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Morrowind:Kill the Telvanni Councilors

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A strange request from the Arch-Mage to kill all the Telvanni councilors.
Quest Giver: Trebonius Artorius in Vivec
Location(s): Tel Vos, Tel Mora, Tel Branora, Sadrith Mora, Tel Aruhn
Prerequisite Quest: Mystery of the Dwarves, Main Quest
Reward: Necromancer's Amulet, Trebonius' Staff
Disposition: +25 (Trebonius Artorius)
Reputation Gain: +20 (Mages Guild)
ID: MG_KillTelvanni (also MG_Telvanni)
Required Rank: None
Gothren and his two Dremora

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Trebonius Artorius at the Guild of Mages in Vivec for duties.
  2. Kill all the Telvanni councilors:
  3. Return to Trebonius Artorius.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Trebonius Artorius in the Vivec Guild of Mages will give you this quest only if you have solved the Mystery of the Dwarves and finished the Main Quest. The request is strange, but simple, requiring you to merely kill all of the Telvanni councilors (since you've done the Main Quest you should know where they all are). Members of House Telvanni should note that killing Master Aryon will prevent you from becoming Arch Magister of House Telvanni, if you have not already done so.

The Telvanni CouncilorsEdit

The councilors, in brief, are:

Of course these are all powerful mages and many of them well guarded, so it's not an easy task, but one that you're probably up to at this point.

If you complete his request and return to Trebonius, he will reward you with his staff and the Necromancer's Amulet.


  • You could save yourself the trouble and just kill Trebonius instead, still receiving the same reward; but missing the items from the councilors. Since he has no further quests for you, there is no downside to doing this – provided you get him to attack you first by using a Frenzy spell or taunting him. (Otherwise you could end up kicked out of the guild for attacking a fellow member.) This may be the preferred method for those who choose to join both the Mages Guild and House Telvanni, but it will prevent you from becoming Arch-Mage if you have not already done so.
    • If you choose to become Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild by challenging Trebonius for his title, you can kill him legally without taunts, in the nice and open space of the Arena, and take all his belongings.
  • You do not have to kill Baladas Demnevanni for this quest, even if you are a member of House Telvanni and have convinced him to join the council.
  • There is a minor bug associated with this quest, in that there are two IDs, MG_KillTelvanni and MG_Telvanni. The one that's actually used for the quest is MG_KillTelvanni, but in Trebonius's greeting, there is a check for MG_Telvanni. (The quest name is also different: "Kill All Telvanni Councilors".) It appears only if the quest stage is ≥10 and <100, a condition which will never occur, because no script ever increases the stage for this quest ID. It is also checked when you ask Trebonius for more duties after finishing this quest, so he will continue saying that House Telvanni needs to be taken care of, even after you finish this quest.
  • Neloth can be found alive hundreds of years later, during the events of Skyrim, suggesting that he survived.

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.

Kill the Telvanni Councilors (MG_KillTelvanni)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Arch-Mage Trebonius asked me to kill all the Telvanni councilors. I'm not sure if he was serious.
100 Finishes quest  Arch-Mage Trebonius thanked me for killing all the Telvanni councilors.
Kill All Telvanni Councilors (MG_Telvanni*)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Guildmaster Trebonius asked me to kill all the Telvanni Councilors. I am not sure how (or even if) I should do this.
100 Finishes quest  Guildmaster Trebonius thanked me for killing all the Telvanni Councilors.

*These entries never actually appear in your journal. See the Notes above.

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