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Does Nirnroot grow back? If so how long?

Discussion in 'The Elder Scrolls 1-4' started by Dice, Oct 21, 2006.

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    I've been collecting Nirnroot and doing a lot of travelling doing it. I love exploration and all but I wouldn't mind going back to a few places I've already collected the root and gathering more if it grows back. Does it grow back and how long does it take to grow back if it does?
     
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    Nirnroot is a quest item and is one of the harder items to find (because you need so many of them!). It never grows back (the plant is uproted when you pick it up, and it effectively like picking up an item) and you have to find a new plant to get more (I think there is over 70 Nirnroot in Oblivion). Good luck (you'l need it)
     
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    Thanks. I guess I should have guessed as much considering that when you pick it, the plant disappears. Someone should make a mod for Nirnroot seeds. Now that would be handy and a lot more eco-friendly.
     
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    I'm still 3 Nirnroot short... Good to know it never respawns, another illusion down the drain... :(
     
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    I don't know an exact figure, but I'm up to over 120 collected. At a rough estimate I'd probably imagine somewhere around 150 in the game (based on the areas I've covered).

    Follow close to the edges of any body of water (including the small ponds) and you shouldn't have too many problems finding enough. One hundred are needed for the quest in total, but each additional ten over this will give a small reward.

    Remember to look behind rocks near the water as well, they are frequently there.
     
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    I also discovered at least 3 growing in pots inside the quarters of certain important people. The mages guild leader, some guards barracks in the main city, and another house that I can't remember at the moment.
     
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    It's counted as stealing if you take them from private quarters.
     
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    I Believe that there are supposed to be like 400...just look near water you will find plenty...normally near a solid object such as a rock , bridge, or ruins...also nirnroot makes a ringing noise when you are near it.
     
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    IIRC, there's an faq/map detailing where you can find every single root there is in the game over at Gamefaqs.com's Oblivion section.

    Enjoy...
     
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    Can you post a direct link to the map Faraaz? I checked the site but I only found a walkthrough that verbally described about 101 locations. I plan on finding as many as I can by myself but I'd like to keep the reference in case of emergencies :p
     
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    @Dragonfly: Sorry...I just came across the image file while I was browsing the official Elder Scrolls Forums...some guy just posted the link while they were discussing the nirnroots.

    That verbal description guide is pretty reliable though...its what I use.
     
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    Yeah, there's one in Hieronymus Lex's bedroom (on top of guard tower - imperial city).

    Afaik you only need the nirnroot for the quest, in which case the nirnroot is not flagged as stolen if you try to turn it in...
     
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    I found them in all sorts of strange and interesting places.
     
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