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Shut the Mines Down is a House Redoran quest potentially available to the Nerevarine during the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.


"Garisa Llethri has asked me to disrupt the ebony mines in Caldera. If I shut the mines down, I will have won Garisa Llethri's support."



Having found the Secret Caldera Ledger, and revealed to Garisa Llethri the Evidence of Corruption by House Hlaalu at the Caldera Mine, the Nerevarine is tasked with shutting the Mines down. Llethri does have a vague idea of how to close the Mine; however, he suggests speaking to the people involved at the Mine to find a better solution to the problem.

Closing the MineEdit

The people in and around the Mine and the town of Caldera will reveal that two realistic methods exist to close the Mine down. The first is to cause a revolt among the slaves by freeing their defacto leader, Dahleena. The second option is to kill the Mine's major operators, Odral Helvi and Stlennius Vibato

Free DahleenaEdit

Should the Nerevarine choose to release Dahleena, then the issue of freeing her comes to light. The only way to release her is to find the slave key for the Caldera Mine Slaves, which she suggests can be found in the Guard Tower for the Mine. Having got the key, the Nerevarine can remove her slave bracers, thus allowing her to escape. Once she has escaped, the slaves will begin an open revolt against the Mine's controllers.

Kill the Mines OperatorsEdit

The other option is to kill the Mine's owners, which can prove a tough task for the Nerevarine, particularly if they intend to remove them subtly. Odral Helvi can be found in his room in the Caldera Governor's Hall, while Stlennius Vibato can be found in the Office of the Caldera Mining Company. Once they are dead, the Mine will not have a clear leadership structure, causing the Mine, as a company, to collapse.

Once either method has been followed, the Nerevarine must return to Llethri to finish the quest. If the Nerevarine chose to free Dahleena then Llethri will grant the Nerevarine a pair of Ebony Boots as a reward.


Shut the Mines Down
IDJournal Entry
10Garisa Llethri has asked me to disrupt the ebony mines in Caldera. If I shut the mines down, I will have won Garisa Llethri's support.
  • Quest accepted
30I was told that if I got rid of Dahleena, nobody could work the mines.
35I was told that if I killed Odral Helvi and Stlennius Vibato the Caldera Mines would be shut down.
50I freed Dahleena. Now that she's gone, the mines of Caldera will shut down for at least a few days.
 100 Garisa Llethri thanked me for shutting down the ebony mines in Caldera.
  • Quest complete


  • There are several keys available to release the slaves.
  • If Dahleena is freed prior to this quest then the Nerevarine will have to kill her to receive the rewards for the quest (her death will cause a revolt by the slaves).
  • Non-Redoran members can complete this quest by killing Dahleena and then speaking to Llethri.

House Redoran Quest Template (Image)
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