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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 00019912)
Home City Markarth
Location Cidhna Mine, then Druadach Redoubt
Race Breton Gender Male
Level PC×0.5 (max=30) Class Witchblade
RefID 00019912 BaseID 00013393
Other Information
Health 25+(PC-2)×5
Magicka 50+(PC-2)×2.5
Stamina 50
Primary Skills Destruction, One-handed, Block, Illusion
Perks MS02IncreaseDamage; Reduce Damage
Morality Violence Against Enemies Aggression Aggressive
Voice Type MaleCommoner
Faction(s) CrimeFactionCidhnaMine; DruadachRedoubtFaction; TownCidhnaMinePrisonerFaction

Duach is a Breton witchblade held prisoner in Cidhna Mine. It is unknown exactly how long he has been there, but it is believed that it has been around seven years since he has seen daylight. He will make no secret of his hatred for the Nords.

He also has a bottle of skooma with him that Grisvar the Unlucky asks you to take in exchange for a shiv.

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No One Escapes Cidhna MineEdit

When approached he can say:

"Whenever I get out of here, I'm going to go kill a Nord."
"Other prisoners get suspicious when we talk to each other, so keep it down."

You will need to get skooma off of him to get the shiv from Grisvar:

I hear you have some skooma.
"You give me one more look, and I cut you open. That Skooma's mine."
Never mind.
I need some. Badly. (Persuade)
"Getting the shakes, huh? All right. Take it. Old gods keep you." (Success)
"Skooma addict. Get lost." (Failure)
Hand over the skooma. (Intimidate)
"Easy there. I didn't mean nothing. Take it." (Success)
"That's it." (Failure that will lead to a brawl)

After this little fight if you failed to intimidate him, he will be rather annoyed and mumble:

"Damn addicts always stealing from me. Here. I hope you choke on it."

He can be asked questions about himself:

How long have you been here?
"Year seven, I think? Surprised I haven't cut my own throat out by now, but something keeps me going."
What are you in for?
"I'm a Forsworn. One of our raids went bad, and I got captured. Would've been fine dying for the Reach with my kinsmen, but the Silver-Bloods want their ore mined, so they threw me in here."

While escaping the mine, if you speak to him he will say:

"Come on, move it. We have Nords to kill."


Throughout the day, Duach can be seen talking to his fellow prisoners:

Braigh: "Think the guards will be coming down, soon?"
Duach: "Ah, it's not been more than a few days since they came down the last time."
Braigh: "Nearly broke my back out in the mines today. Damn Nords should bleed for putting us through this!"
Duach: "Some day, brother. Some day."
Odvan: "Think maybe we should jump the guards when they come down next?"
Duach: "They keep the doors locked when they come down. You kill them, you're trapping us here with no food."

This scene, despite mentioning Odvan's alias in Braig's stead, is actually set up to work with Braig and Duach.

Braig: "Have any skooma? I need to get something from Grisvar."
Duach: "You make one move towards my skooma, and I shiv you."


Duach knows the following spells:


  • Duach, despite being a member of the Forsworn before he came into Cidhna Mine, does not possess their trademark face tattoos. He shares this quirk with Kaie and some of his fellow prisoners.