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Missing Apprentices
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Nov 18, 2012 @ 12:41am
Aug 17, 2013 @ 10:57am
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Missing Apprentices


This mod implements the unfinished Missing Apprentices quest for the College of Winterhold. The quest lives up to its namesake in that you will be searching for four students who have gone missing.

You can begin the quest after joining the College by speaking with Phinis Gestor or by attending his lectures.

Note: Missing Apprentices is not be confused with the Forgotten Names quest which also involves four apprentices.


-Players can now complete the Missing Apprentices quest.
--Players will receive a unique piece of clothing for doing so.

-Players can begin the Missing Apprentices quest without having to listen to Phinis' lecture.

-The Missing Apprentices quest is no longer a Miscellaneous quest.
--It counts as a College of Winterhold quest and features log entries.

-The quest is fully-voiced and uses the original voice actor to boot!


This mod was tested on Skyrim v1. and cleaned with TES5Edit v3.0.30.

It will not be compatible with any other mod that alters the Missing Apprentices quest or its NPC's.


Skyrim Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/37244


-Quest markers may not appear after loading a saved game.
--This will be corrected upon traveling to a cell that does not contain a quest NPC or item.

-New quest logs may not appear.
--Can occur if the mod is loaded after having already started the Missing Apprentices quest

---Stopping and restarting the quest via console will resolve this issue.
----stopquest freeformwinterholdcollegeb
----startquest freeformwinterholdcollegeb

---Also, please thank myztikrice on Skyrim Nexus for finding this work-around. :)

-Quest NPC's may spawn with duplicate items.
--An unfortunate but minor problem resulting from the scripts being used to correct quest NPC's.


-Support for this modification will be provided at my discretion.

-Please feel free to distribute this modification provided it remains unaltered.

-Please contact me if you wish to alter or localize this modification.
--I go by KainXavier on the Nexus network and Kain-Xavier on Steam.


-Missing Apprentices quest no longer refires when player hears Phinis' lecture

-Fixed v1.2 patch quest shutting down prematurely.
--This was causing quest NPC's to disappear and quest items to be unobtainable.

-Added a script to Rundi which will hopefully ensure he always appears frozen.

-Kick-starter quest is now disabled when the Missing Apprentices quest first loads.

-v1.1 patch quest is now shut down when the Missing Apprentices quest shuts down.

-Quest NPC's and items will respawn if they have been deleted or are missing.

-Phinis will recognize and accept quest items obtained prior to loading the mod.

-The Robes of Attainment increase Magicka regeneration by 125% in addition to providing the 5% skill gain bonus.
-Thanks goes to Warsun99 for the suggestion!

-Borvir and Rundi carry their daggers on their person rather than having them at their side.
--This change was made to avoid issues with a script attached to the default dagger references.
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The Friendly Heavy c: Apr 17 @ 6:52am 
Yay, I've always been curious about the broken missing apprentices quest, thanks for fixing it c:
TigerInMansClothing Mar 26 @ 10:16am 
You can actually find a coupleof the Appretices, well their corpes anyway... But it's not obvious that they were the missing apprentices when you stumble across their bodies in the wilds of Skyrim.
biltart_clorn Dec 6, 2014 @ 9:59pm 
I am unsure why it didn't make the final cut. The reward is most useful for a guild member. They might have thought it was overpowered.
Glenno Sep 10, 2014 @ 6:12am 
Good mod, nice fix, but when it seemed like Phineas didn't give a shit he reminded me of one of my college professors.
Kain-Xavier  [author] Sep 3, 2014 @ 2:31pm 
alecparr1 Aug 12, 2014 @ 7:33am 
thank you!
Kain-Xavier  [author] Aug 12, 2014 @ 12:59am 

I suspect you may have a mod that either alters Rundi or the Frozen Corpse ability attached to him.

You can use the following console command to obtain Rundi's dagger:

player.additem 000ECD53 1
alecparr1 Aug 1, 2014 @ 11:00am 
had a problem where rundil was still alive and unkillable
Kain-Xavier  [author] Jun 19, 2014 @ 10:03pm 

It sounds like you're talking about Labyrinthian but that's a different quest. Missing Apprentices does not require you to go into any dungeon. All of its NPC's, sans Phinis Gestor, can be found out in the wilderness.
hanke98 Jun 19, 2014 @ 2:53pm 
@Kain-Xavier The skeletal dragon, pretty much in the first room.