Imperial City Side Quest - Unfriendly Competition
This is a fairly quick but rewarding quest inside the Imperial City Market District. You can get it by talking to Jensine at “Jensine’s Good-as-New." A few other merchants will also mention it to you, but they’ll just point you toward Jensine to get the real quest. She’ll talk about the established merchant society and mention that Thoronir both refuses to join and has unrealistically low prices. She has a nice reward ready for you if you can figure out what shady business he’s up to.
Go to the Copious Coinpurse and talk to Thoronir. He’ll obviously deny everything, so we need to do a little spying. Note that you don’t actually have to follow him. He’ll either take a walk or sit down and drink for awhile. On that note, since you know he’s gone, feel free to rob him blind to kill some time.
After a few hours (usually around midnight or so), he should go to garden area by his shop. Once again, you don’t have to follow him or sneak. He’ll be there for awhile with his partner and you can trigger the important information by stepping into the middle of the little courtyard. The important thing is that you now know who his supplier is. This new guy, Agarmir, will just go home. Either follow him or kill a few hours and go to the marker.
Our new mission is to get inside his hom e, which is pretty straightforward. You physically can’t go inside his house while he’s inside. He bars the door. Just wait in hour increments for him to leave. He usually leaves for awhile during the middle of the day. If you can lockpick the door, then he isn’t home.
There isn’t much great loot, so let’s stay focused on the quest. Go down into his basement to find a bunch of very incriminating stuff. It seems that Thoronir’s stuff isn’t just stolen, but it’s been looted from nearby graves. Loot what you want for yourself, but make sure that you grab the “Macabre Manifest" off of his desk. That’s the evidence that we need for Thoronir. Take it and walk back.
Go to the Copious Coinpurse or just track Thoronir down and show him the manifest. He’s legitimately shocked to learn about Agarmir’s activities and he’s willing to help. Thoronir is going to take care of things with Jensine while you track down Agarmir. There’s a tomb he’s supposed to be raiding in the Palace district, so go there. Make sure that you’re armed and ready to fight.
Once you go inside, walk forward and wait for him to approach you. Agarmir will reveal that it’s an ambush, but it’s not much of an ambush. Agarmir is fairly tough and uses a unique enchanted sword, Debaser. He also has an armed bodyguard with him, although he’s nothing special. Keep up your block and cut him up or use some spells. Nothing too tricky, if you stick to the entrance or the stairs then you should be able to face them one at a time.
Loot their bodies to get some decent gear and the key to leave the Mausoleum. Make sure that you grab Debaser too. Even if you don’t want it, it’s worth a whole lot. There’s also a mace hidden in here behind one of the graves. Loot behind the grave of Calliben Trentius to grab it. Once again, it’s valuable even if you don’t want to use it.
Walk back and talk to Thoronir. He’ll reward you with the Weatherward Circlet, a nice ring with good resistance properties (which depend partially on your level). At high levels it grants great resistance, although most people probably won’t want to wait.
Don’t forget to officially close out the quest by talking to Jensine. She’ll confirm that Thoronir is making amends and reward you with some gold. This officially ends the quest.