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Upon installing the Staff of Hasedoki Creation, you will be directed to an unmarked bandit camp located beneath a cliff, west of Dragonsreach . Once there, you must deal with the hostile bandits and locate the Smuggler's Trade Notes (not to be confused with the Smugglers' Note located nearby). Reading it will reveal that the smugglers were recently approached by an Orc looking to purchase the Staff of Hasedoki, a legendary artifact which they had recently sold to someone else. The smugglers sold this Orc the location of the buyers, planning to intercept and ambush him. Be wary if you are looting the camp, as opening the nearby chest will cause more bandits to spawn.
The ambush site is located along the road west of Whiterun, next to the ruined house near the Western Watchtower . The Orc in question, Modig Gilgar, will be found standing over the bodies of multiple bandits. He will turn hostile if you get too close, so you are left with the option to either kill him or pickpocket him to obtain the Smuggler's Ledger. Reading this will reveal the location of the buyers: Ivara of Olenveld and Lushak gra-Ragdam, located in Brittleshin Pass. Be sure to check Modig's cart for loot, including a copy of To Raise the Living as well as a container named Modig's Satchel which holds minor loot.
A Path to the Soul CairnEdit
You must now venture to Brittleshin Pass, and enter either through its north or south entrance. Taking the southern approach will result in marginally fewer enemies to face. The enemies in question are bonemen, which replace most of the usual undead skeletons encountered in Brittleshin Pass.
You will need to make your way to the inner sanctum, where the boss level necromancer would usually be present. In his place, you will find Lushak gra-Ragdam and Ivara of Olenveld, two necromancers who will be hostile on sight. Beware Ivara, as she wields the Staff of Hasedoki. Once you've defeated them both, the remaining bonemen will disappear, leaving you free to loot and exit the cave. Lushak carries copies of Arkay the Enemy and The Black Arts On Trial, the latter being an Illusion skill book. Ivara carries copies of The Light and the Dark, Ivara's Notes, and Souls, Black and White, as well as the Staff itself. Reading her notes will reveal that the two necromancers travelled all the way from the island of Olenveld to open a portal to the Soul Cairn and offer Hasedoki's soul to earn the favour of the Ideal Masters. Loot his Staff from Ivara's corpse to end this plot and complete the quest.
The Staff creates a permanent 40-point ward protection while being held, and when cast it will ragdoll and forcefully knock targets backwards. If the target then dies within 60 seconds, they will be soul trapped.
|The Staff of Hasedoki (ccBGSSSE045_Quest)|
|Stage||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|5||On the road west of Whiterun I encountered and killed a hostile Orc besieged by bandits. On his body was a ledger that offered additional clues. According to the ledger, the current owners of the staff are two necromancers holed up in Brittleshin Pass.|
|10||I've heard rumors of smugglers near Whiterun trading black market items. I should investigate the area to see what I can uncover.
Objective 10: Investigate the Smuggler's Den
|20||I've found a smuggler's note which may provide further information on their transactions.
Objective 20: Read the smuggler's trade notes
|30||I've found a smuggler's note which detailed the sale of a powerful staff to a necromancer somewhere west of Whiterun. While the location was not written in the note, it was apparently sold to an Orc who was interested in obtaining the staff. As the smuggler's planned to ambush and rob the Orc, I should go to the location and find out what happened.
Objective 30: Go to the site of the ambush
|40||On the road west of Whiterun I've encountered a hostile Orc besieged by bandits. It appears conversation is not an option.
Objective 40: Kill or pickpocket the Orc
|45||On the road west of Whiterun I encountered an Orc besieged by bandits. I've found a smuggler's ledger on his person that may tell me where he was headed.
Objective 55: Read the smuggler's ledger
|50||On the road west of Whiterun I encountered and killed an Orc besieged by bandits. I should check his body for clues on where he was headed.
Objective 50: Check the Orc's body for clues
|60||On the road west of Whiterun I encountered and killed a hostile Orc besieged by bandits. On his body was a ledger that offered additional clues. According to the ledger, the current owners of the staff are two necromancers holed up in Brittleshin Pass.
Objective 60: Find the necromancers in Brittleshin Pass
|70||I've killed the necromancer Ivara of Olenveld.|
|80||I've killed the necromancer Lushak gra-Ragdam.|
|90||Inside Brittleshin Pass I was attacked by two necromancers, Ivara of Olenveld and Lushak gra-Ragdam. In their possession was the artifact they purchased from the smugglers, the Staff of Hasedoki.
Objective 90: Retrieve the necromancer's staff
|100||Inside Brittleshin Pass I was attacked by two necromancers, Ivara of Olenveld and Lushak gra-Ragdam. In their possession was the artifact they purchased from the smugglers, the Staff of Hasedoki.|
|200||Inside Brittleshin Pass I was attacked by two necromancers, Ivara of Olenveld and Lushak gra-Ragdam. In their possession was the artifact they purchased from the smugglers, the Staff of Hasedoki. After defeating them both, I retrieved the staff from the body of Ivara.|