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The Trueflame Blade

Author: 
Xan

MOURNHOLD, TEMPLE

Almalexia

"Welcome, Faern Sargtlin. It is time we talked of greater things. I have watched you since your arrival in Vvardenfell, and you have been a strong and faithful servant to me. None but the Nerevarine could have succeeded as you have. How long I have waited for this! My Nerevar, returned to me at last! I have watched from my Temple as others have made the claim, and I have seen them fall. I believe now that you are the one who was prophesied."

:you are the one:
"I believe you now to be the Nerevarine. Though I have watched others come and go, my belief is that you are the child of prophecy. The time has come for you to reclaim your station. Together we can unite Morrowind once again, free from the Imperial yoke."

:reclaim your station:
"For years, the Chimer and the Dwemer had been at war. The Dwemer spurned the Daedra that the Chimer worshipped, instead placing their faith in their metal creations. It was only when the Nords invaded Resdayn that the two nations were able to join as one, under the leadership of our Nerevar and the Dwarf-King Dumac. In time, the two generals became blood friends, and on the day that Nerevar and I were wed, Dumac presented us with twin blades, Hopesfire and Trueflame."

:twin blades:
"Each was a magnificent blade, the pinnacle of Dwemer craftsmanship. Their blades burned with an unearthly fire, and the sight of them struck fear into our enemies. My blade has been kept safe, but not so Trueflame, the Blade of Nerevar. It was lost at the battle of Red Mountain."

:Trueflame:
"The Blade of Nerevar. In the battle beneath Red Mountain, Trueflame was shattered, the flame extinguished, and in the confusion, the pieces lost. It is time for you, Nerevarine, to remake the blade and take your place by my side once again. I have only one, which I now give to you. Through my magic, I have been able to determine that the other pieces of the blade are nearby. Find the other two pieces of the blade, and forge the blade anew. Only you may accomplish this, Nerevarine."

Faern Sargtlin

(receive Broken Dwemer Blade Piece)

Almalexia

:pieces of the blade:
"As I said, they are nearby. Look to those in the city that you know and trust for guidance. Find those who would have use for items such as this. Prove your mettle to me, Nerevarine, and soon we will stand together once again!"

:forge the blade:
"The best weaponsmiths in all of Tamriel reside in my city. When you have recovered the pieces of the blade, seek out the finest among these craftsmen, and press him into our service."

:craftsmen:
"You'll find a number of them in my fair city. It was these artisans who built this city from ruins under my guidance. This glorious temple was erected by men and mer of stout heart and strong faith. If any in this land can forge that blade, they'll be found in my city."

Faern Sargtlin

(go to Royal Palace to talk with Plitinius Mero)

MOURNHOLD, ROYAL PALACE

Plitinius Mero

:pieces of the blade:
"An attempt to reforge the blade of Nerevar. Interesting.... I wish I knew where to tell you to look, but my knowledge of the blade is somewhat limited. Perhaps you'd do better speaking with Torasa Aram, the curator at the Museum. Her knowledge is extensive when it comes to unique items. Of course, it is always wise to consult the Lady Barenziah. One never knows what the Lady has heard."

Faern Sargtlin

(talk with Barenziah)

Barenziah

"It seems you are destined for great things in Morrowind, my friend. I'm glad there will be another for people to talk about."

:pieces of the blade:
"Reforge the blade of Nerevar? I have heard rumors of the Nerevarine returning...could it be you? I wonder.... If what Almalexia says is true, and all the pieces of the blade are here in Mournhold, I have few suggestions for you. Helseth's champion, Karrod, carries a blade that is of ancient Dwemer design. Perhaps you will learn more from him. He respects you, Faern Sargtlin, and that is a rare thing indeed."

:Karrod:
"You have already defeated him in battle, Faern Sargtlin, and I have heard that he actually spoke to you. You are full of surprises. He may be willing to speak with you about this blade you seek. I wish you luck."

Faern Sargtlin

(talk with Karrod)

Karrod

"What may Karrod do for you, mighty one?"

:pieces of the blade:
"When I was a child, my father gave me this weapon. He told me that as long as I had it, none would defeat me in battle...until the rightful owner came to claim it from me. I know now that you are the one of whom he spoke. I give it to you freely. May it serve you as well as it has served me."

Faern Sargtlin

(receive Odd Dwemer Weapon)
(go to Museum of Artifacts)

MOURNHOLD, GODSREACH

Torasa Aram

"Welcome back to the Museum, Faern Sargtlin. Are you here to look, or did you wish to sell something?"

:sell something:
"The museum is interested in purchasing unique artifacts from all over Morrowind. If you have anything we might have an interest in, we can discuss the specifics. I can tell you up front that the Museum is willing to offer half the total value of any artifact sold, up to 30000 gold. We do have a limited budget, you see."

:pieces of the blade:
"The pieces of the Blade of Nerevar here in Mournhold? Now there's something I'd like to get my hands on for the Museum. I can't say that I have seen any that I know of, but I do have one piece from roughly the same time, and it seems to be of Dwemer construction."

:one piece:
"I don't even have it on display, because I haven't been able to positively identify it yet. It's a shield of Dwemer make, but not traditional in any sense of the word. The pieces of it just don't seem to match, and I've wondered if it isn't some sort of a fake. I suppose I might be able to part with it, but I'll need some compensation."

:compensation:
"I'm always looking for new pieces for the Museum of Artifacts. Unique items, armor and weapons of lore--you know the stuff. If you would be willing to donate a couple to the Museum, I'd be willing to part with the shield."

