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In Search of a Sponsor is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online: Clockwork City.


The High Elf explorer, Neramo, and his two associates, Kireth and Raynor, have a plan to win the sponsorship of an influential Clockwork Apostle named Varuni Arvel. We'll need her support to become bonafide citizens of the Clockwork City.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Neramo outside the Brass Fortress
  2. Talk to Kireth Vanos
  3. Find Raynor Vanos at the Insalubrious Effluvium
  4. Collect Explosive Distillate from Firepot Spiders
  5. Deliver the oil to Varuni Arvel in the Clockwork Basilica
  6. Talk to Neramo
  7. Meet Neramo outside the Depository Documatis and search for evidence
  8. Talk to Neramo
  9. Find Kireth Vanos
  10. Record Kireth's conversation with Constable Baldan
  11. Talk to Raynor Vanos
  12. Talk to the residents of Slag Town
  13. Find Kireth in the Mechanical Fundament
  14. Search for Lankin
  15. Escape the Fundament
  16. Talk to Proctor Luciana Pullo
  17. Talk to the Clockwork Registrar at the Chancel of Records
  18. Talk to Neramo


The Vestige has to find a sponsor to become a citizen of the Clockwork City.

Find Neramo at the gate to the Brass Fortress and speak to him. The greeting will differ depending on whether the Vestige has met Neramo and helped him before, or not. It turns out that he and scholars traveling with him are trying to get citizenship as well.

Then, speak to Kireth. She says that her brother, Raynor, is in the Insalubrious Effluvium. Follow the lampposts to the right of the bridge to go down to the Effluvium. Find Raynor and talk to him.

Raynor says that he is collecting oil from Firepot Spiders. It is supposed to be a gift the Vestige and the scholars will present to the sponsor, Provost Varuni Arvel. Help him by destroying four Firepot Spiders in the area.

Talk to Raynor again, take the oil from him and find Provost Varuni Arvel in the Clockwork Basilica. Neramo is already there. She is impressed, but requires a proving of mental precision too. Some outsiders have gone missing in recent weeks—someone might have been abducting them. The Vestige, Neramo, Kireth, and Raynor have to solve the mystery in order to prove worthy of citizenship.

Talk to Neramo. He has a plan to find evidence by searching the Depository Documatis with a skeevaton. After configuring a skeevaton, steer it through pipelines to reach the Depository and find what you need. The skeevaton finds three pieces of information:

These can be read later (after the quest) in the Chancel of Records.

Talk to Neramo again. He now wants to find Kireth and talk to her. She went to collect evidence of Constable Baldan's corruption, on behalf of Varuni. Go to the storage loft above his office and record a conversation between Kireth and Baldan with a memory stone. Witness Kireth being taken away by Baldan's people.

Go to Slag Town to find out where Kireth might have been taken. Bribe, persuade, or intimidate people there. It turns out she has been taken to the Mechanical Fundament.

Go to the Reactor District and find an entrance to the Fundament. Find Kireth. She tells the Vestige what happened and wants them to rescue a newcomer, a Khajiit named Lankin, before taking her. Fight your way through various factotums to find him.

After finding Lankin, follow the quest markers to escape, go down a hole in the corridor to enter the atrium of the Mechanical Fundament. There, Provost Varuni Arvel and Proctor Luciana Pullo are talking to Constable Baldan. He is being arrested. Talk to Luciana. There is a suspicion that Baldan did not create his plan of abducting newcomers by himself, but for now the Vestige and his friends have done enough to earn the citizenship. Afterwards, talk to Neramo.

Talk to the Clockwork Registrar at the Chancel of Records to receive the rewards and finish the quest.


