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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Create a defense against the Harrowstorms and learn the Gray Host's plans.
Zone: Western Skyrim
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Quest Giver: Svana, Maugh, Melina Cassel
Location(s): Blue Palace, Coastal Camp, Midland Camp, Blackreach Camp,Dark Moon Grotto, Hall of the Dead, Midnight Barrow, The Undergrove
Prerequisite Quest: The Vampire Scholar
Next Quest: Greymoor Rising
Reward: Longbow of Solitude
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High XP
ID: 6456
Investigate the Gray Host camps around Skyrim
High King Svargrim refuses to act, so Svana has decided to take matters into her own hands. With Fennorian's help, she plans to develop a strategy for fighting back against the Gray Host.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Fennorian in the Blue Palace.
  2. Use Gray Host Map and talk to Lyris Titanborn.
  3. Investigate the three Gray Host camps.
    1. Find Fennorian.
    2. Read the epitaphs at the graveyard.
    3. Discuss findings with Fennorian.
    1. Find Lyris Titanborn.
    2. Search crates for Refined Netherroot Brew.
    3. Slay Sable-Eye and take Brew.
    1. Find Svana in Dark Moon Grotto.
    2. Spy on Gray Host talks.
    3. Search Camp for documents.
  4. Return to the Blue Palace and talk to Fennorian.
  5. Obtain Arkay's Sacred Oil and create the Elixir prototype.
  6. Go to the Midnight Barrow and find the Undergrove.
  7. Confront the Gray Host forces and protect Svana.
  8. Return to the Blue Palace and talk to High King Svargrim.
  9. Talk to Lyris.

Detailed Walkthough[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Quest Stages[edit]

The Gray Host
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Svana requested I return to the Blue Palace to discuss our plans for dealing with the Gray Host and their harrowstorms. I should head there now.
Objective: Talk to Svana
Latest start Svana asked me to help Fenn focus on the task at hand. We need his expertise to develop a defense against the harrowstorms. I should talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Fennorian
Lyris remembered the map we found in Tzinghalis's laboratory. She wants me to place it on the table so we can examine it.
Objective: Place the Map
Lyris thinks the map indicates where we can go to acquire the components Fenn needs to devise a defense against the harrowstorms. I should talk to her and see what she suggests.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
We need to investigate the Gray Host camps to learn more about the Icereach Coven medallions and acquire refined netherroot brew so Fenn can replicate the enchantment that protects against harrowstorms. We also need to determine their ultimate plan.
Objective: Investigate the Coastal Camp
Objective: Investigate the Midland Camp
Objective: Investigate the Blackreach Camp
(Hints which appear while searching the Coastal Camp)
Objective Hint: Talk to Fennorian at the Coastal Camp
Objective Hint: Investigate the Coastal Camp
Objective Hint: Examine the Headstones at the Coastal Camp
Objective Hint: Talk to Fennorian at the Coastal Camp
(Hints which appear while searching the Midland Camp)
Objective Hint: Talk to Lyris at the Midland Camp
Objective Hint: Search the Carts for Refined Netherroot Brew
Objective Hint: Find Refined Netherroot Brew in the Midland Camp
Objective Hint: Talk to Lyris Near the Midland Camp
(Hints which appear while searching the Blackreach Camp)
Objective Hint: Talk to Svana in Blackreach
Objective Hint: Discover Gray Host Plans
Objective Hint: Find Gray Host Plans in the Blackreach Camp
Objective Hint: Talk to Svana in Blackreach
(Once all Three Objectives are complete, the quest will progress)
I should return to the Blue Palace in Solitude to meet with my companions. We need to discuss what to do with the items and information we uncovered at the Gray Host camps.
Objective: Go to Svana's Chambers in the Blue Palace
I should talk to Fenn about his elixir and see if he thinks it will protect people from the harrowstorms.
Objective: Talk to Fennorian
Fenn needs Arkay's Sacred Oil to complete his elixir. I should be able to find some at the Hall of the Dead in Solitude.
Objective: Go to Solitude's Hall of the Dead
I should ask High Priest Ingurt about acquiring some of Arkay's Sacred Oil for Fenn's elixir.
Objective: Talk to High Priest Ingurt
Swordthane Uthlet took the supply of Arkay's Sacred Oil to Castle Dour. I should go there and see if I can acquire some for Fennorian.
Objective: Talk to Swordthane Uthlet
Swordthane Uthlet offered to look the other way so that Svana and I could get a bottle of Arkay's Sacred Oil for Fennorian's elixir.
Objective: Take Arkay's Sacred Oil
I obtained a bottle of Arkay's Sacred Oil. I should bring it to Fennorian in the Blue Palace in Solitude.
Objective: Go to Svana's Chambers in the Blue Palace
Optional Step: Talk to Svana
Fennorian asked me to add Arkay's Sacred Oil to his cauldron to complete the elixir.
Objective: Add Arkay's Sacred Oil to the Cauldron
I should speak to Fennorian about the elixir.
Objective: Talk to Fennorian
We decided to meet in the Midnight Barrow, located in Blackreach. Once there, we need to locate the Undergrove and test Fenn's elixir.
Objective: Go to the Midnight Barrow
Lyris and I need to clear a path to the Undergrove so Svana and Fennorian can safely follow after us.
Objective: Secure a Path to the Undergrove
We reached the entrance of the Undergrove, deep in the Midnight Barrow. It's time to go inside and test Fenn's elixir.
Objective: Enter the Undergrove
We need to find an appropriate spot within the Undergrove to test Fenn's elixir.
Objective: Explore the Undergrove
I overheard two Gray Host leaders, Rada al-Saran and Exarch Ulfra, discussing plans involving a massive harrowstorm and Solitude. I should confront them.
Objective: Confront the Gray Host Leaders
Svana ingested Fennorian's elixir and walked into the harrowstorm. I need to protect her in order to give the elixir time to work.
Objective: Protect Svana
The harrowstorm has subsided. I should see if Svana is unharmed after drinking Fenn's elixir.
Objective: Talk to Svana
Fenn's elixir worked. We need to return to the Blue Palace in Solitude and let High King Svargrim know we have a way to defend against the harrowstorms.
Objective: Go to the Blue Palace
Svana hasn't been able to convince her father. I should talk to the high king and see if I can get him to listen to reason.
Objective: Talk to High King Svargrim
Svana is making one final attempt to appeal to her father. I should wait for her to finish making her case.
Objective: Wait for Svana
☑Finishes quest High King Svargrim revealed that he joined forces with the Gray Host! Svana requested a moment to think, so I should check in with Lyris.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
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