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- Talk to Sonummu Zabamat and Kaushad at the Zainab Camp.
- Kill the vampire Calvario for Kaushad in Nerano Ancestral Tomb.
- Return to Kaushad to learn he wants a Telvanni bride.
- Talk with Sonummu about it.
The Zainab CampEdit
If you haven't found out the location of the Zainab Camp yet, return to the Urshilaku Camp and find out from the Ashlanders. The quickest route from the Zainab Camp back to the Urshilaku Camp is to grab a ship from Tel Mora to Dagon Fel and onto Khuul. The Zainab Camp is located southwest of Vos and southeast from the Cavern of the Incarnate. The camp is again out in the wilderness and the nearest city is Tel Mora, which can be reached by boat. From Tel Mora, head southwest to reach the camp (check your in-game world map).
Once you reach the Zainab Camp, go to the Wise Woman's Yurt and talk to Sonummu Zabamat to show her your proofs to fulfill the Nerevarine Prophecies. She tells you to talk to Ashkhan Kaushad. In order to get him to talk to you about the Prophecies, you will need to raise his disposition to around 70 by the usual means, or by giving him a gift of exquisite shoes. Still, Kaushad is just a little wary of your claims. If you ask him to set you a task to prove yourself, he lets you know of a vampire named Calvario in Nerano Ancestral Tomb which needs to be taken care of. The man certainly is a shrewd negotiator, a true specimen of his tribe.
Nerano Ancestral TombEdit
The tomb is north and slightly west of the camp (west of Vos, Tel Vos, and Tel Mora) and will not be marked on your map. Kaushad says it is "nearby", but it is rather far. Talk to him about Nerano Ancestral Tomb before leaving and he'll give you directions. If you previously found this tomb while wandering or from clues in other locations, and killed Calvario, this dialogue topic will update your journal without you having to go to the tomb again.
The tomb is a small one, and you should quickly find Calvario, but watch out for other undead populating the tomb. Calvario is not too tough, but his health-absorbing ability might make the fight last longer than usual. Returning to Kaushad, he congratulates you on your accomplishment, but there's just one more thing he wants you to do ....
Bride for KaushadEdit
The ashkhan wants you find him a bride, and not just any bride, but a high-born Telvanni; pretty, plump, with big hips. He suggests talking to Zabamat for more information. Sonummu Zabamat suggests that you buy a slave girl from Savile Imayn in Tel Aruhn, dress her up as a Telvanni lady and bring her to Kaushad, who won't know the difference. If you ask Zabamat about Tel Aruhn she will mark the village on your map, far southeast of the Zainab Camp. There's no real quick way but to just walk there, although by using Divine Intervention, you can fast travel to Wolverine Hall, and take a boat or a shorter walk to Tel Aruhn. Savile is standing outside Tel Aruhn by the northern Underground entrance. Once you mention that you are looking for something special, she says she has just the girl but needs an exquisite shirt, skirt, and shoes first. She says that Elegnan, the clothier in Tel Mora far to the north probably sells such items. Fortunately, you can get a boat between Tel Aruhn and Tel Mora; Elegnan is easily found on the south side of town near the boats. Of course, once you return to Savile, there's just one more thing you need, a bottle of Telvanni Bug Musk. If you don't have any, you can buy some from Bildren the apothecary in town (though you may buy some from Jolda as well; another option is, of course, theft). Once you have the musk, you can buy the slave Falura Llervu from her for 1200 gold (though depending on your Mercantile skill and disposition, you can get away with as little as 600).
Named as the NerevarineEdit
Unlock the door next to Savile to free Falura and talk to her to give her the clothes and musk and then get her to follow you. As with all escorts, ensure that you don't run too far ahead of her and be careful of any creatures, especially in the water. The easiest way is to take a boat back to Vos and walk from there. If you run too far ahead there is a good chance you'll lose her, temporarily at least. Once you arrive in the Ashkhan's Yurt and talk with him, he will thank you for the bride and name you the Zainab Nerevarine, giving you the Thong of Zainab as proof of your title.
After you've delivered Falura to Kaushad, if you talk to the Ashkhan about Telvanni bride after you've talked to Falura about my bridegroom, he tells you he knows perfectly well you tricked him. But he's not angry, in fact, he's somewhat impressed with your cunning and he likes the girl more than he would a real Telvanni lady. You even get a wedding gift (an Exquisite Shirt).
- Giving Kaushad a pair of exquisite shoes causes his disposition to jump 40 points.
- If you have started Trade Mission to the Zainab, you may be unable to talk to Sonummu regarding Kaushad's Telvanni bride until you complete that quest. Sonummu will not give you her greeting with the necessary Counsel topic until you do. If you have already received the Counsel topic from another source (such as the Erebenimsun Nerevarine quest), you may proceed without needing to complete Trade Mission to the Zainab first.
- Several Telvanni have specific dialogue in response to being asked about a Telvanni Bride. Mistress Dratha is not happy at the idea and her disposition drops ten points if you are female and 40 points if you are male. Master Neloth advises you to "shut up more often", but his disposition increases by ten.
- You do not need to purchase the exquisite clothing for Falura from Elegnan; any exquisite shirt, skirt and shoes will do. The exquisite shirts obtained from Rasha during his related quest (and subsequently sold by Bivale Teneran) are a notable exception; they will not be accepted by Savile Imayn, as they have a different editor ID. The shirts sold by Ten-Tongues Weerhat in the Tribunal expansion have a similar ID, and will also not be accepted.
- Like any other follower, Falura Llervu will follow you if you use transportation and she is close by.
