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Not to be confused with Varnius Junius.
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"You don't want to go up there, citizen. It's a terrible sight. The farmer and his wife murdered in the middle of the night. So many knife wounds."
Hold Guard, on Vantus and Curwe's dead bodies.[src]

Vantus Loreius is an Imperial citizen and the husband of Curwe. They live together at Loreius Farm, just north of Whiterun.

InteractionsEdit

Delayed BurialEdit

He is an essential character involved in the quest Delayed Burial, in which the Dragonborn must either convince him to repair the wheel of Cicero's wagon or is convinced by him to report Cicero to a local guard.

DialogueEdit

Show: Delayed Burial

"Oh, for the love of Mara. What now?"

Is something wrong? "Is something wrong. "Is something wrong" he asks. Yes, something is bloody well wrong! Or maybe you missed the demented little man in the jester's garb, down by the road? Goes by the name of Cicero? Crazy fool's asked me to fix his broken wagon wheel five times. He won't take no for an answer. Why can't he just leave us alone?"
So what's the problem? I'm sure he'll pay you... "Pay me? You think this is about money? Have you seen the man? He's completely out of his head. A jester? Here, in Skyrim? Ain't been a merryman in these parts for a hundred years. And he's transporting some giant box. Says it's a coffin, and he's going to bury his mother. Mother my eye. He could have anything in there. War contraband. Weapons. Skooma. Ain't no way I'm getting involved in any of that."
Hmm. You have a point. What can I do to help? "Well, there is something. There's a guard, patrols the road that crazy jester is on. He passes by pretty often. You could report the fool. You know, say he's done something against the law. That will at least get rid of him for me. What do you say?"
I won't condemn an innocent man. "Hmph. Fine. Suit yourself. But you're wrong, anyway. Just look at the fool. I don't know what it is, but he's damn well guilty of something."
I'll do it. I'll report Cicero to the guard. "Ha! Wonderful! Like I said, the guard is down by the road. You really can't miss him. You tell him that jester is up to no good, and he'll deal with it. Then come back here, and I'll toss a few coins your way, yeah?"
He's a stranger who needs assistance. Please, do the right thing. "What? And just who in Mara's name are you, anyway? Hmm? Come here, telling me my business. And for what? To help a... a... a fool!"
You know you should help him. (Persuade) Look, I... I... You're right. You're right. Feller might be nutters, might not. But fact is, he needs help. I turn him away, what kind of man am I, hmm? Look, um... Thanks. And I'm sorry for my unneighborly reaction. If you talk to Cicero, you be sure and tell him I'll be down to help soon."
All right, you've swayed me. So what can I do? "Well, there is something. There's a guard, patrols the road that crazy jester is on. He passes by pretty often. You could report the fool. You know, say he's done something against the law. That will at least get rid of him for me. What do you say?"
I won't condemn an innocent man. "Hmph. Fine. Suit yourself. But you're wrong, anyway. Just look at the fool. I don't know what it is, but he's damn well guilty of something."
I'll do it. I'll report Cicero to the guard. "Ha! Wonderful! Like I said, the guard is down by the road. You really can't miss him. You tell him that jester is up to no good, and he'll deal with it. Then come back here, and I'll toss a few coins your way, yeah?"

(If approached after refusing Vantus' offer)

"I thought we'd talked enough. Unless you've reconsidered my offer? That Cicero needs sortin'..."

I'll do it. I'll report Cicero to the guard. "Ha! Wonderful! Like I said, the guard is down by the road. You really can't miss him. You tell him that jester is up to no good, and he'll deal with it. Then come back here, and I'll toss a few coins your way, yeah?"
I won't condemn an innocent man. "Hmph. Fine. Suit yourself. But you're wrong, anyway. Just look at the fool. I don't know what it is, but he's damn well guilty of something."
You know you should help him. (Persuade) Look, I... I... You're right. You're right. Feller might be nutters, might not. But fact is, he needs help. I turn him away, what kind of man am I, hmm? Look, um... Thanks. And I'm sorry for my unneighborly reaction. If you talk to Cicero, you be sure and tell him I'll be down to help soon."

