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The House Redoran Canton
The Plaza in the House Redoran Canton
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The Redoran Canton is one of the nine cantons in Vivec, located south of the Foreign Quarter, between the Hlaalu and Arena Cantons. It is controlled by House Redoran and hosts many services for its retainers and visitors alike.

The canton is also the site of two Morag Tong writs and several quests from Faral Retheran in the Redoran Treasury. It houses considerable Redoran treasures in its vaults. The Sixth House continues its assault on House Redoran in the sewers.


NPC Services Location
Balen Andrano Merchant Redoran Waistworks
Brildraso Nethan Trains Athletics; Block; Long Blade Redoran Waistworks
Elms Llervu Trains Mercantile; Speechcraft; Athletics Redoran Waistworks
Faral Retheran Trains Short Blade; Light Armor; Sneak Redoran Plaza
Minglos Trains Sneak; Block; Medium Armor Redoran Waistworks
Relms Gilvilo Spellmaker, Spell Merchant, Merchant for Ingredients/Potions/Books Redoran Waistworks
Savard Blacksmith Redoran Waistworks
Sorosi Radobar Rents Beds, Merchant for Ingredients/Potions The Flowers of Gold
Talis Drurel Trains Athletics; Block; Medium Armor The Flowers of Gold
Tenaru Romoren Trains Athletics; Long Blade; Block Redoran Plaza
Ulyno Uvirith Trains Long Blade; Short Blade; Blunt Weapon Redoran Waistworks

The PlazaEdit

Saren Manor has a trap door leading to Toris Saren, who is hiding from a Writ. It makes a nice home afterwards. In the Dralor Manor is a key to the Vaults in an unlocked cupboard upstairs.

The WaistworksEdit

The Waistworks contains Redoran Prison cells, which leads to the Treasury, which in turn connects to the Plaza and the Vault. In the Treasury is Faral Retheran, a House Cousin and quest giver for House Redoran . A Scout and Drillmaster Quarters offers training. An Indoril helmet and shield are lying on a chest, another on a table. There are bunk beds for Redoran Retainers.

Shops include a Smith and a Trader who will give you The Dwemer's Bone quest. The tavern Flowers of Gold is a gathering place for thirsty warriors and others seeking their courage.

In the Lower Waistworks, the Redoran Temple Shrine offers Spell making services. The Redoran Records is a small library with mostly religious texts and two copies of the book Antecedants of Dwemer Law.

The CanalworksEdit

The Redoran Ancestral Vaults is guarded by three leveled Undead and an Ash Creature. It contains a crate with silver and magical weapons and three locked chests with gold.

The UnderworksEdit

In the northwest corner is a small Sixth House altar guarded by an Ancestral Ghost, complete with an Ash Statue, Corprusmeat along with a corpse holding a Rusty Key and a Daedric Dagger.

Map of Vivec's Redoran canton

Robbing the Redoran TreasuryEdit

This is easily the best free loot haul in the entire game. It will have no effect on Redoran players' faction reputation (unless caught). Ahnassi might have told you that Dralor Manor in Redoran Plaza contains a key (in Favela Dralor's bedroom drawers) which opens two locked (60) chests with gold and jewels. Or you may have just incidentally found it while poking around in Vivec homes. Ahnassi's details aren't quite right. The key legally disarms and opens the trapped and locked (90) Lower Vault door in the treasury, as well as some chests inside. The other contents of that room are worth far more, both in sale and gameplay value, than some gold and jewels, though you get those as well.

Enter the Redoran Treasury, also in Redoran Plaza. You'll find the Upper and Lower Vaults (both downstairs from the entrance) heavily guarded by retainers and Ordinators.

The Lower Vault is on the bottom floor (where Drelse Dralor is). Simply use the key to enter this vault, which triggers no reaction from anyone. Go inside and wait for any guards in the vault to go out where Drelse is, then close the door (actually, you can even simply wait, using the "wait" button, for a few hours and the guards will leave, even if you have the cell door closed!). Since the cell door is coded as solid instead of see-through, you can pick up and unlock anything when alone in here, even when you can see guards through the door's bars.

