Vivec is the key to your destiny. In spite of all of the hoops through which
you have had to jump up to this point, all paths lead here.
If you came through the Archcanon or are of high enough level with an overall
rep that's high enough, Vivec will be ready to talk to you. Otherwise, you've
got a long row to hoe.
Vivec proposes two things:
- He will end the persecution of the Dissident Priests and name you
Incarnate, Nerevarine, Savior, Last Hope, and All-Around-Nice-Guy (sorry, it
doesn't come with an expense account);
- He will offer you Wraithguard. If you do not accept or say "maybe", he
ends the interview and says to come back if you change your mind.
- He will then ask for your oath to defeat Dagoth Ur. If you do not give it,
he ends the interview and says to come back if you change your mind. If you do
give your oath, you will receive the real Wraithguard, identified and
This brings a couple of items about items into play. There are three versions
- Unique Dwemer Artifact: this is the unidentified and unactivated
Wraithguard. It is a miscellaneous item and cannot be equipped. You get it by
killing Vivec (see the "Short Path"
page) or stealing it from him.
- Wraithguard (jury-rigged): this is the Wraithguard that you get back from
Yagrum Bagarn if you have him identify and activate it for you. The first time
that you equip it, you will take 200 points of damage, plus 1-25 extra points
because the designers really like people who circumvent storylines and want to
reward their ingenuity (not
really, but it sounds good, doesn't it?). After the initial damage, it will
function just like the real Wraithguard.
- Wraithguard: this is the Wraithguard that you get from Vivec when you give
your oath to defeat Dagoth Ur. It's a Dwarven Right Gauntlet with the following
powers (constant effect):
- Shield 10 points
- Reflect 20 points
- Resist Blight Disease 50 points
- Resist Fire 10 points
- Resist Frost 10 points
- Resist Shock 10 points
- Resist Poison 10 points
- Resist Magicka 10 points
After those little items of business are out of the way, you can ask Vivec
about anything that shows in his topics. He will generally answer freely, though
he does occasionally refer you to the four documents in his "library" (the four
pieces of paper on the podium at the back of the room).
You won't notice it immediately, but you get several other benefits from
giving your oath to Vivec:
- reaction of Redoran faction moved up by 2 categories (to "enemy")
- reaction of Hlaalu faction moved up by 2 categories (to "ally")
- reaction of Temple faction moved up by 10 categories (to "ally") or by 6
categories (to "enemy") if you stole Wraithguard and came back to Vivec to
- overall reputation increased by 5 points
- an NPC named "Wulf" appears in the Tower of Dusk at Ghostgate
Vivec's suggestions on how to deal with Dagoth Ur are a bit wordy, but
essentially boil down to clearing out the Ash Vampire citadels in Red Mountain,
retrieving Keening and Sunder, and then going directly for Dagoth Ur.