"There's only one last thing I can say about Marksman training. If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. And the best I've ever seen is an Archer named Alawen."
―Pinarus Inventius[src]

Marksman Training is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.


The low level trainers are Edla Dark-Heart, who lives at Regner's House on the south side of Bruma, and the vintner Shameer, who has a place of his own just west of Skingrad's Great Chapel of Julianos.

The mid-level ones are Reman Broder, who has a house in Skingrad, and hunter Pinarus Inventius, who lives in Anvil.


At a skill of 70, and a disposition of 80 or higher, either mid-level trainer will point the Hero to Alawen at Troll Candle Camp east of Anvil. It's hard to find Alawen and hard to talk to her in the camp during the day, as she's probably off hunting. Even if the Hero can keep up with her, she will not be able to respond, so intent is she on her task.

Visit her between 10pm and 4am where she should be sleeping. Make sure to visit her with an Elven Bow; otherwise, she will send the Hero away. Give the bow to her and she will begin training.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

I need to find Alawen, so that I may master my use of a bow.

  • Update: After speaking to Alawen:

Alawen has agreed to teach me, but only if I acquire a normal Elven bow and bring it to her.

  • Update: After bringing Alawen an Elven bow:

I have met Alawen's requirements, and she has agreed to teach me what she knows.

  • Quest complete