Main article: Mages Guild Quests (Morrowind)

Mystery of the Dwarves is a quest given by Trebonius Artorius to the Nerevarine to discover the reason behind the disappearance of the Dwemer during the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

Quick walkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Trebonius Artorius.
  2. Complete all of Edwinna Elbert's quests, making sure in the last three to pick up three books:
    1. Hanging Gardens
    2. Divine Metaphysics
    3. The Egg of Time
  3. Show them to Edwinna Elbert.
  4. Show them to Hasphat Antabolis at Balmora Fighters Guild.
  5. Show them to Yagrum Bagarn at The Tel Fyr Corprusarium.
  6. Return to Trebonius Artorius.

Detailed walkthroughEdit


Mystery of the Dwarves
Arch-Mage Trebonius asked me to find out what happened to the Dwarves. Unfortunately, he didn't give me much information to go on. I'm not sure if he was serious.
  • Quest accepted
I was able to get the Dwemer books "The Egg of Time" and "Divine Metaphysics Adapted to the Meanest of Intellects" translated. "Divine Metaphysics" seems to be a treatise explaining how to create a new god through sorcery. "The Egg of Time" seems to be a refutation of the idea that linking to a divine source of power can be dangerous if interrupted. Though "The Egg of Time" refutes this idea, perhaps the author was wrong, and this is what happened to the Dwarves.
Arch-Mage Trebonius was pleased when I showed him the three Dwemer books. He said this was sufficient and thanked me for solving the mystery of the disappearance of the Dwarves.
  • Quest complete

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