Morrowind:Control the Ordinators

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Talk with Archcanon Saryoni on how to control the Ordinators.
Quest Giver: Duke Vedam Dren at Ebonheart
Location(s): Ebonheart, Vivec, Assemanu
Next Quest: Dealing with Orvas Dren
Reward: None
Disposition: +20 (Vedam Dren)
Reputation Gain: +10 (House Hlaalu)
+1 (+7 more from Sleepers)
ID: HH_WinSaryoni
Required Rank: House Father
The Robe of St. Roris is well hidden.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Duke Vedam Dren to learn your next assignment.
  2. Travel to the High Fane and speak with Archcanon Tholer Saryoni.
  3. Go to Assemanu and find the Robe of St. Roris.
  4. Return the robe to Archcanon Tholer Saryoni.
  5. Report back to Duke Vedam Dren.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


Once you reach the rank of House Father, Duke Vedam Dren in the Grand Council Chamber in Ebonheart will ask you to help control Berel Sala's Ordinators, and tells you to speak with Archcanon Tholer Saryoni on the matter.

Archcanon Saryoni's Deal[edit]

The Archcanon can be found in the High Fane in Vivec and will agree to control the Ordinators if you recover the Robe of St. Roris from the shrine of Assemanu, a holy artifact the Ordinators have failed to recover.

Retrieving the Robe[edit]

Assemanu is on a small island southeast of Seyda Neen, and west of Vivec's Hlaalu Canton. There is a key on a dead Ordinator's body before you enter into the shrine area that lets you in. The robe is in a well hidden chest at the end of the shrine, where you encounter Dagoth Hlevul, on a ledge which can only be accessed with a Levitate spell, Jump, Telekinesis, or a high Acrobatics skill and Strength attribute by jumping on the big rock to the left.

Controlling the Ordinators[edit]

Return to Saryoni with the robe and give it to him in return for him agreeing to speak to Berel Sala about the Ordinators.

Return to Duke Vedam in Ebonheart to complete the quest and get promoted to Councilman.


  • Killing Dagoth Hlevul in Assemanu will cause the five sleepers in Vivec to awake, as well as one in Suran and one at Arano Plantation. Talking to each of these gets you 1 Reputation point, for a total of 7, in addition to the 1 point for completing the quest.
  • If Berel Sala is killed during this quest, you get the faction reputation, but not Dren's disposition increase.


  • You may not be able to leave the Assemanu shrine area. The doors into the shrine area can be lockpicked without needing the Old Key (found on a dead Ordinator in the first area). Unfortunately, this is not two-way, you need the key to get out - the game does not remember that the doors are "unlocked" from the inside.
    • Simply use a Recall spell/scroll, or a Divine or Almsivi Intervention to get out.
    • On PC You can also use the console command coc -4, -4 (or similar numbers) to teleport you outside.
    • On PC Alternatively, click on the door and enter the command unlock to unlock the door.
  • After Duke Dren promotes you to Councilman, your character page might still categorize you as House Father. You'll need to advance your rank yourself using the console command PCRaiseRank Hlaalu.

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.

Control the Ordinators (HH_WinSaryoni)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Duke Dren asked me to speak with Archcanon Tholer Saryoni at the High Fane in Vivec and persuade him to control Berel Sala's Ordinators.
50 Archcanon Tholer Saryoni told me he would prevent the worst zeal of the Ordinators if I retrieved The Rove [sic] of Saint Roris from Assemanu. To get there I should head towards Seyda Neen from Ebonheart. After crossing the wooden bridge, I should head south in the middle of the swamps until I reach an island.
70 Archcanon Tholer Saryoni thanked me for delivering The Robe of Saint Roris and told me he would speak with Berel Sala.
100 Finishes quest☑ Duke Dren thanked me for persuading Archcanon Tholer Saryoni to curb the worst of the Ordinators' zeal.

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