"Chief Inspector Rhanbiq is like a clothier who plucks at every loose strand before him until he unravels the entire jacket. Best not to dangle any thread."

Chief Inspector Rhanbiq is the leader of the Iron Wheel. It was initially thought that Magnifica Falorah sent him to punish the Thieves Guild for their failed heist, though it is later revealed he is actually tasked with uncovering where her dowry was taken.


Rhanbiq is suspected to have been born around 2E 534. Rhanbiq transferred to Taneth in 2E 562 from the Sentinel branch of the Baliffs Guild. He was involved in a number of high-profile cases, such as the capture of the Red Leathers slaving band, the revelation of a Namira cult assassinating his mentor Inspector Braswila, and the blackmail of Magnifico Gendis by an Altmer spy ring. When the Bailiffs Guild collapsed during the Imperial troubles, Rhanbiq formed a successor faction known as the Iron Wheel.[1]


Hew's Bane questsEdit

Partners in CrimeEdit

After stealing the Giovessen Skull from Fulstrom Homestead, Rhanbiq will appear and order you to surrender:

Chief Inspector Rhanbiq: "Surrender, thief! The manor is surrounded. Today, the Iron Wheel brings you to justice."
Quenneth: "What? Who are you?"
Rhanbiq: "Chief Inspector Rhanbiq. We foiled your attempt to steal the Giovessen Skull. Will you also confess to stealing Magnifica Falorah's dowry?"
Quen: "What's a "falorah"?"
Rhanbiq: "She... it doesn't matter. Return the Giovessen Skull and surrender, or face the consequences."
Quen "No idea what he means. I'll... I'll follow your lead."

He will then leave the room, leaving you to either return the skull or fight your way out.

The Long GameEdit

In No Shira Citadel, Cosh has a meeting set up with Rhanbiq, and you are tasked with eavesdropping on them. Their conversation is as follows:

Cosh: "I can locate Magnifica Falorah's dowry. I can return it to you within the fortnight."
Chief Inspector Rhanbiq: "And what is your interest in the matter, exactly?"
Cosh: "The Iron Wheel must leave Hew's Bane. You're simply bad for business."
Rhanbiq: "If you recover Magnifica Falorah's dowry, I can guarantee our return to Taneth."
Cosh: "There is another minor request... hardly a trifle. Perhaps we can discuss it over drinks?"
Rhanbiq: "I do not drink."
Cosh: "Then I shall take your share. Come, an office is no place to do business."

They will then proceed to walk out the room.

Forever Hold Your PeaceEdit

Rhanbiq will arrive at Hubalajad Palace with the Iron Wheel and arrest everyone.

Prison BreakEdit

Rhanbiq can be spoken to regarding freeing Zeira from the prison ship.

The One That Got AwayEdit

Rhanbiq was dishonored after the Thieves Guild victorious exploits against the Iron Wheel and was forced to resign. Dubbing himself the "Desert Falcon," he goes off in search of Nicolas not believing he was washed away at sea. The Vestige catches up to him in Shornhelm.



Leader of the Bailiffs Guild
Braswila 2E 5??–2E ???