The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Guide

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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The Elder Scrolls IV is an open-ended first-person role playing game developed by Bethesda Softworks and published by 2K Games. First released in March of 2006, the game features a staggering amount of content that remains unmatched by nearly every other single player experience released since. Oblivion takes players to the province of Cyrodiil, which is currently under siege by the Daedric Lord Mehrunes Dagon. It's up to you to find the Emperor's lost heir and shut the Oblivion Gates that have been popping up all over Cyrodiil.

This is your complete guide to The Elder Scrolls IV. Every quest is covered in great detail, including all of the add-ons, the Knights of the Nine questline, and the Shivering Isles expansion pack.

Note: This guide was written based on the Xbox 360 version of the game. Nevertheless, this guide can still be used in conjunction with the PC or PlayStation 3 version, as the only major difference between the three versions of the original game is the control scheme.


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how do i convince velwyn to hel me ith his father house been hounted

Added 10th May 2015, ID #554591

Where do I find grand soul gems

Added 21st Mar 2014, ID #366488

You can go to mages guild and they'll have some. Or click ~ and type in COC testinghall and shows you every item there is in the game.

Added 9th Oct 2015, ID #615075

Were do I find really. Awesome armor ?

Added 6th Aug 2013, ID #303021

plz sum1 help me ...... i cant get the shiverin isles quest ........ i am level 29 and av finished the main quest and slept and waited for days and still no mesage about the gate ........ i av searched the island its supost to b on in niben bay but all i find is fort grief ????? can any1 help coz im desperate ????

Added 26th Apr 2013, ID #277815

Sumone plz help...... have game ov year but cannot find the gate to shiverin isles......the island its supost to on in niben bay only has a fort on it cald fort grief.....i am lv 29 and comleted the main quest, slept for 2 days and still ther sumfin i need to do to unlock the quests or wot?????plz help im desperate to try the shiverin isles

Added 23rd Apr 2013, ID #276811

Hi I've have been stuck on a quest for a week now its the thieves guild. "The arrow of extraction" I need help please

Added 11th Apr 2013, ID #272507

My oh my this game can be tideous. I have a question that i hope someone can answer... I found an oblivion gate directly north of the inn of ill omen and i made it to the top of the main tower and i took the sigil stone but the gate didnt dissapear. so i went outside and eventually found a tunnel that led me to another part of the map and i found 3 more towers one of which had another stone. i took it as well ... still nothing... im soooooo frustrated...someone please help me. >__<

Added 8th Apr 2013, ID #271619

Ok can someone help me I'm doing the Ultimate Heist mission for the Grey Fox and i got caught after I got into the the gaurds room and now i need a key to get back in can anyone help me please?

Added 30th Dec 2012, ID #232511


Added 30th Dec 2012, ID #232489

Where are all the places I can go to do the quests?
I used a cheat to go to a training hall and took a Buncha stuff and now I have a Buncha quests but I want to go to the places you go to originally start the quests.also is there a building for the thieves guild?
My carrying capacity is like 250 but I put in the god cheat and I have over like 3 million or billion now and when I try to pickpocket or steal or open my inventory it takes forever...any one know how to get a house so I can solve this problem? game is not coming on...anyone have any idea why?im on pc

Added 5th Dec 2012, ID #215399

How do u put in the gold cheat

Added 3rd Dec 2012, ID #214948

To keep from being caught stealing make sure you are not seen. If you are in sneak mode the "eye" crosshairs tell you if anyone can see you - If it is "bright" you are being watched, if "dull" you are not.

Added 3rd Dec 2012, ID #214944

[quote][/quote] i love oblivion cuz its awesome

Added 1st Dec 2012, ID #214101

Can anyone tell me how u open the crystal chests in the shivering isles cannot find the key anywere?

Added 11th Nov 2012, ID #207526

alright guys theres an easier way to get alot of gold early on. you have to get a summon spell and summon a dremora. kill it and befor it disappears click on it (hard i know but it does work) when you click on it most of the time (not all) you'll be able to take his weapon. doing this multiple times will allow you to get a lot of weapons that you can sell and your summoning skill will increase

rick wolf
Added 25th Oct 2012, ID #200780

It took awhile but I finally beat the game without a lot of money but as soon as I beat it I went into cheat mode and added 500,000 to my wallet

Added 21st Oct 2012, ID #199401

only way to really make money in oblivion is to use the item dupe glitch with varla stones as they sell for 1,000 gold (or the max a shopkeep can buy from you if their shop wealth is lower then the base price of the item) even now i made a new game, went into the Alyied ruin acrss the water when i got out of tutorial and picked up the varla stone. long story short, 5 hours later, 150,000 gold coind, akaviri warblade, akaviri sunderbade and helm of the delver (30,000 dwarven helm you can buy at the three brothers trade store) and a few dozen lvls in mercantile to boot ^.^ isn't cheating fun? but i don't do it unless i beat the game first (hint, hint)

Added 14th Oct 2012, ID #196043

Honestly making money is not that easy. It takes time the best thing i could suggest is to by a ring that is expensive use the clone cheat and sell like crazy. It gets very tiresome after a while but i maxed out my merc skill and have over 20 mill. And be carefull if your merc skill is one of your major skills cause you dont want to just raise your personality

Added 26th Jun 2012, ID #157200

how do i give digal her neckless and how many gradians tears are there

Added 5th Mar 2012, ID #120682

In the shivering isle everyone keeps falling over so i cant complete
the paranoia quest for the duchess of dementia

Added 1st Mar 2012, ID #119519

hey can someone help me get the arrow of extrication PLZ!!!!!

