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Oblivion Main Quest: Dagon Shrine

Discussion in 'The Elder Scrolls 1-4' started by Spliff Krieger, Sep 18, 2006.

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    This is the part in the main quest where you travel to the Dagon Shrine to recover the Amulet. You can choose to join the order (which I didn't, not sure where it leads to either) or just kill 'm all and get the book.

    Now, my problem is this: I murdered out practically the whole cave, a few followers (4) left who stand down the altar near the book, and one named npc next to the book.

    Well, I can't kill 'm... I aggro the whole place when I attack one of these 5, and I sure as hell can't take 'm all on at once... I also have a saved game from a little while before that, where the followers leave the room for a short while, but I can't even take the named npc on my own...

    What do I do wrong? I'm only level 4, so maybe that's a little low. But nowhere in the game you get an indication if you're level is too low for a quest... And how am I supposed to level up outside the Main Quest? I don't seem to manage to get other quests...

    I am quite a skilled rpg player, but new to TES... Any advice on how to play this properly is very welcome, as goes for the original question:

    Am i too low level to complete the quest in the Dagon Shrine, if no: what do i do wrong? if yes, where do i go to level up?

    Thanks for replies!
     
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    Everything in Oblivion scales to the level of your character so your being low in level shouldn't be a factor. I can't say that I had much problem with that fight and I didn't really use any fancy tactics. If you are having too much trouble you could temporarily turn the difficulty level down.
     
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    Thanks JSBB, I got 'm all down... :)

    I took the previous savegame where the followers went up in the hallway for a short time. Went after them, and although they stood next to each other, I managed to pull 'm 2 by 2 somehow...

    Went down to get the book, sent my ancestor guardian to the guard, killed the named npc in a flash (casting shock resistance & protect works wonders here!), finished the guard, released the prisoner and took the book...

    Thanks for the input!
     
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    Not everything in Oblivion scales down to your level, take it from me. For instance...you don't wanna venture into Umbra's lair all the way at level 2 or something. Vampire hideouts might also be a little too much for your character to handle if he doesn't have the proper tools and level of skills.
     
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    There are many quests outside of the main quest. Some you'll overhear NPCs talking about and you'll get new topics that will come up after over-hearing NPCs talk. Every town as three or four side quests. Talk to NPCs and ask about rumors.

    Join a guild. Wander around the countryside and look for Daedric Shrines. These all have quests associated with them. Go to each town's castle and speak with the Duke/Duchess as many of them have a quest.

    Some of these quests are level-based and will only be offered to you when you reach a certain level.
     
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    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

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    I managed to clean a den of vampires with my level 2 barbarian... only to get infected with vampirism while fighting the patriarch.

    C'mon, a level 2 barbarian vampire... at least there's homeless people to feed on in the streets...
     
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    A vampire is certainly a lot easier to play in Oblivion than in either of the two previous games. The homeless are a good source of blood.
     
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    Level-scaling sucks. Why don't you try the "multiple enemies" -mod instead? Nothing like fighting against a horde of Dagon fanatics. :xx:
     
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    [​IMG] what i do is i steal the book and end up getting to the door to the caverns and i need a key,where do i get it??
     
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    The guy who let you into the cavern area where the altar is has the key. You either have to steal it or kill him to get it. Sorry I don't remember his name. The one you give all your belongings to if you 'join'.
     
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