Lyris Titanborn is a Nord and partial giant who is a member of the original Five Companions. She is first encountered while fleeing from Coldharbour through The Wailing Prison, joining the Vestige on the way towards the Prophet, and later returns to help Tamriel.
- 1 Background
- 2 Interactions
- 2.1 Soul Shriven in Coldharbour
- 2.2 The Harborage
- 2.3 Daughter of Giants
- 2.4 Chasing Shadows
- 2.5 Castle of the Worm
- 2.6 Halls of Torment
- 2.7 Valley of Blades
- 2.8 Shadow of Sancre Tor
- 2.9 Council of the Five Companions
- 2.10 God of Schemes
- 2.11 The Gathering Storm GM
- 2.12 Dark Clouds Over Solitude GM
- 2.13 Danger in the Holds GM
- 2.14 The Vampire Scholar GM
- 2.15 The Gray Host GM
- 2.16 Greymoor Rising GM
- 2.17 Daughter of the Wolf GM
- 3 Dialogue
- 4 Conversations
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Appearances
Background[edit | edit source]
Lyris was born to Gjalder, a Nord man who was a descendant of giants. Due to Lyris' giant blood, she was a considerably large infant and her mother died in childbirth as a result. Lyris was raised by her father in Skyrim, who believed his wife's death was on his hands, but loved Lyris dearly none-the-less. Lyris later left for Cyrodiil and enlisted in the Imperial Legion, enduring constant harassment from her fellow soldiers during her training due to her height. Lyris rose up through the ranks and eventually became one of Emperor Varen Aquilarios' most trusted advisors, forming the Five Companions with him, alongside Councilor Abnur Tharn, Dragonguard leader Sai Sahan, and Battlemage Mannimarco. The Companions set out to find the Amulet of Kings between 2E 580 and 582, as Varen believed it to be the key to legitimizing his rule as Emperor. When they located the Amulet, the Companions initiated a ritual upon the Dragonfires to proclaim Varen as a Dragonborn. However, they were tricked by Mannimarco during the ritual, who used the Amulet to extinguish the Dragonfires and cause a tear between Mundus and Oblivion in an event known as the Soulburst, allowing his master Molag Bal to invade Tamriel and begin his Planemeld. Bal captured Lyris and Sai Sahan, keeping them prisoners in Coldharbour.
Interactions[edit | edit source]
Lyris finds the Vestige in his or her cell, releasing them. She takes the Vestige with her on their way out of Coldharbour, explaining why he or she was in the Wailing Prison, and who the Prophet is. She reveals that she and the Prophet are still alive—unlike the Soul Shriven—but are still prisoners there, regardless.
After the Vestige destroys a Coldharbour Sentinel, the gate to the Prophet will be sealed by Molag Bal, to which Lyris suggests that Cadwell might know another way. Following his advice, Lyris and the Vestige go through the Undercroft to get to the Prophet's cell. Lyris tells the Vestige that a living soul must take his place in order for him to escape, and volunteers to do so, warning that the transference is sure to attract some guards. After the Vestige activates the pinions of the snare, she is replaced by a freed Prophet, who must leave her behind in order to escape with the Vestige, with a promise to return and get her out as well.[?]
The Vestige must help her overcome her fears to escape Coldharbour. Lyris' mother died in childbirth, and she always felt that her father blamed her for her mother's death. She was teased during training for her size.[?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?]
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
|Show: Soul Shriven in Coldharbour|
"Whoa, there! Are you all right? The name's Lyris. I hope you've still got some fight left in you. You're going to need it.Keep your weapon ready and stay sharp. This place is full of surprises."
After killing the Dremora Kynval:
"Keep moving! There are more Daedra on the way!"
After killing the second Dremora Kynval:
"Let's get out of here, my friend."
After talking to the Prophet:
"Hold a moment. Come here, we need to talk. The Prophet! He's a prisoner here, too. It was very dangerous for him to speak to you, even for a moment. He must think you can help me."
"We should keep moving."
After leaving the prison:
"The God of Schemes can see every part of Coldharbour. We need to distract him."
When approaching a Coldharbour Sentinel:
"Try to be inconspicious. We just got free of this place. The last thing we need is to get recaptured."
After destroying a Coldharbour Sentinel and trying to reach the Prophet's cell:
"Herma-Mora's wagging tongue! The door's warded. We'll never get in this way."
After speaking to Cadwell:
"Cadwell seems to think this Undercroft is a delightful place. That probably means it's a death trap. We'd better be careful."
When in front of The Undercroft:
"The sooner you get that door open, the sooner we can get out of here."
When approaching the Prophet's Cage:
"The Prophet's cage should be just ahead. Quickly, now! We haven't much time."
|Show: Daughter of Giants|
"You! You're alive! Are you really here, or is this another trick?"
"I'll do my best. Lead on."
"These lost souls are barely aware of their humanity. The guards don't even beat them anymore."
While approaching Lyris's regret:
"This can't be! It ... it looks like my childhood home in Skyrim! My parent's graves. My mother died in childbirth. My father was distant. Cold. I think he blamed me for my mother's death. I ran off to become a mercenary when I was sixteen. I never saw my father again. He was murdered by an old enemy. Father? Papa, is that you?"
After Lyris spoke to her father:
"He's gone. Come on, let's get out of here."
While approaching Lyris's Solitude:
"Careful, keep your head down."
After searching the footlockers:
"Did you find something?"
After Lyris puts her armor on:
"Excellent. I'm ready."
While walking through the Paths of Toil:
"Watch your step. All the mining has made these tunnels unstable."
After Lyris retreives her axe:
"It's good to have you back. Are you thirsty for Daedric blood, old friend?"
"Stand back. No damned pile of pebbles is going to stop me now!"
After the rocks are broken and the Ogrim is approached:
"So many Daedric beasties, so little time. We need to keep moving."
Inside the Prison of Echoes:
"Did you hear that? That sounded like ... no, it couldn't be."
After Lyris spoke to Sai Sahan:
"That was no trick. That was Sai Sahan!"
While approaching Lyris' Terror:
"Something's wrong. All the doubt, the fear, the loneliness ... it's all coming back! I ... I have to push through this! Let's go!"
