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"Well, hello there. Nels is my name. Some call me Naughty, but don't you believe it! Hahahaha!"
―Nels the Naughty[src]

Nels the Naughty quote
Nels the Naughty is an alcoholic Nord found in Summitmist Manor during the Dark Brotherhood quest "Whodunit?."

BackgroundEdit

Nels comes from a small village in Skyrim. One day, his village was attacked and his daughter, Olga, was killed. He blames the Imperial Legion for her death because they did nothing to stop the attack.

InteractionsEdit

Whodunit?Edit

A client has arranged a party in order to kill off some enemies with the Dark Brotherhood's help. The goal is to kill all the guests, and a bonus is given if nobody witnesses any murder.

When the Hero first enters the building and head upstairs, they will see Nels and Neville, a former member of the legion, having a conversion about what they plan on doing with the money. This conversation will soon become heated and they will go their separate ways.

If the Hero speaks to Nels he will state he feels slightly protective of Dovesi Dran because she reminds him of his late daughter. If Dovesi is killed before Nels is, he will say its like watching his daughter die all over again.

If Nels is one of the last two guest to be murdered, and the other is either Neville or Primo Antonius, he will think they're the killer and attack them. If Dovesi and Nels are the last two guests, and both trust the player, Nels will assume the killer is coming through the window.

Despite the fact that most of the guests see him as nothing more than a drunk, he is the only guest to conclude that somebody was hired to kill them.

ConversationsEdit

Neville and NelsEdit

Neville: "So Nord, if you find the gold, what will you spend it on? Wait, let me guess, a sleazy whore and a nice new battleaxe. Am I right?"
Nels: "I'm going to open a tavern. Not that I'd welcome your patronage. No pigs allowed inside you see. You Legion types tend to stink up a place."
Neville: "A Tavern? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Oh, I should have known! Leave it to a barbarian to spend an entire chest full of gold on beer and mead. How pathetic."
Nels: "You can call me a barbarian. It's true and I'm proud of the fact. But you call me pathetic again and I'm going to show you just how barbaric I am."
Neville: "With every word you speak you're just proving me right, Nord. Your kind has contributed nothing to our Empire and never will!"
Nels: "Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! "My kind," as you like to call us are plenty happy serving our own needs while your useless Empire crumbles down around you."
Neville: "Your words border on treason, Nord, and I will not tolerate them! You will respect the Empire! You will respect the memory of our dear Emperor!"
Nels: "Bah! Don't get your linens in a bunch! You have no authority in this house, or anywhere else! You're not even in the Legion anymore!"
Neville: "Nevertheless, I still serve the Empire in my heart and will not abide such talk! Walk away from me now, barbarian, or you'll regret your arrogance!"
Nels: "Pfft. I was done with you anyway. I can only talk to an Ex-Legion pig for so long before my ears start bleeding. Besides, I need a drink! Ha-ha-ha."

DialogueEdit

Show: Whodunit? (Neutral disposition)
In Summitmist Manor:

"I'll let you in on a little secret. If I find the chest of gold, I'm going to open a tavern. The Hoary Boar! It's been my dream since I was a boy."

Dovesi Dran "Dovesi is a sweet young lass. She reminds me of someone I knew. But perhaps we should talk about something else."
Matilde Petit "Kind of stuck-up, that one. Right before you got here I told the funniest joke about an Argonian maid, and she didn't even crack a smile."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "Once an Imperial Legion bulldog, always an Imperial Legion bulldog. I've seen his kind before. He cares about laws and regulations... not people."
Primo Antonius "Seems like a nice enough kid. A little too rich for his own good, maybe, but I've met worse."

After the first kill is made:

"Someone's been murdered! By Ysmir's beard, I need a drink!"

Dovesi Dran "The poor lass looks upset. But if she's anything like my daughter, she's tougher than she looks. She'll be all right."
Matilde Petit "The old biddy seems flustered about the murder, but who isn't, right?"
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "He's like everyone else in the Imperial Legion. Someone needs help, someone is getting killed, and they're nowhere to be found. Worthless."
Primo Antonius "I can't imagine someone like Primo has seen much death and suffering. This murder must be quite a shock to him."

After the second kill is made:

"Two people, dead. If anyone else drops, I swear I'm going to gather every drop of alcohol in this house and drink myself into a stupor."

Dovesi Dran "She's frightened, of course. No one that young should be exposed to such horrors."
Matilde Petit "She looks pretty shaken, doesn't she? I can't tell if it's genuine fear or just really good acting. She's as much a suspect as anyone, don't forget."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "Two of us killed, and where was the stalwart Legionnaire? That's what I'd like to know. He spent his life protecting the citizens of Tamriel? Ha!"
Primo Antonius "I'm not sure what to think of the kid anymore. All I know is that two of the guests have been murdered, and he's just dandy. Makes you wonder."

After the third kill is made:

"Three people... murdered. I know I shouldn't go wandering off alone right now, but for the love of Ysmir, I need a drink! I need to find some real spirits. I think I saw some mead down in the basement. I don't care if it's safe! It's my nerves! I need to calm down."

