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Quests are sorted by the factions who give them. There are 227 distinct quests in the original game (excluding a Vampire Quest whose questfiles are misnamed and therefore cannot be given to the player unless both questfiles have corresponding names). The CompUSA Special Edition Patch adds 16 new quests.

It should be noted that quests added by third-party mods are not listed on this page.

For general quest related hints read this page.

Main Quest[edit]

All the parts of the game's Main Quest Walkthrough.

Optional Quests[edit]

Quests running in the Background[edit]

Quests running in the background used to control various events regarding the Main Quest

Dark Brotherhood[edit]

All quests for the Dark Brotherhood.

Fighters Guild[edit]

All quests for the Fighters Guild.

Knight Orders[edit]

All quests for the Knight Orders.

Mages Guild[edit]

All quests for the Mages Guild.

Temples and Templar Orders[edit]

All quests for the Temples.

Temple Specific Quests[edit]

Thieves Guild[edit]

All quests for the Thieves Guild.

Merchants and Innkeepers[edit]

You can be assigned these quests by any NPCs in guildhalls, temples, taverns, etc. However, the chances of getting them from merchants and innkeepers is much higher. When you ask for work in town, you will be eventually pointed to an NPC that offers you one of these quests. Upon completing (or failing) these quest, you gain (or lose) reputation with the faction to which the questgiver belongs, which may not necessarily be The Merchants faction. For example, if a member of the Mages Guild gives you one of these quests, you will gain/lose reputation with the Mages Guild and its associated factions. To get one of these quest from any questgiver of a faction click the Talk button immediately after you have reported back for a successful quest.


You can get these quests from some (but not all) royals and all nobles, as long as your reputation with the noble is sufficiently high. Specifically, only the following people offer Nobles Quests: Akorithi, Barenziah, Charvek-si, Eadwyre, Gothryd, Greklith, Lady Bridwell, Lady Northbridge, Lord Bridwell, Lord Darkworth, Lord K'avar, Lord Provlith, Lord Vhosek, Mobar and Mynisera.

The remaining nobles, that are in one or another way affiliated to the Main Quest, including Cyndassa, can also offer you these quest, but not until the Main Quest Start-Up is completed. However with an unpatched questfile, this will never be the case, since the Main Quest Start-Up will never end.


All quests for the Witch Covens.

Vampire Clans[edit]

These are the quests for a vampire character. One can get any of these quest after the player turned into a vampire. All quest are given to the player via a letter. You are offered these quests randomly from time to time, apparently one quest per month.


Quests to cure yourself of Vampirism or Lycanthropy.

Daedric Quests[edit]

All quests for the Princes of Oblivion.

Quest Bodies[edit]

Five "quest bodies" can be found along with the quests listed above. These "bodies" consist of either a single quest-binary file or a single quest-text file. In any case, these quests cannot be played. Occasionally, one of these quest bodies will be selected according to the same rules that are applied when giving quests to the player's character. However, since the corresponding quest-file is missing, the game is unable to process the start of the quest. This results in a frozen game, which can only be fixed by restarting DOSBox or a reboot under a DOS-OS.

Following quest bodies exist:

  • 80C00Y00 (binary-file) -- an alternate file for Malacath's Quest; it contains the same data as the standard quest.
  • A0C00Y04 (binary-file) -- contains the same data as the Impostor quest.
  • M0B40Y04 (text-file) -- contains the same quest-text as the Fighters Lich quest.
  • N0C00Y01 (binary-file) -- contains data for an unfinished Banish Daedra quest for non-members of the Mages Guild.
  • R0C40Y23 (binary-file) -- contains the same data as the Daedric Book quest and also gives the wrong location for the Skeffington Coven.