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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0008CE78)
(lore page)
Location Valthume Vestibule
Race Nord Gender Male
Level Radiant (6-28) Class Bandit
RefID 0008CE78 BaseID 0002C18D
Other Information
Health 155-497
Magicka 25-40
Stamina 95-258
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed, Block, Light Armor
Race Details Ghost
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleUniqueGhost
Faction(s) Player Ally Faction; dunValthumeBossFaction
Valdar sitting upon his skeleton

Valdar is an ancient Nord ghost inhabiting Valthume. He guards the tomb of Hevnoraak, but his strength is fading and he needs your help to stop Hevnoraak's return.

He carries a leveled ancient Nord sword that can be up to a honed sword in quality, and wears a full set of matching armor.

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Upon entering Valthume, Valdar will immediately warn you of the evil within the tomb. He regretfully informs you that he will soon be unable to hold this evil at bay for much longer.

"Leave, stranger. Evil stirs in this place. I fear for the security of the very land if it should break free."
What evil do you mean?
"We stand at the tomb of Hevnoraak, who has been dead for many generations. I fear, however, that his return may be at hand."
There must be a way to stop this.
"I have been holding him here. While he regains strength, however, I am fading.
By now I can barely contain his power, much less defeat him if he awakens. But with the help of a living champion I may be able to succeed."
Then I will help you. What must be done?
"You would do this? Three vessels in the tomb below hold the power to vanquish Hevnoraak. Before anything else, we need those.
Bring them to me - but be careful, mortal. They are guarded by Hevnoraak's minions. They will stop at nothing to see their master return."

After your initial conversation is finished, he will sit on his throne. Before you set off to retrieve the items, you can ask for clarification, which he will give with optimism. He can tell you why he's here, and why Hevnoraak is so dangerous.

"Find the three vessels within Valthume, then return to me. With these we can defeat him."
Why are you here?
"Hevnoraak planned his resurrection obsessively before dying. My duty in life and in death is to make sure he stays in this tomb for eternity."
Why do you fear Hevnoraak?
"He had a way of enthralling people and built up a loyal army of followers. Good men fell under his spell and were forever twisted. Made... evil.
After that, fear was enough to keep them in line. He could torture and humiliate them and they would not rebel. Even in death, they serve him still."

If you walk by him before retrieving all the vessels, he may say, "With those three vessels, Hevnoraak can restore himself. Find them before he can."

When you return with the vessels, Valdar will ask, "Did you find all of the vessels?" when he notices you. Speak to him, and he'll explain what you need to do next.

"You've found the vessels. I worried that I had sent you to your death."
What am I going to do with these?
"In life, Hevnoraak drained his own blood from his body. His goal was to transfer his power back into himself after death, becoming a powerful lich.
The vessels contain that very blood. Empty them and you remove any chance he has of regaining his former powers."
This seems dangerous.
"More dangerous than you know. Left alone, however, he will awaken when he has grown too powerful to be stopped. This is the only way to be sure."
I'm ready.
"Very well. Empty the vessels into the sconce near the throne, then sit in the throne.
When you have done so, I will unbind Hevnoraak. He will awaken in a weakened state, but the lich is still to be reckoned with. Be ready."

If you attempt to speak with him after expressing your desire to begin the ritual, he will brush you off.

"Do not interrupt the ritual. Go empty the vessels and sit on the throne."

While you take a seat, Valdar will resurrect Hevnoraak, who will exclaim, "Fools! You will not hold me here any longer, Valdar!" Valdar will turn to you and instruct you to destroy the Dragon Priest:

"Kill him now, while we still can!"

Once you dispose of the lich, Valdar may comment on the situation when you approach him.

"Hevnoraak is defeated."

Bring him the good news, to which he'll say;

"Thank you, hero. Now I may finally rest. Take Hevnoraak's iron mask. It may be of use to you, and serve as some reward for your feat here."

He will then vanish.