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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0001A638)
Home City Solitude
Location Erikur's House
Race High Elf Gender Male
Level 15 Class Fire/Frost/Shock Mage
RefID 0001A638 BaseID 00013299
Other Information
Health 167 Magicka 143
Stamina 50
Primary Skills Destruction, Restoration, Alteration, Conjuration
Class Details CombatMageElemental
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleElfHaughty
Faction(s) CrimeFactionHaafingar; SolitudeErikursHouseFaction; TownSolitudeFaction

Melaran is a High Elf mage who lives in Erikur's House in Solitude. He can normally be found at the Blue Palace.

Although Melaran may not particularly enjoy working for Erikur, it does give him the benefit of having a relatively relaxed life. He will begin his day by waking up inside his quarters on the second floor of Erikur's house at 8am. After waking up, he will proceed to enjoy a one-hour breakfast. After finishing his meal, he will spend the next three hours relaxing inside the house. He can usually be found using the arcane enchanter located inside the house or sitting on the bench or one of the chairs on the second floor of the home. At noon, Melaran will leave Erikur's house to head to the Blue Palace. He will spend the next twelve hours sitting in the lobby, ready to complete any tasks that Erikur may assign him. After a long day of sitting around inside the Blue Palace, Melaran will finally head back to Erikur's house at midnight. He will proceed to enter his room and will then sleep here for the next eight hours.

He wears blue mage robes and a pair of boots. He also carries the key to Erikur's house, an iron dagger, a belted tunic, and a selection of upper-class items and gold.


His greetings:

"Speak if you must, but mind your tongue. I do not suffer fools gladly."
"Sybille Stentor has a grasp of magical theory that I would never have expected from a human. Even a Breton."
"No doubt most folk in Skyrim consider the dragons terrifying. I find them... wondrous."

If spoken to while Sybille Stentor is alive:

Are you the court wizard?
"No. That honor is Sybille Stentor's. A smart man/woman steers clear of Stentor. And keeps himself/herself out of the dungeon when she's having a bad day..."
What do you mean?
"Let's just say the headsman's axe may not be the worst way for a Solitude Jail prisoner to die. Look at that. I've told you to watch your tongue and mine is waggling. I've said enough."
So what's your job here, Melaran?
"I make sure Erikur keeps breathing."
"I provide my wisdom and insight to the court." (If Erikur is dead)
Where can I learn more about magic?
"Oh, I think you'll find that magic is rare in Skyrim. Winterhold, though... The College there has it in abundance. Look there if you wish to learn."

If Sybille Stentor is dead:

Are you the court wizard?
"Now that Sybille Stentor is out of the picture, I am indeed. And the court is, well... free of her... eccentricities. Moving into her quarters was an interesting process."
A place in court seems to suit you.
"It does indeed. You know, I hear you had something to do with Sybille Stentor's demise... That must have been a hard bit of business. I hear Stentor had been alive for a long, long time."

His goodbyes:

"You are free to leave."
"You are excused."
"I am done with you. You may go."


Melaran can be seen discussing a weapons import with his employer:

Erikur: "Melaran, you lazy milk drinker, have you finished studying the imports from Black Marsh?"
Melaran: "Indeed I have, sir. Elven weapons for their armies, sir. Elven material, but poor workmanship, like most of what we get from them."
Erikur: "Scary, thinking of those boots with an army of Elven weapons at their command. Let's be thankful they're half a world away, eh?"
Melaran: "Even a fine weapon is only as good as its wielder, sir. But they should fetch a high price from the Imperial army."
Erikur: "Right you are, elf! Or even from the rebels, if they've got enough money to make a competitive offer."
Melaran: "As always, lord, your loyalty is a shining example to us all."



  • Despite supposedly being Sybille Stentor's replacement as court wizard in the event of her death, he will not change his routine or sell anything to reflect this.
  • When a female player character asks Melaran about the court wizard, his spoken dialogue will not correctly reflect the player's gender, although the subtitles will.
  • When Melaran speaks to Erikur about importing weapons from Black Marsh, his spoken dialogue does not match the subtitles.