Paradise is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. With all four items, the Great Sigil Stone from the Great Gate of Bruma, the Great Welkynd Stone from Miscarcand, the Armor of Tiber Septim from Sancre Tor, and a Daedric artifact, Martin will open the gate to Mankar Camoran's Paradise, Gaiar Alata.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
When arriving at the Cloud Ruler Temple, the Hero will see that Martin has prepared for the portal with the Great Welkynd Stone and the Great Sigil Stone hanging in midair. He will open the portal when the Hero is ready.
Paradise Savage Garden[edit | edit source]
Inside Gaiar Alata, first entering the Savage Garden, the Hero will find some ancient representation of Tamriel and a few Daedra walking about and chasing people. Slay the Daedra, and then proceed along the path or as one enter, turn right instead of left and walk along the shoreline until reaching a large island. Use the Ayleid ruin steps to get to the top and they'll see a Spectral Mud Crab, which holds a leveled Glass item and an Ayleid Reliquary.
The Hero cannot reach Camoran's palace, Carac Agaialor, without leaving the Savage Garden. However, one cannot leave the Savage Garden without the Bands of the Chosen. The Hero will soon be confronted by a Dremora named Kathutet. He will most likely be found at the Flooded Grotto entrance or inside beside the entrance to the Forbidden Grotto. One can either kill him (difficult depending on level), or serve him to obtain the Bands of the Chosen.
If one chooses to serve him, he'll ask the Hero to release the Xivilai Anaxes. Anaxes is a Xivilai who had tortured the Ascended Immortals, but was trapped by the Immortals in a cave. If one releases him, they'll complete the request and receive the Bands of the Chosen. The Hero must then equip them to gain entry to the Grotto.
From there, the Hero can enter the Forgotten Grotto, with a catch. They can't exit the Forgotten Grotto with the Bands of the Chosen on and cannot remove the bands from the inventory or unequip them.
Flooded Grotto[edit | edit source]
Once in the Grotto, go ahead on the path to the entrance to the Forbidden Grotto and when inside a Mythic Dawn High Elf named Eldamil, responsible for opening the Great Gate in Kvatch, will confront them and inform them that he has changed his mind after seeing this "paradise." If the Hero agrees to help Eldamil, he will remove the Bands of the Chosen from them.
This is important since one cannot leave while wearing them, and one cannot unequip them themselves. Enter the cage as Eldamil instructs and they'll be transported to the other side. Once there, slay any Daedra in the way. It is important to read the map because the grotto is quite a maze. Once they get to the next door, they'll meet up with Eldamil again. He'll help to kill the Daedra along the way. Don't worry if he dies because he dies easily and doesn't contribute to the quest. If he survives, he will assist in the battle against the Camorans.
Paradise Carac Agaialor[edit | edit source]
Head up the path to Carac Agaialor. There they'll be confronted with Mankar's children, Ruma and Raven Camoran. They will escort the Hero to their father, Mankar Camoran. They can be followed or slain before entering the building.
Mankar will address the Hero with a speech and will not part with the Amulet of Kings. After this he will attack along with his children if they are still alive. Kill Ruma and Raven first and loot their bodies before they respawn and then go after Mankar. He can be difficult to kill for a lower leveled but it's easier with the help of Eldamil. As soon as he is dead, loot his body for the Amulet and suddenly the whole of Paradise starts to collapse. Carac Agaialor will start to collapse and chunks of ceiling will fall from the roof. If Ruma and Raven don't immediately drop dead then try and lead them into the collapsing great hall. The falling rubble will normally kill them instantly but be careful not to end up the same way as them.
Cloud Ruler Temple[edit | edit source]
In a moment the Hero is back in the temple and both Martin and the guards are pleased to see they have survived.
Go over to Martin and give him the Amulet. He will thank the Hero and put on the Amulet and say they must now hurry to High Chancellor Ocato in the Imperial City to make his claim of the Septim Throne before he lights the Dragonfires.
