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For other uses, see Razum-dar.

Razum-dar, also known as Raz by his closer friends, is a Khajiit found initially in Eagle's Strand. He describes himself as "a simple Khajiit" and "no one special," but he later reveals himself to be an agent of the Eyes of the Queen, the intelligence network of Queen Ayrenn. Razum-dar serves as her liaison to the Vestige when she is busy with other matters throughout most of the Dominion questline and beyond.


Aldmeri Dominion quests[]

Storm on the Horizon[]

Razum-dar was the sole witness who saw the Vestige fall from the sky and land in the ocean near the shores of Khenarthi's Roost. He is responsible for saving the Vestige and getting them to safety, although in return he asks for help with convincing the people of Khenarthi's Roost that the Aldmeri Dominion is their ally.

The Perils of Diplomacy[]

Razum-dar asks the Vestige to take a token and talk to The Silvenar about the treaty. After returning to him, he tells the Vestige to sneak into the Maormer Embassy to get the stolen treaty. He will instruct the Vestige to talk to Harrani and The Green Lady about the evidence.

The Tempest Unleashed[]

After Storm-Slave has been released, Razum-dar will guide the Vestige to safety.

To Auridon[]

After the events in Khenarthi's Roost, Razum-dar points the Vestige to Captain Jimila who takes them all on her ship to Auridon.

A Hostile Situation[]

Razum-dar asks the Vestige to become his new partner now that Fasion, a fellow agent serving the Queen, is dead. He instructs the Vestige to talk to Eshaba and continue uncovering the plot on the Queen's life.

To Mathiisen[]

The Vestige is told to come meet Raz in Mathiisen.

Putting the Pieces Together[]

Help Raz find Veiled Heritance agents in Mathiisen.

The Unveiling[]

Help Raz eliminate the Veiled Heritance agents in Mathiisen.

To Skywatch[]

Raz will tell the Vestige to head to Skywatch to help deal with the troubles there.

Lifting the Veil[]

Razum-dar will give the Vestige the disguise they need to infiltrate the Veiled Heritance.

The Veil Falls[]

Raz and the Vestige have to inform Queen Ayrenn that High Kinlady Estre is the Veiled Queen.

Breaking the Barrier[]

After the Vestige dispells the barrier, Raz will meet you to discuss how to proceed.

Sever All Ties[]

Raz will send the Vestige to close the Oblivion Gates around the city. Later, he will join the Vestige in confronting High Kinlady Estre in the Deadlands.

Frighten the Fearsome[]

Razum-dar will ask the Vestige to help out in the negotiations with the Bramblebreach clan while he investigates the whereabouts of the Staff of Magnus.

Veil of Illusion[]

Raz will disguise himself as Queen Ayrenn in order to bait the Veiled Heritance members in Woodhearth.

Double Jeopardy[]

Raz will accompany the Vestige in seeking out the person who tried to assassinate the Queen.

A Storm Upon the Shore[]

Razum-dar and the Vestige are tasked with freeing the hostages and killing the enemy commanders. Raz will perform the task the Vestige chooses not to do.

Striking at the Heart[]

Razum-dar will advance into Hectahame with the Vinedusk Rangers once the Vestige has killed the Shade of Naemon.

Gates of Fire[]

Razum-dar is trying to prevent the Colovians from getting their hands on the Grand Circlet of Elven Authority, which can be used to control all elves. The Vestige has to decide whether to destroy the circlet and let Raz die or to save Raz and leave the circlet intact.

The Moonlit Path[]


Messages Across Tamriel[]

Get the leaders to agree to a summit.

Gold Coast quests[]

The Sweetroll Killer[]

Raz is met during the quest after following his spy, Yarmia, into a supposed ambush by the Kvatch Crafter's Square.

Debts of War[]


Summerset quests[]

The Queen's Decree[]

Razum-dar asks the Vestige to ask three citizens of Shimmerene their opinions on Queen Ayrenn's decree to allow other races onto the island of Summerset. He later tasks them with investigating the Monastery of Serene Harmony for information regarding the sequestered newcomers to the island. After attending Kinlady Avinisse's meeting in her mansion, he meets up with the Vestige and Valsirenn at the Coral Forest, where Kinlady Avinisse and Aldarch Tilcalar are meeting.

Elsweyr quests[]

Home Sweet Home[]



Although openly an Aldmeri soldier, Razum-dar has a deeper involvement with the Aldmeri Dominion in a being a spy for Queen Ayrenn. Oftentimes the Khajiit would speak in riddles.

He has a "nose for lies" and will often sense when an individual is lying to him. Although he has a keen sense for when a lie is being told to him, he also employs the use of lies in stating to Commander Karinith that he found the Vestige as a survivor of a "shipwreck."


Show: Storm on the Horizon
At Eagle's Strand, if the Vestige has completed God of Schemes:

"We need your face to become familiar so your presence won't be questioned. Come, stay by my side."

What do you mean? "This one saw you fall from thin air. Pop, drop, splash. Raz would have tried for a backflip, but under the circumstances this one is most impressed."
Why did you send me to Vulkhel Guard? "Razum-dar is here on a mission of some … delicacy. This one did not know how your presence here would change it. But honestly, Raz is glad you returned. You may be just what he needs."
Why do you need me? "First, a question. Where did you come from?"
You wouldn't believe me if I told you. [?]
The Daedric Prince Meridia asked me to set things right across Tamriel. "A Daedric Prince, you say? Raz has a nose for lies, but you seem clean as an ocean breeze. Hmm. If anyone else asks you … where will you say you came from?"
The truth. Why would I lie about Meridia's request? "My, my. You're a focused one, aren't you? It is good to be focused. But it is also good, right now, to fit in. Your sudden arrival? It does not fit in. You understand?"
Why should I trust you? "You should not! You should trust your instincts. Leave if you wish! No one will stop you. Or, come with Raz and do what you can to help us recover. In the process, grow your stature and wealth. It is entirely up to you."
Who are you? "Just a friendly Khajiit, privileged to see someone drop from nowhere and land in sea. A shame you cannot do that at will. You could make piles of coin, sell tickets!"
Why are you helping me? "Because you are no soldier, which is useful. You can speak with the locals, assure them we are not invaders or marauders. Now, come. Let us try to fit in."
Very well.
[Lie] I'm a Dominion soldier who survived the shipwreck. [?]
[Lie] I'm a Dominion soldier who survived the shipwreck. [?]

At the statues north of camp:

"There, you see? You fit in and no one will stop you from walking away."

I'm listening. "Ealcil is most impressed with his newest bauble. But the undead are a threat to all of Khenarthi's Roost. If you want to, you could search the Temple of the Mourning Springs. Determine how to contain the dead there. Then the locals should see we came here as allies, not conquerors."
All right. Anything else? "Karinith told you how the hurricane dashed the fleet into Khenarthi's Roost. Now the Sea Vipers are picking at the bones of our ships. Strange, yes? You could scout the coast, as the commander said. Prove yourself to the soldiers."
Where are you headed? "Oh, there's far less glamorous work to be done in Mistral, at the northern end of the island. Let's meet up there, after you've done what you decide to do. Until then, Bright Moons guide your steps."

In Mistral:

"This one has heard reports. You've kept busy. Good! You fit in now more than ever. How did things go?"

I put an end to the troubles in Shattered Shoals and the Temple of the Mourning Springs. "Clearly, you were meant to help us out. Jone and Jode have a sense of humor, yes? And, of course, Raz thinks discretion deserves a reward."
Show: The Perils of Diplomacy
At the start of the quest:

"Keep your wits about you, my new friend. Mistral's houses cast deep shadows, and vipers lurk in the tall grass."

What do you mean? "Mistral is the jewel of the southern seas, a free port with trade ties to half of Tamriel. Ambassadors from the Dominion arrived weeks ago to negotiate its admission into the alliance. Unfortunately, things have not gone smoothly."
Why? What's happened? "Khenarthi's Roost has an old treaty with the Maormer. They claim the Dominion fleet intended to invade their home waters. It's a sticking point in the negotiations. The Silvenar could use some help. Find him, give him this token. He'll know you are a friend."
<Take Razum-dar's token.> "Without Mistral's support, the Dominion will have precious little defense on its southern coasts. But we are not here to conquer anyone. The Silvenar knows this. He's in the Chancery, seeking a peaceful resolution here."
Tell me about the Dominion. "The High Elves, Wood Elves, and Khajiit stand united under the Eagle banner. We secure our borders against invaders, from the Covenant and Pact, but it is no easy task. And Queen Ayrenn leads our Dominion, of course."
Who is the Silvenar? "He is the voice and spirit of the Wood Elves. They say he is, was, and will be their greatest leader … whatever that means. This one knows him as an unrivaled diplomat. He is also the Dominion's best hope of resolving this matter peacefully."
Who are you, really? "Razum-dar is just a simple Khajiit. He seeks the best for all the people of Tamriel. Also, a saddle that won't pinch the tail. One day …."

After meeting with the Silvenar:

"You think this one drinks on the job? Good, then so will everyone else. What is the word, my new friend?"

