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(RefID: 00015869)
Home City New Sheoth Crucible
Store Earil's Mysteries
Race High Elf Gender Male
Level 15 Class Enchanter
RefID 00015869 BaseID 0001559F
Available 8am-6pm every day
Gold 1000 Mercantile Novice (6)
Sells Scrolls, soul gems
3 pieces of leveled, enchanted jewelry (but only if your Mercantile skill is at least 50)
Spells Conjuration, Destruction, Restoration
Other Information
Health 86 Magicka 242
Respons. 50 Aggress. 0
Essential Yes
Faction(s) Dementia; Crucible Citizen
Earil in his store

Earil is a High Elf enchanter living in Crucible, New Sheoth. He is the owner and proprietor of Earil's Mysteries, the only spell shop in the Shivering Isles. At high levels of Mercantile skill (50+), his store may be a good source of rare rings and amulets, such as the Mundane Ring or Necklace of Swords.

He is manically obsessed with time, the consequences of time passing, and the fact that everybody is going to die at some point, no matter what. This obsession has lead him to study Chronomancy, the magic of time alteration but, with the exception of his intense dislike towards local kleptomaniac Brithaur, he lives a rather isolated and normal existence and never even leaves his store. He sleeps in the private area above the main trading room every night between midnight and 8am. After waking up, he unlocks the door and spends the next ten hours offering his services to the occasional customer. He closes the shop at 6pm, eats a two-hour dinner on the second floor and then just wanders around until his bedtime at midnight.

Earil wears coarse linens, a patchwork shirt, and a pair of scruffy shoes. He carries a key to his store. Earil knows and sells spells from the Conjuration, Destruction, and Restoration schools of magic.

When you approach him for the first time, it becomes apparent that his intense studies of time alteration may have had some negative impact on his sanity: "Firm arms. A strong back. Yes. You'd do nicely. It's a shame. Time will ravage you, destroy you. Whither [sic] you. But there are... alternatives. Time need not slow you. Tell me, have you ever considered placing yourself on display?" When you ask him to elaborate he will say: "Oh, yes. You see, I am a student of chronomancy -- the magic of time alteration. Using magicka, I will slow your heart rate, your breathing, your movement, and your thoughts until they may as well not be functioning at all. You will be perfectly preserved. Taken out of time. Beautiful forever. I will display you with the rest in my collection." When you decline his offer he will simply say: "Oh. What a pity. Well, then. What is it that I can do for you? And be quick about it. Every second that passes brings us closer to our graves." He will end the conversation with a strange statement: "Please, come back soon. No telling what oddities I may have for you next time." If you approach him again he will greet you with: "Well? What is it you need. Please, be quick about it... the seconds are ticking by as we speak. Ohhhh. There goes several more."

Earil gets another gray hair

You will occasionally hear rumors of Earil's hatred of Brithaur: "Earil has a big problem with Brithaur. I don't know exactly what the problem is, but it's safe to say Earil is making a huge fuss over it. Earil owns a magic shop in town called Earil's Mysteries. If you want to know more, I'd suggest you ask him yourself.", "I hear that Earil is fed up with Brithaur's antics. He really wants something done about it." and "Indeed. I'm surprised Earil hasn't taken matters into his own hands."

If you follow up on these rumors and ask Earil about Brithaur he will go off on an angry tangent: "That lout? Yes, he's a thorn in my side that never seems to go away! I'd have his heart on a plate if I could! I wish he'd simply disappear from the streets of New Sheoth forever! Oh look, just talking about it has given me another gray hair!" Asking him what caused him to loathe Brithaur so much will have him explain Brithaur's less than legal hobby, and Brithaur's lack of aptitude in that hobby; "For one thing, he's a thief, but what irks me the most is that he's a BAD thief. Between my shop and a few others in Crucible, he's been caught stealing maybe a dozen times last month. Who has time for this sort of thing? I mean, at this rate, I'll grow old and die before he's out of our hair! I'll tell you what I tell anyone else who asks. Get rid of him for me and I'll make it worth your while. Do hurry... time's wasting!" Asking him about Brithaur again before dealing with the problem will have him remind you to take care of this task: "Prove to me he's gone, and the reward is as good as yours. Now please, get a move on... I feel my bones getting more brittle as we speak." Speaking to him again will have him ask if you took care of Brithaur yet: "Have you dealt with Brithaur? I'm not getting any younger here waiting for you. You must hurry and get rid of him!"

