Online:The Weight of Three Crowns

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ON-qico-Instance.png Convince all three alliances to invade Coldharbour.
Zone: Coldharbour
Objective: Stirk — Convince the three alliance leaders to attack Coldharbour.
Quest Giver: Vanus Galerion
Location(s): Stirk
Prerequisite Quest: Messages Across Tamriel Aldmeri DominionDaggerfall CovenantEbonheart Pact
Next Quest: The Hollow City
Reward: Very High Leveled
XP Gain: Very High Experience
ID: 4783
Solo Solo Only: Yes
The Coldharbour invasion force
I convinced the leaders of the three alliances to meet to discuss a plan to attack Molag Bal's realm of Coldharbour. The meeting takes place on the historic island of Stirk. Hopefully, the meeting will go smoothly.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Vanus Galerion.
  2. Follow him through the portal to Stirk.
  3. Wait for each of the leaders to approach the negotiating table.
  4. Talk to Vanus Galerion and Countess Hakruba about an alternative plan.
  5. Convince each of the three leaders to agree to the new plan.
  6. Talk to Galerion again.
  7. Defeat the enemies, then follow Galerion.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

After completing Messages Across Tamriel, Vanus Galerion will be inside the Vulkhel Guard Fighters Guild, the Mournhold Fighters Guild or the Wayrest Fighters Guild, depending on your alliance. He tells you that everything is ready for the summit. Once you inform him you are ready, he opens the portal to Stirk.

You, Galerion and Countess Hakruba of the Fighters Guild, arrive at the northwest edge of the ruins where representatives from each of the alliances have gathered. Galerion has assembled a team of Coldharbour experts and asks you to meet them on the way to the summit.

The summit takes place in the ruin's center, southeast of where you arrived on Stirk. Galerion will greet each expert as you make your way up the path. The experts include Lady Laurent, Telenger the Artificer and Captain Alphaury.

The Negotiations[edit]

Three alliance leaders meet on Stirk

Once you climb the stairs to the meeting point, High King Emeric will approach the table from the left, where the Daggerfall Covenant camp is. Then, Queen Ayrenn exits from her portal across from you. Finally, Jorunn Skald-King appears between the Ebonheart Pact banners on the right.

Ayrenn speaks first, asking the other rulers to put aside their differences. However, King Emeric questions the meeting and asks if it is a ruse, a plan to divert Daggerfall and Ebonheart forces while the Dominion takes the Imperial City. Jorunn insinuates that backstabbing is Emeric's favorite tactic. Ayrenn responds to both by replying that Molag Bal is more powerful than either of the other two alliances. Emeric refuses to help, insulting the other two leaders in the process, and the meeting devolves into a shouting match.

An Alternate Plan[edit]

Vanus interrupts their arguing, and the rulers retreat to their camps to cool down. You suggest to Galerion and Hakruba that the guilds lead the attack on Coldharbour instead. Galerion suggests you visit each leader individually to propose the idea, while Hakruba reminds you of the non-interference pact that binds the guilds. In order to fight Molag Bal's forces across Tamriel, each leader must accept the guilds' presence in his or her realm. All three alliance leaders must consent to the new plan.

You must approach the three leaders and convince them that sending the Fighters and Mages Guilds into Coldharbour is the best course of action. The leader of your own alliance will be swayed without effort, but the other two need a little more convincing. Prompts to Persuade Emeric and Intimidate Jorunn will appear if you're not part of their alliance. Queen Ayrenn can be Intimidated by members of the Ebonheart Pact and Persuaded by members of the Covenant. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what you say to the alliance leaders to attempt to convince them that the guilds are fit to invade Coldharbour in the alliances' stead.

Attack on Stirk[edit]

Molag Bal speaks to the leaders

You tell Galerion, who has now moved to the table, of the agreement. However, he senses something is wrong; the air suddenly feels heavier, as if a storm is approaching.