After defeating the Manifestation of Terror:
"We did it! The voices ... the whispering ... it's gone! This whole time, it was like watching myself from a distance. I felt ... disconnected. But now, this is the best I've felt in years. Like I've been reborn! And I owe it all to you. Thank you. Let's get out of here! We need to rescue Sai, then we've got a world to save!"
|Show: Chasing Shadows|
|In The Harborage:
"Hold a moment. Come here, we need to talk."
|Show: Castle of the Worm|
"What a skeever!"
After talking with Famazar:
"Why am I not surprised to find Cadwell here? He certainly does get around."
After talking with Cadwell:
"That might be our best chance to get inside."
After Cadwell shuts off the steam:
"Sir Cadwell came through again! That crazy knight is starting to grow on me. Should I be worried?"
While obtaining the Atronach parts:
"Ugh. Not the most glamorous task, is it?"
After making progress through the Tower Summit:
"There he is! Looks like we've got him under guard."
|Show: Halls of Torment|
|In the Harborage:
"What's wrong? What did Varen say?"
After hearing Tharn's Doppelganger:
"That's Tharn's voice! What is he doing here?"
After defeating Tharn's Doppelganger:
"Sai was right here. We had him! We were so close."
After hearing Lyris' Doppelganger:
"She seems to be drawing power from those stones. Destroy them, quickly!"
While destroying the first Shielding Stone:
"Why does she look like me?"
While destroying the second Shielding Stone:
"This can't be real. It's not like this between Sai and me."
While destroying the third Shielding Stone:
"They pulled these thoughts from Sai's head? I don't understand! Now they've gone and spoiled the mood!"
After defeating Lyris' Doppelganger:
"Vestige! Hold a moment!"
|Show: Shadow of Sancre Tor|
|In Sancre Tor:
"You better keep an eye on me. I'm getting ready to punch Tharn again."
After lowering the drawbridge in the Reman Tomb:
"You did it! The bridge is down!"
|Show: Council of the Five Companions|
|In the Harborage:
"It's been a long road, hasn't it? My father used to say that if you avoid all of life's abrasions, you'll never be polished enough to shine. We must be pretty damn shiny by now."
|Show: God of Schemes|
|At the Seat of Tyranny:
"We've had some crazy adventures, haven't we? But adventures are what you call them when everybody comes back alive, so maybe they've come to an end. I don't regret any of it, though. Not for a moment."
If Sai Sahan was sacrificed:
We did it. Tamriel will go on. But what a terrible price we had to pay. "I'll bring the news of Sai's death to Kasura at the Abbey of Blades. Maybe I'll stay there for awhile. Help rebuild. Sai would want that. After that, I don't know."
If Varen was sacrificed:
"You're not going to get all weepy with me, are you? I mean, I've got that stoic reputation to maintain..."
|Show: The Gathering Storm GM|
|At the Blue Palace:
At this point Queen Gerhyld approaches. After speaking to the Queen:
"You handled this better than I expected. Now, what in Mara’s name happened to Brondold?"
After speaking to Greyga:
"That wasn’t so hard. Come on, partner. We’re done here."
After speaking to Maugh and Svana:
"Let’s talk outside, partner."
After speaking to both:
"So we’ve got a mysterious Breton, possibly working with Reachmen, recruiting workers for some reason. Plus, there’s a smuggler hiding unknown contraband in the warehouse down by the docks. I say we deal with the smuggler first."
After speaking to Huzodir at the warehouse:
"I don’t know what you said to him, but this is our chance. Try the lock."
Inside Kasalla’s Warehouse:
"See what’s in those marked crates. I’ll watch the door."
After speaking to Kasalla:
"Brondold has good instincts. We’re definitely on to something. Our mystery buyer is hiring locals to haul these urns and Reach fetishes out of the city. But for what purpose?"
After investigating the lodge and finding her:
"Over here, partner."
"All I found were these Reachmen stalking the pass. Decided that they’d rather die than talk, so I obliged. They don’t look like they’re from Icereach, but they are wearing the coven’s medallion. Anyway, did you find the lodge?"
At Kilkreath Temple:
"Looks like I made it back just in time. This place is crawling with vampires and that one was about to make a meal out of you."
After defeating Sister Ambritt:
"Go with your vampire friend. I’m going to look around here."
After speaking to Fennorian:
"So, what did your vampire friend discover?"
|Show: Dark Clouds Over Solitude GM|
|At Kilkreath Temple:
"Queen Gerhyld needs to hear what we discovered at Kilkreath Temple. Hopefully, that will be enough for her to get us an audience with High King Svargrim."
At the Blue Palace:
"That’s one of the queen’s attendants! Let’s get inside!"
After Lyris spoke to Svargrim:
"Gods...what a disaster. The queen’s been assassinated and Svargrim still refuses to listen to reason. We need to find a way to set things right."
After investigating the scene:
"Svana’s taking this pretty hard. I suppose most daughters feel close to their mothers. Not that I’d know. I never knew my mother. Sorry. Don’t mind me. Did you find anything that would lead us to the assassin?"
After speaking to the witnesses:
"This is Svargrim’s fault. He should have heeded us from the start."
"Damn Svargrim and his distrust of Jorunn! How many more of his people have to die before he accepts the truth and lets us help him? Forget that for now. Tell me about the assassin. Did anyone get a good look at the murderer?"
At Silversnow Mine:
"We think this old mine is where the assassin fled to? Good a place as any to bury him."
"These tunnels better be dug on the large size."
"This is impressive, and that’s coming from someone who’s been to Oblivion and back. I can’t believe there’s omeone living down here, but atleast it gives us a place to start looking."
After talking to the miners:
"What a waste of time. These people have no clue as to what’s going on down here. I wonder if being stupid was part of their service contract? Did you turn up anything?"
After speaking to Fennorian:
"Move! You take the east side, I’ll take the west. Then meet in the middle."
"We’re here. Let’s find this assassin."
After defeating Sister Tharda:
"One more witch for the pyre. Let’s go after the other two."
After speaking to Fennorian:
"Damn it, the vampire and the werewolf are long gone. They called themselves Tzinghalis and Ulfra. And they had an unusual rank or title. Exarch. I wonder what that means?"
|Show: Danger in the Holds GM|
|At Morthal Barrow:
"See that mound? That’s the barrow. The entrance will be down below."
