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                      GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION

Daedra Shrine Quest Guide.
Christopher Long aka LtCmdData April, 2005

***Updated July 24th 2005***

1. Overview
2. Shrine walkthroughs
2a. Shrine of Sheogorath
2b. Shrine of Malacath
2c. Shrine of Clavicus Vile
2d. Shrine of Azura
2e. Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon
2f.Shrine of Mephala
2g.Shrine of Molag Bal
2h. Shrine of Boethiah
3. Legal Stuff, Contact and Thanks

1. Overview

Hopefully this guide will help you find and complete the sometimes hard to
stumble upon Daedra Shrine Quest. I will also show you the rewards for
completing them along with some other general information. All of these quests
give real good rewards useful to low level characters. With a little luck it is
possible to secure these items before making a dent in the other quests with
your new character.

2a. Shrine of Sheogorath

Location: Ihinipalit Shrine, Vivec St. Delyn canton underworks.

Probably the most fun of all the Daedra shrine quests; this mission has you
attacking a large Netch with a fork….. yes I said fork.

Travel to the shrine and activate it to learn from that the Daedra Sheogorath
would like you to recover a old relic of his from a crazy loon and destroy a
giant bull netch with it. The relic is the Fork of  Horripilation located on a
small island northwest of the largest island directily north of Ald Redaynia…
whew.  On this island is Big Heads Shack.

While Sheogorath warns you that this loon is “mad” and “dangerous” giving you
the suggestion that you might have to kill him this isn’t the case at all.
Simply ask about the fork and he hands it over to you….sort of. It’s actually
on the table to his right. Hey, Sheogorath did warn you he was crazy.

Nearby the shack you’ll find the giant netch. He was to the northeast for me
but it might be random, don’t worry you can’t miss it. Now there are two ways
of destroying this netch. First, you can attack him straight out with the fork
to complete the quest or you can weaken him with your normal weapon and just
land the finishing blow with the fork. If you are a higher level character I
suggest going with the fork as it is very easy to accidentally kill the netch
while using your weapons.

After killing your enemy return to the Shrine at Vivec and speak to Sheogorath
again to receive your reward; the Spear of Bitter Mercy. A ok spear if you use
those weapons otherwise I suggest selling it. You can bring in 130k easily.

Spear of Bitter Mercy
Type: Spear, Two Handed
Chop 1-15
Slash 1-15
Thrust 15-60
Reflect 20~30 points for 20 seconds on self
Summon Storm Atronach for 30 seconds

2b. Shrine of Malacath

Location: Assurdirapal, largest island west of Dragon Fel

In this shrine you’ll encounter the ancient Malacath who tells you a tale of a
elven hero that went by the name Bearclaw. Turns out this sneaky little elf was
a liar and coward who stole the thunder of a once orc friend of his. In true
diety fashion Malacath wants you to steal this honor back by destroying the
last of Bearclaws bloodline. Old Testament for sure! Malacath suggest starting
your search around the area of Vivec but that’s a waste of time. We’re heading
to Gnaar Mok

Ask around town and you’ll eventually be pointed in the right direction; south
of town. You’ll run into Bearclaws relative, Farvyn Oreyn, south of town with
two bodyguards. Farvyn is a pushover but his bodyguards can be tough for a low
level character but you should be fine.

Once you finish these cowards off head back to Assurdirapal and talk to
Malacath to receive your reward; the Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw himself.  This is a
good reward especially for low level characters so if you can stand up the
guards then do this quest as soon as possible but it can also pull in a nice
125k so decide how you want to use it.

Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw
Type: Helmet, Heavy Armor
Weight: 10.0
Armor rating: 260
Fortify Agility for 40 points on self
Fortify Endurance for 40 points on self

2c. Shrine of Clavicus Vile

Location: Sarkvilds Tower, due east of Dragon Fel

NOTE: This is actually the last mission for the Imperial Legion so it’s best to
hold off on this one until you go the Legion quests.

Easy quest here. Head into the tower and fight some Dwarven Mace wielding
enemies then head to the main room of the tower and finally up a ladder to a
small upper level where you’ll encounter a mage. You can either kill him or
calm him and steal the artifact form his pocket bypassing a tough fight. For
you troubles you’ll receive the Masque of Clavicus Vile. Features a nice boost
to personality but at the lack of some armor on your head. You can get a cool
15k if you decide to sell it.

Masque of Clavicus Vile
Type: Helmet, heavy armor
Weight: 15.0
Armor rating: 266
Constant Effect: +30 personality.

2d.Shrine of Azura

Location: Giant statue on southeast most corner of Vardenfall, almost due west
of Molag Mar.

Head inside the shrine underneath the large statue and talk to the statue of
Azura, you’ll learn that someone is messing with her apprentice in the
Sheogorath region. Wonder who it might be? Hmm! Azura will tell you her
apprentice is on a island due north of Dragon Fel but she lies; it’s actually
just west of it. Search around the islands to the west and you’ll run into the
ruins marked by the Daedra that Sheogorath sent lead by the Golden Saint Staada.

You only have to kill Staada but kill all of them for the experience
remembering to search Staadas body for a ring that proves Sheogorath has been a
bad deity. Don’t bother talking to Azura’s apprentice but rather head on back
to Azura to receive your prize; the Azura’s Star which is a reuseable sould
gem. Neat.

