Skyrim:Sorex Vinius

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Sorex Vinius
(RefID: 000198A3)
Home City Solitude
Store The Winking Skeever
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level 4 Class Food Vendor
RefID 000198A3 BaseID 000132A7
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 60
Stamina 60
Primary Skills Restoration
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Marry Yes
Faction(s) CrimeFactionHaafingar; PotentialMarriageFaction; SolitudeWinkingSkeeverFaction; TownSolitudeFaction
Sorex at the Winking Skeever

Sorex Vinius is an Imperial who works at the Winking Skeever in Solitude, and is the son of the owner Corpulus Vinius. He expects to take over the inn, should anything happen to his father (see bugs).

He grew up with Vivienne Onis and Roggvir. They were friends as children until Sorex confided his feelings for Vivienne to Roggvir. After that point, Roggvir teased Sorex incessantly, and even abused his former friend to embarrass him in front of Vivienne. Sorex came to hate Roggvir, and he is present to see his former friend executed for treason.

Upon raising Sorex's disposition, he becomes a potential candidate for marriage, and makes low value items freely available.

Sorex wears a set of farm clothes along with a pair of boots. He carries the key to the inn, a belted tunic, and a selection of common loot and gold. In combat, he relies on an iron dagger.

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While the family business runs smoothly on the surface, there are times when Sorex seems too keen on running the tavern, although he will not talk about it when his father is listening. If you meet him outside the Winking Skeever, he will act like he already owns the place. When asked if he works at the Winking Skeever it becomes quite obvious that he wants to own the inn.

"New in town, right? If you need a place to sleep, head over to the Winking Skeever. We keep a fine inn."
"You know, the Winking Skeever's not just the best inn in Solitude. It's the also the only inn in Solitude."
"Don't mind me. I'm just running errands for the old man."
Do you work at the Winking Skeever?
"Work in it? I own it. Well... okay. My father owns the Winking Skeever. But it's the family business, so it'll be mine when he kicks off."


The fact that Sorex wants to run the tavern becomes even more evident as you witness another random conversation between Corpulus and Sorex, where Minette also shows interest in running the inn, at times causing Corpulus to raise his voice.

Corpulus Vinius: "It's been a good week, my boy! Loud customers mean good cheer, and good cheer means a full till! You know, I ought to retire and leave you to run the Skeever, son!"
Sorex Vinius: "I don't know, father... There's a whole world out there I want to see." / "You'd just spend your time here, bossing me around and yelling for more drinks. You're practically retired already..."
Minette Vinius: "I could run the Skeever! You even said I'm almost as smart as you!" / "Why not let me run the Skeever? I already know lots about it!"
Corpulus Vinius: "Don't be a silly girl! Running a bar's no job for a young lady." / "Hah! A girl running a bar? Don't be ridiculous, Minette!"
Minette Vinius: "What about 'Auntie Faida' in Dragon Bridge? She runs a bar, and you said she's one of your favorite girls!" / "But you always say you want more girls in the bar to begin with!"
Sorex Vinius: "Oh, brother..." / "Hah!"
Corpulus Vinius: "That's it! I'm not retiring, ever! End of discussion!" / "Well, you see, that's a little complicated, and... you know what? Never mind. Guess I'm not retiring anytime soon."

The following conversation can only happen between 5pm and 9pm:

Corpulus Vinius "Bring up some more mead, my boy. This cask's nearly tapped!"
Sorex Vinius "Yes, father. Which cask should we open?"
Corpulus Vinius: "Just bring any of them, lad! Can't risk thirsty customers without mead to drink, even for a second!" / "Any of them! Just hurry up! No time for a debate when customers are thirsty!"
Minette Vinius: "Bring the Blackbriar 195 Berry-Blend. It should be at its peak right now, and if it doesn't get served soon, it'll only go bad." / "We just got a cask of Old Gold 200 that has a crack in it. Better serve it now before it goes bad." / "Fat Toad 190 is always a crowd-pleaser. Father could probably charge extra."
Sorex Vinius: "Good idea, sis. Maybe you ought to be in charge!"
Corpulus Vinius: "Yes, yes, fine. Just hurry! Mustn't keep the customers thirsty!"


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