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(RefID: 000314E3)
Home City Leyawiin
Location Leyawiin Mages Guild
Race Wood Elf Gender Female
Level 25 Class Battlemage
RefID 000314E3 BaseID 0002CD22
Available 8am-12pm, 2pm-8pm, 10pm-12am every day
Training Trainer (Master)Mysticism (Master) Mysticism, Master
Other Information
Health 154 Magicka 100
Responsibility 50 Aggression 5
Essential Always
Faction(s) Leyawiin; Guild for Mages Wizard(Wizard Wizard)
Dagail in the Leyawiin Guild Hall

Dagail, a Wood Elf battlemage, is a Wizard of the Mages Guild who offers master training in Mysticism and is the head of the Leyawiin Guild Hall. She is a powerful mystic who often speaks of cryptic premonitions, and without a certain amulet, she is plagued by thousands of voices and unable to concentrate on anything. Finding that amulet will be your task during the Leyawiin Recommendation quest.

She is very much a scholarly mage and will spend a good part of her day studying. She sleeps in her private quarters on the top floor of the guild building from midnight to 8am. Until midday she will be found reading the common text A Life of Uriel Septim VII while sitting down on one of the two benches in the entry hall. After eating a two-hour lunch in the ground floor dining room, she will spend the next four hours reading again and will then pace restlessly around the guild building until 8pm. After eating a two-hour dinner with her fellow guild mates she will spend the last two hours of her day wandering around sleepily until it is time for bed again. She will offer her services as a Master Trainer when not eating or sleeping.

She wears upper-class attire consisting of a black & burgundy outfit and a pair of gold trimmed shoes. She also carries her copy of A Life of Uriel Septim VII, the common text A Children's Anuad, and a sizable amount of gold. Despite being a battlemage, she doesn't wield any weapons, relying instead on a leveled set of battlemage spells (always strongest for Dagail's skill level).

Related Quests[edit]


If you approach her, she will say:

"Greetings, child."

Before having joined the Guild, she will share one of her many premonitions with you when entering conversation with her:

"Greetings, child. The Mages Guild has a future for you, I believe. I have seen it. You should consider joining."
Join the Mages Guild
"The guild is accepting new members, but it may require some hard work on your part. Are you sure you wish to join?"

If you decline she will be disappointed:

I'm not interested.
"As you say. Perhaps fate will return you to us, someday?"

If instead you accept, she will promote and welcome you:

Yes, I want to join the guild.
"Welcome, child, to the Guild of Mages. You shall be called Associate by all. Recommendations you need, from all guild halls in Cyrodiil. None will be easy to acquire. Too many motives, too much noise. May luck be with you, and may your wisdom guide you well. The Arcane University will need your help someday. I have seen it."

You can now ask her about the Arcane University, Leyawiin, and the Guild:

Arcane University
"Within its walls live those who determine the fate of the guild. It is our stronghold, our sanctuary. You will come to know it well, in time. I have seen it."
"Let me see your hand. I see the City in the Hand, and the Hand in the Stars. The Tower guards the Gate, but the Gate holds the Key. The King is the Key, and the Hand guards the King."
Mages Guild
"The guild needs you, child. Perhaps it has always needed you; always been waiting for you."

However, should you have any bounty on your head, she will tell you you're currently not able to join the Mages Guild:

"Oh, no. You can't join the guild with that bounty on your head. Get that taken care of, and then come see me again."

Should you be currently suspended from the Mages Guild, she will tell you Raminus Polus is able to help you further:

"I have seen what you have done, child, and how you must make amends with the guild. Seek out Raminus Polus at the Arcane University. He alone can open the guild to you again."

Quest-Related Events[edit]

Leyawiin Recommendation[edit]

The next time you meet her, she will give you the following cryptic plea for help, which will start the recommendation quest:

"You seek wisdom from me, child? Ah, no. You seek words. Words are... difficult. They come and go. The voices, though. So loud they are, they drown out the words. Without my amulet, my stone to lock the voices away, the words will never come and stay. Would you lift your hands to help another, to help me find the words?"

If you decline:

No, I don't think so.
"A pity, but not unexpected. We shall speak again."

If talk to her again, she will repeat her request:

"Have you reconsidered, child? Will you aid me?"

If you accept, she will point you towards Agata:

Yes, I'll help.
"Then seek Agata, child. She will see the path, and set you on it. I must rest."
"She may be young, but her heart is old and wise. It guides her well through these troubled times."

