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Morrowind:Silent Pilgrimage

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Take a vow of silence to perform a pilgrimage to the Sanctus Shrine, west of Dagon Fel.
Quest Giver: Endryn Llethan in the Vivec, Temple Canton
Location(s): Sanctus Shrine
Prerequisite Quest: Disease Carrier
Next Quest: Shoes of St. Rilms
Reward: Silence, The Four Suitors of Benitah, 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 9 & Sermon 27
Disposition: +15 (Endryn Llethan)
Reputation Gain: +5 (Temple),
+1 Reputation
ID: TT_SanctusShrine
Required Rank: None
Sanctus Shrine

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Endryn Llethan at the High Fane in the Vivec, Temple Canton for your duties.
  2. Take a vow of silence and travel to the Sanctus Shrine to perform a silent pilgrimage.
  3. Activate the shrine to complete the pilgrimage and lift the vow of silence.
  4. Return to Endryn to complete the quest.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Endryn Llethan at the High Fane in the Vivec, Temple Canton asks you prove your wisdom and patience by performing the pilgrimage to the Sanctus Shrine, west of Dagon Fel. First, you must take a vow of silence and promise not to talk to anyone before you reach the shrine. This means no dialogue with anyone, including bartering, travelling, etc... (though you can deal with the guards if you are charged with a crime); you must make the long trip under your own power. The shrine is on an island west of Dagon Fel and he'll mark it on your map.

Silent PilgrimageEdit

There is no easy way to travel to the shrine since you cannot speak with anyone, ruling out any form of fast travel. However, you have several options available to you:

The shrine is outside at the top of the island marked on your map. Activate it to complete the pilgrimage and lift the vow of silence.

Return to Endryn for your reward of four books: Silence, The Four Suitors of Benitah, 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 9 and Sermon 27, which increase your skill in Illusion, Restoration, Blunt Weapon, and Speechcraft, respectively. If you broke the vow of silence by talking with someone but still visited the shrine, you will still receive credit for completing the pilgrimage, but will not receive the books or reputation reward, and Endryn Llethan's disposition will decrease by 5.


  • One trivial way to complete this mission is to go to the shrine before starting in, place a Mark right next to the shrine, then fast travel (via intervention and silt strider), start the quest, then Recall.
  • To make the trip as short as possible using just Intervention spells, use the following directions:
    1. Walk north through Vivec and exit via the north bridge in the Foreign Quarter.
    2. Walk north to the first path intersection and cast Divine Intervention. This should take you to Pelagiad, rather than Ebonheart.
    3. From Pelagiad, immediately cast Almsivi Intervention. You should be taken to Balmora.
    4. From Balmora, travel north. Walk to the Caldera gates and cast Divine again to be taken to Buckmoth Legion Fort, and cast Almsivi from there to go to Ald'ruhn. Or if you walk all the way through Caldera to the first curve in the road, an Almsivi will take you straight to Ald'ruhn and skip the Fort.
    5. From Ald'ruhn, head northwest. Go past Bal Isra, and then walk north-northwest until the path goes due-north just past a mud-pot before Manat's Yurt at the Ashlander camp of Mila-Nipal. Cast Divine and you should be taken to Fort Darius in Gnisis.
    6. From here, you'll have to hoof it the rest of the way, though if you happen to be in possession of the Propylon Indices for Falasmaryon and Valenvaryon, you can just hop down to nearby Berandas and make a few jumps that way. Alternatively, it helps to have a Levitate or Water Walking spell - you can make the majority of the last leg over water and avoid most hostile encounters.
  • Inside the shack at the shrine is the book Saryoni's Sermons Manuscript, notable as the most valuable book in the game, and among the most valuable of all items, at 50000 gold. Try not to get caught taking it, or you'll be kicked out of the Temple.
  • Membership in the temple isn't even required; if you talk to Llirala Sendas to get the "Sanctus Shrine" topic and discuss it with Endryn, he will offer the vow and the quest can be completed in full.
  • The vow of silence is not broken by talking to creatures such as Rollie the Guar or Creeper, nor by accepting (or reporting back from) quests at Daedric Shrines. It is also not broken by being accosted by guards for having a bounty on your head, or by talking to the Thieves Guild people who can remove a bounty. There are numerous other cases as well, such as people who will immediately end conversation and attack you. Note that Sleepers will break your vow if they talk to you, so you should avoid doing these two quests at the same time.

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.

Silent Pilgrimage (TT_SanctusShrine)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Endryn Llethan wants me to make the Pilgrimage to the Sanctus Shrine in Dagon Fel. I must travel there on foot without speaking to anyone. As the waters of Dagon Fel can be dangerous, Endryn Llethan suggested that I purchase some potions of levitation.
20 Endryn Llethan swore me to silence. I must travel to the Sanctus Shrine in Dagon Fel under a strict oath of silence.
50 I made the Pilgrimage to the Sanctus Shrine where Saryoni first wrote his famous sermons.
70 I failed my vow of silence.
100 Finishes quest  Endryn Llethan praised me for making the Pilgrimage to the Sanctus Shrine in Dagon Fel.
110 Finishes quest  Endryn Llethan was disappointed that I failed my silent Pilgrimage to the Sanctus Shrine in Dagon Fel.

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