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Not to be confused with Jester Queen Ayrenn.
For other uses, see Ayrenn.

Queen Ayrenn, full name Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri and also known as the Unforeseen Queen, is the Altmer leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and High Queen of the Summerset Isles[1] during the Three Banners War.

At a mere 28 years old, Queen Ayrenn is young, especially for an Altmer. She is also known as the "Unforeseen Queen," having mysteriously disappeared from Summerset as a child, only to return 17 years later so she could inherit the Throne of Alinor.[2] Shortly after her coronation, Ayrenn formed the First Aldmeri Dominion, an alliance between the Summerset Isles, Valenwood and Elsweyr which faced opposition from both the Daggerfall Covenant, the Ebonheart Pact, and even her own people in Summerset.[3][4]


Early life[]

Ayrenn was born the eldest child of King Hidellith of Alinor and Kinlady Tuinden, on the 5th of Second Seed in 2E 555. Her conception and naming was ordained by the Scrolls of Praxis. All of Summerset, Auridon, and Artaeum are said to have celebrated her auspicious birth for fifty-five days. It was foretold that Princess Ayrenn would reflect the restless and turbulent times in which she was born, and would one day bring innovations to the rule of the Summerset Isles. From an early age, the nimble and quick-witted princess would often adopt unorthodox approaches to schoolwork, and sometimes went missing for several days, only to return with unusual knowledge and mastery of skills.[2] She trained in blades beside her father, rode horses along Summerset's golden beaches, and memorized the history and sonnets of her people.[1]

Ayrenn would later disappear from the Summerset Isles at the age of eight, somewhere between the Alinor palace and the Crystal Tower in the year 2E 563. The entire royal family of Alinor had gathered at the Crystal Tower to celebrate Ayrenn's matriculation to the Sapiarchs' Labyrinth, where she was to study Altmeri Regal Praxis and Ceremoniarchy for a requisite 3,555 days.[2] This time of intensive study had been required by all Summerset rulers in the past, and Ayrenn was to step into that period with arms wide.[1] The Sapiarchs reported that the night of her disappearance was filled with signs and portents. The constellation of the Lady seemed to ride the constellation of the Steed, while the Great Orrery spun backward, and a young eaglet was found atop the statue of Topal the Explorer.[2]

While the Justiciars began their long search for the princess, Ayrenn was already on the Isle of Balfiera. It is here where she began a new life with the Direnni at the Adamantine Tower. The members of that clan trained Ayrenn in the art of war, turning her simple noble swordplay to lithe and seasoned blade-dancing. Her beachside rides became forced marches on horseback, and her singing of sonnets gave way to the study of the arcane arts.[1] Ayrenn's younger brother, Prince Naemon, would later be named heir to the throne of Alinor.[2]


Following the death of King Hidellith in 2E 580, Ayrenn made an unexpected return to the Summerset Isles, travelling by swan ship from Port Velyn in Valenwood. After arriving in Firsthold, she announced that she was prepared, as the eldest heir, to assume the Throne of Alinor, and the High Justiciar affirmed that this was her right. She was crowned Queen Ayrenn on the 7th of Frostfall in the same year. It is said that the Sapiarchs endorsed all of the innovations Ayrenn brought to the rule of the Summerset Isles.[2]

Aldmeri Dominion[]

During her extensive travels around Tamriel before returning to Summerset, Ayrenn suffered personally at the hands of Abnur Tharn in the Imperial City, sparking in her a hatred of men. The Aldmeri Dominion was the brainchild of Queen Ayrenn after having assumed the throne, and she saw it as the Altmer's duty to retake the White-Gold Tower, which the Mer originally built, and to eradicate the Daedric threat menacing Nirn. Her new Dominion aided the Camoran King Aeradan in repelling the Colovian invasion of Valenwood,[5] and also helped restore order to Elsweyr from the chaos that followed the devastating Knahaten Flu.

A group of High Elven supremacists, racists, and isolationists called the Veiled Heritance formed in response to Ayrenn's return. Seeking an end to the Dominion, they believed that the Queen had been corrupted by her alliance with the Bosmer and Khajiit, which "elevated their races" to be equals with the Altmer. Their goals included forcing Ayrenn to step down as Queen so they may appoint their own regent, and for everyone not of High Elven descent to leave the Summerset Isles. The Heritance made multiple assassination attempts on Ayrenn during her tour of Auridon, including an attempt at the port of Vulkhel Guard which was halted by a certain hero.[6][7]


Queen Ayrenn believes that she is the ruler the Altmer need, due to her lifetime of experience as an adventurer and warrior. She has little honor for Altmeri culture and heritage, and considers the royal ceremonies to be "condescending nonsense," only performing them so that she may gain the trust of her people.[6] While Ayrenn is said to possess a genuine humility and kindness rarely seen among her people, she is also a decisive leader with a stubborn streak. She can be reckless in combat, and states that the only way to have faith in oneself is to "look fear in the face, and conquer it." She also dislikes being reminded of her royalty, and thinks that most are too "blinded" by her crown to ask her questions about herself.[8][6]

Ayrenn takes great pride in the Aldmeri Dominion, believing it to be the strongest alliance on Nirn. She founded the Dominion after recognizing that the Altmer were too few in number to "solve the problems facing Tamriel";[6] a plan that to the other races means a return to Elven dominance.[3] Despite stating that she would sooner place an Altmer infant on the Ruby Throne than any human, Ayrenn contradicts that idea by claiming to oppose racism and High Elven supremacy when asked about the Veiled Heritance.[6]


A Hostile Situation[]

The Vestige is tasked with preventing an attempt on the Queen's life.

