Tribunal:Trels Varis

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Trels Varis (Trels Varis)
Location Mournhold, Secret Office
Race Dunmer Gender Male
Level 10 Class Journalist
Other Information
Health 120 Magicka 130
Alarm 90 Fight 50
Trels Varis

Trels Varis is a Dunmer journalist who makes a living writing and printing off The Common Tongue, an article that attacks the new king, King Hlaalu Helseth, from a secret room in the Craftsmen's Hall. He has two family members in Mournhold, Gee-Pop Varis and Granny Varis.

He is wearing a common shirt with matching pants and shoes. He is carrying two quality restore health potions. Aside from his natural resistance to fire and the sanctuary provided by his ancestors, he knows the following spells: Mark, Recall, Absorb Health, Detect Creature, and Detect Key.

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"What are you doing here? And may I suggest you make your answer very clear, because this office and what we do here is a well-kept-secret. And we wish to keep it a secret, even if it means that you do not leave here alive."
Excuse me. I'm just an honest working burglar, and I want no trouble.
"I see. You've made a serious mistake. I don't approve of your trade — but I understand that a desperate person — or imprudently greedy person — may turn his hand to crime without being truly evil. Very well. You may go. I'd like to preserve our secret office… but I won't kill you to do it. Oh, well. Since our offices are no longer secret, we'll have to relocate immediately. But don't touch anything here, and don't interfere with myself or my colleagues, or you will not leave here alive."
I'm looking for the Eye of Argonia.
"Congratulations. You have produced an original and entertaining excuse. Completely unbelievable, of course, but none the worse for that. Never heard a believable excuse before, anyway. Very well. You may go. I'd like to preserve our secret office… but I won't kill you to do it. Oh, well. Since our offices are no longer secret, we'll have to relocate immediately. But don't touch anything here, and don't interfere with myself or my colleagues, or you will not leave here alive."
My mistake. I'll leave. Honest. (Normal/low reputation)
"I'm afraid not. The only way to be sure of preserving our secret is to seal your lips — permanently. I regret the loss of life — but it is the risk you run when you break into someone's secret office."
My mistake. I'll leave. Honest. (High reputation)
"I know you by reputation, <name>. You've done some remarkable things. Very well. You may go. I'd like to preserve our secret office… but I won't kill you to do it. Oh, well. Since our offices are no longer secret, we'll have to relocate immediately. But don't touch anything here, and don't interfere with myself or my colleagues, or you will not leave here alive."


You will stop printing lies about King Helseth.
"I haven't printed lies about King Helseth in 'The Common Tongue'. I've only printed the truth. And I intend to keep on printing the truth in 'The Common Tongue' — unless you think you can stop me."
I think killing you will stop you.
"Of course you're right. And of course if I kill you first, I preserve the secret of my hidden office. The choice is easy."
I think a gift of 1000 gold will stop you.
"You are not a very good judge of character. I am a man of principle, and will not hold my common tongue for a payment of gold. And of course if I kill you first, I preserve the secret of my hidden office. The choice is easy."
I think a donation of 3000 gold to the Widows and Orphans Fund will stop you.

(If you don't have 3000 gold)

"And you don't HAVE 3000 gold right now? I suppose you plan to get it to me 'right away'? Why don't I trust you? Well, thank you for your generous offer, but I'm afraid not. The only way to be sure of preserving our secret is to seal your lips — permanently. I regret the loss of life — but it is the risk you run when you break into someone's secret office."

(If you do have 3000 gold)

"Hmm. You are a shrewd judge of character. I am a man of principle, and will not hold my common tongue for a payment of gold. But I know what benefits gold can do if it is used in a good cause. Very well. I will not discuss King Helseth in 'The Common Tongue'. You have my word. And I'll take your 3000 gold, and will contribute it to the Widows and Orphans Fund. And now, if you'll excuse me, we'll have to relocate immediately, now that the secret of our office is spoiled."
I think threatening your aged parents will stop you.
"Well. I must say, you've done your research. You've located Granny Varis and Gee-Pop Varis. I value truth — but I value the lives of my parents more highly. Very well. I will not discuss King Helseth in 'The Common Tongue'. You have my word. And now, if you'll excuse me, we'll have to relocate immediately, now that the secret of our office is spoiled."

If Gee–Pop Varis is killed:

"You! You killed my father!"

If Granny Varis is killed:

"You! You killed my mother!"

DialogueEdit

Anonymous writer

"Do I know an anonymous writer? No comment."

King Llethan's death

"I've presented my views on this subject elsewhere. You're welcome to examine them at your leisure."

Trels Varis

"That's me."

If spoken to after being told to leave:

"I said you could go. So go. But I warn you — don't touch anything here, and don't interfere with myself or my colleagues, or you will not leave here alive. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have work to do…"

If spoken to after being convinced to stop discussing King Helseth:

"I'm true to my word. I said I would not discuss King Helseth in 'The Common Tongue'. That's what you wanted, and that's what you've got. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have work to do…"