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"I am Lord Vedam Dren, Duke of Ebonheart and Vvardenfell."
―Duke Vedam Dren[src]

Duke Vedam Dren is a Dunmer Knight living in Ebonheart. He is the current Duke of the Imperial District of Vvardenfell, and the father of Ilmeni Dren and the brother of Orvas Dren. He resides in the Grand Council Chambers, where he does most of his work.

Dude Vedam Dren is required to complete many of the quests for House Hlaalu, such as "Control the Ordinators" and "Dealing with Orvas Dren," which are required to become Grandmaster of the House.

InteractionsEdit

Control the OrdinatorsEdit

Duke Dren asked the Nerevarine to speak with Archcanon Tholer Saryoni at the High Fane in Vivec and persuade him to control Berel Sala's Ordinators.

Dealing with Orvas DrenEdit

The Nerevarine must speak with Orvas Dren, who tells them to speak with Orvas Dren about relinquishing his control of the Camonna Tong.

Hlaalu StrongholdEdit

The Nerevarine must go to Duke Vedam Dren in order to get a Construction Contract to build Rethan Manor.

Telvanni StrongholdEdit

The Nerevarine must go to Duke Vedam Dren in order to get a Construction Contract to build Tel Uvirith.

Redoran StrongholdEdit

The Nerevarine must go to Duke Vedam Dren in order to get a Construction Contract to build Indarys Manor.

DialogueEdit

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Greeting: "I am Vedam Dren, Duke of Vvardenfell. Welcome to Ebonheart, outlander."

Abolitionists: "It's the law of Morrowind. Slavery is legal. The Empire doesn't like it, but the Emperor signed the Armistice, and that made it legal for the Dunmer to retain their ancient laws and customs. Now, there's some Abolitionists who say, "To hell with the law... slavery is wrong." I'm not saying I disagree, in theory. But it's the law."

Advancement:
(If the Neverarine is Grandmaster) "You are the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu, [PC Name]."
(If the Neverarine is doing a quest for Dren) "Once our business is concluded, I will consider your advancement."
(If the Neverarine meets the criteria for advancement) "Yes, you clearly deserve the rank of [Next PC Rank]. Congratulations, [PC Name]."

affairs of honor:
(Disposition less than 33) "Native Dunmer and Imperials alike recognize a noble's obligation to answer a challenge of honor."
(Disposition 34–66) "Law and custom despises dishonorable duelists. If the victim was bullied, intimidated, or goaded by a stronger party with suspect motives, magistrates often convict the stronger party of foul murder."
(Disposition higher than 66) "A challenge of honor is a public declaration of a scandal against a private party. Only nobles fight duels, and the higher the rank, the stronger the obligation."

Background: "I am Lord Vedam Dren, Duke of Ebonheart and Vvardenfell."

businesss:
(If the Nerevarine is not House Father yet) "Perhaps I will discuss business with you when you have earned a higher rank in House Hlaalu."
(If the Nerevarine is House Father) "In order for House Hlaalu and the most virtuous aspects of the Empire to survive, we must find a way to control the Ordinators."
(After completing "Control the Ordinators") "To be [Next PC Rank] in anything other than name, you must win control of the Camonna Tong from my brother, Orvas Dren."
(If the Nerevarine is Grandmaster) "House Hlaalu's business is in your hands now, [PC Name]."
(If the Nerevarine is expelled) "Surely you do not expect me to discuss business with you when you have broken the rules. You must make amends, [PC Name]."

