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Bad Medicine is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

The Hero is tasked with killing a dying warlord named Roderick. He can be found at Fort Sutch and guarded by his henchmen.

BackgroundEdit

Roderick is terminally ill and kept alive only by daily medicine administered to his unconscious body. The Hero will receive The Deceiver's Finery as a bonus if they replace his medicine with a poison that Ocheeva gives to them. Also, to receive the bonus, none of the henchmen must see them in the fort.

WalkthroughEdit

Speak to Teinaava and they will learn of a secret entrance to the fort that is unprotected at Fort Sutch Abbey. The Hero may proceed from the Abbey sewers to the fort, or enter the fort directly with a possibly higher detection rate with the latter. The fort is very dark and is relatively easy to sneak through undetected. Most doors can be picked, but some require a key. This can be taken from a mercenary, either through killing them, or pickpocketing.

It is worth noting that mercenaries can be killed while still not losing the bonus, so long as they do not detect them before dying. The easiest way to achieve this is to sneak-attack them and kill them instantly.

If the Hero's Illusion skill is high enough, or if they have good chameleon or invisibility potions or enchanted armor, (M'raaj-Dar of the Dark Brotherhood sells an invisibility spell and a chameleon spell for a relatively low price) they can easily slip in and out without forfeiting the bonus. If using invisibility spells, simply take a handful of restore magicka potions and use them to stay invisible.

The cabinet that Roderick's medicine is kept in is in the back left part of the fort. Take the medicine from the cabinet and replace it with the poison that Ocheeva provides (the poison is located under misc, not potions). If the Hero was detected already or do not care to receive the bonus, simply approach Roderick's body near the cabinet and kill him through whatever means desired.

Roderick is laying on a slab, but be warned there will most likely be a guard standing right next to him, but he is facing the other way, so it is easy enough to simply sneak up to Roderick and kill him.

The Hero does not have to take the medicine with them. They can just place it in any container (except for the cabinet) in the fort and it will still complete the quest.

Return to Ocheeva for the reward and if one likes, go back and get the poison where they put it.

If the Hero does not have the poison, they will have to kill Roderick themselves.

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update:Upon receiving the quest:

I must sneak into Fort Sutch, find the medicine of the debilitated warlord Roderick, and replace it with the poisoned bottle Ocheeva has given me. If I am detected by any of the mercenaries, or if Roderick is killed in any other manner, my bonus is forfeit.

  • Update: After asking more about the contract:

I must sneak into Fort Sutch, find the medicine of the debilitated warlord Roderick, and replace it with the poisoned bottle Ocheeva has given me. If I am detected by any of the mercenaries, or if Roderick is killed in any other manner, my bonus is forfeit. Fortunately, I've learned of an alternate way inside that should be unguarded. Not far from the ruins of Fort Sutch lie the ruins of the Fort Sutch Abbey. If I enter there, I can get to Fort Sutch underground through some flooded tunnels.

  • Update: After entering the fort:

I have successfully entered Fort Sutch. I must now locate Roderick's medicine and replace it with the bottle of poisoned medicine.

  • Update: After taking the medicine:

I have taken Rodericks' medicine. I must now put the bottle of poisoned medicine in its place.

  • Update: After replacing the medicine with the poison:

The bottle of poisoned medicine has been placed in the cabinet, and the real medicine removed. The next time Roderick is given treatment, he will die. I must now return to the Sanctuary and speak with Ocheeva to receive my reward.

  • Update: After returning to Ocheeva:

I have spoken with Ocheeva and received my reward.

  • Quest complete


Dark Brotherhood
Dark Brotherhood Quests A Knife in the DarkThe Renegade Shadowscale (optional)Darkness Eternal (optional)
Vicente Valtieri Quests A Watery GraveAccidents HappenScheduled for ExecutionThe Assassinated Man
Ocheeva Quests The Lonely WandererBad MedicineWhodunit?Permanent Retirement
Lucien Lachance Quest The Purification
Dead Drop Orders Quests Affairs of a WizardNext of KinBroken VowsFinal JusticeA Matter of HonorThe Coldest SleepA Kiss Before DyingFollowing a LeadHonor Thy Mother
Epilogue Quest Whispers of Death

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