Broken Bonds is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. It is the introductory quest in Morrowind and replaces Soul Shriven in Coldharbour as a tutorial if the player has Morrowind and does not have The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset.
Background[edit | edit source]
Objectives[edit | edit source]
- Speak to Naryu Virian
- Spar with Naryu Virian
- Complete One:
- Obtain the Gate Key
- Obtain Slaver Gear
- Optional Steps: Spar with Naryu
- Speak with Eoki
- Speak with Naryu
- Gather Fire Salts
- Gather Kindlepitch
- Use the Fire Bomb.
- Confront Captain Svadstar
- Escape the Slaver Ship
- Talk to Sergeant Delms
- Talk to Governor Salvi
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
The ship[edit | edit source]
The Vestige sails to Vvardenfell with Fonten Jodain. He starts talking drunkenly about the journey and a "lover's letter," which in reality is "Good Travels!." Read the letter. Soon, Fonten is interrupted by an accident: the ship crashes into rocks and water bursts through the hull of the ship.
Meeting Naryu Virian[edit | edit source]
After waking up in a cage with Eoki, talk to Naryu Virian. It turns out that everyone from the ship has been captured by slavers and that you are now in Slave Barracks on Firemoth Island. Naryu wants to help you, but needs assistance as well.
The Dark Elf wants to test the hero's skills before they do anything. An objective that is in fact a short combat tutorial starts. Spar with Naryu, defeat her, and then talk to her again.
Obtaining the key[edit | edit source]
Take a lockpick from Naryu and leave the Slaver Barracks in order to obtain slaver clothes and the Gate Key. Optionally, spar with Naryu again. The quest marker leads to one of the huts on the island. After entering it, sneak to avoid being noticed by the guar sleeping inside.
Go downstairs. Deactivate a Bear Trap at the end of the stairs. The lock of the chest downstairs is of trivial difficulty. Pick it and take the Gate Key and the Heirloom Necklace. Search a backpack on the table and take a lockpick from it.
Exit this hut and follow the quest marker to another hut. Search a drunk Slaver Guard and take his Dishonored Slaver's Jerkin. On the floor, there is a Dishonored Slaver's Greatsword, take it as well. Equip both items. Then, a Slaver Cutthroat comes from the basement and attacks. Defeat him with the obtained greatsword and return to Naryu.
Rendezvous with the slaves[edit | edit source]
On the way to find Naryu, talk to slaves who are now gathered outside. Talk to Eoki. It turns out that the plan has changed, since the slavers are returning to the island. Naryu sent a signal to the House Guard in Seyda Neen and that's when the slaver horn started sounding.
Making a Fire Bomb[edit | edit source]
Naryu reveals that she is in fact a Morag Tong assassin and came to the island in order to kill Captain Svadstar, the leader of the slavers. She needs the Vestige's help in ending the slavers, saving their prisoners and sinking the slaver ship. Go to the docks to gather Fire Salts and Kindlepitch to create a Fire Bomb. These ingredients are in barrels, marked by quest markers. Defeat the Slaver Thugs on the way.
Enter the slaver ship by using a rowboat at the docks and follow Naryu, who is now disguised as a slaver, too. The ship is under attack, because the forces from Seyda Neen have arrived as well, so the Vestige and the Morag Tong assassin go unnoticed, looking like the crew. Go below decks. Defeat First Mate Ulveni, who will initiate combat when she sees the intruders. Next, use the Fire Bomb in a nearby room with debris. After the bomb is used, Captain Svadstar will appear. Before you can react, Naryu Virian stealthily kills the Captain.
Jump into the water with Naryu to escape the burning ship.
Arriving at Seyda Neen[edit | edit source]
After waking up in a cabin inside The Windstorm, talk to Sergeant Delms. You are now accused of being a slaver, due to the slaver disguise. The Sergeant takes the Vestige to the Census and Excise Office. There, Governor Salvi demands more answers. The Vestige was found in a wreckage of the slaver ship near Firemoth, wearing slaver gear, and that's suspicious. Then, Naryu Virian shows up to show the Governor an assassination writ from the Morag Tong. Thanks to her intervention, the Vestige is pardoned and free to go anywhere.
Reward[edit | edit source]
- Waterlogged Strong Box that contains:
- 1 Skill Point
- Soul Magic skill line unlocked
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Slaver Guard wearing the Dishonored Slaver's Jerkin in the beginning of the quest is evidently named Drores, according to the Slaver Cutthroat who comes looking for him, and is in the habit of drinking aged flin while on the job.
Journal[edit | edit source]
|I should read the letter I received just before I boarded the ship.
|Another passenger aboard the ship decided to strike up a conversation. It's only polite to listen to what he has to say.
|The ship ran into some rocks as we approached land and I lost consciousness. Now I'm awake and in some kind of cell with my hands bound. There's a Dark Elf here and she wants to talk to me.
|Naryu explained I was captured by slavers. She hinted at an escape plan but wants to test my combat skills first.
|Now that I showed her that I can fight, Naryu wants to tell me her escape plan. I should talk to her again.
|Naryu gave me two tasks. She wants me to obtain slaver gear for protection and the key to the gate that leads to the docks. I should look around and try to find these items.
|(If got key first) I found the gate key. Now I need to acquire a set of slaver clothes.
|I acquired some gear from the slavers. I should equip the gear in case I run into any trouble.
|(If got gear first) I acquired gear from the slavers. Now I need to find the key that opens the gate to the docks.
|I collected the items that Naryu wanted. Now I should return to the slave barracks and see if we're ready to make our escape.
|As I was returning to Naryu, I ran into Eoki, who was on the ship with me before it crashed. He's with some other prisoners. I should talk to him.
|The slavers saw Naryu's signal and are on their way. I gave Eoki the gate key and he took the other prisoners to the docks. Now Naryu is waiting for me on the overlook. I should go talk to her.
|Naryu's a Morag Tong assassin with a contract to kill the slaver leader, Captain Svadstar. She wants me to gather fire salts and kindlepitch to set fire and destroy the ship while she makes her kill.
|I combined the fire salts and kindlepitch to create a fire bomb. Now I should meet Naryu and get aboard the slaver ship.
|Naryu and I are aboard the slaver ship, which appears to be under attack from a Seyda Neen vessel. I should find a spot below decks to set the fire bomb while Naryu deals with the slaver captain.
|Captain Svadstar found me when I planted the fire bomb. I should confront him and keep him busy until Naryu arrives.
|Naryu assassinated Captain Svadstar. Now we need to escape before the burning ship sinks.
|The ship from Seyda Neen rescued us after we escaped the slaver ship. There's a guard here. I should talk to him.
|The Seyda Neen guard thinks I might be a slaver. I should talk to Governor Salvi and explain what happened.