The Silvenar needs to see the treaty, but nobody will provide a copy. "Ulondil certainly won't—his viper tongue is sharp. But Harrani can't, because her copy was stolen. It only takes three drinks to loosen the tongue of a Chancery clerk, if you were curious."
Who stole Harrani's copy of the treaty? "A good question! Raz answers it with an interesting bit of trivia: Ulondil posted a guard at his quarters the day of the theft. His subtlety is rivaled only by his pleasant personality. Oh, and it's five drinks for embassy staff. Six puts them out."
Are you certain Ulondil has the stolen treaty? "Someone needs to slip into Maormer embassy, find a way past the guard, and rifle through Ulondil's private quarters. Oh, and do it without bloodshed that could provoke war with the Maormer. In case he was not clear, Raz is talking about you."
Why me? "The pragmatist in this one says it's because you have no firm connection to the Dominion. The optimist says it's because you have proven yourself more than capable already. When you have the treaty, meet both of us at the bridge."

After acquiring the Treaty:

"The spring in your step! Did you know a sense of accomplishment can alter one's stride? You learn to notice it in others."

Indeed. Here's the treaty. "The Silvenar is certainly being watched by the Maormer. You should inform him the treaty is safe. He will know what to do next."
I'll tell him. "The Silvenar and the Green Lady are being put up in the armorer's home. Er, this one recommends you knock before entering. Green Lady gets jumpy at silent approach."
Do you think having the treaty will help? "At a quick glance? There are holes in the treaty. When the Silvenar worries at them, he'll tear a hole in the Maormer's side. The treaty, of course. Not Ambassador Ulondil. Though … heh, that would be funny."

After gathering the evidence against Ambassador Ulondil:

"Killing the Silvenar was foolish. The Green Lady and the Silvenar shared a lifebond. She has little time to avenge him before she too will die, and the Green Lady is a most dangerous creature. But then, you have that spring in your stride again. What have you learned?"

Nothing that leads to the Silvenar's killer. Here. "The Maormer plan something, but what? Wait, the apothecary sold Daedra blood in these specific amounts? That would explain the strange liquid upon the …. Oh no. Bright moons, no."
What's wrong? "This is a sample of the vile cloud from around the Silvenar's body. Bring it to the Green Lady. Tell her it killed her beloved. As for the rest, Harrani will see what you found. We must move like Khenarthi herself is at our backs."
Show: The Tempest Unleashed

"My friend! To escape death so triumphantly is constant thrill, yes? Not so thrilling for the Maormer, of course."

How did you find me? "The Maormer are fled or dead, thanks to your efforts. Khenarthi's Roost is safe, and voluntarily a part of the Aldmeri Dominion. So, if you must know? Razum-dar keeps an eye on promising people."
Show: To Auridon

"If Raz had known you would do so well, he would have scrounged you a nicer reward. Apologies. The Mistral armory is not what it once was."

So what now? "The Maormer are like drunken uncle. Chase them off and they always come back. Next time Khenarthi will be waiting for them. Problem is, there are places that will not be so prepared."
What places? "If the vipers are here in numbers strong enough to assault Khenarthi, all of the southern seas are in danger. The Queen is in Auridon right now, beginning a royal visit. Raz would ask you to head to Vulkhel Guard and report to Watch Captain Astanya."
I'll do it. "Astanya can pass word to Her Majesty. Perhaps you can catch a ride on the Prowler. Raz heard Jimila plans to set sail. He suspects she may owe you a favor."
Ask [sic] [Do not change this to Can I ask. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] you a few questions before I go? "Of course! After all you have done for us here, it would be rude of Raz to say no."
Who is this Watch Captain? "Astanya's the lovely watch captain of the Vulkhel Guard Watch. Raz has shared more than one drink with the captain, and more than one fight. She's getting a bit grouchy now that she's tied to one port, but she should set you arights."
What do you do, Raz? "This one is a simple Khajiit, like he said when we first met. He resolves issues as they come up. He acts in the best interest of the Dominion and the Queen."
Do you think I'll see you again? "Oh, Raz would not be surprised. You have already proven yourself a competent sort. Simple Khajiit like this one have a tendency to need competent people like you."
What can I expect in Auridon? "Very tall Elves and very pretty shores. Auridon is the most worldly part of the Summerset Isles, and still many of the High Elves consider it a sanctuary away from the rest of the world. This one thinks they are kidding themselves."
Show: A Hostile Situation
After getting arrested:

"Raz must admit. Even he did not think we'd be seeing each other again so soon. How are you, my friend?"

Terrible. Raz, what are you doing here? "He is here to help, as always! You may have noticed your new friend Fasion lies dead on the ground behind you. Raz knew Fasion well. As he thought he did Astanya."
What happened to him? "The captain happened. Fasion and Raz worked together, as agents of the Queen. Fasion was not willing to give up secrets. And so now Fasion is dead."
You [sic] [Do not change this to Are you. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] going to let me out of here? "You will soon be free. But as on the island, Raz must ask your aid. You must warn the Queen, and her battlereeve. The captain will attempt to murder the Queen at the temple."
Just tell me what to do. "You must get past the captain's men. Seek out another of our lady's agents, Eshaba. She stands watch in the marketplace, peddling her wares. Ask her for a souvenir of the First Marines, and she will set you on your path."

Outside the cell:

"This one imagines you may have some questions. What can Raz tell you?"

How did you find me? "You have this one's apologies. He was looking for Fasion. It is a happy accident, for us both, that you could be saved. You escape the cell. And Razum-dar's new plan to warn the Queen moves forward."
Why can't you warn the Queen? "It is somewhat embarrassing, but … this one's face is known to some of the royal court. If Razum-dar were to approach, they would know something is amiss. You, a new face in a marine's uniform. They would suspect nothing."
That makes sense. "Is there anything else this one can convey?"
So you work for the Queen? "Yes. As did Fasion. He told you true. We are the Eyes of the Queen. We are few, and we stick to the shadows. But we have the honor of being the Queen's most-trusted agents."
The most-trusted agents? What about the First Auridon Marines? "The battlereeve is fiercely loyal. He believes his marines are immune to manipulation. Like newly forged steel blades. But Razum-dar knows, better than most, how quickly stains can set in."
Why didn't you tell me this before? "Do you go around admitting your dark secrets to strangers? Raz knows you know how to keep a secret. This one's service to the Queen is an honor and a privilege. But not something he brags about in island bars."
Can you tell me anything else about the Veiled Heritance? "They don't think we need the Dominion to survive. They think the Queen is making a mistake, "elevating" the Bosmer and Khajiit to be equals with the High Elves. Racists. Isolationists. And general idiots."
Show: To Mathiisen

"Ahh, my friend. This one was just thinking about you. Nothing personal, of course. Raz threat-assess all of his assets."

The Battlereeve said you're looking into a Veiled Heritance connection here? "Yes, yes. We are here to gather some intelligence, right some wrongs. And perhaps slit some throats. We will see how the day goes."
Show: At Silsailen

"Raz could not help but overhear. It is a terrible thing, to tell a person her father is gone."

What are you doing here, Razum-dar? "This one was doing a bit of clean-up in Vulkhel Guard after the Astanya incident. Heard about your problems here and thought we could lend a hand. Got here too late, of course. Your efficiency is impressive."
What will you do now? "Help the locals. They'll need all the help they can get. Raz hopes he can find some intel here, perhaps unearth some new leads. This one has sent agents to every town in Auridon. If there are more like this Valano out there, we shall find them."
Is the Queen well? "So far as Raz knows, yes. She left not long after you did for Tanzelwil. This one is sure she'll be happy to see you there."
Show: Putting the Pieces Together
At the start of the quest:

"You'll be perfect for this. You'll see, Raz has an eye for this sort of thing."

What do you have in mind? "Her majesty set this one a task: investigate the leadership of the Veiled Heritance. The Veil's trail leads here, to the town of Mathiisen. Well known for their steel blades, yes? But also, apparently, weaponsmiths for anarchists."
Where do I fit in? "You contact agent Fistalle on the east side of town. This one pads around her house. Then, we meet to discuss her report. Too bad Raz is so handsome, yes? He would get noticed."
Whatever you say, Razum-dar. "The Heritance are racists yes? Idiots. But dangerous, destabilizing racist idiots. We must act."
You trust me even though I'm new to the Eyes? "Her Majesty trusts you. And you were of great help in Vulkhel Guard. Why would this one not trust a new, fresh face? Raz would never watch you with careful eyes, ready for the first sign of betrayal! Never!"
Can you tell me more about the Veiled Heritance? "Raz may have oversimplified. These Altmer, the ones who wear the veil. They do not see themselves as racists. They see themselves as members of a far superior race. The rest of us just need some … help."
What's their ultimate goal? "Auridon for the Altmer." Cats like this one out, shortie elves out. Nothing but tall folk, fair skin, and pointed ears as far as the eye can see. Boring, yes?"

After finding Fistalle's body:

"And how is Fistalle, my friend? Raz loves her laugh. What did she learn?"

