Nafaalilargus (Dovahzul: "), also spelled Nafalilargus or N'falilaargus,[OOG 1] was a red dragon and loyal soldier of Tiber Septim during the Second Era, who also called himself "the Proud Jewel of the Imperial Crown." Nafaalilargus was considered to be not as noble or intelligent as the rest of his race, and it has been said that greed was his downfall.[OOG 1]
After signing a pact with the loyal Forebears of Hammerfell, Emperor Tiber Septim sent Lord Amiel Richton, his greatest commander, to capture the Crowns headquarters at Stros M'kai. Knowing that the Crown's navy was powerful, Richton assigned Nafaalilargus the task of defeating the navy in order to destroy Prince A'Tor and the Redguard resistance. After A'tor was hit by a poisoned arrow, Nafaalilargus destroyed his ship with a single fiery breath. The loss of A'tor and Stros M'kai brought about the surrender of the Crowns and the Province of Hammerfell to fall under the dominion of Tiber Septim.
When Lord Richton became the provincial governor of Stros M'kai, he ordered Nafaalilargus to guard the soul gem of Prince A'Tor. In 2E 864, Cyrus infiltrated the Palace of Stros M'Kai through the Catacomb in order to acquire the soul gem. Cyrus was confronted by Nafaalilargus, who had locked the Redguard in his chambers. After a long and difficult battle, Cyrus managed to kill Nafaalilargus. His death considerably weakened the Imperial leverage on the island. However, since Nafaalilargus is a Dragon and Cyrus is not a Dragonborn, it can be assumed that he is not truly dead.
Nafaalilargus will be guarding Prince A'Tor's soul gem in the catacombs. Once Cyrus enters his chamber filled with piles of gold, the door will close behind him. The following conversation will begin:
Cyrus: "What's this?"
Naafalilargus: "A little privacy." <Nafaalilargus shouts a fireball above Cyrus>
Naafalilargus: "A little candlelight. And the pleasantries begin. My name is Nafaalilargus."
Cyrus: "So you're Richton's pet, then?"
Naafalilargus: "You wound me. Richton's pet is that dark little thing with the poisoned splinters. I am Tiber Septim's proud Soldier, loyal Vassal, a jewel of the crown. It's not my fault I have to keep company with the Governor."
Cyrus: "You have something I need, Dragon."
Naafalilargus: "I shan't lie to you, good stranger, my Imperial loyalty is indeed well paid for. We aren't very different, I would venture. You seem the Mercenary sort, too. So you'll understand ― If I do not readily agree to part with my latest reward." <Nafaalilargus shoots another fireball to light the brazier>
Cyrus: <Cyrus draws his sword> "Maybe we can bargain for it."
Naafalilargus: "I so do love mortal fantasy. I'll play along: what will you give me for the soul of Prince A'Tor?"
Cyrus: "I'll spell your name right on your tombstone."
Nafaalilargus will then attack Cyrus. He is quite strong, and will take dozens of hits to kill. He will walk around, bite, and shoot fireballs. During battle, he will also yell multiple statements. Once he is killed, his corpse will fall to the ground, though he does not disintegrate. The piles of gold in his chamber can then be looted.
- "Where are you!?"
- "Rethinking your plan, Redguard?"
- "Not bad Redguard!"
- "You are crafty. But you are no match!"
- "Learn the fate of your people!"
- It is believed that the dragon Nahfahlaar may possibly be Nafaalilargus, due to similarities in actions and name. However, Nahfahlaar was last seen in 2E 369, and Nafaalilargus died in 2E 864.
- In Skyrim, Sven was supposed to have an additional dialogue option: "Do you know any old ballads about dragons?" This option was cut from the game, however, Sven's response is: "There's the one about Tiber Septim and the dragon Nafaalilargus. I never bothered to learn it. The Blades killed them all centuries ago. Nobody asks to hear that lay anymore."
- Nafaalilargus' chambers are filled with piles of gold, which he said were given to him as payment from Tiber Septim. Why exactly he would need the gold is unknown, though it may be a reference to the folklore of Dragons' love for gold.