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Ambient dialogue is dialogue spoken by NPCs as you pass by them, usually at random and without prompt. The line determining what the NPC will say is dependent on the voice actor and often race, rather than the character itself, and may not even be relevant to the NPC's characterization (For example, Vanus Galerion may say "Lady Estre was our true Queen! Damn you for killing her!" because he is an Altmer, despite his own principles being rather different). Ambient dialogue is not subtitled, though the text for it is found in the files. There are varying types of dialogue listed on this page:

Greetings[edit]

Greetings are said by NPCs without prerequisites and are directed at you, and can be said when you pass by an NPC or when you prompt them to speak. NPCs who do not have unique conversations will often say generic greetings instead.

Justice[edit]

This dialogue is associated with actions that warrant a bounty. There's dialogue for assault, trespassing, murder, theft, getting caught pickpocketing, transforming into a werewolf in public and feeding on an NPC's blood in public as a vampire. Each race has a variety of dialogue in response to justice-related actions. There is also dialogue for NPCs expressing suspicion towards a player sneaking while detected, trying to speak to a justice neutral character/merchant with a high bounty, and an NPC noticing that their pockets have been picked clean.

Necromancy[edit]

NPCs will react if you are a Necromancer and use an illegal ability in public. This dialogue is different for every race.

Dragons[edit]

During events such as Dragon Rise and Rise of the Dragonguard, Dragons may fly over major base-game cities. When NPCs see a Dragon, they will run away screaming. This dialogue is different for every race.

Commentary[edit]

Commentary (or alternatively, rumors) is said when you come close to an NPC, and they say dialogue directed at you. Often times it is dialogue relating to quests you have completed, with NPCs telling you their thoughts on what they've heard of your actions. The Scholars and Adepts on Eyevea after The Mad God's Bargain also have ambient dialogue based on their race.

Argonians[edit]

Many Argonian lines are involved with the Ebonheart Pact zones' storylines.

Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"You're the one who saved Fort Zeren. Terrible what happened at Foyen Docks, though." Zeren in Peril
"Weren't you at Foyen docks? I hear they never would have held without you." Breaking the Tide
"Are you the one I should thank, for saving my home from Balreth?" The Death of Balreth
"Is it true Tanval sacrificed himself to seal Sadal away?" Sadal's Final Defeat
"You're the hero who defeated Sadal at tormented spire. My respect." Sadal's Final Defeat
"Orcs commandeered Malak's Maw, but they were dealt with, thankfully. Orcs make me nervous." Intruders in Deshaan
"The temple appears as a nest disturbed. The Dark Elves swarm around it, seeming to busy themselves but accomplishing nothing." The Seal of Three
"I was sad to hear about the troubles in Silent Mire. Pirates, kidnapping. Is no place safe anymore?" The Saving of Silent Mire
"Any time I can cheer when a Dark Elf dies, I'll do it. Especially a Dark Elf as vile as Magistrix Vox." The Judgment of Veloth
"My hatchling lives because of you. I tell all I see, so your legend will grow in the Hist." Keepers of the Shell
"The King and half the Pact are at Jorunn's Stand. They say the Orcthane has taken refuge in the Skuldafn hills." Eternal Slumber
"Now that they're united, the Nords will make good allies." Songs of Sovngarde
"You're the hero who made Stral pay for the deaths of Dajaheel and Belron." Through the Shroud
"I don't know the tribe in the Gray Mire, but I know your deeds there. May the Hist remember you always, friend." Scars Never Fade (Allow the Argonians to stay)
"It is the calm after the storm. We must pick up the pieces and continue, despite all the things we lost." The Final Assault
"Have you heard of that Sees-All-Colors? Cannot believe the Fighters Guild let her live." Will of the Council Spare Sees-All-Colors
Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"It's a shame about all those Fort Zeren refugees. Thank goodness you were at the docks, though!" Breaking the Tide
"You were at Fort Zeren. All those refugees ... Good thing you were there." Zeren in Peril
"They tell me you brought the Nords, Argonians, and Dunmer together to defeat Balreth." The Death of Balreth
"You're the hero of Ash Mountain, the slayer of Balreth!" The Death of Balreth
"Because of you, the Pact was able to defend Vivec's Antlers." The Coral Heart
"If it weren't for your heroism and Tanval's sacrifice, Stonefalls would've been destroyed by that monster." Sadal's Final Defeat
"An egg brother betrays his people in Silent Mire? Sithis take him for doing such a thing!" The Saving of Silent Mire
"You have saved many lives by ending Vox's threat. What you did was good and right." The Judgment of Veloth
"What kind of monster orders our hatchlings murdered? I spit in Queen Ayrenn's eye!" Keepers of the Shell
"You showed the Dominion at Murkwater. Burn, milk-suckers, burn! Ha!" Scales of Retribution
"May Ruuvitar rot. Do we slaughter Dominion children in their cribs? It is not done!" The Dream of the Hist
"The Hatching Pools recover, due to your efforts. You are truly a friend to the Hist." The Dream of the Hist
"A Nord offered me something called Giant's Toe Mead. It was disgusting, but I pretended to like it." A Council of Thanes
"Even with all of the Ebonheart Pact gathered, a spy managed to slip through and poison the King? Is this alliance that weak?" The War Council
"You brought hope to the Gray Mire. There is so little, for my people. Thank you." Scars Never Fade (Allow the Argonians to stay)
"I was nervous, thinking of trying to take the Chasm. It was tough, but we did it." Crossing the Chasm

Bretons[edit]

It should be noted that Imperial NPCs can also say Breton lines.

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"The Bad Man! The Bad Man! The Bad Man is dead!" Season of Harvest
"My brother joined that Bad Man cult. Word is they're all dead now. I never liked my brother much." Season of Harvest
"Deleyn's Mill used to grow the sweetest berries in the spring. I wonder where we'll get them from now?" The Wyrd Tree's Roots
"I don't suppose you found any harpy feathers while you were in the Scar? I heard tailors pay a fortune for them." The Dagger's Edge
"They say the Hag Fen is safe for travel these days. But I still hate nasty, smelly swamps." Wyrd and Coven
"I hear you wiped out a vampire lair in Glenumbra, then killed a child just because he was bitten. That's heartless." Blood Relations (Kill At'avar)
"Angof's gone, but I wonder how long his creepy vines are going to stick around." Angof the Gravesinger
"You saved Glenumbra? Really? I guess I'm impressed." Angof the Gravesinger
"Ah … the hero of Koeglin Village. Very impressive." False Accusations
"I recognize you. Sir Hughes wanted me to convey his regards." Sir Hughes' Fate (Sir Hughes is spared)
"I know you. You're the one who saved Miranda from that awful husband of hers." A Woman Wronged
"All of Wayrest is talking about you. You're a hero for taking down those Pellingares." Deception in the Dark
"There's the one that stopped the attempt on the King's life." Vaermina's Gambit
"You wouldn't catch me anywhere near that Crypt of Hearts! Leave that to braver folk like yourself." Lover's Torment
"Nobody comes out of Crypt of Hearts alive. Nobody. How'd you do it?" Edge of Darkness
"Is it true? Did you really explore the Crypt of Hearts?" Edge of Darkness
"Northpoint was liberated, but did you hear what Baron Dorell did? He arrested his own son! That man is heartless, I tell you, Heartless!" The Liberation of Northpoint
"You were the one who sent Montclair's troops packing? You're a hero!" Shornhelm Divided
"Someone was playing with Daedric magic out at the Edrald estate. Opened a portal to Oblivion and everything!" A Change of Heart
"The Reachmen are off-guard. Something's gone wrong with their plans, it seems." Heart of Evil
"Hah! You'll soon hear of Queen Arzhela's exploits throughout Tamriel. She's as good a queen as that Elf, what's-her-name." Storming the Garrison
"I lost a brother to Captain Blackheart and his murderous crew. Thank you, for serving them justice." Jumping Ship
"Apparently a group of Fighters Guild soldiers got ambushed and taken to a prison. Tower of torture, flies, lies...something like that." Truth, Lies, and Prisoners
"I heard that someone entered the Black Forge and shut it down. That should slow down the Dark Lord's plans!" The Great Shackle
"I heard that someone released King Lalorian from the Lightless Oubliette." Light from the Darkness
"Did you hear? The entire wedding party vanished! But the groom and some stranger rescued them all from Oblivion!" Saving Hosni
"You slayed Captain Blackheart! Thank the divines for brave souls like you." Jumping Ship
"The Mages Guild is recruiting to fill roles on their fancy new island refuge. Eyevea, I think? Impressive." [[Online:|Online:]]
"What's the world coming to when a rag-tag group of bandits like the Red Rooks can take over a town?" Crosswych Reclaimed
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"Did you hear about the attempt on the King's life? Someone saved him!" Bloodthorn Assassins
"The Bad Man! The Bad Man! The Bad Man is dead!" Season of Harvest
"Rumor is the soldiers at the Redoubt are going to move on to Cath Bedraud. May the Eight protect them." Mists of Corruption
"I hear you wiped out a vampire lair in Glenumbra. We need more people like you 'round here." Blood Relations (Spare At'avar)
"I heard that Duke Sebastien was ill, but Gloria Fausta cured him. Royalty have all the luck!" Lineage of Tooth and Claw (Cure Duke Sebastien)
"Tales of Angof's defeat by your hand have begun to spread. You're starting to make quite a name for yourself." Angof the Gravesinger
"The mines at Crosswych are invaluable. I'm not surprised the Red Rooks tried to take control of the place." Crosswych Reclaimed
"I grew up with Sir Hughes. Thank you for sparing his life." Sir Hughes' Fate (Spare Sir Hughes)
"I recognize you. Sir Hughes wanted me to convey his regards." Sir Hughes' Fate (Sir Hughes is spared)
"What happened at Firebrand Keep was downright embarrassing. Glad you restored order." Sir Hughes' Fate
"The Knights of the Flame say you saved their order. That's high praise." Sir Hughes' Fate
"You did us all a favor by saving Wayrest, but what were you doing down in those sewers?" Deception in the Dark
"I always knew them Pellingares were up to no good. Well done." Deception in the Dark
"I heard old Aphren's Hold is no longer haunted. That was you! You have my thanks." King Aphren's Sword
"You walked into the Crypt of Hearts... and survived? I don't believe it!" Lover's Torment
"I hear you helped drive the damned Imperials out of Satakalaam. Long live the Covenant!" Imperial Incursion
"The garrison's ever protected the pass, and it's ours once more. And the less we hear about Imperials or Reachmen, the better." Storming the Garrison
"Someone told me that the Library of Dusk is a trap for smart people. I guess we're safe then." The Library of Dusk
"I was beginning to think this fight was hopeless, but with the Great Shackle destroyed, we might just have a chance here." The Great Shackle
"I heard the Great Shackle was destroyed! I hope that means the Planemeld has been stopped." The Great Shackle
"Have you heard that King Lalorian has returned? He's going to lead the Fighters Guild now." Light from the Darkness
"There's the hero who freed the researchers from the Library of Dusk. Well done, friend!" The Library of Dusk
"I heard what you did at the Doomcrag. I don't know if I could have been as half as brave as you, but thanks for what you did." The Lightless Remnant
"I'm just glad there were some survivors at the Mill. It could have been so much worse." The Wyrd Tree's Roots

