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Shivering Isles Question

Discussion in 'The Elder Scrolls 1-4' started by DragonShade, Jan 25, 2011.

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    I hope I'm putting this in the right place. I'm just looking for advice on how to beat the Gatekeeper. Those arrows are completely worthless. Any help would be appreciated
     
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    Dont think I ever finished Shivering Isles I grew bored when I just wacked everything in the same way without getting hurt (hmm this sounds like a brag but I tend to powerlevel like a madman and then when I actually play the game I find it boring as all combat is easy/repetetive) but you have tried all normal ways of attacking? Enchanted swords? Poison? Destruction magic?
     
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    I use the Umbra with soultrap on it, which ripped thru everything in Oblivion and Knights of the Nine. I use those arrows from the dead Gatekeeper. I use spell scrolls I have, and all destruction magic I might have, and nothing will hurt this thing. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    Is that the first thing you encounter in Shivering Isles? Usually if a boss or monster is hard in Oblivion there is some gimmick to kill it. Long time since I did it but I relied quite a bit on walk throughs and such on the few difficult bits. www.gamebanshee.com has a good one.
     
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    You might need the "bone arrows" from some guy in the village. I think his name is Jarred, but I'm not sure anymore. He has to make them for you from the Garden Of Bones.
     
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    Yes, it's the first boss you get to. I have those bone arrows. They are pretty worthless. I've checked a couple of walkthroughs, and they just say the bone arrows will kill it. They don't. But I'll check that banshee site and see if it tells me any different. Thanks a lot
     
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    It is a quest thing. Follow the quest-line and it is made vulnerable.
     
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    there's also a certain poison which weakens it, made from a particular someone's tears.
     
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    I did follow the quest line, but nothing seems to hurt it. Game banshee was no help at all. I'll keep looking for the poison, tho. I haven't found anyone crying yet, tho
     
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    It is right in front of you. Talk to NPC's, look for clues in buldings.

    The quest is called: Trough the Fringe of Madness.

    BTW you will find all info on Banshee.
     
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    you find out about the pioson from a certain dark elf's apprentice, the bone arrows from someone who can only talk about bones
     
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