|Home City||The Hollow City|
|Location||The Shining Star|
Minstrel Idria is a Dunmer minstrel who can be found in the Shining Star, the inn located within the Hollow City. She was one of its inhabitants when the original city was dragged into Coldharbour and found herself lost in the Daedric realm. When Idira took shelter in a cave, she wound up having to act as entertainment for the eternal parties held by Nerazakan within the Grotto of Depravity. After an unknown amount of time, she escaped the Grotto but was forced to leave her precious lute behind.
When Idria is asked about it, she can reveal the Grotto's location and you will have the opportunity to recover the instrument. If you do return the lute, she will later perform for the customers in the inn. If you speak with her before recovering her lute, she can mark the location of the Grotto of Depravity on your map.
- The Lost Lute: Return a musical instrument to its owner.
When she is first met, she will be depressed over the loss of her beloved lute.
- "I really miss my lute, F'lah."
- What's going on over here?
- "Not much. At least, not much that I know of. I was a captive in a place called the Grotto of Depravity, a cave to the southwest of here.
I escaped, but I wasn't able to retrieve my prized lute, F'lah. I feel so lost without it."
The Lost Lute
If you find her missing lute in the Grotto, you can take it and return it to her.
- "Did you find my lute? I feel almost naked without it."
- I recovered your lute.
- "You found it! How wonderful! Oh, I missed my lute, F'lah, so much! Oh, thank you!
I feel so happy. I think I want to play a song. Oh, F'lah, let's make some beautiful music together!"
The Saga of Minstrel Idria
After you have reunited her with her lute, you can ask her history and how she escaped the Grotto.
- "I'm so happy I could just sing!"
- How did you wind up in the Grotto of Depravity?
- "After our city wound up in Coldharbour, everyone was scattered. I sought shelter in a cave. Big mistake.
The Dremora in there, they were having some kind of sick party. Forced me to play and play and play."
- But you were able to escape?
- "After more years than I care to remember! They gave me short rest periods every few days, but they kept my lute so I wouldn't run away.
Eventually, I decided I couldn't take it anymore. I left poor F'lah behind and made my way back here."