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A CLEAR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PLAYING ESO IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

NeoGriz
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Welcome to my step by step guide to take you through the story content of Elder Scrolls Online in chronological order.
I have interwoven the Mages Guild and Fighters Guild quests with the base game.
I have included the Psijic Order starter quest in the Summerset chapter.
I have included the unlockable companions in the Blackwood chapter.
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All ZONE DLC and DUNGEON DLC can also be accessed through
COLLECTIONS - Stories ('U' by default on PC)
and all PROLOGUE QUESTS can also be accessed through
CROWN STORE - QUEST STARTERS - Prologue (',' by default on PC)
- prologue quests are free so there's no purchase required -

For players that want to start these quests through NPC interactions, I've included those steps in the guide.

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  • Aldmeri Dominion
Completing the tutorial is the only way to use the Keywright's Gallery. This is a portal room that lets you choose your starter area.
Inside the Keywright's Gallery use the portal that says Khenarthi's Roost

(If you skipped the tutorial, you can continue the guide from here ↴)

Travel to wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
You will automatically accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR - This will start the main questline
Talk to the Hooded Figure

Once you've completed SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR and have returned to Tamriel, travel to wayshrine.png Khenarthi's Roost Wayshrine in Khenarthi's Roost.
Go south to Eagle's Strand, talk to Razum-dar and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSTORM ON THE HORIZON - This will start your alliance questline

Once you've completed the zone stories in Khenarthi's Roost continue to Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
Find Curinure at the Mages Guildhall and accept CURINURE'S INVITATION then talk to Valaste and accept LONG LOST LORE
Find Aicessar at the Fighters Guildhall and accept AICESSAR'S INVITATION then talk to Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and accept ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOUR
Find The Prophet at The Harborage
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Auridon:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE HARBORAGE
  • gkaqwxz.pngDAUGHTER OF GIANTS
  • gkaqwxz.pngCHASING SHADOWS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCURINURE'S INVITATION
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngLONG LOST LORE
  • iconfighter.pngAICESSAR'S INVITATION
  • iconfighter.pngANCHORS FROM THE HARBOR

Once you've completed the zone stories in Auridon continue to Grahtwood
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Grahtwood:
  • gkaqwxz.pngCASTLE OF THE WORM
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE THARN SPEAKS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngSIMPLY MISPLACED
  • iconfighter.pngTHE DANGEROUS PAST

Once you've completed the zone stories in Grahtwood continue to Greenshade
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Greenshade:
  • gkaqwxz.pngHALLS OF TORMENT
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCIRCUS OF CHEERFUL SLAUGHTER
  • iconfighter.pngTHE PRISMATIC CORE

Once you've completed the zone stories in Greenshade continue to Malabal Tor
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Malabal Tor:
  • gkaqwxz.pngVALLEY OF BLADES
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCHATEAU OF THE RAVENOUS RODENT
  • iconfighter.pngPROVING THE DEED

Once you've completed the zone stories in Malabal Tor continue to Reaper's March
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Reaper's March:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSHADOW OF SANCRE TOR
  • gkaqwxz.pngCOUNCIL OF THE FIVE COMPANIONS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngTHE MAD GOD'S BARGAIN
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngTHE ARCH-MAGE'S BOON
  • iconfighter.pngWILL OF THE COUNCIL

Once you've completed the zone stories in Reaper's March continue to Coldharbour and finish the zone story by completing:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE FINAL ASSAULT

Once completed, The Prophet will appear and give you the final quest of the main questline:
  • gkaqwxz.pngGOD OF SCHEMES

Once you've completed the main questline, Cadwell will give you the quest:
  • 30px-ON-icon-cadwell-Silver.pngCADWELL'S SILVER
You will have to do the zone stories for The Ebonhart Pact to finish this quest.
This means you will have to do all zone stories in:
  1. Bleakrock Isle/Bal Foyen
  2. Stonefalls
  3. Deshaan
  4. Shadowfen
  5. Eastmarch
  6. The Rift

Once you've completed CADWELL'S SILVER, Cadwell will give you the quest:
  • 30px-ON-icon-cadwell-Gold.pngCADWELL'S GOLD
You will have to do the zone stories for The Daggerfall Covenant to finish this quest.
This means you will have to do all zone stories in:
  1. Stros M'Kai/Betnikh
  2. Glenumbra
  3. Stormhaven
  4. Rivenspire
  5. Alik'r Desert
  6. Bangkorai

