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- Talk to Athyn Sarethi in Sarethi Manor (Ald'ruhn, Manor District) to learn about the House Redoran council members.
- Talk to Miner Arobar in Arobar Manor and get his vote for Hortator.
- Talk to Garisa Llethri in Llethri Manor and get his vote for Hortator.
- Talk to Hlaren Ramoran in Ramoran Manor and get his vote for Hortator.
- Talk to Mistress Brara Morvayn in the Redoran Council Hall and get her vote for Hortator.
- Challenge Bolvyn Venim in Venim Manor to a duel, meeting him in Vivec's Arena.
- Return to Athyn Sarethi and be named the Hortator for House Redoran.
You have just officially become the Nerevarine and must be acknowledged as the war leader by the four Ashlander tribes (Ahemmusa, Zainab, Urshilaku, and Erabenimsun) and the three Great Houses (Hlaalu, Redoran, and Telvanni.) The first step is to become Hortator to the three Great Houses and complete the Fourth Trial, starting with House Redoran (though the actual order of the houses is unimportant). The quest has two different paths, one for members of House Redoran, and one for those who are not.
Pay a visit to Athyn Sarethi in the Sarethi Manor in Ald'ruhn (Manor District.) If you are a member of House Redoran (but not the Archmaster), Athyn should tell you that all but one council member will support you as Hortator, Bolvyn Venim. If you are the Archmaster, Athyn will make you Hortator immediately. If you're not a member, you'll have to persuade him significantly in order to get him to speak with you. Even then, Athyn will ask you a favor first: to rescue his son Varvur Sarethi from the Venim Manor (first manor on the right in the Manor District.) You must be careful when rescuing him not to kill the councilman Bolvyn as the other council members will turn against you.
Rescuing Varvur Sarethi
To find Varvur, find the Right Wing of the Venim Manor. In the large room, on a bench, you should find a 'Note to Malsa Ules' and a key. The note says that "a guest" is being held in a hidden room behind the tapestry. You'll find the door and tapestry nearby, and the key on the note opens that door (50 level lock). Remember the nearby guards won't like it if you take the key or note. Once you find Varvur, escort him back to the Sarethi manor and his father. Note that any guards that see him will attack, so planning the fastest route ahead of time might help. You are free to kill the guards, but again be careful not to kill Bolvyn. Once you return Athyn's son, he will give you his vote to be named Redoran Hortator and says that the other council members will concur, except for one.
The Other Councilors
From this point, the quest is the same whether you are a House Redoran member or not. Talk to all the councilors in Ald'ruhn in their respective manors: Miner Arobar, Garisa Llethri, Hlaren Ramoran, and Brara Morvayn (see the Red Book of 3E 426, provided by Athyn, for a complete list). Talk to each councilor about the Redoran Hortator and to get their vote. If you are following the Red Book of 3E 426, you will likely visit Morvayn Manor in east Ald'ruhn looking for Remas Morvayn. Unfortunately, he was killed defending the Morvayn Manor from Corprus monsters, and by his death Brara Morvayn took his seat in the Redoran Council and you will have to visit her to get the Redoran vote. She can be found in Morvayn Quarters.
The one exception is, of course, Bolvyn Venim, who won't agree with you no matter what. The only option is to have a duel to the death with him to get him out of the way. If you just kill him outright, the other council members will turn against you. Talking with him reveals he wishes to duel you in the Vivec Arena, but he offers a fight only after you have the vote of all the other councilors. If you don't have the votes, his disposition drops by ten points (25 if it was 75+). Take a Guild Guide or Silt Strider over to Vivec, and enter the Arena to find Bolvyn. He is a tough opponent if you attack him in melee as he is heavily armored (ebony) and has a Daedric Dai-katana. He has no ranged weapons or spells however, so feel free to take him out from a distance, but only when standing on the ground floor or within Venim's reach, as spells have been reported to go through his body from the second floor of the Arena. Healing potions and scrolls are helpful of course.
Return to Sarethi
Once Bolvyn is out of the way, return to Athyn Sarethi to be named the Redoran Hortator and receive the Ring of the Hortator to identify yourself as such. You also receive a note from the Archcanon saying that should you be named Nerevarine and Hortator of the four tribes and three houses, to present yourself to the Archcanon Saryoni in the High Fane of Vivec. Hold onto this note as you'll need it later.
- If you decide to kill Venim for your House Redoran advancement and your Hortator status (at the same time, being eligible for both), Sarethi will assume you are Hortator before you actually are; He'll "confirm" you as Hortator on asking him about Advancement if all the councilors agree, but you must bring up the Redoran Hortator topic again to gain the Ring of The Hortator and the proper conclusion.
- If Varvur is killed, you will be unable to gain Sarethi's support and the Main Quest will become impossible to complete normally.
