"My dear, you shouldn't trust rumors. They can get you into horrible trouble."

Melisande quote

Melisande is a Breton Glenmoril witch[1] that lives off the Corbolo River, south of Cheydinhal. She assists the Hero with the quest "Vampire Cure" after they help her find five Grand Soul Gems. She is a Glenmoril Coven retiree.


Vampire CureEdit

In order to find the cure the Hero needs to speak to Raminus Polus first, who directs them to Count Janus Hassildor in Skingrad. He will direct the Hero to Melisande for further help.


Show: "Vampire Cure"

Cure for Vampirism "Oh my! What makes you think I would know about such a thing?"

You're a witch, aren't you? "Oh, my dear! I gave up witchcraft a long, long time ago. But a cure for vampirism... That's something I haven't thought about in quite some time. Very challenging, and potentially dangerous. If you do a little something for me, I'll help you. How does that sound?"
I heard a rumor that you might know. "My dear, you shouldn't trust rumors. They can get you into horrible trouble. This time, however, you've heard correctly. I might know a thing or two about it. But I'm afraid the information isn't free. You do me a small favor, and then we'll talk about this cure you seek."
What do I have to do? "I have my own interests, and they occasionally require resources that are difficult for me to acquire. Soul gems, for example. If you can bring me five empty Grand Soul Gems, I'm quite sure I can help you with this cure that you seek. I shall await your return."
I have them. "Ah, wonderful! These will be most useful to me. Now, to the matter at hand. You need a cure for vampirism, yes? I believe I can create a potion that will do the trick. But it requires a few things. To start, I'll need six cloves of garlic, two shoots of Bloodgrass, and five leaves of Nightshade. Those will be easy enough for you to find. But I'll also need the blood of an Argonian, and the ashes of a powerful vampire. Those may be... more difficult for you to acquire. Any old Argonian will do, but the vampire must be very powerful indeed. If you succeed, I'll get you what you need. Any questions?"

Argonian Blood:

"This dagger has been specially treated. All you need to do is stab an Argonian with it, and there'll be enough blood on it to use. Any old Argonian will do, and you needn't kill it, but do be careful. Stabbing strangers often doesn't sit well with townspeople or the town guards."
"I'll just take that dagger back from you. It should have more than enough blood for my needs. I do hope it didn't cause too much trouble."


"A most interesting plant. From the planes of Oblivion itself, so it may require some effort to find. Should your travels happen to take you to a place where it grows, keep your eyes open."
"Ah, excellent. I hope getting it wasn't too much trouble for you."


"You're familiar with it, aren't you? Often used in cooking. It should be quite easy to find."
"Six cloves, just like I asked for. Very good."


"Perhaps not quite as easy to find as garlic, but if you're determined, you'll find it. Keep your eyes open, as it often grows in the wild."
"Wonderful. I do hope you didn't try to eat any of it. It can have very nasty effects on one such as yourself."

Vampire Ash:

"This one is... difficult. It may be quite a trial for you. But if you are successful, it will make the cure all the more worth it. You have come across a vampire or two in your travels, perhaps? I assure you, they are nothing like what you must face. The vampire you seek is powerful, so powerful that those who sought to destroy him were unsuccessful, no matter what they tried. The best they could do to was to imprison him underground, where he survives to this day. Search near the North Panther River for Hindaril. If you can vanquish him, his ashes will be more than adequate for my needs."
(if the player has defeated Hindaril before speaking to her) "Well, well. It would seem you've been busy out on your own. I need the ashes of a powerful vampire. You have them in your possession. It is good to see that Hindaril has been defeated already."
"Hindaril is destroyed? You are indeed a force to be reckoned with. I shall take the ashes; finally, some part of him can be put to a good use."

Cure for Vampirism: (after all the ingredients have been gathered)

"I have everything I need. Now all that remains is to brew the potion. This, however, is a task with which you cannot assist. Give me twenty-four hours. I shall have the potion ready for you then."
"The cure you seek is ready! I'm quite pleased with the results. The batch came out larger than I'd expected; there is enough for two doses of the potion. Unless I'm mistaken, I believe this dose is promised to someone. Should you ever have need of another, for... personal reasons, I can provide it. Our work here is done. You should be on your way."


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  •  360   PS3   Sometimes she does not recognize that they have Bloodgrass in the inventory during the quest "Cure For Vampirism," thereby completely halting the progress through said quest.
  •  PC   PS3   Entering her house in any moment in time may count as trespassing.



  1. Dialogue with Janus Hassildor