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Tolfdir's Alembic

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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 here are the places it can be found:

  • 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.

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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 once a day. How bad of a memory would THAT take!?

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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