Razum-dar, also known as Raz by his closer friends, is a Khajiit found initially in Eagle's Strand. He describes himself as "a simple Khajiit" and "no one special," but he later reveals himself to be an agent of the Eyes of the Queen, the intelligence network of Queen Ayrenn. Razum-dar serves as her liaison to the Vestige when she is busy with other matters throughout most of the Dominion questline and beyond.
Aldmeri Dominion questsEdit
Razum-dar was the sole witness who saw the Vestige fall from the sky and land in the ocean near the shores of Khenarthi's Roost. He is responsible for saving the Vestige and getting them to safety, although in return he asks for help with convincing the people of Khenarthi's Roost that the Aldmeri Dominion is their ally.
Razum-dar asks the Vestige to take a token and talk to the The Silvenar about the treaty. After returning to him, he tells the Vestige to sneak into the Maormer Embassy to get the stolen treaty. He will instruct the Vestige to talk to Harrani and The Green Lady about the evidence.
After the events in Khenarthi's Roost, Razum-dar points the Vestige to Captain Jimila who takes them all on her ship to Auridon.
Razum-dar asks the Vestige to become his new partner now that Fasion, a fellow agent serving the Queen, is dead. He instructs the Vestige to talk to Eshaba and continue uncovering the plot on the Queen's life.
Gold Coast questsEdit
Raz is met during the quest after following his spy, Yarmia, into a supposed ambush by the Kvatch Crafter's Square.
Razum-dar asks the Vestige to ask three citizens of Shimmerene their opinions on Queen Ayrenn's decree to allow other races onto the island of Summerset. He later tasks them with investigating the Monastery of Serene Harmony for information regarding the sequestered newcomers to the island. After attending Kinlady Avinisse's meeting in her mansion, he meets up with the Vestige and Valsirenn at the Coral Forest, where Kinlady Avinisse and Aldarch Tilcalar are meeting.
Although openly an Aldmeri soldier, Razum-dar has a deeper involvement with the Aldmeri Dominion in a being a spy for Queen Ayrenn. Oftentimes the Khajiit would speak in riddles.
He has a "nose for lies" and will often sense when an individual is lying to him. Although he has a keen sense for when a lie is being told to him, he also employs the use of lies in stating to Commander Karinith that he found the Vestige as a survivor of a "shipwreck."
|Show: To Mathiisen|
"Ahh, my friend. This one was just thinking about you. Nothing personal, of course. Raz threat-assess all of his assets."
|Show: At Silsailen|
"Raz could not help but overhear. It is a terrible thing, to tell a person her father is gone."
|Show: Putting the Pieces Together|
"You'll be perfect for this. You'll see, Raz has an eye for this sort of thing."
|Show: The First Step and The Path to Moonmont|
"It is good to see you, my friend. Cariel has been updating this one on your work in Arenthia. Very nice. Razum-dar is impressed."
"Get gone, my friend. Don't keep the moon-sugar-induced visions waiting."
"You have returned! This one hopes the visions were not too intense. Raz has heard stories."
"My friend, before you go, Raz would tell you: he leaves now to travel to Senalana, an Ayleid ruin west of Arenthia. The Colovians are still fighting to hold those old stones. This one must know why."
|Show: Gates of Fire|
|Within Senalana, Razum-dar can be seen at the other side of an Ayleid gate and will yell "Over here!" You cannot go to where he is, but you can still speak to him:
"It is good to see a friend in such a dark place."
After you have picked up the circlet, Raz will say "Now, quickly, destroy the crown. Place it in the furnace. Burn that abomination. For the Queen and the Dominion!" You have the option of speaking to him again before making your choice:
"It is out of my hands now, my friend. It has been an honor serving with you."
If you choose to destroy the circlet, Razum-dar will yell "Thank you, my friend. I'll see you on the other side!"
|Show: The Fires of Dune and The Moonlit Path|
"Congratulations, Hallowed. This one is not very spiritual... but even a fool knows we need a shield against the darkness."
"Good luck in there. Raz would not face a vision quest for all the moon-sugar in Elsweyr. But he is sure you will do fine."
Within the Demi-Plane of Jode, you can speak to the alternate timeline Razum-dar in the "Urclemo's Betrayal" portion:
"Ah good... you're here. Razum-dar was afraid he would have to bleed to death by himself."
Back at Dune, you can speak to Razum-dar again:
"Hunal has been giving us a running commentary of how it's going in there. Truly, your vision showed me falling to Urcelmo's blade? Raz thinks Jone and Jode do not know him very well."
"Hallowed, the Queen already has plans to make use of us again. Speak with her, if you would."
|Show: Debts of WarDB|
(If the Vestige has not met him before): "This one must respectfully request that you move along. Raz has dangerous business in these ruins and you would just get in Raz's way. Unless... You would be willing to help stop a dangerous war criminal, yes?"
