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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Find Fennorian in Blackreach and bring him back.
Zone: Western Skyrim
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Quest Giver: Maugh, Svana
Location(s): Blue Palace, Dusktown, The Lightless Hollow, Tzinghalis's Tower
Prerequisite Quest: Danger in the Holds
Next Quest: The Gray Host
Reward: Fire Staff of the Gray Host
Solitude Silver Wolf
Karthwatch Sigil Shield
Very High Leveled Gold
1 Skill Point
XP Gain: Very High XP
ID: 6466
A courier delivered a message from Fennorian. I should read it.
The high king has finally taken steps, but it isn't enough. Svana thinks we need to develop a defense against the harrowstorms. To that end, she wants to recruit the vampire scholar, Fennorian, to aid us.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Read the message.
  2. Go to Dusktown and find Fennorian's lodgings.
  3. Search building for clues.
  4. Find Edjar and talk to him.
  5. Find and free his packmates in the Lightless Hollow.
  6. Enter the tower and unseal the door.
  7. Search the tower laboratory.
  8. Shut down the machines in the Netherroot Garden.
  9. Find Fennorian and Exarch Tzinghalis.
  10. Kill the Exarch and free Fennorian.
  11. Search Tzinghalis' sanctum for clues.
  12. Take the lift to the surface and return to Svana.

Detailed Walkthough[edit]

  • Unseal the door - Look at the symbols on the ground and turn every cube to the one which is missing.
  • Shut down the machines in the Netherroot Garden - Primary distalate overflow (left) twice, then the secondary intake (right) twice


Quest Stages[edit]

The Vampire Scholar
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Svana wants to speak with me. I should meet her at the Blue Palace.
Objective: Talk to Svana
Latest start A courier delivered a message from Fennorian. I should read it.
Objective: Examine the Message from Fennorian
Fenn's message indicated that he apparently found something important and returned to Dusktown to investigate. Lyris and I should look for him in the Blackreach mining settlement.
Objective: Find Fennorian
Optional Step: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
We arrived at Fennorian's lodgings on the south side of Dusktown, but there's no sign of Fenn. I should look around and see if there's any indication of where Fenn may have gone.
Objective: Search Fennorian's Lodgings
Hidden Objective: Flask of Blood
Hidden Objective: Burnt Papers
Hidden Objective: Dwarven Key
We didn't find Fenn but we did notice signs of a struggle in his lodgings. I should talk to Lyris about what we discovered.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
Fenn's notes mentioned he was going to meet with someone named Edjar at a camp east of the Dusktown bridge. I should look for this Edjar there.
Objective: Find Edjar
Lyris arrived. I should tell her what I learned from Edjar. I should also make sure Edjar has told me everything I need to know to rescue his pack mates.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
Optional Step: Talk to Edjar
I agreed to finish what Fenn started and use the Dwarven key to set Edjar's pack mates free. I need to make my way to the work camp on the western side of the Lightless Hollow and unlock their chains.
Objective: Free Edjar's Pack
(Appears when you approach her in the Lightless Hollow)
Optional Step: Talk to Breyfridde
I freed Edjar's pack. Now I should find him and Lyris south of the work camp and let him know I upheld Fenn's part of their bargain.
Objective: Talk to Edjar
Edjar directed Lyris and me to a hidden door. He says it leads to a Dwarven lift that will take us into the tower. Then he can ride it to the top and escape into the wilds of Western Skyrim.
Objective: Enter the Dwarven Tower
Edjar showed us how to get into Tzinghalis's tower, but the way ahead is blocked by a Dwarven door. I need to figure out how to open it before we can rescue Fennorian.
Objective: Open the Dwarven Door
We unsealed the Dwarven door. Now to search for Fennorian.
Objective: Search for Fennorian
It looks like this chamber has been turned into a laboratory of some sort. I should look around and see if I can determine its purpose.
Objective: Investigate the First Laboratory
The laboratory contained some of Exarch Tzinghalis's research, but then we heard Fenn's tortured scream. We need to find him.
Objective: Find Fennorian
We entered a netherroot garden full of Dwarven machines that spray a poison mist. I need to shut down those machines before we can cross the chamber and continue our search for Fenn.
Objective: Shut Down the Netherroot Machines
We searched Tzinghalis's laboratory and netherroot garden. Now we need to keep going so we can find Fennorian.
Objective: Find Fennorian
We found Fenn, but before we can help him, we need to kill Exarch Tzinghalis.
Objective: Kill Exarch Tzinghalis
We killed Exarch Tzinghalis. Now I need to find a way to release Fennorian from that terrible machine.
Objective: Free Fennorian
Fenn is free, but the torture he endured seems to have taken a toll on him. I should talk to him and give him the flask I found in his Dusktown lodgings.
Objective: Talk to Fennorian
Fenn explained that Exarch Tzinghalis and Rada al-Saran would often go into Tzinghalis's sanctum to discuss strategy. We should search it for any information about the Gray Host and what they may be planning.
Objective: Search Tzinghalis's Sanctum
Hidden Objective: Take Map
Hidden Objective: Take Note
We found a map and a Gray Host communique in Tzinghalis's sanctum. I should talk to Lyris about our next steps.
Objective: Talk to Lyris Titanborn
I need to bring the map and the communique back to the Blue Palace. Lyris and Fenn will meet me there.
Objective: Return to the Blue Palace
Objective Hint: Use the Lift
☑Finishes quest I should talk to Svana in her private chamber in the Blue Palace and tell her what we uncovered in Blackreach.
Objective: Talk to Svana
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