The Perfectly Awful Priest is a Daedric Prince quest available in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. The Agent is sent to "stick a sword" in a "Healer" at the behest of Azura "of the Crimson Gate."

Background[edit | edit source]

In their pursuit of more power to aid their quest, the Agent may seek the power of the Daedric Princes. On the 21st of First Seed the Prince of Dusk and Dawn Azura may be summoned, if the Agent agrees to pay a summoner of either a Witch Coven, Mages Guild, or a temple.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Successfully summon Azura, Prince of the Dusk and Dawn, on the 21st of First Seed.
    1. Speak with Azura and accept their quest.
  2. Journey to and enter the dungeon mentioned by Azura.
    1. Slay the "Healer" identified by Azura.
  3. Journey to the town mentioned by Azura and find their apostle.
    1. Speak with Azura's apostle before the time limit expires.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Agent may approach a summoner at either the Mages Guild, a Temple, or a Witch Coven to summon one of the Daedric Princes. If the summoning occurs on the 21st of First Seed, the Agent may receive a vision of Azura, whom immediately offers them a quest. Indeed, Azura requires that the Agent "murder a priest" on her behalf, simply for being "rude" about the Prince.

Hurting a Healer[edit | edit source]

Upon accepting the quest, Azura will reveal that the "perfectly awful priest" is a "Healer," who is currently "cleansing" a dungeon nearby. The Agent is therefore tasked to "stick a sword in [them]" at the behest of Azura, in return for her signature tool, Azura's Star. To get their reward the Agent will have to speak with an apostle of Azura, located in a library in another town, but only after the healer lies dead.

With that the Agent should head to dungeon and track down the healer, who will be found in the form of a monk. There may be multiple monks roaming the halls of the dungeon, so the Agent will have to keep killing until they receive the following notification:

"You have killed the Healer, as you promised Azura."

The Agent must now escape the dungeon and head to the town mentioned by Azura. Once there, the Agent will find the Prince's apostle in the town's "library," a fact revealed when asking one of the local inhabitants. Speaking with the apostle before the time limit expires will successfully complete the quest.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Completing the quest successfully within the time limit will see the Agent rewarded with Azura's Star by the Prince's apostle. The Agent will also receive a boost in reputation with the faction whom summoned the Prince for them, as well as the faction's associates. Conversely, failing the quest will result in the Agent losing reputation with the summoner's faction.

The changes made to reputation, either by successfully completing or failing the quest are shown below:

Faction Reputation
Summoning Faction +5
Associates +2
Faction Reputation
Summoning Faction -2
Associates -1

Journal[edit | edit source]

The Perfectly Awful Priest — t0c00y00
ID Journal Entry
0 [Date]:

I have an arrangement with one of the Daedra Princes, Azura. If I will slay a monk who lives in a deserted temple, [dungeon], and meet her contact, [Apostle's name] of [town] within [x] days, I will be given Azura's Star.

  • Quest accepted

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Azura's apostle is a member of the Mages Guild.
  • When asked for any news, NPCs have a variety of comments to make referencing the quest:
    • Acceptance: "Did you hear [Healer's name]'s speech about the sin of vanity when [he/she] came to town?" or "If you talk to [Healer's name], you'll recognize how egotism is the worst of sins."
    • Success: "It's not a real tragedy about [Healer's name] -- I mean, [he/she] was a real goody-goody." or "I'm not glad [Healer's name]'s dead, but [his/her] message was ... well, rather extreme don't you think?"
    • Failure: "[Healer's name] has moved on, but [his/her] message about the virtues of humility remain." or "[Healer's name] has left [region], still spreading [his/her] messages about vanity, I hear."
    • Azura's apostle: "[Apostle's name] is that [Apostle's description] I saw daydreaming at [library] to the [direction]." or "[Apostle's name] is that sleepy-eyed [Apostle's description] in [library], [direction] of here." or "[Apostle's name] is one of the Lady Azura's lovers and an agent of hers in [region]." or "[Apostle's name] is a [Apostle's description] who Lady Azura has bewitched into a virtual slave."
    • Azura's Star: "Azura's Star can transform living creatures into statues forever."

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to The Perfectly Awful Priest. 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.
  •  PC   If the region in which the Agent obtains the quest lacks a library, then the apostle will fail to appear.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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