"I am the Master of Incunabula, the keeper of tomes. I've come here to inspect the Arcanaeum, the guild's library. I've dedicated my life to expanding our guild's knowledge. Standards must be kept."

Valaste is an Altmer Mages Guild member residing in Vulkhel Guard, Davon's Watch, or Mournhold. She is the main quest giver and the Mistress of Incunabula for the Mages Guild.


Aldmeri DominionEdit

Daggerfall CovenantEdit

Ebonheart PactEdit


Long Lost LoreEdit

Valaste wants the Vestige to travel into a nearby ruin which may hold useful ancient knowledge.

Simply MisplacedEdit

The Vestige must retrieve the Wabbajack and collect a book.

Circus of Cheerful SlaughterEdit

Valaste shows the Vestige Sheogorath's book which transports them to the Shivering Isles.

Chateau of the Ravenous RodentEdit

Valaste may be spoken to before entering the Shivering Isles.

The Mad God's BargainEdit

Sheogorath has been turning Valaste slowly insane and has offered to take her to the Shivering Isles with him.


  • "If you want to join the Mages Guild, please see the magister. I have pressing issues I must attend to." – Prior to joining the Mages Guild
  • Shalidor! Labryinthian's father, the Spellmirror's forger. Are you speaking truly? And um.. this book's pages are blank. Why is it glowing?
  • "Shalidor! Shalidor! Where are you Shallywallydorable?"
  • "The buzzing is louder and louder and louder. Stopped. It stopped, it's all right now."
  • "Have you seen my books? My books are my friends, did you know that?"
  • "How did the butterflies get inside my head? They're swirling around my words and drinking my mind honey" – During "The Mad God's Bargain"



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