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Naryu Virian
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Location Narsis; Obsidian Gorge, etc
Race Dunmer Gender Female
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Morag Tong
Naryu Virian in her Morag Tong leathers as worn on Vvardenfell
Naryu as seen in the base game

Naryu Virian is a Dunmer assassin and member of the Morag Tong.

Most players will first encounter her in Deshaan, where she is tracking the source of the Llodos plague. She will ask for your assistance several times as she tracks down and deals with the person responsible. You will meet her again at Fort Amol in Eastmarch, where she is disguised as a servant girl on a mission to assassinate a Breton illusionist by the name of Dhalen, and later in Mournhold with Thrush during Messages Across Tamriel. She also identifies a potential Pact agent in the Silent Mire: Seeks-the-Night.

New characters created in Morrowind will first meet her in the starter quest Broken Bonds. She later shows up as the mentor of a Redoran councilor's daughter in a series of quests around Balmora.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Events[edit]

For Their Own Protection[edit]

Naryu's interrogation of Evis Marys.

Evis Marys: "Please, I told you everything I know."
Naryu Virian: "One more lie and I'll make you stop talking, permenantly. Understand?"

Naryu is downstairs, on the other side of the room interrogating Evis Marys. She's finish talking, your able to speak with her.

"I have no intention of letting an amateur screw up my investigation.
Turn around now and walk away. Now."
What's going on here?
"You're interrupting my interrogation, that's what. And just as I was about to get to my favorite part.
I have no quarrel with you. Not yet. So go away."

You have two options to say, both of which you can't back out of. If you say the first option.

I'm working with Councilor Ralden and this looks rather suspicious.
"Listen to me closely. You and I are on the same side here.
I've been hired to track down the origins of the Llodos Plague."
Hired by who?
"That doesn't matter. We've linked strange shipments to this courier. He refuses to talk, but I've never met a man I couldn't break. Take this letter to Councilor Ralden. It explains how vials of the plague were shipped into Narsis."

If you choose the latter option.

You're the one who should leave. Before we have a problem.

missing conversation

Unwanted Guests[edit]

After investigating the waterfall near the Lake Hlaalu Retreat.

"Before you ask, yes, I've been following you. No, I have nothing to do with the missing people or the plague. And no, I'm not here to fight you.
There, that's out of the way. Feel better? Now let's talk about why Giron wants you dead."
Giron sent me to kill Maulborn troops and discover their link to the plague.
"Of course he did. Sending an overconfident outsider into camps full of Maulborn certainly sounds like a day at the fair.
And if they killed you, you'd never find out that he brought the plague to Narsis, would you?"
How do you know that?
"I've been watching Narsis for weeks. We even have an agent inside the kinhouse. Anything that enters or leaves Narsis is tracked, and those broken crates had Giron's name written all over them.
The question is, why? What have you discovered?"
<Show Naryu what you found.>
"This doesn't look good. There must be a reason why Giron wanted Narsis sealed and why he wanted you dead. Get back there and find out."

You can talk to her again.

"The organization I belong to does two things: finds targets and eliminates targets. My target happens to be connected to the Llodos plague.
Our goals overlap. Let's leave it at that."

You have multiple options to talk about Naryu's background and her task in Narsis.
If you ask about her task.

Who are you after?

missing conversation

If you ask about her organization.

What organization do you belong to?
"Sorry, we don't know each other well enough to get that personal just yet. Trust me, though. We both want to stop the Maulborn."

Tracking the Plague[edit]

In the center of Narsis after defeating Giron Sadri.

"All's well that ends well. Or as well as it's going to get, anyway. I'm glad to see you're still in one piece."
Varon said you had some new information.
"The documents you found in the Maulborn camp contained several names. A few appeared over and over.
After a little digging, I connected one of them to our target."
Why are you telling me this?
"Because I also learned that Hlaalu troops have been ambushed by superior Maulborn forces at the Obsidian Gorge. Our target leads those forces.
We want the alchemist. Saving Hlaalu troops isn't part of our mandate. But maybe together..."
We could accomplish things together.
"Now you've got it. Varon and I will join you shortly. We need to send our report and wait for our next orders.
Stay safe. I'll see you soon, my friend."

Payback[edit]

On the cliff with Hlaalu Archers, overlooking the Obsidian Gorge.

"Ready for a fight? Once the archers start shooting, the Maulborn will swarm this overlook.
Let me know when you're ready."
Tell the archers to start shooting. Target the crates.

missing dialogue from before and during the enemy wave

Inside the caves after the enemy wave.

