Morrowind:House Telvanni

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House Telvanni
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Ashlanders -1
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House Redoran -1
Imperial Cult -1
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Tribunal Temple -1
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Areas of Vvardenfell controlled by Telvanni house (brown areas)
The wizard-lords of House Telvanni have traditionally isolated themselves, pursuing wisdom and mastery in solitude. But certain ambitious wizard-lords, their retainers, and clients have entered wholeheartedly into the competition to control and exploit Vvardenfell's land and resources, building towers and bases all along the eastern coast. According to Telvanni principles, the powerful define the standards of virtue. — Great Houses of Morrowind
"House Telvanni matches the disposition of my brother Sotha Sil -- iconoclastic, profane, unconventional."Vivec

House Telvanni is one of the Great Houses of Morrowind. It governs the Telvanni District of eastern Morrowind, and administers the eastern portion of the Vvardenfell District from its council seat in Sadrith Mora. The house comprises mainly highly egocentric and ambitious mages, and is known to many as the house of the master wizard. Here, it is common to rise through the ranks by eliminating or otherwise 'indisposing' other members. Of the Telvanni lords, only Master Aryon of Tel Vos - the youngest and newest councilor - seems able to look beyond the end of his own nose and at the concerns of other people; the rest want little more than to be left alone to their research and ambitions. The other members are similarly isolationist in outlook and do not intend to be presided over by any of the other institutions, predominantly the Guild of Mages.

The Telvanni, in general, do not interact with other Houses or Guilds, nor do they have many enemies save for Abolitionists and the Imperial Mages Guild. On the other hand, the Telvanni do not have the usual hatred of vampires that most other factions have, and some of their lords and Mouths are willing to speak to them; wizards do not fear vampires nearly as much as others do.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Joining House Telvanni[edit]

To join House Telvanni, travel to Sadrith Mora and speak with the Mouths in the Telvanni Council Hall.

Normally, you can join only one Great House in the game, but there is a way in which you can join both House Telvanni and House Hlaalu. For details on how to do this see the Glitches article.

It should be noted that House Telvanni is the only house in Morrowind to tolerate vampires and even let them join their ranks.

Expelled from House Telvanni[edit]

If you are expelled, you can make amends with anyone ranked Mouth or above, except Therana. You can rejoin as many times as needed.

House Telvanni Ranks[edit]

Rank Required Attributes Required Skills Required Reputation
0. Hireling Intelligence 30 Willpower 30 0
1. Retainer Intelligence 30 Willpower 30 One skill at 10 5
2. Oathman Intelligence 30 Willpower 30 One skill at 20 10
3. Lawman Intelligence 30 Willpower 30 One skill at 30 and two at 5 20
4. Mouth Intelligence 30 Willpower 30 One skill at 40 and two at 10 30
5. Spellwright Intelligence 31 Willpower 31 One skill at 50 and two at 15 45
6. Wizard Intelligence 32 Willpower 32 One skill at 60 and two at 20 60
7. Master¹ Intelligence 33 Willpower 33 One skill at 70 and two at 25 80
8. Magister¹ Intelligence 34 Willpower 34 One skill at 80 and two at 30 100
9. Archmagister Intelligence 35 Willpower 35 One skill at 90 and two at 35 125

Note that you do not actually have to satisfy the requirements for Magister or Archmagister; as soon as you meet the requirements for Master, you will also be given the option to advance to Magister (which begins the quest Archmagister Gothren, automatically advancing you to Archmagister on completion.)

Bug: Some people have reported reaching the rank of Master in the House, then being unable to advance any further. For more details and tips on how to solve this, see below.

¹ Requires completion of Stronghold Phase 2. Until it completes Aryon will tell you that you must complete more quests.

