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For the Daedric Prince who gives this quest, see Hermaeus Mora.
Hermaeus Mora is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Shrine of Hermaeus Mora is located in the northwest most point of the Jerall Mountains range, directly west of Cloud Ruler Temple.

PrerequisiteEdit

In order to obtain this quest, the Hero must have completed all of the other Daedric quests.

In addition, they also must have advanced to the Blood of the Daedra segment of the main quest and be level 20+. The quest involves capturing souls from each of the ten races using a special soul gem and spell given by Hermaeus Mora. A good idea is to keep Umbra instead of returning it and carry a lot of soul gems.

WalkthroughEdit

The Hero must use a special given Black Soul Gem and special Soul Trap spell called Mora's Soul Trap provided by Hermaeus Mora to capture an NPC's soul.

Eligible charactersEdit

Race Name
Altmer Conjurer
Marauder Battlemage
Vampire Patriarch
Vampire Matriarch
Vampire Sorcerer
Vampire Witchhunter
Argonian Argonian Chieftain
Argonian Tribesman
Argonian Shaman
Marauder Archer
Bosmer Adoring Fan
Bandit Bowman
Black Bow Bandit
Vampire Acrobat
Vampire Archer
Vampire Thief
Sanguine Worshipers
Breton Bandit Hedge Wizard
Conjurer
Conjurer Adept
Necromancer
Necromancer Adept
Vampire Agent
Vampire Mage
Vampire Spellsword
Dunmer Bandit Bowman
Black Bow Bandit
Black Bow Ringleader
Vampire Pilgrim
Vampire Matriarch
Vampire Patriarch
Imperial Lord Lovidicus
Marauder Archer
Marauder Warlord
Meridia Worshipers
Vampire Monk
Vampire Sorcerer
Khajiit Bandit
Highwayman
Nord Marauder
Marauder Warlord
Vampire Barbarian
Vampire Bard
Vampire Knight
Orsimer Adventurer
Agronak gro-Malog
Black Brugo
Marauder
Marauder Warlord
Vampire Patriarch
Vampire Matriarch
Vampire Crusader
Malacath worshipers
Redguard Bandit
Bandit Ringleader
Black Bow Ringleader
Molag Bal worshipers
Vampire Rogue
Vampire Scout

Alternate walkthroughEdit

Hermaeus Mora (Quest) Casting Spell

Casting the spell on a victim

If the Arena quest line hasn't been started yet, go to the arena and become a combatant. During the fights in the arena every race will appear at least once. One can simply capture every fighter's soul during the fights.

If the Hero has a high Security skill, a high Sneak skill, and does not care for moral practices, one can always break into various houses and murder the designated target. One can also do this to a lone person outside, preferably at night. The victims will not seem to notice that they have been soul trapped and can easily be killed without being detected.

Each of the ten races are scattered throughout the Daedric Shrines. If a player travels to each they will be able to collect all the required souls relatively easily, as the worshipers never have anything more than a dagger on their person.

Collecting the rewardEdit

After collecting all souls, return to the shrine and Hermaeus Mora will reward the Hero with the Oghma Infinium, a book that increases several skills by ten levels.

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: After you complete all the daedric quests:

A man has told me that Hermaeus Mora wishes for me to visit his shrine.

  • Update: After speaking to Hermaeus Mora:

Hermaeus Mora wishes for me to gather for him ten souls, one of each of the races.

  • Update: After capturing a Argonian:

I've captured the soul of an Argonian.

  • Update: After capturing a Breton:

I've captured the soul of a Breton.

  • Update: After capturing a Bosmer:

I've captured the soul of a Bosmer.

  • Update: After capturing an Imperial:

I've captured the soul of an Imperial.

  • Update: After capturing a Khajiit:

I've captured the soul of a Khajiit.

  • Update: After capturing a Dunmer:

I've captured the soul of a Dunmer.

  • Update: After capturing an Altmer:

I've captured the soul of an Altmer.

  • Update: After capturing a Nord:

I've captured the soul of a Nord.

  • Update: After capturing a Redguard:

I've captured the soul of a Redguard.

  • Update: After capturing an Orc:

I've captured the soul of an Orc.

  • Update: After capturing a soul from each race:

I have gathered a soul from each of the ten races for Hermaeus Mora. I should return to his shrine.

  • Update: After returning to Hermaeus:

Hermaeus Mora was pleased with the souls I brought him. He has rewarded me with the Oghma Infinium.

  • Quest complete

TriviaEdit

  • If there is difficulty recognizing the races of the NPCs and using a PC, use the console to help determine the race. See Recognizing races for more information.
  • Easy way: Go to other Daedric Shrines and get the souls the worshipers there. No bounty will be incurred as the Shrines are far from any guards. A bounty will be incurred if an Imperial Legion Forester is nearby, however.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Hermaeus Mora (Quest). 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 Hermaeus Mora's soul trap is used on the same enemy twice, the spell will not work anymore.
    • Solution: Use the soul trap repeatedly on an item until the sound can be heard and the spell will work again.


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