Gold Horse Courier Service
|Advance through the ranks of the Gold Horse Courier Service by delivering packages.|
- Become a Gold Horse Courier.
- Deliver 24 local packages.
- Deliver 16 inter-city packages.
- Deliver 8 rural packages.
- Make 6 special deliveries.
- Perform a special delivery for Goldhorn.
- Perform another special delivery for Goldhorn.
- Go to Anvil Gold Horse Courier Office.
- Side with Goldhorn or Lavasir.
Become a Courier
You can get this quest one of two ways: Either by hearing a rumour about the Service, or by simply stopping by any branch office and talking to the manager about becoming a courier. Either way, you'll be directed to the Imperial City to talk to the owner, Cherilp Goldhorn. He works in the office in the Waterfront Tunnel. He'll give you a book with all the rules and regulations and set you to work delivering local packages.
Deliver 24 Local Packages
Delivering local packages is easy - simply go to any branch office (including the one in the Imperial City) and click on that city's name on the board. You'll receive a journal update with the recipient's name and location, though the person may not be there. If you find the person in question, talk to him or her and choose the "Delivery" topic; he or she will thank you and give you a tip, and the quest will be "completed". Note that this is a repeatable quest - you can do it as many times as you wish, any time you want (assuming the office is open), simply by picking up another package. If you can't find the person in question or do not wish to deliver the package, return to the office and talk to the manager; he'll take the package from you, and the quest will be "completed" as above.
Each city has its own quest (the links will take you to the specific quest entry):
Deliver 16 Inter-City Packages
Once you've delivered 24 local packages, you'll get another journal update telling you to go talk to Goldhorn for advancement. He'll expand your duties - you can now deliver packages between cities. This is basically the same as above, except that you can choose any city, instead of the one you're in. See Gold Horse City to City Deliveries for more details. You can continue to make local deliveries if you wish, but these will not count towards your next promotion.
Deliver 8 Rural Packages
When you've accomplished 16 inter-city deliveries, talk to Goldhorn again, and he'll set you up with rural deliveries. These consist of taking packages to various inns around Cyrodiil. See Gold Horse Rural Deliveries for more details. You can continue to make local and inter-city deliveries if you wish, but these will not count towards your next promotion.
Make 6 Special Deliveries
After completing 8 rural deliveries, Goldhorn will once again promote you and give you a special task - dropping packages in empty crates at specific locations. These locations are:
You can continue to make local, inter-city and rural deliveries if you wish, but these will not count towards your next promotion.
Perform a Special Delivery for Goldhorn
After all this, you've finally become a full courier - congratulations! Goldhorn now has a special mission for you - you are to head to the Morrowind border and pick up a package there. The exact location is out in the middle of nowhere (cell 46, 10) - it's north-west of Hame, over the mountains and very near the border. If you're using Unique Landscapes: Eastern Peaks, the spot is right near the Lost Monastery; if you use Integration: The Stranded Light, it's near Mir Corrup. Unfortunately, the Imperial Legion is lying in wait. Once you get the package from your contact, Dedave, they'll attack and kill him.
Escape and make your way to the Valenwood border, to deliver the package to a Khajiit named J'Dar. This location is easier to find (cell -42, -14) - it's near the island south-east of Anvil, at the mouth of the Strid River. If you're using Reclaim Sancre Tor, the town of Cape Town is located there; if you have Unique Landscapes: Cliffs of Anvil, it's in the village of Tathra. Once again, you'll be ambushed; this time it's by J'Dar's friends. If you survive, make your way back to Goldhorn and talk to him.
He'll tell you that he thinks there's a spy in the organization. While he finds out who it is, he wants you to pick up packages from the Bruma and Anvil branches and bring them to him. Once you do that, he'll act a little odd and tell you to take the packages to Anvil.
Go to Anvil
When you get there, you'll find Lavasir missing and the candles burned out. Something's obviously wrong, so take a look around. On the delivery board, you'll find a broadsheet tacked up crookedly. When you examine it, you'll get another journal entry, at which time you should return to the main branch in the Imperial City.
Side with Goldhorn or Lavasir
Goldhorn is nowhere in evidence, but there's a trail of blood leading to the basement door. Down below, you'll find Goldhorn and a paralysed Lavasir; Goldhorn is about to bury Lavasir alive. It turns out that Goldhorn has been using the Courier Service to smuggle illegal artifacts, and Lavasir found out about it and was gathering evidence to report him to the Imperial Legion. Now you have a choice: side with Goldhorn, or save Lavasir. If you choose the former, you help kill Lavasir and cover everything up. Goldhorn keeps his side business running, and he cuts you in on the profits with a weekly payment; you can continue to make deliveries if you wish. If you choose the latter, you attack and kill Goldhorn. Lavasir takes over as manager of the organization and makes you the owner. As owner, you gain a weekly stipend and can continue to make deliveries if you wish.
- Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
- Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
- If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.