Great House Hlaalu Quests
Exerted from Great Hlaalu FAQ by OcissorDea 3/10/03 Ocissordei@yahoo.com
In order to succeed in the Hlaalu organization
you'll need to get some points into
these skills: Speechcraft, Mercantile,
Marksmanship, Short blade, Security, and
light armor. As you can tell these skills are very similar to the major/minor
skills of an assassin or thief, so you'll
probably want to pick a character with
some of these attributes to make the quests
easier. However, a strong barbarian or mage battler will do just fine as your
The key to getting some place in
the Hlaalu house is to be able to travel quickly and efficiently. You'll probably
want to have levitation and almsivi/divine intervention ready. Mark and Recall
are valuable spells to get you back to the person giving you the quests/rewards quickly.
You'll probably also want some cure poison/paralysis potions or spells because you will most likely get infected with
diseases as you proceed on into the higher ranks of the house.
in no particular order and may be done however you want.
Quests from Nileno Darvayn in Balmora:
Quest 1: Felsen Sethandus Fraud
After you've joined talk about business
and Nileno will ask you to say that again,
choose the say that again. Your journal
will be updated and you'll receive a helm
that you should wear when you are to talk
to Neminda in Ald'ruhn. Travel to
Ald'ruhn by guild guide or stilt strider
and head towards the manor district
"under the skar" which is located
at the northernmost point in the city of Ald'ruhn.
Inside the manor district head to the Redoran
Council Entrance located at the
northern section of the manor district
(make sure you have the helm that Nileno
gave you on!). Neminda is dead ahead of
you as you walk around the bushes. Talk
to her about Orphan of Arnesia and you'll
get the orders. Head back to the
Balmora's Hlaalu council. When you arrive
back at the council talk to Nileno and
she'll give you some gold.
Quest 2. Steal the Alchemical Formulas
To complete this quest you'll need to head
to Vivec's foreign quarter. Aurane
Frernis's shop is located on the upper
floor of the lower waistworks on the
eastern side and is the first door on your
right. The alchemical formulas are
straight down from you when you enter her
shop. You can just grab them when she
turns around or hold down sneak to be safe. If you're caught in the act. Return
the recipes to Nileno and get your reward.
Quest 3: Sabotage the Inanius egg mine
This quest can be done one of two ways,
the first is pretty self explanatory, go
to the egg mine using the location given
to you buy Nileno and people in Suran and
kill the Kwama queen and get some money
from Nileno or you can get 1k gold by
doing an alternate quest. Head to Suran by stilt strider or whatever way you feel
is best for you. Talk to anyone in town about the Inanius egg mine, they'll tell
you that it's owned by Avon Oran, and if
you ask them about Avon Oran they'll tell
you he lives to the west of the temple
which is located at the south end of Suran.
When you enter Oran Manor head up the stairs
and go through the wooden door speak
to Serjo Avon Oran about the egg mine,
tell him of Nileno's intentions and then
accept his offer. Either way, head back to Balmora to get your next quest from
Quest 4: Guar Hides
You'll need between 100-500gold for this
quest depending on your disposition
toward Rolasa Oren. Get to Vivec's upper
waistworks (the quickest way is probably by guild guide and then go outside the plaza and enter from there.) Rolasa's shop is in the northeastern section of the upper waistworks.
Talk to her about guar hides, she'll tell you that imported guar hides aren't fresh, bribe her 100 drakes. Talk to her about guar hides
again, repeat the bribe then talk about
guar hides until she gives in and will buy
Hlaalu guar hides. Go back to Balmora and
talk to Nileno to get some money and
your next quest.
Quest 5. Run Nileno's Errands
Now you have to get yourself to Ald’ruhn
and get to Bivale Teneran's shop, which
is in the manor district. Go there by mage guild or stilt strider or by foot if
you're low on cash (that takes a long time).
So get yourself to the manor district
and head over to Bivale's shop, which is
on the floor of the crab shell. Talk to
Bivale about the scroll, get an exquisite
shirt, and head back to Balmora to
receive your 500 drakes.
Quest 6: Who Murdered Ralen Hlaalo?
Your last quest is to assassinate
the assassin of Ralen Hlaalo a Hlaalu noble.
You'll get a key and your journal will
be updated. You can use the key to unlock
the manor and then talk to the lady in
his house. She'll tell you it was a dunmer
but people in town will think it was an
Argonian. Head to the council club and
kill the guy right as you walk in. Yes,
Thanelen Velas is the killer. If you're
powerful enough you can slaughter him with
a sword, spear or blunt weapon.
