|Canvas the Castle|
|Quest Giver||Countess Arriana Valga|
|Reward||Depending on what path taken:|
a) Some gems and level-dependent amount of gold from Countess
b) A painting worth 500 , some gems and level-dependent amount of gold
Countess Arriana Valga in Chorrol will inform the Hero of Kvatch that a treasured painting of her late husband has been stolen. She requests that they retrieve it for her and bring the culprit to justice.
First, they must question all of the witnesses. Use either speechcraft or bribe the witnesses until their disposition is high enough. One can also use spells such as the Imperial's Voice of the Emperor to temporarily raise their disposition while talking with them. The witnesses roam the city and can be difficult to find at times; use the map locators to find them easier. Only after interviewing each suspect can they begin to gather evidence.
After questioning each suspect, they must gather three pieces of evidence.
- An "unusual painting"; Behind a set of crates in the West Tower is a trap door in the floor, which takes them into a subsection of the tower. There they will find the "unusual painting."
- A paint-stained carpet; In the dining room of the castle, inspect the carpet underneath the table for a paint stain. Collect it as evidence by activating the stained carpet.
- Chanel's lectern; Go to Chanel's room (far SW room) and open her lectern.
Even if one is able to detect the thief through the interviews alone (two witnesses gives clues on the weather that makes the suspect's alibi an obvious lie), an accusation too early in the investigation will get one nowhere. One need to gather all three pieces of physical evidence before confronting the thief.
Confront the thiefEdit
When all three pieces of evidence are collected, confront and accuse Chanel. Alternately, if one have high enough influence with Chanel and found out why she had taken it (through talking with her first), one can lie and say that no one is guilty when returning to the Countess.
If this path is taken, talk to the thief again, she will express thanks and promises a "special painting" in three weeks' time. Go back to her in three weeks time and she will give them a painting worth 500 . It is a painting of the Chorrol town centre. Chanel is actually never seen in the game after this, as she disappears from the worldspace.
Return to the Countess with the painting and tell her who the thief is and collect your reward: several gems and various amounts of gold, which is level-dependent. The reward is lesser worth from the Countess.
If the other path is taken, when talking to the Countess tell her no thief was found and go back to the actual thief for other reward.