Orsinium

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Fulfill the duty of a dying priest of Malacath.
Zone: Wrothgar
Quest Giver: Nashruth
Location(s): Old Orsinium
Reward: Blade of the Bloody Tusk
Malacath's Wrathful Flame
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard XP
ID: 5520
Rekindle Malacath's flame of vengeance
Before he died, I met an Orc named Nashruth. He belonged to a holy order that lights Malacath's pyre once every decade, but was ambushed before he could do so. I swore to head to the heart of Old Orsinium and light Malacath's pyre.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Nashruth at the entrance of Old Orsinium.
  2. Begin the rites.
  3. Talk to the aspect of Malacath.
  4. Find a way into Hammer's Bypass.
  5. Talk to the aspect of Malacath.
  6. Find a way into Temper's Fork.
  7. Light the Great Pyre of Malacath.
  8. Speak to the aspect of Malacath to receive your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

"We must always remember what led us to our doom."

"The Pyre—It Must Burn!"[edit]

Find your way to Old Orsinium, located in the far western side of Wrothgar. After you've entered the delve, you will see a weary Orc priest sitting on the ground near the entrance, gasping, "The pyre—it must burn!"

What pyre?
"Malacath's pyre, at the heart of Old Orsinium. My order lights it every decade, but those of us chosen to set it aflame were ambushed."
Who did this to you?
"Doesn't matter. Light the brazier to begin the Rites of Praise and Scorn. Malacath will guide you through Hammer's Bypass and Temper's Fork, if you are worthy of his regard.
Vengeance, for Malacath. Promise me you'll light the pyre—swear it!"
I swear it.

At this point you can ask Nashruth more about the ritual pyre and his order, or tell him to rest. Shortly after, Nashruth dies, whispering, "My soul to the Ashen Forge …."

Communicate with the aspect of Malacath to receive further instructions

To proceed with the ritual, you first need to light a brazier found near Nashruth. After that, make your way through the tunnels towards the open area. It does not matter which way you choose but the upper passage contains several bears, whereas the lower part of the tunnels has some groups of spiders waiting for you. Out in the open, you need to speak to the aspect of Malacath by activating a stone shrine. The shrine looks like a hand holding a hammer. According to the aspect of Malacath, you need to honor the founding clans of Old Orsinium in order to unlock Hammer's Bypass.

Note: if you have completed God of Schemes, you can mention to the aspect of Malacath that you defeated Molag Bal, though it will be unimpressed because he still remains and says that you should have finished the job.

The Honored and the Scorned[edit]

Honor the founding clans of Old Orsinium

To honor the founding clans, light the braziers of each of the founding clan and listen to the aspect of Malacath telling you about each clan. The next step is to press the stone plates in front of the locked door. Near the door there is a note that will help you regarding the order of the pressure plates. The note reads,

"First came those who built her walls
Next is the clan who armed her halls
Third were they who kept her fueled
Last whom o'er all others ruled"

The correct order is: Tumnosh, Morkul, Shatul, Igrun. (??)

Once inside the Hammer's Bypass, speak to aspect of Malacath again; he now instructs you to scorn the fallen clans that caused the fall of Orsinium. The manner of cursing is much similar to the honoring - you need to light the braziers of each clan and learn which clans are deemed responsible for the downfall of Old Orsinium by Malacath. On your way deeper into the old city you will have to defeat several groups of Winterborn and some hagraven. To open the door to next area, Temper's Fork, the correct order of the pressure plates is: Bagrakh, Igrun, Shatul, Fharun.

The Wrath of Malacath[edit]

The shrine of Malacath inside Old Orsinium

In the depths of the old city, you need to face the cultists of Malacath who are trying to stop you from lighting the pyre as part of the ritual itself. When you have finally arrived to the Old Orsinium Shrine, there is a magnificent unlit pyre in the middle of the shrine room. Light the pyre and then approach the shrine of Malacath behind the pyre. He approves of you completing the ritual, saying, "The great pyre burns. Its ashes will smolder for years. You did this, despite all arrayed against you."

What does that mean?
"Today you rekindled the simmer of hatred at the heart of the Orcs. May it fuel their vengeance for another generation.
Go. Spread my wrath to the corners of the world!"

Notes[edit]

  • The Hammer of Glass, one of the trophies for the House of Orsimer Glories, is located in the far northern part of Old Orsinium where the Great Pyre is. It can easily be obtained on the way out after completing this quest, in a side room on the way to the exit. The hammer is located in an alcove on the northern side of the room, next to a bed and slightly hidden behind a dresser.

Quest Stages[edit]

Flames of Forge and Fallen
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I need to light a brazier to begin the "Rites of Praise and Scorn." If the Daedric Prince Malacath deems me worthy, he will supposedly guide me through something called Hammer's Bypass and Temper's Fork.
Objective: Begin the Rites of Praise and Scorn
I should seek the guidance of Malacath to get me through Hammer's Bypass.
Objective: Talk to the Aspect of Malacath
I must honor the clans who built Old Orsinium to unlock Hammer's Bypass. I should light the braziers to learn the founding clans.
Objective: Honor Orsinium's Founding Clans: 0/4
The four honored clans who built Old Orsinium are the key to unlocking Hammer's Bypass. I should press the floor panels matching the honored clans.
Objective: Unlock Hammer's Bypass
Objective Hint: Choose the Honored Clans
I should seek the guidance of Malacath to get me through Temper's Fork.
Objective: Talk to the Aspect of Malacath
I must curse the clans who cause Old Orsinium's downfall to unlock Temper's Fork. I should light the braziers to learn which clans failed Malacath.
Objective: Curse Orsinium's Fallen Clans: 0/4
The four cursed clans who caused Old Orsinium's downfall are the key to unlocking Temper's Fork. I should press the floor panels matching the cursed clans.
Objective: Unlock Temper's Fork
Objective Hint: Choose the Scorned Clans
I must light the great pyre at the heart of Old Orsinium to complete the Rites of Praise and Scorn. Nashruth's order will try to stop me, as part of the rites.
Objective: Light the Great Pyre
☑Finishes quest I lit the great pyre at the heart of Old Orsinium. It seems Malacath, the Daedric Prince of Vengeance, has something to say to me. I should speak with him.
Objective: Talk to Aspect of Malacath