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Deliver the last words of a Fighters Guild member lost in the Deadlands.
Zone: Blackwood
Quest Giver: Vinnus's Note
Location(s): The Deadlands, Leyawiin
Reward: Fighters Guild Hard Helm
Very Low Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience
ID: 6663
Research in the Deadlands gone awry
I found the corpse of Vinnus Reburrus next to an unsettling stone in the Deadlands. His last note said the mysterious stone was linked to Mehrunes Dagon's plans.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Find Vinnus's Note within an Oblivion Portal.
  2. Pick up the Rune-Etched Stone next to Vinnus Reburrus.
  3. Bring the Rune-Etched Stone to Orthus Pontanian in the Leyawiin Fighters Guild.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

While exploring the section of the Deadlands accessible via Oblivion Portal events, you may come across Vinnus's Note, which is sitting next to his corpse. This can be found in the external space south of the island in the northwest corner. Reading this note will begin this quest.

In life, he was a member of the Fighters Guild who entered the Deadlands through a portal in search of a Rune-Etched Stone. He found the stone, but perished before he could escape with it. You can acquiesce to his final wishes by taking the stone and a Copy of Vinnus's Note to Orthus Pontanian in the Fighters Guild in Leyawiin.

Orthus was Vinnus's lover and will be saddened to hear the news. He will warily accept the stone from you and will give you a reward for bringing him the news.


  • You will need to start on the northwest outer island—not the eastern or southern outer island—from the Oblivion Portal. And then, hope that the second island it takes you to is the one to the south, not the one to the east.
  • The quest can technically be shared between players, but this isn't very useful because you have to actually pick up an item from the island where the quest starts anyway.
  • If you start on the wrong island, or get sent to the wrong secondary island, you'll need to leave the dungeon and find a different Oblivion Portal.

Quest Stages[edit]

Vinnus's Research
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Vinnus's note said the stone is important. I shouldn't leave it here.
Objective: Take Vinnus's Rune-Etched Stone
I should find Orthus Pontanian and deliver the bad news and the rune-etched stone to him. He'll be in Leyawiin.
Objective: Find Orthus Pontanian in Leyawiin
I found Orthus Pontanian. I should talk to him and tell him what I found in the Deadlands.
Objective: Talk to Orthus Pontanian
☑Finishes quest I should talk to Orthus Pontanian.
Objective: Talk to Orthus Pontanian