Before meeting the Prophet, Roderic was a sword for hire that had served on countless battles, and was a war hero in the War of Bend'r-mahk.
After seeing the murders of the priest and priestess of the Chapel of Dibella in Anvil, he heard the Prophet saying that a Hero was needed to rally the faithful and save them. He accepted this and began his Pilgrimage, along with his squire, Lathon.
Both Sir Roderic and Lathon can be found riding together along the main roads of Cyrodiil, making their ways to the Shrines to the Nine Divines. If they encounter the Hero, Roderic will offer to let them join their journey, The Hero can take them up on their offer, or continue along their way.
After the the Hero returns to the Priory of the Nine with the rest of the artifacts, Lathon will be waiting for him with the Greaves of the Crusader and news of the fate of Roderic. While on their Pilgrimage, they had discovered the location of Sir Berich, who had the Greaves and Sword of the Crusader.
While he and Lathon were able to get the greaves, the Lich of Sir Berich had corrupted the sword and had proven too powerful for Roderic. Before his death, he ordered Lathon to run and take the Greaves to the Priory and to give them to the Knight Commander (the Hero).
- Sir Roderic will always wear a complete set of leveled heavy armor. Depending on the player's level, he may be wearing anything from the extremely rare Dwarven Armor to the powerful Daedric set.