After destroying the Witch Pike:
"No sign of that witch or the reliquary she ran off with. We should get back to the jarl’s hall."
Upon exiting the Barrow:
"If I never have to enter another barrow, it will be too soon." "No sign of that witch or the reliquary she ran off with. We should get back to the jarl’s hall."
At Solitude, east of the Wayshrine:
"Glad to see you’re alive and well. I was getting worried with all the harrowed they’ve been bringing into the city."
|Show: The Vampire Scholar GM|
|In Svana’s chamber, in the Blue Palace:
"Dusktown? I wonder what Fenn’s found that led him back down there? Does his message give any indication of where we can find him? The settlement isn’t big, but it’s not exactly small, either."
At Dusktown, Blackreach:
"Hey, partner, glad I found you. Now, let’s get Fenn and return to the Blue Palace."
"Fenn never struck me as a messy person. Could there have been a struggle here?"
After examining the burnt papers:
"Burnt papers? Someone was trying to hide something."
After finding investigating the lodge:
"Burnt journal pages, Fenn’s flask, and a strange, old key...all found among clear signs of a struggle. But other than what’s in the flask, we didn’t see any blood. That means Fenn’s probably taken alive."
After speaking to Edjar:
"None of the locals really wanted to talk. One or to admitted to seeing Fenn, but no one witnessed any kind of disturbance at his lodgings. At least, no one saw anything they were willing to tell me about. Is this Edjar? Does he know anything?"
Inside Tzinghalis’s Tower:
"Definitely Dwarven. Watch out for traps."
After solving the puzzle:
"That sounded promising. Let’s try the door."
Upon entering Tzinghalis’s Laboratory:
"This chamber’s been used recently. Let’s look around."
After reading Netherroot Notes:
"That’s an ugly plant. Must be the netherroot mentioned in the note."
After taking the Refined Netherroot Brew:
"Why does everything connected to vampires involve blood?"
After hearing Fennorian’s scream:
"That was Fenn! We need to keep moving."
At the Netherroot machine:
"That smell, it’s overwhelming! We need to shut down those machines. That’s poison! Why are they spraying it on those plants? More of that netherroot. Turn off those sprayers or we’ll never get across this chamber."
After activating the Primary Distillate Outflow valve:
"That did something."
After activating the Secondary Distillate Outflow valve:
"I think you’ve figured it out!"
After activating the Primary Distillate Outflow valve again:
"You did it! Now we can cross the chamber. Shor’s bones, that stone husk is moving!"
After defeating Exarch Tzinghalis:
"Fenn’s delirious. See if you can free him!"
After Lyris spoke to Fennorian:
"I see a map and some papers. Hey partner, take a look."
"So, partner, what did you find?"
"We set out to find Fenn and bring him back to Solitude. Along the way, we learned more about our true enemy, killed one of their leaders, and acquired some valuable intelligence. That’s a victory in my book."
|Show: The Gray Host GM|
|In Svana’s chamber, in the Blue Palace:
"I know a commander’s map when I see one. Each of those marks matches a location mentioned in the communique from Rada al-Saran, the leader of the Gray Host. I can already see where we need to go."
At the Midland Camp:
"Just arrived? Don’t worry. I found something to keep me occupied."
"A bold move, setting up camps in the midst of the western holds. I’ll say this is for the Gray Host, they aren’t afraid to draw attention to themselves. I learned a few things while I was waiting for you to show up."
After searching the first cart:
"Hmm. No jars in the cart. Let’s try another one."
After searching the second cart:
"Not this cart either. I hope we didn’t miss it."
After finding the Refined Netherroot Brew:
"You got a jar of the refined brew? Let’s talk over there."
"Luck was with us. If we had reached this camp even a few moments later, Saber-Eye would have gotten away with the netherroot brew."
In the Blue Palace, after High King Svargrim escaped:
"Svargrim's a bastard, but King Jorunn believed he had the best interest of his people at heart. Obviously, something changed. And with Solitude targeted for a massive harrowstorm, things have gotten more complicated."
|Show: Greymoor Rising GM|
|At Solitude's city gate:
"Jorunn sent me with a warning for Solitude. Now, I'm about to march into the starless depths of Blackreach to try to avert a massacre. How do I keep getting myself into these kinds of situations?"
At Greymoor Keep:
"That's...ominous. And, unless I miss my guess, it's directly under Solitude."
"That's our target. This ritual site must be somewhere inside that horrid structure. I scouted the area before you arrived. It's full of Gray Host forces. And from what I can tell, Svargrim and Rada al-Saran are both inside."
At the entrance to Greymoor Keep:
"Nice of you to join us."
Upon entering the Greymoor Keep Centre Tower:
"You and Fenn take these stairs. Svana and I will go this way."
At the Stone Husk Gallery:
"That energy, they're waking up! Get ready to fight!"
"Keep moving! Don't let them surround us!"
"Come one! We're nearly through!"
"A dead end? Damn!"
In Greymoor Keep Upper Levels:
"Damn magic! Give me something to hit!"
Outside the Temple of the Divines, after Svana and Fennorian's conversation:
"You and I will keep that from happening. Take the Princess and deal with Svargrim, partner."
Upon exiting the temple courtyard:
"Get to the tower and stop Svargrim. We'll hold the gate."
|Show: Daughter of the Wolf GM|
|At the Temple of the Divines courtyard:
"So, is it over? What happened to Svargrim? And where's Svana?"
At Solitude's city gate:
"Partner! Could really use your knack for diplomacy right now. Speak to the Skald-King before we start a war."
After speaking to Svana:
"I'm glad to be done with this. Diplomacy and investigation aren't my favorite pass-times. They seem to suit you, though. You stepped up to the task better than I could have hoped."
Conversations[edit | edit source]
- Daughter of Giants
Gjalder: "Lyris? Is this true, child?"
Lyris: "You were always so cold. So distant. My mother died giving my life. It was my fault! I should never have been born!"
Gjalder: "Lyris, look at me. The blood of giants flows through my veins. Your mother was a Nord. I gave her my seed without thought for her safety. That's why she died. Not because of you, child. Because of me!"
