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Unfinished Business is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Vilena Donton sends the Hero to Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol. He tells them that a rather undependable Guildmate named Maglir has defaulted on a contract to recover a journal from a mine infested with undead. The Hero must locate Maglir and find out why he hasn't returned to Chorrol.



After talking to Modryn, the Hero must locate Maglir who is in Skingrad and ask him why he defaulted. If one asks around Skingrad, they will be told that he is at the West Weald Inn. He will tell the Hero that the job should have been for 3 or 4 people, and he believes that he isn't paid enough for the job to put his life on the line.

He tells them that they can do the job for him if they would like, and marks the location of Fallen Rock Cave on the map. There's no point in returning to Modryn, because he will just tell them to go finish what Maglir did not.

Fallen Rock CaveEdit

Go to the cave, and kill the undead to find the way to a back room with the knee-deep water where the journal is located, next to a chest in a recession in the cave wall. Take the journal and exit the cave.

In a seemingly random occurrence, one may encounter an enemy, with his own black bear, who attacks as they approach the cave. Near to the cave is a shrine, which one can activate and get blessings from.


Once out of the cave, they will have to decide whether or not to tell Modryn that Maglir wasn't the one that fulfilled the contract. If the Hero wants more information, then they can go back to the Inn and speak with Maglir, but it isn't necessary in the outcome of the quest, except when choosing which reply when talking to Modryn.

If they talk to Maglir first, they have two options: either tell him that they will tell Modryn that he recovered the journal, or rebuke Maglir for not recovering the journal. If they tell him they will lie for him, he seems reluctant and thanks them. If telling him that they are going to tell the truth, he says that they must do what they think is right.

Reporting to ModrynEdit

When reporting back to Modryn, there are two options when speaking to him. They can tell him that the contract was not defaulted, and they simply recovered the journal from Maglir, or tell him that Maglir did indeed default, and they had to do the job themselves. The reward is the same amount of money either way, but one will get an extra point of fame if telling him the truth that Maglir defaulted.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

I have been told to report to Vilena Donton in Chorrol for assigned duties.

  • Update: After speaking to Vilena:

Vilena Donton has told me that, as a member of the Fighters Guild, there are a number of duties I'll be expected to perform. She would like me to speak with Modryn Oreyn about these.

  • Update: After speaking to Oreyn:

Modryn Oreyn has told me that as my first duty, I am to find out why Maglir has defaulted on a contract he was given near Skingrad.

  • Update: After arriving in Skingrad and inquiring his whereabouts:

I have been told that I can find Maglir at the West Weald Inn in Skingrad.

  • Update: After having spoken to Maglir:

Maglir tells me his contract was to find the scholar Brenus Astis' journal within Fallen Rock Cave. He doesn't believe he's being paid well enough for the dangerous assignment, so he has chosen not to complete it. He has told me I should complete the contract instead.

  • Update: Upon obtaining the journal:

I have found Brenus Astis' journal. I should either speak with Maglir or tell Modryn Oreyn that the contract is now completed.

  • Update: After speaking with Maglir afterward:

Maglir has told me that he doesn't care whether or not Modryn Oreyn knows that he did not complete the contract.

Telling Oreyn the truth:

  • Update: After speaking to Oreyn:

I told Modryn Oreyn that I completed Maglir's contract. He doesn't believe it's good to let Maglir slide on these things, but he applauded my sense of duty.

  • Quest complete

Lying to Oreyn:

  • Update: After speaking to Oreyn:

I told Modryn Oreyn that I convinced Maglir to complete the contract. I'm not certain he believed me, though.

  • Quest complete


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Fighters Guild Quests
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Azzan A Rat ProblemThe Unfortunate ShopkeeperDen of ThievesNewheim's FlagonThe Wandering ScholarThe Stone of St. Alessia
Burz gro-Khash The Desolate MineAmelion's DebtThe FugitivesThe Noble's DaughterMystery at Harlun's Watch
Modryn Oreyn Unfinished BusinessDrunk and DisorderlyThe Master's SonMore Unfinished BusinessAzani BlackheartTrolls of Forsaken MineInformation GatheringInfiltrationThe Hist

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