Talen-Jei is a connoisseur of exotic beverages and details the ingredients of several such concoctions when prompted. These drinks are custom ones that he first created in Gideon before moving to Skyrim. On his person, he carries a flagon of Velvet LeChance, White-Gold Tower, and Cliff Racer. All three beverages can be purchased from him. He has a strong hatred for the Thieves Guild, calling them "vermin" and "trash." If caught stealing in the Bee and Barb, Talen-Jei will hire thugs in numbers from two to three to kill you. Proof of this is when killing the thugs assumed leader, his loot will contain a contract signed by Talen-Jei.
He asks the Dragonborn to help him craft an Argonian Wedding Ring, by retrieving three Flawless Amethysts. He then gives the Dragonborn a random potion, Weak Poison, or 200 . This price is closer to the selling price of one Flawless Amethyst.
In order to join the Thieves Guild of Riften, Brynjolf employs the Dragonborn with collecting debts the citizens of Riften have with the guild. Talen-Jei's lover, Keerava, is one such person. The Dragonborn can choose to approach him about her debt, to which he recommends threatening Keerava with the knowledge that her family resides in Morrowind. After this, he expresses dislike for the Dragonborn. His favor can be regained by collecting the Amethysts needed for the wedding band.
- Completing Talen-Jei's personal quest (finding three Flawless Amethysts) and completing Taking Care of Business for the Thieves Guild causes Talen-Jei to repeat both lines of appreciation and hostility. Also, he still attends the wedding if he and his lover get married.
- His personal quest of finding three Flawless Amethysts can be accomplished even if Keerava is dead.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)