"What business do you have with Meridia, Lady of Infinite Energies?"
―Basil Ernarde[src]

Basil Ernarde quote

Basil Ernarde is a worshipper at the shrine to the Daedric Prince Meridia. Basil gives the Hero the quest at the shrine.



Upon offering a sample of undead corpse matter, Meridia will awaken and speak to the Hero. They learn that, unlike other Daedric Princes, Meridia loathes undead and makes it the charge of her followers to destroy them whenever possible.

She informs them that necromancers at Howling Cave loot and defile the graves of the recently dead in order to create abominations of reanimating undead. The Hero is tasked to destroy them.