Added 20th Oct 2011, ID #81638

which magic guild can you recharge magic weapons at? and is there a faster way to level up? 10 hours in and im only level 4 and i kill everyone i see in different ways its driving me insane

Added 30th Sep 2011, ID #77465

ok everytime i try to complete the "ambush" wont let me open the iron gates...i have pressed the push block and it says its supposed to open the door but it wont let me...same with every other mission that involves me to go into the ruins

Added 10th Sep 2011, ID #73737

the code for gold is player.additem 0000000f (amount). something goes wrong if you try to get too much, but it works well if you ask for around 1 billion or so.

Added 4th Sep 2011, ID #72579

Ok im well stuck. Im doing bleak flats cave and the zombies are immune to fire. I tried everything. My silver longsword ain't helping either. Im getting my deafens kicked. And sulinus vassinus wont volunteer to do it. On 360. So does anyone got a clue. Im getting really annoyed with this. I been told to disable the quest. But I don't know not using a computer. So like help me please.

Added 2nd Sep 2011, ID #72032

Where can I find wlkthroughs for all the Oblivion gates?

Added 2nd Sep 2011, ID #71893

how in the world do u get rid of this stupid vampire disease? seriously some one help me out here!!!!

Added 23rd Aug 2011, ID #69600

where can i find the best armoa and weapons....and where can i get the free ones

Added 21st Aug 2011, ID #68886

How do you get more money like i have the pc verson but all i need is the code. if you tell me thx

Added 23rd Jul 2011, ID #60407

In the Ultamate Heist I am sitting in the Reading Chair and no one brings me the scroll

Added 1st Jul 2011, ID #53731

I'm trying to find a strong potion of healing.

Added 23rd Jun 2011, ID #51597

Start the shadow banish wine quest in the inn at Weye. It is across the bridge as you exit the Imperial city.

Added 28th May 2011, ID #45450

where can i start the shadow banish wine quest?

Added 21st Apr 2011, ID #38666

To be a warrior i would be a redgaurd but im a high elf mage and i gotta tell u it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good i watch tv whale pushing spell cast so all my spells are 100 like my level

Added 12th Apr 2011, ID #37090

oh and you have to wait to talk to the watch man look out for the drowend troll lol

Added 11th Apr 2011, ID #36893

first high elf wizard their amazing 2nd realm of oblivion duplicating is the best way to get lots of it or you could go to one of the alchemy stores in the imperial city and does anyone know how to level up fast your welacome all

Added 11th Apr 2011, ID #36892

just go to option and turn the difficultly setting down till you get better

Added 29th Mar 2011, ID #34816

on the quest for vampire cure where cani i find bloodgrass growing

Added 26th Mar 2011, ID #34374

For the skeleton key you gotta do nocturnals deadric quest go to leyawiin exit though east exit follow the road up you'll come to it its hard to spot

Added 20th Mar 2011, ID #33361

This is the greatest game. I love to be a High Elf wizard or a wood elf thief. I don't really like warriors but I want to try what race should I pick?

Added 5th Mar 2011, ID #31505

How do i come across the Nocturnals skeleton key?

Added 22nd Feb 2011, ID #30031

click in the move stick to get out

Added 28th Oct 2010, ID #16522

get out of sneak to not pickpocket... if u r sneaking the crosshair is an eye... get rid of it

Added 10th Oct 2010, ID #14812

How do I get out of the pick pocket mode? I can't talk to Martin

Added 4th Sep 2010, ID #11382

You might want to try some better armor and summon a creature to help you even if all they do is distract the troll long enough to get in some really good hits. dont attack him tell his focus is on the summon. otherwise he'll ignor it. i do this when im overwhelmed or outnumbered severly. but im leaning towards warrior side so i use scrolls which can be bought all over

Added 11th Aug 2010, ID #8429

If you are a Journeyman of sneak you could kill 3 trolls and avoid the others then get to the paint brush thatss what i did and i got out fine

Added 4th Aug 2010, ID #7421

You have to put the turpintine on your weapon to kill the trolls.

Added 21st Jun 2010, ID #1391

ok.. idk if you all do this but im having major issues with one of the side quests of the game... i found a man trapped in a painting in cheyndyil.... go in and he gives you turpintine.. you gotta kill 6 strong trolls and then get the magic paintbrush to get out of the painting..BUT the trolls keep kicking my butt.. i cant even kill the first one... can anyone help me? Im playing the ps3 version(i dont think its different) please email me

Added 18th Jun 2010, ID #977