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The Wandering Scholar is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This quest is given by Azzan in Anvil. A scholar, Elante of Alinor, wishes to study a Daedric Shrine that she believes is inside Brittlerock Cave. The Hero is to head there and escort her through the cave.


After receiving the quest from Azzan, go to the Brittlerock Cave. Elante will be standing inside the cave, waiting for them. There are two ways to handle this.

  1. Talk to her and she will lead through the upper level of the caves. Every room will have two to three daedra in it, all of which will try to kill her. If she dies, then the mission will have been failed. Keep her safe until she reaches the shrine.
  2. Leave her at the entrance and clear out the cave all the way to the shrine. She will not go farther than that, so clearing the entire cave is unnecessary. Return to her and lead her through the now empty cave.

Once the shrine is reached, she will tell the Hero that she will remain to study it. She will give them the book, 2920, vol 01 - Morning Star which will increase the Blade skill.

Return to Azzan to complete the mission.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon discussing the quest with Azzan:

Azzan has given me a contract to escort Elante of Alinor, a scholar doing research on Daedra. I am to meet her at the entrance to Brittlerock Cave, northeast of Sutch, and protect her while she explores inside.

  • Update: Upon meeting Elante at the cave:

I've found Elante of Alinor in Brittlerock Cave. She tells me that she would like to travel to the bottom of this cave complex, as she has heard there is a Daedric Shrine there. She will lead the way, and I will protect her.

  • Update: Once has been escorted to the actual shrine:

Elante of Alinor has reached the Daedric shrine, and is ready to leave Brittlerock Cave.

  • Update: After speaking to Elante:

Elante of Alinor wishes to remain in Brittlerock and continue studying the shrine. I should return to Azzan for my payment.

If Elante dies:

  • Update: If she dies:

Elante of Alinor has died. I should report this to Azzan.

  • Update: After returning to Azzan:

Azzan was unhappy that I allowed harm to come to Elante of Alinor.

  • Quest complete

If Elante survives:

  • Update: After speaking to Azzan for completion of the quest:

Azzan was pleased with my efforts escorting Elante of Alinor. He has paid out the contract to me.

  • Quest complete


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