To Tanzelwil[]

The Queen will ask the Vestige to come to Tanzelwil in case anything goes awry with the ceremonies there.

In the Name of the Queen[]

The ancestors at Tanzelwil have risen up and are trying to kill the Queen and her entourage. She will ask the vestige to protect the priestesses while they perform the sacred rites.

Rites of the Queen[]

The Queen will ask the Vestige to accompany her into the crypts as she deals with Advisor Norion and completes her inauguration rites.

The Veil Falls[]

The Vestige must inform Queen Ayrenn that High Kinlady Estre is the Veiled Queen.

To Dawnbreak[]

Queen Ayrenn will send the Vestige to Dawnbreak to investigate Veiled Heritance activity.

Sever All Ties[]

After Estre is defeated, Ayrenn will come to Firsthold to reward the Vestige for their service.

The Great Tree[]

Ayrenn will send the Vestige to Elden Root to assist with the problems there.

The Orrery of Elden Root[]

Ayrenn will try to prove herself worthy to rule through use of The Orrery at Elden Root.

The Staff of Magnus[]

Queen Ayrenn will send the Vestige to Marbruk in Greenshade to inquire about the Staff of Magnus. Later, she will arrive herself to receive word that the Staff has been stolen.

Report to Marbruk[]

The Vestige is tasked with informing Queen Ayrenn of Vicereeve Pelidil's fate.

Shades of Green[]

After various parts of Valenwood have been cleansed, the Vestige meets with Ayrenn at Hectahame.

Striking at the Heart[]

Queen Ayrenn has come to Hectahame to oversee her army's efforts to destroy the Shade of Naemon. Later, she recognises Indaenir as The Silvenar.

To Velyn Harbor[]

Queen Ayrenn will send the Vestige to Velyn Harbor in Malabal Tor to deal with the troubles there.

The First Step[]

Queen Ayrenn will be present for the ceremony.

To Dune[]

Queen Ayrenn came to Dune to witness the Two Moons Dance.

The Fires of Dune[]

Queen Ayrenn will ask the Vestige to help the Lunar Champion defeat the Daedra.

The Moonlit Path[]

Queen Ayrenn will appear in the vision of the Altmer future. Her dreams for the Aldmeri Dominion have been shattered, and she ends up dying at the hands of Battlereeve Urcelmo, who has turned coat.

Messages Across Tamriel[]

Get the alliance leaders to agree to a summit.

The Weight of Three Crowns[]

Attend the summit and plan the assault on Coldharbour.


Show: A Hostile Situation

"Well? What did my protectors find?"

The plot was real. We fought Astanya and her assassins, and won. "Astanya? I can't believe it. No doubt Urcelmo will triple his watch. She truly was an agent of the Veiled Heritance?"
Yes, my Queen. She said you had betrayed us. "Betrayal? She turns against her people after years of service? And she spoke of my betrayal? She obviously could not be trusted. But you have proven your worth."
What do you mean? "The marines are blunt instruments. A queen must have a lighter touch. You've met Razum-dar, first in the Eyes of the Queen. Would you join him? Become an elite agent for the good of the Dominion?"
I will. I accept your offer, my Queen. "Excellent! By what power I hold, I name you an agent in my employ. You are now an Eye of the Queen, bonded to my service. Auri-El keep you safe and Xarxes guard your words."
Show: To Tanzelwil

"Now to look to larger things. I must cement my position, and continue my tour of the isle."

