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"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"
―Athyn Sarethi[src]

Athyn Sarethi is a Dunmer agent who may be found inside Sarethi Manor. He is known as a wise and fair Councilor of House Redoran throughout Vvardenfell. He lives in Sarethi Manor which is located in Ald'ruhn's Manor District. Athyn is also the author of "The True Noble's Code."[1] He is the father of Varvur Sarethi.

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Show: Redoran Hortator

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

Redoran Hortator "That's a title given to a war leader among the Great Houses. Why are you interested?"
Ask how a Hortator is chosen. "Only the Redoran councilors can choose a Hortator for House Redoran, and it must be unanimous. The Hortator's duty is defined by ancient custom, but, in essence, a Hortator is a House champion, and must be both skilled in combat and known for his courage and honor."
Redoran councilors "Currently the Redoran councilors are myself, Athyn Sarethi, the Archmaster Bolvyn Venim, Garisa Llethri, Hlaren Ramoran, Brara Morvayn, and Miner Arobar. Did you not get a Red Book of the Great House Redoran?"
Bolvyn Venim "He is a strong leader, and has done great things for House Redoran. How can I explain the hold he has over the hearts of the Redoran people? He brought us back from certain defeat. He moved the council here to Vvardenfell and took our share of the frontier lands. He is a natural leader, born to rule. One only wishes he was just and fair as well as strong."
Garisa Llethri "Garisa Llethri will be in Llethri Manor, the last manor on your left as you enter Skar, between the Redoran Council Hall and my own home. It may be difficult to win his support, but you will have to speak with him and find out what he asks in return."
Hlaren Ramoran "Ramoran Manor is between my home and the entrance to Skar. He has a temper, especially with foreigners, but he trusts my judgement. I believe I can convince him to support us."
Brara Morvayn "Since the Morvayn Manor has been overrun, Mistress Morvayn stays in the Redoran Council Hall. Speak with her there and get her support."
Miner Arobar "You must speak with Miner Arobar. His Manor is the last on your right as you enter Skar. Between the Redoran Council Hall and the Morag Tong Guildhall."
choose a Hortator "A Hortator is chosen by consensus. Everyone has to agree. A single 'no' is a veto. First a Great House has to choose a Hortator. Then that Hortator has to go persuade the other Great Houses to agree to name him Hortator of their houses, too."
Hortator's duty "Hortator is more a chief hero than a general. The councils plan and approve strategy. It's a terrible system. The Legions aren't like that. The generals ignore the politicians. And win the wars. But a Hortator leads by doing. The champion who wins every battle and inspires by example. The hero who challenges and defeats the opposing hero in single combat. Doesn't have to be polite or smart. Or even a nice person. Just has to win. And make others want to win."
Tell your story and ask to be confirmed as Hortator. "You have told a remarkable story. It has the ring of truth. You may have been deceived, but I believe you. I may be able to persuade other councilors to believe you as well. But, as a condition of my support, I require a favor. Rescue my son, Varvur Sarethi, from Venim Manor."
Varvur Sarethi "Yes, my son. He is being held in Venim Manor, which is the first manor to your right when you enter Skar. I have heard Bolvyn Venim is keeping him in the right wing of his manor. You must be careful not to kill Bolvyn Venim himself, or the other councilors will turn against you."
Venim Manor "Venim Manor is the first manor to your right when you enter Skar."

After returning with Varvur:

"Yes, my son, Varvur Sarethi. You have returned him to me, and I am in your debt."

Varvur Sarethi "You have rescued my son, and I am forever in your debt."
Varvur Sarethi "Yes, Nerevarine (Player name), you rescued my son from Venim Manor. I have not forgotten."
Redoran Hortator "You rescued my son. Words cannot express my gratitude. Therefore, I name you Hortator of House Redoran. I also promise that I will use my influence with the other councilors of House Redoran. Alas, there is one obstacle, Bolvyn Venim will never name an outlander Hortator. But if you have the full support of the council, he may agree to an honorable duel."
Duel "The duel is an honorable tradition dating back at least to the founding of Resdayn. Each party to the deal makes an agreement as to the compensation that will be given to the winner. The loser is legally bound to this agreement. Most duels are fought until one party admits defeat or falls in battle. The duel to the death is less common and only ends when one party is dead. The winner of a duel may take what he wants of the loser's possessions, but some consider this dishonorable."
Bolvyn Venim "If any other councilor were killed or murdered, the other councilors would refuse to name you Hortator. But Venim is tyrannical and unjust, and if he were to die in a duel or a fair fight, no councilor could find dishonor in it. I gaurantee it. In fact, if Venim dies an honorable death, I promise I will continue to plead your case with the other councilors."
Redoran Hortator "With my influence, the other councilors should agree to name you Hortator. All except Bolvyn Venim. He would never allow an outlander to be named Hortator, nor can you simply kill him without provoking the other councilors. But if you have the support of the Redoran Council, perhaps Venim will agree to an honorable duel."