Try talking to him and then taunting him
into a fight. Otherwise you’ll end up with a bounty on your head. Then go talk to Nileno.
you kill Thalen before you talk to the maid, you'll have to talk to her
collect your reward.
Quest 7: Ebony Trade
East Empire Company
Go to Ebonheart either from Seyda Neen
or Vivec. The east Empire Company hall is
located in the eastern section of Ebonheart
to the west of the statue. Talk to
Canctunian Panius who is through the door
through your first door on your left
when you enter. Bribe him 100 G until and ask him about ebony trade, and repeat
until he agrees to buy Hlaalu ebony (this
can cost you A LOT of money). Make your
way back to Balmora and get your reward
Quest 7b: Sudanit Mine
Make your way to Ald' Ruhn and head towards
Ft Buckmoth. You can warp to
Buckmoth by going to the Ashlands region
outside of Ald'ruhn and using divine
intervention. When you see ghost fence keep to the right and stay to the right as
you reach the fork in the road and do the
same when you reach the next. When you
enter this area you'll notice that it’s
full of Redoran guards and miners, not the
safest place to be.
to firstname.lastname@example.org: "I did find a neat little trick though, for the ebony mine mission, when you go to Sudanit, try to
steal from or attack one miner, then jump around the whole place and get everyone's attention, resisting all arrest attempts,
and then jump past the big lava pit in the beginning of the mine. all the guards/miners will follow, hell I even got the healer
up in there. they then get stuck standing in the lava and say the richest things like "help I’m being attacked" and
"let me live". after all 10 guys from the mine were dead I only had 40 bounty because I technically didn’t kill anyone.
that fairly well shuts the mine down, then you can take trips and pile up all the raw ebony and
all and warp, then drop it all on the ground, pay off your 40
it all up, and sell it in bundles as much as you can carry. you don’t
down the mine, you rob it hard! w00t! p.s.-don’t forget a trusty
potion and divine/almsivi intervention or you’ll be stuck down there, not
in the lava,
but next to it and you cant get out!"
to Bob Whitworth: "If you do both 7a & b you get a suit of glass armor.
down the mine you must taunt/kill the head miner (Darns Tedalen)."
Nileno will tell you to get a sponsor,
and she suggests Crassius Curio
Head to the Hlaalu
Plaza in Vivec and to Curio Manor. Make
your way to the left
and go past a few dunmer and through doors
until you meet up with Crassius. The
first thing you'll notice is that Crassius
Curio is a weird guy. Check your
journal, and then take off your clothes
(unequip everything), and talk to him
You'll be promoted, talk to him about business and he'll tell you to talk
to Odrai Helvi in Caldera. Head to Caldera (The Mages Guild is the fastest form of travel there)). He lives in the Governor's Hall. When you enter, go to your right and up the staircase and through the door and meet
up with him.
Odrai Helvi Quests
Quest 1: Sealed Orders.....
Warp back to Vivec and head to the Hlaalu
treasury located in the waistworks of
the Hlaalu canton. It is in the very northern part of the waistworks on the
opposite side from Edryno Arethi's house. Once inside, go straight down the
stairs and into the vaults. Tenisi Lladri is standing to the left of the table
ahead of you (warning: do not give the
orders to anyone but Tenisi!!!) Head back
to Odrai's room in caldera.
Quest 2: Caldera Mining Contracts
Get talk to anyone around town about the
Caldera Mining Contracts and they'll tell
you two of the suspects for the thefts
that have moved here recently, Irgola and
Elmussa Damori. Irgola is the town Pawnbroker
and Elmussa lives directly north of
Ghorak manor. Head to Elmussa's house and talk to her about the contracts, she'll
admit she stole them and will give you
the key to the chest (located next to a
window.) that has the contract in it. Head back to Odrai's room, if you are a
member of the Thief's guild you will have
to lie about where you found the
document or you will lose your standing
in the house.
Quest 3: Erroneous Documents
Odrai wants you to do some hardcore
document switching at the Hlaalu records.
Make your way to the Hlaalu Canton and
into the Hlaalu Treasury. If you're coming
via the Hlaalu waistworks, take a
left and go down the hallway and into the door.
The desired chest is located down the stairs
behind the first shelf as you come
from the Hlaalu treasury. Make sure you aren't seen (seeing the undetected sign
is a sure fire way not to get caught) and
examine the chest, go into your
inventory and drop Odrai's deed, and take
the other one, and head back to Odrai to
get your reward
Quest 4: Pay your taxes!!