What would you have me do, my Queen? "I must make for the ancient site known as Tanzelwil. Normally, a new monarch communes quietly with the dead. We're supposed to show willingness to heed the wisdom of our ancestors."
Normally? "As you saw today, my reign so far has been anything but normal. I worry there will be complications. And the presence of my newest Eye would assuage that worry."
Of course, Queen Ayrenn. "Make your way to Tanzelwil at your own pace. Seek out my entourage when you arrive. They'll be able to direct you to me. And good luck, to us both, on the road."
Can we discuss the Veiled Heritance, Your Majesty? "As you wish. I'm not sure I know much more than you, at this point."
Is this the first attempt on your life? "I wish I could say yes. Astanya got closer than anyone else has. Subverting a watch captain. I can't believe they'd be so bold."
What do they want? "An end to the Dominion. They want me to step down, to appoint their own regent, for everyone not of High Elven descent to leave the Summerset Isles. The list goes on and on."
Why are they so against the alliance? "They're racists, High Elven supremacists with no understanding of the real world. Short-sighted misanthropes with delusions of grandeur! Bastard throwbacks that should crawl back beneath their rock!"
Your Majesty, would you mind telling me something about yourself? "Oh thank Auri-El. Someone who's not too blinded by my crown to ask a real question. Apologies. Of course, I'd be happy to chat. What would you like to know?"
How did you gain the throne? "My father, King Hidellith of Alinor, passed on to Aetherius. He was a good man. As is my brother, Naemon. I returned to take my father's place, because my lifetime of experience has prepared me, honed me, to be the ruler we need."
What did you do before you were crowned? "Ha. Have you heard some of the rumors? My exploits have been greatly exaggerated, I can assure you. Except the story about the bear. That one's true."
What prompted you to found the dominion? "To be blunt, the Altmer are too few. Together with the Wood Elves and Khajiit, we have the iron will, the strength of arms, and the depth of character to solve the problems facing Tamriel."
You think we can save the world? "I do. I spent years traveling the face of Nirn. The alliance we've forged is the strongest in the world. I spent months working with the Mane and the Treethanes to create this Dominion of ours. I'm very proud of it."
Is that where you met Razum-dar? "Ha. No, Raz and I met while I was traveling, many years ago. We met in Wayrest. Or was it Whiterun? Something with a "W." The story's a long one, and involves a drunken schoolmarm and a purple velvet dress. Ahem."
Show: In the Name of the Queen
When meeting her at Tanzelwil:

"Well, that could have gone better. Maybe it's all that royal "we" nonsense. "We call upon our ancestors." It's all rather condescending, isn't it?"

Well. You are the Queen "Don't remind me. This ceremony is supposed to show Auridon that I honor our people's culture and heritage. It's supposed to show that our ancestors see me as the rightful heir. I guess our ancestors have ideas of their own."
Why did that spirit threaten you? "I don't know. It mentioned Norion, my advisor. You met him in Vulkhel Guard, I believe. My friend, something has gone wrong here. I hate to ask your aid again, but I must."
Just tell me what to do "There are two priestesses elsewhere in the ruins, women I trust. If Norion has turned against me, I fear for their lives. Stand with them as they perform their parts of the ceremony. Keep them safe."
As you say, my Queen. "These ceremonies are important to my people, which makes them important to me, I guess."
Why would Norion turn against you? And who is the Veiled Queen? "I've no idea who the Veiled Queen might be. Perhaps the leader of that Veiled Heritance group? And in my estimation Norion would sell his own mother, if he thought he'd get a good price on the market."
The Veiled Heritance? The group Astanya was with? (If Teldur's End has not been completed) "Just so. I had hoped Astanya led some kind of small splinter group, or gave a grandiose name to a group of thugs. If they can strike at us here, through Norion, they're a viable threat."
So Norion's treachery is no surprise then? "Norion was a staunch supporter of my father, and after him Naemon's bid for rule. He was very... vocal in his disappointment when I returned and took the crown. For Norion, it's all a power game. And I wasn't playing his way."
I encountered the Heritance in Silsailen, after I left you in Vulkhel Guard. (If Teldur's End has been completed) "Truly? I had hoped Astanya led some kind of small splinter group or gave a grandiose name to a group of thugs. If they can strike at a whole town... get to me here, through Norion. Stars, they're a real threat!"
What will you do here, my Queen? "Continue the rituals, of course. The priestesses are waiting on me. No unquiet dead will keep me from finishing what I began here."
Why are the dead against you? "It must be Norion. Thrice-damned Skeever that he is, he's also an accomplished Mage. To control them so utterly, he must be nearby. I'm sure he'll show his face soon enough."
Why do you have to perform the rituals? "It's as I said, the ceremonies are for the people. They've always been a part of the crowning of a new Altmeri monarch. The people are already nervous about my absence. They need to know they can trust me."

After protecting the priestesses:

"My friend returns. Are the rituals completed? Are the priestesses safe?"

Yes, my Queen. "That's a relief. Thank you. Now comes the tricky bit. The final ritual must take place inside the ancestral tombs. Where, I would imagine, the most powerful dead dwell."
Show: Rites of the Queen
At the start of the quest:

"I'm afraid we're not finished here. Not yet."

Why risk your life? Is it that important? "If I am to be Queen, I must look fear in the face and conquer it. How can I ask my people to have faith in me if I don't have faith in myself?"
Then my place is at your side. "I was a warrior before I became queen. I can handle myself. But you're determined. And I know you're foolhardy enough. I would welcome your company."
It would be my honor.

At the crypt entrance:

"I should warn you. Three coins say Norion is down in the crypts."

You're sure? "Well, no. But to control these spirits so completely, he'd have to be close. The crypt is a winding complex, with plenty of places for quiet spellcasting."
Are you ready to face him? "I'm prepared for anything. If he's sided with this Veiled Queen, he's a traitor. That means we end him, here and now. Are you with me?"
After you, my Queen.

After the ritual:

"You risked everything to help me. I won't forget it."

Any time, my Queen. "You're too modest. Thank you, my brave and noble friend. Until we meet again, wherever the road may take us."

After completing the quest:

"Go carefully on the roads, my friend. You're a valuable resource to the Dominion. And me, of course."