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  • Daggerfall Covenant
Completing the tutorial is the only way to use the Keywright's Gallery. This is a portal room that lets you choose your starter area.
Inside the Keywright's Gallery use the portal that says Stros M'Kai

(If you skipped the tutorial, you can continue the guide from here ↴)

Travel to wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra
You will automatically accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR - This will start the main questline
Talk to the Hooded Figure

Once you've completed SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR and have returned to Tamriel, travel to wayshrine.png Port Hunding Wayshrine in Stros M'Kai.
Enter Port Hunding, talk to Captain Kaleen and accept
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE BROKEN SPEARHEAD - This will start your alliance questline

Once you've completed the zone stories in Stros M'Kai and Betnikh continue to Daggerfall in Glenumbra
Find Nemarc at the Mages Guildhall and accept NEMARC'S INVITATION then talk to Valaste and accept LONG LOST LORE
Find Basile Fenandre at the Fighters Guildhall and accept BASILE'S INVITATION then talk to Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and accept ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOUR
Find The Prophet at The Harborage
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Glenumbra:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE HARBORAGE
  • gkaqwxz.pngDAUGHTER OF GIANTS
  • gkaqwxz.pngCHASING SHADOWS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngNEMARC'S INVITATION
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngLONG LOST LORE
  • iconfighter.pngBASILE'S INVITATION
  • iconfighter.pngANCHORS FROM THE HARBOR

Once you've completed the zone stories in Glenumbra continue to Stormhaven
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Stormhaven:
  • gkaqwxz.pngCASTLE OF THE WORM
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE THARN SPEAKS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngSIMPLY MISPLACED
  • iconfighter.pngTHE DANGEROUS PAST

Once you've completed the zone stories in Stormhaven continue to Rivenspire
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Rivenspire:
  • gkaqwxz.pngHALLS OF TORMENT
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCIRCUS OF CHEERFUL SLAUGHTER
  • iconfighter.pngTHE PRISMATIC CORE

Once you've completed the zone stories in Rivenspire continue to Alik'r Desert
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Alik'r Desert:
  • gkaqwxz.pngVALLEY OF BLADES
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCHATEAU OF THE RAVENOUS RODENT
  • iconfighter.pngPROVING THE DEED

Once you've completed the zone stories in Alik'r Desert continue to Bangkorai
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Bangkorai:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSHADOW OF SANCRE TOR
  • gkaqwxz.pngCOUNCIL OF THE FIVE COMPANIONS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngTHE MAD GOD'S BARGAIN
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngTHE ARCH-MAGE'S BOON
  • iconfighter.pngWILL OF THE COUNCIL

Once you've completed the zone stories in Bangkorai continue to Coldharbour and finish the zone story by completing:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE FINAL ASSAULT

Once completed, The Prophet will appear and give you the final quest of the main questline:
  • gkaqwxz.pngGOD OF SCHEMES

Once you've completed the main questline, Cadwell will give you the quest:
  • 30px-ON-icon-cadwell-Silver.pngCADWELL'S SILVER
You will have to do the zone stories for The Aldmeri Dominion to finish this quest.
This means you will have to do all zone stories in:
  1. Khenarthi's Roost
  2. Auridon
  3. Grahtwood
  4. Greenshade
  5. Malabal Tor
  6. Reaper's March

Once you've completed CADWELL'S SILVER, Cadwell will give you the quest:
  • 30px-ON-icon-cadwell-Gold.pngCADWELL'S GOLD
You will have to do the zone stories for The Ebonheart Pact to finish this quest.
This means you will have to do all zone stories in:
  1. Bleakrock Isle/Bal Foyen
  2. Stonefalls
  3. Deshaan
  4. Shadowfen
  5. Eastmarch
  6. The Rift

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  • Ebonheart Pact
Completing the tutorial is the only way to use the Keywright's Gallery. This is a portal room that lets you choose your starter area.
Inside the Keywright's Gallery use the portal that says Bleakrock Isle

(If you skipped the tutorial, you can continue the guide from here ↴)

Travel to wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls
You will automatically accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR - This will start the main questline
Talk to the Hooded Figure

