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Ascend the Crystal Tower and put an end to Nocturnal's machinations.
Zone: Summerset
Quest Giver: Valsirenn
Location(s): Ceporah Tower, Crystal Tower
Prerequisite Quest: A Necessary Alliance
Next Quest: A New Alliance
Reward: Staff of the Crystal Tower
Mystic Eye Psijic Cuirass
1 Skill Point
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
"I bet Nocturnal knows we're coming. So much for the element of surprise."

I negotiated an alliance of sorts with Clavicus Vile and Mephala. They agreed to help us get into the Crystal Tower—mostly. Once inside, I need to find a way to stop Nocturnal before she uses the tower to remake reality.
"Then let's get moving before the tower remakes this platform out of existence!"
"I see them. The pain... is fading."
"Tell her... tell her I'm going to be with our daughter. Tell Val... that we will... we will wait... for... her..."
"Meridia's magic is gone. The blade isn't yours anymore, either."
Darien cleanses the Dawnbreaker
"No... the tower crystal... was supposed to be... mine..."

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Sotha Sil.
  2. Talk to your companions.
  3. Attend the meeting in the Dreaming Cave.
  4. Enter the portal.
  5. Fight your way to the entrance of the Crystal Tower.
  6. Fight the Guardian Atronach and speak to Sapiarch Nolyemal afterwards.
  7. Recover the missing parts of the ballista.
  8. Destroy the debris blocking the corridor with the ballista.
  9. Fight your way through the library.
  10. Obtain a key for the library door.
  11. Talk to Earl Leythen.
  12. Ascend the Crystal Tower.
  13. Defeat Nocturnal's Champion.
  14. Talk to Darien Gautier.
  15. Cleanse Dawnbreaker
  16. Confront Nocturnal.
  17. Defeat the shade of Nocturnal's Champion twice.
  18. Reforge Transparent Law.
  19. Talk to Valsirenn.
  20. Speak to Sotha Sil in Ceporah Tower to complete the quest.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Quest Stages[edit]

The Crystal Tower
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Sotha Sil has asked to speak with me. I should go to his study in Ceporah Tower and talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Sotha Sil
Before heading to the Dreaming Cave, I should speak to my companions around the island. This might be my last chance to speak to them before we assault the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Talk to Your Companions
Sotha Sil said to meet him in the Dreaming Cave.
Objective: Enter the Dreaming Cave
Sotha Sil wants me to speak to him when I'm ready to start the assault on the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Talk to Sotha Sil
Sotha Sil has opened a path for Mephala into the Dreaming Cave. I should observe what happens.
Objective: Attend the Meeting in the Dreaming Cave
Mephala stepped out of the Dreaming Cave and called me forward. I should speak to the Daedric Prince.
Objective: Talk to Mephala
Mephala forged the two Resolute Diamonds into a single gem that serves as both an anchor and a key. I should wait while the portal to Clavicus Vile's realm opens.
Objective: Wait for the Portal to Reset
I should follow Barbas to Clavicus Vile's realm so he can show us the way to the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Follow Barbas into the Fields of Regret
Despite our agreement with Clavicus Vile, it looks like we're going to have to fight our way to the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Reach the Entrance of the Crystal Tower
Barbas wants to talk to me. I should see what he has to say.
Objective: Talk to Barbas
The Resolute Anchor serves as both a key to the Crystal Tower and an anchor to our reality. Since I have it, we should be able to enter the Crystal Tower.
Objective: Enter the Crystal Tower
We need to reach the top of the Crystal Tower to confront Nocturnal.
Objective: Ascend the Crystal Tower
A Sapiarch, and she's still alive. I should talk to her.
Objective: Talk to the Sapiarch
The dying Sapiarch mentioned a broken ballista. If I can find it and repair it, I might be able to use it to clear the debris that's blocking the path up the tower.
Objective: Find the Broken Ballista
The ballista isn't broken, it just needs to be reassembled. I should locate the missing pieces so Darien can put it back together.
Objective: Find the Missing Pieces to the Ballista
I gathered the parts to repair the ballista. I need to bring them back to Darien so he can put the siege engine into working order.
Objective: Bring the Ballista Parts to Darien
The ballista is ready. I should be able to use it to open the way forward now.
Objective: Use the Ballista on the Blocked Passage
We need to ascend the tower to confront Nocturnal.
Objective: Ascend the Crystal Tower
This appears to be the tower's library. We need to find a way to move forward.
Objective: Find a Way Through the Library
Objective Hint: Find the Key to the Pedestal
The library's gate is closed. We need to find a way through it if we want to continue.
Objective: Open the Library Gate
Leythen seems to know how this gate mechanism works. I should talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Earl Leythen
Leythen managed to get the gate open. Now we just have to get behind it before his magic fades.
Objective: Get Through the Opened Gate
Leythen wasn't able to get through the gate before it closed. I should talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Earl Leythen
Our only way is up. We need to find our way to stop Nocturnal.
Objective: Ascend the Tower
Nocturnal's champion stands in our way with the corrupted Dawnbreaker sword. We need to stop her before we can continue
Objective: Defeat Nocturnal's Champion
We retrieved the Dawnbreaker sword, but it has been corrupted by Nocturnal. I should talk to Darien to see if he can restore the blade.
Objective: Talk to Darien Gautier
We need to find a way to cleanse the Dawnbreaker.
Objective: Cleanse the Dawnbreaker
Darien sacrificed himself to restore the power of the Dawnbreaker. I should retrieve the restored sword.
Objective: Take the Restored Dawnbreaker
I have the Dawnbreaker in my possession. The only thing left is to climb the tower and confront Nocturnal once and for all.
Objective: Use the Dawnbreaker to Confront Nocturnal
I need to put a stop to Nocturnal and use the Dawnbreaker on the tower crystal when the time is right.
Objective: Stop Nocturnal
Nocturnal is weakened. I need to use the Dawnbreaker on the crystal called Transparent Law before she can recover.
Objective: Reforge Transparent Law
Nocturnal has been banished. The Transparent Law crystal has been restored, and for now, it seems the threat has ended. Valsirenn has been able to get into the tower though, so I should speak to her and find out what's happening.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
We stopped Nocturnal. We should leave and let the others know of our success.
Objective: Leave the Crystal Tower
☑Finishes quest Sotha Sil awaits. I should speak to him and tell him of our success.
Objective: Talk to Sotha Sil

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