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Paranoia is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. In the Hero's travels in Skingrad, Glarthir will eventually approach them and give them the quest Paranoia. Glarthir will tell them to meet him behind the chapel at midnight.

If they ask someone in town about Glarthir, Captain Dion of the Skingrad Guard will approach them and tell them that Glarthir is crazy and to report to him any strange things Glarthir may suggest.

WalkthroughEdit

Paranoia Meeting AfterDark

Meeting after midnight

Wait until midnight and Glarthir will meet the Hero and discuss his paranoia in the first meeting. He tells them that he is fearful that certain people around town are following him. He asks the Hero to follow them.

Bernadette PenelesEdit

The first person he asks them to follow is Bernadette Peneles. She lives in the home immediately across from Glarthir. To catch her when she leaves her house one will need to be there by 6:00 am. First thing in the morning she goes to the chapel and sits in a pew.

Around mid-morning she leaves and heads to work at the grape fields outside the city. She eats lunch at about 12:00 am, and then heads to the back of her house and works some more there. Eventually she will stop working and will just hang around there until 8:00 pm, then she goes inside her house to sleep.

One might try talking to her as well. If they are able to raise her disposition high enough, she will tell them that she has been watching Glarthir because she thinks he is kind of cute (watching casually, she's not following him though). She says that lately though, Glarthir has been acting weird, following her and pretending he can't hear her when she talks to him.

Toutius SextiusEdit

The next person Glarthir wants them to follow is Toutius Sextius. They will need to find him at his house, between the Low Gate and the East Bridge. This time Glarthir does not give them a time, but waiting until 9:00 am works. Following him, he leaves the city via the gate nearest his house. When Toutius Sextius leaves the city he goes to the castle, stays in the main hall until afternoon, then goes back to Skingrad. After that he goes to the stables, and rides his Bay horse to the nearby lake. Then, close to 8:00 pm he returns to his house to sleep. Once again, if one talk to Toutius about Glarthir, they will find that Glarthir is following him as well.

Davide SurilieEdit

The last person to follow is Davide Surilie, of the Surilie Brothers wine makers. He leaves his house at 8 am. (6:45 on the Game of the Year Edition for Xbox 360) Increasing Davide's disposition high enough yields that he actually likes Glarthir because he's a good neighbor. He spends his day in the wine fields outside of town. His schedule seems to be weather-dependent. He stays at home all day if it is raining heavily.

OptionsEdit

The amount of gold that Glarthir gives the Hero for telling him that a person is spying on him or not varies.

  • Bernadette Peneles – He will give them 150 GoldIcon regardless if she's spying or not.
  • Toutius Sextius – He will either give them 150 GoldIcon or 200 GoldIcon for whichever choice; the gold reward varies.
  • Davide Surilie – He will give them 200 GoldIcon regardless if he's spying or not.

Option oneEdit

Paranoia one outcome

One ending of Glarthir

If the Hero tells Glarthir that all three people are not following him, he assumes that Hero is in on the deal and attacks.

Option twoEdit

If the Hero tells him at least one of the people is following him, he gives a list to kill that person(s). Regardless of how many are killed (whether just one or all three), Glarthir will give a reward of 1000 GoldIcon. He'll be extremely overjoyed (to the point it's frightening) and the quest is done.

Option threeEdit

If the Hero refuses to kill someone on his list, he'll be disgusted and take matters into his own hand. Depending on if he has his axe with him or not, he can actually be followed, watch him walk all the way to his house, grab his axe from cupboards, then head to the house of the person reported and attack him or her. Usually, the guards will kill Glarthir after he has killed at least one person, or if the battle has spilled onto the streets.

Option fourEdit

Alternatively, the Hero can give the Death List to a guard and the guards will kill Glarthir. Follow them, and when Glarthir dies, the Hero may grab the key to his house and loot it. There are weapons and gold throughout.

Option fiveEdit

The Hero can tell Davide or Gaston Surilie and they will take matters into their own hands and beat Glarthir to death. City guards will join in if they see the fight, as well.

The endEdit

Choose any option, kill Garthir, report him to Dion if possible or talk to the suspects and they will end it and the quest is done.

