Online:Halls of Torment (quest)

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ON-qico-Instance.png Save the missing companion from the Halls of Torment.
Quest Giver: The Prophet
Location(s): Halls of Torment
Prerequisite Quest: The Tharn Speaks
Next Quest: Valley of Blades
Reward: Jewel of the Duchess
1 Skill Point
Soul Magic Rank 4
Very High Leveled Leveled Gold
Achievement:Halls of Torment
XP Gain: Very High Experience
Solo Solo Only: Yes
Sai Sahan must be rescued from the Duchess of Anguish
Varen Aquilarios and Abnur Tharn have found the location of Sai Sahan within the Halls of Torment. I am to venture into these halls and save the final, missing companion.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Go to the Harborage and talk to the Prophet.
  2. Choose a companion.
  3. Enter the portal.
  4. Defeat Abnur's doppelganger.
  5. Defeat Lyris' doppelganger.
  6. Defeat Varen's doppelgangers.
  7. Defeat the Duchess of Anguish.
  8. Return to the Harborage and discuss your next moves.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

When you approach a major city, Varen Aquilarios appears and announces that they are ready to rescue Sai Sahan.

Head to the Harborage. When you enter, Lyris Titanborn appears to be fighting with Abnur Tharn about accompanying you.

"Put a cork in it, Tharn! Sai's my friend. Probably the best friend I have. If the Vestige is going, I'm going too!"
"Yes, I see. And you are the most qualified, why? Is it your superior knowledge of Coldharbour? Your expertise in dealing with Daedric antics? Or is it simple the unrequited puppy love you feel for that shirtless mammoth?"

Talk to Varen. It took him awhile, but with Tharn's help he found the Halls of Torment. Lyris and Tharn volunteered to help you in Coldharbour, but Varen fears their mutual hatred may hinder your task. He asks you to choose one to accompany you.

Tharn offers his skills as a mage and his knowledge of the Daedra. Lyris offers her dedication and loyalty-she would give her life for you or Sai. Once you've made your choice, enter Varen's portal to the Halls of Torment.

Inside the Halls of Torment, you hear Mannimarco mock Sai and demand the location of the Amulet of Kings. As you get closer, you hear Tharn's voice mock Sai and question him. It is a doppelganger of Tharn.

Tharn Doppelganger: "Becoming a sword-singer is child's play, Sai. I mastered it in an afternoon. Here, let me show you."
Tharn Doppelganger: "Where is the Amulet of Kings? Tell me, or I'll gut you like a fish with your own sword!"

When you get close enough to the scene, the Doppelganger will attack.

Tharn Doppelganger: "Witness the deadly power of my dark sword-singers!"

Defeat the doppelganger of Abnur Tharn. The fight is relatively straightforward. The doppelganger stays on or near the platform and casts skeletons at you. Fight the skeletons and engage the doppelganger with ranged attacks. If you get too close, his area of effect attack can kill you if you don't Brace.

"How touching! Your friends are here to save you. Pity they arrived too late. It's time for your next round of torture. You'll enjoy this one."'Duchess of Anguish

Sai is pulled into the blue flames. Talk to your companion. If you are with Lyris, she thinks the Daedra know that Tharn's jokes hurt Sai deeply. If you chose Tharn, he'll explain how they were once rivals in a forgotten martial art called sword-singing and take an interest in how insults from him affect Sai so deeply. Sai's failure to become a sword-singer was his greatest failure, so seeing Tharn, his rival, master that art was torture. You continue to the Chamber of Dark Seduction. Outside the door, you hear someone who sounds like Lyris ask for the Amulet's location in exchange for their being together forever.

Lyris Doppelganger: "Sai, my love. Where is the Amulet? If you tell me, this will all be over and we can finally be together."
Lyris Doppelganger: "Just tell me where the amulet is and we can be together forever, Sai. Isn't that what we both want?"

Inside, Lyris' doppelganger shields herself by drawing power from four stones. If you destroy the stones, you will be able to defeat her and reach Sai. However, Seducers appear from portals whenever you get close to the stones. Once the shielding stones are down, she begins to deal with you herself. Defeat the doppelganger of Lyris Titanborn. This fight is largely the same as the Doshia fight at level 8. Destroy every orb that spawns before they get too close, as the explosion damage may kill you. Otherwise you just have to wear her down.

