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 Quick Walkthrough
Note: This quest does not appear in your journal.
- Speak with Haran to learn that Isabelle went to see Vex in Riften.
- Talk to Vex in the Ragged Flagon.
- Find Isabelle Rolaine in Hob's Fall Cave.
- Return to Ranmir with her note.
 Detailed Walkthrough
After helping Haran to get Ranmir to pay his drinking debt, Dagur will ask if you would like to help Ranmir out. Ranmir was once a cheerful lad, but he hasn't been the same since his lover, Isabelle Rolaine, left. He has been drowning his sorrows in mead ever since.
Dagur, the innkeeper at the Frozen Hearth inn is particularly worried about him and thinks that if Ranmir could find out what really happened he would stop torturing himself. Dagur's wife Haran thinks it's better to leave things well alone, but speak to her about Ranmir anyway and she will eventually tell you that Isabelle went to see Vex who lives in Riften. Specifically, Vex is a member of the Thieves Guild and is usually found in the Ragged Flagon. It is not necessary to join the guild; Vex will talk to you regardless.
When you speak to Vex, she admits that she knew Isabelle, and that she had tried to stop her but couldn't. Vex eventually tells you that Isabelle was going to Hob's Fall Cave and that she hasn't come back.
Isabelle's body can be found early in the cave; search the body and find a note for Ranmir. Take the note back to Ranmir in The Frozen Hearth.
- The note is not marked as a quest item, and can be dropped like any normal item. This quest can become impossible to complete if you lose track of the note.
- If you enter Hob's Fall Cave before getting this quest, Isabelle's body is not there yet.
- It is not necessary to speak to Vex. Once the quest is started the body appears in the cave.
- There are several radiant quests that may use this cave. They can all be done simultaneously.
- Ranmir disappears from the game after the quest (once you visit Winterhold exterior).
- If Ranmir dies during the quest Containment, it is also impossible to complete this quest. Make sure that he's alive before assuming that the quest entry disappeared from your journal or was never there.
- The quest markers on your map may not show up, nor will it appear anywhere in your journal. Despite this, the quest itself will still be very much active once you talk to Haran.
- Vex may not give an option in her dialogue for this quest even after joining the Thieves Guild.
- Sometimes Isabelle's body can be found in Hob's Fall Cave before getting quest, but she doesn't have a note yet.
 Quest Stages
- All of the quest stages are empty: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40.
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