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Carnius Magius (Carnius Magius)
Home City Fort Frostmoth
Location Imperial Cult Shrine
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level 50 Class Noble
Other Information
Health 600 Magicka 200
Alarm 0 Fight 30
Faction(s) East Empire Company 8(Factor)
Carnius Magius

Carnius Magius is an Imperial noble and the local Factor of the East Empire Company. He is in charge of development and mining for Raven Rock. You can find him at Fort Frostmoth, where he's been given quarters above the Imperial shrine.

Carnius has a "different" idea how to make the most of his assignment in this icy, remote place, such as killing employees who know too much after they have outlived their usefulness. He is a bitter enemy of Falco Galenus, and the two are always at odds with one another. At some point during the East Empire Company Quests, you must choose to side with one or the other. If you side with Falco, Carnius will dislike you and treat you the same way he treats Falco.

Ultimately, no matter who you side with, Carnius will want you dead for one reason or another. If you side with Falco, he orders an attack on Raven Rock by men disguised as Skaal. If you side with him, however, he tricks you into supplying his hired mercenaries with gear in preparation for an attack on Raven Rock. The mercenaries will then betray you, and Carnius will attempt to kill you himself when you return.

Interestingly, even before starting any of the East Empire Company quests, Magius wields a Stalhrim Mace, despite the fact that the only person who appears to be able to fashion Stalhrim items is Aenar, and he is only able to do this after completing the quest Discovery in the Mine, in which you become the sole possessor of the means to acquire Raw Stalhrim.

Dialogue[edit]

  • Voice:
    • Greetings:
      • "What is it?"
      • "Without me, it all falls to pieces."
      • "Once more, with feeling..."
      • "About time."
      • "Who cares about Nord crackpots? We got a lot to do here."
      • "I can't believe it. Can't anyone do anything right?"
      • "Don't bother me with trivial details. Know what's important, and do it right the first time."
      • "Better. Just stick with it, and we'll all get rich."
      • "Time is money. Let's get moving here."
      • "You scratch my back? I'll scratch yours."
  • Greetings:
    • [Before joining the East Empire Company.] "What do you want? Is this about the East Empire Company? I'm a very important man, I'll have you know, and I have no time for anything other than business."
    • [After joining the East Empire Company.] "What is it, %PCRank? Is this about your current assignment?"
    • "Oh, don't even say it. I can tell by the look on your face. Falco gave you his little pep talk, didn't he? "Oh, %PCName.... I need your help. Won't you help me?" Ugh. Perhaps instead you should think about doing yourself a favor and aiding me, %PCRank."
    • "Not now, %PCRank. I'm expecting a decision from Falco. It's colony business, and it doesn't concern you."
    • "What is it, %PCRank?"
    • "The smithy is done? Fine, fine. Now leave me alone."
    • "The trader's is almost done? Fine, fine. Now leave me alone."
    • "Well, %PCRank. It's time for a bit of a change. Now that we know for sure there's Stalhrim to be had in the mines, we need to clear everyone out of the colony. Of course, I can't do that without arousing too much suspicion; the colony will have to appear to fail on its own. Your next assignment will start that process."
    • "Well, %PCRank.... it's a bit of a surprise to see you. You weren't supposed to survive the Skaal attack."
    • "I must say, I'm surprised to see you. Toralf was supposed to make sure you didn't return. I just can't count on good help, can I? Sorry, %PCRank, but I'm afraid I no longer have need of your services, and you know a little too much to be allowed to live. But I'll remedy that situation right now." Goodbye

  • aiding me:
    • "Believe me, I can make you a much better offer than Falco ever could. Don't be fooled. I will tolerate you only for as long as you are useful to me. If you perform well enough, it will be to your benefit. I think it's clear that I'm in a position to offer you a great deal more than Falco might; serve me well, and you may end up taking Falco's place. Take a little time and think it over, %PCRank."
    • "Have you made your choice yet? I am not a patient man, and you do not want me as an enemy, %PCRank."