The key also opens the two small chests of gold (comparatively high amounts), while the chest of jewels (random) actually has no lock. Other loot laying around in this room:

  • Several pieces of Ebony Armor – the second-best Heavy class in the game – including cuirass, greaves, closed helm, and tower shield
  • Several pieces (random) of Glass Armor (excluding bracers) – the best Light Armor in the game – found in a crate
  • Enchanted Bonemold Armor pieces (mid-range Medium Armor): a Heart Wall cuirass and a Storm Helm
  • High-end weapons, including a Foeburner two-handed sword, a Glass War Axe and Dagger, and an Ebony Mace and Shortsword
  • Random jewels, mid-range weapons, and/or armor pieces (e.g. Dwarven/Dwemer) in another crate
  • Random gold, jewels and/or low to high-end weapons and armor in three larger locked chests (the key does not work on them); this loot may be leveled.
  • Random alchemy ingredients and clutter, in baskets and a bag, which seem rather out of place here
  • A Gold Armor Cuirass, Helm, and Pauldrons, if the LeFemm Armor plugin is installed (if not, other gear will be on the shelves in its place)

The Upper Vault is not opened by the same key and is also trapped and locked (90). Getting in is easiest done from the hallway, with Telekinesis (15 feet), a probe, and a Scroll of Ekash's Lock Splitter if you can't do Open for 95 points or pick such a lock. It's just a waiting game, for all the patrolling Ordinators to be out of sight at the same time for just long enough to cast, disarm, and unlock. Trap at least one guard back in the Lower Vault to reduce observers. A riskier but less-waiting variant is to do this routine directly behind Beldrose Dralor and add Sneak and Chameleon to hide your activities, or get him to turn around away from the door and do the same combo directly at the door but without the Telekinesis component. Once the Upper Vault is opened, you can plunder it, too, without any problem as soon as the guards leave and you close the door.

This room contains three locked (50) chests and two locked (25) chests, plus other containers and loose loot, adding up to:

Various items from these rooms are badly damaged and must be repaired to sell for a good price. This should be done yourself, even with a terrible Armorer skill rating. Sell an undamaged bit of loot, and use some of the proceeds to buy a bunch of Repair Tongs or Apprentice or Journeyman Armorers Hammers from a Blacksmith who restocks them, and burn through them until the job is done. (High-end, light-weight hammers are expensive and have far fewer uses; they are for carrying while adventuring, for doing emergency repairs. Routine repair work should be done with the cheap stuff. Tip: Keep a pile of cheap tools on the floor at merchants to whom you regularly sell arms and armor, so you can repair them on-site to maximize sale value.)

The main game-design purpose of this dual hoard of magnificent booty (among other ones, like Ghorak Manor with its scary-looking Orcs who docilely let you empty their armor crates) appears to be to give repeat players a way to gear up quickly and get on with it, having already been through the "explore in confusion and wonder, and fight innumerable rats and crabs" phase on their first play-through. New players focused on the Main Quest and faction quests are unlikely to find this Lower Vault key by accident or by Ahnassi quest (only available to males anyway) until perhaps fairly late in the game. Another purpose this "Rob-me Vault" may serve is helping out exploratory open-world players with little interest in quests, who have been leveling without receiving many or any quest rewards, but looking everywhere at everything.

Getting AroundEdit

Vivec, Redoran connects to the Arena, the Foreign Quarter, St. Delyn and Hlaalu Canton. There are no Gondola services here.

