Tes4Mod:Shadows in a Struggle for Power

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Find the Dread Armor.
 
Quest Giver: None
Location(s): None
Reward: Dread Armor and Icxth the sword
Fame/Infamy: +2 Fame
ID: OOOSylvanRangerQuest
   


Detailed Walkthrough

This is a complex quest involving several factions, with several ways to start it. All the factions (the Bosmer Rangers, the Raiders (led by Hlofor the Arctic Bear), the Sylvan Rangers (led by Eregor), the Putrid Hand (led by Master Lien Valeth), necromancers (led by Fayth Noor), the Mages Guild, and the daedric prince Molag Bal) are after an artifact referred to as "Graithlan's vessel", which is actually a a set of armor infused with his soul (the Dread Armor mentioned above). Whosoever wears the armor gains great power.

The easiest way to start the quest is to read one of the notices posted in Anvil. There are also reports and journals scattered in various locations (see below), or you can gain a journal entry by trying to don some of the sylvan rangers' armor.

From here, the easiest way to explain the quest is to deal with each faction individually:

The sylvan rangers and Bosmer Rangers are fighting in the Gold Coast area. The Bosmer occupy several camps (all of which have reports), while the sylvan rangers have taken over a handful of Ayleid ruins and are searching them for clues to the armor's whereabouts. Eregor has stolen the Heart of the Wild Woods, an artifact sacred to the Bosmer for reasons that are unclear (perhaps he plans to give it to Molag Bal?). If you try to don some of the sylvan rangers' armor, you'll receive a vision sent by Jephre, the Bosmer god, which prompts you to go to Narind and recover the gem (it's on a pedestal on the second level, guarded by Eregor's lieutenant Lareil). Once you do so, you'll receive another vision sending you to Yeleri, where Eregor himself is holed up. Killing him will grant you Jephre's favor and add you to the creature faction - meaning, most animals will no longer attack you. Additionally, he wears most of the Dread Armor (minus the helmet, which is currently elsewhere).

In the Nibenay Valley, east of Bravil, many forts have been taken over by Raiders led by Hlofor. He's based out of Dasek Moor, and has sent his children Faran and Sheil Hestarius to Fort Flecia and Fort Facian, respectively, to look for the Dread Helmet. Again, there are reports at all three locations; kill all three of them, and you'll take care of the raider faction. The helmet, by the way, is located in Fort Facian.

The Putrid Hand can be found in several ruins (see their entry), but the only one of interest is Wendelbek, where Lien Valeth is based. His journal has, among all the ramblings, information on the other factions and the armor.

Fayth Noor (who, despite the name, is male) has taken up residence in Underpall Cave along with a small contingent of necromancers.

Hannibal Traven doesn't really appear in this quest, but he does have a journal in his chambers, on the table beside his bed.

Once you have the full set of armor, toddle off to the frozen north, to a remote ruin named Varastal. The door there will only open if you're wearing all the pieces, so be sure to do so. Head inside, and you'll be confronted by the Reaver of Ghuul Icxth, guardian of the Icxth sword that goes along with the armor. With that in your possession, the armor will reach its full potential and proceed to take over your soul - ahem, provide you with many more hours of fun gameplay.


Journal Entries

Tes4Mod:Shadows in a Struggle for Power (OOOSylvanRangerQuest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I've read an official warning posted in Anvil about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer Rangers. As I have ascertained, the authorities do not yet know the reason behind this event but they correctly saw it fit to warn their citizens about potential danger in the vicinity of the town. What I read in Narind about Eregor and his former ranger brethren shows that their fight is fierce and bound to spill into Anvil itself. Still, I may find more information from observing the rangers and inspecting their bases.

