Daggerfall:An Item on Loan

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Return a loaned item for a noble.
Location(s): Any Noble
Reward: Random Gold
Reputation Gain: see Reputation Gain/Loss
ID: r0c10y18
Required Reputation: 10 reputation or more
Difficulty: Easy
The loaned item: a religious talisman

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to a noble.
  2. Travel to the town named by the noble.
  3. Visit the temple and talk to the priestess.
  4. Travel to the town named by the priestess.
  5. Meet your contact there and give him/her the gem within the time limit.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Return the item to a local Temple
The priestess waits for her bauble
You may be able to get the drop on some rogues...
...but others will be laying in wait for you

Something Borrowed[edit]

Speak to a noble, who says:

"Are you free for a few days to do me a little favor, (player's first name)? I just need something I borrowed brought back to its owner. Nothing too strenuous, and you'll be (random gold) gold pieces richer. A tempting offer, eh?"


The noble goes on:

"(Oath), that's the spirit! I have this (religious item) I borrowed from my good friend (priestess' name), a priest in (temple) of (first town). It's somewhat of a rush to get it back to her -- she needs it in (first time limit) days. So please do hurry. Thank you for this, (player's first name).


The noble answers:

"That's too bad. Well, I'll just hire someone else then."

Returning the Item[edit]

Travel to the town mentioned by the noble and visit the priestess in the local temple. Give her the item you got from the noble and she will say:

"Oh good, my (religious item)'s back. Thank you, (player's first name). But there seems to be something stuck in it. Oh, I see ... this stone. Would you be good enough to bring this pebble over to (noble's name)'s friend, (noble's friend's name), over at (building) in (second town)? I believe (he/she) has your gold, but you better hurry. (Noble's friend's name) runs out of patience if (he/she) has to wait longer than (second time limit) days."

Travel with that new item to the noble's friend in the second town. On your way to the noble's friend you may run into some rogues trying to get the gem from you. Hit one and the rogue will say:

"Here in (region name). only the Thieves Guild is allowed to smuggle. I guess (noble's name) thought (he/she) was above the rules, (he/she) was wrong. You're going to give me that (gem), and (noble's name) is going to learn not to cross the Thieves Guild. Do it, or I'll kill you."

If you hand it over, the rogue says:

"You tell everyone you know not to mess with the Thieves Guild. Now get out of here."

If you hand the item over, naturally you cannot complete the quest successfully. Fight or flee, and make your way to the second town. Once there, ask around until you know your contact's whereabouts. Meet the friend and hand over the gem you got from the priestess. Collect your reward afterwards.


Visit the noble's friend and deliver the gem. They will say:

"Ah, good. The (gem) is as exquisite as I'd been told. Fine work, (player's first name). Here's your (random gold) gold for your speed and silence."

Reputation Gain/Loss[edit]

If the quest was successful:

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Noble you got the quest from +5
Noble's associated factions +2
Thieves Guild -20
Thieves Guild associated factions -10

A failed quest results in a reputation loss according to the table below.

Faction/Person Reputation Gain
Noble you got the quest from -22
Noble's associated factions -11
Oblivion and all associated Daedra Princes +1
Sheogorath -1
The Night Mother +1
The Dark Brotherhood and its associated factions +1
Ebonarm -1
The Order of Arkay and its associated factions -1
The Benevolence of Mara and its associated factions -1
The Akatosh Chantry and its associated factions -1
The School of Julianos and its associated factions +1
The House of Dibella and its associated factions -1
The Temple of Stendarr and its associated factions +1
The Mages Guild and its associated factions -1
The Thieves Guild and its associated factions +1
Random Ruler -1
Daggerfall and its associated factions -1
Sentinel and its associated factions -1
Wayrest and its associated factions -1
The King of Worms and The Necromancers -1
The Underking and his Agents -1
Orsinium and its associated factions -1
The Glenmoril Witches -1
The Dust Witches +1
The Daughters of Wroth +1
The Witches of the Marsh +1
The Beldama +1
The Tide Witches +1
The Merchants -1
The Bards -1
The Prostitutes -1
Wrothgarian Mountains and its associated factions +1

(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered.)


  • 5x One Rogue every one in-game minutes (20% chance) after you got the gem from the priestess


  • If you keep either of the items, it will remain in your inventory and won't vanish once the quest is over, unlike most quest items.

Additional Dialogue[edit]

After you have accepted this quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:

  • "There's been lots of traffic to and from (temple). Wonder what's going on."
  • "(Priestess' name) has been looking for (his/her) (religious item), but I didn't even know (he/she) liked those things."

If you fail the quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:

  • "I wonder how long (temple) has been used as a smuggling station. It's a scandal."
  • "They were smuggling gems in (religious item)s. It seems so obvious now, don't you think?"

If you successfully complete the quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:

  • "Funny. I know there was a shipment of (religious item)s to (temple) but they didn't seem right."
  • "(Second town) is said to be a hotbed of (gem) smuggling. Must be well-disguised."

If you successfully complete the quest, the quest giver may later greet you with:

  • "Look who's back. You understand I couldn't tell you about the gem, don't you?"
  • "Well, if it isn't (player's first name). Great job with that gem smuggling business, my friend."

If you failed the quest, the quest giver will greet you with:

  • "That was no small quest you failed, (player's first name). Maybe I can forgive you in time. Maybe."

Quest Log[edit]

An Item on Loan (r0c10y18)
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
0 (Date): (Noble's name) of (noble's town) has sent me to bring a (religious item) to a priest in (first town), a certain (priestess' description) named (priestess' name) I'll find in (temple) if I get there in (first time limit) days or less.
1 (Date): There was a (gem) hidden in the (religious item). For the (random gold) gold I was promised, I have to deliver the (gem) to a third party in (second town), (noble's friend's name) of (building). I have (second time limit) days to accomplish this.