From the Ashes is a side quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. The quest is given by Talvas Fathryon.


Talvas has conjured an Ash Guardian and it is now running rampant around Tel Mithryn.


Talvas Fathryon will be seen outside of Tel Mithryn in an agitated state. He says that he conjured an Ash Guardian and now it's out of control. He asks for help dealing with it while he keeps Neloth distracted. After killing it and reporting back to Talvas, upon completion of the quest, Talvas will present the Dragonborn with the option of either receiving a leveled staff or the Conjure Ash Guardian spell tome. Either way, Talvas becomes available as a follower.


From the Ashes – DLC2TTR1
IDJournal Entry
100Talvas has asked me to destroy an Ash Guardian that is running amok on the Tel Mithryn grounds.
I've encountered an Ash Guardian that is running amok on the Tel Mithryn grounds.
  • Objective 100: Destroy the Ash Guardian
  • Objective 100: Destroy the Ash Guardian
  • Objective 200: Talk to Talvas
300I destroyed the Ash Guardian that Talvas had accidentally summoned. He was quite grateful.
  • Quest complete


  • The option to tell Neloth exists. He will express annoyance towards Talvas' actions, but this will not affect the outcome of the quest.
  • Upon defeating the Ash Guardian, the Spell Tome can be purchased from Talvas afterwards.

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  • Missed quest: From The Ashes (Minor spoiler alert)

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    • Like i said above you may have to talk to Neloth to trigger it, people have also done other quests at Tel Mithryn l...
    • wrote: wrote:Thank the Lord. I went into the place, exited, and then Talvas ran to me with the quest. Note to fut...
  • "From the Ashes"

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    • Do you have to be a certain level to start the quest "From the Ashes"?
    • No, you can be any level to start it. Also, you can only start it after you have talked to Neloth inside of Tel Mithryn.
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