"The ruins of Yngvild should hold the materials I need to learn more about reanimating and enslaving the dead. On a personal note, I WILL miss the young maidens of Dawnstar. Such beauty was intoxication."

Arondil, formerly of Dawnstar,[1][2][3][4] is an Altmeri Necromancer and Ice Mage experimenting with necroanimus. After being "evicted" from Dawnstar for his experiments, Arondil took refuge in the icy depths of Yngvild where he endeavors to "reanimate and enslave the dead."[1] Arondil has an obsession with the young milkmaids of Dawnstar and has found a way to bolster his already unique entirely female draugr entourage with their reanimated specters, the Yngvild Ghosts.


Toying With The DeadEdit

Vekel the Man asks the Dragonborn to bring all four of Arondil's journals for a client whose literary interests could only be satisfied by the works of a madman.


Arondil is the author of four journals (quest items) that can be found on tables in his lair, and they must be acquired for the quest "Toying With The Dead." The journals paint a highly disturbing image of the man and chronicle his actions thoroughly.


  • "Ah! Another plaything for my collection" (if engaged in combat)
  • "What? What happened? Leave me alone!" (if the Dragonborn stole the Soul Gem)


  • The Yngvild Ghost standing next to his throne can be turned against him by sneaking by them and taking the soul gem on the nearby pedestal.
  • It is implied through his journals and the fact that one of his ghosts can be found sleeping in his bed that he is a necrophiliac.[3]
  • Dead Thrall can be cast on his corpse for another way to watch him fight his "servants."
  • If the soul gem was taken off the pedestal and the ghost kills him, and then he is resurrected as a Dead Thrall, Arondil will use his unique dialogue about the soul gem whenever in battle.



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  • Philter of the Phantom and Arondil.

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    • Does Arondil have any unique dialogue if you play as a female character, drink the potion and then talk to him when you look like a ghost?
    • Sorry, he does not. He should, but I don't the developers really thought of that. You can try it if you want, but I don't think it w...