"I trust you have good reason for interrupting me?"
―Adrienne Berene

Adrienne Berene is a Breton who lives in the city in Skingrad. She is the head of the local Mages Guild hall there, although she is not very well liked by those who work under her.


Adrienne worked her way through the ranks of the Mages Guild to become chapter head of the Skingrad guild. She is known for being distant from her colleagues, preferring the company of her books and becoming irritated when bothered.

She enforces an extremely harsh discipline, going as far as sending Erthor to Bleak Flats Cave after he messed up an experiment.


Skingrad Recommendation

On the Hero's quest to gain recommendations for entrance into the Arcane University, Adrienne Berene asks them to find Erthor.


  • "Hmm, what? I'm rather busy right now. Oh, is this about joining the Mages Guild? I suppose I could spare the time, if necessary."
  • "I trust you have good reason for interrupting me?"
  • "What? You want a tour? Can't you see I have a lot on my mind? Go bother a beggar or guard... they stand around and chatter all day."-When asked about Skingrad.
  • "There's at least one person in every guild hall who offers spells; check at every hall to make sure you don't miss any."
  • "It's been the home of the Mages Guild for the longest time. You should see the library they have there! It's the only place worth visiting in the Imperial City, if you ask me. I only make the trip if I can't find a specific book here."-When asked about the Arcane University
  • "You're interested in joining? Great things will be expected of you. Are you sure you're ready for it?"-When asked to join the guild.
  • "Well then. If you re-think your decision, I'll be around."-If Hero says they are not ready to join the Guild.
  • "Then you are now an Associate of the Mages Guild. You must receive a recommendation from every local guild hall in Cyrodiil before you may advance through the ranks of the guild. In the meantime, as a member of the guild, you now have full access to the guild halls around Cyrodiil. Only the Arcane University is closed to you."-If joining the guild
  • "I'm afraid I haven't given it much thought. I'm rather busy, you understand. My research occupies nearly all of my time. Now that I think about it, I do have a small problem concerning Erthor. He's one of the guild mages here. Think you can do something about it?"-When asked about a recommendation.
  • "Very well. Come see me when you're ready, and we'll get started."-When told not ready to earn recommendation
  • Oh yes. You still need that, don't you. Well, are you ready to take care of that matter for me now?" -When asked for recommendation after being told "not ready"
  • Excellent. I just don't have the time to search for him again, but I do need to consult him about some notes he borrowed. You might want to ask around, and see if anyone can be of some help. Let me know when he's back, and you'll have your recommendation."
  • "He's... well, an interesting fellow. Sulinus Vassinus can tell you more about him, if you wish to know. Sulinus should be around here somewhere. Talk to him if you'd like to know more about Erthor."-When asked about Erthor.
  • "Any luck finding Erthor yet? I'll need to speak with him before I can feel your recommendation has been earned."
  • "Oh, I do remember telling him to go there... hmm. Well, we'll just have to do something about that, won't we? By we I mean you of course. I have something that may help - it's a basic fireball spell, in case you need to defend yourself. I'll be here when you get back. Good luck!"-When told the location of Erthor, before going to find him.
  • "You said he was at Bleak Flats Cave. Haven't you looked there for him?"
  • "I've spoken with Erthor, who seems to be all right. Good work. I'll see to it that your recommendation is sent in, as soon as I have a free moment. As I've said, I am rather busy. I'll get to it eventually though, I assure you."

Spells for sale

Spell Skill Level Required Effects Base Magicka Cost
Damage, Disintegrate, and Drain
DestructionDisintegrateDisintegrate Armor Expert (75) Disintegrate Armor 100 pts on Target 337 MagickaIcon
DestructionDrainDrain Skill: Blade Expert (75) Drain Blade 20 pts for 45 secs on Target 203 MagickaIcon
DestructionDrainDrain Skill: Conjuration Expert (75) Drain Conjuration 20 pts for 45 secs on Target 203 MagickaIcon
DestructionDrainDrain Skill: Restoration Expert (75) Drain Restoration 20 pts for 45 secs on Target 203 MagickaIcon
DestructionDrainSuperior Magicka Drain Expert (75) Drain Magicka 100 pts for 30 secs on Touch 196 MagickaIcon
DestructionDrainSuperior Wound Expert (75) Drain Health 50 pts for 10 secs on Target 201 MagickaIcon
DestructionDamageWithering Bolt Expert (75) Damage Health 40 pts on Target 202 MagickaIcon
Fire Damage
DestructionFireFire Storm Expert (75) Fire Damage 50 pts in 15 ft on Target 378 MagickaIcon
DestructionFireFlame Tempest Master (100) Fire Damage 75 pts in 15 ft on Target 635 MagickaIcon
DestructionFireHeat Blast Expert (75) Fire Damage 70 pts on Target 258 MagickaIcon
DestructionFireScorching Blow Expert (75) Fire Damage 80 pts on Touch 204 MagickaIcon
Frost Damage
DestructionFrostArctic Blow Expert (75) Frost Damage 80 pts on Touch 201 MagickaIcon
DestructionFrostBlizzard Master (100) Frost Damage 75 pts in 20 ft on Target 836 MagickaIcon
DestructionFrostIce Bolt Expert (75) Frost Damage 70 pts on Target 255 MagickaIcon
DestructionFrostIce Storm Expert (75) Frost Damage 50 pts in 15 ft on Target 373 MagickaIcon
Shock Damage
DestructionShockLightning Ball Expert (75) Shock Damage 20 pts in 15 ft for 2 secs on Target 243 MagickaIcon
DestructionShockLightning Blast Expert (75) Shock Damage 70 pts on Target 269 MagickaIcon
DestructionShockLightning Storm Master (100) Shock Damage 30 pts in 15 ft for 2 secs on Target 409 MagickaIcon
DestructionShockLightning Surge Expert (75) Shock Damage 80 pts on Touch 212 MagickaIcon


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