To Help A Hero is a side quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles.

Background[edit | edit source]

"Even though I never intend to be a Knight again, that Medallion represents an important part of my past. It's the only piece of my history that validates who I am."

Pyke is a former Knight of the Thorn. He lost his medallion shortly after entering the Isles. Although he says he has no wish to return home or remain a knight, he still wants the help to retrieve his medallion.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Pyke marks Fetid Grove on the map. Go to the cave and fight the Grummites inside. The medallion can be found on the second level of the grove in a chest. The second level has two entrances, one which enters on the lower part, and one which enters above. The second entrance, is far closer to where the medallion is.

Take the medallion and bring it back to Pyke for the reward.

Journal entries[edit | edit source]

Journal Entry
  • Update: After finding the medallion without talking to Pyke:

I've recovered an unusual amulet with the markings of a group calling itself The Knights of the Thorn. On the back, there is an inscription that reads "To Pyke, from Farwil." I can only assume that Pyke is here in the Shivering Isles. If I can find him, I'm sure he will be happy to get his medallion back.

  • Update: After talking to Pyke:

I've met a man named Pyke in the Hale Settlement. He claims to be something called a "Knight of the Thorn"; an elite group of knights from Cyrodiil. In a recent clash with some Grummites, he lost his Knights of the Thorn medallion and wants me to recover it from Fetid Grove, which he marked on my map.

  • Update: After arriving at Fetid Grove:

I have arrvied at Fetid Grove. I should seek out Pyke's medallion within.

  • Update: After obtaining the medallion:

I've recovered Pyke's medallion. I should now return to the Hale Settlement and bring Pyke his missing property.

  • Update: After returning the medallion to Pyke:

Pyke was overjoyed at the return of his medallion, and has rewarded me with a gift.

  • Quest complete

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to To Help A Hero. 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.
  • On arriving back in Hale, the Hero may find that Pyke's door is constantly locked, preventing them from going into the house and returning the medallion.
    •  PC(Fix)   Players can unlock the door with console command "unlock". If this is done, Pyke displays no surprise or hostility at them breaking in, and the quest concludes as normal.
  • After completing the quest, the medallion may respawn in Fetid Grove and be available to be taken a second time. Although it will stay in the inventory as a quest item.

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