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Distant Memories is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


A Riften merchant named Brand-Shei ask the Dragonborn to uncover the mysteries beyond his past. The Dragonborn has to travel to the Wreck of The Pride of Tel Vos and find Lymdrenn Telvanni's Journal then deliver it to Brand-Shei to complete this miscellaneous quest.


The wreck is located east of Winterhold and the book is found inside a chest underwater.

Brand-Shei can be found in Riften in the marketplace. If you've started the Thieves Guild quest line, then Brand-Shei will be in Riften Jail, unless you were caught planting Madesi's Ring or waited so long that Brynjolf gave up.


By returning the journal, Brand-Shei will give the Dragonborn the key to his strongbox under his market desk. Inside are some gems, potions and a random novice leveled spellbook.


Journal Entry
  • Objective: Locate a clue about Brand-Shei's past
  • Objective: Return to Brand-Shei
  • Quest complete

Note: There isn't an actual "Quest complete" stage of this journal


This section contains bugs related to Distant Memories. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If the quest is not accepted (and possibly completed) before successfully completing A Chance Arrangement, the Dragonborn may have to wait until his time in jail has been served, which takes quite a while. However, the quest can still be completely by simply retrieving the journal first.


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