Skyrim:Onmund's Request

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Help Onmund negotiate the return of a family amulet from Enthir.
Quest Giver: Onmund
Location(s): College of Winterhold
Prerequisite Quest: Under Saarthal
Reward: Onmund's friendship and availability as follower/spouse
Disposition: =1 (Onmund)
ID: MGRAppOnmund01
Required Items: Grand Staff of Charming
Onmund's Amulet

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Onmund.
  2. Speak with Enthir.
  3. Retrieve the Grand Staff of Charming from a random location.
  4. Return the staff to Enthir.
  5. Return the amulet to Onmund.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

By now, you will have gotten to know Onmund, the friendly and singular Nord at the College of Winterhold. He has traded his family amulet to Enthir but now regrets his decision. Onmund will not tell you what he traded the amulet for, but asks for your help in getting his property back.

Speak with Enthir about this. Enthir offers you a deal: he will trade the amulet if you retrieve the Grand Staff of Charming from a certain location. The randomly selected location will usually include a boss-level caster foe guarding a chest containing the staff.

To complete the quest, retrieve the staff and return it to Enthir, who will in turn give you Onmund's amulet. Return the amulet to Onmund who will be grateful. The only reward for completing the quest is Onmund's friendship; once you return his amulet, he becomes available as a follower, as well as a potential candidate for marriage.

Possible staff locations are:

Eastmarch Falkreath Hold Haafingar Hjaalmarch The Reach The Rift Whiterun Hold Winterhold
Cragwallow Slope
Mara's Eye Pond
Bloodlet Throne
Brittleshin Pass
Falkreath Watchtower
Haemar's Shame
Ilinalta's Deep
Shriekwind Bastion
Southfringe Sanctum
Sunderstone Gorge
Northwatch Keep
Pinemoon Cave
Potema's Catacombs
Wolfskull Cave
Movarth's Lair Harmugstahl Boulderfall Cave
Redwater DenDG
Broken Fang Cave
Fellglow Keep
Moldering RuinsDG
Hob's Fall Cave


  • With a sufficiently high Speech skill or the Amulet of Articulation, Enthir can be persuaded to just return the amulet.
  • Onmund's Amulet might be a different material, depending on the level you do this quest: such as a plain gold necklace, a silver emerald necklace, etc.
  • Unlike a few other (not College of Winterhold affiliated) quests which NPCs ask you to retrieve jewelry, you cannot take back Onmund's Amulet from him once you turn it in, via any means (pickpocketing, etc.). It vanishes from the game as soon as you hand it over to him.


  • You cannot speak to Enthir about the quest if The Staff of Magnus quest is active.
  • If the staff is found before starting the quest, it will have weight, and cannot be removed from your inventory. The quest will not show an icon on the map and dialogue options are not available to return the staff to Enthir. To fix these issues, equip the staff, and activate a weapon rack. An icon will then appear, hinting to pick up the staff. Picking up the staff will update the quest journal, directing you to return the staff to Enthir.
    • The Official Skyrim Patch, version 1.4, fixes this bug.
    • This does not always work on Xbox One; even using the weapon rack trick will not fix the problem.
    • On PC The console command setstage MGRAppOnmund01 30 will allow you to advance. Also, if you successfully persuade Enthir to give back the amulet and complete the quest, the staff is no longer considered a quest item and can be dropped/stored/sold normally.
    • If the quest has been taken, equip the staff, open console and type player.drop 00029B91 1. The staff will be dropped, and the quest continues as normal.

Quest Stages[edit]

Onmund's Request (MGRAppOnmund01)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Onmund has asked me to help him get an amulet with sentimental value back from Enthir.
Objective 10: Speak with Enthir
20 Enthir insists that Onmund sold him the amulet in question, and he will not go back on a trade. If, however, I can recover a particular staff for Enthir, he'll give me the amulet. I'll need to search <Alias=StaffLocation> for the staff.
Objective 20: Find the staff for Enthir
30 I have found the staff that Enthir wanted, and need to deliver it to him so that he'll exchange it for Onmund's amulet.
Objective 30: Deliver the staff to Enthir
40 Enthir agreed to return Onmund's amulet to him, and has given it to me. I need to make sure it gets back to Onmund.
Objective 40: Deliver the amulet to Onmund
200 Finishes quest☑ Onmund is grateful that I was able to deal with Enthir and return his amulet.
255 Fails quest☒
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • 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.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage MGRAppOnmund01 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest MGRAppOnmund01.