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Main Quests part I

Quests - Shivering Isles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game Guide

Strategy Guide and Walkthrough by Krzysztof "Lordareon" Gonciarz gamepressure.com

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A Door In Niben Bay

Reach the spot shown on the screenshot below to find a new island in the middle of Niben Bay. In there, you’ll see a portal that leads to Sheogorath’s domain. Talk to Gaius Prentus and help him defeat an aggressive Dunmer. In a few seconds you’ll hear the Prince of Madness calling to you. Nothing to do but to go through the portal.

The red arrow marks the portal’s location. - Main Quests part I - Quests - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough
The red arrow marks the portal’s location.

You’ll find yourself in a modest room, where you’ll be greeted by the prince’s most loyal servant, Haskill. Sit in front of him and talk to him twice, agreeing to enter this daedric plane.

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You’re now in an area known as The Fringe - Main Quests part I - Quests - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Through the Fringe of Madness

You’re now in an area known as The Fringe. Go to a local village called Passwall to talk to Felas and Shelden. Follow them and you’ll see the Guardian taking care of some adventurers. As you might have guessed, your task will be to eliminate this monster. Talk to both men once more and you’ll be told that Jayred Ice-Veins is actually planning to assassinate the Guardian. Find him somewhere in the area and offer your help. He’ll lead you to the Gardens of Flesh and Bone. Open the gate using the lockpick and talk Jayred defeat the Shambles.

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When it’s all over, Jayred will tell you that he’s going to prepare some custom arrows for you and they’ll be ready in a few hours - Main Quests part I - Quests - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

When it’s all over, Jayred will tell you that he’s going to prepare some custom arrows for you and they’ll be ready in a few hours.

Enter the inn (Wastrel’s Purse) and talk to Relmyna Verenim. She’ll tell you to go bother Nanette Don. Find her and ask her about the Gatekeeper – some Speechcraft will be in order. It’ll turn out that Relmyna visits the monster around midnight every single day. Wait until 12 am and follow the dark elf sorceress on her trip. After a short scene, pick up the tissue she dropped. You can use the tears that it was soaked with to poison your weapon.

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Go back to Jayred’s place and tell him that you’re ready - Main Quests part I - Quests - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Go back to Jayred’s place and tell him that you’re ready. You’ll both go and fight the Gatekeeper. You’ll get 20 Bonekeeper Bone Arrows from Jayred, use them to deal some extra damage. Don’t forget about Relmyna’s tears! When you bring the beast down, take the keys from its body and talk to Haskill who’s shown himself to congratulate you. It doesn’t matter which gate you choose now, you can travel between Mania and Dementia freely at all times. The only difference is the spell you get when crossing the gate: Blessing of Mania or Blessing of Dementia.

To keep up with the main quest of Shivering Isles, go through the whole island all the way to New Sheoth, and then reach the palace (SI33).

A Better Mousetrap

When you finally meet Sheogorath in person, he’ll send you on a quest to restore Xedilian to its former glory as a prison for troublesome adventurers. Talk to Haskill once more to get further instructions.

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Xedilian

Use the button to the right of the door (1). Defeat the Grummites and push another button to go even further. Just after the gate, use the third button (2). Near the Judgement Nexus (3) defeat a Grummite Shaman Torturer, then grab his staff and activate the mechanism. Go further to reach a statue with a button on it – push it.

In the next room defeat some more Grummites and grab another Shaman’s staff. Activate the second Nexus (4) and go to Halls of Judgement (5).

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Halls of Judgement

Find the final Shaman and activate the last Nexus (6). A door will open, it will lead you to the Resonator. Defeat all the enemies on you way and switch on the mechanism (7). Use the teleport to the right (8).

Baiting the Trap

You’ll meet Kiliban Nyrandil, a local caretaker. He’ll explain to you that you are to deal with some adventurers that entered the dungeon. There are three rooms before you: in each one you have to make a decision whether to activate a deadly trap or try to drive the prisoners crazy by using some more gruesome techniques. Kiliban will explain everything at each step. Your choices don’t really matter as for the quest’s outcome, so just have fun.

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When you eliminate all three adventurers, talk to Kiliban once more - Main Quests part I - Quests - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

When you eliminate all three adventurers, talk to Kiliban once more. You’ll get a cool sword – Duskfang (or Dawnfang). Each time you kill 10 enemies with it, it gets stronger, but unfortunately is reset every 12 hours.

When you try to leave the dungeon, you’ll be attacked by Knights of Order. Defeat them and ask Kiliban about the situation. Go back to Sheogorath’s palace.

