Tribunal:The Blade of Nerevar

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Gather the three broken pieces of this legendary blade to reforge it.
Quest Giver: Almalexia in the Temple Courtyard
Location(s): Royal Palace, Temple, Godsreach, Bamz-Amschend, Norenen-dur
Prerequisite Quest: The Missing Hand
Next Quest: The Mad God
Reward: Trueflame
ID: TR_Blade
Required Items: Pyroil Tar (Received during the quest), two artifacts
Suggested Level: 25+
Difficulty: Medium
The three pieces needed to forge Trueflame

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Almalexia to be told of the Trueflame blade and receive one of the three broken pieces.
  2. Speak with Barenziah about the blade, then with Karrod who will give you the second blade piece.
  3. Speak with Torasa Aram in the Museum of Artifacts in the Godsreach district. Donate two artifacts and receive a Dwemer Battle Shield.
  4. Bring the Battle shield to Yagak who will extract the third blade piece from it.
  5. Have Yagak forge the three blade pieces into the Trueflame (takes two days).
  6. Speak with Yagak about enchanting it and be directed to the Bamz-Amschend ruins once again.
  7. Travel to the Radac's Forge section of the ruins and talk to the ghost Radac Stungnthumz.
  8. Go to the Daedric Shrine of Norenen-dur in the Citadel of Myn Dhrur and recover a bottle of Pyroil Tar.
  9. Return to Radac with the tar to have him enchant the blade.
  10. Return to Almalexia to complete the quest.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


Speak once again to Lady Almalexia in the Temple who now believes that you are the Nerevarine (even if you haven't finished the main Morrowind quest). She tells you a story of two blades, Hopesfire and Trueflame. Hopesfire has been kept safe with the goddess, however its twin blade was lost at the battle of Red Mountain. The blade was shattered into three pieces, one of which Almalexia gives to you, and the other two which you must find in order to complete the blade. The goddess suggests asking around those knowledgeable in the city for further guidance in finding the blade pieces and having them reforged.

Searching for a Craftsman[edit]

Finding the craftsman to forge the three pieces is relatively easily. Most people will point you in the direction of Yagak gro-Gluk in the Craftsman's Hall of Godsreach. Yagak gladly volunteers to combine the pieces but has no information about the location of the remaining two.

Searching for the Pieces[edit]

Radac Stungnthumz can forge a shiny blade

Finding someone who knows about the pieces is difficult: Queen Barenziah might qualify as one of Almalexia's "people you trust", though its very possible you've never even talked to her before this point. Regardless, speaking to her will direct you to Karrod, Helseth's bodyguard. If you have already dueled him, speak with him about the blade pieces and he'll actually give you one which his father handed down to him when he was young.

Note: Karrod will not speak with you unless you have duelled him in Helseth's Champion. After speaking with Barenziah about the pieces, however, speaking to Helseth about Karrod will allow you to start the Helseth's Champion objective without having to do any other Royal Palace quests. If Karrod refuses to give you the piece after you have beaten him, you probably need to speak with Helseth again. Getting the Symanchus' dagger quest reward is not enough; only after Helseth tells you to investigate Almalexia and not to talk to him again will Karrod be triggered to hand over the blade.
Note: You can also find the Odd Dwemer Weapon on Karrod's body, but attacking him will cause the whole Royal Guard to come to his defense.
Note: There is a bug that prevents Karrod from giving you the piece if you do the main quest in strange order. If this happens, you can give yourself his piece with the console command player->additem "bladepiece_01" 1

Artifact Museum[edit]

Next, speak with Torasa Aram in the Museum of Artifacts in the Godsreach district. Though she says she doesn't have the third piece, she does have a shield from the same period which she can part with if you make some artifact donations to the museum. You will have to donate (not sell) two artifacts to the museum and you can read the book lying on the bench on the south wall of the museum entrance to see which ones you can donate. Some items listed in the book, such as the Ring of Khajiit or the Masque of Clavicus Vile, cannot be sold despite being genuine artifacts.

