Markarth

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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Enter the Void and put a stop to the Darkstorm.
Zone: The Reach
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Location(s): Arkthzand Orrery, Grayhaven, Markarth
Previous Quest: The End of Eternity
Next Quest: Second Chances
Reward: Blade of the Fallen Knight
1 Skill Point
(?) Leveled Gold
ID: 6560
You must face the Ashen Lord
Rada al-Saran used the orrery to reach his sanctuary realm in Oblivion, where he will perform the Darkstorm ritual that will destroy the Reach and make the Gray Host truly immortal. To stop him, we must follow him into the Void.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Enter Grayhaven via the Arkthzand Orrery.
  2. Speak to Lyris and navigate to the Darkstorm ritual grounds.
  3. Defeat Rada al-Saran.
  4. Exit Grayhaven and speak with Arana.
  5. Return to Markarth and talk to Lyris.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Talk to Verandis about opening a portal to Rada Al Saran’s sanctuary. He asks you to use three mechanisms on platforms around the Dark Heart in sequence. Turn to where it’s located and activate the Aetheric Beacon on the right. Lightning will begin to strike, but ignore it and continue around activating the other two beacons. Talk to your companions before heading off. When you are ready, head around the orrery and up the stairs to the gateway to Greyhaven. Head north to find Lyris and continue up the hill avoiding the lightning until she comments on the stormy sky. Continue along the dotted line on your map. As you walk along you will hear Verandis talking with Rada Al Saran. After you reach your destination you will finally get the chance to take him out. After a fairly normal fight he will transform, and you will need to defeat the enemies Rada Al Saran calls upon so Verandis can summon a soul trap. Once you’ve killed enough, stand in Verandis’ green circle where he stands and lure Rada over. He will become vulnerable once inside so give him all you’ve got, then rinse and repeat. Once he is finally taken care of, talk to Verandis who will send you back to the orrery. After you return, the Dark Heart will become dormant and you’ll find a familiar face who you need to talk to. It turns out that thanks to Verandis, Arana is alive and well, and it seems that others from Markarth may also have been revived. It’s time to return there and see. Find Lyris when you enter the city and she will set you on a new quest, ‘Second Chances’.

Quest Stages[edit]

Kingdom of Ash
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I need to reactivate the orrery to open the gateway to Rada al-Saran's sanctuary realm.
Objective: Activate the Orrery
Hidden Objective: Activate the Orrery
Hidden Objective: Enter the Gateway
I may not return from this trek into the Void. I should speak to my companions before I depart.
Objective: Talk to Count Verandis Ravenwatch
Optional Step: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
Optional Step: Talk to Gwendis
Optional Step: Talk to Fennorian
I reactivated the orrery and opened a gateway through the Void. Hopefully, it will lead to Rada al-Saran's sanctuary realm.
Objective: Enter the Gateway
I emerged from the gateway into a strange Oblivion realm, but I'm alone. I should see if Lyris and Verandis made it through as well.
Objective: Look for Your Companions
I heard Lyris nearby. She sounded like she was in trouble. I should find her.
Objective: Find Lyris Titanborn
I reunited with Lyris in Oblivion, but Verandis wasn't with her. We should search for him.
Objective: Search for Count Verandis Ravenwatch
Lyris and I spotted the Darkstorm forming in the distance. There's a good chance that's where we'll find Rada al-Saran, and possibly Verandis as well.
Objective: Follow the Darkstorm
Lyris and I heard Verandis arguing with Rada al-Saran. We need to reach them in the center of the Darkstorm.
Objective: Reach the Center of the Darkstorm
Verandis defied Rada al-Saran and was nearly killed. I need to protect Verandis and end Rada al-Saran's existence once and for all.
Objective: Kill Rada al-Saran
Rada al-Saran is dead. Verandis is attempting to take control of the Darkstorm. I should wait for him.
Objective: Wait for Count Verandis Ravenwatch
Verandis is wrestling with the Darkstorm, but he hasn't dispelled it. I should speak with him
Objective: Talk to Count Verandis Ravenwatch
Verandis opened a gateway to the orrery with the power of the Dark Heart. Lyris and I should return there while we still have the chance.
Objective: Go to the Orrery Chamber
Lyris and I made it back to the orrery chamber. Gwendis and Fennorian are waiting to welcome us back.
Objective: Listen to Your Companions
The Dark Heart released its energy as we returned and we suddenly found Arana among us, alive and well. I should speak to her.
Objective: Talk to Arana
Lyris wants to talk to me. I should speak to her.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
Lyris suggested I head back to Markarth to confirm our suspicion that the lives lost to the Dark Heart have been restored. She'll meet me there.
Objective: Meet Lyris Titanborn in Markarth
Lyris and I have discovered that Verandis resurrected the lost souls of Markarth, returning the people killed by the Gray Host to life. I should talk to her about this development.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
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