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Morrowind:Dagoth Araynys

Morrowind: Creatures: Ash Creatures
Dagoth Araynys (dagoth araynys)
Location Mamaea, Sanctum of Black Hope
Species Ash Vampire Soul Grand (360)
Level 30 Type Ash Creatures
Other Information
Health 400 Magicka 500
Alarm 0 Fight 90
Dagoth Araynys

Dagoth Araynys is one of the Ash Vampires, and brother to Dagoth Ur. Vivec suggests killing him in order to weaken Dagoth Ur.

If you kill Dagoth Ur first, all the other Ash Vampires will die with him. Dagoth Araynys may be found in Mamaea, Sanctum of Black Hope. He carries the Soul Ring artifact.

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Dagoth Araynys has some unique dialogue, if you can sneak up on him or cast Calm in order to speak to him.

  • Greeting 1: "You've done well to come this far. I don't think we have anything to talk about, do we? Then let's get on with it."
  • Greeting 2: "I'm ready whenever you are."
  • get on with it: "I'm going to kill you. You don't believe that, or you wouldn't be here. You are the challenger, so, by House Dagoth custom, yours is the first move."


  • Though he has dialogue saying that by the customs of House Dagoth, challengers are to attack first, Dagoth Araynys will attack the player on sight unless they are using Chameleon, Invisibility, or have cast a Calm spell on Araynys.


  • Killing Dagoth Araynys should weaken Dagoth Ur in the following way:
Strength -5 pts
Willpower -5 pts
Speed -5 pts
Health -50 pts
Fatigue -50 pts
Magicka -250 pts
However, scripts cannot affect actors that haven't yet loaded, so this will only trigger if you visit Dagoth Ur before killing Dagoth Araynys.
  • PC Only This bug is fixed in OpenMW. However, since killing all six Ash Vampires would actually reduce Dagoth Ur's 300 health to zero if the script were to perform as intended, OpenMW has a hardcoded exception added to prevent this from happening.