Item Name Item ID Variable Name
Auriel's Bow ebony_bow_auriel aurielbow
Auriel's Shield ebony_shield_auriel aurielshield
BiPolar Blade Bipolar Blade bipolarblade
Bloodworm Helm bloodworm_helm_unique helmbloodworm
Boots of the Apostle boots_apostle_unique bootsapostle
Boots of Blinding Speed boots of blinding speed[unique] bootsblinding
Bow of Shadows longbow_shadows_unique bowshadows
Chrysamere claymore_chrysamere_unique chrysamere
Cuirass of the Savior's Hide cuirass_savior_unique saviorshide
Fang of Haynekhtnamet dagger_fang_unique daggerfang
Dagger of Symmachus glass dagger_symmachus_unique dagsym
Skull Crusher warhammer_crusher_unique skullcrusher
Spear of Bitter Mercy spear_mercy_unique bittermercy
Spell Breaker spell_breaker_unique spellbreaker
Staff of Hasedoki staff_hasedoki_unique staffhasedoki
Staff of Magnus staff_magnus_unique staffmagnus
Item Name Item ID Variable Name
Dragonbone cuirass dragonbone_cuirass_unique dragonbone
Ebony Mail ebon_plate_cuirass_unique ebonymail
Eleidon's Ward towershield_eleidon_unique eleidonsward
Goldbrand katana_goldbrand_unique goldbrand
Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw helm_bearclaw_unique helmbearclaw
Ice Blade of the Monarch claymore_iceblade_unique iceblade
Lord's Mail lords_cuirass_unique lordsmail
Mace of Molag Bal mace of molag bal_unique macemolagbal
Mace of Slurring Mace of Slurring maceslurring
Ring of Phynaster ring_phynaster_unique ringphynaster
Robe of the Lich robe_lich_unique robelich
Ten Pace Boots tenpaceboots bootstenpace
Umbra Sword longsword_umbra_unique umbrasword
Vampiric Ring ring_vampiric_unique ringvampiric
Veloth's Judgement daedric warhammer_ttgd velothjudgment
Warlock's Ring ring_warlock_unique ringwarlock

That is a large list, and you may have left or sold most of these back on the island of Vvardenfell, or if you do have any of them you are most likely using them. The Robe of the Lich, Mace of Slurring and the BiPolar Blade are items with fairly useless enchantments and are found in the expansion, making them ideal candidates for donation. Don't worry too much about it; if you are very stealthy, the items can be stolen directly off of their podiums later. If you choose to do this, do not attempt to sell/donate them back to Torasa, as she will recognize the stolen item and call for the guards, and never accept artifacts from you again.

With any two donations you receive the Dwemer Battle Shield. Torasa mentions that the spike on the front of the shield is loose but that most smiths would be able to repair it.

Trueflame forged

Forging the Blade[edit]

Return to Yagak gro-Gluk in the Craftsman Hall of Godsreach with your three items (Odd Dwemer Weapon, Dwemer Battle Shield, and Broken Dwemer Blade Piece). Talk to him about the Dwemer Battle shield and he'll separate the third blade piece from the otherwise regular Dwemer shield. Then talk to him about forging the blade and he'll take the three broken blade pieces and tell you to come back in two days. Indeed, after two days he'll give you the finished blade though without any enchantments on it (he says to see a Dwemer if you want it enchanted).

Enchanting the Blade[edit]

Now you have to enchant the blade, as Yagak had mentioned. If you pester Yagak further and ask him about the talk to a Dwemer topic, he'll suggest that you return to Bamz-Amschend. If you return to Almalexia at this point, she will tell you to return to the one who forged the blade to get it enchanted. Follow Yagak's advice and re-enter the Dwemer ruins. You'll want to travel back to the Radac's Forge level and find the ghost of Radac Stungnthumz now wandering the western arm of the east/west-running corridor (third from the top), near the large robot. Radac will tell you to return to him some Pyroil Tar in order to enchant the blade. The Tar can be found deep within the Daedric Shrine of Norenen-dur in the Citadel of Myn Dhrur. There are three Pyroil Tars that you can find and any will work.

