"Hm. You don't look so dangerous. Yet you waltz into my camp and pick fights with my soldiers."
―General Thoda[src]

General Thoda is a Redguard residing in the Alik'r Camp outside Alcaire Castle, in Stormhaven. He's found in the house that has become his home. He's Nimaima's husband.

Thoda is one of King Fahara'jad's most trusted advisors.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Two Sides to Every Coin[edit | edit source]


Rise of the Dead[edit | edit source]


Imperial Incursion[edit | edit source]


Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Rise of the Dead

The Vestige will find General Thoda at his home with his wife:

"So after three months of wasting time in Alcaire and three long days at sea, I finally return home. My chair, my wine, my wife, all here. Please tell me you haven't come here to disturb me."

King Fahara'jad sent me. It's about the Withered Hand. "No! You realize what this means? Not one moment of relaxation! Not one! And damn it, I thought this talk about the Withered Hand was just rumor. Are you sure this is true?"
Yes. They summoned undead to attack the docks. "The Sentinel Docks? The nerve! But it sounds like something those motherless dogs would do. I tell you, Uwafa and Alasan might just be more dangerous than their father."
Who are Uwafa and Alasan? "Uwafa and Alasan are the sons of that old bastard Suturah. They're calling themselves the Withered Hand as a fear tactic. I knew them when they were boys. They're the same age as Prince Azah ... speaking of whom, we should inform him as well."
"The king said Azah has been investigating the Withered Hand." "Exactly. he knows more about this business than I do. That's for sure. If you'll go round up the prince ... I'll have to find some way to explain to my wife why I'm leaving again ... then we can all meet at the palace."
Where can I find the prince? "My guess is that he's with the girls at his seraglio by the north wall. I know what you're thinking, but it's not because the prince is some kind of ladies' man. The girls help him gather information. Perhaps he'll already know what's happened."
I'll go look for him right away. "My hope is that Prince Azah might have a lead on where Uwafa and Alasan have set up their headquarters, or better yet, what they're planning next. Regardless, these are things we should discuss at the palace."
Does the prince know Uwafa and Alasan as well? "We all do. Suturah was one of the king's viziers-kept his little hobby a secret. Then one day, the king came to meet his viziers and found them all dead. The real surprise was when Suturah ordered their corpses to attack. That's how started."
How did you know the sons though? "I tried to train them swordplay ... Uwafa and Alasan, along with Prince Azah. Those two had no interest though. I would always catch them torturing insects and animals. The Prince-he hated them, and they hated him right back."
Imperial Incursion

"Now here's one who I know is loyal to the king! It's good to see you again, my friend. You're going to find this hard to believe, but the damned Imperials are here! They've seized control of the city—for the moment, at least."

Why have the Imperials attacked here? "They're in league with the damned Withered Hand ...! As if we didn't have enough necromancers to deal with already! No matter what, we can't allow the Imperials to get a foothold here. We're going to take the city back and kill them, all of them."
Sounds like you have everything under control. "Ha! I'm glad I have one of us fooled. The Imperial curs actually have one up on us. They're holding hostages and the king doesn't want their blood on his hands. I need someone ... unofficial ... to go in and free the hostages. What do you say?"
I can free the hostages. "Your loyalty to the crown will be rewarded, my friend. You have my word. I can even make this easier for you. Wear this Imperial Armor, and you should be able to walk around the city unnoticed."
<Take Disguise.> "Here you go. This should help you get around the city unnoticed while you're freeing the hostages. Be wary though, some of the Imperials may not be so easily fooled."
How are things in Sentinel? "They've gone from bad to worse. Fahara'jad can't even go out in public without getting hackled. Crazy as it sounds, the damn Crowns have people believing if the King steps down, the Withered Hand problem will just go away."
We've recovered two of the Ansei Wards. "I heard. Prince Azah's singing your praises all across the desert. The Prince might be headed here soon. I hope so, and I hope the two of you can find that last Ansei Ward."
How do I find the hostages? "There are four. Lord Zagari, Magistrate Govan, Shamone al-Sentinel, and Lady Moyaltha. I'll mark your map where they're being held. The flea-bitten Imperials have blocked many of the ground level doors, so I suggest taking the bridges."
What if they kill the hostages? "I don't think they will. The Imperials think strategically. They took the hostages to protect themselves, and they don't want to give that up. If they do kill them, well then, that just means we can go ahead and attack."
When did the Imperials become allied with the Hand? "Don't know exactly. Our spies in Cyrodiil knew nothing about it. I suspect they've been in league all along though. Probably some necromancer treaty they all signed in blood or something. Either way, my blade doesn't discriminate."
Are the Imperials the greater threat now? "Generally speaking. I'm sure they are, but I'm more concerned about the Withered Hand. Those evil bastards won't rest until they've killed every last one of us. We can't fight the Imperials if we're all dead."
All right. I'll take that disguise now. "Here you go. This should help you get around the city unnoticed while you're freeing the hostages. Be wary though, some of the Imperials may not be so easily fooled."

After dealing with the Imperials:

"Good work! Hostages came out and we attacked. Cut right through the bastards and scoured the city. Just a handful of Imperials holding out now. I still haven't figured out how they got here though ... I'm worried reinforcements may be on the way."

No need to worry. I collapsed the tunnel they were coming through. "It was a tunnel? Huh. Does that mean they were coming from Bangkorai? I guess that's a concern for another time. I'm damn glad you collapsed the tunnel though. I guess that's a good day's work for all of us!"
Motalion Necropolis

"There's more to be done, though. Always is, isn't there? Prince Azah's here. He says they've tracked down the third Ansei Ward, and he wants you to join him as soon as possible at the Motalion Necropolis."

What's the Motalion Necropolis? "It's a dark place—the largest necropolis in all Alik'r. It's just west of Satakalaam. If the Witherhed Hand's there, I know the prince needs help. I'll send troops as soon as we're done in the city, but I suggest you join him now if you can."
I'll go to Motalion Necropolis right away.

If approached again:

"Like I said, I'll send troops to the necropolis as soon as I can spare them. Until then, may the gods be with you and Prince Azah both."

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