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Quest Giver
Dinya Balu
Temple of Mara
Gjukar's Monument
Agent of Mara
Quest Objectives


This quest begins when the Dragonborn strikes up a conversation with Dinya Balu in the Temple of Mara in Riften. The priestess explains that she has received visions from Mara about star-crossed lovers in need of help. If the Dragonborn agrees to help her, she gives them an Amulet of Mara and mentions a couple in need of a helping hand in Ivarstead.

Talk to Fastred[]

Fastred lives in Ivarstead and is the daughter of Boti and Jofthor. She has a crush on Bassianus Axius and asks the Dragonborn to help convince her parents to let her elope with him.

Talk to Fastred's parents[]

After talking to her parents, the Dragonborn learns that she previously had a crush on Klimmek.

Talk to Bassianus or Klimmek[]

The Dragonborn can then choose to help her elope with Bassianus, or to rekindle her relationship with Klimmek.

Return to Dinya Balu[]

Once Fastred has been happily paired off with her suitor, the Dragonborn can report the success to Dinya who will tell him about another couple in Markarth.

Talk to Calcelmo[]

Speaking with Calcelmo in Understone Keep, the Dragonborn learns that the scholar holds a torch for Faleen, but cannot bring himself to let her know.

Get advice from Yngvar[]

Calcelmo suggests that perhaps Yngvar the Singer might have some ideas and so the Dragonborn pays a visit to the bard who suggests a love poem which he can provide for 200 Gold.png.

Deliver poem[]

The Dragonborn then delivers the poem to Faleen saying it is from Calcelmo. The steward is touched and composes a letter in response.

Deliver Faleen's letter[]

The Dragonborn then takes to the letter to Calcelmo who immediately runs off to meet his love.

Return to Dinya Balu[]

With that sorted, the Dragonborn can report the success to Dinya who will tell him about a third couple: two ghosts, but they can only be seen with an Amulet of Mara equipped.

Put on the Amulet of Mara[]

The Dragonborn then puts on the amulet and head out to Gjukar's Monument where he or she finds Ruki, a ghost who thinks she is still alive and looking for the body of her lover thinking him killed in battle.

Talk to the long-dead lover[]

Ruki marks the Dragonborn's map with the location of the battle.

Find Fenrig[]

At the specified location, the Dragonborn finds Fenrig who is also a ghost, having been killed even before the battle in an ambush.

Bring Fenrig to Ruki[]

The Dragonborn then brings Fenrig back to Ruki at the monument so the two can be reunited.

Return to Dinya Balu[]

With the final couple united, the Dragonborn can then return to Riften for the Agent of Mara reward.