Open main menu

UESPWiki β

Skyrim:Gift of Kynareth

< Skyrim: Lord's Mail: Quests
This page is currently being rewritten as part of the Skyrim Quest Redesign Project.
The page is being rewritten and checked in several stages. All users are welcome to make changes to the page. If you make a change that is relevant to the project, please update this template accordingly, and make sure you have observed the project guidelines.
Walkthrough: written by Legoless, not checked
Reward: written by Legoless, checked by Dillonn241
Recover a legendary Legion artifact and obtain the blessing of Kynareth.
Quest Giver: Reading the letter to General Tullius
Location(s): Castle Dour, camp southeast of Fort Greymoor, Temple of the Divines
Reward: Lord's Mail
ID: ccBGSSSE021_LordsMailQuest
Added by: Lord's Mail
Alik'r mercenaries have stolen the Armor of Morihaus

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Travel to Castle Dour and read the Emperor's letter.
  2. Locate the camp southeast of Fort Greymoor and defeat the Alik'r mercenaries.
  3. Take the key from Majid and recover the cursed Lord's Mail.
  4. Go to Kynareth's shrine at the Temple of the Divines to claim the Lord's Mail.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Mission from the EmperorEdit

The letter in Castle Dour

Head to Castle Dour in Solitude to intercept a letter from the Emperor. The Letter to General Tullius can be found on the ground floor of Castle Dour in the room to the north of General Tullius's map room. You are only required to read the letter to start the quest; taking it counts as theft, so be sure that you are not seen if you decide to take it with you. The letter reveals that the Lord's Mail, a legendary Imperial Legion artifact, has been stolen by a band of Alik'r mercenaries who were last seen south of Fort Greymoor in Whiterun Hold.

The Alik'r camp is actually located southeast of Fort Greymoor, and is home to two generic Alik'r mercenaries led by Majid the Mad. Taking on all three at once can be a tough fight, so prepare accordingly. Once the mercenaries lie dead, recover the Key to Alik'r Mercenary Chest from Majid's body and use it to open the nearby chest. Inside, you will find a cursed version of the Lord's Mail along with a set of instructions titled Majid - Please Read. The note warns that the cursed armor should not be worn; indeed, if you equip it you will be subjected to a constant 50-point reduction to your Health, Stamina, and Magicka.

Blessing of KynarethEdit

In order to remove the curse from the Lord's Mail, you will need to seek the blessing of its mythic creator, Kynareth. This will necessitate a return to Solitude to visit the Shrine of Kynareth in the Temple of the Divines. Upon activating the shrine, you will be informed that "The Lord's Mail has been cleansed". This concludes the quest and rewards you with a set of heavy ebony armor with poison resistance, magic resistance, as well as a unique area effect that inflicts 5 points of health absorbance per second on nearby opponents. For the purpose of the Matching Set perk, it counts as Imperial armor.


  • For historical information on the Lord's Mail, see the lore article.
  • The Alik'r mercenaries wear unique Redguard clothing items.

Quest StagesEdit

Gift of Kynareth (ccBGSSSE021_LordsMailQuest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
0 A letter from the Emperor pertaining to an Imperial artifact was found at Castle Dour. I should read it and find out what it's about.
Objective : Read the Emperor's Letter
10 I've found a letter addressed to General Tullius from the Emperor of Tamriel instructing that The Lord's Mail, a treasured Imperial relic, be found and reclaimed. A band of Redguard mercenaries are rumored to have taken it. I should locate their whereabouts and see if I can obtain the artifact.
Objective : Confront the Alik'r Mercenaries
15 I've confronted the Alik'r mercenaries and found a locked chest. I just need to find the key...
Objective : Retrieve the Lord's Mail
20 I've retrieved The Lord's Mail, the legendary Imperial armor. Before it can be worn, it must be cleansed at the shrine of Kynareth in Solitude.
Objective : Cleanse the Lord's Mail in Solitude
30 Finishes quest  The Lord's Mail has been retrieved, blessed by Kynareth, and can now be worn safely.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, 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.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage ccBGSSSE021_LordsMailQuest stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest ccBGSSSE021_LordsMailQuest.