"Change of plans! Those crates the archers destroyed? The plague is spreading quicker than dragon's breath. Can't go that way."
How is it spreading quickly?
"Hey, I'm not an alchemist. I can only tell you what Varon told me.
That stuff is potent. It spreads like wildfire. As soon as it touches your skin, people transform into husks."

missing dialogue after initially speaking to her

Plague Bringer[edit]

After defeating Merdyndril and Captain Diiril at the Apothecarium.

"You're full of surprises. Not that I doubted you.
Thanks for your help."
Ready to tell me who you really are yet?
"You know, I think you earned the truth. But this is a pretty big secret I'm about to share. Are you sure you're up to the responsibility."
I won't betray your trust?
"I know you won't. Come closer. This is for your ears only.
Varon and I. We're part of the Marog Tong."
What's that?
"You're kind of an innocent, aren't you? The Morag Tong. Organized crime? A league of assassins? We used to be part of the establishment, but we're kind of on the outs these days. Some of the house leaders still employ us, though."
Oh, that Morag Tong.

missing the rest of the conversation

Maybe we should stick with the mystery.

missing the conversation

Broken Bonds[edit]

missing first part of quest

After you've spoken to Eoki and the prisoners flee, you'll find her at the overlook:

"I couldn't have done much better myself, hero. Good work down there! There's one more thing to do, if you're up to it.
Time is short, but I have something to tell you. You've earned that much at least."
What do you want to tell me?
"I'm an assassin, a Morag Tong agent here to complete a job. The writ I carry gives me the legal authority to end my target's life, no questions asked.
I'm here to kill Captain Svadstar, leader of this band of slavers. He's as bad as they come."
Why are you telling me this?
"Because I need your help. I can kill the captain and ten of his thugs without breaking a sweat. But the slavers' ship? It's faster and stronger than anything the locals can throw at it. If we don't scuttle the ship, they'll be right back to business."
Why should I help an assassin?
"Not big on gratitude, I see.
Look, I signaled Seyda Neen, but they won't get here in time to stop the slavers. With your help, we can end the slavers, save their prisoners, and sink their ship. Otherwise, the prisoners are as good as dead."
So what do you need me to do?
"Gather some fire salts and kindlepitch from the docks. With them, you can make a fire bomb. Not only will setting their ship on fire destroy it, it will flush Svadstar from his hiding hole so I can end him.
We'll meet after you gather the supplies."
I'll get the fire salts and kindlepitch and meet you at the docks.

Once you have the items, you'll hear her shout, "Over here! Get on-board and let's go!" and if you speak to her directly before boarding, she'll say, "About time you got here. What took you so long?"

Aboard the ship you will not be able to speak with her, but she'll tell you to get below deck and set off the bomb as she goes after her target.

Fleeing the Past[edit]

When you enter Ashurnibibi, Naryu is standing on top of the water fall and greets you with "Hero, we really need to stop meeting like this!"

You can chat to her for a little bit.

"You have a habit of turning up at the most unusual moments, don't you, hero?"
I came to find you to ask you—
"Questions? I don't have time for questions. I have a writ to complete!
Look, I can't keep these evil cultists waiting. You want to talk? Find me after I finish this job."
I'll find you.

The leader of the Malacath cultists, Curate Sneg, mocks Naryu until she reaches him and then begs for mercy.

Curate Sneg: "Don't kill me! I didn't mean to interfere with House Telvanni's plans! I made a mistake!"
Naryu Virian: "A mistake? Well, that explains everything! I'll just let the Telvanni know. I'm sure Mage Vaelin will understand."
Curate Sneg: "Oh, that's a relief! I thought for sure you were going to kill me!"


Naryu then stabs him and comments with "Ugh, I hate it when my leathers get wet! And this is a new outfit, too! Ah, well, I suppose we ought to discuss what you're doing here."

