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Morrowind:The Staff of Magnus (quest)

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Recover a powerful staff from the Assu Cave.
Quest Giver: Ajira in Balmora
Location(s): Balmora, Assu
Prerequisite Quest: Stolen Reports
Next Quest: Warlock's Ring
Reward: Staff of Magnus
Reputation Gain: +1 Reputation
ID: MG_StaffMagnus
Required Rank: Warlock
Dreveni Hlaren wielding the Staff of Magnus

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Ajira tells you you can recover the Staff of Magnus from the Assu cave.
  2. Travel to the cave, and fight your way through to the last mage, Dreveni Hlaren.
  3. Defeat Dreveni Hlaren, and recover the artifact from her corpse.
  4. Return the staff to Ajira and she will let you keep it.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

The Staff of MagnusEdit

Once you've reached the rank of Warlock, Ajira in the Balmora Guild of Mages will tell you about the Staff of Magnus.

In Search of the StaffEdit

The staff is located in the cave of Assu, on the slopes of Mount Kand, northwest of Molag Mar. If you look at your paper map, you'll find Mount Kand in the lower southeastern corner of the island. The quickest route is to grab a Silt Strider from Balmora to Suran and on to Molag Mar, or use a Guild Guide to travel to Wolverine Hall and cast an Almsivi Intervention spell from there.

From the Silt Strider, head north. Take the north road on the first intersection (follow the sign to Mount Kand). On the next intersection take the left road (it goes up the mountain). After you pass the entrance to Mount Kand, Cavern look to the right for a small road, which doubles back to go even higher up the mountain. The entrance to Assu can be found at the end of that road.

Assu CaveEdit

The caverns are not too large but contain, along with Dreveni Hlaren, a few Daedroth, a Frost Atronach and another mage. Dreveni Hlaren, who can be found in the last cavern, is level 20 and wields the Staff of Magnus and is difficult to take out, especially if she falls in the water. If she falls in the water, and you have water breathing and paralysis spells, swim to the bottom and let her follow you. She'll reach a point where she needs to return for air, so paralyze her here and then swim on top of her so she can't swim up. She won't fight you as she tries to swim up, and eventually she'll just drown. Alternatively, a levitate spell here is of great use. The mage casts several summon type spells and hits for a good amount with the staff. Once she's taken care of, take the staff and look around for various treasures.

Once you have the staff, make sure to show it to Ajira so that you will be able to take her last quest, the Warlock's Ring.


  • If your disposition with Ajira is less than 70, she will not give you this quest, and will tell you to come back when you are a Warlock, even if you already have that rank. ?

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.

The Staff of Magnus (MG_StaffMagnus)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Ajira told me that the Staff of Magnus is in Assu, a sorcerer's cave on the slopes of Mount Kand northwest of Molag Mar.
100 Finishes quest  Ajira congratulated me for finding the Staff of Magnus.

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