Dark Knowledge is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online.


A spirit named Cartirinque warned me of dark knowledge sealed in three forbidden tomes. She asked me to find all three and destroy them in a shrine on Khenarthi's Roost.

These tomes have the power to feed souls to Oblivion. The Vestige needs to resist them in order to collect and destroy them for her.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  1. Collect Journal of Bravam Lythandas, Ritual of Resonance and Masterwork of the Inducer
  2. Find the ruined shrine
  3. Search the shrine (Talk to Sahira-Daro)
  4. Talk to Cartirinque
  5. Give the tomes to Sahira-daro or Burn the tomes in the shrine's brazier
    1. Choose to burn the books: Talk to Cartirinque
    2. Chose to give the books: Talk to Sahira-daro


After talking to Cartirinque, the Vestige must find three cursed tomes. One is located right next to her, while the other two are close to Mistral. After this, the Vestige must find the ruined shrine.

When they go to the shrine to burn the books, they meet a Khajiit named Sahira-Daro who is looking for the books, too. She believes they hold great knowledge, and Cartirinque is a test to stop lazy seekers. Cartirinque will appear and tell the Vestige to ignore Sahira-Daro. The Vestige can choose to give her the books, or to go along with the original plan and burn them.

Both options give the same reward. However, choosing to give the books to Sahira will result in her death.


  • Choosing to burn the books gives the Vestige the Inducer's Scalpel and 73–302 GoldIcon from Cartirinque
  • Choosing to give the books to Sahira-Daro gives the Vestige 73–302 GoldIcon and the Inducer's Scapel.


Journal Entry
  • Objective: Collect Masterwork of the Inducer
  • Objective: Collect Ritual of Resonance
  • Objective: Collect Journal of Bravam Lythandas
  • Objective: Find the Ruined Shrine
  • Objective: Search the Shrine
  • Objective: Talk to Cartirinque
  • Objective: Give the Tomes to Sahira-daro
  • Objective: Burn the Tomes in the Shrine's Brazier
  • Quest complete
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