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The Vestige in Coldharbour.

For other uses, see Main Quest.

The main quest is a series of quests in The Elder Scrolls Online that serve as the primary focus of the story in the game. If the Vestige owns a chapter such as Online: Morrowind, Summerset, Elsweyr, or Greymoor, then they will not start the main quest by default. To start the main quest normally, the Vestige can travel to their alliance starter city (Daggerfall, Davon's Watch, or Vulkhel Guard) and find a Hooded Figure, who will allow them to start the quest "Soul Shriven in Coldharbour."

Background[]

"I died, but that was only the beginning... I awoke in Oblivion. My body is intact, but my soul has been torn from my body. I must find a way out of this nightmare place to reclaim what was lost to me, or I will be damned for all eternity."
―The Vestige[src]

In 2E 583, before the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the Vestige is captured and their soul is taken by Mannimarco. The Vestige is imprisoned in Coldharbour, but with the help of Lyris Titanborn, Cadwell and The Prophet, the Vestige escapes.

Meanwhile, the three alliances—the Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant and the Ebonheart Pact—are locked in combat with each other for Cyrodiil and the Ruby Throne. The Prophet and the Vestige are separated, and the Vestige must find him again to continue the main quest line.

After meeting with The Prophet in the Harborage, he reveals how Molag Bal and Mannimarco were able to weaken the bonds between Tamriel and Oblivion. At an event called the Soulburst, Mannimarco tricked the Emperor into trying to proclaim himself Dragonborn. The Emperor died, and the Amulet of Kings was lost. The Prophet made inquiries about the event, which is why he was thrown in Coldharbour.

While the Vestige is helping Lyris escape Coldharbour, they discover that Abnur Tharn might be a double agent, as he gives Lyris her axe.

Quests[]

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Name Zone Location Level Quest giver Reward
Soul Shriven in Coldharbour Coldharbour The Wailing Prison 1 The Prophet Sealed Urn
Skill point
The Harborage Glenumbra
Stonefalls
Auridon
The Harborage 5 The Prophet Prophet's Recollection
Skill point
Daughter of Giants Coldharbour The Foundry of Woe 10 The Prophet Titanborn Family Signet
Skill point
Chasing Shadows Glenumbra
Stonefalls
Auridon
The Worm's Retreat 15 The Prophet Aldmion's Amulet
Skill point
Castle of the Worm Coldharbour Castle of the Worm 20 The Prophet Signet of the Worm
Skill point
The Tharn Speaks Stormhaven
Deshaan
Grahtwood
Norvulk Ruins
Knife Ear Grotto
Wormroot Depths
25 Abnur Tharn Tharn Family Ring
Skill point
Halls of Torment Coldharbour Halls of Torment 30 The Prophet Jewel of the Duchess
Skill point
Valley of Blades The Valley of Blades The Valley of Blades 35 Sai Sahan Sword Saint's Choker
Skill point
Shadow of Sancre Tor Cyrodiil Sancre Tor 40 Sai Sahan Signet of Sancre Tor
Skill point
Council of the Five Companions Glenumbra
Stonefalls
Auridon
The Harborage 40 The Prophet Band of the Companions
Skill point
God of Schemes Coldharbour Heart's Grief 50 Abnur Tharn Great Axe of the Titanborn
The Emperor's Blessing
Sword Saint's Blade
Skill point
Cadwell's Silver Glenumbra
Stonefalls
Auridon
The Harborage 50 Cadwell Meridia's Charm of the Dawn
Crafting Motif 29: Soul-Shriven Style
Cadwell's Gold Glenumbra
Stonefalls
Auridon
The Harborage 50 Cadwell Meridia's Emblem of Searing Light
Note: The location of quests outside of Coldharbour, including the location of the Harborage, depends on the Vestige's alliance.

Conclusion[]

The Vestige learns that the Prophet is actually Varen Aquilarios. Replacing Mannimarco, the Vestige joins Lyris, Varen, Sai Sahan and Abnur Tharn to complete the Five Companions. United, they make their way to Heart's Grief, Molag Bal's fortress. There, they find Mannimarco trapped by Molag Bal, neither alive nor dead. The Vestige can choose to release him or not. Unfortunately, to use the power of the Amulet of the Kings, one of the Five must be sacrificed (either Lyris, Sai or Varen).

Strengthened by the power of Akatosh, the Vestige is able to defeat him and recover their soul. Abnur Tharn flees to Cyrodil with the Amulet, Molag Bal is weakened, and the tear between Nirn and Oblivion is closed.

The Vestige reunites with the remaining Five Companions back in the Harborage.