Tes4Mod:Stirk/Strange Noises

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What is lurking in the lower shaft of the Polle Gold Mine and makes strange noises?
Quest Giver: Winston or Therander Polle in Stirk
Location(s): Polle Gold Mine, Vassa
Next Quest: A Third Party
Concurrent Quest: Father in Trouble
Reward: Progression in storyline
ID: Tr07q006StrangeNoises
 
The neighbors have been causing a distraction

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

Miners[edit]

  1. Read Winston's note and agree to help him.
  2. Enter the Lower Shaft and kill the zombie.
  3. Return to Winston and inform him of the door.
  4. Talk to Rogkuroth gro-Budok and clear the four zombies from the ruin.
  5. Meet at the bonfire with Rogkuroth to discuss future plans.

Polle[edit]

  1. Talk to Therander Polle and accept his offer.
  2. Enter the Lower Shaft and kill the zombie.
  3. Report to Polle and inform him of the cave-in.
  4. Return after a day and kill the four zombies in the new-found ruin with Marks.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Miners[edit]

A Helping Hero[edit]

After you have completed three or more miscellaneous quests, including The Abandoned Miner, Drunk Tom Albin will seek you out to deliver a note from the miners.

Noises in the Night[edit]

Winston is requesting your help with some "strange noises" which seem to be coming from the mine's Lower Shaft. Meet up with him and he will provide you with the key to the shaft.

What was that?[edit]

The shaft is quite small, therefore you'll have no trouble finding the source of the noises: a zombie. The close quarters and darkness of the shaft, along with the zombie's strangely high health make the ensuing combat quite a decent challenge. The fight has caused a cave-in and you may be able to see an Ayleid door, although you cannot activate it.

The Gift of Gratitude[edit]

Head back to Winston to inform him about the latest developments. While he can only reward you with his gratitude, he will direct you to the mine's foreman: Rogkuroth gro-Budok. Seek him out, and he tells you he'll have the entrance cleared.

He also tells you about the secret pact between the miners and Father Ambrogio and of the shaft used to deliver supplies. He gives you the key to open the door and asks you to find out what's amiss. This will add the Father in Trouble quest to your journal.

Dude... I'm an Orc![edit]

Once you have established Father Ambrogio is fine, find Rogkuroth; who tells you he's decided to go check out the new door. Follow him to the shaft and enter Vassa for the first time. Four more zombies are present in the ruin—help Rogkuroth dispose of them and then talk to him to find out that he wants to meet up at the bonfire in the mine's main shaft to discuss future plans.

Follow him back and talk to him again, he says he needs more time to think about what to do. In the meantime, he tasks you with involving the Eulius brothers in this business.

Polle[edit]

Interested in a Job?[edit]

Once you have finished at least three quests around Stirk, but not The Abandoned Miner, Therander Polle himself will seek you out and offer you a job. You are to find out what has been causing the "strange noises" in the mine's newest shaft. He presents you with a key and sends you off.

What was that?[edit]

The shaft is quite small, therefore you'll have no trouble finding the source of the noises: a zombie. The close quarters and darkness of the shaft, along with the zombie's strangely high health make the ensuing combat quite a decent challenge. The fight has caused a cave-in and you may be able to see an Ayleid door, although you cannot activate it.

Undead Cleansing[edit]

Therander will reward you with 150 gold and tell you to come back the next day once the rubble is cleared. When you check back he'll direct you to Marks, his undercover agent in the mine. Meet up with him and proceed to the door leading to the ruin. Once inside, aid Marks in killing off the four zombies present.

After the abominable creatures are finally laid to rest, talk to Marks, who tells you he is going to report back to Polle for orders and asks you to find the Eulius brothers.

Notes[edit]

  • The zombie you encounter in the shaft has an incredible amount of health. While at lower levels this can be overcome, after level 35 the value will zoom over 3000.

Journal Entries[edit]

Strange Noises (Tr07q006StrangeNoises)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Winston has sent me a note stating that he and the miners have been hearing strange noises coming from a newly excavated tunnel in the gold mine. He has asked that I come find him as soon as possible.
15 Therander Polle has asked me to investigate the cause of some strange noises that have been preventing the miners from digging in the Lower Shaft of the mine. He suspects foul play.
20 Winston has given me the key to the lower shaft of the Polle Gold Mine so that I can investigate the strange noises coming from it.
30 A zombie seems to have been the source of the strange noises. But more importantly, a cave-in has revealed a door, possibly the source of this foul undead. I should return to report my findings.
35 Therander Polle thanked me for disposing of the zombie in the lower mine shaft. He will have the miners clear away the rubble blocking the ancient door. He wants me to return to do some more work for him the next day.
40 Winston has told me to speak to Rogkuroth, the mine's foreman. He is sympathetic to the miner's strife, and they trust him to take care of their problems when Polle simply ignores them.
45 A day has passed since I dealt with the zombie. Therander Polle now wants me to speak to a miner called Marks for further instructions..
50
55 According to Marks, Polle has had the rubble cleared from the ancient door. Marks is going to accompany me to the ruin.
60 Rogkuroth gro-Budok has had the rubble cleared out of the way from the Ancient Door. He is going to explore the area. I should accompany him.
65 ☑Finishes quest Marks and I have killed four zombies in the ruin behind the Ancient Door. Apart from that, the ruin seems to be pretty empty.
70 Rogkuroth and myself have purged the lower mine shaft of the undead that plagued it. I should find Rogkuroth at the bonfire so we can discuss the next course of action.
80 ☑Finishes quest Rogkuroth has regrouped on his plans. The situation has gotten to a point where it is too much for him to do it alone.
Notes
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • Pc22.png It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage Tr07q006StrangeNoises stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages. See SetStage for more information.
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