Online:Eveli Sharp-Arrow

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Eveli Sharp-Arrow
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Race Bosmer Gender Female
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31364 (During Long Live the King)
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Follower During The Emperor's Secret
Eveli Sharp-Arrow

Eveli Sharp-Arrow is a Bosmer adventurer who has arrived in Wrothgar at the behest of King Kurog.

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OrsiniumEdit

Invitation to OrsiniumEdit

When you first approach her location near the Merchant's Gate, you'll hear the following:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "What are you doing? We can't let Chief Bazrag deal with the Winterborn by himself!"
Danual Saklin: "I didn't come all this way to die, Elf! That isn't what I signed up for!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Damn it! Where are all these Winterborn marauders coming from?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Anyone see where the chief and his warriors went? Anyone?"
Flies-In-Wind: "All I see is death and Ice-Heart's damn Winterborn. A whole lot of Winterborn …."

Speaking to her, she'll say:

"Did Orsinium send you? Are you part of the reinforcements?
The Winterborn came out of nowhere. It happened so fast. They took our cargo into the hills and the Orc peasants chased them. That's when Chief Bazrag and his warriors arrived."
Slow down and tell me what happened.
"Our caravan was heading for Orsinium, the new Orc city, when the Winterborn landed on the wagons like flesh-flies on skeever pie.
The Orc peasants refused to let their supplies be taken, so they chased the marauders into the hills."
You let defenseless peasants go after the marauders?
"In case you haven't noticed, these cracked acorns aren't worth their weight in blood-berry pudding!
Besides, before we could rally our forces, Chief Bazrag and his Orc warriors arrived. He told us to wait here and then went after the marauders."
I'll go help the chief.
"I knew I liked you the moment I saw you!
Chief Bazrag is big and mean and looks like he can fight, but there were an awful lot of marauders. Ice-Heart's Winterborn won't stop until Bazrag and all the Orc peasants are dead. You better hurry!"
Aren't you coming with me?
"I will. Eventually. Maybe. I mean, look around!
These people are injured! What happens if the Winterborn come back? Someone has to protect them, keep them from being picked off one by one. Anyway, I'll keep them safe while you help Chief Bazrag."
What brings a Wood Elf to Wrothgar?
"This caravan brought me! I thought we already covered that?
Oh, you mean specifically. The invitation. You got one, too, didn't you? It talked about testing yourself against the most savage land in Tamriel. That was a challenge I couldn't pass up!"
What can you tell me about Chief Bazrag?
"He's a chief! In charge of an Orc clan or something.
If you ask me, he's got more than a chip on his shoulder. It's a whole damn mountain! I don't think he's a big supporter of King Kurog, but he saved us before he went to help the peasants."
Was the chief part of your caravan?
"No, we were the caravan guards. Bazrag said he was on patrol, looking for Winterborn marauders. Some scary Reach warlord named Ice-Heart leads them. Even Bazrag seemed a bit nervous just talking about him.
Now go help the chief before it's too late!"

After meeting up with her, Bazrag, and Talviah Aliaria, she'll tell you:

"The others went on ahead to the city, in case you're wondering.
I, um, felt kind of responsible for sending you into harm's way, so I waited around to make sure you were all right. And here you are! Right as rain!"
So what's a Wood Elf doing in a place like this?
"Same as all the others. Looking for adventure!
I figured there wasn't a better place to make a name for myself than in the untamed wilderness of Wrothgar. Are you going to Orsinium?"
Yes. I need to present myself to Forge-Mother Alga.
"Ah, King Kurog's mother! She's one smart woman and an even smarter Orc!
From what I've heard, you want to stay on her good side. I understand she has a fierce temper."
What about you? Are you going to Orsinium?
"Eventually. But first they asked me to go to Frostbreak Fortress. I think they realized I was good with a bow and they need something filled with arrows. Hopefully, it's more of these Winterborn!
Who knows, maybe I'll see you there!"

Post-Quest Dialogue:

"You're leaving, too? I can't blame you. I really can't stay around here much longer. Not after everything that's happened."
Are you doing all right?
"There's so much I want to tell you. To thank you for. I've learned so much from you. Out of everyone here, you're the only person I never lost faith in.
I wish I could just go and follow you around forever"
What's stopping you?
"Tempting, but i need to find my own way for a while.
But no matter where the wind blows, leaves from the same tree eventually find each other again. That'll be the same for us. You'll see."
Did King Bazrag talk to you?
"Yeah. He wanted me to stay and help train the Orc archers. Even offered me my own squad and a fancy title.
But after everything that happened, I just need to get away so I can put this all behind me"
Where will you go?
"I'm not sure. I might return to Valenwood, see my family. I'm kind of missing my loved ones after what we've been through.
I wonder if Solgra had a family. She... never mentioned it."

The Hidden HarvestEdit

While trying to get to the Harpy aeries, you'll hear a familiar voice behind you:

Corporal Lugrots: "Keep up, Elf! Those harpies aren't going to kill themselves."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "But there are so … many … stairs …."
Corporal Lugrots: "No time for complaints, either! We have a mission to complete!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "All right, all right. Pushy Orc. Just tell me when you want me to make the strike."
"Gusting winds. Flying birds trying to eat us. Fire everywhere. But that up there? That's a stationary target that needs an arrow in it.
Just tell me when you want me to make the strike."
Loose your arrow!

Eveli shoots and hits the aerie on the opposite tower:

"Well … that was … amazing!
We get to do that again, right?"

At the next tower:

Sergeant Rorburz: "Tower secure! Good work, outsider!"
Sergeant Rorburz: "The Wood Elf is right behind me!"
<A Harpy swoops down and carries Sergeant Rorburz away>
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'm getting really tired of you Orcs trying to leave me be—that's strange, where did the sergeant go?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "How typical! Now I know why Orsinium put out that call for help."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Well, at least you're still here. Let me know when you want me to light the signal."
"Do me a favor and don't let any of those filthy harpies get too close. I'd hate to get carried off because I was busy concentrating on making this ridiculously easy strike.
Speaking of which, let me know when you want me to loose my arrow."
Loose your arrow!

Again, Eveli hits the mark:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Two aeries destroyed, no problem! Now let's find the Breton alchemist."

Speak to her before leaving:

"I have to admit, those Orc catapulteers can certainly hit a mark!
Now all we need to do is find this alchemist. The Orcs want him inside the fort so he can locate the source of those briarheart warriors."
Any idea where we can find the alchemist?
"Beats me. The squad escorting the alchemist was supposed to find a way into the fortress proper.
Sorry I can't give you better directions, but I never was good at making or reading a map."
Nice bow work, by the way.
"You really think so? Thanks! I'm kind of proud of my placement.
I'm just glad I was able to contribute to the cause."
What are you going to do now?
"Help you finish this, of course! That's what heroes do, am I right?
I'll just wait a moment and catch my breath, then I'll be right behind you!"

Arrive at the fortress keep entrance and Eveli will be waiting:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Oh good, you found him!"
"The rest of the Orc soldiers went back to the camp to report in and get new orders. I don't think they actually expected you to find the alchemist.
I guess the joke's on them, huh?"

Inside, Alinon will take the lead:

Alinon the Alchemist: "Come, come, follow me. If my suspicions are correct, we shouldn't have any trouble finding what I'm looking for."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "We're all going to die down here, aren't we?"
"I think the alchemist found something. As much as I like the attention, you'll probably learn more if you talk to him."

Speak to Alinon and he'll give you a task but ask that Eveli stay and protect him.

"Don't worry. I won't let anything happen to the alchemist. I promise."
You sure you're up to this?
"Am I sure? No, not in the least. But I figure you've got enough to deal with without worrying about me and Alinon.
Besides, once you really get going, this whole place will be too busy to bother with little old me."
I'll be back as soon as I can.
"Do what you need to do and try not to die. We'll be all right.
We need to destroy those briar hearts, one way or another. Then we can gloat about how we accomplished what an army of Orcs couldn't do. It'll be grand!"

Return to where you left Alinon and Eveli, only to find Eveli... alone:

"So … I don't suppose you … maybe … might have seen Alinon … on your way back. Maybe?"
What happened to Alinon?
"Listen, it wasn't my fault.
Alinon sent me to get him some moss that grows on the walls down here. When I got back, the alchemist was gone."
We have to find the alchemist.
"Right! That's an excellent plan!
But you should take this. Alinon said it was the last ingredient he needed to finish his elixir. I don't see his alchemy bag, so he must have the rest of the components with him … if the tree hasn't eaten him yet."
The tree ate Alinon?
"What? No, of course not. At least, I don't think it ate him.
But he told me that the Winterborn plant briar heart seeds in dead bodies. The seed eats the body, sprouts roots, and nourishes the tree. Or something like that. I wasn't really listening."
You have no idea where we should go to look for him?
"Well, I went that way to gather the moss, so he must have gone the other way. Probably turned right at the bend ahead.
Let's split up. We can cover more ground that way. Besides, I kind of feel it's my fault, since I left him alone and all that."
"You go that way and I'll go this way. The alchemist has to be around here somewhere!
As long as he's got his alchemy bag and that moss, everything will turn out fine."

Locate Alinon in his roasting cage and Eveli will catch up:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "There you are! I was looking all over for—hey, how'd Alinon get up there? That doesn't look very safe."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "We should get him out of there before he cooks, right?"
"I'm not one hundred percent certain, but I bet I could break the chain holding up the cage with a few well-placed arrows."
You help Alinon. I need to go find his elixir.
"Sure, sure. Don't worry. I've got this!
You don't suppose the cage will shatter on impact, do you?"
Just make sure Alinon doesn't get hurt, all right?
"No worries. I never hit anything I'm not aiming at. Well, except for that one time. But that totally doesn't count. I told Bomfor not to move!
Go on. I'll take good care of the alchemist."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey, Alinon! I need you to stay very, very still so I can get you down!"
Alinon the Alchemist: "With a bow and arrow? The cage will drop into the fire—with me inside!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Just make sure you tuck and roll!"

Outside, Alinon will play down the whole ordeal:

Alinon the Alchemist: "I just need to catch my breath. I'll be fine."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "They tried to roast you! That's not how we define fine where I come from!"
Alinon the Alchemist: "Compared to some of my adventures, this was practically a day at the fair!"
"The alchemist was almost roasted alive and he's not even remotely distressed about it. No concern for my feelings at all.
Did he thank me for rescuing him? No. Does he show even a little gratitude? Not one bit!"