Dunmer[edit]

Many Dunmer lines are involved with the Ebonheart Pact zones' storylines.

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"Is it true they summoned Balreth to defeat the Daggerfall army at Davon's Watch?" City Under Siege
"I understand you were instrumental in crushing the Daggerfall army at Davon's Watch." City Under Siege
"You're the one who rooted out that spy and united the Ebonheart Pact!" Restoring Order
"You're the hero who defeated Alexandra Conele at Vivec's Antlers!" The Coral Heart
"Omin Dres won't shut up about you." Saving the Son
"I grew up in Narsis. I can't believe this stupid plague almost turned the place into a ghost town." Hiding in Plain Sight
"Ashlanders nearly destroyed Muth Gnaar before they were stopped. To attack a place of healing...it makes no sense." Honor Bound
"Magistrix Vox did something terrible to the people of Selfora. Why is the Tribunal silent in the face of such atrocities?" Rescue and Revenge
"Magistrix Vox was finally defeated. What a shame, I heard she used to be one of Almalexia's hand maidens." The Judgement of Veloth
"You're the one who stopped Thallik from opening the portal to Oblivion!" Shattered Hopes
"Did Thallik really try to open a portal to Oblivion?" Shattered Hopes
"Can you believe it? I saw Almalexia herself! I am forever blessed by the Healing Mother."
"Thank Vivec you stopped the Covenant from summoning Sadal!" The General's Demise
"Seems as if the Pact leaders are preparing to take on the Skald-King's traitorous brother." Eternal Slumber
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"The hero of Davon's Watch. What I wouldn't have given to see Balreth destroy the Daggerfall army." City Under Siege
"Davon's Watch would have been overrun if you hadn't been there." City Under Siege
"Drathus told everyone who would listen how you discovered that spy." Restoring Order
"Praise Vivec, you were there to stop Alexandra Conele from capturing the coral heart!" The Coral Heart
"Thank Vivec you stopped the Covenant from summoning Sadal!" The General's Demise
"Anyone who has House Dres's respect has mine." Saving the Son
"That was a brave deed, rescuing Sen Dres." Saving the Son
"If you hadn't stopped the Covenant from summoning Sadal, we'd all be dead." The General's Demise
"Almost joined the Maulborn myself. They seemed like good people doing good work. Did they fool me!" Bad Medicine
"House Redoran spotted Orcs at Malak's Maw. They were harassing travelers. Everything's under control now, praise Almalexia!" Intruders in Deshaan
"The Muth Gnaar monks use an ancient Daedric artifact to heal. How dare the Vereansu interfere with their holy work." Honor Bound
"Even if you hadn't destroyed those shipments, I'm sure the Tribunal would have stopped the plague before it reached Mournhold." Payback
"Maybe the restrictions in Mournhold will ease now that the Temple is safe again." The Seal of Three
"Magistrix Vox nearly destroyed Selfora, just because the people refused to bow down to her." Rescue and Revenge
"Why would Vox attack her own people in Selfora? It's madness!" Rescue and Revenge
"Argonians in Silent Mire had a bit of pirate trouble recently, but I heard some stranger saved them." The Saving of Silent Mire
"You were at Eidolon's Hollow and survived? You must be stronger than a mammoth!" The Judgment of Veloth
"Rumor has it that Deepcrag Den was sabotaged. By one of its own workers! Search and Rescue
"I don't care what you say, the killer in Stormhold was a Shadowscale!" Getting to the Truth
"You were at Faldar's Tooth, when Thallik tried to open a portal to Oblivion!" Beneath the Surface
"Did you hear that Thallik tried to open a portal to Oblivion?" Beneath the Surface

High Elves[edit]

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"I heard you let that woman at Phaer have real justice. Auri-El would approve." The First Patient Let Velatosse exact her revenge on Hendil
"You saved the queen! Stars keep you safe, traveler." A Hostile Situation
"You aided Queen Ayrenn in her ratification, correct? You do look like someone to know." Rites of the Queen
"You stood among the standing stones of Tanzelwil. Auri-El be praised." Rites of the Queen
"Bet the dead at Tanzelwil had a lot to say about Ayrenn." Rites of the Queen
"The Summerset Isles are abuzz with the name Valaste. I'm proud a sister of Auridon would go so far in the Mages Guild!" The Mad God's Bargain (Keep Valaste on Tamriel)
"The savior of Skywatch! The Heritance training camp crushed!" The Veil Falls
"You saw Queen Ayrenn step out of the Orrery? What a wondrous thing." (?)
"Unbelievable. A spy in the Thalmor's midst. It's a good thing you were there to discover the culprit." (?)
"I heard what you did at the Guard, traveler. Auri-el keep you safe." (?)
"Divines protect you, just as you protected our honored Keepers." Banishing the Banished
"Estre was a traitor! And deserved to be put down." Sever All Ties
"The Silvenar is crucial to the Dominion's stability. His advisor's sacrifice won't be forgotten." (?)
"Apparently a group of Fighters Guild soldiers got ambushed and taken to a prison. Tower of torture, flies, lies...something like that." Truth, Lies, and Prisoners
"The Planemeld is finally over. Does this mean we can go home now?" The Great Shackle
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"How could you let that Alchemist at Phaer live? He was a monster!" The First Patient (Spare Hendil)
"Rilis XII is an embarrassment and an abomination. You did well to destroy him." Banished Cells II quest completed.
"You saved our high-and-mighty queen, eh? Pah! Naemon should have had the crown!" A Hostile Situation
"So, you're saved the Queen, eh? You don't look that special." A Hostile Situation
"I've heard tell of your devout work at the holy site of Torinaan. Divines bless you." Blessings of the Eight
"Lady Estre was our true Queen! Damn you for killing her!" Sever All Ties
"The moors outside of Longhaven were home to vampires. Can you imagine!" Mist and Shadow
"You helped Arithiel stop Mauloch? If only I could walk in her shadow!" (?) ((?))
"Thank you for standing beside the Queen at Tanzelwil, traveler. Stars watch over you." Rites of the Queen
"Amazing to stand at the heart of Tanzelwil, isn't it? You can hear the ancestors whisper." Rites of the Queen
"Ayrenn should have been the one put to death at Skywatch. Bah!" (?)
"I understand we've you to thank for uncovering the spy in Woodhearth." Double Jeopardy
"Can you believe there was a spy in the Thalmor at Woodhearth?" Double Jeopardy
"You're the one who stopped the Maormer offensive! Divines bless you!" A Storm Upon the Shore
"They say the storms from Tempest Island would've drowned and blasted us all, were it not for your heroics." Eye of the Storm
"Have you heard? A High Elven woman named Valaste returned Eyevea to the Summerset Isles!" The Mad God's Bargain (Keep Valaste on Tamriel)

