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- "The missionary arm of the great faiths, the Imperial Cult brings divine inspiration and consolation to the Empire's remote provinces. The cults combine the worship of the Nine Divines: the Aedra Akatosh, Dibella, Arkay, Zenithar, Mara, Stendarr, Kynareth, and Julianos, and the Talos Cult, veneration of the divine god-hero Tiber Septim, founder and patron of the Empire. Imperial Cult priests provide worship and services for all these gods at the Imperial Cult shrines in settlements throughout Vvardenfell." -- Morrowind Prophecies
The Imperial Cult's shrines are mainly found in Imperial Forts; the Imperial Chapels in Ebonheart serve as its headquarters on Vvardenfell. The Cult maintains relatively good relations with the other guilds of Morrowind, being allies with the Imperial Legion, Blades, and Fighters Guild and on friendly terms with the Mages Guild, House Hlaalu, and Redoran.
With the expansions installed, the Cult has also established a mission in Solstheim at Fort Frostmoth (requires Bloodmoon), and has a small shrine in the Royal Palace of Mournhold (requires Tribunal).
Joining the Imperial Cult
To join speak with:
- Ygfa (Pelagiad)
- Syloria Siruliulus (Buckmoth Legion Fort)
- Somutis Vunnis (Moonmoth Legion Fort)
- Ruccia Conician (Ebonheart Grand Council Chambers)
- Lalatia Varian (Ebonheart Imperial Chapels)
- Kaye (Ebonheart Imperial Chapels)
The Cult can also be joined in the Imperial Commission in the Mournhold Royal Palace if you have the Tribunal expansion.
You will need to make a one time payment of 50 gold to join, unless you are talking to Ygfa and have completed The Silver Bowl quest, in which case she will waive the fee because of your kindness to her friend, Piernette Beluelle.
Expelled from the Imperial Cult
Should you be expelled from the Imperial Cult, such as by stealing from or assaulting another member, you will have to see either Lalatia Varian or Kaye to make amends. As soon as you enter dialogue with them, they will ask you to atone by making you ask for forgiveness in order to be given a second chance in the Imperial Cult. If you choose to beg for forgiveness, you will be readmitted into the Imperial Cult. If you choose not to atone, they will immediately exit conversation and their disposition will drop by five points. You will then have to talk to them again if you want back in the Imperial Cult. If you are expelled a second time from the Imperial Cult, you will not be allowed to atone again. This time, the expulsion is permanent.
Imperial Cult Ranks
Advancing within the ranks of the Imperial Cult involves meeting certain attribute and skill prerequisites, and will also result in receiving certain rewards, as detailed in the table below:
|Rank||Required Attributes||Required Skills||Reward|
|0. Layman||Personality 30 Willpower 30||—||—|
|1. Novice||Personality 30 Willpower 30||One skill at 10 and two at 5||—|
|2. Initiate||Personality 30 Willpower 30||One skill at 20 and two at 8||Maran Amulet|
|3. Acolyte||Personality 30 Willpower 30||One skill at 30 and two at 10||Stendarran Belt|
|4. Adept||Personality 30 Willpower 30||One skill at 40 and two at 12||—|
|5. Disciple||Personality 31 Willpower 31||One skill at 50 and two at 15||Septim Ring|
|6. Oracle||Personality 32 Willpower 32||One skill at 60 and two at 18||Akatosh's Ring|
|7. Invoker||Personality 33 Willpower 33||One skill at 70 and two at 20||—|
|8. Theurgist||Personality 34 Willpower 34||One skill at 80 and two at 25||—|
|9. Primate||Personality 35 Willpower 35||One skill at 90 and two at 25||—|
Imperial Cult Quests
|Synnolian Tunifus's Quests, Imperial Chapels, Ebonheart|
|Iulus Truptor's Quests, Imperial Chapels, Ebonheart|
|Kaye's Quests, Imperial Chapels, Ebonheart|
|Lalatia Varian's Quests, Imperial Chapels, Ebonheart|
- Most of the quest-givers in this faction (except for Lalatia Varian) are very pushy and conduct the majority of their quest-dialog in the form of greetings. This means that if you have an active quest and you talk to them without having completed the quest requirements, you may lose disposition.
- All of Synnolian Tunifus' quests can be completed by giving him ingredients bought beforehand from vendors. If you come prepared, this series of quests can be completed in one trip.
