Online:Life of the Duchess


Take action to protect Duchess Lakana of Alcaire.
Zone: Stormhaven
Faction: Daggerfall Covenant
Objective: Required for Cadwell's Almanac Alcaire Castle — Resolve the Military Standoff that threatens the Covenant.
Quest Giver: Duchess Lakana
Location(s): Alcaire Castle
Prerequisite Quest: Two Sides to Every Coin
Next Quest: The Safety of the Kingdom
Reward: 88 Gold, Silver(?) Gold, Gold151 Gold
XP Gain: 925
The assassin attacks!


Dame Falhut was apparently behind the assassination attempts on Duchess Lakana. We must apprehend her quickly to ensure the duchess's safety.


Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Duchess Lakana.
  2. Talk to Sir Hughes.
  3. Confront the would-be assassin.
  4. Report back to Sir Hughes.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Duchess Lakana is concerned that Dame Falhut may not be acting alone in her attempted assassinations. She refuses to run though, and asks that you talk to Sir Hughes to root out the assassin before she succeeds. At this point, the quest will start, but you can talk to Lakana for more information. The fact that it is a Breton attempting to take Lakana's life makes the situation more volatile and could destroy the fragile alliance between Lakana's father, King Fahara'jad, and her brother-in-law, High King Emeric. She wants the Knights of the Flame to handle the situation to avoid any more diplomatic errors.

Head downstairs to the room directly below Lakana's, where Sir Hughes awaits your report. Tell him about the Dame, and he will be shocked before remembering that Falhut openly opposed the marriage. However, it might not work to send a Knight of the Flame to arrest her and bring her in, so again, you'll have to volunteer. He'll come with some men right on your heels, he says.

Dame Falhut's house is on the west side of the keep, north of the Old Goat Inn. Head inside and be ready for a fight. Dame Falhut stands at the back of the room and will immediately attack once you get close. She fights with an axe and shield, and has a charging attack that will knock you down.

Once you have killed her, exit the house and find Sir Hughes at the bottom of the hill. He will ask you if she ran, and when you tel him the truth, will be saddened but figure it's prove enough of her guilt. He will give you 88 gold, and talking to him further will start the next quest, The Safety of the Kingdom.

Quest StagesEdit

Life of the Duchess
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective: Talk to Sir Hughes
Objective: Confront Dame Falhut
Last modified on 20 October 2014, at 15:08