For other uses, see Golden Saint.

Golden Saints, also known as Aureals, are Daedra that serve as protectors of the Mania region of the Shivering Isles.

They appear in the Shivering Isles, as well as in Morrowind, as both summonable creatures and as Daedra that appear in Daedric shrines (depending on the level of the Hero). It is possible to obtain the help of the Saints in order to light the Flame of Agnon.


Golden Saints tend to be very haughty, severe and short tempered, especially towards the Hero and Dark Seducers, their rivals, with whom they are often locked in battle in order to gain the praise of Lord Sheogorath. As the Hero gains rank in the Court of Madness the Golden Saints will become progressively less rude. They will address the Hero as "Your Grace" and "My Lord" when the Hero becomes Duke or Duchess of Mania or Dementia. When the Hero becomes the Madgod they will address him or her with the utmost respect.

They refer to themselves as the Aureals. A large majority of their ranks are female, greatly outnumbering male members. Gender also plays a role in the culture and rank system of the Golden Saints. Females are the dominant gender often referring to males as "dog" in correspondingly condescending tones. Almost all high ranking Aureals are female as well. With one exception being Mirel, Lieutenant of Cylarne. The Aureal tend to have golden colored skin and hair. They are the peacekeepers of the Mania side of the Shivering Isles.

Weapons and armorEdit

The Golden Saints carry various weaponry, including maces, war axes, shortswords, longswords and bows with golden arrows. They carry a Golden Saint shield.

If the Hero chooses to become Duke of Dementia, and thus aids the Aureals in Brellach during the quest "The Helpless Army," the hero will receive a set of Golden Saint armor.



  • Aurig Desha – Officer aided in "Retaking the Fringe."
  • Aurmazl Kaneh – Leader of the Aureals at Cylarne. She sacrifices herself in the quest "The Helpless Army."
  • Chuna – Guardian at the gates of Cylarne.
  • Issmi – Aided at Brellach during the quest "The Helpless Army."
  • Mirel – Second in command at Cylarne.
  • Pelaurig/Aurmazl Zudeh – Captain of the Palace Guard.
  • Staada – Commander of the Golden Saints at Brellach.


  • Sometimes, if a citizen attacks another citizen or a guard, a Golden Saint will use a spell on the attacker, which will sometimes cause harm to bystanders, causing a large guard-on-guard battle.
  • Males seem to be of lower ranking and are often looked down upon by their female counterparts.
  • In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, there is a Golden Saint creature in the game files. However, it is simply an Altmer that wears Elven Armor.
  • The difference between a captain and a regular Golden Saint can be noticed by observing their helmets. For example, if a female has a pink jewel on her helmet, she is a captain. 


This section contains bugs related to Golden Saint (Shivering Isles). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  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.
  •  PS3   Sometimes, a Golden Saint will be standing outside the Imperial City Prison for no apparent reason.