Oblivion:The Sunken One (quest)

Oblivion: Quests: Miscellaneous

This article is about the quest. For the creature, see The Sunken One (creature).

Find the owner of an abandoned farmhouse.
Quest Giver: Slythe Seringi's diary at Shetcombe Farm
Location(s): Sandstone Cavern
Reward: Offering consisting of a few gems and gold
ID: SQ07
The Sunken One looming over Slythe Seringi's body

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Search Shetcombe's abandoned farmhouse for a diary page.
  2. Explore the nearby Sandstone Cavern to find more entries of the diary.
  3. Find Slythe at the end of the cavern.
  4. Get the last diary entry.
  5. Either flee from the cavern or defeat the Sunken One. Collect the offering if you so choose.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Empty FarmhouseEdit

Go to Shetcombe Farm, which is close to Kvatch's eastern side (just below the 'h' in Kvatch on the map), north of the road from Skingrad to Kvatch. Enter the farmhouse to find that it is empty.

Search the farmhouse, and in a bowl on the table you'll find the first page of a diary in which Slythe Seringi describes the burning of Kvatch. He believes it is because his god, the Sunken One, is angry at mankind. He decides to go on a pilgrimage to the Sandstone Cavern in order to make an offering.

Sandstone CavernEdit

Head into Sandstone Cavern and search for Slythe. Work your way to the end of the first cave to find the second page of Seringi's diary on top of a chest near the entrance. Things have not gone well for him, almost dying several times. Continue through the wooden gate and proceed to the end of the cave to find the lifeless body of Slythe Seringi. Search his body to find the third page of his diary and end the quest.

Feel free to take the offering which consists of some cheap gems and a small amount of gold. After you've found the third page of his diary, the Sunken One, a special leveled variety of Storm Atronach, appears. Flee or defeat the Sunken One to leave the cavern.


  • The farmhouse has a bed where you can sleep. The containers in the house are respawning and are not safe for personal storage.
  • It is not necessary to collect the diary entries to complete this quest.


  • If you leave the cave before completing the quest, Slythe's body may be gone.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 2.0.0 of the Unofficial Oblivion Patch.
    • PC Use the console commands prid 00185DCA, then enable, then moveto player to spawn Slythe and get the last diary page from his corpse.

Journal EntriesEdit

The Sunken One (SQ07)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I've entered what appears to be a recently abandoned farmhouse. Perhaps if I search around, I may find a clue as to the owner's whereabouts.
20 I've come across a discarded page from a journal of a Slythe Seringi in an abandoned farmhouse near the ruins of Kvatch. It mentions some sort of pilgrimage to bring an offering of great value to something called "The Sunken One". All signs point to Sandstone Cavern nearby. I should proceed there, as I fear for Slythe's safety.
30 I've come across a second discarded page from Slythe Seringi's journal. This one details his descent into Sandstone Cavern and how he met dangerous resistance and began to doubt his journey. I should press on and see if I can locate him.
40 I've located Slythe Seringi's corpse. I should search around him to learn the conclusion to his sad journey.
100 ☑Finishes quest On Slythe's corpse, I've located his last journal entry. It seems he fell here believing he was truly going to meet his god and give an offering to him to help all of Tamriel. His death is a sad end to such a well-intended sojourn.
  • 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 SQ07 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.