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Soul Shriven in Coldharbour

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Soul Shriven in Coldharbour is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online.

It is the first quest in the game. Following this quest is The Harborage.


Soul Shriven in Coldharbour is the first quest in The Elder Scrolls Online and acts as the tutorial for the Vestige. It is located in Coldharbour, Molag Bal's Plane of Oblivion.

Part 1: CellEdit

Part 2: The Wailing PrisonEdit

  • Take and equip a weapon
  • Escape the prison

Part 3: The Bleeding ForgeEdit

  • Kill the skeleton
  • Fight the skeleton archer
  • Talk to Lyris
  • Reach the Tower of Eyes

Part 4: The Tower of EyesEdit

Part 5: The UndercroftEdit

  • Enter the Prophet's Cell

Part 6: Prophet's CellEdit

  • Talk to Lyris
  • Disable North Anchor Pinion
  • Disable South Anchor Pinion
  • Return to Lyris and watch the exchange
  • Talk to the Prophet
  • Enter the anchor mooring

Part 7: Anchor MooringEdit

  • Get to the Anchor Base
  • Defeat the Anchor Mooring Guardians
    • Skeletons
    • Child of bones
  • Talk to the Prophet
  • Collect Skyshard
  • Wait for Prophet
  • Use the Rift to Escape to Tamriel

Part 8: (Factional starting town)Edit

  • Talk to the Prophet


The quest starts off in the Wailing Prison where the Vestige is locked up inside. The Vestige is then visited by the Prophet who informs them they must help him escape Coldharbour, who in turn will help the Vestige escape. The Vestige must then choose a weapon. After that, they must go through the prison, where they will meet Lyris Titanborn who will aid their escape from a fate worse than death. The direct route to the Prophet's cell will be warded. Another way must be found.


  • The hanging cells and wheelbarrows are lootable.
  • Sneaking in the Undercroft will reveal traps and may allow the player to disarm them.
  • After using the skyshard, use the rift ('E' key). Jumping at it will result in death.


I died, but that was only the beginning...

I awoke in Oblivion. My body is intact, but my soul has been torn from my body. I must find a way out of this nightmare place to reclaim what was lost to me, or I will be damned for all eternity.

I've shown up in an unfamiliar place. The Prophet has shown up as a shade; I should speak with him and see where I must go next.


  • Er-Jaseen is the one that frees the Vestige from their cell.
  • This quest can be skipped once completed by one of the player's characters.


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