Morrowind:Nileno Dorvayn

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Nileno Dorvayn (nileno dorvayn)
Home City Balmora
Location Hlaalu Council Manor
Race Dunmer Gender Female
Level 20 Class Thief Service
Training Short Blade (74)
Light Armor (68)
Security (64)
Gold 200 Mercantile Novice (10)
Other Information
Health 133 Magicka 140
Alarm 100 Fight 30
Faction(s) House Hlaalu Kinsman(Kinsman)
Nileno Dorvayn

Nileno Dorvayn at the Hlaalu Council Manor in Balmora keeps the Hlaalu business going while the Councilors are away. However, no Hlaalu Councilors actually reside in Balmora. Dorvayn is nevertheless one of the essential House Hlaalu quest givers.

She offers major training in Short Blade, medium training in Light Armor and Security, and a supply of master level thieves' tools for sale, whether or not you are a member of the House. She is the most advanced trainer for Security for characters that are not members of the Thieves Guild or are insufficient rank to receive training from Hecerinde.

Dorvayn wears a common robe, cloth bracers, and netch leather boots. She wields a steel jinkblade of the aegis and carries a small key.

Aside from Dorvayn's natural resistance to fire and the sanctuary provided by her ancestors, she knows no spells.

Related Quests[edit]

Main Quest[edit]

  • Hlaalu Hortator: You must persuade House Hlaalu to recognize you as their Hortator.

House Hlaalu[edit]


  • Greetings:
    • "I am Nileno Dorvayn. I keep business going here in Balmora while the Hlaalu Councilors are away. Which is most of the time."
    • "What business brings you here today, %PCName?"

  • business:
    • "If you want to talk business, you've come to the right place. Do you want to join House Hlaalu?"
  • Crassius Curio: "He can be very eccentric at times. But his... weaknesses allow him to be manipulated. He lives in the Hlaalu Plaza in Vivec."
  • Dram Bero: "I think he lives somewhere in Vivec."
  • Ebonheart: "Ebonheart is south of Pelagiad, between Vivec and Seyda Neen. Take the road south to Pelagiad, then continue the road towards Vivec. Keep an eye on the signposts, and you shouldn't have any trouble reaching Ebonheart."
  • Hlaalu councilors:
    • [Yellow Book of 3E 426 has been added to your inventory.] "Here's a recent edition of the Yellow Book of Great House Hlaalu. It lists the current Hlaalu councilors and their residences. I might tell you more for a small consideration." OR "You should consult the recent edition of the Yellow Book of Great House Hlaalu. It lists the current Hlaalu councilors and their residences."
      • Bribe her 50 drakes.
        • [Disposition -10.] "Get some coins in your pocket and come see me again. Otherwise, I'll have to report you for trying to bribe a ranking member of House Hlaalu."
        • [Disposition +10. 50 Gold has been removed from your inventory.] "The one you should speak with is Crassius Curio. His manor is in the Hlaalu Plaza in Vivec. Of the Hlaalu Councilors, he is one most likely to listen to your requests, whatever they may be."
    • "As I said, Crassius Curio is the most open minded of the Hlaalu Councilors, though somewhat eccentric. If you get lost, consult a recent edition of the Yellow Book."
      • Nevermind. "Very well."
  • House Hlaalu:
    • "The Hlaalu councilors have conferred upon me the great honor of interviewing those who wish to become members of our illustrious house. Do you want to join House Hlaalu?"
  • join House Hlaalu:
    • "Yes, you are a worthy candidate, and we accept anyone who wants to join, even outlanders. Are you interested in joining?"
      • Yes. [Disposition +9.] "Very well. You are now a member of House Hlaalu. When you are ready, we can discuss business and advancement in House Hlaalu."
    • "You already belong to House Hlaalu."
      • No, nevermind. "You could do very well in House Hlaalu. If you change your mind, let me know."
  • Suran: "It's a busy port on the north shore of Lake Masobi, in the northwest corner of the Ascadian Isles. You can get there by going east from Pelagiad and around the north side of the Dren Plantation, following the roads east until you reach Suran. You can also take a Silt Strider there from Molag Mar or Vivec."
  • Velanda Omani: "Omani Manor is on an island east of Vivec. You can get there by following the road east of Vivec, then south past Ald Sotha, but it might be easier to just swim there from Vivec."


  • Negative numbers indicate restocking items.
Item Qty
Thieves' Tools
Master's Lockpick -3
Master's Probe -3