Caldien, who has been announcing each of the rulers, suddenly drops to one knee and says, "He has arrived." He pleads for Galerion to get away from him and run, then is struck by lightning, and Molag Bal appears behind him. Molag Bal plans to crush all three of the alliances because their leaders are all in one place. He announces his plan to rule all of Nirn and disappears, killing Caldien.

The island is under attack. Galerion will prevent more rifts from opening, while Countess Hakruba protects the leaders and you close the unstable rifts. In the Ebonheart Pact area, the Skald-King is under attack from a titan called Sormorask. Ra'Lorka, a harvester, is attacking Queen Ayrenn in the Aldmeri Dominion's area, and Bitterwind, a storm atronach, fights King Emeric.

You return to Galerion who fears there is no time to waste. He and Hakruba confront the leaders in a speech asking them to trust in the guilds and sanction their actions. Emeric and Jorunn agree, and Ayrenn remarks that much of their distrust was sown by Molag Bal.

The Coldharbour Invasion Begins[edit]

Galerion announces that the time has come, and you follow him into the Portal Valley. You enter the portal and are greeted by Cadwell, who gives you some gold.


Quest Stages[edit]

The Weight of Three Crowns
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I need to wait for Vanus Galerion to open the portal to Stirk.
Objective: Wait for Portal
(If you leave area before Vanus creates the portal)

I wandered off before Vanus could begin casting the portal to Stirk. He'd probably like it if I returned.

Objective: Return to Vanus Galerion
I need to enter Vanus Galerion's portal to travel to Stirk.
Objective: Enter Portal to Stirk
I arrived on the island of Stirk. Now I need to talk to Vanus Galerion.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
I need to lead Vanus Galerion to the summit point, where the meeting of the alliance leaders will take place.
Objective: Go to Summit Point
Hidden Objective: Mim Salutes
Hidden Objective: Meet Lady Laurent
Hidden Objective: Meet Telenger
Hidden Objective: Meet Captain Alphaury
The alliance leaders are arriving. I should listen to what they have to say.
Objective: Listen to the Alliance Leaders
The alliance leaders can't reach an agreement. I should ask Vanus Galerion and Countess Hakruba what they think.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
Objective: Talk to Countess Hakruba
I need to convince the three alliance leaders to agree to allow the Fighters Guild and the Mages Guild to bear the brunt of the assault on Coldharbour. I should talk to each of them in turn.
Objective: Talk to the Alliance Leaders
Objective: Talk to High King Emeric
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn
Objective: Talk to Jorunn Skald-King
I spoke to the alliance leaders. They seem willing to allow they Guilds to take the fight to Molag Bal, but still they hesitate. I should let Vanus Galerion know where things stand.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
Molag Bal has opened unstable rifts to the island and sent creatures to assassinate the three alliance leaders. I need to defeat Molag Bal's minions, protect the leaders, and close the unstable rifts.
Objective: Close the Unstable Rifts: 0/3
Hidden Objective: Storm Atronach
Hidden Objective: Titan
Hidden Objective: Harvester
I closed the unstable rifts and saved the three alliance leaders. Now I should talk to Vanus Galerion.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
The alliance leaders have given the Guilds their blessings. It's time to finally take the battle to Molag Bal! I need to follow Vanus Galerion into the portal valley so we can make the final preparations.
Hidden Objective: Enter the Portal Valley
With the permission of the kings and queen of the three alliances, the Mages Guild and the Fighters Guild have gathered in the portal valley to open a path to Coldharbour. I should talk to Vanus and make sure we're ready to go.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
I need to wait for Vanus Galerion to open the portal to Coldharbour.
Objective: Wait for Portal
The invasion of Coldharbour has begun! I need to enter the portal to reach Molag Bal's realm.
Objective: Take Portal to Coldharbour
Finishes quest☑ I arrived in Coldharbour, but I seem to be on my own. Well, except for that strange man over there. I need to speak to Cadwell.
Objective: Talk to Cadwell
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