Skyrim:Search and Seizure
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Ondolemar is a Thalmor Justiciar living in Markarth. You can find him pacing in front of the jarl's throne room in Understone Keep, accompanied by two Thalmor Soldiers. Talk to him and he will tell you his duty in Markarth. "I was sent here to lead the Thalmor's interests in this corner of Skyrim. It's my mission to root out all Talos worship in this city." As a member of the Thalmor, he doesn't recognize Talos as a god and thinks Talos does not deserve to a place in their pantheon. In his opinion, citizens of the Empire have a responsibility to cease their heretical worship. Then he will pay some attention to you. "You're awfully inquisitive, aren't you? I like that. Perhaps you'd care to solve a little problem I'm having?" He has known that Ogmund the skald, an old and respected man, worships Talos in his home. He wants you to break in to his home and find evidence for him.
Go to Ogmund's house, just above the market stalls. You may need to pick a novice-level lock and get into his house. There is a chest in the north part of the house and you can find Ogmund's Amulet of Talos in it. Steal the amulet from the chest as evidence and leave the house quietly. If you incur any bounties, do not resist arrest and make the guards turn hostile to you, as Ondolemar will attack you too and it would be impossible for you to talk to him during the fight. Pay your fine and the amulet won't be removed from your inventory.
Bring the amulet to Ondolemar and he thinks it will be all he need to have Ogmund taken care of. He will thank you on behalf of himself and the Thalmor for your assistance and reward you with some gold.
- Despite Ondolemar saying he can now take care of Ogmund, Ogmund remains friendly, albeit reluctantly, and available as a Speech skill trainer.
- If the Reach is given to the Stormcloaks in Season Unending or conquered for them after The Battle for Fort Sungard, then this quest becomes unavailable when Ondolemar is killed. The Stormcloaks, unlike the Empire, don't accept the Thalmor occupation.
 Quest Stages
|Search and Seizure (FreeformMarkarthM)|
|Stage||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
Objective 10: Find evidence of Ogmund's Talos worship
Objective 15: Bring Ogmund's Amulet of Talos to Ondolemar
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 20, 25, 200.