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I've read an official warning posted in Anvil about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer Rangers. As I have ascertained, the authorities do not yet know the reason behind this event but they correctly saw it fit to warn their citizens about potential danger in the vicinity of the town. I have found information from observing the rangers and inspecting their bases. Also, I have found a note from Eregor, in Narind, about the nature of this struggle. It is anything but safe outside the walls for the people of the town.
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I've read an official warning posted in Anvil about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer Rangers. As I have ascertained, the authorities do not yet know the reason behind this event but they correctly saw it fit to warn their citizens about potential danger in the vicinity of the town. Although I have found information from observing the rangers and inspecting their bases, there seems to be more than meets the eye. Perhaps I should continue inspecting Gold Coast encampments and Ayleid ruins.
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I've found the Anvil Fighters Guild report that warned about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer rangers. Apparently, there seems to be two different groups. According to Rhano, they appear engaged in some kind of struggle. He feared the militarized group while the other reacted friendly towards him. Perhaps I should try to ascertain what each group's objectives are. I should be careful though, lest I fall on their wrong side before I can befriend them.
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I've read a report in the Anvil Fighters Guild that warned about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer rangers. Rhano has correctly identified two different groups, as well as their opposition. Yet he is not aware of the reason behind this strife. I have already inspected ranger encampments and discovered information regarding Dread Artifacts and the Valenwood Rangers' mission to stop Eregor's search. The plot surrounding the Gold Coast is much more serious than Rhano suspected.
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I've read an Anvil official's warning about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer Rangers. My own investigations lead me to believe that the authorities do not yet know the nature of the threat to the whole Gold Coast. Still, they correctly saw it fit to warn their citizens about potential danger in the vicinity of the town. Aiding the Bosmer Rangers in fighting against Eregor and his armies of corrupted ranger brethren could solve their struggle and end the threat to the people of the Gold Coast.
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I've read an Anvil official's warning about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer Rangers. As I have ascertained, the authorities do not yet know the reason behind this event but they correctly saw it fit to warn their citizens about potential danger in the whereabouts of the town. I may find more information from observing the rangers and inspecting their bases.
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I've found Azzan's report to Countess Millona Umbranox about recent Bosmer rangers' incursions. Azzan seems concerned enough to suggest the Countess to order the posting of warnings around Anvil. Rhano is correct about one of these two groups. Eregor's rangers attacked me on sight. They captured The Storyteller's sacred gem and are searching for "vessels of Graithlan's soul." Anvil, and presumably the other ranger faction, would find peace were I to storm Yeleri and end Eregor and Molag Bal's plans.
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I've found Azzan's report to Countess Millona Umbranox about recent Bosmer rangers' incursions. Azzan seems concerned enough to suggest the Countess to order the posting of warnings around Anvil. Rhano is correct about one of these two groups. I found rangers in the Gold Coast, usually guarding Ayleid ruins, who attacked me on sight. Perhaps the rangers' struggle is connected to the vision I had about the green gem, The Storyteller, and the Ayleid ruin of Narind.
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I've found Azzan's report to Countess Millona Umbranox about recent Bosmer rangers' incursions. Azzan seems concerned enough to suggest the Countess to order the posting of warnings around Anvil. As I confirmed, Rhano is correct about the different groups of rangers. I have already found their encampments. They are engaged in a struggle that surrounds the search for Dread Artifacts. Defeating Eregor would bring peace to the rangers and also to Anvil.
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I've found a note from Countess Umbranox's to Dairihill, Anvil Castle's Steward. She is concerned about the report of a Fighters Guild Member called Azzan, which details information about recent and unusual Bosmer ranger sightings in the Gold Coast. It may be worthy to find this report and read its contents--the Countess felt alarmed enough to order the posting of warning signs to Anvil's citizens.
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I've found Azzan's report to Countess Millona Umbranox about recent Bosmer rangers' incursions. Azzan seems concerned enough to suggest the Countess to order the posting of warnings around Anvil. Rhano's report suggests that two different groups of rangers are at odds regarding their presence in the Gold Coast. Perhaps I should investigate their encampments in order to find out more information. Still, I should be on my guard, lest I choose the wrong side in this mysterious affair.
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I've read a report's book in Anvil's Fighters Guild that warned about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer rangers. Apparently, there seems to be two different groups. According to Rhano, they appear engaged in some kind of struggle. He feared the militarized group while the other reacted friendly towards him. Perhaps I should try to ascertain what each group's objectives are. I should be careful though, lest I fall on their wrong side before I can befriend them.
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I've read an Anvil official's warning about the sightings of newly-arrived bands of Bosmer Rangers. Apparently, even though the authorities do not yet know the reason behind this event they still saw it fit to warn their citizens about potential danger in the vicinity of the town. I wonder if they know more than they are willing to divulge.

20 In a Bosmer Ranger encampment I have found a note detailing the orders given to these groups of rangers. The command comes directly from a Sacred Circle of Druids. They want to stop someone called "Eregor" and his forces from finding artifacts of undead power, related to the name of "Graithlan", as I confirmed through Lien Valeth's notes on this same matter. The rangers are to set up encampments in the Gold Coast and prepare the ground for following reinforcements in their struggle against Eregor.

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In a Bosmer Ranger encampment I have found a note detailing the orders given to these groups of rangers. The command comes directly from a Sacred Circle of Druids. As I suspected, they want to stop Eregor and his forces from finding artifacts of undead power, related to the name of "Graithlan", as I confirmed through Lien Valeth's book. The rangers are to set up encampments in the Gold Coast and prepare the ground for following reinforcements in their struggle against Eregor.
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In a Bosmer Ranger encampment I have found a note detailing the orders given to these groups of rangers. The command comes directly from a Sacred Circle of Druids. They want to stop someone called "Eregor" and his forces from finding artifacts of undead power, related to the name of "Graithlan", as I confirmed through Raiders' reports on this same matter. The rangers are to set up encampments in the Gold Coast and prepare the ground for following reinforcements in their struggle against Eregor.
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In a Bosmer Ranger encampment I have found a note detailing the orders given to these groups of rangers. The command comes directly from a Sacred Circle of Druids. As I suspected, they want to stop Eregor and his forces from finding artifacts of undead power, related to the name of "Graithlan", as I confirmed through Raiders' records I have found. The rangers are to set up encampments in the Gold Coast and prepare the ground for following reinforcements in their struggle against Eregor.
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In a Bosmer Ranger encampment I have found a note detailing the orders given to these groups of rangers. The command comes directly from a Sacred Circle of Druids. As I suspected, they want to stop Eregor and his forces from finding artifacts of undead power, possibly related to the name of "Graithlan", and the tapping of the spectral realm. The rangers are to set up encampments in the Gold Coast and prepare the ground for following reinforcements in their struggle against Eregor.
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In a Bosmer Ranger encampment I have found a note detailing the orders given to these groups of rangers. The command comes directly from a Sacred Circle of Druids. They want to stop someone called "Eregor" and his forces from finding artifacts of undead power, possibly related to the name of "Graithlan", and the tapping of the spectral realm. The rangers are to set up encampments in the Gold Coast and prepare the ground for following reinforcements in their struggle against Eregor.

