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Gathering Rat Meat is one of the Lay Healer quests from Synnolian Tunifus in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.


  1. Speak to Synnolian Tunifus in Ebonheart.
  2. Travel to Vivec City and go to one of the Underworks sections of a canton there.
  3. Kill 5 rats for their Rat Meat.
  4. Return to Synnolian.


Rewards for completing this quests are:

  1. Potion of Cure Poison.
  2. The Wraith's Wedding Dowry. (Unarmored Skill Book)
  3. Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v1. (Unarmored Skill Book)


Journal Entry
Synnolian Tunifus needs five units of rat meat for cure poison potions. He says the best place to hunt rats is in the underworks of any of Vivec's cantons. He says to enter the underworks through trapdoors in the canalworks or through the outflow drains, which are underwater along the sides of each canton. He also warned me to be careful, because bad things-- and bad people -- hide in the underworks.
  • Quest accepted
I delivered five units of rat meat to Synnolian Tunifus. He gave me a cure poison potion as a reward. And since his errands have become more dangerous, he taught me some useful unarmored defense maneuvers.
  • Quest completed
I told Synnolian Tunifus I would not be able to bring him the five units of rat meat he asked for. He was disappointed, and told me to take a day to reflect on my shortcomings, and attempt to amend them before I approach him again for a lay healer mission.
  • Quest failed


  • This quest does not require journeying to Vivec. Rather, that is the suggested location to gather them. Unlike some of his earlier quests, the full reward for this quest can still be obtained the rat meat is pre-purchased or already obtained.