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Not to be confused with Degail or Dagila.
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"Greetings, child. The Mages Guild has a future for you, I believe. I have seen it. You should consider joining."
―Dagail[src]

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Dagail is the head mage of the Leyawiin Mages Guild. She is a Bosmer and the Master Mysticism trainer. She also provides the Leyawiin Recommendation, which is necessary for the Hero's entrance into the Arcane University.

Relationships

Agata, an Evoker of the Mages Guild, takes care of Dagail in her old age. Kalthar, another mage of the guild, is skeptical of Dagail's ability to lead, due to her reliance upon a "magical trinket" for mental stability. Alves Uvenim and S'drassa worry about Dagail's condition.

Some believe Dagail obtained such a high rank in the guild because of her father. Her father, also a member of the guild before his death, died in the fort ruins of Fort Blueblood during his services to the empire, and was entombed there.[1]

Her Dunmer brother, Eronor, lives at Weynon Priory.

Interactions

Leyawiin Recommendation

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Without her Seer Stone, Dagail cannot tame her psychic visions.

Dagail, a seer, controls the influx of psychic visions through the use of her Seer's Stone. Her amulet has gone missing, leaving her unable to focus on anything, let alone her duties leading the hall. She will say that she hears voices that drown out the words she seeks.[2] After agreeing to help, Dagail will send the Hero to Agata, who will explain that the amulet was the only thing keeping Dagail's powerful gift contained.

After speaking with several members of the guild hall, it is mentioned that Dagail's father had a similar amulet, and when going to retrieve it, the Hero is confronted by Kalthar, who had stolen the Amulet in hopes that Dagail would advance him out of that hall.[3]

Once Kalthar is stopped and Dagail is given her father's Amulet, she will return to her normal state, and will write the letter of recommendation for the Hero.

Mysticism Training

A reference from a journeyman or expert trainer of Mysticism must be gained before she will give master training. Three Oblivion Gates must also be closed, and if the Hero has not yet closed that amount, they will be sent to do so.

Quotes

  • "The guild is accepting new members, but it may require some hard work on your part. Are you sure you wish to join?" —When met before joining the Guild
  • "As you say. Perhaps fate will return you to us, someday?" —If the Hero declines joining the Guild
  • "Welcome, child, to the Guild of Mages. You shall be called Associate by all. Recommendations you need, from all guild halls in Cyrodiil. None will be easy to acquire. Too many motives, too much noise. May luck be with you, and may your wisdom guide you well. The Arcane University will need your help someday. I have seen it." —If accepting Dagail's invitation to join the Guild.
  • "Within its walls live those who determine the fate of the guild. It is our stronghold, our sanctuary. You will come to know it well, in time. I have seen it." —When asked about the Arcane University.
  • "Let me see your hand. I see the City in the Hand, and the Hand in the Stars. The Tower guards the Gate, but the Gate holds the Key. The King is the Key, and the Hand guards the King." —When asked about the City of Leyawiin.
  • "The guild needs you, child. Perhaps it has always needed you; always been waiting for you." —When asked about the Mages Guild.
  • "You seek wisdom from me, child? Ah, no. You seek words. Words are... difficult. They come and go. The voices, though. So loud they are, they drown out the words. Without my amulet, my stone to lock the voices away, the words will never come and stay. Would you lift your hands to help another, to help me find the words?" —Before starting "Leyawiin Recommendation"
  • "She may be young, but her heart is old and wise. It guides her well through these troubled times." —When asked about Agata.
  • "Nothing has changed, child. The voices still cry out, and I am unable to hear. If they can be sealed away, our work may begin."
  • "Too many voices, too loud in my head. How can I hear when all are shouting?"
  • "Found it, have you? Silenced the hands that betrayed, and took what was mine? Then let me have the stone, so that the voices can be shut out. Ah, child. I thank you for helping me. With the voices quieted for now, the words you seek have come to me. You shall have my... recommendation. Though I must warn you. I have seen things in your future. Things which may be, and things which will be. It will be up to you to decide the fate of many. Life and death are strange things, easily manipulated, and both will be altered by your hands." —After returning her Amulet
  • "Your time has come. The Arcane University needs you, child. Raminus Polus waits for you even now. Great things will befall you. There will be trials, but you will prevail. You must, for the good of the guild." —After receiving all needed recommendations.

Trivia

  • Several bottles of Cheap Wine can be found sitting behind her bed.
  • Her being a sibling to a Dark Elf is one of the few incidents that show that the races of Tamriel are interfertile. Another example is Agronak gro-Malog.
  • Several rumors in town mistakenly refer to Dagail as "He."

Appearances

References

  1. Dialogue with Kalthar
  2. Dagail's dialogue for starting the quest "Leyawiin Recommendation"
  3. Dialogue from Kalthar in Fort Blueblood

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