House Telvanni Quests[edit]

House Telvanni Members[edit]

Character Name Gender Race Class Ranking Location Comments
Abbard the Wild Male Nord Barbarian 0 Hireling Bal Fell
Edril Vules Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Bal Fell
Hirnir Male Nord Barbarian 0 Hireling Bal Fell
Ringvild Female Nord Rogue 0 Hireling Bal Fell
Roggvar Blue-Tooth Male Nord Warrior 0 Hireling Bal Fell
Edd "Fast Eddie" Theman Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Balmora, Fast Eddie's House
Uupse Fyr Female Dark Elf Spellsword 1 Retainer Corprusarium Bowels
Galas Drenim Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 6 Wizard Ebonheart, Grand Council Chambers
Baladas Demnevanni Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 6 Wizard Gnisis, Arvs-Drelen
Aglaril Female Wood Elf Archer 0 Hireling Hanud
Faric Panoit Male Breton Healer 0 Hireling Hanud, Tower
Noleon Sele Male Breton Spellsword 0 Hireling Hanud, Tower
Treras Dres Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 2 Oathman Hanud, Tower
Arannir Male Wood Elf Acrobat 0 Hireling Mababi
Dondreth Female Wood Elf Monk 0 Hireling Mababi
Lielle Vette Female Breton Spellsword 0 Hireling Mababi
Reron Rinith Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 1 Retainer Mababi
Delvam Andarys Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 0 Hireling Mawia
Veros NerethiTR Male Dark Elf Enforcer 0 Hireling Mournhold, Secret Office
Milyn Faram Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Odirniran, Tower
Ancola Female Redguard Trader 0 Hireling Sadrith Mora Trader Service
Anruin Male Wood Elf Smith 1 Retainer Sadrith Mora Smith Service
Manicky Female Redguard Smith 0 Hireling Sadrith Mora Smith Service
Anis Seloth Female Dark Elf Alchemist 1 Retainer Sadrith Mora, Anis Seloth: Alchemist Alchemist Service
Angaredhel Male Dark Elf Mage 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Gateway Inn
Llaalam Madalas Male Dark Elf Nightblade 5 Spellwright Sadrith Mora, Llaalam Madalas: Mage Nightblade Service
Pierlette Rostorard Female Breton Apothecary 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Pierlette Rostorard: Apothecary Apothecary Service
Berengeval Male Wood Elf Archer 1 Retainer Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga General Quarters
Faldan Male Wood Elf Archer 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga General Quarters
Savesea Mothryon Female Dark Elf Mage 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga General Quarters
Vanel Serven Male Dark Elf Battlemage 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga General Quarters
Drodos Galen Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga Great Hall
Endar Drenim Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 5 Spellwright Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga Upper Tower
Engaer Male Wood Elf Assassin 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga Upper Tower
Neloth Male Dark Elf Mage 7 Master Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga Upper Tower
Vares Reram Male Dark Elf Battlemage 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Tel Naga Upper Tower
Arara Uvulas Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 4 Mouth Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House
Enar Releth Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 4 Mouth Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House
Felisa Ulessen Female Dark Elf Mage 4 Mouth Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House
Galos Mathendis Male Dark Elf Enchanter 4 Mouth Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House
Mallam Ryon Male Dark Elf Mage 4 Mouth Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House
Raven Omayn Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 4 Mouth Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House
Dalyne Arvel Female Dark Elf Mage 0 Hireling Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House, Entry
Galar Rothan Male Dark Elf Enchanter 3 Lawman Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House, Entry Enchanter Service, Trainer: Blunt Weapon, Enchant, Unarmored
Nelso Salenim Female Dark Elf Mage 2 Oathman Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House, Entry Mage Service
Llunela Hleran Female Dark Elf Enchanter 6 Wizard Sadrith Mora, Telvanni Council House, Hermitage
Threvul Serethi Male Dark Elf Healer 2 Oathman Sadrith Mora, Thervul Serethi: Healer Healer Service
Urtiso Faryon Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 2 Oathman Sadrith Mora, Urtiso Faryon: Sorcerer Sorcerer Service