After the fight with Apinia:
"Nothing sharpens the claws like dispatching criminals and murderers! And we all survived, which makes the victory that much sweeter."
"This one truly appreciates all the help you provided. May your claws stay sharp and your fur never tangle, my friend!"
|Show: The Sweetroll KillerDB|
"Raz is thinking this spy business might not work out for the lady Elf. At the first sign of trouble, she lights herself on fire, screams at the top of her lungs, and runs in circles. Raz does not remember that technique in the handbook."
When spoken to in the enchanter's shop:
"Raz knew you would find us! It's not much, but it's private. The enchanter is an old friend. I helped her out once when an enchantment went bad. Made most of Raz's fur fall out. Very embarrasing. Still, now we get this comfy meeting place."
When spoken to after finding the messages:
"It was right in front of Raz's nose the entire time! Still, all this thinking makes Raz's head hurt."
If talked with before speaking to Naryu, Razum-dar says:
"If Raz knew Naryu was here, he would have brought flowers. Or wine. This one heard she likes a good bottle of wine. Or maybe a new dagger? Tell the truth. Raz's fur is sleek and shiny, yes?"
And if after speaking with Naryu:
"Raz has ears as sharp as a dire wolf. This one heard everything you said. The Queen would probably frown upon working with the likes of Naryu Virian, but Raz says 'the more the merrier.' At least until we catch the Sweetroll Killer."
When met in Anvil, Raz will have a conversation with Naryu Virian, and, dependent on the Vestige's previous choice, Yarmia will be there. If spoken to before discussing with Naryu:
"Mermaids... but now to business, yes? Raz thinks we should gather the killer's targets. Put them all in one location and set a trap. See if the Beautiful Darkness over there agrees or if she has a better idea."
If after discussing with Naryu:
"Raz will work with the lovely Naryu. Make sure the remaining targets get to the hostel safely. Meanwhile, you go interrogate Reman. Make him talk. Use whatever methods you deem necessary. Just don't tell Raz what they are, yes?"
Later, the Vestige reports to Razum-dar about Reman and if all targets were saved:
"Raz must happily report that we found almost all of the killer's targets. The only one still missing is the Dark Elf gardener. Perhaps this villain isn't as formidable as Raz had feared. But you have other news for us, yes?"
When the Vestige speaks with Razum-dar about the farmhouse, after his short dialogue with Naryu Virian:
"Raz suspects that all this quiet hides unpleasant surprises. Treat lightly, sharp-claw."
After the fight with the Fate-Bearers, before speaking with Louna:
"This killer behaves in most unexpected ways. Be careful. Raz thinks her brain has come loose and sloshes around inside her head."
After the fight with the Fate-Bearers and after speaking with Louna:
"Raz heard the nonsense that spilled out of the killer's mouth. Why are we even considering bargaining with this crazy Dark Elf?"
At the enchanter's shop, if chosen to spare Louna:
"Raz is happy to report that the crazy Dark Elf kept her word. She provided the antidote and we saved the targeted people. Raz couldn't have done it without your help, my friend!"
|Show: The Queen's DecreeSM|
"Have you ever seen such creatures? Raz has not. Probably neither have you. You are a newcomer, yes? new to this island of High Elves? This one has an eye for such things. And you look capable. So, can Raz interest you in some cloak-and-dagger work?"
"Such anger! Raz never expected to hear such words from the Queen's loyal subjects. The sentiment isn't universal, but enough feel this way for Raz to be concerned. Did you learn anything interesting from the people I sent you to talk to?"
"You have no idea how much Raz appreciates a good assistant. In this line of work, decent help can be the difference between life and death. Not that the work is dangerous. Much. Now, let's go investigate the monastery!"
After investigating the Monastery of Serene Harmony, Razum-dar will have the following dialogue when spoken to in the Anchors Aweigh Inn in Shimmerene:
"Ah, this one's new partner returns! What interesting scandal did you uncover in the monastery? Tell Raz every juicy detail!"
"Go on. Pretend you belong and no one will notice you, especially once you put on those elegant clothes. Meet Raz nearby after you talk to her. This one looks forward to hearing what she has to say about all of this."
After attending Kinlady Avinisse's meeting in her mansion:
"Pretend you are adjusting your boot or admiring the architecture. As hard as it may be, look anywhere but directly at Raz. Good, good. Now, tell Raz what you learned at the Kinlady's manor."
When speaking to him directly after defeating the Aldarch:
"Queen Ayrenn will be disappointed that the Kinlady of Shimmerene allowed a false Aldarch to murder so many newcomers. Such a scandal makes other travelers uneasy about coming here, yes?"
