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"In the waning years of the Third Era of Tamriel, a prisoner born on a certain day to uncertain parents was sent under guard, without explanation of the role he was to play in that nation's history..."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind introduction

Report to Caius Cosades is the first quest in the main questline of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. A package must be delivered to Caius Cosades in Balmora.


Detailed walkthroughEdit



A woman's voice is heard: "They have taken you from the imperial city's prison, first by carriage, now by boat, to the east, to Morrowind. Fear not, for I am watchful. You have been chosen." Inside a boat, a Dunmer named Jiub is speaking to the Nerevarine as they wake, "Wake up, we're here. Why are you shaking? Are you ok? Wake up." A guard, approaches and guides the prisoner. They are asked to choose race, sex and physical aspect. Inside the Census and Excise Office, Socucius Ergalla asks about the prisoner birthsign, major and minor skills. After, these are defined, Socucius orders the Nerevarine to go find Sellus Gravius in the next building. The Nerevarine can now leave.

Optional: If the Nerevarine searches the other rooms, before leaving, they will find a dagger on a table, a lockpick, inside the baskets and sacks, some alchemy ingredients and GoldIcon can be found. Exit the building into a courtyard, before going into the next building search the barrel for an Engraved Ring of Healing that belongs to Fargoth. Head into the next building and speak to the captain for orders.

Sellus GraviusEdit

The Nerevarine must speak with Sellus Gravius, in the building on the other side of the courtyard. Sellus will grant the release papers. Sellus will also order the delivery of a sealed package to Caius Cosades in Balmora. Indicating that, although Caius has a house in Balmora, they can find information on Caius' whereabouts at the cornerclub. Sellus will then give a note called Directions to Caius Cosades. The Nerevarine leaves for Balmora.


Find the Spymaster Quest

The spymaster

Optional: Inquiries inside the South Wall cornerclub, reveal that Caius is a Skooma addict and that if Bacola Closcius is asked where Caius lives, he will give directions to Caius' house in Balmora.

The Nerevarine will go to Caius' house to deliver the package.

Once the package is delivered, the Nerevarine must agree to obey Caius' orders, becoming a member of the Blades with the rank of Novice.

Caius will then advise the Nerevarine to join a guild or a faction and to do freelance work in order to create the cover of an adventurer, so they do not draw suspicion. He will mention the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Imperial Cult, and Imperial Legion.

Note: Even if joining the factions as soon as possible is recommended, this can be entirely skipped and one can ask Caius about "Orders" immediately, this will start the next quest, "Antabolis Informant."


If below level four, Caius Cosades will give a 200 GoldIcon reward when spoken to, which, he suggests, should be used to buy some armor and weapons.


Report to Caius Cosades — A1_1_FindSpymaster
My orders are to go to the town of Balmora in Vvardenfell District and report to a man named Caius Cosades. To find out where he lives, I should ask in Balmora at the cornerclub called South Wall. When I find Caius Cosades, I must give him a package of documents, and wait for further orders.
  • Quest accepted
Elone at Arrille's Tradehouse gave me detailed directions to Balmora.
A patron of the South Wall cornerclub called Caius Cosades "an old sugar tooth," and says to ask the owner, Bacola Closcius, about Caius Cosades.
Bacola Closcius says Caius Cosades rents a little bed-and-basket up the hill from the South Wall. Go right up the stairs from the front door, then left at the top of the stairs and down to the end of the street.
I reported to Caius Cosades, but I haven't given him the package of documents yet.
I gave Caius Cosades the package of documents. Caius Cosades says the Emperor wants me inducted into the Blades, the Imperial Intelligence service, with the rank of Novice. Caius Cosades would be my Spymaster, and I would follow his orders. Should I do as the Emperor commands? I'm not sure... I want to think about it.
I have given Caius Cosades the package of documents. And, by the Emperor's command, Caius Cosades has inducted me into the Blades, the Imperial Intelligence service, with the rank of Novice. Caius Cosades will be my Spymaster, and I'll follow his orders.
  • Quest complete
Spymaster Caius Cosades gave me 200 gold to spend as I please. And he also told me to establish a cover identity as a freelance adventurer. He suggested I join the Fighters Guild, or Mages Guild, or Imperial cult, advance in the ranks, gain skill and experience, or go out on my own, get freelance work. Then, when I'm ready, I come back to Caius for orders.
  • Quest complete
Spymaster Caius Cosades told me to establish a cover identity as a freelance adventurer. He suggested I might find some work at the Fighters Guild and the Mages Guild. When I'm ready, I'm to come back to him, and he'll have orders for me.
  • Quest complete
Spymaster Caius Cosades suggested I maintain a cover identity as a freelance adventurer, just to avoid drawing unwanted attention. And he says he has orders for me, whenever I'm ready.
  • Quest complete


  • One can get information and additional items by visiting the various Blades Trainers that Caius speaks of.
  • Completion of this quest results in a disposition increase of all Blades Trainers, except Elone.