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"I am just an old man with a Skooma problem..."
―Caius Cosades[src]

Caius Cosades is an Imperial monk and spymaster of the Blades residing in the city of Balmora. He is a Skooma addict, and is the head of the Blades chapter in Morrowind.

BackgroundEdit

Caius Cosades went to Morrowind as an undercover Blade to train other Blade members. Other citizens think he is actually a Skooma dealer, as there is a skooma pipe and Moon Sugar in his house and on his person.

He is tasked by the Emperor to train the Nerevarine and to tell them about the Sixth House and the Nerevarine prophecies. He is helpful to the Nerevarine throughout the whole of the main questline, although stealing from his house will make him hostile.

At the end of the Corprus Cure quest, Caius is called back to the Imperial City and will never be seen again by the Nerevarine.

InteractionsEdit

Main Quests until Mehra Milo and the Lost Prophecies quest:

InventoryEdit

Caius wears Common Pants, Common Shoes, a Common Belt, and no shirt. He carries five portions of the illegal narcotic Moon Sugar with him as well.

DialogueEdit

Show: Report to Caius Cosades
Inside Caius Cosades' House:

"What? Yes, I'm Caius Cosades. But, what do you mean, you were told to "Report to Caius Cosades"? What are you talking about?"

Caius Cosades "I'm just an old man with a skooma problem."
Report to Caius Cosades "So. You say your name is Nerevarine (Player name), and you have been told to report to me and deliver a package. Perhaps you'll let me look at it?"
Yes "Yes. Very interesting. So. It says here the Emperor wants me to make you a Novice in the Blades. And that means you'll be following my orders. Are you ready to follow my orders, Nerevarine (Player name)?"
Yes "Good. Welcome to the service, Novice Nerevarine (Player name). Now you belong to the Blades. We're the Emperor's eyes and ears in the provinces. You can use my bed if you need to rest, but leave my personal stuff alone unless I say otherwise. If you like, you can improve your modest skills with our Blades Trainers now. Or if you're in a hurry. I can give you orders right away. But don't forget to visit the Blades Trainers."
Orders "First thing, pilgrim. You're new. And you look it. Here's 200 drakes. Go get yourself a decent weapon. Or armor. Or a spell. And second thing... you need a cover identity. Around here, 'freelance adventurer' is a common profession. Sign on with the Fighters Guild, or Mages Guild, or Imperial cult, or Imperial legion, advance in the ranks, gain skill and experience. Or go out on your own, look for freelance work, or trouble. Then, when you're ready, come back, and I'll have order for you."
Fighters Guild "The Fighters Guild is a professional organization chartered by the Emperor to regulate the hiring and training of mercenaries. Training, goods, and services are cheaper for members, and the Guild Stewards know where to find work. You'll have to start your service with Eydis Fire-Eye, the Balmora Guild Steward. She's new, and I don't know her well. Percius Mercius, the Ald'ruhn Guild Steward, I know and trust, but he only handles higher-ranking assignments."
Mages Guild "It's a guild for the arcane arts. And it's where you go to find wizards for hire. Training, goods, and services are cheaper for members, and the Guild Stewards know where to find work. If you want to be a wizard, join and work your way up the ranks. The Mages Guild here is better than the Fighters Guild. Ranis Athrys is the guild steward, so talk to her if you want to join up. She's got a chip on her soldier, but here apprentice, Ajira, seems okay for a Khajiit."
Imperial cult "The Imperial cult worships the Nine Divines: the Aedra Akatosh, Dibella, Arkay, Zenithar, Mara, Stendarr, Kynareth, and Julianos, and Tiber Septim, founder and patron of the Empire. In Morrowind, it's partly maintaining the faith for outlanders like us, and partly a missionary cult, bringing enlightment to the heathen Dunmer. You can see Somutis Vunnis at Fort Moonmoth to join, but you have to go to Ebonheart if you want to become a lay servant."
Fort Moonmoth "Moonmoth Fort is the Imperial Legion garrison southeast of Balmora, just outside of town. Radd Hard-Heart is the Knight in charge. Between the Imperial Legions and Imperial cult staff, they have about a dozen service providers out there."
lay servant "Lay servant serve the Imperial cult by doing various tasks. Not a lot of excitement, but safe, honorable, and rewarding. First you have to join the Imperial cult, then go to the Imperial Chapels in Ebonheart to get work. See Synnolian Tunifus to become a lay healer. See Iulus Truptor to become an almoner -- a fund raiser. See Kaye to become a shrine sergeant -- they do the more dangerous jobs."