Do you have a moment for questions, Your Majesty? "Of course, my friend. Our little adventure here has brought up a few questions of my own."
Are you worried about any of the other courtiers? "Worried about them turning like Norion? Hmm. I don't believe so. Norion was old guard, and never very fond of me. Most of the others awaiting us on the road honestly want change."
How do we deal with the Veiled Heritance? "Outright traitors like Norion, we end. No question. The problem is that traitors like Norion are only fanning the flame. If I can't win over my people, the Heritance will be dealing with me instead of the other way round."
What will you do now? "We have dozens of stops along the road, speaking at farms and holdfasts. My next big event is in Skywatch, I believe. They're throwing a festival, and I'm to make a public appearance with my sister-in-law Estre. Always thrilling."
You and she aren't close, then? "There's no love lost there, no. My brother took the news of my return fairly well, all things considered. I'm not sure his wife has it in her to be as forgiving. She wanted to be Queen."
Show: The Veil Falls

"Speak quickly, please. This could be very bad for both of us."

My Queen, I'm sorry, but you're in danger here. "I know. That's why Raz asked you to investigate the Heritance."
No. Your Majesty, Estre is the Veiled Queen. "The Veiled … surely this is a jest?"
I defeated the Veiled Council and met their leader. Estre used magic to contact them. "Estre doesn't even know magic! Estre?"
She escaped, your Majesty. "It's all right, my agent. You've done the Dominion a great service today. With Estre exposed, the Veil falls. We'll investigate her staff, her guards. We'll bring them to ground. You have the thanks of a grateful Queen."
Show: To Dawnbreak

"Estre must pay for this."

You want me to track down Estre? "It's more subtle than that. My campaign will take me through Dawnbreak, but my Eyes tell me the Canonreeve there, Sinyon, supports the Veiled Heritance. If Estre has fled, she may seek reinforcements there."
What do you want me to do? "Go to Dawnbreak and speak to Sinyon. Be my Eyes there and make sure it's safe. I can't have Estre disrupting the campaign, and Urcelmo is already pushing through to Firsthold for preparations. Razum-dar and I have much to discuss."
I'll make sure Dawnbreak is safe.
Show: Sever All Ties

"The Battlereeve tells me Estre is dead. I mourn her loss. She is the past. And you, our future. Your service to our people has been exemplary. You have proven yourself a valuable asset to the Aldmeri Dominion."

Thank you, your Grace. "Among those who heed my voice, you will be honored and welcome. Our alliance of three peoples is fragile but beautiful. With you at its heart, I'm certain the Covenant and the Pact will learn to fear the eagle's cry."
Show: The Great Tree

"High Kinlady Estre may be defeated, but there are still those who would oppose the Dominion. The Veiled Heritance is proof of that. High Kinlord Rilis and I still have our work cut out for us here."

How could I be of help? "The king of the Wood Elves informs me there's some manner of discontent in Elden Root, our capital city. Meet with King Camoran Aeradan and work to end the discord. Once local matters are in hand, I'll meet you in Elden Root."
How do I get to Elden Root? "Travel to Skywatch and look for Captain Jimila. I've heard she's a reliable captain with a fast ship. She can bring you to the port of Haven, which is just south of Elden Root. And if she gives you trouble, tell her I sent you."
I'll head to Elden Root, your majesty.
Show: The Orrery of Elden Root
After slaying Prince Naemon:


I had little choice, Your Majesty. "What? No, I …. Why would Naemon do this? I made him a part of what we were building, tried to show him this is about more than just "our people." I would have all of Tamriel be our people."
What did the Orrery do to him? "As the legend says. It revealed the person within. As it will do to me."
What do you mean? "Do you think I have a choice in this? I will enter the Orrery, as I swore to the people of the Aldmeri Dominion. I must learn whether I'm fit to lead them. And if I'm not …."
Yes, Your Majesty? "If I'm changed, as my brother was … I can't become a danger to the people I've sworn to lead. Do you understand me?"
I understand, Your Majesty.

After getting tested by the Orrery:

"I'm … myself. Aren't I?"

It appears so, Your Majesty. What did you see in the Orrery? "A Dominion of peace. The fair and just rule of Tamriel, beneath an Aldmeri banner. A future I hope to build. And you, standing at my side. Come, help me build the future."
Show: The Staff of Magnus
At the start of the quest:

"I don't intend to tell anyone what my brother did. As far as I'm concerned, he died trying to help me, not usurp my throne."

What now? "The Staff of Magnus."
What do you mean? What is the Staff of Magnus? "A powerful object with the ability to suppress magic. Dangerous, were it to fall into the wrong hands. Luckily, we already possess it. Go to Marbruk in eastern Greenshade. Speak to Captain Sarandil about securing the staff. I'll follow soon after."
I'll secure the staff, Your Highness.

In Marbruk:

"Honor and praise, my friend. Do you have the Staff of Magnus?"

