Morrowind:Ondres Nerano's Slanders

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Defend your House honor.
Quest Giver: Athyn Sarethi in Ald'ruhn
Location(s): Ald'ruhn, Balmora
Prerequisite Quest: Clear Varvu Sarethi's Name
Next Quest: Shurinbaal
Reward: None
Disposition: +10 (Athyn Sarethi)
Reputation Gain: +5 (Redoran)
ID: HR_HonorChallenge
Required Rank: Lawman
Defeat Ondres Nerano in a duel

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Athyn Sarethi about duties.
  2. Travel to Balmora and enter Nerano Manor.
  3. Challenge Ondres Nerano to a duel and defeat him.
  4. Return to Sarethi.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


Athyn Sarethi in his manor in Ald'ruhn will ask you to defend the House honor by challenging Ondres Nerano to a duel. Nerano is in his manor in Balmora.

The Duel[edit]

Travel to Balmora. Enter the Nerano Manor and talk to Ondres Nerano about slander and accept his challenge to a duel. You win if you knock him out, his health drops below 50, or he dies. In the event of his death, there will be no bounty as long as Nerano issued the challenge first.

Report back to Sarethi in Ald'ruhn to complete the quest.


  • A Thieves Guild quest requires you to steal the Nerano Manor Key. If you are a member of both factions, you should do the Thieves Guild quest first, as they will penalize you if Ondres is already dead when you complete the quest.
  • Each time you choose not to challenge Nerano to a duel, his disposition towards you will drop by 10.
  • If you murder Nerano, you will not receive the faction reputation award, and your Disposition to Athyn Sarethi will drop by 20.


  • If Nerano is dead before the quest starts, the quest cannot be completed, as there is no script that checks whether he is still alive.
    • Pc22.png The console command PlaceAtPC "Ondres Nerano", 1, 120, 0 can be used to revive him.

Quest Stages[edit]

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

Ondres Nerano's Slanders (HR_HonorChallenge)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Athyn Sarethi told me that a Hlaalu Noble, Ondres Nerano, has been slandering House Redoran. I must find Ondres Nerano in Balmora and challenge him to withdraw his statements.
50 Ondres Nerano challenged me to a duel, and I accepted.
70 I defeated Ondres Nerano in a duel.
80 Ondres Nerano withdrew his statements.
100 ☑Finishes quest Athyn Sarethi thanked me for restoring the honor of House Redoran.
200 ☑Finishes quest Athyn Sarethi accused me of murdering Ondres Nerano.

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