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 to be an agent of the Eyes of the Queen, the intelligence network of Queen Ayrenn.
Razum-dar serves as her liaison to the player when she is busy with other matters throughout most of the Dominion questline.
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.
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.
"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."
"Ahh, my friend. This one was just thinking about you. Nothing personal, of course. Raz threat-assess all of his assets."
The Battlereeve said you're looking into a Veiled Heritance connection here? "Yes, yes. We are here to gather some intelligence, right some wrongs. And perhaps slit some throats. We will see how the day goes." (30 Quest Completed – "To Mathiisen")
"You'll be perfect for this. You'll see, Raz has an eye for this sort of thing."
What do you have in mind? "Her majesty set this one a task: investigate the leadership of the Veiled Heritance. The Veil's trail leads here, to the town of Mathiisen. Well known for their steel blades, yes? But also, apparently, weaponsmiths for anarchists."
Where do I fit in? "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."
Whatever you say, Razum-dar. "The Heritance are racists yes? Idiots. But dangerous, destabilizing racist idiots. We must act."
You trust me even though I'm new to the Eyes? "Her Majesty trusts you. And you were of great help in Vulkhel Guard. Why would this one not trust a new, fresh face? Raz would never watch you with careful eyes, ready for the first sign of betrayal! Never!"
Can you tell me more about the Veiled Heritance? "Raz may have oversimplified. These Altmer, the ones who wear the veil. They do not see themselves as racists. They see themselves as members of a far superior race. The rest of us just need some ... help."
What's their ultimate goal? "Auridon for the Altmer." Cats like this one out, shortie elves out. Nothing but tall folk, fair skin, and pointed ears as far as the eye can see. Boring, yes?"
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."
What's the situation, Raz? "We are trapped, my friend. We hold the door against the Colovians, but that is all the good news Raz has. Beyond us, the ruin has collapsed. We cannot reach you and you cannot reach us."
There's no way to get you out of there? "Raz and his men came down here knowing what had to be done. You and I have done the Queen's work in the past, yes? Raz must trust you to do what we cannot. You must unlock the shrine behind you and destroy the circlet."
Why is this all so critical? Is this thing that dangerous? "We cannot risk it, my friend. The tales of the circlet make it a clear and present threat to the Queen and all of the Dominion. It must be destroyed... even though it may cost Raz his life."
How do I get to the circlet? "You have to depress the triggers in the proper order. We found runes along this corridor saying it's a sequence of four triggers. Press the first to the left and then the last to the right. The other two... we could not find."
I'll figure it out. "Raz feels he should say... ahem. He should say his farewells. Do not worry, my friend. This one will not hold his death against you."
Why would destroying the circlet kill you? "[?]
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Why do you have to die? "Well... the truth is that it is your choice. You could take the circlet and free us from this room. The rune on the wall behind you, the Tower. That should fire up the defenses and end our Colovian problem."
What happens if I destroy the circlet, again? "The defenses in the ruin overload and trap all of us in a collapsing avalanche of rock and dust. Do not worry... Raz and his men are prepared for what must happen."
Can't I just take the circlet and we can destroy it later? "No, would that it were so. The runes were clear, the only way to destroy the circlet is here. In the defenses the Ancients put in place for just this purpose."
So I could just take the circlet and give it to you for safekeeping. "No! The circlet is an abomination. It must be shattered, destroyed. Razum-dar's duty here is clear. The circlet cannot be allowed to leave the vault."
Is it really worth your life? "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."
Why do you trust me with this? "You are Razum-dar's friend. His comrade, another trusted soul in the Eyes of the Queen. Raz knows you will make the hard decision. You will do what must be done."
I can't just take the circlet and do something terrible with it? "Hah! Raz trusts you not to do that. But more importantly, holding the circlet and using it are very different propositions. Without the proper incantations, the circlet is useless. Incantations Raz intends to see destroyed with Senalana."
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."
The decision is mine? "There is no one else. Yes, if you touch the Tower rune... I live. If you place the circlet in the furnace... I die. You must decide."
Can we chat a moment, Raz? I need a moment to think. "Of course, my friend. We can hold the door a few minutes more. What did you want to discuss?"
Our time on Auridon. That was quite the battle. "Of course. To which daring adventure in the Summerset isles are you referring?"
The mission in Skywatch. "The High Kinlady and her little insurgency. Of course... Raz got to go disguised as an Elven noble. This one had a long conversation with one of the noble ladies at Estre's party. She spent the whole time complaining about 'stinking Khajiit.' Heh."
Our mission in Mathiisen. "Yes, the little town with the forge. Raz had just gone there to get a report from Fistalle. Just a routine check-in. And we found that nest of... vipers. Pah. How brave those racists were, to kill a young woman."
That business in Vulkhel Guard. "The day you proved yourself to Her Majesty! She has often spoken of that day to Raz, commenting on your bravery. Heh. It is a shame this one will never get a chance to tell you the story about the bear."
