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A tutorial on how to use Volendrung, brought to you by Sheogorath.
Zone: Cyrodiil
Quest Giver: Sheogorath
Prerequisites: CampaignsEnter a Campaign
Reward: Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard Experience
ID: 6373
Required Level: 10
Wield the power of Volendrung
The Daedric Prince Sheogorath appeared at my alliance's camp in Cyrodiil, promising to show me how to make war more exciting.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak with Sheogorath.
  2. Enter the portal to Cheesemonger's Hollow.
  3. Follow Sheogorath's instructions to wield Volendrung in practice combat.
  4. Return to Sheogorath.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

You have a special visitor

It would be difficult to miss the presence of any Daedric Prince, but Sheogorath is particularly good at attracting attention. Standing at one of the alliance gates in Cyrodiil, he can be found next to a mock-up of a soldier made from produce. He greets you like an old friend, giving assurances that the only person who can see him is you. He seems bored by the events unfolding around him, and offers to spice things up a little bit with his own influence. More specifically, he offers you the chance to wield another Prince's artifact: the hammer called Volendrung.

Step through the portal behind the Mad God and you will be transported to his realm of Cheesemonger's Hollow. There, you will be given basic instructions on how to use the artifact in combat, and finally given the opportunity to wield it yourself. You are now presented with a series of challenges to familiarize yourself with the weapon.

Take the hammer

First you will make your way down the stairs to a Heavy Xivkyn Dummy, which will serve as the target for learning the first ability of the artifact: a wide swing called Rourken's Rebuke. Take out the dummy and move on to your next objective. Your second target will be a Light Xivkyn Dummy, on which you will use the second ability: Malacath's Vengeance, a hard overhand blow to a single target. Demonstrate your prowess further by taking out a second Light Xivkyn Dummy before moving on to the final objective.

At the very bottom of the Hollow, you will be directed to take action against a group of people dancing away obliviously. You are asked to test the third ability of the hammer: Accursed Charge, an ability that launches you at an opponent for a swift attack. Once Sheogorath has seen that you can use all three of the standard attacks, you are requested to keep fighting against an infinite source of opponents until the ultimate ability of Volendrung is ready: Ruinous Cyclone, a devastating area attack that pulls in every enemy around you and deals unbelievable amounts of damage.

Now that you have made it obvious to Sheogorath that you can handle the artifact, at least to some degree, he asks that you return the weapon to its rack and listen to some final words of wisdom. He warns that using the weapon means forfeiting your soul, and if you pick up the weapon in Cyrodiil you are stuck with it. Agree to his terms and collect your reward, exiting through the portal behind you when you are ready.

Quest StagesEdit

Chaos Magic
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should speak to Sheogorath to see what he wants to teach me.
Objective: Talk to Sheogorath
Sheogorath has Volendrung, a legendary Daedric artifact belonging to Malacath. I should travel to Cheesemonger's Hollow to use it.
Objective: Enter Cheesemonger's Hollow
I should take Volendrung from the weapon rack.
Objective: Take Volendrung
I should use Rourken's Rebuke on a Heavy Xivkyn target dummy to satisfy Sheogorath.
Objective: Use Rourken's Rebuke on Heavy Xivkyn Dummy
Objective Hint: Use Ability 1 on a Heavy Xivkyn Dummy
I should use Malacath's Vengeance on a Light Xivkyn target dummy to satisfy Sheogorath.
Objective: Use Malacath's Vengeance on Light Xivkyn Dummy
Objective Hint: Use Ability 2 on a Light Xivkyn Dummy.
I should defeat a Light Xivkyn target dummy to show Sheogorath that I know how to wield Volendrung.
Objective: Kill Light Xivkyn Dummy
I should use Accursed Charge on a horde of gibbering idiots to satisfy Sheogorath.
Objective: Use Accursed Charge on Gibbering Idiots
Objective Hint: Use Ability 3 on a Gibbering Soldier.
I should charge Volendrung by killing gibbering idiots, then use Ruinous Cyclone on the horde to satisfy Sheogorath.
Objective: Use Ruinous Cyclone on Gibbering Idiots
Objective: Fight until You Charge Your Ultimate, Then Use It.

(Once Ruinous Cyclone is used)

Objective: Witness the Destruction
I defeated enough summoned soldiers and target dummies to satisfy Sheogorath. I can now return Volendrung, continue to destroy soldiers with it, or, if I wait too long without killing, allow the weapon to devour my soul.
Objective: Return Volendrug
I should speak to Sheogorath to learn more about Volendrung.
Objective: Talk to Sheogorath
Finishes quest  Sheogorath offered to let me use Volendrung during the Three Banners War in Cyrodiil, but it will cost me my soul. I should speak to him to finish our business.
Objective: Talk to Sheogorath
* Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the game and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • 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 any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.