I'm sorry Raz. Fistalle is dead. "Dead? Dark Moon and dull claws. Damn these fanatics."
I found this note on her body. I don't understand what it means. "Let Raz see that. Even in death, she laughs at this one. Clever girl. It is a code, telling us who she suspected."
What do you make of it? "She mentions a rat with a blade. Condalin is the forgemaster here, controls the smithy on the far end of town. Go, see what you can find. And be careful. Meet Razum-dar around the other side of the forge when you are done."

After finding the Armament Inventory:

"What did you find?"

I found this inventory. Condalin and the Canonreeve were arguing about this earlier. "Interesting. Raz knows Mathiisen's Canonreeve. Malanie. Would not have suspected her. If she's donned the Veil, she's probably running the show here. Explains something, too."
What do you mean? "A guard now stands before the door. Seems an odd place for a guard, yes? Want [sic] [Do not change this to I want. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] you to investigate. This one has another lead to run down."
I'll get into the house and meet you when I have something. "We're close, my friend. We will act soon. Trust Razum-dar."
Why did you say you were surprised the Canonreeve wears the Veil? "Just thought better of her. This one knows she and the Queen used to correspond regularly. To think she's fallen in with the Heritance. Shows even good people can do stupid things."

After finding the Heritance Officer's Uniform:

"Our friend here was too noisy. Had to have some fun with him. What did the Canonreeve's home yield?"

An officer's uniform. Looks like you were right. "It's true, then. Malanie leads the Heritance here. This town is corrupt, down to the roots. Damn it! The Queen will not be pleased."
What do we do? "When the roots are fouled, there's only one thing left to do—rip them out of the ground."
Where do we start? "The time to stay in the shadows is past. Now we step into the light."
Show: The Unveiling
At the start of the quest:

"You ready for a harder task, my friend? Ready for a mission worthy of the Queen's Eyes?"

I'm ready. "All right, now. You trust in Razum-dar, yes? He must ask you to trust him further. Malanie, Condalin. They are in the town barracks. You must go in, make a big noise. They will almost certainly capture you."
They'll what? Why should I let them capture me? "Condalin's too observant. He knows we are here. If you go strolling in like the pompous hero, allow yourself to be taken, they'll let their guard down. Then old Raz finds you, frees you, and we strike!"
Fine. For the Queen. "Razum-dar trusts you. Do the same for him, and he will not let you down."
This is your plan, really? Let me get captured? "You have, perhaps, something better to do? Look, we are the Queen's Eyes. We do the tasks that must be done, even if it means getting hit on the head. Killing those who do not deserve it. Riding a guar naked through an Argonian temple."
Sorry, what? "Raz only shares that story with veteran field agents. Perhaps another day."

After getting arrested:

"You're awake now, sleeping kitten?"

Ow. I take it your plan worked? "Just as we'd hoped. You did very well for new blood."
Are you going to make fun of me for the jail thing? "What? This one would never note that this is the second time he is saving you. From jail. In less than a month. Not out loud, anyway."
Right. How'd you get down here, anyway? "What do you think Raz did while you searched the town? He watched, observed, calculated. Raz has very good eyes, you see."
What now? "Razum-dar unlocks the door. You go find Condalin. This one finds Malanie. Just be careful."
Where is Condalin? "Near Fistalle's house. Bastard. Meet up with Raz near the forge when you are done. He'll know where Malanie is then."

After killing Condalin:

"The Canonreeve is inside, near the forge. She is trapped."

So this is it, then? "Aye. Come, my friend. For Fistalle. For the Queen!"

After killing Canonreeve Malanie:

"Razum-dar wants to say that went pretty well. Then he remembers Fistalle, and her parents."

She'd be proud, Raz. She didn't die in vain. "You're right. On behalf of the Queen, we give you thanks. One day you will be a great and mighty agent. Almost as great as Razum-dar. If that's possible."
Show: To Skywatch

"Raz needs to report our success here. Her Majesty will be pleased."

What is our next move? "I will return to Skywatch and see what can be learned there. Speak to Captain Tendil when you arrive. He will know where to find me."
Got it.
Show: Lifting the Veil
While disguised as a nobleman:

"Looking for Razum-dar? Follow th—me."

Who are you? "Just follow."

After revealing himself:

"Perhaps now you recognize Razum-dar, yes?"

Why the disguise? "Skywatch is a dangerous town—today, of all days. You know of the festival? Estre's ceremony, yes?"
What's the ceremony about? "To cement their relationship, the Queen plans to elevate Estre within the Thalmor. Everything must be perfect."
So what's the catch? "The Heritance. Raz has word the Veil has fallen on Skywatch. They plan to attack the royalty, make a statement. We need someone to find the cell and snuff it out. And by someone, Raz means you."
Of course. "It is a pleasure working beside you, my friend. Start at the Barbed Hook tavern, down by the docks. Use the phrase, "The wine here is made with Alik'r grapes." Raz is certain that will get you somewhere."
Anything else? "Take the earring Raz used to disguise himself. You won't get far under the Veil looking like that."
I'll get it done, Raz.
Show: The Veil Falls

"Ah, good. Raz was beginning to worry about you."

Where's High Kinlady Estre? "Calm yourself, friend. She's inside with the Queen. They're practicing for the Thalmor ceremony tomorrow. No need to worry."
You don't understand. Estre is the Veiled Queen. "Truly? You are certain? If you're mistaken, accusing her—"
Raz, you have to trust me. I saw her speak to the Veiled Council. "Then we end this. Come with Razum-dar!"
Show: Breaking the Barrier

"My friend. It is good to see you again. Your talisman? Razum-dar sees you have met Sinien. Cheerful, isn't she?"

Very. What's our next move? "We storm the castle and the realm beyond. This one imagines Estre is very upset. She threw in her lot with Dagon and now …. Now nothing stands in our way."
Show: Sever All Ties
At the start of the quest:

"Estre is vulnerable. But Tamriel is still open to the Deadlands. This must not be. We must close her gates. End the threat of the Daedra."

How do we close the gates? "Each gate is maintained by a sigil stone. Enter the portal, find the stone, and destroy it. Raz is going to guess they will be guarded."
So I should be careful? "Just so, my friend. Good luck in there. Raz will rejoin Urcelmo and the others. Ensure Firsthold is still here when you get back."
Good luck, Razum-dar.

After closing all three gates:

"The gates are closed. And Tamriel is just a little bit safer. What do you say we put an end to Estre?"

Where's the Battlereeve? "He and Sinien are already inside. We have one more portal to close. The High Kinlady Estre clutches to Dagon's robes. Hides within the Deadlands."
Will you come with me, Raz? "It would be Razum-dar's pleasure to fight by your side. Follow. He shall lead the way."
Right behind you.

After killing Estre and returning to Tamriel:

"Estre dead. Rilis found. Razum-dar couldn't have asked for more. Even this one must admit: you do good work. Without you leading the charge, today could have gone very differently."

What now, Raz? "Queen Ayrenn has arrived. She is just outside, with her retinue. This one is certain she'll want to hear your report. Go. We will speak again soon."
As you say.
Show: Frighten the Fearsome

"It is good to see you, my friend! Greenshade is far more exciting place than Raz expected. He hears now that the Staff of Magnus has been stolen? As if these rebellious Bosmer were not trouble enough!"

Are the Wood Elves here rebelling against the Dominion? "Not yet … but it is possible. The Elves in this part of the Valenwood do not follow King Camoran. They claim to be subjects of the "Wilderking," some forest spirit no one has ever seen. They mock the Dominion and call Queen Ayrenn an enemy!"
Why are they opposed to Queen Ayrenn? "We do not know. The Battlereeve sent a soldier, Hazazi, to negotiate with the Bramblebreach clan, but he has made no progress. Now Raz needs to hunt for the Staff of Magnus. So he asks you. Will you find Hazazi and sort this out?"
Yes. I'll take care of it. "The Bramblebreach village is just south of Marbruk. Hazazi is there. He likes to complain, but he's a good soldier. He just needs someone with a more sophisticated negotiation style. And by the time you get back, Raz will have a lead on the staff!"
How are the Bramblebreach different from other Wood Elves? "This one does not understand Bosmer clan politics. But as Raz hears it, the clans of this part of Valenwood have always been wild. Some even sided against King Camoran in the Blacksap Rebellion."
Then why hasn't something been done about them before? "Greenshade is the heart of Valenwood. It is very dangerous and very mysterious, and these Bosmer understand it like no others do. Raz would not be deterred, but even Camoran's Vinedusk Rangers avoid traveling in this part of the forest."
Why were you sent to Greenshade in the first place? "As always, Raz serves the queen. She wanted to know if the Bosmer here are as scary as they sound. With the Staff of Magnus stolen, though, Raz must make that his priority. This one knows you can handle the Bramblebreach as well as he could."
Who do you think stole the Staff of Magnus? "The obvious answer is probably the right one. Pelidil. That toad fulfilled Naemon's every wish. Why should that change just because the Prince is dead? Raz knew the Veiled Heritance was a disease not so easily excised. Hmph."
So what do you still need to investigate? "If Pelidil has taken the staff, we need to find him. And discover what he plans to do with it. The staff is powerful and dangerous. All of the Dominion is at risk if we cannot find it."
Show: Veil of Illusion
In the Thalmor Headquarters:

"Bah! This Thalmor mage will drive Razum-dar mad! Stand here! Hold this! Everything so exact! This one prefers more flexibility. He hopes you agree, because we must move quickly here if we are to protect the Dominion."

