Oblivion:The Master's Son

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OB-qico-FightersGuild.png The Fighters Guild has been hired to find Galtus Previa, and Viranus Donton needs a confidence boost.
Quest Giver: Modryn Oreyn in the Chorrol Fighters Guild
Location(s): Nonwyll Cavern
Prerequisite Quest: Den of Thieves and Amelion's Debt
Next Quest: More Unfinished Business
Reward: Random leveled enchanted blade
Fame/Infamy: Fame +1
ID: FGD03Viranus
Viranus Donton attacking the Trolls

Quick Walkthrough

  1. Receive the quest details from Modryn Oreyn.
  2. Escort Viranus Donton to Nonwyll Cavern.
  3. Assist in clearing out the cavern.
  4. Return to Modryn Oreyn for your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough

Viranus Donton

When you reach the rank of Protector, Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol will give you this quest. Your job is to take Viranus Donton—the son of the Guildmaster—on a contract to boost his confidence. You are to locate Galtus Previa who has gone missing in Nonwyll Cavern, northwest of Chorrol.

To find Viranus, cross the street from the Fighters Guild to the Donton house. Viranus will probably be right inside or upstairs in a sitting area. Talk to him and he will follow you. He wants to go talk to his mother first, but you talk him out of that idea with no trouble at all.

Nonwyll Cavern

Viranus Donton will now follow you anywhere you go, and you need not lead him directly to Nonwyll Cavern right away (though it may not be a good idea to bring him on any Thieves Guild missions). As Viranus is marked "essential", he cannot be killed. He will just keep getting knocked unconscious, so you don't have to worry too much about protecting him. He does serve as a decent distraction when he is awake, however, and you can get some practice in with either your marksmanship or ranged Destruction spells if you stand off from the fight. You can also get some good Restoration practice in between fights by healing him.

When you're ready, travel to Nonwyll Cavern. It is located a short walk up into the hills north of the Chorrol's north gate.

Once inside, fight your way through a few savage trolls in the upper area. Once that area is cleared, go through either of the two doors leading to the Chamber of Titans where you will find the body of Galtus Previa at the furthest end of the cavern. Beware of the five savage trolls, two savage ogres, and one savage minotaur between the entrance and Galtus' corpse. All of these are leveled, you may find the savage ones easier than the typical versions, or considerably more difficult, depending on your level. When the battle's done, lead Viranus to Galtus' body, and a journal entry will prompt you to report back to Oreyn.


Return to the Fighters Guild in Chorrol and report to Modryn Oreyn. Modryn will give the contract pay to Viranus Donton, but you will still get one Fame point and also a random type of blade—either dagger, shortsword, longsword, or claymore—with the following attributes:

Level Type Enchantments / name
1-3 Iron Drain Fatigue 30pts for 10sec
4 Fire, Frost, or Shock Damage 5pts
5-6 Steel Fire, Frost, or Shock Damage 5pts,
or Drain Attribute* 10 pts for 4sec
7-8 Silver Absorb Magicka 4pts for 4sec,
or Damage Magicka 40pts,
or Dispel 25pts,
or Drain Magicka 30pts for 10sec,
or a Shortsword of the Fang
Level Type Enchantments / name
9-11 Dwarven Fire, Frost, or Shock Damage 10pts,
or Drain Health 15pts for 6sec,
or Disintegrate Weapon 40pts,
or Damage Attribute* 2pts
12-14 Elven Fire, Frost, or Shock Damage 15pts,
or Drain Magicka 40pts for 10sec,
or Disintegrate Weapon 60pts,
or Damage Attribute* 3pts,
or a Blade of Fiery Light
Level Type Enchantments / name
15-18 Glass Fire, Frost, or Shock Damage 15pts,
or Aborb Attribute* 8pts for 20sec,
or Disintegrate Weapon 60pts,
or Boreal,
or a Thieve's Dagger [sic],
or a Sword of Wounding
19-22 Ebony Fire, Frost, or Shock Damage 20pts,
or Disintegrate Weapon 80pts
23+ Daedric

*The specific attribute is based on the type of blade received: Dagger - Intelligence; Shortsword - Speed; Longsword - Agility. Note there are no claymores with attribute enchantments.


  • Despite what Modryn says, it won't do any harm if you do go talk to Vilena Donton about this quest. She will just tell you where to find her son.
  • You do not need to kill all of the trolls in the cave. The quest update is triggered by finding Galtus' body.
  • You do not need to stay near Viranus; if you rush ahead of him, he will reappear next to you when you leave the cave.
  • Modryn Oreyn is very interested in the Broken Shield found next to Galtus Previa. If you return with it he takes it from you to research some symbols scratched into it. However, you do not need to bring the shield back to complete the quest. If you feel inclined to, you can return to Nonwyll Cavern after the quest is completed and take it, since it will still be found there. The shield is a quest item, however, so it will remain in your inventory forever.
  • Nonwyll Cavern's residents do not respawn. You can clear it out before you get the quest, then simply lead Viranus Donton through an empty dungeon to Galtus Previa's body. The broken shield can also be found next to the corpse at any time.


  • Sometimes if you fast travel after leaving the cave, Modryn Oreyn loses some of his gear and his face may disappear, showing only his teeth and eyes.
  • Sometimes the quest will not realize you have arrived at the cave.

Journal Entries

The Master's Son (FGD03Viranus)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
5 I've been told I should report to Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol for assigned duties.
10 Modryn Oreyn would like me to complete a mission with Viranus Donton, the Guild Master's son.
20 In order to boost the young Donton's confidence, I'm to help Viranus discover what became of Galtus Previa in Nonwyll Cavern, northwest of Chorrol.
30 I've spoken with Viranus Donton, and he is prepared accompany me to Nonwyll Cavern.
50 Viranus Donton and I have arrived at Nonwyll Cavern. We'll have to find out what happened to Galtus Previa, and I should make sure no harm comes to the young Donton.
70 We have found the corpse of Galtus Previa. We should now return to Modryn Oreyn.
100 Finishes quest We have returned with news of Galtus Previa to Modryn Oreyn. He was pleased with our efforts, and has paid the contract to Donton. For my efforts, he has given me a magic blade.
  • 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 random order.
  • 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.
  • Pc22.png It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage FGD03Viranus 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. See SetStage for more information.
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Amelion's Debt
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