Online:Whispers in the Wood

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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Work with the local tribes to find out more about a mysterious Argonian relic.
Zone: Murkmire
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Quest Giver: Kassandra, Whiptail
Location(s): Lilmoth
Previous Quest: Missing in Murkmire
Next Quest: Death and Dreaming
Reward: Tribal Helmet Crate
1 Skill Point
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience
ID: 6241
A band of notorious criminals known as the Blackguards are searching for a powerful Argonian relic called the Remnant of Argon. I'll need allies if I'm going to find it first.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Kassandra in Lilmoth.
  2. Speak to Xukas for further advice.
  3. Go to Bright-Throat Village and find a way to communicate with the Hist.
  4. Find Kassandra.
  5. Investigate the murder of Kassandra's informant.
  6. Work with Jaxsik-Orrn to find out more about the Blackguards' plans.
  7. Retrieve the grave-stake of a legendary Naga.
  8. Return to Lilmoth.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


  • While Xukas states the Glade of Chimes is located west of Bright-Throat Village, it is actually located north and slightly west.
  • Chime-Maker Shuvu won't exist in the Glade of Chimes before starting the quest or reaching the related objective.
    • He will however appear briefly if you have completed Empty Nest, where has a unique greeting, but disappears again in-between this quest and Empty Nest if you leave the area and come back later.
  • It's possible to sneak around Wither-Jaw and take the chime without battling it.
  • While the hint objective instructs you to be on the prayer mat when praying to the chime, the prompt to use the stone appears when not on the prayer mat as well.
  • The parts of Heetzasi's journal won't exist around his camp before reaching the related objective.
  • If you encounter another player who is on this quest while they are helping Jaxsik-Orrn investigate the camps in the hunting grounds, she will appear on your end as a Dead-Water Hunter.
  • The fumers won't exist in the camps before starting the quest or reaching the related objective.
  • Etra of the Many Spears won't exist in his tomb before starting the quest or reaching the related objective.


  • The special dialogue spoken by Xukas spoken on the way to the Wither-Vault fails to play if he ceases to be your follower and then becomes your follower again by going out of and coming back into the follow range. ?
  • There is no animation when hanging up the chime on the Hist Tree. ?
  • While the bloody rags have a quest marker above them, they don't count towards the "Search for Clues 0/3" counter, only the journal scraps do. ?
  • Jaxsik-Orrn can be seen at the main Blackguards camp in the hunting grounds even before reaching the objective to meet her there. ?
  • Despite saying that she will join you again if you leave the hunting grounds while she is dismissed from being your follower, Jaxsik-Orrn doesn't become your follower again upon returning. ?

Quest Stages[edit]

Whispers in the Wood
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
(This stage appears if the quest is picked up from Whiptail)

Kassandra's bodyguard, Whiptail, told me that his employer wishes to speak to me. I should visit her office in the Cyrodilic Collections headquarters and hear what she has to say.

