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Investigate the disappearances of newcomers to Summerset.
Zone: Summerset
Quest Giver: Calibar, Razum-dar, or Stories section of Collections
Location(s): Shimmerene
Next Quest: A Pearl of Great Price
Reward: Sash of the Psijic Order
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
"I'll deal with the pearl, you hold off these creatures!"

Queen Ayrenn ordered the once-forbidden island of Summerset to open its borders and welcome outsiders to its expansive shores. Razum-dar, an agent of the Queen, has come to the island to make sure the decree is followed to the letter. [if you start quest from Calibar or Razum-dar]
Queen Ayrenn requests your aid in important matters in the newly opened province of Summerset Isle. A boat leaves regularly from most major cities. Seek out the Eye of the Queen, Razum-dar, when you reach the beautiful city of Shimmerene. [if you start quest from the Collections menu]

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

"Are ... are those creatures ... newcomers? They're hideous!"
"A curious pearl. I wonder where the Aldarch acquired it?"
"The Coral Forest? An odd location for a meeting, but I need to hear the Aldarch's explanation."
"Come, nebarra! Let me show you the power bestowed upon me by the Prince of Bargains!"
  1. Listen to what Calibar has to say to you and accept the quest.
  2. Meet with Razum-dar outside Shimmerene.
  3. Find and talk to the people Razum-dar suggested.
  4. Investigate the Monastery of Serene Harmony.
  5. Speak to Valsirenn and continue the investigation.
  6. Talk to Razum-dar to update him.
  7. Attend Kinlady Avinisse's garden party to gather more information.
  8. Find and search the Coral Forest.
  9. Deal with Aldarch Tilcalar and speak to Valsirenn afterwards.
  10. Speak to Razum-dar.
  11. Travel to Artaeum and talk to Ritemaster Iachesis.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Once you have arrived in Summerset you can come across Calibar near Shimmerene who is fleeing from something.

Calibar: "The island’s sprung a leak! Run!"

He can then be spoken with to find out what is wrong.

"First the Queen issues a decree that changes the status of Summerset from an isolated paradise into a … a tourist attraction! Now monsters! Sea creatures! I’ve never seen anything like them!
Well, I say let the cat fight them! Better him than me!"
Monsters? Cat? Slow down and tell me what happened.
"Suddenly the ground opened, spewing water and strange creatures! They attacked us! Luckily, one of the newcomers, a, leaped in and drove them back. Called himself Razum-dar.
He could probably use some help, if you’re so inclined."
I’ll go talk to Razum-dar.

Nearby down the road, you can find Razum-dar surrounded by the corpses of some strange monsters, he can then be spoken with to see what he knows.

"Have you ever seen such creatures? Raz has not. Probably neither have you.
You are a newcomer, yes? New to this island of High Elves? This one has an eye for such things. And you look capable. So, can Raz interest you in some cloak-and-dagger work?"
Cloak-and-dagger work? Sounds ominous.
"Ominous? No, nothing of the sort. Well, maybe a little of the sort. Depends on how things develop.
Raz has come to Summerset at the behest of Queen Ayrenn. To make sure her decree regarding the opening of the island proceeds as she directed."
So how can I help?
"Ask some questions. Determine the mood in Shimmerene and see how the newcomers are faring.
Rumors have reached the Queen and she is concerned. So Razum-dar comes to see what’s happening and fights strange creatures. Now Raz is concerned as well."
I’ll ask some questions around the city.
While you ask questions around the city, Raz can take care of some other business. It may or may not involve scratching and clawing.
Let’s meet near the entrance to Shimmerene when you have something to report."
What were those strange creatures I saw you fighting?
Raz never saw such monsters in his life! They appear related to water, but this one tends to avoid the stuff. That pearl, though. Raz swears it was calling those creatures.
A mystery for another time, perhaps. Now we need to see to the newcomers.
Anyone in specific you want me to talk to regarding the queen’s decree?
"As a matter of fact, Raz made a list!
Olnewil, A High Elf artisan, spoke out. See what she complained about. Then there’s Tsoxolza, a persecuted Argonian newcomer. Finally Rhanul, a city resident noted in the Divine Prosecution’s observation log."
What did Olnewil speak out about and where can I find her?
"Olnewil complained about… No, no. Raz doesn’t want to prejudice your investigation. You will find out when you talk to her.
The artist likes gather shells along the eastern coast. She uses them to make paints and dyes."
Rhanul? That doesn’t sound like a High Elf name.
"True. Not enough syllables. Rhanul’s a Redguard whose family has lived in Shimmerene for generations. He’s well-respected trader with a few warehouses along the docks.
Talk to him before the Divine Prosecution decides to arrest him."
What’s the Divine Prosecution?
"The Divine Prosecution serves as lawkeepers and protectors of social standards. very persnickety.
When rules are broken, they record it in their observation logs. If your name winds up on their list, things get complicated."
What do you mean, Tsoxolza is being persecuted?
"Something to do with monks and newcomer registration. Raz is still looking into that.
Last I heard, Tsoxolza was seen leaving the city and heading west. Probably trying to reach the water. Lizards like water, yes? Not Raz. Raz hates the wet stuff."
What does all this have to do with that geyser and those creatures?
"Nothing at all. Unless you think they came to Summerset because of the Queen’s decree? No, that would be ridiculous.Let’s not lose focus.
Just see what Olnewil, Tsoxolza and Rhanul have to say about newcomers and the mood in Shimmerene."
What do you expect me to learn by talking to these people?
"We need to confirm these rumors or else put an end to them.
Everyone should be pleased with Queen’s decree. Opening the borders shows progress, yes? However, if any of her loyal subjects reject progress… well, Raz needs to know that, too."
I’ll go talk to Olnewil, Rhanul and Tsoxolza.

