Online:The Heart's Desire

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Recover an artifact from a scholar's bitter rival.
Zone: Vvardenfell
Objective: Nchuleftingth — Rescue Neramo's expedition and obtain the Bthark Prism.
Quest Giver: Neramo
Location(s): Nchuleftingth
Reward: Artificer's Coat of the War Maiden
Neramo's Lightning Stick
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: High Experience
Vimy and Neramo prepare to face off against Lenarmen
The scholar, Neramo, has a problem. One of his less savory competitors, Artisan Lenarmen, stole his Dwemer control rod, and seeks to use it to find an ancient artifact. I must stop Lenarmen before he discovers the secret of Nchulefthingth.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Find Vimy.
  2. Rescue captured expedition members.
  3. Recover the Broken Dwemer Control Rod.
  4. Defeat Artisan Lenarmen.
  5. Find the Bthark Prism.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

As you approach Nchuleftingth, you'll find Neramo standing outside the ruins. Neramo says that his rival, Artisan Lenarmen, believes the ruins are the Heart of Lorkhan's resting place. He explains that his rival ambushed his expedition group, and stole and Neramo's control rod. Lenarmen and his Bronzefist Mercenaries are now using Neramo's control rod to control the Dwarven constructs inside the ruins. He asks you to enter the ruins to find his associate, Vimy Lacroix, and rescue the members of his expedition.

Head into the ruins and make your way to the far end of the hall. You will find Vimy tending to Daren Hlen and his sister, Brerayne Hlen. Speak to Vimy then head back towards the entrance.

From the room you're in, head back towards the entrance and take the first left. Travel down the wooden platforms. Once you arrive at the bottom, head south and kill the Bronzefist mercenaries holding Thollidor hostage. Once Thollidor is free, head east and you will find Tyrnea Stone surrounded by Dwarven automatons. Defeat them and set her free.

Continue east and enter the door on the left to the Nchuleftingth Bailey. Head through the double doors at the end of the hall. Once at the bottom of the stairs take a left. Follow the path and enter the door to the Lavaworks. Climb up the ramp to the left then down the ramp the right. Defeat the Bronzefist goons guarding Kasouda.

Head south down the ramp and enter the control room door on the left. Upon entering, Vimy Lacroix will enter behind you, and warn you not to take the control rod yet. She will then deactivate the Dwemer traps, allowing you safe access to the container. Exit the room and continue up the ramp to the south to a ledge at the top of the room. Nchuleftingth's skyshard is at the end of the ledge. If you already have the skyshard, take a left into the hallway up the stairs and speak to Neramo.

Enter the door behind Neramo. Head south then climb the stairs to the left, and enter the Nchuleftingth Cathedra. Head down the stairs and defeat Artisan Lenarmen, then enter the doors to the north. Take the Bthark Prism from the Dwarven strongbox. At this point, you have the option to head for the surface or look around the room with Neramo and Vimy. Once you’re done looking, around exit the ruins through the door to the left. Meet Neramo back at his camp and give him the prism to finish the quest.


  • The rest of the expedition won't exist at their camp inside the ruins before starting the quest.
    • The captive members won't exist in the deeper parts of the ruins before starting the quest or reaching the related objectives.
  • The container holding the control rod won't exist in the control room before starting the quest or reaching the related objective.
  • In the sanctum, it's possible to exit back to Vvardenfell without acquiring the relic, though once outside, the door will be locked, so doing so isn't advised.
  • The optional items in the sanctum can only be investigated in a specific sequence one after the other, instead of when getting close to them in any order.
  • During the objectives after acquiring the prism and upon returning to the surface, the descriptions are written as if Neramo and Vimy aren't right behind you as followers and rather still on the surface, and unaware of what transpired.
    • When speaking directly to Neramo at the camp, he will ask if you have the prism in the dialogue, despite being with you when you looted it.


  • Vimy Lacroix has the follower icon above her while in the control room, while not being one. ?
  • The entire container holding the control rod disappears when looting only the rod. ?

Quest Stages[edit]

The Heart's Desire
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should enter the Dwarven ruin of Nchuleftingth.
Objective: Enter Nchuleftingth
I arrived in Nchulefthingth. Now I should seek out Neramo's bodyguard and assistant, Vimy Lacroix.
Objective: Find Vimy Lacroix
I found Vimy Lacroix. I should speak to her.
Objective: Talk to Vimy Lacroix
Vimy asked me to look for her compatriots, who are scattered through the ruins. I should start by finding Thollidor.
Objective: Find Thollidor
I rescued Thollidor. I should keep looking for additional survivors.
Objective: Find Tyrnea Stone
I rescued Tyrnea Stone. I should keep looking for additional survivors.
Objective: Find Kasouda
I must rescue three of Vimy's compatriots, and recover Neramo's Dwemer control rod.
Objective: Retrieve Dwemer Control Rod
Objective Hint: Wait for Vimy to Disable Traps
I set Vimy's compatriots free and recovered Neramo's control rod. I should find him to discuss our next move.
Objective: Talk to Neramo
I must defeat Neramo's vile competitor, Artisan Lenarmen.
Objective: Defeat Artisan Lenarmen
Neramo, Vimy and I defeated Artisan Lenarmen. Now we must find Neramo's prize, the Bthark Prism.
Objective: Retrieve the Bthark Prism
I retrieved the Bthark Prism from the Dwarven vault. I should return to the surface to inform Neramo and Vimy of our success.
Objective: Return to the Surface
I finally escaped from the Dwarven ruin of Nchuleftingth. I should deliver the Bthark Prism to Neramo.
Objective: Talk to Neramo
Finishes quest☑ I should talk to Neramo and find out about my reward.
Objective: Talk to Neramo
* 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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