"Welcome to Shad Astula. Here you will learn to master your innate abilities and become leaders for the Pact. It won't be easy. Some of you will struggle. Others will even leave the Academy. It's up to you. Work hard and you'll prosper. Slack off, and it's back to the kwama mines."
―Instructor Dinaria[src]

Instructor Dinaria is a Dunmer professor who resides at the Shad Astula academy. She is usually found near the gateway to the academy speaking to students.


  • "Let me tell you about the Academy grounds. Pay attention! There will be a test. Instruction halls occupy the eastern building. The testing field to the west provides a safe place to practice your spells. Administration sits atop the hill, including the Arch-Mage's office."
  • "There are a couple of rules we need to go over. You may not cast spells on other students or the instructors. You may practice on the servants, however. All students are required to remain at the Academy until the end of this season's session. Finally, report any suspicious activity to an instructor immediately."