The Missing Apprentices is an unused quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The quest was originally intended to be a secondary quest line given by Phinis Gestor at the College of Winterhold, but was never completed.
- Talk to Phinis Gestor and learn of the missing apprentices
Upon speaking to Phinis Gestor, the discussion does not create a quest entry in the logbook. After finding the students and their respective belongings, there is no dialogue option to inform Phinis of their fate. The Dragonborn can still hear the story about the missing students simply by asking Phinis and the students can still be found.
You said something about missing Apprentices? "Ah, that. Yes, the group prior to yours has disappeared entirely. It's possible that there was less than the necessary amount of oversight. That's still being looked into. But we've had no contact with them for quite some time now. Arniel wondered if perhaps they'd somehow managed to get themselves lost in the Outer Realms, but I think that's giving them too much credit."
- How long have they been missing? "I hadn't really considered it in terms of time. I suppose it's been at least a month. Let me think... what were they working on?"
- Where could they have gone? "I'm not sure. None of them were working on anything terribly dangerous. As I recall, Yisra was trying to improve flame cloak spells to better work in Skyrim's harsh environment. Ilas-Tei was practicing Illusions spells. She was having trouble with the calm spells, I believe, but only ever worked with skeevers. And then there's Borvir and Rundi. Twins, though they rarely agreed on anything. Those two boys were obsessed with mead. Convinced they could concoct something to compete with Honningbrew. Something about using Frost magic to chill the mead for a certain period of time. I felt it was a waste, but the Arch-Mage let them proceed."
The four missing students
- Yisra, found at Yisra's Beachside Combustion
- Ilas-Tei, found at Shrine of Talos: Ilas-Tei's Last Stand
- Rundi, found at Rundi's Altar
- Borvir, found at Journeyman's Nook
- Borvir is the only member who can be found at a marked location.
- Due to being incomplete, this quest does not have any stages or objectives.confirmation needed
- To end the quest and remove the quest marker from your journal, set the quest stage to 200.
- If the bodies of two of the apprentices are not found when a cell is visited, they will disappear when it reloads.
|College of Winterhold Quests|
|Main Quest||First Lessons • Under Saarthal • Hitting the Books • Good Intentions|
Revealing the Unseen • Containment • The Staff of Magnus • The Eye of Magnus
|Side Quests||Arniel's Endeavor • J'zargo's Experiment • Brelyna's Practice|
Onmund's Request • Out of Balance • Rejoining the College
|Master Spell Quests||Alteration Ritual Spell • Destruction Ritual Spell • Conjuration Ritual Spell|
Illusion Ritual Spell • Restoration Ritual Spell
|Radiant Quests||Aftershock • Tolfdir the Absent-Minded • Fetch Me That Book!|
Shalidor's Insights • Enchanting Pick-Up • Restocking Soul Gems
|Other Quests||The Missing Apprentices • Forgotten Names|