Llovyn Andus and Manat Varnan Adda aren't
paying their taxes and rent. Get to
Suran and exit to the west. Continue west across the bridge, if you get lost and
find farmers and slaves, ask them for direction
they'll probably lead you to the
right place. Remember to always keep left. Continue on past Sterdecan's
farmhouse (it should be on your right)
and keep to the left on the next fork and
you should be at Manat Varnan Adda's Farm,
ask him about rent and tax, if he says
he doesn't have the money kill him.
(ask him directions to Andus's house before).
It shouldn't be too hard he's unarmed.
Continue down the road through the Dren
plantation (you can ask for directions
here too), and down the road to the west
and ask him for his money, he'll give you
his pet guar corky, but you can kill
them both. Get back to Caldera and inform
Odrai of your business. (if you almsivi yourself from Andus's farm you will warp back to Balmora which will allow you to
then be guild guided to Caldera).
Quest 5: Shipment of ebony!!!
Drinar Varyon needs some ebony. Warp to Ald’ruhn (it's cheap!), go to
Drinar's house, which is basically dead
north of the Mage's Guild. Talk to him
about the shipment of ebony and he'll inform
Odrai of your shipment. Get back to
Odrai for your final reward.
to Dragon_Omega@yahoo.com "there is a alternate route when doing Odrai
if you remember when Crassius Curio told to do to some things for Odrai
report any thing that seems strange to him which you can do this with
quest that you get from Odrai and as a result of doing this Odrai will
and taken off the island
Edryno Arethi's Quests:
Quest 1:Sealed Report
Here's another errand running quest that
is short and will get you a little (very
little) cash. Head to the Hlaalu Treasury, down the stairs and into the vaults.
Give Baren Alen the sealed report
and head back to Edryno.
Quest 2: Muridius Flaeus
If you've done Odrai's quests you'll know
not to owe debts to House Hlaalu,
Murudius Flaeus does, and now you have
to go get it back (how unusual!). Head
over to Hla Oad (boat is probably the fastest). Muridius Flaeus lives to the
first house on the right as you come from
the docks. Enter and ask about debt
If he doesn't have it....kill 'em! When he dies he drops a key.
to "Magus (email@example.com) and GokuGamer318@aol.com, there is a chest under his house with nearly 1000 gold.
Raid his house of everything you can find
that you want to sell and head back to
Edryno in the Hlaalu Canton of Vivec.
Quest 3:Tarvyn Faren
Head to the stilt strider, meet Tarvyn
and say that you'll travel with him. You can walk from Vivec all the way to Pelagiad
or you can do this. Hop on the stilt strider to Seyda Neen, this will probably
shorten the walk by at least 1/2. When you are walking with him, always make
sure you know where he is because he is mighty slow, but don't walk to slow or he'll try to fight monsters that are in front
of you. Follow the road to
Pelagiad and enter the Halfway tavern which
is located northwest of the trader's
Once you're in, walk in a little, turn around and he'll thank you. Now you can return to Edryno Arethi.
Quest 4: Not business...but duty.
Head to the shrine to Azura (it's the closest
landmark I can think of). To get
there I'd go from Molag mar and....walk
east to Nchurdamz (it’s on your map, and
if you have levitate, you can get
there quicker by levitating over the mountains).
When you get to Nchurdamz head south, and
a little east, until you get to a coast
where there are two mud crabs and a little
path heading north, at the end of this
little path is Odrirniran. Enter it (it might be a good idea to save). Head to
the right, down the ramp and into a room
with people, they are part of the house
Talk to Remosa Othril, she'll tell you that a Necromancer took her sister
Head back to the entrance and then go down the stairs and open the
trapped door. You'll take a little damage if you get hit, so heal and then go
through the door. Go through the corridors taking out the Ancestral Ghosts and
skeletons until you get to a wooden door,
open it up and you'll see Farare
Othril’s dead body. Take the ring, and head back to the trapped door, take the
right path until you get to a door leading
to the tower (save again, if you think
you'll die). Kill the skeleton and Dremora (you'll need an enchanted weapon or
magic to kill the Dremora), and head
west up the path until you reach Milyn Faram.
Dispose of him, take the key to Odrirniran,
and head to the head to the
southernmost part of the tower and down
the stairs, through the wooden door, to
reach the chamber where Remosa's sister
is being kept. Use the key and then talk
to her, travel together back to the
Remosa Othril and the others. Talk to Remosa about Odrirniran, and your journal
will be updated. Head back to Edryno for a reward.
