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"You're going to help me find the rest of the Daggers? Hmm. I'm not so sure you're Dagger material."

Bumnog is an Orsimer first found in Glenumbra, High Rock. He is a member of the Daggers, a mercenary group out of Daggerfall.


In his youth, Bumnog, along with his friends Kurog gro-Bagrakh, Bizra, and Bazrag "the Butcher", was part of a mercenary group known as Gaspard's Stalkers sometime prior to 2E 566. They later parted ways, and Bumnog joined another mercenary group known as The Daggers.


The Dagger's EdgeEdit

Lord Diel of Daggerfall and his sons are investigating the recent harpy attacks along the coast. They hired a group of mercenaries called the Daggers to help them with their research, but the Daggers never returned from the Shrieking Scar.

Rusty DaggersEdit

A crew once helped in Glenumbra was hired to hunt harpies in Silverhoof Vale. They may need help to complete the job.

Long Live the KingEdit

An invitation to King Kurog's funeral must be delivered to Bumnog. He will later be found in Scarp Keep, chatting with Bizra and Ulsha.


Show: The Dagger's Edge

"You're going to help me find the rest of the Daggers? Hmm. I'm not sure you're Dagger material. Your hands look kind of soft and delicate. Like you've never beaten anything into submission with your own two fists before."

Just tell me what's going on here.
"The Daggers were hired to help Lord Diel gather research about the harpies. We get him what he needs and we get paid. Simple as pie. But now the rest of the Daggers are missing. We need to find them and make sure our first mission is a success."

This is the Daggers' first job? [?]
What kind of research are we talking about?
"Harpies, eggs, whatever we can bring back so Lord Diel can figure out why these birds have become so violent lately."
And what do we need to do?
"We have to find the missing Daggers! Gelvin, our leader, and the Remly brothers. We find them and help them finish their jobs. And while we're at it, we look for the queen birdy, Foulwing. She's a vicious killer and she needs to be dealt with."
Can I ask you a few questions?
"We shouldn't dawdle, so make it quick."
Who are the Daggers?
"We're an odd bunch, that's for sure. Gelvin found each of us either drinking away our troubles or begging for gold on the streets of Daggerfall. We were good for nothing and all but forgotten. Gelvin wanted to change that."
Why'd you decide to form your own group?
"A few of us tried to join the city guard or hook up with the Fighters Guild. Truth be told, they wouldn't have us. We weren't good enough for them. So we formed the Daggers to show them that they're wrong."
How did the Daggers hook up with Lord Diel?
"Lord Diel's guards were in the city, looking to hire some muscle. They found us in the Rosy Lion, celebrating our newly formed partnership. We needed a job, Lord Diel needed some help, and here we are."
Did you ask about the job before you accepted it?
"Well, not really. We were talking about how we needed to find a job, and suddenly Lord Diel's men were making us an offer. We took it as a sign that we were doing the right thing. The Daggers were going places!"
Why don't you use a weapon?
"I vowed that I would always face my opponents as an equal. If an enemy came at me with a sword, I would meet his blade with one of my own. The harpies fight with claws. How could I go up against them with anything more than fists nature gave me?"
But their claws are sharp as razors ....
"Sharp and natural. They don't weild weapons, so neither will I. I fight them head on, fists against claws. And I will do so with honor."

After meeting Bumnog again atop the Shrieking Scar:

"Wonder why Lord Diel is so interested in keeping these things alive? What can you learn when a damn harpy is trying to peck your eyes out?"

After meeting Bumnog near the Diel main camp:

"Listen, you've helped the Daggers. A lot. And we appreciate it. But before we go back to camp, I need to make sure you understand something."

I'm listening.
"Gelvin has a good head and a good heart. Always puts the Daggers first and keep us on the right side of the law. Of course, that's part of the reason we're still struggling. Sometimes mercenaries can't be too choosey about the jobs they take."
Why are you telling this to me?
"This Lord Diel, something's not right with him. Why does a noble care about harpies? But whatever. It doesn't matter. The Daggers need to get paid. If not, our mercenary group collapses and we're all back to the streets. Again."
What do you think Diel is up to?
"You're not listening. I'm saying that it doesn't matter. He could be a saint or Molag Bal himself. What matters is that we get paid so the Daggers can stay together. Got that? Now let's get back to camp."

After meeting Bumnog near the Miltrin's Fishing Cabin:

"I couldn't help overhearing. I know the house that Granette told you about. I think I'll go with you. I want to make sure that Gelvin isn't having second thoughts. We really need to get paid for this job."

If Lord Alain Diel is killed:

"So Gelvin killed the bastard? I didn't think he had it in him. It still doesn't change the fact that he botched our entire deal. I told you to talk him out of it."

