- Talk to Prince Lhotun in Castle Sentinel after receiving his letter. He will ask you to find out what happened to his older brother.
- Wait around Sentinel for a few days asking for rumors, and you will receive a note from an agent of the Underking.
- Meet with the agent, who will point you to a dungeon in the area.
- Explore the dungeon and discover a death certificate which contains the dying words of the missing prince.
- Choose who to give the letter to.
Once you reach level 5, you may receive a letter. The letter is from Prince Lhotun of Sentinel and reads:
- (player's name),
- Greetings and salutations. I hope your trip was uneventful. They say
- that you are keenly interested in the haunting of Daggerfall. My
- father and King Lysandus were somewhat close. Should you come visit
- me, I might be able to shed some light upon recent events involving Lysandus.
- Prince Lhotun,
- Castle Sentinel
Go to the palace in the capital of the Sentinel region and look for Lhotun in the entrance hall to your right.
Prince Lhotun says:
- Welcome to Sentinel, (player's first name). I guess
- you must have received my letter. I know some things
- about Lysandus and why he might be haunting Daggerfall,
- but before I tell you, you have to promise to do
- something for me first. Is that all right?
Accept the quest, and Lhotun will say:
- You will? Thank (random god). You see, I used to
- to have an older brother, ten or eleven years older
- than me, named (prince's name). Whenever I ask what happened
- to him, I'm told a different story. Some say he got
- sick and died, some say he was kidnapped by the
- Underking. I want to know the truth. If you can find
- some proof of what really happened to him, I'll tell
- you all I know about King Lysandus.
Ask around town about the missing prince to hear some of the theories on how he died. You might also learn some interesting details of his personal life. For one thing, he was more a scholar than a warrior, a trait which used to irritate his father the king. For another, he was the only prince to never receive a public funeral. Other than these two suggestive facts, you will learn nothing useful about the prince.
Making A Breakthrough
After several days, you will receive a letter reading:
- Dear (player's first name),
- If you are interested in learning the truth,
- about prince (prince's name), meet me at
- (tavern) in (town) of Sentinel.
Go to the upper level of the rendezvous point to find your contact, who will say:
- (player's name)? Shh. I would prefer that
- nobody sees me talking with you. It has come
- to our attention that the Underking is being
- wrongly accused of abducting prince
- (prince's name). Before you judge, check into
- (dungeon). I'll mark it on your
- map. Who am I? Just call me a loyal
- servant. Now move away before anyone
- gets suspicious. Go on, scram.
Finding the Evidence
The dungeon you are directed to will always be either Castle Faallem or The Fortress of Fhojum. The rest is a standard dungeon crawl. When you find a piece of parchment on the ground in the dungeon, pick it up to receive the "Death Certificate," which reads:
- 23 Morning Star 3E 400
- (dungeon's name)
- Two days I was sealed within this crypt without food or
- water. I do not know whether hunger or poor health or
- one of the creatures who share this dank hole with me
- will kill me first -- I only know that I will soon be
- dead, and not even my bones with remain. My hope is that
- in the years that come, this letter will be read and the
- sad story of (prince's name), Prince of Sentinel will be told.
- I am fifteen years old at the time of this writing, and
- have been plagued with bad health for most of my life,
- to the frustration of my hearty parents. The finest
- healers and apothecaries in western Tamriel have labored
- over my every cough and fever, but while they could save
- my life time and time again, they could not improve my
- sickly constitution. In retrospect, I received little
- real affection from the king and queen, embarrassed as
- they were about begetting such a cripple as the heir of
- the kingdom. I cannot say I missed the love; I received
- much attention from the doctors, priests, and herbalists
- constantly at court. Certainly I was not to be the sort
- of warrior that King Cameron was, but one of my dearest
- friends, a priest of Stendarr said that I might be the
- first scholar-king in the history of Sentinel.
- My younger sister Aubk-i was the true favorite of my
- parents: athletic, beautiful, and charming. It is hard to
- think of an uncomplimentary word for her. I am resigned
- to my imminent death, and yet, I would like to see her
- once again. For six years, Aubk-i and I were the only
- children of Sentinel. Eight years ago, the queen had a
- boy child and named him Greklith, after the ancient
- Redguard word for Strong King. Few speak that tongue
- any longer, but all the scholars and nobles of Hammerfell
- understood. And Greklith is a strong boy indeed -- I have
- never so much as seen him cough. The Queen's next child,
- born only a year after Greklith, had an even more ominous
- birthname -- Lhotun. Second Boy. Perhaps had I been less
- sheltered, more suspicious by nature, I might have read
- into these nominations. Lhotun and Greklith are common
- enough names in our family, I reasoned. Now I know that
- even then, I was disinherited -- even if it was
- not official yet.
- For several months before Lhotun's birth and over three
- years afterward, I was in the throes of a very serious
- fever. The doctors despaired of me, but somehow and very,
- very gradually, I recovered. For the first time, and the
- last, I read an expression on my father, the King's face
- that was not indifference. It was disgust.
- That was a fortnight ago. Three nights ago, I was seized
- by men I had never seen while I was having a walk. My
- nursemaid stood by watching placidly as I was gagged
- and tied and thrown roughly into a sack. I do not know
- how long they rode with me, but I was eventually left
- here. When I finally freed myself from my bonds, I found
- that I was alone. My wanders have gotten me nowhere.
- This place is filled with undead creatures that prevent
- me from finding any exit.
- I have no hope left, but no fear either. A few regrets.
- Perhaps had I studied magic instead of history and
- science I could free myself of this place. One of my
- tutors told the story of the Underking, how he had
- placed his lifeforce in the body of a powerful being
- and had thus conquered all Tamriel long, long ago.
- Had I only had the strength of a more powerful body
- like that.
- But I did not study magic. I studied history, so I
- leave this letter -- not to avenge myself, but as
- an historic document.
Leave the dungeon and deliver the note to Lhotun at the castle, who will reply:
- This what I most feared. Poor (prince's name). As I
- promised, here's what I've heard about
- Lysandus. I don't know how much of this is
- secret, but I trust you. Lysandus was in love
- with his court sorceress, a noblewoman named
- Medora Direnni, and during the war with us,
- his queen found out. They say that while her
- husband was gone, Queen Mynisera banished
- Medora from the court. My sister Aubk-i is
- queen now, part of the treaty to insure peace,
- but Mynisera still resides at Castle Daggerfall
- as the dowager Queen mother.
- I don't know where Medora went, but I know
- she has an enormous castle somewhere on the
- Isle of Balfiera. But I also heard there is
- some kind of curse on her, and she can never
- leave. I don't know if that helps you, but
- that's all I know. Again, thank you for
- (prince's name)'s letter. Just knowing what happened
- will ease my heart somewhat. Please take this
- (magic item) as a token of my appreciation.
If you give the death certificate to Lhotun, the quest will count as a success and you will gain reputation according to the table below.
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If you give the death certificate to either Akorithi, Greklith, or Lord Vhosek, the quest will count as a failure and you will lose reputation according to the table below.
(Allies/Enemies affiliations for listed factions are not considered)
In addition, your Regional Reputation in Sentinel will also decrease by 20 points.
- The book, Night Falls on Sentinel is about an agent hired by (then King) Lhotun to punish the last living person responsible for kidnapping his brother. Although Daggerfall gives the older brother a random name, the book in Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim names him "Arthago".
- There is no time limit for this quest.
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