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Morrowind:Rescue Jocien Ancois

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Rescue someone kidnapped from the Erabenimsun Ashlander camp.
Quest Giver: Radd Hard-Heart at Moonmoth Legion Fort
Location(s): Erabenimsun Camp
Prerequisite Quest: Scrap Metal
Next Quest: Rescue Dandsa
Reward: None
Disposition: +10 (Radd Hard-Heart)
Reputation Gain: +5 (Imperial Legion)
ID: IL_RescueHermit
Required Rank: None
Jocien Ancois is being held in an Ashlander tent

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Radd Hard-Heart in Moonmoth Legion Fort about Orders.
  2. Travel to the Ashlander Erabenimsun Camp to rescue Jocien Ancois.
  3. Head west to the Mabrigash camp and speak with Zennammu.
  4. Bring the Ashlander Assaba-Bentus to the Mabrigash camp and free Jocien Ancois.
  5. Return to Radd Hard-Heart.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Radd Hard-Heart in the Moonmoth Legion Fort asks you to rescue Jocien Ancois, a man attempting to teach Imperial culture to the Ashlanders, who was kidnapped from the Erabenimsun camp by outcast Ashlanders.

Travel to the Erabenimsun CampEdit

Go to the mainland from Tel Fyr and head west-southwest until you find the camp in a small valley. Once you reach the Erabenimsun Camp you will find out that Jocien is being held by a witch-woman, a Mabrigash, called Zennammu found in the Shashurari Camp west of the Erabenimsun Camp.

Find The MabrigashEdit

Head north from the Erabenimsun Camp, then turn west on the next trail. Start looking for a trail of 18 small pages that fell out of Ancois' book, History of The Empire, near the lava flow found along that trail. Then follow the pages west and then south along the lava flow. Except for a couple of straight runs, each page is visible from the last. The pages will lead you straight to Zennammu's yurt, which is at the foot of the mountains.

Zennammu's RequestEdit

Zennammu will tell you that she needs another "worthy" man to replace Jocien if you wish to rescue him. She is willing to trade him for the Ashlander hunter Assaba-Bentus. Return to the Erabenimsun Camp and approach Assaba-Bentus, who walks around the outskirts of the camp. To convince him to come with you, accuse him of being afraid to face the witch-woman and he will agree to follow and prove his bravery. Once you and Assaba-Bentus arrive at the yurt, Zennammu will release Jocien. Speak to Jocien and he will thank you, then return to Moonmoth Legion Fort and speak with Radd Hard-Heart to complete the quest.

Alternatively, you can kill Zennammu and the other witches, and avoid having to bring Assaba-Bentus. This way you save both men.


  • If Jocien dies during the quest, Radd Hard-Heart's disposition towards you drops 20 points each time you bring up the topic again, even down to 0.


  • You may encounter a bug in which you take Assaba-Bentus to Zennammu but she will continue you use dialogue as if he hasn't been brought to her yet. If this glitch occurs, the only way to complete this quest is to kill Zennammu and other the witches, in which you can perform the permanent party member glitch with Assaba-Bentus. Usually you just have to position him properly (wander with him near the hut and campfire).
    •   The console command Journal, IL_RescueHermit, 30 will allow the quest to proceed as normal.
  • If you recruit Assaba-Bentus into your party, and kill Zennammu along with the other witches, you may have him as a permanent follower. This glitch can be done by having him wait outside of the hut, going into the hut, killing Zennammu, going back out of the hut, recruiting Assaba-Bentus, killing the rest of the witches, then going inside the hut to complete the quest by talking to Jocien Aucois. If you do it correctly, you will have Assaba-Bentus as a permanent follower; his dialogue will be the same as his regular dialogue in the camp, but he will still behave like a follower. ?

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.

Rescue Jocien Ancois (IL_RescueHermit)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Radd Hard-Heart asked me to rescue Jocien Ancois, who is trying to teach the Ashlanders of Imperial culture and virtue. He was taken from the Erabenimsun camp by outcast Ashlanders, I should start there.
20 Jocien is being held by some kind of witch-women [sic], a Mabrigash, called Zennammu. She would free Jocien if I brought the Erabinimsun [sic] hunter Assaba-Bentus to them.
25 To prove his bravery, Assaba-Bentus agreed to go to the Mabrigash.
30 Assaba-Bentus arrived at the Mabrigash camp.
50 The Mabrigash agreed to let Jocien Ancois go.
70 I found Jocien Ancois, and he told me that he would find his own way back to the Erabinimsun [sic] camp.
100 Finishes quest  Radd Hard-Heart thanked me for rescuing Jocien Ancois.
200 Finishes quest  I told Radd Hard-Heart that Jocien Ancois is dead.

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