The Drunken Bounty Hunter is a quest in Suran. The bounty hunter Daric Bielle is looking for a runaway slave, but has been unsuccessful. The Nerevarine might offer their help.

Background[edit | edit source]

Inside Desele's House of Earthly Delights the Nerevarine can encounter a drunk bounty hunter named Daric Bielle. If asked about the slave he is complaining about, he reveals that he is looking for a runaway slave called "Haj-Ei". He has been unable to catch him for months, and has even recruited a guide, Hides His Eyes, to help him. The Nerevarine can offer to try and find the slave. Daric promises them a share of the bounty, if they should succeed.

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Talk to Daric Bielle about "stupid slaves" and offer to help. If the player is an Argonian, then they can completely skip the next two steps.
  2. Raise the disposition of random villagers and ask about "Haj-Ei" to be pointed to Dranas Sarathram.
  3. Raise Dranas Sarathram's disposition and ask him about Hides His Eyes.
  4. Reveal Hides His Eyes identity to Daric or choose to remain silent.

Detailed walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Nerevarine will need to make some investigations in the local population. After accepting the quest, he should talk to people with a high enough disposition. They will point him to the local slaver Dranas Sarathram, who resides at the Suran Slave Market. Speaking to Hides His Eyes doesn't reveal new information.

If asked about the runaway slave Haj-Ei, Dranas Sarathram will provide no useful information. With a high enough disposition however, he will tell the Nerevarine that "Hides His Eyes" is just a translation from the original Argonian name. He suspects it to be "Hajeckius", "Hajesheeus" or "Haj-Ei".

With this information, the Nerevarine has multiple possibilities on how to proceed. He could return to Daric Bielle and tell him that his guide Hides His Eyes is Haj-Ei, the very slave he was looking for. If the Nerevarine tells Hides His Eyes that they revealed his true identity to Daric, Hides His Eyes will attack.

Reward[edit | edit source]

If the player reveals Hides His Eyes' secret to Daric, he will reward them with 150 Gold, but will lower their reputation with Twin Lamps. Choosing to keep the identity a secret will result in a raised reputation with Twin Lamps.

Journal[edit | edit source]

The Drunken Bounty Hunter
ID Journal Entry
10 While in the House of Earthly Delights in Suran, I met a Breton named Daric Bielle. He is a drunken sot, obviously hasn't showered in weeks, and reeks of failure.
20 Bielle is a bounty hunter, or former bounty hunter. For months now, he has been tracking a runaway slave, Haj-Ei. But the slave has proven more elusive than he thought, he has been unable to catch him, and has been unsuccessful at killing him and collecting the bounty that way. Daric and his guide, Hides His Eyes, have been in Suran for weeks, hoping to hear word of the elusive runaway.
30 I have agreed to try and find Haj-Ei, although I don't know if I will be any more successful than the bounty hunter. Bielle has said he will reward me well, giving me a share of the bounty. He had heard that Haj-Ei had been hiding out somewhere around town, but isn't sure exactly where. Of course, anything this man says is somewhat suspect.
  • Quest accepted
40 I've decided not to take up this bounty hunter's quest to find the escaped slave. I have no desire to become involved in this dispute.
  • Quest failed
50 I've asked around town about Haj-Ei's whereabouts, but no one seems sure. Either that, or they're unwilling to tell me.
60 People in Suran don't seem to know much about the escaped slave. They did, however, suggest I talk to Dranas Sarathram, the slaver in town. It figures he would know about any escaped slaves in the area.
65 While the people of Suran don't seem to know a lot about the whereabouts of Haj-Ei, some have suggested I talk to Dranas Sarathra, the local slaver. He apparently has become an expert in Argonians, their culture, and language.
70 Dranas Sarathram doesn't know of any escaped slaves in the area. He says it's often difficult to track down the Argonian slaves, as few non-Argonians can speak their language, and Argonians themselves aren't likely to help.
80 When I asked him more about the Argonian language, Dranas told me that Hides His Eyes actually translated to Haj-Ei. This seems to be more than an actual coincidence.
90 Although Daric Bielle would never know it, being both a Breton and a drunkard, Hides His Eyes translates very nearly to Haj-Ei, the name of the guide he's been paying the last few weeks. These softskins will never understand.
100 Speaking with Dranas Sarathram jogged something in my memory about Argonian culture, and the way their names are translated. Though Daric Bielle would never put it together through his alcohol-soaked brain, Hides His Eyes translates very nearly to Haj-Ei in the Argonian language. I remember reading about the interesting Argonian naming conventions at some point in my studies.
110 I've confronted Hides His Eyes, or Haj-Ei, about being the escaped slave Daric Bielle has been looking for. He made no attempt to deny the fact, and seemed proud to have actually gotten Bielle to pay him as a guide for the last few weeks. He has asked me not to tell Bielle about his true identity.
120 I've agreed not to tell anyone about Hides His Eyes being the escaped slave. It doesn't seem right to force this man back into bondage.
  • Quest completed
130 I've told Haj-Ei that I'm honor-bound to tell Bielle his secret. He says he would rather die than be forced back into slavery.
140 I have told Daric Bielle about Hides His Eyes being the very slave he has been looking for. In his drunken stupor, I don't know that he even understood my explanation, but he thanked me for my help and gave me the reward money I was promised.
  • Quest completed
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