Khajiit[edit]

Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"They say Lord Gharesh-ri saved Haven from pirates. But this one knows it was you." Unsafe Haven
"This one heard you captured the High Elf ambassador for her crimes in Elden Root. Well done, walker."
"Will the High Elves build our embassy even uglier than theirs? But no, this one shouldn't complain."
"You saved those poor mages trapped within Elden Hollow. An honorable deed." Consuming Darkness
"You helped the Clanmother retake Arenthia! Bright moons and well done!" The Colovian Occupation
"This one was glad he was not in a hole in the ground called the Tower of Lies. Only in Coldharbour is a hole called a tower." Truth, Lies, and Prisoners
"Thank you for saving the Mane at Driladan Pass." [[Online:|Online:]]
"You saved my life, traveler. I was in Dune the day of the attack. Thank you." [[Online:|Online:]]
"You...you are the Hallowed. You walked the Path with the Mane!"
"The Jackdaws should never attacked Haven. They got what they deserved." [[Online:|Online:]]
"You were with the Resistance at Arenthia. Bright moons!" The Colovian Occupation
"Moons guide you on path, Hallowed. Guide you in all things."
"I heard what happened at Moonmont, Hallowed. Moons be praised for your bravery." Motes in the Moonlight
Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"You fought beside Lord Gharesh-ri in Haven? This one should be so lucky!" Unsafe Haven
"You made certain the Khajiit will have a voice in Elden Root. Thank you, walker."
"This one never trusted Ambassador Tarinwe. At least we'll have an embassy in Elden Root."
"You! Kargand died because of you! Who's going to care for our cub now?" Consuming Darkness (Kill Kargand)
"This one was very pleased to hear of Vicereeve Pelidil's defeat."
"You exposed Captain Cularalda's true colors. Velyn Harbor owes you for that."
"The Hound heard no tales, if he thought kidnapping a maiden would result in victory." [[Online:|Online:]]
"This one has heard of your bravery. You drove the Colovians from Arenthia!" The Colovian Occupation
"You...you were the one that drove the darkness from Akkhuz-ri! Moons be praised! Stonefire Machinations
"The Hallowed! You stood with the Champions at Rawl'kha!"
"You stood against the Daedra in Dune. Bright moons be praised!
"The Hallowed that walked the Path. This one is not worthy to stand before you."
"The Moon Hallowed! Bright moons guide you on your path, Hallowed.
"This one lost friends in Haven. But you avenged them, I hear. Many owe you their thanks.
"You saved the Mane at Driladan pass. This one's friend was among the soldiers there."

Nords[edit]

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"I heard you uncovered a lost shrine in Fungal Grotto. How eerie." Kings of the Grotto
"Did you hear some cultists found an old Daedric shrine in Fungal Grotto? Killed all the dreugh just to get at it." Kings of the Grotto
"I would have enjoyed tangling with the Orcs at Malak's Maw. They're strong fighters. Almost as strong as Nords." Intruders in Deshaan
"The moment the plague disappeared from the Gorge, traders were selling their wares again. Amazing." Plague Bringer
"Some of my Dark Elf friends are still upset that Saint Veloth's shrine was attacked. And by one of their own, no less." A Saint Asunder
"Deepcrag kwama mine had some trouble recently. I always wondered why they call it a mine? They just harvest eggs." Search and Rescue
"I heard Ten-Maur-Wolk was full of Daedra. You're no milk-drinker, that's for sure." The Skin-Stealer's Lair
"Heard you touched a glowing egg and then talked to a tree. Must've been strange." The Dream of the Hist
"I heard that the ghost of Queen Nurnhilde was seen in Fort Morvunskar." Sleep for the Dead
"Now Cradlecrush is crawling with giants? Is that better? Really?" The Siege of Cradlecrush
"So Fildgor poisoned his own brother? And he expects the Nords to follow him? He's more foolish than I imagined." The War Council
"Did you really meet Ysgramor himself?" Stomping Sinmur
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"Plague in Narsis? Hah! Those Dark Elves wouldn't know a real plague if it crawled out and bit them." Hiding in Plain Sight
"When did the skin-stealers take Hrondar? Weeks ago? Months? Years?" The Skin-Stealer's Lair
"I love mead. I love Voljar mead. Well, really, I love any mead. I'm not that particular." A Brother's Revenge
"The King and his councilors are camped at Jorunn's Stand, getting ready to move against Fildgor Orcthane. It's about time, I say." Gods Save the King
"I'm trying to compose a song about your heroics at Fallowstone Hall." [[Online:|Online:]]
"Good thing you stopped General Serien. Too bad about Tanval's son, though." The General's Demise

Orcs[edit]

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"I can handle my own against a Dremora, but a Daedroth? I sure hope I'm not alone when I'm fighting one of those." From a Fighters Guild orc in the Hollow City
"The Hollow City is a strange place... I wonder how long it's been here. From a Fighters Guild orc in the Hollow City
"I'd like to have a word with the mages who said that the portals to Coldharbour were a good idea. We ended up scattered everywhere!" From a Fighters Guild orc in the Hollow City
"General Godrun says he owes his life to you...and his honor." Godrun's Dream
"My friend Mordroc said you helped him...wouldn't share specifics though..." Monkey Magic
"You cut the forest and the forest cuts back. Bet those witches had something to do with all these nature problems." Wyrd and Coven
"The garrison's safe now, but there'll soon be another fight. Another way to raise our weapons in battle. Mark my words." Storming the Garrison
"I heard some Redguard woman turned her husband into a dog! Imagine that!" Monkey Magic
"You bear the Brimstone Crown! So the Lava Queen's reign ends at last." Fires of Battle
"I heard that poor Lord Diel met a tragic end in the Shrieking Scar. About time someone took care of that bastard." The Dagger's Edge (Lord Diel is killed by a harpy)
"Lady Lleraya was a vampire? I'm glad you defeated her and saved Northpoint." The Liberation of Northpoint
"Those Montclair traitors ambushed the guard at Hinault Farm! I heard a stranger happened along and saved them all."
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"If you have the respect of Clan Murtag, you have mine too." Godrun's Dream
"You're the one who killed Skull Crusher, aren't you? Brave Meeting!" Ending the Ogre Threat
"I can't believe our troops are climbing the Shrouded Pass. I guess it's the only way to reach the Doomcrag, but I wouldn't want to be up there!" Puzzle of the Pass
"The queen killed the Duke. Strong, decisive. I like that. And she's a widow. Hm..." Imperial Infiltration Let Queen Arzhela kill Duke Renchant
"Hail, Champion of the Crucible!" Fires of Battle

Redguards[edit]

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"You brought Constable Pascal to justice, didn't you? That poor man." False Accusations (apprehend Constable Pascal)
"Poor Princess Lakana! Thank you for trying to save her." Life of the Duchess
"Count Hosni's so thrilled with what you did for him, he's throwing another party!" Saving Hosni
"If I am not mistaken, you are a friend to Prince Azah. Safe roads to you then." The Impervious Vault
"I know people despise the Ash'abah, but I appreciate the sacrifice you make, the sacrifice Sameer made." The Initiation
"Throne Keeper Farvad says you are Tu'whacca's champion. I hope it is true. A Reckoning with Uwafa
"You exposed the Magistrate in Bergama. Thank you for seeing justice was served." Gone Missing
"My brother worked the shipyards at Tava's Blessing. Thanks to you, he can soon return. Alasan's Plot
"The liberator of Satakalaam! I salute you!" Imperial Incursion
"Imperial dogs! I thank Ruptga we have people like you to protect us. Imperial Incursion
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"Heard what you did at the at-Tura Estate. Tava bless you." Saving Hosni
"You were the one who saved Camp Tamrith and killed Reezal-Jul? I hope you made him suffer." The Blood-Splattered Shield
"Is it true the Impervious Vault was robbed? I did not deem that possible!" The Impervious Vault
"You're the one who sent that debt collector in Kozanset packing. Your chivalry has no equal!" Feathered Fiends
"Imperial dogs! I thank Ruptga we have people like you to protect us. Imperial Incursion
"You there! I saw you fighting at the Shrouded Pass. You were remarkable, if you don't mind me saying." Puzzle of the Pass
"Taking the Chasm was necessary, but by the soul of Tu'whacca I would prefer never to have to fight over ground like that again." Crossing the Chasm