Defeat the Duchess

However, Sai is once again wrenched from your grasp. Talk to your companion. If you are with Lyris, she denies that she and Sai are anything more than good friends. If you chose Tharn, he seems to take it as a confirmation of a long held suspicion. Continue into the Chamber of Agony. Here Varen's doppelgänger asks Sai why he didn't protect him and claims he cannot trust him. However, when you attack one of the Varens, the Duchess of Anguish appears to fight you herself. Defeat the Duchess of Anguish. She is a powerful caster with an attack that will knock you down. She also summons a flame atronach to keep you occupied.

Sai is finally free. Talk to him. He is surprised that Varen is still alive, and he never gave up the Amulet's location. Enter the portal to the Harborage, and speak to Varen. After Sai has recovered, you will help retrieve the Amulet of Kings. Varen reveals that he knows the Amulet is in the ruins of Sancre Tor, but you need to speak to Sai. Sai says he left the Amulet in a sacred catacomb, protected by magical wards. Kasura, his old mentor, is the only one who has the means to lift the wards. He gives you a reward, happy to rest for now in the company of friends.


  • Prior to the One Tamriel update, this quest could not be started until level 30.

Quest Stages[edit]

Halls of Torment
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
A projection of Varen Aquilarios appeared to me when I arrived in town. I should listen to him and hear what he wants.
Objective: Listen to Varen Aquilarios
Varen Aquilarios has beckoned me to the Harborage. I should go there and speak with him.
Objective: Enter the Harborage
I made it to the Harborage. I should speak with Varen Aquilarios.
Objective: Talk to Varen Aquilarios
Varen is ready to open the portal to the Halls of Torment. But before I go, I should choose which companion will accompany me on the journey.
Objective: Choose Your Companion
Hidden Objective: Talk to Lyris
Hidden Objective: Talk to Abnur Tharn
I've chosen my companion for the journey. I should wait for Varen to open the portal.
Objective: Wait for Varen to Open Portal
Varen opened the portal to the Halls of Torment. I should venture in and save Sai Sahan.
Objective: Enter Halls of Torment
I entered the Halls of Torment with my companion. I should explore this place and see where Sai is being held.
Objective: Explore the Halls of Torment
I found a shade of Abnur Tharn mocking Sai Sahan. I should defeat this shade and get to Sai.
Objective: Defeat Tharn Doppelganger
I defeated the shade of Abnur Tharn, but Sai was swallowed into a dark void. I should talk to my companion to determine what our next move should be.
Objective: Talk to Your Companion
I should continue to explore the Halls of Torment in search of Sai Sahan.
Objective: Continue through Halls of Torment
I found a shade of Lyris Titanborn trying to seduce Sai Sahan. She created a defensive shield around Sai. I should find a way to remove that barrier.
Objective: Find a Way to Destroy Lyris's Shield
I removed the shield around the shade of Lyris. Now I need to defeat her before I can get to Sai.
Objective: Defeat the Lyris Doppelganger
I defeated the shade of Lyris, but once again Sai was swallowed into a dark void. I should talk to my companion to assess the situation.
Objective: Talk to Your Companion
I should continue to explore the Halls of Torment in search of Sai Sahan.
Objective: Continue through the Halls
I found Sai Sahan in a room as he is physically tortured by atronachs. I should defeat them.
Objective: Defeat Sai's Torturers
I defeated the atronachs torturing Sai, but the Duchess of Anguish—Sai's primary tormentor—appeared. I should defeat her and end Sai's torment.
Objective: Defeat the Duchess of Anguish
I defeated the Duchess of Anguish, but Sai still remains bound. I should free him from his bondage.
Objective: Free Sai Sahan
I freed Sai Sahan. Now I should talk to him to ensure his safety.
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
After speaking with Sai, the Prophet appeared and opened a portal to the Harborage. I should return to the Harborage and check in with the Prophet.
Objective: Return to the Harborage
I returned to the Harborage with Sai Sahan. I should speak to Varen Aquilarios to see I need [sic] to do next.
Objective: Talk to Varen Aquilarios
I should speak with Sai Sahan in the Harborage to ensure his safety and well-being.
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
Finishes quest☑ I should speak with Sai Sahan in the Harborage.
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
* Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the game and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.