What do we need to do? "We must find Pelidil, of course. This one tracked his stinking hide here after he stole the Staff of Magnus. He's the boss of the Veiled Heritance now, and he has allies here in Woodhearth—dirty traitors who conspire against Queen Ayrenn."
What are they planning to do? "This we do not know yet, but Razum-dar has devised the perfect way to flush these rats from their hidey-holes. If they had an opportunity to assassinate the queen, surely they would take advantage of it, yes?"
The queen is coming to Woodhearth? "No. Razum-dar will be the queen instead! If this mage does his job, of course …. We will go soon, so Raz must prepare. Speak to Treethane Fariel. She can tell you more about the traitors who are helping Pelidil."
Very well. I'll ask Fariel to tell me what she knows. "This one would ask a favor. If this Thalmor mage turns Razum-dar into a monkey, you must exact vengeance. Oh, and you would need to track down Pelidil on your own. Raz hopes this will not be the case, though."
Did you learn anything else about Pelidil? "Hm. Razum-dar thought the vicereeve was a clawless coward. Always going on with "Prince Naemon this" and "Prince Naemon that." So pathetic. But he is more tricky now. All this one knows is that Pelidil is near and that he has the Staff of Magnus."
What about the prince? "Last time this one saw Naemon, he was still quite dead, but Pelidil wouldn't drag around the prince's corpse just to make sure he gets a proper burial. Some sort of necromancy must be planned, but why? Naemon can't rule the Dominion if he is undead!"
Why are the Thalmor here? "You share Razum-dar's … distaste, yes? We must accept them though. The Thalmor were sent to Woodhearth when the Dominion was formed. This port is critical for trade, and there is concern it could be a target for enemy spies … or for the Maormer."
Who sent the Thalmor here? "Battlereeve Urcelmo issued the orders, but Queen Ayrenn gave her blessing. She prefers not to send the Thalmor to every city in the Dominion, but in this case, she had little choice. Even Treethane Fariel agrees they are needed."
The Maormer are a threat here? "Of course. Wherever there is sea, there is the threat of the Sea Elves. They've sought to conquer these shores for centuries, and the rise of the Dominion has only served to provoke them. The Thalmor help boost the city's defenses."
What spell is this Thalmor mage going to cast on you? "A perfect illusion, he says, to make Razum-dar look like Queen Ayrenn. This one prefers a regular disguise, but Treethane Fariel doubts that would suffice. You should speak to her so we can get on with this."

Disguised as Queen Ayrenn:

"Raz looks good in this form. But then, Raz always looks good. Queen Ayrenn could maybe learn a thing or two from this one."

You look like the queen but you don't sound like the queen. "A fair point. Raz … er, I will keep that in mind. You have spoken with the treethane then? You understand my genius plan, yes?"
I'm to escort you to the Imperial Underground "Yes. There we will find out the truth about this Thalmor Officer, Asteril. She's quite the beauty, I'm told. But traitors are never what they seem, yes? This one is … no, I am ready when you are."

After the assassination attempt:

"Well … that hurt ….

Can you stand? "Raz will be fine. A few burns will not kill this one. But, uh, for the moment, he thinks you should press on alone. You must catch Asteril and find out where Pelidil is hiding!"
Where did she go? "She … used some kind of magic to escape, but it was not a portal, so she cannot have gone far. She must still be here … somewhere in these tunnels."
All right. Tend to your wounds. I'll find her.

After finding out that Asteril has escaped:

"Raz heard sounds of fighting. Did you catch up with Asteril? Were you able to question her about Pelidil?"

Asteril got away. The Veiled Heritance covered her escape. "Dark moons! If Asteril got away, we will have to track her down. And the Veiled Heritance is here …? That is troubling. Razum-dar suspected a few might have come, but he did not expect them to be here in any numbers."
I found orders from Pelidil indicating there was a large force. "Hm. Some of Razum-dar's contacts warned him that the Veiled Heritance was not putting all its hopes on Prince Naemon–that they had "backup plan." Naemon is dead. This must be "backup plan.""
You think they're planning to attack Woodhearth? "Possibly. If they cannot rule the Dominion, perhaps they would destroy it by attacking Valenwood. But Raz would not have thought the Heritance could muster enough manpower …. Let us go. We must tell Treethane Fariel what we have learned."
Show: A Storm Upon the Shore

"Time to do what we do best, yes? This should be fun."

Major Cirenwe wants us to split up the tasks. "Excellent! Many opportunities for heroism, adventure, and thrilling tales after the fact. So, my friend, what will it be? Will you tend to the hostages, or take out their commanders?"
I'll rescue the hostages and make sure they escape safely. "Raz does not mind getting dirty. It is safe to say, blood looks good on Raz. Take Larnil's armor if you don't think you can go unnoticed. It is not fashionable, but at least you will blend in."
What should I do with the hostages when I find them? "Raz has cooked up just the thing. Invisibility potions. One for each hostage. Good for frightened non-combatants. A waste for talented ones like us."
Thanks. Stay safe, Razum-dar. "Always. Raz will see you at the lighthouse when our tasks are completed. Bright moons guide your steps."
I'll take out the commanders and weaken the Maormer forces. [?]
Show: Striking at the Heart

"Is it true? What Cariel speaks? Indaenir, resurrected?"

Yes, it's true. "Raz has had his eyes on other things, or he would not have missed it. And Naemon. Raz assumes he's dead. Again."
Yes, he is. "Queen Ayrenn has already decided to blame Pelidil and the Heritance for this treachery. But Raz knows she loved her brother in her own High Elf, noble, emotionally stunted way. Tell her, but gently."
I will.
Show: The First Step and The Path to Moonmont

"It is good to see you, my friend. Cariel has been updating this one on your work in Arenthia. Very nice. Razum-dar is impressed."

"Get gone, my friend. Don't keep the moon-sugar-induced visions waiting."

"You have returned! This one hopes the visions were not too intense. Raz has heard stories."

"My friend, before you go, Raz would tell you: he leaves now to travel to Senalana, an Ayleid ruin west of Arenthia. The Colovians are still fighting to hold those old stones. This one must know why."

Show: Gates of Fire
Within Senalana, Razum-dar can be seen at the other side of an Ayleid gate and will yell "Over here!" You cannot go to where he is, but you can still speak to him:

"It is good to see a friend in such a dark place."

What's the situation, Raz? "We are trapped, my friend. We hold the door against the Colovians, but that is all the good news Raz has. Beyond us, the ruin has collapsed. We cannot reach you and you cannot reach us."
There's no way to get you out of there? "Raz and his men came down here knowing what had to be done. You and I have done the Queen's work in the past, yes? Raz must trust you to do what we cannot. You must unlock the shrine behind you and destroy the circlet."
Why is this all so critical? Is this thing that dangerous? "We cannot risk it, my friend. The tales of the circlet make it a clear and present threat to the Queen and all of the Dominion. It must be destroyed… even though it may cost Raz his life."
How do I get to the circlet? "You have to depress the triggers in the proper order. We found runes along this corridor saying it's a sequence of four triggers. Press the first to the left and then the last to the right. The other two… we could not find."
I'll figure it out. "Raz feels he should say… ahem. He should say his farewells. Do not worry, my friend. This one will not hold his death against you."
Why would destroying the circlet kill you? "[?]"
Why do you have to die? "Well… the truth is that it is your choice. You could take the circlet and free us from this room. The rune on the wall behind you, the Tower. That should fire up the defenses and end our Colovian problem."
What happens if I destroy the circlet, again? "The defenses in the ruin overload and trap all of us in a collapsing avalanche of rock and dust. Do not worry… Raz and his men are prepared for what must happen."
Can't I just take the circlet and we can destroy it later? "No, would that it were so. The runes were clear, the only way to destroy the circlet is here. In the defenses the Ancients put in place for just this purpose."
So I could just take the circlet and give it to you for safekeeping. "No! The circlet is an abomination. It must be shattered, destroyed. Razum-dar's duty here is clear. The circlet cannot be allowed to leave the vault."
Is it really worth your life? "Razum-dar is first in the Eyes of the Queen. He has sworn his life to the service of Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri. To die in service to Her Majesty, it is what he prays for in the morning. Well… perhaps not prays for."
Why do you trust me with this? "You are Razum-dar's friend. His comrade, another trusted soul in the Eyes of the Queen. Raz knows you will make the hard decision. You will do what must be done."
I can't just take the circlet and do something terrible with it? "Hah! Raz trusts you not to do that. But more importantly, holding the circlet and using it are very different propositions. Without the proper incantations, the circlet is useless. Incantations Raz intends to see destroyed with Senalana."

After you have picked up the circlet, Raz will say "Now, quickly, destroy the crown. Place it in the furnace. Burn that abomination. For the Queen and the Dominion!" You have the option of speaking to him again before making your choice:

"It is out of my hands now, my friend. It has been an honor serving with you."

