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Home City Elden Root
Location On the bridge in front of the Middens
Race Bosmer Gender Male
Reaction Friendly

Orthelos is a Bosmer thief who can be found standing on the bridge in front of the Middens at Elden Root. He asks that you recover a bow a friend stole from him.

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Quest-Related Dialogue[edit]

I don't guess you've run into a big, lumbering, brute of an Orc in your travels? Name's Storgh. Was a friend of mine, emphasis on the "was".
I'm in a pile of trouble because of him.
What sort of trouble?
Maybe you've heard of the Right of Theft? A Wood Elf tradition. If you pull off a particularly clever theft, you can demand payment from the owner for their things.
Well, I stole this treethane's bow. And then Storgh stole the bow from me.
What's the problem?
The treethane wants his bow back. And if I can't give it to him, he's going to have me hauled in and whipped.
Last I heard, Storgh was headed toward Vinedeath Cave. The treethane won't let me leave town. Could you look for Storgh?
I'll see what I can do.

Once you've retrieved the bow and returned to Elden Root:

"You actually got the bow? Incredible. Did Storgh give you much trouble?"
He was already dead. He met his end in Vinedeath Cave.
"Vinedeath Cave remains true to its name, then. I'm sorry to hear it. Storgh might have been a dunderheaded double-crosser, but he was still my friend.
I figure I owe you what the treethane paid me for the bow. Some thief I turned out to be, eh?"

If spoken to again, he'll say:

"Thaks again. Now I can give the treethane his bow back. I'm a free Elf!
Take care of yourself out there. Grahtwood is a dangerous place, as Storgh discovered."