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Ahdarji's Heirloom
Ahdarji's Heirloom
Quest Giver Armand Christophe
Location Castle Leyawiin
Prerequisite The Elven Maiden
200GoldIcon fenced
Next Quest Misdirection
Reward Advance to Prowler rank
Faction Thieves Guild
Type Thieves Guild quest
Ahdarji's Heirloom is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. S'Krivva sends the Hero to Leyawiin to help recover a ring back that belongs to Ahdarji. It was stolen by the Argonian named Amusei.

WalkthroughEdit

Head over to Leyawiin and ask one of the beggars about Ahdjarji, then go over to her house and speak to her. She says Amusei stole her ring and will pay a reward for its return. When asking one of the beggars again, they find out Amusei is in prison.

Go to the palace and then bribe the guard to go see Amusei. Follow him to the prison door where he will open it then leave, then talk to Amusei and offer him a lockpick to escape for revealing where the ring is. He will tell the Hero that he saw that it said Alessia on it, so he tried to sell it back to Alessia Caro, and that they'll need to get it back from her.

Again, go to the beggars, bribe them, and find out that they need to talk to her handmaiden, Hlidara Mothril. One could also get the jailer's disposition high enough and he will tell the same thing, which is quicker than running after the Beggars. After finding Hlidara, she'll tell the Hero that she only takes the ring off when she is sleeping, and on the Ides of the month, she is gone so the 14th through the 17th are off-time.

Ahdarji's Heirloom Secret Door

Hidden door

Optional: Return to Ahdarji at that point and tell her about how Amusei tried to sell the ring back to Alessia. This will cause her to double the reward money. Alternatively, tell Ahdarji about it with the ring in possession, just before returning the ring, to avoid running around needlessly.

Go into the castle basement following the marker, and on the South wall of the basement, there is an open barrel with a lever. Pull it to reveal a hidden doorway that leads to her majesty's torture chamber. Keep going upstairs, and end up right next to her room.

Ahdarji's Heirloom Secret Room

Secret torture chamber

Be careful, there is a guard patrolling the hallway in front of her bedroom. At one point he leaves the room and when this happens its a good idea to continue to her room. Keep following the marker, and go next to her bed where the Jewelry box is. Pick the Hard (Average for lower levels) lock and grab the ring. Make sure she is in bed and sleeping, otherwise it won't be there.

Alternatively, the Hero may try and pickpocket her while she sleeps for the key, however, this may or may not work.

Take the ring back to Ahdarji, and then go back to S'krivva in Bravil to finish it up.

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

Armand is no longer my primary Thieves Guild contact. My new contact is S'krivva, in the city of Bravil. I can find her either at home or at the Lonely Suitor Lodge. I should ask her if there are any commission jobs for me.

  • Update: After speaking to S'krivva:

S'krivva has asked me to retrieve a ring that belongs to Ahdarji. She is a Khajiit living in Leyawiin. I need to go to Leyawiin and see if I can find her.

  • Update: After speaking to Ahdarji:

Ahdarji is offering 100 gold coins for her ring. The ring was stolen by Amusei. I wonder if that is the same Argonian that I competed against to get into the guild? I'll have to look around for him.

  • Update: After learning where Amusei is:

Amusei is in jail here in Leyawiin. The only way I'm going to find that ring is to talk to him there.

  • Update: After speaking to Amusei:

Amusei knows where the ring is, but he won't tell me unless I get him a lockpick.

  • Update: After giving Amusei a lockpick:

Amusei told me that the ring was inscribed on the inside with the name Alessia Caro, a.k.a. the Countess of Leyawiin. Apparently he tried to sell it back to her. When he went to deliver the ring, he was arrested and thrown into jail. She kept the ring. It must be somewhere in the castle, assuming she isn't wearing it. I'll need to find someone who can tell exactly where. This might be a good time to revisit Ahdarji, or to see what the beggars know.

  • Update: After talking to a beggar about the ring:

A beggar told me that Hlidara Mothril, Alessia Caro's chambermaid, might be able to tell me where she keeps her ring. I'll have to sweet talk her though.

  • Update: After learning of the secret passage:

It seems there is a secret passage that leads from the basement to the countess' private chambers. If I can find it, that passage might be a safer way to sneak into her room.

  • Update: After learning that Alessia Caro takes the ring off at night:

It seems that Alessia Caro wears the ring all the time, which is going to make is really difficult to steal it from her. However, I learned that she always takes it off at night. I'll have to sneak into her bedroom at night and rifle through that jewelry box.

  • Update: After obtaining the ring:

I've got the ring. Now to find Ahdarji and collect my reward.

  • Update: After returning the ring to Ahdarji:

Ahdarji was very grateful and rewarded me nicely for the ring. I get the feeling she hates Argonians though. No wonder Amusei had trouble with her. Now all I have to do is report back to S'krivva in Bravil.

  • Update: After returning to S'krivva:

S'krivva thanked me for my devotion to duty within the Thieves Guild. I guess that mean Ahdarji told her I returned the ring. I've been promoted within the guild as well.

  • Quest complete

TriviaEdit

  • A good way to ensure one don't get lost and end up wandering around aimlessly, is to sneak into the basement (preferably around midday), gain access to the secret room, and find the Countesses jewelry box before-hand. This is a good way to plan the route without risk of being caught.
  • On the way in or out, it pays to explore other rooms. Some characters have gold and keys worth pilfering.

BugsEdit

  • In some versions of the game Alessia Caro might be sleeping but she doesn't put the ring in the box. If on the  PC  , one possible way to finish is by opening the console by pressing tilde (~) and typing in "player.AddItem 00035E95 1" without the quotes.
    • Another possible fix is to leave the castle, wait for 24 hours, and then re-enter.
  • If finding two rings, only pick up one of them and nothing else. Alternatively, load the game and there should only be one ring this time. If picking up both rings, one will only be able to complete the quest by using the console. Open it and type player.removeitem 00035E95 1.
  • It is possible, especially if the Hero's level is fairly high (around 20 or higher), that Hlidara Mothril will be lying dead on the road somewhere between Bravil and Leyawiin. This is likely due to high level enemies roaming near roads, as Hlidara does not have a body guard, unlike the Countess. It is also possible that one will find her dead inside the castle, and, if early enough to see it, one will find she had been killed by castle guards. Fortunately, in most cases, one can skip talking to Hlidara, and simply head straight to the castle in Leyawiin to acquire the ring if the Countess is in town. It is also likely that if attempting to revive Hlidara with the Staff of Worms, one will be unable to talk to her. If on  PC  , use the console code: resurrect 1 on her and she will stand up and come back to life.


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Thieves Guild Quests
OB questicon thievesguild
Armand Christophe May the Best Thief WinUntaxing the PoorThe Elven MaidenAhdarji's Heirloom
S'krivva MisdirectionLost HistoriesTaking Care of Lex
Gray Fox Turning a Blind EyeArrow of ExtricationBoots of Springheel JakThe Ultimate Heist
Other Finding the Thieves GuildIndependent ThieveryCast out of the Thieves Guild

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