Not to be confused with Captain Velyna or Veloth.
"Some consider my methods harsh, but playing the coddling nursemaid has never won a battle."
―Captain Veleth[src]

Captain Modyn Veleth is a Dunmer found in Raven Rock. He is the captain of the Redoran Guard stationed at Raven Rock. He wears Bonemold Armor like his men, but wears the Bonemold Guard Armor instead of the Bonemold Pauldron Armor, and is often seen equipped with an Elven Battleaxe. If the Dragonborn saves him during the quest "March of the Dead," he will thank them by saying, "Thanks... I wasn't sure I'd make it off this farm alive. I wish I could have said the same for my man here."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

March of the Dead[edit | edit source]

Located at the Old Attius Farm, the Dragonborn must rescue him from a group of Ash Spawn, which have killed one of his men before the Dragonborn intervenes. He gives the orders to kill General Falx Carius, a former general of the Imperial Legion that was stationed at Fort Frostmoth and was presumed killed when Red Mountain erupted. He will remain outside of the Old Attius Farm until the quest is started, then return to Raven Rock to patrol with his men, joining them whenever Ash Spawn attempt to attack the Bulwark.

Recipe for Distraction[edit | edit source]

After the saving him from the Ash Spawn at the farm, Veleth will ask for help in finding a hidden stash of Emberbrand Wine that his guards have hidden somewhere in Raven Rock.

Served Cold[edit | edit source]

After the completion of "March of the Dead" and "The Final Descent," he directs the Dragonborn to Adril Arano.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

What's the unusual armor you're wearing? "Ah, this is bonemold armor... quite impressive, wouldn't you say? It's fashioned from actual bone that's been reinforced with a resin-like material and then shaped to form the armored plating. It might appear brittle, but I'd wager it could stop the blow of a weapon better than iron or steel."
Who are the Redoran Guard? "All of the soldiers in this town are Redoran Guard... some of the best warriors that House Redoran has to offer. I've spent quite a few years honing their skills and I can assure you they're not just your average city guard."
Why have such elite soldiers on this island? "To protect Councilor Morvayn, of course. He has quite a few friends on the Council back in Morrowind and they wanted to ensure his safety while he was here. Other than that, I'm not at liberty to discuss it."
How are things now that the mines are open again? (Only after completion of The Final Descent) "I've had to muster some more men to protect the mine, but I don't really have a problem with that. Second Councilor Arano is concerned that once word reaches the reavers that the mine has reopened, they might think about paying us a visit. I say let them try. My men are ready for them."
What's being built outside of town? "The Earth Stone, and... It's a shrine that... Hmm. I can't recall."
Why build a shrine outside of town? "I don't know, it's hard to remember..."

Dragonborn[edit | edit source]

Do you know someone called Miraak? "I might know someone. Or maybe not. I can't remember..."

Just tell me if you know him. "I... I can't. I just can't be sure. I think maybe he had something to do with a temple. A temple here on the island. Does that help?"
Show: March of the Dead
At the Old Attius Farm:

"Thanks... I wasn't sure I'd make it off this farm alive. I wish I could have said the same for my man here."

