Trebonius Artorius is an Imperial and the Arch-Mage of the Morrowind Mages Guild.

Background[edit | edit source]

Trebonius is taunted by the other guild mages because he is known to give impossible tasks, such as unveiling the Dwemer disappearance or learning the language of the Silt Striders.

Initially, when asked about a quest, he will tell the Nerevarine to find out what happened to the Dwemer in Morrowind, a seemingly unsolvable task. However, this quest can be solved with the help of Edwinna Elbert.

After this, he asks the Nerevarine to eliminate the Telvanni Councilors in an act to weaken House Telvanni.

If the player is the Master Wizard and wants be Arch-Mage, Trebonius can be killed in a duel, be forced to step down by Chancellor Ocato, or can be directly challenged if the rank of Wizard is attained.

If the Nerevarine chooses to kill him, then upon reaching the rank of Wizard, Edwinna Elbert will ask the Nerevarine to talk with Trebonius. He will then challenge them to a duel in Vivec Arena. After being killed, his clothes, staff and amulet can be looted from his body.

If the Nerevarine chooses to remove him peacefully, they can talk with Skink-in-Tree's-Shade, and he will give them a letter from Ocato promoting the Nerevarine to Arch-Mage.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Mystery of the Dwarves[edit | edit source]

Trebonius has asked you to find out what really happened to the Dwemer.

Kill the Telvanni Councilors[edit | edit source]

Trebonius asked you to kill all the Telvanni Councilors.

Catch a Spy[edit | edit source]

Ranis Athrys wants you to search for a Telvanni spy.

A Rash of Insults[edit | edit source]

Tarer Braryn would appreciate it if you manage to convince Trebonius cure his curse.

Arch-Mage[edit | edit source]

Time for Trebonius to step down and for you to be the new Arch-Mage.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Show: A Rash of Insults

"Greetings, Nerevarine (Player name). I am Arch-Mage Trobnius, Guildmaster of Vivec."

Apologies "This book is from Tarer? Well, it's about time he learned some humility. I'm touched by the gesture nonetheless. Here's something for that rash of his, and a little something for you."
Show: Joining the Mages Guild

"Greetings, Nerevarine (Player name). I am Arch-Mage Trobnius, Guildmaster of Vivec."

join the Mages Guild "Hmm... Yes, you look like the sort we could use in the Mages Guild. Will you take the Mage's Oath and join the Guild?"
Yes. "You are now a member of the Mages Guild. Welcome, Associate. When you are ready, you can ask for duties to perform, and once you are ready, you can ask me about advancement in the guild."
What is the Mage's Oath? "Perform any duties assigned to you by the masters of the Guild. Learn from them and grow strong. Always share your knowledge freely with other Guild members. Never strike or steal from another guild member. Does this appeal to you?"
Yes, I would like to join. "[?]"
No, nevermind. "Well, you certainly qualify for membership. If you ever change your mind..."
Show: Catch a Spy

"What can I do for you, Warlock (Rank)?"

Telvanni spy "Why, no, Nerevarine (Player name). There are no Telvanni spies here. And I would know if there were. I'm the Archmage after all. Tiram Gadar, my Dunmer advisor, keeps an eye out for spies and that sort of thing."
Tiram Gadar "He's been of immense assistance, Nerevarine (Player name). He helps me see the Dunmer side of every decision I make, and he came with the highest credentials."
credentials "I'm sure I have them somewhere around here. Ah, yes, here you go, Nerevarine (Player name). A letter from Ocato himself."
credentials "I have already given you Tiram Gadar's credentials. They should assure you that he is a Dunmer of the highest character."
Telvanni spy "Why, no, Nerevarine (Player name). There are no Telvanni spies here. And I would know if there were."
Truth: Tiram Gadar is a Telvanni spy. "What? Frankly, I don't believe you. Tiram Gadar is my most trusted advisor. And I've given you his impeccable credentials. Ranis Athrys might believe suchs accusations, but I am far more sophisticated."
Lie: Ranis Athrys is a Telvanni spy. "What? I thought she hated the Telvanni after what they did with her parents... But I have heard she was trying to intimidate rogue Telvanni to join the Guild. Tiram Gadar mentioned that the Dunmer are quite upset over some of her actions. I will have her repelled immediately."
Telvanni spy "It seems you found the spy, Warlock (Rank)."
Show: Mystery of the Dwarves

duties "Hmm... Duties, you say? Yes, there are several things the Mages Guild needs done. Let's see. Hmm... Find out about the disappearance of the Dwarves. Yes, that's an excellent task for you, Master Wizard (Rank)."

duties "What was it I asked you to do? Oh, yes, find out about the disappearance of the Dwarves. Why nto talk to Edwinna in our Ald'ruhn branch? The two of you should get along famously."
Disappearance of the Dwarves "It's a simple task, surely. Just go to some ruins and... erm... and find out what happened to them. Maybe some people here in the Mages Guild can gibe you some clues."

Upon completing the quest:

Disappearance of the Dwarves "Oh? Let me see these books, Master Wizard (Rank). Oh, yes, of course. This "Egg of Time" is quite obvious... in its... um... descriptions... of the things... that happened. Yes, of course. It is all quite clear to me. I would prefer that you wrote a report that... um... simplified your findings, but I trust that you have indeed solved the mystery."

Disappearance of the Dwarves "Well, I'm glad that the mystery is solved at last. Next time the Arch-Mage of Almalexia visits, I'll really have something to brag about."
Show: Kill the Telvanni Councilors

duties "Yes, since you found out about the Dwarves, perhaps you could help with our little problem: House Telvanni."

House Telvanni "Yes, House Telvanni does not get along well with the Mages Guild. I do not think that we can resolve this conflict peacefully. Therefore, I request that you kill the Councilors of House Telvanni: Master Aryon, Mistress Dratha, Master Gothren, Master Neloth, and Mistress Therana."

After slaying the Councilors:

House Telvanni "Ah, so all the Telvanni Councilors are dead? That is good news indeed, Master Wizard (Rank). I've feared for my life working here on this island with all those Telvanni around. Now that they're gone, I don't need this amulet or this staff. They're yours now, Master Wizard (Rank)."

House Telvanni "Thanks to you, things will be much more peaceful for the Mages Guild ehre on Vvardenfell. Perhaps there's hope for the Empire after all."
Show: Arch-Mage

"Are you here to challenge my position in the Guild? Do you think you have what it takes to be the Arch-Mage?"

Arch-Mage "I have seen how you lust after the power and prestige that only I have as the Guildmaster here in Vvardenfell. If you truly think that you can take my place, meet me in the Arena for a duel to the death."
I will meet you in the Arena. "Very well. Meet me in the Arena here in Vivec. We will settle this once and for all."
Nevemind. "Then you will always be known as Nerevarine (Player name) the Master Wizard."

If Skink-in-Tree's-Shade is spoken to first:

"What? You have a letter for me? Well, hand it over."

Here it is. "Interesting. This letter says that I am to make you the Arch-Mage and retire. I do not know why Ocato would lose his faith in me, but I will do as he asks. But I will watch over you, Nerevarine (Player name), and make sure you do not betray the high principles of the Mages Guild."
Arch-Mage "We now both have the title of Arch-Mage."
Nevermind. "Oh? Well, what do you want, then?"

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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