"I have to admit, when I saw you I thought, "what the tusk are you doing down here?—pardon my Orcish.
Did you really follow me across the continent? That shows commitment. Kind of creepy, but still, a lot of commitment."
I'm looking for Councilor Eris's daughter, Veya.
"Well, that's not what I expected. But you can just turn around and leave. You're not going to find her.
Veya's going through a difficult time right now and the last thing she needs is some House Redoran lackey adding to her pain and confusion."
You know me, Naryu. I just want to assure her father that Veya's safe.
"I know you, hero. It's Old Man Eris I don't trust. He didn't tell you about Veya's brother, did he? How House Redoran exiled their favorite son? No? I didn't think so.
Veya deserves answers and I promised to help her. You need to just walk away."
If you don't let me help, you'll have to deal with others. They're hiring outsiders to find Veya.
"Outsiders? Is her father really that desperate?
Look, tell Eris that Veya's safe and you'll see her soon. But no more outsiders. If the Morag Tong gets skittish, they'll return to the shadows and take Veya with them. We'll only deal with you."
Is all that really true? Will you set up a meeting with Veya?
"Well, it's not exactly a lie. And I don't want things to get out of hand.
I'll arrange a meeting, provided Veya agrees. You let Eris know she's safe. Get him to stop hiring freelancers before someone gets hurt. I'll send word when we're ready."
[Persuade] This isn't how I imagined our reunion turning out.
"Were you imagining a hot bath, a bottle of wine, and a secluded cottage with a roaring fire? Me, too! Instead, we're up to our arm pits in the usual muck and mire. Just like old times!
All this and things are looking up for my organization, too!"
What was that between you and the Malacath cultists?
"That was poetry in motion! Not only is my organization getting choice assignments again, but we're starting to recover some of our prestige.
Specifically, these Malacath cultists interfered with House Telvanni, so they had to be dealt with."
And the Orc you just killed?
"Oh, him? No one special. Just the leader of this particular band of mad cultists. His name was on the writ, so I had to end him.
It's what I do, after all, and I do it so well!"
What organization are you talking about? / Your organization?
"I suppose if you're in for a sliver you might as well be in for the log.
I'm with the Morag Tong and what you witnessed was a legal murder. According to my writ, the Orc had to die. So I killed him. Now if you don't mind, I need to get back to Veya."
Why do you care what happens to Veya?
"Veya and I have a history. Her brother, too. They were good kids. Liked to watch me train. Now I feel responsible for her.
When she came to me looking for help and asked to join the Morag Tong, who was I to refuse?"
You let her join the Morag Tong?
"That was her decision, not mine. Veya's good with a blade and tracks like a Nord ranger. She's a natural at this and it gives me a chance to keep an eye on her.
So now I'm her mentor and she's my apprentice. I wouldn't have it any other way."

Of Faith and Family[edit]

"Sorry about all the subterfuge, but we can't be too careful when it comes to security around here."
Can I meet with Veya now?
"Don't be so eager, my darling. It reveals too much about your ultimate intentions.
But yes, Veya would very much like to meet with you. You intrigue her. And your connection to her father could prove beneficial—once she knows she can trust you."
And how do I prove she can trust me?
"Redoran records. House officials keep track of everything! Incidents, commendations, births and deaths—whether important or mundane, they detail it all in their registry.
Veya believes the registry contains information about her brother Ulran."
She wants me to steal the House Redoran registry?
"Don't sound so offended. You had to know your hands were going to get dirty eventually. You are dealing with assassins and politicians, after all.
The local keeper of records, Lord Drono, is away, so security at his townhouse should be light."
Steal the registry from Lord Drono's townhouse, got it.

If spoken to before heading out: "You can find Lord Drono's townhouse right here in Balmora. He's away on business, but that doesn't mean you don't have to be careful. Just get in, get the registry, and get back out again.
I'll be here, anxiously awaiting your return."

"Still alive, I see. And since you're here, that means you weren't captured and hauled off to a Redoran dungeon. Good for you!
Were you able to acquire the registry? And does it contain any information about Veya's brother, Ulran?"
The book mentions that someone named Ulran was stripped of his rank and exiled.
"Ulran was exiled? That can't be right. He's an exemplary officer and a good man. Plus, he's the son of a councilor! Why in Oblivion would House Redoran banish one of their brightest stars?"
That's what it says in the registry.
"I can see that. There has to be more to the story, but I'm not sure how we get it.
Still, you proved you could be trusted and you admirably performed this task, so I suppose I should let you meet with Veya now."
Where's Veya?
"There's an abandoned cave along the coast. It's in the swamp and smells like rot, which makes it the perfect place to hide.
Veya's supposed to wait inside, but she's bored. I know she's been sneaking out. You'll find her in the cave or just outside."
I'll go to the swamp and talk to Veya.
"Get to the swamp and find Veya. She's eager for any information about her brother, so she's really going to appreciate getting that registry.
Just try not to be too charming when you meet her, hero. She has enough distractions as it is."
This place looks comfortable. Why hide Veya out in the swamp?
"Veya would face too many temptations here in Balmora. Friends, favorite places, familiar sights and sounds. Not to mention the proximity to all things House Redoran. Even the most thick-headed House Guard would eventually stumble over her."
Well, thanks for trusting me with your secret hiding place.
"Oh, don't thank me, hero. As long as you're useful and don't betray us, then we're engaged in a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Cross us in any way, however, and you'll never see my blade before it plunges into your heart."
Do you know Veya's brother well?
"Well enough. Ulran and Veya used to sneak out to watch me train. I have a way with blades that fascinated them to no end. Eventually, a fondness developed between the three of us.
And to think, I never even had a nix-hound growing up."
Doesn't being in the Morag Tong make such relationships difficult?
"It's not like personal relationships are against the rules, though I suppose they are sort of frowned upon.
Anyway, my assignments always brought me back to Vvardenfell, so we were able to keep in touch and visit even as they grew older."
And you don't think Ulran could do something terrible enough to warrant exile?
"Anything's possible. But the Ulran I know holds honor above all else. I can't believe he'd do something so dishonorable that the House leaders would demand his exile.
We need to find out more about what happened."
Why does Veya keep sneaking out of the cave?
"Veya's young, bored, and stubborn. That makes for a volatile combination. She wants fresh air and freedom. I can't blame her for that.
I can blame her for assuming I'm not aware of her little excursions. I thought I trained her better than that."
Do you think she's in any danger?
"Danger's a relative term. Especially when you're dealing with relatives.
Veya can make her own decisions. If she wants to risk getting caught by House Redoran, that's on her head. Especially since she knows they've been searching that area."

