Online:A Favor Returned

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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Register your presence in the Ebonheart Pact's capital.
Zone: Deshaan
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Ebonheart Pact
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Mournhold — Find out what's happening in the city of Mournhold.
Quest Giver: Several Ordinators in Mournhold
Location(s): Mournhold, Tribunal Temple, House Dres Farmstead
Previous Quest: Message to Mournhold
Next Quest: The Mournhold Underground
Reward: Naryu's Sniper's Bow
Almalexia's Enchanted Lantern
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High Experience XP
ID: 4453
You have an audience with the Sacred Lady
I arrived in Mournhold, the capital city of the Ebonheart Pact. As the seat of Dunmer power, it is home to the Tribunal Temple. Due to recent events, the city is bustling with visitors.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Ordinator who tells you to go register with Registrar Riivel at the City Center.
  2. Talk to Naryu Virian outside the Tribunal Temple.
  3. Talk to Almalexia.
  4. Talk to Naryu Virian in the Flaming Nix.
  5. Steal the key from the courier.
  6. Investigate the House Dres Farmstead.
  7. Talk to Naryu Virian.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Talk to any of the Ordinators in Mournhold. They will tell you to speak with Registrar Riivel in front of the City Center. Everyone who enters the city must be registered, and you're no exception. When you speak to the Registrar, you're told that Almalexia herself has given the order to register you as a citizen, and that she wants to see you in the Temple. Make your way to the Tribunal Temple. As you climb the stairs, you'll notice Naryu Virian standing outside, leaning against wall. You should Speak with her.

Naryu says that the Maulborn are in Mournhold. Since you have a date with Almalexia, she wants you to tell the goddess about the Maulborn. After all, this is important, and Almalexia cares about the city anyway. While you're attending your meeting, Naryu is going to learn more about the Maulborn. She 's going to try to find out where they're hiding. Almalexia commends you for your efforts against the Maulborn, and allows you to come and go as you please. She also grants you the authority to investigate the Maulborn's presence in Mournhold. Once you're done talking to Almalexia, you should meet Naryu in the Flaming Nix, the cornerclub south of the temple.

Naryu Virian is leaning against the wall in the cornerclub. She saw the House Dres farm outside the city was on high alert. They are using a courier named Thauravil to deliver bribes to the other house leaders and city officials. She suggests taking the courier's key to get into the farm house. The courier, Thauravil Dres, picks up bottles of wine at the cornerclub. She wants you to slip a sleeping poison into the wine, follow him and take the key when he falls asleep. Alternatively, you can persuade Naryu to distract him so you can take the key off of the courier's unconscious body.

The House Dres Wine Bottle is in the lower level of the Flaming Nix on some crates. After the wine is poisoned, return to Naryu. The courier runs out of the cornerclub. If he detects you when you are following him, speak to Naryu again, and the courier will come back for more wine.

The courier falls asleep behind the stables west of the Fighters Guild. His nap spot is close to the House Dres Farm map marker, and there are some guar in and around the stables. Take the House Dres Key off of his limp body and go to the House Dres Farmstead. Sathram House in particular is where you're going to want to go, as it's unlocked by the key you just stole.

Inside Sathram House there is a host of suspicious things. The rug in the back is where you're going to want to look, but there are many other things inside the house that you can examine.

Investigate the Suspicious Urn.

<An enormous quantity of ash and bone fills this massive urn to the brim.>

There are some Suspicious Gems on a dresser. You should give those a look, too.

<These tiny shards of glass have been cut to resemble soul gems and fool the undiscerning eye.>

A Suspicious Philter sits on a nightstand.

<A slick, slippery substance coats the surface of these bottles. It smells strongly of damp and decay.>

Suspicious Ash sits in the firepit in the middle of the room.

The distinctive reek of charred flesh permeates the room, rising from this pile of damp cinders. Whatever creature was burned here has been entirely reduced to ash.>

There is also a Suspicious Turkey Leg on a sofa located against the wall. Diabolical!

<This slightly overcooked turkey leg is still warm to the touch.>

The Suspicious Rug is what you really want to investigate. Moving it reveals a trapdoor that leads to the Mournhold Underground. Naryu Virian enters the house after you discover the door. Speak with her to complete the quest.

Quest Stages[edit]

A Favor Returned
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
The officious Dark Elves seem even more anxious than usual. They want all visitors to register at the City Center. I need to talk to Registrar Riivel there.
Objective: Talk to Registrar Riivel
Registrar Riivel informed me that Almalexia, one of the Three Gods of the Tribunal, has asked to speak to me. I should find her at the Tribunal Temple.
Objective: Go to the Tribunal Temple
On my way to the Tribunal Temple, I ran into Naryu Virian. It appears that she wants to speak to me.
Objective: Talk to Naryu Virian
Naryu warned me that the Maulborn are up to something in Mournhold. I should warn Almalexia when I speak with her.
Objective: Enter the Tribunal Temple
Objective: Talk to Almalexia
I spoke to Almalexia, who gave me an enchanted lantern for things I have done to help Morrowind and her people. She also gave me the authority to investigate any Maulborn activity in Mournhold. I should leave the Temple and find Naryu Virian.
Objective: Leave the Tribunal Temple
Naryu Virian said to meet her at the Flaming Nix, a cornerclub on the east side of Mournhold. I should head over there now.
Objective: Talk to Naryu Virian
Naryu thinks that House Dres has a connection to the Maulborn. She wants to gain access to the Dres farm outside the city. We need to get a key from the Dres courier named Thauravil. The first step is to slip a sleeping potion into a bottle of wine.
Objective: Poison the House Dres Wine
(This step and its subsequent chain of steps appears if you choose to follow the courier)
I slipped the sleeping poison into the wine meant for Courier Thauravil. I should let Naryu know it's been done.
Objective: Talk to Naryu Virian
Courier Thauravil has left the cornerclub with the poisoned wine. I should follow him.
Objective: Leave the Cornerclub
Courier Thauravil is winding his way through the streets of Mournhold. I should follow him and wait for the sleeping potion to do its job.
Objective: Follow Courier Thauravil
I failed to follow Courier Thauravil. I should return to Naryu and see what she advises.
Objective: Talk to Naryu Virian
(Only appears if you get spotted by the courier)
Courier Thauravil drank some of the poisoned wine and passed out. I should search him and get his key.
Objective: Steal the House Dres Key
I persuaded Naryu to deal directly with the Dres courier. In return, she asked me to get her a bottle of wine from the cornerclub's cellar.
Objective: Find the House Dres Wine
(This chain appears if you Persuade Naryu to distract the courier)
I grabbed a bottle of House Dres wine. I should take the bottle to Naryu so we can get on with her plan.
Objective: Talk to Naryu Virian
I need to follow Naryu and the courier upstairs and wait for her signal.
Objective: Wait for Naryu's Signal
Naryu subtly distracted the courier. I should steal his key now that he's indisposed.
Objective: Steal the House Dres Key
I have the House Dres key. I should go to the farm outside the city and investigate the house's connection to the Maulborn.
Objective: Go to the House Dres Farm
(After obtaining the key)
I should search these farmhouses for clues as to where I can find the Maulborn and what they're up to.
Objective: Investigate the Dres Farmhouses
Finishes quest☑ I found a trap door hidden beneath a rug in one of the Dres farmhouses and Naryu just arrived. I should speak to her about what to do next.
Objective: Talk to Naryu Virian
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