When you enter Markath for the first time, you’ll see a man killing a woman , then the guards come and take care of him. A man called Eltrys approaches you and “gives” you a letter asking you to meet him at the Shrine of Talos . This starts the Quest.

Go to the Shrine of Talos, just like he asked you to do and speak to Eltrys . Ask him what he’s talking about and then it’s time to go find some answers (or evidence!). Leave the shrine and move to the Warrens. Once inside, speak to Garvey, who’s the first man you run into.

Ask him about Weylin to learn about his room. From here, either attempt to persuade, intimidate or bribe him to receive Weylin’s Room Key (alternately you could just PICK the door). Go to the last room on the right and enter Weylin’s room. Take the note from the chest and read it.

Cool! Time to find more evidence, then we look for Mr. N. Leave the Warrens and you’ll have to brawl Dryston. You find out about Nepos, Mr. N. Now go to the Silver-Blood Inn and speak to the wife of the owner. Ask about Margret and either persuade, intimidate or bribe her to get the key (They may just GIVE you the key as well, let me know what happened for YOU!).

Enter the room with the marker and check the End Table to find Margret’s Journal. Read it and now go to the Treasury House. Follow the marker and speak to Thonar. He will be very uncooperative until an attack occurs! Don’t just stand there, whip out your weapon and help! After the fight, speak to Thonar some more (who’s more chatty now) and then leave and head to Nepos’ house.

Speak to him and learn about his schemes. As you finish speaking to Nepos, he and the 2 other Forsworn will attack you. Kill them off ASAP. Be sure to loot them AND the house afterwards. Nepos himself has a lot of goodies and you can find an ILLUSION SKILLBOOK named “Mystery of Talara, Part 4” in one of the bedrooms.

Now leave and had back to the shrine to see Eltrys. As you arrive, some Markath Guards intimidate you. Agree to go with them to Cidhna Mines and this ends the Quest and starts automatically the next one.


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  • 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
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  • 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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