After meeting Veya in Mallapi Cave, the councilor sends the Warclaw mercenaries in to find Veya. Naryu appears again.

Naryu Virian: "She can handle herself just fine, hero. Veya, grab your things. It's time to go."
Veya Releth: "Go? Why? What's going on?"
Naryu Virian: "The Warclaws are marching toward this cave, along with half the House Redoran soldiers in Balmora. We need to go now."
Veya Releth: "Damn it, they must have followed us! I'll get my stuff."
"Dealing with an arrogant, impatient, overconfident young woman... now I know how my mother must have felt!
We need to move. It won't take those damn cats long to find this place, not with their sense of smell."
What do you suggest?
"The back tunnels. Better than heading out the front door and right into the main contingent of Redoran troops.
Councilor Eris brought additional soldiers from town. He's intent on getting his daughter and he may have the numbers to do it."
So the back tunnels it is.
"One more thing. The back tunnels wind their way through territory that House Redoran recently acquired. We may run into some resistance, but it shouldn't be as bad as what's waiting outside the front of the cave."
We'll just have to be careful then.
"I'll slow down the main contingent of Redoran forces while you lead Veya out through the back tunnels. I'll find you once we're all clear of the House soldiers and their Khajiit mercenaries."

After leaving the caves and distracting Councilor Eris by giving a report to him, you meet up with Naryu and Veya at an Ashlander camp; Veya eager to find her brother.

Naryu Virian: "Well, those certainly aren't Ashlanders, not with those tails!"
Veya Releth: "This is... disturbing..."
"I'm not sure what's going on here, but I bet I'm not going to like the answer.
Talk to my apprentice. She's eager to find her brother."

After speaking to Veya, Naryu tries to dissuade her from entering the camp:

Naryu Virian: "Veya, I don't think this is a good idea. We're trying to keep you out of House Redoran hands, remember?"
Veya Releth: "You're not my parent, Naryu! I can take care of myself, even if "the Mother of Blades" doesn't think so."
Naryu Virian: "Damn it, Veya! You know I hate that title."
"I'll make sure Veya stays out of trouble. Just find whatever you can so we can get out of here before the Warclaws notice us."
Veya called you "Mother of Blades." Care to elaborate?
"She only calls me that to annoy me. It's an obscure Morag Tong title given to ranking female agents when they take on apprentices. She's just lucky that as her mentor, I'm not allowed to kill her.
You? You're not that lucky."

As you progress through Kudanat Mine you'll hear Warclaws discussing burning bodies and before long you'll discover the corpses of Ashlanders and sadly Veya's brother.

Veya Releth: "Come on! Wait...what's that smell?"
Naryu Virian: "Veya! Stay back. You don't need to see this."
Veya Releth: "What happened here? Oh gods, they murdered these poor Ashlanders!"

Naryu will be unhappy with the circumstances.

"Veya shouldn't have had to see this.
Even I'm finding it hard to believe that the mercenaries would slaughter these Ashlanders for no reason—not to mention the son of a House Councilor. It doesn't make any sense."
If he tried to defend the Ashlanders ….
"I suppose anything could happen in the heat of the moment, but to kill a Redoran—even an exiled one—that's presumptuous even for the Warclaws. I wonder if Eris knows about this?
I'm not sure how Veya's going to get her answers now."
I found this speaking stone on Ulran's body.
"I've seen these before. They use them in Eastmarch to record and send important messages. They're expensive and as rare as a sober Nord, but Ulran was always attracted to the contrivances of other cultures.
Shall we see what it has to say?"
If it can shed light on what happened here, I say yes.

Speaking to her before using the stone has her say "Go on. Let's see what message Ulran left for us to find."