Objective: Talk to Kassandra
I should talk to Xukas and see what the Bright-Throat tribe knows about the Remnant of Argon.
Objective: Talk to Xukas
Xukas suggested I go to the Glade of Chimes and speak with Shuvu, chime-maker of the Bright-Throats.
Objective: Go to the Glade of Chimes
Xukas believes Chime-Maker Shuvu may know something about the Remnant of Argon. I should speak with him.
Objective: Talk to Chime-Maker Shuvu
Chime-Maker Shuvu can ask the Hist about the Remnant of Argon, but needs a special chime to do so. I can find it in a vault north of the village.
Objective: Go to the Wither-Vault
I should find the Remnant Chime and take it back to Bright-Throat Village.
Objective: Take the Remnant Chime
I should return to Bright-Throat Village and ask Shuvu what to do with the Remnant Chime.
Objective: Talk to Chime-Maker Shuvu
Shuvu instructed me to hang the Remnant Chime on one of the Listening-Tree's branches.
Objective: Hang the Remnant Chime
I should focus on the prayer-stone Chime-Maker Shuvu gave me and witness this rite of the chimes.
Objective: Pray to the Remnant Chime
Objective Hint: Go to the Prayer Mat
Objective Hint: Look at the Remnant Chime While on the Prayer Mat
I should listen to Shuvu as he asks the Hist about the Remnant.
Objective: Listen to Chime-Maker Shuvu
It seems that the Hist spoke directly to Xukas. I should talk to him and find out if he heard anything interesting about the Remnant of Argon.
Objective: Talk to Xukas
I learned a clue about the Remnant of Argon. "Smoke of stars to see what once was seen, sunless sap to hear what once was heard." I should tell Kassandra, who is currently in Alten Meerhleel.
Objective: Meet Kassandra at Alten Meerhleel
Famia called out to me from nearby. I should go talk to her.
Objective: Talk to Famia
Famia urged me to meet Kassandra at some ruins west of Alten Meerhleel. I should go find her.
Objective: Find Kassandra
I found Kassandra and her bodyguard, Whiptail, standing over a body. I should find out what happened.
Objective: Talk to Kassandra
Kassandra asked me to find clues that her dead contact, Heetzasi, might have dug up regarding the Remnant. I should search the camp.
Objective: Search for Clues: 0/3
Kassandra believes I may learn more about the Remnant of Argon from the Dead-Water tribe. I should go to the Dead-Water Village and see if Jaxsik-Orrn can help me.
Objective: Find Jaxsik-Orrn
I found Jaxsik-Orrn in Dead-Water Village. I should talk to her about the Blackguards' plans to use her tribe's relics to find the Remnant of Argon.
Objective: Talk to Jaxsik-Orrn
Jaxsik-Orrn plans to hunt down Blackguards in the Dead-Water's tribal hunting grounds. She wants me to join her. Hopefully, we'll learn more about the Blackguards' plan in the process.
Objective: Go to the Hunting Grounds
I found Jaxsik-Orrn in the hunting grounds outside Dead-Water Village. I should talk to her.
Objective: Talk to Jaxsik-Orrn
Jaxsik-Orrn wants me to help her recover grave-stakes stolen by the Blackguards. Additionally, she wants me to destroy several devices keeping the bog-blights from attacking the Blackguards.
Objective: Destroy the Bog-Blight Fumers: 0/3
Objective: Collect Histwood Grave-Stakes: 0/3
Now that the fumers are destroyed and the grave-stakes are recovered, Jaxsik-Orrn wants to explore the Blackguards' central camp. I should meet her there.
Objective: Go to the Main Blackguard Camp
I found Jaxsik-Orrn standing over two bodies. I should talk to her and see if she learned anything from them.
Objective: Talk to Jaxsik-Orrn
According to Jaxsik-Orrn, we might be able learn more about the Remnant of Argon from carvings on the grave-stake of a legendary Naga, Etra of the Many Spears. I need to kill Etra to claim his grave-stake.
Objective: Kill Etra of the Many Spears
I killed Etra of the Many Spears. I should take his grave-stake.
Objective: Take the Grave-Stake
I should take Etra's grave-stake to Jaxsik-Orrn. Hopefully she can help me translate it. I can probably find her in the grave-singer's lodge in Dead-Water Village.
Objective: Talk to Jaxsik-Orrn
I should talk to Kassandra about the clues I found regarding the Remnant of Argon. I can probably find both her and Famia in the Cyrodilic Collections headquarters.
Objective: Go to Cyrodilic Collections Headquarters
Famia is working with Xukas and Jaxsik-Orrn to determine the meaning of the riddles. I should tell her everything I learned so far.
Objective: Talk to Famia
Finishes quest☑ Famia has solved the riddle and believes we should travel to Swallowed Grove. Now that the clues have been pieced together, I should talk to Kassandra about what happens next.
Objective: Talk to Kassandra
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  • 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.

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