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.
Huge thanks to:
- SaucyJack (Youtube)
for their contributions.
Here you can see the achievement with the full list of required tasks that you have to complete.
Getting the Quest “Orchestrations” and finding Petraloop
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.
You can then:
- Either purchase the lute for 693 Gold. It will then be delivered by the buyer’s servant just outside the auction house.
- 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.
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
|Intro||You who quibble,|
|Disagree, take sides:|
|Relics of song,|
|Encyphered here hide.|
|Quest||Bards’ legend firsrt,||Petraloop||Orchestrations item|
|I keep it with me|
|Its import true|
|Though worn lovingly.|
|Haafingar: x6||Haafingar, go!|
|The hilt of a blade.||Jahar Fuso’ja||Sword’s Point Watchtower|
|Jade shadows hide||Tenderclaw||Shadowgreen|
|At western mine||King Thunder||Mor Khazgur|
|A long storehouse march.|
|Dragged across two||Long Fire||Dragon bridge|
|Holds, staedy an Arch.|
|Great creature’s home,||Shadow of Rahjin||Dragonhome|
|Westest of Western.|
|North frost grotto||Jarlsbane||North east grotto, next to|
|Frigid, sequestered.||Northern Watch Ritual Site|
|Hjaalmarch: x6||Hjaalmarch: A Jarl||Shriek-of-Silk||Morthal|
|Holds court above all.|
|Stirring Nord graves.||Sky-Talker||Labyrynthian|
|A maze of cold walls!|
|Towers that lower||Dozzen Talharpa||Main quest elevator,|
|Bear weight of great tales.||south of Shademother’s Haven|
|Following sleep,||Kothringi Leviathan||Ship next to the|
|The seas this one sails.||Bugle||Silver Cormorant|
|To Karthald; Turn||Lodestone||Karthwatch|
|Winds. Watching Jarl’s foes.|
|Fall upon South.||Lilytongue||Chillwind depths|
|Brisk breezes freezes toes.|
|Blackreach: x6||Then to the Dark:||Ateian Fife||Staircase, north of|
|A dwemer does take.||Dusktown wayshrine|
|Empty, falls light||Pan Flute of Morachellis||Lightless hollow|
|At waterfall’s break.||Hag-Husband|
|Sunsets in dark,||Lute of Blue Longing||Nchuthnkarst|
|Miners do covet.|
|A junk-heap’s gem,||Highmourn Dizi||The Scraps|
|Lord Chaurus above it.|
|Towers do form||Reman War Drum||????|
|From fungus that grow.|
|Deep keep above||Chime of the Endless||Greymoor Keep|
|And lava below.|
Finding the other pieces
Lute of Blue Longing: Nchuthnkarst
Chime of the Endless: Greymoor Keep courtyard
Shadow of Rahjin: Dragonhome
Lilytongue: Chillwind Depths
Long Fire: Dragon Bridge
Highmourn Dizi: The Scraps
Jarlsbane: just South of Northern Watch Ritual Site, in a frozen grotto
King Thunder: Mor Khazgur, Orc longhouse
Jahar Fuso’ja: Sword’s Point Watchtower
Pan Flute of Morachellis Hag-Husband: Lightless Hollow, next to Skyshard (take right path from Lightless Hollow wayshrine)
Reman War Drum: Greymoor Keep Courtyard, to reach it you have to climb a progressive pile of mushrooms and rocks.
Ateian Fife: Dusktown, staircase north of the wayshrine
Shriek-of-Silk: Morthal, Jarl’s Hall
Kothringi Leviathan Bugle: Silver Cormorant, ship South of it
Dozzen Talharpa: Shademother’s Haven, next to main quest elevator South of it
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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