30 I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment on the western hills of Kvatch. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It is a very detailed explanation on what is the source of the struggle between these ranger factions. As I also confirmed, Eregor was searching for spectral artifacts inside Ayleid ruins of the Gold Coast, and even beyond. The rangers suggest that all search be confined to the rim of the Gold Coast, but I have already found Eregor and defeated him in Yeleri.

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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment on the hill west of Kvatch. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It is a very detailed explanation on what is the source of the struggle between these ranger factions. Eregor is searching for spectral artifacts inside Ayleid ruins of the Gold Coast. Maybe these are the same artifacts that the Raiders desire. The rangers suggest that all search for Eregor be confined to the rim of the Gold Coast, and not astray too far north or eastward.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment on the hills west of Kvatch. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It is a very detailed explanation on what is the source of the struggle between these ranger factions. As I also confirmed in Narind, Eregor is searching for spectral artifacts inside Ayleid ruins of the Gold Coast. The rangers suggest that all search be confined to the rims of the Gold Coast, and not astray too far north or eastward. Perhaps Yeleri lies within the area described here.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment on the hills west of Kvatch. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It is a very detailed explanation on what is the source of the struggle between these ranger factions. Eregor is searching for spectral artifacts inside Ayleid ruins of the Gold Coast. The rangers suggest that all search be confined to the rim of the Gold Coast, and not astray too far north or eastward. I suspect that the Dread Helmet I found in Fort Facian is related to this.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near Smoke Hole Cave. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It seems that their faction is pursuing the rogue band of rangers led by Eregor. The note tells that his rangers are searching for "Dread Artifacts." The note opens many questions, but at least it details strategies that these rangers will follow in their fight against Eregor. This seems related to the "Graithlan's relics" mentioned by Raiders and also in Eregor's note to Lareil.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near Smoke Hole Cave. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It seems that their faction is pursuing the rogue band of rangers led by a certain "Eregor." The note tells that his rangers are searching for some things called "Dread Artifacts." The note opens many questions, but at least it details strategies that these rangers will follow in their fight against Eregor. This seems related to the "Graithlan's relics" mentioned by Raiders.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near Smoke Hole Cave. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It seems that their faction is pursuing the rogue band of rangers led by Eregor. The ranger claims that Eregor and his rangers are searching for some things called "Dread Artifacts." The note opens many questions, but at least it details strategies that these rangers will follow in their fight against Eregor. This seems related to the Raiders' messages on "Graithlan's relics."
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near the Strid River. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It mentions that Eregor's followers are defiling the nearby Ayleid ruins of Narind and Rosulas. Apparently, an item of great value to these rangers, followers of Jephre, had fallen into the hands of a leader of Eregor's forces in Narind. I have encountered her, Lareil, but I have not yet recovered the gem. I should return to Narind and retrieve the Heart of the Wild Woods.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near the Strid River. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It mentions that Eregor's followers are defiling the nearby Ayleid ruins of Narind and Rosulas. Apparently, an item of great value to these rangers, followers of Jephre, had fallen into the hands of a leader of Eregor's forces in Narind. I have encountered her, Lareil. I also have recovered the Heart of the Wild Woods and received the favor of Jephre himself.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near Smoke Hole Cave. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It seems that their faction is pursuing the rogue band of rangers led by Eregor. The ranger claims that Eregor and his rangers are searching for some things called "Dread Artifacts." The note opens many more questions than it resolves, but at least it details some of the strategies that these rangers will follow in their fight against Eregor.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near the Strid River. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It mentions that Eregor and his followers are defiling the nearby Ayleid ruins of Narind and Rosulas. Apparently, an item of great value to these rangers, followers of Jephre, has fallen into the hands of a leader of Eregor's forces, who guards it inside the Ayleid ruin of Narind. It is possible that by recovering the "Singer's Heart" one may receive blessings from Jephre himself.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment on the hills west of Kvatch. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It is a very detailed explanation on what is the source of the struggle between these ranger factions. Eregor is searching for spectral artifacts inside Ayleid ruins of the Gold Coast. The rangers suggest that all search for Eregor be confined to the rim of the Gold Coast, and not astray too far north or eastward. I wonder whose side would be best to favor.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near the Strid River. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It mentions that someone called "Eregor" and his followers are defiling the nearby Ayleid ruins of Narind and Rosulas. Apparently, an item of great value to these rangers, followers of Jephre, has fallen into the hands of a leader of Eregor's forces in Narind. It is possible that by recovering the "Singer's Heart" one may receive blessings from Jephre himself.
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I have found a Bosmer Ranger encampment near Smoke Hole Cave. There, I read a message written by the rangers for their fellow brethren. It seems that their faction is pursuing a rogue band of rangers led by a certain "Eregor." The ranger claims that this Eregor and his rangers are searching for some things called "Dread Artifacts." The note opens many more questions than it resolves, but at least it details some of the strategies that these rangers will follow in their fight against Eregor.

