The main quest is about helping the Blades restore a new Emperor and end the threat of the Oblivion Gates. Advancing in this questline will cause Oblivion Gates to open across Cyrodiil. Once the main quest is completed, they will all close.
The order of a couple of quests may be different depending upon whose (Martin's or Jauffre's) quests you are doing first. At some point you will need to have completed at least one of the Daedric quests in order to advance. The main quest never requires you to go anywhere near Bravil or Leyawiin, except for one optional quest.
- Tutorial: You must follow the secret escape route to escape the prison. ( 50 pts)
- Deliver the Amulet: You must deliver the Amulet of Kings to Jauffre in Weynon Priory.
- Find the Heir: Head to Kvatch to find the last heir.
- Breaking the Siege of Kvatch: You must help defeat the Daedra invaders and end the siege of Kvatch. ( 50 pts)
- Weynon Priory: Return to the Priory with Martin.
- The Path of Dawn: You must return to Baurus in the Imperial City to try to track down the stolen Amulet of Kings. ( 50 pts)
- Dagon Shrine: Find and infiltrate the Mythic Dawn's shrine.
- Spies: Track down those that have been spying on Cloud Ruler Temple.
- Blood of the Daedra: Locate a Daedric artifact for Martin. ( 50 pts)
- Bruma Gate: Help the Bruma guard close an Oblivion Gate just outside the city.
- Blood of the Divines: Recover the blood of a god for Martin.
- Miscarcand: Recover a Great Welkynd Stone for Martin.
- Defense of Bruma: Let a Great Oblivion Gate open outside of Bruma.
- Great Gate: Find the Great Sigil Stone and close the Great Gate before a Daedric siege engine invades Tamriel! ( 50 pts)
- Paradise: Enter Mankar's Paradise, and retrieve the Amulet of Kings.
- Light the Dragonfires: Escort Martin to the Temple of the One… but will you be able to crown him Emperor? ( 110 pts)
- Imperial Dragon Armor: Receive your reward for saving the world.
"I was born 87 years ago. For 65 years I've ruled as Tamriel's Emperor. But for all these years I have never been the ruler of my own dreams. I have seen the Gates of Oblivion, beyond which no waking eye may see. Behold, in Darkness a Doom sweeps the land. This is the 27th of Last Seed; the Year of Akatosh 433. These are the closing days of the 3rd Era, and the final hours of my life."