The Prince of Madness is the final quest in the main questline in The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles.

Backgournd[edit | edit source]

With Jyggalag defeated and peace restored in the Shivering Isles, he appears in the sky as a floating entity and speaks to the Hero.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Courtyard[edit | edit source]

After Jyggalag is defeated, his giant disembodied head appears floating in the sky. After conceding their victory, he tells the Hero that once the Shivering Isles was his, and that he was so powerful that the other Daedric Princes feared him, and cursed him to live as "that gibbering fool, Sheogorath."

At the end of every era, he was allowed to become his true self and re-conquer the Isles, only to find madness eventually overtaking him. Now that they have defeated him, however, he is free to roam the wastes of Oblivion again.

Jyggalag speaks to the Hero when free.

Jyggylag finishes by saying, "Mortal, King, God ... It seems uncertain. Perhaps you will grow to your station. Fare thee well, Sheogorath, Prince of Madness," and then vanishes.

Palace[edit | edit source]

Inside the palace, the Hero will have to talk to Haskill. He is now more respectful than in the past, calling them "Lord Sheogorath" and saying he never doubted them. Haskill will also detail their new duties and benefits as Lord Sheogorath, Madgod of the Shivering Isles. They are:

Reward[edit | edit source]

Benefits[edit | edit source]

The Hero becomes Lord Sheogorath.

  • Court Healer. The Court Healer, who is always in the throne room, can cast a powerful healing spell on the Hero. The spell will heal them 500 Health, Magicka and 100 to all attributes
  • Entertainment. A dancing girl will enter the throne room and perform for the Hero's pleasure when desired. Activated by speaking to Haskill in the throne room.
  • Escort. Any Golden Saint or Dark Seducer in the throne room will act as a standard follower and fight to the death for the Hero.
  • Greater Power Manipulate Weather. This will change the weather to a random effect and add a related bonus. Only works in the Shivering Isles.
  • Sheogorath's Protection. The spell will resurrect the Hero, for a limited amount of time, in the throne room of the New Sheoth Palace. This is not a teleportation spell - it only goes into effect if the Hero dies while the spell is active. They will also have the option of traveling back to the location they were killed at. Only works in the Shivering Isles.
  • Sheogorath's Regalia. This one-piece suit can be found on Sheogorath's Throne.
  • Sword of Jyggalag. This claymore will be in the back of the throne room. It will appear to be decoration but they can pick it up by activating it.

Duties[edit | edit source]

  • Defend the Realm: Speak to Haskill about this subject and he will notify them if there any threats to the Shivering Isles.
  • These "threats" will either be intruders at the Gates of Madness (bandits with leveled weapons) or leveled creatures attacking the settlement of Highcross, Fellmoor, Split, Deepwallow, or Hale.
  • They will also have the option of sending their troops instead of handling the situation personally. When the problem is solved, their people will send them a tribute of either 1000 gold if dealt with it alone and 500 gold if they sent the guards to help.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jyggalag's head seems to always face the Hero, with it rotating as the Hero moves. However, moving the camera in third person will reveal that Jyggalag's head always faces towards the camera rather than their person.
  • It is possible to complete the quest without entering the palace by leaving the palace grounds and Summoning Haskill. Haskill will engage in dialogue with the Hero and the quest will be completed.
    • It is possible for him to behave as if he is still in the palace grounds, preventing the completion of the quest. Waiting for him to disappear and summoning him again should make him behave as if he is in the palace.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to The Prince of Madness. 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   It is possible for Jyggalag's head not to appear after his defeat. His dialogue will still be heard.
    •  PC(Fix)   If the Hero gets close enough to where Jyggalag's head is supposed to be, it will appear.

Journal[edit | edit source]

The Prince of Madness – SE14
ID Journal Entry
5 Jyggalag has spoken to me and told me the Greymarch is ended and the forces of Order have retreated. Haskill will likely know how I should proceed.
  • Quest complete

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