|Location||Dead-Water Village, Root-Whisper Village|
- Whispers in the Wood: Work with the local tribes to find out more about a mysterious Argonian relic.
When he is first approached in the village, you overhear him say to Jaxsik, "I grind my fangs. This is a desecration!". He can then be spoken to:
- "You are the ojel who helped our kaal, Jaxsik-Orrn, destroy the Blackguard wagon-snake, are you not? Hmm. It seems you did not kill enough."
- Who are you?
- "I curl my lips. You demand a name without giving one? That is the ojel way, isn't it? Take, and take, and take. Hmm.
I am Grave-Singer Ki-At—the Dead-Water's keeper of death-secrets and final words."
- What does a Grave-Singer do, exactly?
- "Death comes in many forms, and wears many masks. I tend to the bodies—staking them when I must, and harvesting them when I must. I read the grave-stakes and sing the fallen warrior's final song."
- "I nod my head. Yes. Grave-Stake. Or Xul-Vaat in the true-tongue. Each tells the story of the corpse it pierces. You will learn soon enough."
After speaking with Jaxsik-Orrn and agreeing to help her, Grave-Singer Ki-At will instead say, "The dead hiss your name, ojel. I hear it bubble up from the shallows. Here in the deep murk, you earn their favor or you join them." (Questions from above remain the same.)
Once you have retrieved Etra's Grave-Stake you can find the Ki-At in conversation with Jaxsik-Orrn about the grave-stake.
- Jaxsik-Orrn: "The … is it Etra's story of the grave-stake? Or the Hist's?"
- Grave-Singer Ki-At: "Both, my kaal. What is our story if not the story of the Hist?"
He will be surprised that you beat Etra of the Many Spears, saying "You have Etra's grave-stake? I am … impressed, ojel. Show this stake to Jaxsik-Orrn. She will read its story." (Questions from above remain the same.)
Once Jaxsik-Orrn has read the grave-stake, he will dismiss you so he can further speak with her, saying "I have no time for you. Leave me."
Grave-Singer Ki-At is amongst the visitors who have come to Root-Whisper Village to witness the renewal of the Hist tree and tribe. His dialogue will differ depending on who became the spirit guide.If Jaxsik-Orrn became the spirit guide.
- "Hmph. I erect the spine of deep pride.
The worth of a Dead-Water warrior lies in the nature of their death. Kaal Jaxsik-Orrn died in glory—a true servant of the Hist. We will burn many bones in Dead-Water Village. All will know her name."