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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Help rescue some captured sailors.
Zone: Stros M'Kai
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Daggerfall Covenant
Objective: Saintsport — Help Captain Lerisa rescue her crew from the Sea Drakes.
Quest Giver: Crafty Lerisa or Telonil
Location(s): Saintsport
Previous Quest: The Broken Spearhead
Next Quest: The Spearhead's Captain or The Spearhead's Crew
Concurrent Quest: Innocent Scoundrel and Buried Secrets
Reward: Smuggler's Vest of the Trainee
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: (?)
Crafty Lerisa's crew members need rescuing
The Sea Drakes have captured friends of Crafty Lerisa/Telonil. They're being held at Saintsport.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. (Optional) Talk to Telonil on the road north of Saintsport.
  2. Locate Crafty Lerisa's monkey, Howler.
  3. Help the captain rescue her crew.
  4. Meet Lerisa on the beach.
  5. Save one last crew member.
  6. Visit Captain Helane's cabin.
  7. Regroup with Lerisa below the lighthouse.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Freeing the Captives[edit]

To find Crafty Lerisa head towards Saintsport which is all the way south from Port Hunding. Just outside of Saintsport, an Altmer named Telonil will approach you. He'll tell you that the Sea Drakes caused Crafty Lerisa to crash her ship. Now you need to find Lerisa's monkey Howler, so follow the path into the city and keep going straight until you run into him. He'll run into a building, so follow him and grab the skyshard just inside the entrance. He'll lead you to Lerisa—now talk to her. She asks you to rescue her crew and then meet her by Captain Helane's ship. Open the basket and grab the Sea Drake disguise. Now you can hack your way through this or you can put on the disguise and try and sneak past the enemies. If you choose to sneak then watch out for the enemies with torches: if they spot you, your cover will be blown. From the entrance to the building go north towards the big building. Go inside and up the stairs go towards the enemies sitting on the couch and turn right. Continue to the end and release Haerdon. Go back outside and head southwest towards the building with the red canopy. Now go inside and head upstairs and you'll find Mekag gro-Bug; release him as well. Go back to where you released Haerdon and head east from the entrance to the building next door. Head upstairs and free Crenard Dortene. Once you've freed him, go back downstairs, leave the building, and head east. You'll find Lerisa behind some rocks near the docks.

All Aboard[edit]

Talk to her and she'll tell you to go onto her ship and rescue her first mate Deregor. Get onto the docks and head for the ship to the southeast. Once aboard go down the stairs to the left and head for the room straight ahead. Open the lockbox to the left inside the room to get the storeroom key. Leave the room and go down the hall to the left of the stairs. Open the door at the end and you'll find Deregor, so free him. Leave the room and head back on deck, turn north and go through the door. Inside you will find Lerisa, who has just poisoned Helane. Talk to Lerisa and then either give Helane the antidote or just leave and let her die. When you leave talk to Lerisa again who's at the north end of the docks off to the right, she will give you a reward and join Captain Kaleen's crew.

Quest Stages[edit]

Like Moths to a Candle
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Latest start Crafty Lerisa is never far from her pet monkey, Howler. If I find him, I'll find her.
Objective: Find Howler
Crafty Lerisa somehow evaded the Sea Drakes. I should see what she has to say.
Objective: Talk to Crafty Lerisa
I agreed to help Howler rescue her crew.
Objective: Talk to Crafty Lerisa
Crafty Lerisa suggested I loot Sea Drake hampers for uniforms, then use them to disguise myself. This will fool most Sea Drakes, but not the alert ones.
Objective: Take Sea Drake Uniform
I must search Saintsport for the crew of the Maiden's Breath. I should start in the larger buildings.
Objective: Release Crenard Dortene
Objective: Release Haerdon
Objective: Release Mekag gro-Bug
Lerisa said to meet her behind the rocks by Helane's ship, after rescuing her crew.
Objective: Meet Lerisa
Deregor is belowdecks in Captain Helane's ship, in a storeroom. Crafty Lerisa said I'd find a key in the back room.
Objective: Get Key to Storeroom
I have the storeroom key. Time to rescue Deregor.
Objective: Save Deregor
Deregor is free. He asked me to check on Lerisa, who went to confront Captain Helane.
Objective: Enter Captain Helane's Cabin
Crafty Lerisa has poisoned Captain Helane! I must talk to Lerisa to see if any crew remain captive.
Objective: Talk to Crafty Lerisa
Captain Helane is dying from an agonizing poison. I can give her the antidote, kill her quickly, or leave the area so she dies slowly and painfully.
Objective: Give Helane the Antidote
Objective: Kill Helane Immediately
Objective: Leave (Let Helane Die Slowly)
Objective Hint: Collect Antidote
Crafty Lerisa said to meet her on the beach off Saintsport to settle up.
Objective: Talk to Crafty Lerisa
Hidden Objective: Recruit Crafty Lerisa
☑Finishes quest I should find Crafty Lerisa on the Saintsport beach and see if she'll help with Captain Kaleen's heist.
Objective: Talk to Crafty Lerisa
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