In Search of the Falmer is a quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. Athellor, a new arrival at Raven Rock is on a journey of self-discovery. He came to Solstheim to investigate the Falmer, or Snow Elves. The local belief is that the Rieklings are actually the Falmer of legend, but Athellor finds that suggestion absurd. He will give the Nerevarine 200 gold for equipment and traveling expenses to begin the investigation.
- Speak with Athellor in the Raven Rock bar.
- Go to Jolgeirr Barrow, northwest of the Cave of Hidden Music.
- Retrieve the book Fall of the Snow Prince.
- Return to Athellor with the book.
Talk to the Altmer Athellor at the Bar in Raven Rock to start (you must have finished the Raven Rock quest to start). He will talk to you about a lost race of Elves over a little alcohol. These Elves are known as "Falmer" or Snow Elves and he will eventually ask to hire you to help him. Accept and you'll get 200 gold up front.
The Snow Elves
You can find proof in the Jolgeirr Barrow, Among several items you will find there will be the Spear of the Snow Prince, an almost complete set of Ancient Steel Armor and a book, The Fall of the Snow Prince.
Take everything, including the book, which is the proof that Athellor wants. After reading the book, you'll get a journal entry, then return it to Athellor and receive 800 gold in reward. Fortunately, you can keep all the items you found, except for the book which Athellor takes.
|In Search of the Falmer|
|I met one of Raven Rock colony's new arrivals, an Altmer noble named Athellor. It seems Athellor came to Solstheim to investigate the Falmer, or Snow Elves. The local belief is that the Rieklings are actually the Falmer of legend, but Athellor finds that suggestion absurd.
|Athellor is convinced the Falmer were actual Elves, much like himself. He believes they intermingled with the other Elven races and ceased to exist as an identifiable culture. Athellor must really be itching to share his story with someone -- the more I listen, the more drinks he buys me....|
|Athellor told me he's on a journey of self-discovery, and believes he has some Falmer blood in his veins. He's hoping to hire an adventurer to help with some of the more physically demanding work. I think I know where this conversation is going....|
|As I expected, Athellor asked me to help him. He wanted me to find some evidence of the Falmer's existence on Solstheim, but I turned him down.|
|I've agreed to help Athellor in his quest to find some evidence of the Falmer's existence here on Solstheim. He suggests I investigate the island's ancient burial barrows and standing stones. He's given me 200 gold for equipment and traveling expenses.|
|I made an interesting find in the Jolgeirr Barrow - an ancient tome titled "Fall of the Snow Prince." It chronicles the death of a skilled warrior in the Battle of the Moesring. Of particular interest is the description of the Snow Prince. He was no Nord, and definitely no Riekling. I'd better get the book to Athellor and see what he can make of it.|
|I presented Athellor with the book "Fall of the Snow Prince," and he's convinced it gives an account of an actual Falmer warrior. Athellor is satisfied I've investigated the matter fully, and has given me 800 gold for my troubles.