• The Locked Gate
  • Aiming at the Mages
  • Karick
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Quest InformationEdit


Quest Giver Karick Icon nq00-80
NPCs Karick , Porim , Merre , Sentry Morten
Locations Shadow Song Mine , Shadow Song Mine Site


As soon as you have recieved your reward from Merre, a miner named Karick appears. He has a small problem, namely a helmet that has become stuck on his head. He found the helmet in the mine and thought it might be a good idea to wear it, as it should offer protection against the rocks.


Find a Bow and ArrowsEdit

Your quest log will suggest to consult Porim and Merre on the problem. Talk to Merre and he will mention that soap might help. Talk to Porim and use the "soap" dialogue. There is soap down by the gate where the guards are. The guards are unwilling to risk getting the soap because of the mages. You need to provoke the mages by firing an arrow or a spell (you have no offensive spells as for now, but you probably have a few scrolls) at them so that they soap would fall off the platform.

You can complete the quest in various ways ( what you need is a BOW and some ARROWS)

Non law-breaking method

  • Buy a bow (and a few arrows) from Heinrich

Lockpicking the Gate

  • Buy lockpicks from Heinrich (if you do not have any)
  • If you have a lockpick or two, there is a locked gate close by behind the main gate which you will find a bow and arrows.

Provoke the MagesEdit

When you have finally obtained a Bow and some arrows, equip them and come close to the main gate. Peek though a hole and catch a full view of the mages gathered around one corpse. Direct your arrow at one of the mages and fire it. Once you have provoked the mages, they open fire knocking the soap from above down to where you can pick it up. Take the soap ( 2 soaps will be enough) to Karick. After receiving the reward, talk Talk to Merre. He has no more tasks, but says Sentry Morten might have some.


Karick will reward you with the enchanted red stone from the helmet (Impure Fire Ruby).


  • No need to sneak, no-one seems to care if you take anything here.
  • Pick up more soap and sell it to Heinrich. It will not be useful in the game later on.


  • After provoking the mages Sentry Morten will be as if in an attack mode and the music will a kind of a battle theme. Do not get concerned about it, you will still be able to receive the new quest.
  • Sentry Morten will not give you a new quest unless you have spoken to Merre .
  • Work in the Mine is a Side quest.

Following QuestEdit

Quest JournalEdit

The use of the console is same like in Oblivion. Description how to use console commands can be found here

Karick's Helm Problem - NQ00Karick
Stage End Q Journal Entry
0 Karick's Helm Problem
5 After I received my reward from Merre, the miner Karick stumbled into the mine. He had a strange helmet on his head, and it would not surprise me if he is in trouble.
10 The desperate Karick told me that he found the helm in the mine, and he curiously tried it on, but when he wanted to take it off again, it would not come off. Now it is stuck on his head! I have to find some way that I can help him... perhaps Merre or Porim might know what to do.
15 We could try using soap. Since the guards at the gate know all about the area, I should ask them where I might acquire some.
20 The soap is actually on the platform on the wall, but the soldiers do not want to risk trying to retrieve it as long as the Mages represent a threat. However, on the other hand these Mages could be of use. Perhaps I can succeed in provoking them so that they fire at the wall and cause the soap to fall off.
30 I have collected some of the bars of soap lying on the ground. This should be enough to help Karick.
35 With the soap, Karick was able to take the old helmet off of his head.
40 End Karick plucked out and gave me a red stone that was on the helmet as a reward.



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