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ON-qico-Instance.png Retrieve the Amulet of Kings from its hiding place.
Quest Giver: The Prophet
Location(s): Sancre Tor
Prerequisite Quest: Valley of Blades
Next Quest: Council of the Five Companions
Reward: Signet of Sancre Tor
1 Skill Point
Soul Magic Rank 5
Very High Leveled Gold
Achievement:The Shadow of Sancre Tor
XP Gain: Very High Experience XP
ID: 4867
Solo Solo Only: Yes
Molag Bal seeks something in the depths of Sancre Tor
Sai Sahan has recovered from his experiences in the Halls of Torment and is ready to guide me to the Amulet of Kings. He hid the artifact in Sancre Tor, an ancient Imperial catacomb.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Varen Aquilarios in the Harborage.
  2. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  3. Travel to Sancre Tor.
  4. Confront Mannimarco.
  5. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  6. (Optional) Enter the Crypt of Heroes.
  7. Listen to Mannimarco in the Sancre Tor Inner Chamber.
  8. Defeat Mannimarco's minions.
  9. Continue to Inner Courtyard
  10. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  11. Consecrate the shrines in the Dragonguard Tomb and the Reman Vault.
  12. Listen to Mannimarco in the Vault Antechamber.
  13. Continue to the Vault of Kings.
  14. Talk to Sai Sahan.
  15. Open the Vault of Kings.
  16. Defeat Mannimarco.
  17. Take the Amulet of Kings.
  18. Talk to Varen in the Harborage.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

The Prophet appears when you are close to a major city.

Talk to Varen Aquilarios in the Harborage. He says Sai Sahan hid the Amulet of Kings in the catacombs of Sancre Tor in the Colovian mountains. He refers you to Sai Sahan, who tells you that the Amulet is in a vault protected by a ward of Stendarr— the God of Justice, Mercy, and Well-Earned Luck.

In Sancre TorEdit

Enter the portal to Sancre Tor, and follow the path into a large room. As you enter, a projection of Mannimarco appears. He is fully aware that you are looking for the amulet, and used Sai Sahan's escape as a way to easily find its location. He tries to get the location out of Sai Sahan a final time— to no avail— before vanishing.

Mannimarco reveals his plot

Talk to Sai Sahan. He believes that, if you can receive Stendarr's blessing and pass through the barrier in place, you might be able to retrieve the amulet before Mannimarco can.

Follow the south passage into the next chamber.

Down a narrow corridor, and before you reach the Inner Chamber, you will pass a gate on your left. Sai Sahan will identify it as the Crypt of Heroes, which he may have warned you to avoid back in the Harborage. You may enter if you wish, but it is entirely optional. If you do so, Mannimarco will quip about entering a crypt with a necromancer about, and you'll have to fight several mobs of undead warriors. Make sure to examine the large tomb in the center of this area— the entrance is on its northern side. You'll find a chest with some treasure, and a room full of urns. If you loot the tomb, Mannimarco will remark on your efforts as you leave it, and offer you a more formidable foe as a result: the Lord of Iron and Woe.

In the grassy area of the inner chamber, Mannimarco appears again and reveals his plan to steal the Amulet without Molag Bal's knowledge. The ward of Stendarr will hide him from the God of Schemes' view, then he will use the Amulet's power as the greatest soul gem ever to trap Molag Bal's soul.

He summons three Worm Cult necromancers and a Bone Colossus, which will summon smaller skeletons alongside them. Defeat them and head east to the Inner Courtyard.

Once you enter the Inner Courtyard, Sai Sahan asks for a brief respite, as he is exhausted and needs to rest. Optionally, you can also talk to Lyris Titanborn before Sai Sahan. If you talk to her, she'll mention that his determination will allow him to press onwards, and that she will make her own sacrifices for the group.

Talk to Sai Sahan to proceed; he'll mention that Mannimarco's sorcery opened up old wounds he got inside the Halls of Torment, and has taken a worse toll on his mind than any of the pain his body has endured. Despite this, he will press on.

Dragonguard TombEdit

You need to consecrate the shrines with Stendarr's blessing in the Dragonguard Tomb. The door to the Dragonguard Tomb is to the west. Inside, Mannimarco announces to your group that he raised Sai Sahan's fallen comrades. Sai Sahan does not want to kill his former friends, so he relies on you for most of the attack.

Make your way to the Shrine of the Divines, a brazier in the west end of the tomb. Once it is lit, head back east to the Inner Tomb.

Reman VaultEdit

Follow the eastern passage to the Reman Vault. To consecrate this altar, you need to lower the drawbridge first. There are four levers before it: when you pull one of them down, the ones beside it will move in their opposite position. Pull the 2nd from the left, then 3rd from the left, then the leftmost lever. If you get the sequence wrong, the fourth lever may reset it, so you can try again. (If you follow the river west, there is a small chest hidden behind a tall rock that you can loot.)

Once you light the brazier, Mannimarco summons some undead to appear and attack you; clear them out and leave the area.

The Vault AntechamberEdit

You need to continue on into the Vault Antechamber. Go back into the Inner Tomb and follow the final passage to the Inner Courtyard, then the Vault Antechamber.

