Hlaalu Hortator is one of the quests in the main questline of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, after "The Path of the Incarnate."


Nibani Maesa reminded me of the Fourth Trial of the Seven Visions: 'A stranger's voice unites the Houses. Three Halls call him Hortator.' When I have been named Hortator by each of the three Great Houses of Vvardenfell, I will have passed the Fourth Trial and should return to Nibani Maesa for further guidance.



Note: The quest to become Hlaalu Hortator runs in conjunction with the similar quests to become Hortator of the other Great Houses of Redoran and Telvanni. It is, also possible to be declared Nerevarine of the Ashlanders tribes at the same time, although, Sul-Matuul will advise to wait until being the Hortator of all houses before undergoing this particular task, as this will make many people's Disposition for the Nerevarine drop.

The quest will begin immediately after the completion of the previous quest. Nibani Maesa indicates that the Nerevarine must obtain the title of Hortator of each of the Three Great Houses of Vvardenfell. If questioned further, Nibani will also indicate that a Hlaalu councilor can be found in Balmora.

After questioning the inhabitants of Balmora's Hlaalu Council Manor and acquiring the Yellow Book of 3E 426, which contains information on all the Hlaalu council members and their location, the Nerevarine will be directed to Crassius Curio.

Crassius CurioEdit

Crassius can be found in the Curio Manor in the Hlaalu Canton in Vivec City. His support is obtained relatively easily if "The Bad Actor" quest has been completed. Or, the Nerevarine may bribe him with 1,000 gold (or 500 for members of the House of Hlaalu). An alternative method, provided Curio's disposition towards the Nerevarine is above 70, is to give Curio a kiss, which will raise his disposition and grant his vote for Hortator of Hlaalu. Crassius will also give the Nerevarine advice on how to deal with Orvas Dren, Velanda Omani and Nevena Ules.

Yngling Half-TrollEdit

Yngling Half-Troll can be found in Vivec, St. Olms Canton, in Yngling Manor within the St. Olms Plaza. His vote will cost the Nerevarine 2,000 GoldIcon (or 1,000 GoldIcon for members of Hlaalu), although an alternative route, suggested by other Hlaalu Council members, is to kill him. Doing this will turn all the other Yngling Manor's residents hostile.

Dram BeroEdit

To obtain the vote of Dram Bero, the Nerevarine simply has to speak to him. However, the Nerevarine must find him first. If the Hero questions Vivec City inhabitants, they will be directed to the Haunted Manor in the St. Olms Canton, where Dram is hidden. He can be found behind two locked doors.

Orvas DrenEdit

Orvas Dren

Orvas Dren

As indicated by Crassius Curio, speaking to Orvas Dren will help sway Velanda Omani and Nevena Ules's vote in favor of the Nerevarine. This can be done in a number of ways. The most simple of these methods is to simply attack him (a move supported by most of the other Hlaalu Councilors) although this will prompt his bodyguards within the Dren Plantation to attack the Nerevarine. Another method is to suggest that his vote is required to defeat Dagoth Ur, which will make him hostile. It is also possible to blackmail him by acquiring Dren's Note, which is hidden within the locked basement of the Plantation's manor and heavily guarded. If the Nerevarine is a member of House Hlaalu and has become the lead of the Camonna Tong, Dren should fold and, thereafter, use his influence to manipulate Velanda Omani and Nevena Ules.

Velanda Omanu and Nevena UlesEdit

After visiting Orvas Dren, Velanda Omani and Nevena Ules's votes can be obtained simply by talking to them. Velanda Omanu can be found within the Omani Manor on Elmas Island, east of the St. Olms Canton. Nevena Ules resides within the Ules Manor, in Suran.

Once all of the councilors' votes have been obtained the Nerevarine must return to Crassius Curio. Crassius will name Nerevarine Hortator of the Hlaalu House and offer the Belt of the Hortator.



