Morrowind:The Paralyzed Barbarian

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Rescue this naked Barbarian from his cruel punishment at the hands of a mysterious witch.
Quest Giver: Hisin Deep-Raed on the road west of Ald'ruhn
Location(s): West Gash
Reward: The Icecap
ID: MV_ParalyzedBarbarian
Suggested Items: Cure Common Disease potion, spell, or enchanted item
Would... scratch... ear... if... I... could... move...

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Meet Hisin Deep-Raed on the road west from Ald'ruhn.
  2. Cure the Nord with a Cure Common Disease spell or potion.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The Paralyzed Barbarian[edit]

On the road west from Ald'ruhn, you should run into Hisin Deep-Raed, a half-naked Nord. Speak with him to learn that he was escorting a witch and, in the process, got himself cursed, paralyzed, and stripped. He might not be telling you the whole story...

Helping the Nord[edit]

If you have it in your heart, or at least inventory, you can cure him with a regular Cure Common Disease spell or potion. In return, you'll receive the magical helm named The Icecap, which bestows a good frost resistance to the wearer. Unfortunately, you do not appear to be able to give him any clothes though...


  • Casting Cure Paralyzation on Hisin instead of Cure Common Disease won't progress the quest. Instead, because the paralysis effect is already removed, the game won't recognize it if you cast a Cure Common Disease spell on Hisin afterwards.
    • You can still progress the quest by giving Hisin a Cure Common Disease potion.

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.

The Paralyzed Barbarian (MV_ParalyzedBarbarian)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I encountered Hisin Deep-Raed standing along the side of the road today. Well, "standing" is not the correct term; he was rooted to the spot.
20 It seems the Nord was traveling with a woman as her "escort." He must have offended her in some way, which is not hard to imagine, and she magically infected him with a disease, leaving him paralyzed. Though he is loath to admit it, the fool is completely helpless. It's clear he needs my help, and in his own way, he is asking for it.
40 I have decided to try and find a potion that might cure Hisin Deep-Raed's disease. While I would generally hurry to get back and help a poor soul, a little time spent like this might be good for the big barbarian.
50 ☑Finishes quest The barbarian deserves whatever has happened to him, and I don't feel he deserves my time.
60 I've told the barbarian I would attempt to cast a spell on him in order to cure the disease that has been placed on him. Leaving him here for a while wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but perhaps the big fool has suffered enough.
65 I was able to cast a spell on the barbarian to cure his disease.
100 ☑Finishes quest Hisin Deep-Raed is free of his disease. He seems a bit shamed by his ordeal, but maybe a little better for it.
110 Though his other faults are too great to number, the oaf is nothing if not grateful. He has given me his fur helm, which he calls the Icecap. It reeks of barbarian.