Once you've completed SOUL SHRIVEN IN COLDHARBOUR and have returned to Tamriel, travel to wayshrine.png Bleakrock Wayshrine in Bleakrock Isle.
Enter Bleakrock Village, enter the big building with the stone steps and talk to Captain Rana and accept
  • gkaqwxz.pngA BEGINNING AT BLEAKROCK - This will start your alliance questline

Once you've completed the zone stories in Bleakrock Isle and Bal Foyen continue to Davon's Watch in Stonefalls
Find Rudrasa at the Mages Guildhall and accept RUDRASA'S INVITATION then talk to Valaste and accept LONG LOST LORE
Find Hilan at the Fighters Guildhall and accept HILAN'S INVITATION then talk to Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and accept ANCHORS FROM THE HARBOUR
Find The Prophet at The Harborage
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Stonefalls:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE HARBORAGE
  • gkaqwxz.pngDAUGHTER OF GIANTS
  • gkaqwxz.pngCHASING SHADOWS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngRUDRASA'S INVITATION
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngLONG LOST LORE
  • iconfighter.pngHILAN'S INVITATION
  • iconfighter.pngANCHORS FROM THE HARBOR

Once you've completed the zone stories in Stonefalls continue to Deshaan
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Deshaan:
  • gkaqwxz.pngCASTLE OF THE WORM
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE THARN SPEAKS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngSIMPLY MISPLACED
  • iconfighter.pngTHE DANGEROUS PAST

Once you've completed the zone stories in Deshaan continue to Shadowfen
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Shadowfen:
  • gkaqwxz.pngHALLS OF TORMENT
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCIRCUS OF CHEERFUL SLAUGHTER
  • iconfighter.pngTHE PRISMATIC CORE

Once you've completed the zone stories in Shadowfen continue to Eastmarch
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in Eastmarch:
  • gkaqwxz.pngVALLEY OF BLADES
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngCHATEAU OF THE RAVENOUS RODENT
  • iconfighter.pngPROVING THE DEED

Once you've completed the zone stories in Eastmarch continue to The Rift
Intercut the following quests while doing your zone stories in The Rift:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSHADOW OF SANCRE TOR
  • gkaqwxz.pngCOUNCIL OF THE FIVE COMPANIONS
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngTHE MAD GOD'S BARGAIN
  • ON-icon-reputation-Mages-Guild.pngTHE ARCH-MAGE'S BOON
  • iconfighter.pngWILL OF THE COUNCIL

Once you've completed the zone stories in The Rift continue to Coldharbour and finish the zone story by completing:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE FINAL ASSAULT

Once completed, The Prophet will appear and give you the final quest of the main questline:
  • gkaqwxz.pngGOD OF SCHEMES

Once you've completed the main questline, Cadwell will give you the quest:
  • 30px-ON-icon-cadwell-Silver.pngCADWELL'S SILVER
You will have to do the zone stories for The Daggerfall Covenant to finish this quest.
This means you will have to do all zone stories in:
  1. Stros M'Kai/Betnikh
  2. Glenumbra
  3. Stormhaven
  4. Rivenspire
  5. Alik'r Desert
  6. Bangkorai

Once you've completed CADWELL'S SILVER, Cadwell will give you the quest:
  • 30px-ON-icon-cadwell-Gold.pngCADWELL'S GOLD
You will have to do the zone stories for The Aldmeri Dominion to finish this quest.
This means you will have to do all zone stories in:
  1. Khenarthi's Roost
  2. Auridon
  3. Grahtwood
  4. Greenshade
  5. Malabal Tor
  6. Reaper's March
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Up next are 6 DLC packs

• Craglorn
• Imperial City
• Orsinium
• Thieves Guild
• Dark Brotherhood

You can play these in any order.

• Shadows of the Hist

You can mix this one up with any of the 5 previous DLC's but it involves The Dark Brotherhood in a small way.


