Long Lost Lore is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Background[edit | edit source]

A high-ranking member of the Mages Guild, Valaste wants me to perform a task for her. I must find a ruin nearby, which Valaste says may hold a store of ancient knowledge.

Summary[edit | edit source]

This quest is the same for all alliances. However, the location changes based on the chosen alliance:

Aldmeri Dominion[edit | edit source]

Daggerfall Covenant[edit | edit source]

Ebonheart Pact[edit | edit source]

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Talk to Valaste
  2. Enter the ruins
  3. Retrieve the tomes (4)
  4. Return to the Mages Guild
  5. Talk to Valaste
  6. Place the tome on the arcane brazier
  7. Talk to Valaste
  8. Summon Arch-Mage Shalidor
    1. Hints: Use the ritual orb
  9. Follow Valaste
  10. Talk to Arch-Mage Shalidor
  11. Enter the portal to Sheogorath's Shrine
  12. Talk to Haskill
  13. Close the portal
  14. Talk to Haskill
  15. Wait for Haskill to open the door
  16. Explore the Hollow
  17. Kill Gutsripper
  18. Take the Tomes
  19. Talk to Sheogorath
  20. Observe the conversation
  21. Talk to Arch-Mage Shalidor
  22. Talk to Valaste at the Mage's Guild
  23. Complete the quest

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Mages Guild[edit | edit source]

Valaste asks the Vestige to go to the Ayleid Ruin nearby and retrieve a few tomes. Once the tomes have been taken, Arch-Mage Shalidor appears and speaks to them. When the Vestige returns to the Mages Guild and informs Valaste about the sighting, she is doubtful at first and then notices that the spell tome has blank pages. According to Shalidor, the words will appear with the help of fire. Using the Arcane Brazier reveals a text not readable for the Vestige but Valaste knows that one part is an attunement spell they can use to summon the Arch-Mage. But they will need some ritual orbs as well.

Valaste helps to summon Shalidor to the center of the room and he immediately speaks to the Vestige. They will be the one to help him complete his final task, a sanctuary for all the mages of Tamriel.

Shalidor informs them that the haven Eyevea he had created for all mages had been stolen by the Daedric Prince Sheogorath. He asks the Vestige to retrieve four tomes that will help him recreate Eyevea. He then opens a portal to Cheesemonger's Hollow.

Cheesemonger's Hollow[edit | edit source]

Inside is a man named Haskill. After the Vestige informs him what they are here for, Haskill demands that they close a portal first, to earn the spell tomes, that different Daedra are pouring out of. When the portal is closed, Haskill opens the door to the Hollow. Here they need to make their way on the path, past Scamps, Golden Saints and Dark Seducers and then defeat the boss Clannfear Gutsripper.

After the first tome is taken, however, the rest disappear and Sheogorath appears instead. Sheogorath promises to give the Vestige the remaining tomes if they complete various tasks for him. Sheogorath then summons Shalidor and informs him about the deal. To Shalidor's ire, Sheogorath adds that Shalidor himself won't be able to read the tomes himself.

After Sheogorath disappears, Shalidor curses the Mad God and says without his help it will take longer for Valaste to translate the tomes. He then sends the Vestige back to the Mages Guild hall to inform Valaste. Once informed, Valaste instructs the Vestige to check in from time to time and that she will send word when she's finished with the translation. The Vestige gives the tome to Valaste and is rewarded for their efforts.

Reward[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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