Wood Elves[edit]

Female
Rumor Quest (choice)
"My cousin was studying with Telenger at Ezduiin. Thank you for all you did there!" The Mallari-Mora
"The storyteller at Sarandel's Carnival ... how could he get Bosmer history so wrong?" Carnival Conundrum
"I heard that someone closed the portal at Moonhenge, and escaped while the Daedric realm was collapsing." Moonhenge's Tear
"Hah! The Hero of Coldharbour walks among us." The Final Assault
"You kept the Silvenar and the Green Lady from harm. You're alright." Restore the Silvenar
"The Blacksap Rebellion is all but gone. I heard the Vinedusk Rangers used a mercenary to shut them down." The Blacksap's Hold
"Amazing to think you've been in the field with Telenger himself. Simply amazing." The Arbordawn Cult
"Did you hear about the town of Longhaven? Vampires were luring the villagers into the mist." Mist and Shadow]
Male
Rumor Quest (choice)
"I've heard of your deeds in Phaer, traveler. That was justice well done." The First Patient, Let Velatosse exact her revenge on Hendil
"The slayer of high kinlady Estre. Here, among us!" Sever All Ties
"Sud-Hareem's a friend of mine - I want to thank you for saving him and his son." Blood Relations (Spare At'avar)
"I wonder how long Southpoint's mayor will survive in the Shivering Isles. Hopefully, not very." The Grip of Madness (Let Mayor Aulus live)
"Is it true you saved those priceless relics from the Worm Cultists in Rulanyil's Fall? What a brave gesture!" The Dead King
"Firsthold...so much death. I hear the place still smells of fire and death." Sever All Ties
"Say, you're the one who exposed that swindler Endarwe, aren't you? Ha! Ayleid warlord my arse." The Dead King
"I'm glad you put an end to this Hound business. All Bosmer are in your debt." A Wedding to Attend
"You saw a spectral wolf that spoke like a man? Takes all kinds, I guess." [[Online:|Online:]]
"The moors outside of Longhaven were home to vampires. Can you imagine!" Mist and Shadow

Unsorted[edit]

Overheard dialogue[edit]

Overheard dialogue is quite the opposite of commentary, and is overheard when you are within hearing range of an NPC (usually groups of NPCs), but the NPC in question has not seen you. Usually it is said by generic soldiers of factions who are hostile. Some might be said by beast races, such as goblins or giants, and is often listed incoherent gibberish.

Bandits[edit]

Bandit dialogue is unisex.

  • "I can't remember her name... the pretty one."
  • "He goes to the city for the pickpockets. Says it's the only love he ever gets."
  • "He should have died when I killed him!"
  • "He hears voices in his head. Don't worry, they're good people."
  • "Wasting time is an important part of life!"
  • "Bah. Morality is a fool's game."
  • "Did you see his new bow? That must have cost him."
  • "What is that terrible smell? It's making me hungry."

Dark Seducers[edit]

This dialogue is said by Dark Seducers in Coldharbour, when they are engaged in combat.

  • "You look like a sturdy one! Should I treat you to my whip or my riding crop?"
  • "Molag Bal will reward me when I add you to his army."
  • "Put down your weapons. We can think of better things to do than fight, can't we?"
  • "Look at you! So brave, so determined! I'm going to enjoy making you cry."
  • "When I'm finished with you, Molag Bal will be most pleased."

The Orchard[edit]

The vampires in The Orchard have ambient dialogue.

"New orders. No one gets through the Orchard. No one."
"We must protect our lands."
"We must stop the invaders here."
"We won't be made fools of in front of Molag Bal!"
"Molag Bal will turn us into slugs if we let these invaders reach the Endless Stair."
"Lamae will be disappointed if we cannot control the new vampires."

The Lost Fleet[edit]

The skeletons of the Lost Fleet also have their own ambient dialogue.

"Gold and rum! That is all I ever wanted. Now, look at me. Cursed!"
"Lost at sea in the service of the Emperor. I wonder what my family must think."
"That pea-brained navigator! Look where we wound up!"

Dremora[edit]

This dialogue is said by Dremora soldiers stationed in the Imperial City:

  • "Has Molag Bal forgotten us? I refuse to believe it."
  • "Mortals burn so quickly... too quickly. They should suffer much longer!"
  • "Imperial City is ours. The mortal fools just don't know it yet."
  • "An Ayleid summoner once thought he could control me. I gutted him."
  • "Why don't we make a new garden ... out of Elven corpses!"
  • "Molag Bal rules here, as in Coldharbour."
  • "Scamps! I need more scamps!"
  • "Abnur Tharn will die, when next I see him."
  • "When do we feast upon mortal flesh once more?"
  • "The master favors his Xivkyn. Can't you see that?"
  • "No Khajiits. Cat-flesh is too gamey."
  • "There is no greater pleasure than corrupting an Aedric shrine."
  • "The insects live under rocks and plot our doom. Find them."
  • "Quiet, churls. I heard something."
  • "Scouts warned of mortal soldiers approaching. Be wary."
  • "I prefer disemboweling my foes. Shocking them is too subtle."
  • "I have guard duty when I could be studying under Gati."
  • "What happened in the Magisterium cannot be repeated."
  • "Praise be our master. This campaign is a success."
  • "The Xivkyn trained a Daedroth to do amusing things to banekin, and then called him general! How quaint."
  • "The sewers are beneath me. I did not come here to swim."
  • "We should just flay their skin off and be done with it."
  • "Young clannfear need food to grow. Luckily, there are plenty of mortals around."
  • "Legion Zero belongs to us. We should kill them and raise them."
  • "We should throw the Worm Cultists into the Arena..."
  • "Bring death upon the mortals!"
  • "Exalt in their agony."
  • "We should destroy the Xivkyn now, before they replace us."
  • "Consecrate the soil with mortal agony."
  • "The spirits of the mortals are easily manipulated."
  • "Crush their lungs before their eyes. Then, crush their eyes."
  • "Scourge the mortal until it comes apart."
  • "Round up any mortals you can find. I would choose a pet."
  • "No one shall approach me without my leave."
  • "Why must we wait? I haven't killed something in hours."
  • "I will not tolerate these Mundus-dwellers for long."
  • "It is often difficult to discern which mortals serve us and which we destroy."
  • "Bring me a prisoner. I want to see how much a mortal bleeds."
  • "Duty to the kyn. Duty to the Dark Lord."
  • "Why the Dark Lord wants this pitiful city is beyond me."
  • "I smell man-flesh. There is prey nearby."
  • "Sacrifices must be made in the name of Molag Bal."
  • "The White Gold Tower will be swallowed into the sky."
  • "I have died a thousand deaths in service to Molag Bal."
  • "Why do these fools resist? The Planemeld is inevitable!"
  • "The sooner these fools realize the Divines are finished, the better."
  • "The kyn will burn this city for Molag Bal!"
  • "I would suffer no mortal to live!"
  • "This city will be a fine addition to Coldharbour."
  • "I miss hunting mortals. Perhaps we killed too many of them."
  • "The city is ours. At this point, who can stand against us?"
  • "This place is unworthy. Why do we waste our time?"
  • "These mortals, endlessly scampering. Such unpredictable targets."
  • "We will make a carpet of our victims' bodies."
  • "Molag Bal is the greatest prince I've ever served."
  • "Not enough burning. Fetch me a Worm Cultist."
  • "Even the game master joins the fight sometimes."
  • "We're not keeping the Legion after it's done, are we? Maybe as slaves."
  • "Shields are meant for bashing faces!"
  • "The seat of the mortal empire is a hamlet compared to the glory of Oblivion."
  • "The Xivkyn trained a Daedroth to do amusing things to Banekin, and then called him a general. How droll."
  • "Quiet, you fool! You'll end up in the sewers for that!"
  • "The simple depravity of the Daedrat is admirable, in its own way."
  • "I don't know which is more foul; the sewers, or the altars to the Aedra."
  • "I would rather bathe an Ogrim's nethers than serve another Prince!"

