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Morrowind:The Shipwreck 'Prelude'

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Find the sunken wreck and recover a Daedric blade.
Quest Giver: Edryno Arethi in Vivec, Hlaalu canton
Location(s): Vivec, Prelude Shipwreck
Prerequisite Quest: Ashlander Ebony
Next Quest: Guard Ralen Tilvur
Reward: 500 gold
Disposition: +20 (Edryno Arethi)
Reputation Gain: +5 (House Hlaalu)
ID: HH_SunkenTreasure
The Prelude Shipwreck

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Edryno Arethi for business.
  2. Travel to the Prelude Shipwreck to recover a Daedric Wakizashi.
  3. Find the wakizashi in a locked chest.
  4. Return to Edryno Arethi.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Edryno Arethi in her house on the Hlaalu Waistworks in Vivec will ask you to recover a Daedric Wakizashi from the sunken Prelude Shipwreck, east of Bal Fell.

Finding the BladeEdit

The wreck is on the third island due east of Bal Fell. The blade can be found on its lower level in a locked chest. Don't forget to check the rest of the wreck for loot, which you can keep.

Return to VivecEdit

Return to Arethi in Vivec with the blade to complete the quest and receive 500 gold.


  • After the quest, killing or pickpocketing Arethi will yield the blade.
  • You can only finish the quest by returning the exact blade she requests. A regular Daedric Wakizashi will not do.
  • The ship's cabin has a level 40 lock on the inside, meaning if you can't pick it, you're stuck. The key is on the body of the Captain in the ship's lower level, so if you have low Security, find the key first, or prepare a Mark/Recall or any intervention spell in advance.


  • It is illegal to rest on board the Prelude.

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 Shipwreck 'Prelude' (HH_SunkenTreasure)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Edryno Arethi knows that the ship Prelude sunk east of Bal Fell. She believes it lies two or three islands due east of Bal Fell. I must find the Daedric Wakizashi that sunk with that ship and return it to Edryno Arethi.
100 Finishes quest  Edryno Arethi thanked me for returning the Daedric Wakizashi.
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