Speak to her before leaving and she'll say:

"Another mission accomplished! We make a pretty good team, don't we?
If you need my help again, just whistle. I'm always ready for another adventure!"

A King-Sized ProblemEdit

Finish speaking to Captain Zugnor and you'll hear a familiar voice:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey Hero! Over here!"
"The king sent you here to rescue the hostages, didn't he? Of course he did. That's why they recruited heroes, after all, am I right?
Listen, I have a plan. It's brilliant! Want to hear it?"
All right. Tell me what you're thinking.
"See those horkers behind me? Don't look! Anyway, they've been acting suspiciously. Standing around, making shifty eyes, showing odd hand gestures to passers-by.
I've read enough Investigator Vale books to recognize criminal behavior when I see it!"
Who's Investigator Vale?
"You never read Investigator Vale? The books about the brilliant scholar who travels the world and solves crimes? She doesn't use magic or weapons. Just her charm and her wits and—
Look, I'll lend you a copy later, but we need to focus here!"
You think those two are involved with the fanatics?
"Isn't it obvious? Look at their evil demeanor, their villainous whispering. I bet if we rattle them, they'll run off and lead us right to the hostages!
Watch. I'll just let loose an arrow. That should put the fear of Y'ffre into the survivor!"
You can't just shoot someone because you think they might be evil!
"Of course I can. I do it all the time. And I'll have you know that I'm right about fifty percent of the time!
Fine, fine, we'll do things your way. But I'm going to keep an eye on those two."
Speak to her again:
"Fine. Do things your way. Nobody ever believes the cute Wood Elf.
I'm going to stay here and watch those two, anyway. They're up to something. I'm sure of it!"
I see what you mean. Go ahead and let's see what happens.
"Really? I mean, yes! I knew I liked you for a reason!
Once the other one starts to run, don't let him out of your sight. He should lead you right to the hostages."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "On my mark …."
<Eveli shouts to the crowd>
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Stop, you … thief!"
<Eveli shoots one of the Orcs>
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "And there goes the other one. Get him!"

To Save a ChiefEdit

After finishing your business with King Kurog during In the Name of the King, your favorite bosmer will hail you as you leave The King's Cornerclub:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hello! I've been looking all over the city for you!"
"I had the hardest time finding you. Looked all over the city, even got lost once or twice.
I did find an adorable sweets shop, though. They had these wonderful tiny cakes that were absolutely delicious! Who knew Orc cakes could taste so good?"
Did you need something specific?
"Right to business, huh? Not even a 'Hi, good to see you?' Fine, fine.
Anyway, High Priestess Solgra needs our help. She wants us to work together on this. When you have a moment, you need to go see her."
Any idea what the high priestess wants us to do?
"It's a rescue mission! But she said she wants to give you the details personally. After all, you did save her life.
I can see it now. 'Oh, my savior! Let's retire to my private chambers so I can share the intimate details with you!'"
I'll go talk to High Priestess Solgra.
"Seriously, Solgra wants to keep this quiet. Said the situation was sensitive. She especially doesn't want the king to know. When I suggested asking the king for help, she insisted that that would only get more people killed.
Just so you know."
King Kurog doesn't know about this?
"No. Doesn't have a clue. That's what makes it so exciting!
This is an honest-to-goodness secret mission! I always wanted to go on a secret mission! Besides, once you talk to Solgra, you'll understand. She explains things much better than I do."
How'd you get involved with High Priestess Solgra?
"Have you seen my bow skills? I'm sure Solgra noticed and said to herself, 'That's a fine young lass! She can put a shaft through an apple balanced on the back of a moving wamasu. I shall recruit her!'
Either that or she was desperate for some help."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'll meet up with you later! Go see Solgra but don't take too long!"

Meet Solgra at the Temple of Ire and she'll send you on a desperate mission to rescue an unknown clan chief at Fharun Stronghold. When you arrive you'll notice some familiar bosmer arrows. Follow the trail and you'll hear that familiar voice:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "You made it! Excellent!"
"You found me! I knew you could do it.
Did you like the trail I left for you? It was easy. Hide, release an arrow, move forward, repeat! And I was able to stay hidden the whole way."
Sounds like you've got this hero thing figured out now.
"Well, mostly. I did almost get caught that last time. Scared the leaves off my tree, if you catch my meaning. I dove down here to hide and wait for you to arrive.
Worked a lot better in my head, truth be told."
Did you learn anything about what's going on here?
"I found out that the stronghold contains a large prison of some sort, but I have no idea where they hid the thing. Nothing around here looks like a prison to me.
Oh, I did hear something else while I was sorting my arrows and waiting for you."
What did you hear?
"A couple of Vosh Rakhs were arguing. One of them stormed off toward the overlook. He sounded pretty upset with the cult. We might be able to get the prison's location out of him.
Or, you know, he could alert the entire stronghold to our presence."
Any other ideas about how we locate this prison?
"The cultists talk. A lot. We might be able to eavesdrop on them and hear something useful. Or we can search the buildings and hope for the best.
Either way, let's split up. We can meet back up after one of us finds something."
I'll see what I can find out.
"If you discover anything useful, meet me behind the great hall.
And try not to raise any alarms. The longer we can keep the Vosh Rakh from discovering our presence, the less likely they are to start slaughtering any prisoners."
Any thoughts about the Vosh Rakh?
"Now that you mention it, the Vosh Rakh seem pretty well equipped for a deranged cult. I've seen armies that didn't have some of the equipment they're using.
You think one of the alliances might be funding these extremists?"
To harm a member of the Daggerfall Covenant? It's certainly possible.
"For as much as I crave adventure, I hate war. My clan refused to get involved in all that. Never wanted to bow to a High Elf queen who looked down upon our customs.
What can I say? I come from stubborn stock."

Find out the location of the prison then find Eveli:

"Did you learn anything about the prison? I gathered some interesting information, but nothing that helps us at this exact moment."
The prison is underground.
"Underground? Like in a dungeon or something?
I hope you don't expect me to grab a shovel and start digging. I don't do that sort of thing."
There's a well that leads to the prison. We just need a way to climb down.

If you got the information from Quan, she'll say:

"Then this must be our lucky day! Not only have we avoided detection, but I found this rope in the barracks while I was looking around.
It should be long enough to reach to the bottom of the well."
Good idea. Let's go.
"Follow me. I'll secure the rope and drop it into the well.
Just be careful down there. Who knows what kind of monstrosities live at the bottom of an Orc well."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Come on, the well is this way!"

Otherwise...

"A well? Yeah, I saw the old well. We'll need a rope or something to climb down, though.
Check near the forge. I noticed tools and ropes hanging around. One of those ropes should serve our needs."
I'll find a rope and be right back.
"You can get a rope over by the forge. I'll wait here. Less chance of getting spotted if only one of us goes traipsing around the stronghold.
Just between us, I'd rather climb down than jump into a deep, dark hole, wouldn't you?"
<Get a rope>
"I'm glad you're back. It's starting to get cold out here!
Well, colder, really. I'm not sure how the Orcs and the Nords stand it. Did you find a rope? Was it right where I said it would be?"
I found a coil of rope.
"I knew you could do it!
Follow me. I'll secure the rope and drop it into the well."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Come on, the well is this way!"

Either way, follow her to the well:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'll hang back and look around up here a little more while you head into the prison."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "All right, the rope is secure! Good luck down there. Hope you find the prison and not some nasty sewer or something."
"Go ahead. Climb down and do what you do best. I'm going to look around up here a little more. I'll catch up with you later.
Just remember, you're looking for an Orc chief, so keep your eyes open down there."

Escape the prison with none other than Chief Bazrag. While you were trying to negotiate with Bazrag, you'll notice Eveli sneaking up and aiming her loaded bow at the chiefs head:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Chief Bazrag, lower your weapon. Please. I don't want to loose this arrow, but I will if you don't stand down."
Chief Bazrag: "Damn it, Wood Elf! Fine. But you might as well put that arrow in my heart, because I won't let you turn me over to Kurog."

Speak to Eveli and she'll keep her arrow trained on the Orc:

"So now what? I've never taken an Orc chief prisoner before."
I'm not sure. He refuses to go see Kurog.
"I guess we could take him to High Priestess Solgra. She did send us to save him, after all.
I'm sure I can sneak him into the city, as long as he cooperates and doesn't do anything stupid or anything."
You escort Chief Bazrag to High Priestess Solgra and I'll meet you there.
"All right, then. We've got a plan! And it's a perfectly good plan. Really.
Other than me trying to sneak the chief into a city where Kurog has eyes and ears everywhere. What was I thinking? And how are we going to convince the chief to come with me?"
The chief suggested I talk to someone. I'll do that and you'll keep him out of Kurog's hands.
"Right. Sneak Bazrag into Orsinium and get him to Solgra. Easy as boar-knuckles pie!
Why do I have a feeling this trip back is going to get … complicated?"
You'll do fine.

The chief will interrupt:

Chief Bazrag: "You can put the bow down, Elf. I'll go with you as long as you promise not to turn me over to Kurog."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Sorry, no. I'm keeping the bow. But I promise not to take you to Kurog."
Chief Bazrag: "Fine. Just watch where you're pointing that thing."

Speak to her before leaving:

"Don't worry. Chief Bazrag gave us his word, so I'll get him to the high priestess. We'll sneak into Orsinium and no one will even know we're there.
When you reach the city, come find me. There's something not right here and it's making me nervous."

The Anger of a KingEdit

Decipher Eveli's cryptic message and you'll find her with a small contingent of Orsinium movers and shakers:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "We can't just walk into the Vosh Rakh base. That's suicide!"
High Priestess Solgra: "We have to find out what the Vosh Rakh have planned. If we wait for them to strike, it will be too late."
Chief Bazrag: "Whatever they're planning, it's going to happen soon. They just about told me as much when they threw me into my own prison!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Maybe we should have left you in there. For all we know, you deserve to be in prison!"
Chief Bazrag: "Listen to me, Elf. I didn't attack anyone. I left Orsinium and they ambushed me."
High Priestess Solgra: "I sent you to rescue the chief, Eveli. I wouldn't have done that if I believed he was guilty."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "You lied to us, high priestess! You knew who you were sending us to rescue the entire time! This feels like one giant trap and we walked right into it."
High Priestess Solgra: "Ah, you found us. I'm sorry that Eveli is upset, but I did what had to be done. Please, let's talk."

