Skyrim Special Edition

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Fixes some issues with the quest to find Derkeethus, such as moving his cell key to a more logical location (i.e. not inside his cell with him), exposing the quest information in your journal, optionally adding a quest marker, and expanding the dialog options for all those involved.

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Some things always bugged me about the quest to find our lone Argonian follower.  For one thing, when you find him, the key to his cell is ... inside his cell.  For another, you're given almost no information to work with other than something about a waterfall, and this information isn't kept in your journal.  Even Better Quest Objectives tries to fix this, but as the quest is filed under Misc in your journal, all of the additional information can never be seen.  Finally, the dialog accompanying it is fairly sparse. Derkeethus doesn't seem particularly enthused about being rescued and segues into being your follower with nary a chat.

  • Moves the cell key.  See spoiler (1)
  • Gets the quest out of the Misc tab so that the information provided by Better Quest Objectives is actually visible.
  • (New in 1.1) Fleshes out all of the dialog involved with the quest, including the ability to reject the quest, ask for a reward, and engage a little with Derkeethus.
  • Optionally adds a quest marker to help you find the already-hard-to-find dungeon.  See spoiler (2)
  • Forwards all changes from the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch.
  • Uses the ESP-FE format.

New in version 1.1:  The quest to find Derkeethus has been further fleshed out with new dialog, fixes, details, and options for the player. Please look at the change log listed above or included in the installer for a full list.

New in version 1.0.1:  All versions are now combined with an FOMOD installer which allows you to customize your selection.  All plugins are now also offered in ESP-FE format.  Be advised that the ESP-FE plugins will not work correctly with save games which already had the ESP plugin installed.

This mod requires the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch, without which rescuing Derkeeethus is far more broken. A patch for Even Better Quest Objectives is provided. A patch to remove the hud marker for a bit more vanilla authenticity is also offered. 


The title for the quest, Extracting an Argonian, doesn't seem to exist anywhere in the game's text, and instead comes from wiki articles.
FOMOD installer created with the help of the FOMOD Creation Tool and Shiva182.
This mod couldn't have been possible without the Voice File Reference Tool.
This mod owes a great debt to the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch team.