:Dagger of Symmachus:
"The ceremonial dagger of General Symmachus? How did you come to possess this? What a local treasure! If you're willing to part with it, I can offer you 10,000 gold for it."

Faern Sargtlin

Donate the item.

Torasa Aram

:Dagger of Symmachus:
"Thank you, Faern Sargtlin."

:compensation:
"You've already been quite a friend to the Museum. I'll give you the piece. I'm classifying it as a Dwemer Battle Shield. As I said, I'm not sure what to make of it. The spike attached to the front of the shield seems to be loose, but a competent smith can probably take care of that for you. Good luck to you, and if you're able to recreate the Blade of Nerevar, I'd love to see the finished product."

Faern Sargtlin

(receive Dwemer Battle Shield)

Torasa Aram

:Dwemer Battle Shield:
"Well, I don't know what else to call it. You should probably have a smith look at it, though."

Faern Sargtlin

(go to Craftsmen's Hall)

Bols Indalen

"Hello, Dunmer, and welcome to my shop. Have you come to order a piece of my famous custom armor?"

:craftsmen:
"There are many in the city. If it's weaponsmithing you're interested in, try Yagak gro-Gluk at the Craftmen's Hall. He's a sharp one."

:Dwemer Battle Shield:
"Hmmm...an odd construction to be sure. Let me see.... As I thought. These two pieces aren't supposed to be attached. Looks like a regular Dwemer shield with this other piece attached. Hope you didn't pay too much for that shield, friend. It's nothing special as far as I can see. The other piece is interesting, though. Dwemer in origin, but unlike anything I've seen before."

Faern Sargtlin

(receive Dwemer Shield and Broken Dwemer Blade Piece)
(talk to Yagak gro-Gluk)

Yagak gro-Gluk

"What do you want? I'm here to make weapons, not to chat."

:craftsmen:
"You're looking for someone to make a blade? I can make anything. Tell me what you need, and I can forge the blade. I'm that good. You betcha."

:forge the blade:
"You've got some interesting pieces there. I can work with this. Make the best blade you've ever seen...not that I figure you'd know a daikatana from a butter knife. Come back in two days' time, and I'll have your blade. Now leave me alone."

Faern Sargtlin

(go loitering, resting and have some fun with the people of Mournhold)
(go back to Yagak gro-Gluk after two days)

Yagak gro-Gluk

"Yeah, you're the one who wanted me to forge the blade. I suppose you figure I'm finished, huh?"

:forge the blade:
"Here's your blade. And before you ask, I don't know why it doesn't burn. I'm a smith, not an enchanter. You want Dwemer enchantments on this thing, talk to a Dwemer."

Faern Sargtlin

(receive Trueflame)

Yagak gro-Gluk

:talk to a Dwemer:
"I know, I know. They're all dead. But look...I've heard rumors of a powerful Dwemer mystic, Radac Stungnthumz, that lived in Bamz-Amschend. He's long gone, but maybe some of his writings still exist. If you can find any of them, I'll see what I can do for you."

Faern Sargtlin

(go down again to Bamz-Amschend)
(manage the way to Radac's Forge)

BAMZ-AMSCHEND, RADAC'S FORGE

Faern Sargtlin

(spot a slightly friendly dwemer ghost)
(try to communicate with him)

Radac Stungnthumz

"What're you doing down here? Leave an old spirit to his haunts."

:talk to a Dwemer:
"You want to talk to a Dwemer mystic? Ha! Look, I'm no mystic. Wasn't when I was alive, either. I'm a soldier, kid, plain and simple. Sure, I made weapons for my troops. No secret there. I'm no mystic, though. But you say you want to add fire to that blade?"

:add fire:
"Well, if that's all you want to do...! You don't need a mystic, whelp. I can take care of that for you. We'll need some Pyroil Tar, though. Used to have some around here...but that was a long time ago. You can find it in the lower caves of Norenen-dur, in the Citadel of Myn Dhrur. It's an old ruin far beneath Bamz-Amschend. I swear, no one is happy with a simple blade that cleaves bone...always need the special effects."

:Pyroil Tar:
"Just a little something to apply to that blade of yours. Fine looking blade, by the way. Should give you that "fiery blade" effect that everyone has always been so fond of."

:Myn Dhrur:
"Deep, deep caves. An old Daedric ruin. Fool Dunmer...worshipping those beasts. I say kill 'em all! Used to be a good spot for all sorts of resources, though. Of course, that was when there were any of us left who needed them! You can find the place through a cave-in at the Passage of the Walker. Take care down there, youngster. No telling what you may run into. You might discover a new way to die. That'd be something, at least. You should be able to find some Pyroil Tar, though. Bring that back to me."

Faern Sargtlin

(manage the way into the Citadel of Myn Dhrur)

NORENEN-DUR, CITADEL OF MYN DHRUR

Faern Sargtlin

(confront Dremora Lord Khash-Ti Dhrur)
(retrieve Pyroil Tar from his dead body)
(go back to Radac Stungnthumz)

BAMZ-AMSCHEND, RADAC'S FORGE

Radac Stungnthumz

"You find that Pyroil Tar yet?"

:Pyroil Tar:
"Ah...that's the stuff. Here, I'll do this. There. There's your sword. Not a bad looking blade, actually. Good luck to you, youngster. Now leave this old dwarf alone. Go!"

Faern Sargtlin

(receive a flaming Trueflame)
(go back up to Almalexia)