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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Destroy Molag Bal's Great Shackle.
Zone: Coldharbour
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Objective: The Great Shackle — Destroy the Great Shackle and end the Planemeld.
Quest Giver: Vanus Galerion
Location(s): The Great Shackle, The Mooring, The Hollow City
Prerequisite Quest: Vanus Unleashed
Concurrent Quest: The Army of Meridia
Reward: Galerion's Spare Staff
1 Skill Point
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: (?)
Vanus Galerion destroys the Great Mooring
I restored Vanus Galerion and disrupted activities at the Black Forge. Now we need to assault the Great Shackle and end the threat of the Planemeld once and for all.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Vanus Galerion.
  2. Find the Great Shackle's power source.
  3. Reverse the energy flow in the magicka conduits.
  4. (Optional) Along the way, save Sage Tirora and Treva and they will help you later on.
  5. Enter the Great Mooring.
  6. Defend Vanus Galerion.
  7. Return to the Hollow City.
  8. Enter the Mages Guild District.
  9. Talk to Vanus Galerion.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


  • After completing this quest, the Mages Guild hall in The Hollow City will unlock, and Vanus and most of the other Guild members in Coldharbour will be found there. Vanus will open a portal to take you directly to the hall if you wish.


Quest Stages[edit]

Breaking the Shackle
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should talk to Vanus Galerion when I'm ready to head for the Great Shackle.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
I should follow Vanus Galerion into the Great Shackle.
Objective: Follow Vanus Galerion
Vanus used the door and entered the Great Shackle. I should go inside and meet up with him.
Objective: Enter the Great Shackle
Vanus and I need to look around and find the main mechanism powering the Great Shackle before we can attempt to destroy it and end the Planemeld.
Objective: Explore the Great Shackle
Hidden Objective: Enter the Power Chamber
Hidden Objective: Listen to Vanus
Objective: Use Magicka Conduit
Objective: Locate the Conduits Up Above
Objective: Rescue Sage Tirora
Objective: Rescue Treva
Objective: Use Magicka Conduit: x/3
I unlocked to way to the Mooring. Vanus and I need to go there to destroy the Great Shackle.
Objective: Enter the Mooring
I need to protect Vanus Galerion while he casts the spells to weaken the Great Shackle.
Objective: Defend Vanus Galerion
protected Vanus Galerion while he weakened the Great Shackle. I should watch the Shackle fall.
Objective: Observe the Great Shackle
The Great Shackle is destroyed! But Cadwell informed us that the threat of the Planemeld isn't over yet. I should follow Vanus through the portal to the Hollow City.
Objective: Return to The Hollow City
We destroyed the Great Shackle, but Cadwell claims the Planemeld hasn't been completely defeated yet. I should talk to Vanus Galerion and see what he thinks about the situation.
Objective: Talk to Vanus Galerion
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