For other uses, see Duke Vedam Dren.
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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.

Duke 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.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Control the Ordinators[edit | edit source]

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 Dren[edit | edit source]

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

Hlaalu Stronghold[edit | edit source]

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

Telvanni Stronghold[edit | edit source]

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

Redoran Stronghold[edit | edit source]

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

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Show: General dialogue

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

Background "I am Lord Vedam Dren, Duke of Ebonheart and Vvardenfell."
business (If the player has not reached the rank of House Father in the Great House Hlaalu) "Perhaps I will discuss business with you when you have earned a higher rank in House Hlaalu."
business (Being expelled from House Hlaalu) "Surely you do not expect me to discuss business with you when you have broken the rules. You must make amends, Nerevarine (Player name)."
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 (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."
latest rumors (As 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."
latest rumors (As Nerevarine 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."
latest rumors (As Nerevarine and Hortator 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."
latest rumors (After completing "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."
latest rumors (After defeating Dagoth Ur) "You have slain Dagoth Ur, defeated the Sixth House, and ended the Blight, Nerevarine. That's all anyone is talking about now, Nerevarine (Player 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 (During "Alof and the Orcs") "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."
Orcs at a Daedric ruin "You have prevented the Barbarian Burub gra-Bamog from becoming a threat to Vvardenfell and for that you have my gratitude."
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."
Show: Hlaalu/Redoran/Telvanni Stronghold

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

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":

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

construction contract "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."
construction contract "I have issued you a construction contract. I am not going to issue you another."
Show: Control the Ordinators

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

business "In order for House Hlaalu and the most virtuous aspects of the Empire to survive, we must find a way to control the Ordinators."
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."
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."
Advancement "Once our business is concluded, I will consider your advancement."

After convincing Tholer Saryoni:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

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."
"The Ordinators seem to be under control now."
Advancement "Yes, you clearly deserve the rank of Councilman. Congratulations, Nerevarine (Player name)."

If Berel Sala was murdered:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

control the Ordinators "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 was murdered before the quest:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

control the Ordinators "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."

If the Nerevarine is expelled:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

control the Ordinators "Alas, you seem to have been expelled from House Hlaalu. When you make amends, speak with me again."
Show: Dealing with Orvas Dren

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

business "To be Grandmaster in anything other than name, you must win control of the Camonna Tong from my brother, Orvas Dren."
Orvas Dren "Yes, he is my brother."
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."
Camonna Tong "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."
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 the Nerevarine was already named Hortator:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

business "To be Grandmaster in anything other than name, you must win control of the Camonna Tong from my brother, Orvas Dren."
Orvas Dren "Yes, he is my brother."
Camonna Tong "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 survived:

Orvas Dren "I am glad you were able to spare his life, Nerevarine (Player name)."
Camonna Tong "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 Orvas Dren died:

Orvas Dren "I am saddened at his death, but perhaps it was necessary."

If Orvas Dren was already dead before the quest:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

business "To be Grandmaster in anything other than name, you must win control of the Camonna Tong from my brother, Orvas Dren."
Orvas Dren "Yes, he is my brother."
Camonna Tong "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 approached again:

"I am surprised to see you here again. Do you have some business for me?"

business "House Hlaalu's business is in your hands now, Nerevarine (Player name)."
Advancement "You are the Grandmaster of House Hlaalu, Nerevarine (Player name)."
Camonna Tong "Use your rank and influence to help the people of Vvardenfell."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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