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Councilor Eris
Home City Balmora
Location Redoran Kinhouse
Race Dunmer Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) House Redoran
Councilor Eris

Councilor Eris is a Dunmer noble of House Redoran who works at the Redoran Kinhouse in Balmora. Married to Tavya, his daughter has recently gone missing and he is employing freelancers to help find her.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest Related Events[edit]

Prior to starting the quest, or if he's not a quest target, he'll say:

"I'm sorry, but I'm up to my elbows in an important matter at the moment.
I'm sure someone else in the kinhouse can help you if your need is urgent."

Fleeing the Past[edit]

"Yes? Is there something I can do for you, Outlander?"
Sergeant Faldrus sent me. He said you needed help finding your daughter.
"My daughter has been gone too long and the House Guard can't seem to find a wall in the corner, but why should I trust you with this task?
Tell me, Outlander. How can you succeed when my forces continue to fail time and time again?"
It seems your daughter knows your people and their tactics. She doesn't know me.
"An interesting insight. Perhaps you can find my daughter. Veya can handle herself, but a father worries, you understand.
Anyway, I agree with your assessment. That's why I'm willing to bring in outside help on this."
Tell me what happened.
"Veya fled after a family … disagreement. She's run away before, but I'm concerned that she might have something more permanent in mind this time. And more dangerous.
Veya knows how to evade the House Guard. But, as you said, she doesn't know you."
All right. I'll try to find your daughter.
"Captain Brivan oversees the House's attempts to locate my daughter. You should speak to him and see what his investigation has already turned up."
Where can I find Captain Brivan?
"He's probably patrolling the town square at this time of day.
Brivan's soldiers have been trying to get information out of Veya's friends, but those young men and women are almost as good at avoiding the House Guard as my daughter."
You mentioned a family disagreement?
"That is … a private matter.
If your investigation proves fruitful and such matters become relevant, we can discuss the particulars then—but not before."
Maybe your wife would be willing to discuss that with me.
"Like my daughter, my wife has a mind of her own. What the two of you discuss is your own affair.
Just understand that I haven't employed you to solve my family's problems. I only need you to find my daughter."
You mentioned Veya might be involved in something dangerous?
"Veya's always been fascinated by the Morag Tong. Even admired one of their agents when she was growing up. It's possible she's sought refuge with this agent—or even decided to join the organization, though I hope I'm wrong about that."
Tell me more about the Morag Tong.
"The Morag Tong? They're an ancient guild of assassins sanctioned by the Tribunal to carry out honorable writs of execution. Ostensibly, they're supposed to keep the Houses from resorting to all-out war, but I still find the practice barbaric."
And the agent that Veya admires?
"Someone of no consequence and not at all important to accomplishing your mission. Besides, you don't find Morag Tong agents. They find you. Just pray it's not because your name wound up on one of their writs. That is a death sentence."

Once you've located Naryu Virian

"I'm surprised to see you back here, but I'm also relieved. Does this mean you have news about my daughter? Is she safe? Is she ready to come home?"
Veya's safe. She's joined the Morag Tong and they're arranging a meeting.
"Veya joined that cult of assassins? I was afraid she'd do something rash, but what was she thinking?
I don't see the Morag Tong as safe, but at least she's still alive, so I suppose that's something. When are we going to meet with my daughter?"
Not us. Just me. But tell me, what happened to Veya's brother?
"She won't meet with me? No, I suppose she's not ready for that quite yet.
As for Veya's brother, that was all the doing of the Redoran Council. I'm not allowed to discuss the details. But he's still alive, if that's what Veya is worried about."
Naryu said to call off the other freelancers or she'll take Veya and disappear.
"Naryu's back in town? She's as stubborn as Veya. Very well. No other outsiders. Although I can't dismiss the mercenaries that Captain Brivan employs.
House Redoran is my life, as is Veya. I'll do everything in my power to see her home safely."
Your daughter is safe. Just let me handle this and I'll try to get her to meet with you.
"As you say. No other outsiders. But there are rules, Outlander. I must do everything within reason to maintain the honor of House Redoran.
Here. Your first payment. Soon, however, I'll expect more than just a verbal confirmation of Veya's safety."

Of Faith and Family[edit]

"When next you see her, tell my daughter that I want to talk to her. Veya can set the terms, but I expect her to stop running away when things don't go her way."
I'll convey the message, but I need to know exactly what you and Veya argued about.
"Veya has always felt shackled by the rules of House Redoran, hobbled by the many duties and obligations it presses upon its subjects.
After the situation involving her brother, she decided she wanted nothing more to do with the House. Or with me."
So your strict observance of rules and obligations caused this rift between you and your daughter?
"That may be an oversimplification, but I suppose your statement is accurate.
walk a narrow path between House Councilor and loving father. Unfortunately, the former often supersedes the latter. That's why I want to speak to Veya again."
I'll try to arrange a meeting as soon as I can.

If spoken to again before heading out:

"Work with Captain Brivan as necessary and get me a meeting with my daughter. It's imperative that I get another chance to explain my actions to her.
I'm counting on you, Outlander."