Not to be confused with A Little Panikosa or Malacath (Quest).
Main article: Daedric Quests (Morrowind)

Malacath's Quest is a quest undertaken by the Nerevarine in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Background[edit | edit source]

"You have summoned me? Hmmph. You are all the same. But, perhaps you can be of use to me. I have in my possession the Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw, the dark elven 'hero.' His deeds are numerous, but he was a false hero. All were performed by Kharag gro-Khar, his orcish friend. It is time this legend was put to rest. Find the last of his bloodline, kill him, and I will grant you the Helm. Look for the him in the city where the Man-God lives."

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Nerevarine, when exploring the daedric shrine of Assurdirapal, may find a statue of Malacath in the shrine. Interacting with the statue will cause the Nerevarine to be contacted directly by the Prince of the Spurned and Ostracized about an ancient lie. According to Malacath, a "hero" by the name of Oreyn Bearclaw took the credit for the deeds done by his Orsimer friend Kharag gro-Khar. The Nerevarine is tasked with avenging gro-Khar (on behalf of Malacath) by killing Bearclaw's last living relative, Farvyn Oreyn.

Ending a legend[edit | edit source]

"You have killed the false hero, and ensured there will be no more to follow. You have helped bring honor back to the Orcish people, and for that I am glad. Here, take the Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw. Wear it proudly, and let it serve as a reminder of what really happened."

Farvyn Oreyn can be found in Gnaar Mok (this is found out after the Nerevarine has completed Malacath's suggestion of heading to Vivec City and asking around). Oreyn is guarded by two others and will openly admit that the "hero" that was Oreyn Bearclaw was false. However, if the Nerevarine tells him that they were sent by Malacath, Oreyn will attack (as will his guards). Once Oreyn is dead, the Nerevarine may return to Malacath to end the quest. Malacath will then reward the Nerevarine with the Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Malacath's Quest
ID Journal Entry
10 I entered the shrine of Malacath and summoned the Daedra. He spoke to me of a helm of great power, once belonging to the elven hero Oreyn Bearclaw. In reality, he was no hero, though. The deeds attributed to him were actually performed by an orc, Kharag gro-Khar. If I can find the last of the Oreyn family bloodline, and kill him, I will be rewarded with the helm.
  • Quest accepted
20 The Oreyn name is widely known. It seems the only surviving member of the clan is Farvyn Oreyn, who takes his residence in Vivec
30 The people of Vivec have told me that Farvyn Oreyn is a powerful battlemage, and is often surrounded by his entourage of servants. He is, however, not in town. He has been carrying on the traditions of the Oreyn family, and it is rumored he was heading toward Gnaar Mok.
40 The people of Gnaar Mok have said that Farvyn Oreyn is in the area. He and his servants were heading out to an island to kill some of the netch that had been plaguing the area.
50 I have spoken with Farvyn Oreyn. He denied nothing about the false tales of heroism told about his ancestor. Looking at him, he seems unimpressive. His "servants," on the other hand, are far from it.
60 I have killed Farvyn Oreyn. He was, as I suspected, remarkably weak for one of such a "distinguished" bloodline. His guards were, however, as strong as they looked.
 70  I've returned to the shrine of Malacath, who already knew of my success in killing Farvyn Oreyn. Malacath was as good as his word, and I now have the Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw in my possession. It is a fantastic helm, misnamed though it may be.
  • Quest complete

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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