Eveli will leave the room in disgust.

"High Priestess Solgra wants to talk to you. Better not keep the lying liar who lies waiting."

Speak to Solgra and she'll ask that you convince Eveli to help you once again. Go upstairs and the elf will be all arms-crossed and in no mood:

"I hate this situation, I really do.
Being a hero, that's supposed to be pure and honest. Good is good and evil is evil, you know what I mean? But nothing here is clear cut. I can't tell the good guys from the bad."
If it was easy, everyone would be a hero.
"I'm not even sure whose side I'm on anymore. When Bazrag and I sneaked into the city, two guards got lucky and happened to be in the right place at the right time. They attacked.
I … I … I just reacted and let my arrows fly."
You defended yourself and your charge.
"But I killed two guards who were just doing their job! They probably have loved ones, pets ….
I … I don't know if I can do this anymore."
You have to do what's right for you, but I could certainly use your help.
"I knew you were going to say that. Still, I'm not sure I can get past Solgra's lies. She tricked us into helping Chief Bazrag—and I'm still not sure about his role in all this!
All right. You can count on me. But I'm doing this for you, not them."
Come to Paragon's Remembrance. I need someone I can trust with us.
"I can do that. Besides, it'll be nice to get out of a city. Try to forget about the price on my head for a while.
All right, let's do this. But be careful out there, will you? I can't afford to lose the only person I really trust."
Everything worked out, so stop your whining.
"I killed two guards! They were just doing their job! They probably have loved ones, pets ….
How can you be so heartless?"
How can you be so gullible? Look, are you going to help me or not?
"You can be a bastard sometimes, you know that? First Solgra's lies, tricking us into helping Chief Bazrag, now this?
All right. I'll help you. But I'm not doing this for you. I'm doing it because someone has to."
Then come to Paragon's Remembrance. I need someone I can trust.
"I can do that. Besides, it'll be nice to get out of a city. Try to forget about the price on my head for a while.
All right, let's do this. But be careful out there, will you? I can't afford to lose the only person I really trust."

Speak to her again and she'll add:

"I'll head out as soon as it's safe. I know how to avoid the guard patrols.
Let's determine what the Vosh Rakh are planning so we can stop them. Maybe that'll make me feel better about all the lies and deceit."
Paragon's RemembranceEdit

Make your way to Paragon's Remembrance and you'll find her along with Talviah and Flies-In-Wind:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The entrance has to be somewhere in those hills."
Talviah Aliaria: "It's certainly well hidden. If Bazrag lied to us, then we're probably about to meet with horrible, horrible deaths."

Speak to her:

"I've got good news, disappointing news, and downright awful news.
The good, Bazrag's instructions were easy to follow. The disappointing, I have no idea how to find the entrance and there's no way to get inside without being attacked once we do."
So what's the downright awful news?
"I lost a bet with Talviah and now I owe him a traditional Valenwood dinner. You know, the kind Wood Elves like to eat.
I can't wait to see the look on his face when he realizes what kind of meat he's eating. It'll be priceless!"
You sound like your old self again.
"Yeah, I guess I just needed to get out of the city. I was seriously depressed when I wound up on the king's most wanted list.
Thanks for pushing me. Infiltrating a cult is certainly better than hiding in a hole someplace."
This is no time to make jokes.
"Right, sorry. Scary cult needs to be infiltrated. Wouldn't want to try to get you to crack a smile or anything.
It just feels good to be doing something and not hiding from the king's guard, that's all."
So how do we get inside?
"Well, with all the runners we spotted, we know we're in the right place. We just need a way to get inside without being noticed.
You know, we might be able to do something with those higher-ranking cultists in the fancy masks."
A disguise is a good idea. Seen any of those cultists recently?
"Well, a few of the masked cultists passed this way a little while ago. Then we heard a large commotion over there to the west.
I can't be sure, mind you, but I think those Vosh Rakh might have … well, they could have walked into an … um …."
Just tell me what happened.
"Talviah thinks … well … he thinks that the group might have walked into an echatere mating ritual. The sounds from the west, the screams. Y'ffre's bow, the noise was horrible!
Then it got real quiet. I don't think it went well for the cultists."
I'll go see if I can find something we can use.
"Just don't get too close to those echateres. I heard they become extremely violent when anything interrupts their … frolicking.
We'll look around on our own and meet you inside. Good luck!"
"West. That's where all the noise came from.
Not sure what happened to the cultists, but it probably won't be pretty. Still, it's one of our best chances for finding a disguise. We'll look around, too, and meet you inside the ruins."

Make your way inside the fortress and you'll find the group already in disquise:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "This illusion is so weird. It looks like I'm wearing robes, but I feel so … unencumbered."
Flies-In-Wind: "This is like the time I licked one of our great hists. I feel so … exposed."
Talviah Aliaria: "It's merely an illusion bound to the amulet. Nothing to be concerned about. I've seen these used at festivals and grand balls back home."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I wonder if they come in different colors?"

Speak to her:

"Looks like you found an amulet, too. But tell me, was I right? Did the echateres get all frolicsome on those cultists?
Wait a moment. Your amulet's cracked. You weren't supposed to break it, you know."
It was broken when I found it. The echateres weren't particularly careful with the cultists.
"Well, the illusion seems to be holding up, at least for now. Hopefully it won't fail at a particularly critical moment.
Anyway, I think we should split up and cover more ground. That's the best way to find what we're looking for quickly."
Are you sure splitting the party is a good idea?
"This place is enormous! Besides, you never put all your acorns in one basket.
We need to find out what the Vosh Rakh are up to and fast. Flies and I will look around out here, while you and Tal see what the high-ranking cultists are meeting about."
Let's rendezvous back here after we find something.
"Good idea! And let's not to take too long. Lives are depending on us!
And speaking of lives, make sure Tal stays safe, will you? He isn't as experienced as we are. I'm afraid his wide-eyed enthusiasm is going to get him injured."
Isn't that like the leaf calling the tree green?
"Ha, ha. Tease me all you want, but I know better now. Sort of.
As long as you're here though, I know you'll watch out for us. You're surprisingly good at that sort of thing."
I will. You be careful, too.
<Ends conversation>

As she and the Argonian leave, she'll say:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Stay safe! Flies and I will meet up with you later."

Enter the fortress and go through the ceremonies. Return to the entry and Eveli and Flies-In-Wind will be waiting for you.

"There you are! I was beginning to get worried about you. We've found out some ….
Where's Talviah?"

At this point, the storyline takes two different paths. One path happens if Talviah Aliaria was spared. The other if Talviah Aliaria was sacrificed.


If you killed Talviah:
If you killed the Vosh Rakh Council:
He didn't make it.
"What … what do you mean he didn't make it? What aren't you telling me?"
I was forced to take his life to get the information we needed.
"You … you did what? What kind of person does something like that? He … he looked up to you. Like all of us did!
You're a monster."
That information will save a lot of lives, including the chiefs at the moot.
"Does that justify what you've done? Does that make you feel better?
I thought Bazrag was bad. That Solgra betrayed us. But you … you're worse than either of them. Would you sacrifice me, too? No … don't answer that."
I did what was necessary. Now you have to warn Bazrag and Solgra. They're in danger.
"Orders? You're giving me orders?
Fine. Tell me what you learned and I'll be happy to put this awful place behind me. This awful place … and you."
He sacrificed himself for us.
"Why … why didn't you protect him? I told you to keep Tal safe! I trusted you!"
Talviah died so I could get the information we need. They're going to attack the moot.
"That's it? That's your answer? He died because we needed him to?
I really wanted to be like you. I looked up to you. But if this is what it means to be a hero, you can count me out."
Now isn't the time for this. I need you to warn Solgra and Bazrag. They're in danger.
"Orders? You're giving me orders?
Fine. Tell me what you learned so I can get out of here. I want to make sure nobody else has to die today."
I'm sorry for all of this.
"I don't know exactly what happened in there and I don't want to know. Not right now. I just can't handle it.
Just tell me what I need to know so I can go."
They're going to take Bazrag at the inn and claim that Solgra leads the Vosh Rakh.
"The Vosh Rakh are strong enough to do all that? It's even worse than we feared. You tell the king about the moot. We'll go warn Bazrag and Solgra.
After that, I'm leaving. I don't want to be in a place where the only person I can depend on is me."

If you speak to her after the quest, she'll say:

"I know what you want me to do. I'll warn Bazrag and Solgra. Now leave me alone, all right? I don't want to look at you right now."
Talviah's fine. He's keeping the Vosh Rakh busy so we can go warn the city.
"All by himself? Are you sure he can handle that? What am I saying, of course you're sure!
We managed to find out that the attack on the temple was a ruse perpetrated by the Vosh Rakh. That was right before our amulets stopped working."
We lost our amulets, too.
"Yeah, I was suddenly as naked as an ash tree that had lost its last leaf of the season. Good thing we stashed our gear nearby!
Anyway, the temple attack was all to place the blame on Bazrag. The chief is innocent. I didn't help a murderer!"
I learned that the Vosh Rakh are hiding in the city. They're going to attack the chiefs at the moot.
"That's something, but not enough to provide the edge we were hoping for.
We'll just have to be careful. Anyone could be working with the Vosh Rakh. I don't know about you, but all this intrigue is starting to make my head hurt."
Return to Orsinium and warn Chief Bazrag. I'll meet you there shortly.
"Flies and I will go warn Chief Bazrag. This whole thing … it's stranger even than any Investigator Vale story I've ever read.
Here, take this. I found it and thought you should have it. For protecting Tal. I appreciate that."

If you speak to her after the quest, she says:

"Flies and I will sneak out of here and go warn Chief Bazrag. We'll see you back in the city!"

The King's GambitEdit

Talviah Aliaria sparedEdit

Rescue Eveli and Bazrag from the dungeons:

"About time you showed up!
Hey, where's Owayine? No, don't tell me. I already know."

