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ON-qico-Zone Story.png Protect the queen as she performs an ancient ritual.
Zone: Auridon
Zone StoryThis quest is part of the Zone Story
Faction: Aldmeri Dominion
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Tanzelwil — Help the Queen uphold High Elf traditions.
Quest Giver: Queen Ayrenn
Location(s): Inner Tanzelwil
Prerequisite Quest: In the Name of the Queen
Next Quest: To Mathiisen
Reward: Eaglebanner Longbow
1 Skill Point
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard
Queen Ayrenn performing the ritual
Queen Ayrenn must perform the final ritual at Tanzelwil in the ancestral crypts. Malicious spirits plague this holy shrine, and somewhere the traitorous Norion lurks.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Help Queen Ayrenn fight her way to the Ancestral Chamber

You insist on accompanying Queen Ayrenn as she completes a ritual inside Tanzelwil. She asks you for your help defeating Norion.

Inside Inner Tanzelwil, follow Queen Ayrenn and defeat the enemies that appear.

The Ancestral Chamber[edit]

Ayrenn fights Norion

Inside the Ancestral Chamber, you help Queen Ayrenn defeat Norion. Ayrenn cannot die, but she can be wounded and stop fighting for a short time. Norion summons ghosts to help him fight you, as well.

After he is defeated, Queen Ayrenn prays at the altar and completes the ritual. She receives the blessing of the ancestors.

She thanks you outside the ruin and gives you a reward.


  • In an earlier version of the quest, you were required to unlock a door by destroying an guardian crystal to the east, while Queen Ayrenn destroys the dark crystal by the door. In the current version, you just need to fight you way to the chamber as it is already unlocked.
  • After completing the quest, you can hear random Altmer commenting, "Bet the dead at Tanzelwil had a lot to say about Ayrenn."

Quest Stages[edit]

Rites of the Queen
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Latest start Queen Ayrenn and I need to enter the crypts. I should speak with her first, to learn more about what we might face.
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn
I should follow the Queen into the ancestral chambers.
Objective: Enter Inner Tanzelwil
I followed Queen Ayrenn into the ancient chambers. I must protect her until she completes the final ritual below.
Objective: Follow Queen Ayrenn
The Queen continues to lead the way. I should follow her.
Objective: Continue to Follow Queen Ayrenn
We made it to the final chamber. We must enter the chamber and face whatever awaits the Queen.
Objective: Enter the Ancestral Chamber
The traitor Norion appeared and attacked the Queen! I must protect her.
Objective: Defeat Norion
The Queen and I have defeated Norion. Now she can complete her ritual. I should stand back and observe Her Majesty in action.
Objective: Observe the Queen's Ritual
☑Finishes quest Queen Ayrenn completed the ritual at Tanzelwil. I should meet her outside the tombs.
Objective: Talk to Queen Ayrenn