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Chronological Order of Main Story

As a new player starting in Elder Scrolls, it can be quite confusing on where to start the story that makes Elder Scrolls Online. This guide will take you through the content in its chronological order with the Mages and Fighters guild quest-line interwoven within.

 

If you are starting with The Daggerfall Covenant, simply scroll down just a tad. If you are starting your character as The Aldmeri Dominion or The Ebonheart Pact, simply click on their links to jump to that section.

Complete the Tutorial (or you can skip if you are not a new player). The tutorial will teach you some of the most basic combat cues as well as the introduction to the new chapter to Elder Scrolls Online. Since the new chapter puts you into the later parts of the story, we recommend you do not continue after the tutorial but to start at your home alliance.

Travel to Daggerfall in Glenumbra.

Talk to the Hooded Figure (a hooded Breton near the Daggerfall Bank) and accept:

SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHAROUR - This will start the main questline

 

Once you have completed the SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR and have returned to Tamriel, you will wake in a boat in Stros M'Kai.

Enter Port Hunding and talk to Captain Kaleen and accept:

THE BROKEN SPEARHEAD - This will start your alliance quest-line

 

Quest through Stros M'kai and complete the zone. The story will then take you to Betnikh and repeat the process. Once you complete the story in Betnikh, you will then arrive back at Daggerfall at the docks to report to Sir Lanis Shaldon who is standing near the gate entrance. At this time you may see a cut of The Prophet to see him at the Harborage.

In Daggerfall, find Nemarc at the Mages Guildhall and accept NEMARC'S INVITATION then talk to Valaste and accept the LONG LOST LORE quest. Find Basile Fenandre at the Fighters Guildhall and accept BASILE'S INVITAITON and then talk to Guild master Sees-All-Colors and accept ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOUR.

While in Glenumbra, intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories:

THE HARBORAGE

DAUGHTER OF GIANTS

CHASING SHADOWS

NEMARC'S INVITATION

LONG LOST LORE

BASILE'S INVITATION

ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOR

 

NOTE: Since Tamriel One, it is possible to continue with the Mages, Fighters, and Main Story quest line from start to finish while still discovering Glenumbra. Doing so, you will miss certain characters that play significant roles in the final stages. Therefore if you pick up a quest from either that is detailed in the later part of this guide, we suggest you hold off on the quest till that time.

Once you completed the zone stories and side quests in Glenumbra, continue to Stormhaven (the Capital of the Daggefall Covenant). While repeating the zone stores and side quests in Stormhaven, intercut the following quests:

CASTLE OF THE WORM

THE THARN SPEAKS

SIMPLY MISPLACED

THE DANGERIOUS PAST

 

Once you completed the zone stories in Stormhaven continue to Rivenspire and intercut the following quests:

HALLS OF TORMENT

CIRCUS OF CHEERFUL SLAUGHTER

THE PRISMATIC CORE

 

After you have done the zone stories in Rivenspire, continue to Alik'r Desert. Intercut the following quests:

VALLEY OF BLADES

CHATEAU OF THE RAVENOUS RODENT

PROVING THE DEED

 

After Alik'r Desert, you will be heading to the final land of the Daggerfall Covenant. Continue to Bangkorai. Here we recommend doing all you can in Bangkorai before finishing up the Mages and Fighters Guild. After the Guild quests are done, then move on to the Main story line with SHADOW OF SANCRE TOR.

SHADOW OF SANCRE TOR

COUNCIL OF THE FIVE COMPANIONS

THE MAD GOD'S BARGAIN

THE ARCH-MAGE'S BOON - The end of the Mages Guild quest-line

WILL OF THE COUNCIL - The end of the Fighters Guild quest-line

 

After you completed the zone stories in Bangkorai, make sure you complete the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild before progressing the Main Story Line. This is crucial as you gather your army for THE FINAL ASSAULT. You are now ready to continue the Main Story and head to Coldharbour.

