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Home Settlement Mathiisen
Location Outside the Barracks
Race High Elf Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
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Faction(s) Veiled Heritance

Ondendil is a High Elf who can be found in Mathiisen. He can also be seen in a flashback, visiting Silatar at a party along with other members of the Veiled Heritance.

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Quest-Related Events[edit]

The Unveiling[edit]

While you're breaking into the Canonreeve's house, you'll find him in the dockside warehouse (where Esteltin resides), taking stock. He's humming a tune to himself while he works. He also has a bow strung across his back.

Ondendil: "Two Khajiit snuck across town"
Ondendil: "After stealing a valuable crown"
Ondendil: "When they found they were lost"
Ondendil: "The thief said to his boss:"
Ondendil: "You're holding the map upside-down!"

You can speak to him in the warehouse.

"Can I help you with anything?"
No thanks. I'm just looking around.
"I'm the Sergeant-at-Arms here. I'm in charge of the furnaces up the hill there. I practically run this town. Don't be sniffling around here too much. I have everything in here nice and orderly."
I won't touch a thing.
"I've got my eye on you. Don't touch a thing."

Prior to one of the updates, you had to steal a barrel of kindlepitch from the warehouse without him seeing you. If he saw you stealing kindlepitch from the barrel in the center of the warehouse, he'd say:

Ondendil: "Hey! Get away from there!"

Agree to Razum-dar's plan to let yourself be captured by the local Heritance leaders of Mathiisen. Outside the barracks, you can hear Ondendil and Condalin talking:

Ondendil: "Let's tell Malanie about that damn cat lurking around here."
Condalin: "Aye. If Razum-dar is near, then trouble usually follows."

Enter the barracks. If you talk to him before talking to Canonreeve Malanie, he'll say:

"Some rotten little thief stole from my armory when I wasn't looking. You wouldn't know anything about that, would you?"

Audience with the Wilderking[edit]

Activate the petition stone again, and you'll see a vision of Aranias kneeling before three Veiled Heritance members:

Ondendil: "We have much need of someone like you, Aranias."
Andur: "Yes, young one. We have a problem in the Valenwood that will require your talents specifically."
Aranias: "I—I would be honored to help however I can."
Andur: "An opportunity has arisen to strike a devastating blow to the Dominion, to divide the Bosmer."
Ondendil: "The Bosmer in Greenshade claim allegiance not to King Camoran, but to a man they call "The Wilderking"."
Andur: "Killing this Wilderking will drive the Bosmer mad. He is very elusive though, so I will need your help to find him."
High Kinlady Estre: "You realize we are entrusting you with an important task, I hope, my dear."
Aranias: "Of course, Lady Estre. You can count on me."

The Witch of Silatar[edit]

When you eavesdrop on him, he'll be talking about Andur:

Ondendil: "Andur demonstrates amazing potential."
Ondendil: "Why are we bothering with this girl and her clods of dirt? Andur could melt them with hardly a thought."
Ondendil: "What do they call her? The Rock Witch? Hilarious. Provincial."

When engaged in conversation, he'll assume you're a servant:

"I'll have a glass of wine."
I'm not a servant.
"What? Then why are we talking?"

He has a small selection of idle lines:

Ondendil: "Queen Ayrenn is not fit to lead."
Ondendil: "I'm unsure which I despise more, Khajiit or Bosmer."
Ondendil: "Have you tasted the wine? I recommend you do not."
Ondendil: "This island is quite pretty in a meager, inornate sort of way."

Later, he will witness the demonstration of Aranias's powers on Maelin. After you convince Aranias to not go through with it, she will ensnare the Veiled Heritance members instead.

Circus of Cheerful Slaughter[edit]

An image of him also appears in Sheogorath's play, taunting Valaste for her studying.

Ondendil: "You'll never make a living reading all day. You need to earn some coin, Valaste!"