"Crescius is a third-generation miner... all his life, he's lived and breathed nothing else."
Aphia Velothi[src]

Crescius Caerellius is an elderly Imperial miner on Solstheim.


Crescius Caerellius is a resident of Raven Rock, and can usually be found in Raven Rock Mine. He is the husband of Aphia Velothi. Over the course of most of his life, he tries to discover a secret the East Empire Company is keeping and tries to reveal the facts surrounding the death of his great-grandfather, Gratian Caerellius. Crescius is almost 80 years old.[1]


The Final DescentEdit

He asks the Dragonborn to retrieve Gratian Caerellius's Journal.

It's All In The TasteEdit

Geldis Sadri tasks the Dragonborn with handing out samples of his new sujamma to various Raven Rock residents.

An Axe to FindEdit

Glover Mallory asks for the retrieval of his Ancient Nordic Pickaxe from Crescius.


  • "For all I know, I might be the last Imperial left on Solstheim."
  • "Thank you stranger, thanks for everything." —After completion of "The Final Descent."
  • "If it wasn't for my wife Aphia, I'd have joined my ancestors long ago."


This section contains bugs related to Crescius Caerellius. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • When he is asked why it is ridiculous that the Imperials left Solstheim, the subtitles say "Solsthiem" instead of "Solstheim."
  • When you walk into his house and he is sleeping, the room will not load, and turn blue, except for the objects in the room and it will repeatedly drop you down.



  1. Conversations with Aphia Velothi

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  • Vanishing Glitch

    13 messages
    • I thought so too for a bit, but no, you can do the quest without going through stahlrim. Go into the mine, all the way to the long room wit...
    • Once I'm in the cave with the red door I can't manager to get out without the pickaxe, what do I do?
  • Stuck in Bloodskal Barrow

    4 messages
    • To get a horizontal power attack, step to the side as the attack is made.
    • That's why you read the Journal.