Main article: Mages Guild Quests (Morrowind)

Catch a Spy is a Mages Guild quest available in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.



Ranis Athrys in the Balmora Guild of Mages believes that the Guild has been infiltrated by a House Telvanni spy. The assignment is to visit the Guild halls in Ald'ruhn, Sadrith Mora, Vivec City in order to find the spy and report back to Ranis.

Acquire the Guild Guide. Go to the Ald'ruhn Guild and speak with Edwinna Elbert. However she seems to have no idea about the spy.

Travel to Sadrith Mora Mages Guild, talk to Skink-in-Tree's-Shade. He does suspect there is a spy but suggests checking in the Vivec Mages Guild where the Guild decisions are actually made.

Head to Vivec and speak to Trebonius Artorius. He denies the existence of spies, saying that his advisor Tiram Gadar keeps an eye out for that sort of thing. However, inquire further and Trebonius gives Tiram's credentials which appear to be forged since the High Chancellor, Imperial Battlemage Ocato's name is misspelled.

Return to Ranis with the phony credentials.



Catch a Spy – MG_SpyCatch
IDJournal Entry
10Ranis Athrys believes there is a spy in the Mages Guild. I have been ordered to question Guild members in Ald'ruhn, Vivec, and Sadrith Mora. I am not to take any action against the spy, but to report back to Ranis Athrys.
  • Quest accepted
35I told Ranis Athrys about Movis Darys in Ald'ruhn, but she is convinced that there is another spy in either Vivec or Sadrith Mora.
50Tiram Gadar told me he is a "special advisor to Guildmaster Trebonius on Dunmer issues."
60Sirilonwe told me that Trebonius consults Tiram Gadar before making any important decision.
70Malven Romori told me that Tiram Gadar showed up recently and gave his credentials to Trebonius.
80Guildmaster Trebonius gave me Tiram Gadar's "credentials." They are obvious forgeries. Even Ocato's name is misspelled.
100I told Ranis Athrys about the spy Tiram Gadar. Ranis will deal with this issue herself.
  • Quest completed
110I told Archmage Trebonius that Ranis Athrys was a Telvanni Spy.
  • Quest completed

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