Alteration Training is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.


Abhuki at the Faregyl Inn or Athragar at the Chorrol Mages Guild offer this quest, with an Alteration skill of 70 or more.

For this quest the Hero must breathe underwater for six minutes (three hours game time). Since Argonians can breathe underwater, they get this training for free. Spells or potions of Water Breathing or permanent Water Breathing items such as Fin Gleam helm or the ring from the quest "Go Fish" can help with this quest.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving quest:

To learn more about Alteration, I must find Tooth-in-the-Sea, who lives north of Bravil, near Niben Bay.

  • Update: After speaking to Tooth-in-the-Sea:

Tooth-in-the-Sea has told me I must prove myself; I need to meet him out in Niben Bay during the day.

  • Update: After meeting with Tooth-in-the-Sea in the day:

I must remain with Tooth-in-the-Sea for three consecutive hours if I am to prove myself worthy of his training.

  • Update: After staying underwater for three hours:

Tooth-in-the-Sea has agreed to teach me what he knows about Alteration magic.

  • Quest complete
  • Update: If Tooth-in-the-Sea is killed:

Tooth-in-the-Sea is dead, making it impossible to further my training in the skill of Alteration.

  • Quest complete
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