Oblivion:Agronak gro-Malog

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Agronak gro-Malog
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Home City Imperial City, Arena District
Location Arena Bloodworks
Race Orc Gender Male
Level 10 Class Arena Combatant -- Heavy Armor
RefID 00037FF9 BaseID 00037FF8
Other Information
Health 200 Magicka 87
Responsibility 50 Aggression 5
Essential Until the Arena Champion Match.
Faction(s) IC Citizens; Arena Champions; Arena Bloodworks Dwellers
The Gray Prince in all his championship glory
Agronak training in the Bloodworks

Agronak gro-Malog, more widely known as The Gray Prince, is an Orc with vampiric Imperial blood which lends him heightened abilities. He is the current Grand Champion of the Arena. In your final fight in the Arena, you will challenge him for the title and glory. Agronak believes he is of noble blood and will send you to Crowhaven to seek out his aristocratic father. Unfortunately, the reality is not exactly how he imagined it.

Being the Grand Champion means two things: training and training. True to this, Agronak spends literally all of his day carrying out his regime. Once you have challenged him for his title, he will relocate in the Arena pit; waiting impatiently for the gates to lower. As soon as they do, his Aggression rises to 40 and he suffers a -100 disposition hit; which causes him to attack you. Should you have informed him of his bestial origins, his Aggression will then fall to 0, causing him to cease his attack, and his Health will suffer a 100 point drop. He will beg you to finish his life and then stand impassively as you hack away at him, awaiting the inevitable end.

He always wears his Grand Champion gear - the Raiment of Valor (boosting his Personality, Athletics, Health and Fatigue all by 10pts) - and complements it with a leveled heavy shield and an unenchanted longsword. Both are of the best possible quality for Agronak's level. Further augmenting his fighting capabilities, he possesses a special birthsign called Arena Agronak's Ability, which fortifies his Speed, Blade and Athletics skills all by 100pts. He also has a 20% resistance to magic and normal weapons. Combined with his Orc Magic Resistance ability, this results in a 45% resistance to magic. He also carries 2-3 gold coins.


When asked about the current grand champion, Owyn will explain: "The reigning Grand Champion is Agronak Gro-Malog. His fighting name is "The Gray Prince." He's an Orc... well, Half-Orc, actually, or so they say. The important thing is he's been Grand Champion for nearly a decade. Why? Because nobody's had the guts to face him. The Gray Prince is unbeatable. At least, that's what the people of Cyrodiil have come to believe. Maybe it's time someone stepped into that Arena and proved them wrong..."

His unnatural fighting abilities have not gone unnoticed, as Owyn will remark: "Agronak is good, yeah. Too good. He says he's half Orc. What I want to know is: what's the other half? 'Cos it sure ain't human."

If you have completed Origin of the Gray Prince, Imperials in the city can be heard remarking:

"Have you heard about Agronak gro-Malog? Turns out he's not a noble at all. He's really the son of a vampire! It's almost too horrible to believe."
"The Gray Prince is nothing but a fake. Haven't you heard? His father was a vampire! He's no Orc. He's a monster. Someone should put him down."

If you defeat him in the final Arena match, the announcer won't be able to contain his astonishment: "Good people, you have just witnessed the impossible! Agronak gro-Malog has been defeated! I say again, the Gray Prince has been defeated!" Indeed, Imperials in the city will likewise exclaim: "I can't believe it! The Gray Prince has been beaten! There's a new Arena Grand Champion now"

Ysabel Andronicus will also be elated when speaking to you after the match: "By the love of Shinji, you did it! You beat the Gray Prince! This... This is unbelievable! That makes you the best fighter the Arena has ever seen!" and "You've done it! The Gray Prince was a great Orc, rest his soul and all that... but you beat him! Ha ha!"

However, the Blue Team Gladiator will bitterly comment: "You... You killed Agronak. The Gray Prince is... dead. He... He was my friend, my mentor... Congratulations, Grand Champion. Hope it was worth it."


When he first greets you, he will say "Hail, friend. I don't believe I've ever seen you down here in the Bloodworks before. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Agronak gro-Malog." Every other time he sees you, he'll say "Hail, friend! Good to see you again. I hope the Arena has been as good to you as it's been to me. What brings you back to the Imperial City?"

When asked about his title, he'll say "Yes, it's what everyone calls me. I guess I'm partly to blame. I've never made it a secret that I'm actually only half Orc. I am a Lord's son, yet I've been denied the noble privilege to which I am entitled. So I have become the Gray Prince, noble in my own right. Still... If I could prove who I really am, and show the world that an Orc can be noble in blood as well as deed... Maybe... Yes! You could help me!"

When pressed for information during The Origin of the Gray Prince, he'll say "I grew up here in the Imperial City, but I was born elsewhere. My mother was a servant in the employ of Lord Lovidicus, and resided at his fortress. Lady Lovidicus was a shrew of a woman. The Lord and my mother grew close, and ultimately fell in love. I was the result of their union. When the Lady learned of my birth she was furious, and threatened to kill both my mother and me. So we fled, leaving my claim to nobility behind."

When asked what it takes to become Grand Champion, he'll say "I'm the reigning Grand Champion of the Arena, you see. Once you become a Champion, you'll need to challenge me for my title. It's a fight to the death, so if you progress that far and want a shot at the Grand Championship, you'll have to try and kill me."

Once you actually are a Champion, you can ask him to duel in the Arena. Should you change your mind, he'll have a different remark based on your actions earlier in his quest. If you haven't completed his quest he'll say, "You don't? Oh! Well good! Very good indeed! Maybe after you've helped me out, eh? So please, make haste to Crowhaven! This waiting is unbearable!" if you haven't started his quest, he'll say "You don't? Oh... Well, all right. I'm sorry, it's just that I fully expected a challenge! It is your right. If you change your mind, I'll be ready." If you finished his quest, he'll glumly say "You don't? Oh... Well I can only hope you'll change your mind. In the Arena... Yes, in the Arena anything could happen. Anything..."

If you agree to duel him, he'll say either "Oh! Oh, well... All right then. I was hoping you'd complete your journey to Crowhaven first, but it is your right to challenge me." Or "As I expected. I accept your challenge! Speak to Ysabel and let her know when you're ready, and I shall make for the Arena. Shinji be with us both!" Or "Yes. Yes... I accept your challenge. Go... Go speak with Ysabel. Tell her you're ready. Then we'll... We'll meet in the Arena. Yes, that'll do..."

Once you return from Crowhaven with his father's journal, Agronak will be horrified. He'll say "Now let me see what this Journal says! Hmm... Interesting... But... I... I... Wait... Can this be? But... By Shinji, I'm the son of a vampire! I'm no "Gray Prince!" I'm the spawn of evil! I thought my father was a nobleman, not some blood-sucking monster! I... I can't... All a lie! A lie..." After this, Agronak clams up, and is not responsive to anything you do. Then, in the arena, all truth will be revealed. He'll wail "Please, just kill me! Can't you see? It's what I want! I can't live like this, knowing I'm something filthy, something evil! Kill me!"

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  • His level is set at 10; this is out of sync with the leveling of the previous Arena combatants, and can make him a rather anticlimactic final opponent for a high-level character.
  • Agronak's special birthsign (Arena Agronak's Ability) also has a Fortify Block effect, but as it is set to 0pts, it has no effect. The Ability also displays two Fire Damage effects on self of 0pts, possibly a hint to his vampiric origins that was later removed.
    • PC Only The Unofficial Oblivion Patch, version 3.4.2, addresses this issue. Fortify Block effect is now 100pts while the two Fire Damage effects are removed.