|Mucianus Allias (RefID: 00091AAA)|
|Faction(s)||Creatures, Mucianus Zombie Faction, Necromancers|
Mucianus Allias was an Imperial member of the Mages Guild who served at the Arcane University. Hoping to aid the Guild in its efforts to stop Necromancy, he volunteered to spy on the Necromancers by infiltrating their rank. The information he provided, while limited, did give the guild "a sense of the Necromancer's scope and power".
In the quest Liberation or Apprehension?, Arch Mage Hannibal Traven, who still trusts Allias, fears for his life and asks you to find him before the battlemages do, and escort him back to the university.
At Nenyond Twyll, you will be confronted by Mariette Rielle, who will inform you that, as punishment for crossing the Order of the Black Worm, Allias has been turned into a type of zombie known as a Worm Thrall. You will confirm this by finding him shortly thereafter.
Mucianus is not hostile, but has an unusually large amount of health at higher levels.
- Liberation or Apprehension?: Locate a Necromancer informant and return him safely to the Arcane University.
- There are some inconsistencies about the spelling of Mucianus' last name. The most common spelling of his name is Mucianus Alias. However, the zombie you encounter in Nenyond Twyll is named Mucianus Allias, which is also used in one line of dialogue.
- This issue has been addressed by version 2.0.0 of the Unofficial Oblivion Patch; his name gets changed to the more common Alias spelling.
- There is no NPC version of Mucianus in the game or even in the construction set; he only exists as a zombie.
- After the quest, you may hear people say: "Something has gone seriously wrong at the Arcane University. I heard that a high-ranking member was killed in some sort of ambush."