- Falura Llervu can become stuck in the cage, unable to follow you.
- Using the console command
TCLto disable collision, walking a bit and waiting for her to follow you and then using the
TCLcommand again to re-enable collision can fix this.
- Using the console command
- Falura Llervu can fail to "travel together" with you back to Zainab Camp.
- If Falura Llevru becomes stuck and cannot follow you all the way back to the Zainab Camp, the Ashkhan and Falura will still register that you have brought her there and you will still be named Nerevarine.
- If, upon returning to the Ashkhan with Falura, you speak to Falura first then the Ashkan, you will not get the dialogue about him knowing you tricked him with a slave girl, nor receive the Exquisite Shirt gift.
The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the
Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.
|Zainab Nerevarine (B3_ZainabBride)|
|Index||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|1||Ashkhan Kaushad scoffed when I asked him to name me Zainab Nerevarine. He seemed to doubt that an outlander could ever become the Nerevarine. Maybe if I could improve his disposition towards me, he might take me more seriously.|
|3||The Zainab wise woman, Sonummu Zabamat, says that Ashkhan secretly admires expensive outlander clothing. She says that if I bring him a pair of exquisite shoes, he might be better disposed towards me.|
|4||I gave Ashkhan Kaushad the gift of a pair of exquisite shoes. He seemed pleased.|
|5||I asked Kaushad, Ashkhan of the Zainab, to set me a task to prove that I am worthy to be named Nerevarine of the Zainab. A vampire named Calvario has taken refuge in nearby Nerano Ancestral Tomb. If I can kill this vampire, then I will be judged worthy to be named Nerevarine of the Zainab.|
|20||Since Calvario is dead, Ashkhan Kaushad says he will call me Nerevarine, but not until all the traditional rites and customs have been observed. It is customary to offer the Ashkhan a generous gift as a mark of respect. Ashkhan Kaushad has done me the great favor of naming the gift he wishes to receive -- a high-born Telvanni bride -- 'a pretty one, plump, with big hips to bring me many sons.'|
|22||I asked Ashkhan Kaushad where I might find him a high-born Telvanni bride. He said I should visit high-born Telvanni lords and inform each that Ashkhan Kaushad of the Lordly Zainab will do them the honor of making one of their daughters his bride. He trusts me to choose the finest among those offered. The Ashkhan told me to take counsel with his wise woman, Sonummu Zabamat, who knows his mind well in such matters.|
|25||Sonummu Zabamat says no high-born Telvanni would consider wedding an Ashlander. But she has a cunning plan. I must go to Savile Imayn, slavemistress of the Festival Slave Market in Tel Aruhn, and tell her I need a pretty Dunmer slave. Savile Imayn will tell me how to dress the slave like a high-born Telvanni lady. Then I must escort the pretty slave to Zainab camp and present her to Ashkhan Kaushad as a high-born Telvanni bride.|
|30||I have told Savile Imayn, slavemistress of the Festival Slave Market, of my plan to pose a slave as a high-born Telvanni bride to marry the Zainab Ashkhan. She says she has a perfect slave for the part, named Falura Llervu, but first Savile Imayn wants me to bring her an exquisite shirt, an exquisite skirt, and exquisite shoes to dress the slave in. I can see this is going to be very expensive.|
|35||I have obtained an exquisite shirt, an exquisite skirt, and exquisite shoes to dress the slave Falura Llervu in. Savile Imayn needs time to coach Falura Llervu to play her part, and in the meantime she told me to go get some Telvanni Bug Musk perfume to make Falura Llervu completely irresistible.|
|40||I have brought the Telvanni Bug Musk perfume to Savile Imayn, and I have purchased Falura Llervu. Savile Imayn gave me the key to Falura Llervu's cage. When I'm ready, I should speak to Falura Llervu, give her the exquisite shirt, exquisite skirt, exquisite shoes, and Telvanni Bug Musk, and tell her to follow me to Zainab camp to meet her future husband, Ashkhan Kaushad.|
|45||I spoke to Falura Llervu and gave her the perfume and exquisite clothes. She says she is very pleased with her clothes and her perfume, and is happy to escape slavery. She says she is a little anxious about marrying an Ashlander, even an Ashlander chief, but anything is better than being a slave, and she is tough, clever woman determined to make the best of her situation.|
|47||Falura Llervu and I have arrived in Ashkhan Kaushad's yurt. First I must speak once more to Falura Llervu, then I must present her to Ashkhan Kaushad as his new high-born Telvanni bride.|
|50||Ashkhan Kaushad says he is very pleased with Falura Llervu, though she is not so generous in the hips as he would like. He promises to make her a happy bride, and to do her honor as a high-born Telvanni lady. And he has named me Zainab Nerevarine, War Leader of the Zainab, and Protector of the People. He has also given me the Zainab Thong, an enchanted heirloom of the tribe, which shall be a sign to all Dunmer that the Zainab have named me Nerevarine.|
|55||Falura Llervu says she is very pleased with Ashkhan Kaushad. He is good-looking, clever, and rich, although a bit full of himself, like all men. She thanks me for having been her matchmaker and benefactor, and hopes I will return to visit when she has brought many fine sons and daughters to Ashkhan Kaushad.|
|60||Ashkhan Kaushad told me secretly that he is not such a fool, that he realizes I have tricked him, but he thinks me very clever for having hoodwinked him, and he is much happier than he would be if he had truly been given a stuck-up Telvanni lady.|
|Zainab Nerevarine (B3_ZainabKill)|
|1||I have slain a Zainab Ashlander. Now it will be impossible to have friendly dealings with them or their leaders.|
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