The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – How to Get the Masque of Clavicus Vile

The Masque of Clavicus Vile

The Masque of Clavicus Vile is a daedric artifact and a unique mask that you get from the daedric quest ”A Daedra’s best friend” in the Skyrim. To get this quest you must be level 10 or higher, after you get level 10 head to Falkreath (a city west of Helgen).

The quest starts when the guard near the gate aproaches you and ask you ”Did you see a dog out there?” After you answer his question, head to a npc called ‘Lod’ (which if your speech is high enough you can persuade him and he will give you gold) After speaking to Lod head to the marker outside the city and a dog should aproach you called ‘Barbas’. Barbas then will ask your help to settle his disagreement with his master Clavicus Vile, which if it works he will get you rewarded. Follow Barbas to the shrine of Clavicus Vile in Haemar’s shame and be prepared to fight Vampires while inside the cave.

Once you get to the shrine of Clavicus Vile talk to him by activating the statue. After talking to him he will give you a wish and you can chose beetween these 3, the first one ”To reunite him with barbas”, the second one ”To end the civil war” and the third one ”To gain more power”. What ever you chose it will not effect the quest and the reward you get. After you chose your wish you have to retrieve The Rueful Axe from Rimerock Burrow.

Once you get the axe from Rimerock Burrow, head back to the shrine and talk to Clavicus. At this point Clavicus is offering you the axe if you kill Barbas, but by killing Barbas you wont get the mask. If you spare Barbas, Clavicus will give you the mask and you get a checkpoint in your achivement ‘Oblivion Walker’ which requires you to get all 15 daedric artifacts.

Why you should get the Masque of Clavicus Vile?

You should get it because the enchantments will help you generate more money especially in early game and also the base armor of this mask is 23 and can be helpful to lower level players.

Lore of the Mask

There was once a woman called Avalea, a noblewoman of some renown. As a young girl, she was grossly disfigured by a spiteful servant. Avalea made a dark deal with Clavicus Vile and received the Masque in return. Though the Masque did not change her looks, suddenly she had the respect and admiration of everyone. A year and a day after her marriage to a well connected baron, Clavicus Vile reclaimed the Masque. Although pregnant with his child, Avalea was banished from the Baron’s household. Twenty one years and one day later, Avalea’s daughter claimed her vengeance by slaying the Baron.

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