Oblivion:Unfinished Business

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OB-qico-FightersGuild.png Travel to Skingrad to find out why Maglir has defaulted on a contract.
Quest Giver: Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol Fighters Guild
Location(s): Skingrad, Fallen Rock Cave
Prerequisite Quest: The Unfortunate Shopkeeper and The Desolate Mine
Next Quest: Drunk and Disorderly
Reward: Level-dependent gold
Fame/Infamy: Fame +1 (If you admit your handiwork)
ID: FGD01Default
 
The missing journal in Fallen Rock Cave

Quick Walkthrough

  1. Talk to Vilena Donton and Modryn Oreyn to receive your next assignment.
  2. Find Maglir in Skingrad and question him about his defaulted contract.
  3. Complete the contract by finding Brenus Astis's lost journal in Fallen Rock Cave.
  4. Decide whether to cover up for Maglir or not.
  5. Return to Modryn Oreyn for your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough

Chorrol Fighters Guild

After having completed Azzan's and Burz gro-Khash's initial contracts, you are told to speak to Fighters Guild Master Vilena Donton in Chorrol. Upon arriving in Chorrol, people on the street may comment: "I heard Fighters Guild got the Fallen Rock contract, but the guy is just sitting around drinking beer." and "It's a simple job. Go get a journal from Fallen Rock Cave. Shouldn't that be a cinch for a Fighter Guild contract?" You may also hear a tragic tale about the local Fighters Guild chapter: "Vilena is pretty useless since Vitellus died. Thank gods Oreyn is around to keep things together."

When approached in the local guild hall, a sad Vilena Donton will bid you welcome and share a few philosophies, but will also prove the gossipers right and point you towards her second-in-command, Modryn Oreyn, for your next assignment. Modryn turns out to be rather hostile to newcomers, and with good reason. After a few patronizing comments, he will task you with finding Maglir, another new recruit who defaulted on a contract in Skingrad.

If You Want It Done Right...

While it is possible to follow the map marker to Maglir, asking around town will net you some information as well: "The Bosmer? I've seen him at the West Weald Tavern. Been there for days, from what I hear. Better go see him." and even "Oh. Him. He's been around. Mostly at the West Weald staring at the bottom of a flagon of ale." Inside the West Weald Inn you will find Maglir hanging out in the bar, doing absolutely nothing. When approached he will claim to be underpaid and will explain that he was supposed to pick up Brenus Astis' Journal - which was reported to be in Fallen Rock Cave - and will show signs of things to come: "If you care that much, you go find it. The contract's yours. It's not worth it for what the Guild is paying. I've got a family to think about."

Fallen Rock Cave

Although it is painfully clear that Maglir is not Fighters Guild material, Fallen Rock Cave turns out to be filled to the brink with undead enemies, so be on your guard. The diary can easily be reached by following the map marker to the northernmost chamber and jumping down the pit (see this section for details). Proceed north through the narrow tunnel to a small water-filled room with a minor loot chest in an alcove and a dead zombie. The diary sits right next to the chest so pick it up, backtrack to the entrance then read the latest quest update and decide what to do next.

Another Rat Problem

With the diary in hand, you can either travel to Skingrad for another chat with Maglir or go straight to Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol and deliver the diary. Talking to Maglir at this point makes no difference and the coward Bosmer will even pretend he doesn’t care whether you tell Modryn the truth and proceed to ramble about his family and the low paycheck. In Chorrol, Modryn Oreyn will be quick to ask you what happened in Skingrad. Even if Maglir seemed indifferent, your answer will affect the More Unfinished Business quest, when Maglir defaults on yet another contract in Bravil.

  • If you choose to rat out on Maglir now, you will receive 1 fame point, but Maglir will not help you in Bravil.
  • If you choose to be loyal to Maglir and lie to Oreyn, you will miss out on the increased fame, but Maglir will help you later on.

Regardless of your choice, Modryn will hand you a level-dependent gold reward and express mixed feelings for Maglir. Speaking to him again will net you another contract, namely the quest Drunk and Disorderly.

Notes

Bugs

  • If you told Modryn that Maglir did not default on his contract, the rumor that circulates about this quest after its completion will speak of "a cover-up with the Fighters Guild's Fallen Rock Cave contract".
  • If you started the quest by seeing Burz gro-Khash then Vilena Donton will have nothing to say to you. ?
  • At the very back of Fallen Rock Cave is a dead-end where rocks are scripted to fall down on top of you if you enter the corridor. IF the rocks don't actually fall and you make it to the wall at the dead-end, it can lead to a crash to desktop. If the rocks don't fall and you save at the end BEFORE the crash, loading from the save will have the rocks in-place, trapping you. To prevent a possible game corruption, reload an earlier save and/or avoid the dead-end vs. using the "tcl" console command. Issue is present with UOP 3.5.2. in place.

Journal Entries

Unfinished Business (FGD01Default)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
5 I have been told to report to Vilena Donton in Chorrol for assigned duties.
10 Vilena Donton has told me that, as a member of the Fighters Guild, there are a number of duties I'll be expected to perform. She would like me to speak with Modryn Oreyn about these.
20 Modryn Oreyn has told me that as my first duty, I am to find out why Maglir has defaulted on a contract he was given near Skingrad.
30 I have been told that I can find Maglir at the West Weald Inn in Skingrad.
40 Maglir tells me his contract was to find the scholar Brenus Astis' journal within Fallen Rock Cave. He doesn't believe he's being paid well enough for the dangerous assignment, so he has chosen not to complete it. He has told me I should complete the contract instead.
50 I have found Brenus Astis' journal. I should either speak with Maglir or tell Modryn Oreyn that the contract is now completed.
60 Maglir has told me that he doesn't care whether or not Modryn Oreyn knows that he did not complete the contract.
100 Finishes quest I told Modryn Oreyn that I completed Maglir's contract. He doesn't believe it's good to let Maglir slide on these things, but he applauded my sense of duty.
105 Finishes quest I told Modryn Oreyn that I convinced Maglir to complete the contract. I'm not certain he believed me, though.
Notes
  • 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 FGD01Default 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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