Speaking to Earil again, after having helped Brithaur gathering the last of the items he needed to complete his collection, will have Earil thank you for helping him, and rewarding you with a leveled amount of gold: "What? He's promised not to come around here anymore? Fantastic! Took you long enough though... I don't know how you did it, but I appreciate it. And by appreciate, I mean reward. Enjoy." If you took care of Brithaur in any other way Earil will be more suspicious of your claim; "So, you've dealt with the problem, eh? I like the sound of that. How do I know he won't come back?" If you ask Earil to trust your claim that Brithaur has been dealt with he will accept your claim, and give you gold as a reward: "Hmmmm. Very well. I don't take you for a liar. Here is your reward, as promised. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must get back to things. Shoo! Scoot!" If you offer Earil Brithaur's heart as proof of the deed he will be pleased that Brithaur has been dealt with, and will give you more gold than you would have received if you dealt with him in any other way: "Very nice. In fact, I may be able to make use of this particular item. Seems like a nice potential replacement. You've more than earned your reward. I believe a bit of a bonus is in order. Well done."

The townsfolk of Crucible will often discuss Earil and his store: "I'd research my own spells before I'd buy them from Earil's Mysteries.", "Earil's Mysteries sells a number of unique spells. Doesn't sell any mysteries, though.", "If it's spells you need, Earil's is the place to go." and "The only "Mystery" is how he stays in business." In the small artist community of Hale, local poet Halion has written three poems about Earil and his mysteries:

"If spells and magic are what you seek, head to Earil's Mysteries and take a peek."
"If its spells you seek, this place supplies, use Earil's for all your magic buys."
"Of the bumbling thief by the name of Brithaur of this I can only say. The man named Earil who owns a shop wishes he would go away."

Stage-Dependent DialogueEdit

At different stages in the Main Quest, Earil will share different rumors with you and other NPCs:

  • "I've heard that there are new adventurers coming. I wonder what new discoveries they will bring to us."
  • "It's a shame, really. The Gatekeeper was a beautiful specimen. Now he'll just rot and fade like everything else."
  • "The Resonator of Judgment is fixed! How horrid! New adventurers mean new exhibits!"
  • "This Chalice of Reversal sounds like a horrid device. Who would want to spend their time under the effects of some... chemical?"
  • "All this talk of torture has me thinking -- would it be possible to hold someone in time during their most painful moment?"
  • "So, the Torch is lit. Can a flame be captured in time? Would it still burn?"
  • "A new ruler of Dementia. Excellent. If I could only freeze this moment in time."
  • "Thadon has been replaced. It is a moment worth capturing forever."
  • "They say that invaders have come to the Shivering Isles. Of course, "they" say a lot of things, don't they?"
  • "That flesh monstrosity that patrols the Fringe has been rebuilt. Better to let it stay dead if you ask me."
  • "If the newly restored armies need conscripts, I could be persuaded to enlist a few of my exhibits."
  • "The Madgod has vanished? Perhaps He simply stepped out of our time until the Greymarch passes."
  • "The Greymarch is over, the war has been won, but at what cost? This timeline will never be the same."

Related QuestsEdit

  • Brithaur: Stop him from making everyone go crazy! Oh wait…


  • If he dies, Earil's body will be taken to the New Sheoth Graveyard with a tombstone bearing the inscription, "He taught us to make the seconds count before we close our eyes".


