Online:Carnival Conundrum

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Help a carnival get back to business.
Zone: Grahtwood
Quest Giver: Sarandel near Root Sunder Ruins;
Angamar in Southpoint
Location(s): Sarandel's Carnival, Elden Root, Haven
Reward: Belt of the Bad Performance
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: (?)
Sarandel's Carnival came from the Summerset Isle to spread High Elf culture. Unfortunately, they've suffered numerous setbacks in performing for the Wood Elves of Grahtwood.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Sarandel.
  2. Fetch Vindare's magical supplies.
  3. Acquire mudcrab eyes for Cornar.
  4. Find a book of Bosmeri legends for Noryon.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Sarandel brought her carnival to Grahtwood hoping to wow the Wood Elves and make some easy money. Instead, everything's going wrong - the trained shalk are sick, the magician's trunk never arrived, and the storyteller doesn't have any Bosmer stories to tell.

The Magician: Vindare the Magnificent would like you to retrieve her magical supplies from her trunk. Due to the pirate invasion of Haven, the trunk was never delivered and is still sitting on the docks.

The Shalk-Trainer: Cornar wants to perk up his homesick shalk with a paste made from mudcrab eyes. He doesn't want to leave the shalk, though, so it's up to you. The mudcrabs can be found along the beach in the cove to the east.

The Storyteller: Noryon had planned on traveling around Grahtwood to collect Bosmer stories, but with all the trouble about he's too afraid to leave the carnival grounds. All he knows are Altmer tales, and he's afraid those will offend the Wood Elves. He asks you to get a book of Bosmer myths and legends from the Mages Guild in Elden Root.


  • Vindare's trunk can be difficult to spot among the other containers on the dock. It is located on top of a crate even with the front of the docked ship, on the side of the dock closest to the ship.

Quest Stages[edit]

Carnival Conundrum
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Sarandel
Objective: Talk to Vindare the Magnificent
Objective: Talk to Storyteller Noryon
Objective: Talk to Bug Wrangler Cornar
Objective: Collect Mudcrab Eyes
Objective: Talk to Scholar Glaurolin
Objective: Wait for Scholar Glaurolin
Objective: Take Akaviri Cultural Infiltration Document
Objective: Return to Storyteller Noryon
Objective: Aid Carnival Performers
Objective: Return to Bug Wrangler Cornar
Objective: Retrieve Magical Supplies from Haven
Objective: Return Magical Supplies to Vindare the Magnificent
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