The staff is gone. Vicereeve Pelidil stole it. "Pelidil? Then it's true. He's betrayed us. My brother's body didn't make it to Marbruk either. I knew he loved Naemon dearly, but I didn't think he'd stoop to this. I will once again require your aid."
Show: Report to Marbruk

"I hear you've been busy, my friend. Good. Very good. Is that letter for me?"

Details from Mayor Cirenwe and Fariel to bring you up to speed. "I see. So the rumors were true. Pelidil …. It is good that you brought him to his end. But I hope you aren't too weary, my Eye. Pelidil may be gone, but his actions are being felt across Valenwood. We have much left to do."
Show: Shades of Green

"Auri-El grant me strength. I hope you're the one Indaenir spoke of."

Probably so. I'm here to help. "Thank the Eight. The army here is greater than we anticipated."
Show: Striking at the Heart
At the start of the quest:

"Damn these gates. Damn the corruption. I should be in there, not Indaenir. He said you'll be able to pass through. Help him. Stop Naemon."

Yes. Indaenir was worried the Shade of Naemon might be here. "He wasn't wrong. The Veiled Heritants subjected my brother's body to an unnatural resurrection—as a lich. He has the Staff of Magnus and is using it to suppress Hectahame's necromantic wards and raise an undead army."
How bad is it? "Very. According to Indaenir, Hectahame guards the Heart of Valenwood. He believes Naemon is corrupting it, and this corruption turns any soldiers we send forth … feral. Indaenir knows more. He waits for you at the gate."
I'll find him. "Indaenir believes he can enter unharmed. And you as well. I pray he's right."
What can you tell me about Hectahame? "We have only limited understanding of the history. Some time after the passing of the Ayleids, a necromancer or group of necromancers tried to raise an army of the dead. Necromantic wards were put in place, but now Naemon is suppressing them."
How is he doing that? "Even as a lich, I don't believe Naemon is powerful enough to disrupt the ancient wards. Elendarie believes it's the Staff of Magnus. We must retrieve the staff and secure it for the Aldmeri Dominion."
Can you tell me more about the Staff of Magnus? "Some say it once belonged to Magnus, the God of Magic himself—some say it was a gift, others say it was stolen, others believe it's a test. It suppresses magic, and it seems Naemon is using it to subdue the wards."
You mentioned the Heart of Valenwood? "I little understand it, but the Bosmer have described it to me as the center of Greenshade. As Naemon is allowed to corrupt it, the forest will die. The Bosmer here would lose their homes and be forced to flee."

After Indaenir becomes The Silvenar:

"My soldiers stir from their feral state. I can only assume the corruption has receded, and Naemon is again put to rest."

Yes, Naemon is finally at rest. "It is well. The funeral rites and honors may proceed as originally planned. My brother was a pawn of the Veiled Heritance, you understand? The mistreatment of his royal body only makes their treason the worse. Now, what of the Staff of Magnus?"
Here it is. "Thank you. I will see to its safeguarding personally."
There's one more thing. Indaenir is the Silvenar. "The Silvenar. By the Eight. Mane Akkhuz-ri, is this true? If so, that changes a great deal."

After she recognises Indaenir as the Silvenar:

"We won a necessary victory for the Dominion today, and we have you to thank."

So now what? "I'll see to the Staff of Magnus's safety myself. As for you, the Bosmer have their Silvenar. With both the Silvenar and the Green Lady, it's time the two became one. Go to Velyn Harbor in Malabal Tor and we will make preparations."
Show: To Velyn Harbor

"The Green Lady is in Malabal Tor, but rumors of attacks from Redguards have reached us. It's imperative that the Green Lady be kept safe, so that she and the Silvenar may be joined."

Where is the Green Lady, exactly? "Velyn Harbor, along the Broken Coast. It's a quiet little town … the perfect place for a wedding. Head there and inform the locals of the impending nuptials. I'll be along soon, to bring the Green Lady her Silvenar."
I'll go to Velyn Harbor as soon as I can.
Show: The First Step

"My friend! It's good to see you again. I'm thrilled I could persuade Urcelmo to trek out here. We need to support Akkhuz-ri and the Champions. This is a vulnerable moment for our fragile new Dominion."

Then the High Elves are worried about Akkhuz-ri's fall? "Cautious might be a better word. Since the Dominion formed, there has been a great deal of political turmoil. The old guard in Auridon, resistance to King Camoran's rule … and now the spiritual leader of the Khajiit corrupted by a dark spirit."
What do you think? "I've known the Speaker and the Mane for years, and have every confidence in them. I've spoken to Shazah and Khali here in the temple, and I'm most impressed. The Summerset Isles will support Elsweyr, come what may."
Show: To Dune

"My friend! It is good to see your face among all these strangers. Raz wants to say that he's skulking around because of some business, but he fears that the lady Naryu might be around here somewhere."

My Queen, we've lost one of the Lunar Champions to the Dark Mane. "Yes, I know. Her sister told us a tale of bravery and sacrifice. She said you played an important role … as you so often do. I wish we could offer you a chance to rest and recover. But rest will have to wait for another day."
Show: The Fires of Dune

"I'm sorry to ask for your service so soon. But after the loss of the Champion at Moonmont your valor could make the difference today."