- You can give Iulus Truptor your own money to complete all but two of his quests. The remaining two can be completed by giving him bought or looted items of the correct type.
All the Cult Shrines have an altar at which you can pray for healing. Non-members must pay 25 drakes for the privilege, while members below the rank of Initiate must pay 10 drakes; there is no fee for higher-ranked members. Once any fee is paid, you are given the choice between Cure [Common] Disease, Cure Blight, Cure Poison, and Restore Attributes.
In the vanilla version of the game, the Restore Attributes option simply restores the eight attributes. In patched versions, however, it also restores all 27 skills, in case any have been damaged (a rare occurrence, at least in unmodded games).
Restore Attributes also refills your magicka, quite useful for an atronach.
Altars are located in every imperial fort, the imperial cult headquarters in Ebonheart, and the Ald'ruhn Mage's guild.
Imperial Cult Members
|Lauravenya||Dunmer||Mage||1 Novice||Ald Velothi, Outpost||Mage Service|
|Urjorad||Khajiit||Healer||2 Initiate||Ashalmimilkala, Shrine||Dead|
|Processus Vitellius||Imperial||Agent||1 Novice||Bitter Coast Region||Dead|
|Cocistian Quaspus||Imperial||Apothecary||2 Initiate||Buckmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Apothecary Service|
|Olquar||Altmer||Enchanter||2 Initiate||Buckmoth Legion Fort, Interior|
|Segunivus Mantedius||Imperial||Savant||2 Initiate||Buckmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Savant Service|
|Syloria Siruliulus||Imperial||Trader||4 Adept||Buckmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Trader Service|
|Olumba gro-Boglar||Orc||Monk||2 Initiate||Caldera, Governor's Hall||Monk Service|
|Ruccia Conician||Imperial||Agent||7 Invoker||Ebonheart, Grand Council Chambers||Trainer|
|Frik||Nord||Apothecary||4 Adept||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Apothecary Service|
|Iulus Truptor||Imperial||Savant||2 Initiate||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Savant Service|
|Kaye||Redguard||Trader||4 Adept||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Trader Service|
|Lalatia Varian||Imperial||Priest||6 Oracle||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Priest Service|
|Sarmosia Vant||Imperial||Monk||1 Novice||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Monk Service|
|Sauleius Cullian||Imperial||Enchanter||1 Novice||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Enchanter Service|
|Synnolian Tunifus||Imperial||Healer||1 Novice||Ebonheart, Imperial Chapels||Healer Service|
|Lassinia Mussillius||Imperial||Agent||4 Adept||Ebonheart, Six Fishes||Trainer|
|JeleenBM||Redguard||Priest||6 Oracle||Fort Frostmoth, Imperial Cult Shrine||Priest Service|
|Chaplain Ogrul||Orc||Healer||3 Acolyte||Gnisis, Fort Darius||Healer service|
|Pallia Ceno||Imperial||Agent||1 Novice||Hla Oad||Trainer|
|Crulius Pontanian||Imperial||Enchanter||3 Acolyte||Moonmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Enchanter Service|
|Naspis Apinia||Imperial||Trader||3 Acolyte||Moonmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Trader Service|
|Peragon||Bosmer||Apothecary||2 Initiate||Moonmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Apothecary Service|
|Somutis Vunnis||Imperial||Priest||4 Adept||Moonmoth Legion Fort, Interior||Priest Service|
|Crito OlciniusTR||Imperial||Priest||5 Disciple||Mournhold, Royal Palace: Imperial Cult Services||Priest Service|
|Jon Hawker||Redguard||Trader||0 Layman||Nammu||Manifestation of Zenithar|
|Ygfa||Nord||Healer||4 Adept||Pelagiad, Fort Pelagiad||Healer Service|
|Adusamsi Assurnarairan||Dunmer||Priest||6 Oracle||Rotheran, Arena||Trainer|
|Aunius Autrus||Imperial||Priest||1 Novice||Sadrith Mora, Wolverine Hall: Imperial Shrine||Priest Service|
|Scelian Plebo||Imperial||Healer||1 Novice||Sadrith Mora, Wolverine Hall: Imperial Shrine||Healer service|
|Jocien Ancois||Breton||Priest||3 Acolyte||Shashurari Camp, Zennammu's Yurt|
|MirisaBM||Redguard||Monk||3 Acolyte||Solstheim, Thirsk|