Skyrim:Calixto Corrium

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Calixto Corrium
(RefID: 0001B11D)
(lore page)
Home City Windhelm
Location Calixto's House of Curiosities
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level 8 Class Rogue
RefID 0001B11D BaseID 0001414A
Other Information
Health 120 Magicka 50
Stamina 85
Primary Skills One-handed, Sneak, Block, Light Armor, Restoration
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleOldKindly
Faction(s) CrimeFactionEastmarch; Thieves Guild No Pickpocketing Faction; TownWindhelmFaction; WindhelmCandlehearthPatrons
Calixto Corrium

Calixto Corrium is an Imperial rogue living the life of leisure in Windhelm. He used to go adventuring with his sister Lucilla until she passed away. After that, he settled down and opened Calixto's House of Curiosities to put on display the assortment of curiosities he had collected, such as The Book of Fate and Ysgramor's Soup Spoon. For more information, see the lore article.

Calixto wears a set of merchant clothes along with a pair of boots. He wields an iron dagger and carries Calixto's key along with a selection of upper-class loot and gold.

Related Quests[edit]


His greetings:

"If you've got some time, stop by my House of Curiosities. I promise you'll see wonders!"
"My sister and I once traveled the world to assemble our collection. Such adventures we had!"
"I don't care much for the war one way or the other."
"It bothers me that fewer people come to Windhelm these days."

When you enter his house during opening hours, he will give you a warm welcome:

"Welcome, friend, to Calixto's House of Curiosities!"

When spoken to:

"Welcome to the House of Curiosities! I offer a brief tour for a few coins, or you can simply browse at your leisure."
How did you assemble this collection?
"My sister and I inherited a modest sum of money. We decided to travel and seek out whatever adventures we could find. As we journeyed across Tamriel, we encountered tales of exotic and wondrous artifacts. We decided to collect as many as we could. My sister passed away some years ago, so I settled down here and opened the House of Curiosities. I think she would be happy to know that our collection has brought smiles to faces both young and old."
You mentioned a tour?
"Indeed I did! For a few septims, I'll tell you about some of the most interesting curiosities in my collection."
Another time, maybe.
"Very well. If you change your mind, you can usually find me here. In the meantime, feel free to look around."
I'll take the tour. (2 gold)
"Splendid! If you'll just follow me, I'll tell you tales and show you wonders such as you've never seen."

Calixto will then get out of his chair and walk over to a set of shelves with various embalming tools:

"These tools were found in a crypt outside Windhelm. They belonged to the ancient Nords who dwelt in Skyrim before the days of the First Empire. Most scholars believe that the Nords of old used these implements to prepare their dead for burial. What macabre mysteries would these tools reveal if they could but speak?"

On the next set of shelves sits The Book of Fate:

"Here is the Book of Fate, discovered in a secret room in the Arcane University. The writing in the book describes the destiny of its reader, so the words change from one person to the next. Some see only blank pages, and nobody knows why. Perhaps some of us are born with no destiny, or maybe the blank pages signify an imminent death."

The next curiosity is Ysgramor's Soup Spoon:

"Ah, now here is an item out of legend. This is Ysgramor's Soup Spoon. Now, I know what you're thinking - this is no spoon, it's a fork! Nobody can eat soup with a fork! Well, my friend, you did not know Ysgramor."

He will then proceed to the next odd item, the Dancer's Flute:

"Don't let this innocent-looking flute fool you, for this is the Dancer's Pipe. Legend holds that the Dancer's Pipe has won wars, toppled empires and changed the very course of history. None know its origins, but the stories say that men who hear its music are compelled to dance uncontrollably, no matter the peril. To activate this strange power, one must only speak the magic words, which are... Oh my, I very nearly got us both into a nasty predicament, didn't I?"

He will then end the tour with a farewell:

"And with that, the tour is over. I thank you for your patronage, and I hope to see you again soon!"

His goodbyes:

"A most pleasant chat. Until the next!"
"I bid you safe travels."


Calixto will randomly have brief conversations with Elda at Candlehearth Hall:

"Calixto, do you know if there's any truth to these rumors of dragons?"
Elda: "Calixto, do you know if there's any truth to these rumors of dragons?"
Calixto: "Eh. I try not to trouble myself with stories of the outside world. Now if someone brings me a dragon scale, that's a different story."
Elda: "But how would you know it's real?"
Calixto: "Ah, I can't reveal all my secrets to you. But rest assured, I would know."
Elda: "Calixto, someone left an interesting ring in here a few weeks ago. Would you like a look?"
Calixto: "Of course, my dear. It may prove to be quite the curiosity! One must always be alert."
Elda: "Well, I seem to have misplaced it at the moment. But it was white, like alabaster, with three bright rubies set in it."
Calixto: "Be very careful with that. It sounds as if it may be the Death Ring of Dro'farahn. A ring of the most dangerous sort."
Elda: "Oh dear. What should I do?"
Calixto: "Bring it to me straight away when you find it. Don't dally. I can keep it safe."
Elda: "Oh, thank the gods you're in Windhelm, Calixto!"
Calixto: "Think nothing of it."

Quest-Related Dialogue[edit]

Blood on the Ice[edit]

Calixto Corrium at the scene

Calixto Corrium appears at the scene of Susanna the Wicked's murder:

"Always a shame when someone has to die."
Did you see what happened here?
"Sorry. I thought I saw a fellow running away, but didn't get a good look at him."

After reading Beware the Butcher!:

"Oh, good, more of those. Did you know Viola Giordano wanted to put one of them on my front door? "Everyone will see it!" she said. Of course! That was my problem with it. If you want to ask her about them, good luck. But I'm not going near her."

After investigating Hjerim and finding the strange amulet:

Do you know anything about this amulet?
"Let me see... ah, yes. This is the Wheelstone. It's an heirloom symbol of the power of Windhelm. Traditionally it's carried by the court mage. I would... eh... be interested in acquiring it. If you're willing to part with it, that is. For a piece like that, I could pay... 500 gold?"
You have yourself a deal, sir.
"Wonderful. This will be a splendid addition to my private collection."
Shouldn't the court mage have it?
"Wuunferth? Bah. It's purely ceremonial, and he has no use for it. Besides, I wouldn't want to be the one to give it to him. Gives me the creeps. They say he dabbles in necromancy."
I think I'll hold on to it for the time being.
"Suit yourself. It's only of value to collectors, though. Good luck finding anyone else who will appraise it that highly!"

If you didn't sell the amulet you can speak to him again about it:

About that amulet...
"The Wheelstone? Have you decided to sell it, yet?"


  • Calixto becomes unessential when he draws his blade during the related quest.
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