Oblivion:Speechcraft Training

Oblivion: Quests: Master Training
Cyrodiil's master orator wants you to comfort the unfortunate to prove yourself worthy of her training.
Quest Giver: Gruiand Garrana at The Great Chapel of Arkay or Varon Vamori in Bravil
Location(s): Every major city in Cyrodiil
Reward: Master Speechcraft Training
ID: TrainingSpeechcraft
Required Level: Speechcraft skill of 70
Tandilwe practices her craft.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Once you have a Speechcraft skill of 70, speak with Gruiand Garrana at The Great Chapel of Arkay in Cheydinhal or Varon Vamori in Bravil.
  1. Speak with Tandilwe in the Temple District of the Imperial City to know what she requires of you before training.
  2. Speak to every beggar in Cyrodiil to receive master training.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Find the Master OratorEdit

Once you raise your Speechcraft skill to 70, speak to Gruiand Garrana in The Great Chapel of Arkay or Varon Vamori in Bravil. They will inform you that they can no longer train you and recommend that you receive your training from a master, Tandilwe.

Comfort the PoorEdit

In order to receive Tandilwe's training, you must first speak to every beggar in Cyrodiil. There are nineteen of them, five in the Imperial City, and two each in the other major cities, as listed below. All you need to do is start a dialogue with each of the beggars. There will be no acknowledgment given when you have spoken to all of them; simply return to Tandilwe for training. If you have previously spoken with any beggars (for example, many Thieves Guild quests are facilitated by talking to beggars), then those earlier conversations will count towards this quest. If you can remember the beggars with whom you have already spoken, you do not need to talk with them again.

Be aware that you may not kill any beggars while this quest is active. This restriction includes casting Frenzy spells on the beggars so that they attack the guards, effectively causing them to commit suicide (you will not acquire a bounty for doing so but Tandilwe will blame you for the death in any case). Killing the beggars before the quest is issued is perfectly fine; you do not need to talk to those dead beggars to complete this quest.

Complete List of BeggarsEdit

Name Disease(s) City Location
Penniless Olvus Brown Rot Anvil Just east of Anvil Main Gate
Imus the Dull Ataxia On the Dock of the Gold Coast, behind the Flowing Bowl
Wretched Aia Collywobbles Bravil Southwest of the Lonely Suitor Lodge or by the Main Gate
Cosmus the Cheat Chills Sleeps behind The Fair Deal
Jorck the Outcast Rust Chancre Bruma South Bruma, behind Arnora's house
Fetid Jofnhild Rattles Northwest Bruma, near the castle
Bruccius the Orphan Rockjoint Cheydinhal Sleeps in the area behind the Mages and Fighters guilds
Luckless Lucina Serpiginous Dementia Sleeps in the southwest corner of Cheydinhal near the house for sale
Nermus the Mooch Wither Chorrol West of Fighters Guild back door behind big boulders
Lazy Kaslowyn Swamp Fever West of southwest wall tower
Fralav the Faker Black-Heart Blight Imperial City Elven Gardens District; sleeps behind Fathis Ules' house
Simplicia the Slow Helljoint Market District; sleeps behind A Fighting Chance
No-Coins Draninus Collywobbles Talos Plaza District; sleeps behind Ulen Athram's house
Ragbag Buntara Swamp Fever Temple District; sleeps behind Pennus Mallius' House
Puny Ancus Yellow Tick Waterfront District; sleeps behind Methredhel's House
Deeh the Scalawag Yellow Tick Leyawiin Sleeps west of Five Claws Lodge
Rancid Ra'dirsha Witless Pox
Blood lung
South-southwest of Mages Guild
Nigidius the Needy Red Rage
Skingrad Sleeps west of West Weald Inn
Foul Fagus Bone Break Fever
Southeast of West Weald Inn

Journal EntriesEdit

Speechcraft Training (TrainingSpeechcraft)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 If I want to learn more about Speechcraft, I need to seek out Tandilwe at the Temple of the One in the Imperial City.
20 I need to speak with every beggar in Cyrodiil before Tandilwe will agree to train me.
100 ☑Finishes quest Tandilwe has agreed to train me in Speechcraft.
200 ☑Finishes quest Tandilwe has refused to ever train me, since one of the beggars has been killed.
255 ☑Finishes quest Tandilwe is dead. I have lost my chance to be taught more about Speechcraft.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • PC It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage TrainingSpeechcraft stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages. See SetStage for more information.