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Essential Characters (Oblivion) Crown

Targeting icon showing, the essential character "crown."

For other uses, see Essential Characters.

Essential characters refers to non-player characters, which cannot be killed, either by the Hero or enemies. Their Health may be damaged but will never reach zero.

Generally essential characters play major roles in quests, though distinct personages, such as Counts, are essential regardless. Characters may become non-essential after certain events occurs.

CitiesEdit

AnvilEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Arvena Thelas
Azzan Anvil Fighters Guild
Carahil Anvil Mages Guild
Countess Millona Umbranox Castle Anvil
Dairihill Castle Anvil
Enilroth Morvayn's Peacemakers Quest Following a Lead
Gogan
Maelona
Newheim the Portly Newheim the Portly's House
Norbert Lelles Lelles' Quality Merchandise
Pinarus Inventius Pinarus Inventius' House; Outside Anvil hunting
Quill-Weave Quill-Weave's House
The Gray Fox Abandoned House during Thieves Guild quests. Replaced by Corvus Umbranox after Thieves Guild quests complete.
Ulfgar Fog-Eye Anvil Lighthouse
Velwyn Benirus The Count's Arms before Where Spirits Have Lease
Luther Broad's Boarding House in the Elven Gardens District after.

BravilEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Ardaline Bravil Mages Guild
Aryarie Bravil Mages Guild, or just outside Bravil gathering ingredients.
Henantier Bravil Mages Guild after Through a Nightmare, Darkly.
Kud-Ei Bravil Mages Guild
Nordinor The Fair Deal
S'Krivva S'krivva's House
The Night Mother Crypt of the Night Mother
Ungolim A Kiss Before Dying
Varon Vamori Bravil Mages Guild

BrumaEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
A Stranger (Grey Fox) Helvius Cecia's House during Thieves Guild quests. Replaced by Corvus Umbranox after Thieves Guild quests complete.
Arnora Auria Two Sides of the Coin
Burd Main quest
Great Gate
Carius Runellius
Cirroc Great Chapel of Talos
Countess Narina Carvain Castle Bruma
J'skar Bruma Mages Guild
Jeanne Frasoric Bruma Mages Guild Quest A Plot Revealed
Olav Olav's Tap and Tack
Ongar the World-Weary Olav's Tap and Tack
Tolgan Castle Bruma
Volanaro Bruma Mages Guild A Plot Revealed

ChorrolEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Antus Odiil During The Killing Field.
Bittneld the Curse-Bringer Patrols the streets of Chorrol, or in Castle Chorrol's guard barracks.
Chanel Castle Chorrol
Countess Arriana Valga Castle Chorrol
Earana The Grey Mare at night, outside the Chorrol Mages Guild during the day.
Laythe Wavrick Castle Chorrol
Modryn Oreyn Chorrol Fighters Guild during the day.
Orgnolf Hairy-Legs Castle Chorrol
Orok gro-Ghoth Castle Chorrol
Rallus Odiil During The Killing Field.
Reynald Jemane The Grey Mare before Legacy Lost
Weatherleah after
Seed-Neeus Northern Goods and Trade
Teekeeus Chorrol Mages Guild
Valus Odiil The Grey Mare before The Killing Field
Vilena Donton Chorrol Fighters Guild
Viranus Donton Trolls of Forsaken Mine

CheydinhalEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Aldos Othran Wanders around town. Killed by Cheydinhal Guard during the Corruption and Conscience quest.
Amminus Gregori
Arquen Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
after Honor Thy Mother.
Burz gro-Khash Cheydinhal Fighters Guild
Cheydinhal Guard Outside Aldos Othrans house during the Corruption and Conscience quest. Removed after quest.
Count Andel Indarys Castle Cheydinhal
Countess Alessia Caro Castle Cheydinhal
Deetsan Cheydinhal Mages Guild
Falcar Cheydinhal Mages Guild until Cheydinhal Recommendation Quest Ambush
Guilbert Jemane Newlands Lodge before Separated at Birth.
The Grey Mare, Chorrol before Legacy Lost.
Weatherleah after Legacy Lost.
Llevana Nedaren
Mach-Na Mach-Na's Books
Ocheeva Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary The Purification
Rythe Lythandas
Teinaava Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
Ulrich Leland Corruption and Conscience
Vicente Valtieri Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary The Purification