Bravosi Henim Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 1 Retainer Sanni
Merard Geves Male Breton Bard 0 Hireling Sanni
Relie Jeannie Female Breton Healer 0 Hireling Sanni
Rianciene Aurilie Female Breton Spellsword 0 Hireling Sanni
Tirer Belvayn Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 2 Oathman Shara
Arbene Gernis Female Breton Healer 0 Hireling Shishara
Belene Yvienne Female Breton Spellsword 0 Hireling Shishara
Distel Female Wood Elf Archer 0 Hireling Shishara
Erradan Male Wood Elf Acrobat 0 Hireling Shishara
Iingail Female Wood Elf Monk 0 Hireling Shishara
Medyn Gilnith Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 1 Retainer Shishara
Faves Andas Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Shishi
Brithroth Male Wood Elf Acrobat 0 Hireling Sulipund
Cuunel Female Wood Elf Monk 0 Hireling Sulipund
Llarar Bereloth Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 0 Hireling Sulipund
Malielle Broles Female Breton Spellsword 0 Hireling Sulipund
Nael Female Wood Elf Archer 0 Hireling Sulipund
Anora Female Redguard Spellsword 5 Spellwright Tel Aruhn, Tower Entry
Brarayni Sarys Male Dark Elf Alchemist 5 Spellwright Tel Aruhn, Tower Entry Alchemist Service
Irna Maryon Female Dark Elf Apothecary 2 Oathman Tel Aruhn, Tower Entry Apothecary Service
Barusi Venim Male Dark Elf Enchanter 2 Oathman Tel Aruhn, Tower Living Quarters Enchanter Service
Felara Andrethi Female Dark Elf Healer 3 Lawman Tel Aruhn, Tower Living Quarters Healer Service
Rinina Male Redguard Spellsword 5 Spellwright Tel Aruhn, Tower Living Quarters
Senise Thindo Female Dark Elf Battlemage 3 Lawman Tel Aruhn, Tower Living Quarters
Brolmir Male Wood Elf Sharpshooter 5 Spellwright Tel Aruhn, Upper Tower
Endase Avel Female Dark Elf Mage 6 Wizard Tel Aruhn, Upper Tower
Gothren Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 9 Archmagister Tel Aruhn, Upper Tower
Balis Favani Male Dark Elf Spellsword 3 Lawman Tel Branora
Cun Male Wood Elf Sharpshooter 1 Retainer Tel Branora
Endring Male Wood Elf Enforcer 0 Hireling Tel Branora
Ennah Male Redguard Sharpshooter 3 Lawman Tel Branora
Estinan Female Wood Elf Enforcer 1 Retainer Tel Branora
Foronir Male Wood Elf Sharpshooter 0 Hireling Tel Branora
Irwaen Female Wood Elf Sharpshooter 0 Hireling Tel Branora
Mollimo of Cloudrest Male High Elf Warrior 3 Lawman Tel Branora
Trerayna Dalen Female Dark Elf Enchanter 2 Oathman Tel Branora
Aredhel Female Wood Elf Enforcer 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Lower Tower
Dreyns Telmon Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Lower Tower
Seras Gavos Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Lower Tower
Darvasa Vedas Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 6 Wizard Tel Branora, Tower Guardpost
Godros Male Wood Elf Agent 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Tower Guardpost Trainer: Light Armor, Sneak, Acrobatics
Monthadan Male Wood Elf Healer 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Tower Guardpost
Mertisi Andavel Male Dark Elf Nightblade 1 Retainer Tel Branora, Upper Tower Nightblade Service
Gaelion Male Dark Elf Enforcer 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Upper Tower
Gorchalas Male Wood Elf Sharpshooter 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Upper Tower
Muldroni Rendas Female Dark Elf Spellsword 3 Lawman Tel Branora, Upper Tower
Felen Maryon Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 1 Retainer Tel Branora, Upper Tower: Therana's Chamber Sorcerer Service
Gils Drelas Male Dark Elf Alchemist 1 Retainer Tel Branora, Upper Tower: Therana's Chamber Alchemist Service
Therana Female Dark Elf Mage 7 Master Tel Branora, Upper Tower: Therana's Chamber
Emelin Female Wood Elf Enforcer 0 Hireling Tel Mora
Nina Female Dark Elf Enforcer 0 Hireling Tel Mora
Daynali Dren Female Dark Elf Alchemist 1 Retainer Tel Mora, Lower Tower Alchemist Service
Gelduin Female Wood Elf Hunter 0 Hireling Tel Mora, Lower Tower
Katie Female Redguard Enforcer 0 Hireling Tel Mora, Lower Tower
Margonet Female Redguard Battlemage 0 Hireling Tel Mora, Lower Tower
Diren Vendu Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 3 Lawman Tel Mora, Tower Services Sorcerer Service
Salama Andrethi Female Dark Elf Nightblade 2 Oathman Tel Mora, Tower Services Nightblade Service
Tinaso Alan Female Dark Elf Mage 1 Retainer Tel Mora, Tower Services Mage Service
Dratha Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 7 Master Tel Mora, Upper Tower
