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Jobasha (jobasha)
Home City Vivec, Foreign Quarter
Store Jobasha's Rare Books (See map)
Race Khajiit Gender Male
Level 14 Class Bookseller
Gold 1000 Mercantile Journeyman (30)
Other Information
Health 99 Magicka 142
Alarm 100 Fight 30

Jobasha is a Khajiit bookseller who is the proprietor of "Jobasha's Rare Books" in the western corridor on the upper level of the Lower Waistworks in Vivec's Foreign Quarter. His shop is stocked with many rare books and is guarded by an Ordinator, who was sent by Duke Vedam Dren himself, according to Jobasha. He is both directly and indirectly involved in many quests that require rare books. He is also an active abolitionist and works closely with Ilmeni Dren. In his store you can find "Charles the Plant", a unique potted plant that produces "Meteor Slime".

He is wearing a common shirt with matching pants. Like all Khajiit, he can see well in the dark and can demoralize others for short periods. Aside from that, he knows: Divine Intervention, Mark, Recall, Detect Creature, and Detect Key.

Related QuestsEdit

Main QuestEdit

  Book needed: Progress of Truth

Mages GuildEdit

House TelvanniEdit

  Books needed: Antecedants of Dwemer Law, Chronicles of Nchuleft, and Nchunak's Fire and Faith (not sold by Jobasha)


  Book needed: Boethiah's Glory


  Book needed: Confessions of a Skooma-Eater
  Books rewarded: The Armorer's Challenge, Realizations of Acrobacy, and The Marksmanship Lesson


  • Greetings:
    • "What can Jobasha do for you?"
  • Elsweyr: "It is the home of the Khajiit. Perhaps Jobasha will return someday."
  • Khajiit: "We are from the deserts and forests of Elsweyr. There are many Khajiit, but only the small, agile Suthay-raht are common here in Vvardenfell. When people think of Khajiit, they think of thieves. Perhaps because it is hard for us to understand "property.""
  • Morrowind: "How do you like it here?"
  • my trade: "Jobasha reads books, buys books, sells books. What more can Jobasha say? Jobasha knows a little about everything. So you ask, and maybe Jobasha will talk."
  • Vedam Dren: "Duke Dren sent guards to Jobasha's store. Are they here to protect Jobasha or protect others from Jobasha? Either way, Jobasha appreciates it."
  • Twin Lamps
    • [If you have freed at least 15 slaves and his disposition is at least 70.] "They are a brotherhood of fellow abolitionists. If %Name asks, "Have you seen the Twin Lamps?" You say, "They light the way to freedom.""
    • [If you have freed less than 15 slaves and his disposition is at least 70.] "Khajiit in Morrowind suffer. Some talk, some act. Which are you?"
    • [Else.] "Why would Jobasha know of these things?"
  • Unrest in Cyrodiil: "Things are bad for man and Khajiit. The provinces war with one another, never smelling the common enemy in their midst. The Empire spreads its troops far and wide with strict orders to do nothing. Children no longer respect their elders. People no longer respect the law. Corruption is everywhere. There are no heroes like there were in Jobasha's grandmother's day. All this fuss over the Emperor's illness is just a symptom."

Quest-Related EventsEdit

Ahnassi, a Special FriendEdit

At some point during your quest to become Ahnassi's "special friend", you are asked to cure another Khajiit, J'Dhannar, of his skooma addiction. Since J'Dhannar himself seems to think that his situation is hopeless, the best course of action appears to be to find some way to convince him otherwise, and what better way to do that than by offering him a book that recounts the tale of someone who has overcome her addiction?

  • cure skooma addiction
    • "Khajiit know there is no cure for the skooma addict. And maybe Khajiit know things that are not true. You should read 'Confessions of a Dunmer Skooma-Eater.' Jobasha should have a copy for sale. In good condition, very reasonable."

Boethiah's QuestEdit

Once you have found an architect who is willing and able to reconstruct Boethiah's Shrine, you will need to find a book for him to draw inspiration from. As more often, Jobasha has what you need:

  • statue book
    • "Hmmm... Jobasha may have what you are looking for. There is a book called "Boethiah's Glory." If Jobasha still has it in stock, it is yours for a reasonable price."

Dwemer BooksEdit

If Baladas Demnevanni is to join the Telvanni Council, you will first need to perform a favor for him by bringing him three books on his subject of choice, the Dwemer. Jobasha sells two of these books and knows where you can buy the third one:

Free the SlavesEdit

Mentioning the topic "Twin Lamps" to Jobasha after you have freed at least thirty slaves across Vvardenfell prompts Jobasha to thank you for your good deeds and to reward you with some valuable books:

After you have completed the quest, Jobasha has the following to say about the topic:

  • Twin Lamps
    • "You are a friend of abolitionists and a friend of Jobasha."

Galur Rithari's PapersEdit

Since Jobasha has many books that are hard to come by, it makes sense to ask him if he can help you to acquire a copy of Galur Rithari's papers. Although he does not have a copy of the papers, Jobasha does have a tip on where you may find one:

  • Galur Rithari's papers
    • "%Name has heard of this book. You might try looking at the library in the Hall of Justice here in Vivec. It is a well-hidden library and guarded at all times, but you will find a copy there. %Name does not have a copy of this book."

Huleeya InformantEdit

Even though Jobasha is not directly involved in this quest, it is possible to ask him about Huleeya, who apparently is his friend. He has, however, very little to say about him:

  • Huleeya
    • [If Huleeya is in Jobasha's store.] "Huleeya is here."
    • [Else.] "Huleeya is not here, %PCRace. Look for her [sic] in the Foreign Quarter."

Obviously, Jobasha is very upset if you, for whatever reason, decide to kill Huleeya:

  • Huleeya
    • [Disposition -20.] "Huleeya was a good friend of Jobasha. And Jobasha hears you are the one who killed Huleeya."
    • Goodbye.

Vampires of Vvardenfell, Vol IIEdit

Skink-in-Tree's-Shade wants you to bring him a rare book on vampires in Vvardenfell. Whoever could help you with such a task?

  • Vampires of Vvardenfell: "It is a rare book. The Temple does not like this book, and could punish Jobasha if they knew..."