After speaking to Bazrag, she'll say:

"I'll make sure Chief Bazrag gets out of here safely. Don't worry, you can count on me!
But I can't believe what you said about the king. That's some rotten acorns, that's for sure."

Find out where the moot is and meet up with Eveli and Bazrag outside the keep:

"I hope you had better luck than we did. All of the chief's contacts have disappeared faster than rabbit meatballs at a Nord banquet!"

Finish speaking to Bazrag and Eveli will have vanished.

Talviah Aliaria sacrificedEdit

Inside The Greedy Gut, you'll find Eveli and Bazrag upstairs dispatching the last of the Disguised Vosh Rakh:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Keep your head down!"
Chief Bazrag: "This is the best Kurog has to send against us? Pitiful!"
"There you are! You missed all the fun."
I heard you got here just in time.
"I guess you could say that. I got here before the soldiers arrived, if that's what you mean.
lose. But we handled it. We handled it real good!"

After speaking to Chief Bazrag, she'll cheerfully say:

"You go warn the king. Don't worry, I'll keep the high priestess safe. You can count on me."

Blood on a King's HandsEdit

Talviah Aliaria sparedEdit

After dealing with Vumnish, return to the temple. Inside you'll hear:

Priest Uugus: "They were soldiers! Trying to stop them would have only put us all in danger!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "You could have done something! You're cowards! All of you!"
Chief Bazrag: "Eveli, enough! Solgra's gone. More priests getting killed wouldn't have changed that."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I should have been here … to save her."

Speak to her before speaking to Bazrag:

"If this is what it means to be a hero, I'm pretty sure I'm done with that dream.
I've had enough of death, of seeing my friends get hurt. Kurog. He's going to pay for this. I swear on my mother's bow, he's going to pay."

After speaking to him, Bazrag will turn to the body of Solgra:

Chief Bazrag: "May Trinimac take you to your final reward, high priestess."
Priest Uugus: "Chief Bazrag! I thought you were a firm believer in Malacath?"
Chief Bazrag: "There's no place for a gentle soul in the Ashen Forge, priest. So why not let Trinimac have her?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Goodbye, my friend. I'm going to miss you."

Speak to her before leaving:

"I guess I've got one more battle in me. For Solgra, right?
Damn, I hate how this turned out!"

Inside the Temple Library:

Chief Bazrag: "Look at this mess! We'll never find anything in here! Look around and see if you can find something that looks like a hidden passage."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'll check over here."

Eveli will start searching the bookcases:

"I love books! I wonder if they have any copies of Investigator Vale in here?
Anyway, I'll look around over here."

Solve the switch puzzle and open the passageway:

Chief Bazrag: "Well, I'll be a puny Dark Elf! You found it! I guess we're climbing down that hole."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I knew you could do it! Now let's go stop the king."
"An honest-to-goodness secret passage.
If I wasn't terrified, this would be kind of exciting."

Continue through the tunnel taking out Vosh Rakh, and you'll continue to hear Kurog speaking to the chiefs as well as your companions commenting on the situation:

King Kurog: "You isolate yourselves in your own strongholds, perpetuating our selfish nature. We must change who and what we are!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Kurog's got a point. We're still going to kill the bastard, right."
King Kurog: "I tried to appeal to you as equals, but you refused to listen. I grow tired of arguing with you."
Forge-Mother Alga: "The king cares for our people and all you do is break his heart."
Chief Bazrag: "Wonderful. The murderous king and his lunatic mother. This will be interesting."
Chief Bazrag: "We're getting close. Be ready for anything."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Sounds like the time I walked in on an Imga courting ritual!"
King Kurog: "The choice is simple. Kneel before me as your king and ruler of the united Orsimer nation—or die!"
Chief Bazrag: "We need to move faster. Kurog's about to start slaughtering the chiefs!"
Chief Bazrag: "Once we get inside, find Kurog and take him down. We need to save as many chiefs as we can."

Inside the Path to the Moot, Bazrag will open the gate:

Chief Bazrag: "There's still time if we move fast. We need to open this gate."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "There's no lever. They must have shut it from the other side."
Chief Bazrag: "Stand aside and let me work! Get ready to get those people out of there!"

Enter the moot and all becomes chaotic. Kurog and Alga attack you and the chiefs, Eveli tries to help, but Bazrag calls for her aide while Bazrag helps the chiefs escape.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'll take care of the archers!"
King Kurog: "Archers, eliminate the clan chiefs!"
Chief Ramash: "We've been betrayed! Defend yourselves!"
King Kurog: "And now the last guest has arrived. I'm going to make you pay for your disloyalty."
Chief Bazrag: "Eveli, I need you! Keep those Vosh Rakh bastards off of me!"
Chief Bazrag: "Clan chiefs, over here! Arrgh! Hurry, this gate is … heavier than it looks."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'll go back and help Chief Bazrag. Don't get yourself killed without me!"

Eveli will be with Chief Ramash when you are ready to leave, but she cannot be spoken to.

Talviah Aliaria sacrificedEdit

Priest Uugus will tell you that Eveli and High Priestess Solgra are on the roof of the temple. Race to join them and you'll witness to Vosh Rakh threatening the pair:

Vosh Rakh Archer: "There she is! Don't let the traitor get away!"
High Priestess Solgra: "Tell the king I'll play no part in his political games."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'm warning you. Back off or you'll feel the sting of my arrows!"

After dealing with the Vosh Rakh, she'll say:

"Am I glad to see you!
I was about to start putting arrows into the soldiers when you showed up. No way was I going to let them get close to the high priestess!"

Before Solgra can respond, you hear someone else:

Penitent Vumnish: "There she is! My arrow will find its mark!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "More soldiers! Stay back, high priestess!"
<Penitent Vumnish fires an arrow, striking Eveli>
High Priestess Solgra: "Eveli, no! Find whoever did this! I'll get her back to the temple. Go!"
Penitent Vumnish: "Damn it! The interfering Wood Elf got in the way! Fall back!"

After dealing with Penitent Vumnish, enter the temple and Solgra will meet you at the stairs. She'll tell you that Eveli is asking for you:

"Is … is that you? Oh yeah, that's you. I'd recognize those footfalls anywhere."
It's me, <Character Name>.
"Solgra … Solgra says the arrow just missed my heart. Never knew an Orc who could shoot worth a damn, anyway. Well, except for those catapulteers back at Frostbreak. They were pretty amazing.
So, be honest with me. Am I going to be all right?"
I don't know.
"That bad, huh? Well, don't worry about me. You've got more important things to deal with. Like the clan chiefs.
You're going to go after Kurog, aren't you?"
You'll be fine. Solgra will take care of you.
"That's what I like about you. Always seeing the bright side of every issue. I'll try not to let you down.
But the clan chiefs … you're going to go after Kurog, aren't you?"
That wound looks pretty bad.
"That's what I like about you. Always direct and to the point. Just like an arrow. But don't worry about me. You've got bigger trees to chop.
The clan chiefs … you're going to go after Kurog, aren't you?"

Regardless what you tell her, you'll respond with:

Someone needs to stop the king.
"I used to think he was a good ruler. Strong, honorable. But he's a menace. He's let himself become more important than his ideas.
So go and do what you do so well. I'll wait right here. Recovering. I want to be ready for the next adventure."

After speaking to Eveli, Bazrag will appear:

Chief Bazrag: "This wasn't suppose to happen. I should have never sent her here by herself."
High Priestess Solgra: "Eveli saved me. I plan to return the favor."
Chief Bazrag: "Kurog won't get away with this, little one. We'll stop him."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Kick him in his tusks … for me …."
High Priestess Solgra: "Rest now, Eveli. You need your sleep."
Chief Bazrag: "I need to speak to you for a moment. This way."

If you try to speak to her again, she'll only say:

"Sleeping now. Shhh."

Long Live the KingEdit

Talviah Aliaria sparedEdit

At the behest of Bazrag, deliver an invitation to the funeral to her at the Temple of Ire:

"The high priestess used to study here. Read her books. Write her sermons.
Now she's gone, and it feels like I've got a hole the size of Elden Root right in the middle of my chest."
You're taking Solgra's death kind of hard.
"Damn right! We won, but the high priestess died. That's awful and it makes me so angry! It just isn't fair!
But you obviously came here for another reason. Sorry I got so emotional. What's up?"
Chief Bazrag wanted me to give this to you.
"A letter? Isn't that how all this trouble started in the first place?
But I guess I might as well see this through to the end. And you'll be there, right? Me and you, once more into the breach. Hopefully without anyone trying to kill us this time."
"I need a few more moments to clear my head.
I'll see you over at the keep before the funeral begins."
The FuneralEdit

Make your way to the Castle Overlook:

"The high priestess … she looks so peaceful now. I think she'd appreciate all this attention."

After Bazrag's speech:

"That was a beautiful ceremony. So respectful and yet also inspiring. I particularly liked the fire. It was so … fiery!
And I'm glad they made Bazrag the king. I think he'll do a fine job for his people."

Back in the keep, you'll hear:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Thanks for the offer, but I … I can't. Not after everything that's happened."
King Bazrag: "I understand. Thank you for everything you've done, little Elf. I shall miss you."

Speak to her:

"You're leaving, too? I can't blame you. I really can't stay around here much longer. Not after everything that happened."
Are you doing all right?
"Not that well, all things considered. When I saw the high priestess's body, just lying on that slab ….
Look, I've got to get out of here. If I stick around, these feelings, these memories, they're never going to fade."
Did King Bazrag talk to you?
"Yeah. He wanted me to stay and help train the Orc archers. Even offered me my own squad and a fancy title.
But after everything that happened, I just need to get away so I can put this all behind me."
Where will you go?
"I'm not sure. I might return to Valenwood, see my family. I'm kind of missing my loved ones after what we've been through.
I wonder if Solgra had a family. She … never mentioned it."
I wanted to say goodbye.
"There's so much I want to tell you. To thank you for. I've learned so much from you. Out of everyone here, you're the one person I never lost faith in.
I wish I could just go and follow you around forever."
What's stopping you?
"Tempting, but I need to find my own way for a while.
But no matter where the wind blows, leaves from the same tree eventually find each other again. That'll be the same for us. You'll see."
Talviah Aliaria sacrificedEdit

Eveli will still be unconscious as you make your rounds inviting all the participants to the funeral. Solgra tells you she will look after her.