That business on Khenarthi's Roost? "The day you fell from the sky, my friend? How could I forget? We had quite the time that day. Diplomats and pirates... and such a storm! Raz had to dry his fur for weeks afterwards."
The work we did in Greenshade. That was interesting. "How could I forget? Which of Razum-dar's several missions in the Wilderking's kingdom are you referring to?"
How can I forget Hectahame? "Pah, that pathetic Prince. To think Her Majesty shared blood with that one. The day we ended him, once and for all, is a day Raz remembers well. This one has always been proud to fight beside you."
Woodhearth was quite the adventure, right? "The traitor, yes? And another disguise... heh. It took Raz days to convince Her Majesty to let this one impersonate her. And to work on the voice... it took more days yet. Ahh, some days this one really did enjoy the job."
I was thinking of the Seaside Sanctuary. "Pelidil, the Maormer, and... the sea serpent, yes? Hah, this one wishes he had been along for that fun. So it always goes, the Eyes must do what must be done. They do not get to choose what fun they have."
If you choose to destroy the circlet, Razum-dar will yell "Thank you, my friend. I'll see you on the other side!"
"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."
Are you injured? "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."
Was that Battlereeve Urcelmo that attacked you? "The Veil is stronger now than it ever was. Where... where have you been? The Battlereeve turned on Her Majesty when she tried to hold the Dominion together by force of will. The other alliances... took Cyrodiil, march on Summerset."
What can be done? "For Raz? Nothing. Raz will rest here, until this Eye of the Queen closes. All that Raz has left is his oath. He swore he would protect Ayrenn. He swore he would protect his dearest friend."
I'll find her, Raz. I'll keep her safe. "Good... good. Razum-dar is tired. He... he will sleep. If he does not wake up, this one hopes to see you where the Bright Moons dwell. Good luck, my friend."
Good luck, Raz. "Why... why are you still here? We have already said touching farewell. Go!"
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."
(If you have 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?"
(f you have met him before): "My friend! What a happy coincidence! This one never imagined to find you skulking around an Ayleid ruin!\n\nSince you are already here, you will help Raz deal with a dangerous war criminal, yes?"
What kind of dangerous criminal? "Only the notorious Butcher of Bravil―Captain Jean Apinia! My talkative prisoner finally revealed the Captain's location. And she's close. Very close. Soon, with your assistance, Raz will make her pay for her crimes of war and terror."
What did Captain Apinia do exactly? "The coward and her loyal soldiers fled the Imperial City when the chains fell. In Bravil, they stole valuable items to finance their retirement. When the mayor complained, she ordered her soldiers to start killing. Now Raz must make an example of her."
I'll help you deal with this war criminal and recover the items. "This one recognized you as a warrior of distinction! We should split up, yes? Explore separately and locate the Captain and the stolen items. If you find the captain before I do, please give Raz's utmost regards. Preferably, right in the heart."
Who are you again? "Questions? At a time like this? As you wish... This one is Razum-dar, just a simple Khajiit who seeks the best for all people of Tamriel. And a soap that won't dry the fur. One day..."
Then why are you chasing a war criminal? "Some answers are too dangerous to hear, yes? But this one is also an Eye of the Queen. That means... no, nevermind what that means. Just understand. Captain Apinia decided it was all right to kill innocent people. For that, Raz will make her pay."
Tell me about the items that were stolen. "Official trinkets. Valuable to the right people, Raz supposes, but mostly important to Bravil's citizens. Let's see... There's the city's seal, the tax collector's ledger, and the mayor's signet ring. You can see why Bravil wants them back, yes?"
What's Captain Apinia doing in these ruins? "Raz's friend here, a pirate on the ship Apinia hired, says they found safe haven with the agents of the Gold Coast Trading Company. What they're doing in these ruins, Raz has no clue."
So the Gold Coast Trading Company is evil? "Evil? Raz doesn't like to judge. Greedy? As the day is long! If Raz is feeling generous, maybe he'll send Apinia's head to the company's boss when we're done. Meanwhile, my friend will sit quietly while we hunt. Or he'll be dead. Raz can't decide."
"Nothing sharpens the claws like dispatching criminals and murderers! And we all survived, which makes the victory that much sweeter."
We killed the war criminal and recovered the stolen items. "Apinia is dead, so she won't slaughter any more citizens. That will please Queen Ayrenn, which pleases Raz. And we recovered Bravil's trinkets. A good day's work, yes? This one might stick around. Looking into Trading Company. Stay fragrant, my friend!"
"This one truly appreciates all the help you provided. May your claws stay sharp and your fur never tangle, my friend!"
Razum-dar: "Butcher of Bravil! This one claims your head!" Captain Jean Apinia: "Queen Ayrenn's mangy cat? Again? I should have chopped off your tail the last time we met!" Razum-dar: "Jone and Jode that hurts!"
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."
During the quest "Gates of Fire" in Reaper's March, you have the option to either destroy the Circlet thus killing Raz or Depowering the Tower Rune saving Raz 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."