  • Registrar's Legwrap
  • 1 Skill Point
  • 73–302 GoldIcon
  • Standard XP Gain


Journal Entry
Neramo told me that Kireth and Raynor might need my help to acquire a gift for our potential sponsor, Varuni Arvel. I should talk to Kireth outside the gates of the Brass Fortress.
  • Objective: Talk to Kireth
Kireth asked me to check on her brother, Raynor, in the ravine surrounding the Brass Fortress. The firepot spiders lurking down there sound particularly dangerous. Raynor might need my help.
  • Objective: Talk to Raynor
Raynor intends to drain a valuable substance from nearby Firepot Spiders. Unfortunately, they tend to explode when disturbed. Raynor created a device to suppress this behavior. I must disable the spiders so he can drain the liquid.
  • Objective: Help Raynor Collect Firepot Oil: 0/4
Raynor collected enough firepot oil to satisfy our potential sponsor, Varuni. I must collect the oil from him before returning to the Brass Fortress.
  • Objective: Talk to Raynor
Raynor and I successfully obtained the firepot spider oil. Now I must deliver it to Varuni Arvel. I'll find her office in the Clockwork Basilica.
  • Objective: Deliver Oil to Varuni
Neramo arrived in Varuni's office ahead of me. It looks like he already has a plan for our next move. I should speak to him.
  • Objective: Talk to Neramo
Neramo co-opted a small clockwork automaton known as a skeevaton. We can use this creature to retrieve vital information from the Brass Fortress' Depository Documatis. I should meet Neramo outside the building to activate it.
  • Objective: Activate the Skeevaton
I am remotely controlling Neramo's co-opted skeevaton, and must navigate it through a maze of pipes called the serviflume. The tunnels should lead into the Depository Documatis.
  • Objective: Navigate the Serviflume
I directed the skeevaton into the Depository Documatis. Now I must search the building for the evidence Varuni requested.
  • Objective: Search for Evidence
My skeevaton infiltration of the Depository Documatis was a success! I guided the skeevaton out of the building. I should meet Neramo at the building's exit.
  • Objective: Find Neramo
I found Neramo outside the Depository Documatis. I should speak with him.
  • Objective: Talk to Neramo
While Neramo and I searched the Depository Documatis, Kireth has been conducting her own investigation on Varuni's behalf. I should see if she needs any help.
  • Objective: Talk to Kireth
Kireth suspects that one of the city constables, Baldan, is sponsoring newcomers in exchange for bribes. She asked me to record her conversation with him. I should get into position in the storage loft.
  • Objective: Enter the Storage Loft
I am in position to observe Kireth's conversation.
  • Objective: Observe Kireth's Conversation
Constable Baldan's henchmen knocked out and abducted Kireth! I need to see if I can get into the building where she was knocked out and save her.
  • Objective: Look for Kireth
The door to Constable Baldan's office is locked, but I found Raynor. I should inform him of Kireth's abduction and send him for help.
  • Objective: Talk to Raynor
Raynor suggested I talk to the residents of Slag Town—a slum in the Brass Fortress. They might have an idea of where the constables would take Kireth.
  • Objective: Investigate Kireth's Abduction
I discovered that the constables often throw undesirables into the Mechanical Fundament—a network of tunnels beneath the Brass Fortress. I must descend into the Fundament to find Kireth.
  • Objective: Enter the Mechanical Fundament
I must find Kireth in the Mechanical Fundament.
  • Objective: Find Kireth
I found Kireth, alive and unharmed, but she refuses to leave. Apparently, Baldan threw another newcomer into the Fundament before her—a Khajiit named Lankin. We must find him before we escape.
  • Objective: Search for Lankin
Kireth and I found Lankin. We must all exit the Mechanical Fundament as soon as possible.
  • Objective: Escape the Mechanical Fundament
Raynor succeeded in finding help. Proctor Luciana, Varuni Arvel, Constable Baldan, and others were waiting for us when we emerged from the lower sections of the Fundament. I should tell Luciana about Baldan's illegal activities.
  • Objective: Talk to Luciana
In a strange turn of events, Varuni demanded that Luciana turn Constable Baldan over to her. I should speak to her to make sure Baldan faces justice.
  • Objective: Talk to Varuni
An appreciative Varuni finally agreed to sponsor me, Neramo, Kireth, and Raynor for citizenship in the Brass Fortress. I must report to the Clockwork Registrar to make it official.
  • Objective: Talk to the Clockwork Registrar
Neramo followed me to the Clockwork Registrar. I should speak to him about his plans.
  • Objective: Talk to Neramo
  • Quest complete
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