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the Soul Gem
|Starting Out: Defend against a Restless League attack, meet with Tobias, and explore the town.|
|Talisman of Hunding: Investigate the Statue of Hunding and retrieve the Talisman of Hunding.|
|Goblin Caves: Retrieve a ring from a cavern while avoiding the residents.|
|N'Gasta's Amulet: Retrieve a certain amulet for Lord Richton.|
|Escape the Catacombs: Escape from the Catacombs with the help of a fellow cellmate.|
|The Restless League: Contact the Restless League and discover Iszara's plan.|
|Flask of Lillandril: Put together a map and find the legendary flask that absorbs magic.|
|Confront N'Gasta: Travel to the Isle of N'Gasta and confront N'Gasta.|
|Dwarven Mines: Recover a Dwarven gear from an ancient fortress.|
|Dwarven Steam Pipes: Activate an ancient Dwarven machine|
|Saving Hayle's Soul: Release Hayle's soul to a peaceful rest.|
|Retrieve the Soul Gem: Enter the Catacombs and retrieve the soul gem of Prince A'tor.|
|Raze the Palace: Storm the Palace and kill Lord Richton.|
- "It is late in the Second Era, a time of war as the Empire of Tiber Septim sweeps through the kingdoms of Tamriel in a glorious bid for conquest. Septim is opposed on all sides, but never more fiercely than by Hammerfell the ancestral home of the Redguards. The High King of Hammerfell, Thassad II resists the Imperial invasions even as he sees other kingdoms crumble until, at last, without warning and surprisingly devoid of court treachery, death takes its full measure. With its High King dead, Hammerfell is crippled plunging into a bloody civil war between the Crowns, fighting for their homeland's continued sovereignty, and the Forebears, who have finally accepted the Emperor's rule. The Crowns, led by the heir to Thassad, Prince A'tor, are continually victorious, spilling the blood of the Forebears across Hammerfell's sands. From his seat of power in the port city of Stros M'Kai, Prince A'tor slowly reunites his father’s unraveled kingdom. Feeling their impending defeat, the Forebears sign a pact with the Emperor, allowing him to bring his armies in, crush the Crowns, and rule Hammerfell as his own. Tiber Septim's armies prove too much for the proud Redguard Crowns."
- "Tiber Septim sends his best commander, Lord Richton, to Stros M'Kai to close the grip on prince A'tor and the Crowns. The Prince rallies his forces for one last stand. Knowing that Hammerfell's sovereignty is at stake, the Crown forces match the might of the Empire meeting them in the harbor of Stros M'Kai for the final battle. The fighting is fierce. Lord Richton, having seen the prince's victories at sea before, decides to bring his last resource to the fore..."
- "...The dragon, Nafalilargus, proud jewel of the Imperial crown. A'tor commands his archers to ready their weapons..."
- "...But is struck down himself by Richton’s assassin, felled by an arrow whose poison spreads too fast. A'tor's wizard attempts to save the prince but the dragon ends his magic, and the Crown's hope for victory, in a single fiery breath. Having conquered the Crowns, the Emperor’s forces claim rule over all of Hammerfell. Imperial garrisons are stationed at every city and Richton himself is named Provisional Governor of Stros M'Kai. Months pass. The Redguards of Hammerfell, both Crown and Forebear, learn to live under the new Imperial rule and Tiber Septim extends his reach into the rest of Tamriel. It is only through fate that any of this will come to concern our hero, Cyrus, a Redguard who long ago left Hammerfell to wander the borderlands of the Empire."