Tribunal:Estate Sale

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Retrieve this rare dagger from the widow Arnsa Thendas for a collector.
Quest Giver: Geon Auline at Auline House
Location(s): Godsreach
Reward: 800 gold
Disposition: +20 (Geon Auline)
ID: MS_EstateSale
This poor widow has a dagger...

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Geon Auline.
  2. Speak to Arnsa Thendas and convince her that you knew her husband.
  3. Get the dagger from Arnsa.
  4. Return to Geon Auline.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

You'll find Geon Auline in his mansion in the Godsreach district. He mentions that he is searching for the rare Droth Dagger and asks if you will help find it. The Dagger is currently being held by the recent widow Arnsa Thendas who will be auctioning it off shortly. Geon wants you to try and buy the Dagger from her or use other means to secure it from her. Arnsa can be found in the Thendas manor very close to the Auline manor. Ask her about the particular item and she will offer to sell you the Dagger for a measly 600 gold, but there is a way to get it for free. Talk to her about know my husband with a disposition of 80 or higher, and tell her that you knew her husband in the Imperial Legion. Then speak to her about particular item, and Arnsa will turn over the dagger for free. Also, if you're good enough at sneaking, you can find the dagger in a locked chest (lock level 80) near Arnsa.

The Dagger is non-magical so there is no use in keeping it. Return it to Geon who will give you 800 gold in exchange.


  • If you tell Arnsa that you knew her husband from the Fighter's Guild, she will tell you that her husband was never in the Fighter's Guild, her disposition drops by 50 points, and she will refuse to talk to you any more, preventing acquisition of the dagger through dialogue.
  • If you sell the dagger, Geon is outraged, and his disposition drops 40 points. Similarly, if you tell him that you want to keep the dagger for yourself, his disposition drops by 20 points.
  • You will not be able to start this quest if there are ashstorms in Mournhold (i.e. you have completed A Show of Power but not The Mad God), as Geon's greeting will be replaced with a generic one regarding the ashstorm. You can, however, use the console to start the quest by entering: journal "MS_EstateSale" 10 and addtopic "Droth Dagger".


  • After returning the dagger to Geon, a script updates the Journal to non-existent step 80 rather than step 70. This causes Geon to keep asking for the return of the dagger.
    • This can be fixed by entering the command SetJournalIndex "MS_EstateSale", 70

Quest Stages[edit]

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

Estate Sale (MS_EstateSale)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I have spoken the Geon Auline, who is looking for a Droth Dagger to complete a collection.
20 I have agreed to help Geon Auline acquire a Droth Dagger. I need to go to Thendas Manor in the residential district.
25 I was caught attempting to lie to Arnsa Thendas about her husband. She will no longer speak to me.
30 I have stolen the Droth Dagger from Thendas Manor.
40 I lied to Arnsa Thendas, and claimed I knew her husband before he died. She gave me the Droth Dagger, which I should take to Geon Auline.
50 I have purchased the Droth Dagger from Arnsa Thendas. I should return it to Geon Auline, so he can complete his collection.
60 ☑Finishes quest Geon Auline was upset that I'd sold the Dorth [sic] Dagger, and will no longer speak to me.
70 ☑Finishes quest Geon Auline was happy to have the Droth Dagger returned to him, and paid me 800 gold for it.
90 ☑Finishes quest I declined Geon Auline's offer to help acquire the Droth Dagger; he says he'll try to get it some other way.
100 ☑Finishes quest I have killed Geon Auline.