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  • Craglorn
Travel to your alliance capital
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Elden Root in Grahtwood
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Wayrest in Stormhaven
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Mournhold in Deshaan

Talk to Star-Gazer Herald and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE STAR-GAZERS

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  • Imperial City
Open the Alliance War screen ('L' by default on PC)
Queue for a campaign of your choosing, enter one of two of your alliance's home gates and talk to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - Captain Mulamurr -or- Captain Seriril
  • Daggerfall Covenant - Captain Durida -or- Captain Veranim
  • Ebonheart Pact - Captain Alesace -or- Captain Rythe
and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngCITY ON THE BRINK

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  • Orsinium
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls

Talk to Stuga and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngINVITATION TO ORSINIUM

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  • Thieves Guild
Enter any XunA5tZ.pngOutlaw Refuge
talk to Quen and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngPARTNERS IN CRIME

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  • Dark Brotherhood
Enter any XunA5tZ.pngOutlaw Refuge
talk to Amelie Crowe and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngVOICES IN THE DARK

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  • Shadows of the Hist
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Ruins of Mazzatun
Talk to Heem-Jas and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSAP AND STONE

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Cradle of Shadows
Talk to Hides-the-Ashes and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSILK AND SHADOW

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Up next is the first expansion chapter

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  • Morrowind
To start the prologue, you have two options that both lead to the same quest:

• Enter any Inn and talk to Alessio Guillon
-or-
• Travel to wayshrine.png Wayrest, enter Cloudy Dregs Inn, talk to Rhea Opacarius and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE MISSING PROPHECY - This will start the prologue quest

Once you arrive at Seyda Neen
Talk to Alavesa Arethan and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngDIVINE CONUNDRUM

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  • Horns of the Reach
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Bloodroot Forge
Talk to Filand and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngBLOOD FOR BLOOD

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Falkreath Hold
Talk to Gurund and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngFALKREATH'S DEMISE

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  • Clockwork City
Enter any Mages Guildhall and interact with a note that reads Order of the Eye Dispatch and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngOF KNIVES AND LONG SHADOWS - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Elden Root in Grahtwood - enter the Treasury
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Wayrest in Stormhaven - enter the Treasury
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Mournhold in Deshaan - enter the City Center
Talk to Eldrasea Deras and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTO THE CLOCKWORK CITY

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  • Dragon Bones
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Fang Lair
Talk to Yisareh and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngCASTING THE BONES

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Scalecaller Peak
Talk to Jorvuld Davaux and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngPLANS OF PESTILENCE

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Up next is the second expansion chapter

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  • Summerset
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls
Enter the Mages Guildhall, talk to Vanus Galerion and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHROUGH A VEIL DARKLY - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished travel to
  • wayshrine.png Shimmerene Wayshrine in Summerset
talk to Calibar and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE QUEEN'S DECREE

Once you've finished THE QUEEN'S DECREE use the
  • Portal to Ceporah Tower in Artaeum
and talk to Loremaster Celarus then accept:
  • H50OgMb.pngTHE PSIJICS' CALLING - This will start the Psijic Order questline

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  • Wolfhunter
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Moon Hunter Keep
Talk to Adonatus Varian and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngMOONLIGHT ASCENT

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png March of Sacrifices
Talk to Hanu and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE GREAT HUNT

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  • Murkmire
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls
talk to Concordia Mercius and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngRUTHLESS COMPETITION - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished travel to
  • wayshrine.png Lilmoth Wayshrine in Murkmire
talk to Famia Mercius and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSUNKEN TREASURE

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Up next is the 'Season of the Dragon' chapter

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  • Wrathstone
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Frostvault
Talk to Tharayya and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngLOCK AND KEYSTONE

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Depths of Malatar
Talk to Tharayya and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE GUIDING LIGHT

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  • Elsweyr
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls
talk to Anais Davaux just outside the city gates and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE DEMON WEAPON - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished, travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls
talk to Anais Davaux just outside the city gates and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngA RAGE OF DRAGONS

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  • Scalebreaker
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Moongrave Fane
Talk to Chevalier Renald and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE SANGUINE SUCCESSOR

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Lair of Maarselok
Talk to Allanwen and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE AZURE BLIGHT

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  • Dragonhold
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon - at the Docks near The Prowler
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra - outside the Southern Gate across from Bazgara's Horses
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls - outside the Southeast Gate near the fountain across from Davon's Fine Steeds
Talk to Hinzuur and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE DRAGONGUARD'S LEGACY - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished, travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon - at the Docks near The Prowler
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra - outside the Southern Gate across from Bazgara's Horses
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls - outside the Southeast Gate near the fountain across from Davon's Fine Steeds
Talk to Hinzuur and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE HORN OF JA'DARRI

Once finished, travel to
  • wayshrine.png Senchal in Southern Elsweyr
talk to Danouida on the road, south of Senchal and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE DRAGON'S LAIR

