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Gothren (gothren)
(lore page)
Home Town Tel Aruhn
Location Upper Tower
Race Dunmer Gender Male
Level 26 Class Sorcerer
Other Information
Health 272 Magicka 200
Alarm 90 Fight 40
Faction(s) House Telvanni Archmagister(Archmagister)

Gothren is a Dunmer sorcerer and the current Archmagister of House Telvanni. As distrustful as most Telvanni are of outlanders, Gothren is far more so. Gothren is in many ways even more arrogant and isolationist than the other Masters. You will not receive his support to become either Hortator or Archmagister. Gothren has very few dialogue options and will not even discuss making you Archmagister. He will pretend to consider appointing you Hortator, but if pressed, will refuse, regardless of his disposition. In either case, your only recourse is to kill him.

Gothren is found in the upper chambers of Tel Aruhn in a separate hall. He is flanked by two Dremora, who will fight to save his life.

The Masters of House Telvanni seem indifferent to Gothren's position and ideals, except for Master Aryon, who would dearly like to see him overthrown, believing that the isolationism and general attitudes of Gothren, Master Neloth, and Mistress Dratha are holding the Telvanni back from greater success.

He wears an extravagant robe with matching shoes. He carries a daedric dagger, a scroll of hellfire, nine exclusive restore magicka potions, three quality restore health potions, and four quality restore fatigue potions. Aside from his natural resistance to fire and the sanctuary provided by his ancestors, he knows the unique spell Gothren's Gout.

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  • Greetings:
    • "Yes, I am still taking the matter of your appointment as Telvanni Hortator under consideration."
    • "I have not changed my mind. I do not intend for you to even be the Telvanni Hortator. Fulfill the prophecies in your next incarnation, Nerevar."

  • Gothren: "Yes, I am Gothren."
  • Telvanni bride: "A Telvanni noble wed an Ashlander? If this is the beginning of a joke, I am not amused."
  • Telvanni Hortator:
    • "Yes, yes. I know what a Hortator is."
      • Ask how a Hortator is chosen. "As any educated Dunmer knows, all the Telvanni councilors would need vote to choose a Hortator, and the vote would have to be unanimous. It's an archaic tradition, not invoked since I was an apprentice. Since a Hortator's duty is to lead a Great House in war, and we haven't had a war in a very long time, we have no need of a Hortator."
      • Tell your story and ask to be confirmed as Hortator. "No. Wait. Let me think.... Yes. I understand perfectly. Your story makes sense. Your proofs are persuasive.... But a decision on such a remarkable matter is a grave responsibility, and not to be taken in haste. I will need some time to reflect and consider, and to confer with the other Telvanni counselors. Leave me." Goodbye
    • [Disposition -10.] "I said, I will need some time to reflect and consider, and to confer with the other Telvanni counselors. And I told you to leave me. Don't make me repeat myself." Goodbye
    • [Disposition ≥ 80. Disposition -50.] "Very well. I have heard your story. And you are one of us, so I suppose I owe you a direct response. I have no intention of naming you Hortator of House Telvanni. It is clear you intend to use the office of Hortator as a means of advancing your own interests in the house. I refuse to discuss the subject further. My opinion will not change. If you continue to annoy me, I will kill you. This discussion is over." Goodbye