|This page is currently being rewritten as part of the Oblivion NPC Redesign Project.
The page is being rewritten and checked in several stages. If you make an addition to this page, please update this template accordingly, but make sure you have observed the project guidelines.
|Store||Brina Cross Inn|
|Available||6am-2am every day|
|Rents Bed||30 gold|
|Sells||Ingredients, Potions (Food and Drink)|
|Essential||Until Anvil Recommendation is completed|
Christophe Marane is a Breton publican and the innkeeper at the Brina Cross Inn. He sells food, rents beds, and provides advanced training in Blunt. During the recommendation quest, you'll have to investigate a series of deadly assaults on traveling merchants along the Gold Road, and all clues lead to the inn.
Christophe offers his services all day long, except when he sleeps in the downstairs area of the Inn between 2am and 6am. When approached, he will always greet you with the words: "Welcome to the Brina Cross Inn. Can I interest you in something to eat, or perhaps a bed for the night?"
During the quest, you will have to book a room at the inn, and the always service-minded and small-talking Christophe will, upon his usual greeting, inadvertently provide another regular with some useful information: "Let me guess, traveling on business? You don't look like you're out for a stroll. Ah, yes. Thought so. We get many of them traveling through here. Well, we used to. Haven't seen as many lately, what with the… well, you know. The murders. I don't like to talk about it much, as it's bad for business. At any rate, would you care for a bed for the night?"
As an advanced trainer, Christophe can provide you with the necessary reference for the Blunt Master Training quest. Once your blunt skill level reaches 70, speak to him, and choose the "training" option, which will trigger the quest as well as this dialogue: "You want to do as much damage as possible with an axe or a hammer? Find Irene Metrick, and talk to her. The things she did... Well, I heard she atoned for her crimes. She might be willing to train you, I suppose." If you ask him about training once again, he will provide you with a hint as to where Irene lives: "Look for Irene Metrick in the Imperial City. She can do some amazing things with a weapon in her hand."