Quick Walkthrough
- Talk to a Merchant or an Innkeeper.
- Travel to the dungeon specified by your.
- Find the scroll and bring it back to your employer.
- Receive some background information.
- Be sure to follow the time limit.
 Detailed Walkthrough
 Quest Offer
This quest is one of several in the random pool of Merchants/Innkeepers quests. It is not necessary to do the quest. However, if you complete it successfully, you will receive some additional information concerning the storm that wrecked your ship at the very beginning of the game.
You're (player's name), yes? The one who was shipwrecked?
 Quest Acceptance
The merchant/innkeeper goes on:
I thought so. That storm that destroyed your boat was no natural winter squall, but I guess you suspected as much. I will gladly tell you what I know about it, if you will find a particular rare scroll for me. This is not the type of job I could give to the Fighters Guild, for the scroll is protected by some powerful daedra spirits and has the power to summon creatures from the pale of Oblivion. Go to (dungeon), find the scroll, and bring it back to me before (time limit) days have passed and I will tell you what I know about the tempest that nearly destroyed you.
 Quest Decline
The merchant/innkeeper answers:
That's funny. You look just like (player's name). Oh, well.
 Quest Object
Head to the specified dungeon and find the scroll within. It will be guarded by a Daedra, usually a Daedroth. You will get a notification after you have picked it up.
The following incantation is written on the scroll:
The Bothdorjii Scroll
Breathe candent smoke on the veil of Oblivion
And force the line dispelled
Awaken the sleepless, unquiet Princes
And bid Their standing servants rise
It is the night when frost will burn
When flame will freeze the lamplit lake
When clouds of bats devour clouds of birds
When boils and sores afflict the rich
When a boy with wings doth curse the land
If knowing lies fester on my tongue
And such whens are but whispers in the night
These words form a sentence of death
But if the Day of Oblivion is indeed at hand
Servants of the Dark, obey me
If you use the scroll, it will summon a Fire Atronach, which will attack you.
 Quest End
Upon returning with the scroll your employer says:
Ah, the Bothdorji Scroll. Very good. Now, let me tell you about the storm. You sailed an unmarked ship from the Imperial City, but your identity, your mission, and your patron are known to the perceptive. An unknown agent convinced the Mad Witch of the Wrothgarian Mountains, the grandmother of the present king of Daggerfall, that your ship carried the murderer of her son, the late King Lysandus. That is all that I can tell you.
 Reputation Gain/Loss
A successfully completed quest results in a reputation gain according to the table below.
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A failed quest (time limit expired) results in a reputation loss according to the table below.
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- Random dungeon monsters
- Guardian: One Daedroth
- One Fire Atronach, if you use the Bothdorjii Scroll