Background[edit | edit source]
Green-Venom-Tongue was once an assassin at a Sanctuary in the Blackwood Borderlands in Black Marsh. While out on a contract for several months, the Black Hand ordered the purification of his Sanctuary. As he had been away for so long, he was absolved of suspicion and transferred to the Santuary on the Gold Coast.
Interactions[edit | edit source][?] [?] [?]
Conversations[edit | edit source]
|Show: Welcome Home|
"Ah, I heard we had a new initiate on the premises! I was just checking my notes and realized that details concerning you are sorely lacking. We'll need to rectify that before too long."
|Show: A Lesson in Silence|
Talking to him after accepting to go to Kvatch:
"Make no mistake, Initiate. Astara sends you to Kvatch not because she trusts you. She's decided to test you. Do not fail her."
After killing the Grand Sermonizer:
"A good showing, slaying the Grand Sermonizer. A pity Cimbar paid for his failure with his life. Keep your blades sharp and your wits sharper, otherwise we may see a similar end to your story. Even so, I've recorded it all. For posterity, of course."
|Show: Questions of Faith|
After agreeing to help Kor:
"You and the Nord seek the girl. Hmm. My research suggests she is a confused and tormented individual, prone to blaming herself when misfortune strikes. My conclusion? She's going to get herself killed."
"First Tanek, now small Hildegard. I suppose if you were in league with the Black Dragon you would not have saved them. Interesting. Let me jot that down."
|Show: A Special Request|
"I don't know who Fortunata wants dead, but an educated guess isn't difficult. According to my notes, relations between Anvil and Kvatch have been strained, if not outright hostile, of late."
|Show: A Ghost from the Past|
"That journal you recovered. The contents are … disturbingly intriguing. You reported that my old associate, Lyra Viria, is the Black Dragon. The journal, however, claims the Black Dragon killed Lyra. I need to determine the truth of this matter."
Near the gates of Anvil:
"This horse and cart will get us to Blackwood, where Cyrodiil flows into Black Marsh. Climb aboard when you are ready. We can wait if we still have things to do before you depart."
Inside the Sanctuary:
"Have you ever seen as the Hist sees? Have you ever looked beyond the barrier of time? We're going to see with more than our eyes to find the truth in this place."
After seeing all the memories near the remains:
"How terrible. Lyra was ordered to purify her own Sanctuary. To kill her own Brothers and Sisters. I never even imagined …."
After seeing the memory near the shrine:
"Well, wasn't that revealing! I might have to find other uses for these wonderful fumes! It appears that not only did Lyra complete the purification of our old Sanctuary as she was commanded, but she also took on another contract when she was done."
Before leaving the Sanctuary:
"Curious. I vowed never to return to this place, but now I have an uncontrollable urge to linger for a few moments longer.\n\nYou go ahead. Shazara-Ta will see you safely back to the Gold Coast. Let's meet in Kvatch, in front of Akatosh's Cathedral."
Near the Cathedral:
"I can't explain it, but I have a feeling that this is the place. Perhaps a residual effect of breathing so much of the fumes? I've only enough resin left for a few more precious seconds, so let's hope I'm right about this location."
After the vision:
"The visions don't lie. The fumes confirmed my worst fears. Lyra abandoned the Dark Brotherhood and became the Black Dragon. She betrayed us all."
Conversations[edit | edit source]
- Dark Revelations
After the quest:
Astara Caerellius: "The Black Dragon has struck again. Mirabelle is dead."
Speaker Terenus: "This happened during the Assassin's mission? Did we learn anything or did Mirabelle die in vain?"
Astara Caerellius: "We learned that the Black Dragon is the First Sword of the Order of the Hour. We recovered her journal and discovered her true name—Lyra."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Lyra? Hmm. Allow me to study the journal and its secrets will be revealed."
Astara Caerellius: "I can't think of anyone better for the task, Brother."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "I'll dig into the Black Dragon's journal immediately."
Speaker Terenus: "See that you do."
- A Ghost from the Past
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Ah, the Black Door. Still intact after all these years. No worries. I remember the proper reply."
The Black Door: "What is the gift of death?"
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Solace, my brother."
The Black Door: "Welcome home."
At the end of the quest:
Astara Caerellius: "Of course I knew. If I didn't intend for that to happen, you'd be a backpack by now. Tell me what you uncovered."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "All evidence points to one conclusion—Lyra is the Black Dragon, and she's working for Primate Artorius."
Astara Caerellius: "The Black Dragon was one of us? She knows how we think, how we act. Artorius uses our own weapon against us!"
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Give me the order, Matron"
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Let my blade be the one that ends the Black Dragon's life."
Astara Caerellius: "Patience, brother. Let me consider the ramifications. Your connection to Lyra could be a boon in this matter, but it could also be a detriment."
- The Wrath of Sithis
The Black Dragon: "You'd kill me, Venom? You were my Brother once. Join me and forget your obligations."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Join you? I'm going to send you to the Void, traitor!"
In Overlook of Time:
The Black Dragon: "The Dark Brotherhood is a pox. It deserves to be destroyed."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "What lies did Artorius fill your head with, Lyra?"
After passing the corridor overlooking the flooded hall:
The Black Dragon: "The Brotherhood. The Order. I'm done being used, Venom. Just leave me alone!"
Green-Venom-Tongue: "I can't do that, Lyra. You brought this on yourself."
After taking the other path:
The Black Dragon: "I believed their lies once, when they told me we were family. Then they made me kill them."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "I almost had her … but Lyra was always a step faster than me …."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "I saw the Wrath of Sithis, Assassin. The Dread Father hunts her, too."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "Just like in … the old stories …."
Green-Venom-Tongue: "You're the blade of Sithis … kill her and the Dread Father … will claim her soul …."
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "I was almost certain that we had concluded our former interaction, but these customs have always confused me. Is there something else expected of us? An ever so brief embrace perhaps? Or the firm clasping of the wrists and hands?" – If spoken to for the second time during the "Welcome Home"
- "An unexpected turn on your last mission. I admit, I would not have expected Count Carolus to have the will to perform the Black Sacrament. And now he owes us information as well as gold. Very interesting. We can always use both." – After "A Special Request"
- "Please, Assassin, not now. I need to record that exchange between Mirabelle and the Matron word for word. Does "cold-hearted oligarch" have one "g" or two?" – If spoken to after the conversation between Astara and Mirabelle during the "Dark Revelations"
- "The entries in this journal go back more than a decade. It will take some time to make sense of it all. Do not worry, Assassin. Whatever I learn from this tome, you'll be the first to know." – At the end of the "Dark Revelations"
- "I hope your contracts go smoothly, Initiate. Kill well and kill often. Every soul you sen to the Void pleases Sithis to no end."
- "I wonder, assassin: do you have a moment to consider a request?" – Before "A Ghost from the Past"
|Show: A Ghost from the Past|
- "I do not often express gratitude, but you have earned the words. I did not trust you when you first arrived. Honestly, I expected I would need to kill you before long. Instead, I embrace you as ." – After "A Ghost from the Past"
|Show: The Wrath of Sithis|