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Main article: Imperial Cult Quests

Pledge from Canctunian Ponius is an Imperial Cult quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. This is the final almoner quest offered by Iulus Truptor.

Canctunian has made a generous pledge of 1000 septims for a mission to the ashlanders, but he has not yet made the donation. Iulus needs someone to speak with Canctunian to obtain the pledged gold.

Quick walkthroughEdit

See Optional section

  • Travel to Sadrith Mora
  • Go to Volmyni Dral's House
  • Confront Mossanon - select 'embezzled funds'
    • Demand the gold, and make no promises.
    • Promise secrecy, and take the gold.
    • Take no action, and consider the offer.
  • Return to Canctunian Ponius - The first three options provide the same dialogue.
    • No. Here's 2500 drakes... all I could recover.
    • No. Here's 2000 drakes... all I could recover.
    • No. Here's 1000 drakes... all I could recover.
      • Canctunian says it is better than nothing and he can at least redeem his pledge. He takes X gold.
      • Ask about 'generous pledge' and he gives 1000 gold back.
    • I failed to find Mossanon and the missing gold.
      • Canctunian says he cannot redeem his pledge.
    • Not yet. I'm still trying.
  • Return to Iulus Truptor

OptionalEdit

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Canctunian Ponius at the East Empire Company has made a generous pledge of 1000 gold to the Imperial Cult. Iulus needs someone to speak with him to collect the pledge. The East Empire Company Hall is located near the docks of Ebonheart.

Travel to the compnay hall and speak with Canctunian. Canctunian explains that he has been unable to provide the pledged gold due to his clerk, Mossanon, has embezzled 3000 septims. Due to the loss of funds, he has been covering the companies cost out of his own money. Offering to track down Mossanon to recover the gold and Canctunian will make good his pledge. Canctunian wishes the situation to remain quiet and ask for discretion when asking after Mossanon.

Two company employees in the next room will provide the first leads. Shazgob gra-Luzgan advises that before Mossanon's disappearance he had been seen using the guildguide service at the Mage's Guild. Okan-Shei mentions that Mossanon had a Telvanni girlfriend, but that he kept her a secret.

With this information, the next place to find information is the Mage's Guild in Vivec, Foreign Quarter. Once there, speaking with the Guildguide Flacassia Fauseius will reveal that Mossanon had been traveling to Sadrith Mora. Use her services to head there.

Upon arrival in Sadrith Mora Mage's Guild, speak with Iniel. Iniel remembers Mossanon, and that he has been in the company of a local woman, Volmyni Dral, who has a pod in Sadrith Mora. Speaking with other mages, notably Tusamircil, will mention that Sinyaramen over at Gateway may have more information.

Locate Volmyni Dral's House, which is on the main path from Wolverine Hall to Gateway Inn. Enter her house and asking her about Mossanon will reveal that he is upstairs.

Confront Mossanon about the embezzled funds. Mossanon tells his tale of how he fell in love with Volmyni and he stole the funds to impress her. But now he realizes that she loves him and not the money. He regrets his actions and offers to return the money, but he only has 2500 of it left. He begs for secrecy and is willing to pay the rest back when he can.

Return to Canctunian Ponius and speak with him about 'embezzled funds'. If any gold is returned he will be able to meet his pledge. Speak with about 'generous pledge' and he will donate the 1000 gold. Return to Iulus and provide him with the pledge money.

