Discovery in the Mine is a quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. Carnius orders the Nerevarine to find three Nords living just south of the fork between the Harstrad and Isild rivers. He instructs the Nerevarine to kill all of them, and retrieve the pick axe they should have.
- Speak with Carnius Magius
- Kill Graring, Aenar and Hidar and take Graring's Ancient Nordic Pickaxe
- Return to Carnius
- Collect Raw Stalhrim from Raven Rock mine
- Return to Carnius
After completing the quest "Bar Brawl," if the Nerevarine sided with Carnius, he will inform them that the miners have stumbled upon a strange kind of ice. The miners do not know what it is, but Carnius knows it is called Stalhrim and is extremely valuable. Carnius will then order the Nerevarine to travel to a ouse just south of the fork between the Harstrad and Isild rivers, and kill the Nords living there for their pickaxe.
The house is northwest of lake Fjalding, south of the river fork. Go there and kill Graring, Aenar and Hidar. They will refuse to talk to you, so you can't taunt them into attacking you one by one. Graring should have the pickaxe you need. After they're dead, the house should be unattended, so go ahead and loot it.
After retrieving the pickaxe, return to Carnius. He will ask the Nerevarine to go to the mine and test whether the pickaxe will really work on the Stalhrim. Go to Raven Rock and venture deep into the mine. Eventually, you'll see a corridor that resembles a nordic tomb. There will be a block of ice here. This is the stalhrim you're looking for. Note that you can only harvest it while you have the ancient nordic pickaxe in your inventory.
Return to Carnius and give him the Stalhrim. He will give you your reward, and if you bring more Stalhrim to him after this, he will forge it into weapons and armor.
|Discovery in the Mine (Carnius)|
|Carnius has ordered me to find three Nords living just south of the fork between the Harstrad and Isild rivers. I'm to kill all of them, and retrieve the pick axe they should have.
|I've killed the Nords, and acquired the pick axe Carnius was talking about.|
|Carnius has instructed me to make sure the pick axe works, chip off some of the Stalhrim in the newly discovered burial cavern, and deliver it to him.|
|I've chipped off a piece of the Stalhrim, and should take it to Carnius.|
|Carnius thanked me for bringing him the Stalhrim. He has offered to give me weapons and armor in exchange for any more Stalhrim I bring him.
|Bloodmoon East Empire Company Quests|
|Starting Quests||Establish the Mine • A Blocked Door • Missing Supply Ship • Making a Choice|
|Falco or Carnius||Setting up Shop • Supply Route Problems • Bar Brawl • Razing the Forest • Hiring Guards • The Factor's Estate|
|Falco's Quests||To Catch a Thief • Discovery in the Mine (Falco) • Race Against the Clock • Protect Falco • Under Siege|
|Carnius' Quests||Aiding and Abetting • Discovery in the Mine (Carnius) • Stop the Messenger • The Assassin • Drastic Measures|