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Location Old Merchant Caves, Hectahame
Arenthia, Temple to the Divines, Rawl'kha Temple, Two Moons Path
Race Khajiit Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Follower Stonefire Machinations
Faction(s) Aldmeri Dominion
Mane Akkhuz-ri

Akkhuz-ri is the current Mane of the Khajiiti people.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest Related Events[edit]

Retaking the Pass[edit]

Bodring will send you to look for the Mane, and you'll find him in the Old Imperial Checkpoint in the Driladan Pass.

"The incessant clamor of the undead at the gate finally stops, and you come through the gate—it is a relief to finally see someone new from among the living.
Is Akkhuz-ri correct in thinking you have come to our aid?"
Yes. I'm here to help you get to safety.
"Good. Very good. The tunnel is cleared then, yes? Akkhuz-ri is eternally grateful. He can make it back to Marbruk and send reinforcements to hold the tunnel.
The far greater concern is discovering what has prompted the undead to attack."
I was told Prince Naemon is leading the undead.
"Yes. This one saw the prince with his own eyes. He is no longer Naemon though—he has been raised and possessed by some darkness.
Even so, Akkhuz-ri does not understand. The prince ordered his forces to attack, and then he disappeared."
Where did he go?
"No one knows, but if destroying Marbruk were his goal, you would expect the prince to remain, yes?
No. The prince plans something else, and his plans must be uncovered. You are clearly capable. I think you should undertake this task."
All right. Where do I start?
If you arrived with Indaenir
"Indaenir will know better. You came in together, so this one assumes you are already acquainted, yes?
He is strange—even for a Bosmer—but Akkuz-ri has never met an Elf who understands nature so well. Come though. Let us consult with him."
If you arrived alone
"You must consult with Indaenir. He has already been considering this question.
Akkhuz-ri must warn you—Indaenir is very strange, even for a Bosmer—but this one has never met an Elf with such understanding of nature. Come, let me introduce you."
All right. That makes sense.

Akkhuz-ri will lead you a few steps away to where Indaenir is nursing the wounded.

If you arrived with Indaenir
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Indaenir, stop trying to save everyone! You cleared the tunnel and that is enough. Akkhuz-ri will return to Marbruk and send reinforcements here."
If you arrived alone
Mane Akkhuz-ri : "Indaenir, the tunnel is finally clear. Akkhuz-ri will return to Marbruk and send soldiers to reinforce this location."
Indaenir : "Yes. Yes. That makes sense. Perhaps it's better if I go out into the pass and try to discover why Naemon ordered the undead to attack in the first place."
Mane Akkhuz-ri : "Yes. Both of you go. Find out what Naemon is planning and report to Marbruk. Don't try to do all this on your own … and of course, may bright moons light your path."

After assisting Indaenir, you'll find the mane back at the gates to Marbruk with Bodring:

"Akkhuz-ri was right. With Indaenir's talents and your skills, you make a powerful force for goodness.
Though Naemon remains at large, this one believes the tide has already turned."

After you stop the Servant of Naemon, when you go back to the gates:

"This one will remain behind to aid the injured. But you will see Akkhuz-ri again soon."

Striking at the Heart[edit]

His highness will be outside Hectahame with the gathered party of the Dominion.

Before speaking to Queen Ayrenn:

"Moons smile on you. Speak with Queen Ayrenn. She hopes that you and Indaenir will be able to accomplish here what you accomplished in the Driladan Pass. We all do."

After speaking to Queen Ayrenn:

"This one wishes there was more that could be done. Indaenir is certain you're the key."

Inside the ruin, events will leave the Shade of Naemon defeated and Indaenir collapsed on the ground. Akkhuz-ri and Cariel will come running in:

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "What happened here?"

Speak with him.

"Indaenir is dead? He is playing one of his Bosmer tricks. He must be. No … he really is dead.
Dark moons. Curse you Indaenir for being mortal, and curse us for being so slow to arrive after we saw the corruption recede."
Indaenir sacrificed himself to remove the corruption.
"Just like a Bosmer! It is not enough for him to save us all, he must mock us with the nobility of his sacrifice. We will feel this loss more deeply than most.
But it looks like the dead prince is dead once again."
Naemon is defeated and Valenwood is safe.
"Indeed. Queen Ayrenn should be informed. She entrusted you with this mission, so it would be best if you told …. Wait, did you feel that?"
Feel what?

