"Another visitor to White Rose Prison? This isn't exactly the main route."
―Gerent Hernik[src]

Gerent Hernik is a Nord soldier of the Pact attempting to make contact with the current denizens of the White Rose Prison.


And Throw Away The KeyEdit


The KeystoneEdit



And Throw Away The Key

"Another visitor to White Rose Prison? This isn't exactly the main route."

Then what are you doing here? "The vicecanon tracked one of the long-lost keystones to White Rose Prison. If we can recover it, this artifact would be a major boon to our war efforts. Unfortunately, the prisoners don't trust the vicecanon, which means they don't trust me."
Perhaps they'll talk to me. "You're welcome to try. We need that keystone. Look for General Raetus, an old Imperial general they left here to rot. He's the prisoners' leader."
I'll go speak with him. "Hopefully, the prisoners will let you in. We need that keystone."
What can you tell me about the prison? "Very little. The Imperials built it in the First Era. When they were pushed out of Shadowfen, they abandoned it. I'm not sure why the prisoners remained. Some say they're cursed."
Is there anything I should know about General Raetus? "He had the reputation of being honorable, at least for an Imperial. I don't know what he did to get left here, but it must've been bad. The Empire abandoned a skilled general."
What's a keystone? "Argonian artifacts of great power. Legends ties them to various ruins throughout Shadowfen. The vicecanons can't let them fall into the wrong hands."

If chosen to destroy the keystone:

"Do you have it? Did you find the keystone?"

I used the keystone to free the prisoners. We won't have it against the Dominion. "You used it to release the prisoners? I hope they were worth it. The keystones may be our only hope for defeating the Dominion. Still, the vicecanons sent word. I trust your decision will be best for Shadowfen."

If chosen to absorb the keystone:

"Please, get me out of here before those cannibals rip me apart."

Are you all right? "I can walk if you get me free of these bonds."
Just a moment, I'll untie you.

Outside the prison:

"Thanks for saving me back there. Whatever you did, General Raetus wasn't pleased, not at all. Did you recover the keystone?"

Yes. I ... absorbed it. "You absorbed it? Well, I suppose that's better than leaving it, as long as we can still access its power."


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