After killing Bolvyn:

"I will give you my support as the Redoran Hortator. I will try to use my influence with the other councilors."

Redoran Hortator "The Council of House Redoran is in agreement. You are the Hortator of House Redoran. I hope you are as successful in persuading the rest of Morrowind to unite against Dagoth Ur and his blighted hosts. On behalf of the house and council, take the Ring of the Hortator, a token of your office. By this ring others shall know you as our chosen champion. I also have a sealed package for you. I do not know what it contains, but I received it from a contact in the highest ranks of the Temple. My guess is that it has something to do with the Temple's position on your claim to fulfill the Nerevarine prophecies. And here is a copy of a recent public notice identifying you as an Imperial agent. I am satisfied of your sincerity, but I warn you that others may not be so understanding."
Redoran Hortator "You are our Hortator, Nerevarine (Player name). Now go forth and fight for House Redoran until Dagoth Ur and his Blight has been swept from the land."
Show: Guard Sarethi Manor

"You're here to guard me? Thank the Tribunal! The assassins have already taken my guards. I fear there will be more. Stay alert, Dark Elf (Race)."

After killing the bandits:

"Thank you, Nerevarine (Player name). I am in your debt. I will do what I can to return the favor. Tell Neminda that I am safe."

Show: Rescue Varvur Sarethi

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

duties "I would consider sponsoring an outlander. I have done so before, when the circumstances warranted it. Archmaster Bolvyn Venim holds my son hostage for a crime I know he did not commit. If you want me as your sponsor, you must rescue my son, Varvur Sarethi, and return him to me."
Varvur Sarethi "My son is being held in Venim Manor, which is the first manor to your right when you enter Skar. Bolvyn Venim holds my son as a privilege of private justice. Find my son and bring him back to me. Once you and Varvur leave Venim Manor, you will be safe and no one will follow you."

After returning Varvur:

"Yes, my son, Varvur Sarethi. You have returned him to me, and I am in your debt."

Varvur Sarethi "You have brought my son back to me and I am grateful. For this, I will sponsor you in House Redoran. You may come to me now for duties and for advancement, House Brother."
Show: Clear Varvur Sarethi's Name

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

duties "You have rescued my son, and I am grateful, but there is another favor I would ask of you. Varvur Sarethi has been accused of the foul murder of Bralen Carvaren."
Bralen Carvaren "Bralen Carvaren was one of Varvur Sarethi's friends. I cannot believe that my son would do such a thing, but the evidence is... persuasive. I would start by speaking with my son about Bralen Carvaren. He is in his room in the guard quarters."
Varvur Sarethi "Speak with him about the murder of Bralen Carvaren."

After learning about the statue:

"Have you been able to clear my son of Bralen Carvaren's murder?"

Bralen Carvaren "This ash statue troubles me. I would have you speak with someone at the Temple about this statue. Perhaps Lloros Sarano would know more of it."
ash statue "Have you spoken to Lloros about the ash statue?"

After clearing Varvur's name:

"Have you been able to clear my son of Bralen Carvaren's murder?"

Bralen Carvaren "Thank you, Nerevarine (Player name). I understand that my son's name will be cleared when he has been purged of the ash statue's influence. I knew my son would never murder his friend, but I understand this statue influenced him in some way."
ash statue "I am glad my son is feeling better."
Varvur Sarethi "Thank you for clearing my son's name. I knew he could not be a murderer, but did not know of the influence of these ash statues."
Show: Ondres Nerano's Slanders

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

duties "Ondres Nerano, a Hlaalu Noble, claims that Archmagister Bolvyn Venim is guilty of certain indiscretions with the wife of another councilor. While I do not approve of all the Archmaster does, as a Councilman of House Redoran I cannot let this accusation stand. I want you to stop Ondres Nerano's slanders."
Ondres Nerano "Ondres Nerano is a Hlaalu noble who lives in Balmora. Go there and stop his slanders about Bolvyn Venim."
slander "The slander is being spread by Ondres Nerano. Track him down, and demand that he withdraw his slander. If he refuses, challenge him to a duel, but do not shame House Redoran by murdering him."

After dealing with Ondres:

"Have you silenced Ondres Nerano's slanders?"

