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Selene's Web first part to the fourth main quest of The Elder Scrolls: Arena. Following the reclamation of the second piece of the Staff of Chaos, with guidance from Ria Silmane, the Eternal Champion finds themself doing a favor for Queen Ulandra of Eldenroot: to steal the Heart of Selene from Selene's Web, to learn the location of the legendary Elden Grove.

BackgroundEdit

JournalEdit

(Day), (Day) of (Month), in the year (Era) (Year) (The date in-game is dynamic, and changes depending on the day and month.)
The Ruler of Eldenroot has sent you to get a gem called the Heart of Selene, and has marked your map of Valenwood with the location of Selene's Web...

StoryEdit

The first part to the fourth main quest of Arena. Following the successful reclamation of the second piece of the Staff of Chaos, and the Eternal Champion's triumph over Shalidor's Labyrinthian, Ria has divined the location to the third piece of the Staff of Chaos, the birthplace of the sacred First Tree: the Elden Grove. The Champion must do a favor for Queen Ulandra of Eldenroot, Valenwood, and steal the Heart to Selene, a high priestess to the "Spider God," and thus exchange information as to the whereabouts of the Elden Grove.

ObjectivesEdit

  • Receive Ria Silmane's dream bridge.
  • Receive Jagar Tharn's dream bridge.
    • Survive Tharn's ambush.
  • Travel to the city-state of Eldenroot, in Valenwood.
  • Enter the palace, and receive the task from Queen Ulandra.
  • Retrieve Selene's Heart.
  • Return to Ulandra to learn of the Elden Grove's location.

WalkthroughEdit

The Dream BridgesEdit

After conquering Shalidor's Labyrinthian, the Champion is encouraged to sleep at an inn and receive the next dream bridge from Ria Silmane, the closest location to the Labyrinthian is Stonehills. When sleeping, Ria will explain her divination of the location of the third piece of the Staff of Chaos:

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Ria Silmane (Arena)

Ria Silmane.

I would congratulate you on retrieving the second piece of the Staff of Chaos, (Player's name), but dire portents have I seen. The third piece of the Staff lies somewhere in the Elden Grove, ancient home of the Elves.

The Elden Grove is said to be the birthplace of the sacred First Tree, that which gave life to all the forests on the continent of Tamriel. Its location has been a closely guarded secret, so guarded in fact that many believe that even the Elves have forgotten its true location. Considering that there are only three provinces that hold any of the Elven people, your search should not be too difficult.

Find the Elden Grove and recover the third piece of the Staff. I wish you well on your quest..."
―Ria Silmane[src]
Ria Silmane (Elden Grove) vision

The Champion should find somewhere less-safer to sleep than an inn, for Tharn also awaits in a dream bridge. Like before, if the Champion does not voluntarily sleep, Tharn will force the Champion to sleep for an hour to call a dream bridge:

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Jagar Tharn (Arena)

Jagar Tharn.

You have survived the tests most dire. Continue along this path however and you will face such things as to make your very heart freeze.

I will save you the ordeal for my servants approach you even now.

From your mangled corpse I will take what is mine..."
―Jagar Tharn[src]
Jagar Tharn (Labyrinthian) ambush

When Tharn's minion has been defeated, the Champion should remember Ria's message, searching for the Elven Elden Grove. In Tamriel, there are only three Elven provinces: Morrowind, home of the Dark Elves, Valenwood, home to the Wood Elves, and the Summerset Isles, home to the High Elves. The Champion should travel to one of these provinces and ask around for the Elden Grove, though, there is a simpler method: simple analysis of each province's populated locations.

Doing so will reveal a strangely named city-state in the center of Valenwood: "Eldenroot," about 2,200 Km from Stonehills in Skyrim. Traveling there, the Champion should ask about the Elden Grove.

Doing so will reveal that the Eldenroot Palace might hold the secret to the Elden Grove, though they might exact a price for it (The Champion might also be told that the Palace is willing to help those in search of the Grove). The Champion should make their way to the palace at the north-eastern end of the city to have audience with Queen Ulandra of Eldenroot.

Queen UlandraEdit

Upon seeking audience with Queen Ulandra, she will speak to the Champion about Selene, a high priestess to the "Spider God," and her threats to destroy Eldenroot:

"You ask us for the location of the Elden Grove, birthplace of the sacred First Tree. Such knowledge has a price. Over the past year we have seen our beautiful Valenwood change. Parts have become unsafe for travelers, others have turned dark and sinister, leeching the very earthblood from the soil. Alerion, greatest of our Loremasters, found bodies of our people sucked dry of all fluid. They lay wasted, living dead that had no memories of their former existence. Sadly, they had to be destroyed. Ten of our rangers left to search through the Valenwood forests hoping for a clue to this mystery. Two months later their severed heads were delivered to us by an emissary of someone who calls herself Selene, High Priestess of Shagrath, the God of Spiders. She delivered to us an ultimatum. Surrender Valenwood or die! We are not a fighting people, and have no standing army. We prefer to dwell here amongst the the trees and mother earth, rejoicing in the commune of the land. We cannot stand against Selene and her spider warriors. I fear an end to my people and our way of life. You seem to be a strong and formidable adventurer. I implore you, put an end to her threat against us. I will inscribe on your map the location her embassy referred to as 'Selene's Web', sight of our supposed surrender. Somewhere in those dark corridors lies the one thing that can safeguard us from her greed. Somewhere in her fortress lies her 'heart'. It is said to be a great jewel into which she has infused her lifeforce. If you bring us the jewel, she would dare not attack us with her life in the balance. If you are successful, we will share with you the sacred knowledge of the Elden Grove. Will you help us?"

The Champion should accept her request, to which she'll be delighted:

"You are truly a compassionate soul. Know this, Selene's Web lies near the city of Eldenroot. I pray, be careful, she is a powerful sorceress who consorts with the undead. I wish thee luck on thy quest..." Queen Ulandra inscribes the location of Selene's Web onto your map...

PreparationEdit

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Selene's WebEdit

Selene's Web First Level

Selene's Web, First Level. The black line shows an easy way to obtain the Key and reach the door.

Selene's Web is southeast of Elden Wood, it is a medium-sized dungeon with two levels. The First Level has a locked door which leads to the Second Level. The key remains on an island in the center of the dungeon. However, it is possible to use the spell Passwall to break the walls and enter the door without the key.

The first level is guarded Spiders, Wolves, and Skeletons.

The Second Level is more complex; it is divided into four parts. The Heart of Selene is on the central area, which is locked. The key is on the southeast area, surrounded by walls and guarded by Wraiths and Barbarians. It is easier to jump the walls using the mouse to make a better approach. Beware of the Wraiths' fire attacks as they mean almost instantaneous death, even for someone in Dwarven Armor, it is advised that the Champion bring some Fire Resistance Potions.

After obtaining the Key, open the door on the central area and take the Heart of Selene. The item must be delivered to Queen Ulandra in Eldenroot. She will then proceed to inscribe Elden Grove on the Champion's map.

ExchangeEdit

Give the Heart of Selene to Queen Ulandra and she will fulfil her part of the exchange and inscribe the location of Elden Grove on the map. Before going to Eldenroot, it is advisable to take potions of fire resistance or have the spell Resist Fire, as Wraiths will be encountered, and their fire attacks are devastating.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Selene's Web (Quest). 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  ,  NX  , 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   If Ulandra's request is denied and she's spoken to again, the game will crash.
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