Morrowind:Gilvas Barelo

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Gilvas Barelo (gilvas barelo)
Location Holamayan Monastery
Race Dunmer Gender Male
Level 19 Class Priest
Other Information
Health 222 Magicka 30
Alarm 100 Fight 40
Essential Yes
Gilvas Barelo

Gilvas Barelo, a Dunmer priest, is the abbot of Holamayan Monastery and de-facto head of the Dissident Priests. He will provide you with much information after you rescue Mehra Milo from the Ministry of Truth in Vivec. He is the author of Kagrenac's Tools and The Lost Prophecy.

He wears an expensive robe with matching shoes. Aside from his natural resistance to fire and the sanctuary provided by his ancestors, he knows no spells.

Related Quests[edit]


  • Apographa: "The Heirographa are the collected priestly writings of the Temple. The Apographa are the 'hidden writings' -- secrets known only at the highest levels of priesthood and inquisition. Defying the Temple, we have gathered as much of the Apographa as we can here in Holamayan. One of the chief disputes between the Temple and the Dissident priests is that the Temple hides the truth from its followers."
  • Dagoth Ur: "So long as the Ordinators, Buoyant Armigers, and Tribunal could contain the blight and Dagoth Ur's creatures within the Ghostfence, faith in the Temple's protective power was strong. But now travelers and settlements suffer from blight storms and marauding monsters, and the people fear the Temple is losing its ages-old battle with the Devil Dagoth Ur."
  • Dissident Priests: "A significant part of the Temple hierarchy might be more inclined to accept and tolerate differences of opinion in dogma. But other parts of the Temple, in particular, the Ordinators under Berel Sala, claim that the threat from Red Mountain and Dagoth Ur can only be resisted with a unified, resolute faith. The people are afraid, so they support the hard line. But if we can show ourselves able to confront Dagoth Ur more effectively than the Ordinators, the Temple and the people will support us."
  • lost prophecies:
    • "I have reviewed the Apographa, and have found two passages of particular interest. We've made copies of these passages to give you. Many are familiar with the two Nerevarine prophecies current among the Ashlanders called 'The Stranger' and 'The Seven Vision'. We have two other prophecies, 'The Lost Prophecy' and 'The Seven Curses', that may offer additional insights into the riddles surrounding the coming of the Incarnate. Perhaps these are the Lost Prophecies that your friend Nibani Maesa told you about.
[The Lost Prophecy has been added to your inventory. The Seven Curses has been added to your inventory. Kagrenac's Tools has been added to your inventory.] We have also prepared a document for you called 'Kagrenac's Tools'. This document will explain to you, and to others, the terrible secret that the Temple conceals about the true history of the Tribunal and the corrupt nature of their divine powers. It is to conceal this secret that the Temple persecutes the Nerevarine and the Dissident Priests. This persecution must stop. We must be united against the true enemy, Dagoth Ur. And if you are the Nerevarine, you must lead us against him."
    • "We have given you copies of 'Kagrenac's Tools', 'The Lost Prophecy', and 'The Seven Curses'. From what you tell me, you may now have the Lost Prophecies the Wise Woman Nibani Maesa asked you to seek. Perhaps you should share your new knowledge with her."
  • Mehra Milo: "Mehra Milo has run terrible risks remaining at the Hall of Wisdom and Truth, and we are grateful that you have rescued her from the Ministry of Truth."
  • Nerevar:
    • [The Real Nerevar has been added to your inventory. Nerevar Moon-and-Star has been added to your inventory. Saint Nerevar has been added to your inventory.] "By the way, here are a few books from our library you might find of interest. Each gives a very different impression of Nerevar."
    • "I hope you find the books useful."
  • Nerevarine: "Our interest in the Nerevarine used to be a matter of principle, a willingness to consider the validity of mystical insights rejected by Temple doctrine. Now, Dagoth Ur grows stronger while the Tribunal grows weaker, and the return of Saint Nerevar, even if only reborn in spirit, may be our best prospect of salvation."
  • Sixth House: "This is a new threat, and not yet widely recognized as another face of the Devil Dagoth Ur. But it is clearly a sign of a coming crisis, and the Temple may no longer be able to protect Morrowind. In such troubled times, the Dunmer may turn to the ancient pillars of faith, the ancestors and the Daedra, and especially to the prophetic visions granted by Lord Azura. Then they may look to the Nerevarine, Saint Nerevar Reborn, to lead them against the grim armies of Dagoth Ur."
  • The Lost Prophecy:
    • "From seventh sign of eleventh generation,
      Neither Hound nor Guar, nor Seed nor Harrow,
      But Dragon-born and far-star-marked,
      Outlander Incarnate beneath Red Mountain,
      Blessed Guest counters seven curses,
      Star-blessed hand wields thrice-cursed blade,
      To reap the harvest of the unmourned house.
I've annotated your copy of 'The Lost Prophecy' with our best efforts at interpretation. But a rough summary might be: 'An outlander -- foreign-born, but welcomed as a guest -- confronts seven curses beneath Red Mountain. His hand, blessed by Azura, uses a cursed blade to bring justice to House Dagoth, or House Dwemer, or both.' The Nerevarine? An outlander? That wouldn't please many Ashlanders, and may explain how the prophecy got lost."
  • The Seven Curses:
    • "'The Seven Curses' reads as follows:
through the doors of the unmourned house
where scoffers scoff and schemers scheme
from the halls of the oath-breaking house
rings seven curses of gods blasphemed
first curse, Curse-of-Fire
second curse, Curse-of-Ash
third curse, Curse-of-Flesh
fourth curse, Curse-of-Ghosts
fifth curse, Curse-of-Seed
sixth curse, Curse-of-Despair
seventh curse, Curse-of-Dreams
Your copy of 'The Seven Curses' bears our guesses at interpreting the verses. In short form: Seven curses come from House Dagoth, or House Dwemer, or both. Fire and ash come from Red Mountain. Flesh is corprus. Ghosts, Seed, and Despair are unclear, but Curse-of-Dreams seems to refer to recent cases of soul sickness and Sleeper attacks in the towns."