Morrowind: Maelkashishi

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Daedric Ruin:
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# of Zones 2
Daedra Lord Sheogorath
Worshippers, Daedra
Console Location Code(s)
Maelkashishi, Shrine
Maelkashishi, Shrine, Forgotten Galleries
West Gash, [-6,13]

Maelkashishi is a shrine to Sheogorath to the west of Maar Gan. It stands in the West Gash, on the border with the Ashlands, west and a bit north of Maar Gan and roughly southeast of Ald Velothi.

Interior view of the shrine

There are four worshippers in the first chamber, three on the main floor and a fourth on the ledges above Sheogorath's statue. Only three of them will attack on sight, the fourth, an Orc called Bulfim gra-Shugarz, is diseased and won't be hostile: you might be here on a Temple quest to cure her of Ash-Chancre. On the altar to Sheogorath there are a few offerings: one diamond, one cursed emerald, and a potion. On top of the third rising pillar on the right (the one with the burning flame on it) there is a grand soul gem that you can reach with a levitation spell. On the table behind the altar you can find some scrolls and potions along with a grand soul gem filled with a Bonelord's soul. If you stand in front of the table and turn around, you will see two locked chests in small alcoves under the platform that holds Sheogorath's statue.

The Forgotten Galleries can be accessed via a door on the ledges above the statue or through an entrance in the West Gash in the tower above the rest of the ruins. There are three Daedra here, and several pieces of notable loot. The Falensarano Propylon Index can be found on a high nook here, next to a scroll, eight Daedric arrows, and a Daedric long bow. If you exit or enter the shrine via its highest doorway, there is a ninth Daedric arrow on the floor just in front of the door. There are also two more on one of the pillars near the ninth arrow. These two are shot into the pillar's face, facing out over the ledge.

The agent Depusanis Denian provides medium training service in Speechcraft, Light Armor, and Sneak if he is snuck up on or calmed.

Lloden Tenim carries a Glass War Axe, one of only a few available in Vvardenfell. Depusanis Denian is carrying a random leveled short blade, and Horulia Jannus is armed with a random leveled long blade.


Name Gender Race Class Level Health Magicka Alarm Fight Notes
Bulfim gra-Shugarz Female Orc Warrior 19 208 108 0 30
Depusanis Denian Male Imperial Agent 17 123 116 0 85 Trainer
Horulia Jannus Female Imperial Warrior 19 205 108 0 85
Lloden Tenim Male Dunmer Battlemage 22 144 192 0 85

Related QuestsEdit

Tribunal TempleEdit

  • Compassion: Cure a mortal enemy of Blight to learn of compassion.

Official PluginsEdit


Map of Maelkashishi


  • The Daedric Long Bow located in the Forgotten Galleries is the only one that exists on Vvardenfell and one of only two in Morrowind (the second is carried by Golena Sadri in Old Mournhold: Forgotten Sewers (see The Thief for more details). A third can be obtained from Dram Bero in exchange for the location of the Vassir-Didanat Ebony Mine but is a player-selected quest reward. Daedric Long Bows may not be obtained as loot.
  • The locked chest at the bottom of Forgotten galleries section contains a piece of Random excellent melee weapon class loot.
  • The ruin also appeared in Online.