Lyris: "I thought you blame me. You ... you couldn't even look at me, Papa!"
Gjalder: "Do you not see? When I looked at you, I saw her face. I loved her, child. Just as I love you―more than life itself. We cannot change the past, nor should we cling to it. You must not let these feelings haunt you. Let them go. Let me go."
Lyris: "I love you too, Papa. Rest now. Be at peace."
After entering Clannfear Roost:
Lyris: "Abnur Tharn, you traitorous bastard! I should have expected to find you here!"
Abnur: "Don't be a fool, Titanborn. I'm trying to help you. Your hatred poisons you. Warriors are like steel. When you lose temper, you lose your worth."
Lyris: "Help me? You betrayed us all, then went back to licking Mannimarco's boot before the smoke cleared!"
Abnur: "I did what I had to do. And, as a show of my good intentions, I have a gift for you. But, be warned. Coldharbour will not give it up, easily."
Lyris: "Is that ... ? Shor's bones, it is! Vestige, that's my battle axe!"
In the Prison of Echoes, after approaching Sai Sahan:
Lyris: "Sai! What's happened to you? What have they done?"
Sai: "Lyris! Lyris, I can see you! Are you really there?"
Lyris: "Sai, it's me! We're seeing some kind of vision of you. Do you know where you are?"
Sai: "I ... I don't know. They're torturing me. They ... want the Amulet of Kings. Want me to tell them where it's hidden. But I haven't broken. Not yet."
Lyris: "Sai, you need to hold on. We're going to find you. I'll make sure of it. We'll find you! Somehow, we'll get you out of here! Sai? Sai! No! Bring him back, you bastards!"
After escaping to the Harborage:
The Prophet: "Lyris, child. Are you all right?"
Lyris: "Yes, Prophet. I'm fine. The Vestige freed my mind from the Daedra's control."
The Prophet: "Thank the Divines. Your loss would have thrown all into chaos."
Lyris: "They won't take me again. Not alive, at least. Prophet, Mannimarco captured Sai Sahan! He's torturing him to find out where the Amulet of Kings is hidden. We have to rescue him!"
- Castle of the Worm
The Prophet: "Tharn is quite correct. We have little choice in the matter."
Lyris Titanborn: "You can't be serious! How can we possibly trust him?"
The Prophet: "As our visitor so eloquently pointed out, we cannot. But if we are to locate Sai Sahan, we must do this. Go with the Vestige, Lyris. Rescue Tharn. Give him a chance to redeem himself. He may surprise you."
- Escaping the Summit
Lyris Titanborn: "You must be the ugliest princess ever rescued from a tower, Tharn."
Abnur Tharn: "I'm shocked your lack of education and repeated blows to the head haven't dulled your wit, Titanborn."
- Sai Sahan's Location
Lyris Titanborn: "What? You son of a bitch!"
Abnur Tharn: "Gah! Are you insane? Get away from me, you brutish she-troll!"
The Prophet: "Lyris! Stand down!"
Lyris Titanborn: "He's done nothing but lie to us from the beginning! I don't care what he says, he'll always be Mannimarco's toady!"
Abnur Tharn: "Please. Mannimarco wants me dead! Did I pretend to capitulate to him? Yes, I did. Do you have any idea how many lives I saved by doing so?"
Lyris Titanborn: "The only thing you saved was your holdings and your own hide, you pompous ass!"
The Prophet: "Enough! Abnur had no choice, Lyris. And we are guilty of our own deceit, are we not? The time has come for the Vestige to know the truth!"
Abnur Tharn: "What's this? The Vestige doesn't know? Oh, this is rich!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Sire, don't ...!"
The Prophet: "Vestige. Until now, you have only known me as the Prophet. But that is not my true name. I ... am Varen Aquilarios!"
Abnur Tharn: "Our fallen Emperor, in the tattered robes of a Moth Priest, blind as a newborn kitten!"
Varen Aquilarios: "I am sorry I deceived you, Vestige."
- Journey to Sai Sahan
Lyris Titanborn: "Put a corck in it, Tharn! Sai's my friend. Probably the best friend I have. If the Vestige is going, I'm going too!"
Abnur Tharn: "Yes, I see. And you are the most qualified, why? Is it your superior knowledge of Coldharbour? Your expertise in dealing with Daedric entities? Or is it simply the unrequited puppy love you feel for that shirtless mammoth?"
- Valley of Blades
Sai Sahan: "It is strange to return to these mountains. Memories of youth flood my mind, each one bringing its own sorrow, or its own smile."
Abnur Tharn: "Oh, joy. We've been here less than five minutes and Sahan is already getting maudlin and weepy."
Lyris Titanborn: "Shut up, Tharn! Don't let him get to you, Sai. Let him roll his eyes. Maybe he'll find a brain back there."
Sai Sahan: "What is this? The abbey burns! Quickly! We must find Kasura!"
Lyris Titanborn: "So much destruction! What could have done this?"
Abnur Tharn: "I'm afraid I've seen this before. Keep an eye skyward, Titanborn!"
Sai Sahan: "Kasura! There!"
Kasura: "Sai Sahan! Intruders ... cultists .... they attacked the abbey. So many of my students have fallen ...."
Sai Sahan: "Kasura! Are you injured? What happened? The abbey is in ruins, Kasura! How could they ...?"
Kasura: "A gigantic beast ... like nothing I've ever seen! The cultists ... they're opening rifts to Oblivion!"
Sai Sahan: "Save your strength, Kasura. We will make them pay, I promise you!"
Lyris Titanborn: "What do you think? Trap?"
Abnur Tharn: "It's only a trap if you don't know about it. I assume everything is a trap. Therefore, it's a challenge."
Mannimarco: "In the name of Molag Bal, come forth and destroy his enemies!"
Mannimarco: "Heed me, Daedric minions, and obey!"
Mannimarco: "Hosts of Oblivion, come forth and feast!"
Kasura: "Sai, the Titan returns!"
Mannimarco: "Ah, Sai Sahan and company, at last! My pet has been waiting for you."
Lyris Titanborn: "Eyes skyward! Here it comes!"
Mannimarco: "How many more of your friends must die, Sai Sahan? Where is the Amulet of Kings?"
