Thero’s Top Five Quests in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

One of my favourite video game series is the Elder Scrolls, an open world fantasy role playing game that allows the player to do pretty much whatever they want. The game that introduced me to the franchise was the fourth game: Oblivion. Today, I thought I’d share with you guys, my top five quests to complete in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Be warned, as I am talking about some quests in detail, there may be spoiler if you haven’t completed these quests.

  1. Whodunit?
Who’s in the mood for a party?

This quest is part of the Dark Brotherhood quest line, which is my favourite quest in the whole game. As part of the Dark Brotherhood, your character is an assassin for hire and you’ve been hired to kill the guests at Summitmist Manor, by posing as a guest. The entertaining part of this quest is how you can interact with the other guests, including convincing them that one of the guests is the murderer. In a way, this quest feels like the fantasy version of a Miss Marple murder, which is why it’s my number one.


2. Sheogorath’s Quest.

One of my favourite Daedric Princes and one of my favourite fictional gods is Sheogorath,
the Daedric Prince of Madness. And boy, is he

Introducing the Prince of Madness…

mad. Let’s start with how you receive the quest, you have to offer a lesser soul gem, some yarn and a lettuce to the Sheogorath’s shrine. You know this is a god to worship when he asks for a offering of lettuce. Basically the quest is about Sheogorath being bored out of his mind and decides to get you to help him convince the residents of a nearby village that a prophecy about the world ending is coming true. And to fulfill the
prophecy you have to steal some cheese to attract some rats and to kill some sheep. Yes, this is one of the most random quests you can encounter in the game but what would you expect from the Prince of Madness?


3. The Ultimate Heist.

So close…

The Ultimate Heist is the final quest in the Thieves Guild quest line and certainly left the best quest until last. Pretty much everything that you do in the Thieves Guild leads up to this final mission: to steal an Elder Scroll. For anyone who hasn’t played an Elder Scroll game, an Elder Scroll is a scroll which holds information about past and future events. As they’re quite valuable, the scrolls are guarded in the Imperial Palace. So if your character is able to complete this quest, it makes them one of the best thieves in the game. Because its such a great climatic finish for the Thieves Guild, this quest makes my top five.


4. Origin of the Gray Prince.

Who doesn’t like an origin story? Well, if you join the Arena and talk to the Champion,

A dark fort with dark secrets.

Agronak gro-Malog, he will ask you to help him find out about his origins. This quest will take you Crowhaven, a seriously sinister looking fort, that holds some dark secrets. As you explore the fort you’ll find out the truth about the Gray Prince’s family and when you tell him, it will pretty much destroy him. This quest is available quite early on in the game and it’s quite an emotive, particularly if you spend the time in Crowhaven reading the journal entries.


5. A Shadow over Hackdirt.

Hackdirt seems a little too quiet…

When a young woman goes missing, it’s up to you find her. The trail leads you to the strange settlement of Hackdirt. You soon discover that the people of Hackdirt worship a group of beings called the Deep Ones and they want to sacrifice the young woman. This quest appeals to me because it seems to be based on H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth and the developers did a great job creating the story whilst giving it an Elder Scroll spin.


And there we have it my top five favourite quests from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. There are hours worth of quests within the game and it was actually hard to pick out just fiv. A few quests that almost made the list are: Caught in the Hunt– whilst searching for a missing man, you become the prey in a hunt; An Unexpected Voyage, after spending a night in a boat inn, you wake up finding it hijacked and The forlorn Watchman, where you help the ghost of a sailor find peace. If you haven’t played Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, I would highly recommend it and if you have, why don’t you share your favourite quests in the comments.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an Oblivion gate to close…





All images were found on the the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. If you’re interested in finding out more about the quest mentioned here, I would recommend having a look at the website for more information.

3 thoughts on “Thero’s Top Five Quests in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  1. Stuart McEwan - Forged From Reverie

    I loved my first time in Hackdirt, it was as creepy as all buggery! And the Dark Brotherhood. Never have I felt so welcome in an institution of death.


    1. I absolutely agree with you. The Dark Brotherhood is definitely one of my favourite factions in a video game. Which made one particular Dark Brotherhood quest, The Purification, so hard for me to complete.

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