The decision is mine? "There is no one else. Yes, if you touch the Tower rune… I live. If you place the circlet in the furnace… I die. You must decide."
Can we chat a moment, Raz? I need a moment to think. "Of course, my friend. We can hold the door a few minutes more. What did you want to discuss?"
Our time on Auridon. That was quite the battle. "Of course. To which daring adventure in the Summerset isles are you referring?"
The mission in Skywatch. "The High Kinlady and her little insurgency. Of course… Raz got to go disguised as an Elven noble. This one had a long conversation with one of the noble ladies at Estre's party. She spent the whole time complaining about 'stinking Khajiit.' Heh."
Our mission in Mathiisen. "Yes, the little town with the forge. Raz had just gone there to get a report from Fistalle. Just a routine check-in. And we found that nest of… vipers. Pah. How brave those racists were, to kill a young woman."
That business in Vulkhel Guard. "The day you proved yourself to Her Majesty! She has often spoken of that day to Raz, commenting on your bravery. Heh. It is a shame this one will never get a chance to tell you the story about the bear."
That business on Khenarthi's Roost? "The day you fell from the sky, my friend? How could I forget? We had quite the time that day. Diplomats and pirates… and such a storm! Raz had to dry his fur for weeks afterwards."
The work we did in Greenshade. That was interesting. "How could I forget? Which of Razum-dar's several missions in the Wilderking's kingdom are you referring to?"
How can I forget Hectahame? "Pah, that pathetic Prince. To think Her Majesty shared blood with that one. The day we ended him, once and for all, is a day Raz remembers well. This one has always been proud to fight beside you."
Woodhearth was quite the adventure, right? "The traitor, yes? And another disguise… heh. It took Raz days to convince Her Majesty to let this one impersonate her. And to work on the voice… it took more days yet. Ahh, some days this one really did enjoy the job."
I was thinking of the Seaside Sanctuary. "Pelidil, the Maormer, and… the sea serpent, yes? Hah, this one wishes he had been along for that fun. So it always goes, the Eyes must do what must be done. They do not get to choose what fun they have."

If you choose to destroy the circlet, Razum-dar will yell "Thank you, my friend. I'll see you on the other side!" However, if you choose to save Raz, he will yell "What are you doing? You should have destroyed it! We'll speak of this outside. Tersely."

If you saved him, he will await you outside with some choice words:

"Why? Why did you do it? Razum-dar was clear in what he said."

I couldn't let you die. "That was not your call! Razum-dar told you what had to be done. Now, he must carry this circlet. Search for a new place to hide it. A fearsome burden, and one he does not take lightly. Damn it!"
Show: The Fires of Dune and The Moonlit Path

"Congratulations, Hallowed. This one is not very spiritual… but even a fool knows we need a shield against the darkness."

"Good luck in there. Raz would not face a vision quest for all the moon-sugar in Elsweyr. But he is sure you will do fine."

Within the Demi-Plane of Jode, you can speak to the alternate timeline Razum-dar in the "Urclemo's Betrayal" portion:

"Ah good… you're here. Razum-dar was afraid he would have to bleed to death by himself."

Are you injured? "This one? Injured? Nobody can injure Razum-dar. He is invincible… but he must ask that you talk quickly. He does not think he will be awake long."
Was that Battlereeve Urcelmo that attacked you? "The Veil is stronger now than it ever was. Where… where have you been? The Battlereeve turned on Her Majesty when she tried to hold the Dominion together by force of will. The other alliances… took Cyrodiil, march on Summerset."
What can be done? "For Raz? Nothing. Raz will rest here, until this Eye of the Queen closes. All that Raz has left is his oath. He swore he would protect Ayrenn. He swore he would protect his dearest friend."
I'll find her, Raz. I'll keep her safe. "Good… good. Razum-dar is tired. He… he will sleep. If he does not wake up, this one hopes to see you where the Bright Moons dwell. Good luck, my friend."
Good luck, Raz. "Why… why are you still here? We have already said touching farewell. Go!"

Back at Dune, you can speak to Razum-dar again:

"Hunal has been giving us a running commentary of how it's going in there. Truly, your vision showed me falling to Urcelmo's blade? Raz thinks Jone and Jode do not know him very well."

"Hallowed, the Queen already has plans to make use of us again. Speak with her, if you would."

Show: Debts of WarDB

(If the Vestige has not met him before): "This one must respectfully request that you move along. Raz has dangerous business in these ruins and you would just get in Raz's way. Unless… You would be willing to help stop a dangerous war criminal, yes?"

If the Vestige has met him before):

"My friend! What a happy coincidence! This one never imagined to find you skulking around an Ayleid ruin! Since you are already here, you will help Raz deal with a dangerous war criminal, yes?"

What kind of dangerous criminal? "Only the notorious Butcher of Bravil―Captain Jean Apinia! My talkative prisoner finally revealed the Captain's location. And she's close. Very close. Soon, with your assistance, Raz will make her pay for her crimes of war and terror."
What did Captain Apinia do exactly? "The coward and her loyal soldiers fled the Imperial City when the chains fell. In Bravil, they stole valuable items to finance their retirement. When the mayor complained, she ordered her soldiers to start killing. Now Raz must make an example of her."
I'll help you deal with this war criminal and recover the items. "This one recognized you as a warrior of distinction! We should split up, yes? Explore separately and locate the Captain and the stolen items. If you find the captain before I do, please give Raz's utmost regards. Preferably, right in the heart."
Who are you again? "Questions? At a time like this? As you wish… This one is Razum-dar, just a simple Khajiit who seeks the best for all people of Tamriel. And a soap that won't dry the fur. One day…"
Then why are you chasing a war criminal? "Some answers are too dangerous to hear, yes? But this one is also an Eye of the Queen. That means… no, nevermind what that means. Just understand. Captain Apinia decided it was all right to kill innocent people. For that, Raz will make her pay."
Tell me about the items that were stolen. "Official trinkets. Valuable to the right people, Raz supposes, but mostly important to Bravil's citizens. Let's see… There's the city's seal, the tax collector's ledger, and the mayor's signet ring. You can see why Bravil wants them back, yes?"
What's Captain Apinia doing in these ruins? "Raz's friend here, a pirate on the ship Apinia hired, says they found safe haven with the agents of the Gold Coast Trading Company. What they're doing in these ruins, Raz has no clue."
So the Gold Coast Trading Company is evil? "Evil? Raz doesn't like to judge. Greedy? As the day is long! If Raz is feeling generous, maybe he'll send Apinia's head to the company's boss when we're done. Meanwhile, my friend will sit quietly while we hunt. Or he'll be dead. Raz can't decide."

After the fight with Apinia:

"Nothing sharpens the claws like dispatching criminals and murderers! And we all survived, which makes the victory that much sweeter."

We killed the war criminal and recovered the stolen items. "Apinia is dead, so she won't slaughter any more citizens. That will please Queen Ayrenn, which pleases Raz. And we recovered Bravil's trinkets. A good day's work, yes? This one might stick around. Looking into Trading Company. Stay fragrant, my friend!"
Show: The Sweetroll KillerDB

"Raz is thinking this spy business might not work out for the lady Elf. At the first sign of trouble, she lights herself on fire, screams at the top of her lungs, and runs in circles. Raz does not remember that technique in the handbook."

What's going on here, Raz? "The work of the Queen's Eyes, that's what's going on here. That business with Captain Apinia wrapped up so quickly, Raz decided to look into another matter before heading home. Turns out, this other matter has eluded Raz for many years."
And what matter is that? "The locals call him the 'Sweetroll Killer,' yes? Much better than our term. 'The One Who Predicts Your Death and Then Stabs You In The Face.' Raz sees that you're looking into this as well. Perhaps we can exchange notes? Help each other out?"
What do you suggest? "The Rat Master has ears everywhere. And who knows who our stabby-face killer is? Don't want to give away our plans before we formulate them, yes? Raz suggests we go somewhere more private, once you finish your investigation."
Where should I meet you? "Raz and lady Elf will meet you in our safe house after you finish your tasks. We've commandeered the enchanter shop. Not the most luxurious hiding place, but this one has had worse. We're going to have a glorious adventure, just like old times! My apprentice wasn't very good at pretending to be bait. She did hook you, though, so Raz supposes that's something. Finish your business and then we'll talk. Raz is sure we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement."

When spoken to in the enchanter's shop:

"Raz knew you would find us! It's not much, but it's private. The enchanter is an old friend. I helped her out once when an enchantment went bad. Made most of Raz's fur fall out. Very embarrasing. Still, now we get this comfy meeting place."

Why does a murderer in Kvatch concern an Eye of the Queen of the Dominion? "Raz has seen these types of kills before. A victim receives a sweetroll that contains a prediction of impending doom, then is murdered a few days later. The murderer killed several of the Queen's advisors and then escaped. Made Raz look bad."
You think it's the same murderer? "So much doubt! Haven't you figured out that Raz is perfect yet? But yes, I fear we're dealing with the same monster. Luckily, my apprentice received a sweetroll. That means we can set a trap! There's just one problem …."
Just one? "All right. Probably more than one. But what concerns Raz is the network of messengers the killer is using to deliver his gifts. They've placed notes in the oddest locations. Raz fears these actions indicate the killer plans to strike—and soon!"
So what's your plan? "We locate the messenger and figure out what they've been placing around town. Maybe even get them to lead us right to the killer! Meet Raz outside and we'll track them together."
What about your apprentice? "What about her? Oh, Raz sees what you're getting at. She'll stay here and hopefully not wind up murdered. She's still in training and we haven't gotten to the use of weapons yet. Last time I gave her a dagger she almost put out her eye."
Good idea. If she can't handle a weapon, she shouldn't have one. "Raz is glad you agree. Weapon safety is very important, yes? Now let's go track down a killer."
You should give her something. She deserves a fighting chance if the murderer finds her. [?]

