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Baham
Home Settlement College of Aldmeri Propriety
Race Bosmer Gender Female
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Baham

Baham is a Bosmer student found in several locations, both on the periphery of, and in the grounds of the College of Aldmeri Propriety.

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"Nothing's worth this nonsense. Stuff the Thalmor! And the Dominion! And—"
Hang on. What are you talking about?
"Consider yourself most welcome at the College of Aldmeri Propriety. The Thalmor founded the place to teach us "lesser members" of the Dominion what we need to join the Guard."
I work for Queen Ayrenn. If there's a problem here—
"Oh, fancy. Look, don't believe me? Go talk to Tanion, the headmaster. Ask that smug son of a bitch what this place is really like. Maybe someone with the Queen's ear can get a real look at this hole."
I'll look into this.
"Anyone willing to hear us out is blessed by the Green in my book."
Can I ask you a few questions about the college?
"Ask away."
Why does this place only train Bosmer and Khajiit?
"The High Elves insisted. They felt, ahem, that "without the proper training, our new allies would be unable to represent the Thalmor agenda.""
What was it about the agenda that you couldn't represent?
"The instructors spout nonsense about civilized behavior whenever we ask that kind of thing. Meanwhile, they try to break us of our racial customs and culture.
It's like being short or having a tail is an affront to the Dominion."
Can you talk more about what goes on here?
"I'll tell you a little story. Friend of mine, Brinthir?
A few weeks ago it was his birthday. Back in Grahtwood he and his parents used to do this little ceremony honoring the Green. Simple thing, just a few words."
Go on.
"Tanion found him praying. Shouted at him, and threw him in the cave. Something about making him "an example to his mongrel race."
These are the people teaching us here, damn it!"
The cave?
"Saltspray Cave. Pretty little hole in the ground behind the college. They use it as a corrective measure when we step out of line."
What are the Thalmor, again?
"The Thalmor's the ruling party in the Dominion. It's made up of High Elf canonreeves, Wood Elf treethanes, and a handful of Khajiiti chieftains.
Take a wild guess what's the strongest flavor in that particular stewpot."
If there are Wood Elf and Khajiit in the Thalmor, then why—
"Do I look like a Treethane? Maybe they don't know what goes on here, I don't know."

She will speak to you again after you've taken a tour of the school. "Done looking around? Want to see what things are really like?"

"You've heard Tanion's lies, fancy agent. You've seen what they teach us. Now you need to see what happens after we leave those torture pits."
What do you mean?
"I've just come from buying bandages and ointments from the Baandari. Those Khajiit are the only friends we have around here."
Why are you buying bandages?
"You didn't see the beatings? The mistreatment? You think they smack us around like that, then hand us a bandage?
They're not real careful about lunch and dinner, either."
How can I help?
"I want you to see these people like they truly are. Nurad, another student, took the supplies back to his dorm. Go talk to him.
Get the supplies, then bring them to Brinthir and Thalorel. They got it bad today."
Where will you be?
"Need to go talk to Ilara. She had it bad today, too. Her scars don't show on the outside, though. Get going."

After Ilara is taken, Baham gets mad.

"Bastards! Tall, pale, knife-eared bastards!"
What happened?
"I told you, I went to talk to Ilara? I stepped away for five minutes and Tanion's trained dog Malangwe jumped her.
She's taking Illie to the cave! She can't survive another night in Saltspray, not in the state she's in."
What do you want me to do?
"I'll muster the students! We'll storm the caves! All we need are blades.
Zaban, the Baandari that gave me the bandages. He'll trade with us."
Don't you already have weapons?
"No. The instructors take back our training blades after class.
Will you go talk to him? I'll grab some of the others and meet you at the Baandari camp."
I'll meet you there.

You arrive at the Baandari camp, only to find them all slaughtered. Baham will ask in disbelief: "What happened here?"

"Zaban. What happened here, damn it?"
It looks like the traders were ambushed. I found this note on Zaban's body.
"The whole time … I thought he turned our pain into money.
He was trying to help us."
This was everyone you could muster?
"This is it. Look … I … we're afraid of the cave. Saltspray. Too many memories. Go look for Ilara. She needs to get pulled out of there.
We'll grab weapons from the camp here. Then go deal with our teachers."
Don't worry. I'll get Ilara out of the cave.

After rescuing Ilara:

"I don't have words. Thank you so much for finding Ilara. What news of Tanion?"
Tanion is dead.
"Then … it's done. We've taken the school. We'll restart. We'll study to actually join the Thalmor. To put Bosmer and Khajiit in positions of power.
Thank you, my friend. The alliance is stronger for your courage."

If you talk to her after this, she'll say, "May the Green guard your steps."