Dovesi Dran "She's afraid for her life, as we should be! There's someone else in this house, my friend. Someone hiding somewhere, killing us off one by one!"
Matilde Petit "She's either a frightened old woman or a cold-blooded killer! I don't know whether I should comfort her or hit her over the head with a rock!"
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "Guests are dropping like flies around here, but not Neville, he's still in one piece. That tells me he's either very lucky, or a cold-blooded killer."
Primo Antonius "This is madness! There are now only three of us left -- myself, you and Primo. I know I'm not the killer, but what about Primo? What about you?"

After the fourth kill is made:

"You! What do you want? If you're looking for something to drink, I can't help you. It's mine. It's all mine, it's the only thing I have..."

Death related dialogue:

Dovesi Dran "I..I can't believe she's dead. Seeing her body lying there.... It's like my poor daughter all over again."
Matilde Petit "What kind of sick, demented person could cut down an old woman in cold blood? It proves that evil truly does exist in this world."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "I may not have liked the man, but I'm particulary troubled by his death. Neville was a capable fighter. Who could have killed him, and so quickly?"
Primo Antonius "That poor boy didn't deserve to die. He was rich! He had no business even being here, looking for treasure that might not even exist."
Show: Whodunit? (Low disposition)
In Summitmist Manor:

"It's funny. I like just about everyone, but the very sight of you makes me sick. Why don't you go look for the gold someplace else, friend."

Dovesi Dran "She's an innocent young girl, and she doesn't need people like you asking questions about her."
Matilde Petit "I ain't got much to say about the old lady, and even if I did, I wouldn't say it to you."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "He's an Imperial Legion bulldog. Scum, if you ask me. Kind of like you."
Primo Antonius "He's somewhere around here. Why don't you stop wasting my time and go ask him yourself."

After the first kill is made:

"Someone has been killed. I don't suppose you know anything about that, now do you?"

Dovesi Dran "You want to talk to me about Dovesi? Someone's been murdered, you idiot! There are more important matters to discuss right now!"
Matilde Petit "Can't this wait, huh? Someone's been murdered and I've got better things to do than gossip about an old woman."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "Right now I'm more concerned with the person who's been left for dead in this very house, not that Legion dog."
Primo Antonius "It's really none of your business what I think about him, now is it?"

After the second kill is made:

"Well, look at you. Two people have been horribly murdered, and you're right as rain. Strikes me as odd, that does."

Dovesi Dran "Two people are dead, you pathetic little worm. Take your gossip mongering someplace else."
Matilde Petit "Have you no compassion? There are two bloody corpses lying in this place, and all you can do is question me about that old woman?
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "By Ysmir's dragon blood, what's wrong with you? Two people are dead! It's hardly the time to chat about that Legion lackey!"
Primo Antonius "I'm not sure if you're really concerned for the kid or trying to convince me he's a murderer. Either way, I ain't listenin'."

After the third kill is made:

"Please, not now. I just want to be by myself for a bit."

Dovesi Dran "Only three of us left, and one of us is a murderer. Do you expect me to believe it's that sweet girl? You murdering scum! I'll kill you!"
Matilde Petit "What, you think the old woman is the killer, is that it? Is that what you'd have me believe? Trying to cover your tracks?"
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "These guests have been slaughtered, and you want to ask me about that Legion dog? I don't know who I hate more, you or him!"
Primo Antonius "By Ysmir, you've got nerve! Three people are dead! What, are you trying to turn me against Primo now?"

After the fourth kill is made:

"By the gods, you're the only one left. It was you! How could you? How could you have killed all those people? You won't take me so easily!"

Death related dialogue:

Dovesi Dran "Who could have done this? Who could have killed a sweet, innocent girl? Was it you? So help me, if I find out you're the one who did this...."
Matilde Petit "She's dead. You wouldn't happen to know anything about that, now would you?"
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "The man is dead, you horse's ass! There's nothing more to tell!"
Primo Antonius "The lad's dead, you unearing fool! Now get away from me before you join him!"
Show: Whodunit? (High disposition)
In Summitmist Manor:

"Well, my friend, the search is on, eh? I wonder how much gold is actually in the chest? A thousand pieces of gold? Ten thousand? I guess it all depends on the size of the chest. The bigger the better, of course but where would our mysterious host have hidden such a thing?"

Dovesi Dran "Let me confide something in you, my friend. Dovesi is the spitting image of my own daughter! Her skin is darker, of course, but that sweet face... My daughter was killed, you see. A few years back, by bandits. I'm sorry, please forgive a father's heavy heart."
Matilde Petit "Heh, you should have seen the old biddy trying to talk to young Primo Antonius. She may be noble, but he looked down on her like a scullery maid."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "I will confide something in you, my friend. I despise Neville and all his Imperial Legion ilk! They are useless, uncaring tools of corruption! Three years ago, my village in Skyrim was attacked by bandits. We went to the nearby Imperial Legion outpost, but they refused to help us! My dear, sweet daughter Olga was killed that day. She was murdered, and the Legion would do nothing to help her. Neville and his kind are scum."
Primo Antonius "Primo is young and rich. I can sense a good, decent person in there somewhere. He just has to get his priorities straight."

