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Morrowind:Bethamez (quest)

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Retrieve some ancient Dwemer documents.
Quest Giver: Edwinna Elbert in Ald'ruhn
Location(s): Ald'ruhn, Gnisis, Gnisis Eggmine, Bethamez
Prerequisite Quest: Scarab Plans in Mzuleft
Next Quest: Arch-Mage
Reward: None
Disposition: +20 (Edwinna Elbert)
Reputation Gain: +15 (Mages Guild),
+1 Reputation
ID: MG_Bethamez
Required Rank: Conjurer
Miners in Gnisis have unearthed a Dwemer ruin.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Edwinna at the Guild of Mages in Ald'ruhn for duties.
  2. Travel to Gnisis to examine the recently discovered Dwemer ruin.
  3. Go to the egg mine at the top of the hill on the northeast side of the village.
  4. Get the key to the mine from the guard, Vatollia Apo.
  5. Make your way to the bottom of the mine, and find the doorway to the ruin Bethamez.
  6. Retrieve the Dwemer Airship Plans, and return to Edwinna Elbert.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Edwinna at the Guild of Mages in Ald'ruhn finds out that miners have discovered a Dwemer ruin at the bottom of the Gnisis Eggmine. She instructs you to go there and see what they've found, as she believes that there may be plans similar to the ones you just brought her.

Retrieve the Plans for EdwinnaEdit

(If you have the Blood Moon expansion, see the Notes below for a "shortcut." If not, or if you want to continue the way the game had intended, continue reading.)

Ask one of the citizens about Gnisis to unlock the egg mine subject. Then head for the mine on the east side of town on the hill and speak to the guard, Vatollia Apo, to get a key. If you're part of the Imperial Legion or in possession of a miner's pick he will let you in (if you don't have one, there is a pick on the ground in front of the pushcart next to him); otherwise persuade him, bribe him or sneak up to the door and pick the lock. Once you are in, the entrance to Bethamez can be found on the lower level. After defeating or invisibly sneaking past Lugrub gro-Ogdum, the Orc that guards the entry to the lower level, make your way past the Kwama Warriors taking the left path. The first door on your right is the door to Bethamez. Inside Bethamez, you may find the Dwemer Airship Plans on a table to the left of the entrance. Except the book Divine Metaphysics..., which is beneath the same table, there is nothing else of value in this ruin.

Deliver the Plans to EdwinnaEdit

After getting the plans, return to Edwinna and give the blueprints to her. You will be rewarded with an increase in Disposition, Faction Reputation, and a Reputation point.


  • You can buy a Gnisis Eggmine Pass from Hetman Abelmawia on the north side of town, but due to a bug in the game, Vatollia won't acknowledge it.
  • If you talk to some of the people in Gnisis about little advice, they might mention that there is another entrance to the mine by the river bank east of town. It might be difficult to find since it's underwater. The door isn't locked, but you may need to Levitate to get out of the water. You can avoid Lugrub and the Kwama Warriors by taking this path.
  • Killing Lugrub has only a minor effect on the Widow Vabdas' Deed quest for the Imperial Legion.
  • Another copy of the Dwemer Airship Plans is found in Tel Vos, in the Dwemer museum.

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.

Bethamez (MG_Bethamez)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Edwinna heard that miners in the Gnisis Eggmine broke into the unplundered Dwemer ruin of Bethamez. She wants me to go to the lower levels of this eggmine [sic] and bring back any plans or blueprints I might find.
100 Finishes quest  I brought the plans from Bethamez back to Edwinna.

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