RewardEdit

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
IC14_Ponius
Iulus Truptor asked me to persuade Canctunian Ponius of the East Empire Company to deliver the 1000 gold he has pledged to sponsor a mission to the Ashlanders. I'll find him at the East Empire Company Hall in Ebonheart. When I have the generous pledge from Canctunian Ponius, I'm to deliver it to Iulus Truptor.
  • Quest accepted
Canctunian Ponius cannot redeem his 1000-drake pledge because an East Empire Company clerk has embezzled funds, and he is covering the losses out of his own fortune.
Since Canctunian Ponius cannot redeem his 1000-drake pledge because an East Empire Company clerk has embezzled funds, I offered to track down the clerk and recover the gold. If I can track this Mossanon down and recover the missing 3000 gold, Canctunian Ponius will immediately redeem his 1000-drake pledge to the Imperial cult.
Canctunian Ponius said Mossanon embezzled funds in the amount of 3000 gold in gold.
Canctunian Ponius said he had noticed a change in Mossanon's behavior -- a marked rise in his absences from the office.
I told Canctunian Ponius that I had failed to find Mossanon and the missing gold. Now Canctunian Ponius says he cannot redeem his 1000-drake pledge to the Imperial cult.
I gave Canctunian Ponius 2500 gold and told him it was all I could recover from Mossanon. He accepted the gold, and said it would enable him to redeem his 1000-drake pledge to the Imperial cult.
I gave Canctunian Ponius 2000 gold and told him it was all I could recover from Mossanon. He accepted the gold, and said it would enable him to redeem his 1000-drake pledge to the Imperial cult.
I gave Canctunian Ponius 1000 gold and told him it was all I could recover from Mossanon. He accepted the gold, and said it would enable him to redeem his 1000-drake pledge to the Imperial cult.
Canctunian Ponius thanked me for recovering his embezzled funds and gave me the 1000 gold he had pledged to support an Imperial cult mission to the Ashlanders.
Iulus Truptor says we need 5 bottles of Cyrodilic brandy for a fundraising dinner. I'm to make the rounds in the tradehouses and cornerclubs in Balmora and ask if the publicans will donate the necessary brandy. When I have the brandy, I'm to deliver it to Iulus Truptor.
Iulus Truptor says we need 5 bottles of Cyrodilic brandy for a fundraising dinner. I'm to make the rounds in the tradehouses and cornerclubs in Balmora and ask if the publicans will donate the necessary brandy. When I have the brandy, I'm to deliver it to Iulus Truptor.
I gave Iulus Truptor the 1000 gold Canctunian Ponius pledged to sponsor a mission to the Ashlanders. He was quite pleased, but he said he had no more tasks for me. He suggested I consider becoming a lay healer or lay sergeant. He also suggested that the Oracle, Lalatia Varian, might have tasks for me. Then he gave me a farewell gift, and wished me good luck.
  • Quest completed
I told Iulus Truptor I couldn't get Canctunian Ponius to donate the 1000 gold he pledged to sponsor a mission to the Ashlanders. Iulus Truptor was disappointed, and told me my talents and temperaments were apparently not suited for soliciting donations. He thanked me for my efforts, but said he would no longer require my services as an almoner for the Imperial cult.
  • Quest failed
IC14_Delay
I found Mossanon in Sadrith Mora and confronted him about the embezzled funds. He admitted his crime, and offered to return 2500 gold -- he had spent the rest -- and pay back the rest as soon as he could, if I'd promise to keep his whereabouts secret from Canctunian Ponius. I took no immediate action, giving myself time to consider his offer.
IC14_Demand
I found Mossanon in Sadrith Mora and confronted him about the embezzled funds. He admitted his crime, and offered to return 2500 gold -- he had spent the rest -- and pay back the rest as soon as he could, if I'd promise to keep his whereabouts secret from Canctunian Ponius. I refused to keep his secret, and he refused to return the gold.
I found Mossanon in Sadrith Mora and confronted him about the embezzled funds. He admitted his crime, and offered to return 2500 gold -- he had spent the rest -- and pay back the rest as soon as he could, if I'd promise to keep his whereabouts secret from Canctunian Ponius. I demanded the gold, and refused to keep his secret. I made it clear he was in no position to dictate terms, and he yielded the 2500 gold to me without a fight.
IC14_Flacassia
The Guildguide for the Vivec Mages Guild, Flacassia Fauseius, remembered a High Elf named Mossanon who went back and forth from Sadrith Mora with a Telvanni woman.
IC14_Mossanon
Someone said a High Elf has been seen in the company of a local woman, Volmyni Dral. She has a pod over near Wolverine Hall.
IC14_NotTell
I told Canctunian Ponius that I found Mossanon, but I did not say where.
IC14_Okan
An East Empire Company savant named Okan-Shei said that Mossanon had an attractive Telvanni girlfriend, but that he kept her a secret.
IC14_Ponius_not
I told Iulus Truptor I couldn't get Canctunian Ponius to donate the 1000 gold he pledged to sponsor a mission to the Ashlanders. Iulus Truptor was disappointed, and told me my talents and temperaments were apparently not suited for soliciting donations. He thanked me for my efforts, but said he would no longer require my services as an almoner for the Imperial cult.
IC14_Promise
I found Mossanon in Sadrith Mora and confronted him about the embezzled funds. He admitted his crime, and offered to return 2500 gold -- he had spent the rest -- and pay back the rest as soon as he could, if I'd promise to keep his whereabouts secret from Canctunian Ponius. I promised to keep his secret, but I think he suspected I would not honor my promise, and he refused to return the gold.
I found Mossanon in Sadrith Mora and confronted him about the embezzled funds. He admitted his crime, and offered to return 2500 gold -- he had spent the rest -- and pay back the rest as soon as he could, if I'd promise to keep his whereabouts secret from Canctunian Ponius. I promised to keep his secret. My earnest promise persuaded him to trust me, and he yielded the 2500 gold to me.
IC14_Shazgob
An East Empire Company trader named Shazgob gra-Luzgan said that before Mossanon went missing, he had been seen frequently coming and going from the Guildguide service at the Mages Guild in Vivec's Foreign Quarter.
IC14_Sinyaramen
A High Elf named Sinyaramen said he saw a High Elf in the market with a local Telvanni woman. He didn't recall her name, but he suggested I ask the ladies of the town about a Dark Elven woman with a High Elven friend.
IC14_Tell
I told Canctunian Ponius that I found Mossanon in Sadrith Mora with a Telvanni woman.


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