Elphiron Female Wood Elf Warrior 0 Hireling Tel Mora, Upper Tower
Nathien Female Wood Elf Spellsword 0 Hireling Tel Mora, Upper Tower
Sadela Areth Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 1 Retainer Tel Mora, Upper Tower
Farena Arelas Female Dark Elf Mage 3 Lawman Tel Uvirith, Arelas' House Mage Service
Gorven Menas Female Dark Elf Alchemist 3 Lawman Tel Uvirith, Menas' House Alchemist Service
Tunila Omavel Female Dark Elf Healer 6 Wizard Tel Uvirith, Omavel's House Healer Service
Hlendrisa Seleth Female Dark Elf Enchanter 6 Wizard Tel Uvirith, Seleth's House Enchanter Service
Reynel Uvirith Female Dark Elf Mage 6 Wizard Tel Uvirith, Tower Lower
Aryon Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 7 Master Tel Vos, Aryon's Chambers
Turedus Talanian Male Imperial Warrior 3 Lawman Tel Vos, Aryon's Chambers
Cania Mico Female Imperial Warrior 0 Hireling Tel Vos, Barracks and Armory
Cidius Caro Male Imperial Battlemage 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Barracks and Armory
Luspinian Hertarian Male Imperial Sharpshooter 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Barracks and Armory
Rimintil Male High Elf Crusader 2 Oathman Tel Vos, Central Tower
Ronerelie Philulanie Female Breton Assassin 0 Hireling Tel Vos, Central Tower
Smokeskin-Killer Male Argonian Warrior 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Central Tower
Goler Andrethi Male Dark Elf Witchhunter 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Jail
Alenus Vendu Female Dark Elf Enchanter 3 Lawman Tel Vos, Services Tower Enchanter Service
Andil Male High Elf Apothecary 3 Lawman Tel Vos, Services Tower Apothecary Service
Milar Maryon Male Dark Elf Healer 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Services Tower Healer Service
Mirvon Andrethi Male Dark Elf Monk 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Services Tower Trainer: Acrobatics, Hand-to-hand, Sneak
Ra'Kothre Male Khajiit Warrior 1 Retainer Tel Vos, Southern Tower
Debentien Sylbenitte Male Breton Bard 0 Hireling Vas, Entry Level
Derelle Ysciele Female Breton Healer 0 Hireling Vas, Entry Level
Jeberilie Moniel Female Breton Spellsword 0 Hireling Vas, Entry Level
Daris Adram Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 2 Oathman Vas, Tower
Fendel Hlaren Male Dark Elf Noble 1 Retainer Vivec, Hlaren Residence
Kalorter Male Redguard Warrior 3 Lawman Vivec, Hlaren Residence
Aron Andaren Male Dark Elf Commoner 0 Hireling Vivec, Telvanni
Garas Seloth Female Dark Elf Alchemist 2 Oathman Vivec, Telvanni Alchemist Alchemist Service
Galuro Belan Female Dark Elf Apothecary 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Apothecary Apothecary Service
Eldrar Fathyron Male Dark Elf Merchant 2 Oathman Vivec, Telvanni Canalworks
Audenian Valius Male Imperial Enchanter 3 Lawman Vivec, Telvanni Enchanter Enchanter Service
Fevyn Ralen Male Dark Elf Mage 3 Lawman Vivec, Telvanni Mage Mage Service
Avoni Dren Female Dark Elf Noble 0 Hireling Vivec, Telvanni Plaza
Landa Female Redguard Warrior 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Plaza
Ciel Nestal Male Breton Spellsword 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Tower
Cirges Adrard Male Breton Archer 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Tower
Cirwedh Female Wood Elf Scout 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Tower Trainer: Sneak, Block, Medium Armor
Ferarilie Riscel Male Breton Nightblade 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Tower
Mavon Drenim Male Dark Elf Mage 5 Spellwright Vivec, Telvanni Tower
Salora Salobar Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Tower
Silius Fulcinius Male Imperial Agent 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Tower Trainer: Speechcraft, Light Armor, Sneak
Salver Lleran Male Dark Elf Sorcerer 5 Spellwright Vivec, Telvanni Sorcerer Sorcerer Service
Tadas Llendu Male Dark Elf Commoner 0 Hireling Vivec, Telvanni Upper Storage
Golveso Senim Female Dark Elf Monk 1 Retainer Vivec, Telvanni Waistworks Trainer: Acrobatics, Hand-to-hand, Sneak
Ethal Seloth Female Dark Elf Sorcerer 2 Oathman Vivec, Temporary Telvanni Housing
Gonk gra-Gurub Female Orc Warrior 3 Lawman Vivec, Temporary Telvanni Housing
Idroso Vendu Female Dark Elf Mage 2 Oathman Vivec, Temporary Telvanni Housing
Nannithon Male Redguard Warrior 1 Retainer Vivec, Temporary Telvanni Housing
Arvyn Llerayn Male Dark Elf Mage 1 Retainer Vivec, The Lizard's Head Trainer: Destruction, Mysticism, Alteration
Manara Othan Female Dark Elf Publican 1 Retainer Vivec, The Lizard's Head Publican

