The Insane Priest is a Temples quest available during the events of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. The Agent must retrieve a member of one of the Eight Divine Temples whose "gone off his nut," and duly run into a Dungeon.


After joining one of the Eight Divine Temples scattered throughout the Iliac Bay, the Agent will be assigned randomly determined quests to complete by the Temple's missionary.


  • Speak with a Missionary from a joined Temples.
  • Journey to the specified dungeon.
    • Venture through the dungeon to find the problematic priest(ess).
    • Knock out the priest(ess) and carry them out of the dungeon.
  • Return to the Missionary before the time limit expires, with the priest(ess), to complete the quest.


Having joined one of the Eight Divine Temples, the Agent will be told, by one the Temple's Missionaries that a member of their clergy has "gone off his nut." The priest(ess), a probable victim of drink, has run from the Temple and disappeared into one of the Iliac Bay's many dungeons. The Agent is therefore tasked with retrieving the priest and returning them to the Temple by any means necessary.

A Problematic PriestEdit

The Agent will have to venture into the specified dungeon to begin their hunt for the priest(ess), battling the usual collection of dungeon foes. Eventually the Agent will come across the priest(ess), dressed as a monk and, potentially, locked in a cage. Upon being struck the priest will likely shout:

"[Oath], that was my head!"

After being struck once the Agent will receive a message that the priest(ess) is unconscious, which will effectively move them to the Agent's inventory. The Agent must escape the dungeon and return to the Missionary before the time limit expires to complete the quest.

An Untimely InterventionEdit

However, if the time limit expires with the priest(ess) still in the Agent's company, two things will happen. The first will be the failure of the quest, before the priest(ess) them-self disappears, potentially exclaiming:

"I have a kingdom to rule, I can't spend all my time picking damn lint!"

With the pries(ess) gone, the Agent cannot complete the quest.


The success or failure of the Agent in undertaking the quest will affect their reputation in the Temple:

Faction Reputation
Deity of the Temple +5
Temple +2
Faction Reputation
Deity of the Temple -2
Temple -1


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IDJournal Entry
0 [Date]:

[Quest giver's name] of [temple], [town] has sent me to find a priest by the name of [priest's name], who went berserk and ran away to a place called [dungeon]. I have [x] days to go there, find the nut, and get back to [quest giver's name].

  • Quest accepted


  • Using a powerful weapon while having a high strength/weapon skill may kill the monk in one hit.
    • This, naturally, will make it impossible to complete the quest.
  • NPCs will have a variety of comments to make on the quest when asked for any news:
    • Acceptance:
      • "That lunatic [priest's name] is holed up in [dungeon]. Only an idiot would go there."
      • "[Dungeon] is a dangerous place for sane people. [Priest's name] won't last long."
    • Success:
      • "A [player's race] rescued that crazy [priest's name]. Whether [his/her] sanity was saved is a question."
      • "[Priest's name] is either very holy, very drunk, or very mad. Or possibly all three."
    • Failure:
      • "Apparently, [priest's name] is never coming back home."
      • "[Priest's name] is still out of [his/her] mind, wandering about [dungeon]."


This section contains bugs related to The Insane Priest. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   Despite the fact that the priest can be either male or female, the dialogue from the quest will constantly refer to them as male.