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ON-qico-Instance.png Recover two items that the Mad God claims to have misplaced.
Faction: Mages Guild
Quest Giver: Valaste at one of the below Guildhalls;
Arch-Mage Shalidor at any other
Aldmeri Dominion Elden Root (Grahtwood)
Daggerfall Covenant Wayrest (Stormhaven)
Ebonheart Pact Mournhold (Deshaan)
Glade of the Divines, Vuldngrav, Asakala
Prerequisites: Mages Guild Rank 2
Prerequisite Quest: Long Lost Lore
Next Quest: Circus of Cheerful Slaughter
Reward: Artifact-Hunter's Band
Very High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Very High Experience
ID: 4435
Solo Solo Only: Yes
To recover the second tome, you must complete a task for Sheogorath
My first trial in Sheogorath's realm awaits. Valaste and Shalidor have uncovered what they need to get me where I need to go.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak with Valaste in the Mages Guild in Elden Root (Grahtwood), Wayrest (Stormhaven), or Mournhold (Deshaan).
  2. Enter the Shivering Isles and speak with Haskill.
  3. Recover the fork from Vuldngrav.
  4. Recover the staff from Asakala.
  5. Talk to Sheogorath.
  6. Collect the book and return to the Guild.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Talk to Arch-Mage Shalidor outside the Mages Guild. He says Valaste finished translating the tome.

Talk to Valaste. She asks you if you are ready for Sheogorath's first trial and sends you to talk to Shalidor. Tell him you're ready, then enter the portal to the Shivering Isles.

The First TrialEdit

Talk to Haskill. Sheogorath wants you to recover two items, a fork and a staff, before you can learn where the tome is. Sheogorath lost the fork in Skyrim during the Merethic Era. He was visiting his friend Korthor in Vuldngrav.

The Fork of HorripilationEdit

Enter the portal to Vuldngrav, then enter the Vuldngrav Catacombs. Examine the chest to the east. Defeat the three waves of Draugr, then use the previously frozen gate to enter the next area. Continue to the snowy room where Korthor floats in the center. Defeat him and take the fork.

Talk to Haskill who appears behind Korthor along with another portal. The staff is in Hammerfell with Prince Maleel, the Scythe of Yokuda.

The WabbajackEdit

The scarab seal statues

Enter the portal to Asakala. Talk to Arch-Mage Shalidor.

The prince's underlings placed magical seals to guard the prince's resting place. You need to use the essences, floating balls of light, to unlock the keystones at the base of each of the four statues. He gives you a power that allows you to collect the essences. You should unlock the first two statues while he thinks about the other two.

Collect four essences by running over to them. Once you have four, activate a scarab seal at the base of one of the statues. Repeat for the other statue.

Talk to Shalidor again after both statues are activated. He thinks defeating the prince's generals should activate the other two.

Enter the western passage and defeat Sahdina the Scorpion. His essence will follow you back to the scorpion seal, which is also on the west side. Enter the eastern passage and defeat Rashomta the Spider to get his essence. Then, activate the spider seal.

Use the key ritual orb in the center brazier to open the tomb. Head up the steps into Prince Maleel's Tomb. Defeat Maleel and take the Wabbajack. Go back outside and talk to Haskill on the steps.

Enter the portal to the Shivering Isles and talk to Sheogorath.

"Look, Haskill! Forky's back! It's so nice to see him again! Oh. And good to see you too, mortal. I guess."

Testing the StaffEdit

He takes the fork back immediately, but he asks you to use the Wabbajack on the temple acolytes. Test the staff on five of them. It may turn them into one of the following things:

It doesn't work on Sheogorath, Haskill or Shalidor. Talk to Sheogorath after you finish. He takes the staff and gives you the book.

Take Circus of Cheerful Slaughter from the podium to the left of Sheogorath and Haskill. The book transports you back to the Mages Guild.

Talk to Valaste and give her the book. She gives you the Artifact-Hunter's Band and leveled gold.

