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Daedric Ruin:
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Daedra Lord Malacath
Orcish worshippers
Console Location Code(s)
Ashurnibibi, Shrine
Bitter Coast, [-7,-4]

Ashurnibibi is a shrine to Malacath on a small peninsula northwest of Hla Oad. The ruin has been taken over by Orc kidnappers. You'll have to travel here to rescue Joncis Dalomax in an Imperial Legion quest for Imsin the Dreamer in Buckmoth Legion Fort. The shrine also contains a few skill-improving books. There's also a quest available from the Daedra Prince Boethiah nearby, but you'll have to dive deep underwater to find him (west and a little north of Ashurnibibi - not in the underwater passages inside Ashurnibibi). There are lots of critters in the water, and they seem just to keep coming. Unless you are an Argonian, you may want to water-walk. Look for the shattered statue, unless you want to explore the sunken ruin.

The shrine to Malacath within Ashurnibibi

At the entrance inside, there's coupl campfires. After fires, there is short portion of swimming required. Right before entering shrine area, there's small stone chest, which contains Ancient, rusted Daedric Key along with Sneak skllbook 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 26, leveled probe and standard potions of water breathing and levitaion.

On the altar you can find a ruby, a piece of raw ebony, an emerald, and a cursed Daedra's heart. Left side of altar is guarded by Rolfish whereas right side by Durgash. On Durgash' side there are few scrolls, potions, and skillbooks for Destruction (The Horror of Castle Xyr) and Alchemy (Game at Dinner). There's also urn containing scrolls next to stone table.

Behind the altar is locked and trapped door, behind which Joncis Dalomax is being held hostage. Further deeper is another locked and trapped door, which lead back to entrance, only this route required levitaion, or water walking along with improved acrobatics.

Related Quests[edit]


Imperial Legion[edit]


  • Durgash gro-Rushub carries an Ancient daedric Key which opens a locked and trapped door, behind which Joncis Dalomax is being held hostage.
  • There is another Ancient, rusted Daedric Key in a chest in the Shrine which opens a back door to the room where Joncis is, accessed through a flooded tunnel.
  • On the altar you can find a ruby, a piece of raw ebony, an emerald, and a cursed Daedra's heart.
  • The two Orcs outside the shrine might be peaceful when you meet them, their fight values of 80 rather than the typical 90 allows a greater chance of this. However, you must kill the two inside to rescue Joncis.
  • Ushug gra-Olurba offers medium training in Acrobatics, Light Armor, and Sneak if she is non-hostile or successfully calmed.


Name Gender Race Class Faction Level Health Magicka Alarm Fight Location Notes
Durgash gro-Rushub Male Orc Healer 15 102 90 0 90 Shrine Carries an Ancient daedric Key
Joncis Dalomax Male Breton Knight Imperial Legion Knight Errant(Knight Errant) 14 135 128 0 30 Shrine
Muzgonk gro-Borbog Male Orc Warrior 18 202 88 0 80 Outside
Rolfish gra-Dugul Female Orc Barbarian 10 118 94 0 90 Shrine
Ushug gra-Olurba Female Orc Agent 16 125 112 0 80 Outside Trainer


Map of Ashurnibibi