Shadows of the Hist


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Location Cradle of Shadows
Race Argonian Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Silken Ring
Shadowscales (formerly)

Tsatva-Lan is a rogue Shadowscale who has come to the Cradle of Shadows to join the Silken Ring and serve Mephala.

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Hides-the-Ashes: "I heard screeching. Giant spiders? No surprise there... wait."
Hides-the-Ashes: "It's the Ring's field captain, Dranos Velador and... no. No, no, no."
Tsatva-Lan: "It is done, Velador. The remaining Shadowscales are dealt with."
Dranos Velador: "I'm afraid you're mistaken, my friend. Another member of your tribe has breached the gates."
Tsatva-Lan: "Hides-the-Ashes. If she is here, she will die like the rest. Now, you wanted proof of my loyalty? Bear witness."
Geel-Ma: "Tsatva-Lan, what are you—? You do not need to do this!"
Geel-Ma: "No!"
Dranos Velador: "Well done, my scaled friend. You have cast off your old skin, and the Silken Ring welcomes you as a brother. Seek out Velidreth and receive your blessing."
Hides-the-Ashes: "I need a moment to... sort this out. Kill that smoke-skin bastard, Dranos, and we'll regroup afterward.

Tsatva will well then exit the room and head toward's Velidreth's sanctum. When you encounter him before facing Velidreth, he will say:

Tsatva-Lan: "You are fools to pursue me. Take Hides-the-Ashes and get out of here. This is my final kindness. Leave or die."

After Velidreth is killed, Tsatva will appear from a nearby stone ledge and speak to Hides-the-Ashes:

Hides-the-Ashes: "Tsatva-Lan. Funny meeting you here."
Tsatva-Lan: "Hides-the-Ashes... I'm impressed you made it so far. Haven't stopped dragging that right heel on the parry, though. I taught you better than that."
Hides-the-Ashes: "Ha. Yes. Well, old friend, it appears that the student has become the teacher. Today's lesson: the price of disloyalty."
Hides-the-Ashes: "All right, Tsatva. Time to lick the tree."
Tsatva-Lan: "So abrupt! Don't you want to know why?"
Hides-the-Ashes: "Won't make any difference."
Tsatva-Lan: "You can indulge me this one last lesson. A final kindness for an old friend."
Hides-the-Ashes: "Fine. Talk."
Tsatva-Lan: "I knew you could be reasonable. The truth is that you are weak. The Shadowscales are weak. The Dark Brotherhood is weak. Your traditions are worthless pretense. It took me a long time to see it. Too long."
Hides-the-Ashes: "And these spider-worshipers know better?"
Tsatva-Lan: "They do. Sithis comes for us all, old friend. You kill in his name, but do not understand his nature. Mephala does. Very soon, she will make you understand. All of you."
Hides-the-Ashes: "I look forward to hearing from her. Goodbye, Tsatva-Lan."
Hides-the-Ashes: "Pay my respects to Sithis, old man."
Tsatva-Lan: "(?)"

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