- Ancestral Crypt
Kasura: "Follow me. The hidden entrance will not be obvious."
Lyris Titanborn: "Why would a crypt need a secret entrance?"
Abnur Tharn: "It's a wonder there's an unplundered crypt in all of Skyrim! You Nords could learn a thing or two from the builders of Hammerfell."
Sai Sahan: "Perhaps Hammerfell could also teach Nibenay the virtue of good manners."
Kasura: "Here we are. Watch your step as you descend."
- Ring of Stendarr's Mercy
Sai Sahan: "Tread lightly. Few living have been permitted to walk among these honored dead."
Sai Sahan: "Divad Hunding, son of Frandar do Hunding Hel Ansei No Shira, the greatest of the Sword Saints. The hearth of every household in Hammerfell has small alcove containing a copy of his father's greatest work, The Book of Circles."
Sai Sahan: "Ra Abah was a warrior of great renown. He fought alongside Frandar Hunding in the seven great battles against the Armies of Hira, and survived. At the final battle at Hattu Mountain, more than three hundred thousand gave their lives."
[After finding the Ring]
Sai Sahan: "It seems fitting that the Ring of Stendarr's Mercy lies with my father's greatsword. We will need both for the battles that lay before us."
Sai Sahan: "By the sword of my father, Nazir Itaf Sahan, I pledge myself to the destruction of Mannimarco and the liberation of Tamriel from the tyranny of the God of Schemes, Molag Bal!"
[After talking to Kasura]
Mannimarco: "I knew you would lead me to the ring, eventually. Give it to me!"
Sai Sahan: "Your presence defiles this place, Mannimarco!"
Mannimarco: "Give me the ring and I might spare your pathetic lives!"
Lyris Titanborn: "We struck down your Titan and we'll strike you down soon enough!"
Mannimarco: "The Titan was a prelude of what's to come if you continue to defy me!"
Abnur Tharn: "Defy you? Your delusions of godhood are laughable, your ignominious corpse-herder!"
Mannimarco: "Very well, then. I'll simply take the ring from your corpses."
Sai Sahan: "Blasphemy! How dare you raise the honored dead to fight your battle!"
[After defeating Divad Hunding]
Kasura: "Sai, look out! He's raising Ra Abah!"
[After defeating Ra Abah]
Abnur Tharn: "The next time you hide something from the most powerful necromancer in all of Tamriel, you might reconsider hiding it in a bloody tomb!"
[After defeating Ansei Kalam and Ra Adia]
Sai Sahan: "Hold the line! They must not get the ring!"
[After defeating Ra Hasa, Ra Huzar, and Ansei Satameh]
Sai Sahan: "Rest in peace, honored dead."
Kasura: "I swear on the souls of my ancestors, I will avenge Mannimarco's blasphemy!"
[After talking to Sai Sahan]
Kasura: "The damage is great, but if you had not arrived when you did, there would be nothing left to rebuild. Be safe in the coming days, my friends. I look forward to your return."
Sai Sahan: "The Abbey of Blades will rise from these ashes. If I survive the dark path we must walk, I will return to help Kasura shape a new generation of blademasters."
- Sancre Tor
Lyris Titanborn: "You could have hidden that amulet anywhere in Tamriel, and this was your first choice?"
Sai Sahan: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."
Abnur Tharn: "Brilliant. Why is it that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the ones who are most certain of them?"
Lyris Titanborn: "Shut up, Tharn."
Sai Sahan: "Shut up, Tharn."
- Confronting Mannimarco
Mannimarco: "What brings you to Sancre Tor, old friends? Looking for an amulet, perhaps?"
Sai Sahan: "Mannimarco? How did you find this place?"
Mannimarco: "Do you really think I'd allow you to escape the Halls of Torment if I couldn't track your every movement?"
Lyris Titanborn: "Sai, no! Mannimarco, stop! You're killing him!"
Mannimarco: "Where is the Amulet of Kings? My master, Molag Bal, demands it!"
Abnur Tharn: "Your master. Please! You would use the amulet to betray Molag Bal!"
Mannimarco: "Fool! When I ascended, you could have been at my right hand, Tharn. Instead you chose to allign yourself with mongrels and imbeciles. Now you'll die with them!"
Abnur Tharn: "You won't get away with this. Do you really think you can betray a Daedric Prince?"
Mannimarco: "With the Amulet of Kings, all things are possible! Nations will tremble and bow before me! I will be a god!"
Sai Sahan: "The Amulet of Kings will never be yours! It is protected by a ward of the Divines!"
Mannimarco: "You mean your ward of Stendarr, God of Merciful Forbearance, patron of gutless, law-abiding dimwits? It won't even slow me down!"
- Sancre Tor's courtyard
Lyris Titanborn: "Sai, are you well enough to continue?"
Sai Sahan: "Have no fear, Snow Lily. I am Redguard. We are like mountain bamboo: far stronger and more flexible than we might appear."
Abnur Tharn: "I find it hilarious that Mannimarco chose such a massive projected appearance. He's obviously overcompensating for something."
- Sancre Tor Inner Chamber
Mannimarco: "Persistent, aren't you? Do you really think you can keep me from acquiring the amulet?"
Sai Sahan: "The Amulet of Kings is under the protection of Stendarr's ward! It will never be yours!"
Mannimarco: "Ah, Sai. You still don't understand, do you? My plan will succeed because of your ward of Stendarr! It will prevent Molag Bal from observing or interfering. By the time the ward is down and the amulet is mine, it will already be too late!"
Lyris Titanborn: "You're insane if you think you can betray the God of Schemes!"
Mannimarco: "Naive child! You know nothing! Chim-el Adabal, the red diamond at the center of the Amulet of Kings, is the most powerful Soul Gem ever created! With the amulet in my possession, I will absorb Molag Bal's power, reducing him to an empty husk of ethereal flesh. Then I will trap his essence within the gem! In time, the name Molag Bal will be forgotten! In time, all of Tamriel will bow down before me! Soon, the God of Schemes will have a new name: Mannimarco!"
Sai Sahan: "I do not like Mannimarco as a mortal. I think I will like him even less as a god."