Once finished, travel to
  • wayshrine.png Dragonguard Sanctum Wayshrine in Dragonguard Sanctum
talk to Sidura on the docks and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE DARK AEON

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Up next is the 'Dark Heart of Skyrim' chapter

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  • Harrowstorm
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Icereach
Talk to Arnvir and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE FROZEN ISLE

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Unhallowed Grave
Talk to Shelaria and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngUNHALLOWED GRAVE

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  • Greymoor
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon - on the beach at the Docks
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra - on the Docks
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls - east of the Gladiator's Quarters
talk to Scout Gunthe and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE COVEN CONSPIRACY - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished, travel to
  • wayshrine.png Solitude Docks in Western Skyrim
talk to Brondold who comes running towards you and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE GATHERING STORM

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  • Stonethorn
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Castle Thorn
Talk to Gwendis and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngBLOOD OF THE PAST

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Stone Garden
Talk to Gwendis and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngMETHOD AND MADNESS

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  • Markarth
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Vulkhel Guard in Auridon - near the Harborage
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Daggerfall in Glenumbra - outside the Eastern Gate south of the bridge
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Davon's Watch in Stonefalls - southwest of the Event Exchange
Talk to Gwendis at her camp and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE RAVENWATCH INQUIRY - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished travel to
  • wayshrine.png North Markarth in The Reach
talk to Count Verandis Ravenwatch and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngTHE DESPOT OF MARKARTH

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Up next is the 'Gates of Oblivion' chapter

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  • Flames of Ambition
Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png The Cauldron
Talk to Lyranth and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngINTO THE DEEP

-once finished-

Open the GROUP & ACTIVITY FINDER ('P' by default on PC)
Select DUNGEON FINDER and in the dropdown menu Specific Dungeons and queue for:
  • b0gk7ow.png Black Drake Villa
Talk to Eveli Sharp-Arrow and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngBURNING SECRETS

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  • Blackwood
Travel to
  • Aldmeri Dominion - wayshrine.png Elden Root in Grahtwood - near the Undaunted Enclave
  • Daggerfall Covenant - wayshrine.png Wayrest in Stormhaven - near the Undaunted Enclave
  • Ebonheart Pact - wayshrine.png Mournhold in Deshaan - along the road south of the Undaunted Enclave
talk to Rogatus Cinna and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngA MORTAL'S TOUCH - This will start the prologue quest

Once finished, travel to
  • wayshrine.png Leyawiin Outskirts in Blackwood
talk to Brigadine Antonius and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngA DEADLY SECRET
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  • Bastian Hallix
To unlock Bastian Hallix as a companion, head south of Deepscorn Hollow along the southwest coast of Blackwood
Talk to Zeechis and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngCOMPETITION AND CONTRACTS - This will reward Bastian Hallix as a companion once completed

  • Mirri Elendis
To unlock Mirri Elendis as a companion, head north of Doomvault Vulpinaz in northern Blackwood
Talk to Mirri Elendis and accept:
  • gkaqwxz.pngSHATTERED AND SCATTERED - This will reward Mirri Elendis as a companion once completed


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Thank you all for reading!
It's taken me many hours to compile this step-by-step guide and I will keep updating it with every chapter and DLC that gets added.
Feel free to reply with corrections and/or spelling mistakes and I will make sure to update the guide.
If you'd like to say thanks, you can find me in-game @neogriz (EU)


