Bloodmoon:Stop the Messenger

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Intercept a report from Falco for Carnius with the help of Hroldar.
Quest Giver: Carnius Magius at Fort Frostmoth
Location(s): Fort Frostmoth, Raven Rock
Prerequisite Quest: Discovery in the Mine
Next Quest: Razing the Forest
Reward: 1000 gold
Reputation Gain: +12 (East Empire Company)
ID: CO_9a
Difficulty: Low
The messenger must not reach his destination

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak with Carnius to learn how he wants to intercept a status report from Falco.
  2. Meet up with Hroldar in Fort Frostmoth's courtyard and follow him outside the fort.
  3. Travel to Raven Rock and find the messenger, Tirvel Balen, on the East side of town.
  4. Escort Tirvel to Hroldar and he will be attacked by wolves.
  5. Read the letter that Hroldar gives you after Tirvel's death.
  6. Kill Hroldar as ordered to by Carnius' letter.
  7. Return to Carnius for your reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Carnius MagiusEdit

Carnius will tell you that the crazy Nord you threw out of Raven Rock earlier, Hroldar the Strange, is actually one of his men. Carnius needs you and Hroldar to intercept a report from Falco. You are to meet Hroldar in the courtyard of Fort Frostmoth, follow him and then go and deliver the messenger to Hroldar. It is important that the messenger never reach the fort alive and it must not be obvious that he was killed for the report. Instead, Hroldar will sic some wolves on him to make it look like an accident.

Meet with HroldarEdit

Hroldar is in the center of Fort Frostmoth's courtyard in front of the well. Speak to him and he'll start off towards the west...follow him. He'll lead you a little way out of town and then tell you to go and fetch the messenger.

Finding the MessengerEdit

Finding the messenger seems to be a little more difficult, however, as you are not given a clear indication where he might be found. The obvious guess would be to check around Raven Rock for anyone around who might know something or for people leaving the colony in the direction of the fort. Fortunately, it won't take long as you'll find Tirvel Balen on the East end of the colony who will readily confess to having to deliver a report. In fact, he will actually ask if you'd help escort him to the fort...agree of course.

Eliminating the ReportEdit

Once you are escorting Tirvel make your way back to Hroldar. As soon as Tirvel gets near the two Black Wolves near Hroldar will attack the messenger (and you if you get too close). Wait until the messenger dies and then talk to Hroldar who will give you a Note from Carnius and three Scrolls of Savage Tyranny. Read the letter to learn that Carnius wants you to kill Hroldar for him. You can use the scrolls or not, but get rid of the Nord in any way you can.

Back to CarniusEdit

Return to Carnius to report the 'good' news about the death of the messenger and Hroldar. Carnius will reward you with 1000 gold.


  • Hroldar can die before you are told to kill him. In this case, Carnius tells you that you will receive no reward but in fact you receive the usual 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.

Stop the Messenger (CO_9a)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I've been tasked with eliminating a messenger sent from the colony, but I must make it appear that wolves overtook the man. I'm to follow Hroldar out into the wilderness, then lure the man to the location.
20 Hroldar is going to take me to the spot where he'll wait until the messenger arrives.
30 We've arrived at the location; I need to go find the messenger and make sure he gets to this point.
40 I've agreed to escort the messenger to Fort Frostmoth; instead, I need to get him close to Hroldar so that Hroldar's wolves can take him down.
50 The messenger has met with an "unfortunate accident". I should report to Carnius.
60 I killed the messenger.
70 Hroldar has given me a package from Carnius.
80 Following Carnius' orders, I've killed Hroldar.
90 ☑Finishes quest Carnius was happy to hear that both Hroldar and the messenger had been eliminated.
100 ☑Finishes quest Carnius was unhappy that I had killed the messenger, but thanked me for taking care of Hroldar.

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