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Morrowind:Mages Guild Monopoly

Morrowind: Quests: House Telvanni / Ald'ruhn
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Convince three Redoran Councilors to support a proposal to allow House Telvanni to compete with the Mages Guild.
Quest Giver: Aryon in Tel Vos
Location(s): Ald'ruhn
Prerequisite Quest: Odirniran
Next Quest: Shishi
Reward: Aryon's Dominator
Disposition: +10 (Aryon)
Reputation Gain: +5 (Telvanni),
+1 Reputation
ID: HT_Monopoly
Required Rank: Mouth
It is wise to get his support first...

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Master Aryon in the Upper Tower in Tel Vos for chores.
  2. Travel to Ald'ruhn to convince three Redoran Councilors to lift the Mages Guild monopoly.
  3. Talk to Athyn Sarethi in his manor to have him agree and tell you who else will give his support.
  4. Talk to two more councilors for their support, except Bolvyn Venim.
  5. Return to Aryon to complete the quest.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Councilor Aryon in the Upper Tower of Tel Vos will ask you to help him overturn the Mages Guild monopoly on magic services (Training, spellmaking, enchanting, etc.). According to one interpretation of the Armistice, only the Mages Guild can officially offer spells and training to non-members. He asks you to speak with the House Redoran Councilors in Ald'ruhn. If you can convince at least three councilors, the Telvanni will have enough support in the Grand Council to end the monopoly. He also suggests that you start with Athyn Sarethi, as he seems to be the most open-minded.

Lifting the MonopolyEdit

Go and visit Athyn Sarethi in his manor in Ald'ruhn. Athyn will agree if you raise his Disposition above 50. He will also tell you that the other councilors may agree to overturn the monopoly if you make an 'appeal to fairness.' He will also advise you that one councilor, Bolvyn Venim, will certainly not support the change.

The other four councilors are Miner Arobar, Garisa Llethri, Hlaren Ramoran and Brara Morvayn. The first three can be found in their respective manors, which can be accessed from the main hub under-Skar. Brara Morvayn can be found in her quarters within the Redoran Council Hall. They will each agree to support the ending of the monopoly only if you use the conversation topic 'appeal to fairness' and their disposition is above 40. They will not agree if you simply mention the monopoly directly. You must therefore talk to Sarethi first to get the 'appeal to fairness' topic before you can convince the other councilors. Don't bother talking to Venim: he will not agree no matter what you do.

Once you have the support of at least three councilors, return to Aryon to complete the quest and receive Aryon's Dominator (a magic glove that casts Command Human and Creature). If you happened to 'accidentally' kill any Redoran councilors along the way (this does not count Bolvyn Venim dying in a duel if you are doing the Redoran Hortator quest at the same time as this one), you can complete the quest but will not receive the magic glove or the disposition and reputation boosts.


  • The game counts the votes when Aryon gives the greeting related to this quest. Anything that causes a different greeting will prevent the game from counting the votes. Once you eliminate the "bad" greeting, Aryon will count the vote upon his next greeting. If this greeting is related to another quest, you should complete that quest before talking to him again.
  • In terms of gameplay, ending the Mages Guild's monopoly of magical services in House Redoran territory changes nothing.

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.

Mages Guild Monopoly (HT_Monopoly)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Master Aryon asked me to speak with the Councilmen of House Redoran. I must get at least three of them to agree to revoke the Mages Guild monopoly.
30 Athyn Sarethi gave his support to revoke the monopoly of the Mages Guild. He suggested that an appeal to fairness might work with the other councilors, but did not believe that Bolvyn Venim could be persuaded.
31 Mistress Morvayn gave her support to revoke the monopoly of the Mages Guild.
32 Miner Arobar gave his support to revoke the monopoly of the Mages Guild.
33 Garisa Llethri gave his support to revoke the monopoly of the Mages Guild.
34 Hlaren Ramoran gave his support to revoke the monopoly of the Mages Guild.
100 Finishes quest☑ Master Aryon thanked me for helping to revoke the monopoly of the Mages Guild.
200 Finishes quest☑ Master Aryon told me that too many Redoran Councilors are dead. House Telvanni will not be able to get enough votes to overturn the Mages Guild monopoly.

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