Imperial Legion "The Imperial Legion has several fort garrisons here on Vvardenfell. The lower ranks handle law enforcement, escorts, rescues, dangerous predators, diseased and blighted beasts, and so forth. Only one fort accepts recruits -- Fort Darius in Gnisis. Gnisis is a frontier outpost, isolated, a little rough. But good experience. If you're interested, see General Darius in Gnisis."
freelance work "You can always just wander around and ask for work. Hunt monsters and sell their hides. Collect ingredients for alchemists. Prey on bandits and smugglers. Search ruins for loot. All you need are better skills and conditioning, and knowledge of Morrowind. And spend what you earn on equipment and training. Then come back a little less wet-behind-the-ears, and I won't have to worry so much about you when I send you out on a mission."
Blades Trainers "These Blades agents off training... not free, of course, but cheap for a fellow agent. Look for Rithleen, Tyermaillin, and Nine-Toes here in Balmora. In Caldera, see Surane Leoriane. In Ald'ruhn, see Gildan, Sjorvar Hore-Mouth lives in a hut west of Ald'ruhn, And Elone the Scout can be found at Arrille's Tradehouse in Seyda Neen."
Blades "We're spies. We're the Emperors hidden eyes and ears in the provinces. We watch the Emperor's enemies. We look for opportunities. We make repots. And, when the Emperor commands, we obey. But we're only one of many guilds and factions in Morrowind. You should know a little about Morrowind politics before you get involved with any of these other groups."
guilds and factions "Groups favoring Imperial interests are the Blades, the Imperial cult, the Imperial Legion, the Fighters Guild, the Mages Guild, and the Thieves Guild. Groups favoring native Dunmer interests are House Redoran, House Hlaalu, and House Telvanni, the Temple, the Morag Tong, the Camonna Tong, and the Ashlanders."
Rithleen "Warrior Rithleen lives two houses south, upstairs."
Tyermaillin "Healer Tyermaillin lives two houses south, downstairs."
Nine-Toes "To get to Hunter Nine-Toes, leave my door facing south. Go right, down the steps, then turn left and head south, looking for his door on your left."
Surane Leoriane "Mage Surane Leoriane is in Caldera, the next town north. Her half-timber-and-stone house north sits between the twin towers of the North Gate and the Governor's Hall."
Gildan "Nightblade Gildan lives in Ald'ruhn, the Redoran district seat north of here, beyond Caldera. Gildan is in the southeast corner of town, in a house to the right of the steps up to the temple."
Sjorvar Horse-Mouth "Master-at-Arms Sjorvar Horse-Mouth lives in a guar herder's hut in the middle of nowhere west of Caldera. I've only been there once, and couldn't give you the directions. Go look for him if you feel like a little hike."
Elone "Elone the Scout cam usually be found at Arrille's Tradehouse in Seyda Neen. You know where that is. You arrived in Seyda Neen by boat."
No "Fine. Then get out of here, and come back when you are ready."
Orders "Perhaps I wasn't sufficiently clear. First, we will take care of the "Report to Caius Cosades" business. Because until you have properly reported to me, and meekly afreed to follow my orders, then you won't be getting any orders from me. Is there any part of that you don't understand? Am I going too fast for you?"
Report to Caius Cosades "Are you ready to join the Blades and follow my orders, as the Emperor commands?"
Yes "Good. Welcome to the service, Novice Nerevarine (Player name). Now you belong to the Blades. We're the Emperor's eyes and ears in the provinces. You can use my bed if you need to rest, but leave my personal stuff alone unless I say otherwise. If you like, you can improve your modest skills with our Blades Trainers now. Or if you're in a hurry. I can give you orders right away. But don't forget to visit the Blades Trainers."
No "Then we have nothing to talk about... until you're ready to give me the package. Goodbye."
"So. Are you ready to give me the package?"
Yes "Yes. Very interesting. So. It says here the Emperor wants me to make you a Novice in the Blades. And that means you'll be following my orders. Are you ready to follow my orders, Nerevarine (Player name)?"
Show: Antabolis Informant
Inside Caius Cosades' House:

Orders "Ready for orders? Good. Go talk to Hasphat Antabolis at the Balmora Fighters Guild. Ask him what he knows about the Nerevarine secret cult and the Sixth House secret cult. You'll have to do him a favor first. Probably an ugly favor. But do it. Then get the information from Antabolis and report back to me. By the way... Hasphat is a student of Morrowind history. Take the chance to get a little education. And I have a few history books here. Help yourself. You're welcome to them. No point in being part of history if you're too ignorant to understand it."

