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The Killing Field is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Odiil Farm must be saved from an attack by savage goblins. This quest begins in Chorrol, either by picking up rumors from townspeople or making contact with Valus Odiil.

WalkthroughEdit

Find Valus Odiil who, if not at the shabby house he keeps in Chorrol, is drinking in the Grey Mare tavern near the castle. Once the Hero talks to him, he'll outline his predicament: creatures have driven him and his two sons from their farm outside of Chorrol, and the Town Guard offers no help.

His two sons, Rallus Odiil and Antus Odiil, have taken it upon themselves to drive off the creatures, and Vallus Odiil fears for their lives. Too old and unsure that he can be of any help to his sons, the father asks if the Hero will take his place and assist his sons in reclaiming their farm.

The Killing Field Meet Brothers

Meet the brothers at Weynon Priory

His sons are already at Weynon Priory, waiting for their father. Travel to Weynon Priory and look for two men standing on the road. Talk to them and they will go to their farm, which is just down the road southeast of the Priory. Upon reaching the farm, the Hero should go to the crop field and wait for the attack. After about a half a minute goblins will come rushing out in groups of three to five and attack.

There are three waves of goblins, and they become progressively harder, though they aren't leveled. Slay all the goblins to finish the task. The magnitude of success depends on whether or not the two sons survive the fight.

The Killing Field Reunion

The brothers reunite with their father

Return to Chorrol and meet the father to complete the quest. If both of his sons are slain, the reward is a mere pittance of the maximum potential since he has the burden of two burial expenses to deal with. If only one son was killed, the gold reward is a little higher since the aftermath's cost is a bit less.

But if both sons survive, the father is elated and rewards the Hero with an enchanted glass shortsword called Chillrend, declaring that he has no further use for such a weapon due to his happy retirement into a life of peaceful farming.

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

Valus Odiil is concerned about his sons, who are going to fight creatures that have been appearing in the woods outside of Chorrol. After speaking with Valus, I've agreed to join them. When I'm prepared, I should make my way to Weynon Priory.

  • Update: After speaking to the brothers:

I need to follow Antus and Rallus Odiil to their farm.

  • Update: When at the farm:

We've arrived at Odiil Farm. I need to help Antus and Rallus Odiil defeat the creatures that have been plaguing their home.

If the sons survive:

  • Update: After taking care of the oncoming goblins if there was no casualties:

The Goblins have been defeated; I should return to Chorrol and tell Valus Odiil his sons are safe.

  • Update: After talking to Valus Odiil with both sons alive:

Valus Odiil thanked me for helping his sons, and gave me a fine weapon named Chillrend as a reward.

  • Quest complete

If the sons die:

  • Update: After taking care of the oncoming goblins if the sons died:

The Goblins have been defeated; I should return to Chorrol and tell Valus Odiil his sons did not survive.

  • Update: After talking to Valus Odiil with both sons dead:

Valus Odiil thanked me for helping his sons, but since both of them died, he was unable to give any reward due to funeral expenses.

  • Quest complete

TriviaEdit

  • This quest can be one of the earliest side-missions, since it originates in Chorrol, (where the earliest stage of the main quest is), in fact, if the Hero travels the Black Road on the way to meeting Jauffre in Weynon Priory, the Hero of Kvatch will pass the deserted Odiil farm on the way.


Start a Discussion Discussions about The Killing Field

  • The sons

    4 messages
    • They almost always die. They're very weak. You can try pacing down the difficulty to hack up the goblins faster, or, if you're on PC, you can...
    • Just get the Daedric Weapons.   The Goblins go down easily.

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