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13: Rebuilding the Gatekeeper

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough and Guide

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Guide - Shivering Isles

Quest 13: Rebuilding the Gatekeeper

Since you killed the last Gatekeeper on your way in, a new one must be rebuilt if there's to be any hope of defending the realm. You are told to seek Relmyna Verenmi, the woman responsible for the last Gatekeeper. Relmyna Verenmi is in Xaselem, which is located north of the Gates of Madness.

Make your way to Xaselem, locate the entrance, and head inside. Your quest to reach Relmyna won't be a cakewalk, as Shamble and several spell-firing statues line the path. There are sure to be other undead creatures lurking about as well. With 'Rebuilding the Gatekeeper' set as your active quest, follow the arrow on your compass to reach the 'Xaselem, Experiment Chambers' area. Continue following the arrow on your compass to 'Xaselem, Sanctum of Vivisection.' There's no real reason to deviate from your path here, unless for some reason you really want to check out the Corpse Pit. Doing so is not advisable, however.

Look for Relmyna Verenmi in the Sanctum of Vivisection in Xaselem.

To find Relmyna Verenmi just follow the shrieks, though the arrow on your compass works just as well. Once you have located Relmyna, start talking to her. Be careful how you answer here; just get the information you need and then get out. Do not inquire about her 'Victims.' To rebuild the Gatekeeper, Relmyna needs Blood Liqueur, Osseous Marrow, Dermis Membrane, and the Essence of Breath. Each of these components can be found in the Garden of Flesh and Bone. Relmyna gives you a key, allowing you access to the Garden, as well as easily access her Sanctum.

After speaking to Relmyna, follow the arrow on your compass to a door back out to Sheogorath's Realm. To the Garden of Flesh and Bones it is. Fast travel to The Fringe and follow the arrow on your compass to the Garden.

Upon entering the Gardens of Flesh and Bones, move toward the south-most arrow on the local area map, as none of the components can be found in this area. Follow that arrow, and you'll come to the Conservation Corpusulum. The Osseous Marrow and the Dermis Membrane can be found in this area. The two green arrows on the local area map point to these two components. Refer to the local area map if you're having a difficult time traveling through these tunnels; it's quite easy to get lost, and the compass can be misleading. When you have those two components, follow the red arrow to the Caverns of Susrration area.

In the Caverns of Susrration, all you have to do is follow the green breath. If you no longer see the green breath along your path, backtrack until you spot it going down a tunnel. There's no point in following the arrow on your compass or referring to the local area map, as the amount of overlapping tunnels in this area makes either option an exercise in futility. By following the green breath, you will eventually reach the source.

Acquiring the Essence of Breath

When you have Essence of Breath, leave the room and head down the path to the 'Natatorium of Wound Bled Tears' area. Travel to the end of this area, and you will come to a remote door that is opened elsewhere. While in front of the door, turn around, and look at the platform that holds the treasure chest to spot the switch. Activate the switch, and then take the Blood Liqueur in the room beyond the door. Luckily you won't have to travel through that mess again, as you can just follow the arrow on your compass to a door back to the first area.

With all four components in your inventory, return to Relmyna Verenmi at her Sanctuary in Xaselem. Remember that you have access to the secret entrance now, so there's no need to travel through the areas leading up to Relmyna's Sanctuary. Once there, speak to Relmyna, and she'll tell you to select parts to create the new Gatekeeper.

It doesn't really matter what you choose. No matter what combination of parts you use, the new Gatekeeper will be able to defend the Shivering Isles just fine. However because you can later acquire a power from the Gatekeeper, if your character is geared toward magic, choose the Helm of Mind, and if your character is a warrior or archer class, choose the Helm of Power. The Arm of Shock Shielding is the superior choice, since the Gatekeeper will mostly be used to fend off Knights of Order. Once you have made the selection, speak to Relmyna once more.

Assemble the new Gatekeeper with enchanted parts.

You are to meet Relmyna by the statue of Sheogorath in The Fringe. Inform Relmyna when you are ready to begin. At the ceremony, place the pieces of the new Gatekeeper into the magic pool when instructed, then sit back and watch the ceremony unfold. Afterward, remain and watch as the Gatekeeper obliterates a group of Knights. Then, return to New Sheoth Palace and speak to Sheogorath to complete the quest.

Assembling the Gatekeeper and defending the Gates of Madness.

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Comments for 13: Rebuilding the Gatekeeper

4 comments, latest first.
Apr 29th 2013 Guest
same problem here can't get the marrow. ain't no tree. anybody got a fix. 100 hours in the game don.t wanna start all over!!!!
ID #278765
Feb 2nd 2012 Guest
i went in the path of the flesh atronach and i was taken somewhere but it wouldn't load, does anyone know what that is
ID #111395
Nov 24th 2011 Guest
I have trouble taking the Osseous Marrow.
ID #89711
May 12th 2011 Guest
Playing Oblivion makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Especially whilst chopping something in the face.
ID #42649
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