Online:Shadows Over Windhelm

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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Investigate the reappearance of a Nord clan.
Zone: Eastmarch
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Ebonheart Pact
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Windhelm — Keep the Nord celebration safe and sound.
Quest Giver: Murilam Dalen, Thane Mera Stormcloak
Location(s): Windhelm
Previous Quest: Swamp to Snow
Next Quest: The Konunleikar
Reward: Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience
I arrived in Eastmarch, in the Nord city of Windhelm. The place bustles with revelers as a celebration honoring the Skald-King is underway.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak.
  2. Read Leimaer the Raven's Journal at the Cold Moon Inn.
  3. Find the four caches.
  4. Return to Thane Mera.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Murilam Dalen, the Pact envoy in Windhelm, is standing on the docks near the entrance into the city. Windhelm's citizens are celebrating King Jorunn's tenth anniversary as the Skald King—a celebration known as the Konunleikar where Nord clans compete in various challenges in order to honor the king. He asks you to speak to Thane Mera Stormcloak, the captain of the Windhelm guard.

Thane Mera is standing in the center of the town, next to the Palace of Ysgramor. Enter the city through the open gate behind Murilam Dalen, then go right, then left. You should see a well and a gathering of people. Take the stairs on the right up to the third level of the city. Thane Mera is next to a large wooden door and red Pact banners.

An Enemy from the Past[edit]

The Thane is worried about the strange reappearance of the Stormfist clan; they haven't been seen in 10 years. Every since this year's games started, there have been many injuries and even a few deaths. Thane Mera Stormcloak asks you to ask around the Cold Moon Inn, where the clan is staying, to learn more information. If you ask her more questions, you can learn that the Stormfists wanted Jorunn's brother, Fildgor, to be king.

Cold Moon Inn is southeast of Thane Mera. Go upstairs, and read Leimaer the Raven's Journal, which is on the ground next to the last bed on the right. One of the Stormfists has hidden caches around the city, so that the clan can cheat.

Confiscate the Caches[edit]

The caches look like glowing sacks.

"Where mount and mare rest calm and easy"

This cache is hidden in the stables, across from the Cold Moon Inn. Inside is a note from "L" and a knife to cut through armor.

"Between a moon that's cold and a wizard's hoard"

In the street behind the Cold Moon Inn is another cache. This one has a noisemaker arrow to scare off the prey in a hunting competition, according to L's note.

The final two caches are on the west side of Windhelm.

"Behind a cracked henge stone, west and breezy"

This cache is behind one of the long upright stones at the southern end of the city. It contains incense.

"At the rear of Windhelm's only abstaining Nord"

This is the northern of the final two caches, hidden next to some rocks behind the other Inn. It contains poison.

Once you find all four hidden caches, return to Thane Mera Stormcloak outside the Palace of Ysgramor. She gives you some gold—now you need to find out what's really happening in Windhelm.

Quest Stages[edit]

Shadows Over Windhelm
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Mera Stormcloak, thane of Windhelm and commander of the Windhelm Guard, wants to speak to me. I can find her in front of the Palace of Ysgramor.
Objective: Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak
Thane Mera told me a number of suspicious injuries and deaths have occurred since the start of the Konunleikar. She suspects members of the Stormfist clan might be involved. She asked me to investigate their rooms at the Cold Moon Inn.
Objective: Enter the Cold Moon Inn
I entered the Cold Moon Inn as Thane Mera requested. I should look around for anything out of the ordinary, especially in the rooms the Stormfist clan occupy upstairs.
Objective: Find Evidence
I found the journal of one of the Stormfists, Leimar the Raven, in the Cold Moon Inn. It listed the locations of caches hidden throughout the city. I should search the caches and see what they contain.
Objective: Find Hidden Caches: 0/4
Hidden Objective: Find the First Hidden Cache
Hidden Objective: Find the Second Hidden Cache
Hidden Objective: Find the Third Hidden Cache
Hidden Objective: Find the Fourth Hidden Cache
Finishes quest☑ I recovered a number of notes and weapons from caches hidden throughout Windhelm, as well as a journal that ties these things to the Stormfist clan. Thane Mera will want to see these.
Objective: Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak
* 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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