After this, you can head into the city and the surrounding area to find and speak with these people.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Queen's Decree
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
(This entry appears only if you start the quest via Collections menu)
Now that the Queen has decreed the island of the High Elves as open for trade and travel, I should go to Summerset. A boat leaves regularly from most major cities.
Objective: Travel to Shimmerene in Summerset
(This entry appears only if you accept the quest directly from Razum-dar)
Razum-dar tasked me with asking questions around Shimmerene to gauge the mood of the locals and the newcomers in regards to the Queen's decree. I should talk to Raz and see if he has a suggestion on where I should begin.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Latest start A High Elf told me that a Khajiit named Razum-dar is up ahead and might need some help. I should find him and talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Razum-dar asked me to talk to a few people from Shimmerene to gauge reactions to the Queen's decree to open Summerset to newcomers. He suggested I speak with Olnewil, Rhanul, and Tsoxolza.
Objective: Talk to Olnewil
Objective: Talk to Rhanul
Objective: Talk to Tsoxolza
I finished interviewing the people Razum-dar suggested. I should find him near the entrance to Shimmerene and let him know what I found out.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Razum-dar asked me to take a look around the Monastery of Serene Harmony in Shimmerene to determine what's happening with the sequestered newcomers. I just need to wait for Raz to distract the sentry before I can slip inside.
Objective: Enter the Monastery of Serene Harmony
Now that I'm inside the monastery, I should look around and try to find out what's happened to the newcomers and other non-High Elves that have been sequestered.
Objective: Investigate the Monastery
I encountered a High Elf who clearly isn't one of the Aldarch's monks. I should talk to her and find out what she's doing in the monastery.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
Valsirenn claims she's trying to find a friend who might have been caught up in the sequestering. She feels there's more going on than simple politics and suggested we explore the monastery undercroft together.
Objective: Investigate the Undercroft
There's a prisoner in a cage down here. I should talk to her and set her free.
Objective: Free the Prisoner
I set the newcomer free. Now I should talk to Valsirenn before we move deeper into the undercroft.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
I should follow Valsirenn deeper into the undercroft so we can locate the rest of the newcomers that are imprisoned here.
Objective: Find the Missing Prisoners
A Daedric cultist channeled magicka through a pearl similar to the one we saw in the office. It drained the life from the captured newcomers. Now the pearls seems to be summoning yaghra. I need to protect Valsirenn while she deals with the pearl.
Objective: Defend Valsirenn
Valsirenn cast some sort of spell and the pearl disappeared. I should exit the great hall and talk to her.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
Valsirenn revealed that she's a mage of the Psijic Order, sent to investigate a threat to Summerset. We were too late to save the newcomers, but we did stop the yaghra and transport the pearl to Artaeum for safekeeping. Now to leave this place.
Objective: Escape the Undercroft
Valsirenn suggested I find Razum-dar at the local inn and let him know what we discovered beneath the Monastery of Serene Harmony.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Razum-dar asked me to attend a meeting at Kinlady Avinisse's mansion. He wants me to speak to her to determine what she knows about the happenings in the monastery. He provided me with an invitation and set of elegant clothes to get me inside.
Objective: Attend the Kinlady's Meeting
Kinlady Avinisse left her guests and went into her mansion. I should head inside and speak to her.
Objective: Talk to Kinlady Avinisse
Optional Step: Talk to Aldarch Tilcalar
Kinlady Avinisse seemed genuinely surprised to hear that the newcomers were being killed beneath the monastery. I should report to Razum-dar outside the mansion and let him know what I learned here.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Razum-dar and Valsirenn agreed to work together to discover what the Aldarch is up to. We learned that he's meeting the Kinlady south of the city, in the Coral Forest. I should go and meet Valsirenn there.
Objective: Meet Valsirenn at the Coral Forest
I met Valsirenn outside the Coral Forest, but there's no sign of Razum-dar as of yet. We should enter the Coral Forest and start searching for the Kinlady and the Aldarch.
Objective: Search the Coral Forest
We saw Aldarch Tilcalar threaten the Kinlady before she fled. Valsirenn pursued the Kinlady. I should go after the Aldarch.
Objective: Confront Aldarch Tilcalar
I defeated Aldarch Tilcalar, but the abyssal pearl continues to call forth the strange sea creatures called yaghra. I need to destroy that pearl.
Objective: Destroy the Abyssal Pearl
Now that I dealt with the Aldarch and the abyssal pearl, I should locate Valsirenn and the Kinlady.
Objective: Talk to Valsirenn
Now I need to find Razum-dar, let him know what happened in the Coral Forest and see what he plans to do with Kinlady Avinisse.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
Valsirenn invited me to come to Artaeum and help her explain events in Shimmerene to the Psijic Order's Ritemaster. She attuned me to a portal that will transport me to the hidden island. I should use the portal at the first opportunity.
Objective: Travel to Artaeum
Optional Step: Confront Kinlady Avinisse
I arrived on Artaeum and there's a tower in the distance. That's probably where I'll find Valsirenn and the Ritemaster.
Objective: Talk to Ritemaster Iachesis
☑Finishes quest I should talk to the Ritemaster and see what I can do to help.
Objective: Talk to Ritemaster Iachesis

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