  1. One carried by the Dremora Lord, Khash-Ti Dhrur, in Norenen-dur, Citadel of Myn Dhrur.
  2. Two sitting at the bottom of the waterfall in Norenen-dur, the Wailingdelve.
Return to Radac with the Tar and he'll enchant the blade for you.

Return to Almalexia[edit]

Return to Almalexia to receive her congratulations for reforging the blade. Speak with her again to receive the next quest.


  • When you acquire the weapon from Karrod, the journal reports that it's a deadly shortblade, while it's actually classified as long blade.


  • On Xbox In the Xbox Game of the Year edition sometimes Torasa Aram will ask for three donations instead of two. It is unknown how this bug is triggered since it doesn't happen every time.(Also has occurred on PC version) ?

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.

The Blade of Nerevar (TR_Blade)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Almalexia believes me to be the Nerevarine, the reincarnation of her former lover, Nerevar. She believes that together the two of us might be able to free Morrowind from Imperial rule.
15 Almalexia has told me of Trueflame and Hopesfire, the blades of Nerevar and Almalexia. Trueflame was apparently lost at the Battle of Red Mountain.
20 According to Almalexia, the pieces of the blade are all in Mournhold. She has given me the first, and when I find the other two, I am to find the craftsman who will best be able to forge the blade.
25 Barenziah has suggested that Karrod, Helseth's champion, may have one of the pieces of the blade. I will need to duel him in order to have access to him, though, and I will first need to convince King Helseth to allow the duel to take place.
30 Barenziah suggests that Karrod, Helseth's champion, may have a piece of the blade. As I have already bested him in combat, he may be willing to speak with me about these matters.
35 Because I was able to defeat him, Karrod has given me the piece of the Blade of Nerevar he had. It is a weapon in its own right, a deadly shortblade.
40 Torasa Aram does not believe she has any of the pieces of the blade, but she does have a unique shield from the same era. She will allow me the use of the item, but only if I make some donations to her museum.
45 Because I have made substantial contributions to her museum, Torasa Aram has allowed me the use of the Dwemer Battle Shield. She also tells me that the spike attached to the front of the shield seems to be a bit loose, and I might have a competent smith fix it.
50 After taking the shield to a smith, I've been told that the spike on the shield was not part of the original design, and that it looks like it belonged to a weapon. I believe it to be one of the missing pieces of the blade.
55 I've been told that the best weaponsmith in town is Yagak gro-Gluk, who is located in the Craftmen's Hall.
60 Yagak gro-Gluk has told me that he can remake the blade, but it will take him two days to complete it.
65 I have received the blade from gro-Gluk. It is a beautiful weapon, but it is not a flaming blade, as Almalexia had suggested it would be.
70 Yagak gro-Gluk says he cannot enchant the blade, but he suggests I visit the ruins of Bamz-Amschend and seek the writings of the Dwemer mystic, Radac Stungnthumz. If I can return with some of the writings, gro-Gluk believes he may be able to enchant the blade for me.
75 I have spoken with the ghost of Radac Stungnthumz. He tells me that he is not a mystic, nor was he in life. However, if I wish to create a flaming blade, he can help. I am to retrieve the Pyroil Tar from the caves of Myn Dhrur, far beneath the ruins of Bamz-Amschend.
77 The ghost of Radac Stungnthumz tells me that I can get into Norenen-dur, and the Citadel of Myn Dhrur, through a cave-in at the Passage of the Walker.
80 I have returned the Pyroil Tar to Radac Stungnthumz, and he has applied it to the blade successfully. I should now return to Almalexia.
100 Finishes quest☑ I returned to Almalexia with the newly forged Trueflame. She was excited and began to speak of greater things to come.

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