- Receive a letter from Prince Lhotun.
- Travel to Castle Sentinel and talk to the prince. He asks you to find out what happened to his eldest brother.
- Wait around Sentinel for a few days asking for rumors, and eventually receive a note from an Agent of the Underking.
- Meet with the Agent, who points you to a dungeon in the area.
- Explore the dungeon and discover a death certificate which contains the dying words of the missing prince.
- Choose who to give the letter to.
- (Player's name),
- Prince Lhotun,
- Castle Sentinel
Travel to Sentinel, locate the castle in the center of the city, and enter it. Look for Prince Lhotun in the entrance hall, seated on the right. Speak to the prince and he says:
- "Welcome to Sentinel, (player's first name). I guess you must have received my letter. I know some things about Lysandus and why he might be haunting Daggerfall, but before I tell you, you have to promise to do something for me first. Is that all right?"
Accept the quest, and Lhotun will say:
- "You will? Thank (random god). You see, I used Underking. I want to know the truth. If you can find some proof of what really happened to him, I'll tell you all I know about King Lysandus." have an older brother, ten or eleven years older than me, named (prince's name). Whenever I ask what happened to him, I'm told a different story. Some say he got sick and died, some say he was kidnapped by the
Ask around town about the missing prince to hear some of the more popular rumors and theories regarding his death. You might also learn some interesting details of his personal life. For one thing, he was more a scholar than a warrior, a trait which used to irritate his father, King Camaron. For another, he was the only prince to never receive a public funeral. Other than these two suggestive facts, you will learn nothing useful about the prince.
Making A Breakthrough
After several days, you will be approached:
- A thin, rail of a woman steps forward and hands you a note. She turns aside all your questions with a gaunt, expressionless face."
Check your inventory for the note. It reads:
- Dear (player's first name),
- If you are interested in learning the truth,
- about prince (prince's name), meet me at
- (tavern) in (town) of Sentinel.
Make your way to the tavern. Go to the upper level of the rendezvous point to find your contact, who greets you with,
- "(Player's name)? Shh. I would prefer that nobody sees me talking with you. It has come to our attention that the Underking is being wrongly accused of abducting prince (prince's name). Before you judge, check into (dungeon). I'll mark it on your map. Who am I? Just call me a loyal servant. Now move away before anyone gets suspicious. Go on, scram."
Finding the Evidence
The dungeon named by the Agent of the Underking will always be either Castle Faallem or The Fortress of Fhojum. The rest is a standard dungeon crawl. When you find a piece of parchment on the ground in the dungeon, pick it up to receive the "Death Certificate," which reads:
- 23 Morning Star 3E 400
- Two days I was sealed within this crypt without food or
- water. I do not know whether hunger or poor health or
- one of the creatures who share this dank hole with me
- will kill me first -- I only know that I will soon be
- dead, and not even my bones with remain. My hope is that
- in the years that come, this letter will be read and the
- sad story of (prince's name), Prince of Sentinel will be told.
- I am fifteen years old at the time of this writing, and
- have been plagued with bad health for most of my life,
- to the frustration of my hearty parents. The finest
- healers and apothecaries in western Tamriel have labored
- over my every cough and fever, but while they could save
- my life time and time again, they could not improve my
- sickly constitution. In retrospect, I received little
- real affection from the king and queen, embarrassed as
- they were about begetting such a cripple as the heir of
- the kingdom. I cannot say I missed the love; I received
- much attention from the doctors, priests, and herbalists
- constantly at court. Certainly I was not to be the sort
- of warrior that King was, but one of my dearest
- friends, a priest of Stendarr said that I might be the
- first scholar-king in the history of Sentinel.
- My younger sister Aubk-i was the true favorite of my
- parents: athletic, beautiful, and charming. It is hard to
- think of an uncomplimentary word for her. I am resigned
- to my imminent death, and yet, I would like to see her
- once again. For six years, Aubk-i and I were the only
- children of Sentinel. Eight years ago, the queen had a
- boy child and named him Greklith, after the ancient
- Redguard word for Strong King. Few speak that tongue
- any longer, but all the scholars and nobles of Hammerfell
- understood. And Greklith is a strong boy indeed -- I have
- never so much as seen him cough. The Queen's next child,
- born only a year after Greklith, had an even more ominous
- birthname -- Lhotun. Second Boy. Perhaps had I been less
- sheltered, more suspicious by nature, I might have read
- into these nominations. Lhotun and Greklith are common
- enough names in our family, I reasoned. Now I know that
- even then, I was disinherited -- even if it was
- not official yet.
- For several months before Lhotun's birth and over three
- years afterward, I was in the throes of a very serious
- fever. The doctors despaired of me, but somehow and very,
- very gradually, I recovered. For the first time, and the
- last, I read an expression on my father, the King's face
- that was not indifference. It was disgust.