The FuneralEdit

As Bazrag starts to make his speech, you'll hear a cheery voice:

Chief Bazrag: "I believe we're ready to begin."
<Eveli and Solgra come up to the pyre terrace.>
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hope you weren't planning to start without me, chief."
Chief Bazrag: "Eveli, it's good to see you here. Everyone, in fact. Thank you all for coming."

Back in the keep, you'll hear:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'd be honored, um, King Bazrag, your majesty."
High Priestess Solgra: "What a welcome surprise! Thank you, King Bazrag."

Speak to her:

"Did you hear? I'm going to stay here and help King Bazrag!
Still not sure what I'll be doing, but he mentioned forming an archery unit. I'll get my own squad! I'll have to think up a clever name. Something dashing!"
Are you doing all right?
"I'm better. Much, actually.
Hey, I wanted to tell you that I forgive you. For Talviah. Not that you asked, mind you. I don't know what happened in there, but I know you save people. Solgra, me. If Talviah had to die, I know you had no a choice."
How are you feeling?
"You mean the arrow in the chest? I'm still sore. But I can move around on my own. Solgra says I need lots of rest, but that can wait. I'm not going to miss a chance to say goodbye to everyone. Especially you.
Plus, I have an amazing scar now!"
Any thoughts on what you're going to do with your own archery unit?
"No idea. Not even sure what an archery unit does, other than loose arrows at things. I get to be a captain, though! Investigator Vale doesn't even have her own squad! Well, except in that one book, but you remember what happened to them."
I wanted to say goodbye before I left.
"I'd give you a huge hug right now if I wasn't so sore.
I don't suppose you'd be willing to stick around? Stay with us for a while? I'm still not sure what's going to happen once you disappear. It's going to take some getting used to."
I have other places to go.
"Figured you say that. Maybe I'll track you down one day and we can get into some more trouble together.
I'm going to miss you. Just be safe out there, all right? I'll be around if you ever need me."


Flames of AmbitionEdit

Appears only with Flames of Ambition

Burning SecretsEdit

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Well, this seems like the place. Look at the size of it!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey you! What are you doing here?"
If you've met her before:
If you haven't met her before:
"Well aren't you a sight for chapped leathers! Didn't know if I'd see you again after all that Orcy business.
Hold on, why are you here? Were you hired, too? I told them I could handle it just fine."
I came on my own. Someone hired you?
"You know it. They gave me a map to a library underneath Black Drake Villa—this fancy place you see up on the hill. I need to retrieve an important book the former owners hid down there.
Sounds like a job for an adventurer, right?"
You came all this way for a book?
"Books are great! If I'd known this was here, I probably would have come anyway. Even if I wasn't getting paid.
I have an idea, want to join me? We worked so well together before—it'll be fun! And you can keep any loot you find."
I'll come along on your hunt for this book.
"They warned me some competition might try to get in my way. And then you saunter up just as I find the place. A mite suspicious if you ask me.
Why did you come here? Who sent you?"
I came on my own. Why is this place so important?
"No one sent you? What, you just stumbled on this place? You must be an adventurer! Like me!
Well, you've found Black Drake Villa—the former home away from home of the Longhouse Emperors. And the place where they stashed something very important."
What did they keep here?
"The people who hired me provided a map to a library under the mansion. My job is to find some book that the old owners hid down there.
Hey, care to join forces? Together we can grab this book in no time. And you can keep any loot you find."
I'll join your search for this book.
"An old-fashioned alliance, just like in the stories!
All right, here's our plan. That sewer grate ahead should get us inside. If you could scout ahead, I need to prepare some arrows. Just in case, you know?"
What do you know of the Black Drake Villa?
"Oh, they say the villa holds all sorts of treasures. When nasty old Durcorach marched to Cyrodiil, he snatched up prizes from every city in his path. Paintings, jewelry, other fancy whatsits. You know how tyrants enjoy their baubles."
And he placed it all here?
"He sure did! After Durcorach took power, he ordered this estate built. A lot of the loot he grabbed ended up in here.
Can you imagine what treasures we'll find inside? And the library! As soon as I heard about it I knew this job was for me."
Who is Durcorach?
"What, had your head stuck in a swamp for the past few years? Durcorach was the Black Drake. A Reachman who stormed across Tamriel to take the throne and became Emperor!
Dead now, of course. Which, I guess, is how we can just walk into his home."
How do you know all this?
"Oh, I've read all the books on the Longhouse Dynasty! Barbula's 'Invaders from the Reach,' Coravel's 'The Crowned Dragon,' even Korstvolk's 'Longhouse Rising'—though, I thought that one was a bit salacious for my taste."
If you've met her before:
If you haven't met her before:
How have you been since Orsinium, Eveli?
"Oh, you know me! Always on the hunt for more excitement. I traveled south a bit after I last saw you. Elsweyr was quite beautiful, if you haven't seen it. Did you know they have Dragons? Their heads are enormous!"
Who are you?
"Eveli Sharp-Arrow—world-famous adventurer! Or, soon-to-be. Slightly new to this whole business. But that won't stop me from doing what needs to be done. I'm quick with a bow and more stubborn than most.
Seems to me like that's all I need."
You mentioned someone hired you to find the book?/You said someone hired you?
"Was the oddest thing. There I am, on my way to explore the ruins in Stormhold, when a courier rides up and hands me a letter.
Now, I had many questions: How did she find me? Who knows I'm here? Is this a trap? But no, it was just a simple note."
What was in it?
"A request. One Farrul Lupus from Riften wished to discuss an opportunity. Quite intriguing, I thought! So off I went.
It was quite the secret affair. I never actually met the man, but my contact warned I should tell no one. Which, hmm …."
Do you often take jobs from people you never meet?
"I should be honest—I don't really get hired that often. Usually I just wander about looking for an adventure. But not only did this sound exciting, also my biscuit bin was a bit low, if you know what I mean.
I was happy for the gold."

Soon after you enter the estate grounds, Eveli will follow you inside. There she'll say:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Do you smell that? The stench of smoke."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Something's on fire down below. Not a great sign."

You can ask her about her thoughts:

"Farrul Lupus's agent—go-between, really—warned that others might be on their way here as well. People who wished to destroy the place and take the book for themselves.
I hope whatever is burning doesn't mean they beat me here."
Who would want to destroy this villa?
"Good question. The contact stayed vague on that point. But I'd guess we're about to meet them.
I hope you don't mind if this exploration mission turns into a fight?"
I'm ready for anything.
"I hoped you'd say that! You have the adventurer spirit, I can see it.
Let's keep going. The entrance to the library should be just up ahead."
Who were those Goblins I just fought?
"Goblins? Oh those angry ones skulking around in here. I think since no one's been here since Leovic died, they must have … moved in? I mean, why not?
I can't imagine they'll cause too much trouble for us."

Further down, while facing Kinras Ironeye in the Overgrown Courtyard, Eveli will be assisting and encouraging every now and then during the fight.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Look at that big boy! I'll help you from up here!"

Idling before combat:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I should have eaten a larger meal if I knew I'd wait around this long."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I know that mass of muscle looks mean, but I bet you've faced tougher."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Oh, he's not so big! I mean, yes, he is big. Huge. But you can take him!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I don't think this minotaur will negotiate, but you're welcome to try."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "How could I know that I'd need my special minotaur-killing arrows?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I don't like the look of that smoke. Let's not waste too much time here."

Hard Mode enabled:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I think you really angered the brute."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "A challenge, huh? I knew I liked you!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'll need more arrows for this!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "So you want that kind of fight!"

When Kinras' salamanders spawn:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Seems there's no shortage of salamanders around here."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "You've got salamander company!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Another spicy salamander!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Should have brought salamander traps!"

When Kinras throws his totem:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Watch out! He put down a totem!"

When Eveli fires her arrows against Kinras:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Got him right where I want him!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Ha! I bet this one chafes the knickers!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "No one could see this shot coming!"

Group member dies:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Come on, get up! We can do this!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "It's not over! Just need to stay strong!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Not time for a nap, friend!"

Group wipe:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Come on! You've got more in you than that!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Our adventure just started. We try again!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Get up and dust that one off!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Another try! That beast isn't so tough!"

Once Kinras has been defeated:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: Fine work! Come on—I'll meet you just past that door."

After crossing the door to the manor's entryway, Eveli will meet you at the other side.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "So much smoke! We have to hurry."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The map says this hatch is the easiest way into the library. Come on!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey look! What do you guess is in here?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Arrows! Nice ones, too. Why would someone leave these around?"

You can then ask her about her findings:

"All right—here we are. According to the map, this hatch opens to a walkway that leads to the Grand Archive. Once we're in, let's find the book and get out of here."
What's the Grand Archive?/You mentioned a Grand Archive?
"That's the library I told you about. Stories claim it's a massive underground collection of books, scrolls, and artifacts that the Longhouse Emperors gathered over the years. Volumes of secrets and knowledge might lay right under our feet."
Who was that massive Minotaur?
"Ah, sorry about that. Based on the armor, I'd wager that was Kinras Ironeye. He led the Goblins that we saw earlier.
I heard he was around this area, but didn't know he took over the villa. I guess some warning could have helped."
You found some arrows?
"I did! Quite fancy ones, in fact. Lighter than a baby jay's tail feathers.
The best part of these little excursions is finding all the stuff people leave behind. Sometimes it's a plate of old sweetrolls, but once in a while I find something handy."

Once inside the archive, after dispatching the first group of cultists, Eveli will follow you in, finding the library she sought after, on fire.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "No. No! What have they done?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "They burned the entire library!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "So many books. All those stories! Just … gone."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "We should split up to find the book before this whole place turns to ash."

If she's spoken in this moment:

"Somebody thought the knowledge stored down here was important enough to destroy. What kind of book did I get sent for?
You go ahead and find the people who did this. I need to look for this book.

Inside, you'll find the cultist leader, Pyroturge Encratis, who'll set up a barrier of fire and send his minions against you to block your way further into the library. Once they're taken care of, Eveli will arrive to help you get pass the barrier.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Watch what those fancy arrows I found can do!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "All right—I'm here. What'd I miss?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Their leader said he's after the book. We need to find it before he does."

