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Ritual of Accession is the seventh quest in the main questline of Shivering Isles. After fighting a sectarian battle in Cylarne and then relighting the Great Torch in the Sacellum Arden-Sul, Sheogorath appears in the pews, clapping delightedly. He says that the Greymarch is rapidly approaching.

BackgroundEdit

Sheogorath would like the Hero, for the first time in history, to stop the Greymarch. He says that he is tired of picking up the pieces afterwards and always has trouble remembering where New Sheoth goes. Sheogorath wants the Hero to replace one of the aristocracy of his kingdom: either Lady Syl, Duchess of Dementia; or Lord Thadon, Duke of Mania.

WalkthroughEdit

Note: This is the point to chose a side and pick which Duke/Duchess to replace. Picking either side still will complete the Main quest, but this choice will have certain consequences.

Ritual of Accession Lighting The Flame

The Hero Lighting the Flame

After speaking with Sheogorath, talk to both priests. They can explain Arden Sul's background. Both sides claim Arden-Sul was their duke, though their stories of his final day are wildly different.

Speak again to Sheogorath and this is the final time to chose a side. If picking Dementia, the quest "Ritual of Dementia" will begin. If picking Mania, the quest "Ritual of Mania" will begin. Either choice ends the current quest.

JournalEdit

Ritual of Accession – SE07
IDJournal Entry
5I should report to Sheogorath that I have lit the Great Torch as he requested.
8I've been directed by Sheogorath become the sovereign of Mania or Dementia. He's suggested I speak to Arctus, High Priest of Dementia or Dervenin, High Priest of Mania at the Sacellum Arden-Sul here in New Sheoth to learn more.
10I've spoken to Arctus, High Priest of Dementia. The Ritual of Accession for Dementia is simple; Syl would have to be slain by the proposed successor, and her heart brought to the Altar of Arden-Sul at the Sacellum. I should now speak to Dervenin to learn of Mania's ritual.
I've spoken to Dervenin, High Priest of Mania. The Ritual of Accession for Mania requires the current ruler to commit suicide by taking three doses of Greenmote, which is lethal. Then his drug-tainted blood must be brought to the Altar of Arden-Sul at the Sacellum. I should now speak to Arctus to learn of Dementia's ritual.
15I've spoken to Arctus, High Priest of Dementia. The Ritual of Accession for Dementia is simple; Syl would have to be slain by the proposed successor, and her heart brought to the Altar of Arden-Sul at the Sacellum. After I decide which ritual to undertake, I should return to Sheogorath and inform him of my choice.
I've spoken to Dervenin, High Priest of Mania. The Ritual of Accession for Mania requires the current ruler to commit suicide by taking three doses of Greenmote, which is lethal. Then his drug-tainted blood must be brought to the Altar of Arden-Sul at the Sacellum. After I decide which ritual to undertake, I should return to Sheogorath and inform him of my choice.
200I've spoken to Sheogorath and chosen the Ritual of Accession for Dementia.
  • Quest complete
I've spoken to Sheogorath and chosen the Ritual of Accession for Mania.
  • Quest complete