- That was a fortnight ago. Three nights ago, I was seized
- by men I had never seen while I was having a walk. My
- nursemaid stood by watching placidly as I was gagged
- and tied and thrown roughly into a sack. I do not know
- how long they rode with me, but I was eventually left
- here. When I finally freed myself from my bonds, I found
- that I was alone. My wanders have gotten me nowhere.
- This place is filled with undead creatures that prevent
- me from finding any exit.
- I have no hope left, but no fear either. A few regrets.
- Perhaps had I studied magic instead of history and
- science I could free myself of this place. One of my
- tutors told the story of the Underking, how he had
- placed his lifeforce in the body of a powerful being
- and had thus conquered all Tamriel long, long ago.
- Had I only had the strength of a more powerful body
- like that.
- But I did not study magic. I studied history, so I
- leave this letter -- not to revenge myself, but as
- an historic document.
Leave the dungeon and return to Castle Sentinel. Deliver the note to Lhotun and he will reply:
- "Medora Direnni, and during the war with us, his queen found out. They say that while her husband was gone, Queen Mynisera banished Medora from the court. My sister Aubk-i is queen now, part of the treaty to peace, but Mynisera still resides at Castle Daggerfall as the dowager Queen mother. I most feared. Poor (prince's name). As I promised, here's what I've heard about Lysandus. I don't know how much of this is secret, but I trust you. Lysandus was in love with his court sorceress, a noblewoman named
- I don't know where Medora went, but I know she has an enormous castle somewhere on the Isle of Balfiera. But I also heard there is some kind of curse on her, and she can never leave. I don't know if that helps you, but that's all I know. Again, thank you for (prince's name)'s letter. Just knowing what happened will ease my heart somewhat. Please take this (magic item) as a token of my appreciation."
Alternatively, you can deliver the note to Queen Akorithi, Prince Greklith, or Lord Vhosek. However, giving the note to anyone but Lhotun results in quest failure, and will cause your Reputation in Sentinel to plummet. Present the note to one of these three and be met with:
- "What is the meaning of this? Blackmail? Why you contemptible scoundrel. You ought to be thrashed for attempting to pass this cheap counterfeit. Poor Prince (prince's name) died of a fever many, many years ago. Why can't you let him rest in peace?"
If you give the death certificate to Lhotun, the quest will count as a success and you will gain reputation according to the table below.
|The Underking and his Agents||+25|
If you give the death certificate to either Akorithi, Greklith, or Lord Vhosek, the quest will count as a failure and you will lose reputation according to the table below.
(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)
In addition, your Regional Reputation in Sentinel will also decrease by 20 points.
- The book Night Falls on Sentinel is about an agent hired by (then King) Lhotun to punish the last living person responsible for kidnapping his brother. Although Daggerfall gives the older brother a random name, the book gives him the name "Arthago".
- Night Falls on Sentinel first appears in Morrowind.
- There is no time limit for this quest.
- The journal entry you are supposed to receive after meeting the Agent of the Underking does not appear.
- DFQFIX corrects this error, the journal entry will now appear as it should.
If you ask an NPC about the missing prince, you may hear:
- "(Prince's name) was a prince of Sentinel. He died years ago."
- "(Prince's name) came down with a fever and eventually died."
- "Wasn't he the scholar prince?"
- "(Prince's name) books more than swords. It used to drive King Cameron crazy."
- "He was the only prince never to a public funeral."
If you ask an NPC about the dungeon you are sent to:
- "(Dungeon) used to be the Underking's crypt, but now it's a Sentilian prison."
- "(Dungeon) is just (direction) of here. Some say it's still a crypt of the Underking."
After you have accepted this quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:
- "Poor Prince Lhotun is in one of his moods. He's so different from Greklith."
- "Queen Akorithi doesn't know what to do with Prince Lhotun. He's so gloomy."
If you fail the quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:
- "Prince Lhotun's black moods always lift eventually. Strange for a boy his age."
- "Prince Lhotun seems to be in an even darker mood than ever. Very odd boy."
If you successfully complete the quest, NPCs may say when asked for any news:
- "Prince Lhotun's mood has gotten better. He's still quiet, but that's normal."
- "Queen Akorithi happily reports that her youngest is back in good spirits again."
|Missing Prince (S0000001)|
|Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|0||(Date): Prince Lhotun of Sentinel has asked me to investigate the death of his brother, (prince's name), who was supposedly kidnapped by the Underking years ago.|
|1||(Date): I met secretly with an agent of the Underking. Supposedly the Underking had nothing to do with the abduction of (prince's name). I am supposed to check out (dungeon).|
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