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Use Meridia's blessing to explore a second alliance.
Quest Giver: Cadwell
Location(s): The Harborage
Prerequisite Quest: God of Schemes
Next Quest: Cadwell's Gold
Reward: Meridia's Charm of the Dawn
Crafting Motif 29: Soul Shriven Style
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience XP
ID: 4998
Cadwell has a Light of Meridia
Cadwell has approached me and offered me a chance to see how events might have played out if I'd washed up on the shores of a different alliance after escaping Coldharbour. [if you take the quest immediately]
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Cadwell has turned the Harborage into his new home—for the time being, at any rate. [if the quest is started automatically at a city]


Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Cadwell in the Harborage.
  2. Activate the Light of Meridia.
  3. Complete Cadwell's Almanac SilverSilver objectives.
  4. Return to Cadwell.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

The Light of MeridiaEdit

This short quest begins at the conclusion of the Main Quest, when you are teleported back to the Harborage. Cadwell will be present upon your return, and will request to speak with you. He will tell you that he now serves Meridia, and that it is her wish that you explore Tamriel through the eyes of your enemies. He will guide you to a Light of Meridia now located on a nearby pedestal and urge you to touch it. Doing so will transport you to your first veteran alliance; your destination depends on your own faction allegiance.

Aldmeri Dominion Aldmeri Dominion members will be teleported to the Pact city of Davon's Watch.
Daggerfall Covenant Daggerfall Covenant members will be sent to the Dominion city of Vulkhel Guard.
Ebonheart Pact Ebonheart Pact members will be sent to the Covenant city of Daggerfall.

Note that you can return to your original faction territory at any time by using a wayshrine.

Cadwell's AlmanacEdit

In order to complete the quest and gain access to Cadwell's Gold and the third alliance, you must complete the location objectives listed in Cadwell's Almanac, a new section that is added to the Journal. The objectives are sorted by Zone under the SilverSilver tab. The quests required for Cadwell's Almanac are a subset of the alliance story quests; if you want to experience the full storyline in the new alliance zones, you will need to seek out the introductory quest for that alliance:

Aldmeri DominionEbonheart Pact Ebonheart Pact: Riurik will offer the quest A Beginning at Bleakrock.
Daggerfall CovenantAldmeri Dominion Aldmeri Dominion: Captain Tremouille will offer the quest Storm on the Horizon.
Ebonheart PactDaggerfall Covenant Daggerfall Covenant: Mihayya will offer the quest The Broken Spearhead.

Back to the HarborageEdit

After you complete the necessary quests, you return to Cadwell in the Harborage.

"You've done it again, haven't you? You're a hero, twice over! Brilliant!"
It's been a long journey.
"So it has, so it has! Are you feeling enlightened? Lighter? Lit? Why you would want to keep mucking around in Tamriel is beyond me. Nasty place. How-how do you get the smell out of your clothing?"

He gives you Meridia's Charm of the Dawn, the Soul-Shriven motif book, and some gold.

Quest StagesEdit

Cadwell's Silver
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Cadwell wants to speak with me at the Harborage. I should find him there.
Objective: Talk to Cadwell at the Harborage
Cadwell has prepared the Light of Meridia within the Harborage that will allow me to travel to another alliance. I should activate the Light to investigate more of the world.
Objective: Use the Light of Meridia
Daggerfall Covenant Cadwell's portal has taken me to the Aldmeri Dominion. I will have to make my way through Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor, and finally Reaper's March.
Objective: Experience the Aldmeri Dominion
Ebonheart Pact Cadwell's portal has taken me to the Daggerfall Covenant. I will have to make my way through Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, the Alik'r Desert, and finally Bangkorai.
Objective: Experience the Daggerfall Covenant
Aldmeri Dominion Cadwell's portal has taken me to the Ebonheart Pact. I will have to make my way through Stonefalls, Deshaan, Shadowfen, Eastmarch, and finally the Rift.
Objective: Experience the Ebonheart Pact
☑Finishes quest I experienced another alliance in its entirety and should return to Cadwell. Perhaps he'll have more for me to do.
Objective: Return to Cadwell at the Harborage