The Battle for Castle Kvatch is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This quest is initiated by Savlian Matius. Upon reaching the chapel of Akatosh in Kvatch, he will say that the battle for Kvatch is not yet over, and that Castle Kvatch must be retaken.



The Battle for Castle Kvatch Chapel

Chapel of Akatosh in Kvatch

Talk to Salvian again and follow him out of the chapel, fighting to the front of the castle. The castle gate will be closed; talk to Salvian, and he'll say to go back into the chapel and talk to Berich Inian. When the chapel is re-entered, three Imperial Legion troopers (two soldiers and an archer) will be there and will offer to help. They also mention how they saw the smoke from the Gold Road.

Berich won't give up the key, but will instead run downstairs into the Chapel Undercroft, where more daedra await. Follow him through back into Kvatch. If he dies, take the key from his pocket and head through the ruined city to a destroyed tower.

The Battle for Castle Kvatch Castle Gatehouse

Great Hall

Inside on the ground, there is a circular hatch that leads to a short underground passage. Run through, exit and come up between two gates. Open the gates by turning the wheel at the top of the stairs. Salvian and more guards will come through and help fight more daedra. Afterwards, head inside the castle.

The CastleEdit

Inside the Castle Great Hall are more daedra as well as scamps. Fight them with the help of the soldiers and then Salvian will wait while Count Ormellius is searched for. Head straight ahead and continue through another part of the Great Hall to the Count's Quarters. Kill the daedra that are there and check the Count's body.

The Battle for Castle Kvatch Counts Room

Count Ormellius body

In the second to last room, there will be a lot of level-dependent daedra. A journal message will appear to take the Count's ring and return it to Salvian.


When returning the ring to Salvian, he will thank the Hero for helping and give his enchanted Kvatch Cuirass, a unique piece of leveled light armor with bonuses to Strength and Endurance as a reward.

Notable itemsEdit


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

Savlian Matius has asked me to help with the next phase of the battle for Kvatch. I should speak to him when I'm ready.

  • Update: After speaking to Savlian Matius:

I need to accompany Savlian Matius to the gates of Castle Kvatch.

  • Update: After reaching the gates of Castle Kvatch:

I need to look for Berich Inian in Kvatch's Chapel, and ask him for a key to the Guard House.

  • Update: After finding Berich Inian:

Berich Inian has agreed to lead me through Kvatch. I need to follow him through the city to reach the guard house, and gain access to the Castle Gatehouse.

  • Update: After fighting the enemy and hearing that Berich Inian did not survive:

Berich Inian has died. I need to get the guard house key off his body and proceed on my own.

  • Update: After finding the entrance:

I have found the tunnel entrance in Kvatch. Ineed to follow it to the gatehouse, so I can raise the gates and let the guards into the castle courtyard.

  • Update: After raising the gates:

I've raised the gates into Castle Kvatch. I must now help Savlian and his men defeat the monsters within.

  • Update: After reaching the Castle Kvatch:

I need to follow Savlian Matius into Castle Kvatch, and help find the Count of Kvatch, Ormellius Goldwine.

  • Update: After reaching the Count's room:

I've found the body of Count Goldwine. I should deliver his signet ring to Savlius Matius.

  • Update: After giving the signet ring to Savlian Matius:

Castle Kvatch is now safely under Savlian Matius' control.

  • Quest complete