For other uses, see Elden Grove.
"The Elden Grove is said to be the birthplace of the sacred First Tree, that which gave life to all the forests on the continent of Tamriel. Its location has been a closely guarded secret, so guarded in fact that many believe that even the Elves have forgotten its true location."
Ria Silmane[src]

Elden Grove is the fourth main quest of The Elder Scrolls: Arena. In this quest, the Champion finds the third piece of the Staff of Chaos.

Background[edit | edit source]

Journal[edit | edit source]

(Day), (Day) of (Month), in the year (Era) (Year) (The date in-game is dynamic, and changes depending on the day and month.)
The ruler [sic] [Do not change this to
. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.]
of Eldenroot has inscribed the location of the Elden forests of Elden Grove on your map of the province of Valenwood...

Story[edit | edit source]


Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • Travel to the Elden Grove
  • Obtain the Third Piece of the Staff of Chaos

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Elden Grove[edit | edit source]

Elden Grove, First Level. The black line shows an easy way to reach the door.

Elden Grove is located southwest of Valenwood. The First Level is a great and complex dungeon surrounded by fog with easy enemies, and the Second Level is just as complex as the first, however it has stronger enemies.

Wolves, Ghosts, and even Wraiths roam the first level, and it is also covered in fog. However, the Champion should not have too much difficulty as long as they refer to a map (the Second Level door is marked blue). An easy way to reach the Second Level is walking on the southern areas of the map and then entering on the corridors which lead to the door, but there are Wraiths and Ghosts that are close to the passages. However, they can be easily avoided or defeated if the Champion knows their locations.

The Second Level is an underground area with rivers surrounded by terrain. In this area, Rats, Zombies, and more Wraiths roam the corridors and make the way to the Third Piece dangerous. The Third Piece remains on the northwest corner of the map, on an island, surrounded by Wraiths.

Upon reaching the door which guards the Third Piece, a riddle will be given. However, it is possible to again use the spell Passwall to skip the riddle.


"My second is performed by my first,
And, it is thought,
A thief by the marks of my whole,
Might be caught.
Who am I?"

The answer is "Footsteps."

Inside the room, the Third Piece of the Staff of Chaos will be waiting to join the other parts. However, it is not possible to get out by the same way the Eternal Champion entered. On the upper side of the way to the entrance, there will be a secret passage (which can be seen on the map, marked as a red square) which will give another riddle.

Elden Grove, Second Level. The black line shows an easy way to reach the Third Piece.


"This hollow shall be your tomb, for there
is no other passage out. Should you answer
correctly, you are free. Should you not,
prepare to join this lost souls of Elden Grove.

"Elvish mithril and Argonian silver, crumble I can.
But first, I improve all created by man.
I devour all things,
Bird and beast, serfs and kings,
Though my pace is even, men curse my speed,
Wishing I were lazier in their hour of need.
I can creep and crawl, or rush, even fly.
I am all thou hast. Tell me, who am I?"

The answer is "Time."

The door will open and it will be possible to leave Elden Grove.

Ambush[edit | edit source]

The Third Piece of the Staff of Chaos.

"Why do you choose to align against me when it is obvious that I will destroy you? Even as each piece of the Staff comes into your possession it becomes easier to find you, and I have done just that. Face my creatures, if you dare. I am through toying with you..."
―Jagar Tharn[src]

Once more, Jagar Tharn will contact the Eternal Champion and will send his servants to recover the piece.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Arena Main Quest
Escape From PrisonStonekeepFang LairFortress of IceLabyrinthianSelene's WebElden GroveTemple of AgamanusHalls of ColossusTemple of the Mad GodCrystal TowerMines of KhurasCrypt of HeartsVaults of GeminMurkwoodBlack GateDagoth-UrImperial Palace
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