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Finding the shrineEdit
Molag Bal's shrine can be found in the ruins of Yansirramus, two islands west of Tel Aruhn. Note that you may be able to access the shrine safely, but exploring any of the side chambers will likely get you attacked.
The God is displeasedEdit
Molag Bal complains about one of his servants, a lazy Daedroth named Menta Na who has retreated into the caves of Kora-Dur instead of creating the usual havoc and terror. Molag Bal gives you a key and asks you to kill Menta Na to obtain his favor and a reward.
Travel to Kora-DurEdit
Kora-Dur can be found east of the stronghold of Kogoruhn, far north of the Red Mountain Crater. It is located high up on a hillside, and is rather easy to miss. The door is but fortunately you have a key.
Slay Menta NaEdit
- Menta Na is the only creature in the game from which you can acquire Daedra Skin. The only other places to find it are in random loot or from vendors.
- This bug is fixed by the Morrowind Patch Project. As of patch level 1.6.4, Daedra Skin can be dropped by clannfears, daedroths, hungers, ogrims, and ogrim titans.
- Menta Na appears only when the quest is active.
- You may find that after you slay Menta Na and return to the statue of Molag Bal in Yansirramus, the statue will not activate to complete the quest, because you did not receive a journal entry for Menta Na's death. This can be fixed by setting quest stage 20, then re-activating the statue. It may be that this only happens if you Soultrap Menta Na; your quest, in its specifics, was to kill him and send his soul back to Oblivion for Molag Bal to torture it forever. If this conditional halting of the quest does prove to be due to Soultrapping, then this is likely not a bug, but intentionally coded as a quest failure.
The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the
Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.
|Molag Bal's Quest (DA_MolagBal)|
|Index||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|10||While in a Shrine to Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince spoke to me at the altar. He was angered, and I was afraid. His anger, however, was not directed at me, but rather toward one of his minions. Menta Na, a Daedroth Monarch, has grown lazy, and no longer does Molag Bal's bidding. If I kill Menta Na in his dungeon Kora-Dur, returning his soul to the Outer Realms where Molag Bal can punish him, then Molag Bal will reward me well.|
|20||I've killed the Daedroth Menta Na.|
|30||I've returned to the Shrine of Molag Bal, having killed the Daedroth Monarch. Molag Bal was true to his word, and has rewarded me with his mace, the Mace of Molag Bal.|