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Help Zeira with a personal matter.
Faction: Thieves Guild
Quest Giver: Note from Zeira in the Thieves Den
Location(s): Aldmeri Dominion Marbruk (Greenshade); Haven Wayshrine, Volunidai's Manor (Grahtwood)
Daggerfall Covenant Shornhelm (Rivenspire); Aswala Stables Wayshrine, Volunidai's Manor (Alik'r Desert)
Ebonheart Pact Stormhold (Shadowfen); Tal'Deic Grounds Wayshrine, Volunidai's Manor (Deshaan)
Transparent.gif Abah's Landing
Prerequisites: Thieves Guild Rank 10
Prerequisite Quest: Prison Break
Reward: Unidentified Bahraha's Curse Weapon
Pirharri the Smuggler
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10 Thieves Guild RepReputation
XP Gain: Standard
Reveal the identity of Desert Falcon
A matter involving Nicolas requires the guild's attention, and Zeira wants me to handle it personally.
Find your way to the secluded manor
The one that got away - almost
"She didn't want you to beg. She wanted you dead."

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Meet Zeira inside the Hew's Mane inn in Abah's Landing.
  2. Travel to the tavern in Marbruk (Greenshade), Shornhelm (Rivenspire), or Stormhold (Shadowfen).
  3. Speak to Chief Inspector Rhanbiq and obtain the key to his strongbox, located at the same location.
  4. Speak to Bellulor Chatterbeak in the local Outlaws Refuge.
  5. Travel to the wayshrine near Haven (Grahtwood), Aswala Stables (Alik'r Desert), or Tal'Deic Fortress (Deshaan).
  6. Use the nearby rowboat to travel to manor house across the water.
  7. Speak with Volunidai.
  8. Find the entrance to manor's cellar.
  9. Locate and confront your quarry.
  10. Return to Hew's Mane and inform Zeira of your actions.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Soon after rescuing Zeira from the Iron Wheel, she will send you a note, requesting you meet her in Abah's Landing.

[PlayerName]:
"I have new information on Nicolas that requires your attention and discretion. Meet me at Hew's Mane, just off the Promenade in Abah's Landing.
—Zeira"
I should meet Zeira at Hew's Mane.

Quest Stages[edit]

The One That Got Away
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should meet Zeira at Hew's Mane, a tavern in Abah's Landing.
Objective: Talk to Zeira
Aldmeri Dominion Zeira suspects Nicolas escaped from the Iron Wheel. She learned of someone called the "Desert Falcon" who has been asking about Nicolas. She asked me to find and approach the Desert Falcon in the Greenshade city of Marbruk.
Daggerfall Covenant Zeira suspects Nicolas escaped from the Iron Wheel. She learned of someone called the ""Desert Falcon"" who has been asking about Nicolas. She asked me to find and approach the Desert Falcon in the Rivenspire city of Shornhelm.
Ebonheart Pact Zeira suspects Nicolas escaped from the Iron Wheel. She learned of someone called the "Desert Falcon" who has been asking about Nicolas. She asked me to find and approach the Desert Falcon in the Shadowfen city of Stormhold.
Objective: Aldmeri Dominion Find the Desert Falcon in Marbruk
Objective: Daggerfall Covenant Find the Desert Falcon in Shornhelm
Objective: Ebonheart Pact Find the Desert Falcon in Stormhold
The "Desert Falcon" is Rhanbiq, former Chief Inspector of the Iron Wheel! I should speak with him and learn his interest in this matter.
Objective: Talk to Rhanbiq
(If you convinced him to help)
Rhanbiq seemed willing to help. He provided me with a key to his strongbox, which contains all his notes on the trail Nicolas left behind.
Objective: Retrieve Rhanbiq's Notes
(If you failed to convince him)
Rhanbiq was unwilling to help. He also said I should stay away from his things. I should search them and see what I can find.
Objective: Search Rhanbiq's Things
Aldmeri Dominion Rhanbiq learned Nicolas was spotted in town. He suspects a local named Bellulor may know more, but has been unable to track him down. I should search for Bellulor in the Marbruk Outlaws Refuge, in Greenshade.
Daggerfall Covenant Rhanbiq learned Nicolas was spotted in town. He suspects a local named Bellulor may know more, but has been unable to track him down. I should search for Bellulor in the Shornhelm Outlaws Refuge, in Rivenspire.
Ebonheart Pact Rhanbiq learned Nicolas was spotted in town. He suspects a local named Bellulor may know more, but has been unable to track him down. I should search for Bellulor in the Stormhold Outlaws Refuge, in Shadowfen.
Objective: Aldmeri Dominion Find Bellulor Chatterbeak in the Marbruk Outlaws Refuge
Objective: Daggerfall Covenant Find Bellulor Chatterbeak in the Rivenspire Outlaws Refuge
Objective: Ebonheart Pact Find Bellulor Chatterbeak in the Stormhold Outlaws Refuge
I should speak with Bellulor. He may know where I can find Nicolas.
Objective: Talk to Bellulor
Aldmeri Dominion Bellulor confirmed Nicolas was in town with a High Elf he called "Volu." They were to be married when they returned to her manor in Grahtwood, somewhere near the city of Haven.
Daggerfall Covenant Bellulor confirmed Nicolas was in town with a High Elf he called "Volu." They were to be married when they returned to her manor in the Alik'r Desert, somewhere near the city of Sentinel.
Ebonheart Pact Bellulor confirmed Nicolas was in town with a High Elf he called "Volu." They were to be married when they returned to her manor in Deshaan, somewhere near Tal'Deic Fortress.
Objective: Aldmeri Dominion Find Nicolas in Grahtwood
Objective: Daggerfall Covenant Find Nicolas in Alik'r Desert
Objective: Ebonheart Pact Find Nicolas in Deshaan
Objective Hint: Find A Rowboat to Reach Nicolas' Hideaway
I located the manor belonging to Volunidai, the High Elf seen with Nicolas. I should speak with her and see what I can learn of his whereabouts.
Objective: Talk to Volunidai
Volunidai said her husband is an Imperial man named Vantus, not Nicolas. When I asked to speak with him, she insisted I leave. I should find a way into her manor.
Objective: Find a Way Into Volunidai's Manor
Nicolas and Vantus are the same person. I should decide what to do with him. Zeira left his fate to my discretion.
Objective: Confront Nicolas
(If you decided to ruin his marriage)
I decided Nicolas should lose everything important to him. I should speak with Volunidai and convince her that her husband isn't what he seems.
Objective: Tell Volunidai About Nicolas
☑Finishes quest (If you tell Nicolas to stay away from Abah's Landing)
Nicolas is unharmed. I should return to Abah's Landing and inform Zeira of his fate.
Objective: Report to Zeira
☑Finishes quest (If you choose to reveal Nicolas' secret and ruin him)
Nicolas is ruined. I should return to Abah's Landing and inform Zeira of his fate.
Objective: Report to Zeira
☑Finishes quest (If you kill Nicolas)
Nicolas is dead. I should return to Abah's Landing and inform Zeira of his fate.
Objective: Report to Zeira
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