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Rigurt the Brash
Home Settlement Mournhold
Windhelm
Morkul Stronghold
Alinor
Rimmen
The Stitches
Location Scarp KeepOrsinium (Crown Store),Alinor Royal PalaceSummerset, Baandari BazaarElsweyr
Race Nord Gender Male
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Rigurt the Brash

Rigurt the Brash is a Nord "diplomat" and part of the Glorious Expedition for Nord Cultural Exchange, a group of Nords acting as cultural ambassadors to the Dunmer people.

He is a recurring character and can be found in the base game as well as several of the DLCs and Chapters. He can first be found in the city of Mournhold, north of the City Center. He is later found in Windhelm, where he is tasked with meeting the Dunmer ambassadors arriving for the Konunleikar celebrations. He can also be encountered at the Morkul Stronghold docks in Wrothgar, where he acts as the Nord ambassador to the Orcs, and will later appear in Scarp Keep after the funeral of King Kurog. Rigurt can additionally be found in Alinor, where he has been sent to best utilize his "inaptitudes" and negotiate peace with the Aldmeri Dominion.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Events[edit]

Ebonheart Pact[edit]

Cultural Exchange[edit]

You will find Rigurt outside Mournhold's City Center with two other Nord Envoys.

"Hail! I am Rigurt the Brash. I lead our Glorious Expedition for Nord Cultural Exchange to the Dark Elves.
Excuse please, Dunmer. The proper term for puny ones is Dunmer. Small, I mean. Not puny."
Um, what?
"Must remember, talk slower and louder. Let me start over.
I am Rigurt! We're brand-new diplomats, here to learn about Dark Elf way of life and spread word about our glorious Nord culture. Such knowledging will strengthen our alliance!"
I see. How's that going?
"Badly! The registrar makes us wait by this giant smelly toadstool while our gifts of culture, art, and religion gather dust.
How about you take these gifts for us? Trade them for Dark Elf stuff. We need books, clothes, and relics."
Sure, why not.

You can then ask him more questions about the gifts.

"Thank you for helping our Glorious Expedition for Nord Cultural Exchange.
Hopefully, the registrar will call soon. In the meantime, I have leads on where you can take items for trade."
I'm all ears.
"Ha! Good joke! Rigurt can't wait to use it on the Dark Elf ambassador.
Now, which glorious item can I tell you about?"
Where should I take these clothes?
"Dark Elf dress is so fancy! I heard of tailor in Mournhold's crafting district named Iirila Maleran.
Give her our gift of Nord traditional garb. She'll be so impressed, she'll give us nice Dunmer clothes in return."
Where should I take this book? / What about this book?
"The little gray-skins mentioned a place with a great library. Shad Astula.
They're sure to appreciate our book. Maybe trade for a book on Dark Elf culture and customs. That would be most excellent!"
Where should I take this mummified goat's heart? / What about this heart thing?
"That is a top-notch cultural relic—a Heart of the Wild!
Take it to the monastery called Muth Gnaar. Give it to monks as offering, but make sure to get a good Dark Elf relic in return."
I see.
"Thanks! And remember to speak loudly—you're a Deputy Envoy of Nord Culture now!"

Party Planning[edit]

Meeting Rigurt at the Konunekleir in Windhelm:

"Excellent! You are here. And you are all fancy! All cultural and everything."
Are you drunk?
"What? No! Of course not. Well, maybe a little. The mead you brought looked so good. I took a teeny swig to calm my nerves. I can't help it if the bottle was so small.
Being master of ceremonies is hard work. I bet King Jorunn drinks plenty!"
Should you postpone this meeting?
"Don't be silly! Here come the dignitaries.
Now look casual. And dignified!"