Quest 5: Yngling Half-troll's Game rats
Head to the St. Olms canton, and up to
the Plaza. Yngling's manor is located near
the western entrance. Once inside head to the right, then down the stairs and use
the key that Edryno gave you to open the
door to the basement. Inside there is a
cell with all of the rats, it is
basically impossible to tell the difference between all off them except when you look at the rats it will either say "game
rat" or "blighted game rat", kill only the blighted ones. If you open the cell
door, and then stand up on the barrels outside of the cell door and wait for the blighted ones to come out, you will have
a better chance of killing only the blighted ones not the regular ones. If you
are infected with a blight disease head to the St.Olms temple located in the plaza. Once you are done with the rats, go back
and talk to Yngling (he's through one of the wooden doors on the upper floor), then go talk to Edryno in the Hlaalu canton.
Quest 6: More ebony!!
Zainab camp doesn't deal with the Hlaalu
when it comes to ebony, so yet again it's
your job to convince them. Edryno marks the location on your map so all you
really need to do is get to the Grazelands,
and you can find your way from there.
Once at the Zainab Camp ask around about
ebony trade, people should tell you that
you need to talk with gulakhan Ashibaal. Ashibaal has his own little hut (yurt),
enter it and talk to him. Ask him about
ebony trade. Tell him you want him to tade
ebony to the house Hlaalu, and then
that if they both sell it prices will drop.
He'll find the truth in your words and
will agree to trade with the Hlaalu. Get
yourself back to the Hlaalu canton
for your reward from Edryno.
Quest 7: Prelude
Head to Bal Fell or Tel Branora (it's probably
quicker from TB). About three islands northwest of Tel Branora is the Prelude's shipwreck.
Once you see it, jump aboard and down the hatch to the upper level. Kill
the skeletal minion and rat then take all of the stuff you can find. Head down
a level (it’s under water). You'll see the body of the ship's captain,
take the simple key and go forward and open the trapped chest. Inside is the Wakizashi, return to Edryno for your reward.
(It seems a bit unfair that you only get 500 drakes for it since it is actually worth 48k)
Quest 8: Ralen Tilvur
This is pretty self explanatory so I won't
go into any real detail, but I'll tell
you an alternate way to do this quest. Go to Ralen Tilvur's shop before Edryono
assigns you the quest, kill him and then
pay amends to the House Hlaalu if you get
caught. This will cost you 500 drakes (about
what Edryno would've given you) but
you'll have all of Ralen Tilvur's stuff!
Crassius Curio's Quests:
Quest 1: Velfred the Outlaw:
Finally Crassius gives you a real task
(as apposed to taking your clothes off),
head to Hla Oad (you can take the boat
right before Vivec if coming by stilt
strider to get there). Talk to people about Velfred and they'll mention the
Grytewake (his ship), and that he must
have another dock near there. Follow the
coast off Hla Oad south west and you'll
find other docks. You should see his boat
and talk to him about respecting house
Hlaalu. He is darn powerful with his axe so
I suggest bribing him instead of killing
him. If you are powerful or have a lot of marksmanship skill and some good arrows
you can probably take him down. Head back to Curio Manor and Crassius for your
Quest 2: Banden Inadrys
Head to Ald’ruhn and exit to
the northwest. Head on to the road behind the first hill that brings you towards
Maar Gan and Gnisis, keep on heading north towards Bal Isra Once at Bal
Isra keep a look out to the eastern part of the road (to the right coming from Ald’ruhn) for a stronghold. Go here, and inside of the Indarys manor, go down to the left wooden door down the stairs and through one
of the wooden doors. Banden is unarmed so you can take a few hits to shut the
door behind you for clean killing. Once he's dead return to Crassius.
Quest 3: Get Council support from Dram Bero
Head to the St Olm's canton and into the
Haunted Manor. Head down the stairs,
through the locked door. Dram Bero will be on this floor. Find him and ask for
his support on the council. He'll ask for you to duel Garding the bold in the Arena. Talk to Garding about dueling and he'll tell you to meet him in the Arena.
When you think you're ready head to the Arena Pit and beat up Garding. He'll
tell Dram what happened. Head back to Dram and ask him about support on the council,
your journal will update. Head back to Crassius.
Quest 4: Reynel Uvirith
your way to Tel Fyr or Molag mar and head west/southwest or north. It might take
you a while but eventually you will get to Uvrith's grave (Uvriths grave is marked on the big map that comes with the game). Once there, find him in the stronghold, kill him and head back to Crassius.
Vedam Dren Quests:
Quest 1: Control the Ordinators
Note: In order to complete this quest
you'll probably want to be able to levitate.
Head to the temple canton of Vivec and
into the high fane. Open the lvl 45 locked
door with the key Vedam gave you. Ask Thaler Saryani about controlling the
Ordinators, and then about troubling times,
and then about Ordinators failing. He
should tell you to go to Assemanu.