Related QuestsEdit

House RedoranEdit

Morag TongEdit



Name Gender Race Class Faction Level Health Magicka Alarm Fight Location Notes
Arns Saren Female Dark Elf Noble House Redoran House Cousin(House Cousin) 10 266 25 90 30 Saren Manor
Balen Andrano Male Dark Elf Trader Service House Redoran Retainer(Retainer) 10 99 108 100 30 Redoran Trader Merchant
Beldrose Dralor Male Dark Elf Noble House Redoran House Brother(House Brother) 10 93 108 90 30 Redoran Vaults
Brevosi Indalen Female Dark Elf Rogue 4 54 84 0 30 Redoran Plaza
Brildraso Nethan Female Dark Elf Drillmaster Service House Redoran Lawman(Lawman) 12 110 118 100 30 Redoran Scout & Drillmaster Trainer
Danasi Ralen Female Dark Elf Commoner House Redoran Hireling(Hireling) 3 52 84 90 30 Saren Manor
Daroso Sethri Female Dark Elf Knight House Redoran Lawman(Lawman) 13 127 106 0 30 Outside [3,-11]
Drelse Dralor Male Dark Elf Noble House Redoran House Cousin(House Cousin) 8 81 102 90 30 Redoran Vaults
Elms Llervu Male Dark Elf Savant Service House Redoran Kinsman(Kinsman) 14 120 38 100 30 Redoran Waistworks Trainer
Faral Retheran Female Dark Elf Agent House Redoran House Cousin(House Cousin) 18 123 118 90 30 Redoran Treasury Trainer
Favela Dralor Female Dark Elf Noble 7 71 100 90 30 Dralor Manor
Galviso Heran Female Dark Elf Warrior House Redoran Lawman(Lawman) 13 148 100 90 30 Dralor Manor
Guril Retheran Male Dark Elf Assassin House Redoran Lawman(Lawman) 13 119 136 90 30 The Flowers of Gold
Hlavora Sadas Female Dark Elf Commoner 4 58 86 90 30 Redoran Records
Minglos Male Wood Elf Scout House Redoran Oathman(Oathman) 10 103 100 90 30 Redoran Scout & Drillmaster Trainer
Nelmil Hler Male Dark Elf Commoner 2 51 82 0 30 Redoran Waistworks
Rathyne Thirano Female Dark Elf Commoner 3 52 84 90 30 Redoran Records
Relms Gilvilo Male Dark Elf Priest Service House Redoran Retainer(Retainer) 7 65 96 100 30 Redoran Temple Shrine Spellmaker; Spell Merchant; Merchant
Rothis Nethan Male Dark Elf Savant 9 79 130 50 0 The Flowers of Gold
Saruse Hloran Female Dark Elf Warrior House Redoran Lawman(Lawman) 13 148 100 0 30 Redoran Plaza
Savard Male Nord Smith House Redoran Oathman(Oathman) 10 134 74 100 30 Redoran Smith Blacksmith; Merchant
Sorosi Radobar Female Dark Elf Publican 12 92 136 100 30 The Flowers of Gold Merchant
Talis Drurel Male Dark Elf Barbarian House Redoran Retainer(Retainer) 9 103 92 90 30 The Flowers of Gold Trainer
Tedur Hlarar Male Dark Elf Pauper 3 50 84 0 30 Redoran Plaza
Tenaru Romoren Female Dark Elf Scout House Redoran Lawman(Lawman) 13 131 106 0 30 Redoran Plaza Trainer
Thoryn Samori Male Dark Elf Commoner House Redoran Retainer(Retainer) 3 57 84 90 30 Saren Manor
Toris Saren Male Dark Elf Noble House Redoran House Cousin(House Cousin) 10 93 108 90 30 Saren Manor
Ulveni Daram Female Dark Elf Noble 6 64 96 0 30 Redoran Waistworks
Ulyno Uvirith Female Dark Elf Master-at-Arms House Redoran Retainer(Retainer) 7 97 90 90 30 Redoran Scout & Drillmaster Trainer
Uthrel Sarys Male Dark Elf Commoner 3 57 84 90 30 Dralor Manor