The Sybil of Dibella is a prophetess or leader of the Cult of Dibella. She is in constant direct contact with their Goddess Dibella and through her the cult knows the mind/will of their god. If the Sybil dies, a new Sybil of Dibella is revealed through a ritual, called the "Exhalted Protocol of Dibellan Sybil."
For being caught trespassing within the Temple of Dibella in Markarth by Hamal, the Dragonborn is punished with retrieving the new Sybil from Karthwasten. Once arrived, asking around directs the player to Enmon, the girl's father. He tells you that Fjotra has been kidnapped by Forsworn from Broken Tower Redoubt. Once there, the player will have to kill the Forsworn to get to a small tower at the top, which houses a Forsworn Briarheart. Kill him and loot the key to the cell that Fjotra is in. Take her back to the Temple of Dibella in Markarth and the player will receive the Agent of Dibella active effect by praying at an altar. This increases combat damage to the opposite sex. Also, after finishing the quest, Hamal will Master-level enchanting training.
- It is possible to gain access to the highest level of the Broken Tower Redoubt without going though all the levels by climbing down the mountain behind the castle
- The "Altar of Dibella" is the large pool in the center of the initial temple area, rather than one of the many, many other things around the temple and inner sanctum that look like altars.
- Enmon offers to accompany you on the rescue but can be turned down which has no effect on the game, and if he does accompany you and dies, that also has no effect on the game.
- This quest is linked with a quest given by Degaine, a beggar in Markarth, in which you have to steal a Dibella Statue from the temple. If you have the Talk to Degaine task, but don't talk to him, and talk to Hamal in the temple to directly accept and finish the quest, you won't be able to finish the talk to Degaine quest (this is not a bug, the statue is removed from your inventory upon speaking to Hamal, and if you don't take the statue beforehand the monks will move into the room containing it, making it difficult to take).
- It is possible to find Logrolf the Willful, during The House of Horrors, and Fjotra in the same pen if doing these quests simultaneously.
- It is possible to start this quest without having the Dibella Statue removed from your inventory or made inaccessible by using physics grab (Hold Activate button) to move the statue near the walls behind the area where the monks are originally communing.
- Sibyl is the title of several Roman prophetesses, and so it is possible that the position, although with an alternate spelling, is based off of the title.
- The Sybils of Dibella may be based on the real life Nepali Kumari, who are also young girls brought away from their families to live in a temple to serve as the vessel of a goddess.
This section contains bugs related to Sybil of Dibella. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Hamal sometimes suffers from the "lightning fast dialogue," the same bug that has been noticed with Esbern, causing Hamal and the priestesses to attack the player. Found that if you get caught by Hamal then you can start the quest.
- If both "The Heart of Dibella" and "The House of Horrors" quests are activated, and if you go directly to the Broken Tower Redoubt without having talked to Enmon, you could find Fjotra and Logrolf the Willful in the same cell. Once having opened the cell and talked to Fjotra, she will follow you but the quest item find the new sybil of Dibella will stay unachieved, and it will be impossible to accomplish the quest, even once Fjotra has been taken back to the Temple of Dibella in Markarth (but you will still receive the Agent of Dibella active effect).