"I agree with Ulran's assessment. It certainly sounds like someone led him into a situation guaranteed to make him fail.
I can't believe he put this burden on Veya, though. What was Ulran thinking?"
You don't think we should continue to investigate Ulran's death?
"I didn't say that. I'm just not sure how to proceed. We're entering dangerous waters here, going up against House Redoran. And we don't even have a writ to protect us!"
So what do we do next?
"I'm going to take Veya and head back to our safehouse in Balmora. They found our cave, but the abandoned basement is still secure.
After that, I'm not sure. The Morag Tong has rules. If I break them, I'll have to deal with the consequences."
Tell me more about the Morag Tong's rules.
"We can't just kill with wild abandon. We follow a code. We only execute those whose names appear on sanctioned writs. If we kill respectable citizens without a writ, that's just murder.
So, without proof and a proper writ, my hands are tied."
I suppose I should let Councilor Eris know about his son.
"You do that, but be careful. We're not sure who in House Redoran is involved, and I'd rather not see you wind up like those poor Ashlanders. Veya and I still need your help to get to the bottom of all this.
We'll see you in Balmora, hero."

If you speak to her before heading back: "I'll get Veya back to Balmora and try to figure out our next move.
Stay alert when you meet with Councilor Eris. There's no telling who's involved in Ulran's exile and subsequent murder."

A Purposeful Writ[edit]

Naryu can be found outside Arenim Manor, where she possesses a writ to assassinate Councilor Dolvara.

"I expected you hours ago, hero. It's not polite to keep an assassin waiting."
"I was wondering how long it was going to take Veya to convince you to follow me. Bet she thought I didn't notice when she glanced at my writ, didn't she?
Where is my overly curious apprentice, by the way?"
Veya stayed in Balmora. She wants me to see what your target knows about Ulran's exile and murder.
"I know Veya wants answers, but this is my job. There are rules, especially where the lords of the Great Houses are concerned.
There might be a way to deal with this, though, provided you're willing to help."
What do you need me to do?
"First, don't kill any Redorans. That's a violation of my writ and could have serious consequences for both of us.
Second, you sneak around and search for anything that pertains to Ulran's exile while I figure out how to deal with the councilor."
All right. I'll see what I can turn up.
"We need to be invisible. These things work best when no one but the target knows we're there.
If you get spotted, you're on your own. I even cough on anyone without a writ and the Morag Tong will have my head."
Do you often receive writs that call for the death of high-ranking House officials?
"It's unusual, but not unheard of. True, most writs taken out against the Houses target low to mid-ranking officials. The Grand Master is cautious when it comes to accepting such a high-profile writ.
Apparently, though, this target has been very bad."
What did the councilor do?
"Councilor Dolvara has been conspiring with House Dres to promote the slave trade and avoid scrutiny by Redoran and Pact officials. She played a dangerous but profitable game and her coffers were overflowing—until someone noticed."
What gave her away?
"I'm not privy to the laborious investigations that took place. In cases like these, though, the target usually becomes complacent and lets her guard down. She made a mess. Now I get to clean it up—for the good of Dunmer society."
Why do you think Ulran was really exiled?
"That's the question, isn't it? It nags at us the way the Torchbug nags at the Brave Little Scrib in those children stories. Once we discover who Ulran's Torchbug is, we'll have a clearer understanding of why they set him up and why he had to die."
You think Ulran's death was all part of the plan?
"I'm not saying that. Accidents happen. But they certainly made sure Ulran was in the wrong place at the wrong time—both in Balmora and again in the Ashlander camp.
In addition to whatever you can find here, we should also talk to Captain Brivan."
You think Captain Brivan's involved in all this?
"Brivan's name keeps coming up. At the very least, he was Ulran's best friend once. He might be able to shed some light on Ulran and what happened to cause his exile. And I really want to know what took place after Ulran left us that message."
Did you need to leave Veya behind?
"Veya's my apprentice and I'll decide when she's ready to take on a mission. She's been through a lot, and her actions reflect on me and my status in the Morag Tong.
She may not appreciate it right now, but I'm trying to keep the both of us on track."
So you're accountable for Veya's actions?
"That's how it works. Her actions are my actions. Veya goes out and executes three writs, I share the credit and get praised for training my apprentice.
On the other hand, if she kills someone without a writ, the Morag Tong takes both our heads."
Morag Tong rules are that stringent?
"They have to be. My order came this close to being eliminated. It's only recently that we've started to make a comeback—and only in Dunmer territory.
If we can't control the actions of our members, we'll be hunted down and destroyed for sure."

