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Blood of the Daedra

Author: 
Lorus & Proweler

Player

The player approaches Martin in the great hall of Cloudruler Temple.

Martin

I’ve deciphered part of the ritual needed to open a portal to Camoran’s Paradise. The Xarxes mentions four items needed for the ritual, but so far I have only deciphered one of them: the ‘blood of a Daedra Lord’. In fact, daedric artifacts are known to be formed from the essence of a Daedric Lord, from whence they derive their great power. Not an easy thing to come by, obviously, but we will need a daedric artifact. Bring it to me when you have acquired one.

Journal

Martin has found a section of the Mysterium Xarxes which describes a ritual which will allow him to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise, where Mankar Camoran has taken the Amulet of Kings. He has learned that four items are required for this ritual, but has only identifed one so far: 'the blood of a Daedra Lord', which he says refers to a Daedric Artifact.

Player

Can you tell me about the Daedric artifact?

Martin

The only way to obtain a daedric artifact is through the cults devoted to each of the Daedric Lords. The book “Modern Heretics” is the best introduction to daedric cults. The library here has a copy if you need it. Remember, the Mysterium Xarxes ritual will consume the physical form of the artifact in order to release its daedric power.

Player

Can you tell me about the Mysterium Xarxes?

Martin

I’ve learned that the Mysterium Xarxes is both the gate and the key to Camoran’s Paradise. In some sense, the book IS Camoran’s Paradise. Mankar Camoran bound himself to the Xarxes when he created his Paradise, using dark rituals which I will not speak of further. A gate can be opened from the outside, however. It will be more difficult, as I will have to temporarily bind myself to the book. But I believe it can be done. I will continue working to decipher the arcane items needed for the binding ritual.

Martin

I think I’m close to deciphering more of the ritual. I hope I’ve made some progress by the time you return with a daedric artifact.

Martin

The next section of the Mysterium Xarxes is very difficult. I haven’t deciphered the rest of the ritual yet. I hope you are making better progress.

Player

The player leaves and does a quest for a Daedric prince. Once they've obtained an artifact, they return to Cloud Ruler Tmeple.

Martin

The next section of the Mysterium Xarxes is very difficult. I haven't deciphered the rest of the ritual yet. I hope you are making better progress.

Player

I have the Daedric artifact you wanted.

Martin

I won’t ask what you went through to obtain this, my friend. I know all too well the depravity of the princes of Oblivion. Are you ready to give me the artifact? Remember, this ritual will consume its physical form. It won’t be seen again on Tamriel for many years.

Player

The player gives them an artifact. Martin's dialog depends on what artifact the player gives him. 

Martin

Azura's Star

Ah, Azura's Star .. as beautiful as all the tales tell.

Goldbrand

This blade has slain many a hero over the years. Tamriel will be better off without it for a while.

Masque of Clavicus Vile

Ah, the Masque of Clavicus Vile. You are wise not to let yourself get further enmeshed in his plots.

Savior's Hide

There is no disguising the bestial nature of some of the daedric Princes.

Volendrung

Who now knows the tale of how this Dwemer hammer came to embody the power of one of their most bitter foes?

Ring of Khajiiti

Thieves everywhere will curse us both for the loss of this ring, my friend. So be it.

Mace of Molag Bal

A fearsome weapon, and steeped in the ancient evil of its master. May its deadly power turn good, for once.

Ring of Namira

I'll sleep better once this keepsake of Namira is gone from my possession. A good choice for our purpose, though.

 Skeleton's Key

The merchants of Cyrodiil would sleep more soundly, knowing this Key is gone from the world. But why tell them?

Spellbreaker

Not many people would give up Spellbreaker for destruction, my friend. Your sacrifice honors me.

Sanguine Rose

I never thought to see this again. I once possessed it, briefly ... a lifetime ago, it seems now ...

Wabbajack

Good riddance to this tool of mischief.

Skull of Corruption

The world will be better off with this foul thing gone from it.

Oghma Infinium

Not many could resist the temptation of the Oghma Infinium. Now it is my turn to be put to the test!

Ebony Blade

I wonder if Mephala herself knows how many lives this foul blade has taken over the years? I will be glad to give the world a respite from it.

Martin

I’m still working on the second item needed for the gate-opening ritual. I believe I’m close to deciphering the relevant passage.

Player

What else can I do to help?

Martin

You should talk to Jauffre. He needs your help. Trouble down in Bruma, I think.