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Exarch Tzinghalis
Location Kagnthamz, Tzinghalis's Tower
Race Nede Gender Male
Health 146590 Difficulty ON-misc-Boss 1.png
Reaction Hostile
Other Information
Faction(s) Gray Host
Condition Vampire
Exarch Tzinghalis

Exarch Tzinghalis is a member of the Gray Host and is known for both his genius and sadistic nature. His base and laboratory is a tower found in the Lightless Hollow in Blackreach: Greymoor Caverns.

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Quest-Related Events[edit]

Dark Clouds Over Solitude[edit]

Once you have killed Pentarch Khorb who assassinated Queen Gerhyld, you will need to find Sister Tharda who can be found down the passage in a large open chamber. However, when you reach her, you will find that she is not alone.

Fennorian: "You listen in. I'll unlock the door."
"Rise exarch and be reborn!"

While he picks the door's lock, Lyris will go over to the opening to watch the scene below. Sister Tharda and an unknown man stand before a stone construct with a large urn between her and it.

<As she performs the ritual a blue Reach sigil forms beneath her.>
Sister Tharda: "Rise exarch and be reborn!"
<The construct goes one knee and blue lights from the urn enter it.>
<A wolf howls is heard.>
<The stone construct shatters and a Werewolf Behemoth emerges from it.>
Exarch Ulfra: "Tzinghalis? Where is this place?"
<The man walks towards the werewolf.>
Exarch Tzinghalis: "The Ashen Lord commands it, and so we live once more, Ulfra."
Exarch Ulfra: "Alive again? How?"
Sister Tharda: "You have the Icereach Coven to thank for that, werewolf."
<Tzinghalis jabs his finger at her.>
Exarch Tzinghalis: "Using my recipes, witch."
Sister Tharda: "I meant no disrespect, Exarch Tzinghalis."
<Ulfra starts sniffing the air.>
Exarch Ulfra: "We're being watched, brother."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "Next time, Tharda, the Ashen Lord will expect more than the restoration of a single reliquary. Now deal with the intruders or I'll toss you to the harrowfiends."
<Tzinghalis and Ulfra leave the chamber.>
Sister Tharda: "Come out, little skeevers. Come out and play with Sister Tharda!"
Lyris Titanborn: "How many of your sisters am I going to have to kill before you give up?"

When you chase after Tzinghalis and Ulfra, they will have escaped.

The Vampire Scholar[edit]

While searching for the missing Fennorian, you will encounter the werewolf Edjar who explains that Fennorian was probably captured by Tzinghalis's people and brought to his tower to be tortured and experimented on. Edjar himself was experimented on but escaped but will help you get into the tower if you rescue his pack.

Once you make it into his laboratory, Exarch Tzinghalis voice can be heard echoing through the pipes in the corridors as he casually discusses his experimentation on Fennorian with Rada al-Saran.

Exarch Tzinghalis: "It fights against its nature, Rada al-Saran. A weaker breed."
Rada al-Saran: "No, Tzinghalis. Just the deceived son of an estranged brother, forced to deny his nature."
"The machine will finish him momentarily, my lord."

After you bypass the Netherroot Garden, you will hear Rada al-Saran telling Tzinghalis to dispose of Fennorian.

Fennorian: "Ahh! No! Why are you doing this to me?"
Exarch Tzinghalis: "The Ashen Lord crafted the plan. I am simply the architect of his tools."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "Now, feel free to scream when I peel back your flesh and apply this tool...."
Rada al-Saran: "We have what we need. In his last moments, let him truly understand the power of the Gray Host!"
Fennorian: "Arrgghh!"
Rada al-Saran: "A shame he could not be recruited to our noble cause."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "The machine will finish him momentarily, my lord."
Rada al-Saran: "Finish your work here, Tzinghalis, then join me in the keep. You must bear witness when we make our move."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "Of course, Rada al-Saran. I am eager to see the power of our ultimate harrowstorm."
<Rada al-Saran teleports away in a swarm of bats.>
Fennorian: <Tortured sobbing.>
<Tzinghalis notices Lyris.>
Exarch Tzinghalis: "New test subjects? Just in time. This one is about spent."

As you fight him, he'll use a variety of alchemical tricks. He will also tell you what he will do to you in that emotionless tone of his.

Exarch Tzinghalis: "I cannot wait to cut open your skull."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "You will do well in my machine."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "There's an art to pacifying uncooperative specimens."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "You cannot stop the Gray Host."
Exarch Tzinghalis: "A shame to waste such vigorous blood."

As he dies he will say his last words:

Exarch Tzinghalis: "It's too late for me."

You can free Fennorian from the machine after Tzinghalis's demise.

The Gray Council[edit]

Exarch Tzinghalis
Location Grayhome
Race Nede Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Gray Host
Condition Vampire
Exarch Tzinghalis

You may speak with Tzinghalis in the dream-walk during the second Markarth Prologue quest. He is in his study.

"Ah, Verandis. Good. I wanted to talk to you.
I never tire of looking at this creation. Tell me again, why did you abandon your stone husks? I thought you wanted your precious mortals to enjoy the everlasting life of their betters."
The mortal I resurrected went mad, Tzinghalis. The experiment failed.
"Is that what bothers you? One small failure and you abandon such promising research?
You had the opportunity to seize control of existence itself! To control both life and death! Such power is unimaginable, yet you squander it."
One failure was more than enough. Even power such as you describe is not worth the cost.
"Cost? Bah! What cost?
Mortals are as cheap and plentiful as grains of sand on a beach! Once you mastered your creation, you'd be able to resurrect them at will. They would worship you as a god! Wouldn't that bring about the peace you crave?"
We are not their gods, Tzinghalis. We are their equals.
"How can you be so misguided? Mortals are so far beneath us, they cannot even comprehend their own inadequacy.
I only hope Lord Rada al-Saran can talk some sense into you. Meanwhile, I will study this creation. Perhaps even succeed where you failed."
I hope you do succeed, Tzinghalis.
"How I have missed our endless debates, my friend. Our deep and fascinating discussions about science and philosophy. I look forward to renewing that exchange.
If you haven't presented yourself yet, you should go see Lord Rada al-Saran."
What about your own research, Tzinghalis?
"I've been quite successful in your absence.
Rada al-Saran discovered a strange relic beneath the Reach. I spent weeks examining it. It's quite remarkable and I've only scratched the surface of the possibilities it might offer our kind."
That sounds fascinating. What kind of relic?
"I'd prefer not to draw any conclusions until I've had time to examine it at length. But I welcome the chance to discuss it with you once you've settled in."