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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Root out the leaders of the Veiled Heritance.
Zone: Auridon
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Aldmeri Dominion
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Skywatch — Help Razum-dar defeat the Veiled Heritance at Skywatch.
Quest Giver: Alandare
Location(s): The Veiled Keep
Prerequisite Quest: Wearing the Veil
Next Quest: To Dawnbreak
Reward: Queensguard Chestplate
1 Skill Point
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience
ID: 4345
Deal with the Veiled Council and their Queen
I'm now a full member of the Veiled Heritance. I've been told of a grand hall where their leadership council meets. And they are meeting with the Veiled Queen herself!

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Enter the Veiled Keep.
  2. Clear the first room.
  3. Activate the lock crystals in the second room.
  4. Defeat the Veiled Council in the third room.
  5. Return to Razum-dar in Skywatch.
  6. Warn Queen Ayrenn in Skywatch Manor.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

After Alandare confirms your membership, she will have another task for the Veil's newest officer: presenting yourself to the Council.

"You're a full member now. And you're in luck. The Veiled Queen herself will be speaking to the cause."
Where should I go?
"The Veiled Council meets in the grand hall. It's north of here, near the top of the island."
And you said the Veiled Queen is here?
"No, she's not here. She needs to stay safe, hidden. Uses a spell to speak with us by projection.
Go report in with the council. Present yourself and be known."

The Veiled Keep[edit]

Fight your way through the Keep
Deactivate the Lock Crystals

The entrance to the Veiled Keep is nearby. Once you enter, you will hear a familiar voice.

High Kinlady Estre: "Search the recruits! One of Ayrenn's agents is in disguise."
Nenaronald: "Damn it, they're here!"

Your cover has been blown! Furthermore, your Earring of Altmer Nobility will stop working. When you enter the first hall, you will see a projection at the other end, but first you will need to deal with the hostile Veiled Heritance members before you can go further into the keep.

High Kinlady Estre:"Idiots! Don't let them escape."
"I am the Veiled Queen!"

Once you have defeated all of them, continue searching the keep. To enter the second chamber, you will need to press the button with the large blue stone near the door. When you enter the second chamber, the ceiling will begin to shake and debris will fall to the floor; it will cause damage if it hits you. Additionally, the door will be magically locked with crystals. Interact with the three yellow crystals to unlock the door.

When you start interacting with the crystals, the projection will appear again and—this close up—there is no mistaking her: the Veiled Queen is Estre! She will freely admit it as she berates you and reveals her true feelings towards Ayrenn.

High Kinlady Estre: "You, peasant! You think yourself clever. Did the filthy cat give you that little bauble? Or did Ayrenn herself get her hands dirty?"
High Kinlady Estre: "Did she really think she could sail home, and we'd all bend a knee? As she invites mongrels and beasts to cavort in our cities? Deluded fool!"
High Kinlady Estre: "No matter. With Mehrunes Dagon's aid, I will dispose of the false queen and rise as true leader to our people! I am the Veiled Queen!"

After her rant and her admission that she is trucking with Daedric Princes, Estre's projection will disappear again. When the gate is unlocked, you can enter the third room. Here, you will finally meet the Veiled Council: Ondicantar‎, Endartirinque, and Nenaronald.

Nenaronald: "Ayrenn's spy is here!"
High Kinlady Estre: "Dispose of that pest!"

At that, the only reply you can give is terminal violence. Endartirinque is the weakest of the trio, but has ranged frost magic, while Ondicantar‎ and Nenaronald are similar in strength. However, out of the latter two, Nenaronald is the more dangerous opponent, particularly with his cleave attack. Once you have slain the Council, you will need to leave the island and report to Razum-dar in Skywatch immediately.

The map hint for the quest will tell you to head west out of the room, but you can simply head through the northern door and drop down from the makeshift platform to leave the Keep. As you are no longer disguised, the island will be on alert and the formerly neutral Veiled Heritance members will now be hostile towards you*. Make your way back to the dock where you first arrived (on the west end of the island) and take the boat back to Skywatch.

