"The Count went missing about ten years ago. No one knows what happened to him. Lady Millona rules County Anvil."

Corvus quote

Corvus Umbranox was the Count of Anvil before he went missing ten years ago, due to the curse of the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. Corvus Umbranox is the last known Gray Fox, Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild. He is also known as The Stranger when not wearing the cowl. Once the Thieves Guild questline is complete, he becomes Count of Anvil again.


The cowl of the Daedric Prince Nocturnal is the reason for his alleged disappearance. The magic within the cloth hid his identity from everyone, including his own wife, Countess Millona Umbranox.

The cowl became cursed when Emer Dareloth stole it from Nocturnal, becoming the first Gray Fox. As a result, whoever wears the cowl will have their name stricken from history.


Taking Care of LexEdit

He forges a list of candidates for the new Guard Captain of Anvil, giving Hieronymus Lex a glowing recommendation, causing Lex to leave the Imperial City.

Turning a Blind EyeEdit

The Gray Fox needs the Savilla's Stone from the Temple of the Ancestor Moths. He asks that no one outside the temple be killed, but those guarding the artifact inside are permitted to be killed, if necessary.

Arrow of ExtricationEdit

The Gray Fox wants the Hero to steal the Arrow of Extrication from Fathis Aren's room in Castle Bravil.

Boots of Springheel JakEdit

The Gray Fox wants the Hero to steal the Boots of Springheel Jak from a former thief who died 300 years ago. He knows that a descendant of Springheel Jak, Jakben, Earl of Imbel, lives in Imperial City.

The Ultimate HeistEdit

Corvus convinces the Hero to steal an Elder Scroll from the library in the Imperial City Palace. After this is done, he gives the Hero a ring and tells them to take it to Countess of Anvil. He then reveals himself in Castle Anvil as the Gray Fox. He says that the curse of the cowl has been lifted and people will be able to recognize him again. Renouncing his life of crime and becoming the Count of Anvil once more, he bestows the Cowl upon the Hero.


  • Corvus can be killed once his true identity is revealed.
  • 'Corvus Umbranox' translates to 'Raven Shadow Night' in Latin, an indication of his stealthy background.



Count of Anvil
Fasil Umbranox 3E ??? - 3E ??? Millona Umbranox
The Gray Fox
Emer Dareloth 3E ??? - 3E 433 Hero of Kvatch