Elder Scrolls
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Not to be confused with Eilenda the Caller.
"So, you're the one who barged into my home and laid waste to my projects. How nice to meet you."
―The Caller[src]

The Caller is an Altmer mage and the leader of the mage faction at Fellglow Keep. She imprisoned Orthorn, after influencing him to steal the books regarding the Eye of Magnus. She is the tertiary antagonist of the College of Winterhold questline and the final boss of the quest "Hitting the Books."


In battle, she usually Dual Wields Sparks, but she will occasionally cast Conjure Flame Atronach, Conjure Frost Atronach, or Conjure Storm Atronach. She can summon multiple Atronachs at a single time and can teleport across the room. Followers wielding bows or spells can compensate for these tactics. After her death, she can be reanimated as a Dead Thrall.

Avoiding battle[]

A battle can be avoided via persuasion, allowing the Dragonborn to take the books and leave. However, this prevents them from receiving the "Fellglow Ritual Chamber Key" needed to unlock the door to Fellglow Ritual Chamber behind her.

It can also be avoided by agreeing to hand over Orthorn. With a high Sneak level, one can then approach her from behind and kill her.

If Orthorn is told to get to safety and that he is not needed, she can be persuaded, the books taken and then sneak-attacked from behind to get the key.

Or, agree to hand over Orthorn. While he protests and she still displays dialogue, exit out of the conversation, walk up behind her (no need to sneak as she will not be hostile at this point) and power attack her with a strong weapon (e.g. Mace of Molag Bal). She will have 50 (2%) health left, depending on game difficulty, and can be killed much more easily.

Alternatively, use a bow. Hide in one of the alcoves behind the Caller and use a bow while sneaking. If you already have the perk "Deadly Aim", this should kill her immediately. If not, she will not notice you at first; she will act as though she is engaging you, but she will run around searching. Eventually she will return to her lecturn, where you can shoot her again. After that, simply use Unrelenting Force to throw her and a spell to finish her off.

The Caller can be resurrected using Reanimate Corpse, and she will follow you outside.



"So, you're the one who barged into my home and laid waste to my projects. How nice to meet you."

Who are you? "Names no longer matter. You may refer to me as The Caller. Now, do you have a reason for making such a mess?"
I'm here for the books from the College. "So you're just one of Aren's lackeys? That's disappointing. You show real promise. You come here, kill my assistants, disrupt my work... You've annoyed me, so I don't think I'll be giving you anything."
May I please have the books? "Oh, now we're all please and thank you, are we? I'm afraid we're well beyond pleasantries. I'll allow you the opportunity to turn around, walk out that door, and never come back. I suggest you move quickly."
Perhaps we can come to an arrangement. "I'm afraid you don't have anything worth trading. Now, you can go back to your College and leave me be, or I can kill you. Your choice. (Or "An arrangement? After you've destroyed so much? Fine. Leave me the Elf. You may go with your books." if Orthorn is kept as a follower.)"
Let me leave with the books, and there won't be any more trouble. (Persuade)
  • "Fine. Take them and be gone. Never return here, or else you'll face my full wrath." (Success)
  • "Are you attempting to threaten me? After I've been so hospitable? Well, then you won't be leaving here at all." (Failure)
I'm not going anywhere without those books. "Are you attempting to threaten me? After I've been so hospitable? Well, then you won't be leaving here at all."

After choosing to make an arrangement with Orthorn as a follower:

"Well, what's it going to be?"

It's a deal. You can have Orthorn. "Fine. Take your books and leave at once. If you ever come back, I won't be so gracious."
I'm not going anywhere without those books. "Are you attempting to threaten me? After I've been so hospitable? Well, then you won't be leaving here at all."


Hitting the Books[]

Orthorn: "I uhh... wait, what?"
The Caller: "He gets the books, I get you. It's very simple."
Orthorn: "But why?"
The Caller: "This little adventure of yours has cost me a number of test subjects. I need more, and you'll do nicely."
Orthorn: "You wouldn't do that, would you? You wouldn't leave me here with her!"
The Caller: "I'm waiting."


This section contains bugs related to The Caller. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • It is possible to unlock the door at the Fellglow Ritual Chamber behind the Caller without having to eliminate her. This may occur when the "Wax Key" perk under the Lockpicking skill tree has been obtained.confirmation needed
  •  360   If the Dragonborn kills the Caller as she teleports, she may appear to be lying on the floor dead, but appear on the radar as an enemy with a red dot. She will recover health but will not move or do anything in this state. Since she is not treated as dead, the body cannot be searched. Hitting her with weapons will not affect her, but attacking her with Destruction magic will reduce her health. Once her health is reduced to zero, the system will treat her as dead and her body can then be searched.
  •  360   Beheading the Caller as she teleports will cause her to reappear and be fighting while decapitated.
  • Successfully persuading the Caller will cause Orthorn to say: "How could you just leave me here?", even if no arrangement has been made to exchange him for the books.
  • If the Dragonborn uses a spell to revive her, such as Revenant, she has a chance to become hostile and attack. This can be solved by summoning something else, causing her to turn into a pile of ash.confirmation needed
  • If the Dragonborn paralyzes her, she will teleport lying down and will be unkillable. This can also happen when using Shouts like Ice Form.confirmation needed
  •  NX   After reanimated with dead thrall, when trying to leave through the hatch in the Fellglow Ritual Chamber, the Caller's body may change into a Frost Thrall instead.