Xivkyn[edit]

Xivkyn in the Imperial City and the Sewers can be overheard saying numerous things:

  • "The largest of those winged beasts brought his harem with him."
  • "There will be none left to mourn this city."
  • "This city is ours. Now we must keep it."
  • "Our Dark Lord wastes us, leading such weak kyn."
  • "We must engineer a cleaner method of piercing the veil."
  • "If you fill the building with enough fire, it suffocates the mortals.
  • "Not all Xivkyn force the kyn to lick our boots, but I do."
  • "Round up the mortals. The games must continue."
  • "Mortals fail because they are weak. Taking this city was too easy."
  • "I'd prefer to impale the mortals myself, but our orders are clear."
  • "Something watches us. Can you sense it?"
  • "No opponent has ever truly challenged me. It's shameful."
  • "I pity the Dremora. they can't comprehend the majesty of the Xivkyn."
  • "Not all Xivkyn abuse their Dremora subjects!"
  • "I don't want one part! I need whole bodies!"
  • "There is power in places mortals find "unsavory"."
  • "I sense your presence, mortal. Engage me if you wish, but know this — I've never been defeated."
  • "Rip the hope from their bosom!"
  • "This mortal legion serves well. Better, even, than some of the Dremora."
  • "They cannot elude us for long..."
  • "Have fun with the mortals. Send them to the market when they're spent!"
  • "Magicka has great power over flesh!"
  • "The little ones from the forest make the most amusing servants."
  • "Elven wine tastes best with the blood of an Elf."
  • "The harvesters make a lot of noise, but fall short in cunning."
  • "A feast of hearts would not sate me!"
  • "Demonstrate what happens when one challenges the Xivkyn."
  • "Flense the mortal cage around their souls."
  • "Peel away their hope, layer by layer."
  • "The worms offend me with their weakness."
  • "Despair is their only truth."
  • "Mortal flesh shall serve as decoration."
  • "The Dark Lord has sent word. Burn it. Burn it all."
  • "I care not for the concerns of a lowly Dremora."
  • "It's an insult—the filth, and these petty mortals scurrying at my feet."
  • "We crack the center of the Mundus, split the veil wide, and Coldharbour will swallow it whole."

Worm Cultists[edit]

  • "Nobles Plaza, a filthy sewer ... doesn't matter. Guard duty is guard duty."
  • "Dig in the ground and you'll find even more of these vermin."
  • "Magicka has great power over flesh."
  • "Few of the bodies are useful after the kyn are done playing."
  • "A Dremora called me "worm-slave." Is that really how they see us?"
  • "I would prefer to be posted to the Arboretum."
  • "There have to be more bodies in the water."
  • "This city will be raised from the dead!"
  • "Ebral learned a new technique to apply magicka to skeletons."
  • "The Xivkyn can't admit our importance in causing the Planemeld."
  • "I don't question Legion Zero's capability. Just their loyalty."
  • "I have been in the White-Gold Tower before. It's not that impressive."
  • "Any word on the Magisterium? I long for its secrets."
  • "Always take their fingers before you pluck out their eyes."
  • "The key is to pose the bones properly, so they accept the animus."
  • "So hungry. The flesh colossus won't mind if I take a slice. Will it?"
  • "The White-Gold Tower? Not that impressive."
  • "The vermin in the slums are easy pickings."
  • "Mara's bosom is a dull one."
  • "I invite the forces of darkness to bestow their power upon me!"
  • "Only death will appease the dark ones."
  • "The key is to pose the bones properly, so they accept the animus."
  • "The White-Gold Tower? Not that impressive."
  • "So hungry. The flesh colossus won't mind if I take a slice. Will it?"
  • "We're not keeping the Legion after it's done, are we? Maybe as slaves."

Legion Zero[edit]

  • "Next one who touches my stash will draw back a stub!"
  • "I want to get into the White-Gold Tower. Imagine the loot!"
  • "We should joined with the Worm Cult long ago."
  • "Now we're the ones with the gold. We should have done this long ago."
  • "Filthy daedrats. They're everywhere."
  • "Don't you love what we've done to this city?"
  • "I think something's wrong with my eyes. Everything's so... blue."
  • "Say what you want about Dremora. At least they pay on time."
  • "Please, do me a favor. Kill them before they wound you."
  • "It was comical; she poked her head out, and I put an arrow in her eye."
  • "I do miss the sun. It's hard to tell when I should sleep."
  • "Once it's over, the Daedra will leave, and the city will be ours."
  • "I hear they're swimming in gold over in the Noble's District."
  • "I want to get into the White-Gold Tower. Imagine the loot!"
  • "Every notch in the shield is a story. The last story has no notch."

Vampires[edit]

This dialogue can be heard from Vampires in the Imperial City Sewers:

"The Bloodworks Drainage. That's where we should be."
"My thirst cannot be slaked on daedrats alone."
"I may serve Molag Bal now, but I will always honor Malacath."
"How long must we hunt? Are we not to be rewarded for our service?"
"I would reign supreme in the arena."
"Master Otholug is our chieftain."
"Molag Bal recognizes our strength. We no longer need Malacath."
"We are no longer pariahs, but the blessed children of Molag Bal."
"Blood is one thing, but this one's paws cannot abide such filth."
"There's no good line of sight here."
"If we plan this right, we can have a little target practice."
"This place is unsanitary. I cannot work in these conditions."
"Deep in the Alessian Catacombs. Whatever it is, it's ugly."
"I swear, fool--I will slice your hand right off."

Dro-m'Athra[edit]

The Dro-m'Athra in Maw of Lorkhaj have ambient dialogue.

  • "Moon-swine! Crush them!"
  • "Namiira speaks and we obey."
  • "Your suffering will be exquisite."
  • "Our quarry approaches …."
  • "Your souls are Namiira's, but your skins are mine!"
  • "Khashool! Dro-sha zargo!"
  • "We will kill you. Lorkhaj will consume you."
  • "Bloodshed is an art. Let us instruct you."
  • "Souls for the darkness! Meat for the beasts!"
  • "Shalaraj—feer jassa!"
  • "Nool—golaraj ra'ham!"
  • "Vazh. Hissirna kassaad."

The dro-m'Athra in Southern Elsweyr have ambient dialogue of their own.

"Death to Azurah's litter."
"Khajiit did not dance before the Lorkhaj showed him the steps."
"Khajiit craves the taste of misery."
"Fill their veins with bile and True Cats go astray."
"No need to huddle in the Darkness any longer."
"She bites her tail, bites her tail in time."
"Poach the blind, the sickly, and the lame. They belong with us."
"The Great Darkness has come to swallow Nirni up!"
"We hide Khajiit from the false light of the Moons."
"Namiira will devour the Lost Cat's suffering."
"Put fire in their veins and Khajiit will beg for cool shadows."
"We are outcast no longer!"
"Listen to the truth of the beating heart!"
"We dance, dance, dance. Dance, dance, dance, down in the Darks!"
"Let the beat fill their ears and our venom fill their hearts."

Skaafin[edit]

Skaafin also have ambient dialogue. Skaafin that stand tall are usually more intelligent. The smaller ones that are hunched over, less so. The smaller, less intelligent Skaafin are referred to as "wretches" by their superiors.

Tall Skaafin
  • "Such work is below my station."
  • "The Master promised treasures, but all I see is dust"
  • "Fetch me that thing's heart."
  • "I don't remember groveling that much when I was a wretch."
  • "Has anyone fed that thing lately?"
  • "I tricked that Armiger! You saw that, right?"
  • "The Master personally selected me for this mission."
  • "We're definitely going to need some more wretches."
  • "To me, wretch."
  • "Keep away from the urns, wretch!"
  • "Dead mortals disgust me almost as much as live ones."
  • "Little one, you thought to best me in a bargain?"
  • "These pitiful creatures should know their place."
  • "Trick me? Never going to happen"
  • "Which one of you wretches stole my treasures?"
  • "I stepped on more than a few heads to get this job."
Wretches
  • "Did you see the way those priests ran?"
  • "When will dead mortals reform?"
  • "Trick worked!"
  • "Claw out eyes! Claw out eyes!"
  • "Urn broke! He did it!"
  • "Many us, few them."
  • "Stupid big ones and their stupid orders."
  • "Did me hear that?"
  • "They promised riches."
  • "Hungry One powerful creature, powerful!"
  • "You distract. Me take."
  • "Me hear something."
  • "Quiet! It can hear us."
  • "Me think that one's alive."
  • "You took it, you eat it."
  • "Me hate spirits."
  • "Hungry One looked at me!"
  • "You take. You take."
  • "Hurt it, hurt it!"
  • "I smell a mortal."
  • "Me no wretch."
  • "You take. You take."
  • "No, no, No! Legs? No!"
  • "Your kill? No, my kill!"

