Morrowind:Exterminator (Hlaalu)

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For the Fighters Guild quest of the same name, see Exterminator (Fighters).

Kill some diseased rats among Yngling's game rats in Vivec.
Quest Giver: Edryno Arethi in Vivec, Hlaalu canton
Location(s): Vivec
Prerequisite Quest: Telvanni at Odirniran
Next Quest: Ashlander Ebony
Reward: 1/1000 gold
Disposition: +15 Disposition
Reputation Gain: +10 (House Hlaalu)
ID: HH_TheExterminator
Yngling Half-Troll's Game Rats

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Edryno Arethi for business.
  2. Travel to St. Olms to help Yngling Half-Troll with some diseased rats.
  3. Kill the diseased rats among his prized game rats.
  4. Return to Edryno Arethi.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


Edryno Arethi in her house on the Hlaalu Waistworks in Vivec will ask you to kill some diseased rats which have been planted among Yngling Half-Troll's prized game rats in Yngling Manor, St. Olms Plaza in Vivec.

Killing the Rats[edit]

The rats are in the basement of the manor and are all mingling closely together, so be careful not to accidentally kill any regular game rats, just the diseased ones (you can still complete the quest if you kill only one good rat though). Fortunately, the diseased rats should attack you, while the regular game rats will not. Therefore, you may be able to lead the diseased rats away, to avoid accidentally striking any of the others.

Return for your Reward[edit]

Return to Arethi in Hlaalu canton to complete the quest. If you kill more than one game rat, your reward is greatly reduced (only 1 gold instead of 1000 gold).


  • If you have killed Yngling Half-Troll prior to activating this quest (which is not unlikely, given that some people even suggest that you do so during the Hlaalu Hortator quest), Edryno Arethi will just tell you to forget about it and you go straight on to the next quest. You won't receive any reward, of course.
  • Arethi will thank you for sparing "most" of the game rats even if you spared them all.


  • Arethi may not acknowledge the blighted rats are dead. If this is the case, the quest is stuck at the first stage.
    • Pc22.png Use the console command PlaceAtPC rat_cave_hhte2 1 1 1 to spawn more blighted game rats and kill them.

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.

Exterminator (HH_TheExterminator)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Edryno Arethi told me that Yngling Half-Troll raises game rats for the Arena. A competitor has placed diseased rats among Yngling's game rats. I must go to Yngling Manor in the St. Olms Plaza and kill the diseased rats, but spare the prized game rats.
100 ☑Finishes quest Edryno Arethi thanked me for killing the diseased rats in Yngling Manor.
200 ☑Finishes quest I told Edryno Arethi that Yngling Half-Troll is dead.

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