The Lady of Paranoia

When you’re back, the Prince of Madness will order you to get acquainted with the dukes of Mania and Dementia. First, pay a visit to Lady Syl, who resides during day hours in nearby House of Dementia. She’ll tell you to take Herdir with you and investigate the matter of a conspiracy among the servants.

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Go to Crucible and ask some random NPCs about the conspiracy - Main Quests part I - Quests - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Go to Crucible and ask some random NPCs about the conspiracy. You can tell Herdir to torture the interrogates if you feel like it. In my case it was Ushnar gro-Shadborgob who told me that I should talk to Anya Herrick. Find and interrogate her, asking Herdir to do some of his magic on her. She’ll point you towards Ma’zaddha. The Khajiit won’t be too keen on telling you anything, even if you torture him. Ask around the town about him (try Sickly Bernice) and you’ll know that he’s been secretly meeting one of the city guards during late night hours. Spy on one of these meetings (use the map markers to know where to go) and tell Ma’zaddha that you’ve heard everything. He’ll agree to help you. One day later, you’ll find him dead in his house. Search the body, go upstairs and look in one of the cupboards. You’ll find Nelrene’s sword and a letter.

Go to Nelrene and she’ll confess that she’s been working under orders from Muurine. Pay a visit to the old lady and she’ll confess as well. Go back to Lady Syl and have the honor of watching Muurine get killed in the torture chamber.

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Comments and responses

bob1945 15/02/2012 17:30

Hi Guys. Playing this on a PC. Completed 1st part of mission (placing the crystals) and am now back in Sheogorath's palace. He keeps telling me to summons Haskill, who is standing beside me. What do I need to do to summons this toffee-nosed jerk? THANKS! Bob.

Loki2055 01/12/2011 03:01

you have to dl the extra content in order to access it beating the main quest line has nothing to do with being able to obtain or start these quest, and to answer the last post kickasstorrents dl the strategy guide

killem4u 18/01/2011 04:20

Can any one help me find out how to get the instruction booklet for oblivion 4 the elder scrolls?

seelemord 25/06/2010 18:38

i've finished the main quest, the oblivion crisis is over???? but i never heard about the rumor of the stranger door???? what can i do??????? th fisrt time i did the game i found the rumor but i had to erease it, and this second time??? the rumor never appeared

Imperial_Breton 23/03/2010 02:54

MANIA ALL THE WAY!! WHO'S WITH ME?

noobert_the_noob 17/02/2010 21:14

ok umm...im new here and i made this acount just to ask u how do i find this quest who gives it to you?! and i only have the elder scrolls but do u need any other map for this quest...PLZ HELP

wee looker 25/01/2010 19:18

why in cyrodiil there is boy guards and the Shivering Isles there is girl guards?

Margaretgamer 10/01/2010 14:54

You don't need the help or the bone arrows for the Gatekeeper. Just get the tears and poison your favorite weapon with them. Scratch him once with the tear poisoned weapon, then take him out however you want. I cut him with a poisoned Goldbrand and then took him out with my electrocution spell. He never got close to me.

Calibranna Grey 10/08/2009 06:28

no there isnt any

Le'Bron 28/07/2009 15:35

are there any horses in the shivering isle

...Mr$..NoNaYmE... 02/06/2009 13:17

there is this thing called an elytra i think it is and yuu kill it and search its body and yuu should find some feldew eat it and the door will open...hope tht helps!!!...

the gray f0x 07/05/2009 22:08

[mikkq] go to dunroot burrow and there should be a this thing that looks like a spider i forgot its real name but kill 1 of them near dunroot burrow and it has feldew in its invantory pick it up and eat it and the door should openspoiler stop

synorah 26/04/2009 02:48

Beginning the main quest, the adventurers stand around, they will not attack the Gate Keeper. Any advise about what to do.

mikkq 07/03/2009 22:24

wher i can get Felldew to enter Dunroot Burrow???!!!spoiler start

flateric 07/03/2009 19:21

mr programmer if your message was meant for me then thank you I will give it a go not to say I am broke but anything for no work is a bonus cheers

Mr. Progamer 07/03/2009 13:06

Patched

flateric 07/03/2009 09:15

I loaded the second disc with the shivering isles a bit late in the game what happend after this load up was I can not dupe any more, dorian's body is gone no money there, the lord of skinrad castle won't give me any more more money also Has anyone else had this problem Also I have loads of diamonds and booty I want to sell what game level do you have to be on cheers

mikkq 06/03/2009 16:49

wher i can get Felldew to enter Dunroot Burrow???!!!

Mr. Progamer 25/01/2009 18:22

Yeah load, but if thats the case, yeah youre fucked.

SirSlaughter 24/01/2009 23:19

i guess im fxcked then. =[

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