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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Unmask the mysterious faction behind the deaths of former Elder Councilors in Blackwood.
Zone: Blackwood
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Quest Giver: Eveli Sharp-Arrow, Captain Rian Liore
Location(s): Bloodrun Cave, Leyawiin Castle, Leyawiin, Welke
Prerequisite Quest: A Deadly Secret
Next Quest: A Hidden Vault
Reward: Waking Flame's Bow of Rebellion
1 Skill Point
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High Experience
ID: 6616
"Alright, so what were we discussing before they so rudely interrupted us."
The last surviving members of the Imperial Elder Council in Blackwood have sought refuge in Leyawiin Castle. I need to determine the true nature of the threat posed by the Dark Brotherhood and how it relates to Leovic's secret.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Eveli Sharp-Arrow in Leyawiin Castle.
  2. Go to Bloodrun Cave and search for the hidden Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
  3. Talk to Elam Drals.
  4. Defend yourself from cultists and explore the sanctuary.
  5. Enter the portal with Elam Drals to Welke.
  6. Explore the Ayleid ruins for clues of the Waking Flame's plans.
  7. Travel to Leyawiin to warn the council.
  8. Find Eveli and fight your way through the castle while looking for the council members.
  9. Reach Councilor Lovidicus and defeat the Disciple of Aspiration.
  10. Leave the castle and talk to Beragon and Councilor Lovidicus.
  11. Speak with Eveli.


Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

After your conversation with Eveli Sharp-Arrow you may ask Captain Rian Liore for additional information. Either way your next objective is to explore the Bloodrun Cave. Upon arrival to the cave you can talk with Eveli again.As you explore the Bloodrun Cave you will eventualy find The Black Door. In order to enter you need to answer the question:

"What is the sound that fills the unending silence?"
Hope, my brother.
"You are not worthy."
Death, my brother.
"Welcome home."
Nightmares, my brother.
"You are not worthy."

The proper answer is Death, my brother. Upon answering the question properly The Black Door lets you in to the deeper section of the cave.


Quest Stages[edit]

An Unexpected Adversary
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Eveli is waiting for me in Leyawiin Castle. I should go and meet her there.
Objective: Talk to Eveli Sharp-Arrow
Latest start The letter I found indicates that the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary is somewhere inside Bloodrun Cave. I should meet Eveli there so we can renew our investigation.
Objective: Go to Bloodrun Cave
Optional Step: Talk to Captain Rian Liore
I arrived at Bloodrun Cave. I should speak with Eveli about what to do next.
Objective: Talk to Eveli Sharp-Arrow
While Eveli trails behind to watch our backs, I should head deeper into Bloodrun Cave and see if I can locate the entrance to the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary.
Objective: Find the Sanctuary Entrance
We found a crack in the cave wall that led to some sort of ancient ruin. Eveli thinks we may have found the entrance to the sanctuary. I should talk to her before we proceed.
Objective: Talk to Eveli Sharp-Arrow
Eveli thinks the black door ahead of us leads to the Dark Brotherhood sanctuary. I should examine the door and try to open it. Maybe the letter I found will help with that.
Objective: Examine the Black Door
We opened the black door. Now to enter the sanctuary and see what we can find.
Objective: Enter the Sanctuary
Elam Drals and a few other Dark Brotherhood assassins were waiting for us inside. I should talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Elam Drals
The Order of the Waking Flame cultists have invaded the sanctuary. I need to explore the rest of the installation and figure out what's going on here.
Objective: Explore the Sanctuary
The cultists are attempting to retreat, but Elam Drals killed one before they could close the portal. I should talk to Elam and see if he knows why the cultists attacked.
Objective: Talk to Elam Drals
Elam Drals plans to enter the cultists' portal and make them pay for attacking and killing his Dark Brotherhood brothers and sisters. I should accompany him to learn more about the cult's plans.
Objective: Enter the Portal
The portal deposited us in what appears to be an old Ayleid ruin. We need to look around and see if we can find any sign of the Order of the Waking Flame or what their true agenda happens to be.
Objective: Explore the Ayleid Ruins
I uncovered several clues in the ruins. I should talk to Elam about what we discovered.
Objective: Talk to Elam Drals
Elam suggests we continue to explore the ruins and see if we can find the high priest of the Order of the Waking Flame.
Objective: Explore the Ayleid Ruins
Elam noticed two Waking Flame cultists just ahead. We should listen to see if they reveal any pertinent information.
Objective: Observe the Conversation
I should speak with Elam about the conversation we just overheard.
Objective: Talk to Elam Drals
The cultists revealed they found hidden documents in the sanctuary that pointed them to the location of one of the Ambitions. They also claimed one of the councilors is secretly their high priest. We need to find a pedestal so we can follow them.
Objective: Find Another Pedestal
We found another pedestal. I should see what Elam has to say before I try to use the amulet to open a portal.
Objective: Talk to Elam Drals
I should try to use the Waking Flame amulet on the pedestal to see if it will really open a portal.
Objective: Use the Amulet
The amulet opened a portal. I should enter the portal and see where it leads.
Objective: Enter the Portal
The portal took us to another section of the Ayleid ruin. I should keep exploring.
Objective: Explore the Ayleid Ruins
We reached a chamber that appears to be some sort of shrine to Mehrunes Dagon. I should look around.
Objective: Investigate the Shrine Chamber: 0/2
Hidden Objective: Letter of Instructions
Hidden Objective: Vandacia's Notes
I should discuss what we found in the shrine chamber with Elam Drals.
Objective: Talk to Elam Drals
I need to return to Leyawiin and warn the remaining council members of Councilor Vandacia's betrayal and imminent attack.
Objective: Warn the Councilors
Castle Leyawiin is already under siege. With the main gates blocked, Captain Rian suggests I meet Eveli at the barracks and try to get inside that way.
Objective: Find Eveli Sharp-Arrow
Optional Step: Talk to Captain Rian Liore
I found Eveli at the barracks entrance. I should speak with her about what's happening.
Objective: Talk to Eveli Sharp-Arrow
I need to enter Leyawiin Castle to try to save the remaining councilors and legates.
Objective: Enter Leyawiin Castle
Now that I'm inside Leyawiin Castle, I need to find Councilors Lovidicus and Faleria and make sure they're all right.
Objective: Find the Councilors
We witnessed Vandacia strike down Councilor Faleria before he vanished. We need to keep looking and find Councilor Lovidicus before Vandacia gets to him as well.
Objective: Find Councilor Lovidicus
Vandacia tossed Councilor Loviducus from the balcony before teleporting away, but he summoned a champion of Mehrunes Dagon to block our path. I must confront the creature.
Objective: Defeat the Disciple of Aspiration
Vandacia escaped, but at least Councilor Lovidicus is still alive. I should leave the castle courtyard now.
Objective: Leave Leyawiin Castle
Beragon said he had something important to tell me about the investigation. I should speak with him.
Objective: Talk to Beragon
Councilor Lovidicus may know more about the clue Beragon deciphered. I should speak with him.
Objective: Talk to Councilor Lovidicus
☑Finishes quest Councilor Lovidicus suggested Eveli and I speak with Keshu the Black Fin in Gideon. She may know what natural landmark the term ojel-bak refers to. I should tell Eveli what we need to do.
Objective: Talk to Eveli Sharp-Arrow
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