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Nine-Toes (nine_toes)
Home City Balmora
House Nine Toes' House
Race Argonian Gender Male
Level 10 Class Hunter
Training Athletics (54)
Illusion (50)
Sneak (50)
Other Information
Health 80 Magicka 94
Alarm 0 Fight 30
Faction(s) Blades 2(Journeyman)

Nine-Toes is an Argonian hunter living in a house in Balmora, and a member of the Blades, as Caius Cosades will indicate. He is one of the Blades Trainers, and will provide you with medium training in Athletics, Illusion, and Sneak, but only if you join the Blades. If you mention it to him, he'll give you four portions of Moon Sugar, just the thing you need to make almost every merchant in the game refuse to do business with you (you might want to stash it somewhere before trying to purchase anything in town, or take it straight to Ajira, Ra'Virr, or any other Khajiit merchant). He is a suspect in the Death of Ralen Hlaalo.

He is wearing common pants with a matching belt and shirt. He is carrying a steel crossbow along with eighty steel bolts. Like all Argonians, he is immune to poison, has a resistance to disease, and can breathe underwater. Aside from that, he knows the following spells: Righteousness, Absorb Speed [Ranged], Free Action, Balyna's Antidote, Cure Poison, Seryn's Gift, Resist Fire, Resist Common Disease, Resist Frost, Resist Magicka, Balyna's Perfect Balm, Strong Heal Companion, Troll's Blood, and Veloth's Grace.

He will also tell you that, as a part of his Blade activities, he is under command to update the map of the Bitter Coast, a task he finds to be impossible.

Related QuestsEdit

House HlaaluEdit



  • Greeting:
    • "Hello again, %PCRank %PCName. Is this about my trade. Or are you here for a little advice? Or Morrowind lore? Or the latest rumors?"
    • "Welcome, %PCRank %PCName. %Name is my name, %Class is my trade. I'd be happy to share a little advice or Morrowind lore with a fellow Blade. Or maybe you'd like to catch up on the latest rumors?"
    • By your actions, you have lost the trust of the %Faction. Until you make amends, expect no favor from me. (if you are expelled from the Blades)

  • Blades
    • "I'm a Blade, too, and I report to Caius, like you. You're welcome to use my bed to rest, but leave my other stuff alone, please."
    • "Yes, we heard Caius had been recalled. He said we'd still be forwarding our reports to him. I think he thought what you're doing is important -- whatever it is -- he didn't tell us -- and we weren't supposed to bother you." (after starting Mehra Milo and the Lost Prophecies)
  • Blades Trainers
    • "The basics we can teach you, won't cost much. Advanced training, though... that's expensive. If you're already skilled, you're much harder to teach. Maybe I can help you out. Here's a little moon sugar, on the house. You do know that trade in moon sugar and skooma is against the law, and most alchemists and apothecaries won't buy it. But Khajiit generally will. Try Ajira at the Balmora Mages Guild, or Ra'Virr, the trader in Balmora. Sell the sugar, and start saving for training." (once, gives 4 samples of Moon Sugar)
    • "Yes, I offer training, but only to Blades."
  • Caius Cosades
    • "He's okay. Sour. A worrier. But he knows his job, and leaves us alone to do ours."
    • "We hear he's gone back to the City. But he'll be back. Our reports still go through the courier as usual." (after starting Mehra Milo and the Lost Prophecies)
  • latest rumors: "I'm trying to update our maps of the Bitter Coast. There are no goods maps of this area. Period. Islands, mountains, swamps, lakes, rivers. It's impossible. I'm getting to know the swamps and waterways here, maybe as well as the natives. But I can't blend with the natives, and I'm useless in the West Gash or the Ashlands. And I don't see why the maps are so important. Smuggling, maybe. But I'm wondering if they're thinking about landing and moving the Legions through here. In case of trouble." (if a member of the Blades)
  • Nerevarine
    • "Blades keep tabs on the Emperor's enemies. The Nerevarine cult seems to be a bunch of Ashlanders, and Ashlanders are our enemies. They'd love to see us dead or gone from Vvardenfell. But they're only a few simple savages, and they mostly just want to be left alone."
    • "We hear YOU'RE the Nerevarine. It's a funny world, isn't it?" (after starting Mehra Milo and the Lost Prophecies)
    • "When you came to Vvardenfell, you were just a wet-behind-the-ears %PCRace. And now you're the Nerevarine, and Morrowind's biggest hero. Well, it's an honor to know you." (finished main quest)
  • Nine-Toes: "Yes, I am Nine-Toes."
  • rules: "The rules for the Blades are simple. Follow orders. Don't steal from the Blades. Don't attack anyone from the Blades. Simple rules. Follow them, or you'll be expelled. And once you're expelled, you're out forever."
  • Sixth House
    • "Haven't heard anything about them, other than vague rumors. But something is different around here recently. There're always people with secrets around here -- mostly smugglers, criminal syndicates, Daedric cults, other such -- but lately everyone seems to be a little uneasy, like maybe there's a new player, and nobody knows much about him, and nobody wants to get caught with their guard down."
    • "We've heard. It sounds serious. We're glad you're on the case." (after Sixth House Base)

You can also interrogate Nine-Toes during the quest The Death of Ralen Hlaalo:

  • Ralen Hlaalo
    • "I have heard the rumors, but I am not a murderer. I believe someone is spreading these rumors because I am a foreigner and an Argonian."
    • "I heard you found the real murderer. I am grateful to you, soft-skin."
    • "I heard you found the real murderer. It is good to trust each other among these slavers, %PCName." (if you are an Argonian)
  • murderer's description
    • "See? Now you know I am innocent."


  • Contrary to his name, he has six toes.