What's the situation, Your Majesty? "We were on our way to see the Champion walk the Two Moons Path. Then our advance team began to report. Smoke over Dune, the cries of Daedra, and Stonefire cultists in the streets. Javad Tharn has grown tired of waiting, it would seem."
Where is the Champion? "She and a few of our bravest warriors have gone ahead into the city. They're trying to stem the tide of Daedra, ease up the pressure on our troops here. If you will, Hallowed? I'm sure she'd appreciate the help."
As you say, Your Majesty. "Clear the city, end the Daedric threat, and we can meet at the temple. We can usher in a new era of unity for this Aldmeri Dominion."
May I ask you a few questions, my Queen? "So formal! Of course, of course. What would you like to discuss?"
Are the Colovians still causing trouble? "According to reports I've been getting, no. They're still trying to hold the few places in the Northern Woods they managed to capture, but we've pushed them back. Arenthia was their largest victory, and you denied them that."
Have you had a chance to speak to Razum-dar since Senalana? (If the Vestige saved Razum-dar's life during "Gates of Fire") "Yes, I have. He won't tell me what you did that has him so irritated, but … he's really annoyed. Kept saying something about following orders? I'm sure he'll calm down soon."
How did all this begin? "We're still not sure. But we haven't seen any chains, yet. No dark anchors. All the Daedra appear to have come from portals opened in the middle of the districts. I have a problem, though."
What's that? "When the Daedra push into our realm, they create a kind of organic gateway. I saw that firsthand at Firsthold. That hasn't happened here. The portals reach from our side to theirs. That means, somewhere in Dune, there is a traitor."
Have you had a chance to speak to Khali? (If Khali was chosen to be the next Mane during "Motes in the Moonlight") "Yes, I have. She's quite the boisterous woman, seems very capable. But Stars above does she know tactics. We had the most fascinating discussion about the most recent push in Cyrodiil."
Do you think she'll make a good Mane? "My friend, I know you've chosen well. The lunar clergy seems to think so, and I find her quite charming. The Khajiiti people are wise and brave in equal amounts. They will grow to love her. I know it."
Show: The Moonlit Path
In the vision of the Altmer future:

"I just wanted to keep the dream alive. The dream of my Aldmeri Dominion …."

My Queen, you're hurt. "Yes. Badly. Swords can cut … cut pretty deep, it turns out. I feel the wounds in the Dominion much worse, though. Those wounds will be the death of me."
Is the Dominion truly at an end? "Yes. The Wood Elves consumed by rage. The Khajiit, retreated into the desert. And my people … Summerset risen up against me. By the time the Pact and the Covenant arrive on our shores, there will be nothing left to pick apart."
You'll be all right, my Queen. We can get you to safety. "No. I have nowhere I can go. My people have rejected me. Rejected the whole idea of an alliance with other races. The Eagle banner is fallen. I might as well fall too."
Surely you can fight back? "What reason is there left to fight? We've lost our heart. Our soul. And now, with my death, the body of the Dominion shall fall silent as well. Leave me, please. Let a Queen die with dignity. In silence, and solitude."
As you coomand, my Queen.
Show: Messages Across Tamriel

"Vanus is a dear man. In many ways, he is family to me. Since he has given you his trust, I'm willing to set aside our differences. But under different circumstances, you and I would be sworn enemies."

My only sworn enemy is Molag Bal, Your Majesty. "Well spoken and point taken.
To be perfectly honest, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet you. Your exploits are legendary."
You've heard of me? "A true champion is like a stone cast upon the waters of history. The ripples it creates travel far and wide."
I'm humbled, Your Majesty. "Humility is a noble thing, but you must also remain strong and self-assured. A true champion is also history's pawn, and history is a cruel and unfeeling master.
But enough philosophy. What did you wish to speak with me about?"
I've come to propose a meeting on the island of Stirk, to discuss an assault on Coldharbour. "And you need all three of the alliance leaders to attend this meeting? A bold suggestion. I like it.
Very well. I make no promises with regards to the negotiations themselves, but I will attend. That much, I promise."
Show: The Weight of Three Crowns
After leaving the summit (Ebonheart Pact):

"Jorunn is being stubborn out of spite. He's your king. Can't you reason with him?"

There is an alternative. "Is there? What did you have in mind?"
We could send the guilds into Coldharbour. "Hmm. Perhaps. But we don't know enough about Coldharbour to fully understand what they'd be up against."
[Intimidate] Do you want history to remember you as the Queen who surrendered to Molag Bal? "Don't presume to think you can intimidate me! History will remember me as a bold and decisive leader who cared about her people.
But you do have a point. If you can convince the others, we'll try your plan. Now, leave me in peace."
I don't see any other options. [?]

After leaving the summit (Aldmeri Dominion): [?]

After leaving the summit (Daggerfall Covenant): [?]


Show: A Hostile Situation

Queen Ayrenn: "A moment, Urcelmo. I would hear what this one has to say." Battlereeve Urcelmo: "Queen Ayrenn, I fear for your safety. Please, disregard what was said just—" Queen Ayrenn: "Razum-dar was mentioned. He acts on my behalf. If you won't investigate, I will." Battlereeve Urcelmo: "Apologies, my queen. As you will. You are a capable woman. But you must be wary. You, come with me. We'll investigate the temple together."