Ondres Nerano "I do not think he will slander House Redoran again, Nerevarine (Player name)."
slander "You have defeated Ondres Nerano in a duel and defended the honor of your House."
slander "The honor of House Redoran has been defended."
Show: Shurinbaal

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

duties "I believe there are smugglers operating near the coast in the cave of Shurinbaal."
Shurinbaal "Shurinbaal is a cave southwest of Gnaar Mok. I'll mark this town on your map. I have heard that the smugglers are led by a Dunmer named Daroder and the Redguard Enjine. Kill the leaders and report back to me. I believe the smugglers have a local contact somewhere here in Ald'ruhn. It may be worth your time to investigate here as well."

After dealing with the smugglers:

"Any word on the smugglers in Shurinbaal?"

Shurinbaal "So the leaders of Shurinbaal are dead? Good. They shall trouble House Redoran no longer."
Shurinbaal "You stopped the smugglers in Shurinbaal."
Show: The Mad Lord of Milk

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

duties "Arethan Mandas, once a great noble of House Redoran, now claims to be the Lord of West Gash and is demanding tribute from travelers on the road to Maar Gan. I need someone to stop the Mad Lord Arethan Mandas."
Arethan Mandas "You can find him in the cavern of Milk. On the Ald'ruhn-Caldera Road, west of Ald'ruhn, two crossroads marked by signposts are very close to one another. To reach Milk, head west from the 'Gnisis' sign on the westernmost signpost, and watch right for a north-branching path to Milk. The Mad Lord has a few loyal followers and some outlaws have joined his "estate." They will protect Arethan Mandas with their lives. I would prefer that Arethan Mandas be cured of his madness, rather than killed. You might want to go to Ebonheart and speak with Llerar Mandas, Arethan's father."

After dealing with Arethan:

"Have you found a solution to the madness of Arethan Mandas?"

Arethan Mandas "From what you say, perhaps Arethan has not really regained his senses, but his guards have stopped demanding tribute from travelers. I did not believe it could be done. I am proud of you this day, Nerevarine (Player name)."
Arethan Mandas "Arethan Mandas no longer troubles the travelers to Maar Gan. I will visit him when I can. Perhaps Delyna and some of his friends can keep him from Sheogorath's grasp."
duties "In order to advance further in House Redoran, you must earn the support of at least two of the Councilmen. I would start by speaking with Mistress Brara Morvayn and Hlaren Ramoran. You must also build a stronghold."
Brara Morvayn "Since the Morvayn Manor has been overrun, Mistress Morvayn stays in the Redoran Council Hall. Speak with her and get her support."
Hlaren Ramoran "Yes, speak with Hlaren Ramoran. He is usually in the Ramoran Manor here in Ald'ruhn. The Ramoran family has fallen on hard times recently along with the Morvayn family, and, I must admit, the Sarethi family. Hlaren Ramoran will probably demand several duties before he grants his support, but his concerns are wordly concerns and should not prove too difficult for you."
stronghold "Speak with Galsa Gindu in the Redoran Council Hall. She can contract to build strongholds."
Show: Miner Arobar's Support

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

Miner Arobar "Miner Arobar did not even consider your case? This is troubling. I believe from this and from his recent votes on the Council that Miner Arobar may be under Telvanni influence. Go to Sadrith Mora and find out who is influencing Miner Arobar and how."

After rescuing Nartise Arobar:

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

Miner Arobar "You have rescued Nartise Arobar. Speak with Miner Arobar again and give him this news if he has not already heard. I believe you'll find that he will be more than willing to offer his support now."
Show: Mages Guild Monopoly

"I am Athyn Sarethi, a councilor of House Redoran. What can I do for you?"

Mages Guild monopoly "Yes, I see your point, the Mages Guild monopoly is unfair. I will support this resolution to overturn the Mage Guild monopoly. Perhaps you could convince the other councilors with an appeal to fairness. The only councilor who would never support this resolution is Archmaster Bolvyn Venim."
Mages Guild monopoly "I have agreed to help you overturn the Mages Guild monopoly. Perhaps you can convince the other councilors with an appeal to fairness."
appeal to fairness "You may be able to convince the other councilors if you use an appeal to fairness. House Redoran does not approve of all that House Telvanni does, but we are proud of our record of just and fair dealings with the other Great Houses. The other councilors may be easier to persuade if you take this approach."

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  • "I don't mean to pry into your affairs. But, if you are the Nerevarine, as they say, why haven't you fulfilled the Nerevarine prophecies? The people are badly frightened by these Sixth House disturbances. You haven't gotten yourself into any sort of troubl, have you? A discreet contact tells me that Archcanon Tholer Saryoni, the high priest of the Temple, is becoming desperate, and that he is hoping that you will speak with him at the High Fane in Vivec City. Maybe that would be best."

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