Earil has the following spells for sale:

Spell Name ID Level Cost Effects
Summon Hunger** 0007E0AF Apprentice 44 Summon Hunger for 20sec on Self
Summon Gluttonous Hunger** 0004DC20 Journeyman 122 Summon Gluttonous Hunger for 20 sec on Self
Summon Decrepit Shambles** 0004DC19 Journeyman 120 (135*) Summon Decrepit Shambles for 30 sec on Self
Summon Ravenous Hunger** 0004DC21 Expert 246 Summon Ravenous Hunger for 20sec on Self
Summon Shambles** 0004DC1E Expert 262 Summon Shambles for 30 sec on Self
Summon Voracious Hunger** 0004DC22 Master 487 (350*) Summon Voracious Hunger for 20 sec on Self
Summon Replete Shambles** 0004DC1F Master 450 Summon Replete Shambles for 30 sec on Self
Snow Flare* 0004DC23 Novice 21 Fire Damage 7 pts on Target

Frost Damage 5 pts on target

Glimpse of Death* 0004DC28 Apprentice 50 Drain Health 60 pts for 3 secs on Touch
Hail Flare* 0004DC26 Apprentice 57 Fire Damage 15 pts on Target

Frost Damage 10 pts on Target

Icy Blaze* 0004DC27 Journeyman 120 Fire Damage 25 pts on Target

Frost Damage 20 pts on Target

Salve* 0004DC38 Novice 22 Restore Health 5 pts for 2 secs on Self

Restore Fatigue 10 pts for 2 secs on Self

Remedy* 0004DC3A Apprentice 56 Restore Health 10 pts for 2 secs on Self

Restore Fatigue 20 pts for 2 secs on Self

Remedy Friend* 0004DC3D Apprentice 56 Restore Health 10 pts for 2 secs on Touch

Restore Fatigue 20 pts for 2 secs on Touch

Rejuvenate* 0004DC3B Journeyman 136 Restore Health 20 pts for 2 secs on Self

Restore Fatigue 40 pts for 2 secs on Self

Rejuvenate Friend* 0004DC3E Journeyman 126 Restore Health 10 pts for 3 secs on Target

Restore Fatigue 20 pts for 3 secs on Target

Revive* 0004DC3C Expert 289 Restore Health 35 pts for 2 secs on Self

Restore Fatigue 75 pts for 2 secs on Self

* Indicates spells which cannot be purchased from anyone else, though spells with the same effects at different magnitudes can be purchased elsewhere.
** Indicates spells with effects which cannot be purchased anywhere else.

Purchased Spell Notes
  • The magicka cost for most purchasable spells matches the value you would calculate from the Spell Cost equation. In other words, if you were to create the same spell at the Spellmaking Altar, it would have the same magicka cost as the purchasable spell. There are a few exceptions. Spells that are a bad deal, i.e. more expensive than a custom spell, are in red; spells that are a good deal are in green. The magicka cost if you were to create a custom spell at the Spellmaking Altar is shown in parentheses.
  • The magicka cost for spells is dependent upon your skill in the school (as modified by Luck, see Magic Overview). The provided baseline values are the magicka cost when your skill level is 33. For other skill levels the magicka cost can be determined from:
Cost * (1.4 - 0.012 * Skill)
  • More powerful spells cost more to buy, have a higher skill requirement, and consume more Magicka.
  • Level indicates what skill level you must reach (or surpass) in order to use a spell. Skill Level 0-24 = Novice, 25-49 = Apprentice, 50-74 = Journeyman, 75-99 = Expert, 100 = Master.
  • The base cost in gold that you must pay to purchase a spell is always three times the current magicka cost of the spell, taking into account your character's skill level and Luck. (The actual cost you pay is further increased based on how well you haggle with the merchant.) Therefore, if you have any Fortify Skill or Fortify Luck spells/potions handy, you can get significantly better deals when purchasing spells.