      • I'll do as you wish. "A wise decision, %PCRank. I will occasionally have special requests of you; for now, see me when you are ready for your next assignment."
    • "You're already helping me, %PCRank. What's your point?"
      • No. [Disposition -10.] "No? You may wish to re-think that, %PCRank. And I'd certainly advise that you don't go running off to Falco. That could prove to be very bad for you."
  • assignment:
    • "What? You've been fired. Why would I give you any work? Now, if we were to work out some sort of arrangement in which I could re-hire you, then perhaps we could talk."
    • "You think you're ready for work, eh? Very well. The first of our workers have arrived, and need to get to the mining site. None of them are particularly skilled with a blade, so I'd like you to escort them. They know the way; you simply have to make sure they arrive safely. Once you're there, check in with Falco Galenus. He'll give you further instructions. For now, go speak to Gidar Verothan. He's down by the dock."
    • "Go talk to Gidar Verothan. He's waiting outside the fort. Hurry up, now."
    • "You're supposed to be escorting the workers. What are you doing back here? Hurry up and get to it."
    • [Disposition -6. You have been expelled from East Empire Company.] "They didn't make it? Honestly, %PCName. This doesn't speak well of your abilities. Well, we'll just have to teach you a little lesson, won't we? You're fired." Goodbye
    • [Disposition -5.] "So, the workers arrived safely? That's something, at least. But you haven't talked to Falco? Well, then march right back out there and do it, %PCName. If you're going to learn anything from this, it's that there's a chain of command in this operation, and I expect it to be adhered to. I gave you instructions, and you will carry them out to the letter." Goodbye
    • [Disposition -5.] "You've talked to Falco, then? Well, where's the ore? Until you have five pieces of it in your hands, ready to give me, don't waste my time."
    • [5 Raw Ebony has been removed from your inventory. 100 Gold has been added to your inventory. EEC Stock Certificate has been added to your inventory.] "Ah, so you have the ore I asked Falco for? He couldn't even accomplish that by himself, could he? No matter. The investors are waiting for this, so hand it over. Here's payment for the job. I don't have any other work for you right now: come back and see me in about three days. By then construction should be well under way, and there will likely be more for you to do. Oh, and take this stock certificate."
    • "I don't have any work for you right now. Check back when construction has progressed some."
    • "Falco's dead. There's going to be an official investigation, and all work has been halted. The board will likely close down the entire operation. In other words, there's no more work for you, %PCRank."
    • "I personally don't have anything for you, but I understand Falco is having some sort of problem out at the site. Doesn't surprise me in the least. Go out there and see what's going on, will you?"
    • "Have you finished taking care of Falco's little problem? If not, I suggest you stop bothering me, and go deal with it."
    • [1000 Gold has been added to your inventory.] "He's dead? Wonderful! That'll send a message; anyone who gets in the way of the Raven Rock project will suffer dearly. Excellent work, %PCRank. Oh, don't worry about what Falco thinks. He still takes orders from me, you know."
    • "So it's been dealt with? Shame that you didn't just kill him outright, but fair enough. As long as the work can continue. Good job, %PCRank."
    • "There's no work for you right now, %PCRank. Check again in a few days."
    • "Actually, you can make yourself useful, %PCRank. It's a menial task, but it needs to be done. I've spent a great deal of money ensuring that supplies are delivered from the mainland, and I'd like you to go make sure everything is in order. The supply ship arrived this morning according to my schedule. Get me a copy of the shipping manifest from Falco, will you? On your way, then."
    • "I need to know the status of those supplies, %PCRank. Get moving."
    • [300 Gold has been added to your inventory.] "WHAT? It's gone? This is unacceptable! After the money I spent on this venture... Fine, fine. Another ship will have to be sent for. Well, don't just stand there: the longer I look at you, the longer I have to think about it. Just take this and go away. Come back in a few days."
    • "No, %PCRank. Nothing for you to do. Come back another time."
    • "I still don't have anything for you to do, %PCRank. Go bother Falco if you must."