"Stay alert, five-claw. Raz has heard Psijics turn people into chickens and make them explode. To die covered in feathers instead of fur, such a horrible demise. In the meantime, Raz will send Avinisse home until the Proxy Queen renders judgment."
Razum-dar: "Job for Cariel!"
Cariel: "No way. Do it yourself."
Razum-dar: "What? Why?"
Cariel: "Thrush is a homicidal maniac, and Copper Dariah? Let's just say I'm not her favorite person."
Razum-dar: "Why is Copper Dariah displeased with Cariel?"
Cariel: "I may have collapsed a building on top of her. Accidentally."
Razum-dar: "Ah, yes. This one forgot about that. Very well. Raz will take care of it. And he will send Copper Dariah your warmest regards."
|Show: Debts of WarDB|
During his fight with Apinia:
|Show: The Sweetroll KillerDB|
Yarmia: "I found the Sweetroll Killer, commander! Help!"
Upon entering the house he revealed to be the location of the alleged killer, Razum-dar briefly speaks with them:
Naryu Virian: "You really shouldn't break into a house that someone has already broken into. Where's your sense of honor, Razum-dar?"
At Louna's Farmhouse, Razum-dar and Naryu Virian have short dialogue:
Razum-Dar: "Raz thinks this place is too quiet. Good spot for an ambush, yes?"
A group of Fate-Bearers then ambush the trio:
Fate-Bearer Subjugator: "The threads of fate align! Kill them now!"
After choosing to spare Louna, in the enchanter's shop:
Razum-Dar: "Move it, short apprentice. And do not forget Raz's favorite brush. It would be a tragedy if this beautiful fur got tangles."
|Show: The Queen's DecreeSM|
Conversation that occurs while Razum-dar distracts the guard at the Monastery of Serene Harmony:
Razum-dar: "Sentry! Raz owes you for that game of cards and has come to pay!"
Conversation that then occurs between Razum-dar and Valsirenn:
Valsirenn: "I'm glad I found you. While watching the Kinlady's mansion, I saw her ladyship sneak out the back and leave the city."
After defeating the Aldarch:
Razum-dar: "Ah, five-claw! The Kinlady and Raz had the most illuminating conversation."
- "Razum-dar is just a simple Khajiit. He seeks the best for all the people of Tamriel. Also, a saddle that won't pinch the tail. One day..."
- "You contact agent Fistalle on the east side of town. This one pads around her house. Then, we meet to discuss her report. Too bad Raz is so handsome, yes? He would get noticed."
- "You have, perhaps, something better to do? Look, we are the Queen's Eyes. We do the tasks that must be done, even if it means getting hit on the head. Killing those who do not deserve it. Riding a guar naked through an Argonian temple."
- "Raz only shares that story with veteran field agents. Perhaps another day."
- "You're awake now, sleeping kitten?"
- "Raz looks good in this form. But then, Raz always looks good. Queen Ayrenn could maybe learn a thing or two from this one."
- "Queen Ayrenn has already decided to blame Pelidil and the Heritance for this treachery. But Raz knows she loved her brother in her own High Elf, noble, emotionally stunted way. Tell her, but gently."
- "Razum-dar is first in the Eyes of the Queen. He has sworn his life to the service of Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri. To die in service to Her Majesty, it is what he prays for in the morning. Well ... perhaps not prays for."
- "Ah good ... you're here. Razum-dar was afraid he would have to bleed to death by himself."
- "This one? Injured? Nobody can injure Razum-dar. He is invincible ... but he must ask that you talk quickly. He does not think he will be awake long."
- "The Queen tells Raz that you speak with her authority, yes? This responsibility is a great one! Better you than Raz. You are aware of what will be involved?"
- "Certain communications must be made. Dangerous communications. This will ensure the safety of all. This one may have to delegate. Hmm. Yes, of course. Cariel will do that. Ah. That was not so hard."
- "The only house that fits all of the clues sits in the southeast part of town, far from the main road. It would make an excellent hiding spot for a murderer who hands out delicious sweetrolls." —During "The Sweetroll Killer," if spoken to again after asking to reveal the answer.
- During the quest "Gates of Fire" in Reaper's March, you have the option to either destroy the Circlet, thus killing Razum or depowering the Tower Rune, saving him from death. Whether he lives or not, he can be found later on in the Dominion questline and in the Gold Coast.
- The Dark Brotherhood knows of Razum-dar's presence in the Gold Coast, considering him "a stranger to their lands."
- Razum-Dar is considered to be very dangerous by the Ring of Daggers, as well as the several spy networks across Tamriel.
- The Elder Scrolls Online