Quest StagesEdit

Simply Misplaced
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Shalidor appeared and told me Valaste has finished translating the first book. I need to find her at the Mages Guildhall.
Objective: Talk to Valaste
Shalidor has made preparations to create a portal to the Isles. I should speak to him at the back of the Mages Guild.
Objective: Talk to Shalidor
Shalidor is casting the spell to open a portal to the Shivering Isles. I need to wait until he's finished.
Objective: Wait for Shalidor to Open the Portal
I should enter the portal Shalidor created.
Objective: Enter Portal
Haskill awaited my arrival in the Isles. I should talk to him to see what Sheogorath has planned for me.
Objective: Talk to Haskill
Haskill is sending me to a place called Vuldngrav to retrieve a … fork. I should enter the portal he created for me.
Objective: Enter the Portal
I need to explore Vuldngrav to see if I can find the fork that Sheogorath misplaced.
Objective: Explore Vuldngrav
Shalidor pointed out some kind of chest in the corner of the room. I should check it out.
Objective: Examine the Chest
Examining the chest angered the Dragon Priest, Korthor. I need to survive the draugr he's now sending after me.
Objective: Defeat the Draugr
After surviving the draugr, Korthor beckoned to me. I should seek out his tomb. He may have the fork I'm looking for.
Objective: Retrieve the Fork
Haskill appeared after I obtained the fork. I should see what he has to say.
Objective: Talk to Haskill
Haskill is sending me to a place called Asakala to retrieve the staff. I need to enter the portal he created to get there.
Objective: Enter Portal
I arrived at Asakala. Now I should speak to Shalidor about this place.
Objective: Talk to Shalidor
(The following stage will repeat)
I need to collect essence to deposit within the scarab tile of one of the statues. Shalidor granted me a spell that will help attract the essence to me, but I can only collect four at a time.
Objective: Collect Essence: 0/4
I have the essence I need to activate one of the scarab seals. I should make use of the essence I collected.
Objective: Activate a Scarab Seal
I have the essence I need to activate the remaining scarab seal. I should make use of the essence I collected.
Objective: Activate a Scarab Seal
I've activated the two seals near the front of the ruin. Shalidor may know how I can activate the two rear seals.
Objective: Talk to Shalidor
I need to activate one of the two seals on the rear statues in the valley.
Objective: Activate Scorpion Seal
Objective: Activate the Spider Seal
I need to kill Sahdina, Maleel's general, to gather her essence.
Objective Hint: Kill Sahdina the Scorpion
I need to kill Rashtoma, Maleel's general, to gather her essence.
Objective Hint: Kill Rashomta the Spider

(When a General is killed, the hint will change to the following:)

I destroyed Sahdina. Now to gather her essence.
Objective Hint: Collect Sahdina's Essence
I destroyed Rashomta. Now to gather her essence.
Objective Hint: Collect Rashomta's Essence
With all the statues activated, a ritual orb has appeared at the brazier. I need to activate it to open Maleel al-Akir's tomb.
Objective: Use the Key Ritual Orb
I need to wait for the tomb to open.
Objective: Wait For the Tomb to Open
With the tomb open, I can now enter and kill Maleel for the staff.
Objective: Retrieve the Staff
Haskill appeared once I obtained the staff. I should speak to him.
Objective: Talk to Haskill
I need to enter the portal to return to the Shivering Isles.
Objective: Return to the Shivering Isles
When I returned to the Shivering Isles, Sheogorath was waiting for me. I should speak to him.
Objective: Talk to Sheogorath
Sheogorath wants me to test out his staff on the "people" of the Isles.
Objective: Test the Wabbajack: 0/5
In order to use the Wabbajack, I need to equip it.
Objective Hint: Equip the Wabbajack
I tested out Sheogorath's staff. I should speak to him.
Objective: Talk to Sheogorath
Sheogorath told me to take the book. Finally! Time to grab it and move on.
Objective: Collect the Book
Finishes quest☑ I should return to Valaste at the Mages Guild with the book.
Objective: Talk to Valaste
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  • 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.
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