Path of Dawn is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. After discovering that the Amulet of Kings was taken by the Mythic Dawn during the assault on Weynon Priory, Jauffre wants the Hero to meet with Baurus in Imperial City to help find the location of the Amulet of Kings.
- Speak to Jauffre about the Amulet of Kings.
- Find Baurus in the Imperial City. Help him defeat a Mythic Dawn assassin, which will give a mysterious book.
- Track down the rest of the Mythic Dawn Commentaries.
- Book Two can be found at the Arcane University.
- Book Three can be found at First Edition.
- Book Four requires meeting a cultist in the Imperial Sewers, with Baurus.
- The books give a location where, in turn, the location of the Mythic Dawn sanctuary is revealed.
Meet with Baurus at Luther Broad's Boarding House to get leads on the location of the Amulet of Kings. When he is first met, Baurus suspects someone is following him. Follow Baurus and the man who is spying on him. Eventually the spy must be killed.
Speaking to Tar-MeenaEdit
The secret of this cult lies in the four commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes written by Mankar Camoran. All four copies are needed and Tar-Meena gives the Hero the second volume, Mythic Dawn Commentaries 2.
The third volume, Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3, can be obtained by persuading Phintias at the First Edition bookstore to give up his only copy if his disposition with the Hero is 80 or higher. Eventually he will sell it for 100 . Wait for the original buyer, Gwinas, to question him about his interest in the cult.
A cheaper option is to wait in the bookstore until Gwinas arrives to claim the book. Follow Gwinas out of the store and talk to him about the book. Ask Gwinas about the "Mythic Dawn" and tell him that he's "in way over his head". (It may be necessary to raise his disposition before starting the conversation.) Let him know that the cult is responsible for the murder of the Emperor. Gwinas will panic and give away the book, as well as a note with directions on how to meet "The Sponsor."
A third option is to steal the book, it is kept in a chest near Phintias with a lock so a few lockpicks may be required.
A fourth option is to kill Gwinas. Follow him from the book store, let him go to sleep in his hotel room (he lives at the Tiber Septim Hotel), pick his lock and kill him. Then take the book and the letter from the sponsor.
The fourth volume, Mythic Dawn Commentaries 4, can only be obtained from the meeting with "The Sponsor."
Meeting with The SponsorEdit
Go and see Baurus once the 3rd volume is obtained. He will say 'You are a hard man to track down' no matter what. He asks the Hero to follow him into the sewers as he knows them well and he will take the lead to the Elven Gardens District, to a sewer entrance.
When walking through the sewers mud crabs, rats and goblins will attack. Depending on level, Baurus can be knocked unconscious by the goblins who also are leveled, try and dispose of them quickly. Baurus heals himself outside the final room and says he will face the Sponsor alone so wait upstairs.
- Insist on facing the Sponsor alone and Baurus goes upstairs. Once sitting down on the chair at the table the Sponsor walks in and talks about the cult. After a moment two other cult members walk in upstairs and see Baurus. A fight ensues. The first cult member has an enchanted ring on him. If Baurus lives he says he will meet at Cloud Ruler Temple.
- Instead choose to go upstairs while Baurus sits across from the Sponsor. This method grants more of a "surprise attack" option, as the two guards approach. The same fight will ensue.
- Choose to go upstairs while Baurus sits across from the Sponsor. Immediately after going into the room jump down and sneak in the shadows, the cultists will eventually recognize Baurus, run down, and kill him. After they do that the Sponsor just stands there, free to be pick pocketed of the book and ring.
- Pick-pocket the book from the sponsor. If this is done, Baurus will call off the meeting early and both leave unharmed.
If Baurus survives, the next time the Hero will see him will be at the Cloud Ruler Temple and he'll provide some training that will increase the blade skill.
Deciphering the four volumesEdit
All four volumes collectively contain the clue on finding the Mythic Dawn's secret shrine. Tar-Meena will take a few days to decipher the information - "Green Emperor Way Where Tower Touches Midday Sun."
Travel to Green Emperor Way and look for the Tomb of Prince Camarril. The tomb is between the exits to Talos Plaza and Temple District - it's the large circular tomb there. Between 11:45am and 12:30pm, a map will glow red on the stone. Examine it and the quest will be updated. It is a map to the Mythic Dawn's Dagon Shrine and this will begin the next quest.
