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|House||Aldos Othran's House|
|Essential||Until Corruption and Conscience (Scripted Death)|
Aldos Othran is a Dunmer farmer living a very hard life in Cheydinhal. After the tragic and unexpected death of his wife, he turned to alcoholism, and his many drunken exploits around town gave him fine after fine by the corrupt City Watch, more specifically the captain of the guard, Ulrich Leland. As Aldos couldn’t afford to pay the fines, he got kicked out of his own house and now lives on a bedroll behind Riverview, where he gets by consuming mead and strolling around town, singing old songs in a drunken stupor. During the related quest, he will meet his demise at the hands of the guard in front of his house, an event that will finally put a stop to Ulrich's evil ways.
He sleeps on his bedroll every night until 10am and immediately starts drinking when he wakes up. After two hours, he heads for the two bridges connecting the small island in the middle of town. He can be found on the bridge closest to Riverview from midday to 4pm and on the other bridge from 4pm until 8pm, constantly singing the "Cliff Racer Song" to everyone who passes by: "Flyyyin'... flyyin' in the skyyyy.... cliff racer so high.... flyinnn'..." After that, he will return to his bedroll for yet another four hours of drinking before finally going to bed at midnight. The exception to this schedule is during the related quest, where he will walk directly to his house, argue and insult the guard who watches over it, before finally engaging in combat with him.
The only thing you can get out of him when you approach him is a drunken: "Who... wha... are you... time is it? Hic."
Llevana Nedaren is obviously very worried about him and will tell you the full story: "Take my good friend Aldos Othran for example. In the last months, he’s been fined six times! SIX! All for being drunk and disorderly. Well, Aldos couldn’t pay his last two fines, so they seized his home and threw him into the street until he could pay it! Bastards! Poor fellow. You may be able to find him roaming the streets of Cheydinhal, probably drunk. Only a month ago, he lost his wife. They were traveling the road from the Imperial City when a bandit raiding party struck. He barely escaped alive. Ever since then, he’s been drunk. Sure, he gets rowdy sometimes, but he’s never hurt anyone."
When the inevitable happens, Llevana will of course be shocked: "Oh no! They killed him! I can’t believe this! Ever since his wife passed at the hands of the bandits, his life has been miserable. I’d grown to become fond of him. I wanted to take him into my house, but I was afraid. And now look what’s become of him."... "I'll make the necessary arrangements for his burial. He'll be buried next to his poor wife."
 Related Quests
- Corruption and Conscience: The Captain of the Guard in Cheydinhal is corrupt and the citizens want him removed.