New main objective: Locate the Arch-Mage

Exit the Hall of the Elements and head to the main square of the College of Winterhold. Tolfdir will approach you (as shown in the screenshot above) and inform you of the Arch-Mage’s death and the attack on Winterhold. You will be asked to assist the citizens of Winterhold.

New main objective: Protect Winterhold

Use the long bridge to reach Winterhold (as pictured above). Be cautious, some parts of the bridge may be destroyed. Speak with Faralda on the way and ask her to aid you in defending the town. Arniel Gane will also join the fight.

New main objective: Defeat the magical anomalies infesting Winterhold

Upon arriving in Winterhold, you will discover that it is under attack by a group of 10 Magic Anomalies (as seen in the screenshot above). These creatures are highly resistant, but not immune to any particular type of attack. Fight them with any spell, melee or ranged weapon. Faralda and Arniel will assist you in the fight.

Do not use AoE spells or Shouts as they may harm your allies. Defeat all ten Anomalies to complete the objective. Check the remains of each for valuable Soul Gems (as shown in the screenshot above).

New main objective: Report to Mirabelle Ervine

Return to the College of Winterhold and find Mirabelle Ervine in the Hall of the Elements (as shown in the screenshot above). She will give you the Torc of Labyrinthian and Savos Aren’s Amulet, and ask you to locate the Staff of Magnus in Labyrinthian. This will unlock the College of Winterhold quest: Staff of Magnus.


1. What is containment?

Containment is a strategy used in international politics to prevent the spread of communism. It was first introduced by American diplomat George F. Kennan in 1947, and it became the basis for U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War. The idea behind containment was to keep communism within its existing borders and prevent it from spreading to other countries. This was achieved through various means, including military alliances, economic aid, and political pressure.

2. How did containment affect the United States?

Containment had a significant impact on the United States both domestically and internationally. Domestically, it led to a massive increase in defense spending and the growth of the military-industrial complex. Internationally, it resulted in the U.S. becoming the leader of the free world and the establishment of military alliances such as NATO. The policy also had a profound impact on U.S. foreign policy for decades to come.

3. Was containment successful?

Opinions on the success of containment vary. Some argue that it was successful in containing communism and preventing it from spreading beyond its existing borders. Others argue that it led to unnecessary military interventions and conflicts, such as the Vietnam War. Ultimately, containment played a significant role in shaping the post-World War II world and remains an important part of U.S. foreign policy today.

4. How did other countries respond to containment?

Many other countries around the world responded to containment in different ways. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom and France, were strong allies of the U.S. and supported the policy. Others, such as China and the Soviet Union, saw containment as a direct threat and responded with their own military alliances and foreign policies. The policy also had a significant impact on countries in the developing world, where it often led to U.S. intervention in local conflicts.

5. Is containment still relevant today?

While the Cold War may be over, containment remains an important strategy in U.S. foreign policy. Today, it is used to contain the spread of terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and other threats to global security. The policy is often implemented through economic sanctions, military intervention, and diplomatic pressure. While some argue that containment is no longer effective in today’s globalized world, it continues to be an important tool for protecting U.S. interests and promoting global stability.

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