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Prince Adrien
Location Pelin Graveyard
Race Breton Gender Male
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Prince Adrien

Prince Adrien was the heir to Evermore and the son of Queen Arzhela and King Eamond, and brother of Princess Elara, who was recently killed by the invading Reachmen.

He can found in the Pelin Graveyard where he is very confused at finding himself alive again and enlists your aid in finding out what happened. The reasons behind his resurrection turn out to be darker than they first appear.

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Dialogue[edit]

Per the gravedigger's directions, Prince Adrien can be found in the middle of the graveyard, just outside the Royal Catatombs. Surprisingly, he appears to be alive, if very confused.

"What's going on here? I don't understand any of this.
Last thing I remember, we were fighting the Reachmen outside Northglen. I saw my father fall. I tried to get to him, and then everything went black. Dame Valyrie tells me that we died...?"
That is what I was told.
"Then how am I having this conversation...? I mean, I-I feel different...I don't even think my heart's beating, but....
Do you think...I mean...am I undead?"
It's possible. Other corpses have risen here as well.
"But then why am I not ambling about mindlessly trying to kill the living? Isn't that what the undead do?
Dame Valyrie says the gods have resurrected me...but why? Because of my bloodline? I'm sorry—this is just...too much."
Is there some way I can help?
"I don't know. If the dead here are rising and this is the royal crypt, have any of my ancestors risen? Maybe they can give us some answers.
Would you consider venturing into the royal crypt to find out?"
Yes. I can investigate the royal crypt.
"I know it's unlikely, but I'm hoping that if I'm alive, maybe my father is too?
Maybe Dame Valyrie is right. Maybe the gods are giving us a second chance."
Is your father going to be entombed here?
"No. It's tradition for the kings of Evermore to be entombed at Bangkorai Garrison, so they can protect our borders for "all eternity."
Dame Valyrie says my father lies in state there even now. Unless he's been resurrected, of course."
Should you send word to the queen that you're alive?
"My poor mother. I didn't even think of it, but this must've been torture for her.
But to hear that I've risen—would this be a relief to her, or some kind of horror? Best to figure out what's happening here, and then I will go tell her myself."
Do you know which of your ancestors are buried here?
"No. To be honest, I only know of the kings who've been entombed down at the garrison.
It's the royal crypt though, so surely someone from my family has been buried here."

After listening to the claims of a mysterious voice within the tombs, you can return to Prince Adrien to tell him the news.

"Whatever was in the royal crypt, at least it doesn't appear to have been lethal.
Tell me though—did you learn anything? Any explanation for my unexpected return to life?"
A voice said it was a blessing from Arkay and that the undead were yours to command.
"Then the gods do want something from me? I guess it's a second chance, a chance to redeem my father, myself...to get revenge.
It truly is a miracle then. I could lead the undead here to defeat the Reachmen!"
The Reachmen are no longer a threat. The Imperials are the greatest danger now. Is this different if "Heart of Evil" isn't competed?
"The Reachmen have been dealt with? This is tremendous news!
I'm not surprised to hear about the Imperials. They were attacking Southern Bangkorai before, and I knew they wouldn't stop there. Perhaps now, my undead army can drive them back."
Will the undead respond to your command?
"I don't know for certain, but when you said it, something about it just feels right.
Did this voice in the crypt say anything else?"
It said you should trust your instincts to guide you.
"That seals the deal then. We should make preparations. I'm feeling stronger by the minute.
Dame Valyrie is just over there trying to figure out where the undead are coming from. Tell her what you told me."
I'll go speak to Dame Valyrie.

If he is spoken too again:

"You know, an army of undead can't even be killed....We're going to be unstoppable!"

After dealing with defiling spirits for Father Quiston, you come up to the church where you hear the prince yelling at the priest.

Prince Adrien: "Why do you fear me, priest? Is it because I can control what you cannot?"
Dame Valyrie Spenard: "Your Highness, I'm sure he means no offense. Please, calm yourself!"
Prince Adrien: "As long as he treats me with the respect I deserve...we won't have a problem."

Talking with Prince Adrien shows that his attitude appears to have changed for the worse.

"What in Oblivion is he thinking? How dare this petty priest question me—the chosen of Arkay? It's obviously because I've earned the god's favor and he hasn't. He's jealous!"

After speaking with Dame Valyrie and Father Quiston for their side of the story:

"I suspect this priest from Arkay favor. That explains why he's making such a big deal out of nothing.
So what if the holy water burns! That doesn't prove anything!"

Once you have returned from cleansing the tombs, you will find that the prince has locked himself in the church. After finding a way in, you will find Prince Adrien kneeling at the altar but when you talk to him, it is clear he is not the one speaking back.

"And the thorn in my side returns. Your prince has accepted the gift I offered. He is a visionary. He sees beyond convention.
But what about you? Do you still question the value of my blessing?"
What have you done to the prince?
"He suffered enough in life. In death, I am giving him the glory he deserves.
I told him, by giving in to my guidance, together we could purge this land of all of our enemies. He was willing to make this sacrifice. You should honor his decision."
You deceived him. He thought you were a god!
"I may not be a god, but with the strength of the prince's soul, my powers are considerable.
Come. See for yourself!"

After venturing down into the crypts and killing the Harvester Preinrha who was responsible for resurrecting him, Prince Adrien appears to have come to his senses, pleading with Dame Valyrie to kill him again. He can spoken to for a final time.

"This chill...I remember it. Goodbye Valyrie."
"That certainly wasn't my finest hour, but I thought...I thought it was Arkay. I thought he was giving me a second chance.
There's nothing more foul than this creature's deception. It must've hailed from the depths of Oblivion itself!"
Do you know what it was after?
"Death. Death and destruction. it would've given me vengeance against my enemies, but it wouldn't have stopped there. It will never stop unless we stop it.
Even now, I can sense the darkness inside, gaining strength again. Please. Kill me."
Are you sure that's the only way?
"Yes. The life force inside me is evil through and through.
Thank you for saving me, friend. I wish I could have known you when I was alive. But this will have to suffice. I'm ready to die. Ready as I can be, I suppose."

Once he has been spoken with, Father Quiston will start the ritual.

Father Quiston: "If you have said your goodbyes, Prince Adrien, it is time."
Dame Valyrie Spenard: "Wait! Are you sure there's no other way?"
Prince Adrien: "It's all right, Valyrie. I accept it, and you must too. You served me in life and saved me in death. I can be at peace now."
"This chill...I remember it. Goodbye Valyrie."
Father Quiston: "It is done. His body and soul are at rest."

Notes[edit]

  • Prince Adrien is dressed in Breton Style heavy armor, Orichalc level.