Journal[edit | edit source]
|Paradise – MQ15|
|10||I should prepare myself to travel to Camoran's Paradise and take back the Amulet of Kings from Mankar Camoran. When I am ready, I should meet Martin in the Great Hall at Cloud Ruler Temple.|
|15||Martin performed the ritual and opened the portal to Camoran's Paradise. He warned me that the portal would close behind me. Martin believes that since Mankar Camoran bound himself to the Mysterium Xarxes in the creation of Paradise, I can only return to Tamriel by killing him. I must enter the portal, kill Mankar Camoran, recover the Amulet of Kings.|
|20||I have arrived in Camoran's Paradise. The portal closed behind me. I must find Mankar Camoran, kill him and recover the Amulet of Kings.|
|30||I met a dremora named Kathutet who offered to help me get into the Forbidden Grottos if I helped him by freeing a Xivilai that the Mythic Dawn immortals have trapped in a cave. He claimed that the only way to leave the Savage Garden was by wearing the Bands of the Chosen, which he would give me if I help him.|
|32||I met a dremora named Kathutet who told me that he holds the key to the Forbidden Grotto, which he claims is the only way out of the Savage Garden. I should find out what this key is and get it from him.|
|33||The Dremora Kathutet claims that something called the Bands of the Chosen are the key to the Forbidden Grotto, the only way out of the Savage Garden. I should get these Bands from him.|
|35||I found a Xivilai trapped in a cave, and set it free.|
|I freed the Xivilai Anaxes from the cave where he was trapped. I should return to Kathutet and see if he will give me the Bands of the Chosen, as he promised.|
|36||I killed the Xivilai that I freed from the cave.|
|The Xivilai Anaxes is dead, although Kathutet told me not to kill it. I should find out if he will still give me the Bands of the Chosen, as he promised.|
|40||The dremora Kathutet gave me the Bands of the Chosen, which he says will let me escape the Savage Garden into the Forbidden Grotto. I should find the door to the Forbidden Grotto and see if he was telling the truth.|
|42||Kathutet was angry at me for killing the Xivilai. I will have to take the Bands of the Chosen from him by force.|
|45||I took the Bands of the Chosen from a Dremora named Kathutet. Perhaps they will provide the means to help me escape from the Savage Garden and reach Mankar Camoran.|
|I have the Bands of the Chosen. I should find the door to the Forbidden Grotto and see if he was telling the truth.|
|50||I have entered the Forbidden Grotto. Now to find my way through to the Terrace of the Dawn where I hope to find Mankar Camoran and the Amulet of Kings.|
|54||I met a High Elf named Eldamil. He served Mankar Camoran and the Mythic Dawn on Tamriel, but since coming to Gaiar Alata and seeing the true nature of Mankar Camoran's 'paradise', he claims to have regretted his deeds. He warned me that it was impossible to leave these caves while wearing the Bands of the Chosen, and offered to help me by removing them.|
|56||I accepted Eldamil's offer to help me escape the Forbidden Grottos. Eldamil wants me to pretend to be a prisoner until his Dremora overseer finishes his inspection. I wonder if I can trust him.|
|67||Eldamil told me he would meet me further into the caves where he would be able to remove the Bands of the Chosen from my wrists. I should continue searching for a way through these caves to Mankar Camoran's palace.|
|70||Eldamil removed the Bands of the Chosen. I should now be able to leave the Forbidden Grotto and continue on my way towards Mankar Camoran's palace at the top of the mountain.|
|80||I found Mankar Camoran in his palace of Carac Agaialor. Now I must kill him and take the Amulet of Kings back to Tamriel.|
|90||I killed Mankar Camoran. Upon his death, the Paradise he had created dissolved around me, and I found myself back in Cloud Ruler Temple with the Amulet of Kings in my hand. I must give the Amulet to Martin.|
|95||Martin took the Amulet of Kings from me, and placed it around his neck -- he is indeed of the Septim blood. But he reminded me that Mankar Camoran's death will not halt the Oblivion crisis. Mehrunes Dagon's invasion will continue until Martin lights the Dragonfires in the Temple of the One.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When being talked to, and the various realms are being mentioned, there is an error. Coldharbour is said to be governed by Meridia, but it is actually Molag Bal's realm of Oblivion.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Strategies moved to talkpage.