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Alchemy Acquisitions is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Upon being bestowed the rank of Arch-Mage by Raminus Polus, there will be a dialogue option for Alchemy Acquisitions. One of the perks of being Arch-Mage is that they may request the aid of almost any mage in the University, up to two mages.


Polus will send the Hero to speak with Julienne Fanis, the mage who tends the Lustratorium, about acquiring alchemy ingredients. She is most often found in the Lustratorium, or in the mage quarters. Upon speaking with her, she will tell them that the late Arch-Mage Traven had a fondness for alchemy, and that he would often send her to acquire rare ingredients.

Because her time is limited, she could not keep up with his requests, and so eventually created the Enchanted Chest for him. It has the ability to replicate ingredients placed inside it.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

I need to speak with Julienne Fanis about collecting Alchemical ingredients for the Arch-Mage.

  • Update: After speaking to Julienne Fanis:

Julienne Fanis has told me there is a special chest in the Arch Mage's quarters. Once a week, I may place an ingredient inside, and return a day later to find that ingredient replicated for my use. If I take too long in returning to the chest, however, I will lose whatever was placed inside.

  • Quest complete


  • As soon as the Hero is promoted to Arch-Mage, they can use the enchanted chest; one do not need to complete this quest. The quest simply gives the basic information on how to use the chest.
  • Nirnroot cannot be duplicated with the enchanted chest, nor can ingredients from the Shivering Isles. Instead, it will disappear.

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