    • "Oh, you again. Well, you can deal with this; I can't be bothered. The funds are available to add a service provider to the colony. It needs to be decided whether a smith or a trader should be brought in; the decision is going to be yours."
    • "I'm waiting on that decision from you, %PCRank."
    • "What? No, %PCRank. Nothing for you right now. Come back in a few days."
    • "The trader's outpost is almost done? Bah, who cares? These incompetents can't even finish the simplest of assignments."
    • "The smithy is almost done? Bah, who cares? These incompetents can't even finish the simplest of assignments."
    • "How am I supposed to get anything done when things are always going wrong? No one understands the pressure I'm under, %PCRank. No one. And these problems only make things worse. Get out there and find out what's keeping Falco from getting his work done THIS time. It's some sort of problem with the supply ship. I can only imagine what he's done...."
    • "Has Falco gotten things under control? I sometimes wonder why I hired him. Now that I think of it, why did I hire you, if you're here talking to me instead of fixing things? Get out of here!" Goodbye
    • "You killed him?? How am I supposed to retain the services of a ship captain if all he knows is that every man who took the job before him is dead? Ugh. I hope you're not expecting any sort of reward for this. Just move on to your next assignment."
    • [1000 Gold has been added to your inventory. 10 Potion of Cure Common Disease has been added to your inventory.] "Hrmph. Took long enough. Well, this is what happens when there's more work than I can do myself. Things don't get done right, or on time, or with any degree of finesse.... sometimes I wonder why I try, %PCRank. Well, at least the supplies will get through now. Good work, I suppose. Here, take this, and then let's discuss your next assignment."
    • "It's time you start earning your keep, %PCRank. I've had Uryn Maren procuring a little extra ore that I can sell on the side. I have reason to believe that Falco suspects what's going on, and I need you to help take care of the matter."
    • "I'm waiting on that ore, %PCRank. The evidence needs to be removed before Falco decides to search Uryn Maren."
    • "Do you have the ore? I need to get Uryn Maren back to work without worrying about this."
    • "You should be off helping Uryn Maren, %PCRank."
    • "I don't have any work for you right now, %PCRank. Perhaps once those simpletons at the site finish up the construction, we can start on the next phase of my plans. Check back in a few days."
    • "Yes, yes - I do have some work for you. One of the miners is causing some sort of disturbance. He's in the bar, and has apparently gone crazy, or some such nonsense. Go find this Seler Favelnim and deal with him, will you?"
    • "Have you dealt with Seler Favelnim, %PCRank?"
    • "The miners have stumbled onto something very important, %PCRank. A wall in the mine crumbled and an old burial cavern was uncovered. They've found a large block of ice inside, and nothing anyone does can break it. I've feigned ignorance on the subject, but I need you to do something about it. The ice is called Stalhrim, and you're going to get me some of it."
    • "All your efforts should be focused on the Stalhrim right now, %PCRank. You've no idea how important it is."
  • Baslod:
    • "I believe he will have placed some weapons for you at the top of the mining office tower in the colony: a bow and a very potent poison arrow. I've also contributed a scroll that may help insure the arrow finds it's mark, and that you are not seen. I'd suggest remaining in the Mining Tower for safety. Once you're prepared, ready your bow to signal that Baslod should make his attack. He'll draw the guards away, and then you strike. With Falco assassinated, the colony should collapse in a very short time."
    • "I don't expect him to live through this. Of course, he doesn't know that. Just be sure you're not seen."
    • "I can't imagine he survived.... ah, well. He was cheap to hire."
    • "He served his purpose. That's all that matter [sic]."
  • Captain Carius: "He's around here somewhere. I don't know exactly where: it's not my job to look after him."
  • Carnius Magius: "Yes?"
  • decision:
    • "You heard me, %PCRank. A smith or a trader. I don't care how you do it. Ask the colonists, decide on your own, pick one out of a hat. Just come back and let me know what it's going to be."
    • "Let's get this over with, so I can allocate the funds and move on to something more important. What's it going to be?"
