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Oblivion:A Matter of Honor

Oblivion: Quests: Dark Brotherhood
Alval Uvani, a traveling Dunmer merchant skilled in Destruction, makes a perfect target for a forest ambush.
Quest Giver: Dead Drop at Fort Redman
Location(s): Fort Redman, wherever you meet Alval
Prerequisite Quest: Final Justice
Next Quest: The Coldest Sleep
Reward: 500 gold
Fame/Infamy: Infamy +1
ID: Dark14Honor
Alval Uvani - Traveling merchant and a master of Destruction

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Receive the contract.
  2. Find Alval Uvani and decide how you will deal with him.
  3. Make your way to the next drop.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

The TargetEdit

This dead drop is in a coffin located just right of the entrance to Fort Redman, north of Leyawiin. Don't forget to acquire the schedule of Alval Uvani. The Dunmer merchant, a powerful user of Destruction magic, travels from city to city in Cyrodiil, stopping to sleep at inns and his rented house in the southeast corner of Leyawiin. The cities he visits are:

Keep in mind that his travels obviously take time, so he might not be at location you'd expect him at the right time.

Alval is a strong mage, but he has a rare allergy to honey, which is a key ingredient in mead. If you follow him to a bar and put some mead in front of him, there is a good chance he will take a sip. This will paralyze him, allowing for an easier kill. You can also buy the bar's supply of food and drink, then sell the proprietor some mead for the same effect. For the same effect, break into his house in Leyawiin and replace all the food there with mead. Alternatively, as he travels a lot, it can be very easy simply to kill him in the wilderness.


  • Since Uvani travels through the wilderness often, he may already have been slain by the time you receive this quest. If Alval is already dead when you are directed to kill him, the quest will automatically update and you will be directed to the next dead drop.
  • If you are in the Thieves Guild, you can kill him in the Lonely Suitor Lodge in Bravil without receiving a bounty.
  • Uvani will become hostile toward you when he drinks mead, even if you did not place it near him.
  • Within his house is a Hidden Wall safe containing the Black Hand robes and Hood, showing that he is in fact a member of the Black Hand though the Hero is unaware of this at the current time.

Journal EntriesEdit

A Matter of Honor (Dark14Honor)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I have picked up my next contract from the dead drop in the coffin outside Fort Redman. I have been ordered to kill Alval Uvani, a Dark Elf merchant who spends his time traveling around Cyrodiil. I should consult the schedule that has been left for me to determine where and when I should strike. Uvani is a master in the Destruction school of magicka, and has killed before, but he does have a weakness: if Alval Uvani drinks Mead, he will be rendered immobile, due to a rare allergy to honey.
20 I have killed Alval Uvani. I must pick up my reward and next contract at the dead drop located in the Market District of the Imperial City, in a hollowed-out tree stump behind Stonewall Shields.
100 Finishes quest☑ I have picked up my reward and received my next contract.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • PC It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage Dark14Honor stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages. See SetStage for more information.
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