Menien Goneld is a Kvatch Guard who was captured by the Daedra when Savlian Matius sent a contingent of guards into the Breaking the Siege of Kvatch. After entering the gate, the guards were ambushed and Menien was captured. He is taken to one of the towers and placed in a cage.
While captured, he somehow learns how to close the Oblivion Gate and where to find the Sigil Stone. He shares his information with the Hero, who was sent by Ilend Vonius to save him. Menien will tell them to leave him and hurry to the stone and to shut the gate. His final fate is unknown.
"Quickly, quickly! There's no time! You must get to the top of the large tower. The Sigil Keep, they call it. That's what keeps the Oblivion Gate open! Find the Sigil Stone. Remove it, and the Gate will close! Hurry! The Keeper has the key-- you must get the key!"
(After getting the key)
"Take the key. Get to the Sigil Stone, and find the Sigil Stone. It's the only way. Don't worry about me; there's no time! Get moving!"
This section contains bugs related to Menien Goneld. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- He can be found in Anvil, offering dialogue options about the attack on the Chapel and the Prophet.
- After serving time in any city jail, using certain console commands, or other unconfirmed means, Menien can be appear outside of his Oblivion plane. He will stand and cower, which is his normal animation, but usually he has no dialogue and cannot be spoken to or removed without the use of console commands, as he is still set to essential. If attacked, it will count as assault, and he will flee while the guards attempt to arrest the Hero.