The museum curator. He is the one who greets you inside the museum when you first enter.


Auryen Morellus is a Altmer historian and the main curator of the Dragonborn Gallery. After years of research on relics and historics, he found that many great relics of Tamriel somehow gravitated to Skyrim. Assuming that the energies within these ancient relics sense the impending crisis, he bought the old Macnarian Hall next to the Blue Palace of Solitude and rebuilt it as a museum to display all of his research. He requests his old associate Professor Patero Marassi to become his relic hunter, but his offer gets declined due to the dangerous nature of the job. In his search for a replacement, he stumbles upon the Last Dragonborn, who accepts his offer and agrees to store all his gathered relics in the museum.

After significant progress has been made, Auryen decides to found a Explorer's Society to perform excavations on their own. Due to the more peaceful nature of these excavations compared to relic hunting, Marassi eventually agrees to become his chief of archaeology. Others join his guild and the Dragonborn gets appointed guildmaster.

Past life

Little is known about what Auryen did before the events in Legacy of the Dragonborn, apart from him studying history. He met Professor Patero Marassi at the Gwylim University in High Rock some 300 years ago(for reference that's 65 years before ES1:Arena takes place) . His exact age is unknown, though as of version 5 Avram Shazir mentions him as being over 500 hundred . The surname Morellus is not recorded in Tamriel history and can therefore not be used as an indication.

Quest Involvement

Gives the Quests:

Participates in the Quests:

Display progression

As you get more displays, he will come to you with relics he has acquired and send you on quests to acquire more lost relics.

Below is the list of the unlockable weapons and quests given to you by Auryen and their required museum display count.

Display Count Reward
50 Skullcrusher. Additionally a messenger will bring you a letter from Auryen and a key to the secret safehouse, unless you started the game as a Relic Hunter via “Alternate Start Live Another Life” solitude dock arrival option. The first patron (Jerrin) starts visiting the museum. Collection box is added to the entranceway of the museum, random gold is added daily by the patrons.
75 displays and player level 18+ If you have completed the introductory museum quest 'An Interesting Prospect' and become the relic hunter of the museum, he will send you to Elsweyr to recover the Staff of Indarys, beginning the Moonpath to Elsweyr's quest content.
100 Thornblade. Second Patron (Malakai) starts attending the museum daily. Auryen will have the topic “I have too much stuff” available which will prompt him to offer to sell off items from your sell cart in The Safehouse.
150 Cleaver of St. Felms. Final patrons (Lorna and her son Henry) start attending the museum. Auryen has the dialogue option to start building the Explorer’s Guild.
200 Eleidon's Ward. Avram Shazir arrives as the museum guard.
250 Gravedigger.
300 Scourge. 'Night at the Museum' (commonly referred to as The Haunted Museum) starts if you have completed the introductory museum quest 'An Interesting Prospect' and become the relic hunter of the museum.
350 Stendarr's Hammer.
400 Trueflame. 'Shadows of One's Past' (commonly referred to as The Museum Heist) starts if you have completed the 'Night at the Museum' quest.
450 Staff of Hasedoki.
500 Hopesfire.
550 Sword of Ancient Tongues. If you have completed 'Shadows of One's Past', Byron starts wandering the world looking for you to begin the 'Shattered Legacy' questline.
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