|Tolfdir the Absent-Minded|
|Location||College of Winterhold|
|Prerequisite||Complete College of Winterhold Quest - Hitting the Books|
|Next Quest||This quest may be given twice|
|Reward||30 , a random Soul Gem|
|Type||College of Winterhold Miscellaneous quest|
Upon returning from the quest to recover the books from Fellglow Keep ("Hitting the Books"), Tolfdir may ask the Dragonborn to recover his misplaced alembic. The alembic will appear in one of three randomly-selected locations in the Hall of Countenance:
- On the top floor: in the northern room, atop a barrel to the right of the central table.
- On the top floor: underneath the left display case in the enchanting room.
- On the bottom floor: on a crate in the eastern room.
Pictures with possible locationsEdit
- The quest does not seem to appear on the quest log, nor does it generate a normal quest message upon completion. However, bringing the alembic to Tolfdir will grant you the reward (some gold and a soul gem).
- After saving the college, Tolfdir may lose his Alembic again.
- It was reported that even when the quest has been started the Alembic won't appear anywhere in Winterhold college. A possible fix for this bug is adding item by console using marked ID 00026C31.
- It is also possible that the Alembic will stay in your inventory even though you completed the quest and received the reward. It is impossible to remove from your inventory due to the fact that it is a quest item. As a quest item, though, it will not weigh you down.
- If the Alembic is picked up before asking Tolfdir for the quest, the objective "Find Tolfdir's Alembic" will be stuck in the Misc. Quest menu. To avoid this use the console to drop the Alembic before asking Tolfdir for the quest then pick it up after it appears in your log. This will cause the quest log to update normally. In the console type "player.drop 00026c31 1"
- The alembic may only spawn on the second floor of the Hall of Countenance under the soul gem cabinet.
|College of Winterhold Quests|
|Main Quest||First Lessons • Under Saarthal • Hitting the Books • Good Intentions |
Revealing the Unseen • Containment • Staff of Magnus • The Eye of Magnus
|Side Quests||Arniel's Endeavor • J'zargo's Experiment • Brelyna's Practice|
Onmund's Request • Out of Balance • Rejoining the College
|Master Spell Quests||Alteration Ritual Spell • Destruction Ritual Spell • Conjuration Ritual Spell |
Illusion Ritual Spell • Restoration Ritual Spell
|Radiant Quests||Aftershock • Tolfdir the Absent-Minded • Fetch Me That Book! • Shalidor's Insights |
Enchanting Pick-Up • Restocking Soul Gems
|Other Quests||Lost Apprentices • Daedric Relic|