Bloodmoon:A Blocked Door

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Get a crazy Nord to leave the villagers alone.
Quest Giver: Carnius Magius at Fort Frostmoth
Location(s): Raven Rock
Prerequisite Quest: Establish the Mine
Next Quest: Missing Supply Ship
Reward: 1000 gold
Reputation Gain: +10 (East Empire Company)
ID: CO_2
Suggested Items: Drain/Damage Fatigue,
or good Hand-to-hand skill
Difficulty: Low
Hroldar the Strange

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Three days after the ebony ore quest, return to speak with Carnius Magius.
  2. Travel to Raven Rock and talk to Falco Galenus.
  3. Speak to the crazy Nord Hroldar to try and get him to leave.
  4. Speak to Falco again about Hroldar.
  5. Beat up Hroldar with Hand-To-Hand until he surrenders.
  6. Speak to Falco to receive your reward (1000 gold) and return to tell Carnius back in Fort Frostmoth.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Falco GalenusEdit

After three days from the ebony ore quest you'll receive a journal entry to speak to Carnius who, in turn, will tell you to speak to Falco Galenus in Raven Rock about a problem. Once in Raven Rock, Falco will tell you about a crazy Nord, Hroldar the Strange, who has been hanging around ranting about how we're ruining the land. Falco wants you to get rid of him, though he doesn't want him killed if you can help it.

Hroldar the StrangeEdit

Go have a chat with Hroldar who is in front the building near to Falco. Unfortunately, the chat is brief as he doesn't want to have anything to do with you. Return to Falco who will tell you to knock him out in a hand-to-hand fight or with magic. You really shouldn't have to resort to magic on this quest. Just keep hitting him until he goes down, it might take a while, but he won't fight back, so there's really no reason to rush. However, if your Hand-to-hand skill is very low, try using a Damage Fatigue spell. Alternatively, you could use scrolls, spells or items with a Fortify Attack, Fortify Agility or Fortify Hand-to-Hand effect to increase your chances of hitting him. Once you get his fatigue low enough he will surrender and promptly leave.

Return to FalcoEdit

Return to Falco once you've defeated Hroldar for a reward of 1000 gold. Speak to Carnius as well to inform him that the problem has been solved.

Alternate EndingEdit

If you get tired of trying to knock Hroldar down, you can just kill him. His body vanishes and you get a message that he has disappeared in a flash of light. If you speak to Falco now, he will be very angry with you and complain about people not being able to follow orders. He does not reward you, but sends you to report to Carnius. If you speak with Carnius, he will be happy and give you 1000 gold.

Quest StagesEdit

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

A Blocked Door (CO_2)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Carnius has asked me to check on Falco at the site, since there is apparently some sort of problem.
20 There is a strange man causing problems at the mining site. Falco has asked me to speak to Hroldar the Strange, and ask him to leave.
30 I talked to Hroldar the Strange; he won't leave. I should speak to Falco to find out how to handle this.
40 Falco has given me permission to teach Hroldar the Strange a lesson. I can punch him, but I'm not allowed to use weapons or spells, or hurt him in any other way. Hopefully, he'll get the point.
50 I beat Hroldar the Strange into submission. He agreed to stop blocking the mine, and leave the colonists alone.
60 I killed Hroldar the Strange. His body disappeared in a strange flash of light.
70 Falco rewarded me for getting rid of Hroldar the Strange, and has asked me to inform Carnius that the situation has been resolved.
80 Falco was upset that I had killed Hroldar the Strange. I need to let Carnius know that work can resume.
90 ☑Finishes quest Carnius was satisfied that Hroldar the Strange was no longer causing problems at the mining site.
100 ☑Finishes quest Carnius was thrilled to find out that Hroldar the Strange was dead, and thanked me for a job well done.

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