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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 06:32 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 11-12-2018 / 07:57 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide Guide Info

College of Winterhold Misc Quests

Tolfdir's Alembic

Available: From the point where you join the College.

Speak to Tolfdir and choose "What was it you were missing?" if available. He seems to have lost his Alembic, which is an alchemic still (two vessels connected by a tube). You won’t get a quest marker, but oh well, here are the places I’ve found it so far:

  • Top floor of the Hall of Attoinment, in the room directly across from the stairs, on top of a barrel.
  • Top floor of the Hall of Countenance, in the chamber with the Arcane Enchanter, under a display case.
  • Ground floor of the Hall of Countenance, in the room with the large cask, on top of a crate.
Once you've found it, return it to Tolfdir and he'll give you 30 Gold Coins and a Random Soul Gem filled. How nice of you, Tolfdir.

Note: This is a repeatable quest that you can do once a day. Also, you can FIND the item before even taking the quest, which can be handy. And yes, he really losses that shit once a day. How bad of a memory would THAT take!?


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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