40 I tried to don the armor from a fallen ranger, but it slipped off me as if it were alive. A vision then overcame me. Voices mocked me and grew angry as I saw the interior of an Ayleid ruin. A green gem rested upon a pedestal. It seems that this gem is of great value to their master, The Storyteller. I have already found the offender: Lareil, a servant of Eregor, stole the gem from a Druidic Circle in Valenwood. However, I did not find the Heart of the Wild Woods in Narind. I should return to the Ayleid ruin and find the gem.

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I couldn't don the armor from a fallen ranger. Instead a vision overcame me. Voices mocked me and grew angry as I saw the interior of an Ayleid ruin. A green gem rested upon a pedestal and it seems that it is of great value to their master, The Storyteller. The report I found in the Strid River camp also mentions Jephre and the stone, the Singer's Heart. Were I to recover this sacred stone from the bowels of Narind and defeat Eregor's forces, mayhap Jephre shall reward my deed and loyalty.
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I tried to don the armor from a fallen ranger, but it slipped off me as if it were alive. A vision then overcame me. Voices at first mocked me for my temerity. They grew angry as I saw the interior of an Ayleid ruin. A green gem rested upon a pedestal. It seems that this gem is of great value to their master, The Storyteller, whom I think is Jephre himself. Were I to recover this sacred stone from the bowels of Narind, mayhap Jephre shall reward my allegiance and deed.

50 I have entered Narind, where Eregor's forces and one of his lieutenants keep the treasure of the Green Fire Cove, the Singer's Heart. I should expect fierce resistance if I attempt to leave this place with the artifact in my possession. I wonder if my skills are up to the task. It may be wise to wait until the Bosmer rangers from the Strid River camp carry out one of their raids on this dungeon. Or I can prove my true worth by recovering the gem alone. As the ranger wrote in her report, their god may return the favor.

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I have entered Narind, where the green gem I saw in my vision rests. If I find it, perhaps The Storyteller will reward my perseverance and deed. Despite not knowing what I will find here, I must prepare for the worst. Whatever this gem signifies, it is important enough to have moved a deity to action. Those who stole it away from its rightful place have no doubt taken measures to guard their prize.
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I have entered Narind, where Eregor's forces and at least one of his lieutenants keep Jephre's sacred stone, the Singer's Heart. I am certain that this is the same gem I saw in my vision. I should expect fierce resistance if I attempt to leave this place with the gem in my possession. I wonder if my skills are up to the task. It may be wise to wait until the Bosmer rangers from the Strid River camp carry out one of their raids on this dungeon. Or I can prove my true worth by recovering the gem alone.

60 I have found a message from Eregor to Lareil, one of his top lieutenants. Surprisingly, the reason for the theft of the Heart of the Wild Woods was a mere strategic move in service of Eregor's grander designs. He has pledged allegiance to Molag Bal for a promise of power. With the Daedra's aid, he is searching the land for "vessels of Graithlan's soul." The same Dread Artifacts mentioned by Bosmer Rangers and Raiders. Eregor names "Yeleri" in the message. Perhaps the name of his command post?

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I have found a message from Eregor to Lareil, one of his top lieutenants. Surprisingly, the reason for the theft of the Heart of the Wild Woods was a mere strategic move in service of Eregor's grander designs. He has pledged allegiance to Molag Bal for a promise of power. With the Daedra's aid, he is searching the land for "vessels of Graithlan's soul". Probably the same as the Dread Relics mentioned in the Raider's reports. Eregor names "Yeleri" in the message. Perhaps the name of his command post?
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I have found a message from a certain Eregor to Lareil, apparently one of his favored servants, that details a plot against a group of former fellow rangers from Valenwood. It seems that Eregor wanted the "Heart of the Wild Woods" as a guarantee against attacks, so that he can continue his search for something called the "vessels of Graithlan's soul." Whatever that means is now beyond my understanding. It is clear that, as it involves Molag Bal, it rests on a dark and powerful pact. I should investigate more.
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I have found a message from Eregor to Lareil, one of his top lieutenants. Surprisingly, the reason for the theft of the Heart of the Wild Woods was a mere strategic move in service of Eregor's grander designs. He has pledged allegiance to Molag Bal for a promise of power. With the Daedra's aid he is searching the land for "vessels of Graithlan's soul". Probably the Dread Arctifacts mentioned in the Bosmer Ranger's reports. Eregor mentions the name "Yeleri" in the message. Perhaps his command post?

70 I have snatched the Heart of the Wild Woods from the clutches of Eregor's followers, and even Lareil's personal vigilance. A vision again overtook me when I touched the gem. I saw pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this being's joy in having its sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear gift of this being rewarding my deed. Eregor won't be able to count on this "assurance" against his powerful enemies any more.

