For other uses, see The Sunken One.

The Sunken One is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This quest is found upon entering Shetcombe Farm to the northeast of Kvatch.


Once inside the Hero needs to find a diary page which is located in a bowl on the middle table. Read it and it will tell them to head to Sandstone Cavern which is close by to the north-east.

Head over to the cave, outside are creatures waiting. After dealing with them go inside and go through the cavern and eventually the Hero will find the second page of Slythe's diary on top of a chest. Head on, and eventually you'll encounter the body of Slythe Seringi, the former owner of Shetcombe Farm, who has fallen in a grotto. He was on his way to make a gift to The Sunken One to stop the Oblivion gates from opening.

The bag with him will contain all sorts of gems and precious metals. The Sunken One is also in the grotto and they can either fight him or flee. Find and read the third page of Slythe's diary to finish the quest.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon entering Shetcombe Farm:

I've entered what appears to be a recently abandoned farmhouse. Perhaps if I search around, I may find a clue as to the owner's whereabouts.

  • Update: After reading the first journal:

I've come across a discarded page from a journal of a Slythe Seringi in an abandoned farmhouse near the ruins of Kvatch. It mentions some sort of pilgrimage to bring an offering of great value to something called "The Sunken One". All signs point to Sandstone Cavern nearby. I should proceed there, as I fear for Slythe's safety.

  • Update: After reading the second journal:

I've come across a second discarded page from Slythe Seringi's journal. This one details his descent into Sandstone Cavern and how he met dangerous resistance and began to doubt his journey. I should press on and see if I can locate him.

  • Update: After finding Slyth'e corpse:

I've located Slythe Seringi's corpse. I should search around him to learn the conclusion to his sad journey.

  • Update: After reading the final journal entry:

On Slythe's corpse, I've located his last journal entry. It seems he fell here believing he was truly going to meet his god and give an offering to him to help all of Tamriel. His death is a sad end to such a well-intended sojourn.

  • Quest complete


  • The plot and the theme of the quest as well as the creature, might be references to the literary works of H.P. Lovecraft.
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