|The Path of Dawn – MQ05|
|10||I should speak to Jauffre about how to recover the Amulet from the enemy.|
|20||Jauffre wants me to contact Baurus at Luther Broad's Boarding House in the Imperial City. The enemy has the Amulet of Kings, and Baurus may have the leads we need to get it back.|
|25||I must follow the man who is watching Baurus and me.|
|30||Astav Wirich follows Baurus.|
|31||Astav Wirich attacks Baurus.|
|32||The enemy agent who attacked Baurus is dead. I should find out what Baurus has learned about our enemies.|
|34||If the player has not retrieved Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1 from Astav Wirich's body: Baurus wants me to search the dead agent's body.|
|35||I have found a strange book about the Mythic Dawn cult. I should show this to Baurus.|
|36||Baurus has learned that the enemy is a secret cult of Mehrunes Dagon worshippers known as the Mythic Dawn. He will continue to track down agents in the Imperial City. I should talk to Tar-Meena at the Arcane University, an expert in daedric cults. She may be able to tell me more about how to find the Mythic Dawn.|
|40||Tar-Meena told me that Mankar Camoran is the leader of the Mythic Dawn. Tar-Meena believes that the location of their secret shrine is hidden within Mankar Camoran's books about the Mysterium Xarxes. If I want to locate the Mythic Dawn, I must find and decipher the clues in all four volumes.|
|Tar-Meena gave me the second of Mankar Camoran's books about the Mysterium Xarxes, but said that she has never seen Mankar Camoran's third and fourth books on the Mysterium Xarxes. She suggested that I speak to Phintias, the prioprietor of the First Edition bookstore in the Market District.|
|44||Phintias sells the player Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3.|
|45||If the player kills Gwinas, stage 50 has been completed, and stage 71 has not been completed: I now have Volume 3 of the four books I need. I should search Gwinas's body for clues to what he wanted with it.|
|If stages 50 and 71 have been completed: I now have Volume 3 of the four books I need. I now need to meet with the Sponsor to get Volume 4, but I should find Baurus first.|
|If stage 50 has not been completed: I now have Volume 3 of the four books I need, but I should find out why the bookseller had it.|
|If stage 50 has been completed, stage 71 has not been completed, and Gwinas has not visited First Edition: I now have Volume 3 of the four books I need. I should wait for Gwinas to come to the store, and see why he wanted it.|
|If stage 50 has been complete, stage 71 has not been completed, and Gwinas has visited First Edition: I now have Volume 3 of the four books I need. I still need to find out what Gwinas wanted with it.|
|50||If Phintias has Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3: Phintias, the bookseller at First Edition, has told me that he has a copy of Volume 3 of Mankar Camoran's "Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes" locked away. He is holding it for a client named Gwinas who has already paid for it. I need to get that book, and find out why Gwinas wanted it.|
|If Phintias does not have Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3: Phintias told me he was holding Volume 3 of Mankar Camoran's "Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes" for a client named Gwinas, who has already paid for it. I should wait for Gwinas to come to the store, and see why he wanted it.|
|60||Phintias told me that Gwinas is on his way to pick up his copy of Volume 3. I should wait for him to arrive and find out what Gwinas knows.|
|62||Gwinas has picked up his copy of Volume 3. I need to get that book from Gwinas.|
|64||I found out that Gwinas is staying at the Tiber Septim Hotel in the Talos Plaza District. I need to find Gwinas and get Volume 3 of Camoran's "Commentaries" from him.|
|65||I found out that Gwinas is staying at the Tiber Septim Hotel in the Talos Plaza District. I need to find out what Gwinas wanted with Volume 3 of Camoran's "Commentaries".|
|70||Gwinas told me that Volume 4, the last book I need, can only be given to you by a member of the Mythic Dawn. He had set up a meeting with one, whom he called "The Sponsor". He was to go alone and sit at the table in the Sunken Sewer beneath the Imperial City. I will go and take that meeting instead, but should find Baurus first.|
|71||If stage 45 has not been completed: I took a note from Gwinas, from someone in the Mythic Dawn calling themselves "The Sponsor". The note explains that Volume 4, one of the books I need, can only be given to you by a member of the Mythic Dawn. He was to go alone and sit at the table in the Sunken Sewer beneath the Imperial City, where The Sponsor would meet him. I will go and take that meeting instead, but must get Volume 3 first.|
|If stage 45 has been completed: I took a note from Gwinas, from someone in the Mythic Dawn calling themselves "The Sponsor". The note explains that Volume 4, the last book I need, can only be given to you by a member of the Mythic Dawn. He was to go alone and sit at the table in the Sunken Sewer beneath the Imperial City, where The Sponsor would meet him. I will go and take that meeting instead, but should find Baurus first.|
|75||I must follow Baurus to the Sunken Sewer beneath the Elven Gardens District and obtain Volume 4 of Mankar Camoran's "Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes". One of us will need to meet "The Sponsor" alone to get the book.|
|76||Baurus reaches the sewers.|
|77||I've decided to be the one to take the book from The Sponsor and Baurus will provide backup. No matter what happens, I must get that book.|
|78||I've decided Baurus will be the one to take the book from The Sponsor and I will provide backup. No matter what happens, we must get that book.|
|79||The Sponsor enters room; Baurus is no longer essential.|
|80||The Sponsor starts talking.|
|81||If stage 77 has been completed: The Sponsor has realized that I did not come alone. I must get the fourth book from him!|
|If stage 78 has been completed: The Sponsor has realized that Baurus did not come alone. I must get the fourth book from him!|
|82||If stage 77 has been completed: The Sponsor wants me dead! I need to get the fourth book of Mankar Camoran's "Commentaries" from him no matter what.|
|If stage 78 has been completed: The Sponsor wants Baurus dead! I need to get the fourth book of Mankar Camoran's "Commentaries" from him no matter what.|
|90||I have the fourth and last volume of Mankar Camoran's writings on the Mysterium Xarxes. I can now piece together the clues within them to find the Mythic Dawn's secret shrine. Maybe Tar-Meena can help.|
|91||Tar-Meena says that Mankar Camoran hid a message within his writings, so only the "enlightened ones" could join him and the Mythic Dawn. I should study these books some more.|
|92||Tar-Meena thinks using the first word of each paragraph in the books may reveal a message. I need to keep looking and see where this leads.|
|93||Tar-Meena has discovered the message in the books: "Green Emperor Way Where Tower Touches Midday Sun". I should go to Green Emperor Way by the Imperial Tower and see what can be found.|