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I have snatched the Heart of the Wild Woods from the clutches of Eregor's followers, and even Lareil's personal vigilance. A vision again overtook me when I touched the gem. I saw pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this being's joy in having its sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear gift of Jephre rewarding my deed. Eregor won't be able to count on this "assurance" against his powerful enemies.
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I have snatched the Heart of the Wild Woods from the clutches of Eregor's followers, and even Lareil's personal vigilance. A vision again overtook me when I touched the gem. I saw pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this being's joy in having its sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear gift of Jephre rewarding my deed. Eregor won't be able to count on this "assurance" against his many, and powerful, enemies any more.
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I have snatched the Heart of the Wild Woods from the clutches of Eregor's followers, and even Lareil's personal vigilance. A vision like the one I experienced before overtook me when I touched the gem. I saw pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this being's joy in having its sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear gift of Jephre rewarding my deed. This Eregor has certainly made powerful enemies.
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I have snatched a beautiful green gem from the clutches of the rangers that dwelled in Narind. A vision like the previous one overcame me once more. I saw images of pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this great presence's joy in having the sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear blessing of The Storyteller in recognition of my deed--I am now worthy to use his sacred items.
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I have snatched the Heart of the Wild Woods from the clutches of Eregor's followers. A vision like the one I experienced before overtook me when I touched the gem. I saw images of pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived The Storyteller's joy in having its sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear blessing of Jephre in recognition of my deed. Accepted as one of his own, I am now entitled to use his sacred items.
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I have snatched a beautiful green gem from the clutches of the rangers that dwelled in Narind. A vision suddenly overtook me when I touched the precious stone. I saw images of pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this great presence's joy in having the sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear blessing of this being in recognition of my deed.
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I have snatched the Heart of the Wild Woods from the clutches of Eregor's followers. A vision overtook me when I touched the gem. I saw images of pristine wilderness like I have never seen before. In it, a wolf smiled at me and I perceived this being's joy in having its sacred stone so close to its release from captivity. I felt imbued by pure energy, a clear blessing of Jephre in recognition of my deed. This Eregor has made powerful enemies. Clearly, the valenwood rangers are also serving Jephre against him.

80 As I left Narind with the prized Heart of the Wild Woods, the gem burst out of my grasp and transformed into a ghostly spirit. It quickly ran away, heading west-northwest. I wonder where it is going, but it runs so fast that I am not sure that I can keep up. I have the feeling that Jephre has not yet forgiven the offense commited against him. Perhaps the spirit within the Heart of the Wild Woods is acting as his messenger, and Jephre wants me to find Eregor. Am I his chosen champion sent to end Eregor's nefarious plans?

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As I left Narind with the prized Heart of the Wild Woods, the gem burst out of my grasp and transformed into a ghostly spirit. It quickly ran away, heading west-northwest. I wonder where it is going, but it runs so fast that I am not sure that I can keep up. I have the feeling that Jephre has not yet forgiven the offense commited against him. Perhaps the spirit within the Heart of the Wild Woods is acting as his messenger, and Jephre wants me to find Yeleri, wherever that may be, and put an end to Eregor's nefarious plans.
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As I left Narind with the prized and strange green gem, it burst out of my grasp and transformed into a ghostly spirit. It quickly ran away, heading west-northwest. I wonder where it is going, but it runs so fast that I am not sure I can keep up. I have the feeling that whatever this being may be, it has not yet forgiven the offense commited against it. Perhaps it is trying to lead me to those responsible for its anger.

90 I have entered the Ayleid ruins of Yeleri. This is where I may find Eregor, and finally put an end to his dark designs. This feat is unlike anything I've accomplished before. I am alone against an army of battle-hardened rangers that bristle with fanaticism in their loyalty to Eregor. Despite the odds, I count on Jephre's blessing. A glimmer of hope holds the Gold Coast in the balance. In me falls the responsibility to end the struggle.

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I have entered the Ayleid ruins of Yeleri. This is where I may find Eregor, and finally put an end to his dark designs. This feat is unlike anything I've attempted before. I am alone against an army of battle-hardened rangers that bristle with fanaticism in their loyalty to Eregor and Molag Bal. Despite the odds, I count on Jephre's blessing. A glimmer of hope holds the Gold Coast in the balance. In me falls the responsibility to end the struggle.

100 After an epic battle, Eregor's body rests lifeless upon the cold ground. I have defeated his armies, his personal guard and him, the master of the corrupted rangers. Molag Bal was a personal witness to the demise of his puppet. I felt his presence radiating in the air during the last moments of Eregor's life. Jephre is victorious, and I, as his champion, have received a gift of nature. I can now summon Jephre's creatures to my aid. The wild beasts will now respect me as a favorite of Jephre.

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After an epic battle, Eregor's body rests lifeless upon the cold stones of Yeleri. I have defeated his armies, his personal guard and him, the master of the corrupted rangers. Molag Bal was a personal witness to the demise of his puppet. I felt his presence radiating from his statue during the last moments of Eregor's life. Jephre is victorious, and I, as his champion, have received a gift of nature. I can now summon Jephre's creatures to my aid. The wild beasts will now respect me as a favorite of Jephre.

