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Pieces of the Past - p. 3 TES V: Skyrim Guide

Taking the items to Silus

Note! I'd recommend heading back to Silus after obtaining all three parts of the artifact, namely the Hilt of Mehrunes' Razor, Shards of Mehrunes' Razor and Pommel Stone of Mehrunes' Razor.

Open the world map and head to Dawnstar - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Open the world map and head to Dawnstar. You of course need to head back to the museum, i.e. Silus Vesuius's House. Speak to Silus and inform him of finding the items (screen above), receiving gold in return. Silus will tell you that there's still the fourth part left and that he knows how to connect them all. The man will offer you to meet him at the Dagon temple in order to attempt contacting the Daedric Prince of changes.

Heading to the Shrine of Dagon

New main objective: Meet Silus at the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon

Open the world map - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Open the world map. Your destination is the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon found in the mountains south-west of Dawnstar (screen above). If you have already discovered the temple, you can move there at once. Otherwise, you should begin at Dawnstar and consider going there together with Silus, as he will head out of the museum and go towards the temple.

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If you prefer to head there alone, it would be best to go south-east and find the mountain path showed at the above screens (screens above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

If you prefer to head there alone, it would be best to go south-east and find the mountain path showed at the above screens (screens above). It's of course not the only possible way. For example, you can head south, turning west after going past Fort Dunstad.

Regardless of the chosen path, you need to reach the stairs leading directly to the Shrine area (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Regardless of the chosen path, you need to reach the stairs leading directly to the Shrine area (screen above). I'd recommend saving your game while you're at it, as you will soon have to choose how the quest is going to end.

Go up the stairs and speak to Silus (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Go up the stairs and speak to Silus (screen above). The man will decide to place the retrieved fragments on the altar and try to contact Dagon.

New main objective: Speak to Mehrunes Dagon

New main objective: Kill Silus

The ritual wont succeed and Silus will suggest you try to contact the Daedric Lord yourself - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

The ritual won't succeed and Silus will suggest you try to contact the Daedric Lord yourself. Approach the alter and interact with the items on it (screen above). This time the attempt will succeed. Mehrunes Dagon will state that you deserve to speak with him and will order you to kill Silus, who isn't necessary to him anymore. You can choose how to act:

  • If you want to let Silus live, head to Option A - Freeing Silus.
  • If you want to fulfill Dagon's request and kill Silus, head to Option B - Killing Silus.

Option A - Freeing Silus

Note! If you don't want to free Silus but kill him instead, skip to Option B - Killing Silus.

Wait for Silus to approach you and after listening to his plan, agree to set him free by choosing the lower dialogue option (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Wait for Silus to approach you and after listening to his plan, agree to set him free by choosing the lower dialogue option (screen above). In return, you will receive some gold.

Dagon wont let this go unpunished and will in return send two Kynreeve Dremoras onto you (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Dagon won't let this go unpunished and will in return send two Kynreeve Dremoras onto you (screen above). They are best attacked one at a time, and kept at distance, taking into consideration that they prefer close combat. Also look out for Silus who probably won't be able to run away fast enough and try not to hurt him, as he might turn against you.

After the fight, examine the Dremora bodies, as one of them should have the Key to Mehrunes Shrine - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

After the fight, examine the Dremora bodies, as one of them should have the Key to Mehrune's Shrine. Take it and use it to open the door leading to the shrine. After getting inside, you will still need to eliminate some Churl Dremoras (screen above), looking out for their magic attacks. In return for defeating them, you will be able to explore the shrine. I'd especially recommend taking a look into the three chests filled with precious items.

Option B - Killing Silus

Note! If you don't want to kill Silus and rather let him go instead, skip to Option A - Freeing Silus.

Wait Silus to tell you his plan and state that you need to follow Dagons will, by choosing the upper dialogue option (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Wait Silus to tell you his plan and state that you need to follow Dagon's will, by choosing the upper dialogue option (screen above). It will of course lead to a fight.

Before fighting Silus, you should consider increasing your lighting resistance as he will mainly use those types of spells (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Before fighting Silus, you should consider increasing your lighting resistance as he will mainly use those types of spells (screen above). You should also try to finish the fight as fast as possible, as Silus will probably summon a sidekick who will die together with him.

New main objective: Speak to Mehrunes Dagon

New main objective: Reforge Mehrunes' Razor

After the fight, examine Silus body and approach the altar once again - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

After the fight, examine Silus' body and approach the altar once again. Interact with the items on it to initiate a conversation with Mehrunes Dagon. The Daedric Lord will decide to give you the Mehrunes' Razor. Once again interact with the alter and wait for the weapon to be reforged (screen above). It's a very good dagger, with a small chance of killing your enemy with just one hit.

Curiously its still not the end, as after you finish the conversation and collect the Razor, the Daedric Prince will still send out two Kynreeve Dremoras onto you (screen above) - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Curiously it's still not the end, as after you finish the conversation and collect the Razor, the Daedric Prince will still send out two Kynreeve Dremoras onto you (screen above). Fight them one at a time and use the fact that they prefer direct combat and keep them at distance.

After the fight, examine the Dremora bodies, as one of them should have the Key to Mehrunes Shrine - Pieces of the Past - p. 3 - Daedric quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

After the fight, examine the Dremora bodies, as one of them should have the Key to Mehrune's Shrine. Take it and use it to open the door leading to the shrine. After getting inside, you will still need to eliminate some Churl Dremoras (screen above), looking out for their magic attacks. In return for defeating them, you will be able to explore the shrine. I'd especially recommend taking a look into the three chests filled with precious items.

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