After finding the note:

"So this is the point where we decipher the code and track down the message, yes? If Raz has any ideas, he will gladly share them with you."

Speaking of ideas, what do you think these clues mean? "Which clue in specific would you like help with, Raz wonders? But Raz must warn you, I'm better at killing things than at solving riddles."
What do you think of the Wolf and Eternal Knight clues? "Ah, Raz thinks he knows about these clues. It's obvious! Look for something that resembles a knight and a wolf around town, yes?"
What do you think about the Perch clue? "Hmm. Perch is a place to sit, correct? And sports fighters, those could be some sort of gladiators. I wonder, is there a place where people can watch gladiators in this city?"
What do you think about the Gaze Down On the Streets clue? "Let Raz think about that one. Hmm. If we're looking down, it has to be someplace above us. Maybe the roof of one of the buildings? Well, Jone and Jode wouldn't have given me claws if they didn't want this one to climb!"

When spoken to after finding the messages:

"It was right in front of Raz's nose the entire time! Still, all this thinking makes Raz's head hurt."

What did you figure out? "Raz knows where we need to go. It was right in front of us this entire time. Do you want to know where the clues point to? Raz does not wish to spoil your fun if you'd rather solve the puzzle yourself."
Keep it to yourself. I need to figure this out on my own. "That is fair! Raz feels the same way. Raz hates it when the little Elf tries to help with the Queen's daily riddle. Well, if you decide you need assistance, just ask. Otherwise, Raz will follow along and watch how your mind works."
Just tell me where we need to go. "There is a small house to the south. Near the Order of the Hour's Tower of Judgement. It's one of the only private buildings that's not along the main road. Clearly the recipient of these notes must be hiding there. Raz can feel it in his whiskers!"

Later, the Vestige reports to Razum-dar about Reman and if all targets were saved:

"Raz must happily report that we found almost all of the killer's targets. The only one still missing is the Dark Elf gardener. Perhaps this villain isn't as formidable as Raz had feared. But you have other news for us, yes?"

I know who the killer is and where we can find her. "Really? Raz is impressed! Did you threaten and cajole? It's Reman, correct? We can go to the inn, get drunk, and put this sorry affair behind us? Wait, wait. Reman isn't a her?"
No, Reman's not the killer. Not exactly. It's Louna. "The gardener? No wonder Raz couldn't find her. But we're wasting time. If you know where the murderer is, we should get moving. Let's go dunk the Sweetroll Killer in the bitter milk of justice!"
What about the people here in the hostel? "Raz has made a deal with the Anvil Guard. It took more gold than Raz expected, but these people will be taken care of while we're away. We will meet you at the farmhouse south of town. That is where you said we would find the gardener-murderer yes? Raz hopes there aren't too many farms in that direction. This one gets embarrased when he accidentally attacks innocent chicken herders."

When the Vestige speaks with Razum-dar about the farmhouse, after his short dialogue with Naryu Virian:

"Raz suspects that all this quiet hides unpleasant surprises. Treat lightly, sharp-claw."

Where is everyone? "Place was quiet and empty when we arrived. To be fair, we haven't checked any of the buildings yet. Raz wanted to wait for you. No one wanted to miss their own party, yes? Whenever you're ready, we can start the search …."
I'm ready.

After the fight with the Fate-Bearers and after speaking with Louna:

"Raz heard the nonsense that spilled out of the killer's mouth. Why are we even considering bargaining with this crazy Dark Elf?"

To save the lives of the people she targeted? "Well, yes, there is that. Raz changed his mind. Bargaining should be considered. We have to do whatever we can to keep these people safe. Besides, we can always resume the hunt another day."
Do you think we can trust her? "(All victims saved) Raz trusts her as much as he can balance on his own tail. Which is not at all. He has tried. But these Fate-Bearers. They won't stop until they eliminate each and every target—including Yarmia. Raz cannot let that happen, so Raz says let her live. Raz knows the risks. But letting people die when we can save them? That is not who Raz is, and Raz does not think that is who you are, either."
Do you think we can trust her? "(Some victims captured) No, not even a tiny bit. But Raz supposes that a chance to save innocents is better than no chance at all. Raz says let her live. Raz knows the risks. But letting people die when we can save them? That is not who Raz is, and Raz does not think that is who you are, either."

At the enchanter's shop, if chosen to spare Louna:

"Raz is happy to report that the crazy Dark Elf kept her word. She provided the antidote and we saved the targeted people. Raz couldn't have done it without your help, my friend!"

But we let the Sweetroll Killer get away. "Yes, Raz does not like that, either. The murders of the Queen's advisors remain unavenged. Still, Raz thinks we made the correct choice. But these Fate-Bearers. Do they worry you as much as they worry me?"
That's a problem for another day, I imagine. "Raz likes how you think! Now the apprentice Elf and I will return home and continue her training. This one wonders if Naryu and the others will ever be truly safe. Vvardenfell sounds like a dangerous place that just got more deadly."
If the Fate-Bearers return, we'll just have to be ready. "Raz wishes you the best of luck, my friend, but Vvardenfell is a bit out of my jurisdiction. If they show themselves in the Dominion, Raz will deal with them. But in Dark Elf lands? That's someone else's problems, yes? Raz doesn't think he'll ever look at a sweetroll the same way again. That makes Raz a very sad cat."
Show: The Queen's DecreeSM

"Have you ever seen such creatures? Raz has not. Probably neither have you. You are a newcomer, yes? new to this island of High Elves? This one has an eye for such things. And you look capable. So, can Raz interest you in some cloak-and-dagger work?"

Cloak-and-dagger work? Sounds ominous. "Ominous? No, nothing of the sort. Well, maybe a little of the sort. Depends on how things develop. Raz has come to Summerset at the behest of Queen Ayrenn. To make sure her decree regarding the opening of the island proceeds as she directed."
So how can I help? "Ask some questions. Determine the mood in Shimmerene and see how the newcomers are faring. Rumors have reached the Queen and she is concerned. So Razum-dar comes to see what's happening and fights strange creatures. Now Raz is concerned as well."
I'll ask some questions around the city. "While you ask questions around the city, Raz can take care of some other business. It may or may not involve scratching and clawing. Let's meet near the entrance to Shimmerene when you have something to report."
What were those strange creatures I saw you fighting? "Raz never saw such monsters in his life! They appear related to water, but this one tends to avoid the stuff. That pearl, though. Raz swears it was calling those creatures. A mystery for another time, perhaps. Now we need to see to the newcomers."
Anyone in specific you want me to talk to regarding the Queen's decree? "As a matter of fact, Raz made a list! Olnewil, a High Elf artisan, spoke out. See what she complained about. Then there's Tsoxolza, a persecuted Argonian newcomer. Finally Rhanul, a city resident noted in the Divine Prosecution's observation log."
What did Olnewil speak out about and where can I find her? "Olnewil complained about … no, no. Raz doesn't want to prejudice your investigation. You will find out when you talk to her. The artisan likes to gather shells along the eastern coast. She uses them to make paints and dyes."
What does all this have to do with that geyser and those creatures? "Nothing at all. Unless you think they came to Summerset because of the Queen's decree? No, that would be ridiculous. Let's not lose focus. Just see what Olnewil, Tsoxolza, and Rhanul have to say about newcomers and the mood in Shimmerene."
What do you expect me to learn by talking to these people? "We need to confirm these rumors or else put an end to them. Everyone should be pleased with the Queen's decree. Opening the borders shows progress, yes? However, if any of her loyal subjects reject progress … well, Raz needs to know that, too."
I'll go talk to Olnewil, Rhanul, and Tsoxolza.
Rhanul? That doesn't sound like a High Elf name. "True. Not enough syllables. Rhanul's a Redguard whose family has lived in Shimmerene for generations. He's a well-respected trader with a few warehouses along the docks. Talk to him before the Divine Prosecution decides to arrest him."
What's the Divine Prosecution? "The Divine Prosecution servers as lawkeepers and protectors of social standards. Very persnickety. When rules are broken, they record it in their observation logs. If you name winds up on their list, things get complicated."
What do you mean, Tsoxolza is being persecuted? "Something to do with monks and newcomer registration. Raz is still looking into that. Last I heard, Tsoxolza was seen leaving the city, and heading west. Probably trying to reach the water. Lizards like water, yes? Not Raz. Raz hates the wet stuff."
Anything I should know about Shimmerene before I head out? "Hmm. Raz knows very little about city ordinances or how to tell the difference between mead and ale, so let's avoid those topics, yes? Otherwise, this one knows all about the Queen's decree and the initial reactions of the nobles and Kinlady."
Who are you again? "Raz is wounded to the core! Forgotten already. This one usually leaves a better impression. I am Razum-dar, Queen Ayrenn's Eye and dark-lantern agent extraordinaire. But that is a secret between you and me. To everyone else, this one is simply Raz."
Tell me about the Queen's decree. "Queen Ayrenn, Her Most Excellent Leader of the Aldmeri Dominion, has issued a decree opening the once-forbidden land of Summerset to traders, visitors, and immigrants of all races. Controversial, yes, but part of her plan for the Dominion's future."
And this is a problem? "For some. High Elves talk of perfection, but they are a complicated people. Various individuals in Summerset take issue with their Queen. With change of any sort, actually. The Kinlady, for example. Some nobles. Makes my job … complicated."
What's that about the Kinlady and the nobles? "Kinlady Avinisse has made her views on the Queen's decree quite clear. She calls it unreasonable. Dangerous. A few of the city's nobles have sided with the Kinlady. As has the new Aldarch at the monastery. My Queen permits discussion—to a point."
So the Kinlady opposes the Queen's decree? "She has spoken against it. Now Raz needs to know how far she will go to defy the will of the Queen. Does she grumble but welcome the newcomers, or is she using every option at her disposal to block their arrival? Raz will find out—with your help."

