Side quests are standard-length quests that are not part of a quest line and are not Daedric quests. Each side quest is listed separately in your quest journal. They are not subcategorized like miscellaneous quests. Also unlike miscellaneous quests, side quests are logged in your journal after completion. Side quests can be identified by the side quests knotwork (pictured at left) displayed next to the quest title in your journal and on each quest's page on this wiki.
Completing each of these quests generally increases by one the "Side Quests Completed" statistic in the General Stats section of the main in-game menu, and also counts towards the Sideways achievement. See this article's achievements section, below, for details.
The side quests are listed below based on the location where they are normally started.
- The Final Descent: Find out what happened to the great-grandfather of Crescius Caerellius.
- March of the Dead: Stop the ash spawn attacks on Raven Rock.
- Served Cold: Save Councilor Morvayn from an assassination plot.
Towns and Settlements
- Filial Bonds: Find Wulf Wild-Blood's brother, Torkild, who may have become a werebear.
- Lost Legacy: Travel to Vahlok's Tomb and defeat Vahlok the Jailor.
- A New Source of Stalhrim: Find a blacksmith missing from Skaal Village.
- Azra's Staffs: Retrieve a staff made by Azra Nightwielder for Master Neloth.
- Briarheart Necropsy: Examine a Briarheart for Neloth.
- Experimental Subject: Help Neloth by being a test subject in his experiment.
- From the Ashes: Help Talvas Fathryon by killing an ash guardian.
- Healing a House: Help Elynea Mothren repair the tower of Tel Mithryn.
- Heart Stones: Find a heart stone for Neloth.
- Lost Knowledge: Retrieve the Black Books for Neloth.
- A New Debt: Help Drovas Relvi with his debt to Mogrul.
- Old Friends: Find the source of attacks on Tel Mithryn.
- Reluctant Steward: Find a new steward for Neloth in Raven Rock.
- Telvanni Research: Extract a sample from an ash spawn for Neloth's research.
- Wind and Sand: Retrieve a copy of Wind and Sand for Neloth.
- Black Book: Filament and Filigree: Learn the Black Book's hidden knowledge.
- Black Book: The Hidden Twilight: Learn the Black Book's hidden knowledge.
- Black Book: The Sallow Regent: Learn the Black Book's hidden knowledge.
- Black Book: The Winds of Change: Learn the Black Book's hidden knowledge.
- Black Book: Untold Legends: Learn the Black Book's hidden knowledge.
- Deathbrand: Find the treasure of Haknir Death-Brand.
- Retaking Thirsk: Help Bujold the Unworthy retake Thirsk Mead Hall.
- The Chief of Thirsk Hall: Help out a Riekling Chief at Thirsk Mead Hall.
- Unearthed: Assist Ralis Sedarys in his search for the relics of Ahzidal in Kolbjorn Barrow.
- The Ebony Warrior: Locate and defeat the Ebony Warrior.
One achievement is related to side quests:
- Sideways (20 points/Bronze) — Complete 10 side quests