Bloodmoon:Hiring Guards

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Find some guards to protect the colony.
Quest Giver: Falco Galenus at Raven Rock,
or Carnius Magius at Fort Frostmoth
Location(s): Raven Rock
Prerequisite Quest: Razing the Forest
Next Quest: Protect Falco or The Assassin
Reward: 500 gold for one guard (Carnius)
750 gold for two guards (Carnius)
1000 gold for three guards (Carnius)
Reputation Gain: +6 (East Empire Company) for hiring 1 guard
+9 (East Empire Company) for hiring 2 guards
+12 (East Empire Company) for hiring 3 guards.
ID: CO_11
Difficulty: Low
Don't mess with the guards

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Falco/Carnius about your next assignment, finding some guards to protect the town.
  2. Speak to everyone in town and in the mine to find up to three volunteers.
  3. Return to Falco/Carnius to let him know who volunteered.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Falco or CarniusEdit

Speak to Falco/Carnius (depending on who you took sides with) about your next assignment to hire some guards to protect the colony. He suggests that you ask around town first to see if anyone volunteers for the position.

Finding GuardsEdit

You can talk to all the people in town about "hire guards", but you'll only find two people in town who are interested: Afer Flaccus in the tavern and Garnas Uvalen east of the main town, near where you killed the Spriggans. Since that's everyone in town, the only other place to look would be inside the mine itself. Speak to everyone there and you'll find one more: Gratian Caerellius.

Return to Falco/CarniusEdit

Return to Falco/Carnius once you've got all the volunteers you can find. He'll say that he'll equip the guards for duty which should take a few days. If you get all three you are rewarded with 1000 gold. If you get two of them you are rewarded with 750 gold and if you get just one of them then you are rewarded with 500 gold.


  • Upon completing this quest, your East Empire Company stock certificate (obtained from the earlier quest Establishing the Mine) will reach its maximum value of 12000 gold (compared to a maximum of 6000 gold if you sided with Carnius). The few days it takes for the guards to be equipped is your window to cash in the stock certificate for its optimal sum; after the following two quests it will drop to 10000 gold and then 9000 gold once you are named Factor.
  • It should be noted that the game may crash if the player tries to cash it in while worth 12000 due to the game referencing a journal entry that doesn't exist. The bug is gone in MCP.

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.

Hiring Guards (CO_11)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Carnius has asked me to find out if any of the colonists are willing to act as guards.
20 Falco has asked me to check with the colonists, and see if any would be willing to accept the responsibility of being guards for the colony.
30 Afer Flaccus has agreed to take on guard duty.
40 Gratian Caerellius has agreed to take on guard duty.
50 Garnas Uvalen has agreed to take on guard duty.
60 ☑Finishes quest I've reported my findings to Falco, who will take over equipping the guards for the colony. It should take several days.
70 ☑Finishes quest I've reported my findings to Carnius, who will take over equipping the guards for Raven Rock. It should take several days.

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The Assassin (Carnius)