Harsh Lesson is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online. Baham is upset when first met and feels that the College is trying to suppress the Bosmer and Khajiit cultures. The headmaster, Tanion, thinks that the war justifies any tactics the College uses. The Bosmer are being forced to renounce the Green Pact every day. The Khajiit have to tuck in their tails, or they are thrown in the cave.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Tanion
  2. Observe Khajiit and Bosmer classrooms
  3. Spar with Proctors (4)
  4. Talk to Tanion
  5. Talk to Baham
  6. Give medical supplies to students (2)
  7. Talk to Baham
  8. Meet with Zaban
  9. Talk to Baham
  10. Go to Saltspray Cave
  11. Defeat Tanion
  12. Talk to Ilara
  13. Return to the College
  14. Talk to Baham


Zaban's Letter - learn that Zaban was one of the Eyes of the Queen.


  • Update 1: From Update 1 onwards, you can now use the door in Saltspray Cave without finishing the quest.[1]
  • Update 1: Update 1 also saw an increase in the gold reward, and the experience reward.[1]


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