Online:Stolen Banner

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Retrieve a stolen banner.
Zone: Cyrodiil
Quest Giver: Talmo
Location(s): Vlastarus, Vlastarus Towers
Reward: Vlastrus Reward Container
0000250250Alliance Points
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: High XP
ID: 4073
Make your way into the Vlastarus Towers
Talmo's family banner has been stolen. He believes it was taken by bandits who visited Vlastarus.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Talmo.
  2. Speak to Paints-the-Sky.
  3. Retrieve the banner from Vlastarus Towers.
  4. Decide what to do with the banner.
  5. Return to Vlastarus.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

In the Watchtower Tavern, you may overhear Talmo muttering, "Of all the things to steal!" Speak to him to find out what was stolen:

"This is the last straw, the final insult of many!"
What's wrong?
"Thieves. Damn them all to Oblivion! My family banner's been stolen. It's been an heirloom of my house for hundreds of years."
Who stole it?
"We had visitors yesterday. Some of them looked pretty shifty. Jurana thought they might be bandits. After they left, I noticed that my banner was missing.
There's a bandit camp in the old towers west of here. Would you go look for my banner?"
I'll check out the camp.

Once you leave the tavern, you'll hear Paints-the-Sky talk to you: "Over here. I know what Talmo wants. But I have an alternative proposal."

Speak to her to find out what the proposal is:

"I know Talmo wants his banner back, but I have a proposal for you."
Let's hear it.
"If you find his banner, burn it. I'm certain he's an Altmer spy. He wants Vlastarus to declare openly for the Dominion, making us a target for everyone else. He and his Aldmeri banner are a danger to everyone here."
I'll keep that in mind.

Go to the Vlastarus Towers, just west of the town. Once there, fight through the Gray Vipers and Fegra and recover the banner from a crate. Here, you have two choices. You can march down to the fire and burn the banner, or you can return to Talmo. If you choose to take Paints-the-Sky's course of action, you'll return to her:

"You smell of ashes. Does that mean you burned Talmo's banner?"
Yes.
"By the Egg, that will show the pompous Elf. Vlastarus will never fly Dominion colors!"

However, if you choose to return it to Talmo, he'll instead be the one to talk to:

I have your banner here.
"At last. It took you long enough, but at least you brought it back unharmed. I won't display this anymore, since it has proven so irresistible to thieves."

Quest Stages[edit]

Stolen Banner
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should leave the tavern.
Objective: Leave the Tavern
Paints-the-Sky wishes to speak with me about something. I should see what she wants.
Objective: Talk to Paints-the-Sky
I should travel to the bandit camp in the towers west of Vlastarus and recover the banner.
Objective: Collect Banner
I recovered the banner. Talmo didn't mention that it features an Aldmeri symbol. I can return it to him or just burn it here, in a nearby campfire.
Complete one: Return to Vlastarus or Burn Banner in Campfire
☑Finishes quest I recovered Talmo's banner. I should return it to him in Vlastarus.
Objective: Talk to Talmo
I burned Talmo's banner. I should return and let Paints-the-Sky know.
Objective: Return to Vlastarus
☑Finishes quest I burned the banner. I should return to Paints-the-Sky in Vlastarus to let her know.
Objective: Talk to Paints-the-Sky