Previously a gifted student of the college, the Augur of Dunlain ended up in its current state due to an over-zealous pursuit in his discipline of magic. Since then, it has been known for its wisdom, but the people of the College do not like to talk about it.[source?]
Becoming a Master of Restoration brings the Dragonborn to the Augur once more, at the suggestion of Colette Marence. Seeking approval from the Augur, the Dragonborn removes all equipment and is required to survive against several ghosts that wield Destruction magic.
Augurs were priests and diviners, mainly in Rome and Etruria, who were tasked with interpreting signs and omens. These groups of Augurs were tasked with discerning the will of the gods, which they did by studying multiple aspects of the flight of birds. They were consulted for a wide variety of tasks, ranging from decisions about religion, commerce and war to questions like where to build new cities.
- It is possible that the Augur of Dunlain is from Dunlain Falls.
- The Augur of Dunlain's dialogue cannot be skipped, the only other instances when this happens is with some Daedric Princes.