Not to be confused with Atar.
"Youngest bard at the Bards College, at your service."


Ataf is a Redguard bard who can be found in the Bards College, in Solitude.


He is the youngest bard admitted to the Bards College, and claims that he is the best bard that one can find. However, Pantea Ateia will offer constructive criticism to his performance of Ragnar the Red, stating that he needs to put more emphasis on "Ragnar" and "Red."


Ice fishingEdit

Ataf: "I went out ice fishing a few days ago."
Jala: "Brave man, with the Blackbloods out there. Did you catch anything?"
Ataf: "Naw, mostly just froze."
Jala: "Well, keep at it. The fish have to get to know you before they're willing to bite."

I need sustenance!Edit

Ataf: "Um, excuse me. Could I buy two leeks?"
Jala: "Fine, Ataf. You should eat some more tomatoes, though."
Ataf: "My mother always used to say that too."

A bottle of Spiced Wine for ya?Edit

Ataf: "I'll take a bottle of spiced wine."
Evette: "I haven't known you to drink before, Ataf."
Ataf: "Viarmo is trying to get Elisif to allow the Burning of King Olaf. I don't want to look like I don't know how to drink in front of the other bards."


Evette: "A bottle of spiced wine for ya, Ataf?"
Ataf: "No thank you. I'm still feeling sick from the festival."

Skill in songEdit

Ataf: "I think Illdi's better than Dean Pantea actually knows. She just gets intimidated when she's in class and can't sing."
Jorn: "I think someone has a crush on Illdi."


  • "Anything I can do for you, I will."
  • "The pleasure's all mine."


  • There is a chance Ataf will respawn within several weeks to one month at the Bards College if he is killed.
  • Ataf regularly rehearses poetic verses between the hours of 12 PM and 3 PM.
  • Ataf is voiced by Jason Marsden.


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