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Help some Peryite Cultists in Orcrest.
Zone: Northern Elsweyr
Objective: Orcrest — Help Filbert Cienne with his sacred mission.
Quest Giver: Filbert Cienne
Location(s): Orcrest
Reward: Orcrest Quarantine Spaulders
Average Leveled Gold
Winnowing Plague Decoction (First time Account completes Quest)
XP Gain: Standard XP
ID: 6358
Search for Marthine in the city of Orcrest
A follower of Peryite, the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, has asked me to rescue his friend from the flu-ridden city of Orcrest.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Find Marthine.
  2. Speak with Dar'ava, then meet with Marthine.
  3. Gather supplies and information for the flu survivors.
  4. Escape Orcrest.
  5. Speak with Marthine outside.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Standing outside the city of Orcrest is Peryite cultist Filbert Cienne. He's waiting for his friend Marthine, who went inside the city to proselytize to the victims of the Knahaten Flu about the glory of Peryite. He never came back, and Filbert is starting to become worried. He asks you to find Marthine. When you accept, he notes that Marthine is clumsy, and is constantly dropping things because of an ailment affecting his fingers. Needless to say, you can probably find him by looking for a trail of lost belongings. With this knowledge, enter the city of Orcrest. You'll find yourself in the abandoned Marketplace District. The dead stalk the streets and diseased harpies have taken to nesting here.

The first clue you'll find as to the clumsy cultist's presence in the city is Marthine's Dagger, which is stuck in the ground on the west side of the Marketplace District. Ahead of the dagger is the entrance to the Lower City. Head up the stairs into the next district to look for more clues. Marthine's Candle is in front of a group of diseased Khajiit close to the entrance of the district. Not far north of the candle,Marthine's Chalice waits on the ground near a group of Flame Atronachs and Imps, who've set an abandoned house alight. Turn left at the corner where you find the chalice and you'll find a camp full of people who have survived the outbreak. Dar'ava, Khamasha‎ and Zoadran‎ came to the city when a merchant asked them to guard his caravan. When the flu broke out, he panicked and got himself killed, and now they're trapped here. Speak with Dar'ava and see if she knows anything about Marthine's whereabouts.

As it turns out, Marthine came this way. Dar'ava and her cohorts locked him in the holding cell in the back of their camp because he kept raving about the "virtues" of skin rashes, and trying to mingle with the infected. She says you can speak with him if you'd like, but don't breathe too close to him. Speak with Marthine, who is locked in a cage. When you tell him Filbert sent you to find him, Marthine insists that he wants to find proof that Peryite is responsible for the Knahaten Flu, or at least something he can twist to make it sound like he was. Marthine believes this will help him and Filbert with their efforts in recruiting new members for their budding Peryite Cult. You should find some supplies for the survivors while you look for Marthine's "evidence". They may be willing to let Marthine go if you do. More importantly, it would be a nice gesture, as they're running low on food, medical supplies and water anyways.

First Signs of the Flu can be found along the side of the street in the middle of the Lower City. This scroll details the beginning of the flu outbreak. A barrel of Supplies for Survivors can be found near the entrance to the Upper City.

A Letter to Peryite can be found in the Upper City, on a bench by the fountain is at the northernmost section of the district. This letter is located in front of the west wing of the large manor at the top of the map. Another barrel of supplies can be found at the eastern side of the district, on the deck of a house behind Alchemist Zhininda‎. You can defeat her and loot the supplies afterwards, or sneak behind her onto the deck and steal the supplies. However you get them, your next step is to head east towards Red Senche Alley.

A third barrel of supplies can be found in Red Senche Alley, in a large, open courtyard, on the western side of the district. A Flu Victim's Note is in a corridor off the right side of the main road in the southern portion of the district. This note is close to the Market District. When you have all the supplies and "proof" of Peryite's involvement in the outbreak, return to the survivor's camp. Speak with Dar'ava and give her the supplies you found. She will give you the Cage Key. Now head into the Holding Cell and unlock the cage for Marthine. He'll thank you before leaving. Follow him out and escape the city with the survivors. Once you're outside Orcrest, speak with Marthine for your reward.

Quest Stages[edit]

Unhealthy Preoccupation
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I should enter Orcrest and search for Marthine's belongings to see if they lead me to him.
Objective: Search for Marthine's Belongings
I should talk to the city's survivors to see if they know where to find Marthine.
Objective: Talk to Dar'ava
I should talk to Marthine to find out exactly what happened.
Objective: Talk to Marthine
I should gather supplies for the flu survivors.
Objective: Gather Supplies: 0/3
Objective: Gather Information: 0/3
I gathered food, water, and healing supplies. Now I should bring them to the flu survivors.
Objective: Return to the Survivors
I helped the flu survivors. Now I should see if they'll free Marthine.
Objective: Talk to Dar'ava
I should unlock Marthine's cage and set him free.
Objective: Unlock Marthine's Cage
I need to escape Orcrest with Marthine and the flu survivors.
Objective: Escape Orcrest
I should talk to Marthine and make sure everyone is all right.
Objective: Talk to Marthine
☑Finishes quest I should talk to Marthine and make sure everyone is all right.
Objective: Talk to Marthine
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