Spiderkith[edit]

Spiderkith soldiers in Summerset can be overheard saying various lines:

  • "This would make a fine place to begin a new brood."
  • "It's like they want to be caught in our web."
  • "To feed us is an honor. Why do the mortals flee?"
  • "A mortal heart beats nearby. Keep wary."
  • "How dare you weave a plot against me?"
  • "Little friends? It's time to crawl out from the dark."
  • "My brood hungers. Let us seek fresh blood."
  • "Such an abundance of prey. We shall feast tonight."
  • "The plot we've weaved is catching prey."
  • "Do not flee. I shall cover you in the finest silks."
  • "My brood shall pick your bones clean!"
  • "The poor little morsels are afraid of the dark."
  • "You shall feel the embrace of my web. Binding. Choking."
  • "The smell of mortal blood is intoxicating."
  • "Warm blood approaches."
  • "Let's give them reason to be afraid of the dark."
  • "I smell something delicious. Something awfully close."
  • "Those who we consume shall nourish greatness."
  • "These mortals shall feed our brood for weeks to come."
  • "I sense movement. What guests have arrived?"
  • "No! This one is not for eating!"
  • "Why won't they listen?"
  • "You dare stand against my mistress?"
  • "Yours shall be the first of many deaths!"
  • "Are you all so eager for death?"
  • "Keep to the shadows."
  • "Embrace your prey, broodlings. Feed on their misery."
  • "This will be a fine place to begin a new brood."
  • "Can you smell that? Sweat. Fear. A mortal is among us."
  • "Warm flesh nears. Ripe. Delicious."
  • "Our mistress demands we feed. And so we shall."
  • "Don't kill them too quick. Keep them alive. Warm."
  • "I must check my webs. Perhaps some prey has been caught."
  • "Keep all of your eyes open. And be still."
  • "Why do they fight us? They cannot hope to win."
  • "A mortal lurks nearby. I can smell their panic."
  • "We follow the will of our mistress."
  • "Come closer, my siblings. A meal approaches."
  • "Should we kill them quickly, or do we have time to play?"
  • "They shall die within my silken web. Slowly. Painfully."

Crypt of Hearts II[edit]

The daedra at the Crypt of Hearts can sometimes be overheard:

  • "The souls here are lost. So shall yours be."

Xit-Xaht[edit]

The Xit-Xaht tribesmen will occasionally say something when you engage them in combat.

  • "Muck-dwellers! Kill them!"
  • "The Hist demands blood!"
  • "We will bury you!"
  • "Your bones will make fine mortar!"
  • "You have no power here. No one escapes Mazzatun!"
  • "Invaders! Put them in shackles!"
  • "Claim their skins for Na-Kesh!"
  • "More blood for the roots!"
  • "Invaders! Bare your fangs, Xit-Xaht!"
  • "Rise up, lighting! Rise!"
  • "Build or die!"
  • "This city will be your grave!"
  • "Protect the stones! Kill the invaders!"

Maormer[edit]

Storm Shark soldiers in Summerset can be heard saying the following:

  • "Did you truly think you could stop the mighty Maormer?"
  • "Sunhold is ours! There's no taking it back!"
  • "Take that back to the ship. Quickly."
  • "The wind blows and the sea provides."
  • "And then I skewered him with his own sword!"
  • "It's a simple spell. Even an Altmer could cast it."
  • "These spoils are much better than the last raid."
  • "Stand back! This spell tends to make everything explode."
  • "Make them grovel. That's my philosophy."
  • "The Dominion Navy! Like plucking fish from a pond!"
  • "Get close before you strike."
  • "All this work will be worth it someday… I hope."
  • "Quickly. Grab what you can before we sail."
  • "Who's responsible for this weather?"
  • "Quiet! I heard someone nearby."
  • "Altmer magic, bah! Nothing but spittle compared to my storm!"
  • "Altmer, bah! A pox on their ears!"
  • "Remember, if it glows or it's gold, it's mine."
  • "Valuables in that pile, throw the rest in the fire."
  • "Why did the winds and waves bring us to these shores?"
  • "Bring glory to Orgnum!"
  • "I only cast spells when it's absolutely necessary."
  • "I'll make captain one day, mark my words!"
  • "I leave nothing but ash and blood in my wake."
  • "This is the calm before the storm."
  • "By sea and spell, by wind and magic!"
  • "I've been land-bound too long."
  • "Get one of the marines to do it."
  • "Touch my plunder, you lose your hand."
  • "For the Sorcerer-King!"
  • "The fool wouldn't know his stern from a seashell."
  • "And then he sailed into the shallows and sank on a coral reef!"
  • "We should take captives. We could use a good cook."
  • "I get a cut of the booty, right?"
  • "I prefer to cast spells from the back of the line."
  • "Altmer blood on my tunic! I'll never get that out!"
  • "If we empty the sea, what will we eat?"
  • "Meet at the ship and we'll divide the plunder."
  • "All this dry land is unsettling. When do we sail?"
  • "Stupid captain. Made me scrub the deck for a week!"
  • "What did I say? Don't burn the expensive houses until all the plunder has been removed!"
  • "Fight on! The ghost fleet gets no conscripts today!"
  • "Should I call down another storm? That should knock the fight out of them."
  • "I find that a quick slash across the throat quiets the noisy ones."
  • "Stop worrying. The scouts will signal if they see an Altmer ship."
  • "Falling overboard would be better than this."
  • "If we burn all their cities, where would we raid?"
  • "I love it when the High Elves scream and run away!"
  • "Keep the gold. I found something better."
  • "Anyone seen the rest of my landing party?"
  • "Can't believe I let that Altmer stick me!"
  • "I'm getting a little bored with the whole pillage and plunder thing."
  • "Steady. Wait for them to get closer before we strike."
  • "The captain said not to come back unless I had plunder and a prisoner."
  • "Why do they have to lock everything? It just slows down our progress."
  • "The plan is simple. Take everything and kill them all."
  • "Not now. Can't you see I'm busy torturing this High Elf?"
  • "I love sailing, don't get me wrong. But dry land? It's kind of nice."
  • "Keep your blade secure. Your life depends on it."

Royal Menagerie[edit]

The following can be heard from Conservator Vinelore's minions in Sil-Var-Woad:

  • "If I infused their bile with imp stool then—no, that would never work."
  • "If any of those creatures interfere with my experiments ..."
  • "Another fine addition to the Royal Menagerie."
  • "Gryphons would make better neighbors than Wood Elves. Let's consider this spot."

Moon Hunter Pack[edit]

The man-beasts of the Moon Hunter Pack have ambient dialogue.

  • "Moon-Caller didn't look pleased today. Did … did I do something?"
  • "The Silver Dawn are dead. The Silver Dawn are dead."
  • "How in Oblivion did hunters get in the keep?"
  • "The pack is all I have! I won't let you take them from me!"
  • "Trying to escape? You'll have to get through me first."
  • "I hope you put up a better fight than the Silver Dawn did!"
  • "No! I won't be hunted! Not again!"
  • "Of all the cursed luck! How did hunters get in the keep?"
  • "The hunters are gone, right? They're dead? Of course they are!"
  • "Am I worthy yet? I don't want to go back to the hedge maze."
  • "Oh! These intruders smell divine!"
  • "<Aggressive howling.>"
  • "Tender flesh. Warm, delicious flesh. Oh, yes."
  • "The Silver Dawn were fools to try to fight us!"
  • "<High pitched whining.>"
  • "How dare you go against the Moon Hunter Pack?"
  • "Our prey has finally arrived!"
  • "I don't want to go back to the library. They can't—they can't make me!"
  • "Vykosa said we'll be safe. She'll keep us safe."
  • "Hunters? In the keep? Just my luck!"
  • "Get away from my pack! They're all I have!"
  • "What this pack needs is a good hunt!"
  • "Dinnertime already? Lucky us!"
  • "<Low growling.>"
  • "When's the next hunt? Soon? Oh, I hope it's soon."
  • "You're nothing against the Moon Hunter Pack!"
  • "<Aggresive snarling.>"
  • "I must protect the pack! It's all I have left!"
  • "Now I have to deal with intruders? Just great!"
  • "They wouldn't kick me out, would they? I'd be hunted. Killed!"
  • "They sent her to the hedge maze yesterday. She … didn't make it."
  • "Let the hunters come! I'll claw them to pieces!"
  • "<Low, quiet snarling.>"
  • "Oh, I can't wait for the next hunt."
  • "<Aggressive barking.>"
  • "Looks like dinner's arrived early!"
  • "You made a mistake coming here!"
  • "The Archivist wants to see me tomorrow. I … I don't want to go."
  • "The pack needs me. The pack needs me."
  • "Hunters? Curses! Vykosa will not be pleased!"
  • "No! I won't be hunted again!"
  • "We should crush those Silver Dawn pests, once and for all!"
  • "I'm so hungry! When's the next hunt?"
  • "<Wolfish heavy breathing.>"
  • "You dare threaten my pack? I'll strike you down!"
  • "What a delicious scent!"

