Not to be confused with Mephala's Quest.
For other uses, see Mephala.

Mephala is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. In order to get Mephala to speak with the Hero, an offering of nightshade must be given between midnight and dawn after reaching level 15.


Mephala's ShrineEdit

Go to Mephala's Shrine northeast of the Roxey Inn and speak to the priestess who runs the shrine, Dredena Hlavel. She will claim the Hero will have to offer nightshade between midnight and dawn or Mephala will not speak to them.

After gathering the nightshade and being at at least level 15, walk up to Mephala's statue and activate it to offer the nightshade and she will speak. She speaks of Bleaker's Way, a quiet town with its Dunmer and Nord villagers living together peacefully - Mephala wishes that changed. She wants the Hero to murder the heads of both families and leave evidence that implicates the other.

Bleaker's WayEdit

Head to the village, it's located not far from the shrine. Ask any villager about Bleaker's Way and the identity of the two leaders are revealed; Nivan Dalvilu and Hrol Ulfgar. Next, gather the evidence to implicate the other family in each murder. Locate Nivan Dalvilu's house, sneak in and look for the Dalvilu Ceremonial Dagger. It is on a small table to the right hand side as they enter the house.

Mephala Quest Davilu

Nivan Davilu killed

From Hrol Ulfgar's house, collect the Ulfgar Family Ring. It is on a table, near the stairs on the second floor, lying next to a book. When the evidence has been collected, find and kill Hrol and plant the Dalvilu Ceremonial Dagger on his body.

Then go and kill Nivan Dalvilu and plant the Ulfgar Family Ring on his corpse.

Mephala Quest Aftermath

Aftermath of family battle

Once they have implicated both families, go outside and inform any villager that they've seen the family heads attack each other. Each family attacks the other, and the quaint little village turns into a battle ground.

At this point, the Hero can help their favorite family to victory or just stand and watch the battle.

Return to Mephala and she will be pleased by the outcome and will reward the Hero with the Ebony Blade.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

Mephala's followers have told me that, in order to summon the Daedra, I must first leave an offering of nightshade at her statue between midnight and dawn. (You must be level 15 to begin this quest.).

  • Update: Upon talking to Mephala:

Mephala has told me about the settlement of Bleaker's Way. She would like me to kill the leaders of the two families, and leave evidence that the murders were done by the other family. I am to allow no one to see me commit the crimes.

  • Update: Upon arriving in Bleaker's Way:

I have learned Nivan Dalvilu is the head of the Dalvilu family, and Hrol Ilfgar the leader of the Nordic Clan.

  • Update: Upon sneaking into the home of Dalvilu:

I have found a Dalvilu ceremonial dagger. This might be useful to leave as evidence.

  • Update: Upon sneaking into the home of Ulfgar:

I have found the Ulfgar family ring. This might be useful to leave as evidence.

  • Update: Upon killing Hrol Ulfgar:

I have killed Hrol Ulfgar. I should leave something in his corpse to implicate the Davilu clan.

  • Update: Upon leaving evidence on Hrol Ulfgar's corpse:

I have left the Dalvilu dagger in the corpse of Hrol Ulfgar.

  • Update: Upon killing Nivan Dalvilu:

I have killed Nivan Dalvilu. I should leave something in his corpse to implicate the Ulfgar clan.

  • Update: Upon leaving evidence on Nivan Dalvilu's corpse:

I have left the Ulfgar family ring in the corpse of Nivan Dalvilu.

  • Update: Upon placing evidence on both corpses:

I have placed evidence on both bodies of the family leaders. Now I must tell someone I saw them attack each other.

  • Update: Upon talking to one of the villagers:

I reported the “attacks” on the family leaders. Soon the families will be at each other's throats. Now I must return to the shrine of Mephala.

  • Update: After speaking with Mephala:

Mephala was pleased with the strife I have caused. She rewarded me with the Ebony Blade.

  • Quest complete



  • Please keep in mind that it has been said that if everyone dies one will be unable to complete the quest, so it might be best to see Mephala for the reward and then return to slaughter everyone who is left.
  • If one enters Bleaker's Way before taking this quest one may accidentally cause this quest to fail prematurely. If so, Mephala will refuse to speak with the Hero at all.
  • Killing both Hrol and Nivan counts towards the murder of an innocent requirement for joining the Dark Brotherhood