04-05-2020 - version 1.0
05-05-2020 - version 1.1 - updated with Shadows of the Hist and Horns of the Reach
28-05-2020 - version 2.0 - updated with Greymoor zone story
06-06-2020 - version 2.1 - updated with Cadwell's Silver & Gold specific icons and clearer Psijic Order icon
03-01-2021 - version 2.2 - updated with Stonethorn and Markarth DLC, added the region location under Craglorn and updated the Dragonhold prologue steps
08-03-2021 - version 3.0 - updated with the Flames of Ambition DLC, added alternate options to start Shadows of the Hist, Horns of the Reach, Dragon Bones, Wolfhunter, Wrathstone, Scalebreaker, Harrowstorm and Stonethorn questlines
02-04-2021 - version 3.1 - updated with prologue quest for Blackwood
15-06-2021 - version 3.2 - updated with Isle of Balfiera starter options, Blackwood zone story and how to unlock companions
Edited by NeoGriz on June 17, 2021 10:31PM
A pinch of this ... a dash of that ... give it a shake-
- Jester King Emeric
  • Destai
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    I'm just stunned by the professionalism of this! Super helpful too, a friend of mine just joined the game and asked about the order of things.
  • VaranisArano
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    This is a most excellent guide!
  • Glenmorils
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    This is amazing! Agreed, it should get a sticky. Way easier to read than Reddit threads too lol.
  • NeoGriz
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    I've updated the guide with
    • Shadows of the Hist
    • Horns of the Reach
    after discovering those were missing.
    A pinch of this ... a dash of that ... give it a shake-
    - Jester King Emeric
  • KaGaOri
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    New player here and I love this! I wish the game gave player option to start at original begining and then had some marker in journal pointing in logical direction of the main story. This is the next best thing, though. I was so confused when the game dropped me off in middle of dragon infested Elsweyr, ended up doing bunch of quests out of sequence and spoiled myself about outcome of other story quests in the process - so frustrating. I'll be starting Cadwell's Silver soon and your guide will be great help to not get lost in the woods again.
  • driosketch
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    As a Veteran player who is way behind on my story progression, going to save this and work on it this weekend.
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  • Eldartar
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    @NeoGriz I have read some guides on here in my 6+ yrs of playing this game and I have to say yours is by far the best I have seen to date. Awesome job. :)
  • Stark44
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    Great lineup. Story kinda gets lost for the new players who weren't here pre O.T this will help a ton.
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  • woufff
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    Awesome guide, this should for sure become sticky <3

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  • Keledus
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    Oh wow this is great just returned from a very long break and decided to play from the start again was looking for something like this. thanks.
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  • Hotdog_23
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing :)
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Bookmarking the Oblivion out of this thread.

    Holy heck the presentation is spectacular.

    I'll be sharing this thread in all my ESO servers!
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    "Blocked" - Me to the final boss, probably.

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  • Sylvermynx
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    Wow. Just wow.... You win the entire intarwebs or something! Very easy to use, and very professionally set up. Awesomesauce!
  • neryth
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    Thanks for this, i am returning after a long time away and this helps a lot!
  • DarcyMardin
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    There should be a gold medal post award or something for this! I’ve been here since beta, and even so, I’ve never seen it laid out so clearly. Super awesome!
  • SimpleTea
    SimpleTea
    As a new player, this guide has been and is immensely helpful to me. Thanks!!!
  • Reverb
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    Most excellent.
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  • Rolandaxx
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    Thanks so much for this! <3
  • Bootstomp
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    Great job!
  • Highlor3
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    Awesome (professional) work!
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    Robert Bethencourt, Breton, Templar [DC]
    Karlindah Telvanni, Dunmer, Sorcerer [AD]
    Hejthuxis (former Raises-Her-Rear), Argonian, Nightblade [EP]
    Limeril Bravewind, Altmer, Warden [AD]
    Isilarelen, Dunmer, Dragonknight [EP]
    Elindael, Bosmer, Warden [AD]
    Hrodberaht Bright-Fame, "Nordguard", Warden [EP]
    Ra'Kham, Khajiit, Nightblade [DC]
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    Nirrah al-Hegathe, Redguard, Necromancer [DC]
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  • HeartInABox
    Thank you SO much for this, your time and thoroughness! Exactly what I was looking and hoping for! You have enhanced my game play! TY
    Wishing all, a pleasant Day/Afternoon/Evening. Thank you for your time.
  • Lvcifyre93
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    Thanks for this! Just wondering, 'player guides' also has a sticky topic with regards to story order... are both correct?
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    Lvcifyre93 wrote: »
    Thanks for this! Just wondering, 'player guides' also has a sticky topic with regards to story order... are both correct?

    If you are referring to "What order should I do ESO's Story Arcs - a guide", yes, its as correct as I can make it. However, it focuses on the Story Arcs and their zones, i.e. Planemeld, Daedric Wars, Season of the Dragon, and Dark Heart of Skyrim. I don't provide a quest by quest breakdown as this excellent guide does.

    (Though if you do spot any errors in my guide, I'm happy to fix them.)
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    What an amazing post, thank you for making this!
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  • dragonmage0313
    Bravo! Perfect in every way!

    Question though... How important are dungeons to the story arcs? Because ive run nearly every dungeon and had to speed through each story because my group always ran ahead to fight mobs....
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