THE FINAL ASSAULT - Speak to the Prophet

 

Once completed, The Prophet will again appear and give you the final quest of the main quest-line:

GOD OF SCHEMES

 

Congratulations! You have finished the Main, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild quest lines. Once you have finished the GOD OF SCHEMES, Cadwell will give you the quest:

CADWELL'S SILVER

 

This takes you to The Aldmeri Dominion to start the zone quests there. Starting at Vulkhel Guard, search for Captain Tremouille who can be found aboard The Interim Suitor, near the docks.

STORM ON THE HORIZON

 

This starts your journey through The Aldmeri Dominion. Continue clearing your zones through:

1. Khenarthi's Roost

2. Auridon

3. Grahtwood

4. Greenshade

5. Malabal Tor

6. Reapers March

 

Once you have completed the main story of the lands listed above, you have completed CADWELL'S SILVER. Return to Cadwell and he will give you the quest:

LargeCADWELL'S GOLD

 

This takes you to The Ebonheart Pact to start the zone quests there. Starting at Davon's Watch, you are looking for a Nord named Riurik who can be found near the Artisan's Row marketplace.

A BEGINNING AT BLEAKROCK

 

This starts your journey through The Ebonheart Pact. Travel to Large Bleakrock Wayshrine and head south into Bleackrock Village. Continue clearing your zones through:

1. Bleakrock Isle/Bal Foyen

2. Stonefalls

3. Deshaan

4. Shadowfen

5. Eastmarch

6. The Rift

 

Once you have completed the main story line of the lands listed above, you have completed CADWELL'S GOLD. Return to Cadwell at the Harborage to turn in your quest. Congratulations! It is now time to start your first DLC story line at Craglorn. (Top)

Complete the Tutorial (or you can skip if you are not a new player). The tutorial will teach you some of the most basic combat cues as well as the introduction to the new chapter to Elder Scrolls Online. Since the new chapter puts you into the later parts of the story, we recommend you do not continue after the tutorial but to start at your home alliance.

Travel to Large Vulkhel Guard in Auridon.

Talk to the Hooded Figure (she can be found on the boat The Interim Suitor, at the docks) and accept:

SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHAROUR - This will start the main quest-line

 

Once you have completed the SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR and have returned to Tamriel, you will wake up at Khenarthi's Roost.

Enter Eagle's Strand and talk to Razum-dar and accept:

STORM ON THE HORIZON - This will start your alliance quest-line

 

Quest through Khenarthi's Roost and complete the zone. Once you complete the story in Khenarthi's Roost, you will then arrive back at Auridon. At this time you may see a cut of The Prophet to see him at the Harborage.

In Auridon, find Curinure at the Mages Guildhall and accept CURINURE'S INVITATION then talk to Valaste and accept the LONG LOST LORE quest. Find Aicessar at the Fighters Guildhall and accept AICESSAR'S INVITAITON and then talk to Guild master Sees-All-Colors and accept ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOUR.

While in Auridon, intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories:

THE HARBORAGE

DAUGHTER OF GIANTS

CHASING SHADOWS

CURINURE'S INVITATION

LONG LOST LORE

AICESSAR'S INVITATION

ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOR

 

NOTE: Since Tamriel One, it is possible to continue with the Mages, Fighters, and Main Story quest line from start to finish while still discovering Auridon. Doing so, you will miss certain characters that play significant roles in the final stages. Therefore if you pick up a quest from either that is detailed in the later part of this guide, we suggest you hold off on the quest till that time.

Once you completed the zone stories and side quests in Auridon, continue to Grahtwood (the Capital of The Aldmeri Dominion). While repeating the zone stores and side quests in Grahtwood, intercut the following quests:

CASTLE OF THE WORM

THE THARN SPEAKS

SIMPLY MISPLACED

THE DANGERIOUS PAST

 

Once you completed the zone stories in Grahtwood continue to Greenshade and intercut the following quests:

HALLS OF TORMENT

CIRCUS OF CHEERFUL SLAUGHTER

THE PRISMATIC CORE

 

After you have done the zone stories in Greenshade, continue to Malabal Tor. Intercut the following quests:

VALLEY OF BLADES

CHATEAU OF THE RAVENOUS RODENT

PROVING THE DEED

 

After Malabal Tor, you will be heading to the final land of the Aldmeri Dominion. Continue to Reaper's March. Here we recommend doing all you can in Reaper's March before finishing up the Mages and Fighters Guild. After the Guild quests are done, then move on to the Main story line with SHADOW OF SANCRE TOR.

