and reveals his plan to steal the Amulet without Molag Bal's knowledge. The ward of Stendarr will hide him from the God of Schemes' view, then he will use the Amulet's power as the greatest soul gem ever to trap Molag Bal's soul.

He summons three Worm Cult necromancers and a bone colossus. You defeat them and head east to the Inner Courtyard.

Sai Sahan is exhausted and needs to rest. Talk to him or Lyris Titanborn.

Dragonguard Tomb[edit]

You need to consecrate the shrines with Stendarr's blessing in the Dragonguard Tomb. The door to the Dragonguard Tomb is to the west. Inside, Mannimarco announces to your group that he raised Sai Sahan's fallen comrades. Sai Sahan does not want to kill his former friends, so he relies on you for most of the attack.

Make your way to the Shrine of the Divines, a brazier in the west end of the tomb. Once it is lit, head back east to the Inner Tomb.

Reman Vault[edit]

Drawbridge Lever Puzzle[edit]

Follow the eastern passage to the Reman Vault. (Before pulling the levers, there is one of the unlocked chests to the right - follow the river and keep looking right.) To consecrate this altar you need to lower the drawbridge first. Pull the third lever from the left, the second lever from the left and the leftmost lever to lower the bridge.

Once you light the brazier, Mannimarco's followers appear and attack you.

The Vault Antechamber[edit]

You need to continue on into the Vault Antechamber. Go back into the Inner Tomb and follow the final passage to the Inner Courtyard, then the Vault Antechamber.

In the Antechamber, Mannimarco appears again. He shows a vision of all of Tamriel bowing to him. Defeat the enemies, then head to the Vault of Kings.

The Amulet of Kings at last!

The Vault of Kings[edit]

Talk to Sai Sahan. You need to use the Ring of Stendarr's Mercy on the door.

Inside, kill Mannimarco. A Dark Anchor opens, and Molag Bal's hand scoops Mannimarco up and takes him to Coldharbour.

To the west is the Amulet of Kings. Take it, and return to the Harborage.

Talk to Varen for your reward.

"We can sleep a little easier knowing that the King of Worms has been defeated, but we cannot rest too long. Molag Bal is still a great threat, and the Planemeld must be stopped."


  • Before you reach the Inner Chamber, you will pass a door on your left. Sai Sahan will identify it as the Crypt of Heroes, which he may have warned you to avoid back in the Harborage. You may enter if you wish, but it is entirely optional. If you do, you'll have to fight several mobs of undead warriors. Make sure to examine the large tomb in the center of this area. There is a door on the far side. You'll find a chest with some treasure, and there will be a small boss fight when you loot it, the Lord of Iron and Woe.
  • There are several unlocked chests in Sancre Tor which contain better-than-average loot (including the one above), but unlike most such containers, they will disappear after you open them once, even if you don't take any of the contents. You should be sure to have enough space in your backpack to avoid missing out.
  • Prior to the One Tamriel update, this quest could not be started until level 40.


Quest Stages[edit]

Shadow of Sancre Tor
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Listen to Varen
Objective: Enter the Harborage
Objective: Talk to Varen
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
Objective: Wait for Varen to Open the Portal
Objective: Enter Portal to Sancre Tor
Objective: Explore Sancre Tor
Objective: Confront Mannimarco
Objective: Go to Sancre Tor Inner Chamber
Objective: Defeat Mannimarco's Minions
Objective: Continue to the Inner Courtyard
Objective: Wait for Sai to Catch His breath
Objective: Enter the Dragonguard Tomb
Objective: Consecrate the Shrine in the Dragonguard Tomb
Objective: Go to the Reman Vault
Objective: Consecrate the Shrine in the Reman Vault
Objective: Continue to the Vault Antechamber
Objective: Defeat the Undead
Objective: Enter the Vault of Kings
Objective: Open the Vault Door
Objective: Defeat Mannimarco
Objective: Collect the Amulet of Kings
Objective: Return to the Harborage
Objective: Talk to Lyris
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