Blackguards[edit]

Like bandit dialogue, Blackguard dialogue is unisex. Nagas:

  • "Gear up! We head out when the marsh owl hoots thrice!"
  • "I won't let that damn Famia get the better of us again."
  • "I have no time for your foolishness, dryskin."
  • "I will not share my portion of the loot with those dryskin laze-abouts!"
  • "More guards? How are we supposed to make a dishonest living?"
  • "If pillaging isn't profitable, I bet I could sell this extract to the merchants in Lilmoth."
  • "You play fibber's dice like my egg-mother—and she died three seasons ago!"
  • "A grim wind blows through the swamp today."
  • "The tribes owe us yet they refuse to pay!"
  • "Famia and her sister, they vex me!"
  • "That cargo is just begging for us to steal it!"
  • "Those Bright-Throats crumble like dry leaves!"
  • "We ransacked a merchant caravan and all I got was a vossa-satl."
  • "Give me your share, or I'll hold back my support the next time you need it."
  • "You! Drink this, so I can see what happens..."
  • "Why did I use the same bottles? Was this the poison or the curative?"
  • "Yes, yes. It's perfectly safe. Now drink it."
  • "I need more vials! Get me more vials!"
  • "That cargo needs to be in our hands by nightfall or they'll be Oblivion to pay!"
  • "Who do those Cyrodilic Collections kuudas think they are?"
  • "My share of the take was moist!"
  • "Did the dryskin break a nail?"
  • "The swamp isn't so bad ... except for the bugs and the mud."
  • "I took down three guards while you were hiding behind that tree."
  • "Who's been in my jars and bottles again?"
  • "I find that hunting prey to be extremely therapeutic."
  • "My magick [sic] is more powerful than you're [sic] swords and arrows."
  • "That's mine. I won't tell you again."
  • "We wallow when we should be raiding."
  • "The next arrow goes right in your knee."
  • "I appreciate that we share the spoils of our raids equally."
  • "A dull blade will get you killed, novice."
  • "You, there. Yes, you!"
  • "I'll never understand why the Blackguards allow dryskins to weaken our ranks."
  • "Send more supply caches to the Echoing Hollow."
  • "You play hip-and-tail ball like a one-legged guar!"
  • "The merchants have doubled the Lilmoth guards again."
  • "I erect the spine of I don't give a damn."
  • "So many outsiders ... what's the marsh coming to?"
  • "Not now. I'm counting the loot from our last haul."
  • "Touch my stuff, I break your hand."
  • "The necromancer of the fen ... I wonder if he needs an apprentice?"
  • "Famia and her people will never expect a thing."
  • "We must not show weakness to those interlopers from Cyrodilic Collections."
  • "You hit like a swamp jelly, mammal licker!"
  • "Whose turn was it to cook? This nalduku tastes like ... well, nalduku!"

Imperials:

  • "Everything is going according to plan."
  • "A new xanmeer was discovered? Where?"
  • "Does this look like a rash to you?"
  • "Sometimes a day in the swamp just goes on and on."
  • "Stay clear of Bok-Xul. I hear the dead don't lie still in that part of the fen."
  • "I may not have scales and claws, but you don't want to mess with me."
  • "You know what makes up for the disgusting living conditions? The equally disgusting food."
  • "Another of Famia's crew? They're everywhere these days."
  • "I heard that the Dead-Water lost another batch of hatchlings. It would be sad if I didn't find it so funny."
  • "Have you read Investigator Vale? I'd let her catch me any time."
  • "When do I get to hit something?"
  • "I wonder how much gold we can get for that haul?"
  • "What if Famia's people are planting fake relics just to confuse us?"
  • "You know, if we keep a little extra, no one will notice."
  • "Another relic lost? This situation is becoming intolerable!"
  • "Who do we get to murder today?"
  • "I don't know ... I kind of admire Famia."
  • "I need a long vacation."
  • "I'm honored to be a part of this plan!"
  • "I win again! Pay up, you losers!"
  • "Which merchant wagon are we targeting this time?"
  • "Cyrodilic Collections! I hate those guys!"
  • "A new shipment, you say? Just tell me where and when!"
  • "Those Cyrodilic do-gooders got to the relics before us."
  • "I don't know ... smells like a trap to me."
  • "The ship will be easy pickings, I guarantee it!"
  • "What's going on at the prison?"
  • "Clean up this mess! This isn't Elsweyr, you know."
  • "Why are profits so low? Do we need to shake some trees again?"
  • "Where did you say you got this tip again?"
  • "Who wants to go to Lilmoth and cause a ruckus?"
  • "We need a big score. It's been too long."
  • "I appreciate the effort, but you're really terrible at this."
  • "When do we get to fight something?"
  • "Who let mud seep into the drinking water?"

Veeskhleel[edit]

The following dialogue can be overheard from the Veeskhleel Argonians found in Blight Bog Sump.

"Soon Veeskhleel will outnumber any tribe. All the tribes."
"I blame the Bright-Throat eggs. They are plentiful, but weak... just like their tribe."
"What do you think the Hollow are drawn to? I tire of tracking them down."
"It still reeks of the bright-one's poison."
"I'm almost afraid to see what Ree-Nakal gives birth to next."
"Our roots will span all of Murkmire when Ree-Nakal's work is done."
"I miss the shade of the Deepmire. I suffocate in this cave."
"The only thing the Hollow are good for is mulch! They rot too quickly, for dead-walkers."
"they also say something about the Dead-Water hatchlings dying
"These Hollow wither too quickly. At least their rot is of use to the sharith."
"These are not our egg-brothers and sisters... not yet."

Lustrants[edit]

This dialogue may be said by Purified legionaries in the Depths of Malatar:

"Lady of Light, keep us from darkness."
"The sun sets, but her light is forever."
"I am eternally hers."
"She is our light."
"We obey, Lady of Light."
"When the world serves her, our existence will be perfect."
"Life is hers to take!"
"Her light drew you here. Submit to it."
"Purity is made from many colors."
"Obey and she is pleased."
"She is our light."
"Her light blinds the unworthy."
"No-one defies her!"
"She'll scour the impure from you. Like she did for us."

Tomb of the Serpents Spirit[edit]

While inside the Tomb of the Serpents, you may overhear a female voice whispering to both you and the awakened Akaviri undead.

"Kill the intruder. Only the strong can carry our message."
"Wake from your sleep. Preserve our legacy. Destroy the outsider."
"You know the messenger. If you survive, you will know the message."
"Lay down your sword, outsider. You already belong to the Akaviri."
"You are different, outsider. Perhaps you are the one to deliver our message. Perhaps you will die like the rest."
"Live, and you will share our story. Die, and you will share our tomb."
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Blighted[edit]

The Blighted of Cicatrice have dialogue.

"We hurt her... defiled her. Why did we defile her?"
"She wants to be left alone!"
"She doesn't want us here!"
"The lizard said she would make a cure! Please! We need a cure!"
"The oasis will heal us... yes! The oasis will heal us!"
"Why is she doing this? Why won't she let us rest?"
"It's just a rash! She swears, it's just a rash."
"Where is our cure, lizard? Where?"
"The oasis … what did we do to the oasis?"
"She just wanted us to leave. Why, why didn't we leave?"
"It's just a cough. This one is fine! She's fine!"
"Where is that cure? The lizard promised!"
"Please, let us rest. We just want to rest."
"Why did we come here?"
"They burned it all. Everything in flames."
"The lizard tricked us! Lies! All lies!"

Tenarr Zalviit[edit]

The Tenarr Zalviit vampires can be overheard talking to each other:

"I never want to see that tomb again. Not even to hide from the sun."
"Don't kill everyone. Herd some to the ossuary."
"Finally we feast on rich blood!"
"The taste of hot blood. How'd we go so long without it?"
"This one used to like fowl, but after he turned, their blood seemed thin as gruel."
"We should leave the Weeping Scar. Take over somewhere worth living."
"It's been too long since we tasted life."

Sunspire Slaves[edit]

The servants of Nahviintaas will shout at you.

