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Join the Mages Guild

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Join the Mages Guild
Quest Giver Any Mages Guild hall leader
Next Quest A Mage's Staff
Reward Robe of the Apprentice
Faction Mages Guild
Type Mages Guild quest
Join the Mages Guild is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. If the Hero would like to join the Mages Guild, they must not have any bounties on them and receive recommendations from all the guild hall leaders in the major cities.


To join the Mages Guild, the Hero must not have any bounties on them. Speak to one of these guild hall leaders in each Mages Guild hall:


To become an apprentice of the Mage's Guild, and to enter the Arcane University, the Hero must receive recommendations from all the guild hall leaders in the major cities.

Sub QuestsEdit

Once all the recommendations have been received, head to the Arcane University in Imperial City and speak to Raminus Polus. He names the Hero Apprentice of the Mages' Guild and gives them the Robe of the Apprentice, which increases Willpower.


Journal Entry
  • Update: After speaking to one of the guild heads about joining:

I have spoken with {guild head name} in {city}. She has told me that in order to join the Mages Guild, I must not be a wanted criminal.

  • Update: After accepting to join:

I have joined the Mages Guild. I must acquire recommendations from all of the local Guild Hall leaders in order to gain access to the Arcane University.

  • Update: After receiving all recommendations:

I have received recommendations form all of the local guild halls in Cyrodiil. I must now travel to the Arcane University, and speak with Raminus Polus.

  • Update: Once Raminus has been spoken to:

I have been given a recommendation from each ranking member in the local guild halls, and have been given access to the Arcane University.

  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Join the Mages Guild. 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   There is a bug where after completing a recommendation quest, a quest marker will stay marking the position of the guild leader.
    •  PC   Solution: If you simply ignore it, and complete all the other recommendation quests, it goes away.

OB questicon magesguild
Mages Guild Quests
OB questicon magesguild
Recommendations AnvilBravilBrumaCheydinhalChorrolLeyawiinSkingrad
Raminus Polus A Mage's StaffUlterior MotivesVahtacen's SecretNecromancer's MoonAlchemy Acquisitions
Hannibal Traven Liberation or Apprehension?Information at a PriceA Plot RevealedThe Bloodworm HelmThe Necromancer's AmuletAmbushConfront the King
Other Join the Mages GuildRe-joining the Mage's Guild

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