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Aldmeri Dominion
Quest giver
Journal region
Khenarthi's Roost
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Required level
Quest objectives


Dialogue with Juranda-ra

First the hurricane, then rats from the sea. What next, flying mudcrabs?
S'rendarr's mercy, we need more time before the inspection!

Inspection? What inspection?
Dominion inspectors. Headwoman Harrani requested their aid to stop smugglers.
We're honest farmers with good customers. Our moon sugar is used to spice food, not to brew skooma! When the inspectors learn we can't protect our fields, we're finished!
Protect them from what?
Hairy, squirmy, squeaky little rats! They've infested the plantation since the storm.
The inspectors will ask, if we can't protect our fields from those dung-dropping sugar-eaters, how can we protect them from skooma- brewing thieves?
What can I do to help?
(A} Find out why Cinder-Tail's senche-tigers roll on their backs instead of filling their bellies with rat.
Does that one expect to keep his jon if the inspectors find vermin in our fields?
What will the Thalmor do if they find rats?
(B} At best? The inspectors will recommend our moon-sugar be confiscated.
What about "at worst?"
To the east, a plantation burns. Was it due to the inspectors' recommendations? Who can say?
Either way, Mistral will weep for our passing. With Laughing Moons gone, skooma will flow through the streets!
Why is that?
When moon-sugar runs dry, people turn to smugglers. With smugglers comes skooma.
But the inspectors aren't from here. If we tell them, they will not listen!
If I help you, where should I start? Go to (A}
What is moon-sugar? Go to (C}
What is moon-sugar?
(C} Ha! You pull this one's tail, yes? A white powder, very sweet, used as a spice for food.
Some of us believe it gives true insight into ja-Kha'jay, where all fates are bound. Others use it to brew skooma.
Skooma? What is skooma?
Skooma-peddlers claim a single drop lets you escape from the world. It's because drinking the stuff makes you want to drink more of it, until you want nothing else.
What will the Thalmor do if you fail the inspection? Go to (B}
Tell me about ja-Kha'jay.
It is not this one's place. The monks at Two Moon's Dance might instruct you, if you seek them out.
What will the Thalmor do if you fail the inspection? Go to (B}

Awash in a sea of rats, Laughing Moons Plantation is in dire need of assistance. Juranda-ra asked me to help with the infestation.

Cinder-Tail may know how mere rats have defeated hi senche watch tigers.

  • Talk to Cinder-Tail

— game journal

Dialogue with Cinder-Tail

Want to buy a carpet? How about three? They aren't good for much else.
Yes, Afeh, even you?

What's wrong with your senche-tigers?
"Do not eat the rats," this one says. Do they listen? No!
Stupid senche. Lazy senche!
Why can't they eat the rats?
They already did. That's the problem! Moon sugar makes you sleepy if you eat too much.
Rats eat moon suger[sic], senche eat rats, and then? Lazy senche! Especially you, Gobani.
Can you get them moving again?
(A} Not with sugarbellies. These useless senche could only kill a rat if they fell on it. From a great height.
If the senche won't move, what about the Thalmor inspectors?
Go inside, lock the doors, wait until they leave? No, let this one think. Without senche hunters, what could….
Thunderbugs… heh. No, it would never work.
What about thunderbugs?
Thunderbugs nest nearby. They defend their delicious eggs from anyone who'd make a meal of them, yes? If you grabbed an armload of eggs….
Won't they try to protect their eggs?
Undoubtedly! But they'd hesitate to harm the eggs, once you possess them. Smash an egg into each rat nest, and the thunderbug's electric frenzy kills the rats before the inspectors arrive.
You're sturdy, yes? A little shock won't stop you!
All right. I'll see if it works.
Wonderful! Save some eggs for Cinder-Tail, yes? They are so very tasty!
It doesn't matter why. Juranda-ra said you need to get them moving. Go to (A}


According to Cinder-Tail, Thunderbugs are fiercely territorial, following their eggs wherever they are taken. Perhaps they can be used against the rats.

— game journal


By throwing Thunderbug Eggs into the rat nests, I should be able to take the fight to the rats.

  • 'Destroy Rat Nests: x/5

— game journal


Juranda-ra will want to know the Rat Nests have been dealt with.'

  • Talk to Juranda-ra

— game journal

{====Dialogue with Juranda-ra==== Clever, luring thunderbugs out of their mounds like that. A scheme worthy of Baan Dar, himself!
They're all gone, then?

I cleared away all the rats.
Excellent, our gracious Inspector has been most patient with us. Perhaps witnessing your ingenuity will affect his findings.
Is there anything more I can do?
Jone and Jode dance kindly with you, walker. Whatever the findings of our esteemed Inspector, we're in your debt!
Complete Quest.
Never mind.