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Morrowind:The Mad Lord of Milk

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Calm an enraged inhabitant of Milk.
Quest Giver: Athyn Sarethi in Ald'ruhn
Location(s): Ebonheart, Tel Fyr, Milk
Prerequisite Quest: Shurinbaal
Next Quest: Duel with Bolvyn Venim
Reward: Ebony Closed Helm
Disposition: +5/20 (Athyn Sarethi), +30 (Llerar Mandas)
Reputation Gain: +5/10 (Redoran), +5 (Redoran),
+1 Reputation
ID: HR_MadMilk, HR_RansomMandas
Required Rank: Lawman
Delyna Mandas in Tel Fyr

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Athyn Sarethi for duties.
  2. (Optional) Travel to the Grand Council Chambers in Ebonheart and speak to Llerar Mandas.
  3. (Optional) Travel to Tel Fyr and rescue Delyna Mandas.
  4. Travel to Milk and speak with or kill Arethan Mandas.
  5. Return to Athyn Sarethi to complete the quest.
  6. (Optional) Return to Llerar for a bonus reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Athyn Sarethi in his manor in Ald'ruhn will ask you to deal with a former Redoran Noble, Arethan Mandas, who has gone mad. Arethan is in a cave known as Milk and is harassing travelers by demanding tribute. Milk is found a bit to the west of Ald'ruhn. Athyn Sarethi wants this matter solved, but he doesn't want his old friend killed if it can be avoided. He suggests talking to Arethan's father, Llerar Mandas, in Ebonheart.

Arethan's MadnessEdit

You can visit Arethan Mandas anytime. He is not hostile, but you have to get past his hostile guards. Arethan will talk to you, but all you will get is some mad talk. He mentions Delyna and Tel Fyr.

The simplest and quickest method is to just kill Arethan, though there is another solution. Sarethi mentions that Arethan's father, Llerar Mandas, can be found in the Grand Council Chambers in Ebonheart, and that you might want to talk to him before traveling to Milk. Llerar will tell you that his son went mad after Divayth Fyr kidnapped Arethan's daughter, Delyna, and believes that the return of Delyna just might cure Arethan's madness.

Rescuing Arethan's DaughterEdit

Tel Fyr is located a small distance southwest of Sadrith Mora. There are no travel services, so swimming is required. Delyna Mandas can be found in the Onyx Hall of Tel Fyr, behind a locked (60) and trapped door. The door can be opened with Divayth's 1008th Key, or alternatively you can pick the lock or cast an Open spell. Nobody in Tel Fyr seems to care if you rescue her, Divayth himself cannot be concerned with such petty matters. Escort Delyna outside. Once there, she will give you an amulet which you can show to Arethan as proof that she is alive.

Curing ArethanEdit

Travel to Milk and show Arethan the amulet and he will become slightly more sane and promise to stop demanding tribute. His guards will become friendly, if you haven't disposed of them on your way in. Report back to Sarethi in Ald'ruhn to complete the quest and receive a noticeable increase in disposition with all Redoran members. If you tell Llerar Mandas in Ebonheart the good news you receive an Ebony Closed Helm as well.


  • This quest is actually two quests combined into one for the sake of clarity. The two quest IDs are HR_MadMilk and HR_RansomMandas. The HR_RansomMandas denotes the optional path. Unfortunately, these quest IDs are often mixed up, see bugs.
  • If Arethan dies you will not receive the Reputation point, and the faction reputation and disposition rewards are reduced to 5. If you also mention the dead Arethan to Llerar Mandas, your disposition with him drops by 20. Mentioning him to Delyna Mandas drops your disposition with her by 75.
  • Arethan Mandas is hostile towards you if Delyna Mandas is dead. Llerar Mandas disposition drops by 20 if you bring up his dead granddaughter.


  • Simply following the orders given by Athyn Sarethi should result in a couple of minor bugs which are not quest-breaking. Doing things out of order can lead to a more serious problems:
    • Rescuing Delyna before being on the assigned quest, and curing Arethan and reporting back to Llerar Mandas will get you the Ebony Closed Helm and the reputation point. If you are a member of House Redoran and report back to Athyn Sarethi you will also get the faction reputation and disposition rewards. However, if you have the Unofficial Morrowind Patch installed, members of House Redoran should refrain from completing the quest this way, as Athyn Sarethi will eventually be unable to assign this quest due to conflicting Journal IDs. The UMP namely adds another Journal ID, LTM_HR_MadMilk, making it impossible for the correct Journal ID to be used. With the console the correct Journal ID can be added with Journal "HR_MadMilk 70".
    • Llerar Mandas needs the topic Delyna Mandas before he can hand over his reward. He will activate the topic himself when on the HR_MadMilk quest if both Arethan and Delyna are still alive. If you started the quest by rescuing Delyna, you first need to restore Arethan's sanity before the topic Delyna Mandas can be accessed.
  • Arethan's greeting before the rescue of his daughter sets the wrong Journal entry (HR_RansomMandas 30, should be HR_MadMilk 30). This has no further consequences but is clearly wrong.
  • Similarly, talking to Arethan after rescuing Delyna also sets the wrong Journal entry (HR_MadMilk 70, should be HR_MadMilk 90). Luckily, Athyn Sarethi also looks for the wrong Journal entry, and thus the quest can still be completed as usual. ?
  • If Arethan Mandas is dead before the start of the quest, HR_RansomMandas can never be completed. ?
    • Use the console to type AddTopic "Delyna Mandas", then talk to Llerar Mandas about her to complete the quest.
  • Leaving the cave before a bonewalker summoned by Faver Seran has expired may result in a temporarily corrupted save game. To fix it, simply go back into the cave and wait until the bonewalker summon disappears. ?

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 Mad Lord of Milk (HR_MadMilk)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Athyn Sarethi told me that the Redoran Noble, Arethan Mandas, has gone insane and has been demanding tribute from travellers from the cavern Milk which is on the road to Maar Gan just north of the crossroads. I should find a way to cure him if possible, or kill him if necessary. He suggested that I speak with Arethan's father, Llerar Mandas in Ebonheart.
30 Arethan Mandas seems quite mad, but I think he mentioned something about his daughter, Delyna Mandas, and his father, Llerar Mandas, and something about Tel Fyr.
70 Arethan Mandas seemed to recover from his madness long enough to promise he would no longer demand tribute from travelers if he knew his daughter, Delyna Mandas, was safe. Delyna is apparently being held captive in Tel Fyr.
90 I brought Delyna's locket to Arethan Mandas and he seemed to recover from his madness. He promised to stop demanding tribute. I should report back to Athyn Sarethi.
100 Finishes quest  Athyn Sarethi thanked me for killing the Mad Lord, Arethan Mandas.
110 Finishes quest  Athyn Sarethi thanked me for restoring Arethan Mandas to his senses.

Delyna Mandas in Tel Fyr (HR_RansomMandas)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
20 Llerar Mandas believes that his son's madness was caused when Delyna Mandas disappeared in Tel Fyr.
30 Divayth Fyr told me that many people enter his tower and that he cannot be expected to look after them all. He will allow me to search his tower looking for her.
50 Delyna Mandas told me that she was caught by Uupse Fyr and placed in this cell. She asked to be escorted back outside Tel Fyr.
70 Delyna Mandas made it safely out of Tel Fyr.
90 Delyna Mandas mentioned that her father, Arethan Mandas is probably worried about her. She gave me a locket to take to Arethan Mandas as proof that she is safe.
100 Finishes quest  Llerar Mandas thanked me for rescuing his granddaughter, Delyna Mandas.

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