As soon as you head inside, Naryu will say the following as you complete the objectives:

Naryu Virian: "The front door's guarded like a bank vault. Maybe there's another way in through one of the buildings by the docks."
"See what you can find pertaining to Ulran. I've got a dagger and a writ with Councilor Dolvara's name on them."
"This looks promising. Might even lead to the wine cellars. I could use a good bottle of wine."
"If we don't find anything, maybe we can ask for an invitation to the upcoming council meeting. I'm sure they'd be happy to answer our questions."
"So House Redoran issued an advisory against the Morag Tong? Fat lot of good that's going to do the councilor."
"Damn the luck! I was hoping for a quick stab and go, but it seems the councilor might actually know something about Ulran."

Once information has given gathered, Naryu will meet you on the manor balcony.

"So Councilor Dolvara does know something about Veya's brother. Damn it all!
Now I suppose you want to actually talk to her before I execute the walking pile of pond scum?"
Don't we need to find out what she knows about Ulran?
"Of course we do! I specifically waited for you to arrive because I figured that would be the case.
Still doesn't mean I'm happy about blurring the line between helping Veya and performing my duty as a Morag Tong."
What do you think about the other information we found?
"We discovered that the next meeting of the High Council will take place at the consulate outside Balmora, the Warclaws and the Ashlander abuse aren't completely sanctioned by the House, and Dolvara was present when Ulran was exiled.
Not a bad haul."
And all that means ...?
"That means we have to get Dolvara to spill her guts before I spill her guts!
Just keep your wits about you, hero. Dolvara wields her feminine charms the way I wield my daggers. Don't let her seduce you into doing something stupid before I end her."
"According to my sources, the councilor's expecting her contact from House Dres to arrive shortly.
I think this is the first time they're meeting in person, so maybe you can use that to get close to her."

Before you enter, she'll say "Be quick with your questions, hero. When I slip in, so do my daggers."

Naryu Virian: "You aren't clever enough or pretty enough to avoid what's about to happen, Dolvara."
Councilor Dolvara: "What's the meaning of this? Who are you people?"
Naryu Virian: "I'm a Morag Tong with a writ that says you're a criminal and a traitor. That means I get to end your miserable existence."

After killing Dolvara, Naryu urges you to search the room,

"Take another look around, hero, and see if you can find anything else related to Ulran."
"Alik'r massage oils? Fancy! But that has nothing to do with Ulran."
"More proof that Dolvara was in bed with both House Hlaalu and House Dres."
"That's Captain Brivan's seal. I suppose our evil councelor courted favor wherever she could find it."

Talk to her again to sum up the information you have managed to gather:

"The good Captain Brivan appears to be more involved in Ulran's fate than I had imagined.
He never struck me as the type to use murder and deceit to get ahead, but that's the problem with greed. It causes decent people to make stupid choices."
It sounds like the Captain is spreading Ulran's soldiers to the four winds to make a fresh start.
"Or he's trying to hide something. The letter mentioned an intact squad sent to scout the old fort. You need to get out there and see what those soldiers know before Brivan gives them new orders and they disappear."
Should I let Veya know what we discovered first?
"I suppose. She's probably pulled tight as a bow string waiting to hear something. Go talk to Veya while I present my writ to the authorities.
I can't wait to see the look on the Redoran magister's face when I tell him what his councilor was up to."
"Go on. Veya should hear what we learned. We're getting closer to the truth but there's still something missing.
I'll meet up with you after I present my writ. Then we can find out what Ulran's soldiers know."

Family Reunion[edit]

Outside the gates of Balmora:

"I leave you and Veya alone for a couple of hours and everything goes to Oblivion in an ore cart! Why did Veya leave the safe-house? And why is House Redoran tearing the city apart to find her?"
Veya couldn't wait, so we went to find the soldiers who were scouting the old fort.
"You did what? I suppose you thought that was a good idea? Well, the damage is done. At least tell me you found something to make this debacle a little more palatable."
We learned that Brivan gave the order that led to Ulran's banishment.
"That explains why Veya broke into the kinhouse. I'm not sure what happened in there, but she certainly stirred up the Redoran soldiers. Veya might still be inside. Or she might have given them the slip. She could be anywhere by now."
I can get inside and try to talk to her.
"If Veya kills Brivan without a writ, the Morag Tong and House Redoran will both want her head on a silver platter. You check the kinhouse. I'll grab Ashur and see if we can pick up Veya's trail in the streets. Don't let me down, hero."

Outside the Redoran Kinhouse:

"Please tell me you found Veya. I can already feel the cold steel of the executioner's blade on the back of my neck!"'
Veya's going to the Redoran council meeting to confront Captain Brivan.
"Is Veya trying to get herself killed? You can't just barge into a Redoran garrison and ask the soldiers to stand aside while you murder their captain! We have to get to her before she gets to Brivan."
Veya also left a trail of dead Redoran soldiers in the kinhouse. "She murdered soldiers without a writ? This is a dark path she's decided to follow. And unless we play this just right, it's not going to end well for any for us. Let's find Veya and put a stop to this. We can deal with any consequences after that."
I'll meet you at the garrison outside the city.

