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"By the detritus of the profane, I am brought forth. And by your offering, you have made the profane your interest, mortal. The undead are foul, unnatural things. Some of my rivals take pleasure in these abominations. Not Meridia. I wish these creatures destroyed. Hidden behind a door, deep in Howling Cave, are necromancers. They rob graves for the materials to raise their undead armies. Find these necromancers. Destroy them and their abominations. Do this, and earn the gratitude of Meridia."

Meridia is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Upon offering up a sample of undead corpse matter, Meridia will awaken and speak to the Hero. They learn that, unlike other Daedric Princes, Meridia loathes undead and makes it the charge of her followers to destroy them whenever possible.


Obtain a sample of bonemeal, mort flesh or ectoplasm and go to her shrine which is just west of Skingrad. Note that the bonemeal from the Deranged Zombies in Bleak Flats Cave will not be accepted, only "regular" bonemeal.

Meridia's ShrineEdit

After activating the shrine, Meridia will speak. She will say she despises all undead, and tasks the Hero with killing the necromancers in the Howling Cave.

Howling CaveEdit

Head to Howling Cave just east of Skingrad and just west of Nornalhorst. Proceed through the front of the cave until reaching the rear. There are only a few rats and mudcrabs present.

Meridia Quest Fight Undead

At the rear of the cave, guarded by two levelled undead, is a false rock which hides a door that leads deeper into the cave. Inside are the five necromancers as well as an assortment of levelled undead that they have to kill. The compass should point to each of the necromancers, who at high levels may have made the transition to lich.

They all are standing in different rooms but may come forward as soon as the first necromancer is attacked. After killing them and looting whatever is desired, return to Meridia.

Back at the shrineEdit

"Well done. Those creatures were an affront to all life, and they have paid the price for their actions. Take this ring and go with my blessing."

Return to Meridia and she will be pleased for the killed necromancers and will give the Hero the Ring of Khajiiti.


Journal Entry
  • Update: After speaking with a follower about offering to Meridia:

One of Meridia's followers has told me that the Daedra can be summoned if something from the corpse of an undead creature is left as an offering at the statue. [You must be level 10 to begin this quest.]

  • Update: After summoning Meridia:

After I made the correct offering, Meridia appeared and spoke to me. The Daedra told me of a cult of necromancers in the Howling Cave who have been stealing from graves in order to raise an undead army. Meridia wants the necromancers killed. I can reach them from a secret door in the back of the cave.

  • Update: After killing all 5 necromancers:

I have killed the necromancers in Howling Cave. I should return to the Shrine of Meridia.

  • Update: After speaking with Meridia again:

Meridia was gratified that I had performed the task assigned to me. As a reward, I have been given the Ring of Khajiiti.

  • Quest complete

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