Skyrim:Penitus Oculatus

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A typical Penitus Oculatus agent

The Penitus Oculatus is an Imperial organization serving as a personal security and espionage force for the Emperor. It gained great duties and prestige following the official dissolution of the Blades. Its agents perform infiltrations and counter-espionage against enemies of the Empire, and have been known to carry out assassinations as necessary for the Empire's security. As their primary concerns in protecting the Emperor lie in Cyrodiil, their only presence in Skyrim is a small outpost in Dragon Bridge.

For more information about the Penitus Oculatus, see the lore article.


Captain Avidius
Commander Maro
Gaius Maro
Lieutenant Salvarus

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  • Even if the player aids the Stormcloak faction in gaining control over Skyrim, the Penitus Oculatus outpost remains active in Dragon Bridge, despite Stormcloak patrols, which will attack Oculatus-affiliated soldiers.
    • PC Only The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 2.0.6, addresses this issue. If both the civil war for the Stormcloaks and the Dark Brotherhood questline are completed, they will be removed.
  • "Penitus Oculatus" is Latin for "seeing inward". However, Latin is a very contextual language, and would realistically mean something more like "inside watchers" or "internal security".
  • Penitus Oculatus members typically wear the Penitus Oculatus Helmet, Armor, Boots, and Bracers, but not all of them. Some members (notably Commander Maro) do not wear the helmet.