After the first kill is made:

"Have you heard, my friend? One of our fellow guests has been murdered! This bodes ill for our stay, and our search for the gold."

Dovesi Dran "Let me tell you something. If anyone thinks they're going to hurt that poor Dark Elf girl, they're going to have to get through me first."
Matilde Petit "It seems she's upset about the murder, but there's something else. It's almost like she's glad there's less competition for the gold. Greedy old bat."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "I really have to wonder where Neville was when someone was getting slaughtered just a few rooms away. Maybe he was busy looking for the chest of gold. Or maybe he was right next to the victim, with his hand on the hilt of a dagger. Think about it."
Primo Antonius "Whoever the killer is would have to be strong, and quick. Now, I'm not saying Primo is our murderer, but you have to admit it's at least possible."

After the second kill is made:

"I haven't seen death like this in a long, long time. It's a bit more than my nerves can handle, I'm afraid. I plan to gather up every drop of drink in this house and keep it to myself. If things get any worse around here, I find comfort there, you see."

Dovesi Dran "So far the killer has claimed two victims. If they plan on adding Dovesi to that list, they can think again. I won't let any harm come to that girl."
Matilde Petit "I'll be honest, friend. I don't know what to think about Matilde. Yeah, she seems frightened, but she's also still alive. Why wasn't she killed? She may look old and weak, byt tgat's never stopped a murderer before, has it? Don't doubt for a second that she couldn't be the killer."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "With two of us now dead, it seems like the others are looking to Neville for protection. The fools! He'll kill them like he did the others! That's right, I think Neville is the murderer. I can't prove it yet, but he'll slip up, just you wait. Whatever you do, don't turn your back on him."
Primo Antonius "Let me ask you something, friend. Why is Primo even here? The rest of us need the money, but his family is wealthy beyong measure. Maybe he was bored, or maybe he just wanted to do some slumming. Or maybe he's a trained assassin hired to kill us all, one by one. Sound crazy? Well these are crazy times, my friend."

After the third kill is made:

"My friend, please stay safe! Three of us have been murdered! Besides you and me, there's only one guest left, if you know what I'm saying. I've seen death like this before. Many years ago, my daughter was murdered by bandits who came to our village. I'm sorry... I... I need a drink."

Dovesi Dran "I swear to you, my friend, if anyone tries to harm that sweet girl I will tear them limb from limb! Whoever killed the others will strike again. They're getting into this house somehow, which means there must be a way out as well! We need to find the secret exit and escape this madhouse!"
Matilde Petit "There are only three of us left! You and I are no killers, so that leaves the old woman! Don't be fooled by her appearance. Matilde is no weakling. She killed the others in cold blood, and she'll try to kill us next! I'm not about to stand around waiting to die! We need to kill Matilde!"
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "That sniveling Legion dog must die! Do you understand me? He's the murderer! He killed all those people! He must pay for what he's done!"
Primo Antonius "Besides you and me, he's the only one left! By Ysmir, that boy will pay for what he's done! Come, we must kill Primo before he kills us!"

After the fourth kill is made following a conversation with Nels:

"Ha ha! We did it, my friend! The killer is dead, and this nightmare is just about over. All we have to do now is find a way out of here!"

After the fourth kill is made:

"You want to know something, my friend? I just don't care anymore. We're the only two left. I know I didn't kill those people, so that leaves you. And now you're here to kill me, right? Well, let's get this over with."

"Why? What drove you to this madness?"

Death related dialogue:

Dovesi Dran "No... no! When I looked into Dovesi's face it was like peering at my own daughter. I... I feel like I've lost her all over again."
Matilde Petit "Some bloodthirsty monster killed that woman in cold blood. It's obvious to me one of the other guests her to eliminate the competition. Assuming that's true, who's next? You? Me? We need to keep our eyes open, friend. And we'd do well not to trust the others."
Nels the Naughty "Ah, don't let the name fool you. I had a bit too much mead a few years back, and there was this tavern wench... Anyway, just call me Nels."
Neville "You want to know how I really feel about Neville's death? I'm afraid. I may hate the Imperial Legion, but its members are trained warriors. Neville was probably the most capable fighter among us, yet he was cut down silently, just a few rooms away. I fear one of us is not who they appear. This isn't the work of some greedy house guest. There's an assassin among us, you mark my words. We must watch ourselves at every step."
Primo Antonius "Primo being here made no sense. Whoever our host is, why would he invite someone who didn't even need the money? It's as if we were invited for another reason alltogether. Think about it. We're trapped in this house, with no way out. And now people start dying. I think poor Primo was tricked, just like the rest of us. If we're not careful we'll end up dead too. You mark my words."

AppearancesEdit