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Oblivion:Amelion's Debt

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Help Biene Amelion satisfy a debt by retrieving an heirloom.
Quest Giver: Burz gro-Khash at the Cheydinhal Fighters Guild
Location(s): Water's Edge and Amelion Tomb
Prerequisite Quest: Drunk and Disorderly
Next Quest: Den of Thieves or The Master's Son
Reward: Level-dependent gold, possible promotion to Protector
Fame/Infamy: Fame +1
ID: FGC07Heirloom
The Sword and Cuirass

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Burz gro-Khash in Cheydinhal to receive this contract.
  2. Visit Biene Amelion in Water's Edge to discuss her dilemma.
  3. Decide on the path of your adventure and provide Biene with the means to satisfy her debt.
  4. Return to Burz gro-Khash to receive your reward and further instructions.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

An Amelion in DistressEdit

Visit Burz gro-Khash in Cheydinhal after completing Drunk and Disorderly for Modryn Oreyn. Burz has a contract for you from Biene Amelion in Water's Edge, a settlement north of Leyawiin on the western shore of the Lower Niben.

Find Biene in her house or around the small settlement. It appears she has inherited a debt of 1000 gold from her father, who was recently dragged from the house in relation to the outstanding sum. Biene wants you to retrieve her grandfather's ceremonial sword and cuirass - which are respectively enchanted with Frost Damage and Frost Shield - from the family tomb. She then plans to sell them to pay off the debt. At this point, you can approach the quest two ways.

Option 1: Chivalrous (But Costly) RescueEdit

If you have the inclination and the gold, you can immediately provide Biene with the funds necessary to pay off her debt. In thanks, she will give you permission to keep her grandfather's armor should you run across them later. Biene will also mark the location of her ancestor's tomb on your map. You must choose this option if you have already found and sold the sword and armor, as neither respawns.

The two pieces that Biene wants you to retrieve have a base value of 1037 gold. Choosing this option is therefore inadvisable from a purely economic standpoint: to turn a profit on the item will require a very high mercantile skill. However, it may still be worth pursuing this option for other reasons, including:

  • The armor is not only a unique set but also has a unique appearance. If you are a collector, or like to decorate your house, you will never have another chance to acquire any items that look like it.
  • You can collect the armor at any time (including before this quest) without stalling the Fighters Guild questline.

Option 2: Plundering the TombEdit

If you don't have the cash, or are looking for adventure, you can instead proceed to Amelion Tomb, which Biene will mark on your map. It's located across the Lower Niben, southeast of Water's Edge. See the place page for full walkthrough information. For the fastest route to the items, at the first intersection take the southeastern tunnel and open the rock wall at E by pulling the nearby rope. After battling up to three enemies, use door D to enter the second zone: Sarcophagus Chamber. The first room can be quite tough, as you may find yourself fighting up to seven enemies at the same time. Once you've negotiated it, head up the tunnel to the final room where a boss-level Undead (B) is guarding the sword and armor (Q). Nearby you will also find Brusef Amelion's greaves (g), though these won't be of interest to Biene. Use the nearby door (C) to return to the first zone, drop down a hole in the floor and head outside.

When you return to Biene, you are again given the opportunity to either give her money to pay the debt and keep the items, or to hand them over.

Back to CheydinhalEdit

Whatever your choice, return to Burz gro-Khash in Cheydinhal to receive a standard level-dependent gold reward and a one point Fame increase. If you have already completed Den of Thieves, Burz will also promote you to the rank of Protector. You will then have to go to Modryn Oreyn in Chorrol for your next quest, The Master's Son. Otherwise, you will need to go to Azzan in Anvil to complete Den of Thieves next.


  • It is considered trespassing to enter Biene Amelion's house during the quest.
  • Upon completion of the quest, NPCs can be heard saying: "Sure, the Fighters Guild raided a family tomb, but they did it for a family member. What's wrong with that?", even if the player decided to pay the debt off themselves.

Journal EntriesEdit

Amelion's Debt (FGC07Heirloom)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Burz gro-Khash has given me a contract to retrieve an heirloom for Biene Amelion, who lives in Water's Edge, a small settlement near Leyawiin. I should report to her for further details.
20 Biene Amelion has told me that she wishes for me to retrieve her grandfather's ceremonial sword and cuirass from their family tomb. She is in debt to a local merchant, and she wishes to sell the sword and cuirass to pay off the debt.
25 I have learned where to retrieve the sword and armor for Biene Amelion.
30 I have retrieved the ceremonial sword and armor from the Amelion Tomb. I should return them to Biene Amelion.
40 I have decided to give Biene Amelion the money to pay off her debt. She has told me that I may keep the sword and armor, if I wish to retrieve them from the Amelion Family Tomb. I should return to Burz gro-Khash for payment of the contract. (This will appear in your journal if you have not yet retrieved the sword and cuirass) or
I have decided to give Biene Amelion the money to pay off her debt. She has asked that I keep the sword and armor until a time that she may be able to repay me. I should return to Burz gro-Khash for payment. (This will appear in your journal if you already have retrieved the sword and cuirass)
50 I have given Biene Amelion her grandfather's ceremonial sword and armor so she may sell it in order to pay off her debt. I should return to gro-Khash in Cheydinhal.
100 Finishes quest  I have returned to Burz gro-Khash, who was pleased with my efforts. He has paid me what was owed on the contract.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  •   It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage FGC07Heirloom stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages. See SetStage for more information.
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The Master's Son