Theodor Gorlash is an eccentric man claiming to be from High Rock, that appears in the Town after the Fugitive completes "Rescuing the Townsfolk." He can be seen standing next to the main gate of the Town. However, if a shop is constructed on the lot he normally stands by, he will move to the corner lot directly to the left of the top of the front left steps.


The Lair of the Sorcerer-KingEdit

Theodor will ramble about the Sorcerer-King, but not provide any new information.

The Hunt, part 1Edit

Aid Azzin in finding a Dragon.



After speaking to him for the first time, he will provide access to the Abyss game mode, a neverending dungeon filled with enemies for the Fugitive to explore.

Character customizationEdit

Theodor will allow the player to alter their appearance, race, and gender if they so wish to, for the price of 50 BladesGem.


Show: General


"At long last, we meet again for the first time! Such an unexpected - and yet carefully planned - encounter! Are you not glad to find that we are in the same place at the same time?"

I'm sorry, have we met before? "We have, and have not. Don't worry if you don't remember me; I can remember for the both of us."
That makes no sense. "That's what makes this place so special, you see? Think of all the possibilities! Or don't - you'll go mad! Oh, but where are my manners! Please allow me to introduce myself..."
Sure. What's your name again? "My name...oh, it's on the tip of my tongue! No, wait...I swallowed it. Mmh, delish! That's okay, I'll just come up with a new name. An even better one!"
You're insane... "Me? Nooo...well, maybe. Does it really make a difference? Don't answer that. A new name comes."
"I am Theodor Gorlash, from High Rock, but also from here - wherever "here" is. I like to travel without moving, to taste without eating, and to dream without sleeping."
You really are loony. "The word you're looking for is "eccentric.""
Same difference. "Is it really, Fugitive (Player name)?"
How do you know my name? "Sorry, come again?"
How do you know my name is Fugitive (Player name)? "Ah, so that is where I know you from! This actually is our first encounter, when I learned your name for the very first time... Glad we could settle this, we can now move on to other topics. There is a trivial matter we must discuss before anything else, one of vital importance! The old crypt entrance where you used to play with your friends...Have you been there since your return?"
Not yet. "It now leads to a never-ending series of rooms and corridors, both real and unreal at the same time. I call it "the Abyss." This Abyss appears to be unlike any place I've ever seen, and this interests me greatly! You should go explore it and then tell me what you find..."
We'll see.
How do I visit this "Abyss"? "Oh, that's very easy. Let me explain using an arcane visualization spell!"
I've had enough of this... "Have you, Fugitive (Player name)?"


"I’m all ears."

Tell me how to enter that "Abyss." "Oh, that’s very easy. Let me explain using an arcane visualization spell! Always a pleasure..."
What else do you know about me? "Why, we just met! I know very little about you, except that you once lived here, then left for the Imperial city... There you became a Blade, until you were forced to flee by the Thalmor."
I have no idea what you’re talking about... "Oh, right, I forgot, this is all supposed to be hush-hush! Never mind then. I don’t know a thing. Don’t worry, I don’t really care for the Thalmor. Bunch of killjoys if you ask me..."
Any idea what caused the town fire? "Ah, yes, the fire. I could tell you, but... well, that would ruin the suspense, now, wouldn't it?"
Not right now. "Oh, you’ll be back... Don’t be a stranger!"

Character customization:

"Hello, friend! Say, you look different today... Did you change your hair? Your eyes? Face? Gender?"

I didn’t change anything. "Ah, I see… Would you like to?"
Sure, why not? "[?]"
I’m fine, thanks. "Ah, too bad… Let me know if you ever change your mind."

"Do you have a question for me?"

I want to change my looks. "Sure. Are you ready?"
I am. "Okay, here we go!"
Not yet. "That's fine. I've got all the time in the world. Literally."
Not right now. "Oh, you'll be back..."
Show: A Tale of Two Brothers

"Do you have a question for me?"

What do you know about the Sorcerer-king? "There are two types of people: those who want to rule the world, and those who just want to destroy it. The Sorcerer-king's problem is that he could never quite decide between the two. That's what eventually led to his defeat. He won't be as careless this time."
Show: The Lair of the Sorcerer-King

"You look like you have something new to ask me..."

I do, it's about... "No, no, let me's about that ravishingly stern Thalmor Justiciar who just arrived in town, isn't it? You want to know if she finds you attractive, is that it?"
No, it's not. "Well good, because she doesn't. What did you want to know?"
Where to find the Sorcerer-King. "Oh, I can't tell you anything about that. Or at least I won't. It's more fun watching you try to figure it out yourself."
Show: A Snake in the Grass

"Ah, here comes the hero of this story! What is it this time? An artifact to unearth? A monster to vanquish? A repetitive task to fulfill?"

There's a Greencap spy in town. "But of course! The bandits! I had almost forgotten about them. A story with a twist! But I shouldn't spoil the ending."
Can you help me or not? "Sorry, I can't. I wish I could, but that would be cheating."
Show: The Hunt, part 1

"Ooh, that was close! Who would have imagined that you, Fugitive (Player name), would grow up to be a dragonslayer! I think I'm going to cry..."

What are you doing here? "What do you mean, what am I doing here? This is *my* cave, you know?"
Your cave? "Yes, it's mine. I wrote my name on it, somewhere... Anyway, it's good to see you again! Here, as a thanks for visiting, take this necklace and some miscellaneous junk to go with it. I hear the junk can be used to enchant things. Like necklaces! Why don't you give it a try?"
I don't have time for your games. "Ah, you're so cute when you're angry. But not cute enough to get a present. Too bad, it was a really nice present, too! Oh, I can't stay made at you... here! It's a necklace, along with some enchanting materials. You know what to do!"

If approached again:

"You can go back to town now. Go on, shoo!"

Show: Wrath of the Sorcerer-King

"What an interesting coincidence. You, who arrived at the very moment this madness all started, are the one to end it."

What are you implying? "Oh, you know. Wink wink. Not feeling too sad for that pesky lich, he was getting all your attention. Now you'll have more time to go down the Abyss, am I right? I miss you already!"
Coincidences happen. "[?]"


  • "Over here, friend!"
  • "Shhh, he's coming this way..."
  • "One day I'll go home...or not."


  • His name is an anagram of "Lord Sheogorath." Furthermore, his hairstyle, facial hair, yellow eyes, and speech patterns are similar to those of Sheogorath as well, and his voice actor also matches the one used by the Sheogorath in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Additionally, the official "The Elder Scrolls" Twitter account refers to Theodor as Sheogorath.


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