For other uses, see Sheogorath.
"Good riddance to this tool of mischief."
―Martin Septim[src]

Sheogorath is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Sheogorath wants the Hero to fulfill a prophecy about the end of the world in the small settlement Border Watch.


At the shrineEdit

The leader of the Sheogorath followers at the shrine, Ferul Ravel, says the Hero needs to summon him on a rainy day. That is not necessary.

Yarn and lettuce can be found in containers in any city. Lesser soul gems can be obtained in magic stores, Mage's Guild halls, dungeons or on certain types of enemies.

If doing the Shivering Isles main quest line at the moment, Sheogorath will yell at the Hero for not doing the things he has told them to do on the Shivering Isles before he gives them a new "errand" to run. However, if the quest line is finished, Haskill will talk to them instead.

Border WatchEdit

Sheogorath or Haskill sends the Hero to a settlement called Border Watch. Follow the map marker and read the journal, then talk to the Khajiit with a black hood, his name is Ri'Bassa or ask a resident where he is. Make sure his disposition is at least 60, listen to his speech, then go and talk to S'thasa at the Border Watch Inn.

S'thasa's CheeseCollection

Cheese collection

She will tell the story about the collection of cheeses she has. It turns out that the Hero will have to steal the large single cheese in one of the display cases.

There are three ways to get the cheese. Either wait until about 1:00 AM, go inside and lockpick the display case and steal the cheese, pickpocket the key from her or kill her and loot the key from her body.

Sheogorath Quest Vermin infestation

Vermin infestation

After getting the cheese, go outside and put the cheese in the cooking pot in front of the inn. Wait until the rats appear.

When it's over, look for the rat poison that Ri'Bassa put down in the center of town. But be quick, as the rats will eat it. Take the poison and go to the sheep corral near the inn. Put the rat poison in the sheep's feed trough. One can also just kill the six sheep, but be cautious to not do this in front of the villagers.

Sheogorath Quest Fear

Flaming dogs will evoke fear

Wait until Sheogorath congratulates the player and tells them to wait in the center of town and watch the sky. Suddenly the sky turns red and is raining flaming dogs as the people run around in fear as they fall.

Back to the shrineEdit

Once everything is over, go back to Sheogorath's shrine to complete the quest and receive the Wabbajack.

After completion the Hero can find articles from the Black Horse Courier concerning the "Rain of Burning Dogs!".


Sheogorath – DASheogorath
IDJournal Entry
10Sheogorath's followers have told me to speak with Ferul Ravel if I wish to have the Daedra summoned. [You must be level 2 to begin this quest.]
  • Update: After speaking to a follower about offering to Sheogorath:
20Ferul Ravel has told me I'll need a lesser soul gem, a head of lettuce, and some yarn as an offering at the statue of Sheogorath.
  • Update: After speaking to a Ferul Ravel about offering to Sheogorath:
30After I left the requested items at the Shrine, Sheogorath spoke to me. He told me of the settlement of Border Watch. I am to simulate a prophecy by committing two acts. I should speak to the shaman in the settlement to learn about the K'Sharra prophecy.
  • Update: After giving the offering to Sheogorath:
40The shaman Ri'bassa has told me of the K'Sharra Prophecy. The first sign is vermin infestation. The second sign is plague, and all the livestock are supposed to die. I will need to find a way first to create an infestation of vermin.
  • Update: After speaking to Ri'bassa in Border Watch about the K'Sharra Prophecy:
45Ri'bassa has suggested I stay at the Border Watch Inn, which apparently has a large collection of cheeses.
  • Update: After speaking to Ri'bassa a second time:
47I've placed the Olroy Cheese into the cooking pot. The smell coming from it is astounding.
  • Update: After placing Olroy Cheese into the town cooking pot:
50I have used cheese to lure many rats into Border Watch. I should speak with Ri'bassa to see if he believes this to be part of the prophecy.
  • Update: After the rats invade Border Watch:
60I have killed all the livestock in Border Watch.
  • Update: After killing the town's sheep:
60I have poisoned the grain supply in the town of Border Watch. This has killed all the livestock.
  • Update: After poisoning the grain supply to kill the town's sheep:
65Sheogorath has congratulated me for simulating the first two signs of the K'Sharra Prophecy. I am to go to the center of town to await the final sign.
  • Update: After completing the first two parts:
70I have witnessed Sheogorath create the Plague of Fear. I should return to the Shrine.
  • Update: After Sheogorath drops flaming dogs from the sky to invoke fear:
100Sheogorath has rewarded me for my efforts by giving me Wabbajack.
  • Update: After returning to Sheogorath:
  • Quest complete



  • If the rat poison is saved, one can make a poison from it and a Poisoned Apple, though is not very strong.


This section contains bugs related to Sheogorath (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   After completing the quest, if one talks to one of the worshippers, one may get the 1st quest update again, saying you need to talk to Ravel. The quest stays finished, however.