After completing the quests "March of the Dead" and "The Final Descent," Captain Veleth will ask that the Dragonborn speak with Adril Arano, the Second Councilor of Raven Rock, who can be found either walking around Raven Rock or in Morvayn Manor. Arano is worried that members of the Ulen family are present in Raven Rock, seeking revenge for the execution of their ancestor by a member of the Morvayn Family, and suggests that the Dragonborn speak with Geldis Sadri at the Retching Netch.
Sadri suggests a plan to identify the member(s) of the Ulen family, telling the Dragonborn to hide within the Ulen ancestral tomb and wait for them. After waiting in the tomb for a short period, Tilisu Severin will enter the tomb. To make enough contact to advance the quest, the Dragonborn can either (a) get close enough for her name to become visible (by sneaking), (b) waiting on one side of the door, then stepping close behind her as she walks into the tomb, or (c) interrogating her directly. Once she has been identified, the quest continues.
Upon reporting back to Arano, he will request a search for evidence within the Severin's home, Severin Manor, which is the house closest to the Earth Stone. In support of this, he will give the Severin Manor Key.
Upon entry to the manor, Tilisu and Mirri Severin will attack, unless the Dragonborn has a high enough sneak skill. They can either be killed and Mirri's corpse looted for the key to the Severin family safe, or the expert-level lock can be picked. The safe is located downstairs in the master bedroom at the end of the hallway on the left side of an empty bookcase. Inside will be a letter titled The Ulen Matter.
After the letter is obtained and brought back to Arano, he will send the Dragonborn to meet up with two Redoran guards at Ashfallow Citadel, located north west of the Sun Stone. Upon arriving at the fort, there will be two Morag Tong assassins outside, who have killed the guards and will attack the Dragonborn on sight.
The fort itself contains large piles of ash. From the entry floor, a curved set of stairs leads down. From the bottom, against the southeast wall is a rough opening for a passage down to the right (south). At the bottom is a corridor blocked off with several sets of gates which are protected by Morag Tong assassins. These gates must be lifted with chains, which can be found in the following places:
- On the wall in the first room of the left-hand side of the corridor (opens the first gate)
- The second room on the right-hand side of the corridor, which is trapped (opens part of the second gate)
- Next to entrance to the second door on the left-hand (east) side of the corridor, close to the gate (opens the rest of the second gate).
- The final two are behind pillars located near three swinging door traps, on the right hand side of the passageway (actually behind the second swinging door). This room has its own sideways spike trap.
At the end of the corridor is the final room, where Vendil Severin can be found with two Morag Tong assassins. If the Dragonborn chose not to kill Tilisu and Mirri earlier in the quest chain, they will also be in the room. After they are killed, the Dragonborn is to return to Arano, who will bring them to Councilor Morvayn. After speaking with Councilor Morvayn, the Dragonborn will receive Severin Manor and a large amount of gold.
|Served Cold – DLC2RR02|
|10||Captain Veleth told me that Adril Arano, Second Councilor of Raven Rock, wanted to speak to me immediately. I should find him and discover the reason for his urgent message.
|15||Adril Arano has requested my help with what he believes is an imminent threat on Councilor Morvayn's life. He believes members of the Ulen family are present on the island and seek revenge upon Morvayn for executing their ancestor. He's requested that I investigate the identity of any possible assassins, hoping to catch them unaware. For now, I've refused his request, but I should return to Adril when I'm ready to assist him.
|20||Adril Arano has requested my help with what he believes is an imminent threat on Councilor Morvayn's life. He believes members of the Ulen family are present on the island and seek revenge upon Morvayn for executing their ancestor. He's requested that I investigate the identity of any possible assassins, hoping to catch them unaware. Adril suggests that I start by speaking to Geldis Sadri, the innkeeper at the Retching Netch Cornerclub. He's hoping that Geldis, who has quite the reputation as a gossip, might have some useful leads.
|30||Geldis Sadri has pointed out that someone is leaving ash yam offerings in the Ulen Ancestral Tomb even though no Ulens live on Solstheim. He suggests that I stake the tomb out at night and discover the identity of the mystery visitor. Hopefully this person is either the assassin himself or can lead me to the assassin threatening Councilor Morvayn's life.
|50||I discovered Tilisu Severin visiting the Ulen Ancestral Tomb at night. This seems suspicious, as she doesn't belong to the Ulen family by name. I should bring this piece of evidence to Adril Arano immediately.
|60||I've informed Adril Arano that Tilisu Severin was the mystery vistor leaving offerings in the Ulen Ancestral Tomb. Since this is not enough evidence to accuse her of a crime, he's sending me to Severin Manor in order to uncover solid evidence that exposes Tilisu as an assassin.
|70||I've recovered evidence from Severin Manor that exposes the true nature of the Severin family. The letters indicate that Vendil Severin is actually Vendil Ulen and that his supposed wife Tilisu and his daughter Mirri are members of House Hlaalu, one of the Great Houses that opposes Morvayn's House Redoran. All three of them are working in with unknown forces in a place called "Ashfallow Citadel," to assassinate Councilor Morvayn. I need to bring this urgent revelation to Adril Arano immediately.
|80||Adril Arano has sent me to Ashfallow Citadel to destroy Vendil Ulen and whatever forces he's amassed there. I'm supposed to meet two Redoran Guard outside the ruins who will assist me in this regard.
|85||Adril Arano has sent me to Ashfallow Citadel to destroy Vendil Ulen and whatever forces he's amassed there. I've found the two Redoran Guard I was supposed to meet there dead. I'll have to carry the fight into the ruins alone.
|90||I've killed Vendil Ulen and stopped the threat against Councilor Morvayn. Vendil had hired assassins from Morrowind known as the Morag Tong to help him with his coup, but fortunately I was able to defeat them in the depths of Ashfallow Citadel. I should return to Adril Arano with the good news.
|200||With dead and the Morag Tong eliminated, I've ended the threat to Councilor Morvayn. In appreciation for my actions, I've been awarded Severin Manor and all of the contents within and deemed an honorary citizen of Raven Rock.
- If the quest is taken, it is better not to steal anything from Severin Manor until it is completed, since all the objects contained within the house will be unmarked as owned once the property is gained. Otherwise, the stolen objects will be left marked as such in the inventory.
| Raven Rock Owner|
Own a house in Raven Rock