Indaenir's body begins to glow and surrounded by a vortex of winds and leaves:

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Look. Indaenir."
Cariel: "Perhaps you should take a few steps back, Mane?"
Cariel: "The Valenheart … it saved Indaenir!"
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Saved him? Cariel?"
Cariel: "The Valenwood brought him back! It's Y'ffre's will."
Indaenir: "What happened?"
Cariel: "Indaenir, you're … Y'ffre has chosen you. You're the Silvenar."

When Cariel runs out to tell Razum-Dar, Akkuz-ri will add:

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Yes, and Queen Ayrenn must be informed as well."

Speaking to him again:

"Hurry. We must inform the Queen."

You can ask him for more information once you're outside.

"Quite an amazing scene to witness."
Indaenir is the Silvenar?
"Ah. How did this one miss it? Talking to torchbugs, healing the forest, seeing invisible Spriggans—I thought he was just another mad Bosmer!
It turns out, I was the mad one, and Indaenir was the Silvenar all along!"
What does this mean for Indaenir?
"Besides a timely resurrection? A wedding, of course. He will be joined to the Green Lady and together they will represent Valenwood as leaders of the Dominion, with Queen Ayrenn and myself."
I see.

Once you've spoken to Ayrenn, she'll be surprised at the news of Indaenir becoming the new Silvenar and look to Akkhuz-ri for confirmation:

"The Silvenar. By the Eight.
Mane Akkhuz-ri, is this true? If so, that changes a great deal."
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "His spirit was gone from the mortal world. The Valenwood restored him."
Queen Ayrenn: "Indaenir?"
Indaenir: "The Mane speaks the truth, Queen Ayrenn."
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Cariel herself said Y'ffre chose him. This one agrees."
Queen Ayrenn: "Then rise Indaenir. It is I who have the honor of bowing to you."

<Everyone begins to bow to Indaenir.>

Indaenir: "Queen Ayrenn, please. I —"
Queen Ayrenn: "People of the Aldmeri Dominion. I present to you, your new Silvenar."

Once Queen Ayrenn announces Indaenir at the new Silvenar, he'll say:

"Remarkable how Valenwood rights itself. We have Silvenar and the Green Lady once more. When they are united, the Dominion will be stronger than ever."

After the quest:

"I wish you luck in Malabal Tor. I hope to see you at the joining of the Silvenar and the Green Lady."

The Colovian Occupation[edit]

Enter The Pious Arenthi-Inn and you'll hear:

General Lavinia: "The base is almost ready."
General Lavinia: "Only the ritual remains."
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Excellent. Javad will be pleased."

<The Mane then vanishes in a puff of smoke.>

Stonefire Machinations[edit]

Mane Akkhuz-ri
Location Temple to the Divines
Race Khajiit Gender Male
Health 133844 Difficulty ON-misc-Boss 1.png
Reaction Hostile Class Assassin
Other Information
Condition Dro-m'Athra
Mane Akkhuz-ri, possessed by the Dark Mane

During the quest, you must defeat a possessed Akkhuz-ri.

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "I grow weary of your meddling. Prepare to die!"
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Darkness awaits you!"

Midway through the battle, he will call forth dro-m'Athra reinforcements:

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Come forth, children of the dark moon!"

After defeating the Mane, the Dark Mane will exit out of Akkhuz-ri:

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Please... I can't take any more."
Dark Mane: "This one knew the vessel was weak."
Dark Mane: "The Tharn will be displeased."
Dark Mane: "End this flesh before you. It is not fit to breathe."
Dark Mane: "We will meet again."

Speak with Akkhuz-ri:

"Bright moons, you have saved Akkhuz-ri. Drove out the evil that was corrupting his soul. Thanks to you, Akkhuz-ri is free."
You're well now? You've done some terrible things.
"It was not this one that did those things. He … he remembers. The screams, the anger, the blood … Akkhuz-ri remembers. He was ridden, controlled by an ancient evil. We call it the Dark Mane."
The Dark Mane?
"This one thought it was a tale. A story told to cubs. But then, he thought the same about the Dro-m'Athra. The Dark Mane was the leader of our people in ancient times, but he fell. He was cast out of the Moon's light, to walk forever in darkness."
It left this place. Do you know where it went?
"This one remembers it talking to Javad Tharn … speaking of dark treachery. Visiting places throughout the March. But no, Akkhuz-ri does not know where it went. Please, we should leave this place."
Yes, let's go. Just know I'll be watching you.

Speaking to him at this point:

"This one hopes the people may be forgiving. Akkhuz-ri can't expect a warm welcome."