"Now you'll learn the Way of Jone!"
"We are the Great Cat's chosen!"
"Die! Die! Die!"
"Die for Alkosh!"
"The Way of Jode will lay you low!"
"Your time is at an end. Don't fight it."
"What Alkosh wills must be done!"
"Bow before the Dragon King of Cats!"
"Alkosh has already decided the outcome."
"Rrraagh!"
"Time conquers all!"
"Khajiit will cast you from this mountain!"
"Find solace in a predestined outcome."
"Jode! Fan our flames!"
"Alkosh!"
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Ruddy Fangs[edit]

The Ruddy Fangs bandits will have their own things to say:

"You'd think that Azurah would have warned the old loony to stay away from bandit dens."
"What kind of fool walks into a bandit den? He's loony all right."
"If we're planning on raiding Hakoshae, I'm staying behind. Nearly got my tail chopped off last time!"
"Had another run in with Sugar-Slinger the other day. Nothing I hate more than a stuck up smuggler."

The Fangs in Southern Elsweyr also have their own dialogue apart from the ones in Northern Elsweyr.

Altmer
"If that Orc tries to pick a fight with me one more time, I'm going to cut his throat and stuff his body in a barrel."
"I wish those smoke addled wastrels would keep it down for once."
"At least we don't see many Sea Elves this far east."
Argonians
"Stay out of the stock, unless you want to wind up like those other sap lickers."
"I want to catch some jellies for dinner. I rarely have them outside Black Marsh."
"All this salt in the air gives me itchy scales."
Dunmer
"Thought smuggling skooma was supposed to be safer than slaving."
"I think the lizards are plotting something. Sleep light."
"No respectable Dunmer would take orders from an overgrown cat. Good thing we're not respectable."
"Guess the skeevers aren't scared of Khajiit. They keep getting into the sugar sacks."
Khajiit
"Whenever the shaveskins get too full of themselves, this one conjures a great tailwind to deflate them a bit."
"This one already tried flushing the waste out to sea. The tide's too strong."
"Khajiit heard one of the lunatics tried to eat another's face the other day. Stay clear of them.""
"Khajiit say it's trapped moonlight in the waters. This one says it's gold."
"Khajiit should be riding the wind at full sail, not clearing cave air of skooma fumes."
"This one would break your twiggy little bones without even trying."
"This one won't hesitate to crack your skull if you can't handle your skooma."
"Bet that swill tastes like sea water. Khajiit won't touch it."
"It stinks of fish, skooma, and spew. This one would rather be out to sea."
"Filthy shaveskins. Water all around and still they do not bathe."
"You'll not smoke that stuff around this one, if you know what's good for you."
Nords
"Think this stuff is sweeter than mead?"
"What do you say we strip down and take a dip?"
Orcs
"I could take one of those tusking Pahmar-raht, easy."
"Who here thinks they can drink me under the table?"
"How is it cats covered in fur can come from somewhere so hot? At least it's cool in this cove."
"How about we beat up a few of the crazies?"
Unsorted
"If the Tigershark wants to test his recipe, he can drink it himself."
"The Khajiit plan to double cross us, I'm sure of it."
"Keep slacking off and you'll get tossed to those wild sugar-tooths."
"Most of these Khajiit would make better rugs than crew."
"I say we train those drug-addled lunatics like hounds. They already go for the throat."
"Don't drink the water. Too much runoff sullying it now."
"Boss wants more volunteers. Get moving."
"Anybody tried pickling one of those jellies in the stock? Bet they'd soak it up good"
"Tried a nip of the last batch. It'll take the wind out of your sails."
"If I wanted to brew skooma, I'd have become a barman."
"This one thinks the skooma is cursed. We never should have defiled this place."
"This one only drinks from the shrine fonts. You should too."

The skooma-crazed members of the Fangs also have unique dialogue.

"Show me your guts! Show 'em to me!"
"You won't take me!"
"Knew you were coming! Knew you were all coming for me!"
"<Nauseated murmuring and retching.>"
"<Howling like a wolf, chuffing and raving gibberish.>"
"<Painful, miserable moaning.>"
"<Paranoid muttering, whispering to self.>"
"<Grunting, angry yelled gibberish, exertions as if smashing something.>"
"<Raving slurred gibberish.>"
"<Hysteric giggling and gibberish muttering.>"

Hollowfang Vampires[edit]

The Hollowfang Vampires have their own dialogue.

"This one's fur rises at the thought of what blood-mixtures can be made from a Dragon."
"Khajiit dabbles in the blood of many creatures, but never has she experimented on a Dragon."
"Save one for Nisaazda's studies!"
"Nisaazda will show us how to tame the Dragon's blood. Have faith."
"This blood-brew is potent. Trolls taste vile, but you will never feel more alive."
"Do not tell the Clan Mother, but this mixture of swamp toad and skooma will give you sugar-dreams."
"Once the Devourer has consumed its power, he will harvest Dragons enough for us all."
"The blood-mixtures made from the swamp creatures make me want to spit fur."
"Leave their bones for my pets!"
"Drink from my pet again and we'll have words."
"Khajiit kept pets in life, but this bond is stronger."
"Feast, my pets!"
"The Clan Mother gives the first bite to a shave-skin. Are there not Khajiit more deserving?"
"I have the fangs of a viper!"
"Finally, something to do!"
"There should be an etiquette. This one is tired of felling prey only to be the last to feed."
"I have a claw for your heart!"
"Took this poison from a Baandari fresh out of Murkmire. Very effective, but spoils the blood."
"Get them, darlings!"
"This one prefers her thralls to dull-clawed bloodfiends. Too feral."
"These bugs are so eager to drink and be made slaves."
"Obey, blood-thralls!"
"You dare to face me, morsel?"
"My claws will strip the flesh from your bones!"
"We smell your fear!"
"The intruders are close."
"Could a Dragon be made blood-thrall, you think?"
"Such eager prey!"
"Did you see the Devourer's fight with the Dragon? To think our blood could give us such power!"
"Khajiit has venom for your veins!"
"This place is full of moon-riddles and strange Ta'agra. Khajiit does not like it."
"The first taste is mine!"
"This one's pets are stirring. There's prey about."
"Sometimes this one thinks she should have been born a senche."
"Death by a thousand fangs!"
"Dro'zakar is on the prowl. Woe unto the prey he stalks."
"Worse than a Kotu Gava bite, yes?"
"It's the sugar that this one misses most."
"Fighting only makes the poison flow faster!"
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Black Gulls[edit]

The Black Gull slavers of South Guard Ruins have their own dialogue as well.

"Hey, I'll tell you when I've had enough to drink!"
"Damn this humidity! Mauloch's jawbone, I miss Wrothgar."
"Calling me fat? Hrmph. I'll make him a head's weight lighter …."
"Baan Dar's arse, it's quiet. This one needs a good fight!"
"Just one more job, then it's back to the Alik'r. Just one more …."
"Laugh if you want, but I swear that catfish was as big as a senche-raht!"
"Sure, I skim a little off the top. But you'd better keep that to yourself!"
"If that slave mouths off one more time, I'm fetching my shears and cutting his tongue out"
"I don't know what to tell you. If you don't want rats in your pockets, don't keep hunks of cheese in there."
"Could have sworn I heard something. Just the damn rats again."
"This one would kill for a sweetroll. Seriously—who should I kill?"
"Got to watch your step in the shallows nowadays. One of those salamanders almost got me!"
"Wharf rat? Fetching nchow. Nobody calls me a wharf rat. Nobody!"
"Oblivion take that son of a guar. I'll point a knife at whoever I damn well please!"
"Just let those slaves try to escape. This one could use the target practice."
"Shields of Senchal? Heh. Just let them try to block us."
"Where are all the would-be heroes? We need some excitement around here!"
"Where's the damn grog? You better not have drunk it all!"
"Salted pork, salted pork, always salted pork! Can we get some greens around here?"
"Scrawny jekosiits …. Eat a steak for Mara's sake."
"Guard duty. Hmph. What a waste of time."
"Cats and their sugar. Where can a man find a decent kabob around here?"
"Dragons … feh. I dare one of those lizards to come tangle with us."
"Ugh. I don't even want to know what the cook put in that stew."
"More moldy bread? That does it. I'm on the next ship to Summerset."
"Rats aren't so bad. Sure, they carry diseases, but who here doesn't?"
"Keep a sharp eye, mate. Too many newcomers prowling about."
"Who's got the water skin? It's too damned hot down here …."
"Never seen a dragon before. Way I hear it, they could swallow a whale in one gulp!"
"Ugh. One more hour till my shift's over. One more hour …."
"Heard there's a hurricane bearing down on us. Make sure everything's tied down, eh?"
"Fifteen gold says this one can strike a frog's eye at fifty paces. Any takers?"
"Bastard wants to eyeball me? This one's got two arrows to fix that problem."
"Slaves, mudcrabs, lazy hackwings …. I need a real challenge!"
"Anybody up for a game of dice? I'm falling asleep here …."

New Moon Cultists[edit]

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