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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Restore morale by bringing back a severed head.
Zone: Bangkorai
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Daggerfall Covenant
Objective: Zone Starter Quest Required for Cadwell's Almanac Evermore — Defend the city against its enemies.
Quest Giver: Sergeant Antieve at the west gate;
Lieutenant Ergend
Location(s): Evermore
Previous Quest: Kingdom in Mourning or Dark Wings
Next Quest: Imperial Infiltration
Reward: Mourning Sash
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High
"Things are grim. The king and his heirs are dead, our forces decimated. Crows are everywhere. People have lost hope."
The city of Evermore is in dire straits. King Eamond is dead, and a Reachmen army marches toward the city gates even now. The people of Evermore need help, and they need hope.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Sergeant Antieve.
  2. Kill Strastnoc and bring back his head to Captain Hjurrun.
  3. Head to Evermore Castle.
  4. Assess the city's defenses.
  5. Talk to Queen Arzhela at St. Pelin's Chapel.
  6. Report to Duke Renchant at the castle.
  7. Investigate the ship in the harbor.
  8. Investigate the alleyway.
  9. Talk to the Queen.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Speaking with either of the two lieutenants reveals that Evermore is under attack. There are Reachmen invading on one front, and Imperials vying for control of the city on the other. You are asked to bring back the head of a particularly nasty Reachman, Strastnoc. Do so and give the head to Captain Hjurrun.

Speak with the crow before going any further.

Quest Stages[edit]

A City in Black
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Latest start (If quest is started from Lieutenant Ergend)

I've been directed to speak to Sergeant Antieve at the west gate to ask how I can help the guards defend the city.

Objective: Talk to Sergeant Antieve
Reachmen have taken over the lighthouse south of Evermore, but Guard Captain Hjurrun has ordered the guards to hold back. I've agreed to attack the Reachmen and bring their leader's head.
Objective: Collect Stastnoc's Head
I should bring the Reachmen leader's head to Captain Hjurrun.
Objective: Give the Head to Captain Hjurrun
Guard Captain Hjurrun appreciated my assistance in retrieving the Reachmen leader's head. He suggested I go to the castle's keep and speak to Duke Renchant at my leisure.
Objective: Go to the Evermore Keep
A young Orc woman has accosted me on the steps leading into the keep. I should speak to her and find out what she wants.
Objective: Talk to Glarikha
The queen's handmaiden asked me to conduct discreet inquiries to assess the city's defenses. I agreed to speak with the former guard captain, examine the defenses at the east gate and to find out why a Redguard refugee was put in the stocks.
Objective: Talk to Sir Jarnot
Objective Hint: Talk to the Crow in the inn
Objective: Investigate the East Gate
Objective Hint: Talk to the Crow at the weapon cache
Objective: Investigate the stocks
Objective Hint: Talk to the Crow at the stocks
The handmaiden asked me to report my findings to Queen Arzhela at St. Pelin's Chapel.
Objective: Talk to Queen Arzhela
Queen Arzhela is still grieving and has dedicated herself to helping the wounded and homeless. She believes Duke Renchant is better suited to manage the city's defenses, and she asked me to report my findings to him.
Objective: Report to the Duke
Queen Arzhela is still grieving and believes Duke Renchant is better suited to manage the city's defenses. She asked me to report my findings to him. I must let him finish his conversation with Captain Hjurrun first.
Objective: Listen to the Duke and Captain
Queen Arzhela is still grieving and has dedicated herself to helping the wounded and homeless. She believes Duke Renchant is better suited to manage the city's defenses, and she asked me to report my findings to him."
Objective: Talk to Duke Renchant
I reported my suspicious findings to Duke Renchant, but he has his own plan for saving the city. One of the clues I found points to a ship in the harbor known as the Bjoulsae Queen. I should investigate the ship.
Objective: Investigate the Bjoulsae Queen

(Hints will appear once you reach the Ship)
The hold of the Bjoulsae Queen is locked. I must find a way to get the key from the captain or her crew.

Objective Hint: Talk to the Crow on the Boat
Objective Hint: Talk to the Ship's Captain

(Hint changes after talking with the crow.)

Objective Hint: Get Key from a Crew Member
I reported my suspicious findings to Duke Renchant, but he was evasive and unhelpful. One of the clues points to a ship in the harbor known as the Bjoulsae Queen. I should investigate the ship's hold.
Objective: Search the Ship's Hold
I reported my suspicious findings to Duke Renchant, but he was evasive. One of the clues points to a ship in the harbor known as the Bjoulsae Queen. I found the queen's handmaiden bound in the ship's hold. I should find out what happened.
Objective: Talk to Glarikha
The queen's handmaiden laid any doubts to rest. It seems Duke Renchant is planning to hand the city over to Imperial control. Glarikha asked me to find proof so we can present it to the queen.
Objective: Find Proof of the Imperial Plot
The queen's handmaiden laid any doubts to rest. It seems Duke Renchant is planning to hand the city over to Imperial control. I found Imperial Orders proving this on board the Bjoulsae Queen. I should meet Glarikha on the docks.
Objective: Talk to Glarikha
Duke Renchant is planning to hand Evermore over to Imperial control. The Bjoulsae Queen brought Imperial spies into the city. I need to follow the ship's captain and find out what else they're planning.
Objective: Spy on Captain Ahnu in the Alley

(Once you reach the meeting location.)

Objective Hint: Hide Behind the Rock
Objective Hint: Stay Hidden
☑Finishes quest Duke Renchant is planning to hand Evermore over to Imperial control. Imperial spies are already in the city, preparing to seize control. I need to inform the queen. Her handmaiden, Glarikha, hopes this will convince her to take action.
Objective: Talk to Queen Arzhela
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