Welcome to the “Instrumental Triumph” Achievement Guide for the Elder Scrolls Online. For this achievement, you will have to find several legendary instruments and display them in Solitude Bards College, next to Solitude wayshrine.

This achievement is part of Savior of Western Skyrim and will earn you 50 Achievement points, as well as a Music Box, Bard’s College furnishing. To access and complete this achievement, you need to own Greymoor chapter.

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Here you can see the achievement with the full list of required tasks that you have to complete.

ESO Instrumental Triumph Achievement 1


Getting the Quest “Orchestrations” and finding Petraloop

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Go to the Bards College, right above Solitude wayshrine. There, talk to Leiborn to initiate the quest. He will ask you to enter an auction. You will first have to equip the Sapphire Society Disguise by pressing E. This disguise will automatically wear off once you exit the auction house. The auction house is located right by the Bards College. Use the password “A jewel of blue rules the view.” to gain entry. Once there, you have to speak to the Sapphire Auctioneer, who will tell you the instrument was just sold. You then have to find the buyer among attendants.

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You can then:

  1. Either purchase the lute for 693 Gold. It will then be delivered by the buyer’s servant just outside the auction house.
  2. Steal it from the magnate’s house, located in front of the Bards College. You will have to Lockpick the door (Advanced) and then go upstairs. This house is a Trespassing area, as such if anyone notices you there, you will get a 231 Bounty. Note: even if arrested by a Guard, you will not lose Petraloop.

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Return to Leiborn, who will congratulate you and give you Nel’s Hidden Love. This book contains clues to find other instruments. It ends the quest, however you still have to find the 18 other instruments to get the achievement.


Using The Clues

Intro & Quest

RegionVersePieceLocation
IntroYou who quibble,
Disagree, take sides:
Relics of song,
Encyphered here hide.
QuestBards’ legend firsrt,PetraloopOrchestrations item
I keep it with me
Its import true
Though worn lovingly.

Haafingar

RegionVersePieceLocation
Haafingar: x6Haafingar, go!
The hilt of a blade.Jahar Fuso’jaSword’s Point Watchtower
Jade shadows hideTenderclawShadowgreen
Magnificent caves.
At western mineKing ThunderMor Khazgur
A long storehouse march.
Dragged across twoLong FireDragon bridge
Holds, staedy an Arch.
Great creature’s home,Shadow of RahjinDragonhome
Westest of Western.
North frost grottoJarlsbaneNorth east grotto, next to
Frigid, sequestered.Northern Watch Ritual Site

Hjaalmarch

RegionVersePieceLocation
Hjaalmarch: x6Hjaalmarch: A JarlShriek-of-SilkMorthal
Holds court above all.
Stirring Nord graves.Sky-TalkerLabyrynthian
A maze of cold walls!
Towers that lowerDozzen TalharpaMain quest elevator,
Bear weight of great tales.south of Shademother’s Haven
Following sleep,Kothringi LeviathanShip next to the
The seas this one sails.BugleSilver Cormorant
To Karthald; TurnLodestoneKarthwatch
Winds. Watching Jarl’s foes.
Fall upon South.LilytongueChillwind depths
Brisk breezes freezes toes.

Blackreach

RegionVersePieceLocation
Blackreach: x6Then to the Dark:Ateian FifeStaircase, north of
A dwemer does take.Dusktown wayshrine
Empty, falls lightPan Flute of MorachellisLightless hollow
At waterfall’s break.Hag-Husband
Sunsets in dark,Lute of Blue LongingNchuthnkarst
Miners do covet.
A junk-heap’s gem,Highmourn DiziThe Scraps
Lord Chaurus above it.
Towers do formReman War Drum????
From fungus that grow.
Deep keep aboveChime of the EndlessGreymoor Keep
And lava below.

Finding the other pieces

Lute of Blue Longing: Nchuthnkarst

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Chime of the Endless: Greymoor Keep courtyard

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Tenderclaw: Shadowgreen

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Shadow of Rahjin: Dragonhome

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Lilytongue: Chillwind Depths

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Sky-Talker: Labyrinthian

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Long Fire: Dragon Bridge

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Highmourn Dizi: The Scraps

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Jarlsbane: just South of Northern Watch Ritual Site, in a frozen grotto

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King Thunder: Mor Khazgur, Orc longhouse

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Jahar Fuso’ja: Sword’s Point Watchtower

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Pan Flute of Morachellis Hag-Husband: Lightless Hollow, next to Skyshard (take right path from Lightless Hollow wayshrine)

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Reman War Drum: Greymoor Keep Courtyard, to reach it you have to climb a progressive pile of mushrooms and rocks.

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Ateian Fife: Dusktown, staircase north of the wayshrine

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Shriek-of-Silk: Morthal, Jarl’s Hall

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Kothringi Leviathan Bugle: Silver Cormorant, ship South of it

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Lodestone: Karthwatch

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Dozzen Talharpa: Shademother’s Haven, next to main quest elevator South of it

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Here are two condensed maps, one for Western Skyrim and one for Blackreach.


Turning the Instruments

Once you have found the above instruments and displayed them at the Bards College, you will be awarded 50 Achievement points. Congratulations for completing the “An Instrumental Triumph” Achievement!

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