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving quest from Glarthir:

I met a mysterious Wood Elf named Glarthir in Skingrad who asked me to meet him behind the Great Chapel at midnight to night. He wouldn’t tell me what it was about, but promised to make it worth my while.

  • Update: After meeting him at night:

Glarthir claims that there is a conspiracy against him among the people of Skingrad. He wouldn’t say why, but implied that he knows secrets which powerful people want to keep quiet. I have agreed to help him determine whether he is being followed or watched, and he has promised to pay me 150 gold for my services.

  • Update: After he discusses his suspicion of Bernadette Peneles:

Glarthir believes that Bernadette Peneles is following him. I need to be outside his house at 6 am and see what she does. He will then meet me behind the Great Chapel at midnights to get my report.

  • Update: When Dion first approaches the Hero after first meeting with Glarthir:

Dion, Captain of the Skingrad guard, warned me to not get involved with Glarthir, saying that he was crazy and possibly dangerous. He also asked me to contact him if Glarthir ever asked me to do anything strange.

  • Update: If the Hero tells Glarthir that Bernadette is not following him:

I told Glarthir that Bernadette Peneles was not watching or following him. He was surprised but seemed to accept it as true.

  • Update: If the Hero tells Glarthir that Bernadette is following him:

I told Glarthir that Bernadette Peneles was watching him, as he suspected.

  • Update: Glarthir's next request of Toutius Sextius:

Glarthir now wants me to observe the behavior of Toutius Sextius, another suspected member of the conspiracy against him. Glarthir said that if I waited outside Toutius Sextius’ house this morning, I would see Toutius following him, and then could find out who Toutius was reporting to. At midnight I am to meet Glarthir in our usual spot behind the Great Chapel and tell him what I learned.

  • Update: If the Hero tells Glarthir that Toutius is not following him:

I told Glarthir that Toutius Sextius was not watching or follow him. He was surprised but seemed to accept it as true.

  • Update: If the Hero tells Glarthir that Toutius is following him:

I reported to Glarthir that Toutius Sextius was watching him, just as he had thought.

  • Update: Glarthir's last request to observe Davide Surilie:

Glarthir has one final person for me to investigate. He believes that Davide Surilie is spying on his house. I should observe him for a day and then report back to Glarthir at midnight at our usual spot behind the Great Chapel.

  • Update: If the Hero tells Glarthir that Davide is not following him:

I told Glarthir that Davide Surilie was not spying on him.

  • Update: If the Hero tells Glarthir that Davide is following him:

I reported to Glarthir that Davide Surilie was spying on him, just as he had suspected.

  • Update: If the Hero tell that all three are not spying on him:

Glarhir now believes that I am part of the conspiracy against him, and is trying to kill me! I have no choice but to defend myself.

  • Update: When Glarthir is killed by the Hero:

Glarthir is dead. My attempts to convince him that there was no conspiracy against him have ended in tragedy.

  • Quest complete
  • Update: If Glarthir only wants the Hero to kill Bernadette Peneles:

Glarthir wants me to kill Bernadette Peneles, who I said was spying on him, He told me to meet him behind the Great Chapel at midnight after she was dead, and he would pay me 1000 septims.

Accept: I have killed Bernadette Peneles, as Glarthir requested.

  • Update: If Glarthir only wants the Hero to kill Toutius Sextius:

Glarthir wants me to kill Toutius Sextius, who I said was spying on him, He told me to meet him behind the Great Chapel at midnight after Toutius was dead, and he would pay me 1000 septims.

Accept: I have killed Toutius Sextius, as Glarthir requested.

  • Update: If Glarthir only wants the Hero to kill Davide Surilie:

Glarthir wants me to kill Davide Surilie, who I said was spying on him, He told me to meet him behind the Great Chapel at midnight after Davide was dead, and he would pay me 1000 septims.

Accept: I have killed Davide Surilie, as Glarthir requested.

Accept: Glarthir was overjoyed to learn that his enemy is dead, and paid me as promised.