110 I found a note on Eregor's corpse. One of his lieutenants, Jan'val, reports about his search for Graithlan's armor. According to him, fortresses in the Nibenay Basin, in the eastern lands of Cyrodiil, may hold the helmet that Eregor lacks to complete Graithlan's armor. Jan'val also mentions other new players that are involved in the search--raiders. Indeed, I found the Arctic Bear, leader of the Raiders, and his plans in Dasek Moor. Fayth Noor is still a mystery to me.

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I found a note on Eregor's corpse. One of his lieutenants, Jan'val, reports about his search for Graithlan's armor. According to him, fortresses in the Nibenay Basin, in the eastern lands of Cyrodiil, may hold the helmet that Eregor lacks to complete Graithlan's armor. Jan'val also mentions other new players that are involved in the search--raiders. Indeed, I found this to be true. Also, Fayth Noor, a necromancer rumored to have the power to connect with the spectral plane is somehow related to this affair.
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I found a note on Eregor's corpse. One of his lieutenants, Jan'val, reports about his search for Graithlan's armor. According to him, fortresses in the Nibenay Basin, in the eastern lands of Cyrodiil, may hold the helmet that Eregor lacks to complete Graithlan's armor. Jan'val also mentions other new players that are involved in the search--raiders, whose master might hide in a fortress south of Kvatch, and Fayth Noor, a necromancer rumored to have the power to connect with the spectral plane.

120 I have put on a piece of Eregor's armor, a dark green metallic armor, just as the one I recovered in Fort Facian. There is something from beyond this world about this Dread Armor. I feel as if I had stepped into a void, yet my body still hangs in the air without falling; it is like being present and at the same time completely distant from the surrounding material reality. The pieces of the armor seem to react together, as if attracted to each other. I wonder what will happen once the set is equipped and made whole.

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I have put on a piece of what I assume to be Graithlan's secret, a dark green metallic armor. There is something from beyond this world about it. I feel as if I had stepped into a void, yet my body still hangs in the air without falling; it is like being present and at the same time completely distant from the surrounding material reality. Still, I cannot find any other remarkable effects aside from its magical enchantments. Maybe only the complete armor would unlock that which intrigued Eregor and also the Raiders.
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I have put on a piece of Eregor's Dread Armor. Its dark green metal pulses with power. There is something from beyond this world about it. I feel as if I had stepped into a void, yet my body still hangs in the air without falling; it is like being present and at the same time completely distant from the surrounding material reality. Still, I cannot find any other remarkable effects aside from its magical enchantments. It is possible that the complete armor would react differently--I can sense its hunger, as if it wanted to be whole.
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I have put on a piece of what I assume to be Graithlan's vessels, a dark green metallic armor. There is something from beyond this world about this Dread Armor. I feel as if I had stepped into a void, yet my body still hangs in the air without falling; it is like being here, and completely distant from the surrounding material reality at the same time. Still, I cannot find any other remarkable effects aside from its magical enchantments. Maybe only the complete armor would unlock that which so many seem to want or thwart.

130 I have found Hlofor's battle plans in Dasek Moor. A very cunning man, this Arctic Bear. He was aware of a search for the Dread Artifacts and sought to step into this affair, no doubt wanting to protect his legacy as commander of the Raiders. I can corroborate that his information was correct. I found the item that he was seeking--a green metallic helmet of tangible but dark power. I can assume it is one of Graithlan's vessels mentioned by Hlofor.

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I have found Hlofor's battle plans in Dasek Moor. A very cunning man, this Arctic Bear. He was aware about the search for the Dread Arctifacts and sought to step into this affair, no doubt wanting to protect his legacy as commander of the Raiders. I can corroborate that his orders were carried out. I found his forces in the forts mentioned in this map and also the item they were seeking--a green metallic helmet of tangible but dark power.
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I have found Hlofor's battle plans in Dasek Moor. A very cunning man, this Arctic Bear. He was aware about the search for the Dread Arctifacts and sought to step into this affair, no doubt wanting to protect his legacy as commander of the Raiders. I can corroborate that his orders were carried out. I found his forces in the forts mentioned in this map. However, I have not found what they were looking for. I should check all of them.
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I have found Hlofor's battle plans in Dasek Moor. A very cunning man, this Arctic Bear. He wrote about something called "Dread Artifacts" and some powerful groups that search for them. Wanting to protect his legacy as commander of the Raiders, he has decided to step into this mystery. His plans include a very interesting map. Fortresses in the Nibenay Basin are marked on the map -- especially Fort Facian and Fort Flecia.
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I have found Hlofor's battle plans in Dasek Moor. A very cunning man, this Arctic Bear. He anticipated Eregor's, and other key players' finding of the Dread Arctifacts. He sought to step in and gain a bargaining position, no doubt wanting to protect his legacy as commander of the Raiders. His plans include a very interesting map. Fortresses in the Nibenay Basin are marked on the map -- especially Fort Facian and Fort Flecia.
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I have found Hlofor's battle plans in Dasek Moor. A very cunning man, this Arctic Bear. He was aware about the search for the Dread Arctifacts and sought to step into this affair, no doubt wanting to protect his legacy as commander of the Raiders. The map in his plans corroborates Jan'val's report. Fortresses in the Nibenay Basin are marked on the map -- especially Fort Facian and Fort Flecia. Maybe Hlofor knew the location of the Dread Helmet.

