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House of Horrors Alternate Ending
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Aug 4, 2012 @ 5:25pm
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The The House of Horrors quest is terrible for good players. You get suckered into the quest as a mission of good, then forced to kill a guy. Then you're told another guy is imprisoned. A good player would still want to save him, but if you do that and follow him, Molag Bal forces you to beat him to death. There is no option to refuse and free the guy - the nicest thing you can do is leave him there to rot.

That's just horrible, so I've made a new option. Now when Molag Bal gives you the Rusty Mace to beat Logrolf with, the front door will lock at this point, forcing you to make a decision. If you want to have the mace, complete the quest as normal by killing Logrolf (repeatedly). If you don't want to murder an old man, just throw it on the ground right away. The mace will immediately disappear, Logrolf will be released (he runs away and you'll never see him again), and you'll be cursed. Curse of Molag Bal is a 50% weakness to fire, and it prevents you from maintaining divine blessings. To finish the quest, simply visit any Shrine of Stendarr. This will remove the curse, allowing you to select any divine blessing once again. You'll also be awarded a new ability called Stendarr's Mercy, which grants you a small bonus to all weapon attacks against daedra.

And yes, this totally works in existing games, even when you're in the middle of this quest. As long as you have not yet started to beat Logrolf to death, you can still choose this alternate ending. Completing the quest using this new option still counts as finishing a Daedric Quest, but of course won't count toward Oblivion Walker because you aren't getting the artifact.

The best part? I only edited three game files (the quest, the quest's script, and the Rusty Mace), so this should be compatible with anything. Every other file included in this is new.
81 Comments
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G.E.M.A. Apr 3 @ 1:29pm 
ahhhh feels good to do good
bart-gamer Feb 16 @ 7:15am 
i just killed the priest before he got to the altar, molag didnt get what he wantted, and i killed a priest of boethiah
YoLo Mcswaggins Feb 5 @ 9:34am 
@13aceofspades13 Thats a good way to get rid of the guy who worships Boethiah and make Molag Bal feel bad
TheGannet Feb 1 @ 10:01am 
the guy you want to free is a bastard. he was a deadra worshiper anyway.
asianboy500 Jan 19 @ 6:55pm 
You took his soul instead, that's a pretty good way of sticking it to molag bal.
bricx23 Nov 15, 2014 @ 12:27pm 
Good mod. I always hated that quest for not giving me a choice.
13aceofspades13 Oct 27, 2014 @ 7:35am 
the only sucker in this case was Molag Bal, he wanted his soul so what did i do? i made sure my inventory was stocked full of good soul jems and grabbed a weapon that was enchanted able to absorb souls once you have killed somewone with it, i did as Molag Bal commanded and killed him, but i kept his soul...
ExplosiveFirehawk Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:37pm 
@wolfhound2020 The cool part about the Hiricine quest is you still get a reward (Ring) and you can get both if you perform this bug (Kill hunters, go outside, get Ring, go inside, kill Sinding, get hide). It's cool
Mantarok1205 May 27, 2014 @ 5:00pm 
Meh, Logrolf is a worshipper of Boethiah, who is just as bad as Molag Bal. Even when playing as a good character I still beat him to death for that reason, then I never use the mace again.

Boethiah's quest requires you to intentionally trick and kill a friend or mercenary. Compared to that this quest isnt very evil, just really uncomfortable for a good character.
Lord Anders I of Norchhiem May 11, 2014 @ 5:47am 
If only I found this earlier...