Online:An Unwanted Twin
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- Talk to Ulov Stormwall.
- Kill the double.
- Talk to Ruvali Manothrel.
- Collect the Idol.
- Kill Tiril's double.
To begin this quest, talk to Feldsii Maren on the road to the plantation or Ulov Stormwall up the road. Ulov is surrounded by corpses and demands that you speak before he cuts you down. When he calms down enough to explain the situation to you, he says that there's something wandering the complex. It kills people, and then makes a duplicate of that person. He saw it happen to one of his own men. It makes an imperfect copy, however, as it cannot mimic mortal speech. Hence why he needed you to talk to ensure your identity. He says he locked the thing in the cellar of a nearby stable. Check out this anomaly for yourself.
Inside the cellar is the body of Meling, who is wearing a Pact uniform. This is probably Ulov's former comrade. Check the soldier's body.
- <This corpse has stretched, bruised flesh. Its clothes are soaked with blood. Judging from the exit wound in the soldier's back, something tore its way out of her from within.>
It's a gruesome situation. Behind a pillar to the left of the corpse is a strange sight- it's a living copy of Meling, just as Ulov described. Kill it. Once the copy is dead, a misty blue form vacates the corpse and flees into the barn. Chase after it before it can cause harm to anyone else.
Standing in the entryway of the stables is a woman. Speak with her. If she can't speak, you know what to do. Otherwise, maybe she'll have something useful to say. You can rest easy, because she's capable of person-speech. Unfortunately, the creature is still out there.
Ruvali says she's looking for her husband, and they got separated when the slave uprising happened. She claims that all the plantation's woes are the fault of their former Khajiiti slaves... even the monster. Inquiring further reveals that a Khajiit named Ra-shadda summoned the creature. Ruvali and her husband confiscated a totem from their makeshift altar, which the monster is apparently afraid of. Ruvali explains that she saw the monster wear one of her guards, and when it attacked her, she panicked and hit it with the totem. The monster screamed when she hit it, and then ran away. She laments leaving the totem in her bedroom.
You need to find that totem. Enter Manothrel House, which lies to the west. It's the only proper house on the plantation and looks to have 3 wings from the outside. You can't miss it. The idol is upstairs within the house and to the right, on the floor of the bedroom. It looks like a gold-dipped skull with emeralds set in its eye sockets. On the ground not too far from the totem lies the corpse of a well-dressed Dunmer male: Tiril Manothrel. Ruvali won't need to look for her husband much longer, it seems.
Once you have the totem in your possession, return to Ruvali. Outside the house is Ruvali... and her supposed-to-be-dead husband. The doppelganger is across the way, standing in front of the bridge. Ruvali is in grave danger. Luckily, she's afraid to go near him. Inform her that her "husband" is actually a doppelganger, and she doesn't believe you. It looks like you'll have to prove it to her with the idol.
Use the idol on the faker. As expected, "Tiril" flees. Chase the creature into Manothrel House. Run downstairs and turn right at the bottom. The doppelganger hid itself in the cellar. Open the cellar door and kill the faker. Tiril's double wields a fire staff, so be wary if you're a vampire. Once the doppelganger is dead, the creature flees once again. The chase is on.
Go back through the door to Ruvali's House and pursue the creature before it copies her. Not because a copy of Ruvali would be particularly difficult to defeat, but because she's a widower and the guilt of an old woman suffering that fate compels you. Once you're back in the basement, you'll find Ulov standing near the trapdoor, holding his arm. He's been injured. Ulov heard Ruvali scream. He tried to kill the creature, but it got away. Ruvali is upstairs, weeping over her dead husband. Ulov tells you to check the body, and to burn her husband to ash if he moves.
Ruvali is mourning, as expected. Her language is a bit unsettling, as she talks about other mortal races as if they're commodities while ruminating on how she and her husband were going to expand, but otherwise, she's normal. Uncopied. She wants nothing to do with the idol, and says that Ra-shadda, the one who summoned the monster, must know of a way to send the monster back.