Prologue Quests are quests that are released ahead of new story DLC to act as an introduction to the plot. They do not form a major part of the storyline of a particular zone, and are a type of side quest. Prologue quests can be started from relevant in-game locations, but can often also be started with a quest starter from the Crown Store.
The following prologue quests have been released:
- The Missing Prophecy, ahead of the Morrowind Chapter.
- Of Knives and Long Shadows, ahead of the Clockwork City DLC.
- Through a Veil Darkly, ahead of the Summerset Chapter. Started with Mages Guild Message Stone.
- Ruthless Competition and The Cursed Skull, ahead of the Murkmire DLC. Started with Cyrodilic Collections Needs You!.
- The Demon Weapon and The Halls of Colossus, ahead of the Elsweyr Chapter. Started with Sealed Imperial Summons.
- Once the Elsweyr prologue quests are completed, nine daily quests are unlocked and are obtained from Zahari: Dark Souls, Mighty Weapons, Dragon Lore: Icehammer's Vault, Dragon Lore: Shroud Hearth, Dragon Lore: Stormcrag Crypt, Goblin Demonstration, Lamia Demonstration, Lurcher Demonstration, Skeleton Demonstration, and Spider Demonstration.
- The Dragonguard's Legacy and The Horn of Ja'darri, ahead of the Dragonhold DLC. Started with Letter From Kasura.
- The Coven Conspiracy and The Coven Conundrum, ahead of the Greymoor Chapter. Started by purchasing the free quest starter from the Crown Store.
- The Ravenwatch Inquiry and The Gray Council, ahead of the Markarth DLC. Started by purchasing the free quest starter from the Crown Store.
- A Mortal's Touch and The Emperor's Secret, ahead of the Blackwood Chapter. Started by purchasing the free quest starter from the Crown Store.