To get there head to the Hlaalu canton and head northwest until you get to small wooden bridge. Head south through the swamps until you get to a group of islands.
Assemanu is through a little door and on a map it is directly south of Pelagiad (WAY SOUTH). Save and head into Assemanu, watch out for lame corpi. Head
straight into the shrine. Kill the dreamers. Then head south, across the lava. Kill the Dagoth and levitate or jump up onto the rocks above, here there is a trapped
chest, open it and take the robe. Head back to Thaler and she'll agree to control
the Ordinators if you talk to her about that when you have the robe in your inventory.
Head back to Vedram for your next quest.
Quest 2: Orvas Dren
This mission is basic, kill Orvas Dren. You know where the Dren plantation is, go
there, and kill Orvas Dren (he's located
at the very top of his villa). Easy....
Once you've done these two quests you can
become grandmaster and you won't be able
to advance anymore.
Stage 1/Getting strong hold
To get your stronghold go to the
Balmora Hlaalu council and talk to Dondos Driler.
You'll need a construction contract and
a land deed. To get the construction
contract, go to Ebonheart and talk to Duke
Vedam Dren about it. To get the land
deed head to the House Hlaalu vaults and
buy one off of Baren Alen. Return back to
Dondos and he'll start construction. After a few days of waiting your journal
should update and say that you need to
go back and talk to him about your
When you talk to Dondos again he'll tell you to go to the manor and
talk to the Orc. Follow his directions and talk to the Orc near the old manor.
Your journal should update now, and head
back to Dondos and talk to him again
about your stronghold. Your journal should update telling you that the 1st stage
of your stronghold should be finished. If you talk to Dondos, he'll tell you that
you can improve your stronghold by farming
or egg mining. Talk to him about egg
First off get a scroll or spell that can
cure blight disease on target/other
(Daerir's blessing is the scroll). Hetman Abelmawia (third house on your left
from the silt strider in Gnisis), usually
carries about 5. Once you've gotten your
stuff head to the Shurdan-Raplay egg mine
which is southeast of your stronghold.
Once inside, fight or avoid your way through
until you get to the queen. Use your
spell/scroll and heal the queen. Once you've done that, head back to Dondos and
ask him about recruiting miners. Head to Gnisis or Tel Aruhn to get your miners.
In Gnisis head to Tansumiran's house which
is located in the northern part of
Gnisis (his house is called the Tansumiran
cave dwelling. He'll agree to mine for
you in a few days.
In Tel Aruhn (From Sadrith Mora is probably
Inside the underground Tel Aruhn, you'll
see a pit guarded by some Orc’s in
Telvanni masks. Find the dunmer in the slaves and ask him about recruiting some
miners. He'll agree to work with you.
of the northern entrance to the underground you'll see Savile Imayn. Talk
to her about
household slaves (you can bring them to your house).
Once you've gotten some workers and cured
the queen talk to Dondos Driler about
your strong hold and he'll begin stage
2 of construction.
After a few more days your journal will
update. Talk to Dondos about your stronghold, and he'll ask you to find a way
to guard against bandits. You can go to the Fighter's guild or imperial legion
for some guards. The Imperial Legion "needs every legionnaire that
they have so it's much easier to get one
from the fighters’ guild.
Fighters Guild: You should know where the
Balmora fighter's guild is, so head there
and talk to Flaenia Amiulusus. Ask her about guard against bandits. She'll tell
you about a man named Fjorgeir, and you'll
have to pay 1k for him. If you pay,
she'll send him a contract and he'll guard
your house (stronghold, whatever).
Once you've gotten the guard meet him at
your Stronghold. You can either fight the
bandits with him or fight them alone. (talk
to him about fight together, and then
Whatever way you choose, head over to the cave Zainsipilu.. Basically go to
your egg mine and head directly south and
just a little west and you'll find it. If you know where the Lleran Ancestral
tomb is, head directly west from there. Once you arrive
there, save and get ready for a fight. Kill the Redguard, continue on, and then kill
the dunmer, then kill the Altmer near the
bridge. Before crossing the bridge, take
a left and kill the man near the
slaves. Free the slaves if you like (now is a good time to rest if you need to)
and head across the bridge. Kill the man on the platform and continue on loot everything if you want to. Head back to you killed the man near the slaves. Continue
on, then kill the Orc, and two dunmer. Once you've done that, report back to
Dondos about guard against bandits and he'll order construction for the final phase of your stronghold.
you want to be lazy, you can just kill Orvas Dren, and then talk to Duke
about Camonna tong and you'll advance many ranks very quickly (I think
have to do 1 other quest).