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Oblivion:Ernest Manis

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Ernest Manis
(RefID: 0001FDD7)
Home City Imperial City, Talos Plaza District
Store The Foaming Flask
Race Breton Gender Male
Level 5 Class Merchant
RefID 0001FDD7 BaseID 0001FDCF
Available 24 hrs/day every day
Gold 50 Mercantile Apprentice (30)
Sells Food
Other Information
Health 61 Magicka 180
Responsibility 100 Aggression 5
Faction(s) IC Citizens
Ernest Manis

Ernest Manis is a Breton merchant and the proprietor of The Foaming Flask, a popular diner in the Talos Plaza District of the Imperial City. There are no beds for rent in The Foaming Flask, only food and drinks.

He will stand behind the bar 24 hours a day, without ever eating or sleeping, tirelessly servicing the many customers from all over the big city.

Ernest wears common middle-class attire consisting of a russet felt outfit and pigskin shoes. He also has a pair of burgundy linens, which he does not wear as the russet felt outfit covers the legs as well as the torso. In combat, he relies on an iron mace. He carries a small amount of gold.


When approached for the first time, he says:

"Welcome to the Foaming Flask. Good food, good drink. I'm Ernest Manis. Let me know what you need."

If asked about the Imperial City, he replies:

Imperial City
"I got no beds here. You need a bed in the Imperial City, you got four choices. The King and Queens and Luther Broads are in the Gardens. The Tiber Septim Hotel is very nice, but very expensive. There's the Bloated Float at the Waterfront. Sleep on a boat. And cheap, too."


  • Earlier in development, Ernest was originally an Imperial by the name of "Flavinius Venidius". His greeting was the same as his final greeting, apart from using his original name, while his Imperial City topic dialogue was different. His second line of dialogue for the topic would've instead been "There's the Bloated Float at the Waterfront and the Mages Guild - for its members."
    •     In the French and German localizations of the game, Ernest still introduces himself by his earlier name in his greeting, contradicting his finalized in-game name.