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"I'm Trayvond the Redguard, Mages Guild Evoker. Surprised? Yes, you don't see many Redguards in the Mages Guild. We don't much like spellcasters in Hammerfell. Wizards steal souls and tamper with minds. If you use magic, you're weak or wicked. My family didn't approve of my vocation, so I had to come to Cyrodiil for my education. I admit... I still have strong prejudices against necromancy, summoning, and illusion. Profaning the remains or souls of the dead is just wrong. And I'm uneasy about tampering with other's minds and trafficking with Daedra."
―Trayvond the Redguard[src]

Trayvond the Redguard is a Redguard Evoker of the Cheydinhal Mages Guild. He sells spells and also studies Mysticism at the Novice level.

History[edit | edit source]

Trayvond has stated that, like many Redguards, he hails from the Hammerfell region of Tamriel, but has since had to move to Cyrodiil. The reason for this is that his family were against his chosen vocation as a Mage, and thus had to move away to continue his education.

He also reveals that Redguards do not typically like mages, stating that they "don't much like spellcasters, because wizards steal souls and tamper with minds. If you use magic, you're weak or wicked."[1]

Philosophy[edit | edit source]

On a personal level, he believes that "profaning the remains or souls of the dead is just wrong, and is uneasy about tampering with another's mind, or trafficking with Daedra"; despite this he will sometimes summon a scamp to aid him if he is attacked. This somewhat follows and contradicts Redguard philosophy towards Illusion, Mysticism and Conjuration--all of which they frown upon.[1]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

"I'm Trayvond the Redguard, Mages Guild Evoker. Surprised? Yes, you don't see many Redguards in the Mages Guild. We don't much like spellcasters in Hammerfell. Wizards steal souls and tamper with minds. If you use magic, you're weak or wicked. My family didn't approve of my vocation, so I had to come to Cyrodiil for my education. I admit... I still have strong prejudices against necromancy, summoning, and illusion. Profaning the remains or souls of the dead is just wrong. And I'm uneasy about tampering with other's minds and trafficking with Daedra."

Cheydinhal "My progress through the ranks will be slow. My prejudices against certain types of magic limit my chances for advancement."
Daedra cults "Daedra cults aren't necessarily evil, of course. In nearby Morrowind, for example, they worship Daedra in the Temple. The Azura shrine north of town, up Lake Arrius way, for instance. I know a Dark Elf there. Nothing evil about him."
Cheydinhal Recommendation

"Well met."

Mages Guild "If you're looking for the most powerful spells, you'll want to speak to Borissean at the Arcane University. If you're allowed in, that is."
Recommendation "You'll have to get one from Falcar, if you can."

After speaking to Falcar:

"A pleasure to speak with you."

Recommendation "Falcar always has been pretty harsh, even when it comes to basic lessons. He seems to have gotten worse lately, though. I think he even scared away the last Associate who came here for training. What was his name again? Hmm, I can't remember. Deetsan would know, though."

After obtaining the Ring of Burden:

"Well met."

Recommendation "Didn't you hear? Oh, no. I suppose you wouldn't have. You'd best go see Deetsan before you do anything else."

Spells for sale[edit | edit source]

Spell Skill Level Required Effects Base Magicka Cost
Alteration
AlterationBurden.pngBurdening Touch Novice (0) Burden 15 pts for 15 secs on Touch 10 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationShield.pngDefend Apprentice (25) Shield 25% for 30 secs on Self 43 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationFeather.pngEase Burden Apprentice (25) Feather 50 pts for 240 secs on self 35 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationShieldShock.pngElectric Shell Apprentice (25) Shock Shield 10% for 30 secs on Self 54 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationShieldFrost.pngFrost Shell Apprentice (25) Frost Shield 10% for 30 secs on Self 54 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationShieldFire.pngHeat Shell Apprentice (25) Fire Shield 10% for 30 secs on Self 54 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationBurden.pngHindering Touch Apprentice (25) Burden 35 pt for 20 secs on Touch 39 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationOpen.pngOpen Easy Lock Apprentice (25) Open Easy Lock on Target 29 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationOpen.pngOpen Very Easy Lock Novice (0) Open Very Easy Lock on Target 7 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationShield.pngProtect Novice (0) Shield 5% for 30 secs on Self 10 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationShield.pngProtect Other Novice (0) Shield 10% for 20 secs on Touch 17 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationWaterWalking.pngSea Stride Apprentice (25) Water Walking for 30 secs on Self 39 MagickaIcon.png
AlterationWaterBreathing.pngWater Breathing Apprentice (25) Water Breathing for 30 secs on Self 43 MagickaIcon.png
Conjuration
ConjurationScamp.pngSummon Scamp Apprentice (25) Summon Scamp for 20 secs on Self 60 MagickaIcon.png
Destruction
DestructionFire.pngFlash Bolt Apprentice (25) Fire Damage 20 pts on Target 52 MagickaIcon.png
Mysticism
MysticismDetectLife.pngMajor Life Detection Apprentice (25) Detect Life 60 ft for 20 secs on Self 30 MagickaIcon.png
Restoration
RestorationRestore.pngHeal Major Wounds Apprentice (25) Restore Health 25 pts on Self 61 MagickaIcon.png
  • Note: "Base Magicka Cost" refers to how much magicka it costs to cast the spell without factoring in player's skill level, attribute level, and individual spell effects. Generally, magicka costs are higher.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, introductory dialogue with Trayvond the Redguard
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