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Oblivion:Stantus Varrid

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Stantus Varrid
(RefID: 0001D5B8)
Home City Imperial City, Temple District
House Stantus Varrid's House
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level 4 Class Commoner
RefID 0001D5B8 BaseID 0001D349
Other Information
Health 53 Magicka 110
Responsibility 50 Aggression 5
Faction(s) IC Citizens; Eight Cities Couriers Customers; Talos Plaza Horse
Stantus Varrid

Stantus Varrid is an Imperial commoner and former priest living in the Imperial City's Temple District.

After neglecting his duties as a priest, Stantus now lives a rich and varied life in the Imperial City. His mansion is located in the very center of the Temple District and he sleeps on the second floor every night between midnight and 6am. He always starts the day with a two-hour breakfast on the ground floor, and then his schedule varies:

  • Morndas, Middas and Fredas: Stantus strolls around on the ground floor until noon, when he travels to the Green Emperor Way and spends the afternoon there. At 5pm he heads down to the All-Saints Inn where he enjoys a two-hour dinner, before spending the rest of the evening chatting with the other patrons.
  • Tirdas and Turdas: he enters the Temple of the One from 8am until noon, when it he visits the popular Arboretum until his usual visit to the All-Saints Inn at 5pm. On Turdas he skips the Temple and heads directly to the Arboretum at 8am.
  • Loredas: He spends the entire day on the ground floor of his house and eats a two-hour dinner at 6pm.
  • Sundas: At 8am, he travels to the Market District and strolls around until noon, then returns to his house and wanders on the ground floor until bedtime, interrupted only by his dinner at 6pm.

There are a few exceptions to this schedule; during Light the Dragonfires, Stantus will stay barricaded inside his house while Mehrunes Dagon terrorizes the Temple District; he was also intended to play a role in the unfinished "Imperial Couriers" quest; at midday on the 22nd of each month, as long as Mariana Ancharia is still alive, he will head to the Black Horse Courier office and stay there for a brief moment before he resumes his usual routines.

At 1am, on the 8th of each month, Stantus breaks off all his routines and leaves the Imperial City for a long, dangerous trip to Bruma. He crosses the Talos Bridge and heads around Lake Rumare using the Red Ring Road. Right after Aleswell, he heads north on the Silver Road which he follows for the rest of the trip. It usually takes him sixteen hours and he usually arrives at Bruma's east gate at 4pm. Once there, he quickly books himself in at the Jerall View Inn for two days of socializing with the many Nord regulars. When the clock strikes midnight on 15th, he heads back to the Imperial City.

He wears a mixture of lower-class and middle-class attire, a collared shirt with tan linens and a pair of quilted shoes. He also carries his house key and a small amount of gold.

When approached for the first time, Stantus will introduce himself and hint at his lack of faith: "Stantus Varrid. I'm not a priest any more... just a private seeker in search of white light." When asked about the Imperial City, he will elaborate: "Look around. Count the true believers. How many of these people really have faith? It's easy to have faith when everything's fine."

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