Rulindil is an Altmer wizard and the inquisitor residing at the Thalmor Embassy. He currently serves as the Third Emissary of the Thalmor.

Background[edit | edit source]

He reports to Elenwen, the First Emissary. He is responsible for the interrogation of Etienne Rarnis, a Thieves Guild member who was believed to possess knowledge about the location of the Blades agent Esbern.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Diplomatic Immunity[edit | edit source]

He is encountered in Elenwen's Solar, in the Thalmor Embassy, arguing with Gissur about locating Esbern.

If Rulindil is not alerted (if one has a high enough Sneak skill), he can be watched interrogating Etienne.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

Interrogations and expenses[edit | edit source]

Gissur: "But I need that money, I earned it! I have my own expenses, you know."
Rulindil: "Silence! Do not presume, Gissur. You are most useful, but do not presume. We have more informants who are less... offensive."
Gissur: "But no one else has brought you such valuable information, have they? [pause] Etienne, he's talked, hasn't he? He knows where that old man you're looking for is, he told me himself."
Rulindil: "You'll get your money when he's told the rest of his story, as agreed."
Gissur: "So he has talked! I knew it!"
Rulindil: "Everyone talks, in the end. Now, I have work to do. Leave me to it, if you ever want to see the rest of your payment."
Gissur: "Can I... I could help you. He'd talk to me. He trusts me."
Rulindil: "You'd like to come downstairs with me, is that it, Gissur? Shall we loose his bonds and put you in a cell together? You can ask him anything you like and see how he answers."
Gissur: "No, no. I... I'll wait outside."
Rulindil: "That would probably be best. [pause] Now get out!"

Uncooperative prisoner[edit | edit source]

Etienne: "Stop. Please. I don't know anything else. Don't you think I'd have told you already?"
Thalmor guard: "Silence. You know the rules. Do not speak unless spoken to. Master Rulindil will ask the questions."
Rulindil: "Let's begin again."
Etienne: "No...for pity's sake...I've already told you everything..."
Rulindil: "You know the rules."
Etienne: "[guard hits him] Nooooo!!!"
Rulindil: "Start at the beginning, as usual. If you persist in this stubbornness I'll have..."
Etienne: "No, wait! I was... just catching my breath... why wouldn't I tell you again? I don't even know anything... There's an old man... he lives in Riften. He could be this Esbern you're looking for, but I don't know. He's old and seemed kind of crazy. That's all I know."
Rulindil: "And his name is...?"
Etienne: "I don't know his name. Like I've already told you a hundred- [guard hits him] Ahhh!"
Rulindil: "You know the rules. Just answer the questions. And where is this nameless old man?"
Etienne: "Like I said, I don't know. I've seen him down in the Ratway. Maybe he lives down there, but I don't know for sure."
Rulindil: "That will be all for now. I must say I continue to be disappointed in your lack of cooperation. I hope next time you will do better."
Etienne: "What else do you want from me? I've told you everything. Listen, If you let me go I can take you to Riften, show you where- [guard hits him again] Ghaaa!!!"
Thalmor guard: "Silence, prisoner!"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Rulindil has a beard, whereas most Thalmor operatives are clean-shaven.
  • He has green eyes, an uncommon color, as most other Altmer have gold or amber eyes.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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