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Skyrim:Wyndelius Gatharian

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Wyndelius Gatharian
(RefID: 000721DF)
Location Shroud Hearth Barrow
Race Dark Elf Gender Male
Level Radiant (1-25) Class Bandit Wizard
RefID 000721DF BaseID 0005FFDF
Other Information
Health 35-441
Magicka 100-294
Stamina 50-150
Primary Skills Destruction, Alteration, Restoration, Sneak
Morality No Crime Aggression Very Aggressive
Voice Type MaleUniqueGhost
Faction(s) Player Ally Faction
Wyndelius pretending to be a ghost

Wyndelius Gatharian is a Dark Elf bandit wizard inhabiting Shroud Hearth Barrow in search of the Sapphire Dragon Claw to gain access to Shroud Hearth Depths.

He appears spectral when encountered, which is later revealed to be due to a potion he consumes. He is hostile to you and, upon killing him, one can read his journal. The journal explains why he is pretending to be a ghost; to make sure the locals at Ivarstead would not interrupt him in his search for the claw. Over time, his mind started to break down and by the time you find him, Wyndelius is of the belief that it is his destiny to guard the barrow.

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Lifting the ShroudEdit

Wyndelius will shout when he spots you:

  • "Leave this place... Leave this place..."
  • "Leave... Leave... Leave..."


  • In the Shivering Isles download in Oblivion, there is a Dark Elf named Syndelius Gatharian. Syndelius and Wyndelius share their race and have very similar first names, although it is unknown if they are meant to be related or if Wyndelius' name is just a reference.
  • Wyndelius is immune to "bleeding damage" even though he isn't really a ghost.
  • Wyndelius reacts differently if raised as a dead thrall. When revived, he will go to ghost form and will speak normally (using lines from the "MaleGhost" voicetype) without moaning or groaning. Additionally, when he dies, he will release a wave of energy, similar to that of Rally or Pacify (including the spells' sound effects), though it does nothing.
  • If you pickpocket the potion, and do not take his journal or potion on the table, the potion on him will respawn every month. If he is kept as a dead thrall, the potion on him will respawn every month as well. [verification needed — see talk page]