- Sancre Tor Inner Courtyard
Sai Sahan: "Please. A moment, my friends. I ... I must rest before we continue."
Lyris Titanborn: "Sai? Are you all right? That bastard really hurt you, didn't he? I swear to the gods I'll take his head off!"
Sai Sahan: "I'll be fine, Snow Lily. I just need a moment to catch my breath."
Lyris Titanborn: "Take all the time you need. I'll keep watch. If there's anything I can do, just name it."
Abnur Tharn: "An enchanting moment. I'll be over here, bringing up my lunch."
- Sancre Tor Vault
Abnur Tharn: "Dank corridors, crumbling walls, nauseating smells. This place has all the charm of a Riften brothel. It must feel very much like home to you, Titanborn."
Lyris Titanborn: "You mean a crypt filled with the rotting corpses of inbred kings and failed statesmen. Must be what it's like at a Tharn family reunion."
Sai Sahan: "It is more pleasant in the summer months."
- Vault Antechamber
Mannimarco: "Your pathetic efforts will not succeed! The Amulet of Kings will be mine!"
Sai Sahan: "I swear by Stendarr's grace and the sword of my father, you will not win, Mannimarco!"
Mannimarco: "Soon, you will know the extent of my power and bow before me! Through the Amulet of Kings, I will be transformed! All the nations of Tamriel will bow before me! They will worship me and beg for my mercy! All will know the name of Mannimarco as their one, true god!"
Lyris Titanborn: "You'll never get away with it, Mannimarco! We'll fight you to our last breath!"
Mannimarco: "By all means, my old friends. Try and stop me!"
- Retrieving the Amulet of Kings
Mannimarco: "Miserable fools! You are nothing! I am Mannimarco!"
Abnur Tharn: "Keep Mannimarco occupied! I'll close the portal!"
Mannimarco: "Minions, arise! Obey me!"
Sai Sahan: "I will hold them at the portal! Focus on Mannimarco!"
Mannimarco: "I grow tired of these games!"
Lyris Titanborn: "He's weakening! Don't stop now!"
Mannimarco: "Do you really think that death can stop the most powerful necromancer Tamriel has ever known? This is merely a transition! My first step towards true immortality! Now witness my true power! Watch as I rise up from the grave and ascend to godhood!"
Molag Bal: "Worm! You think you can betray the Lord of Brutality and Domination without consequence? You will pay for your arrogance! You will writhe in agony for the rest of eternity! Your tortured screams will echo throughout Oblivion to serve as a warning to others!"
[After retrieving the Amulet]
Lyris Titanborn: "Everything Mannimarco did was designed to pit us against each other. We can't let that happen. Look what we can accomplish when we work together."
Abnur Tharn: "How uncharacteristically optimistic of you, Titanborn. I may have that embroidered on a pillow."
Lyris Titanborn: "The Divines gave you a nose for a reason, Tharn. So you can keep your mouth shut and still keep breathing."
Abnur Tharn: "Well played, Titanborn. Well played."
- The Five Companions
Sai Sahan: "My lord, with your permission."
Varen Aquilarios: "You needn't call me that anymore, Sai Sahan. We are equals now."
Sai Sahan: "All those years ago, when we fought beneath our lord's banner to free the Empire from the Longhouse Emperors, we did so with a dream of freedom and peace in mind―not just for the Empire, but for all of Tamriel. Together we forged a fellowship stronger than any blade, only to see it shattered upon the rocks of deceit by one of our own. That fellowship is no more, yet we four have assembled here, united by a single purpose. It is not vengeance that drives us, but truth and loyalty and justice. I, Sai Sahan, steward of the Abbey of Blades, call for the Five Companions to be reforged this day. By the light of Stendarr, and the heart of Lorkhan, may our blade fellowship be forged anew. And may the Vestige, our mutual friend and ally, become its tip, that we may thrust it straigt into the heart of a Daedric Prince."
Lyris Titanborn: "Sai Sahan is right. You are the member that we should have had all those years ago."
Varen Aquilarios: "It is as the Scrolls foretold. The soulless one will become the brightest of five stars, and they shall guide us to the coming dawn."
Abnur Tharn: "Oh, please. You melodramatic sots! Fine, fine. If seeing one of your foolish prophecies come true will help to ensure the safety of the Empire, I'll play along."
Sai Sahan: "We stand united once more―the Five Companions are reforged, and together we will strike down the God of Schemes!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Come here, my friend. I've got a few things I want to say before you go."
Lyris Titanborn: "Let's not forget the struggles that got us to this point. We're almost home. We just have a bit further to fight."
Abnur Tharn: "Are you all insane? You do realize what we need to do, right? We have to fight a Daedric Prince. Amulet or no, this is going to mean more death. Vestige! Come here. I'll tell you what they're afraid to mention."
- The Price of Divine Power
Abnur Tharn: "Of course it is. The fact of the matter stands, however. One of the Five will need to give their life to fuel this attack, when the time comes."
Lyris Titanborn: "So you said before the Vestige arrived. And I've already thought over it. I'll do it."
Sai Sahan: "Snow Lily, no! You should not need to give your life this way. This is my duty―penance for my numerous failures. This is my chance to make things right."
Varen Aquilarios: "The Scrolls said nothing of this moment, and so I am not bound to their dictates. Vestige, I ask that you let me do this one thing. All that has happened was because of my hubris. I shall be the one."
Lyris Titanborn: "Sire, you've done enough. This was Mannimarco's doing, not yours."
Abnur Tharn: "As the one who will fight the Daedric Prince, the Vestige should decide."
Lyris Titanborn: "I don't see you leaping to volunteer, Tharn. Saving your own backside again?"
Abnur Tharn: "Hard as it may be, Lyris, don't be an idiot. I am the only one who knows the ritual and we don't have time to teach anyone else."
Varen Aquilarios: "That's enough. It won't be decided here and now. Vestige, come here. I have some final words for you."
- Heart's Grief
The Prophet: "This place is alive with pain and suffering. This must be where Molag Bal torments those who displease him."
Lyris Titanborn: "Look there! Is that Mannimarco?"
Abnur Tharn: "Mannimarco! He was a back-stabbing hypocrite with delusions of godhood. The fool got precisely what he deserved!"
