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Babette
Babette
Race Breton
Gender Female
Level 10
Class Assassin
Faction Dark Brotherhood
Services Alchemy training
Merchant
Essential Always
Ref ID 0001D4BC
Base ID 0001D4B7
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"It's been quite a boon looking like a child. No one ever suspects a thing..."
―Babette[src]

Babette is a Bretonic vampire and, as a member of the Dark Brotherhood, she also functions as a merchant of potions and ingredients, as well as being a master trainer of Alchemy. Babette often talks to Gabriella about her recent contracts. Cicero refers to her as the Un-child.

Babette is usually found sitting down looking at Lis's spider nest along with Gabriella and Festus Krex. When Dawnguard is installed, she may on occasion be spotted around the sanctuary feeding on dead bodies.

Biography

At the age of ten, Babette was bitten by a vampire, becoming one herself. She's lived over three hundred years as one, and boasts about how her innocent appearance makes killing easier. Due to her age, it can be inferred that she existed during the Oblivion Crisis of 3E 433.

Interactions

In the Falkreath Sanctuary, she sells potions and alchemy items. Babette has more gold than the typical alchemist. She is always available for Alchemy training. Money Babette receives as a skill trainer is added to her available funds to buy things as a merchant. Babette cannot be pickpocketed or harmed in any way because she has the body of a child.

Upon first meeting her, Babette tells the story of a pedophilic man who offered her candy. The man followed her into a dark alleyway, which Babette claimed was a shortcut to a candy shop. She then killed him with her vampire fangs.

After "Death Incarnate"

She, along with the Dragonborn, Nazir, and Cicero (if he was not killed in an earlier quest "The Cure for Madness") are the only members of the Dark Brotherhood to survive the Penitus Oculatus attack on the Sanctuary. As such, she moves to the Dawnstar Sanctuary and continues selling potions.

Dawnguard

In Dawnguard, Babette becomes a random encounter, found wandering the wilderness of Skyrim in search of a "snack". If asked if she is hunting she may remark that, while they cook at the Sanctuary, she has "more refined tastes". If Auriel's Bow is used to block out the sun, she comments on it, saying, "...the tyranny of the sun is over," and, "it's our time." She also says some of the standard NPC lines, such as, "the sky is all wrong."

Wares

Quests

Quotes

  • "You looking to buy some potions? Or maybe I could help train you to make your own?" -- One of Babette's opening responses when the player talks to her.
  • "My targets make the mistake of not perceiving me as a threat. Last mistake they ever make." -- One of Babette's opening responses when the player talks to her.
  • "I can brew some potions for you. Or train you in alchemy." -- One of Babette's opening responses when the player talks to her.
  • "Sister/Brother" -- One of Babette's opening responses when the player talks to her.
  • "Need something?" -- Response generated after the player attempts to repeatedly talk to her.
  • "Trinkets, odds and ends, that sort of thing." -- One of Babette's responses when the player asks about what she has for sale.
  • "Got a pretty full stock of potions and alchemy reagents." -- One of Babette's responses when the player asks about what she has for sale.
  • "Ah, so you're an alchemist, then?" -- One of Babette's responses when the player asks about what she has for sale.
  • "Take a look." -- One of Babette's responses when the player asks about what she has for sale.
  • "Oh, a bit of this and a bit of that." -- One of Babette's responses when the player asks about what she has for sale.
  • "So, you're interested in my potions and ingredients?" -- One of Babette's responses when the player asks about what she has for sale.
  • "Have fun." -- One of Babette's ending statements for conversations.
  • "Have a good contract." -- One of Babette's ending statements for conversations.
  • "Right, then." -- One of Babette's ending statements for conversations.
  • "It's as rewarding as it is dangerous. Let's see what I can show you." -- Babette's response when a player asks for alchemy training.
  • "Yes - don't kill the Gourmet! Oh, I know you have to, but it makes me sad all the same. I love Gourmet's recipes. The world will soon be a blander, less flavorful place." -- Babette's response when the player asks for advice for their Gourmet contract.
  • "I'm just a little girl! The Dark Brotherhood killed my mama and papa, and then they took me captive! Please, please help me! Rather convincing, don't you think? In truth, I'm no more a little girl than you are. I was once, of course. Three hundred years ago. Vampirism tends to keep one remarkably... fresh." -- Babette's response when the player asks her to tell them about herself.
  • "Stay safe." -- One of Babette's ending statements for conversations.
  • "It's been quite a boon looking like a child. No one ever suspects a thing." -- One of Babette's opening responses when the player talks to her.
  • "Kill well. And often." -- One of Babette's ending statements for conversations.

Trivia

  • In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, when the spider Lis is killed, the assassins attempt revenge, while Babette only says, "Why are they fighting?" as if she were a normal child, not a vampire.
  • Babette is the only child vampire in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • When recording Babette's lines, Harley Graham made a blunder in the line, "Got a pretty full stock of potions and alchemy reagents."  She sounds out the word "alchemy" and mis-pronounces it. This was not done over, and remains in the game.
  • Using Detect Dead can highlight her.
  • If the members of the Dark Brotherhood are killed in Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!, Babette is not among the members in the sanctuary. This is probably because, since children cannot be killed, her presence would make the quest impossible to complete.
  • Babette mentions that she loves the Gourmet's recipes, implying that Skyrim's vampires can still enjoy mortal food. This is already made somewhat obvious by the fact that the Dragonborn is still healed by food, even as a vampire. 

Appearances

Start a Discussion Discussions about Babette

  • Adoption

    12 messages
    • Slkeygreinmd wrote:No shes 200 years old Actually, she is 310 years old so she has been a vampire for 300 years. And that is more than 200.
    • Frozenhero1 wrote:It would be cooler to have the option to ask her to make your Dragonborn a vampire and be her child. well thats better than ...
  • Babette as the new Keeper or Silencer?

    5 messages
    • I see it this way: in my game im the Listener. Nazir, Babette, and Cicero are my Speakers. Not complete but i dont got much to work with.
    • I'd say the Dragonborn probably acts as all the necessary roles of the Brotherhood after Astrid's betrayal, because one wouldn't see the Listen...

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