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Skyrim:Double-Edged

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Determine the fate of a Thalmor agent.
Quest Giver: Added by asking an innkeeper for work after purchasing the Alternative Armors - Leather Creation
Location(s): Cliffside Retreat, Lost Echo Cave
Reward: Full set of enchanted leather scout armor.
ID: ccBGSSSE053_Quest
Added by: Alternative Armors - Leather
   

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Go to the Cliffside Retreat and read the dossier.

2. Go to Lost Echo Cave

(Optional) Disrupt Zaharia’s plan and remove letter

Defeat Zaharia

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The dossier and note

This quest starts at Cliffside Retreat, with a barrel that has Zaharia's Note on top of it alongside Guard's Dossier: Ehlhiel. Read the note to start the quest, you can either help Zaharia, a Blades agent, and kill the traitor Blade Ehlhiel, or you can help save Ehlhiel's life. (Note: Quest text indicates Zaharia and Ehlhiel are bandits, not Blades.)

Blades Playthrough[edit]

If you decide to help Zaharia, head directly to Lost Echo Cave, where you will have to defeat Ehlhiel. Zaharia will be found dead, with her wearing a full set of leather scout armor.

Thalmor Playthrough[edit]

Head to the Temple of the Divines in Solitude, read and take the note on the dresser upstairs. Travel to Lost Echo Cave and you will have to fight Zaharia, thus saving Ehlhiel. You can then collect the full set of leather scout armor.

Notes[edit]

  • Although the quest entries read that a Thalmor double agent betrayed a member of the Blades, Guard's Dossier: Ehlhiel and Zaharia's Note reads that Ehlhiel betrayed the Crimson Dirks for the city guard captains and the East Empire Company. This suggests that the storyline of the quest was changed at some point, but the quest objectives were not updated to match.

Quest Stages[edit]

Double-Edged (ccBGSSSE053_Quest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Hunters in Skyrim are known to have retreats in the mountains with supplies and food. If I'm ever in the area near Solitude, I should stop by Cliffside Retreat.
Objective 10: Look for a note at Cliffside Retreat
20 At Cliffside Retreat, I found a dossier that implies a bandit has become an asset of the Thalmor. The accompanying note says that another agent, Zaharia, intends to enact revenge by arranging a meeting at Lost Echo Cave. I can save the Thalmor agent by intercepting her note, or try to help Zaharia by going to the cave.
Objective 20: Go to Lost Echo Cave
Objective 30: (Optional) Disrupt Zaharia's plan and remove the letter
30 At Cliffside Retreat, I found a dossier that implies a bandit has become an asset of the Thalmor. The accompanying note says that another agent, Zaharia, intends to enact revenge by arranging a meeting at Lost Echo Cave. I decided to save the Thalmor agent by intercepting the note at the Temple of Divines.
40 At Cliffside Retreat, I found a dossier that implies a bandit has become an asset of the Thalmor. The accompanying note says that another agent, Zaharia, intends to enact revenge by arranging a meeting at Lost Echo Cave. I traveled to the cave and was attacked by a hostile agent.
Objective 50: Defeat Ehlhiel
Objective 60: Defeat Zaharia
50 Finishes quest☑ At Cliffside Retreat, I found a dossier that implies a bandit has become an asset of the Thalmor. The accompanying note said that another agent, Zaharia, intended to enact revenge by arranging a meeting at Lost Echo Cave. I traveled to the cave and was attacked by a hostile agent.
Objective 70: Inspect the body
1000 At Cliffside Retreat, I found a dossier that implies a bandit has become an asset of the Thalmor. The accompanying note said that another agent, Zaharia, intended to enact revenge by arranging a meeting at Lost Echo Cave. I traveled to the cave and was attacked by a hostile agent.
2000 Finishes quest☑ At Cliffside Retreat, I found a dossier that implies a bandit has become an asset of the Thalmor. The accompanying note said that another agent, Zaharia, intended to enact revenge by arranging a meeting at Lost Echo Cave. I traveled to the cave and was attacked by a hostile agent, whom I defeated.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 1, 5, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500.
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