Online:Breaking the Barrier

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Help the Battlereeve and the Guild gain access to the Firsthold Castle.
Zone: Auridon
Faction: Aldmeri Dominion
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Firsthold — Save Firsthold from the Veiled Queen.
Quest Giver: Curime in Firsthold;
Razum-dar in Skywatch
Location(s): Firsthold
Prerequisite Quest: Lifting the Veil and Through the Ashes
Previous Quest: To Firsthold
Next Quest: Sever All Ties
Reward: 168 Gold, Silver(?) Gold, Gold(?) Gold
XP Gain: 1044
Destroy the wards


Firsthold is under assault by High Kinlady Estre. The First Auridon Marines have arrived to try and save the city, but the city is overrun with Daedra and the castle proper is surrounded by a magical barrier. (if taken from Curime)
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Razum-dar has asked me to travel to Firsthold to see what High Kinlady Estre, the Veiled Queen, plans for the city. (if taken from Raz)


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Curime at the entrance to Firsthold.
  2. Speak to Battlereeve Urcelmo outside the Firsthold Mages Guild.
  3. Talk to Sinien in the Firsthold Mages Guild.
  4. Use the talisman on the wards.
  5. Talk to Razum-dar.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Talk to Razum-dar in Skywatch Manor in Skywatch. You tell him that Estre plans to attack Firsthold. Raz tells you to speak to Battlereeve Urcelmo in Firsthold.

Curime, a Firsthold guard, is east of the Firsthold Wayshrine and in front of the entrance to the city. Firsthold is under attack. Portals to Oblivion opened inside the city, and daedra poured out of them. She says Battlereeve Urcelmo is in the Mages Guild, straight ahead across the bridge.

The battlereeve is actually in front of the guild hall. He says Estre sealed the castle, and the daedric portals, within a magical barrier. If you destroy the wards, the barrier will fall. He sends you inside the guild to talk to Sinien who knows how to destroy the wards.

Sinien is across from the entrance to the guild, near the gold, glowing ring. You will act as the mages' "focus." All you need to do is use Sinien's runed talisman on the wards.

Destroy the Wards[edit]

The western ward is across from the Mages Guild. The eastern ward is to the east, across the bridge.

After both wards are destroyed, talk to Razum-dar north of the wards.

Quest Stages[edit]

Breaking the Barrier
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Reach Firsthold's Front Gate
Objective: Talk to Curime
Objective: Speak to Battlereeve Urcelmo
Objective: Talk to Sinien
Hidden Objective: West Ward
Objective: Use the Runed Talisman on the Wards
Hidden Objective: East Ward
Objective: Destroy the Western Ward
Objective: Destroy the Eastern Ward


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