The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the
Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.
|Redoran Hortator (B5_RedoranHort)|
|Index||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|50||I have been named Hortator of House Redoran by Redoran's councilors. When I have been declared Hortator of all three Houses, Redoran, Hlaalu, and Telvanni, I will have fulfilled the Fourth Trial of the Seven Visions of Seven Trials of the Incarnate.|
|60||When Athyn Sarethi named me Redoran Hortator, he gave me an enchanted ring, a token of my office called the "Ring of the Hortator." By this ring others shall know me as House Redoran's chosen champion.|
|70||Athyn Sarethi showed me a public notice revealing that I am an Imperial agent. He did not ask for an explanation. He said he was satisfied that I was sincere. But he said others might not be so understanding.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_RedoranBook)|
|1||I have been given a recent edition of the Red Book of Great House Redoran which lists the names and residences of the current Redoran councilors.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_ArobarHort)|
|5||Since I have killed a Redoran councilor, Arobar says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|10||Since I have murdered a Redoran councilor, Arobar says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|20||I asked Miner Arobar to name me Hortator. My story interested him, but he was concerned about rumors he heard about me from the Temple. He has agreed to consider the matter further, and to consult with his other colleagues on the council.|
|50||Sarethi's influence has persuaded Miner Arobar. He has agreed to confirm me as Hortator of House Redoran.|
|60||I asked Miner Arobar to name me Hortator. My story, my proofs, and the Moon-and-Star ring impressed him. He was concerned about granting such a title and authority to an outlander. But since I am a member of House Redoran, he agreed to confirm me as Hortator of House Redoran.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_LlethriHort)|
|5||Since I have killed a Redoran counselor, Llethri says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|10||Since I have murdered a Redoran counselor, Llethri says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|20||Garisa Llethri doesn't believe my story and doesn't know much about me. He's going to talk with the other councilors before he makes his decision.|
|50||Garisa Llethri is making me his choice for Hortator of House Redoran. He was persuaded by Athyn Sarethi's testimony.|
|60||I asked Garisa Llethri to name me Hortator. He was skeptical when he heard my story, and though he thinks that prophecies and reborn heroes are just superstitious nonsense, he approves of my skills and accomplishments. Since I am a member of House Redoran, he decided to confirm me as the Redoran Hortator.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_RamoranHort)|
|5||Since I have killed a Redoran counselor, Ramoran says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|10||Since I have murdered a Redoran counselor, Ramoran says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|20||Ramoran was impressed by my story and my ring. But I'm an outsider, and he doesn't trust me. He said he'd think about my request and talk to the other counselors.|
|50||Thanks to Sarethi's influence, Hlaren Ramoran has agreed to name me Hortator.|
|60||I asked Hlaren Ramoran to name me Hortator. He accepted my story and my proofs, and, since I am a member of House Redoran, he agreed to confirm me as Hortator of House Redoran.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_MorvaynHort)|
|5||Since I have killed a Redoran counselor, Morvayn says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|10||Since I have murdered a Redoran counselor, Morvayn says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|20||Morvayn was troubled by my story, but seemed to believe it. But she doesn't know me or trust me. She said she would consider my request and share her concerns with the other councilors.|
|50||After speaking with Athyn Sarethi, Councilor Morvayn has agreed to name me Hortator of House Redoran.|
|60||I asked Brara Morvayn to name me Hortator. She found my story troubling, but she accepted the Moon-and-Star ring as proof I was indeed the Nerevarine, and, since I am a member of House Redoran, she quickly agreed to confirm me as Hortator of House Redoran.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_VenimHort)|
|10||I have murdered Bolvyn Venim. The murder of a Redoran councilor is a serious crime and offense to honor. Now I can expect little cooperation or sympathy from House Redoran.|
|20||I asked Bolvyn Venim to name me Hortator. He was indignant, and refused to hear my story or consider my proof. He was quite clear... he will never consent to my being chosen as Hortator of House Redoran.|
|30||Bolvyn Venim has challenged me to a duel at the Arena in Vivec.|
|50||I killed Bolvyn Venim in a duel. It is unfortunate, but there was no alternative. I should speak with Athyn Sarethi again to be named Hortator.|
|Redoran Hortator (B5_SarethiHort)|
|5||Since I have killed a Redoran counselor, Sarethi says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|10||Since I have murdered a Redoran counselor, Sarethi says the other councilors will never consent to making me Hortator.|
|50||Athyn Sarethi has agreed to name me Hortator of House Redoran. He says he will use his influence to persuade the other councilors to support me, but that Bolvyn Venim will never support an outlander as Hortator of House Redoran. If I have the support of the rest of the Redoran Council, perhaps Venim will agree to an honorable duel.|
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