  • Quest complete
  • Update: If Glarthir wants more than one person dead, or everyone:

Glarthir has given me a list of people he wants me to kill. Everyone on the list was someone I told him was spying on him. He told me to meet him behind the Great Chapel at midnight after they were all dead, and he would pay me 1000 septims.

Accept: When I have killed everyone on Glarthir's list, I should meet him at midnight behind the Great Chapel for my payment.

Accept: I should meet Glarthir at midnight tonight behind the Great Chapel to collect my final payment.

Accept: Glarthir was overjoyed to learn that his enemies were dead, and paid me as promised.

  • Quest complete

Refuse: I told Glarthir that I would not kill anyone for him. He took it badly, and now seems determined to take matters into his own hands. I fear he may become violent.

Refuse: Glarthir has gone on a rampage in Skingrad. It seems since I wouldn’t help him, he decided to kill those whom he believed were conspiring against him.

  • Quest complete
  • Update: If the Hero shows the Death List to the guards or Dion:

I showed Glarthir's note to a town guard, who told me they would handle the matter from here.

  • Quest complete

TriviaEdit

  • Option two: If the Hero chooses to kill one or more of Glarthir's suspects to fulfill the quest, it does count as murder, so they will receive both a bounty and an invitation to the Dark Brotherhood if one chooses this option.
  • Option four: This doesn't give as much money as if you kill one of the suspects, option 2. But there is a basket that contains 800 gold pieces in his house, it is by the first cupboard you come across. One will see that it says open basket, not steal basket. Open it and it should contain 800 gold.
  • The Hero does not need to follow or talk to Bernadette Peneles, Toutius Sextius, or Davide Surilie to complete the quest. They can simply wait 24 hours and report whatever they like to Glarthir.
  • If they tell Glarthir that only one of his suspects is following him (it doesn't seem to matter which), and then they choose option 2 (kill the suspect for a reward), it is possible to break into the suspect's house shortly before midnight and kill him, and then when they leave his house a guard will be waiting outside and will attempt to arrest them (occasionally the guard will enter the house before they have killed the suspect and try to arrest them there.
  • If they loot Glarthir's key and go into his basement they can find notes that he wrote. These notes vary on how one completed the quest.
  • In his basement, they'll also find notes that he suspects the Blades, the Mythic Dawn, the Ayleid Revivalists, or the Marukhati Selectives are spying on him.
  • If they tell Glarthir that all three suspects were not spying on him, and run away from him when he attacks and wait until morning, he will no longer attack them but will continue to say that they cannot contact him in public. If they wish, killing him at anytime will complete the quest.
  • Be careful what one does while this quest is active if one wants to interact with Dion at all. Dion seems programmed to step in if absolutely anything attacks the Hero in Skingrad once Glarthir has given them the quest. If they go into Nerastarel's House, Dion will appear in the house to defend them from the undead and very likely die extremely rapidly.
  • It is possible to get Glarthir to kill all the three persons. When he is going to kill them for himself, wait 24 hours and all the three persons will be dead. It is possible after that, to get the keys from the dead corpse so the Hero can come back and maybe, use their home as their residence.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Paranoia. 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   When going to meet Glarthir behind the temple at midnight, sometimes he will actually be inside the wall of the temple.
  •  360   PS3   Instead of waiting 24 hours; Glarthir will start walking towards the temple around 11 pm and get there by 11:30 pm or earlier. After the Hero has finished talking to him he will head home. Once the clock strikes 1 am he will emerge from his house again and head to the temple a second time. When the Hero talks to him again he will ask as if the tasks have been completed, as if 24 hours had gone by.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Paranoia

  • Glarthir

    2 messages
    • Is there a way to end this quest peacefully? I've tried many ways to try to bring his lunacy to the guards attention, but to no avail.
    • There is no way sadly to do this quest without someone dyeing. While not peaceful persa the most moral way of completing it is, if you t...
  • Is Glarthir Truly Crazy?

    4 messages
    • I dont think he's insane, just genuinely worried that he's being watched.
    • I just think it's surprising that he knows about the Marukhati Selective; something that I didn't notice any other NPC talk about or m...

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