This is the standard start quest for Legacy of the Dragonborn. It is skipped by using the Live Another Life start and the Guild Master Alternate Start both lead into variations of the quest 'Dragonborn Gallery'.
This quest can be triggered in one of 3 ways;
- Walk into the Museum and speak to Auryen Morellus.
- Read the flyer Seeking Treasure Hunters in one of the Taverns.
- Selling a relic to a vendor and receive a Letter from Auryen Morellus regarding it.
The quest consists of 5 basic fetch quests that have the player retrieve specific relics before being invited to partner with Auryen as the full time Relic Hunter.
At the beginning of the game, the player will only have access to the Reception Hall; the rest of the museum is blocked off by a notice and the library is locked. The player may simply walk into the museum and speak with Auryen, or the quest can being two alternative ways.
Visit the Museum in Solitude
If the player stumbles upon the flyer 'Seeking Treasure Hunters' in one of the Skyrim taverns, an objective will be triggered to visit the museum in Solitude.
See Auryen at the Museum in Solitude
If the player has sold a relic to one of the vanilla vendors, they'll receive a Letter from Auryen Morellus, prompting them to meet him in the Museum.
Locate the Sixth House Bellhammer for Auryen
After initialling greeting the player, Auryen will share his desire to have you go out and retrieve relics for him. If the player agrees they will be sent to find the first relic - the Sixth House Bell Hammer. The Bell Hammer can be found in Broken Helm Hollow, guarded by some bandits. Collecting the hammer will prompt you to return it to Auryen.
Deliver the Sixth House Bellhammer to Auryen
Delivering the Bell Hammer triggers a reward and the second relic to find - Ancient Daedric Lord Boots.
Locate the Daedric Lord boots for Auryen
The boots can be found at the top of the Sacellum of Boethiah, the same location used in the vanilla quest for this Daedric Prince.
Deliver the Daedric Lord boots to Auryen
Returning the boots to Auryen will fetch a reward and he will point you to the next relic - Akaviri Brass Token.
Locate an Akaviri Brass Token for Auryen
The token is not unique, but the one required for this quest is located in Yngvild, on a table near where you defeat the dungeon's boss.
Deliver the Akaviri Brass Token to Auryen
Returning the token will open the next phase of the quest to locate the next relic - Jade Warrior 2.
Locate a Jade Statue for Auryen
Deliver the Jade Statue to Auryen
Returning to the museum with the statue will open the next phase of the quest - to find the fifth and final relic, Denstagmer's Ring.
Locate Denstagmer's Ring for Auryen
The ring is located in Silent Moons Camp, in a strong box at the end of the interior dungeon. It's also worth noting that this is the same location you can find Malrus' Journal which will start the quest 'The Book of Wonders'.
Deliver Denstagmer's Ring to Auryen
Upon returning with the ring, Auryen will propose the idea of you joining him as a full time relic hunter. This unlocks full access to the museum and Auryen will give you his famous 'Ten Septim Tour'. This will end the quest, but Auryen will be able to give the player 'Finder's Keepers' quests from now on to follow a similar pattern to these objectives.
|An Interesting Prospect (DBM_MuseumJoinQST)|
[Technical Stage - Startup]
"I've found an advertisement for the museum in Solitude which is seeking relic hunters to find rare and unique artifacts to place on display. I might have to check it out some time."
Objective 5: Visit the museum in Solitude
"I've received a message from the curator at the museum in Solitude who apparently acquired an artifact I had previously sold. He's offering to hire me to discover and return other artifacts in an effort to fill the museum."
Objective 6: See Auryen at the museum in Solitude
"Auryen Morellus at the Dragonborn Gallery in Solitude has asked me to recover a number of relics for the museum, for which he'll pay me upon delivery. The first is a Bellhammer from the House of Dagoth Ur said to be found in Broken Helm Hollow."
Objective 10: Locate the Sixth House Bellhammer for Auryen
[Technical Stage - Enable the Bell Hammer, and clear previous objective if applicable.]
"I've located the Sixth House Bellhammer for Auryen at the museum in Solitude and should return it to him for my reward."
Objective 11: Deliver the Sixth House Bellhammer to Auryen
"Auryen at the museum in Solitude has sent me to find a pair of boots from an ancient Morrowind Daedric Lord armor set. Supposedly the entire set may be scattered around Skyrim for me to find in the future as well."
Objective 12: Locate the Daedric Lord boots for Auryen
[Technical Stage - Take the Bellhammer from the player and display it. Enable second relic]
|13||"I found the ancient Daedric Lord boots for the museum. Boethiah's shrine seems rather grim and unsettling, but I have found what I sought."
Objective 13: Deliver the Daedric Lord boots to Auryen
|14||"Auryen Morellus at the museum in Solitude has sent me to Yngvild's tomb to see if any ancient Akaviri brass tokens are still present in the tomb."
Objective 14: Locate an Akaviri Brass Token for Auryen
[Technical Stage - Take the boots from the player and display them. Enables third relic]
|15||"I have recovered a single Akaviri brass token coin from Yngvild's tomb. Seems a lot of trouble for a simple coin, but the curator should be happy with it."
Objective 15: Deliver the Akaviri Brass Token to Auryen
|16||"A shipment of Akaviri jade figurines was apparently sacked by Forsworn out in the Reach. Auryen from the museum has sent me to investigate and hopefully recover some of it."
Objective 16: Locate a Jade Statue for Auryen
[Technical Stage - Take coin and display it. Enable forth relic.]
|17||"I managed to recover a single jade figurine from the shipment that went astray. Seems it was stashed for later recovery and I beat the thieves to it. I should return it to the museum before they come looking for it."
Objective 17: Deliver the Jade Statue to Auryen
|18||"Some thieves have apparently stolen the ring of Denstagmer which would make a fitting display in the museum. Auryen from the museum has sent me to Silent Moons Camp to try and recover it."
Objective 18: Locate Denstagmer's Ring for Auryen
[Technical Stage - Take the figurine and display it. Enable strong box for next relic.]
|19||"I've recovered Denstagmer's ring from the Silent Moons Camp. I should return this to Auryen at the museum and see what else he has in store."
Objective 19: Deliver Denstagmer's Ring to Auryen
|25||[Technical Stage - Remove ring and display it. Jump to stage 100]|
|100||"I've joined Auryen at the museum in Solitude as the full time relic hunter. I should keep my eyes open for any items of interest in my travels across Skyrim."
[Technical Stage - completes all objectives, completes quest. Unlocks library and removes notice]
|200||[Technical Stage - overrides entire quest. Used in alternate start sequences.]|