Widow Vabdas' Deed is an Imperial Legion quest available to the Nerevarine in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.



Once the Nerevarine has joined the Imperial Legion, General Darius of the Gnisis outpost will ask them to obtain a land deed from the Widow Vabdas, whose husband was killed in the Gnisis Eggmine.

The Widow VabdasEdit

The Nerevarine may find Vabdas in her home to the west of Gnisis. If the Nerevarine talks to her, she will refuse to give them the deed, stating that her husband was murdered by a legionnaire in the Mine and she wants the Nerevarine to find out what happened. At this point the Nerevarine may either steal the deed from her, or investigate her claims.

Murder InvestigationEdit

The Gnisis Eggmine can be found on the hill on the east side of Gnisis. Outside, they may speak to Vatollia Apo, who will give the Nerevarine a key as they belong to the Legion (assuming that they are wearing Imperial Armor at the time). The Nerevarine must head through the Mine to the scene of the murder, within the Underground Stream area of the Mine.

In the Underground Stream the Nerevarine will encounter a ghost by the name of Mansilamat Vabdas, Vabdas' husband. It will inform the Nerevarine that Lugrub gro-Ogdum killed him because he had found Lugrub sleeping instead of working when he opened the Mine that day. He will also inform the Nerevarine that proof is his murder can be found in the form of Lugrub's broken axe, lying in a pool of water in the Underground Stream area.

With the evidence, the Nerevarine must hand Darius the axe who will tell them kill Lugrub. Doing this will reward the Nerevarine with an Imperial Broadsword. Speaking with Darius about the deed afterwards will reveal that the Legion has started a donation fund for the widow giving the Nerevarine the option to donate to the fund (50GoldIcon).


Widow Vabdas' Deed
IDJournal Entry
10General Darius of the Imperial Legion has asked me to get the deed to the Widow Vabdas' land.
  • Quest accepted
30The Widow Vabdas accused the Imperial Legion of murdering her husband. She refused to give me the deed to her land.
40The Widow Vabdas told me that her husband was last seen in the Gnisis Eggmine.
50The ghost of Mansilamat Vabdas told me that he was murdered by Lugrub gro-Ogdum, a Legionnaire. Mansilamat Vabdas' corpse and the Axe that was used to murder him lie nearby underwater.
70I brought the Axe to Darius. He believed my testimony and ordered me to bring justice to the Widow Vabdas by slaying Lugrub gro-Ogdum.
100I brought the deed to Widow Vabdas' land to Darius.
  • Quest complete
120Darius thanked me for slaying Lugrub gro-Ogdum, the murderer of Mansilamat Vabdas.
  • Quest complete


  • Darius intends to use the Land Deed to build a dock.
  • If the Nerevarine isn't wearing Imperial Armour when they speak with Apo, her disposition will drop by 5.
  • The Nerevarine should avoid killing the Kwama Queen, as it is needed for one of Darius' later quests "Gnisis Eggmine".
  • Stealing the deed won't give the Nerevarine Darius' full potential disposition boost (10 as opposed to 20)
    • Handing the Axe into Darius will raise his disposition by 3.
    • Mentioning Vabdas' ghost will drop his disposition by 2 each time it is mentioned.

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