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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0002BA3D)
Location Winterhold
College of Winterhold
Frozen Hearth
Race High Elf Gender Male
Level 4 Class Sorcerer
RefID 0002BA3D BaseID 0002BA3C
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 65
Stamina 55
Primary Skills Illusion, Destruction
Class Details CombatSorcerer
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleElfHaughty
Faction(s) FavorExcludedFaction

Quaranir, a High Elf sorcerer, is a member of the Psijic Order. Quaranir is encountered a few times in the College of Winterhold questline. He has the ability to freeze time to converse with you.

He wears a full set of Psiijic robes, which includes the hood, a pair of boots, and a pair of gloves.

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Good IntentionsEdit

Quaranir asks for you, and when you approach him he freezes time to converse with you:

"Please do not be alarmed. I mean you no harm."
What's going on? What happened to everyone?
"I'd simply like to talk to you."
What do you want with me?
"I merely wish to talk to you."

Quaranir will then explain why he requested to speak to you:

What did you do?
"I've given us a chance to speak privately, but I'm afraid I can't do this for long. We must be brief. The situation here at your College is of dire importance, and attempts to contact you as we have previously have failed. I believe it is due to the very source of our concern. This object…. The Eye of Magnus as your people have taken to calling it. The energy coming from it has prevented us from reaching you with the visions you have already seen. The longer it remains here, the more dangerous the situation becomes. And so I have come here personally to tell you it must be dealt with."
If this is dangerous, then why don't you do something about it?
"I'm afraid it's not that simple."
What does this have to do with me?
"You set this chain of events in motion at Saarthal.
You must understand, the Psijic Order does not typically… intervene directly in events. My presence here will be seen as an affront to some within the Order, and as soon as we have finished, I will be leaving your College. I'm all too aware that my arrival has aroused suspicion, especially in Ancano, your Thalmor associate. Nevertheless, my Order will not act directly. You must take it upon yourself to do so."
Why should I trust you or your Order?
"I presume you refer to Ancano's distaste for the Psijic Order? The Thalmor see our Order as a threat because we have power, and we will not allow them to control us. I assure you that we mean you no harm."
So what exactly is the problem?
"As you may have learned, this object… The Eye… is immensely powerful. This world is not ready for it. If it remains here, it will be misused. Indeed, many in the Order believe it has already… Rather, something will happen soon, something that cannot be avoided."
What do you expect from me, then?
"We believe that your efforts should be directed towards dealing with the aftermath, but we cannot predict what that will be."
I'll help, but I don't know what to do.
"Unfortunately, the future is as obscured to us as it is to you. The overwhelming power of the Eye makes it difficult for us to see.
I fear I have already overstepped the bounds of my Order, but I will offer this: seek out the Augur of Dunlain in your College. His perception may be more coherent than ours."
Who is the Augur of Dunlain?
"He was once a student here at the College. Now he is… something different."
Where can I find this Augur?
"I… I am unsure. He is somewhere within the College. Surely one of your colleagues must know his location. I am sorry I cannot provide you with further help, but this conversation requires a great deal of effort on my part. Now, I am afraid I must leave you. We will continue to watch over you, and guide you as best we can. It is within you to succeed. Never forget that."

Time will then be unfroze and Ancano will burst in demanding answers from Quaranir:

Ancano: "Well, what is the meaning of this?"
Quaranir: "I'm sorry, I'm afraid I don't understand."
Ancano: "Don't play coy. You asked to see a specific member of the College. Here he/she is. Now what is it that you want?"
Quaranir: "There's been a misunderstanding. Clearly I should not be here. I shall simply take my leave."
Ancano: "What? What trickery is this? You're not going anywhere until I find out what you're up to."
Quaranir: "I'm not 'up to' anything. I apologize if I have offended you in any way."
Ancano: "We shall see about this…"

If Quaranir is spoken to after this he will only say:

"You must excuse me. I shouldn't be here."

The Eye of MagnusEdit

Once Ancano is defeated, Quaranir will appear to transport the Eye to safety:

"We knew you would succeed. Your victory here justifies our belief in you. You have proven yourself more than worthy to guide the College of Winterhold."
What do we do now?
"The Eye has grown unstable. It cannot remain here, or else it may destroy this College and this world. It must be secured. Ancano's actions prove that the world is not ready for such a thing. We shall safeguard it… for now. You now have the opportunity to maintain your College, and carry on with your lives. You have our gratitude, Arch-Mage."
How did you know I'd be able to defeat Ancano?
"A great many things obscured to you are quite clear to us. We have long believed you would prevail."

If he is spoken to before he teleports away he will only say:

"You have done the world a great service."