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7: Misdirection

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Guide - Thieves Guild

7: Misdirection

Make at least 300 gold selling stolen goods to a fence to unlock this quest. When you have reached the required amount, speak to S'Krivva and select the 'Thieves Guild Special Jobs' dialogue option. Hieronymus Lex has set the Waterfront on lock down, and refuses to leave until someone tells him the whereabouts of the Gray Fox. You're tasked with getting him out of there.

S'Krivva points you to Methredhel in the Imperial City, who apparently has a plan. Fast travel to the Imperial City, speak to one of the beggars there, and select the 'Methredhel' dialogue option from the list. Hand over some gold coins if necessary to learn that Methredhel is hiding in Dynari Amnis' House, which is located in the Talos Plaza District. Travel to the Talos Plaza District, locate Dynari Amnis' House, and head inside. Inside, speak to Methredhel and select the 'Waterfront Invasion' dialogue option to hear her plan.

Look for Methredhel in Dynari Amnis' House in the Imperial City's Talos Plaza District.

You are to travel to Arcane University in the Imperial City and steal Hrormir's Staff from the Archmage's room. Methredhel has given you a note from the Gray Fox, which you are to leave in the Archmage's nightstand.

When ready, fast travel to the Arcane University and enter the Arch-Mage's Lobby. Raminus Polus goes to sleep at around 1:00AM. Make sure he isn't in the lobby before heading through the portal to the Arch-Mage's Tower Council Chambers. Raminus Polus may be gone, but Irlav Jarol is still on patrol. He won't do much to stand in your way, but try to sneak past him. If you're spotted, the most he'll do is shout at you. Continue through the second portal either way.

Once through the second portal, you'll have to move fast, because Irlav Jarol will follow you through and you don't want him to catch you stealing the staff. Hrormir's Icestaff is on the desk here, so run up and grab it. Then, move over to the nightstand next to the bed and click on it to leave the note from the Gray Fox.

Steal Hrormir's Icestaff from the Arch-Mage's Quarters in Arcane University.

Now to get the staff back the Methredhel. Exit Arcane University, and travel to the Talos Plaza District. Enter Dynari Amnis' House, speak to Methredhel inside, and select the 'Hrormir's Icestaff' dialogue option. Methredhel now wants you to find and spy on Lex, so fast travel to the Waterfront after speaking to her. Look for Lex in the middle of the housing area and approach him to trigger an event. Afterward, return to Methredhel and select the 'Hieronymus Lex' dialogue option.

Lastly, you're tasked with returning the Hrormir's Icestaff to the Arcane University. You'll need to drop it off in Ontus Vanin's House, since it would be too dangerous to return it directly. Ontus Vanin's House is located in the Talos Plaza District. The front door is locked, so ensure that you have Sneak Mode toggled and that the sneak icon is faded before picking the lock. Inside, head up the stairs and enter his bedroom. Interact with the treasure chest in Ontus Vanin's room and place Hrormir's Icestaff inside.

With that done, go see S'Krivva in Bravil to collect your reward. Luciana Galena in Bravil can now be used as a fence.

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Comments for 7: Misdirection

3 comments, latest first.
Dec 21st 2014 Guest
Yes, but it is still a quest item, so you won't be able to drop, dupe, or sell it.
ID #487852
Apr 26th 2014 Guest
Can i get back the hromirs icestaff back from ontus vanis house?
ID #379066
Feb 26th 2012 Guest
So I completed the quest but why can't I use lucianna as a fence?

ID #118588
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