Hlaalu Hortator – B6_CurioHort
IDJournal Entry
5Crassius Curio said that there were some hard feelings in House Hlaalu about the circumstances surrounding the death of a Hlaalu councilor. He expressed deep sorrow that he could not support me for Hortator without jeopardizing his own standing in House Hlaalu.
50After I gave him a present of 500 gold, Crassius Curio gave me his vote for Hortator of House Hlaalu.
  • Quest complete
60After I gave him a kiss, Crassius Curio gave me his vote for Hortator of House Hlaalu.
  • Quest complete
65Upon receiving 1000 gold to cover expenses, Curio gave me his vote for Hortator of House Hlaalu.
  • Quest complete
Hlaalu Hortator – B6_YnglingHort
5Yngling Half-Troll laughed when I asked him if he would support me for Hortator of House Redoran [sic]. He seemed to feel that killing a Hlaalu councilor ruined my chances.
10Yngling Half-Troll told me that he wouldn't name me Hortator without a bribe of 1000 gold.
20Yngling Half-Troll told me that he wouldn't name me Hortator without a bribe of 2000 gold.
50After a hefty bribe, Yngling Half-Troll gave me his vote for Hortator of House Hlaalu.
  • Quest complete
70I have killed the Hlaalu councilor Yngling Half-Troll.
  • Quest complete
Hlaalu Hortator – B6_DramHort
5When I asked if he would support my selection as Hortator for House Hlaalu, Dram Bero mentioned that he'd heard that I'd been involved in the death of a Hlaalu councilor. He said that would make it impossible for him to support me as Hlaalu Hortator.
50Dram Bero was impressed that I had found his home. He agreed to name me Hortator, and gave me some advice. Yngling Half-Troll can be bribed or killed, and Crassius Curio might be manipulated. But Velanda Omani and Nevena Ules will not support me as Hortator without Orvas Dren's approval.
  • Quest complete
Hlaalu Hortator – B6_DrenHortator
50Orvas Dren agreed to use his influence with Nevena Ules and Velanda Omani to have me named Hlaalu Hortator.
  • Quest complete
Hlaalu Hortator – B6_OmaniHort
5Velanda Omani expressed great concern that she heard that I'd been involved in the death of a Hlaalu councilor. Under the circumstances, she could see no chance of my being confirmed as Hortator.
20Velanda Omani told me she would not name me Hortator without the approval of Orvas Dren.
50When I asked that Velanda Omani name me Hortator of House Hlaalu, she agreed immediately. She seemed very anxious to please me. Now I have her vote for Hlaalu Hortator.
  • Quest complete
Hlaalu Hortator – B6_UlesHort
5Nevena Ules mentioned the unfortunate coincidence of my request to be named Hortator of House Hlaalu and my implication in the untimely death of a Hlaalu councilor. Her opinion was that consideration of my request would be postponed indefinitely.
20Nevena Ules did not seem to understand what I was asking. She told me I should meet with one of her advisors, Orvas Dren.
50Nevena Ules seemed very nervous when I asked her to confirm me as Hortator of House Hlaalu. She agreed immediately, and seemed very anxious to please me. Now I have her vote for Hlaalu Hortator.
  • Quest complete
Hlaalu Hortator – B6_HlaaluHort
50Crassius Curio gave me the Belt of the Hortator, a token that shows I have been named Hortator of House Hlaalu by Hlaalu's councilors. When I have been declared Hortator of all three Houses, Redoran, Hlaalu, and Telvanni, I will have fulfilled the Fourth Trial of the Seven Visions of Seven Trials of the Incarnate.
  • Quest complete


  • The Nerevarine may also speak to Nileno Dorvayn in Balmora to receive the Yellow Book of 3E 426 (also increases her disposition by 10).
  • This quest, as with the other quests to be named Hortator or Nerevarine, may be bypassed entirely if the Nerevarine has a reputation above 50 (and is level 20 or above).
  • The Nerevarine can begin this quest before The Path of the Incarnate, although they won't get very far as the topic Hlaalu Hortator does not appear until the completion of the former quest.


This section contains bugs related to Hlaalu Hortator. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • If the Nerevarine speaks to Duke Vedam Dren about "Camonna Tong," he will recognise the Nerevarine as Hortator and name them Grandmaster of Hlaalu.
    • The Nerevarine (if they have not joined Hlaalu) is infact elevated two levels in Hlaalu (rather than actually becoming Grandmaster).
    • This allows the Nerevarine to enter House Hlaalu, even if they joined another House.
    • This will work at any point after the Hlaalu Hortator quest has been completed.

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