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(RefID: 0002BA30)
Location Avanchnzel
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Warrior
RefID 0002BA30 BaseID 0004C734
Other Information
Health 85 Magicka 50
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Race Details Ghost
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleYoungEager
Faction(s) Dwarven Automaton Faction; Player Ally Faction
Drennen's ghost

Drennen is the ghost of a Nord warrior who met his death in Avanchnzel. He now wanders the halls of his tomb with his similarly ghostly companions Breya, Watches-The-Roots, and From-Deepest-Fathoms.

His corpse can be found in Avanchnzel Animoncultory in a sloping corridor after the factory-like room. On his body is his studded armor and a pair of hide boots, as well as an iron sword and a selection of common items and gold.

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Unfathomable DepthsEdit

As you first enter Avanchnzel you will see the ghost of Drennen speaking to the other ghosts:

Drennen: "I don't like this place. It feels like we're being... watched."
Breya: "It's a simple job, Drennen. We get in, we steal the Lexicon, we leave. Don't get jumpy."
Fathoms: "If you two cannot handle this, we can find others to hire."
Roots: "Enough. Their services will be more than adequate. Let us continue."

Further in the ruins you will see him having a conversation with Watches-The-Roots:

Drennen: "This place is unbelievable."
Roots: "Indeed. Avanchnzel is as much a library as it is a city. Built to hold the vast memories of the Dwemer."

In Avanchnzel Animoncultory at the campsite:

Drennen: "This place is huge."
Roots: "It is large, indeed. I did not anticipate Avanchnzel's size or the time needed to uncover the entrance. A few hours sleep and we should be ready to continue through."
Drennen: "Maybe we should turn back. I don't want to sleep here."
Roots: "Drennen, you do understand that the Lexicon at the bottom of this place holds the accumulated memories of centuries of Dwemer."
Breya: "Not to mention our pay."
Drennen: "So?"
Fathoms: "So we're not turning back, you fool."
Breya: "Besides, you're not afraid of a few sleeping metal men. Are you, Drennen?"

Just before the doors to the Avanchnzel Boilery:

Drennen: "I can't do this. We shouldn't be here. I'm sorry."
Breya: "Drennen!"
Fathoms: "Let the field mouse run. Your pay will be double."
Breya: "My pay will be nothing if we die in here!"
Roots: "Calm yourself, Breya. We are closing in on the Lexicon. I can feel it calling. We'll continue without Drennen."


  • Unused scripting in the quest would've given every member of the party a full set of Dwarven armor, although this never happens, and it's unknown what purpose this would've served.


  • A scene near the giant Dwemer factory may be missing, since the trigger for it is located outside of the map. ?
Fathoms: "The Lexicon had better be worth all this trouble."
Roots: "I assure you, it is. The knowledge contained in the Lexicon created everything you see around you. Properly controlled, it has knowledge enough to turn paupers into kings."
Drennen: "You sure that's power we're meant to have?"
Roots: "Absolutely."