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ON-qico-Zone Story.png End the threat of the Withered Hand in Alik'r.
Zone: Alik'r Desert
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Daggerfall Covenant
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Motalion Necropolis — Defeat Shiri and reclaim the final Ansei Ward.
Quest Giver: General Thoda, Talia at-Marimah
Location(s): Motalion Necropolis
Previous Quest: Imperial Incursion
Next Quest: Restoring the Ansei Wards
Reward: Suturah's Hubris
1 Skill Point
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: High Experience XP gain
Shiri is planning to resurrect her father, the necromancer Suturah
The final Ansei Ward has been tracked to the Motalion Necropolis. I must help Prince Azah recover the Ward and put an end to the Withered Hand's plot.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Talia at-Marimah.
  2. Search for Prince Azah and Ansei Maja's Ward.
  3. Find Throne Keeper Farvad and Ansei Radan's Ward.
  4. Meet everyone at the central tomb.
  5. Confront Shiri and recover Ansei Halelah's Ward.
  6. Talk to Ansei Halelah outside.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Meet Talia at the entrance to the Motalion Necropolis to hear the bad news: Prince Azah and Throne Keeper Farvad have both been captured, and with them, the two Ansei Wards you've already recovered. You'll have to go in after them and stop Shiri.

Fight your way through the hordes of Ra-Netu and Withered Hand cultists. You'll come upon two small side tombs, each consisting of two small chambers. You'll find Prince Azah tied up in the first tomb. Free him, go through to the next chamber, and discover that Shiri has managed to release the now-undead Alasan (whom you defeated at Tava's Blessing by imprisoning him within the sword) from Ansei Maja's ward. Defeat him and recover the Ward. This time, it is conveniently undamaged.

In the second tomb, Throne Keeper Farvad is also tied up—a thing which bothers him less than the fact that he apparently struck down one of the undead himself, which is taboo. Nevertheless, he must come with you into the next chamber, because the Ward of Ansei Radan has been corrupted, and he is needed to purge it. You'll keep several waves of undead enemies off his back while he does this. Unlike Alasan, you will not have a second confrontation with Uwafa.

Finally, you must make your way down to the central tomb. You now have three friends with you: Throne Keeper Farvad, Prince Azah, and Talia at-Marimah. Two of them will have to stay behind to cast a spell, dispelling a barrier that Shiri has set upon the door. You will be allowed to take the third with you into the tomb. Azah is a sword-wielding warrior who will tank for you, Talia is an archer, and Farvad is a healer. Take your pick and head into the tomb.

After a last few bandits you'll have a fight with Shiri, who has revealed herself to be a powerful necromancer, and is hell-bent on resurrecting her father, Suturah: the leader of the original Withered Hand insurrection of some decades ago. As you come close to killing her, she will give the rest of her life force to resurrect Suturah as a lich. He is a far more powerful necromancer than Shiri. Beat him down and the threat of the Withered Hand is finally over: you can collect the third and final Ward, then talk to Ansei Halelah, first inside and then outside the tomb. She will create a portal that takes you back to the Impervious Vault to end this quest and start the next one: Restoring the Ansei Wards.

Throne Keeper Farvad performs a cleansing ritual
Farvad and Azah wait in the Necropolis
"To all things, there is a beginning and an end. Remember this."


  • Shiri may become stuck at low health without raising Suturah, but invulnerable and unresponsive.
    • Exiting and reentering the tomb may fix this.

Quest Stages[edit]

Amputating the Hand
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
General Thoda says I should find the necropolis and assist Prince Azah.
Objective: Find the Necropolis
Talia is at the entrance to the Motalion Necropolis. I should speak with her.
Objective: Talk to Talia
Latest start Talia says that she and Prince Azah were attacked by Shiri, the final leader of the Withered Hand. Talia will join me to help find and rescue the prince.
Objective: Search for Prince Azah
I need to find Prince Azah and rescue him from the Withered Hand.
Objective: Rescue Prince Azah
Prince Azah says Shiri took Ansei Maja's Ward into the next room and performed some kind of ritual. I need to enter the room and recover the Ward.
Objective: Reclaim Ansei Maja's Ward
I rescued Prince Azah and recovered Ansei Maja's Ward. Now I need to find Throne Keeper Farvad and Ansei Radan's Ward.
Objective: Find Throne Keeper Farvad
Hidden Objective: Rescue Farvad
Throne Keeper Farvad says that Ansei Radan's Ward has been corrupted. I must protect him while he performs a cleansing ritual.
Objective: Help Farvad Cleanse the Ward
We rescued Prince Azah and Throne Keeper Farvard and recovered two of the Ansei Wards. Now we must stop Shiri. I should follow Farvad out of the ward chamber.
Objective: Exit Ward Chamber
We rescued Prince Azah and Throne Keeper Farvard and recovered two of the Ansei Wards. Now we must stop Shiri. Farvad told me to meet him at the central tomb of the necropolis.
Objective: Meet Throne Keeper Farvad at the Central Tomb
We rescued Prince Azah and Throne Keeper Farvard and recovered two of the Ansei Wards. Now we must stop Shiri. I should speak to Farvad at the central tomb of the necropolis.
Objective: Talk to Throne Keeper Farvad
Throne Keeper Farvad believes Shiri is trying to raise her father, Suturah, from the dead. I must choose who will accompany me into the final tomb to fight Shiri.
Objective: Choose Your Companion
As soon as my friends unseal the door to the final tomb, we can enter the tomb and stop Shiri from raising her father.
Objective: Wait for Door to Unseal
I must enter the central tomb to stop Shiri and recover the final Ansei Ward.
Objective: Enter the Final Tomb
I must stop Shiri and recover the final Ansei Ward.
Objective: Defeat All Enemies in the Crypt
Hidden Objective: Defeat Shiri
Both Shiri and her father are dead, hopefully to remain that way. I should recover the final Ansei Ward.
Objective: Collect the Final Ward
Now that I have recovered the final Ansei Ward, I need to leave the tomb and return to Sentinel where the Ansei Wards can be restored to safekeeping.
Objective: Meet Your Friends Outside
Finishes quest☑ Ansei Halelah has opened a portal to take us back to Sentinel. I need to speak with her before entering the portal.
Objective: Talk to Halelah
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