Marsus Tullius' Missing Hides is a quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.


Marsus Tullius tells me that he has been robbed by a couple of Ashlanders, and they've stolen the guar hides he was carrying to Tel Aruhn.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Marsus Tullius.
  2. Travel to Erabenimsun Camp to speak with Tinti and Hairan.
  3. Retrieve the stolen hides via force, stealth, or through being a member of the Ashlander tribe.
  4. Return to Marsus Tullius.
  5. Speak to Stentus Tullius in Tel Aruhn if one managed to retrieve the hides.

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Locate Marsus Tullius north of the Erabenimsun Camp who claims to have been robbed by two Ashlanders who stole some of his guar hides. Concerned he then asks the Nerevarine to find the culprits and return his hides. Embark for the Erabenimsun Camp and inquire with the natives to discover that the thieves are the well respected warriors Tinti and Hairan. Speak to the Ashlanders within the camp to confirm their story of events that it was Marsus who was stealing hides from the camp's and that they believe they only took back what they are entitled to.

Letting them keep the hidesEdit

If one denies the opportunity to take the hides they will receive a Herder's Belt as a reward. Upon returning to Marsus Tullius he will mention that he is surprised and didn't realize the hides belonged to those of the Erabenimsun Camp. Afterwards Marsus will say that his father will not be able to compensate the Nerevarine as his father's reward was dependent on the hides return. Speaking with Stentus in Tel Aruhn will yield a similar story.

Bringing back the hidesEdit

To take the hides the Nerevarine must either kill Tinti and Hairan or pick their pockets to get the stolen hides. If the Nerevarine has been named a Clanfriend of the Ashlanders during the events of the "Meet Sul-Matuul" quest, then they will offer to return the hides as a sign of friendship. Upon returning the hides to Marsus, he will mention to speak with his father in the city of Tel Aruhn to receive compensation.


  • Herder's Belt, if the player lets the Ashlanders keep the hides.
  • 200GoldIcon, if the player returns the hides to Marsus.


Marsus Tullius' Missing Hides – MV_InnocentAshlanders
IDJournal Entry
10Marsus Tullius tells me that he has been robbed by a couple of Ashlanders, and they've stolen the guar hides he was carrying to Tel Aruhn.
20Tullius says that if I am able to recover the hides for him, his father in Tel Aruhn will reward me handsomely.
30I've agreed to help Marsus Tullius recover his stolen guar hides. Tullius could give me no information on his attackers, other than that they were Ashlanders. It will probably be best to check the nearby Ashlander camps for any clues.
  • Quest accepted
40I've decided against trying to track down the Ashlanders who robbed Marsus Tullius.
  • Quest failed
45I've spoken to members of the Zainab Ashlander tribe. They seem to have no knowledge of the guar hide theft.
46I've spoken to members of the Urshilaku Ashlander camp, and they seem to have no knowledge of the guar hide theft.
47I've spoken to members of the Ahemmusa Ashlander camp, and they seem to have no knowledge of the guar hide theft.
50I spoke to members of the Erabenimsun Ashlander camp, and they tell me that two of their tribe, Tinti and Hairan, do have the hides. However, they tell me that both of them are honorable warriors, and would not have taken the hides without good reason. They suggest I speak to those two directly, if I have the courage.
60Tinti and Hairan tell me that the guar hides that Marsus Tullius had in his possession were taken from the Erabenimsun Tribal Herds. They question his right to call them thieves, when all the have done is reclaim what is their own, in their eyes.
70Because the Ashlanders have accepted me as one of their own, Tinti and Hairan are willing to give me the hides to return, in the name of friendship.
75Tinti and Hairan have told me that the hides are theirs by tribal right, and they will die before giving them back to the Imperial trader.
80I've refused to take the hides from Tinti and Hairan. The hides do seem to belong to the Erabenimsun, and should stay with the tribe. They seem pleased with my decision, and have given me a Herder's Belt as a token of our friendship.
85I've accepted the hides from Tinti and Hairan, along with their blessing to return the hides to Tullius, with the understanding that he will never approach the Tribal Herds again.
100Tullius has his hides back, and I've told him the Ashlanders' conditions for their return. He swears to stay away from Erabenimsun lands in the future. He is pleased to have the hides back, and told me I should visit his father, Stentus Tellius, in Tel Aruhn for my reward.
105I've returned the hides to Tullius, and he seems pleased to have them back. He tells me I should visit his father, Stentus Tullius, in Tel Aruhn for my reward.
110I've told Tullius of my decision not to accept the hides from the Ashlanders. He genuinely seemed surprised that the herds belonged to the Erabenimsun people, and was only dismayed that he would have to find more hides to replace them. Unfortunately, his father financed this trade excursion, and without the hides, he has no money with which to reward me.
  • Quest complete
115I've spoken with Tullius' father, and he's rewarded me for helping his son.
  • Quest complete


  • For this quest, one can only return these particular hides to Tullius.
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