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After completing both the Addiction and The Lady of Paranoia quests, the Hero must speak to Sheogorath. He will reveal that the real reason they are in the Shivering Isles is to stop the Greymarch by becoming the new Sheogorath. If they fail he notes, he will swallow their soul and vomit it into "the everfilling Chamberpot of the Ageless."

BackgroundEdit

Sheogorath tasks the Hero with relighting the Great Torch, which has gone out since the Greymarch began. They must go to Cylarne to get the Flame of Agnon in order to relight the torch. This will make his people feel safe and keep them from joining Jyggalag as Priests of Order.

This quest highlights the psychotic nature of The Shivering Isles: two factions, who are both loyal to Sheogorath, fighting each other to produce the same result.

Choosing sideEdit

Note: After arriving at Cylarne, there is a choice: either work with the Golden Saints or the Dark Seducers and even if initially chosen a side, it's possible to change to the other later in the mission. This walkthrough is based on the deception angle - telling the Dark Seducers they are on their side while secretly leading the Golden Saints through a forgotten passage to surprise the Seducers. Remember, though, that there are other ways of accomplishing this mission. Though there are no long-term consequences, if the choice so far is a Manic character they should choose to help the Saints; if they are a Demented character they should help the Seducers.

WalkthroughEdit

CylarneEdit

Cylarne is in far northwest Mania, on The Isle of Flame. Once the Hero arrive speak to Vika, the Dark Seducer guard. Tell her they are working for Sheogorath, and she will give a key for Cylarne. Vika will also detail the level of animosity between the Seducers and the Golden Saints. She says that the only way to kindle the flame is to activate both the Altar of Rapture and Despair. Each side controls one Altar, and both sides are about to go to war to gain control of both Altars. Vika will send them to Ulfri, the Dark Seducer commander.

The Cold Flame of Agnon GoldenSaints Mirel Kaneh

Mirel and Kaneh

Walk through Cylarne, there will be no enemies until seeing Ulfri. She will find them shortly and explain that the Dark Seducers are preparing to ambush the Golden Saints, who are moments away from attacking. Tell her one would like to speak to the leader of the Saints (though just simply join her in the fight against the Saints).

Proceed through Cylarne, past the Altar of Despair, and into the Underdeep. Use caution - the Underdeep is trapped in several places. At the end, they will find an exit door. The Golden Saints are talking on the other side. Mirel is trying to convince Kaneh to scout the area before the attack. She rebuffs him, however. Talk to her and tell her to use the Underpass. She will need assurance it is not a trap, but will eventually follow them.

The Cold Flame of Agnon GoldenSaints

The Golden Saints

Go back to the Underpass. They may have to go back outside to fetch Kaneh, but she will eventually join. Soon there will be a large battle between the Saints and Seducers. If waiting and watching the Saints will eventually be slaughtered, and the Seducers will attack the Hero. However if joining the fight from the start, many of the Saints will live through the battle.

After killing Vika, speak to Kaneh. She will say that she has been granted a great honor: to sacrifice herself in order to relight the Flame of Agnon. After the conversation, Kaneh will walk onto the Altar of Despair and burst into fire, thus relighting the Flame.

The Cold Flame of Agnon The Light

The Hero carrying The Light

Go outside and on the far side of the main courtyard a great fire is burning. Walk into the fire and you will be granted the Flame of Agnon. This will look like they are on fire, but it causes no damage. Go back to New Sheoth, to the temple Sacellum Arden-Sul.

SacellumEdit

At the Sacellum, both the Manic priest and Demented priest will try to get them to light their side of the torch. Both will cajole and promise great treasure. They are free to pick either side.

Once the choice has been made, speak to either Dervenin, priest of Mania; or Arctus, priest of Dementia. The priest will open the appropriate gate behind the altar of Arden-Sul. Step into the small room and the Great Torch will be re-lit. Don't forget to speak to the appropriate priest again to get your prize.

Note: One may pick either side without great consequence. The wise choice would be to determine which reward is wanted and light that sides' flame. The Demented side will grant the Raiment of Intrigue, the Manic will give the Raiment of Arden-Sul.

This will end the current quest and begin the next: Ritual of Accession.

Journal entriesEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: After speaking to Sheogorath:

Sheogorath wants me to relight the Great Torch of New Sheoth. I need to go to the ruins of Cylarne, kindle the Flame of Agnon there, and return with its holy fire. Sheogorath warned me that the Golden Saints and Dark Seducers who guard the shrine often fight each other, so I should proceed cautiously.

  • Update: After arriving at Cylarne:

I have arrived at the ruins of Cylarne. I will need to speak to the commanders of the Golden Saints and the Dark Seducers to find out how to light the Flame of Agnon.

  • Update: After speaking to the Golden Saint or the Dark Seducer guarding the ruins:

I spoke to a Golden Saint/Dark Seducer guarding the ruins of Cylarne. She told me that the Flame of Agnon can only be lit by the Dark Seducers or Golden Saints at the two altars that feed the Flame, the Altars of Rapture and Despair. I need to help one side or the other take control of both altars so that they will light the Flame for me.

