Atub is an Orsimer mage who resides in the Orc stronghold of Largashbur and serves as the wise woman of her people. She also offers her services as an expert level trainer of Illusion.


The Cursed TribeEdit

She is the person that needs to be spoken to in order to initiate this quest, after the residents of Largashbur have killed the attacking giant. She will often stray from her camp to defend it from giant attacks, but, during her related quest, she is unkillable. Killing Atub before initiating the quest will make "The Cursed Tribe" impossible to complete.


The Cursed TribeEdit

"Forgive Ugor's harsh words. She is merely doing as she has been told."

What's going on here? "Please, our tribe suffers and we need help."
It seems I shouldn't be here. "No, don't go! You may not be one of our tribe, but you are an Orc nonetheless! (If the Dragonborn is an Orc)"
"Our Chief, Yamarz, was once a strong and proud warrior. Now he is stricken, cursed. He is weak, and so our tribe is weak. The giants sense this, and intrude on our territory. Now they assault our very home. Yamarz refuses help, but I sense that you may be just what we need."
What can I do? "Yamarz has demanded we stay inside the walls. We cannot leave. I must petition Malacath for relief. This curse must be lifted. But I cannot travel to Malacath's shrine. The ritual must be done here, and I do not have the materials I need. I beg of you, can you bring me Troll Fat and a Daedra Heart? I have no wish to depend on a stranger, but I have no choice."
Deal with your own curses. "We have been on our own for some time now. I fear we will not survive."

(If the Dragonborn has murdered an Orc)
"Why, why have you done this to us? I cannot protect you if you murder us. This is the only warning you will receive."


  • When pickpocketed she will have a Northwatch captain key.
  • After the completion of the quest "The Cursed Tribe," she will tell the Dragonborn to go to her for "remedies and cures" should they need them, but there's no option to trade with her.


This section contains bugs related to Atub. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • She may be found seemingly dead, but the option to speak to her will still display. It will not work until she stands up again.
  •  360   The option to train asks her if she can teach the player about Alteration sometimes, but when the training menu appears, it is correctly Illusion.