      • The Smith. "Fine, fine. I'll see to it that work starts soon. Now, go find something to keep you occupied for a while. I have other things to attend to, and it will take a few days for the construction to finish."
      • The Trader "Very well. A trader it is. I'll make sure the money is provided so construction starts soon. That's all for now, %PCRank. It'll take a few days for the construction; come back and see me when it's done."
    • "You've already taken care of it, %PCRank. Just let me know when the construction is nearly done."
      • I haven't decided yet. [Disposition -2.] "What do you mean, you haven't decided yet? If you haven't made a decision, why are you even discussing it with me?"
  • East Empire Company:
    • [Before joining the East Empire Company.] "Yes, that's right. I'm the local Factor, not that it means much at this point. Our operations are just getting underway, and frankly, we're short-handed. We could use some help. Do you wish to join the East Empire Company?"
    • [After joining the East Empire Company.] "The East Empire Company is a monopolistic mercantile enterprise chartered by the Emperor and managed by a board of directors appointed by the Emperor. The Company has sole authority to trade in certain goods, like flin, raw ebony, raw glass, and Dwemer artifacts, and it also enjoys favorable tariffs and regulations for import and export of other common and exotic goods, like kwama eggs, marshmerrow pulp, saltrice, and Telvanni bug musk."
  • Fort Frostmoth: "What about it? It's a Fort. It's made of rock, and it's cold. But it's better here than it is at the mining site"
  • Falco Galenus: "He's the second-in-command, and takes his orders directly from me. Thankfully, he spends almost all of his time at the site, so I don't have to listen to his optimistic drivel all the time. You can find him there."
  • Hroldar the Strange:
    • "Let me guess. Falco has come up with some ridiculous solution to the problem that's more trouble than it's worth. We don't need these kind of setbacks: the colony is too important. If he won't move, and you can't convince him to move, then kill him. I've found that killing anyone who gets in your way is a very effective deterrent for those that would cause problems."
    • "Have you completed your assignment? If not, I suggest you resolve the situation with Falco immediately."
    • [Disposition -1.] "The matter is settled, is it not? Then stop bringing it up."
  • join the East Empire Company:
    • "Your interest is commendable, and we can certainly use the manual labor, if nothing else. As with all business, make sure you understand the requirements before agreeing to anything. So, are you willing?"
      • Yes, hire me!: [Disposition +11.] "Very well, then. You are now an %NextPCRank in the East Empire Company, %PCName. I'll make it clear to you now that I am the one in charge; see me when you're ready for an assignment or want a promotion."
    • "[Disposition -1.] You're already working for the East Empire Company. Is this an attempt of humor? I'm not amused."
      • What are the requirements?: "The East Empire Companyis a business at heart. Applicants should have a winning personality, and a strong will. Those with the ability to speak eloquently and barter shrewdly are most valuable. Given the hostile environments the Company often ventures into, applicants should have a keen sense of security. Finally, all applicants should be trained in the time-honored virtues of long blades and medium armor, as has been customary for the Company for generations."
        • Okay, I'm in.: [Disposition +11.] "Very well, then. You are now an %NextPCRank in the East Empire Company, %PCName. I'll make it clear to you now that I am the one in charge; see me when you're ready for an assignment or want a promotion"
    • [Disposition -1.] "You're already working for the East Empire Company. Is this an attempt at humor? I'm not amused."
        • No, sorry.: "Makes little difference to me. Others can be found to do the job."
  • promotion:
    • "You've demonstrated neither the skills necessary nor completed enough tasks for me to even consider it, %PCRank."
    • "You've performed well enough, but I don't think you're qualified just yet. Work on your skills some."
    • "You've got the qualifications, but you haven't done enough to prove to me you're ready. Complete another assignment or two then we'll talk."
  • Raven Rock: "I have every intention of making it as profitable as possible, no matter what it takes. Keep that in mind."
  • re-hire:
    • '"Failed your first assignment? What makes you think I'd consider you again? You'll have to do something for me to make it worthwhile... perhaps, say, 5000 gold pieces? What do you say?"
