For other uses, see M'aiq the Liar.

M'aiq the Liar is a character in Oblivion who can be found via Random Encounters.


In a change from being stationary in Morrowind, he is almost constantly moving from one place to another. Beginning in the Nibenay Basin, he moves between Leyawiin and Anvil and every so often, searching for calipers for five hours.

He will also go out of the map towards the Strid River, but he cannot be followed. Sometimes he will chase random deer in the wild for no apparent reason. He is the fastest person in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and can outrun all purchasable horses except the Black Horses of Cheydinhal.


Quote Audio
"M'aiq knows much, tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not."
Maiq OB 1
"M'aiq longs for a Colovian Fur Helm. Practical, yet stylish. M'aiq is very sad he does not have one."
Maiq OB 2
"M'aiq believes the children are our future. But he doesn't want them ruining all of our fun."
Maiq OB 3
"M'aiq thinks his people are beautiful. The Argonian people are beautiful as well. They look better than ever before."
Maiq OB 4
"Some people wish to throw their weapons. That seems foolish to M'aiq. If you hold your weapon, you only need one."
Maiq OB 5
"Feet are for walking. Hands are for hitting. Or shaking. Or waving. Sometimes for clapping."
Maiq OB 6
"M'aiq prefers to adventure alone. Others just get in the way. And they talk, talk, talk."
Maiq OB 7
"People always enjoy a good fable. M'aiq has yet to find one, though. Perhaps one day."
Maiq OB 8
"Some people want special bows that take too long to load and need special arrows called bolts. M'aiq thinks they are idiots."
Maiq OB 9
"So much easier to get around these days. Not like the old days. Too much walking. Of course, nothing stops M'aiq from walking when he wants."
Maiq OB 10
"M'aiq is glad he has a compass. Makes it easy to find things. Much better than wandering around like a fool."
Maiq OB 11
"Why would one want to swing a staff? A mace hurts more. Or a sword. Can't shoot a fireball from a sword, though."
Maiq OB 12
"I do not wish to fight on horseback. It is a good way to ruin a perfectly good horse... which is, to say, a perfectly good dinner."
Maiq OB 13
"Levitation is for fools. Why would we want to levitate? Once you are up high, there is nowhere to go but down."
Maiq OB 14
"It is good the people wear clothing. M'aiq wears clothing. Who would want to see M'aiq naked? Sick, sick people. Very sad."
Maiq OB 15
"I don't know why one would want to destroy a building. It takes time to make it. Much time."
Maiq OB 16
"I have seen dragons. Perhaps you will see a dragon. I won't say where I saw one. Perhaps I did not."
Maiq OB 17
"Werewolves? Where? Wolves? Men that are wolves? Many wolves. Everywhere. Many men. That is enough for M'aiq."
Maiq OB 18


  • Should one spawn a pair of calipers on the ground when M'aiq is nearby, he will run into them. This is a good way of getting his attention when approaching him is not possible.


This section contains bugs related to M'aiq the Liar (Oblivion). 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.
  • Sometimes, M'aiq will repeat his previous comments.


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