If you speak to him again after speaking to Cariel, he'll only say:

"Akkhuz-ri is not surprised that an Eye of Queen Ayrenn will easily accept what happened."

After you completed the quest, the Mane will step down from his position. He feels that he can never atone for what he did when he was possessed by the Dark Mane.

Mane Akkhuz-ri: "This one cannot comprehend … all of this by his hand?"
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "Akkhuz-ri … this one should have fought harder. Fought against the darkness. But he was weak."
Mane Akkhuz-ri: "This one is no longer fit to wear the Mane. That much is clear now. All must be told of his decision."

If you speak to him he'll tell you:

"It seems Akkhuz-ri may have hope here. Kazirra mentioned forgiveness, and perhaps helping to rebuild Arenthia will aid this one in atonement."

His projection will be projected near the gates of Arenthia asking for forgiveness. (Need the full dialogue of his speech as part of it is cut off)

A Door into Moonlight[edit]

When you pray at the altar north of Senalana and the first Mane appears. He will show a projection of Akkhuz-ri bounded:

Kauzanabi-jo: "Rid-Thar-ri'Datta … the First Mane?"
Rid-Thar-ri'Datta: "You have arrived in Reaper's March at a critical time. The soul of the Khajiiti people, and the entire Dominion, are in crisis."
Rid-Thar-ri'Datta: "Mane Akkhuz-ri is tainted by evil. He will never again be fit to lead our people."
Rid-Thar-ri'Datta: "Our hope lies with these women, the Champions. One of them will be Mane. You must help them walk the Path … for you are the Moon Hallowed."
Rid-Thar-ri'Datta: "Without a new Mane, the Khajiit will fall. The Dominion will fall. Walk well in the light of Jode and Jone, and you shall succeed. Moon Hallowed."

The First Step[edit]

Upon entering the temple he will greet you with:

"This one is humbled to stand before the Moon Hallowed. You have done so much for Akkhuz-ri's people … more than he has done in some time, he thinks."
How are you, Mane?
"You speak falsely. As this one said at Arenthia, Akkhuz-ri is the Mane no more. The touch of darkness, the stain of Javad Tharn's creature, remains. He can never atone for what he did."
It's good of you to be here to support the Champions, then.
"This one has known Shazah and Khali since they were cubs, since their days at the temple. They are strong, proud women. Our people will be in good hands, whoever walks the Two Moons Path."

Once you've spoken to Kauzanabi-jo, he will say:

"Take care inside, Hallowed. This one remembers his cleansing. Many things from the past came to the fore, many old wounds re-opened. Stay close to the Champions, and keep them safe."

After the trials he says:

"You've done well, Hallowed. I can see the echoes of moonlight hanging in the air. Jone and Jode … they are pleased."

After the quest:

"The Champions are in your hands, Hallowed. Keep them safe, and be careful. The path to the Mane is fraught with danger, heartbreak, and sacrifice."

The Moonlit Path[edit]

Activate the first crystal and you'll witness a memory of the signing of the Elden Accord:

Queen Ayrenn: "Mane Akkhuz-ri, it is a pleasure to meet you. The Khajiit and their faith will be the Dominion's bulwark against the darkness."
Akkhuz-ri: "Thank you, my Queen. May the Bright Moons guide us in our new endeavor."

If Khali is here:

Khali: "I know this! The day the Elden Accord was signed! The Mane was a good leader, Hallowed. A warrior."

If Shazah is here:

Shazah: "I recognize this moment. The day the Elden Accord was signed! The Mane was a good leader, Hallowed. A good soul."

Shadow of Sancre Tor[edit]

When you arrive at the Vault Antechamber, Mannimarco's projection will continue to gloat about his plan, and a projection of the Mane will appear in his visualization:

Mannimarco: "Your pathetic efforts will not succeed! The Amulet of Kings will be mine!"
Sai Sahan: "I swear by Stendarr's grace and the sword of my father, you will not win, Mannimarco!"
Mannimarco: "Soon, you will know the extent of my power and bow before me!"
Mannimarco: "Through the power of the Amulet of Kings, I will be transformed!"
<Ghostly figures of Akkhuz-ri and the other various national leaders will appear in a circle surrounding you.>
Mannimarco: "All the nations of Tamriel will bow before me! They will worship me and beg for my mercy! All will know the name of Mannimarco as their one, true god!"
Lyris Titanborn: "You'll never get away with it, Mannimarco! We'll fight you to our last breath!"
Mannimarco: "By all means, my old friends. Try and stop me!"



  • If you have completed The First Step, Khamira will say that the Mane passed away recently.
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