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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 20-09-2020 / 17:51 GMT

The quest can be started by speaking to Neloth and asking if he needs help with his research.

Basically you need to retrieve the type of staff mentioned by Neloth and return it to him. Annoyingly, the location of the staff can be random, but below are lists of both the most likely name for the staff and the areas in the game you’re most likely to come across it.

Possible Staff Name

  • Azra's Staff of Dread Zombies
  • Azra's Staff of the Storm Atronach
  • Azra's Grand Staff of Turning
  • Azra's Staff of Paralysis
  • Azra's Grand Staff of Repulsion
  • Azra's Staff of Charming
  • Azra's Staff of Daedric Command
  • Azra's Staff of Fear

Possible Staff Locations

  • Bleak Falls Barrow
  • Bloodlet Throne
  • Boulderfall Cave
  • Broken Helm Hollow
  • Darkwater Pass
  • Duskglow Crevice
  • Eldersblood Peak
  • Embershard Mine
  • Falkreath Watchtower/Crossroads Watchtower
  • Fellglow Keep
  • Folgunthur
  • Forsaken Cave
  • Halldir's Cairn
  • High Gate Ruins
  • Hob's Fall Cave
  • Mara's Eye Pond
  • Moldering Ruins
  • Rift Watchtower
  • Serpent's Bluff Redoubt
  • Sightless Pit
  • Snapleg Cave
  • Stony Creek Cave
  • Sunderstone Gorge
  • Swindler's Den
  • Treva's Watch
  • Volunruud
  • Yngvild

Upon retrieving the staff, return to Neloth, who will then grant the Dragonborn a leveled staff as a reward.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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