After she shots her totally rad but conveniently scarce water arrow to the barrier, you can speak to her:

"That cross fellow who set the fires, he called out that he's looking for a book. I bet all the berries in Black Marsh that he wants the same thing we do. So let's get there first!
You take the lower path and I'll head up top. We might cut him off."
Your new arrows put out the fires?
"Seems so! I assume a water enchantment of some kind. I've read about magic like that, but never really had too much interest in the stuff. Seems like cheating.
Sure helped us out in a jam, though."
They might be useful in the future.
"Oh, I used the last one saving your hide. I'm not too troubled about it. You know how treasure can be—lightly come, lightly go.
Come on, let's find that book!"

Further into the library, you'll find her on a higher pathway, leafing through some strange book:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey! Up here! Look at this journal I just found."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The writing is all strange scribbles. I think I'll hold onto it."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I saw that book burner just ahead. Keep going!"

In a rotunda near the archive's exit, you and Eveli will catch up with Encratis and one of his commanders, Captain Geminus:

Pyroturge Encratis: "The book isn't here. Burn this—burn it all! Our lord demands it!"
Captain Geminus: "You go. We must finish the job. I can delay these worms."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "You take care of Captain Important there. I'm after the fire mage!"

After defeating Captain Geminus and halfway the Flooded Gardens, you'll find Eveli and two dead cultists.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Heh—these fools aren't so tough. Come on, their leader ran just over the hill."

Here, you can talk to her again:

"We can't let them destroy everything. Anything that we can save, we should. All this knowledge! I could read these books for years."
Who do you think these people are?
"Your guess is as good as mine. One of them called themselves the True-Sworn, but sworn to who? And why destroy the villa instead of ransacking it like normal people?
Questions that need to wait. After that arsonist!"
You mentioned picking up a book back there?/You mentioned picking up a journal back there?
"I couldn't help myself. All these incredible volumes turning to ash—I just wanted to save something. This journal was resting on a desk as I ran past, so I picked it up.
Of course, the one item I decide to save is completely illegible."
How do you know it's a journal?
"The casualness of the handwriting. All the little notes in the margins. Several tea stains on the pages.
When you spend as much time reading books as I do, you recognize these things. Even with the words all jumbled around, I can tell."

After reaching the Walled Garden up ahead, you'll finally catch up with Pyroturge Encratis:

Pyroturge Encratis: "You small creatures. The book belongs to the True-Sworn!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "If he thinks the book is here, then we have to stop him!"

Upon entering the second phase of the fight against Encratis, Eveli will be in the depths of the manor.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "A secret lair! It must be here! Keep him busy while I search."

After defeating Pyroturge Encratis:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I found it! Such a bizarre cover."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I'm not sure this even has words. Just symbols. Hmm …."
"This is definitely the book I'm supposed to bring to Farrul Lupus. It looks exactly the way it was described. But, it doesn't have any words in it. Just these strange symbols ….
We have it now and that's what matters. A job well-done."
What's next?
"Well, I should bring this eerie tome to Farrul Lupus. But first, I'm curious about that other book I found. The words seem encrypted? But I'm not sure.
Either way, thanks for helping me rescue it from the True-Sworn. We make quite the team!"

Once you've turned in the quest:

"The more I look through this book, the more uneasy I feel. Something about it … I don't know. I wish I could understand these symbols.
I know I have a job to do, but a little voice in my head says I should leave it here."
Who do you think the True-Sworn work for?
"I wish I knew. Someone wanted this whole place in ashes. That tells me they have something to hide. But the last Longhouse Emperor died five years ago. Who cares what's down here?
After I give over the book, maybe I'll look into this more."
Where will you meet Farrul Lupus?
"Over in Riften. No idea why he's interested in the book, but my contact told me not to ask questions.
Hey, if you find yourself in the area we should meet. Maybe look into these mysteries together. More adventure!"
What will you do with an encrypted journal?
"I know just the person who would love to dive head-first into solving this. He's a bit reclusive these days, but quite clever at figuring out puzzles.
It may come across as silly, but I just have to know what it says."

After this, if you've fought each one of Sentinel Aksalaz's avatars and collected enough Avatar Fragments to challenge him, at his sudden appearance, Eveli will say:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Whatever magic you turned on back there brought us some trouble!"

Talking to her at this point

"I saw you go back there and start fiddling with something. Then this stern-looking fellow popped from nowhere. Do you know what he wants? Seems like he's ready for a fight.
If anything happens, I'll back you up."

And after defeating Sentinel Aksalaz:

"By Namira's knickers—what a fight! I never saw anything refuse to go down like that before. I feel honored to have been a part of it.
I wonder who that was? He seemed grateful when he lost. If I hadn't been a part of it, I wouldn't believe it!"

Unsorted dialogue:

"Oh it's you! We keep running into each other at the funniest spots. You wouldn't be following a lady, would you? Nah, I'm just teasing.
Though, now that I think on it, why are you here? Were you hired too?"
"Whoever lived in a house this grand probably packed it with traps and secrets. Perfect! Just like a treasure hunt from the old stories."

Blackwood PrologueEdit

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A Mortal's TouchEdit

This is the prologue quest for Blackwood. You'll encounter Eveli in Ne Salas with two Wood Elf Scouts. All three of the Mer have their bows drawn and aimed at you. Eveli shouts you a warning as you approach.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "One more step and you get an arrow in the knee! Hey, you don't look like a cultist."

Eveli and her companions lower their weapons. The two scouts turn to guard the hallway leading further in while you and Eveli speak.

If you've met her before:
If you've completed Black Drake Villa:
If you haven't met her before:
"You're not a Covenant soldier or one of those damn cultists—you're … you!
By Bazrag's chilly nethers, am I glad to see you! Between the soldiers and the cultists, this is almost as bad as that business in Orsinium. But what are you doing here?"
I'll looking for Imperial caches in a hidden annex chamber.
"Imperial caches? What a coincidence! That's exactly what brought me here. But then I ran into this band of Wood Elves. They're under assault by Covenant soldiers and a group of insane Daedric cultists.
It's just like an Investigator Vale story!"
I'm trying to get to the cache before the cultists find it.
"The cultists are after the cache, too? That explains a lot.
Their leader is someone called Doombringer Eshil. And he's got some kind of scholar-lady following him around like a sad puppy."
Do you know where the cache is located?
"Farther in, I'm guessing. The cult leader paid off the soldiers and they let him and his followers wander through.
If you can clear a path, I'll get these Wood Elves out of here and then follow after you. We can meet up when you find the cultists."
"Hey, you're that adventurer who helped me at Black Drake Villa! How'd you know I was going to be here?
Never mind that for now, I'm just glad to see you! Between the Covenant soldiers and the cultists, I could use the assistance."
What are you doing here, Eveli?
"Looking for a hidden Imperial cache. Problem is, I ran into this band of Wood Elves under assault from Covenant soldiers and a group of insane Daedric cultists.
That reminds me—what are you doing here?"
Same as you, apparently. We need to get to that cache before the cultists find it.
"The cultists are after the cache, too? That explains a lot.
Their leader is someone called Doombringer Eshil. I know, right? He's got a scholar-lady who follows him around like a sad puppy."
Do you know where the cache is located?
"Farther in, if I had to guess. The cult leader paid off the soldiers and they let the cultists just wander on through.
If you can clear a path, I'll get these Wood Elves to safety and then follow after you. We can meet up when you locate the cache."
"Damn it all to Hermaeus Mora's nether regions! If you aren't one of the damn cultists and you aren't one of the Covenant soldiers, then what in the name of Oblivion's stinky armpit are you doing down here?"
I'll looking for Imperial caches in a hidden annex chamber.
"Imperial caches? Really? That's funny. That's exactly what brought me here. But then I found this band of Wood Elves under assault by Covenant soldiers and a group of insane Daedric cultists.
You positive you aren't one of the cultists?"
I'm trying to get to the cache before the cultists find it.
"All right … the enemy of my enemy and all that. Just like in the Investigator Vale stories. I suppose I can trust you. For now.
The cultists answer to someone called Doombringer Eshil. And he's got some kind of scholar-lady at his side."
Do you know where the cache is located?
"Farther in, I'm guessing. The cultists' leader paid off the soldiers and they let him and his followers wander through.
If you can clear a path, I'll get these Wood Elves out of here and then follow after you. We can meet up when you find the cultists."

You can ask her a few more questions after she answers this one.

How are things in Orsinium?
"As well as can be expected, last I checked. Bazrag has been doing a good job. He's working with the various clans to keep things going. It's hard, though. A lot of people liked and respected Kurog.
Even after all he did, Kurog's still popular."
What made you decide to leave?
"Nothing specific. But just like you, I felt it was time to move on. Time to take that next step, face that next challenge.
So here I am, digging into Emperor Leovic's past at the behest of a wealthy benefactor."
Why are you after the Imperial cache? / Why are you after the Imperial caches? / Why are you after an Imperial cache?
"I found a journal in Black Drake Villa, a hidden refuge of the Longhouse Emperors. It was in some kind of code, so it took me a while to figure out what it said.
Well, actually, I had someone decipher it for me."
What did the journal say?
"Even deciphered, the journal didn't make much sense. Emperor Leovic wrote it. Lots of crazy talk about annexes around Tamriel where he hid caches related to something he called "the emperor's secret."
I decided to investigate, so here I am."
What can you tell me about Doombringer Eshil?
"Not much. I heard a few of the cultists mention his name. Said it with a mixture of awe and respect. I think they're afraid of him.
I noticed that the woman scholar stayed close to the leader's side. She was explaining the history of this place."
Who are you again?
"I'm just a young Wood Elf with a good bow and a thirst for adventure. I plan to make a name for myself, and this seems like the perfect opportunity—provided I don't get sacrificed in some stupid Daedric ceremony along the way."
What do you mean, a name for yourself?
"Cracked acorns, you established adventurers don't understand. When you're starting out, it's hard to become recognized as a real hero. But that's what I want to be. Just like in the Investigator Vale and Green Hood stories!"

If you begin to walk away, she calls out to you:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Once I get these Wood Elves out of here, I'll catch up with you!"

