Skyrim:Spread the Love
The Warmth of Mara
Talk to Dinya Balu after The Book of Love quest and you will be able to provide her with some additional assistance. She will tell you "Riften is drowning in a sea of sin and wickedness and it's my personal mission to let everyone know that the warmth of Mara can see them through." Now, she needs a messenger to bring Mara's words to these poor souls by distributing some missives. Then, she will give you twenty The Warmth of Mara bulletins to give out to the citizens of Riften. You will need to hand out all twenty to complete the quest. Before you start the work, you may ask Dinya for some tips on who might accept the bulletins. She will tell you "Almost anyone in Riften is in dire need of those missives." However, it would be wise to keep away from Mistveil Keep and the city guards.
There are a total of thirty-seven people that will accept the missives. You can talk to them "Here, brother/sister. Blessings of Mara upon you." Although their reactions vary widely, they will always accept them.
|Aerin||I visit the temple sometimes, but perhaps not often enough. Thanks for bringing this to me.|
|Alessandra||Oh, a new pamphlet from Dinya? I'll be glad to read it. Thanks.|
|Asbjorn Fire-Tamer||Oh, well thank you. I'll try and read this if I can.|
|Asgeir Snow-Shod||Not really my usual read, but I'll give it a try.|
|Balimund||Thank you for the blessing, I'll put this to good use.|
|Bersi Honey-Hand||If only more people would read this, things might be better in Riften.|
|Bolli||Thank you. Blessings of Mara upon you as well.|
|Brand-Shei||Mara can't help me. No one can.|
|Dirge||I think I have some more of these padding my mattress.|
|Drifa||Oh, how kind! Thank you.|
|Elgrim||I have no time for Marla or Mara or whatever her name is... there's work to be done!|
|From-Deepest-Fathoms||I have no desire to seek religion.|
|Grelod the Kind||Unless Mara wishes to come down and help me with these urchins, I don't really give a damn about her blessings.|
|Haelga||Huh? Oh. Sure, whatever. I prefer Dibella's teachings myself.|
|Hafjorg||Hmmm. Never read anything from the temple before. I suppose there wouldn't be any harm in reading it.|
|Hemming Black-Briar||I don't understand how paper will help the dregs of this city, but suit yourself.|
|Hofgrir Horse-Crusher||Had only Mara saved that poor animal...|
|Indaryn||What's this nonsense? Bah.|
|Ingun Black-Briar||Whatever you're peddling, I'm not buying.|
|Keerava||Look, the only religion I believe in is the good old septim. Everything else is just a waste.|
|Louis Letrush||I hold my own beliefs, but thanks anyway.|
|Maven Black-Briar||Excellent, I needed some more kindling for my kitchen hearth.|
|Mjoll the Lioness||Thank you. I'll share this with Aerin.|
|Niluva Hlaalu||Mara only helps those who can afford her tithes. This is nonsense.|
|Nivenor||Are you serious? You're as crazy as Maramal.|
|Nura Snow-Shod||Ugh. Get this awful paper away from me, by Talos!|
|Romlyn Dreth||I don't have time for this nonsense.|
|Shadr||I'll give it a try, thanks very much.|
|Sibbi Black-Briar||Do you take me for a fool? Get this drivel away from me!|
|Svana Far-Shield||Thank you. Umm, blessings upon you too.|
|Talen-Jei||Interesting. I'll look it over. Thanks.|
|Tythis Ulen||Oh, interesting. I'll read it this evening.|
|Ungrien||I'll read it. Thank you.|
|Valindor||Seems like a noble cause, I'll look it over.|
|Vipir the Fleet||Are you out of your mind?|
|Vulwulf Snow-Shod||Mara this and Mara that. Where is she when hundreds of Stormcloaks are dying for no good reason, eh?|
|Wujeeta||I wouldn't even clean my tail with this trash.|
Return to Dinya and tell her that you've given away all the missives. She will be quite pleased "Oh, splendid! Just splendid! Mara smiles upon us this day." Then, she will reward you with a random potion.
- From-Deepest-Fathoms is incorrectly referred to as "brother" when handing her a flier.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.3.2 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- After you've delivered the 20 missives and return to Dinya Balu, you'll be presented with a dialogue option that says you've run out of missives and require more. If you select this option instead of saying you've delivered them all, Dinya will praise your diligence and give you 5 more missives, which can optionally be passed out. When you deliver each of these "extra" missives, the "Completed" quest update notification will re-appear, along with the (total/20) count (i.e. 25/20 after you've delivered the last one). However, if you return to Dinya after delivering the extra missives and tell her you've delivered them all, the dialogue and reward will be identical to what you would have received had you not delivered the extra ones. While it doesn't hurt you to do this, there's no actual benefit. Furthermore, you may or may not be given the "extra" option again; some players report seeing this happen while others report that they only got the option once. It appears as though an additional reward was intended but was never actually implemented.
- After handing over 19 missives, the option to hand over the 20th may not show. The quest is stuck at this point, and the only way to advance is through console.
- The 20th missive should still be in your inventory. If you drop it then talk to Dinya, you should be able to ask for extra missives. After this you should be able to deliver the last missive and complete the quest.
|Spread the Love (FreeformRiften05)|
|Stage||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
Objective 10: Distribute the Warmth of Mara within Riften (<Global=FFRiften05Served>/20)
Objective 20: Return to Dinya
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 10, 25, 200, 250.