After speaking to the three citizens Olnewil, Tsoxolza, and Rhanul, and witnessing the argument between Aldarch Tilcalar, Corimin, Daalinden, Indalinwe, and Veranquel:

"Such anger! Raz never expected to hear such words from the Queen's loyal subjects. The sentiment isn't universal, but enough feel this way for Raz to be concerned. Did you learn anything interesting from the people I sent you to talk to?"

The artist's assistant and the Redguard's cousin have both been sequestered. "Sequestered, hmm? Just a different word for imprisoned, yes? Rhanul's cousin just arrived, but Olnewil's assistant has lived on Summerset since long before the Queen ever issued her decree. What about the lizard? What did Tsoxolza have to say?"
Tsoxolza was dead by the time I reached him. I found this letter in his pack. "Why would the Aldarch gather up newcomers and non-High Elf residents alike and send them to the monastery? Does the Kinlady condone this behavior? Raz's head itches, and not in a good way. Our course is clear, five-claw. We must go to the monastery!"
All right [sic] [Do not change this to Alright. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.], I'll help you investigate the monastery. "Raz admires your enthusiasm, but this one needs you to enter the monastery on your own. Raz has other fish to catch. This one will help you get past the sentry, though. When you notice that the sentry is distracted, just slip quietly inside."

"You have no idea how much Raz appreciates a good assistant. In this line of work, decent help can be the difference between life and death. Not that the work is dangerous. Much. Now, let's go investigate the monastery!"

After investigating the Monastery of Serene Harmony, Razum-dar will have the following dialogue when spoken to in the Anchors Aweigh Inn in Shimmerene:

"Ah, this one's new partner returns! What interesting scandal did you uncover in the monastery? Tell Raz every juicy detail!"

The people that were sequestered were killed to power a Daedric ritual. I found this letter. "This isn't the kind of scandal Raz was hoping for. Murder, Daedric rituals, and traitorous behavior have a way of ruining an otherwise perfect day. We need to learn the extent of the Kinlady's involvement. And by we, Raz means you."
You want me to go and accuse the Kinlady of conspiring with a Daedric cult? "Accuse? Not exactly. Raz wants you to talk to her. See what she knows about the Aldarch. The Kinlady is meeting with local leaders. Attend that meeting and learn the truth. This invitation and set of elegant clothes will get you through the door."
I also met a mage from the Psijic Order in the monastery. "A Psijic? Raz has heard rumors, but there are always rumors about the Psijics. For an island of sages who disappeared more than three hundred years ago, they certainly seem to get around. Did this Psijic mage say what the Order was investigating?"
Something about a warning, and she seemed pretty interested in the life-sucking pearl. "There was a life-sucking pearl? You should probably have led with that bit of information! Well, we can worry about the Psijic mage and figure out where these pearls came from later. For now, go see what the Kinlady has to say."
Shouldn't you speak to the Kinlady? You do work for the Queen, after all. "Kinlady Avinisse and Raz … do not get along. You see, there was a horse, a platter of pudding tarts, and—no, this one won't bore you with the sordid details. Besides, everyone behaves well when they see Raz. You will learn more than I would."

"Go on. Pretend you belong and no one will notice you, especially once you put on those elegant clothes. Meet Raz nearby after you talk to her. This one looks forward to hearing what she has to say about all of this."

After attending Kinlady Avinisse's meeting in her mansion:

"Pretend you are adjusting your boot or admiring the architecture. As hard as it may be, look anywhere but directly at Raz. Good, good. Now, tell Raz what you learned at the Kinlady's manor."

The Kinlady believes that the newcomers are being sequestered and sent away. "Raz thinks Avinisse is as naive as she is complicit, but she is not a murderer. This new Aldarch, though, has so much blood on his hands it looks like he's wearing red gloves. From what I could discover, he didn't exist before he came to Shimmerene."
I overheard that the Kinlady was going to meet the Aldarch in the Coral Forest. "The Coral Forest? A strange meeting place. Raz thinks we should go and see what the Aldarch is up to. After I take back that outfit. I might need it again later. Ah, you have a pretty admirer, my friend. The Psijic sage, yes? Here she comes now."
Let me find out what Valsirenn has to say.

When speaking to him directly after defeating the Aldarch:

"Queen Ayrenn will be disappointed that the Kinlady of Shimmerene allowed a false Aldarch to murder so many newcomers. Such a scandal makes other travelers uneasy about coming here, yes?"

The Aldarch called on the Prince of Bargains before I killed him. "The Prince of Bargains? That could only be Clavicus Vile! What Oblivion inspired [sic] [Do not change this to Oblivion-inspired. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] nest of vipers has Raz stumbled into? This one has a very bad feeling about all this. Where is the Psijic sage? Raz would like to ask her what she thinks."
Valsirenn returned to Artaeum. She invited me to come and speak to their Ritemaster. "The Psijic Order's interest in all of this concerns Razum-dar. This one has never had much love of magic or those that practice the art. On the other hand, now Raz has his own person on the inside. An Eye of Raz, if you will, yes?"
Valsirenn said the Order would try to find out more about the Aldarch and the abyssal pearls. "Then you must go to Artaeum and discover what the Psijics have learned. When you return, you can tell Raz all about it so he can pass it along to the Queen. Yes, Raz likes this plan. In the meantime, Raz will investigate the Daedric connection."

"Stay alert, five-claw. Raz has heard Psijics turn people into chickens and make them explode. To die covered in feathers instead of fur, such a horrible demise. In the meantime, Raz will send Avinisse home until the Proxy Queen renders judgment."


Razum-dar: "Job for Cariel!" Cariel: "No way. Do it yourself." Razum-dar: "What? Why?" Cariel: "Thrush is a homicidal maniac, and Copper Dariah? Let's just say I'm not her favorite person." Razum-dar: "Why is Copper Dariah displeased with Cariel?" Cariel: "I may have collapsed a building on top of her. Accidentally." Razum-dar: "Ah, yes. This one forgot about that. Very well. Raz will take care of it. And he will send Copper Dariah your warmest regards."

Show: The Unveiling

Razum-dar: "You are under arrest, Canonreeve. For treason against the Queen." Canonreeve Malanie: "The only queen I serve is the Veiled Queen!" Razum-dar: "This is fine, traitor. We could use the exercise."

Show: Lifting the Veil
In this conversation, Razum-dar is disguised as a Skywatch Noble

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: Veil of Illusion
In the Thalmor Headquarters

Razum-dar: "Hmm. Very convincing. But is the illusion applied … everywhere? Perhaps this one should take a moment in private to double-check, yes?" Sanodil: "There were no miscalulations, I assure you. Now excuse me, I must wash the smell of cat from my robes."

In the Imperial Underground:

Razum-dar: "Asteril, is that you?" Asteril: "Yes. Come closer, my queen. I have something for you." Razum-dar: "What is this?" Asteril: "A gift in memory of Prince Naemon … Vicereeve Pelidil sends his regards. You will die, and the true king of Alinor will rise again!"

Show: Debts of WarDB

During his fight with Apinia:

Razum-dar: "Butcher of Bravil! This one claims your head!" Captain Jena Apinia: "Queen Ayrenn's mangy cat? Again? I should have chopped off your tail the last time we met!" Razum-dar: "Jone and Jode that hurts!"

Show: The Sweetroll KillerDB

Yarmia: "I found the Sweetroll Killer, commander! Help!" Razum-dar: "I don't think this is what Raz meant when he said "be discreet."

Upon entering the house he revealed to be the location of the alleged killer, Razum-dar briefly speaks with them:

Naryu Virian: "You really shouldn't break into a house that someone has already broken into. Where's your sense of honor, Razum-dar?" Razum-Dar: "Ah, of course! The Beautiful Darkness! Wait, is Naryu the Sweetroll Killer? Raz would be sad to have to kill you now." Naryu Virian: "Well, I am a killer, but I'm not the killer. And what's that one doing here? This has nothing to do with the Brotherhood …" Razum-Dar: "Um, Raz is confused. You better talk to Naryu so we can figure out what's going on here."