    • "Of course, I don't do this for just anyone. You'll have to do something for me to make it worthwhile... perhaps, say, 5000 gold pieces? What do you say?"
      • Pay it.
        • [Disposition -5.] "You don't even have that much with you, and yet still you try to gain my favor? This does not speak well of you, %PCRank."
        • [Disposition +6. 5000 Gold has been removed from your inventory.] "Very well. I'll see to it that the paperwork is processed. Concentrate on your assignments, %PCRank, and try not to let this happen again."
    • "You're a current employee of the company. I can't re-hire you."
      • Nevermind. "Your choice. I can always find someone else to make sure things get done."
  • Seler Favelnim:
    • "I don't know the whole story, nor do I care to. He's causing problems, and is disrupting business. Make sure he stops causing problems, understand? He's at the bar. Go take care of it."
    • [2000 Gold has been added to your inventory.] "Dead, eh? Well. Can't say I care much. In fact, it might serve as a good lesson to the rest of the miners. Good job, %PCRank."
    • [2000 Gold has been added to your inventory.] "He's been taken care of? Good. I have no use for those that can't just focus on their work. In fact, perhaps I'll have him thrown out of the colony for this. That'll certainly send a message, won't it? No matter. It's good to know I can trust you to take care of things, %PCRank."
    • "Yes, yes. You've already settled the matter. Focus on your current assignment, %PCRank."
  • Skaal attack: "You've ruined EVERYTHING, do you realize that? All that work - all the money I spent to get that equipment and get those men here... all of it, wasted! And it's ALL YOUR FAULT!" Goodbye
  • someone in particular: "Aside from Captain Carius, I'm the only one here worth talking to."
  • specific place: "The amenities here are poor, at best. Certainly nothing like what I'm used to. There's a shrine and an armory, but little else. Raven Rock should change that, however."
  • Stalhrim:
    • "It's Nordic, whether the fools at Raven Rock know it or not. And it's immensely valuable - worth more than the rest of that whole stinking mine. Know that this, THIS is the reason I took this ridiculous position in the first place; I want that ice, and I want all of it. That means you're going to eliminate the only people who know anything about it. Go to the north, just south of where the Harstad river meets the Ilsid, and find the three Nords there. Kill them, and get the pick axe I know they have."
    • "Find those Nords and kill them. They're the only ones who understand the true importance of the Stalhrim."
  • stock certificate:
    • "It's a way to offset the cost of establishing and developing the colony. Each employee is issued a certificate that has a value based on how well the colony is performing. If you decide you'd like to exchange it for money, it can be arranged. See me if you're interested in doing so."
  • Thirsk: "Nordic place, right? North of here? Inconsequential. You have more important things to worry about."
  • Uryn Maren:
    • [Maren House Key has been added to your inventory.] "Uryn's been stealing ore since mining began, but Falco has begun to notice the discrepancy. Thus far, he's been keeping the ore stashed in a chest in his house. I believe Falco knows about this chest, and so I need you to make sure there's no ore in it. Find it, remove the ore, and bring it to me. Here - you'll need this key to get into his house. Make it quick, %PCRank."
    • "Get the ore out of that chest in his house, %PCRank. I need him clear of suspicion, so he can continue his work."
    • "You say you've emptied the chest, but I don't see any ore. Bring it to me, and then we'll discuss the next step."
    • [5 Raw Ebony has been removed from your inventory.] "You've got the ore? Good. But the damage has been done: Falco has placed a guard in front of the storeroom in the mine. With that guard there, Uryn will be hard pressed to sneak in and steal more of the ore. That's why you're going to distract the guard. Go find Uryn in the mine and talk to him."
    • "You'll need to distract the guard so that he can sneak into the storeroom."
    • [1000 Gold has been added to your inventory.] "Pulled it off, did you? Well done. There's hope for you yet, %PCRank. Take this for now, and soon we'll discuss your next assignment."
    • "Good work helping him, %PCRank."

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