If you talk to her before leaving after she shouts, she'll say:

"The cache has to be somewhere inside. Clear a path through the soldiers and cultists and I'll join you after I get these Wood Elves to safety.
Just between us, they aren't cut out for the adventuring life. But a seed's got to sprout, am I right?"

You'll find Eveli inside the Ne Salas Cache Annex. She calls you over.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey, over here! You need to see this!"

Speak with her.

"What took you so long? Never mind, never mind. Look down there!
That's the cult leader and the scholar-lady I told you about. And that must be the Imperial cache! How did you get down here so quickly?"
How did you get down here so quickly?
"What can I say? I'm as fast as a leaf on the wind and silent as a shadow!
I suggest we take different paths to that chamber, just in case. I'll meet you down there. Last one to put an arrow in a cultist is a sour gorapple!"
That journal that led you here. Did it happen to mention anything about the fate of the world?
"That's an odd question. I was hired to find another book at Black Drake Villa and came across the journal. I was curious and had some time, so I had the journal deciphered.
Turned out to be a lot of ramblings. Emperor Leovic was either crazy or—"
Or what?
"Desperate. The coded message had that sort of air about it. But yes, he alluded to some end-of-the-world level stuff along with the rest of his crazy.
I came here to see if there was any truth to the danger, to go along with his obvious delusions."

If you speak to her again, she says:

"Go on. I'll find another path down and we'll take the cultists from two directions. They don't know we're here, so we can surprise them. Just like finding a worm in a tomato.
Not that we're worms … you get the idea."

When you enter Pedagogue Eralin's chamber, Eveli shoots the scholar down with an arrow before she can dispel the ward.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Eat arrows, creepy cult lady!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "My arrows always strike true! Can you open that Imperial cache?"

Your attempt to open the cache fails, but Eveli decides to try it herself. It works. As soon as the ward goes down, Lyranth appears. Eveli, spooked by the sudden appearance of a Dremora, raises her bow. Lyranth tells her to back down.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hang on, let me try …."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey, that actually worked! Look out—Daedra!"
Lyranth: "Lower your weapon, Elf. I'll confer with the other mortal after they search the cache."

If you speak to Eveli here:

"Don't look at me. I don't know what I did! But the ward's gone, so you might as well see what's inside the cache.
Me? I'm going to keep an eye on the Daedra-lady over there."

After looting the cache:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "What did you find? Anything interesting in there?"

Speak to her after looting the cache.

"Well, what was inside the cache? Have we finally discovered the secret of the Longhouse Emperors?"
No secrets. At least none that I could tell. Just a signet ring and a scroll written in code.
"Let me take a look. Yeah, that's a code all right. Imperial. Just like the journal I found at Black Drake Villa.
I know someone who can decipher this. He helped me with the journal. I'm sure I can get him to translate this scroll, too."
Where can we find this contact of yours?
"Not far from here, just outside Elden Root. Just look for the camp with all the books in it. I'll meet you there."
Tell me more about this contact of yours that can break Imperial codes.
"Let's just say I've known him for a very long time and I'd trust him with my life. Like I said, he translated the journal I found. The one written by Emperor Leovic that led me here.
Tell me why we should trust that Daedra lady, though."
Appears if you've finished Orsinium:
Appears regardless of whether or not you've finished Orsinium:
Because you know me. You trust me. We can depend on Lyranth, to a point.
"Well, after everything we went through in Orsinium, I suppose that's not too much to ask. If you think the Daedra lady can help us, that's good enough for me.
I'm going to keep an eye on her, though. You can't count your seeds before they sprout."
I don't trust her. Not completely. But she's trying to figure this out, same as us.
"All right, if you say so. I suppose if she's willing to help, we have to give her the benefit of the doubt.
I'm going to watch her like a hawk, though. You never count your seeds before they sprout, my Great Aunt Loral always said."

If you speak to her again, she says:

"Looks like your friend the Daedra wants a word with you. You can show her what you found, but don't let her take anything.
Hurry, though. I want to get that scroll to my contact in Elden Root before more of those cultists show up."

If you speak to her before entering the portal Lyranth opens, she says:

"A Daedric portal? Do you suppose it's safe?
All right, all right. If I wasn't in a hurry, though, I'd be looking for a different form of transportation. I'll see you in Elden Root."

You'll be sent to meet Eveli's brother Beragon south of Elden Root.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Friend, meet Beragon. Beragon, this is my friend. We've got a scroll to show you."

If you speak to her here, she'll say:

"Go on. Show the scroll to Beragon. You can trust him and he's very good at deciphering coded messages."

If you speak to her after talking to Beragon, she'll say:

"Go on, you read it. I'm too nervous. Written words become all blurry and jumbled when I get nervous."

Speak to her after reading the Deciphered Imperial Document.

"Well? What did the scroll say? Do we finally know the emperor's secret?"
Here. It talks about secrets, Ambitions, and the emperor's steward. Someone named Farrul Lupus.
"Farrul Lupus? He hired me to investigate Black Drake Villa. But why is the word Ambitions capitalized? It must mean something special.
Thanks for helping me. Here. Take part of what Lupus already paid me. There's more if you come with me to Riften."

The Emperor's SecretEdit

After completing the previous quest, you can continue talking to Eveli who will explain her prior connection to Farrul Lupus.

"The deciphered document, it mentions the person who hired me. Farrul Lupus. Could he really be Emperor Leovic's steward? I guess it's possible.
Anyway, I'm supposed to bring this book I recovered to him. Well, to his contact in Riften, anyway."
Tell me more about this book you recovered.
"Farrul Lupus sent me to retrieve the book from Black Drake Villa, one of the Longhouse Emperors' hidden retreats. I found it and a journal. The one that led me to Ne Salas.
It's a strange old tome. I can't read any of the words—if they are words."
What do you mean, you can't read it?
"It's written in a language I've never seen before. Looking at the pages makes my eyes hurt, and just carrying it around … it's kind of uncomfortable.
Will you come with me to Riften? I want to deliver the book and be done with this business."
I'll go with you to Riften to deliver the book.

After agreeing to help, Eveli will mention where you will need to go and you can ask her some questions before leaving.

"I never actually met with Farrul Lupus directly. Everything was done through an intermediary. A mage named Renna. We can find her at the Mages Guildhall in Riften.
My brother has a cart we can use to make the journey, or I can just meet you there."
What else do you know about Farrul Lupus?
"Before we found the document my brother deciphered for us, I assumed he was a scholar or a book collector or something. I had no idea he was the steward of the last Longhouse Emperor.
We never met. Just exchanged letters until he sent me to Renna."
And what should I know about Renna?
"Renna's some kind of mage. She gave me the final instructions for my mission to the villa and handed over the gold. Well, the first payment. I'm promised more when I deliver the book.
Don't worry. I'll make sure you get a fair share of the reward."
Tell me more about the book you were sent to retrieve from Black Drake Villa.
"Neither Farrul's letters nor my discussion with Renna provided much information. They told me where to look and gave me a map. It had a description of the book written in the corner.
I've been carrying it around for a while now. It's … difficult."
Difficult how?
"It's hard to describe. It's like carrying a weight, but not like a heavy pack or anything. More like a burden. A constant worry that never subsides.
I've also had … dreams lately. Bad ones. But I don't want to talk about them. Not yet."
Why didn't you deliver the book as soon as you retrieved it?
"Those feelings weren't there at the beginning. Plus, I found that journal. I took it to my brother to decipher. By then I realized the Longhouse Emperors were hiding something. I wanted to know more.
So I went to Ne Salas, met you, and here we are."
Did you show your brother the book? Maybe he can translate it.
"Yeah, I thought of that. He took one look at the thing and handed it right back to me. Said it wasn't any language he ever saw and wanted nothing to do with it.
Some brother, right?"
You never told me you had a brother. (Appears if you completed Orsinium)[verification needed — see talk page]
"Didn't I? I guess the subject just never came up. Besides, we were pretty busy most of the time back in Orsinium. There weren't too many opportunities to tell you about my extended family."
Extended family? How many siblings do you have?
"Hey, you brought it up! And I have a perfectly fine amount of brothers and sisters. About the usual for a clan of Wood Elves from the deep forest.
There's twelve of us in the family, but I'm the youngest."

When you enter the Riften Mages Guildhall, you will find Eveli standing in the front foyer and peeking around the doorway into the main hall.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Hey, friend! Over here!"

Speak with Eveli.

"You made it! I'm glad you're here. I wasn't looking forward to facing Renna alone. Not after what we found out."
Are you sure Renna is here?
"Yeah, I spotted her in the main hall.
Look, I've been thinking. Since Farrul Lupus and Renna weren't totally honest with me, I might as well use an intermediary of my own. Plus, something's not right about all this. Will you talk to Renna for me?"
I'll go talk to Renna, but what do you mean that something's not right?
"I'm not sure, but I want to keep watch. I've had the feeling that someone's been following me since I arrived in Riften.
I might be acting like a cracked acorn, but better safe than sorry, right?"

Talking to her before entering the main hall.

"Renna's sitting in the main hall. Get her to set up a meeting with Farrul Lupus so I can deliver this book.
After that, we can decide if we want to keep looking into the emperor's secret or not. I guess it depends on what Lupus has to say."

As you enter the hall, Eveli will press herself against the wall trying to remain out of sight. She is not successful because as soon as you introduce yourself to Renna, the mage will notice her. Besides that, as soon as you mention Farrul Lupus' previous role as the Emperor's Steward, she will tell you to speak with him in their house.

"This is sounding more and more like an Investigator Vale novel all the time!
Let's find Renna's house. I want to finally meet Farrul Lupus in person so he can tell me everything he knows about the emperor's secret."

When you leave, Eveli will split up with you and tells you she'll meet you there.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Head for Renna's house. I'll be right behind you!"

Renna's House is the dock area of Riften, Eveli will run up to you once you arrive.

"What did Renna say? Oh, right. You need to knock two times. No more, no less. It's a code so he knows that it's safe to open the door."

After you knock on the door twice, Farrul Lupus will weakly cry out:

Farrul Lupus: "Help … help me …."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "That doesn't sound good. Hurry, let's get inside!"

Talking to her before going inside:

"We need to get inside and help Farrul Lupus! He sounds like he's badly injured!
Do you know how to pick a lock? If not, let's see if there's an open window or something around back."