Telvanni Master Bug[edit]

The bug occurs when you try to advance to the last rank in the House and are told you cannot. It is supposed to start when you advance from the rank of Wizard when speaking to Master Aryon (in Tel Vos), use topic Magister:

I can grant you the rank of Master now. That will give you an equal place on the Telvanni Council. But if you aspire to a higher claim, I can also grant you the title of Magister. By accepting the title of Magister, you are announcing that you deserve the title of Archmagister more than Gothren who currently holds that rank. Which will it be?

However, some people have mentioned that they have problems advancing to Archmagister even if they did not choose to have the one time advance to Master, which leaves them stuck at the rank of Magister. This problem comes from getting too many advancements. In particular, when you ask for advancement after you are a spellwright, but before you have recruited a Mouth, Master Aryon will promote you to Wizard. Then when you recruit your mouth, you'll be advanced to Master, and the game will assume you didn't want to be magister.

If you have the patch, an expansion, or Game of the Year Edition, there is a way around this. Speak to Aryon again (topic Magister again).

You have foresworn the title of Magister... But perhaps you have changed your mind. Will you fight Archmagister Gothren and claim the title as your own?

You should choose to fight Gothren, kill him, and return to Aryon to be named as the Archmagister.

The last option for those playing the PC version of the game is to use the console. Open the console using the ~ tilde key and enter the command: PCRaiseRank "Telvanni"

Telvanni Wizard chores[edit]

When asking for advancement at rank Wizard, Aryon will say "You must perform more chores before I would be willing to consider you for the highest ranks of House Telvanni". At this point, doing more chores for the other Telvanni will change nothing: what the player has to do is complete the first stage of the stronghold to make Aryon's chores available. Though not game-blocking, this is in a way related to the previous "Telvanni Master bug": if the player has completed the quest to recruit a Mouth before asking Aryon for advancement, Aryon will never mention having to build a stronghold. The player needs to speak with Llunela Hleran of their own initiative.

The Telvanni vampire bug[edit]

If you are playing as a vampire, you can join House Telvanni and advance in ranks, but only as far as Spellwright. The reason is that the quest Wizard Spells relies on a custom greeting from Master Aryon to check if it is completed. If you are a vampire, Aryon will not deliver this greeting, but rather a standard vampire greeting.

In general, you will be able to attain the ranks of Mouth and Spellwright but not build a stronghold (Duke Vedam Dren does not speak to vampires). But if you want to advance further, you will have to seek a cure from vampirism, in order to get the correct greeting from Aryon.