The first version of the staff is found in the Irkngthand Refugee Annex in Irkngthand during 'Much Ado About Snow Elves', in a Dwemer Stasis Chamber in the last room, straight ahead from the entrance. The forcefield protecting it can be deactivated by pressing the button on the pedestal on the gallery to the right of the room entrance. A few days after giving it to Calcelmo upon quest completion, a courier will deliver a note from Calcelmo. The final version can then be found placed in the Hall of Lost Empires.
- The staff will be brought along by Auryen during Trial of Trinimac and is required to open the right door in the Temple of the Venerable Ones.
- After finishing Much Ado About Snow Elves, the replica recipe will unlock (Elven Smithing perk needed).
- The display can take both the original and the replica.