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Skyrim's Crimson Nirnroot collection quest can burn in hell, fans agree

Skyrim's Crimson Nirnroot collection quest can burn in hell, fans agree

The Crimson Nirnroot quest in Skyrim is not a fan favourite

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most popular RPGs of all time and for good reason. Aside from the compelling main story, players can venture into the lands of Tamriel embarking on side quests, meeting weird and wonderful NPCs or just exploring the distant mountains. There are very few games that capture the essence of adventure quite like Skyrim.

That being said, not everything is rosy in the Bethesda fantasy RPG, because The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does have its fair share of stinker quests too, such as ‘A Return To Your Roots’. If there was ever a side-quest that epitomises the “fetch quest”, it’s this one.

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“This quest sucks so bad,” exclaimed Redditor SingeThePyrogen, kicking off the discussion on the thread. “I've discovered the remains of Sinderion, an alchemist from Skingrad in Cyrodiil. He was exploring Blackreach in search of the Crimson Nirnroot, and appeared to be on the brink of an amazing discovery,” reads the description of the quest. To make matters worse, SingeThePyrogen somehow managed to get minus one out of 30.

So what’s the issue with the ‘A Return To Your Roots’ quest? To put it simply, it’s just so boring. If you know where to look, you will eventually gather all the Crimson Nirnroot that you need, but even then it’s a mind-numbing task that feels like it lasts longer than it actually does. To be honest, this whole quest can just burn in hell.

What’s more, unlike the bog standard Nirnroot which is often found near bodies of water, the Crimson variety can be found near mushrooms, in caverns and more specifically in the town of Blackreach. If you were bothered to ever finish this quest, fair play. To be honest, up until playing Skyrim, I had never participated in such a tedious quest since having to cure vampirism in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. However, if there was a plus, it would be that all Nirnroot plants respawn in their original location.

“This quest sucks, but it's not as bad as his Nirnroot quest in Oblivion,” said dem0nwyrm. “I'm pretty sure that this quest gave me tinnitus,” replied Tacothekid referring to the ringing sound each time you’re near a Crimson Nirnroot.

If you do finish ‘A Return To Your Roots’, you are at least rewarded with The Nirnroot Massive as well as Sinderion’s Serendipity, which grants a 25% chance to mix two potions instead of one, but is it really worth it? That’s for you to decide.

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