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|Home Town||Border Watch|
|Health||35 + (3+1)x(PC+0), PC=4-42|
|Magicka||100 + 1.5x(PC+0) (max=250)|
|Essential||Until Sheogorath's Daedric Shrine Quest is completed|
|Faction(s)||Border Watch Resident|
He truly believes in his great-great-great grandfather K'sharra's premonitions, but will take it relatively easy in everyday life: after waking up at 4am, he wanders around town all day long, pausing only to eat lunch and dinner. He will consume his meals at the Border Watch Inn for two hours, starting at 11am and 7pm. At 10pm, he returns to his house to sleep. During the related quest, there are two exceptions to this routine: after the first sign has apparently come true, he will dash to the cooking fire to throw rat poison on the ground; after the third and final sign, he will run around town in wild panic, thinking the end of the world has finally come to Border Watch. Once the related quest is completed, he will return to his usual schedule, although shaken in his faith.
Ri'Bassa is the proud owner of one of only three black hoods in Cyrodiil, a valuable item for enchanters because of its weightlessness. Additionally, he wears a black robe and a pair of rough leather shoes. He's armed with a leveled two handed blade of the best possible quality and also carries two measures of rat poison and a few gold coins. Ri'Bassa also knows a leveled set of warlock spells.
All of his dialogue is quest-related, but still holds a few points of non-quest interest: he will welcome you during the related quest, give you a round-up on the prophecy, and finally provide a heartwarming description of Border Watch, should you happen to ask:
- "Welcome to Border Watch, stranger. You are welcome here. I am Ri'bassa, Shaman of our people."
- "It has been told by our father, and our fathers' fathers, that our time in this place will come to and end. My great-great-great grandfather, K'sharra, foretold of a time when we would receive three signs from the gods, signaling the end of the world."
- "I’m glad you asked. I could go on all day about our little community. We are but a handful of Khajiit, as you can see. Many are the evenings we spend around the cooking fire, sharing stories of Elsweyr. If you’d like to stay, I’d suggest getting a room at the Border Watch Inn. We don’t get many visitors, but S’thasa serves a fine ale. She also has the finest collection of cheeses in the Empire! Her prized cheese has such a powerful aroma, she keeps it sealed in a case!"
During the quest, the citizens of Border Watch will mention Ri'bassa when you ask them about the K'sharra prophecy saying, "A stranger who knows about the K'Sharra Prophecy? It is one of our many prophecies. You should speak with Ri'Bassa, our shaman." The citizens will also point you in his direction if you ask about him: "Ri'Bassa is our shaman. You will find him in his house most of the time."
 Related Quests
- If you want his rare hood, you'll have to steal it from his corpse, reverse-pickpocket a zero-weight armor/enchanted headpiece onto him and return later to steal the hood (although the hood does not actually count as a stolen item), or use the Skull of Corruption Glitch to take one from his clone after you have completed Sheogorath's quest.