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Morrowind:Master of Security

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Help Habasi find the security master in town.
Quest Giver: Sugar-Lips Habasi in Balmora
Location(s): Balmora
Prerequisite Quest: Free New-Shoes Bragor
Reward: Bounty Removed
Disposition: +10 (Sugar-Lips Habasi)
Reputation Gain: +5 (Thieves Guild)
ID: TG_BalmoraDefenses
Required Rank: None
The elusive master of security...

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Chat with Sugar-Lips Habasi about jobs and Altmer.
  2. Ask around town until you find the Master of Security that Sugar-Lips is seeking.
  3. Convince Hecerinde to help secure the South Wall Cornerclub.
  4. Return to Sugar-Lips to finish the quest.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit


Sugar-Lips Habasi in the South Wall Cornerclub in Balmora asks you to help her by locating a fellow Thieves Guild master of Security who is living in town so that he may help secure the South Wall Cornerclub. All that she knows is that he is an Altmer (High Elf), and suggests that you ask around since there are only a few Altmer living in Balmora.

Inquiries about Altmer in TownEdit

Just about anyone in town will be able to identify the six or so Altmer in town:

It's a matter of some footwork to walk around and talk to each one, but you can eventually find out that Hecerinde is the security master.

A Chat with HecerindeEdit

Hecerinde can be found at his house in Balmora, which is located on the east bank of the Odai River running through town, up on the north end. Chat with Hecerinde about security and South Wall and he'll admit to having neglected his duties to the Thieves Guild, and will agree to help Sugar-Lips with her request.

Return to HabasiEdit

Return to Habasi with the news to complete the quest. If you have any bounties on your head at this time, she will reset your bounty back to zero.

At this point, Sugar-Lips will have no further jobs for you in the Thieves Guild, and will refer you to Aengoth the Jeweler in Ald'ruhn or Big Helende in Sadrith Mora for further Thieves Guild jobs.


Death of Hecerinde has bit different outcome depending when he is killed;

  • If you kill Hecerinde during the quest stage 50 AND after topic south wall with Hecerinde, Habasi is understandably upset with you. Her disposition towards you drops 20 points and you lose five points of Thieves Guild reputation. If Hecerinde is already dead when the quest starts, Habasi is disappointed, but there is no penalty.
  • During stage 50, but without choosing South Wall topic with him renders quest unfinishable (Habasi won't have South Wall at this point).
  • Killing Hecerinde during stage 5 won't cause penalties. Habasi even has bit different dialogue.
  • Killing Hecerinde before starting quest skips quest.
  • When asked about South Wall, Nalcarya will complain about her own shop's lack of security, alluding to items that have been stolen from her.


  • If you talk to Hecerinde about 'South Wall' before joining the Thieves Guild, he will talk about being negligent towards the guild, and you will get the journal entry directing you to Sugar-Lips Habasi. Talking to her about 'South Wall' will complete this quest and prevent you from obtaining Habasi's earlier quests. This may prevent you from gaining sufficient faction reputation to advance to Master Thief.

Quest StagesEdit

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

Master of Security (TG_BalmoraDefenses)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
5 Sugar-Lips Habasi has a job for me that involves the South Wall and a master of security.
10 Sugar-Lips Habasi told me that one of the masters of locks and traps has been living here in Balmora, but has not contacted the Thieves Guild. I should find this Altmer and convince him to help secure the South Wall.
20 I was told that the only Altmer in town are Culumaire at the Lucky Lockup, Estirdalin at the Guild of Mages, Imare at the Hlaalu Council Manor, Nalcarya the Alchemist, and Hecerinde and Tyermaillin who both have residences in Balmora.
50 I convinced Hecerinde to help secure for the Thieves Guild in Balmora.
100 Finishes quest  Sugar-Lips Habasi thanked me for convincing Hecerinde to help secure the South Wall.
110 Finishes quest  Sugar-Lips Habasi was very upset that Hecerendi was dead. Habasi has no further jobs for me.

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