For other uses, see Mage's Staff.

A Mage's Staff is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This is the first quest after the Hero's full initiation into the Arcane University. Apprentices travel to Wellspring Cave, upon becoming full-fledged members of the guild to craft a staff as a customary rite.


Wellspring CaveEdit

Raminus Polus asks the Hero to travel to Wellspring Cave, east of the Imperial City, to find Eletta and Zahrasha to find wood for the Mage's Staff.

After entering the cave, the Hero discovers that the people they were supposed to meet have been overtaken by Necromancers. Make sure to search Zahrasha's body on the floor for the key as soon as entering to unlock the door once reaching the end.

The Hero will have to fight several necromancers in the small cave, and then come out on the otherwise impassable island just east of the city. There are a few more necromancers, in particular Noveni Othran. Defeat them all and then collect the Unfinished Staff in the stone chest between the urns. If the Hero cannot defeat them, escape to the city and when they follow the guards will attack them.

Arcane UniversityEdit

Return to Polus and after some consternation about the necromancers, he sends the Hero to Delmar at the Chironasium. There he asks to compose the staff for Destruction, Illusion, or Mysticism.

In each of these areas, there are three spell choices:

The power of the staff's spell will depend on the Hero's level and will always have 40 uses. After choosing, Delmar asks the Hero to return the next day for the completed staff. He will then tell them to get it from the cupboard behind him.


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IDJournal Entry
  • Update: After accepting the quest from Raminus Polus

I need to find the grove near Wellspring Cave, northeast of the Imperial City, to acquire wood for my Mage's Staff.

  • Update: Once you enter into Wellspring Cave:

I have arrived at Wellspring Cave. I should speak with Eletta or Zahrasha.

  • Update: After killing a few necromancers and discovering Zahrasha's body:

I have found Zahrasha, who is dead. I should investigate what happened to her.

  • Update: After discovering Eletta's body

I have found Eletta, who is dead.

  • Update: After exiting the cave and defeating more necromancers:

The necromancers that ambushed me have been defeated. I need to get wood for a staff and get back to Raminus Polus to tell him what's happened.

  • Update: After updating Raminus on what has transpired:

I have checked in with Raminus Polus. I now need to find Delmar in the Arcane University.

  • Update: After choosing a type of staff from Delmar:

I've chosen a staff, and need to speak to Delmar when it is complete.

  • Update: After 24 hours and receiving your new staff:

My Mage's Staff is complete.

  • Quest complete

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