Should you approach her before having talked to Agata, she will say:

"Nothing has changed, child. The voices still cry out, and I am unable to hear. If they can be sealed away, our work may begin."

Talking to Dagail after talking with the other guild members will show she is getting worse:

"Too many voices, too loud in my head. How can I hear when all are shouting?"

When you return to Dagail after speaking to Agata, she already knows your question:

"You seek more from me, child? It is as I have seen. I know what you would ask. You would bring light to that which is in darkness, bring silence to the voices so loud. I know where you must go. Blood ran blue, and dragons flew high. Under broken towers and broken bodies it now lies, waiting to be found. What was my sire's must be mine, if you would have the words you seek. You must go and find his stone."

If you approach her before having completed the quest, she may state she does not feel well:

"I... do not feel well. Please, excuse me."

After Kalthar's demise, Dagail will be overwhelmed with joy when you hand her the new amulet. She will also give you one final premonition:

Seer's Stone
"Found it, have you? Silenced the hands that betrayed, and took what was mine? Then let me have the stone, so that the voices can be shut out. Ah, child. I thank you for helping me. With the voices quieted for now, the words you seek have come to me. You shall have my... recommendation. Though I must warn you. I have seen things in your future. Things which may be, and things which will be. It will be up to you to decide the fate of many. Life and death are strange things, easily manipulated, and both will be altered by your hands."

If you speak to Dagail once you have obtained all recommendations she will say:

"Your time has come. The Arcane University needs you, child. Raminus Polus waits for you even now. Great things will befall you. There will be trials, but you will prevail. You must, for the good of the guild."

Mysticism Training[edit]

If you have started the training quest for Mysticism, she will tell you that will need to close more Oblivion Gates if you have not yet closed at least three gates:

"Training, child? You would know more about the mystic energies of the world around us? The barriers between planes are weak. Do more to strengthen them; seal the portals to Oblivion. Then we shall speak of training."

Asking her for training again before completing her request that you close at least three Oblivion Gates makes her repeat herself:

"The barriers between worlds are weak. Close the doors to Oblivion, and then we shall speak of training."

If you have completed her request, she will show her gratitude and tell you she is willing to train you:

"You have done much to prevent the flow of Oblivion into Tamriel. The world is in your debt, and I am at your service. My knowledge is yours."

Unused Dialogue[edit]

Every Master trainer has unused dialogue related to them refusing you training if you hadn't completed their quest yet (likely when you selected the train icon). For Dagail this is supposed to be:

"No, child. Not while the barriers between worlds are so weakened."

Dagail also has another dialogue line which is never used, due to another taking precedence:

Greeting during the Recommendation quest, before having spoken to Agata: "You speak, yet I cannot hear. You listen, yet I cannot speak. When the voices grow quiet, then shall our time be at hand. Agata has heard the voices, though I speak for them all. It is to her you must now go."


The citizens will share an odd rumor about Dagail being interested in sheep:

"Dagail has been training high ranking mages more about mysticism. And he's [sic] also been researching sheep, from what I hear."


"I've heard that Dagail knows a lot about Mysticism. And sheep."

Others will simply reply:

"I've heard he [sic] knows more about Mysticism than almost anyone. Strange about the sheep, though."


"I don't understand the fascination with sheep. Certainly seems to know everything about Mysticism, though."

Prior Maborel of Weynon Priory will tell you that Eronor is related to Dagail (see notes):

"Surprised by Eronor's uncanny way with sheep? Perhaps it would interest you to know that Eronor's sister, Dagail, in Leyawiin, is an accomplished spellcrafter."

After the quest, the townsfolk will start saying:

"I understand that Dagail is in much better control of her faculties now that Kalthar's plot has been exposed."


  • Dagail has a brother, Eronor, who is a stablehand at Weynon Priory. The fact that he's Dunmer and she's Bosmer is somewhat unusual, though not unprecedented. It's possible that they have the same father but different mothers, or one or both were adopted. However, it's more likely that Eronor was meant to be a Bosmer, like Dagail: he is one of the few Dunmer without a surname, and Bosmer generally do not have surnames. They never mention each other, though Prior Maborel will tell you that they are related.
  • After the Leyawiin Recommendation quest, Dagail will carry around Manduin's Amulet, which can be pickpocketed and is no longer a quest item.
  • Dagail's fascination with Mysticism and reading your future, as well as her apparent research on sheep, may imply that she's involved with haruspicy: an ancient divination practice based on the reading of animal entrails, especially those of sheep and poultry.


  • When talking about Dagail's fascination with sheep, the townsfolk will refer to Dagail as being male.