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An Invitation to Tea is a Daedric Prince quest available in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. The Agent is tasked with sending a battlemage an "invitation to tea" from the Prince of Madness, Sheogorath.

BackgroundEdit

In their pursuit of more power to aid their quest, the Agent may seek the power of the Daedric Princes. On the 2nd of Sun's Dawn the Prince of Madness Sheogorath may be summoned, if the Agent agrees to pay a summoner of either a Witch Coven, Mages Guild, or a temple. There is also a small chance of Sheogorath appearing on another Prince's summoning day.

ObjectivesEdit

  • Successfully summon Sheogorath, Prince of Madness, on the 2nd of Sun's Dawn, or another Daedric Prince's summoning day.
    • Speak with Sheogorath and accept their quest.
  • Journey to and enter the first dungeon mentioned by Sheogorath.
    • Track down and slay the battlemage identified by Sheogorath.
  • Journey to the second dungeon/"asylum."
    • Find and speak with Sheogorath's apostle before the time limit expires.

WalkthroughEdit

The Agent may approach a summoner at either the Mages Guild, a temple, or a witch coven to summon one of the Daedric Princes. If the summoning occurs on the 2nd of Sun's Dawn, the Agent may receive a vision of Sheogorath, whom immediately offers them a quest. Furthermore, the Agent may also see Sheogorath on another Prince's summoning day, for the Prince of Madness is slightly quicker than their "unbrothers and nonsisters."

A Tea Party with a PrinceEdit

Sheogorath initially states that the Agent is to "send someone," a battlemage "an invitation to tea" with the Prince. However, after accepting the quest, the Prince of Madness changes his mind, telling the Agent to instead "kill [the battlemage] to death" in their lair, a nearby dungeon. For successfully killing said battlemage Sheogorath promises to arrange that the Agent receives the infamous Wabbajack from one of their apostles, hidden in an "asylum."

With that, the Agent must journey to the first dungeon mentioned by Sheogorath and find the battlemage. Inside, the Agent may come across a number of battlemages, meaning they will have to keep killing until they receive the following notification:

"You have dispatched [Battlemage's name] from this mortal plane. Now to see if Sheogorath still remembers your agreement."

With the battlemage dead the Agent must find Sheogorath's apostle before the time limit expires, located in their "asylum." This asylum is actually a second dungeon, with the apostle found in the form of a normal looking NPC somewhere within. Upon speaking with the apostle, the Agent will receive the Wabbajack, completing the quest.

RewardsEdit

Completing the quest successfully within the time limit will see the Agent rewarded with the Wabbajack by the Prince's apostle. The Agent will also receive a boost in reputation with the faction whom summoned the Prince for them, as well as the faction's associates. Conversely, failing the quest will result in the Agent losing reputation with the summoner's faction.

The changes made to reputation, either by successfully completing or failing the quest are shown below:

Success
Faction Reputation
Summoning Faction +5
Associates +2
Failure
Faction Reputation
Summoning Faction -2
Associates -1


JournalEdit

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IDJournal Entry
0 [Date]:

The Daedra Prince Sheogorath has promised me an artifact called The Wabbajack in exchange for the death of a battlemage named [Battlemage's name]. If this battlemage, who resides in a placed called [first dungeon], is dead and I meet Sheogorath's contact in [second dungeon], [Apostle's name] will give me The Wabbajack. But I have to have this all accomplished in [x] days.

  • Quest accepted

TriviaEdit

  • When asked for any news, NPCs have a variety of comments to make referencing the quest:
    • Acceptance: "A mad battlemage is terrorizing the countryside around [first dungeon]."
    • Success: "Good riddance on the battlemage [Battlemage's name] in [first dungeon]. I hear [he/she] was mad as a magister." or "So, someone finally killed that mad battlemage in [first dungeon]. Thank [random God]."
    • Failure: "[Dungeon] is quiet now that that [Battlemage's name] moved on, but [he/she]'ll be back, I'll wager."
    • Sheogorath's apostle: "[Apostle's name] is that mad, slobbering [Apostle's description] who lives in [second dungeon]." or "[Apostle's name] is that crazy [Apostle's description] that came to town a while back. They say [he/she] actually lives in [second dungeon]." or "[Apostle's name] is one of the Daedra Prince Sheogorath's most loyal servants." or "[Apostle's name] is the name of the [Apostle's description] who is a slave of Sheogorath."
    • Wabbajack: "The Wabbajack is an ancient artifact with wildly random magical effects." or "The Wabbajack can transform its targets into other other creatures."
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