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Sheogorath sent the Hero to Xedilian to attune the Resonator of Judgement in A Better Mousetrap. When that was completed, they killed and/or drove a party of adventurers insane. Immediately after and without warning, three Knights of Order attacked. After their defeat they headed back to Sheogorath to tell him.

WalkthroughEdit

Speak to Sheogorath and he will give them the spell Summon Haskill, which makes Haskill a bit glum. They must successfully summon him before one can proceed. Sheogorath will explain to them that Jyggalag, the Daedric Prince of Order (or possibly biscuits), is coming to the Isles to destroy everything in an event known as the Greymarch. He then sends them to meet the aristocracy of his realm, the Duke of Mania and the Duchess of Dementia.

Lord ThadonEdit

One may meet the rulers in any order. Lord Thadon, the Duke of Mania, can be found in his throne room or painting in the Halcyon Conservatory shortly after 9 a.m. After a bit of Shivering-Isles-esque conversation, Thadon tells you about the Chalice of Reversal, a cup that turns Felldew into an intoxicant. This will activate the quest Addiction.

Lady SylEdit

Understanding Madness Syl

Lady Syl

Lady Syl, the Duchess of Dementia, can be found in her throne room during the day. Syl is highly paranoid and says that everyone in her employ is waiting for the right moment to "slip a blade into my spine." She then sends the hero off to talk to Herdir the torturer. The quest The Lady of Paranoia begins here.

Both Syl's and Thadon's quests must be completed before this quest can be completed.

After completing both quests, speak to Sheogorath again. This will end the current quest and begin the next, The Cold Flame of Agnon.

Journal entries Edit

Journal Entry
  • Update: After defeating the Knights of Order in the quest Baiting the Trap:

I need to report to Sheogorath that Xedilian is working, and that Knights of Order have appeared in the Shivering Isles.

  • Update: After learning Summon Haskill:

Sheogorath has given me the ability to summon Haskill. He's very insistent and won't tell me what he wants of me until I do it.

  • Update: After finishing the conversation with Sheogorath:

I need to speak to the Duke of Mania and the Duchess of Dementia, as Sheogorath wishes for me to better understand the inner workings of his Realm.

If Addiction is completed first:

  • Update: After completing Addiction:



I have finished Thadon's task. I should now speak with Syl in the House of Dementia.

If The Lady of Paranoia is completed first:

  • Update: After completing the Lady of Paranoia:



I have finished Syl's task. I should now speak with Thadon in the House of Mania.

If Addiction is completed first:

  • Update: After completing the Lady of Paranoia:



I have finished Syl's task. I should return to Sheogorath and tell him I've done as he asked.

If The Lady of Paranoia is completed first:

  • Update: After completing Addiction:



I have finished Thadon's task. I should return to Sheogorath and tell him I've done as he asked.

  • Update: After completing both Addiction and The Lady of Paranoia:

Now that I've beome a member of the courts of both of the Dukes of Madness, I should return to Sheogorath and report my progress.

  • Quest complete


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