(If Mannimarco is released)
Mannimarco: "You actually released me? Naive fool! Future generations will pay for your weakness!"
Abnur Tharn: "Are you insane? That worm didn't deserve your mercy!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Why do I get the feeling we're going to regret this?"
- Seat of Tyranny
The Prophet: "There. That place should serve us well. Let us assemble and prepare the ritual."
Lyris Titanborn: "What do you suppose this place was?"
Sai Sahan: "A temple of some kind. The Dark Anchors may have pulled it into Coldharbour. Or, perhaps it was created by the Daedra to mock the Divines."
Abnur Tharn: "What does it matter? We can't wait any longer. We must perform the ritual. Vestige, it is time for you to make your decision."
- The ritual
Abnur Tharn: "Position yourself over there, Vestige. And brace yourself."
(If Lyris Titanborn is the sacrifice)
Sai Sahan: "Snow Lily, no... don't do this. Please."
Lyris Titanborn: "Death is simply life's next great adventure, and I am prepared to make the journey. I hope to see you all again one day, in Sovngarde. Until then, it has been my greatest honor."
(If Sai Sahan is the sacrifice)
Lyris Titanborn: "Sai, I... I'll never forget you. And we'll finish this, I swear it."
Sai Sahan: "I am honored to make this sacrifice. When you think of me, I hope you remember me fondly, and sing songs of this day while you toast to my memory."
(If Varen Aquilarios is the sacrifice)
Lyris Titanborn: "We'll never forget you Sire, or your sacrifice."
Varen Aquilarios: "Great Akatosh, Dragon God of Time, forgive me for my hubris. Grant your divine power to the Vestige and restore your protection to Tamriel, that my sacrifice might not be in vain."
- The aftermath
If Sai Sahan was sacrificed:
Varen Aquilarios: "The scents of the Harborage fill the air. But what happened? How did we return? Lyris? Lyris, are you there?"
Cadwell: "Not to worry, not to worry! Lyris is fit as a fiddle, and you all seem quite intact, as well."
Lyris Titanborn: "I'm here, sire. But where's Tharn?"
Cadwell: "He vanished. Ran off, I think. And he took the amulet you chaps found, with him."
Lyris Titanborn: "That bastard! Sai died for that Amulet!"
Cadwell: "The Amulet's power is expended for generations to come. It will be of no use to him, now."
Varen Aquilarios: "Things feel different. Molag Bal's hold on my mind has been lifted. I am finally free of him!"
If Varen was sacrificed:
Lyris Titanborn: "What... what happened? How did we get here? I remember being overwhelmed, but then..."
Cadwell: "Right. Sorry about that. I called in a bit of help to pull you out of there. I do hope I didn't overstep my bounds."
Sai Sahan: "Snow Lily, I..."
Lyris Titanborn: "I know, Sai. It's over. It's all over."
Cadwell: "Well then! Happy endings all around! Smashing! Who's got the brandy?"
Sai Sahan: "Wait, where is Tharn? Did he survive?"
Cadwell: "He vanished. Ran off, I think. And he took the amulet you chaps found, with him."
- [?] GM
At Kilkreath Temple, after retrieving Fennorian’s equipment:
Lyris Titanborn: "That's close enough, leech."
Fennorian: "Wait! Wait! I'm not part of the coven!"
Outside Silversnow Mine:
Lyris Titanborn: "As evil lairs go, I'm not impressed."
Fennorian: "I'll take that as a good sign."
In Silversnow Mine:
Lyris Titanborn: "Scaffolding. Let's follow it down."
Fennorian: "Careful, the structure doesn't appear to be completely stable."
Lyris Titanborn: "Relax, it will take more than a rickety structure to take down Lyris Titanborn."
Fennorian: "Actually, I was more concerned for my own well being, but if you insist…"
Lyris Titanborn: "I think there's a cavern up ahead. It's just like the old legends…Blackreach!
Fennorian: "Blackreach? So the legends are true? But why is there a town down there?"
After killing Exarch Tzinghalis:
Fennorian: "It's too late…for me…."
Lyris Titanborn: "Fenn's delirious. See if can free him!"
Fennorian: "Go…warn Solitude…."
Upon entering Tzinghalis's Sanctum:
Lyris Titanborn: "Take your time. You've been through a lot."
Fennorian: "They did whatever they wanted. I couldn't stop them. Exarch Tzinghalis was insane, but he was also a genius. If he kept records, they'll be here."
Lyris Titanborn: "I see a map and some papers. Hey, , take a look."
After speaking to Lyris:
Lyris Titanborn: "Come on, Fenn. Princess Svana herself requested your presence at the Blue Palace."
Fennorian: "I don't believe I'm very good company right now."
Lyris Titanborn: "Come on, Fenn. We'll help you through this."
At the Blue Palace:
Lyris Titanborn: "So, do we have a way to defend against the harrowstorms or what?"
Old Mjolen: "The elixir should do what we need…provided neither Fenn nor I made any miscalculations."
Fennorian: "Mjolen, don't be so negative! The elixir will work. You'll see."
After retrieving Arkay's Sacred Oil:
Lyris Titanborn: "Once it's ready, I'll test the elixir."
Fennorian: "As you say, Lyris. Ah, here they come now. have the sacred oil? Add it to the cauldron."
At the entrance to the Undergrove:
Lyris Titanborn: "This must be the place. I'll go back and get—"
Svana: "No need, we're here."
Fennorian: "The princess insisted…."
Svana: "We followed at a safe distance and only advanced after you cleared the way. From this point on, we stay together. And that's an order."
Fennorian: "Um, yes. What she said. Now let's enter the Undergrove."
Upon entering The Undergrove:
Fennorian: "We need to find where they're experimenting with the harrowstorms."
Exarch Ulfra: "You honor me with your presence, my king."
Lyris Titanborn: "Gray Host! Stay quiet and listen!"
Rada al-Saran "This harrowstorm must be the biggest we have ever wrought, my sister-in-arms."
Svana: "That's the leader of the Gray Host!"
Exarch Ulfra: "Have we heard from Solitude? Is everything in place?"
Rada al-Saran: "I have been assured the city is ripe for harvest."
