Legate Quentin Cipius is a member of the Imperial Legion. He appears inside Dragonsreach after the quest Message to Whiterun for the Imperial Legion is completed.

As an essential character, he cannot die, even after the Civil War questline has been completed.


If the Empire is victorious in the Civil War he can be found at Dragonsreach. Alternatively, if a side has not yet been chosen or if Stormcloaks won, he can be found at the Whiterun Imperial Camp.


Battle for Whiterun

He can be seen with an Imperial Bow equipped firing Steel Arrows at the Stormcloak soldiers during the attack and has a group of Imperial soldiers around him. After the attack he walks back in to Whiterun and making his way up to Dragonsreach.


This section contains bugs related to Legate Quentin Cipius. 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.
  • He can be found standing near a ruined monolith east of Rorikstead.
    • This may happen when Whiterun has been captured for the Stormcloaks, but he will still appear here despite the fact the Imperial Whiterun camp is no longer there.
  • When using Detect Life he shows as an enemy.
  • During the Message to Whiterun quest, you're asked to report to him, and in some instances he will not give you the quest dialogue for you to proceed, instead only offers generic guard responses. To fix this, if you have installed Civil War Overhaul and you have deleted only the .esp file, you should delete all its scripts, textures and actors.
  •  360   Using Ice Form on his bugged copy may result in Cipius never getting back up.


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