SHADOW OF SANCRE TOR

COUNCIL OF THE FIVE COMPANIONS

THE MAD GOD'S BARGAIN

THE ARCH-MAGE'S BOON - The end of the Mages Guild quest-line

WILL OF THE COUNCIL - The end of the Fighters Guild quest-line

 

After you completed the zone stories in Reapers March, make sure you complete the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild before progressing the Main Story Line. This is crucial as you gather your army for THE FINAL ASSAULT. You are now ready to continue the Main Story and head to Coldharbour.

THE FINAL ASSAULT - Speak to the Prophet

 

Once completed, The Prophet will again appear and give you the final quest of the main quest-line:

GOD OF SCHEMES

 

Congratulations! You have finished the Main, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild quest lines. Once you have finished the GOD OF SCHEMES, Cadwell will give you the quest:

CADWELL'S SILVER

 

This takes you to The Ebonheart Pact to start the zone quests there. Starting at Davon's Watch in Stonefalls, look for a Nord named Riurik who can be found near the Artisian's Row marketplace..

A BEGINNING OF BLEAKROCK

 

This starts your journey through The Ebonheart Pact. Travel to Large Bleakrock Wayshrine and head south into Bleackrock Village. Continue clearing your zones through:

1. Bleakrock Isle/Bal Foyen

2. Stonefalls

3. Deshaan

4. Shadowfen

5. Eastmarch

6. The Rift

 

Once you have completed the main story of the lands listed above, you have completed CADWELL'S SILVER. Return to Cadwell and he will give you the quest:

Large CADWELL'S GOLD

 

This takes you to The Daggerfall Covenant to start the zone quests there. Starting at Daggerfall in Glenumbra, you are looking for a female Redguard named Mihayya who can be found near the Southern Gates (south of the bank) leaning against a light post.

THE BROKEN SPEARHEAD

 

This starts your journey through The Daggerfall Covenant. Continue clearing your zones through:

1. Stros M'Kai/Betnikh

2. Glenumbra

3. Stormhaven

4. Rivenspire

5. Alik'r Desert

6. Bangkorai

 

Once you have completed the main story line of the lands listed above, you have completed CADWELL'S GOLD. Return to Cadwell at the Harborage to turn in your quest. Congratulations! It is now time to start your first DLC story line at Craglorn. (Top)

Complete the Tutorial (or you can skip if you are not a new player). The tutorial will teach you some of the most basic combat cues as well as the introduction to the new chapter to Elder Scrolls Online. Since the new chapter puts you into the later parts of the story, we recommend you do not continue after the tutorial but to start at your home alliance.

Travel to Large Davon's Watch in Stonefalls.

Talk to the Hooded Figure (a hooded Breton near a cart, east of the circle pathway) and accept:

SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHAROUR - This will start the main quest-line

 

Once you have completed the SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR and have returned to Tamriel, you will find yourself in Bleakrock Isle.

Enter Bleakrock Village and enter the large building with stone step and talk to Captain Rana and accept:

A BEGINNING OF BLEAKROCK - This will start your alliance quest-line

 

Quest through Bleakrock Isle and complete the zone. The story will then take you to Bal Foyen and repeat the process. Once you complete the story in Bal Foyen, you will then arrive back at Stonefalls. . At this time you may see a cut of The Prophet to see him at the Harborage.