Show: In the Name of the Queen

Queen Ayrenn: "We call upon our honored ancestors to pass on their memory and wisdom." Ancestral Spirit: "Your ancestors disavow you, false one! The Veiled Queen is the rightful heir, and Norion shall end your reign!" Battlereeve Urcelmo: "My Queen, look out!"

Show: Rites of the Queen
At the ruins' entrance:

Queen Ayrenn: "I can handle myself. I was a warrior long before I became a Queen!" Battlereeve Urcelmo: "Your majesty! Let me come with you!"

In the Ancestral Chamber:

Queen Ayrenn: "Norion got what he deserved. Time this ritual was ended. May the ancestors bless us with their wisdom and protection." Ancient spirit: "The ancestors honor your prayers. May the light of the Eight bless you and guide you. Let your reign be long and peaceful." Queen Ayrenn: "It's finished. Let's get out of this dark place. Follow me."

Show: Lifting the Veil

High Kinlady Estre: "… can assure you, if the Veiled Heritance is in Skywatch, they will be found." Queen Ayrenn: "I believe you, Estre. But the Royal Guard will aid in the search. This is non-negotiable." High Kinlady Estre: "Very well. If you will excuse me, Your Majesty, I have much to do." Skywatch Noble: "Psst. Over here."

Show: The Veil Falls

Razum-dar: "My Queen, this one apologizes. We must speak with you at once!" Queen Ayrenn: "Razum-dar? What's going on here?" High Kinlady Estre: "What's the meaning of this? Who let that cat in here?" Razum-dar: "Our friend here will tell the tale."

Show: The Great Tree

Prince Naemon: "My Queen. How may I further the Dominion's goals today?" Queen Ayrenn: "Little brother. You're here." Prince Naemon: "You only call me that when you've done something you regret. Or expect to regret." Queen Ayrenn: "Naemon, then … what have they told you?" Prince Naemon: "When you snatched father's crown for yourself, you never once called me "little brother." Did you know that?" Queen Ayrenn: "Please. I must know." Prince Naemon: "I heard you declared my wife a traitor. That you ordered Estre's death. Well? She's gone now, isn't she?" Queen Ayrenn: "Little brother … I would have told you myself, if I could." Prince Naemon: "No regrets, dear sister. You did what must be done for the glory of the Dominion. How could there be shame in that?"

Show: The Orrery of Elden Root
Before the ceremony:

Queen Ayrenn: "Little brother, you shouldn't be here for this. <<1>> warned us of the dangers." Prince Naemon: "I won't turn my back on family. My place is in your shadow, as it has always been." Queen Ayrenn: "I know this can't be easy for you." Prince Naemon: "On the contrary. Today the Dominion shall see why a High Elf is fit to lead all of Tamriel." Queen Ayrenn: "I used to despise your certainty. But today it's … reassuring, oddly enough." Prince Naemon: "Apology accepted." Queen Ayrenn: "(laughter)"

After reactivating the Orrery:

Prince Naemon: "And now the Ayleid deathtrap will tell us if we have an emperor in our midst. Truly, a momentous day." Queen Ayrenn: "Naemon, now is not the time." Prince Naemon: "Ayrenn, there's always time to protect you from yourself. For how could I let you risk your life in this contraption without testing it first, dear sister?" Daraneth: "When you wear Rajhin's Mantle, you'll never be held in place!" Prince Naemon: "It's incredible … I can see the White-Gold Tower! I …. No! What's happening to me? Arrgh!"

After the ceremony:

Vicereeve Pelidil: "We heard sounds of battle! What happened?" Queen Ayrenn: "There was an accident. My brother gave his life to protect us. He died a hero." Vicereeve Pelidil: "I … I don't …." Queen Ayrenn: "I will soon go to Marbruk. Vicereeve Pelidil, I want you to travel ahead with my brother's body. You will make the funeral arrangements." Vicereeve Pelidil: "Yes … yes, your majesty. I understand." Queen Ayrenn: "Spare no expense for his funeral. All in the Dominion are welcome. All may pay their respects to a hero." Vicereeve Pelidil: "At once, your majesty."

Show: After Report to Marbruk, before Naemon's Return

Captain Sarandil: "Your Majesty! The undead are massing at Driladan Pass! A lich lord commands them, and he wears the royal crest …." Queen Ayrenn: "Naemon, then … I must beg your indulgence … I cannot speak just now. Please, speak to him at once."

Show: Striking at the Heart

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "His spirit was gone from the mortal world. The Valenwood restored him." Queen Ayrenn: "Indaenir?" Indaenir: "The Mane speaks the truth, Queen Ayrenn." Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Cariel herself said Y'ffre chose him. This one agrees." Queen Ayrenn: "Then rise Indaenir. It is I who have the honor of bowing to you." Indaenir: "Queen Ayrenn, please. I …" Queen Ayrenn: "People of the Aldmeri Dominion. I present to you, your new Silvenar."