Fennorian: "Rada al-Saran and Exarch Ulfra? Should we postpone the test?"
Svana: "Certainly not! The holds are counting on us! Besides, we might be able to end this threat right here and now."
Upon entering The Undergrove Nursery:
Rada al-Saran: "Who dares intrude—you! The murderers who killed our beloved Tzinghalis!"
Lyris Titanborn: "And you're about to join him."
Rada al-Saran: "Impudent mortal! You will pay for your crime!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Argh!"
Rada al-Saran: "Now for the rest of these curs!"
Exarch Ulfra: "My king, allow me the honor of spilling their blood!"
Rada al-Saran: "Very well, sweet sister. Join me in Greymoor Keep when the task is done."
Exarch Ulfra: "Let this harrowstorm flay the flesh from your bones!"
Fennorian: "We need to leave—Svana, no!"
Svana: "See to Lyris, Fenn. And pray your elixir works!"
Fennorian: " She needs time for the elixir to do its job!"
At the Blue Palace, after speaking to Svargrim:
Svargrim: "Help? I need no help from the likes of you."
Svana: "Don't be a fool, father! This elixir will save our people!"
Svargrim: "I didn't think you had it in you, daughter. You have actually surpassed my expectations. More's the pity. And I'll hear no more of talk of this miracle elixir."
Svana: "Father, no!"
Svargrim: "The Gray Host is my true ally! Once the harrowstorm engulfs Solitude, my kingdom will endure for all eternity!"
Fennorian: "I should have sensed it…Svargrim's a vampire!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Svana…."
Svana: "Not now, Lyris. I…I need to think about this."
At the Temple of the Divines:
Svana: "That's unacceptable, swordthane. If we can't get the sacred oil to make more elixir, then we have to stop the harrowstorm."
Swordthane Uthlet: "Princess, we've kept watch. There aren't any witch pikes around the city."
Svana: "Then you missed something. They needed the witch pikes for every other harrowstorm they summoned."
Fennorian: "Of course! Blackreach! The Gray Host must have gained access to the temple from beneath the city!"
Lyris Titanborn: "They could easily hide the witch pikes underneath our feet."
Fennorian: "We know the Gray Host has been using Blackreach to clandestinely move around Western Skyrim. Why not launch their attacks from there?"
Svana: "Then we're going to Blackreach. If the witch pikes are there, we'll destroy them."
Upon entering Greymoor Keep:
Lyris Titanborn: "Split up and find the ritual site. We need to disrupt it."
Fennorian: "Split up? I suppose that makes sense. I'll go with our friend here."
Upon entering the Greymoor Keep Rotunda:
Svana: "There they are!"
Fennorian: "Lyris, Svana! I think this entire tower functions as a witch pike!"
Lyris Titanborn: "What? Fenn, how is that possible?"
Svargrim: "Argh! The energy…it burns!"
Svana: "That's my father. This way!"
Rada al-Saran: "Pain is part of the process, Svargrim."
Svargrim: "It's…exquisite…my master!
Rada al-Saran: "Once you are attuned to Greymoor, the storm will be yours to command. Rise, Svargrim, and unleash my storm upon Solitude! Then the last of the Gray Host shall be reborn!"
Fennorian: "The Ashen Lord, he turned Svargrim into the heart of the heart of his harrowstorm!"
Svana: "They're moving higher up the tower! We need to follow them!"
After speaking to Rada al-Saran:
Rada al-Saran: "Bold words, but futile. Svargrim rises, and the harrowstorm with him. Once the attunement is finished, they will be unstoppable!
Lyris Titanborn: "What happened? What did that damned vampire do?"
Fennorian: "He's merging the power flowing through the keep with Svargrim, giving him control of the harrowstorm."
Svana: "Then we must undo it. I'll stay and help. Lyris, you and our friend keep going up and find my father."
Upon entering the Greymoor Keep Upper Levels:
Fennorian: "Now we just—The whole keep…the shaking is getting worse!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Damn magic! Give me something to hit!"
Fennorian: "The magic, it's al-Saran! The attunement is almost complete!"
Svana: "We need to find my father. Lyris, take Fenn that way. We'll go the other."
At the entrance to Greymoor Keep Bridge Passage:
Lyris Titanborn: "Hold, friends!"
Upon entering Greymoor Keep Bridge Passage:
Fennorian: "Oh, my!"
Lyris Titanborn: "What is it now, Fenn?"
Fennorian: "Oh, nothing. Just don't look down."
Upon entering Gray Host Tunnels:
Fennorian: "These tunnels look freshly dug. The Gray Host has certainly been busy. Harrowfiends! Is that what became of the harrowed Svargrim brought to Castle Dour?"
Lyris Titanborn: "Harrowfiends. Corralled like war hounds about to be set loose."
Upon exiting the Temple of the Divines:
Solitude Soldier: "Is that—? Princess Svana!"
Lyris Titanborn: "The harrowstorm, it's begun!"
Fennorian: "Look, above the Tower of the Wolf. The storm's only partially formed."
Svana: "My father's up there. Open the gates and let's go."
Fennorian: "But the harrowsfiends below the temple! If they escape into the streets—"
Lyris Titanborn: " and I will keep that from happening. Take the Princess and deal with Svargrim, ."
Svana: "I—yes…it's the only option. Let's go."
Upon entering the Outer Courtyard:
Fennorian: "The harrowfiends, they've broken loose!"
Lyris Titanborn: "Get to the tower and stop Svargrim. We'll hold the gate."
Svana: "I'm with you, my friend. Up the stairs!"
Upon entering the the Temple Courtyard:
Fennorian: "Tell me truthfully, Lyris…how much of this blood is mine?"
Lyris Titanborn: "Not enough to be worried about."
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "I don't like this. But if it's the only way to find Sai Sahan, I'm with you." — Before entering Coldharbour during "Castle of the Worm"
- "You certainly did a thorough job hiding the amulet, Sai. Couldn't you have just stuffed it in a mattress or something?" — While on the way to the Reman Tomb during "Shadow of Sancre Tor"
- Shut up, Tharn! Don't let him get to you, Sai. Let him roll his eyes. Maybe he'll find a brain back there. — In The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm
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- Titanborn is voiced by Jennifer Hale.