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M'aiq the Liar is a Khajiit in The Elder Scrolls Online. He can be randomly encountered all over Tamriel.

QuotesEdit

  • "M'aiq tried to swim out to sea, but had to turn back. Slaughterfish. Always the slaughterfish."
    • Referring to how the sea travel is made impossible due to Slaughterfish.
  • ""Come no closer" said the ghost, so M'aiq did not. But she kept saying it, wherever he went."
  • "Wood Elves aren't made of wood. Sea Elves aren't made of water. M'aiq still wonders about High Elves."
    • Referring to how a person using drugs is known as "being high."
  • "M'aiq wonders why merchants boast of spacious bags, but never how much weight they carry."
    • Referring to the inventory being in number of inventory slots, instead of weight like in previous games.
  • "M'aiq speaks with many in his travels. After a time, they seem to repeat themselves. Strange."
    • Referring to how some characters say the same quote again.
  • "No ships depart for the Summerset Isles. M'aiq wonders if the High Elves made them up."
  • "M'aiq despises bats. Tiny, winged skeevers. Disgusting!"
  • "M'aiq heard an old-timer speak of lost mittens. Keep looking, says M'aiq. Mittens will turn up somewhere."
  • "M'aiq can't tell Spider Cultists apart from the usual riffraff. Perhaps they need matching uniforms?"
  • "Sea Elves? Do you see Elves, from the sea?"
  • "Have you seen dragons? No? M'aiq thinks they must be hiding...for now."
    • Referring to the fact that Online takes place before Skyrim and, therefore, before the Dragon Crisis.
  • "M'aiq doesn't care if the tunnels beneath Wayrest are a feat of engineering. The smell is horrific!"
  • "M'aiq paid a merchant to ship his things to Stormhaven. Half went to Stormhold, the rest to Haven. Stupid merchant."
  • "Step on sand and burn your feet. Bury feet in sand and grit gets under the claws. Poor choice for M'aiq."
  • "When M'aiq enters a new place, he pictures it within himself and meditates for a short time."
    • This might be a reference to the loading screen and the pictures you see when entering a new location.
  • "M'aiq was told to stay away from Oldgate. This confused him. M'aiq remembers when it was called "Gate"."
  • "Can vampires have families? How? Perhaps M'aiq does not wish to know."
  • "When young, M'aiq wished to attend an adventurer's school. But Tamriel has more crypts than schools."
    • This might reference that there are no school houses in Tamriel.
  • "M'aiq thinks those with the most wine can never truly be pleased. This is why he drinks water."
  • "M'aiq wonders why some people in Tamriel seem more prominent than others."
    • This could be a reference to essential characters, or the nobility system present in the Elder Scrolls universe.
  • "M'aiq cares little for politics. Truly, he thinks everyone is his ally."
  • "M'aiq's father was Qia'm, from a long line of Qia'ms. But M'aiq does not believe this. His father was a known liar."
    • Qiam is M'aiq backwards. This is a variation from M'aiq's quote from Skyrim, where he states that all of his ancestors were also called M'aiq.
  • "M'aiq fishes wherever there is water. He finds it is far less crowded."
    • Referencing that the player can only fish from fishing holes.
  • "Volenfell is where the famous Dwarven hammer fell, yes? M'aiq wonders if "Where the Hammer Fell" is a better name."
  • "Redguards fear the undead, but why? The gnawing upon the flesh? The stench of death? Hmm. Perhaps M'aiq understands."
  • "M'aiq asked an Argonian if she could breathe underwater. She asked if he could see in the dark. M'aiq had no good answer."
  • "Do not drink the water that glows. M'aiq learned this the hard way."
  • "M'aiq could not find the Tower of Lies. Molag Bal plays a joke, yes?"
  • "The witches and witch hunters bicker so much. M'aiq wonders if they fancy each other."
  • "M'aiq speaks the truth, except for when he doesn't. With you, always the truth."
  • "M'aiq once met Captain Blackheart and his raiders. M'aiq can think of a better word to describe them."
  • "The Elves here have so many titles, all of them fancy. M'aiq prefers a simple one."
  • "Some enjoy bringing grief to others. They remind M'aiq of mudcrabs - horrible creatures, with no redeeming qualities."
  • "Why the need for embassies? M'aiq thinks all are ambassadors, wherever they go."
  • "M'aiq once climbed the Elden Tree. Then he learned of the stairs inside. Good thing, for his claws began to hurt."
  • "M'aiq regrets few things. Failing to wear boots in a swamp is one of them."
    • This is a reference to M'aiq's first appearance in the Elder Scrolls lore; Morrowind. Back then, the Beast races of Argonian and Khajiit could not wear boots. M'aiq could only be found on a small island in the Sheogorad Region, which is one of two microclimates within the game which can be classified as swamp.
  • "M'aiq had a horrible dream last night. Mudcrabs, flying through the air. Horrible!"
    • Referring to players not being able to sleep.
  • "M'aiq used to travel alone, but he has grown accustomed to joining his friends."
    • Referring to the previous Elder Scrolls games being single-player only.
  • "M'aiq has never seen so many Orcs in one place. Even their forges have forges."
  • "M'aiq heard much of Headman Bhosek, but saw very little. For the best, M'aiq thinks."
  • "M'aiq thinks the maddest thing about the Vaults of Madness is their location."
  • "M'aiq wonders, who wants to live on a bleak rock? Why not a pleasant rock?"
  • "M'aiq always travels forward. This way he is certain of his direction."
  • "M'aiq wonders. Are the skeletons in minotaur graveyards half-Man of half-bull?"
  • "M'aiq hears of shapeshifters hiding in abandoned tombs and secret forests. Ha! M'aiq prefers to lurk in plain sight."
    • This refers to werewolves and vampires having their own secret areas.
  • "The Moon Priests have many strange rules and stories. But M'aiq thinks they make it up as they go along."
  • "Some like to buy the whole meal. Others want to pay for what is on their plate. M'aiq just prefers to eat."
  • "M'aiq wonders why no guards stand watch on the mushrooms. They are taller than towers and far more comfortable."
    • Referring to the inability to stand on mushrooms.
  • "Why should M'aiq stay off the grass? He always steps lightly."
  • "M'aiq wants nothing to do with Daedra. He hears they can make trees burn forever. How can they do that?"
    • Referring to constant burning effects which are coded to not go out.
  • "A bartender told M'aiq he must wait outside until the tavern was clean. It was only a short time, so M'aiq did not mind."
    • Referring on how some character actions are hidden, asking player to leave the area and when the player returns, even a second later, character's action is completed.
  • "M'aiq was one of the Six Companions, but was asked to leave. Another was jealous of his whiskers."
  • "M'aiq was soul-trapped, once. A mad Elf tried to bind him to a stone!"
  • "Sometimes people disappear in front of M'aiq. Are invisibility potions so affordable?
    • Referring to when players disconnect in front of him.
  • "What if the ordinators are the Dark Elf gods, hiding among their people? M'aiq avoids them, just the same."
  • "M'aiq thinks more people should get to the point. Not you, of course."
  • "M'aiq does not wish to join a guild. Also, M'aiq is mostly alone. Hmm. M'aiq must ponder this."
  • "Come back later. We can talk some more!"
    • Told by M'aiq when he has nothing more to say.

TriviaEdit

  • If the player speaks to M'aiq in each zone except Cyrodiil, they will get an achievement called "I Like M'aiq," as well as a dye called Liar's Linen.
    • The picture for the achievement is two fishsticks.

AppearancesEdit

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