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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Retrieve the Staff of Magnus from the Marbruk vault.
Zone: Greenshade
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Aldmeri Dominion
Quest Giver: Queen Ayrenn in Elden Root;
Hazazi in Marbruk;
Razum-dar in Woodhearth
Location(s): Elden Root, Marbruk
Previous Quest: The Orrery of Elden Root
Next Quest: Frighten the Fearsome
Reward: High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: High
Secure the Staff of Magnus
Queen Ayrenn must deal with the aftermath of her brother's betrayal and settle matters in Grahtwood. In the meantime, she asked me to travel to Marbruk, in Greenshade, and secure the Staff of Magnus from its vault.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Find Captain Sarandil in Marbruk.
  2. Follow Captain Sarandil into the vault.
  3. Report to Queen Ayrenn or discuss with Sarandil regarding what happened.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Talk to Captain Sarandil in the Marbruk marketplace. Follow him into the Mages Guild.

Inside the Mages Guild, enter the Primary Vault with the Captain. In the first room, he invites you to examine four rare plants, including Crimson Nirnroot. You can look at them, or you can just talk to the Captain. Either way, let him know when you are ready to continue.

Enter the Relic Room with the Captain. This room holds Ayleid relics, including the Crown of Nenalata. Again, talk to the Captain to move on.

In the final room, you try to take the Staff of Magnus, but it disappears when you touch it. You ask the Captain who had recently entered the vault. Vicereeve Pelidil toured the vault and has the ability to produce a strong illusion.

The Captain checks with the watch outside the vault. You and the vicereeve were the only people to enter the vault. The vicereeve went into the wilderness with "orders from the queen to care for the late Prince Naemon's body." You volunteer to tell the queen about this. A herald enters the guild after you finish saying this and announces the queen's arrival.

Talk to the Queen outside the Mages Guild to receive your reward.

An alternative ending - possibly if you didn't complete the main story in previous zones yet - is that instead of reporting to Ayrenn you will simply speak to Sarandil to conclude the quest.



  • The person who gives you this quest may vary depending on which quests you have completed previously: Queen Ayrenn will offer it once you complete the story of Grahtwood with The Orrery of Elden Root; if you have not completed this and journey to Marbruk on your own, you will meet Hazazi when you enter the city. Finally, Razum-dar will appear with this quest in a number of story-related places in Greenshade, such as Woodhearth or Driladan Pass, if you enter them before starting it.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Staff of Magnus
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
My first task is to meet Captain Sarandil in the city of Marbruk.
Objective: Find Captain Sarandil
I must follow Captain Sarandil to the Staff of Magnus, which waits deep in Marbruk's vault.
Objective: Follow Captain Sarandil to the Mages Guild
Hidden Objective: Stopped Following Captain Sarandil
I must wait for Captain Sarandil to unlock the vault beneath Marbruk.
Objective: Wait for Captain Sarandil to Unlock the Vault
I must follow Captain Sarandil to the Staff of Magnus, which waits deep in Marbruk's vault.
Objective: Enter Marbruk's Vault
Objective: Enter the Relic Room
Objective Hint: Have Captain Sarandil Unlock the Door
Hidden Objective: Examine the Domica Redwort
Hidden Objective: Examine the Crimson Nirnroot
Hidden Objective: Examine the Gleamblossom
Hidden Objective: Examine the Roland's Tear
Objective: Enter the Inner Vault
Objective Hint: Have Captain Sarandil Unlock the Door
Hidden Objective: Examine the Gandra-Lye
Hidden Objective: Examine the Crown of Nenalata
Hidden Objective: Examine the Racuvar Bala
I must secure the Staff of Magnus for Queen Ayrenn.
Objective: Secure the Staff of Magnus
The Staff of Magnus in the vault was a fake! Captain Sarandil must know more about the theft.
Objective: Talk to Captain Sarandil
I arrived in Marbruk too late. The Staff of Magnus is missing, likely stolen by Vicereeve Pelidil. Captain Sarandil awaits me in the Grand Hall to discuss this.
Objective: Return to the Grand Hall
I have returned to the Grand Hall. Captain Sarandil is here, questioning the soldiers on watch.
Objective: Talk to Captain Sarandil
☑Finishes quest I should talk to Captain Sarandil in the Mages Guild to follow up on the staff's disappearance.
Objective: Talk to Captain Sarandil
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