Curator's Office on the first floor of the Library, on Auryen's desk.


When read, it starts the untracked quest 'Auryen's Notes: Dagger of Symmachus' to retrieve the Dagger of Symmachus.


Symmachus was the husband of Queen Barenziah of Mournhold, and the most trusted confidant of Tiber Septim. One of his key relis was a glass dagger which he passed down to his son Helseth, who awarded it to the Nerevarine, who in turn provided the blade to the museum in Mournhold.

A number of years ago I saw the blade at the Mournhold museum on one of my numerous visits, and when news of the eruption of Red Mountain came, I tried to contact Torase to help safeguard the relics but it seems that when Mournhold fell, the museum lost much of what it held to looters, bargainers and a few safe keepers, but by the time my message arrived to her, the events already were seen through and the museum was empty.

She did relay to me information on a number of relics which I have since been able to trace to possible locations, one of which was the dagger of Symmachus. It seems that the blade was sold through a number of markets and dealers until it was bought by a Ritualist bound for Solstheim. Based on what I have managed to find out, the individual would most likely have taken it to a very high point, perhaps near the Frykte Peak?

I should like to explore that area and see if my theories ring true or not.

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