Nehrim:Under Siege

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Quest Information

Quest Giver Nehrim:Sentry Morten Icon nq00.jpg
NPCs Sentry Morten 
Locations Nehrim:Shadow Song Mine Site, Nehrim:Shadow Song Mine, Upper Entrance


The guards fear of the attack from the Battlemages stationed outside. Morten asks you find something that would barricade the main gate so that the mages would not break it open. Morten will hand you the key (Morten's Mine Key) to the Shadow Song Mine, upper entrance.


Shadow Song Mine, Upper Entrance

Find the Upper Entrance to the Mine

Make your way up to the Shadow Song Mine Upper Entrance. The fastest and the most straightforward way is simply by following the red marker on your map. Once you are approaching the mine entrance, you will have to go through some narrow corridors that will ultimately lead to the mine's entrance. Enter the mine with the key that Nehrim:Sentry Morten gave you.

Find the Shovels

Having entered the mine, follow the main hallway. As the tunnel starts to fork, turn left. (Turning right will result in facing a door to Nehrim:Shadow Song Mine). You should only encounter spiders here; if you are attacked by wolves, you are going the wrong way (but, of course, the XP is nice), and if you see a door, you are going the wrong way too.

The right way will lead you to one spacious room where a few spiders will mercilessly surround you, all at once. Taking a glance aorund the room you should perceive two sturdy shovels attatched to the wall (if you are lazy, just follow the green questmarker). Taking the shovels will trigger a quest log update stating that the shovels will make a good support for the gates. Take the shovels back down to Nehrim:Morten.

Shadow Song Mine Site

Bring the Shovels to Morten

Sentry Morten

When you approach Morten with the shovels, he will be defending the site form the raging Mages. Although he seems occupied with the fight, talk to him. He will state that he does not need the shovels anymore, as the mages managed to break through the gate (he needed the shovels to support the defences). Follow the quest as it evolves.

Defeat the Battlemages

Just as you are approaching, the mages burst through the gates. DO NOT cross the gates yet (this will lead to scripted death). After a skirmish and 5 dead mages, the quest is updated again, and you can finally leave the restricted area for most of Nehrim. Speak to Nehrim:Morten to finish the quest. The shovels are not necessary anymore. The shovels, however, should be removed from your inventory. Your quest log suggests that you might speak to Nehrim:Porim before leaving the area.


  • +150 EP


  • Do make sure that you have spoken to Nehrim:Merre before. Otherwise, Morten will not give you the quest.
  • BE SURE that you do shoot at the mages and make them aggressive when obtaining the soap. Otherwise, the quest will be broken (more information here . To solve the problem, you need to load the game from the save before the quest with the soap. ) If you did provoke the mages previously, and the mages still don't attack the gate, contact the English support forum (don't forget to upload your savegame!) . How to change SureAI account into English registration can be found here .
  • If you didn't speak to Morten after completing the quest, and you return to the mine to speak to him, you may find it overrun by ogres, and Morten will be gone. If this is the case, enter the console by pressing tilde (~). Then type this in: setstage mq01tate 45


Following Quest

Nehrim:Journey to the Abbey

Quest Journal

The use of the console is same like in Oblivion. Description how to use console commands can be found


Under Siege - MQ01Tate
Stage End Q Journal Entry
0 Siege!
5 In front of the mine wall, I met the guard Morten. He excitedly reported that mages had appeared and killed one of his soldiers. He and another soldier were able to close the gate just in time. I certainly cannot leave the mine site as long as these mages are still out there.
10 I should offer to help the soldier Morten.
15 Morten needs something to secure the door against additional attacks. I need to go up to the upper mine and look for support planks or something similar.
20 I found two solid looking shovels, they should offer additional support to the gate.
25 As I exited the mine, I heard a horn resounding in the distance. I wonder if that are the reinforcement troops from Erothin?
40 We have survived the attack. I can now go to the Abbey.
45 End I gave Morten the shovels from the mine.
99 End Die Schattenrufmine wurde von Höhlentrollen in Beschlag genommen. Morten werde ich hier nicht mehr finden können.