Once inside, you will find the house in disarray and Farrul Lupus dead. Checking the body, you will find the Dark Brotherhood Note. At this Renna and Eveli enter:

Renna: "Farrul? No, no, no!"
<Renna runs up to Farrul and kneels beside him crying.>
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Oh, Renna. I'm so sorry."

She will ask you to talk to Renna.

"Farrul Lupus is … dead? I … I can't believe someone killed him over some secret.
Can you talk to Renna? I'm not very good at condolences."

When you talk with Renna, she will tell you that Farrul did not tell her much about Emperor Leovic's secrets and warns you to stay out of the business. Afterwards Eveli will want to talk with you elsewhere.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Come on, let's talk outside. I'll meet you out back, under the dock."

Go behind the building and down the stairs, Eveli will be waiting for you and wants to know your thoughts. She will also reveal what she has been dreaming about.

"What do you think? Did the Dark Brotherhood really assassinate Farrul Lupus? Is this book he sent me to retrieve really that important?
I'm not sure what we should do next, so if you have any ideas, I can't wait to hear them."
We have a strange book, a secret that may concern the fate of the world, and a murdered steward.
"That about sums it up. Plus the dreams I've been having. Ever since I found that book, I've been having the most strange and disturbing dreams."
What kind of dreams?
"Nothing specific. I'm always someplace. A forest, a town. Then the ground starts to shake or fire erupts all around me. Once the place was flooded by a deluge of water. And there are always four animals watching from a nearby hill."
What kind of animals?
"A huge boar, a fox, and a pair of identical rams. Weird, huh?
You know, I'm attributing the dreams to the book, but it could be something I ate. My diet has been all over the place these past few weeks."
That's interesting, but it doesn't really help us at the moment.

At this moment, Lyranth will appear nearby out of portal:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Oh great, the scary Daedra lady is back."
Lyranth: "Flattery and cuteness will get you nowhere, Elf. Come, little mortal, I have information."

Speaking to Eveli before Lyranth:

"Did the scary Daedra lady say I was cute?
Well, if she has something to say, I think you better talk to her."

She will ask you what you found out in the coded documents from Ne Salas. After you tell her about the dead end in your investigation, Lyranth will tell you how she discovered the location of another Cache Annex beneath the Imperial City and is kind enough to make a portal for you there.

<Lyranth creates a portal to the Imperial Sewers.>
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Another portal? Don't Daedra have flying horses or something?"

If you speak to her, she'll say:

"Did I hear that correctly? Sewers? Do you know what's in sewers? Sewage! It's disgusting!
All right, all right. Let's just get going before I change my mind."

After you emerge in the Imperial Sewers, Eveli will comment on them:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "So these are the Imperial sewers? Fancy!"

You can speak to her here.

"This is a sewer, all right. Smells worse than the vats of fermenting rotmeth back home!
Let's find this annex and see what the Longhouse Emperors hid down here."

While in the sewers you will quickly see that someone else got there first:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Looks like the Order of the Waking Flame got here first, damn!"

Reaching the entrance to the Annex, you will find the wards have already been broken:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The ward's down. The cultists must be inside!"

Once you are inside the Annex, Eveli will remind you what you are looking for if you talk to her.

"We need to find the caches before the cultists steal everything out from under us.
I want to know what was so important that Farrul Lupus had to die. And what any of this has to do with the book I'm still carrying.'
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Go slow. Let's not alert the cultists until absolutely necessary."

In the first chamber of the Annex, Eveli will notice one of the caches:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Look! A cache. And it's still warded!"

Upon taking and reading A Deal is Struck:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The Longhouse Emperors really did it! They made a deal with Mehrunes Dagon!"

In the next cache you will find the book, The Journal of Emperor Leovic:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: Emperor Leovic wrote that! But it's not in code. If those councilors know the secret, their lives are in danger!"

In another room you will find the annotated Order of the Waking Flame Ritual:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The cult's trying to contact Mehrunes Dagon! Let's find that shrine!"
"Let's find that shrine before anything really awful happens.
What kind of a cracked acorn thinks it's a good idea to summon up a Daedric Prince?"

As you approach the shrine, you will overhear Doombringer Eshil and Mehrunes Dagon speaking:

Doombringer Eshil "Mehrunes Dagon, show me where to find your Four Ambitions!"
Mehrunes Dagon "Step through the portal and prove your worth to the lord of fire and flood!"
Doombringer Eshil "To walk upon the sacred sands of the Deadlands? You honor me, Lord Dagon!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "That cracked acorn is stepping into Oblivion?"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Look, behind the statue! A portal! Come on!"

Nearing Eshil, he will step into the activated portal. You and Eveli have no choice but to follow:

"An ominous voice from nowhere, crazed cultists, and another portal behind that statue …. What is it with Daedra and portals, anyway?
I suppose we ought to follow the cultist leader, right?"

After entering the portal, you will find yourself in the Testing Grounds of the Deadlands:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "I don't believe it … is this really … Oblivion?"
"This is really a Daedric plane? I've never been to Oblivion before.
The spinners told stories about Mehrunes Dagon. Called his realm the Deadlands. I guess that's where we are. Let's find the cultist before he does something terrible."

As you fight you way through, Eveli will make some comments, sometimes on the environment, other times on the conversation between Dagon and Doombringer Eshil:

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Why do you think he named this place the Deadlands? Looks more like the Really Hot Lands to me."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "My arrows will make short work of the cultist … but I'm not too sure about Mehrunes Dagon."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The Ambitions must be some sort of weapons. We can't let them fall into the hands of this cult."

When you reach the center, you will have to fight Doombringer Eshil and Qrazgoth, if you try to talk to Eveli at this point:

"Less talking, more killing! Go, go!"

After you defeat both of them Mehrunes Dagon will create a portal and let you leave, Eveli comments on this when spoken to:

"That's it? No talking? No explanations? Just go home, little mortals?
Fine! Come on, let's get out of here."

Upon entering the portal, you will find yourself back at Beragon's camp. Lyranth will be there and Eveli goes and sits with her brother.

"The Daedra lady wants to talk to you. Go on. I'm still trying to wrap my vines around everything that happened."'

After speaking with Lyranth, the dremora will leave and you then need to talk to Eveli.

"That was kind of exciting! I've never been to any part of Oblivion before. A lot of it felt familiar though. Like places I've seen in my dreams lately.
Anyway, thanks to everything we learned, I know exactly what needs to happen next."
What needs to happen next, Eveli?
"We need to find the people on that list. Warn them about the Dark Brotherhood. See what they can tell us about the Ambitions. And what I should do with this book.
Hey, thanks by the way. I never got the rest of my pay, but I can spare this for now."

Once you have completed the quest, you can speak with her some more.

"I'll start the search in Leyawiin. That's where Chief Councilor Lovidicus was, last I heard. Think he's helping to govern the city or something.
Once I get the lay of the land, I'll send word to you. You know, in case you still want to help and all."
Will you be all right hanging on to that strange book?
"I think so. This all started when Farrul Lupus sent me to find this book. And that put me on the trail of Emperor Leovic's secret.
Now we know that the secret concerns a deal made with Mehrunes Dagon and something called the Four Ambitions."
But we don't know any specifics.
"Well, we know the Dark Brotherhood murdered Farrul Lupus, who turned out to be the emperor's steward. And we know that the Waking Flame are Dagonists seeking the Ambitions.
In Leovic's notes, the Ambitions were described as some sort of weapons."
And Lyranth believes all of this concerns the fate of our world.
"Yeah, not sure how I feel about the scary Daedra lady, but her ominous warning makes my leaves shudder. If Mehrunes Dagon has his sights set on Tamriel, we're in for all sorts of disasters. Whatever the Longhouse Emperors promised, it can't be good."
Leovic's notes also listed other people besides Farrul Lupus who know about the secret.
"Right. I'm not an expert on Imperial politics, but I recognize Lovidicus's name. He was on the Elder Council before the Empire fell.
I remember listening to a herald in Elden Root. They brought news that Lovidicus was alive and serving in Leyawiin."
What do you know about Leyawiin?
"Not a lot, really. I've never been up in that area. As far as I know, it's an Imperial city on the Topal Bay. So far, it's been able to keep the Three Banners War mostly away from its borders. Or so the heralds have reported."
How will you convince Lovidicus that he may be in danger?
"I don't know! I usually just make things up along the way!
I suppose I'll offer my assistance and see what happens. Once I make some contacts, I'll send word. If you're still interested in solving this mystery, you can meet me then."

BlackwoodEdit

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Eveli in Blackwood

A Mysterious EventEdit

Eveli in Percius Loche's dress during A Mysterious Event

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

During The Emperor's Secret, Eveli will aid you will her bow and healing:

Arrow Spray
Quick Shot
Wood Elf Restorative
Throws potion on the ground which leaves a green circle. Standing in it will give you the buff Wood Elf Restorative and heal you.

TrailersEdit

Flames of Ambition Gameplay TrailerEdit

The Flames of Ambition trailer alternates between Eveli Sharp-Arrow and Lyranth narrating:

Waking Flame cultists are shown worshipping at a statue of Dagon. It then cuts to the Gates of Oblivion title screen, before showing Eveli Sharp-Arrow reading a book.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "The stories I've read tell of how these lands once thrived."

Scenery from the Blackwood, before showing the cultists doing what they do best.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Before the cultists, before the chaos ... and fire."

Switches to Lyranth watching the cultists in the Cauldron.

Lyranth: "Watching these pathetic mortals bores me."

The next scene shows the cultists performing a ritual and channelling power into Baron Zaudrus.

Lyranth: "Meddling with power they don't comprehend."

Back to the Black Drake Villa with Eveli sneaking up on a pair of cultists at a summoning circle.

Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "This destruction, this plotting and scheming. It must be stopped."

Eveli shoots one of them with an arrow, next thing you know she's fleeing the summoned Fire Atronachs down a hallway. There is then a montage of player characters fighting monsters from the two dungeons, interspersed with the text, "OBLIVION INVADES TAMRIEL".
The scene returns to Lyranth in the Cauldron.

Lyranth: "A deal has been struck."

Lyranth appears to stagger as she has a vision of the Deadlands and its Master.

Lyranth: "He is coming. Dagon."

NotesEdit