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Location Errinorne Isle
Race High Elf Gender Male
Health (?)
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Veiled Heritance

Ohmonir is a High Elf member of the Veiled Heritance tasked with testing the wit of the new recruits training on the Errinorne Isle.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Dialogue[edit]

Wearing the Veil[edit]

He can be found in a tent, surrounded by a variety of objects.

"You've come to test your mind? Learn if you have what it takes?"
Yes, I'm ready.
"The test is simple. I will give you a riddle. You choose from the items on these tables. One of them is the correct answer. Choose wrong? Face the consequences."
Ask your riddle.

He asks one of the riddles as detailed on the quest page. Should you talk to him again before answering the riddle, you can get him to repeat it:

"Choose. But choose wisely."
Can you repeat the riddle?
"Fine. Just remember it this time."
I will.

If you choose the correct item, he will set you another riddle.

"You have chosen wisely. Are you ready for another question?"
Yes. Go on.
"Answer this correctly and our business is done."
Ask your riddle.

He asks another random riddle. You have the option of asking him to repeat it again.

Once you pick the correct item he will congratulate you:

"Well done! You've proven you have a well-honed mind."
What's next, then?
"Now you must prove your heart's endurance. Speak to Varustante and she will begin your trial."

If you choose incorrectly, he will say:

"There is still much for you to learn."
Yes, I'm ready. / Yes. Go on. (Leads to riddle)

Speaking to him again after you move on to the test of endurance:

"Go speak with Varustante. She proctors the test of endurance—the trial of the body."

The Riddles[edit]

Below is the list of possible riddles and the possible reworded version he provides if you ask him to repeat them to you.

"I say much, but you cannot hear me.
I open, but you cannot walk through me.
I have a spine, but I have no bones.
I shouldn't be judged by my face.
What am I?"


"I have lots to say but never speak,
I open but you cannot walk through me,
I have a spine but no bones."

"My life is measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.'
Thin, I am quick,
Fat, I am slow,
What am I?"


"My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick,
Fat, I am slow,
Wind is my foe."

"Two bodies have I, though both joined in one.
The more I stand still, the faster I run.
I flip on my head, some watch me with dread.
What am I?"


"Two bodies have I, though both joined in one,
The more I stand still the faster I run.
What am I?"

"Friend to soldiers, guardsmen, and mercs.
Scarred from battle, unbowed by hurt.
I always face forward, when battle is joined.
When on the march, I watch from behind.
What am I?"


"I'm by nature solitary, scarred by spear and wounded by sword, weary of battle.
I frequently see the face of war, and fight hateful enemies."

"I'm always smiling, but I never laugh.
I once loved life, from cat to calf.
I'm always staring, but I cannot see.
I once held secrets, those given to me.
What am I?"


"Always smiling but cannot laugh
Always staring but cannot see
Once held secrets and dreams"

"I attend every battle.
I attend every duel.
My tooth is sharp.
My swing is cruel.
What am I?"


"Keep me with you to survive
In the fields of death few keep alive
I am like a taller knife
deadly enough to end a life."

"When young, I'm sweet in the sun.
When middle-aged,I'm the life of the party.
When old, I'm worth my weight in gold.
When I'm gone, everyone laments my absence.
What am I?"


"When young, I am sweet in the sun.
When middle-aged, I make you gay.
When old, I am valued more than ever."