For other uses, see Temple of the Mad God.

Temple of the Mad God is a quest in The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  • Receive Ria Silmane's vision.
  • Travel to the city of Lillandril, Summurset Isle.
  • Enter the Mages Guild in the city and talk to the Mage.
  • Accept the Mage's deal and travel to the Temple of Mad God.
  • Recover the Diamond in the Second Level of the dungeon.
  • Give the Diamond to the Mage.



"You have recovered the fourth piece! I honor your bravery. Listen closely now my friend, for Tharn has begun in earnest to look for you. Do not fear, he does not know your true identity, but he can sense the Staff's power. With four of the eight pieces, you stand out like a lantern at night. I urge you to caution. The fifth piece of the Staff lies in an ancient stronghold of sorcery called the Crystal Tower. It was said that the southern tip of the Dragon's Teeth, which stretches from the ice covered mounts of High Rock to the wooded forests of Valenwood, could be seen on the horizon from the top parapet of the Tower. This would lead me to believe it is not far south of the majestic mountain range. You must find the Tower and gain access to recover the fifth piece of the Staff of Chaos..."
―Ria Silmane[src]
Ria Silmane (Crystal Tower) vision

After obtaining the Fourth Piece of the Staff of Chaos from The Halls of Colossus, Ria Silmane will again contact the Eternal Champion during their sleep to congratulate their success and inform the location of the Fifth Piece of the Staff of Chaos, a great fortress called Crystal Tower.


Asking about the Crystal Tower will eventually direct the Eternal Champion to the Mages Guild of Lillandril, a city in the province of Summurset Isle. The Loremaster Corim Ashlen already knows that Eternal Champion is searching for the legendary Tower and makes a proposal to them—a group of priests servants of the Mad God attacked the Guild some nights previously, stealing a diamond which supplies the power of the Mages and could reveal the path to the Crystal Tower. In exchange of recovering the jewel from the Temple of the Mad God, Corim Ashlen promises to give the location of the Tower to the Eternal Champion.

Temple of Mad GodEdit

Temple of the Mad God First Level

Temple of Mad God, First Level. The black line shows an easy way to reach the Second Level.

The Temple of Mad God is located south of Lillandril. It is composed of two levels which are roughly complex, however taking the correct path will make the quest much easier.

Temple of the Mad God Second Level

Temple of Mad God, Second. The black line shows an easy way to reach the Diamond.

The First Level has a long river flooding its borders. The door to the Second Level is located south, and Hell Hounds and Skeletons will be roaming the way. Using the water to reach the door will make the quest take longer, besides being making the Champion somewhat vulnerable.

On the Second Level, the diamond remains on a room in the northeast area. On this floor, Priests will be guarding the corridors. There is no need to enter the greater corridors to reach the jewel.

The door to the room where the diamond remains will only open when the following riddle is answered:


"The area above the door is inscribed with the following:

What flares up
And does a lot of good,
And when it dies
Is just a piece of wood"

Mages Guild Diamond


The answer is "Match" or "Torch."

Once the Diamond was taken, the Eternal Champion must give it back to Corim Ashlen at Lillandril. With the jewel in his hands, the Loremaster will fulfil his part of the exchange and inscribe the location of Crystal Tower on the map. Notes:

Arena Main Quest
Escape From PrisonStonekeepFang LairFortress of IceLabyrinthianSelene's WebElden GroveTemple of AgamanusHalls of ColossusTemple of the Mad GodCrystal TowerMines of KhurasCrypt of HeartsVaults of GeminMurkwoodBlack GateDagoth-UrImperial Palace
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