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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Help save an Argonian who was injured in a troll attack.
Zone: Eastmarch
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Ebonheart Pact
Quest Giver: Stormy-Eyes
Location(s): Darkwater Crossing
Concurrent Quest: Lifeline
Reward: Darkwater Hand Warmers
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: 5240 XP
Stormy-Eyes performs the ritual
Trolls overran the town of Darkwater Crossing, and now the Argonians who lived there have taken refuge in a nearby cave.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Stormy-Eyes.
  2. Find Stormy-Eyes' key and collect torchbug wings.
  3. Talk to Asmalah the Caller.
  4. Return to Stormy-Eyes.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Upon entering Darkwater Crossing, you'll find the entire town destroyed by trolls, with several dead bodies about. The survivors can be found in a cave at the southeast edge of town. Go in and find Stormy-Eyes praying over an altar, where another Argonian is laying injured.

"Too much to do and too little time."
Is there anything I can do to help?
"A stranger offers aid? You dare to put your own life in danger for the benefit of others?
That sounds too good to be true."
I just want to help.
"Well, I would be foolish to turn down help, wherever it comes from.
I need certain materials to perform the ritual. Can you gather them for me?"
What do you need?
"I need you to catch torchbugs. I need five pairs of wings. No more, no less.
I also need the satchel from my home—the intact building, the one with the sturdy lock. The key should be in an urn near the house. I tossed it in there when I ran by."

The Torchbug Wings can be obtained from torchbugs in the area, marked by quest icons. Harvest them as you normally would. The House Key is found in an urn just outside of the cave, to the north (not his house, as he says). It is marked with a quest marker as well. Be aware that there are several other containers around the town with quest markers as well, which will only drop useless quest items. You have the option of searching Logangar Brittleblade's corpse during the quest. He's face-down in a camp south of Stormy-Eyes's house.

Stormy-Eyes' house is the only intact house in Darkwater Crossing. When you enter, you'll see a Redguard wizard searching through a bookshelf in the corner. Confront Asmalah the Caller, and he'll try to make feeble excuses before he leaves. Follow him out. He'll instruct two warriors named Adruzan and Durdira to slow you down, but follow him regardless to the edge of town. Once you take him down to 50% health, he'll spawn a portal and go to the other side of the river. Follow him, where he will be out of excuses and he will explain himself.

"How dare you help the Argonians. The filthy lizards! They killed my wife!
She put her faith in the Dreamwalker. Put her life in his hands …."
What do you mean?
"My wife was ill. This Dreamwalker. He promised he could cure her. By entering her dreams. She swore off practical medicines. Said there were other ways.
They were lies! I held her hand as her life slipped away. He killed her."
The Dreamwalker did? Is that why you're here?
"I came here to make them suffer. All of them. To make them feel the pain as I did.
I put blood around the village. Lured the trolls here. I watched them destroy the place. And now, it seems, I hold the life of another in my hands."
What life do you speak of?
"Whoever the Dreamwalker is trying to save. He sent you for his reagents, didn't he? That's why you were in the house.
That's why I was there too. To make sure he never stepped into another dream again. Let me go and I'll tell you where to find them."
Are you trying to bargain your life for another?
"I tried to destroy this monster after what he did to my wife. But it's out of my hands now.
Let me go and I'll tell you where I hid the reagents. Kill me and you'll never find them."
I'll let you go after you tell me where the reagents are.
"I put the reagents into a vase and threw it into the ruined building I ran by.
Take them and get back to your Dreamwalker. Just know it won't work. She's dead, regardless of what you do. Just … just like my wife."
You let hungry trolls destroy an entire village. You need to die.
"Then I die. And the Dreamwalker's reagents are lost for all time.
Do it! Take my life! My wife … she waits for me …"

You can either kill him or promise to let him go. If you kill him, you will not find Stormy-Eyes's reagents, the ritual will fail, and Sister-of-Wind will die. If you spare him, he'll tell you where the reagents are located. Go back to town and collect the Reagents from an urn in the ruined house, which lies east of the cliff Asmalah teleported to. Once you have everything the Dreamwalker needs, bring them to Stormy-Eyes. He will take them, perform the ritual to cure Sister-of-Wind, and then give you your reward.


  • Be aware that the cave is underneath the Dragon's Hallow World Boss site. Some quest markers may look like they lead into the worlds boss, but they are actually pointing underground and can only be accessed through the cave.
  • Stormy-Eyes' house is actually unlocked from the start of the quest and you can enter at any time, but you cannot continue the quest without the key. Picking up the key is the trigger to spawn Asmalah.

Quest Stages[edit]

Our Poor Town
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Stormy-Eyes, who appears to be some kind of healer, has asked me to gather materials for a healing ritual. I need to collect the wings of torchbugs and find the key to Stormy-Eyes's house.
Objective: Find Stormy-Eyes's Key
Objective Hint: Collect Torchbug Wings: 0/5
I found the key to Stormy-Eyes's house. I need to enter the house and find his satchel.
Objective: Enter Stormy-Eyes's House
I found a looter inside Stormy-Eyes's house. I should confront him and see what he's doing in here.
Objective: Confront the Stranger in the House
The looter claimed it was his house, but when I confronted him he ran off. I should follow him.
Objective: Confront Asmalah
I fought the Redguard wizard and gravely injured him. He fled before I could finish him off. I need to find him.
Objective: Find Asmalah
I decided to spare Asmalah's life in exchange for information on how to find Stormy-Eyes's reagents. He said he threw them into a nearby ruined house. I should search the area.
Objective: Search the Ruined House for the Reagents
(If you spared Asmalah)
I have the reagents, but still need to collect torchbug wings for the healing ritual.
Objective: Collect Torchbug Wings: 0/5
(If you spared Asmalah and found the reagents before retrieving five torchbug wings)
I recovered the reagents and collected the torchbug wings needed for the healing ritual. I should return to the cave and turn them over to Stormy-Eyes.
Objective: Return to Stormy-Eyes
I gave Stormy-Eyes what he needed to perform the healing ritual. Now all I can do is watch and wait.
Objective: Watch the Ritual
Finishes quest☑ The ritual seems to have worked. I should speak to Stormy-Eyes.
Objective: Talk to Stormy-Eyes
I wasn't able to locate the reagents. Hopefully torchbug wings will be enough.
Objective: Collect Torchbug Wings: 0/5
(If you killed Asmalah before retrieving five torchbug wings)
Asmalah is dead. I wasn't able to recover Stormy-Eyes's satchel. I should return to the cave and see how Stormy-Eyes wants to proceed.
Objective: Return to Stormy-Eyes
(If you killed Asmalah)
Stormy-Eyes has decided to go ahead with the healing ritual even though I wasn't able to gather everything he needed. I should wait and see what happens.
Objective: Watch the Ritual
Finishes quest☑ The ritual failed. The poor Argonian woman is dead and Stormy-Eyes is wounded, but at least Asmalah paid for what he did. I should speak to Stormy-Eyes to find out what to do next.
Objective: Talk to Stormy-Eyes
* 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.
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