2e.Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon

Location: Yasammidan, North of Gnisis

Talk to the statue of Dagon and learn pretty quick that he is one of the bad
guys. To probe your worth to him he wants you to go get Mehrune's Razor which
is a rusty old dagger you can find on a body in Alas Ancestral Tomb.

To get to the tomb travel to Molag Mar and travel directly north, you can’t
miss it. If you hit the Ashlander camp to the north you’ve gone too far.
Nothing of importance inside the Tomb except the dagger on the body which you
return to Dagon and he changes it into the Mehrunes Razor which is worth a
small 5k. Nice weapon for small bladed users.

Mehrunes Razor
Type: Short, one handed
Disintegrate Armor 6to25 points
Weakness to Poison 5% for 20 seconds
Poison 6to20 points

2f.Shrine of Mephala

Location: inside Morag Tong headquarters, Storage area Arena Canton Vivec

NOTE: Must be part of Morong Tong for this quests.

Speak to Dral inside about secret matters and you’ll learn that Mephala has an
assignment for you. He wants you to kill Balyn Omarel who is a assassin working
freelance. He is trouble and must be stopped. Choice of death has been selected
as poisoning, Dral will supply you with the ample amount of poison to put in
his food.

Head to Balmora and sneak into the first house from the north in the middle row
using the door on the roof. Once inside speak to the cauldron and the poison
will do it’s thing. Be careful when entering and leaving the house. Omarel
himself is patrolling out front and if he sees you it’s game over.

Return to Dral in Arena Canton and receive your reward, the Ring of Khajiit.
Nice ring for thief characters but I sold mine for a nice 18k. For an added
bonus you can head back to Balmora and loot Omarel’s house.

Ring of Khajitt
Weight: 0.2
Invisibility for 30 seconds on self
Fortify Speed 0to20 points for 30 seconds on self

2g.Shrine of Molag Bal

Location: Yansirramus, island west of Tel Aruhn.

First of if you are a new character then refrain from exploring around the
shine, just stick to the room with the evil Bal in it. Speak to Bal to find out
that a Daedra has been getting lazy on them and embarrassing the rest it seems.
Bal wants you to travel to Kora-Dur which is due east of the castle at Kogoruhn
and kill Menta Na, the lazy bastard. He gives you a key and sends you on your

Locate this cave and head on in with the help of your trusty key. Menta is in
the middle back room and is a tough battle but you can handle it. Kill Menta
and then head back to Bal to receive your reward, The Mace of Molag Bal. Let’s
face it. Maces are worthless so just sell this one, it brings in 25k to the
right person *cough mudcrab cough*

Mace of Molag Bal
Type:Blunt, One Hand
Chop: 3-30
Slash: 3-35
Thrust: 1-3
Weight: 45.1
Absorb Strength 1to15 points for 30 seconds
Absorb Magicka 1to20 points for 30 seconds

2h.Shrine of Boethiah

Location: Underwater, just northwest of Hla Oad.

Finally we get to my favorite quest and the longest one to boot. Travel by boot
or foot to Hla Oad and head out of town north until you run into some ruins,
just a tad northwest of these under the water is a destroyed Daedra ruin with a
statue in that is in shambles in the courtyard. Swim below and talk to the head
of the statue to start the quest.

You’ll learn that Boethiah is pissed that his shrine has gone to the dogs and
wants you to do something about it. You help him and he will give you a prized
weapon, the Goldbrand. As you part he gives you a riddle that mentions someone
who is underappreciated in Caldera. So he wants you to be a foreman huh? Sounds
easy enough.

Head on over to Caldera. You can ask around for a sculpture or you can cut to
the chase and go into the Ghorak manor and head upstairs. Talk to the orc at
the very top and he will agree to build your statue for a small price of 2000
gold but first he needs a plan that shows how the statue looked before it was
knocked down. Hmm? Well the best place to find rare plans would probably be at
a rare bookstore. Vivec is your place. Head over to Jobasha's rare books in the
Foreign quarter of Vivec. Ask the Khajiit about the plans and he will tell you
he has a certain book but you have to buy it from him. Damn greedy cat but oh
well, pay for the book and head on back to our Leonardo DiOrc in Caldera.

Give him the plans and the gold and he tells he will get to work right away and
it will take a few weeks to complete. Head outside and rest or sleep for 14
full days then head back to Hla Oad. The new statue is directly north of the
ruins we used as a mark in the first step. You can’t miss the giant statue of a
warrior directly north of Hla Oad. Talk to the statue to get thanks and the
legendary blade Goldbrand.

Keep this weapon as it’s not only a good weapon for a new character but is also
a prominent piece in a future quest but if you are greedy you can get 150k out
of it. Hey, it is called the GOLDbrand.

Type:Long Blade,One Hand
Weight: 40
Fire Damage 10to30 points.

2. Thanks, Legal Crap and Contact

Yea, thanks for reading my guide and I hope it helps. I wrote it as I went
through the quests myself so updates may be needed in the future.
If you see this guide anywhere but www.gamefaqs.com drop me a line and let me
know. Thanks to www.gamefaqs.com for hosting this.

Also I would like to thank DragonisDrakon for pointing out a small error. 
Thanks, bro.

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