Camonna Tong:
"The Camonna Tong is the traditional Thieves Guild of Morrowind. It predates the Empire's Thieves Guild, but it is more brutal and takes every chance to interfere with the Empire. If you are to be the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu in anything but name, you must reach an accommodation with my brother, Orvas Dren, who leads the Camonna Tong. Spare his life if you can."
(If the Nerevarine has not completed "Dealing with Orvas Dren" yet) "As I said, if you want to be Grandmaster of House Hlaalu in anything but name, you must reach an accommodation with my brother, Orvas Dren."
(After completing "Dealing with Orvas Dren") "You have won my brother's support. I do not wish to know how you have done this. I only hope you will use House Hlaalu and your new connections in the Camonna Tong with wisdom and a touch of compassion. I will name you the new Grandmaster of House Hlaalu."
(If the Nerevarine is Hortator) "Yes, I heard that you were the Hortator of House Hlaalu. You could not hold that rank if Orvas Dren did not wish it. Since you already have some agreement with Orvas Dren, I will name you the new Grandmaster of House Hlaalu."
(If Orvas Dren is dead) "I was going to ask you to speak with my brother, Orvas Dren, but now you bring me news of his death. If he is truly dead, there is nothing to stop me from naming you the next Grandmaster of House Hlaalu."
(If the Nerevarine is Grandmaster) "Use your rank and influence to help the people of Vvardenfell."

construction contruct:
"I am not sure if I should issue you a contract. Vvardenfell faces many threats today. I will grant you a contract if you vow to do what you can for my people."

I vow that I will do what I can. "That is good enough for me. Take this contract. Use your stronghold for the defense of my people, and as an aid in your fight against our enemies."
Nevermind. "Then I will not grant you a contract."

(If the Nerevarine has passed the three first trials during "The Path of the Incarnate") "Yes, I know of your deeds, Nerevarine. I will grant you a construction contract. Here, take it as a token of my gratitude for all you have done for my people."
(If he has already issued a construction contract) "I have issued you a construction contract. I am not going to issue you another."

control the Ordinators:
"Berel Sala, the leader of the Ordinators, is a fanatic. The Archcanon Tholer Saryoni, on the other hand, seems to be a decent and reasonable man. I need you to convince Archcanon Saryoni to put a stop to the worst of the Ordinator's zeal. Saryoni may be found at the High Fane in Vivec. Here is a key to his quarters."
(During the quest "Control the Ordinators") "Go speak with Archcanon Tholer Saryoni in Vivec. Get him to put a stop to the worst of Berel Sala's excesses."
(After speaking with Tholer Saryoni during "Control the Ordinators") "I have heard that the Archcanon will speak with Berel Sala and the Ordinators. Perhaps he can convince them to leave House Hlaalu's business alone. Please accept my gratitude."
(If the Nerevarine has killed Berel Sala) "Berel Sala has been murdered. There are rumors in town that you were responsible. If you are so careless, I do not believe you should be the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu."
(If Berel Sala is dead before the quest "Control the Ordinators" starts) "You bring me news that Berel Sala is dead. Perhaps this will help us control the ordinators, but perhaps it will not. Only time will tell."
(After completing "Control the Ordinators") "The Ordinators seem to be under control now."
(If the Nerevarine is expelled) "Alas, you seem to have been expelled from House Hlaalu. When you make amends, speak with me again."

Dunmer: "It will be difficult to overcome the Dunmer's lingering resentment of Imperial occupation. Ironically, it is now, in the face of the menace of Dagoth Ur and Red Mountain, that we have a great opportunity to unite natives and colonists against a common threat. When the Dunmer fight side by side with outlanders like you against the hosts of Dagoth Ur, our common peril and purpose must unite us."

