The Book of Love
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Quest Giver
Dinya Balu
Location
Temple of Mara
Ivarstead
Markarth
Gjukar's Monument
Rewards
Agent of Mara
ID
T02
Quest Objectives

Walkthrough

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.

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