Imperial CityEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Adamus Phillida Imperial City Quest Permanent Retirement
Arena Mouth Announcer of all matches in the Imperial city's arena.
Agronak gro-Malog Arena Bloodworks Grand Champion match in the arena.
Amusei Imperial City Waterfront
Armand Christophe Imperial City Waterfront The Ultimate Heist
Bothiel Arcane University
Captain Renault Imperial City Prison; Imperial City Sewers Tutorial quests
Caranya Arcane University The Necromancer's Amulet
Delmar Chironasium
Emperor Uriel Septim Imperial City Prison; Imperial City Sewers Tutorial quests
Fathis Ules Elven Gardens District
Glenroy Imperial City Prison; Imperial City Sewers Tutorial quests
Hannibal Traven Arcane University Quest Confront the King
Hieronymus Lex Imperial City before Taking Care of Lex
Anvil after.
High Chancellor Ocato Elder Council Chambers
Hundolin Imperial City Arena
Irlav Jarol Arcane University
Itius Hayn
Jakben, Earl of Imbel Talos Plaza District
Jensine Jensine's "Good As New" Merchandise
Jollring Umbacano Manor, Talos Plaza District
Julienne Fanis Lustratorium, Arcane University
Methredhel Waterfront District
Myvryna Arano Waterfront District
Owyn Arena Bloodworks
Phintias First Edition
Raminus Polus Arcane University
Seridur Order of the Virtuous Blood
Snak gra-Bura Chestnut Handy Stables
Tandilwe Temple of the One
Tar-Meena Arcane University
Thoronir Copious Coinpurse, Market District
Umbacano Umbacano Manor, Talos Plaza District Secrets of the Ayleids
Yellow Team Champion Arena Bloodworks Champion match in the arena.
Ysabel Andronicus Arena Bloodworks

KvatchEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Berich Inian Outside Kvatch before Breaking the Siege of Kvatch.
Inside Castle Kvatch after The Battle for Castle Kvatch.
Brother Martin Chapel of Akatosh; Cloud Ruler Temple; Great Chapel of Talos; Temple of the One Light the Dragonfires
Menien Goneld Prisoner in the Kvatch Descendant Gate.
Savlian Matius Kvatch Descendant Gate

LeyawiinEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Agata Leyawiin Mages Guild
Ahdarji
Alves Uvenim Leyawiin Mages Guild
Britta Invel Castle Leyawiin during Sanguine quest.
Count Marius Caro Castle Leyawiin
Dagail Leyawiin Mages Guild
Dubok gro-Shagk Five Claws Lodge during the quest Drunk and Disorderly.
Geel Blackwood Company Hall Quest The Hist
Ja'Fazir Blackwood Company Hall Quest The Hist
Jaras Invel Castle Leyawiin during Sanguine's quest.
Jeetum-Ze Blackwood Company Hall Quest The Hist
Kalthar Leyawiin Mages Guild Quest Leyawiin Recommendation
Margarte Great Chapel of Zenithar
Rana Blackwood Company Hall Quest The Hist
Rellian Five Claws Lodge during the quest Drunk and Disorderly.
Rosentia Gallenus Rosentia Gallenus's House
Termanwe Castle Leyawiin during Sanguine's quest.
Vantus Prelius Five Claws Lodge during the quest Drunk and Disorderly.
Vlarimil Orius Castle Leyawiin during Sanguine's quest.

SkingradEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Adrienne Berene Skingrad Mages Guild
Erina Jeranus West Weald Innkeeper
Erthor Skingrad Mages Guild after Skingrad Recommendation,
Fafnir Outside Summitmist Manor only during the Whodunit quest.
Hal-Liurz Castle Skingrad
Count Janus Hassildor Castle Skingrad
Larthjar the Laggard Skingrad castle dungeon
Maglir West Weald Inn before Unfinished Business
The Lonely Suitor Lodge during More Unfinished Business.
Quest The Hist
Mercator Hosidus Castle Skingrad

Other LocationsEdit

Daedric ShrinesEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Amir Molag Bal's Shrine
Aymar Douar Vaermina's Shrine
Basil Ernarde Meridia's Shrine
Dredena Hlavel Mephala's Shrine
Engorm Sanguine's Shrine
Er-Teeus Peryite's Shrine
Ferul Ravel Sheogorath's Shrine
Haekwon Boethia's Shrine
Hjolfrodi the Harrier Namira's Shrine
Ilvel Romayn Peryite's Shrine
Kewan Peryite's Shrine
Ma'Raska Clavicus Vile's Shrine
Maren the Seal Peryite's Shrine
Mels Maryon Shrine of Azura
Mirie Peryite's Shrine
Mor gra-Gamorn Nocturnal Shrine
Shobob gro-Rugdush Malacath's Shrine
Vajhira Hircine's Shrine

Inns & SettlementsEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Arielle Jurard Brina Cross Inn during Anvil Recommendation. After leaving the Inn to find the killer.
Banus Alor Applewatch, after Following a Lead. Dies in the Crypt of the Night Mother, during Honor Thy Mother.
Belisarius Arius Applewatch, after Following a Lead. Dies in the Crypt of the Night Mother, during Honor Thy Mother.
Biene Amelion Water's Edge Quest infiltration
Blackwood Company Guard- Blackwood Company Hall Basement and Water's Edge during the quest Infiltration
Caminalda Brina Cross Inn during Anvil Recommendation. After leaving the Inn to find the killer.
Christophe Marane Brina Cross Innkeeper
Diram Serethi Aleswell
Drarana Thelis Harlun's Watch
Eronor Weynon Priory
Irroke the Wide Pell's Gate
Jauffre Weynon Priory before Weynon Priory (Quest), Cloud Ruler Temple after. After Weynon Priory (Quest)
Lady Drad Lord Drad's Estate
Lady Rogbut gra-Shurgak Lord Rugdumph's Estate
Lord Drad Lord Drad's Estate
Lord Rugdumph gro-Shurgak Lord Rugdumph's Estate
Malene Roxey Inn
Marcel Amelion Water's Edge after Infiltration
Mathieu Bellamont Applewatch, after Following a Lead. Dies in the Crypt of the Night Mother, during Honor Thy Mother.
Melisande Drakelowe
Melus Petilius Brindle Home
Nerussa Wawnet Inn, Weye
Ri'Bassa Border Watch

