Daggerfall:The Missing Prince
- Receive a letter from Prince Lhotun.
- Travel to Castle Sentinel and talk to the prince. He asks you to find out what happened to his eldest brother.
- Wait around Sentinel for a few days asking for rumors, and eventually receive a note from an Agent of the Underking.
- Meet with the Agent, who points you to a dungeon in the area.
- Explore the dungeon and discover a death certificate which contains the dying words of the missing prince.
- Choose who to give the letter to.
Travel to Sentinel, locate the castle in the center of the city, and enter it. Look for Prince Lhotun in the entrance hall, seated on the right. Speak to the prince and he says:
- "Welcome to Sentinel, (player's first name). I guess you must have received my letter. I know some things about Lysandus and why he might be haunting Daggerfall, but before I tell you, you have to promise to do something for me first. Is that all right?"
Accept the quest, and Lhotun will say:
- "You will? Thank (random god). You see, I used Underking. I want to know the truth. If you can find some proof of what really happened to him, I'll tell you all I know about King Lysandus." have an older brother, ten or eleven years older than me, named (prince's name). Whenever I ask what happened to him, I'm told a different story. Some say he got sick and died, some say he was kidnapped by the
Ask around town about the missing prince to hear some of the more popular rumors and theories regarding his death. You might also learn some interesting details of his personal life. For one thing, he was more a scholar than a warrior, a trait which used to irritate his father, King Camaron. For another, he was the only prince to never receive a public funeral. Other than these two suggestive facts, you will learn nothing useful about the prince.
Making A Breakthrough
After several days, you will be approached:
- A thin, rail of a woman steps forward and hands you a note. She turns aside all your questions with a gaunt, expressionless face."
Check your inventory for the note. It reads:
Make your way to the tavern. Go to the upper level of the rendezvous point to find your contact, who greets you with,
- "(Player's name)? Shh. I would prefer that nobody sees me talking with you. It has come to our attention that the Underking is being wrongly accused of abducting prince (prince's name). Before you judge, check into (dungeon). I'll mark it on your map. Who am I? Just call me a loyal servant. Now move away before anyone gets suspicious. Go on, scram."
Finding the Evidence
In classic Daggerfall, the dungeon named by the Agent of the Underking will be either Castle Faallem or The Fortress of Fhojum. In Daggerfall Unity, it will be randomly selected from any Ruined Castle in Sentinel. The rest is a standard dungeon crawl. When you find a piece of parchment on the ground in the dungeon, pick it up to receive the "Death Certificate," which reads:
Leave the dungeon and return to Castle Sentinel. Deliver the note to Lhotun and he will reply:
- "Medora Direnni, and during the war with us, his queen found out. They say that while her husband was gone, Queen Mynisera banished Medora from the court. My sister Aubk-i is queen now, part of the treaty to peace, but Mynisera still resides at Castle Daggerfall as the dowager Queen mother. I most feared. Poor (prince's name). As I promised, here's what I've heard about Lysandus. I don't know how much of this is secret, but I trust you. Lysandus was in love with his court sorceress, a noblewoman named
- I don't know where Medora went, but I know she has an enormous castle somewhere on the Isle of Balfiera. But I also heard there is some kind of curse on her, and she can never leave. I don't know if that helps you, but that's all I know. Again, thank you for (prince's name)'s letter. Just knowing what happened will ease my heart somewhat. Please take this (magic item) as a token of my appreciation."
Alternatively, you can deliver the note to Queen Akorithi, Prince Greklith, or Lord Vhosek. However, giving the note to anyone but Lhotun results in quest failure, and will cause your Reputation in Sentinel to plummet. Present the note to one of these three and be met with:
- "What is the meaning of this? Blackmail? Why you contemptible scoundrel. You ought to be thrashed for attempting to pass this cheap counterfeit. Poor Prince (prince's name) died of a fever many, many years ago. Why can't you let him rest in peace?"
If you give the death certificate to Lhotun, the quest will count as a success and you will gain reputation according to the table below.
|The Underking and his Agents||+25|
If you give the death certificate to either Akorithi, Greklith, or Lord Vhosek, the quest will count as a failure and you will lose reputation according to the table below.
(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)
In addition, your Regional Reputation in Sentinel will also decrease by 20 points.
- The book Night Falls on Sentinel is about an agent hired by (then King) Lhotun to punish the last living person responsible for kidnapping his brother. Although Daggerfall gives the older brother a random name, the book gives him the name "Arthago". The missing prince is also referred to as Arthago in The Daggerfall Chronicles.
- Night Falls on Sentinel first appears in Morrowind.
- There is no time limit for this quest.
- The journal entry you are supposed to receive after meeting the Agent of the Underking does not appear.
- In some instances the Death certificate may spawn in an unreachable room in the unity version of Daggerfall
- DFQFIX corrects this error, the journal entry will now appear as it should.
If you ask an NPC about the missing prince, you may hear:
- "(Prince's name) was a prince of Sentinel. He died years ago."
- "(Prince's name) came down with a fever and eventually died."
- "Wasn't he the scholar prince?"
- "(Prince's name) books more than swords. It used to drive King Cameron crazy."
- "He was the only prince never to a public funeral."
If you ask an NPC about the dungeon you are sent to:
- "(Dungeon) used to be the Underking's crypt, but now it's a Sentilian prison."
- "(Dungeon) is just (direction) of here. Some say it's still a crypt of the Underking."
After you have accepted this quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:
- "Poor Prince Lhotun is in one of his moods. He's so different from Greklith."
- "Queen Akorithi doesn't know what to do with Prince Lhotun. He's so gloomy."
If you fail the quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:
- "Prince Lhotun's black moods always lift eventually. Strange for a boy his age."
- "Prince Lhotun seems to be in an even darker mood than ever. Very odd boy."
If you successfully complete the quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:
- "Prince Lhotun's mood has gotten better. He's still quiet, but that's normal."
- "Queen Akorithi happily reports that her youngest is back in good spirits again."
|The Missing Prince (S0000001)|
|Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|0||(Date): Prince Lhotun of Sentinel has asked me to investigate the death of his brother, (prince's name), who was supposedly kidnapped by the Underking years ago.|
|1||(Date): I met secretly with an agent of the Underking. Supposedly the Underking had nothing to do with the abduction of (prince's name). I am supposed to check out (dungeon).|
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