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Dagoth-Ur

Author: 
Xan

With the whole Staff nearly recovered, Ria Silmane visited her Champion once again:

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I would take no chances, for Tharn has no mercy and will attack the moment he perceives the Staff reassembled. You must be swift. To the northeast lies the fire mountain, Dagoth-Ur. Somewhere in its volcanic depths is the final piece of the Staff of Chaos. The entrance to that fabled mountain has disappeared with the Dwarves that mined it. There may still be those who know of it, however. Find the entrance, enter the volcanic catacombs, and return with the final piece of the Staff. We are so close, I wish you well...

Their search for the entrace to Dagoth Ur lead the Champion to Ebonheart, where the citizens advise them to go to the palace for more information.

It was rumored that Dwarves built a secret opening to the Mount of Dagoth- Ur. Now any knowledge of that is lost, unless the Palace kept records. You may wish to go and inquire there...

Dagoth-Ur, why in the Lady's name would you wish to journey there? Well, I cannot help you, but the Palace is said to keep records of many things. Perhaps they would know...

Many have journeyed to the Mount in search of great treasure, but few have been heard of again. Those who survived its fiery slopes spoke of demons. If you are bent on traveling this journey, check at the Palace, they usually keep records of these things...

The Champion followed their advice and went to the palace.

My name is King Casik, and I have heard that you seek Dagoth-Ur, the legendary home of the Dwarven people. Perhaps we can help one another. I have in my possession the Anvil of Mithas, greatest of the Dwarven blacksmiths. Only one object was strong enough not to shatter when used to shape metal upon the Anvil, the Hammer of Gharen. It is said that the ring of the Hammer upon the Anvil speaks to the user, telling him the entrance to the Mount of Dagoth-Ur. With the raw metals present within the mountain, my blacksmiths will be able to fashion the finest weapons and armor in the realm! Recover the Hammer for me. It was supposedly lost in the dungeon known as the Black Gate. I will show you where this dungeon can be found. You will be rewarded for this deed with the location of the
entrance to Dagoth-Ur. You can then journey there and explore it to your heart's content. Do you agree?

The Champion agreed, knowing that their quest was almost at an end.

You do me a great service, [player name]. One that I nor my people will easily forget. Come, here is the location of the Black Gate...

King Casik inscribes the location of the Black Gate, home of the Hammer of Gharen, onto your map...

After retrieving the Hammer from its resting place, the Champion returned to the Ebonheart palace.

Well done, [player name]. You have done the realm a service it will not easily forget. Smiths across the land will hail your arrival. Now, for my part of the bargain...

King Casik rings the Hammer of Gharen onto the Anvil, listening intently. A slow smile spreads across his features. Gesturing to you, he inscribes the location of the entrance to Dagoth-Ur, somewhere in the northern part of Morrowind, onto your map...

With the way made clear, the Champion heads to the island of Vvardenfell to enter the volcano Dagoth Ur.

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The sacred entrance of the Dwarven smiths into the fire mountain, Dagoth-Ur, stands before you. Magical runes glow in the red firelight, shimmering with heat. Sulphurous gouts of steam escape from vents within the rock face of the opening. The final piece of the Staff of Chaos beckons...

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Jagar Tharn made another futile attempt to stop the Eternal Champion:

I congratulate you on your success. Have you discovered however, what I have known all along? The Staff is drained of all magical potential. I did it myself before scattering the pieces across the realm. It is a useless stick, good for churning butter or rowing a boat, but not for saving the Emperor. Come find me if you dare, and I will relieve you of any further burdens you may think to face. My legions await...

One more place to visit: The Imperial Palace.