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Salvianus
TESV Salvianus
Race Imperial
Gender Male
Level PCx0.8 (8-25)
Class Citizen
Faction none
Rank Citizen
Services none
Ref ID 00094014
Base ID 00094012
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"Their fires lit up the night, all across Lake Rumare, like stars come to earth. It was beautiful, really."
―Salvianus[src]

Salvianus is a less-than-sane Imperial who can be found hidden away in the Ratway Warrens deep beneath Riften.

BackgroundEdit

On Salvianus' table is an Imperial Officer's Helmet which, when coupled with his name and the fact that he wears Imperial Light Boots and wields an Imperial Sword, implies that he is a former officer in the Legion.

Listening to his quotes, it appears that Salvianus is a veteran of the Great War and was present during the Aldmeri Dominion's siege and capture of the Imperial City between 4E 173 and 174.

  • "Their fires lit up the night, all across Lake Rumare, like stars come to earth. *sigh* It was beautiful, really."
  • "They were golden, even when they were dead. But their blood was red. I knew it would be."

His reference to the medal he once had indicates that he was rewarded for his service in the Legion, but simultaneously, he wishes above all else to forget circumstances during which he earned the medal.

  • "I had a medal. It had someone's face on it. I threw it away after. It didn't help."

He has also either overheard or spoken with Esbern. He mentions how "he" says there is no hope, a frequent line of reason of Esbern's before realizing he is speaking to a Dragonborn.

QuotesEdit

  • He explained it all to me, before, when I still understood. I don't remember, but, I still know.
  • You don't think there's any hope, do you? I don't, he's right.
  • I had a medal. It had someone's face on it. I threw it away after. It didn't help.
  • I finally understand what it all means, what it was all for. The killing, then the dying.
  • He'll tell you, just ask. You don't even need to ask, he'll tell you anyway.
  • They were golden, even when they were dead. But their blood was red. I knew it would be.
  • *sigh* It's hopeless. He told me. He's right, you know?
  • Their fires lit up the night, all across Lake Rumare, like stars come to earth. *sigh* It was beautiful, really.

TriviaEdit

  • When the Thalmor break in the area and start attacking everyone, he will scream in a fearful rage: "No, you can't be here! I've already killed you over and over again!".
  • While uncomfirmed, it is likely that Salvianus suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a common affliction among war veterans.
  • There is a chance that the "he" that Salvianus is referring to could be Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. This would make sense, as Salvianus's quotes suggest that the Mad God might have visited him. "I finally understand what it all means" might refer to some revelation the Daedric Prince had shared with Salvianus.

AppearancesEdit

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  • Sympathy for Salvianus

    11 messages
    • Somebody create a mod that lets you help the homeless of Skyrim such as this poor man. I just can't help but feel sorry for them.
    • I quickly, and painlessly, slit his throat. It seemed much kinder to send him to a better place, instead of letting him rot in the Ratway.
  • Contract Thugs

    6 messages
    • There have been times when I accidentally stole something.  If I have thugs after me, I chalk it up to that.  There was a time when I ...
    • See the page Hired Thugs.
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