Skyrim:Pale Hold Guard
|Pale Hold Guard
|Primary Skills||Archery, Block, One-handed, Two-handed|
|Faction(s)||CWSonsFactionNPC; CrimeFactionPale; Faction for CW soldiers (excludes guard dialogue); Guard Faction (for dialogue); GuardFaction (makes an actor a guard); Sons of Skyrim; Stormcloaks|
The Pale Hold Guard perpetually patrols the road near Loreius Farm.
He wears a set of Pale Guard's armor, a Pale Guard's shield, a Pale Guard's helmet, fur boots, and fur gauntlets. He is equipped with a hunting bow with twelve steel arrows, a steel dagger, a leveled one-handed weapon, and a torch.
If you approach him before starting the related quest, or after it has been completed, he can be found saying, "You need something?" You only have one dialogue option: "No, nothing. I'll just be moving on." The guard will reply, "Well all right, then." If you exit dialogue without selecting an option, he will say, "Move along, now."
During the related quest, Vantus Loreius will task you with getting rid of the jester Cicero whose wagon has broken down in front of his farm. He will suggest that you report Cicero to the Pale Hold Guard: "Well, there is something. There's a guard, patrols the road that crazy jester is on. He passes by pretty often. You could report the fool. You know, say he's done something against the law. That will at least get rid of him for me. What do you say?" If you agree to report the jester to the guard, Vantus will happily respond: "Ha! Wonderful! Like I said, the guard is down by the road. You really can't miss him. You tell him that jester is up to no good, and he'll deal with it. Then come back here, and I'll toss a few coins your way, yeah?"
When you approach the wandering guard, he will ask you the same question as before. However, you can now tell him that you'd like to report a crime, which will have the guard impatiently say, "Would you now? Well, spit it out. What's the matter?" You will now have two options to respond with. If you say that you were actually mistaken, the guard will become annoyed: "Bah! Stop wasting my time!" If you instead say that the crime involves the odd jester with the wagon, the guard will ask: "What about him?" You can then report one of the following fabricated crimes to the guard:
- He, um... stole something! I saw him! (Persuade)
- "Did he now? Nobody pilfers property on my watch. My thanks for bringing this to my attention, citizen. Don't worry, I'll take care of it."
- He's transporting war contraband! In the coffin! (Persuade)
- "What? How dare that little fool! And right under my nose! My thanks for bringing this to my attention, citizen. Don't worry, I'll take care of it."
- He... attacked a traveler! On the road! I saw it! (Persuade)
- "What? An assault. On my watch. By the gods, he'll not get away with this. My thanks for bringing this to my attention, citizen. Don't worry, I'll take care of it."
After you have told your lie to the guard, he will hunt down Cicero and confront him. If you talk to him before he finds Cicero, he will say, "Don't worry, citizen. I'm on top of that little matter we discussed." and "I'll soon arrange transportation for our little friend. Don't worry, he'll rot in a cell and pay for what he's done." He will have the following conversation with Cicero:
Pale Hold Guard: "You there! Fool! Hold fast. You've been accused of a crime against the laws of this land. What say you in your defense?"
Cicero: "Wh... What? A crime? Me? Preposterous! Poor Cicero is just standing here! Cicero loves order. Oh yes! He would never disrespect the law!"
Pale Hold Guard: "You look like a crazy man to me. And what's in that coffin, hmm? Maybe some time in a cell will help loosen that lying tongue."
Cicero: "Damn that Loreius. Oh, how he will pay for this treachery..."
Pale Hold Guard: "You just keep quiet and stay where you are. Soon as my relief arrives, we'll all take a nice little trip."
If you return to the farm after turning Cicero in, the guard will inform you that Loreius and his wife have been killed: "You don't want to go up to that farmhouse, citizen. It's a terrible sight. The farmer and his wife, slaughtered in the night. So many knife wounds..."
- If the Imperial Legion captures the Pale during the civil war questline, this guard will be replaced by a Roadside Guard.
- He may be hostile towards you if you've joined the Imperials during the Civil War questline.