Meeting with them in Anvil:

Naryu Virian: "If you stare at that statue any harder, Raz, your eyes will pop right out of your head." Razum-Dar: "Raz is just admiring the beautiful mermaid. It's so … large. And shapely!" Naryu Virian: "Is the cat always like this?" Yrmia: "Actually, this is one of Raz's good days."

At Louna's Farmhouse, Razum-dar and Naryu Virian have short dialogue:

Razum-Dar: "Raz thinks this place is too quiet. Good spot for an ambush, yes?" Naryu Virian: "Oh, I certainly hope so! I could use a good fight right about now." Razum-Dar: "You send very mixed messages, Naryu. One moment you're flirting, the next you're stabbing. It's very confusing." Naryu Virian: "That's only because you assume the two are different, Razum dear."

A group of Fate-Bearers then ambush the trio:

Fate-Bearer Subjugator: "The threads of fate align! Kill them now!" Razum-Dar: "Oh, good. Raz has found them."

After choosing to spare Louna:

Louna: "The Fate-Bearers will deal with the destinies of others. Your charges are safe, for now." Naryu Virian: "We're just going to let a killer walk away? Are you serious?" Razum-Dar: "If it buys these people time, it is for the best. Remember, this helps you as well, Naryu." Naryu Virian: "If the killer is dead, everyone benefits. We don't even know if we can trust her!" Razum-Dar: "Raz will watch and make sure she leaves the Gold Coast. Then we can meet at the enchanter's shop, yes?"

Back in the enchanter's shop:

Razum-Dar: "Move it, short apprentice. And do not forget Raz's favorite brush. It would be a tragedy if this beautiful fur got tangles." Yarmia: "This is definitely not what I signed up for."

Show: The Queen's DecreeSM

Conversation that occurs while Razum-dar distracts the guard at the Monastery of Serene Harmony:

Razum-dar: "Sentry! Raz owes you for that game of cards and has come to pay!" Monastery Sentry: "Huh? I don't recall any … you say I won some gold?" Razum-dar: "Don't you remember? Raz always pays his debts. And he always buys the drinks!" Monastery Sentry: "Gold and drinks? Well, my relief should be along soon, so why not!"

Conversation that then occurs between Razum-dar and Valsirenn:

The Queen's Decree Razum-dar Valsirenn Conversation

Razum-dar and Valsirenn conversing.

Valsirenn: "I'm glad I found you. While watching the Kinlady's mansion, I saw her ladyship sneak out the back and leave the city." Razum-dar: "The Kinlady is meeting the Aldarch in the Coral Forest. Raz smells something and it isn't moon-sugar biscuits!" Valsirenn: "Your reputation precedes you, Eye of the Queen. I am Valsirenn of the Psijic Order. And I agree that the Aldarch is more than a simple monk." Razum-dar: "We should work together, yes? But let's travel separately to avoid attracting unwanted attention. Raz will find you both at the Coral Forest."

After defeating the Aldarch:

Razum-dar: "Ah, five-claw! The Kinlady and Raz had the most illuminating conversation." Kinlady Avinisse: "You can't treat me like some sort of criminal, you horrid creature!"

Show: Messages Across Tamriel

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."


  • "Commander Karinith, a moment? This recruit survived the shipwreck without injuries. You mentioned something about the Shattered Shoals, yes?" – During Storm on the Horizon, after speaking with him
  • "Ealcil is this way." – After speaking with Commander Karinith
  • "Ealcil, this recruit wishes to speak with you." – Upon reaching Ealcil
  • "We should speak privately. Before you depart, let's meet by the statues north of camp." – After speaking with Ealcil
  • "Come, you must leave this place! Follow me!" – Upon freeing Storm-Slave
  • "Let's go. We must stop this [sic] [Do not change this to this.. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] – After telling him that High Kinlady Estre is the Veiled Queen
  • "Raz looks good in this form. But then, Raz always looks good. Queen Ayrenn could maybe learn a thing or two from this one."
  • "Queen Ayrenn has already decided to blame Pelidil and the Heritance for this treachery. But Raz knows she loved her brother in her own High Elf, noble, emotionally stunted way. Tell her, but gently."
  • "Razum-dar is first in the Eyes of the Queen. He has sworn his life to the service of Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri. To die in service to Her Majesty, it is what he prays for in the morning. Well … perhaps not prays for."
  • "Ah good … you're here. Razum-dar was afraid he would have to bleed to death by himself."
  • "This one? Injured? Nobody can injure Razum-dar. He is invincible … but he must ask that you talk quickly. He does not think he will be awake long."
  • "The Queen tells Raz that you speak with her authority, yes? This responsibility is a great one! Better you than Raz. You are aware of what will be involved?"
  • "Certain communications must be made. Dangerous communications. This will ensure the safety of all. This one may have to delegate. Hmm. Yes, of course. Cariel will do that. Ah. That was not so hard."
  • "Jone and Jode, that hurts!" – During the fight with Captain Jena Apinia during "Debts of War"
  • "This one truly appreciates all the help you provided. May your claws stay sharp and your fur never tangle, my friend!" – After completing the "Debts of War"
  • "Now, out of here! Save the Queen." – When freeing the Vestige during "A Hostile Situation."
  • "Let's take her out quickly. Be done with this place." – Before confronting Canonreeve Malanie
  • "We are finished here. Raz can't stand the stink of the forge anymore." – After killing Canonreeve Malanie
  • "This one shall open the door!" – at the start of "Sever All Ties"
  • "Be ready. This one is counting on you to watch his … er, her back." – During "Veil of Illusion," upon entering the Imperial Underground
  • "This one looks forward to pouncing upon an unsuspecting Pelidil. This nonsense is becoming tiresome." – During "Double Jeopardy," after he finds the secret passageway
  • "There could be some useful evidence down here. Let us look closely before moving on." – After entering the secret passageway
Show: The Sweetroll KillerDB
  • "My apprentice wasn't very good at pretending to be the bait. She did hook you, though, so Raz supposes that's something. Finish your business and then we'll talk. Raz is sure we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement." – After talking to Yarmia
  • "The only house that fits all of the clues sits in the southeast part of town, far from the main road. It would make an excellent hiding spot for a murderer who hands out delicious sweetrolls." – If spoken to again after asking to reveal the answer.
  • "Raz has not been this excited in a long time. To think, soon I'll be able to close the book on a murderer who eluded me for years and years. Meet me outside when you're ready and we'll start tracking." – After speaking to him in the alchemy shop
  • "Raz saw one of the suspicious messengers near the hedge maze to the southwest. Why the city has a hedge maze is a mystery for another day, yes?" – Outside
  • "The messengers are definitely up to something. Hiding notes throughout the city. Raz supposes a hedge maze is a perfect place for such things. Probably hidden beneath some sort of marker, yes?" – If spoken to, before picking up the first note
  • "A coded message? Raz hates riddles. You figure it out, yes?" – After picking up the first note
  • "These notes should lead us to whoever commissioned this research. There must be a clue. Read them again!" – After collecting all the notes
  • "If Raz knew Naryu was here, he would have brought flowers. Or wine. This one heard she likes a good bottle of wine. Or maybe a new dagger? Tell the truth. Raz's fur is sleek and shiny, yes?" – If talked to before speaking to Naryu, Razum-dar says
  • "Raz has ears as sharp as a dire wolf. This one heard everything you said. The Queen would probably frown upon working with the likes of Naryu Virian, but Raz says "the more the merrier." At least until we catch the Sweetroll Killer." – After speaking with Naryu
  • "Mermaids … but now to business, yes? Raz thinks we should gather the killer's targets. Put them all in one location and set a trap. See if the Beautiful Darkness over there agrees or if she has a better idea." – When met in Anvil, Raz will have a conversation with Naryu Virian, and, dependent on the Vestige's previous choice, Yarmia will be there. If spoken to before discussing with Naryu
  • "Raz will work with the lovely Naryu. Make sure the remaining targets get to the hostel safely. Meanwhile, you go interrogate Reman. Make him talk. Use whatever methods you deem necessary. Just don't tell Raz what they are, yes?" – After discussing with Naryu
  • "This killer behaves in most unexpected ways. Be careful. Raz thinks her brain has come loose and sloshes around inside her head." – After fighting the Fate-Bearers
  • "Raz knows the risks. But letting people die when we can save them? That is not who Raz is, and Raz does not think that is who you are, either." – After discussing Louna's fate
  • "Raz doesn't think he'll ever look at a sweetroll the same way again. That makes Raz a very sad cat." – After the quest


  • During the quest "Gates of Fire" in Reaper's March, you have the option to either destroy the Circlet, thus killing Razum or depowering the Tower Rune, saving him from death. Whether he lives or not, he can be found later on in the Dominion questline and in the Gold Coast.
  • The Dark Brotherhood knows of Razum-dar's presence in the Gold Coast, considering him "a stranger to their lands."[1]
  • At the end of the quest "Family Reunion" in Vvardenfell if the player chooses to save Veya Releth it is heavily implied that she is send to study under him with him becoming her new mentor.