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Main article: Mages Guild Quests (Morrowind)

Arch-Mage is a Mages Guild quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

Quick walkthroughEdit


  1. Talk with Skink-in-Tree's-Shade in Wolverine Hall, in Sadrith Mora, speak with him about duties.
  2. Go to Vivec Mages Guild.
  3. Deliver the letter to Trebonius Artorius.


  1. Go to Edwinna Elbert in Ald'ruhn Mages Guild, speak with her about duties.
  2. Go to Vivec Mages Guild.
  3. Challenge Trebonius to a duel to the death.
  4. Go to Vivec Arena and defeat Trebonius.

Skip the Master Wizard rankEdit

Must be Wizard rank to choose this option

  1. Speak with Trebonius in the Vivec Mages Guild, he will challenge you.
  2. Go to Vivec Arena and defeat Trebonius.

Detailed walkthroughEdit

There are two alternatives to be Arch-Mage: fire Trebonius with a letter from Chancellor Ocato or kill him in a duel to the death in Vivec Arena.


The quest Galur Rithari's Papers must be completed. 

Go to Skink-in-Tree's-Shade in Wolverine HallSadrith Mora, and talk with her about duties, she will give a letter from the Chancellor Ocato firing him and promoting the Nerevarine to Arch-Mage.

Go to Vivec Mages Guild and give the letter for Trebonius and the Nerevarine will be promoted to Arch-Mage.

Duel to the DeathEdit

The quest Bethamez must be completed.

Go to Edwinna Elbert in Ald'ruhn Mages Guild and talk with her about duties, she will advise the Nerevarine to talk with Trebonius about being Arch-Mage.

Go to Vivec Mages Guild and speak with Trebonius, the Nerevarine will be challenged for a duel in the Arena. Then go to the Vivec Arena and defeat Trebonius.​

Skip the Master Wizard rankEdit

Wizard rank is required.

It is possible to skip the Master Wizard rank and duel with Trebonius without speaking with Edwinna, the Nerevarine can go directly for him and be challenged to a duel in the Arena.



  • +10 reputation
  • Promotion to Arch-Mage



Edwinna Elbert asked me to talk to Arch-Mage Trebonius.
  • Quest accepted
Skink-in-Tree's-Shade asked me to deliver a letter to Arch-Mage Trebonius.
Guildmaster Trebonius challenged me to a duel in the Arena in Vivec. The duel is to the death. Whoever wins will be the Guildmaster of the Mages Guild in Vvardenfell.
I am the new Arch-Mage of the Guild of Mages in Vvardenfell.
  • Quest complete

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Mages Guild Quests
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Ranis Athrys Recruit Llarar BerelothManwe's DuesUnsanctioned TrainingEscort ItermerelKill Necromancer Tashpi AshibaelCatch a Spy
Edwinna Elbert The Chronicles of NchuleftA Potion from Skink-in-Tree's-ShadeSteal ChimarvamidiumHuleen's HutReturn ChimarvamidiumDwemer Tube from Arkngthunch-SturdumzNchuleftingth ExpeditionScarab Plans in MzuleftBethamez
Skink-in-Tree's-Shade Escort TenyeminweVampires of Vvardenfell, Vol IIMeeting with a Wise WomanKill Necromancer Telura UlverAsh Ghoul SoulGalur Rithari's Papers
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