What were those things? "Some of the Redoran Guard have taken to calling them "ash spawn." Me? I don't care what they're called... all I know is they're a danger to Raven Rock and they need to be stopped."
How did that bring you to this old farm? "I was going to search for clues that might lead me to wherever they're coming from. I know it isn't the best place to start, but we know they've been coming from this direction."
I'd be glad to lend you a hand. "Good, I can use all the help I can get."
I could lend you a hand... for a price. "Hmm. I think I could talk the councilor into paying you, and I could use an extra pair of hands."
"Besides, I don't feel comfortable leaving Raven Rock behind, and I'd hate to lose any more Redoran Guard."
Very well. Where do I begin? "We were searching the farm when the ash spawn ambushed us. Have a look around and see turn up anything useful."
I discovered this note on one of the ash spawn. "This is strange. The note says it's from General Falx Carius, but that's impossible."
Impossible? Why? "Well, Carius was the Imperial garrison commander at Fort Frostmoth, but he died over 200 years ago when the Red Mountain leveled the place. There's no way he could still be alive."
What do you want me to do? "If General Carius is still alive, there must be something keeping him that way. I need you to head out to Fort Frostmoth and check it out. I'm going to head back to Raven Rock and prepare the men for further assaults."
"Be careful, this General Carius sounds out of his mind."
What are these "ash spawn?" "No one knows really. Superstitious folk say they're risen the risen forms of those that died long ago, but I'm not so certain. They started attacking the Bulwark a few weeks ago. My men were able to kill them, but they keep coming back."
How often do they attack? "We've had two other assaults on the Bulwark at different spots on the wall. I know it sounds crazy, but it's almost like they're becoming more organized and probing it for weaknesses."
You suspect there's a motivation to their attacks? "Exactly. Something has to be directing them against us and we need to find out who, or what it is."
Why do you think the attacks are from the Attius Farm? "I don't. All I know is that the ash spawn are coming from this direction, so this is as good a place to start as anywhere else. Good thing the farm's been abandoned for a long time. I'd hate to see what they would do to an unarmed farmer and his family."
How long has this farm been abandoned? "Not sure. I was told it was an old Imperial farm that was wiped out by the eruption of Red Mountain. Not certain who lived there... it was already a pile of rubble when I arrived in Raven Rock."
Seems like a waste of time to me. "It's easy to criticize when you're just a visitor here. Since you're brimming with self-confidence, maybe you'd care to take over for me?"
I'm not interested. "Suit yourself."
I suppose I could lend a hand. "Good, I could use a pair of extra hands. We were were searching the farm when the ash spawn ambushed us. Have a look around and see turn up anything useful."

If approached again after stating the Dragonborn is not interested:

"I hope you've reconsidered lending me a hand. Could really use it right now."

Are you still having issues with the ash spawn? "I am. Have you reconsidered?"
Yes, I'll lend a hand. "Finally." (From here, dialogue continues as it does from Very well. Where do I begin?)
I think I'll pass for now. "Very well."

After defeating General Falx Carius:

"What news do you bring from Fort Frostmoth?"

I killed General Carius. "I had my suspicions that he was undead. How else could he have survived for over 200 years? It's a shame. There are quite a few tales of General Carius's exploits, including the founding of Raven Rock."
He'll no longer send ash spawn to Raven Rock. "Councilor Morvayn told me to give this to you if you made it back in one piece... and you got rid of General Carius. Better than a soldier's pay, so you should be thankful."

"Thank you for your assistance, it's raised my men's spirits quite a bit."

Show: Served Cold
In Raven Rock:

"I'm sorry to bother you, but Second Councilor Arano asked me to come find you. He said it's quite urgent."

Did he say what it was about? "All he wanted me to do is track you down and send you to him. Look, this is important... even more important than wiping out the ash spawn. Please, go speak to the second councilor as soon as possible."

If approached again:

"I'm sorry, I've already said too much. Talk to Second Councilor Arano if you're willing to help us."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Modyn Veleth, Captain of the Redoran Guard at your service."
  • "The security of both Raven Rock and Councilor Morvayn is my primary concern."
  • "Some consider my methods harsh, but playing the coddling nursemaid has never won a battle."
  • "Looking for something to lend a hand with? We have problems aplenty in Raven Rock."
  • "Don't let my posting here fool you. I was once in command of over a hundred troops... my luck simply changed when our homeland was destroyed."
  • "With the ash spawn threat taken care of, I can give my men the rest they deserve. Well done, friend." -Upon completing “March of The Dead”.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is in a relationship with Dreyla Alor, but is keeping it a secret because her father does not approve. They can be seen meeting together in the Retching Netch. They meet every day from 8AM to 10AM.
  • Unlike other members of the Redoran Guard, Veleth is the only member to not have derogatory passing dialogue if the player character is an Argonian or Khajiit.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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