130 While inspecting Fort Flecia, I ran into Faran Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated him. He was heir to the Hestarius noble house and next in line for the command of the Raiders. The Arctic Bear, had sent him on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, where one of Graithlan's secrets may lie. His message also mentions Faran's sister, Sheil, who is to inspect both Fort Entius and Fort Facian. I have already bested Sheil Hestarius. But I did not retrieve Graithlan's relic from Fort Facian. I should return there to get it.

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While inspecting Fort Flecia I ran into Faran Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated him. He was an heir to the Hestarius noble house and next in line for the command of the Raiders. The Arctic Bear had sent him on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Faran's sister, Sheil, who is to inspect both Fort Entius and Fort Facian. I have already found the Dread Helmet in Fort Facian, alongside with Sheil Hestarius.
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While inspecting Fort Flecia, I ran into Faran Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated him. He was an heir to the Hestarius noble house and next in line for the command of the Raiders. The Arctic Bear had sent him on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Faran's sister, Sheil, who is to inspect both Fort Entius and Fort Facian. I may find more about Graithlan's secret in those ruined battlements.
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While inspecting Fort Flecia, I ran into Faran Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated him. He was an heir to the Hestarius noble house and next in line for the command of the Raiders. The Arctic Bear, had sent him on a mission to find the burial palce of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Faran's sister, Sheil, who is to inspect both Fort Entius and Fort Facian. I have already found the Dread Helmet in Fort Facian.

150 While inspecting Fort Facian, I ran into Sheil Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated her. Born to the Hestarius noble house, she was the favorite of the Arctic Bear, leader of the Raiders. He had sent her on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Sheil's brother, Faran, who is to inspect Fort Flecia. I have already found Faran and his orders. Fort Flecia was the wrong place to search. I should check inside Fort Facian instead.

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While inspecting Fort Facian, I ran into Sheil Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated her. Born to the Hestarius noble house, she was the favorite of the Arctic Bear, leader of the Raiders. He had sent her on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Sheil's brother, Faran, who is to inspect Fort Flecia. I have already retrieved Graithlan's relic, which rested in Fort Facian, and have also found Faran and his orders in Fort Flecia.
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While inspecting Fort Facian, I ran into Sheil Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated her. Born to the Hestarius noble house, she was the favorite of the Arctic Bear, leader of the Raiders. He had sent her on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Sheil's brother, Faran, who is to inspect Fort Flecia. I have already found Graithlan's relic, the Dread Helmet, in Fort Facian, but perhaps Faran has also valuable information.
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While inspecting Fort Facian, I ran into Sheil Hestarius. After a difficult fight, I defeated her. Born to the Hestarius noble house, she was the favorite of the Arctic Bear, leader of the Raiders. He had sent her on a mission to find the burial place of Graithlan's eldest, presumably a place where one of Graithlan's secrets lie. His message also mentions Sheil's brother, Faran, who is to inspect Fort Flecia. I may find more about Graithlan's secret in those ruined battlements, but the Bear was certain that Graithlan's relic was in Facian.

160 I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its dark power bristling, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. What I read in Bosmer Ranger reports lead me to think that this helmet may be part of the Dread Artifacts. I see clearly why Eregor sought them with such tenacity, and why Molag Bal would be interested in having the armor used for nefarious purposes.

