- Phedre loves history. A lot. Give her a place to study, and her gratitude nears "eternal"—as does her wish to share what she learns. After adding Phedre to your home, you can set her on a path, plus you and your visitors can speak with her.
Once she is placed within your home, she can be spoken with and will say one of the following:
- "Listen closely. This is very important. The next time you visit a dungeon, don't forget to read anything you find—plaques, scrolls, dusty tomes. You never know what you're going to learn from the words of history!"
- "Most scholars turn to the Mages Guild when they want to conduct significant research, but I've found the Fighters Guild to be a surprising treasure trove of information.
And Outlaws Refuges. But leave your gold pouch at home if you decide to visit."
- "What is this word? Sky's-Horn or Sky-Shorn? What would that even mean?
Sometimes academic endeavors can be so perplexing!"
- "Lady Laurent. Her writings are certainly exciting, I'll grant you that. But the academic quality of her conclusions leave much to be desired."
- "Oh, I am so disorganized! I could use an assistant to help me catalog all my books and letters.
Any chance you're avail—no, no, forget I mentioned it."
- "Fascinating! It seems that Herminius Sophus is doing some significant work out in the Alik'r Desert. I so wish I were a field scholar sometimes.
Of course, every time I attempted it, the results were disastrous."
- "Definitely my handwriting, but this makes no sense at—oh.
Pages are out of order. Don't mind me."
- "I think I found a lost fragment from Alanya of Alinor's "Tamrielic Calligraphy," but I'm just not sure.
Know anyone else who would have written about Khajiiti ink-making?"
- "I received a letter from Verita Numida herself today. She actually read my essay!
She disagrees with every one of my findings, of course."
- "Cup, porcelain. Recent Cyrodilic style. A strange residue at the bot—
Oh, never mind. That's last week's tea."
- "Tell me about your latest discovery, my friend! Let me live vicariously through your explorations as an antiquarian. I envy your ability to do real archeology!"
- "I came across a gold chalice covered in Chimeri inscriptions once. Unfortunately, it was in a cave full of poisonous mushrooms. With walls that dripped with molten lava. And guarded by a horde of Goblins.
So, no, I wasn't able to translate it."
- "Historical vandalism! The author of this piece cited his sources in the absolutely wrong format!
What do they teach at the universities these days, I wonder?"
- "I'm afraid I depleted my supply of paper and ink. And also quill tips. And sealing wax.
Bring some with you the next time you visit, please. A historian is nothing without the tools of her trade."
- "Don't just stand there. What's the name of the sixth king of Camlorn?
Quick, now! This is important!"
- "My work as a historian involves reading dusty books and searching through old scrolls. But you! You unearth antiquities that real people used in the ancient past. That's not history—that's adventure!"
- "This is interesting. An academic from House Ravenwatch took an interest in my work.
Funny, I never knew a noble house to be interested in scholarly pursuits before."
- "Look what I found on the Mages Guild shelves! It's a genealogy of the Anequina monarchs. There are hundreds of entries to—
Wait, you're not listening to me, are you?"
- "You'd think historical figures would do a better job of writing down their reasoning before they commit some epic mistake to paper. You would think.
Alas, no. And it falls to historians such as I to clean up the mess."
- "I need to ask a few questions of a historical figure. Unfortunately, she's been dead for quite a long time.
Any chance you happen to know a friendly necromancer who charges reasonable rates?"
- "Sigh. Why do Nords have such terrible handwriting? And Argonians! Don't get me started on the quill work of Argonians!"
- "Oh, where did I put that map? It's ridiculously ironic to misplace a map, don't you agree?"