Lord Diel planned to sell harpies and eggs. He was using you.
"Yeah, I figured that out. His lordship was also behind the whole harpy menace thing, too, wasn't he? Well, it's a good thing I decided not to count on Gelvin to turn a profit."

What do you mean?
"I snatched this from the camp when no one was looking. It's not much, but a few gems are better than no gems at all. Why don't you tell Gelvin that you found it on his lordship's body. We don't want him to think I stole it or anything."
Why don't you just give it to Gelvin?
"Well, I trust you. Besides, I need to set these birdies free, and they're not going to be very happy when I do. You've dealt with enough Dagger business for one day. Leave this to me. Go on, go on. I'll catch up later."
Show: Rusty Daggers

"It's you! Good to see you, mate. It's been a while since Shrieking Scar. Sorry I didn't see you coming. I'm busy keeping an eye out for harpies. And those puny Breton brothers."

Breton brothers?
"You've already forgotten the Remly brothers, eh? I wish I could. The three of us were hired to drive off the harpies infesting the cliffs. Armel and Balin are supposed to be setting up traps, and I'm here to protect the village while they work."

You think there was a problem again?
"If I had to guess, yes. I just don't know what's taking them so long. They've been out there for hours. Could you help out your old friends, go look for them? I'd go myself but I've got to keep watch here."
I'll find the Remly brothers.
"Once you find those trap wizards, get them back here on the double. We've got to let the elder know how we're doing. She's been waiting on our progress report. And between you and me, I think she's getting a little impatient."
Can we talk a moment?
"My pleasure! I can talk to you and watch for harpies at the same time. We're really proving ourselves here, I think. Proving out worth as sellswords. Or we would be if those two morons weren't ruining everything."
What is this place?
"A little village of horse nomads. The place is called Silverhoof Vale. Their elder tried to tell me all about her love for the Herd Mother, and ... yeah. My eyes just kind of glazed over when she got to the part about talking horses."
Why did you take this contract?
"The Fighters Guild has stopped doing one-shot contracts, right? Off on some grand quests to kill the Daedra. So we have a chance to make a name for ourselves! Critters like these harpies are still causing trouble. That's where we come in."
Sounds like you've made a lot of gold.
"Well ... we're still working out the particulars, mind you. If you join the Fighters Guild, you get all that armor and weapons and training. We just have the Remly brothers and my had attitude to rely on."
Where are the others? Gelvin and his sister?
"Shornhelm. We're always on the look out for the next job, right? Gelvin decided we had this well in-hand, so he and that sister of his set out for the city. Wish he was here now to keep those two knuckleheads in line."
It's been a while. What have you been up to?
"A job here, a job there, the usual. We're no longer called the Daggers though. Seems a mysterious someone had a claim to the name and didn't want it tarnished. A threatening note and near-death experience later, we dropped the name."
So you're trapping harpies again?
"Right! We actually get harpy jobs pretty frequently. Seems we have a bit of a reputation for being competent against harpies, and that's all because of your help."
And you stuck together after Lord Diel didn't pay you.
"Yeah, those gems got us by long enough to get another job. It helped that revealing his scheme actually made us more popular among the locals."

If Bumnog is talked to in Makar the Elder's cave:

"The entire village lives in these caves. Guess it saves on building materials, and gives them some protection from the harpies."

Why are you the only one from your crew here in camp?
"I'm the muscle. I know how to talk to people and organize things. The Remly brothers are much better at that fine-control stuff, anyway. Most days, they're actually pretty clever little guys."

After harpies attacking the Remly brothers have been warded off:

"Before you go in, I need to talk to you."

What do you need?
"The village elder, she's not sure we did any work. And look, I know we messed up a little. And you helped us out. A lot! But we're trying to build a reputation here. And most of our jobs don't go like this. So could you ... stretch the truth?"

You want me to lie about how much work your crew did?
"Whoa, whoa, lie is such a strong word! We set out traps, and the scent lures worked just as they were supposed to! And most of the harpies are gone now, right? So everything worked out ... after a fashion."
What'll happen if I tell the truth?
"If she doesn't think we met our end of the contract, the elder won't pay us. And she'll probably spread the word that we're idiots. Eventually, we'll starve to death. Is that what you want? For all of us to starve?"

Why don't you use a weapon?
"I vowed that I would always face my opponents as an equal. If an enemy came at me with a sword, I would meet his blade with one of my own. The harpies fight with claws. How could I go up against them with anything more than fists nature gave me?"

But their claws are sharp as daggers.
"Sharp and natural. They don't weild weapons, so neither will I. I fight them head on, fists against claws. And I will do so with honor."

If Vestige tells Makar the truth:

"I've got to figure out what I'm going to do next. Gelvin and his sister are going to kill me for screwing this up."


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