  • Update: After speaking with the Golden Saint guard:

I should speak with Kaneh, the Golden Saint commander, about kindling the Flame of Agnon.

  • Update: After speaking with the Dark Seducer guard:

I should speak with Ulfri, the Dark Seducer commander, about kindling the Flame of Agnon.

  • Update: After speaking to Kaneh and Vika:

Both commanders have promised to light the Flame of Agnon for me if I help them defeat their rivals. Now I need to decide which side I will help, and how.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After speaking to Kaneh:

I spoke with Kaneh, the commander of the Golden Saints in Cylarne. She is preparing to assault the altar controlled by the Dark Seducers, and believes that with my help, they could finally drive the Seducers out of Cylarne. Once she controls both altars, she will be glad to light the Flame of Agnon for me.

If siding with the Dark Seducers:
  • Update: After speaking to Ulfri:

I spoke with Ulfri, the commander of the Dark Seducers in Cylarne. She is preparing to defend her position against a Golden Saint attack, and promised that if I help her destroy the Golden Saints, she will light the Flame of Agnon for me.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After overhearing two Golden Saints arguing:

I overheard two Golden Saint officers arguing about the best way to attack the Dark Seducers. The lieutenant, Mirel, mentioned something about the Underdeep, a secret side passage leading to the Dark Seducer altar. I should find out more about this passage from Mirel.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After speaking to Mirel:

Mirel, the Golden Saint lieutenant, told me that his scouts have recently discovered a side passage leading to the Altar of Despair through the Underdeep. He believes an attack down this route will take the Dark Seducers by surprise. I should scout the Dark Seducer deployments in both the side passage and the main passage and find out if Mirel is right.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After scouting the main passage:

The main passage leading to the Altar of Despair is strongly defended by the Dark Seducers. I should scout the Underdeep to see if it might provide an easier attack route.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After scouting the Underdeep:

The Dark Seducers are defending the main passage to the Altar of Despair in strength. The Underdeep, by contrast, appears to be only lightly defended. This information might convince Kaneh to attack through the Underdeep.

If siding with the Dark Seducers:
  • Update: After Speaking with Ulfri:

I told Ulfri that I could lead the golden Saints into an ambush if she redeployed her troops into the Underdeep. She agreed to my plan. Now I must return to Kaneh and decide who I want to betray.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After telling Kaneh about the Underdeep:

My report that the Underdeep was lightly defended convinced Kaneh that this was the better attack route. I need to help the Golden Saints get through the Underdeep before the Dark Seducers realize what is happening.

If siding with the Dark Seducers:
  • Update: After lying to Kaneh about the Underdeep:

I convinced Kaneh to attack through the Underdeep. Ulfri will be pleased when I lead the Golden Saints into her trap. I should help destroy the Golden Saints once the Dark Seducers spring their ambush.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After defeating the Dark Seducer commander, Ulfri:

The Dark Seducer commander is dead. I should finish off the remaining Dark Seducers in Cylarne to complete the Golden Saints' victory.

If siding with the Dark Seducers:
  • Update: After defeating the Golden Saint commander, Kaneh:

The Golden Saint commander is dead. I should finish off the remaining Golden Saints in Cylarne to complete the Dark Seducers' victory.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After finishing off the rest of the Dark Seducers:

The Dark Seducers in Cylarne have been utterly destroyed. I should speak to Kaneh about lighting the Flame of Agnon now that her forces control both of the altars.

If siding with the Dark Seducers:
  • Update: After finishing off the rest of the Golden Saints:

The Golden Saints in Cylarne have been utterly destroyed. I should speak to Ulfri about lighting the Flame of Agnon now that her forces control both of the altars.

If siding with the Golden Saints:
  • Update: After speaking to Kaneh:

Kaneh thanked me for my help in securing Cylarne for the Golden Saints. She is now heading for the Altar of Rapture, where she says she will "sacrifice herself" to kindle the Flame of Agnon. I should accompany her and see what happens.

If siding with the Dark Seducers:
  • Update: After speaking to Ulfri:

Kaneh thanked me for my help in securing Cylarne for the Dark Seducers. She is now heading for the Altar of Despair, where she says she will "sacrifice herself" to kindle the Flame of Agnon. I should accompany her and see what happens.

  • Update: After Ulfri/Kaneh sacrificed herself:

Kaneh/Ulfri sacrificed herself on the Altar of Despair/Altar of Rapture in order to light the Flame of Agnon. I can now retrieve the Flame from the courtyard and bring it back to New Sheoth as Sheogorath commanded.

  • Update: After stepping into the flame:

I stepped into the Flame of Agnon and am now ablaze with the holy fire. I should return to New Sheoth and light the Great Torch in the Sacellum Arden-Sul.

  • Quest complete


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