Morrowind:A Rash of Insults

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Cure Tarer Braryn who was cursed by Arch-Mage Trebonius Artorius.
Quest Giver: Tarer Braryn at Temple Canton, Vivec
Location(s): Vivec
Reward: 100 gold, Exclusive Rising Force Potion
Disposition: +10 (Tarer Braryn),
+10 (Trebonius Artorius)
ID: MS_Apologies
Tarer Braryn is truly sorry...

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Tarer Braryn in the Office of the Watch in the Hall of Justice.
  2. Give Trebonius Artorius the gift and receive a potion for the rash.
  3. Return to Tarer with the potion.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

A Rash of Insults[edit]

Speak with Tarer Braryn in the Office of the Watch in the Hall of Justice, Temple Canton in Vivec. You'll learn that he recently ran into the Mages Guild Guildmaster, Trebonius Artorius, while drunk and 'mistakenly' called him 'flat-head'. He now has a mysterious rash that just won't go away...coincidence? Not likely. At any rate, Tarer wants someone eloquent with words to have a chat with Trebonius and have him remove the curse.

The Arch-Mage has a Cure...[edit]

The Guild of Mages is in the Foreign Quarter Plaza and the Arch-Mage is inside at the bottom of the stairs. Speak with him while you have the copy of Aedra and Daedra that Tarer gave you, and Trebonius will give you a special Cure Disease potion for Tarer and a Levitation potion for you. Return to Tarer to cure him and you'll be rewarded with 100 gold, twice what he promised you.


  • Trebonius will have the potion on his body if you kill him, regardless of whether or not you have activated this quest.
  • If you have killed Trebonius, you will be unable to pick up this quest. If this quest is already in your journal, and you no longer have Trebonius' Potion of Curing from his body, then Ordinator Tarer will have to keep his rash for a while.
  • You must have the copy of Aedra and Daedra given to you by Tarer when you speak to Trebonius. While there are many copies of this book to be found, and they are identical except in name and ID, only Tarer's will do. Its ID is bk_Aedra_Tarer_Unique, and it is clearly marked as "Tarer's Aedra and Daedra".
  • If you decline to help Tarer, bringing up the topic again will make his disposition drop by 10 each time.

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.

A Rash of Insults (MS_Apologies)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
1 Tarer Braryn insulted Trebonius Artorius last night and now has a nasty rash. He wants me to go to the Guild of Mages with a gift and his apologies. If I do it, he'll pay me 50 gold.
5 I've agreed to deliver the book and Braryn's apologies to Trebonius. He's in the Mages Guild here in Vivec.
7 I've decided not to help Tarer Braryn with his problem.
10 I delivered the message to Trebonius Artorius. For my efforts he gave me a potion for myself and a potion to take back to Tarer Braryn.
100 Finishes quest☑ When I returned with the potion for his rash, Tarer Braryn was so happy he gave me 100 gold instead of the promised 50.
110 Finishes quest☑ Tarer Braryn has learned Trebonius is dead, and his rash will be staying around a while.