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One of the more mysterious artifacts is the Spear of Bitter Mercy. Little to nothing is known about the Spear. There are no recorded histories but many believe it to be of Daedric origin. The only known legend about it is its use by a mighty hero during the fall of the Battlespire. The hero was aided by the Spear in the defeat of Mehrunes Dagon and the recapturing of the Battlespire. Since that time, the Spear of Bitter Mercy has made few appearances within Tamriel. —Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore
Obtained on a quest for the Daedra Sheogorath in the Ihinipalit shrine in the Underworks of St. Delyn Canton in Vivec. Sheogorath will ask you to recover the Fork of Horripilation from a mad hermit near Ald Redaynia, on the long island north of the mainland, and use it to kill a Giant Bull Netch that lives nearby. See Sheogorath's Quest for more information.
- With the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.
- The Spear of Bitter Mercy was previously stated to have been created by Mehrunes Dagon in An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire. It has however become most associated with Hircine in future installments of The Elder Scrolls series.
- For more information on the spear and on the ritual hunting see The Posting of the Hunt.