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General Raetus
Location White Rose Prison
Race Imperial Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Imperial Legion (formerly)
White Rose Prisoners
General Raetus

General Raetus is an Imperial and a former officer of the Imperial Legion.

After he refused to carry orders to slaughter a village of innocent Argonians, he was fired and left behind when the Legion retreated from Shadowfen. He then took over the abandoned White Rose Prison and liberated the inmates found within.

Related QuestsEdit

Quest-Related EventsEdit

And Throw Away The KeyEdit

Before the quest, he will be in his base of operations inside the prison:

"We won't last much longer. Every day, the cannibals get more desperate."

After speaking to a guard, the general will reveal that the prisoners cannot leave the prison due to the power of the keystone. Before he will tell you the location of the keystone, he requests that you find medical supplies for his men as part of a deal:

"What are you doing here? I have enough trouble without outsiders bringing more."
I've come on behalf of the vicecanons. They say a keystone is located here.
"The vicecanons expect our help? Where were the vicecanons when the Imperials left us to rot?
We've been trapped here for years. Half the prisoners lost their minds and started eating the rest of us."
Why didn't you just leave?
"Don't you think we've tried? My Imperial brethren used the power of your precious keystone to bind us to this prison. If we leave, we die.
No one bound to the keystone can even touch it."
But you know where it is?
"Let's make a deal. Ferals overran one of our camps. The survivors of that attack need patching up, but the medical supplies are still in the camp.
If you can recover those supplies, one of my people will tell you where the keystone is."
"Very well. Get the medical supplies to Jurni. She's holding the tower southwest of the camp against the ferals.
And remember: I'll hold you to our bargain. All of it."
I'll find the supplies.

You can ask him more questions after accepting his task.

"The longer we're trapped, the greater the chance we'll turn feral … or be eaten by them."
You've survived a long time / How have you survived here all this time?
"It hasn't been easy. Argonian traders stop by sometimes, and we've been able to forage enough old Imperial supplies to muddle through."
How did you come to be imprisoned here?
"I refused to slaughter a village of Argonians. It wasn't a fair fight. They had no soldiers.
I don't believe in pointless slaughter. My superiors thought otherwise."
Why did some of the prisoners go feral?
"Some think it's the keystone's influence. Using it to trap us must've had some effect.
Others think the feral were weak-minded, and broke under the strain of our situation. Who knows?"

After finding the medical supplies and before speaking to Jurni:

"What are you doing back here? Jurni needs those supplies at the tower in the prison's western sector."

The KeystoneEdit

General Raetus
Location White Rose Prison
Race Imperial Gender Male
Health 127,470 Difficulty  
Reaction Hostile Class Feral
Other Information
Faction(s) Imperial Legion (formerly)
White Rose Prisoners

After you started the quest and before you went inside the prison's dungeon:

"You're looking for the keystone?
I can tell you with absolute certainty it's not here."

During this quest, you will be given a choice on what to do with the Keystone. This will effect how General Raetus reacts to you. If you decide to betray the prisoners and take the keystone for yourself, Raetus will become feral. He can be found near Gerent Hernik and tied up him by the guillotine.

When you exit the dungeon, you will hear the general:

General Raetus: "Betrayer! Face me or my prisoner dies!"

When combat begins:

General Raetus: "I'm … I'm changing! You did this to us!"

He then attacks you.

However if you destroy the Keystone to free the prisoners, you can return to Raetus who will be jubilant.

"I felt it! When you used the keystone to free us, it was like shackles fell from my neck."
What will you do now that you're free to leave?
"Yesterday, I thought I'd spend my remaining years trying to keep these people alive. Now I have options, and that's a good feeling. Thank you.
You'll want to find the gerent and let him know about the keystone."
Good luck.

After the quest he'll say:

"I'd given up hope of ever being free from this place. Now I have to decide what to do with myself."