Morrowind:Kill Necromancer Tashpi Ashibael

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Investigate a possible case of necromancy in Maar Gan.
Quest Giver: Ranis Athrys in Balmora
Location(s): Maar Gan
Prerequisite Quest: Escort Itermerel
Next Quest: Catch a Spy
Reward: 2 Scrolls of Elemental Burst:Fire, 2 Scrolls of The Fourth Barrier
Disposition: +10/+15/+20 (Ranis Athrys)
Reputation Gain: +5/+10 (Mages Guild),
+1 Reputation
ID: MG_KillNecro2
Required Rank: Journeyman
Is Tashpi a necromancer?

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Ranis Athrys in the Balmora Guild of Mages for duties.
  2. Travel to Maar Gan.
  3. Confront Tashpi Ashibael about being a necromancer.
  4. Either kill Tashpi or let her escape.
  5. Return to Athrys.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


Ranis Athrys in the Balmora Guild of Mages is accusing Tashpi Ashibael in Maar Gan of practicing necromancy and wants her dead.

Tashpi Ashibael[edit]

Maar Gan is far to the north, past Ald'ruhn. Ask the locals there about Tashpi to learn that she lives in the last house on the right before the shrine, and that she is a well-liked town healer.

When you confront Tashpi about being a necromancer, she seems rather surprised, though once you mention Ranis she seems to understand. According to her, she refused to join the Mages Guild and Ranis has held a grudge against her ever since. Tashpi suggests that you let her leave Vvardenfell and tell Ranis that she is dead. Otherwise, the only other solution is to kill Tashpi.

Upon returning to Ranis you are rewarded with an increase in Disposition/Reputation. If Tashpi was not already dead before starting this quest, you will also receive two Scrolls of Elemental Burst:Fire and two Scrolls of The Fourth Barrier.

Your Disposition and Faction Reputation bonuses depend on the manner in which you complete this quest. As you can see from the following chart, actually killing Tashpi will get you a higher Disposition boost with Ranis Athrys, but a lower Faction Reputation bonus. Letting her escape is thus more beneficial, since it effectively increases your Disposition with all Mages Guild members (including Ranis).

Method Disp. Fac. Rep.
Kill Tashpi 20 5
Let Tashpi escape and lie to Ranis 15 10
Tashpi already dead before you start 10 5


  • There is no direct evidence that Tashpi is a necromancer, only circumstantial. More information can be found on her NPC page.

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.

Kill Necromancer Tashpi Ashibael (MG_KillNecro2)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Ranis told me that Tashpi Ashibael is a necromancer. Ranis wants me to kill Tashpi Ashibael. She lives in Maar Gan.
50 Tashpi Ashibael agreed to go into hiding. I should tell Ranis Athrys that Tashpi is dead.
100 Finishes quest☑ I told Ranis Athrys that the necromancer is dead.

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