Tribunal:Barilzar's Mazed Band

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Find this powerful artifact hidden beneath the Temple and return it to Almalexia.
Quest Giver: Gavas Drin in the Office of the Lord Archcanon
Location(s): Mournhold Temple, Temple Sewers, Abandoned Crypt
Prerequisite Quest: The Shrine of the Dead
Next Quest: An Attack on Mournhold
Reward: Almalexia's Light
ID: TR_MazedBand
Suggested Level: 25+
Difficulty: Medium
 
Almalexia needs Barilzar's ring

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Gavas Drin in the Office of the Lord Archcanon, inside the Temple.
  2. Speak with Fedris Hler in the Temple Reception for your orders to find Barilzar's Mazed Band.
  3. (Optional) Talk to Gavas Drin, Plitinius Mero, Barenziah and Torasa Aram for more information about Barilzar's Mazed Band.
  4. Return to the Temple Sewers and find the Abandoned Crypt in the northwest corner.
  5. Explore the crypt and find the undead lich Barilzar in a room in the north.
  6. Kill Barilzar and loot the ring from his corpse.
  7. Return to Gavas Drin who will tell you to take the ring to Almalexia herself in the Temple's High Chapel.
  8. Give the ring to Almalexia to receive a new power.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Fedris Hler[edit]

After your last quest for Archcanon Gavas Drin, you are directed back to Fedris Hler in the Temple Reception area. Mention service to our Lady Almalexia and Hler will say that the Lady wishes you to retrieve a powerful artifact, Barilzar's Mazed Band, although why she would need more power he can't possibly imagine. The band is somewhere in the Abandoned Crypt found in the sewers beneath the temple. The path was previously blocked by rocks (as you may have already discovered), but the Lady has been generous enough to remove them for you. Hler mentions that Gavas Drin can give you more details on the item, if you need it. You can question Gavas (first), Plitinius Mero, Barenziah and Torasa Aram about Barilzar's Mazed Band to get more information and journal entries. Gavas will answer only if you ask him before the others, but he doesn't know too much more, just that the band was created by the powerful mage Barilzar, sometime in the second era, soon afterwards disappearing. If you talk to Plitinius Mero, he will add that this ring was created as a teleportation/summoning device and was so evil that it was stripped of its power, so that only a god (or goddess) can use it now.

The Abandoned Crypt[edit]

Return to the Temple Sewers via the Halls of Ministry and Temple Basement. The crypt can be found in the northwest corner of this area and, indeed, the rocks blocking the entrance are now gone. The crypt has the usual selection of undead (liches) and numerous rats, but nothing that difficult that you haven't encountered so far.

Barilzar

Barilzar[edit]

You will find the unique lich Barilzar in a cave in the north end of the crypt. When you approach, you will receive a short dialogue from him before combat is started. He will cast a variety of spells (one is 100 points of blind which he often casts at the beginning of the fight and lasts for several minutes) and he hits very hard (150 pts of damage) with his Daedric claymore, but doesn't have too much health. Loot the ring from his corpse (a regular ring, with no apparent magical effects on it).


Meet Almalexia[edit]

Take the ring back to Fedris and he will direct you to Gavas Drin instead. Take the ring to Drin and you will be rewarded with a meeting with Almalexia herself in the center of the Temple (High Chapel, which you couldn't enter beforehand). She will take the ring without much ado or explanation unfortunately. Neither Gavas nor Fedris will have any further tasks for you at this time. You are, however, granted a nice new power, Almalexia's Light, which allows you to restore all your attributes by 25 points once per day. After this, Plitinius Mero will call you a fool for retrieving the ring and giving it to Almalexia.

Notes[edit]

  • Before completing this quest, it is recommended that you start the Crimson Plague quest, since it cannot be started after An Attack on Mournhold begins.
  • If you don't get the "I have retrieved Barilzar's Mazed Band" journal entry after disposing of Barilzar's corpse, drop the ring and pick it back up to get the quest update.

Quest Stages[edit]

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

Barilzar's Mazed Band (TR_MazedBand)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Gavas Drin has told me that Fedris Hler would like to speak to me.
20 I have spoken to Fedris Hler, and apparently Almalexia was pleased enough with the jobs I have done that she has a special assignment for me. I am to retrieve an artifact, Barilzar's Mazed Band, from the tombs beneath the Temple and return it at once. The band is supposed to be in an Abandoned Crypt, which I can reach through a passage in the northwest section of the Temple Sewers.
30 Hler knows very little about Barilzar's Mazed Band, but suggests I speak with Gavas Drin, who may know a bit more about it.
40 Drin tells me that the Mazed Band is a powerful ring created long ago by the wizard Barilzar. Drin says he does not know the artifacts [sic] purpose, or the extent of it's [sic] powers, but only that the goddess wishes to retrieve it. He assumes that she will use it to better minister to her people here in Mournhold.
50 I've asked Barenziah about the Mazed Band. She had heard of it, but did not know it's [sic] true origin. She believed that it was a powerful artifact, but that it was dangerous.
53 Plitinius Mero did not wish to speak to me about the Mazed Band. He believes it is an evil artifact, and something that is best left buried. It was an odd reaction from this rational scholar.
55 I've spoken with Torasa Aram, the curator at the Museum of Artifacts in Mournhold. She had heard of the band, but was unsure whether it truly existed. The band is rumored to be very powerful, and only able to be worn and used by beings of divine power.
60 I have encountered the ancient lich lord Barilzar, creator of the Mazed Band. He tells me that the band is never to be used again, and that he will defend it until his own death.
70 I have retrieved Barilzar's Mazed Band.
80 I've returned to Fedris Hler with the Mazed Band. He has told me to speak with Gavas Drin for further instructions.
90 Gavas Drin tells me that the Mazed Band is to be given directly to Almalexia. I am to proceed to the High Chapel and speak directly with the goddess.
100 ☑Finishes quest The goddess Almalexia has taken the Mazed Band and thanked me for my efforts. She has blessed me with a new ability, Almalexia's Light, and told me that I might be of further assistance to her one day.


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