Outside of the Redoran Garrison:

"I don't like the looks of this. Brivan is using Warclaws to patrol the garrison instead of Redoran soldiers. Either House forces are stretched thinner than I thought or Brivan wants to justify the use of mercenaries to the council."
What do the Warclaws have to do with anything?
"Maybe nothing, maybe everything. We know Ulran refused to employ mercenaries — he hated counting on thugs to do the right thing. I expect the Redoran council feels the same. Maybe Brivan's trying to show them what the Warclaws can do."
We might have to fight our way through the mercenaries.
"The Warclaws may be a blessing in disguise. I can explain killing these bastards a lot easier than trying to wipe Redoran blood off my hands. Let's go stop Veya. I'm ready when you are, hero."
How do we get into the garrison?
"There's no stealthy way to approach this. The front door's our only option. Then we track down Brivan, find Veya, bonk her on the head, and get her out of here before she does something I can't fix. Easy as gorupple pie!"

Once you enter the Redoran Garrison, Naryu would start to say the following:

"Glad to see we all made it. Now let's find Brivan before Veya skewers him."

Speaking with Naryu:

"Like many Redoran structures, this place is huge and designed to serve a multitude of purposes. We're going to need to split up to cover it all. We must find Brivan and keep him alive until I can talk some sense into my damn apprentice."
What's Captain Brivan going to think about all this?
"He's going to be as mad as a bull netch and twice as ugly. Provided we can actually convince him we're here to save his sorry hide and that we're not part of a plot to kill him and the councilors. Just another day at the fair, right, hero?"
Let's do this.

After going through the upstairs and before speaking to Naryu.

"Nothing yet, eh? I hear voices behind this door, but it's locked tight. Keep looking, hero."

Speaking with Naryu:

"I haven't so much as heard or seen even a whisper of Brivan yet. Just lots of snarling Warclaws. If we can't get through this door, there's only one other way to go."
Where's that?
"It's always important to figure out where a target keeps its wine. In this case, down in the cellars. There's a staircase back where we first came in. And if we still don't find Brivan or Veya, well, at least there'll be plenty to drink!"
I'll head downstairs and keep searching.
"And I'll figure out how to get this door open. Just in case. You know, attending a House Redoran council meeting was always a secret goal of mine. Right after getting a lusty Argonian maiden to scrape my flesh raw with her abrasive tongue."

After Veya had killed Brivan:

"Veya killed Brivan. Without a writ. It was pure, focused rage. I never expected her to go through with it. If Veya doesn't get herself killed up there, the Morag Tong will hunt her down and execute her. Like a rabid guar. Her and me both."
We can still save Eris and the rest of the councilors.
"I'm not sure they deserve to be saved, but that's what we have to do. Veya can't be allowed to kill the councilors. I ... we ... have to stop her. It's more than me and Veya's lives on the line. Something like this could destroy the Morag Tong."
What do you mean, destroy the Morag Tong.
"The Morag Tong only recently began to find acceptance again. Veya's actions don't just reflect badly on me, they could be used to force us back into the shadows. Maybe even disband us altogether. We're both going to have to answer for this."
What do you want me to do?
"We have to get ahead of her, cut her off, There's a door on the main floor, near the kitchens, that should allow us to come at the council meeting from another direction. I was able to get it open when I was scouting around up there. Let's go."

missing dialogue with Veya and Meriath

After speaking with High Councilor Meriath.

"I'm not sure about this. It's a generous offer, but those are some big secrets to sweep under a rug. Besides, Veya isn't dead. At least not yet. She's still breathing."
How is that a problem?
"The High Councilor thinks we killed her. The deal hinges upon all of us forgetting this sorry mess ever happened. Besides, once Veya regains her senses, there's every likelihood that she'll try to kill the councilors again."
You don't think you can convince her to go along with this?
"When have I ever been able to convince Veya to do anything she didn't want to do? There's a Redoran blood on Veya's hands. Once the Morag Tong ties those unauthorized murders to her, she's as good as dead anyway. And, more than likely, so am I."
So how do you want to handle this?
"I don't see many options. We can either finish off Veya now and go along with the High Councilor's deception, or we slip out of here with Veya and send her far, far away. She broke her vows and deserves to die. I know that, but it still feels wrong."

You have the choice on whether to save Veya, or kill her. If you decide to let her live.

Veya deserves a second chance. We can worry about the rest later.
"You're ... you're right. If anyone's to blame for all this, it's me. I wasn't a good enough mentor. If for no other reason, Veya deserves a second chance. Look, you need to leave. We'll meet back in Balmora. And, hero? Thanks."

