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"Hmm. I do have a new spell I'm working on. I hope to be able to conjure ash spawn. If I could get a sample of ash from an ash spawn, that would be quite useful."
Neloth[src]

Telvanni Research is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn in which the Dragonborn must assist Neloth with his research into the Ash Spawn by collecting a sample for him.

Background[edit | edit source]

Neloth is doing research on ash spawn. He's asked me to bring him a sample of the ash from one using a special extraction tool.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Collect ash from an ash spawn
  2. Talk to Neloth

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Speak to Neloth and ask if he needs help with his research:

Can I help with your research? "Hmm. I do have a new spell I'm working on. I hope to be able to conjure ash spawn. If I could get a sample of ash from an ash spawn, that would be quite useful. I've made this special tool that will extract... well, you don't need to know the details. Just go harvest a sample. Of course, the creature will have to be dead first, but I trust that's something you can... bring about."

He gives the Dragonborn an Ash Extractor to collect the ash from an Ash Spawn. Ash spawn can be found all across the ash wastes of Solstheim. Several can be found in Raven Rock Temple or near Hrodulf's House. Once an ash spawn has been killed, activate the ash pile and collect a sample.

Return to Neloth, who remarks: "Well done. Here are some septims for your troubles. If you come back in a day or two I should have the spell worked out. You can buy it from Talvas."

After receiving a leveled amount of Gold, Talvas Fathryon will sell the spell tome Conjure Ash Spawn.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Level Gold
1–9 250
10–19 400
20–29 500
30–39 600
40+ 750

Journal[edit | edit source]

Telvanni Research – DLC2TTR3a
ID Journal Entry
100 Neloth is doing research on ash spawn. He's asked me to bring him a sample of the ash from one using a special extraction tool.
  • Objective 100: Collect ash from an ash spawn
200 Neloth is doing research on ash spawn. I've taken a sample of the ash from one using a special extraction tool.
  • Objective 200: Talk to Neloth
300 Neloth is doing research on ash spawn. I brought him a sample of the ash from one using a special extraction tool.
  • Quest complete

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite mentioning that it will take a day or two to create the spell, Talvas should have a spell tome for sale immediately after the quest has been completed.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Telvanni Research. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PS3   Sometimes when the Dragonborn slays the ash spawn, it may not die but instead just freeze in mid-air.


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