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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its dark power bristling, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. According to what I read in Narind, this may be the last missing vessel of Graithlan's soul, as Eregor wrote to Lareil. I see clearly why he sought them with such tenacity, and why Molag Bal would be interested in having the armor used for nefarious purposes.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its dark power bristling, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. According to what I read in the Bosmer Ranger reports, this same armor must be part of the Dread Artifacts--the last missing vessel of Graithlan's soul, as Eregor wrote to Lareil. I see clearly why so many desired them, even Molag Bal, and why the Rangers feared them.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its dark power bristling, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. According to the information I found from the Arctic Bear's orders, this same armor must be part of the relics of Graithlan--the last missing vessel of his soul, as Eregor wrote to Lareil. I see clearly why so many desired them, even Molag Bal, and feared them.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. From what I discovered in Bosmer Ranger camps, Eregor is searching for Dread Artifacts, items of undead power, like what this helmet seems to hold. Could this be one of them? A far-fetched supposition, but worth exploring. The Raiders' presence in this fort intrigues me. Clearly, they recently arrived and were protecting the helmet. How are they involved?
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. From what I discovered in Narind, Eregor searches for vessels of Graithlan's soul, as he referred to them in his note to Lareil. Perhaps this dark helmet is related to Eregor's search. A far-fetched supposition, but worth exploring. The Raiders' presence in this fort intrigues me. Clearly, they recently arrived and were protecting the helmet. How are they involved?
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. Could it be part of the Dread Artifacts mentioned in Bosmer Ranger reports? From what I discovered in Narind, such relics are what Eregor is after. In fact, this helmet may be the last missing vessel of Graithlan's soul, as he referred to it in his note to Lareil. If my supposition is correct then holding onto it grants me great power over Eregor.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. This must be the relic of Graithlan that the Arctic Bear mentions in his orders. From what I discovered in Narind, these relics are what Eregor is after. In fact, this helmet may be the last missing vessel of Graithlan's soul, as he referred to it in his note to Lareil. If my supposition is correct then holding onto it grants me great power over Eregor.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its dark power bristling, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. According to what I found in the Arctic Bear's orders, this same armor must be part of the relics of Graithlan--the last missing vessel of his soul, as Eregor wrote to Lareil. Bosmer reports also confirm this. I see clearly why so many desired them, and feared them.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. According to the information I found in the Arctic Bear's orders, this same armor must be part of the relics of Graithlan. Bosmer reports also confirm this. The armor bristles with dark power. I see clearly why so many desired them, and why the rangers feared this.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. According to the information I found in the Arctic Bear's orders, this same armor must be part of the relics of Graithlan. They bristle with dark power. I understand clearly why they invested so much energy in finding this powerful magic armor.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. It appears to belong to the same set of armor that Eregor wore when I defeated him. A fine armor indeed.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. This must be the relic of Graithlan that the Arctic Bear mentions in his orders. From what I discovered in the Bosmer Ranger encampments, these relics are what Eregor is after. In fact, according to his note to Lareil, perhaps this is the last "vessel" that he needs. I should hold on to it, in case I can eventually unlock its power.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. This must be the relic of Graithlan that the Arctic Bear mentions in his orders. From what I discovered in the Bosmer Ranger encampments, these relics are what Eregor is after. I should hold on to it, in case I can eventually unlock its power.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. This must be the relic of Graithlan that the Arctic Bear mentions in his orders. I should hold on to it, in case I find a way to discover its secrets.
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I have found a mysterious helmet in Fort Facian. I can feel its power, reaching beyond common enchantments and into the realms of the unknown. I should hold on to it, in case I find a way to discover its secrets.

170 When I put on the last piece of the Dread Armor, a dark and powerful energy ran through my body. The sensation I felt wearing the incomplete set pales in comparison to what I now experience. The world splits in two, the immaterial and the material appear divided and whole at once. I feel as if gliding through the air, but my feet are firmly planted on the ground. Somehow, joining the armor makes me part of the netherworld. I am now a creature of both worlds. The spectral realm is in my reach.
180 I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I've read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--whom I defeated in Yeleri; the Bear -- which refers to the Raiders' Commander; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. Despite all this, he failed. The complete Dread Armor, Graithlan's soul, is already mine.

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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--of whom I learned in Narind; a mysterious "Bear"; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. There is a person who he does not mention by name, but notes that her destiny is "Facian".
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--whom the Bosmer Rangers fight; the Bear, which refers to the Raiders' commander; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. He was even aware of Sheil Hestarius' mission to Fort Facian.
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--of whom I learned in Narind; the Bear, which refers to the Raiders' commander; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. He was also aware of Sheil Hestarius' mission to Fort Facian--clever man.
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--of whom I learned in Narind; the Bear, which refers to the Raiders' commander; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. He was also aware of Sheil Hestarius' mission to Fort Facian--clever man.
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--of whom I learned in Narind; a mysterious "Bear"; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. There is a person who he does not mention by name, but notes that her destiny is "Facian".
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that notes his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other important players in acquiring the same power: a certain "Eregor"; the Bear--who must be the Raider's commander; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. He does not mention her by name, yet he was aware that Sheil Hestarius was headed to Facian.
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: Eregor--the same one the Bosmer Rangers fight; a mysterious "Bear"; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and Molag Bal. Even so, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. There is a person who he does not mention by name, but notes that her destiny is "Facian".
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I have discovered Lien Valeth's lair. I read his "legacy," a book that speaks of his designs to achieve some kind of otherwordly power through "Graithlan's vessels." He knew of the efforts by other powerful players in acquiring the same power: someone called "Eregor"; a mysterious "Bear"; Traven--Master of the Mages Guild; and even Molag Bal himself. Despite the odds, Valeth was certain of his ultimate victory. There is a person who he does not mention by name, but notes that her destiny is "Facian".

190 I have read Hannibal Traven's writings on the recent necromancy ban, the exile of its practicioners and the creation of the Putrid Hand under Master Lien Valeth. Traven uncovers the truth behind his motives in banning necromancy--he is satisfied with the jolt that his move has created through the guild's ranks and through the necromancers' way of life. Still, he feared Valeth. He searched for the vessels of Graithlan's soul. Traven indicates that these form an armor with the power to connect with the realm of death.
200 Finishes quest In Varastal, I have fought the Reaver of Ghuul Icxth. This powerful spectral warrior used a unique blade, bristling with power from the netherworld. I can wield it safely while wearing my Dread Armor--Graithlan's wraith grants me the power to connect with the spectral realm and thus use such mighty artifacts. Perhaps, now that I am the owner of Graithlan's vessels and Icxth's sword, I have finally attained the dark power that so many coveted. Yet, I am sure that this power will not come without its price, eventually.
Notes
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