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Oblivion:Worm Anchorite

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Worm Anchorite
(RefID: 000336F7)
Location Dark Fissure
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level PC+10 Class Necromancer
RefID 000336F7 BaseID 000336F6
Other Information
Health 40 + (3+1)×(PC+9), PC=1-33
Magicka 113 + 3.5×(PC+9) (max=250)
Responsibility 0 Aggression 50
Respawns Yes
Faction(s) Worm Anchorite Faction
The Worm Anchorite

The Worm Anchorite is an Imperial necromancer. He is found in Dark Fissure, where he only appears if you have reached stage 50 of the Necromancer's Moon quest.

He can be found wandering around the interior of Dark Fissure for seven days in a row, never even eating or sleeping. At midnight on the 8th day, when the Shade of the Revenant is visible, he will exit the cave and approach the altar outside and perform the ritual to create Black Soul Gems. He will stay by the altar until the Shade disappears at midnight on the next day, then reenter the cave.

He wears the standard necromancer's robe and hood, together with a pair of doeskin shoes. He carries a small amount of gold, two empty lesser soul gems, and the handwritten note needed for the related quest. In combat, he will rely solely on a leveled set of necromancer spells (always strongest possible for his skill level).

Related QuestsEdit

Quest-Related EventsEdit

During the related quest, he will comment to anyone but you about the ritual of Black Soul Gem making:

"Now, while the Shade of the Revenant blankets this world, I give these gems as an offering. May the power of the true god fill and change them."

When fighting you he can be heard saying:

"You will not stop us. The Order of the Black Worm will consume all in its path."

Although this line was obviously meant to be said only to you, you can hear him say it to anyone:

"The Order of the Black Worm will feast on your soul, mortal."


  • The word "anchorite" is a term applied to somebody who has chosen to withdraw from society to live a life dedicated to religion and prayer.


  • The Anchorite is in possession of the Handwritten Note every time he respawns, even after the quest is over. It will still be a quest item, so it is not recommended to take multiple copies.
    •   The Unofficial Oblivion Patch, version 1.0.0, addresses this issue. After the quest is completed, the note will not be a quest item.