Orders "Get the information about the Nerevarine secret cult and the Sixth House secret cult from Hasphat Antabolis, like I told you."
Hasphat Antabolis "He's Drillmaster of the Balmora Fighters Guild. He's lived in Morrowind all his life, knows the natives, and talks a lot with backcountry mercenaries. He thinks of himself as a scholar, and he's particulary interested in Dwemer ruins and artifacts."
Nerevarine "Some Dunmer believe that an orphan and outcast, a youth born on a certain day to uncertain parents, will one day unite all the tribes of the Dunmer, drive out the invaders of Morrowind, and reestablish the ancient laws and customs of the Dark Elvven nations. They call this orphan and outcast the "Nerevarine," and say the Nerevarine will be a reincarnation of the long-dead Dunmer General and First Councilor, Lord Indoril Nerevar."
Sixth House "A trusted informant says they're a secret cult associated with some strange events recently, and, more important, my informant thinks these recent disturbances are related in some way to the Nerevarine Prophecies."
Nerevarine prophecies "The illiterate Ashlanders pass down their customs and history in the form of poetic verses. Among the things they preserve in verse are the dreams and prophetic visions of their wise women, in particular the verses that foretell the coming of the Nerevarine. But I don't know much about it. That's why I'm sending you to find out."
Ashlanders "I don't know much about the Ashlanders. Most people say they are murderous savages, but most people are idiots. I know they hate their settled Dunmer cousins almost as much as they hate Westerners. They must be tough to live in the Ashlands. I don't think outlanders can become members of the tribes. I don't know why anyone would want to."
Morrowind history "Jeanette Sitte's little book is a good place to start. I have a copy here. Take it. You might also look for 'On Morrowind, the Imperial Province', by Erramanwe of Sunhold."
Morrowind history "As I said, Jeanette Sitte's little book is a good place to start. And I also recommend 'On Morrowind, the Imperial Province', by Erramanwe of Sunhold."

After speaking with Hasphat Antabolis:

"Are you here to discuss your orders, Nerevarine (Player name)? Or is there something else you want?"

Orders "These notes are from Hasphat Antabolis? Excellent. I trust he didn't work you too hard for them. I'll look them over in more detail later, but now, I have some new orders for you."
Hasphat Antabolis "He's Drillmaster of the Balmora Fighters Guild. He's lived in Morrowind all his life, knows the natives, and talks a lot with backcountry mercenaries. He thinks of himself as a scholar, and he's particulary interested in Dwemer ruins and artifacts."
Show: Gra-Muzgob Informant
Inside Caius Cosades' House:

"Are you here to discuss your orders, Nerevarine (Player name)? Or is there something else you want?"

Orders "I've glanced at Hasphat Antabolis' notes. They cover the Sixth House admirably, but not the Nerevarine cult. Hop on over to the Balmora Mages Guild. It's right next to the Balmora Fighters Guild. Get Sharn gra-Muzgob to tell you what she knows about the Nerevarine. She'll have some silly errand for you. Do what she asks. And report back when she's given you the information."
Sharn gra-Muzgob "Very smart. For an Orc. An unhealthy interest in the dark arts, perhaps, but very smart. She's always worried that the Temple will bust in and stick her in a fire. And worried with good reason."
Temple "The Tribunal Temple is the native religion. They worship three God-Kings, Almalexia, Sotha Sil, and Vivec, who are known together as the Tribunal. We usually just call it 'The Temple.' They're narrow-minded and superstitious, but I find a lot to admire -- particularly their concern for the poor. They accept outlanders as members, but few outlanders join except for the services. Talk to Feldrelo Sadri ath the Balmora Temple if you're thinking about joining."

If aproached again:

"Are you here to discuss your orders, Nerevarine (Player name)? Or is there something else you want?"

Orders "Get the information from Sharn gra-Muzgob at the Balmora Mages Guild like I asked you, and report back."

QuotesEdit

  • "You're worrying me, Nerevarine (Player name). You're not going loopy on me, are you? A word of advince. In Morrowind, if you have disturbing dreams, the Temple says you are crazy. And they want to lock you up. And if you have disturbing dreams, and think they MEAN something, then the Temple thinks you're a prophet or witch. And they will lock you up. So take my advice, and keep a lid on it." – After mentioning disturbing dreams.

AppearancesEdit