"Ah, a wanderer, yes? No? Pilgrim, perhaps? Have you come to commune with Peryite, Taskmaster and blighted Lord, yes?"
―Kesh the Clean[src]

Kesh the Clean is a Khajiit and a lone worshiper at the Shrine to Peryite. Despite being a worshiper of Peryite, Kesh does not seem to be one of the Afflicted. He claims to possess adequate skill in Alchemy. Kesh's apparel consists of miner's clothes, boots, and an Alik'r hood.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

The Only Cure[edit | edit source]

Kesh offers the Dragonborn help in communing with Peryite. He asks them to acquire a deathbell flower, flawless ruby, silver ingot, and some vampire dust for a summoning ritual.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

The Only Cure

"Ah, a wanderer, yes? No? Pilgrim, perhaps? Have you come to commune with Peryite, Taskmaster and blighted Lord, yes?"

Tell me about Peryite. "He is the pus in the wound. Oh, proper ones curl their noses, but it's pus that drinks foul humors and restores the blood. I worship Peryite, yes, because sometimes the world can only be cleansed by disease."
May I commune with Peryite? "Not everyone has the stomach required to entreat my Lord. But Kesh likes you, friend. There is a way Peryite may speak to us who will take Him in. If you wish to commune with Him, we'll need the incense."
Tell me about this incense. "Yes, the incense. Fetch for me a deathbell flower, one silver ingot, a flawless ruby, and some vampire dust. Then I will show you how."
Where can I find the items you want? "This one would try a shop. You might prefer the direct route, hm? Deathbell grow in the frozen tundra. You might nip into a mine for the ruby and silver. Vampire Dust is tricky. Vampires, you know."

After obtaining the ingredients:

I have the items you requested. "Ah, have you? Let Kesh have them."
"Yes, yes. This will create a fine fume."
"That should do. Now - Inhale deeply."

After speaking to Peryite:

"How can I assist, hmm?"

Where is Bthardamz? "Not far, not far. This one looks upon it on clear days. Look to the west, at the foot of the mountain. The Dwarven ruins there. Bthardamz."
Who is Orchendor? "Orchendor? Kesh knew him. He's an Overseer. Shepherd. Gathers the Afflicted, contains the festering wound. Orchendor and his Afflicted are meant to stand ready, awaiting Peryite's command to cover the world with his Blessing."

After killing Orchendor:

May I commune with Peryite again? "The vapors are waning, but not yet gone. Take a breath. Peryite will speak if He sees fit."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Ah, no. Don't think you've got the stuff. Come back when you've seen a bit more in life, perhaps."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike most other characters bound to a quest, Kesh is not essential, meaning he can be killed, but only by the Dragonborn.
  • If Kesh is killed, the quest can still be activated by traveling to the large Dwemer pot at the Shrine to Peryite with the ingredients the quest requires (see walkthrough). If the Dragonborn accidentally kills him, the quest will not be failed. The Dragonborn can still complete the quest and obtain Spellbreaker and Oblivion Walker achievement.
  • If Kesh is killed before initiating the quest, the only way to start the quest will be to find the afflicted random encounter.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

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  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PS3   After first initiating conversation with Kesh, he may only use his default dialogue and not offer the quest. This can be fixed by loading a save from before discovering the shrine.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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