  • Note: (The island's lootable items and containers have all been reset, as well, if you wish to loot them again.)

Report to Razum-dar[edit]

Report to Raz

Razum-dar can be found outside Skywatch Manor, back in his uniform. He has been wondering where you went and was getting worried. Waste no time in getting to the point.

Where's High Kinlady Estre?
"Calm yourself, friend. She's inside with the Queen. They're practicing for the Thalmor ceremony tomorrow. No need to worry."
You don't understand. Estre is the Veiled Queen.
"Truly? You are certain? If you're mistaken, accusing her—"
Raz, you have to trust me. I saw her speak to the Veiled Council.
"Then we end this. Come with Razum-dar!"

Unveiling the Veiled Queen[edit]

Once inside, he will approach Ayrenn and Estre on the dais and announce that you have important news for the Queen.

Queen Ayrenn: "Razum-dar? What's going on here?"
High Kinlady Estre: "What is the meaning of this? Who let that cat in here?"
Razum-dar: "Our friend here will tell the tale."
"Estre doesn't even know magic!"

The ball is now in your court and you will have to tell Ayrenn that her sister-in-law has been plotting her death. She will initially be skeptical.

"Speak quickly, please. This could be very bad for both of us."
My queen, I'm sorry, but you're in danger here.
"I know. That's why Raz asked you to investigate the Heritance."
No. Your Majesty. Estre is the Veiled Queen.
"The Veiled ... surely this is a jest?"
I defeated the Veiled Council and met their leader. Estre used magic to contact them.
"Estre doesn't even know magic!"
<Estre teleports away magically>
She escaped, your Majesty.
"It's all right, my agent. You've done the Dominion a great service today. With Estre exposed, the Veil falls. We'll investigate her staff, her guards. We'll bring them to ground.
You have the thanks of a grateful Queen."

You will receive some gold, the Queensguard Chestplate and a Skill Point. While the hunt for Estre begins, Queen Ayrenn will instead have you scout out Dawnbreak.


  • Killing Veiled Heritance members on the island while undercover with them has no negative impact for the completion of the quest.
  • Getting hit by falling rocks in the second room barely inflicts any damage.
  • Despite Razum-dar saying the Queen and Estre are still in the manor during his dialogue, they won't exist inside until speaking with him.


  • The large doors you open after the first and second room clip into the walls as they open due to the lack of holes for them to slide back into. ?

Quest Stages[edit]

The Veil Falls
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should head into the Veiled Keep and discover the leader behind the Veil.
Objective: Enter the Veiled Keep
I'm inside the Veiled Keep. Now to discover the identity of the leader behind the Veil.
Objective: Discover the Veiled Heritance Leader
Estre is the Veiled Queen! I need to fight my way through the first room and head deeper into the keep.
Objective: Clear the First Room
I defeated the Veiled Heritance soldiers guarding the first room. I should continue deeper into the Veiled Keep
Objective: Enter the Second Room
The ceiling is collapsing around me! I need to deactivate the lock crystals and unlock the second door.
Objective: Deactivate the Lock Crystals
I opened the door into the third room of the Veiled Keep. I need to keep moving.
Objective: Enter the Third Room
I found the leaders of the Veiled Heritance. I need to defeat them.
Objective: Defeat the Leaders of the Veiled Heritance
Now that I know that Estre is the Veiled Queen, I should return to Skywatch at once.
Objective: Return to Skywatch
I discovered that Estre is the Veiled Queen! I should tell Razum-dar about this.
Objective: Talk to Razum-dar
The Queen is about to give Estre a promotion. I need to stop this and reveal Estre's vile secret.
Objective: Confront Estre
Raz and I crashed Estre's party. I should explain to the Queen what's really going on.
Objective: Talk to the Queen
Finishes quest☑ I need to talk to Queen Ayrenn.
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn
* 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.