"A jester. In these parts. Man must be completely of his tree."

(After making the guard arrest Cicero)

Well? Is it done? Have you reported the fool to the guard?

I have. Cicero won't be bothering you anymore. "Ha ha! Oh, I knew I had a good feeling about you! Here, my friend. A few septims, to show my thanks, hmm? And may that twisted little jester rot in a cell for a fortnight!"

"Little fool's going to experience the hard reality of Skyrim justice, eh?"

(If spoken to Cicero first)

"Oh, for the love of Mara. What now?"

The, um, little man really needs your help. With his wagon? "That Cicero feller? Hmph. Tell me something I don't know. Crazy fool's already asked me about five times. Seems he's not satisfied with my answer. Why can't he just leave us alone?"
So what's the problem? I'm sure he'll pay you... "Pay me? You think this is about money? Have you seen the man? He's completely out of his head. A jester? Here, in Skyrim? Ain't been a merryman in these parts for a hundred years. And he's transporting some giant box. Says it's a coffin, and he's going to bury his mother. Mother my eye. He could have anything in there. War contraband. Weapons. Skooma. Ain't no way I'm getting involved in any of that."
Hmm. You have a point. What can I do to help? "Well, there is something. There's a guard, patrols the road that crazy jester is on. He passes by pretty often. You could report the fool. You know, say he's done something against the law. That will at least get rid of him for me. What do you say?"
I won't condemn an innocent man. "Hmph. Fine. Suit yourself. But you're wrong, anyway. Just look at the fool. I don't know what it is, but he's damn well guilty of something."
I'll do it. I'll report Cicero to the guard. "Ha! Wonderful! Like I said, the guard is down by the road. You really can't miss him. You tell him that jester is up to no good, and he'll deal with it. Then come back here, and I'll toss a few coins your way, yeah?"
He's a stranger who needs assistance. Please, do the right thing. "What? And just who in Mara's name are you, anyway? Hmm? Come here, telling me my business. And for what? To help a... a... a fool!"
You know you should help him. (Persuade) Look, I... I... You're right. You're right. Feller might be nutters, might not. But fact is, he needs help. I turn him away, what kind of man am I, hmm? Look, um... Thanks. And I'm sorry for my unneighborly reaction. If you talk to Cicero, you be sure and tell him I'll be down to help soon."
All right, you've swayed me. So what can I do? "Well, there is something. There's a guard, patrols the road that crazy jester is on. He passes by pretty often. You could report the fool. You know, say he's done something against the law. That will at least get rid of him for me. What do you say?"
I won't condemn an innocent man. "Hmph. Fine. Suit yourself. But you're wrong, anyway. Just look at the fool. I don't know what it is, but he's damn well guilty of something."
I'll do it. I'll report Cicero to the guard. "Ha! Wonderful! Like I said, the guard is down by the road. You really can't miss him. You tell him that jester is up to no good, and he'll deal with it. Then come back here, and I'll toss a few coins your way, yeah?"

(If approached after persuasion)

"You can tell Cicero I'll be along presently. I just need to do a couple things here first, and gather my tools."

ConversationsEdit

CurweEdit

Curwe: "I had a look at that boneyard the other day, Vantus. The one to the Northwest."
Vantus: "I told you I don't like you going there. I've seen scavengers picking at the mammoths. They could be dangerous."

Curwe: "You know, I was thinking of expanding the herb garden. Make room for some new plants I'm planning."
Vantus: "That should be all right. How much space were you planning?"
Curwe: "Oh, half the field should do."
Vantus: "Half the field? What could need half the field?"
Curwe: "I just think pollinating would be easier if I could do a lot of plants at once."
Vantus: "Uh... why don't we talk about this later?"

TriviaEdit

  • If the Dragonborn chooses to report Cicero to a guard of The Pale, he and his wife will be found murdered by an unknown culprit, presumably Cicero, although they are both flagged as essential.
  • If the Dragonborn returns to the Loreius Farm after completing Delayed Burial and the Dark Brotherhood questline (whether it was decided to kill Cicero or not), Vantus will still be saying how he "just needs to get his tools," and then he will "see to Cicero."

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