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Bruma Recommendation is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. As part of Join the Mages Guild, the Hero must get a recommendation from each city's Mages Guild Hall.


Jeanne Frasoric asks the Hero to try and find J'skar. He's been missing for some time and she cannot find him. Talk to Volanaro who says they must play a prank on Jeanne Frasoric first. Volanaro doesn't think that Jeanne is worthy of being their leader and often plays tricks on her.

Talk to Volanaro and get the disposition high enough for him to offer to help them. He will teach them a spell to open easy locks, which costs less magicka than the normal Open Easy Lock spell.

The prank involves going upstairs, unlocking Jeanne's desk using the scroll which Volanaro has taught them, or using a lockpick. It doesn't matter which way they open the desk. Then, they'll have to steal her Manual of Spellcraft.

Volanaro then tells them to wait until 10 pm and meet him downstairs in the living quarters. He will reveal J'skar to them, who never left the building but was simply invisible the whole time. The Hero can then go upstairs and wake up the Guild Leader and tell her they found him. After this Jeanne Frasoric will gladly send a recommendation to the Arcane University.

Alternative walkthroughEdit

As a mage, they can easily find J'skar on their own with Detect Life and cast Dispel on him to make him visible again. If they are unable to dispel a target through distance or touch, the Dispel Other spell can be purchased from Alves Uvenim in the Leyawiin Mages Guild. Do not steal Jeanne's key, as this qualifies as a crime against the guild, requiring immediate expulsion.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

Jeanne Frasoric has tasked me with finding J'skar. I should speak with the guild mages in Bruma.

  • Update: After speaking to Volanaro:

I need to unlock Jeanne's desk in her room upstairs in the Bruma Mages Guild, and find her Manual of Spellcraft. If I bring it to Volanaro, he's agreed to help me find J'skar.

  • Update: After obtaining Jeanne's Manual of Spellcraft:

I have Jeanne's Manual of Spellcraft. I need to deliver it to Volanaro.

  • Update: After delivering the book to Volanaro:

I need to meet Volanaro in the living quarters of the Bruma Mages Guild hall after 10 PM.

  • Update: After J'skar is visible again:

I need to tell Jeanne Frasoric that J'skar is visible again.

  • Update: After speaking to Jeanne Frasoric:

Jeanne Frasoric has agreed to send a recommendation to Raminus Polus.

  • Quest complete

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