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Morrowind:Widow Vabdas' Deed

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Notes: It appears that those journal indexes are using finished box tag normally with bloodmoon & tribunal, can anyone verify?
Trying to get the deed from this widow in Gnisis is just the start.
Quest Giver: Darius in Gnisis
Location(s): Gnisis
Next Quest: Gnisis Eggmine
Reward: Imperial Broadsword
Disposition: +10/+23 Disposition (Darius)
Reputation Gain: +5 (Imperial Legion)
ID: IL_WidowLand
Required Rank: None
Widow Vabdas

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Darius in Gnisis for Orders.
  2. Go west to Widow Vabdas's hut and talk to her.
  3. Enter the Gnisis Eggmine.
  4. Find the Ghost of Vabas's husband, and take Lugrub's Axe.
  5. Return to Darius in Gnisis and report your findings.
  6. Head back to the egg mine and kill Lugrub gro-Ogdum.
  7. Report back to Darius.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

General Darius at the Madach Tradehouse in Gnisis will ask you to retrieve a land deed from the Widow Vabdas, whose husband died recently in the Gnisis Eggmine. The General wants Vabdas' land for a new dock and tells you not to take 'no' for an answer. Check around town to learn that the widow Vabdas lives in a hut west of town. If you talk to her about the deed she will refuse to give it to you. Instead, she says that her husband was murdered by a legionnaire when he went to the closed mine and she wants you to find out what happened.

Head for the mine on the east side of town on the hill and speak to the guard Vatollia Apo about the "Eggmine" topic. Since you're in the Legion he will give you a key to the mine without the need for a high disposition or carrying of Miner's Pick. Note that you must be wearing Imperial armor for this, otherwise talking to him just lowers his disposition by 5.

The first area of the mine doesn't have much to it, though you'll find an aggressive Orc (Lugrub gro-Ogdum) in the Lower area who will attack unless you leave the area quickly enough. Also in this area, you will see a Kwama Queen. Be careful not to kill her as she needs to be alive for Darius' next quest. Explore the lower mines until you find the ghost of Mansilamat Vabdas in the underground stream. It will tell you that Lugrub killed him to hide the fact that he was sleeping on the job when Vabdas entered. As evidence, he directs you to the broken axe (Lugrub's Axe) at the bottom of the pool nearby.

Return to Darius with the proof of the murder. Give him the axe and his disposition will increase by 3 and he will tell you to go and kill Lugrub. Do so and report back to Darius. His disposition will increase by 20 and he will reward you with an Imperial Broadsword. If you talk to Darius about the deed afterwards, it will turn out that the Legion has started a donation fund for the widow, to which you can contribute if you want.

Alternatively, the investigation can be skipped by stealing the land deed, which is found in a locked (40) chest on your right as you enter Widow Vabdas' house. The widow holds its key. If you present the stolen deed to Darius you still receive the sword and reputation award, but his disposition increase is only 10.


  • Killing Lugrub before starting this mission does not have any negative consequences. After Darius orders you to kill Lugrub, simply mention "land deed" to him again and you will complete the mission and receive an Imperial Broadsword.
  • Each time you mention the ghost to Darius, before mentioning the axe, his disposition will decrease by 2.
  • You can also get a key if you have a pickaxe in your inventory while talking to Vatollia Apo.
  • If you have not already killed them, there may be some kwama Warriors near you and Lugrub while you fight him. Their attacks may help you in the fight, but they are equally or more likely to hurt you, so it's a good idea to take care of them first.
  • There are two bottles of Flin near Lugrub that may be helpful to aid in the fight.
  • Mansilamat Vabdas' ghost is spawned before the quest, but you cannot talk to it before starting the quest and it will disappear after the quest is completed. If you so wish, it can be killed without penalties.


  • Talking to Oritius Maro about the Talos Cult will start the Talos Cult Conspiracy quest prematurely. Since you're required to give proof in both instances, Darius keeps asking for proof of the cult's conspiracy against the Emperor, effectively keeping you from ever completing this quest.
  • If you have already rescued Madura Seran, you will not be given this quest or the next one, Gnisis Eggmine.
    •   You can begin this quest via the console commands Journal, "IL_WidowLand", 10 and AddTopic, "land deed". You will then be able to begin the next quest by speaking to Darius about "Eggmine", a topic you should already have available.

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.

Widow Vabdas' Deed (IL_WidowLand)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 General Darius of the Imperial Legion has asked me to get the deed to the Widow Vabdas' land.
30 The Widow Vabdas accused the Imperial Legion of murdering her husband. She refused to give me the deed to her land.
40 The Widow Vabdas told me that her husband was last seen in the Gnisis Eggmine.
50 The ghost of Mansilamat Vabdas told me that he was murdered by Lugrub gro-Ogdum, a Legionnaire. Mansilamat Vabdas' corpse and the Axe that was used to murder him lie nearby underwater.
70 I brought the Axe to Darius. He believed my testimony and ordered me to bring justice to the Widow Vabdas by slaying Lugrub gro-Ogdum.
100 Finishes quest  I brought the deed to Widow Vabdas' land to Darius. (This entry closes a quest not through the standard method of having the "Finished" box tagged, but through a script.)
120 Finishes quest  Darius thanked me for slaying Lugrub gro-Ogdum, the murderer of Mansilamat Vabdas. (This entry closes a quest not through the standard method of having the "Finished" box tagged, but through a script.)
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