The Venom of Ahknara is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls Online.


Covenant troops have killed Captain Hjolm of Fort Arand, and they're threatening the safety of the recruits within the fort. Captain Llaari hatched a plan to respond to the threat.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Part 1Edit

  1. Get Blinding Light Flasks
  2. Find and kill Assassins (3)
    • HINT: I should look for the assassins near slain Pact soldiers.
  3. Investigate the Eastern Tower
  4. Use Trap Door
  5. Talk to Strikes-from-Shadows

Part 2Edit

  1. Activate the Second Plate
  2. Activate the Third Plate
  3. Activate the Fourth Plate
  4. Talk to Strikes-from-Shadows

Part 3Edit

  1. Kill Ahknara
  2. Use the Trap Door
  3. Talk to Captain Llaari


Talk to the Captain. Head upstairs and obtain the potions. They are found on a small shelf on the wall about eye level.

Head outside and wander near the various walls. Look for dead bodies around the Fort, it is at these locations that assassins are often found.

Travel to the Eastern Tower and find the occupants dead. Use the trap door. Use the three pressure plates and then talk to Strikes-from-Shadows. Exit the lower area and find Ahknara. Kill her and then return to the Fort using the nearby trap door.


  • 73–302 GoldIcon


Journal Entry
Captain Llaari's plan revolves around some alchemical weapons. I should get some flasks of blinding light from the second floor of the command post.
  • Objective: Get Blinding Light Flasks
Captain Llaari thinks the Covenant assassins will be lurking near the walls of the fort. I should use the flasks of blinding light until I uncover the infiltrators. Then I must kill them.
  • HINT: I should look for the assassins near slain Pact soldiers.
  • Objective: Find and Kill Assassins: 0/3
I've slain a number of assassins within the walls of Fort Arand. Llaari asked me to speak with Strikes-from-Shadows about the next step for repelling the Covenant. Strikes-from-Shadows should be waiting at the tower on the eastern side of the fort.
  • Objective: Investigate the Eastern Tower
I've found some dead troops inside the tower on the fort's eastern side. There was a fight between Pact and Covenant forces. Strikes-from-Shadows might have used the trapdoor in the room to escape. I should climb down and look for him.
  • Objective: Talk to Strikes-from-Shadows
Covenant soldiers plan to attack the fort from below. I must seal them down here by activating several floor plates. That will create a magical barrier. Strikes-from-Shadows asked me to activate three plates before meeting him in the last chamber.
  • Objective: Activate Second Plate
  • Objective: Activate Third Plate
  • Objective: Activate Fourth Plate
I've activated the plates. I should report to Strikes-from-Shadows and tell him.
  • Objective: Talk to Strikes-from-Shadows
There is one last plate to activate. Strikes-from-Shadows asked me to slay Ahknara. He'll activate the last plate as he exits behind me. Ahknara is waiting outside the door behind Strikes-from-Shadows.
  • Objective: Kill Ahknara
I've killed Ahknara. I should enter the trapdoor and return to Fort Arand.
  • Objective: Use the Trapdoor
  • Objective: Talk to Captain Llaari


  • This quest completes the Fort Arand objective.