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Oblivion:Captain Renault

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Captain Renault
(RefID: 00032A15)
Location Imperial Prison
Race Breton Gender Female
Level 40 Class Knight
RefID 00032A15 BaseID 0002349F
Other Information
Health 295 Magicka 125
Responsibility 80 Aggression 5
Essential Until Tutorial (Scripted Death)
Faction(s) Character gen Blades; Emperor faction, for Uriel and Martin
Captain Renault

Captain Renault is a Breton knight, and a captain in the Blades. Her main duty is the personal protection of Emperor Uriel Septim VII, a task she performs with the help of her subordinates, Baurus and Glenroy.

She wears a full set of Blades armor that cannot be looted and is armed with her Akaviri katana. She also carries a spare steel shortsword and a torch.

Related QuestsEdit

Quest-Related EventsEdit


When Renault appears with the Emperor and the other Blades during the opening quest she is occupied with keeping the Emperor safe with an audible order to lock the doors:

Renault: "Baurus! Lock that door behind us!"
Baurus: "Yessir."
Uriel Septim: "My sons... they're dead, aren't they?"
Renault: "We don't know that, Sire. The messenger only said they were attacked."
Uriel Septim: "No, they're dead. I know it."
Renault: "My job right now is to get you to safety."
Uriel Septim: "I know this place ... The prison?"
Renault: "Yes, your Majesty. Beneath the Legion Compound. We're headed for a secret passage known only to the Blades. No one can follow us through here."

At this point she arrives outside your cell and is rather startled to see it occupied:

Renault: "What's this prisoner doing here? This cell is supposed to be off-limits."
Glenroy: "Usual mix-up with the Watch, I ..."
Renault: "Never mind, get that gate open. Stand back, prisoner. We won't hesitate to kill you if you get in our way."
Glenroy: "You! Prisoner! Stand aside! Over by the window. Stay out of the way, and you won't get hurt."

Once the gates are open:

Baurus: "No sign of pursuit, sir."
Renault: "Good. Let's go. We're not out of this yet."
Glenroy: "Stay put, prisoner."
Captain Renault falls quickly in the ambush.

After the Emperor tells you of his dreams and the reason for his being in the prison, Renault impatiently states:

"Please, sire, we must keep moving."

She then opens the secret passage and tells her fellow Blades:

"Better not close this one. There's no way to open it from the other side."

After this, if you try to speak to her, she will state:

"This is official business. Do not interfere."

If you attack her she will warn you with either:

"Don't give me a reason to kill you."
"Prisoner, I don't have time for your games. Do that again and die."

Through the next room the group is ambushed by the Mythic Dawn and Renault gives one final order before dying:

"Close up left! Protect the Emperor!"

It is impossible to save her as her death is scripted. Before you leave the prison for the sewers Baurus will take hers and Glenroy's katanas, if you possess them, and thank you for retrieving them.


  • Her initial conversation with the Emperor may not run its full course depending on how long they take to walk down the stairs to the cell. It almost always gets past the point where she says "My job right now...", but will skip ahead from whatever dialogue is next to the point where she demands "What's this prisoner doing here?" as it has priority once she arrives at the cell door.
  • Captain Renault is referred to as "Renote" many times internally, as can be seen in the Construction Set.
  • Her katana and Glenroy's can be found hanging above the fireplace in Cloud Ruler Temple, as both are recovered by Baurus after the Emperor's death. Her katana is called 'Renote's Akaviri Katana' due to the discrepancy noted above.
  • There are four additional lines of dialogue recorded for Captain Renault (the first cannot play as you cannot make her hostile before she dies, while the following three are scripted for following too close, but following is allowed):
"I warned you to stay out of our way."
"Stay back, prisoner."
"Don't get too close."
"Do as you're told, and you'll be all right."
  • Uriel Septim has an unspoken line of dialogue about the captain: "The captain and her men... it's their duty to protect me. I will do as they say."