Imperial City

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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Turn the tables on the Daedra in the Imperial Arena.
Zone: Imperial City
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Objective: Arena District — Discover Molag Bal's secret plan for Imperial City.
Quest Giver: Bloody Scroll
Location(s): Arena District
Previous Quest: Scouting the Arena District
Next Quest: Scouting Quests;
The Sublime Brazier
Reward: Medium Tel Var Sack: 00300300Tel Var Stones
Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
Find The Rat in his hideout near the Imperial Arena
Someone calling themselves The Rat left a note claiming that the Daedra are slaughtering people in the Imperial Arena. If I slay the Daedra, instead, The Rat promised to reward me with a secret about Molag Bal's plan for Imperial City.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Read the Bloody Scroll at the Alliance Rally Point in the Arena District.
  2. Defeat the Devourer, Uzzai, Migoruz and Dredaza the Ringmaster in the Arena.
  3. Talk to The Rat in his hideout.
  4. Report to the Drake of Blades in the Alliance Base.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

To start the quest, read the notice left by The Rat in the Arena District within the Imperial City. exact location of notice?

"Bored! The Rat is so very bored! No more fights in the arena - no, no. Just Daedra feeding people to their ugly pets. Day and night, it’s nothing but merchants, and tailors, and stable boys screaming and soiling their pants. What sport is that?
If you are a true warrior, go to the arena. Kill their gladiators. Slay their stupid beasts. Put on a show. Do this, and The Rat will tell you a secret about Molag Bal’s plots. It’s one you won’t want to miss.
The Rat is waiting! Start killing!"
dialogue option to start quest needed


  • Unlike the Arena achievement, you don't have to participate in all four Arena waves in order to complete this quest. Simply killing Dredaza the Ringmaster will suffice to gain access to the Rat's hideout.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Watcher in the Walls
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I must travel to the Imperial Arena, enter the Daedra's bloody martial contest, and defeat all comers.
Objective: Defeat All Daedra in the Arena
I've slaughtered all Daedra in the Imperial Arena. Perhaps this will catch The Rat's attention. I should wait to be contacted.
Objective: Wait for The Rat to Contact You
After I slaughtered the Daedra in the Imperial Arena, a threadbare figure appeared outside the arena and called to me.

This may be The Rat. I should follow him.

Objective: Find The Rat's Hideout
I've discovered The Rat's hideout, a small room beneath the Imperial Arena. I should see what he has to say about Molag Bal's plans for Imperial City.
Objective: Talk to The Rat
The Rat told me that Molag Bal somehow plans to "erase" the Dragonfires, which prevent Daedric invasions so long as an emperor descended from Saint Alessia holds the throne. He suggested I bring this news to the Drake of Blades in the sewers.
Objective: Talk to the Drake of Blades
☑Finishes quest (?)
Objective: Talk to the Drake of Blades
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