"I've been told to send you to Chorrol for some duties. Speak with Oreyn."
Azzan and Burz gro-Khash[src]

The Master's Son is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Fighters Guild has been hired to find Galtus Previa, and Viranus Donton needs a confidence boost. Modryn Oreyn asks the Hero to assist and bring back Viranus alive.


Viranus Donton, the master's son, is the son of the Fighter's Guild Guildmaster. Viranus, though ostensibly a member of the Fighter's Guild, has been - according to Oreyn - "held back" by an overprotective mother, possibly due to the fact that Viranus's brother was killed in a Fighter's Guild raid. Modryn Oreyn asks the Hero to raise Viranus's confidence by leading him on a triumphant dungeon crawl in Nonwyll Cavern, located northwest of Chorrol. The expedition also involves discovering the fate of Galtus Previa, who has gone missing.

"My son? He's at home, I would imagine."
Vilena Donton[src]

Upon receiving the quest follow the quest marker to the Donton household. Despite Oreyn's imprecations to the contrary, speaking to the Guildmaster carries no perceivable quest penalty. Get Viranus Donton to follow and head to Nonwyll Cavern.

The cavern is populated by rats, trolls, ogres and a minotaur. However, as Viranus is an essential character, there is no need to care about his continued survival, however he can't heal himself so after a few dead trolls he tends to get knocked unconscious often unless waiting for an hour for him to heal.

The Master's Son Galtus Previa Dead

Galtus Previa dead

Eventually, the body of Galtus Previa can be found lying on the floor. A suspicious-looking Broken Shield lies next to him. Upon discovery of this gruesome scene return to Oreyn to find him grudgingly impressed, a welcome change from his previous demeanor.

He will offer an enchanted blade. Note that it doesn't seem to matter whether or not the Broken Shield is brought back, though he has a dialogue option that recognizes the shield if it's in the inventory.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

I've been told I should report to Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol for assigned duties.

  • Update: After speaking to Modryn Oreyn:

Modryn Oreyn would like me to complete a mission with Viranus Donton, the Guild Master's son.

  • Update: After further discussion:

In order to boost young Donton's confidence, I'm to help Viranus discover what became of Galtus Previa in Nonwyll Cavern, northwest of Chorrol.

  • Update: After speaking to Viranus Donton:

I've spoken with Viranus Donton, and he is prepared accompany me to Nonwyll Cavern.

  • Update: Upon getting to Nonwyll Cavern:

Viranus Donton and I have arrived at Nonwyll Cavern. We'll have to find out what happened to Galtus Previa, and I should make sure no harm comes to the young Donton.

  • Update: After finding Galtus Previa's remains:

We have found the corpse of Galtus Previa. We should now return to Modryn Oreyn.

  • Update: Upon returning to Modryn Oreyn again:

We have returned with news of Galtus Previa to Modryn Oreyn. He was pleased with our efforts, and has paid the contract to Donton. For my efforts, he has given me a magic blade.

  • Quest complete


  • It is possible to visit this cave and find the body and shield before getting any quest from the Fighter's guild. In this case, the shield will be bound in inventory, and the quest will probably be resolved immediately once obtained.confirmation needed

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Fighters Guild Quests
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Azzan A Rat ProblemThe Unfortunate ShopkeeperDen of ThievesNewheim's FlagonThe Wandering ScholarThe Stone of St. Alessia
Burz gro-Khash The Desolate MineAmelion's DebtThe FugitivesThe Noble's DaughterMystery at Harlun's Watch
Modryn Oreyn Unfinished BusinessDrunk and DisorderlyThe Master's SonMore Unfinished BusinessAzani BlackheartTrolls of Forsaken MineInformation GatheringInfiltrationThe Hist
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