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 Rent and Taxes is a quest, undertaken by the Nerevarine at the request of House Hlaalu's Odral Helvi, during the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.



Once the Nerevarine has given a real copy of the deeds to a piece of land in the Ascadian Isles to Odral Helvi, he will give the Nerevarine a follow-up quest. Two farmers in the Ascadian Isles region, Manat Varnan-Adda and Llovyn Andus, owe some rent payments (to the tune of 50GoldIcon) to Helvi. The Nerevarine must therefore collect the owed money, or kill the farmers.

Rent CollectorEdit

As with the majority of Helvi's quests, the Nerevarine faces a choice: work in favour of Helvi, or take the path that will better benefit House Hlaalu. If the Nerevarine has chosen to collect the rent from the farmers, they will find that neither of the farmers can pay the 50GoldIcon they owe. The Nerevarine may kill the farmers (Helvi's own suggestion) or take, from Andus, his guar Corky. If the Nerevarine decides to take Corky, they must sell it to Drulene Falen to get the money owed. With the money taken from the farmers corpses, or from the sale of Corky, the Nerevarine must return to Helvi to complete the quest.

Protecting the FarmersEdit

Alternatively, if the Nerevarine feels that such a small amount of money (100GoldIcon between the two farmers) is not as valuable as the lives of the farmers, then they may speak to either Crassius Curio or Rovone Arvel. Curio, if spoken to, will give the Nerevarine 500GoldIcon to settle the debt (he will also take an even greater interest in Helvi's actions), while Arvel will provide the Nerevarine with 100GoldIcon to pay the debt.

After this, the Nerevarine must return to Helvi to complete the quest.


Rent and Taxes
IDJournal Entry
10Odral Helvi asked me to collect 50 gold in rent and taxes from Manat Varnan-Adda and Llovyn Andus. If they refuse to pay the rent, I should kill them. I can get to Manat's farm by going west out of Suran and following the path across the isthmus, and keep to the left. Llovyn's farm is further on the road west, just past the Dren plantation.
  • Quest accepted
50Llovyn Andus told me that he does not have 50 gold, but that I may have his guar, Corky.
60Manat Varnan-Adda told me that he cannot pay 50 gold.
65Rovone Arvel gave me 100 gold and told me to pay the rent and taxes myself.
70Crassius Curio told me that the farmers probably do not have 50 gold. He asked me to pay the rent and taxes myself.
100Odral Helvi thanked me for collecting the rent from the farmers.
  • Quest Complete
 110 Odral Helvi thanked me for killing the farmers.
  • Quest Complete


  • The Nerevarine may skip the quest by giving Helvi 100GoldIcon from their own pocket.
    • If the Nerevarine removes all money from the person, prior to giving the money to Helvi, they will not loose any money at all.
  • The Nerevarine can speak to either Curio or Arvel and sell Corky for extra money.
    • They may then, also, kill the farmers for Helvi's disposition boost.


This section contains bugs related to Rent and Taxes. 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.
  • Falen may not offer to buy Corky, simply saying "He's doing fine (player name)"

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