Camps, Caves, Forts & RuinsEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Ancotar Fort Caractacus
Barthel Gernand Crestbridge Camp until Goblin Trouble
Cropsford after.
Baurus Cloud Ruler Temple After The Path of Dawn.
Captain Steffan Cloud Ruler Temple Possibly during Light the Dragonfires
Cyrus Cloud Ruler Temple Defense of Bruma quest
Denel Vahtacen
Fathis Aren Fathis Aren's Tower Quest Arrow of Extrication
Iver Outside Silorn during and after Ambush During Ambush
Lucien Lachance Fort Farragut after accepting Of Secret and Shadow End of Following a Lead
Merete Outside Silorn during and after Ambush During Ambush
Mirisa Crestbridge Camp
Skaleel Vahtacen
Thalfin Outside Silorn during and after Ambush During Ambush

OtherEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
K'Sharr Outside Bruma during the quest The Stone of St. Alessia.
M'aiq the Liar Starts in Nibenay Basin, moves between Leyawiin and Anvil and every so often, searchs for calipers for five hours.
Mankar Camoran Paradise Quest Paradise

TestEdit

Name Location
Arena Contestant test
Denyiir Hawkhaven test world
Night Child

Official plug-insEdit

Knights of the NineEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Areldur Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol before Stendarr's Mercy
Priory of the Nine after.
After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Avita Vesnia Wayshrine of Kynareth before Nature's Fury
Priory of the Nine after.
After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Brellin Priory of the Nine after completing several quests. After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Carodus Oholin Chapel of Zenithar in Leyawiin before The Path of the Righteous
Priory of the Nine after.
After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Geimund Priory of the Nine after completing several quests. After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Gukimir Priory of the Nine after completing several quests. After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Kellen Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol. Travels between Inns after Stendarr's Mercy.
Lathon On Pilgrimage with Sir Roderic. Priory of the Nine after gathering all but the Greaves and the Sword. After joining the Knights of the Nine.
Pelinal Whitestrake After Pilgrimage
Sir Roderic On Pilgrimage with Lathon. Scripted death
Sir Thedret Fort Bulwark during Wisdom of the Ages, Priory of the Nine after. After joining the Knights of the Nine.
The Prophet Anvil outside Chapel of Dibella

TestEdit

Name Location
Imperial Female NPC EmilTest
ND Conversation Guy 1 EmilTest
ND Conversation Guy 2 Six unused versions
ND Conversation Guy 2 EmilTest

Shivering IslesEdit

Name Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Adeo Pinnacle Rock
Amiable Fanriene Bliss Possibly during or after Falling Awake
Anya Herrick House of Dementia in New Sheoth Palace
Arctus
Aurig Desha
Aurmazl Kaneh
Brevi
Brithaur
Count Cirion
Court Healer
Cutter
Dancer
Dark Seducer Summon Dark Seducer
Dark Seducer Messenger
Dervenin
Dumag gro-Bonk
Dylora
Dyus
Earil
Gaius Prentus
Golden Saint Messenger
Grakedrig Ulfri
Grakendo Udico
Gundlar
Haskill
Herdir
Horkvir Bear-Arm (Dementia)
Horkvir Bear-Arm (Mania)
Issmi
Jayred Ice-Veins
Kiliban Nyrandil
Kithlan
Ma'zaddha
Muurine
Nanette Don
Nelrene
Orc Adventurer Captain
Pyke
Relmyna Verenim
Shelden
Sheogorath
Sickly Bernice
Staada
Syl
Thadon
Wide-Eye

Other plug-insEdit

Name Plug-in Location Marked as unessential (if applicable)
Aurelinwae Wizard's Tower Market District, Mystic Emporium
Dahlia Rackham The Thieves Den Sea Tub Clarabella, Anvil
Dark Minion The Vile Lair Deepscorn Hollow
Deepscorn Prisoner The Vile Lair Deepscorn Hollow
Jak Silver The Thieves Den Black Flag, Dunbarrow Cove
Khafiz The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove
Kovan Kren The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove
Melliwin The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove
Rowley Eardwulf The Vile Lair Wawnet Inn in Weye
Scurvy John Hoff The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove
Tahm Blackwell The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove
Yinz'r The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove
Zedrick Green The Thieves Den Dunbarrow Cove

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