Forge-Mother Alga gra-Orsinium, also known as Forge-Wife Alga gro-Bagrakh, is an Orsimer. She is the mother of King Kurog, and often serves as an adviser to him. Alga is a devout worshiper of Trinimac, and has played an important role in the rebuilding of Orsinium
After you are done speaking to High Priestess Solgra, Forge-Mother Alga will walk up the steps to the Temple of Ire entrance and say: "Is this one of the outsiders who responded to my invitation, high priestess?". After speaking to her, she will send you to Frostbreak Fortress with the task of helping King Kurog defeat the Winterborn.
In The King's Cornerclub, your conversation with Kurog will be interrupted when Alga and Kurog's shield wives enter, notifying you of the attack on the Temple of Ire. The following conversation will occur:
King Kurog: "Damn it, you two always show up and ruin my fun!"
Shield-Wife Razbela: "Oh, I have not even begun to ruin your fun, my king. But let's leave the pleasantries for later. We have an urgent situation to report."
King Kurog: "I can never tell when you're joking. Fine. What's so important?"
Shield-Wife Oshgana: "The Trinimac temple has been attacked, my beloved. Malacath devotees have barricaded the doors and taken the priests as hostages."
King Kurog: "These fanatics dare to attack my city? My people‽ I'll deal with them personally!"
Forge-Mother Alga: "You will do no such thing, my son. After what happened in the throne room, this is undoubtedly a trap."
King Kurog: "I won't sit by while they attack my city!"
Forge-Mother Alga: "This problem requires a personal solution, and I have a perfect idea. Outsider, let us talk."
She will then send you to Temple to save the hostages and defeat the Malacath extremists. Once that is done, you must speak to Alga in the Temple, and report to her regarding Solgra's status.
She will mention setting up a military unit to guard the temple from further attacks, and says that Bazrag is the main suspect behind the attack given the evidence by the Malacath extremists. After High Priestess Solgra enters the main room, they will have the following conversation:
Forge-Mother Alga: "Solgra, my child, come join us. Are you injured? Should I call a healer?"
High Priestess Solgra: "I am well enough, but innocent blood was spilled in the temple this day."
Forge-Mother Alga: "I grieve for your fellow priests as much as you do, but changing the Orsimer way of life brings risks we are all well aware of."
High Priestess Solgra: "Trinimac's words... I came here to share them, not to bury my brothers and sisters in the faith."
Alga will say that she or Kurog will contact you later when your services are required.
Alga will meet with you in Scarp Keep, and once you enter the room she will say "I hear the footsteps of an outsider. Come. We need to talk." After a brief conversation, the following speech will occur:
Forge-Mother Alga: "Let it be known, the outsider who stands before us has betrayed our great city!
For your actions, I condemn you and your allies to death.
A sentence you shall execute by your own hand.
May Trinimac guide your blade."
King Kurog: "I'm sorry it had to come to this. But what I do I do for the good of the Orsimer people."
She will then betray you, and attack you with a spell, forcing you to stab yourself with your own weapon. Kurog will walk into the room, apologizing for the grim circumstances, shortly before you black out.
King Kurog: "Silence, chiefs! Your constant bickering has plagued our people for long enough!"
Chief Bazrag: "Kurog's belittling the chiefs. They won't stand for that."
King Kurog: "You isolate yourselves in your own strongholds, perpetuating our selfish nature. We must change who and what we are!"
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Kurog's got a point. We're still going to kill the bastard, right."
King Kurog: "I tried to appeal to you as equals, but you refused to listen. I grow tired of arguing with you."
Forge-Mother Alga: "The king cares for our people and all you do is break his heart."
Chief Bazrag: "Wonderful. The murderous king and his lunatic mother. This will be interesting.
We're getting close. Be ready for anything."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "Sounds like the time I walked in on an Imga courting ritual!"
King Kurog: "The choice is simple. Kneel before me as your king and ruler of the united Orsimer nation―or die!"
Chief Bazrag: "We need to move faster. Kurog's about to start slaughtering the chiefs!
Once we get inside, find Kurog and take him down. We need to save as many chiefs as we can.
There's still time if we move fast. We need to open this gate."
Eveli Sharp-Arrow: "There's no lever. They must have shut it from the other side."
Chief Bazrag: "Stand aside and let me work! Get ready to pull those people out of there!"
King Kurog: "You leave me no choice. I'll unite the clans over your dead bodies!"
Forge-Mother Alga: "But don't worry. Trinimac is waiting for you on the other side."
King Kurog: "Archers, eliminate the clan chiefs!"
Chief Ramash: "We've been betrayed! Defend yourselves!"
King Kurog: "And now the last guest has arrived. I'm going to make you pay for your disloyalty."
Chief Bazrag: "Clan chiefs, over here! Arrgh! Hurry, this gate is... heavier than it looks."
Eveli-Sharp Arrow: "I'll go back and help Chief Bazrag. Don't get yourself killed without me!"
King Kurog: "As impressive as always, but it doesn't matter. My soldiers are already moving to block the tunnels.
But even impressive criminals must pay for their crimes. I'm going to deal with you―personally!
Bow before the king of the Orsimer!"
You must kill Forge-Mother Alga and King Kurog during the moot, as they will attack the clan chiefs. Once Alga is dead, Kurog will harvest her power and charge at you with fierce vengeance.
Attend Alga, Kurog, and Solgra's funeral.
|Show: For King and Glory|
"So our ambassador finally found you? Took her damn time. But you're here now and that's what counts. Welcome to Orsinium. Amazing how fast we rebuilt the place, isn't it? Orsimer can do anything when we work together."
I found out where the Winterborn took the stolen supplies. "The damn Reachmen and their foul magic! It provides the Winterborn with an unlimited number of soldiers to send against us! Even so, our soldiers have dispatched all but one of their warlords―that bastard, Urfon Ice-Heart! Where are the supplies?"
But tell me. Was Kurog successful? Did you defeat the Winterborn warlord?"
The Winterborn warlord is dead. King Kurog asked me to meet him here.
Once the clans unite, just imagine the power we will wield!"
Why are these chieftains here?
These chiefs don't agree with King Kurog?
Instead, they stick their heads in the mud like a frightened Argonian and pretend that the old ways are so much better."
And King Kurog wants to change that?
We need to become a modern society if we want the other kingdoms to respect us. To take us seriously. King Kurog will make that happen."
|Show: A King-Sized Problem|
"My son's bravery borders on stupidity! He would run off and stumble blindly into their trap without the slightest regard for his safety. We must not allow that to happen."
Do you have a better idea? "Oh, child, I always have a better idea! My son's rage makes it difficult for him to see clearly. His instinct is to charge every problem straight on and beat it into submission. His enemies know this and often use it against him."
"You're alive! Finally something good comes out of this debacle. Too many sic] [Do not change this to priests. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] died because of those fanatics. We removed their bodies, but if word gets out... I need to know―did you find High Priestess Solgra? Is she safe?"[
The high priestess is safe. "That is good news indeed. I will make sure that a military contingent protects this temple going forward. It will not be left undefended again."
|Show: The King's Gambit|
"Ah, outsider. You never cease to surprise me. I suppose your recent adventures were somewhat trying. Of course, sticking your tusks where they don't belong usually leads to trouble, doesn't it?"
What are you talking about? "So proud. So sure. So certain that you do the right thing. But you defy the will of Trinimac and try to stop the inevitable by warning my son. In short, you have begun to annoy me."