Shivering:Zoe Malene

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Zoe Malene
(RefID: 00017857)
Home Town Hale
House Zoe Malene's House
Race Breton Gender Female
Level PC+0 Class Savant
RefID 00017857 BaseID 0001208D
Other Information
Health 30 + (4+1.4)x(PC-1), PC=5-51
Magicka 188 + 3.5x(PC-1) (max=300)
Respons. 90 Aggress. 5
Faction(s) Hale Citizen; Mania
Zoe Malene

Zoe Malene is a Breton savant living in the small artist community of Hale. She is a rather uninspired painter with low self esteem, but has recently found love with a former Knight of the Thorn, a Redguard from Cyrodiil, named Pyke.

Unfortunately, shortly upon arriving in the Isles, Pyke lost his precious medallion and while Zoe desperately tries to cheer him up, it is to no avail. She spends most of her day, from 10am to 4pm, trying to depict her newly found love, attempting to use the beautiful surroundings of Hale as a background. After another failed attempt, they both enter Zoe's house and wander about, spending a lot of time confirming their love. Between midnight and 6am, they both sleep in her double bed and then start the day with a four-hour breakfast before it is time for another attempt at painting.

Zoe wears a brown tunic, light brown linens and a pair of orange loafers. She also carries a small amount of gold, her house key, and a paint brush. In combat, she relies on a leveled shortsword.

When you arrive to the settlement for the first time, Zoe will immediately push you to help Pyke out of his misery: "If you could help Pyke, I think you'd make him very happy. I've grown quite fond of him and can't stand seeing him this way. I'm still working up the nerve to paint his portrait, but I'd rather do it when he's back to his happier self." After you have returned with the medallion, she will thank you with all her heart: "Thanks again for bringing Pyke back his Medallion! I've never seen him so full of happiness." She will finish conversation with: "I really must get back to my paintings." When she spots you or the other Hale citizens, she may also say: "Hello there. You'd look great in my newest work."

Stage-Dependent Dialogue[edit]

At different stages in the Main Quest, Zoe will share different rumors with you and other NPCs:

  • I don't have time to deal with adventurers entering the Isles, I have a painting to finish!
  • Perhaps I should dedicate a portrait to the Gatekeeper in honor of his death.
  • I began a painting of the Resonator of Judgment many years ago. I wonder if I ever finished it?
  • Thadon's new mood after recovering his Chalice is quite nice.
  • I don't have time to deal with Syl and her paranoid ways.
  • The Great Torch burns with such vibrant color. I should try and incorporate the hues in my next work.
  • The Duchess of Dementia has been assassinated? Well, no need to finish her portrait then.
  • The Duke of Mania has been assassinated? Well, no need to finish his portrait, then....
  • I must make my way to The Fringe and capture its destruction on canvas. We can't let history be forgotten.
  • The Gatekeeper's return can only mean one thing... time to begin a new painting of him.
  • Now there's an army to protect us? Ugh, and I almost had begun to paint "The Gatekeeper in Repose." Oh well, time to start again.
  • Sheogorath has disappeared! How can I be expected to paint at a time like this?
  • Finally, some peace and quiet around here... now I can get some serious work done.

Conversations[edit]

During their quality time together in the evening, Zoe and Pyke will occasionally engage in romantic conversations. The conversation is determined randomly and depends on who gets to say the first line, often followed by two randomly chosen answers and ditto replies. The conversation always ends with either Pyke or Zoe declaring their love:

Zoe Pyke Zoe Pyke
"Our love has made me the happiest woman in the Isles." "And I feel the same. I am the happiest man in the Isles and all Cyrodiil." or

"Your words warm my heart, my love. Being here is the best choice I've made in my life."

"We shall celebrate our love tonight, my darling." or

"You make me so happy, Pyke. I will stop my other portraits and paint a picture of this moment to capture it in time."

"I love you, Zoe."
"Do you miss your home, love?" "No, Zoe. I don't. Everything I want is right here with you." "We shall celebrate our love tonight, my darling." or

"You make me so happy, Pyke. I will stop my other portraits and paint a picture of this moment to capture it in time."

"I love you, Zoe."
Pyke Zoe Pyke Zoe
"Hello, my darling.
Are you having a good day?"
"Yes, my love. I am ready to begin another day anew with you. That's all I need." or

"Yes, love. With you here, everything will be fine."

"Your words warm my heart, my love. Being here is the best choice I've made in my life." or

"Words like that make me happy to be here with you."

"I love you, Pyke."
"Hello, my darling.
Are you having a good day?"
"Not really. I was all set to paint the waters of the coast and I'm all out of azure." or

"No. I still can't decide what to paint today. The trees? The sky? It's all so complicated!"

"Don't fret, my love... I'm here. Be happy." or

"There, there, my dear. Everything will be just fine. Don't worry."

"I love you, Pyke."

Notes[edit]

  • Zoe was supposed to greet you normally and explain her lack of inspiration, but the quest-related dialogue takes precedence at all times, making these two recorded lines non-existent in-game:
"Zoe Malene's the name. Sorry I don't have much time to have a formal introduction, but I must get my latest painting finished! Not that it matters, really. I'm sure I'll lose my inspiration halfway through." (listen)
"I don't have time for this; I must get back to my next catastrophic waste of time." (listen)