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"You've got yourself a deal there, idiot. Now I can sell it for 5 times its worth."

M'raaj-Dar quote

M'raaj-Dar is a Khajiit merchant in the Cheydinhal Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary. He sells a variety of items, including some unique enchanted weapons and poisoned apples, and is also a spell merchant with unique Dark Brotherhood-themed spells. He is notable for his instant and great dislike of the Hero of Kvatch, which he eventually renounces at the end of his life.


M'raaj-Dar dislikes the Hero when they first join the Dark Brotherhood and talks aggressively to them. Unless playing as a Khajiit, M'raaj-Dar will call the Hero a "foul-smelling ape." He refers to a Khajiit Hero as a "house cat" and "a disgrace to Elsweyr."

Upon beginning The Purification, he says he likes the Hero for all that they have done in the Dark Brotherhood and ascending in rank proves this. M'raaj-Dar also would gladly be their friend. He offers to do a "fresh start" and is now polite and friendly. Unfortunately, completing the Purification requires the Hero to kill him.


The PurificationEdit

M'raaj-Dar is one of the members of the Cheydinhal Sanctuary who must be killed during this quest.




Spells for saleEdit

Spell Skill Level Required Effects Base Magicka Cost
AlterationOpenThe Unwelcome Guest Novice (5) Open Easy Lock on Touch 10 MagickaIcon
DestructionFrostBaronoff's Bloody Icicle Journeyman (50) Frost Damage 30 pts on Target 132 MagickaIcon
IllusionParalyzeBlack Winter Expert (75) Frost Damage 20 pts on Target
Paralyze for 2 secs on Target
   200 MagickaIcon
IllusionInvisibilityDeathly Visage Journeyman (50) Invisibility for 35 secs on Self 112 MagickaIcon
IllusionChameleonShroudwalk Journeyman (50) Chameleon 15% for 30 secs on Self 98 MagickaIcon
IllusionNightEyeVoid Gazer Apprentice (25) Night-Eye for 150 secs on Self 54 MagickaIcon
IllusionCommandWill of Sithis Expert (75) Command Humanoid up to level 6 for 25 secs on Target 315 MagickaIcon
MysticismDetectLifeDetect Pulse Apprentice (25) Detect Life 30 ft for 65 secs on Self 38 MagickaIcon
MysticismDetectLifeBloodhunt Expert (75) Detect Life 50 ft for 150 secs on Self 191 MagickaIcon
RestorationRestoreNight Mother's Caress Apprentice (25) Restore Health 10 pts for 2 secs on Self 33 MagickaIcon

Note: "Base Magicka Cost" refers to how much magicka it costs to cast the spell without factoring in player's skill level, attribute level, and individual spell effects. Generally, magicka costs are higher.


  • "Foul-smelling ape..." ―Exit dialogue.
  • "Away from me, housecat! Look at that fur, what a disgrace!" ―If the Hero is a Khajiit.
  • "I have it on good authority that the newest member of the Dark Brotherhood is an annoying whelp unworthy of licking my boots. How's that for gossip?" ―If asked about any gossip
  • "Let's get this straight. The Tenets prevent me from killing you, but I don't have to like you. We don't need an outsider!" ―When first met


  • M'raaj-Dar cannot be invested in even if the Hero has the required mercantile skill.
  • He will buy stolen items.
  • After completing the Dark Brotherhood questline, a female Dark Brotherhood Murderer will take M'raaj-Dar's place and sell his wares and spells at the end of the Dark Brotherhood storyline, though she will not sell the unique items that M'raaj-Dar sold.
  • If asked for rumors before the Purification quest, he will insult the Hero by stating "a welp that doesn't even deserve to lick his boots", similar to Owyn.
  • After exiting dialogue, he will say, "Foul-smelling ape..." to the Hero even if they are a non-human such as Argonian.


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