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ON-qico-Instance.png Recover two items that the Mad God claims to have misplaced.
Faction: Mages Guild
Quest Giver: Valaste at one of the below Guildhalls;
Arch-Mage Shalidor at any other
Location(s): Aldmeri Dominion Elden Root (Grahtwood)
Daggerfall Covenant Wayrest (Stormhaven)
Ebonheart Pact Mournhold (Deshaan)
Transparent.gif Glade of the Divines, Vuldngrav, Asakala
Prerequisites: Mages Guild Rank 2
Prerequisite Quest: Long Lost Lore
Next Quest: Circus of Cheerful Slaughter
Reward: Artifact-Hunter's Band
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
Solo Solo Only: Yes
To recover the second tome, you must complete a task for Sheogorath
My first trial in Sheogorath's realm awaits. Valaste and Shalidor have uncovered what they need to get me where I need to go.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Valaste in the Mages Guild in Elden Root (Grahtwood), Wayrest (Stormhaven), or Mournhold (Deshaan).
  2. Enter the Shivering Isles and speak with Haskill.
  3. Recover the fork from Vuldngrav.
  4. Recover the staff from Asakala.
  5. Talk to Sheogorath.
  6. Collect the book and return to the Guild.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Talk to Arch-Mage Shalidor outside the Mages Guild. He says Valaste finished translating the tome.

Talk to Valaste. She asks you if you are ready for Sheogorath's first trial and sends you to talk to Shalidor. Tell him you're ready, then enter the portal to the Shivering Isles.

The First Trial[edit]

Talk to Haskill. Sheogorath wants you to recover two items, a fork and a staff, before you can learn where the tome is. Sheogorath lost the fork in Skyrim during the Merethic Era. He was visiting his friend Korthor in Vuldngrav.

The Fork of Horripilation[edit]

Enter the portal to Vuldngrav, then enter the Vuldngrav Catacombs. Examine the chest to the east. Defeat the three waves of Draugr, then use the previously frozen gate to enter the next area. Continue to the snowy room where Korthor floats in the center. Defeat him and take the fork.

Talk to Haskill who appears behind Korthor along with another portal. The staff is in Hammerfell with Prince Maleel, the Scythe of Yokuda.

The Wabbajack[edit]

The scarab seal statues

Enter the portal to Asakala. Talk to Arch-Mage Shalidor.

The prince's underlings placed magical seals to guard the prince's resting place. You need to use the essences, floating balls of light, to unlock the keystones at the base of each of the four statues. He gives you a power that allows you to collect the essences. You should unlock the first two statues while he thinks about the other two.

Collect four essences by running over to them. Once you have four, activate a scarab seal at the base of one of the statues. Repeat for the other statue.

Talk to Shalidor again after both statues are activated. He thinks defeating the prince's generals should activate the other two.

Enter the western passage and defeat Sahdina the Scorpion. His essence will follow you back to the scorpion seal, which is also on the west side. Enter the eastern passage and defeat Rashomta the Spider to get his essence. Then, activate the spider seal.

Use the key ritual orb in the center brazier to open the tomb. Head up the steps into Prince Maleel's Tomb. Defeat Maleel and take the Wabbajack. Go back outside and talk to Haskill on the steps.

Enter the portal to the Shivering Isles and talk to Sheogorath.

"Look, Haskill! Forky's back! It's so nice to see him again! Oh. And good to see you too, mortal. I guess."

Testing the Staff[edit]

He takes the fork back immediately, but he asks you to use the Wabbajack on the temple acolytes. Test the staff on five of them. It may turn them into one of the following things:

It doesn't work on Sheogorath, Haskill or Shalidor. Talk to Sheogorath after you finish. He takes the staff and gives you the book.

Take Circus of Cheerful Slaughter from the podium to the left of Sheogorath and Haskill. The book transports you back to the Mages Guild.

Talk to Valaste and give her the book. She gives you the Artifact-Hunter's Band and 336 Gold.

Quest Stages[edit]

Simply Misplaced
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Valaste
Objective: Talk to Shalidor
Objective: Wait for Shalidor to Open the Portal
Objective: Enter Portal
Objective: Talk to Haskill
Objective: Enter the Portal
Objective: Explore Vuldngrav
Objective: Examine the Chest
Objective: Defeat the Draugr
Objective: Retrieve the Fork
Objective: Collect Essence
Objective: Activate a Scarab Seal
Objective: Kill Sahdina the Scorpion
Objective: Collect Sahdina's Essence
Objective: Activate Scorpion Seal
Objective: Kill Rashomta the Spider
Objective: Collect Rashomta's Essence
Objective: Activate the Spider Seal
Objective: Use the Key Ritual Orb
Objective: Wait For the Tomb to Open
Objective: Retrieve the Staff
Objective: Return to the Shivering Isles
Objective: Talk to Sheogorath
Objective: Test the Wabbajack
Objective: Collect the Book
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