latest rumors:
(If the Nerevarine has passed the three first trials during "The Path of the Incarnate") "I'm told you claim to be the Incarnate -- Nerevar reborn according to legend. My father used to say, 'When you hear something unbelievable, don't believe it.' From what I hear, your story is remarkable enough without relying on ancient prophecies. I suggest you stand upon your reputation, and leave superstitions to the prophets and holy men."
(If the Nerevarine is Hortator) "The Great Houses have named you Hortator? Remarkable. My staff have kept me up-to-date on your adventures, of course. But uniting the fractious Great Houses under a single war leader is a remarkable achievement. Now you must marshal the Great House forces against Dagoth Ur and the Sixth House."(If the player has been named Nerevarine by all four Ashlander tribes during "Hortator and Nerevarine") "The four Ashlander tribes have named you Nerevarine? Remarkable. My staff have kept me up-to-date on your adventures, of course. But uniting the squabbling Ashlander tribes under one ashkhan is a remarkable achievement. Now I hope you will lead the tribes in our war against Dagoth Ur and the Sixth House."
(If the player has been named Nerevarine and Hortator by all Great Houses and Ashlander tribes during "Hortator and Nerevarine") "So you have been named Hortator and Nerevarine, fulfilling the Nerevarine prophecies. I would not have believed it. But my informants assure me it is true. If now you can also achieve a reconciliation with the Temple, you may be able to unite all of Morrowind's force against Dagoth Ur and Red Mountain."
(If the Nerevarine has completed "Hortator and Nerevarine") "The Archcanon has announced that Lord Vivec has selected you as a champion of the Temple in the war against Dagoth Ur and the Sixth House. Now the fate of Morrowind and its people lies in your hands."
(If the Nerevarine has completed "The Citadels of the Sixth House") "You have slain Dagoth Ur, defeated the Sixth House, and ended the Blight, Nerevarine. That's all anyone is talking about now, [PC Name]."

little advice: "Don't make enemies. If someone is determined to be your enemy, then fight. But do not turn friends or potential friends into enemies through arrogance or carelessness."

little secret: "Orvas Dren is my brother. I don't know what you've heard of him. I won't defend everything he's done. But don't become his enemy."

Morrowind: "Morrowind is a peculiar mixture of Dunmer tradition and Imperial modernism. The council system of government works well, and the Temple provides shelter, education, and health for all. At the same time, the Legions and magistrates guarantee rule of law and justice, and free trade makes us prosperous. Looking forward, we must overcome lingering resentments by engaging the Great Houses in the creation of a new Morrowind rooted in Dunmer tradition but incorporating the best features of Imperial civil society."

Morrowind lore: "We have grown too complacent about the threat of Dagoth Ur and Red Mountain. For ages we've relied on the Tribunal to contain the menace. But Dagoth Ur's power is waxing as the Tribunal's power is waning. The Legion garrisons here are insufficient to protect our settlements, and there's no hope for reinforcements. Our people have always relied on a charismatic leader to rally squabbling factions against a common foe. Now would be a good time for such a leader to emerge."

my trade: "I am a noble, a leader and diplomat."

Orcs at a Daedric ruin:
"I have no reason to hate Orcs. In fact, I admire King Gortwog for his political skill. In the case of the Orcs at Alof's farm, however, I've heard that the leader is the Barbarian Burub gra-Bamog. She is wanted for murder, theft, and banditry. If Burub is gathering forces in Ashunartes, I want someone to put a stop to it."
(After completing "Alof and the Orcs") "You have prevented the Barbarian Burub gra-Bamog from becoming a threat to Vvardenfell and for that you have my gratitude."

Orvas Dren:
"Yes, he is my brother."
(After starting "Dealing with Orvas Dren") "He is my brother and the head of the Camonna Tong. You may find him on the Dren Plantation between Pelagiad and Suran. Spare his life if you can."
(If Orvas Dren is alive after completing "Dealing with Orvas Dren") "I am glad you were able to spare his life, [PC Name]."
(If Orvas Dren has been killed during "Dealing with Orvas Dren") "I am saddened at his death, but perhaps it was necessary."
(If the Nerevarine is expelled) "Alas, you seem to have been expelled from House Hlaalu. When you make amends, speak with me again."

someone is particular: "I'm Duke Vedam Dren. The other Grand Council members are with me here. Rufinus Alleius is the Imperial magistrate. Cavortius Albuttian is the head of the Imperial Guard, my palace guard. Frald the White, Knight Bachelor of the Imperial Legion, is the head of the Hawkmoth Legion Garrison. Lalatia Varian is the head priest of the castle's Imperial cult shrine. The wealthy Canctunian Ponius is the chief factor and banker of the East Empire Company."

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