I just found the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon, but unfortunately it is behind a locked door that cannot be picked. So I have to find the key if I want to get the Daedric artifact from Mehrunes Dagon.

Where can I find this key and what quest is it connected to? Is this the typical Daedric Shrine where I perform a quest and get an artifact as a reward?


It's connected to Pieces of the Past, which unlocks when you're level 20. Once you turn level 20, a courier will inform you of a museum opening up in Dawnstar. There, you'll run into a guy named Silus Vesuius who begins the quest.

During the quest:

He'll task you with getting all three parts of Mehrunes’ Razor. Once you do that, he'll join you when going to the shrine, and will unlock it.

Just as an additional aside (and major spoiler):

At the end of the quest, you'll have a choice between killing Silus or letting him flee. You must kill Silus in order to get the Daedric artifact.

Once after that, two Dremora will appear at the shrine. Kill them and take the keys to get in the shrine. Inside you'll find 2 more Dremoras and there are so much loot.

But hey! Don't go away!

Wait 10 days and the Dremoras will respawn and the shrine will be reset. You can kill the Dremora, and then wait for 10 days to get more, leaving a good method of getting unlimited daedra hearts.

  • What if i killed him before i took the quesst?? – user18988 Jan 26 '12 at 18:35
  • Usually you cannot kill a quest starter/ giver. But depending on your system is your answer. PC its alright. Ps3 or XBox, Good luck without the quest – user20336 Feb 22 '12 at 4:20

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