Online:Zuzik

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Zuzik
Merchant
Home City Marbruk
Store Zuzik's Fine Goods
Race Khajiit Gender Male
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Vendor
Store Type Merchant
Zuzik

Zuzik is a Khajiit merchant selling his wares at Zuzik's Fine Goods in Marbruk.

Related QuestsEdit

  • The Artisan: Discover the identity of a mysterious thief.

DialogueEdit

He enjoys riddles.

"A fine day for fine goods, no?"
You don't seem busy at the moment.
"This one is thinking of riddles, which makes me very busy inside.
It is somewhat lucrative, though I must practice them first. Would you stay and listen?"
All right. Let me hear your riddles.
"Zuzik writes the best down, then sells them to a man called Telenger. He buys such curiosities. I have two new ones to try out.
All right! First riddle! Where do slaughterfish keep their gold?"
Slaughterfish don't have gold.
"That's not the point. This is a riddle! Perhaps you are not one for the riddles after all."
In a chest at the bottom of the sea.
"Ah, a good guess, however misguided! You are very close! Slaughterfish keep their gold in the riverbank!
Ready for the next riddle?"
In a riverbank?
"Very clever! Yes, a riverbank!
Would you like to hear another? It is too good to miss, and I need the practice."
What's your next riddle?
"My second riddle is very mysterious! Yes, yes, it is my favorite!
Where can you find forests with no trees, roads with no travelers, and cities with no buildings?"
In a book?
"Hmm! That is a good answer. Not the one I seek, but it works for the riddle.
Very clever! I will re-write my riddle for Telenger, and he will pay for it, which means I get my gold after all. Everyone wins!"
In a dream?
"Hmm! That is a good answer. Not the one I seek, but it works for the riddle.
Very clever! I will re-write my riddle for Telenger, and he will pay for it, which means I get my gold after all. Everyone wins!"
On a map?
"Very good! You can see why this is my favorite riddle! You liked it too, yes?
I will write this riddle down for Telenger, who will pay me, and I will have more gold! It is glorious!"

When you interview Zuzik while on the trail of the Artisan, he will instead say:

"Always work to do! Keeps one very busy, yes?"
Do you know anything about the Artisan?
"Oh, it is your lucky day! This one recently came into possession of one of the Artisan's messages, written in his own hand!"
A message? May I see it?
"Zuzik does not run a charity! He has kittens to feed! As the Artisan's infamy grows, his signature will become highly valuable."
[Persuade]: If you knew someone who could forge copies of that message, you'd be rich.

"Zuzik understands! You have connections with a guild of … like-minded individuals? Here, forge copies, and Zuzik shall give a commission."

[Pay led goldleveled gold Gold]: I'll buy it then.

"A wise choice! Zuzik's mate was furious when this one paid much for the note; she thinks it worthless. We know otherwise, no?"

This is written on vellum?
"Yes, the Bosmer religion does not allow the use of paper, so they use animal hides instead. Not many use it in Marbruk."

After you have completed the quest, Zuzik's greeting will change, though his riddles remain the same. He'll say:

"The Artisan, finally caught! Now what will the gossip be about, no?"