Online:Margus Derius

Elder Scrolls Online: People
Margus Derius
Location Norg-Tzel
Race Imperial Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Blackguards
Cyrodilic Collections (formerly)
Margus Derius performing the ritual

Margus Derius is an Imperial black marketer who serves as the antagonist of the Murkmire prologue quests. Initially introduced as a competitor of Cyrodilic Collections that Concordia Mercius hires you to investigate, what Margus Derius has in store has ramifications for the organization and potentially the whole of Murkmire.

By the time you and Jee-Lar arrive on Norg-Tzel, he has retreated inside the xanmeer to perform a ritual that will unleash the power of the cursed skull of Beela-Kaar and destroy Murkmire. However it doesn't go according to plan and he is killed midway through, exploding into bloody chunks.

Related QuestsEdit

  • Ruthless Competition: Help a group of treasure hunters find an Argonian relic before their competitor.
  • The Cursed Skull: Help Cyrodilic Collections locate the cursed skull of Beela-Kaar.


As you move through the Norg Tzel Xanmeer Margus Derius can be heard conducting the ritual:

Margus Derius: "Beela-Kaar, hear my words!"
Margus Derius: "Give me your power!"
Margus Derius: "Hear my words and reveal your hiding place!"

Once you enter the ritual chamber, Margus will be concentrating on the ritual.

Jee-Lar: "Disengage the cylinders! That should stop the ritual!"
Margus Derius: "Stay back!"
"I need to maintain my concentration!"

With these fateful final words, his concentration is disrupted and the power overloads him, making him explode into bloody chunks.