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Skyrim:Commander Caius

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Commander Caius
(RefID: 00038258)
Home City Whiterun
House Guard Barracks
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level 10 Class Imperial Soldier
RefID 00038258 BaseID 00038257
Other Information
Health 122 Magicka 50
Stamina 113
Primary Skills Block, Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Light Armor, Restoration, Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleCommander
Faction(s) CrimeFactionImperial; CrimeFactionWhiterun; During sieges, staff and family hide.; Guard Faction; GuardFaction; GuardFactionWhiterun; Imperial Government; JobGuardCaptainFaction; Ruling Government; TownWhiterunFaction
Commander Caius

Commander Caius is an Imperial soldier stationed in Whiterun. He is in charge of the guards patrolling the hold under Jarl Balgruuf the Greater.

Caius wears a set of Whiterun guard's armor and a pair of fur boots. He is equipped with a leveled sword which can be up to Daedric quality, and carries a selection of common loot and gold.

If the Stormcloaks capture Whiterun, his position is taken by Sinmir. Caius will then move to the Blue Palace together with Balgruuf, Proventus Avenicci and Irileth.

Related QuestsEdit


As long as Whiterun is under control of the Imperial Legion, he may greet you in a number of ways. He may simply introduce himself:

"I'm the commander of the guard here in Whiterun."
"My boys'll keep you safe. Don't you worry."
"You're not thinking of causing trouble here in this beautiful city, now are you? 'Cause I'd strongly advise against such foolishness."
"Yes? What is it?"

When exiled:

"I'll always be a commander, even if those Stormcloak dogs have stripped away my power."
"The Legion will regain control of this city. Mark my words."

Quest-Related EventsEdit

Dampened SpiritsEdit

"Oh come now, this is mead... not some wine to be sipped and savored."
"I said move!"

Commander Caius: "Well, Sabjorn. Now that you've taken care of your little pest problem, how about I get a taste of some of your mead?"
Sabjorn: "Help yourself, milord. It's my finest brew yet... I call it Honningbrew Reserve. I think you'll find it quite pleasing to your palate."
Commander Caius: "Oh come now, this is mead... not some wine to be sipped and savored."

After pouring himself a taste of the poisoned mead, Commander Caius will start to feel bad:

Commander Caius: "By the Eight?! What... what's in this?"
Sabjorn: "I... I don't know. What's wrong?"
Commander Caius: "You assured me this place was clean! I'll see... see to it that you remain in irons for the rest of your days!"
Sabjorn: "No, please! I don't understand..."
Commander Caius: "Silence, idiot! I should have known better... to trust this place after it's been riddled with filth."
Sabjorn: "I beg you... please. This is not what it seems!"

The sickly Caius will then walk over to Mallus and say:

"You... you're in charge here until I can sort this all out."

While Mallus accepts the responsibility, he will walk over to Sabjorn again:

Commander Caius: "And you... you're coming with me to Dragonsreach. We'll see how quickly your memory clears in the city's prisons. Now move."
Sabjorn: "Look, I assure you, this is all just a huge misunderstanding!"

The captain will then draw his weapon and shout:

"I said move!"


  • Caius' dialogue after the Stormcloaks have taken Whiterun suggests that he wasn't intended to be exiled to the Blue Palace, but rather be allowed to stay in Whiterun without his rank.