In the Antechamber, Mannimarco appears again. He will once again fantasize about the power the Amulet will grant him, as he visualizes all of Tamriel bowing to him. Defeat the waves of enemies, then head to the Vault of Kings.

The Amulet of Kings at last!

The Vault of KingsEdit

Once you enter the Vault of Kings, talk to Sai Sahan. He will tell you to use the Ring of Stendarr's Mercy on the door by standing within the casting circle. Approach the door, then use the ring within its glow.

Inside, kill Mannimarco. Once you do so, he says that it is merely a step towards immortality. His dreams of total domination, however, are immediately shot down, as Molag Bal notices his treachery. A Dark Anchor opens, and Mannimarco is forcefully pulled into it, to be taken to Coldharbour for eternal torment.

To the west is the Amulet of Kings. Take it, and return to the Harborage.

Talk to Varen for your reward. With Mannimarco defeated and the Amulet of Kings back in the hands of the Companions, the group can continue moving forward in their plans to stop Molag Bal— after a much-needed rest.


  • There are several unlocked chests in Sancre Tor which contain better-than-average loot (including the one above), but unlike most such containers, they will disappear after you open them once, even if you don't take any of the contents. You should be sure to have enough space in your backpack to avoid missing out.
  • Prior to the One Tamriel update, this quest could not be started until level 40.


Quest StagesEdit

Shadow of Sancre Tor
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
A projection of Varen appeared to me when I arrived in town. I should listen to him and hear what he wants.
Objective: Listen to Varen Aquilarios
Varen has beckoned me to the Harborage. I should go there and speak to him.
Objective: Enter the Harborage
I should talk to Varen in the Harborage to find out what I need to do next
Objective: Listen to Varen Aquilarios
I should talk to Sai Sahan, who can inform me more about our quest to retrieve the Amulet of Kings.
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
I should wait for Varen to open a portal to Sancre Tor.
Objective: Wait for Varen to Open the Portal
We are ready to venture to Sancre Tor. I should enter Varen's portal and join Lyris and Sai on our quest to retrieve the Amulet of Kings.
Objective: Enter Portal to Sancre Tor
I ventured to Sancre Tor with Sai Sahan, Lyris Titanborn, and Abnur Tharn. We must explore the crypts and halls in order to find the Amulet of Kings.
Objective: Explore Sancre Tor
A vision of Mannimarco has appeared to thwart and taunt us.
Objective: Confront Mannimarco
I should speak with Sai Sahan to see what we should do next.
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
We must continue through Sancre Tor in order to reach the Inner Chamber.
Objective: Go to Sancre Tor Inner Chamber
Mannimarco appeared once again in the Inner Chamber.
Objective: Confront Mannimarco
Mannimarco has summoned the dead to thwart us. We must defeat them to continue.
Objective: Defeat Mannimarco's Minions
We overcame the undead that were raised to thwart us. We should continue to the Inner Courtyard.
Objective: Continue to the Inner Courtyard
Sai has asked for me to wait for him so he can catch his breath.
Objective: Wait for Sai to Catch His breath
Sai appears to need a moment before we move on. I should speak with him in order to ensure he is well.
Hidden Objective: Talk to Lyris
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
We must go to the Dragonguard Tomb in order to pray at the shrine.
Objective: Enter the Dragonguard Tomb
The shrine is on the other side of the room. We must make our way through these tombs to get there.
Objective: Consecrate the Shrine in the Dragonguard Tomb
We have prayed at the first shrine. Now we must make our way to the Reman Vault and perform a similar task there.
Objective: Go to the Reman Vault
We must pray at the second shrine before we can open the vault doors, but a chasm with an open drawbridge blocks our path. If we can find a way across the chasm, we can pray at the shrine.
Objective: Consecrate the Shrine in the Reman Vault
We've prayed at both shrines. Now we must return to the Vault Antechamber.
Objective: Continue to the Vault Antechamber
Mannimarco appeared again. We should confront him and be prepared for his vile tricks.
Objective: Confront Mannimarco
Mannimarco has raised the dead once more. We must defeat them to continue.
Objective: Defeat the Undead
We have defeated the undead in the Vault Antechamber. Now we must enter the Vault of Kings to retrieve the amulet.
Objective: Enter the Vault of Kings
We've arrived at the vault. I should speak with Sai to see what's next.
Objective: Talk to Sai Sahan
We are in the Vault of Kings. I must use the Ring of Stendarr to open the vault door.
Objective: Open the Vault Door
Mannimarco attacked us in the Vault of Kings. We should defeat him once and for all.
Objective: Defeat Mannimarco
We have defeated Mannimarco and sent him screaming into Oblivion. I should retrieve the Amulet of Kings as soon as possible.
Objective: Collect the Amulet of Kings
I have the Amulet of Kings. I should return to the Harborage and report to Varen.
Objective: Return to the Harborage
Finishes quest☑ I successfully collected the Amulet of Kings. I should report to Varen Aquilarios.
Objective: Talk to Varen Aquilarios