If you decide to kill her.

You said it yourself. Veya deserves to die.
Missing the rest of conversation

Back at the hideout (Save Veya).

"Ashur did an outstanding job. For an assassin, he's got a gift for the healing arts. Veya's going to live. Now I just have to convince her to listen to me this time."
Doesn't our agreement with the High Councilor assume Veya died at the garrison?
"And as far as she knows, she did. Now Veya needs to disappear. Otherwise, both Redoran and the Morag Tong will go after her. Believe me, nobody survives that kind of attention. Veya didn't ask for everything that happened. She only wanted justice."
How is Veya going to disappear?
"I've arranged for a ship captain I know to meet us in Vivec City. From there, Veya will sail to Summerset and rendezvous with an associate of mine. He's kind of furry and a bit of an arse. But he's good people. He'll take care of Veya."
What's going to happen to you?
"As long as everyone sticks to the bargain, I go about my usual business. A writ here, a nice bath there, maybe a few intimate encounters along the way — to relieve the tension, you understand. I just hope Veya's good with all this. She has to be."
Well, take care of yourself, Naryu.
"Always, hero. Oh, hey, I want you to have this. Something to remember me by until we meet again. I hope you don't leave here with the impression that all Dark Elves are conniving dirt bags. Some of us are also kind of sexy. Like me, for instance."

Meeting Naryu and Veya at Vivec City (Save Veya).

Missing conversation between Naryu and Veya
"How did I know you were going to show up, hero? Can't get enough of my smiling face, hmm? I know she tried to murder a kinhouse full of councilors, but Veya deserves to see a friendly face before I send her away."
Are you sure sending Veya away is the right decision?
"She spilled Redoran blood without a writ. She broke the rules of the Morag Tong. As I see it, I don't have a choice. Veya needs to remain dead in the eyes of Vvardenfell. Otherwise we'll all have to pay for the damage she's done."
Isn't there still a risk in this plan of yours?
"Only if it fails, and that's not going to happen. Summerset is far enough away that no one will find her. Besides, Veya needs time to heal and make a fresh start. She'll be fine. Her new mentor is a pussycat compared to me."

After the Quest, At the St. Delyn Waistworks (After completing the Sweetroll Killer quest on the Gold Coast).

"Do you remember that incident on the Gold Coast? That thing with the sweetroll and the Fate-Bearers? Well, I received another message.""
Another threat? Is the killer back again?
"No. This was more of a warning. And a disappointing one, as far as that's concerned. At least the previous notes came wrapped in a tasty treat. This just came in an envelope. But it wasn't just for me. It was addressed to you as well."
What does the note say?
"Oh, nothing too terrible. Just that we may have altered fate's path, but one danger has been replaced with another. The flames have become shadows, "a spreading darkness that will consume the world." It's kind of beautiful. Creepy, but beautiful."
What do you think it means?
"Not a damn thing. It's just more of that Fate-Bearer nonsense. Spooky predictions designed to unsettle the reader. But Naryu Virian doesn't spook that easily. And neither do you. Still, watch your arse around shadows for awhile. Just in case."

After the Quest, Outside on the Canton of St. Delyn, looking towards the Temple Canton.

"We keep managing to find each another, don't we, hero? Deshaan, Eastmarch, the Gold Coast. Even here in Vvardenfell. Gods, it feels like I've known you forever!"
It hasn't been that long.
"Do I need to remind you about all the things you helped me accomplish? We stopped a plague in Deshaan. We helped Almalexia in Mournhold. We saved the king of the Nords. We even stopped a killer that turned delicious pastries into a weapon!"
And we saved the Redoran councilors here in Vvardenfell.
"That's one I won't soon forget. Poor Veya. I was her mentor. I should have seen what was happening to her early enough to help. But I wanted to ask you something. Why do you keep showing up and sticking your beautiful nose in my business?"
Because your beautiful nose needed the help.
"You think my nose is beautiful? Hero, you're going to make me blush! Look, I know I've been kind of a tease, but I really do like you. And I appreciate that you've always been there for me. One day, when all the dangers have passed, well..."
Yes?
"Do I really have to spell it out? When I'm ready, when you're ready, we'll find a quiet cabin in the woods, open an expansive bottle of wine, snuggle up by the fire.... And then I'll probably stick a dagger between your ribs. It's who I am, hero."
Probaby just a coincidence.
"Ha! I suppose that makes as much sense as anything. Keep doing what you're doing then, hero. You haven't disappointed me yet. Just don't let that strict sense of duty get you killed one of these days. If you died, I'd probably miss you terribly.""

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