Not to be confused with Bolar.
"The Thalmor have come for me, but they shall not desecrate this place. I go forth to meet my death with honor. If you are worthy, take up my blade and do the same."
―Acilius Bolar[src]

Acilius Bolar was a member of The Blades.


Acilius was originally stationed at Cloud Ruler Temple. After the Thalmor attacked the Blades stronghold, he was the only known survivor of the attack. From there, Bolar traveled north to Skyrim, eventually ending up at Bloated Man's Grotto.

He was pursued by the Thalmor, however, and as such, to prevent the Thalmor from desecrating the shrine, went to "face his death with honor."[1] He left behind his sword and a note explaining why he left, and that he asks that whoever finds his sword to meet death the same way he did.


  • During the quest "Ill Met by Moonlight," the shrine will have disappeared, removing any sign of Acilius Bolar from the game.