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Dealing with Orvas Dren

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Dealing with Orvas Dren is the final quest in the House Hlaalu quest line, which results in the Nerevarine being declared the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu during the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.



Once the Ordinators have been brought under tighter control, thanks to the Nerevarine's work, Duke Vedam Dren will give them one final quest, bring the Camonna Tong into line. He reveals that his brother, Orvas Dren, is in charge of the group and must have his control over it relinquished.

The End of Orvas Dren's PowerEdit

In a previous quest, the Nerevarine may have freed Hides-His-Foot from the Dren Plantation. Hides-His-Foot will reveal that there is a secret in the cellar of the building. If the Nerevarine investigates the cellar, they will find Dren's Note, which contains evidence with which the Nerevarine can blackmail Dren with. 

Speaking with Dren will confirm that he is indeed in control of the Camonna Tong and is determined to keep hold of it. The Nerevarine may attempt to persuade Dren to relinquish his grip on the organisation (which, if successful, will raise his disposition by 10) or blackmail him with the evidence. An alternative to these options is to simply kill him, although this choice is significantly more difficult than the others.

Once Dren has had his power taken from him (either by force, blackmail or persuasion), the Nerevarine may return to Duke Dren to be declared Grandmaster of Hlaalu. 


Dealing with Orvas Dren
IDJournal Entry
5Hides-His-Foot told me that Orvas Dren has a hidden room in his manor which has evidence that might persuade Orvas Dren. Nalvilie Saren has a key to this room.
  • Quest accepted
10Duke Dren told me that I must win control of the Camonna Tong from his brother Orvas Dren before I can be the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu in anything other than name only.
50Orvas Dren agreed to step down in my favor.
 100 Duke Dren thanked me for sparing his brother's life and granted me the rank of Grandmaster in House Hlaalu.
  • Quest Complete
 110 Duke Dren was disappointed that I killed Orvas Dren, but he agreed that it was necessary. I am now the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu.
  • Quest Complete


  • The Nerevarine may have killed Dren during the Hlaalu Hortator quest.
    • This means this quest will effectively be skipped, meaning Duke Dren will name them Grandmaster automatically.
    • If the Nerevarine isn't a member of Hlaalu, they can still be named Grandmaster of Hlaalu, meaning that they have effectively joined two houses.
  • The note is guarded by two men in the cellar (whom will attack if they spot the Nerevarine).

House Hlaau Sign
House Hlaalu Quests
House Hlaau Sign
Edryno Arethi Bank CourierMurudius Flaeus' DebtEscort Tarvyn FarenKill Telvanni at OdirniranExterminatorAshlander EbonyThe Shipwreck PreludeGuard Ralen Tilvur
Crassius Curio An Admiring SponsorVelfred the OutlawKill Banden IndarysBero's SupportKill Reynel Uvirith
Nileno Dorvayn DisguiseAlchemical FormulasInanius Egg MineGuar Hide SqueezeDelivery for Bivale TeneranThe Death of Ralen HlaaloEbony Trade
Ilmeni Dren Literacy CampaignThe Twin LampsFree Hides-His-Foot
Duke Vedam Dren Control the OrdinatorsDealing with Orvas Dren
Odral Helvi Sealed OrdersThe Caldera SpyErroneous DocumentsRent and TaxesShipment of Ebony
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