In Stonefalls, find Rudrasa at the Mages Guildhall and accept RUDRASA'S INVITATION then talk to Valaste and accept the LONG LOST LORE quest. Find Hilan at the Fighters Guildhall and accept HILAN'S INVITAITON and then talk to Guild master Sees-All-Colors and accept ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOUR.

 

While in Stonefalls, intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories:

THE HARBORAGE

DAUGHTER OF GIANTS

CHASING SHADOWS

RUDRASA'S INVITATION

LONG LOST LORE

HILAN'S INVITATION

ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOR

 

NOTE: Since Tamriel One, it is possible to continue with the Mages, Fighters, and Main Story quest line from start to finish while still discovering Stonefalls. Doing so, you will miss certain characters that play significant roles in the final stages. Therefore if you pick up a quest from either that is detailed in the later part of this guide, we suggest you hold off on the quest till that time.

Once you completed the zone stories and side quests in Stonefalls, continue to Deshaan (the Capital of the Ebonheart Pact). While repeating the zone stores and side quests in Deshaan, intercut the following quests:

CASTLE OF THE WORM

THE THARN SPEAKS

SIMPLY MISPLACED

THE DANGERIOUS PAST

 

Once you completed the zone stories in Deshaan continue to Shadowfen and intercut the following quests:

HALLS OF TORMENT

CIRCUS OF CHEERFUL SLAUGHTER

THE PRISMATIC CORE

 

After you have done the zone stories in Shadowfen, continue to Eastmarch. Intercut the following quests:

VALLEY OF BLADES

CHATEAU OF THE RAVENOUS RODENT

PROVING THE DEED

 

Once you are done with Eastmarch, you will be heading to the final land of the Ebonheart Pact. Continue to The Rift. Here we recommend doing all you can in The Rift before finishing up the Mages and Fighters Guild. After the Guild quests are done, then move on to the Main story line with SHADOW OF SANCRE TOR.

SHADOW OF SANCRE TOR

COUNCIL OF THE FIVE COMPANIONS

THE MAD GOD'S BARGAIN

THE ARCH-MAGE'S BOON - The end of the Mages Guild quest-line

WILL OF THE COUNCIL - The end of the Fighters Guild quest-line

 

After you completed the zone stories in The Rift, make sure you complete the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild before progressing the Main Story Line. This is crucial as you gather your army for THE FINAL ASSAULT. You are now ready to continue the Main Story and head to Coldharbour.

THE FINAL ASSAULT - Speak to the Prophet

 

Once completed, The Prophet will again appear and give you the final quest of the main quest-line:

GOD OF SCHEMES

 

Congratulations! You have finished the Main, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild quest lines. Once you have finished the GOD OF SCHEMES, Cadwell will give you the quest:

CADWELL'S SILVER

 

This takes you to The Daggerfall Covenant to start the zone quests there. Starting at Daggerfall in Glenumbra, you are looking for a female Redguard named Mihayya who can be found near the Southern Gates (south of the bank) leaning against a light post.

THE BROKEN SPEARHEAD

 

This starts your journey through The Daggerfall Covenant. Continue clearing your zones through:

1. Stros M'Kai/Betnihk

2. Glenumbra

3. Stormhaven

4. Rivenspire

5. Alik'r Desert

6. Bangkorai

 

Once you have completed the main story of the lands listed above, you have completed CADWELL'S SILVER. Return to Cadwell and he will give you the quest:

Large CADWELL'S GOLD

 

This takes you to The Aldmeri Dominion to start the zone quests there. Starting at Vulkhel Guard, search for Captain Tremouille who can be found aboard The Interim Suitor, near the docks.

STORM ON THE HORIZON

 

This starts your journey through The Aldmeri Dominion. Continue clearing your zones through:

1. Khenarthi's Roost

2. Auridon

3. Grahtwood

4. Malabal Tor

5. Reaper's March

6. The Rift

 

Once you have completed the main story line of the lands listed above, you have completed CADWELL'S GOLD. Return to Cadwell at the Harborage to turn in your quest. Congratulations! It is now time to start your first DLC story line at Craglorn. (Top)