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Figure out a way to get into the Crystal Tower with the help of Clavicus Vile and Mephala.
Zone: Summerset
Quest Giver: Oriandra
Location(s): Ceporah Tower, Alinor, The Vaults of Heinarwe, Cathedral of Webs
Prerequisite Quest: Lost in Translation
Next Quest: The Crystal Tower
Reward: Surcoat of the Psijic Order
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Unknown
Nocturnal has taken hold of the Crystal Tower

With the Ritemaster dead and the Heart of Transparent Law in Nocturnal's hands, events have taken a grim turn. I need to help the Psijic sages figure out a way to enter the Crystal Tower and stop Nocturnal.

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A Necessary Alliance
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Sotha Sil has news for the Ritemaster. I should go to his study in Ceporah Tower and try to convince him to share that news with me.
Objective: Talk to Sotha Sil
Sotha Sil suggested I go to Valsirenn and inform her of his speculations concerning Nocturnal and the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Go to Valsirenn's Study
I reached Valsirenn's study to find her trying to force information out of Leythen. She wants me to talk to him and finish the interrogation.
Objective: Interrogate Earl Leythen
Leythen suggested we make an alliance with Mephala to gain her help against Nocturnal. I should talk to Valsirenn and she what she thinks about that proposal.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
I need to go to the Crystal Tower Gatehouse, northeast of Lillandril, to meet Valsirenn and Darien. We're going to see how the Sapiarchs are progressing with their attempt to create two new tower sentinels.
Objective: Go to the Crystal Tower Gatehouse
Razum-dar ran into the nearby watchtower. I should follow him and find out what he's doing here.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar in the Watchtower
Something terrible happened to the Crystal Tower. I need to get to the gatehouse and see how the Sapiarchs' ritual is coming along.
Objective: Go to the Crystal Tower Gatehouse
Valsirenn appears to be helping the Sapiarchs with their ritual. I should talk to her and see if she has any information about what's happening here.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
I need to help defend the ritual platforms against the Daedric attack in order to give the Sapiarchs enough time to complete their ritual to attune the tower sentinels.
Objective: Defend the North Ritual Platform
Objective: Defend the South Ritual Platform
We defended against the Daedra attacks on the ritual platforms. Now I should check on the new Tower Sentinels and see if they've completed the attunement to the diamond keys.
Objective: Check on the Tower Sentinels
The Sapiarchs trying to attune themselves to the diamond keys so they could open the way to the Crystal Tower are dead. I should talk to Valsirenn and find out what our next option is.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
I need to meet Razum-dar in Alinor so we can warn the Proxy Queen about Nocturnal's assault on the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar in Alinor
Razum-dar said I should go to the gardens in Alinor to look for a strange talking dog that has a message for me.
Objective: Meet the Dog in the Alinor Gardens
I should follow the strange talking dog. Raz said it has a message to pass on to me.
Objective: Follow the Strange Dog
I followed the dog to an isolated location. I suppose I should talk to him now.
Objective: Talk to Barbas
The Hound of Clavicus Vile directed me to the caves north of Alinor. He said that his master would meet me and talk to me there.
Objective: Find Clavicus Vile's Cave
Clavicus Vile wants to talk to me somewhere in this cave. I need to find him.
Objective: Find Clavicus Vile
Clavicus Vile has killed and possessed one of his own cultists. Now he wants to talk to me.
Objective: Talk to Clavicus Vile
Clavicus Vile placed a key in the upper portion of the ruins. He says the Psijics can use the key to get me to Vile's Oblivion realm, and from there he can grant me access to the Crystal Tower. I should go and find the key.
Objective: Gather Vile's Key
I acquired the key to Clavicus Vile's realm. Now Valsirenn has appeared to me as a projection. She seems upset. I should talk to her.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
Before I try to figure out how to best make use of Clavicus Vile's offer to grant me access to the Crystal Tower, Valsirenn asked me to find Darien and Leythen in the northwest region of Summerset and see what they're up to.
Objective: Search for Darien and Leythen
I found Darien and Leythen. I should talk to Darien and find out what they're doing out here.
Objective: Talk to Darien Gautier
Darien says that we need to get the help of the betrayed Daedric Princes and that Leythen has agreed to put us in contact with Mephala. I should talk to Leythen and see what he has planned.
Objective: Talk to Earl Leythen
We need to enter the headquarters of Mephala's cult and find her shrine. Then Leythen can help us contact his Prince.
Objective: Enter the Cathedral of Webs
We need to find Mephala's shrine so that Leythen can put us in contact with his Prince.
Objective: Explore the Cathedral of Webs
Nocturnal's earl has given us a cryptic warning. I should talk to Leythen and see if he knows what she's talking about.
Objective: Talk to Earl Leythen
Leythen left us and went with Nocturnal's earl deeper into the ruins. We have to follow them.
Objective: Follow Leythen and Nocturnal's Earl
Nocturnal's earl is willing to talk. I should follow Leythen's advice and try to get her to reveal her master's plans.
Objective: Talk to Nocturnal's Earl
Nocturnal plans to siphon the life energy of Nirn to increase the power of the Crystal Tower. And with that power, she plans to remake all of reality. I should talk to Leythen and see if he's willing to contact Mephala now.
Objective: Talk to Earl Leythen
Leythen thinks he can contact Mephala if we go to his private chamber. I should follow him there.
Objective: Go to Leythen's Chamber
Leythen said I should meet him outside so we can make contact with Mephala.
Objective: Contact Mephala Outside the Ruins
Mephala has answered Leythen's summons. I should talk to the Daedric Prince.
Objective: Talk to Mephala
I made deals with both of the betrayed Princes. I should return to Artaeum and talk to Valsirenn. She needs to hear what happened, and I should see if the Psijics have figured out how to use the diamond keys yet.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
☑Finishes quest I told Valsirenn that Clavicus Vile has agreed to get us to the Crystal Tower through his realm. Now I should let her know that Mephala is considering helping us attune the diamond keys.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
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