For other uses, see Mercenary.
"Bloodfall Queen's business only."

Mercenaries are enemies in The Elder Scrolls: Blades. They are first encountered in the introduction of the game.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

While the Fugitive returns to their hometown they are halted by two mercenaries.

Mercenaries on the Run[edit | edit source]

Reports of mercenaries have made it to the town, and the Fugitive has to find out what they know about the fire which destroyed it.

The Bloodfall Queen[edit | edit source]

A number of Mercenaries defend the Bloodfall Queen's keep during this quest, insulting and attempting to provoke the Fugitive.

Other[edit | edit source]

Mercenaries are also encountered in various quests and in the Abyss as recurring enemies.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Poison Damage

Resistance[edit | edit source]

  • Fire Damage
  • Shock Damage
  • Frost Damage

Dialogue[edit | edit source]


"Bloodfall Queen's business only."

I'm going through, one way or another. "Have it your way."

Another mercenary will fall to his knees upon being bested in combat:

"I surrender!"

Who are you? "Your town refused to pay taxes to the queen. We're here to collect."
So you set fire to my town? "No, I don't know how that happened. Must have been an accident."
Tell your queen to leave us alone. "Do you really think she listens to the likes of me?"

If approached again:

"The queen isn't going to be happy when I tell her what you've done."

Mercenaries on the Run

"Stop right there! State your name and business!"

I just want to talk to your leader. "Are you deaf, man? I said: state your name and business!"
Fugitive (Player name). I need to see your leader. "Fine, you can pass. But I've got my eye on you..."
Step aside and you won't get hurt. "I'll teach you some manners, cur!"
Want my favorite color, while you're at it? "What? I don't understand..."
I'm sure there's lots you don't understand. "[?]"
I was just making a joke. "Quite the jester, aren't you? I've got my eye on you."

If approached again:

"I'm watching you."
"I should have killed you when I first saw you! (After killing a mercenary)"

Another mercenary, in the mercenary camp, challenges the Hero with several taunts:

"You want to dance, Warrior?"

It's your funeral. "This'll be over before you know it."
Maybe later. "I'll be right here."

"Come on, boyo. Show us what you’re made of!"

You asked for it. "C'mon! Come at me!"
Tempting, but no. "Are you a man, or a chicken?"

"Well, well... What do we have here?"

Your worst nightmare. "[?]"
Just a messenger. "Sure you are."

"Looking for a fight, little man?"

Sure, why not. "[?]"
Sorry, not interested. "Bah, nothing but a coward."

The head of this group of mercenaries has additional information:

"Who are you?"

I'm the champion of the Town (Town name). "Wait. Hold on... Maybe we can talk this through."
Tell me about the attack on my town. "The Queen told us to just scare the townsfolk into paying up. Nothing more. I've no idea how the fire started; must've been an accident. The Queen was furious about it. I swear, that's the truth. Wights and skeletons have been hounding us ever since, roaming outside the Queen's castle. We weren't hired to fight the undead, so many of us just left. There's always money to be made with the Greencap Bandits, anyway."
You're nothing but a bunch of cowards. "Call me a coward all you want. I get to live to see another day, and that's what counts."
Get out of here before I change my mind. "Good luck, Warrior, you'll need it!"
You don't deserve to die. "Ha! No one does!"

If everyone in his camp were killed, the start of the dialogue is a small bit different:

"Who are you, and what was all that noise?"

That was me teaching your men a lesson.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Mercenaries on the Run
  • "I'm watching you..." – If the sentry is approached again
  • "This isn't going to end well..."
  • "Die, cur!"
The Bloodfall Queen
  • "I heard you were ugly...but not *that* ugly."
  • "I thought you'd be taller..."
  • "Any last wishes?"
  • "Well, well. What do we have here?"
  • "Your end is near, Warrior."
  • "You really stepped in it this time, Warrior."
  • "I'll be saving my rustiest blade for you, Warrior."
  • "Your time has come, Warrior!"
  • "If the Bloodfall Queen doesn't kill you, perhaps I will."
  • "I don't usually kill for free, but for you, I'd make an exception."
  • "Just give me a reason, Warrior..."
  • "There's no way you are walking out of here alive."
  • "What is it, "Warrior"?"
The Missing Scroll
  • "Nice work dispatching those bastards."
  • "I heard you were in the Legion. Is that true?"
  • "As long as the Queen pays me not to kill you, you'll live."
  • "You can handle yourself in a fight, I'll give you that."
  • "If the Queen approves of you, then so be it."
  • "With your skills, you'd make a great mercenary."
  • "I'm still not certain I trust you, Warrior..."
In the Queen's Service
  • "Where did you learn to fight like that?"
  • "Nice work dispatching those bastards."
  • "With what the Queen pays me, I fight the living, not the dead."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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