Show: The Moonlit Path
When aligning the reflectors, if Khali was chosen as the Mane:

Queen Ayrenn: "Mane Akkhuz-ri, it is a pleasure to meet you. The Khajiit and their faith will be the Dominion's bulwark against the darkness." Akkhuz-ri: "Thank you, my Queen. May the Bright Moons guide us in our new endeavor." Khali: "I recognize this moment. The day the Elden Accord was signed! The Mane was a good leader, Hallowed. A good soul."

Show: Messages Across Tamriel
In her court:

Vanus Galerion: "Greatly Esteemed Queen Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri, it is my great honor to present to you ..." Queen Ayrenn: "Vanus, you're so formal! I remember the patience and kindness you showed an awkward, freckled waif all those years ago on fair Summerset! You captured this child's heart then, and it remains with you to this day." Vanus Galerion: "You warm an old man's heart, my Queen. I remember well those halcyon days." Queen Ayrenn: "As do I, my old friend. Sorry about all these guards. I'm told they're necessary. These are dark days." Vanus Galerion: "A wise precaution, my Queen. My counsel would be no different. If you'll permit it, my companion would like to speak with you." Queen Ayrenn: "Ah yes. Let me meet this hero I've heard so much about. It's not often the heroic deeds of one who, by all rights, should be considered a mortal enemy, reach my ears. Come, let's talk."

After convincing her to come:

Razum-dar: "Tell the lovely Dunmer, Naryu, that she is very welcome to disguise herself as a serving girl and show off for this one." Queen Ayrenn: "Raz! Inappropriate." Razum-dar: "This one has no regrets."

Show: The Weight of Three Crowns
At the summit:

Caldien: "High King Emeric of the Daggerfall Covenant." "Queen Ayrenn of the Aldmeri Dominion." "Jorunn Skald-King of the Ebonheart Pact." Queen Ayrenn: "We must put aside our differences and work together or this assault is doomed from the start." High King Emeric: "How do we know this isn't a ruse? A clever plan to divert our forces while your armies take the Imperial City?" Jorunn the Skald-King: "I thought backstabbing was your favorite tactic, Emeric!" Queen Ayrenn: "Please! Are you both so arrogant? Your weapons are children's toys compared to the horrors that Molag Bal commands!" High King Emeric: "I will not wager the future of my people on the word of a snow barbarian and an adolescent female. I fear for Tamriel's future if either of you were to sit upon the Ruby Throne!" Jorunn the Skald-King: "Since when do you care about your people? You never lift a finger except to count your gold!" Vanus Galerion: "Please, my lords! This bickering is pointless!" Jorunn the Skald-King: "What a waste of time." Queen Ayrenn: "Obstinate fools, both of you!" High King Emeric: "What a mess. Apologies, Vanus, but I'm going to check on my Lion Guard."

After Molag Bal's attack:

Vanus Galerion: "Honored leaders! You have seen the face of our enemy!" "Molag Bal threatens every living being in Tamriel! The Mages Guild and the Fighters Guild have agreed to join forces to launch an assault on Coldharbour!" Countess Hakruba: "Trust in us! Sanction our actions! Give us your blessings! We will not let you down!" High King Emeric: "Vanus is right. The Guilds are our best and only choice. Send them to Coldharbour!" Jorunn the Skald-King: "I hate to admit it, but I agree with Emeric." Queen Ayrenn: "As do I. It appears that much of the distrust between our alliances was sown and nurtured by the God of Schemes." Countess Hakruba: "Molag Bal thrives on deception and chaos, but if you'll forgive me, this Alliance War is of your own making." Vanus Galerion: "Countess Hakruba. Gather the surviving members of both Guilds in the <<1>>. The champion and I will go there now to open the portal." Countess Hakruba: "We'll be right behind you, Vanus." Vanus Galerion: "The time has come, Champion."


Vulkhel Guard
  • "Fair day, citizen. I'm sorry. I'm making last minute notes for my speech. I'll be happy to talk as soon as I'm done."
  • "I'm glad you're down here, my friend." – While moving through the crypt
  • "Ambush! Watch yourself." – While moving through the crypt
  • "The things I endure for my people." – While moving through the crypt
  • "I feel the Ancestors guiding me." – While moving through the crypt
  • "Destroy that crystal over there. I'll take out the crystal by the door." – In the room with the crystals
  • "My sword is thirsty." – While moving through the crypt
  • "Let's keep moving." – While moving through the crypt
  • "It feels good to draw my sword again." – While moving through the crypt
  • "Beyond this door lies the Ancestral Chamber at the very heart of Tanzelwil. If I complete the ritual and receive the ancestors' blessing, the people will finally accept me as King Tamlien's heir." – At the door to the Ancestral Chamber
Elden Root
  • "Naemon. what were you thinking?" – After slaying Prince Naemon
  • "I must not delay." – Before stepping into the Orrery
Demi-Plane of Jode
  • "Help me! You're the only one I can trust. Save your Queen!" – In the vision, while fighting Battlereeve Urcelmo