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4: Cheydinhal Recommendation

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Guide - Mages Guild

Cheydinhal Recommendation

In the Cheydinhal Mages Guild hall, speak to Falcar and select the 'Recommendation' dialogue option. Falcar could be anywhere in the guild hall, even the basement. If he is nowhere to be found, wait as many hours need to pass the time to around 11:00AM. Falcar wants you to retrieve the Ring of Burden, which was thrown down a well by another Mages Guild associate. Be careful here, as the Ring of Burden weighs 150 lbs! You may not be able take the ring without becoming over-encumbered, so store the non-essential items in your inventory somewhere for the time being.

The Ring of Burden is down the well behind the Mages Guild hall. Deetsan, a Mages Guild member, holds the key. Speak to Deetsan the Argonian, who should be somewhere in the Mages Guild hall, and select the 'Recommendation' dialogue option. Deetsan will discuss the matter only if Falcar is out of earshot. She believes that Falcar's task is an attempt to get you killed, explaining that the exact same task was given to a Mages Guild Associate named Vidkun, who hasn't been heard from since.

Deetsan gives you the Well Key and teaches you the Buoyancy spell, which grants the caster the Water Breathing and Feather effects for a short duration of time. This spell will prove useful, provided your Alteration skill level is high enough to cast it. If your Alteration skill level is inadequate for the casting of Buoyancy, consider dropping some heavy items before entering the well. Of course, save your game beforehand, just to be safe.

Quickly locate Vidkun's corpse inside the well behind the Mages Guild hall and remove the Ring of Burden. Make sure you have at least 150 lbs of inventory space free!

When you're ready to get started, exit the guild hall and make your way over to the well behind the building. Enter the well and swim to the left to spot the Vidkun's lifeless body. The Water Breathing effect gained from casting Buoyancy isn't entirely necessary here, as the well is quite small. Search Vidkun's corpse and remove the Ring of Burden.

When you have the ring, exit the well and return to the Mages Guild hall. Speak to Deetsan inside; she explains that she confronted Falcar about Vidkun, which caused him to fly into a rage and storm out. Real mature. Tell Deetsan of Vidkun's fate, then head down to the basement and enter Falcar's room. Approach the locked drawer next to his desk and cast a spell or use a lockpick to open it. Remove the two Black Soul Gems inside and present them to Deetsan to complete the quest.

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Comments for 4: Cheydinhal Recommendation

3 comments, latest first.
Sep 19th 2012 Guest
I having problems with cheydinhal recoomendation i, after getting the key and intering the well there no body nothing in it so is it a glitch or is there some else I need to do
ID #187369
Nov 12th 2011 Guest
got this quest and the got kicked out of mages guild, upon getting reinstated 2 guild and trying quest the body is not there and noting lying around did i bug quest by guild boot and can i drop and repick up quest
ID #86753
May 16th 2011 Guest
if you have Shivering Isles DLC then you can use the ring of decication. It would also be wise to have the pack mule spell so that you won't be over encombered
ID #43364
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