Bloodmoon:To Catch a Thief

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Track down who is stealing ebony ore from the mine.
Quest Giver: Falco Galenus at Raven Rock
Location(s): Raven Rock, Fort Frostmoth
Prerequisite Quest: Supply Route Problems
Next Quest: Bar Brawl
Reward: 500 gold
Reputation Gain: +12 (East Empire Company)
ID: CO_6
Difficulty: Low
 
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Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Falco about your next assignment to learn about the theft of ebony ore.
  2. Search Uryn Maren's house and open the locked chest inside to find it empty.
  3. Return to Falco with the news and he will tell you to follow Uryn inside the mine.
  4. Enter the mine and use Sneak/Chameleon/Invisibility to remain hidden.
  5. Find and follow Uryn to the storage room until you receive a journal entry.
  6. Confront Uryn about the theft and he will tell you that Carnius told him to do it.
  7. Return to Falco with the news.
  8. Confront Carnius with the information and he will deny everything.
  9. Return to Falco to receive your reward and to learn that Uryn has been murdered.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Falco Galenus[edit]

Speak to Falco in Raven Rock about your next assignment to recover some ebony ore that has gone missing. He suspects that Uryn Maren is involved and has heard that the ore may be inside a chest in his house. He even gives you a key to Maren's house.

Uryn Maren's House[edit]

The house is right next to Falco and you have the key, so entry is relatively easy (it is a 100 level lock, if you want the challenge). The house is small and doesn't contain much. The chest is in the bedroom and is again locked (100 level). Open it to find that it is actually empty.

Return to Falco with the lack of evidence and he will suggest that you follow Uryn into the mine and see if you can catch him stealing ebony ore.

Following Uryn[edit]

The mine entrance is just north of Falco, head that way and get your sneaking skill or Invisibility spell ready. You won't encounter anyone immediately inside the Mine, but you'll find Uryn shortly inside, off to the east. As soon as you approach Uryn, he should take off, going deeper into the mine. Getting too close to Uryn will cause him to stop moving, until you disappear from sight again, and talking to him will result in him vanishing and cause the quest to fail. Do not worry about being spotted by Uryn, if he stops, just back away until he starts again.

Follow him deeper and after the sharp turn to the left you'll notice that he begins to sneak. Follow him into a storage room with some boxes until you receive a journal entry. At this point you can stop sneaking and confront Uryn. He will admit to stealing the ore but claim that Carnius threatened to kill him if he didn't steal from the mine.

Return to Falco[edit]

Return to Falco with the information, who says that he suspected as much, but needed confirmation that Carnius was involved. Falco suggests that you pay a visit to Carnius in Fort Frostmoth to see what he has to say for himself. Speak with Carnius about Uryn and he'll deny everything, of course. Return to Falco once again who will inform you that Uryn has just been found dead, presumably murdered, although there is no evidence of the fact. You are rewarded with 500 gold.

Quest Stages[edit]

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

To Catch a Thief (CO_6)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Falco believes that Uryn Maren is stealing ore from the colony mine, and wants me to bring him proof of the theft.
20 Falco has given me the key to Uryn Maren's house. I should look for a locked chest near the bed; the ore should be in it.
30 The chest in Uryn Maren's house is empty.
40 Falco has ordered me to follow Uryn Maren in the mines, to see if he's really stealing. I'm not supposed to be seen by anyone.
50 I followed Uryn Maren to the storage room, where he has no business being.
60 Uryn Maren confessed to stealing ore from the mines, but says that Carnius put him up to it.
65 I informed Falco that I caught Uryn Maren in the mines. I now need to take the news to Carnius.
70 Carnius denies having any involvement with Uryn's theft, and says Uryn Maren will be dealt with.
80 ☑Finishes quest Uryn Maren was found dead in the store room where he was being held. With no evidence, and no witness, we'll have to find some other way to get Carnius.
100 ☑Finishes quest I blew my cover, and ruined any chance of catching Uryn Maren red-handed.
200 ☑Finishes quest I've been fired from the East Empire Company for killing Uryn Maren.


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