Rigurt's meeting with the other ambassadors:

Rigurt the Brash: "Welcome to the bustling city of Windhelm for King Jorunn's amazing Corn-un-licker celebration. We greet the ambassadors of the glorious Dark Elf and Argonian nations with stinky arms and open fish."
Rigurt the Brash: "Let Rigurt be the first to welcome... one moment please. Let me check my notes... Ambassador Flies-of-Steel and Ambassador Normal! Ha!"
General Yeveth Noramil: "How amusing! King Jorunn sent his court jester to receive us. Bravo! Bravo I say!"
Eyes-Of-Steel: "What an... interesting form of greeting. I may never truly learn to understand the dry skins. Perhaps we should head to the inn, Yeveth?"
General Yeveth Noramil: "Yes. Cracking suggestion. Perhaps they'll have something other than... what's that awful Nord beverage... ah, yes. Mead."

Speaking to Rigurt to end the quest:

"That went amazingly well. I think."
I'm not so sure.
"Nonsense. You worry too much, my friend. This is going to be the best Corn-loon-licker ever!
Now please take this. It's a gift for all your hard work. Rigurt insists!"

Orsinium[edit]

At Scarp Keep:

"Such a sad and dismal day. But Rigurt knows how to fix that! I have most excellent Nord gifts for everyone! No face can stay sad when it has one of Rigurt's most excellent gifts in its mouth!"

Cultural Affections[edit]

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Summerset[edit]

Culture Clash[edit]

If you speak to him for the first time in Alinor, he'll greet you with:

"Most sincere salutations, newfound friend! I am Rigurt the Brash, ambassador-at-large for the exceedingly excellent Nord Cultural Exchange!
I fear my mission to this beautiful island of snooty Elves has ended before it has even begun."

If you have met him previously, he will greet you with:

"Most excellent to be seeing you again, my bestest friend! It is me, Rigurt! The Ebonheart Pact sent me to extend a branch of peace to snooty, rude, and very tall High Elf peoples!
Unfortunately, my mission has ended before it has even begun."
What mission are you talking about?
"The glorious Pact sent Rigurt to bargain with Queen Ayrenn. To use my considerable charms to woo High Elves to talk of peace and an end to the Three Banners War. I even brought gifts to bestow upon the pretty Queen.
But Rigurt has failed. Again."
How did you fail?
"These tall, skinny Elves, they have so many rules! Did you know Queen Ayrenn isn't even on Summerset? And to get an audience with her Proxy Queen requires some sort of proper introduction.
Vindilween won't let me set foot in the palace without one."
I'll help you figure this out.

Agreeing to help him will start his quest, Culture Clash, and cause him to say:

"You would help Rigurt? That makes my heart dance like young ones at a Mara's Day ball!
Speak to Courtier Vindilween and find out how we get one of these proper High Elf introductions. Remember, I brought gifts! That's sure to open a few doors."
Tell me more about why you were sent to Summerset?
"Rigurt is the bestest ambassador in all of Skyrim! Sometimes I think the Nord Cultural Exchange was created just to take advantage of my talents and inaptitudes [sic]. I think that was the word the Thane used.
Anyway, Rigurt has come to end the war!"
Tell me more about the war you're trying to end.
"The Three Banners War. Terrible business. I was drinking at the Skald King's court when I mentioned how silly it was to fight over an empty throne. Next morning, they put me on a boat and sent me here.
Rigurt always gets the most important missions."
You really think you can get Queen Ayrenn to sign a peace treaty?
"If we can get an audience with her or her Proxy Queen, I will certainly try. An ongoing war with no end in sight can't be good for either side. Plus, Rigurt can be very persuasive. Especially when I bring gifts!"
Why can't you talk to the Proxy Queen?
"Rigurt has no idea. Vindilween kept talking about laws and rules and customs. Said a simple Nord like me would never understand.
But with you to help navigate these cultural conundrums, Rigurt will be having tea with the Proxy Queen in no time!"
Tell me more about Courtier Vindilween.
"What's to tell? Vindilween's a self-important royal lackey who thinks her armpits smell like fresh linen. If the snooty High Elves have ministers of culture, then Vindilween is definitely their king.
Go talk to her and see for yourself."
Tell me about the gifts you brought with you.
"Oh, such treasures I brought! Gifts that any Nord would kill for—and many have!
I brought wonderments 
[sic] from the vaults of Windhelm! A Depressing Stuffed Goat, Dibella's Bosom Night Favor, and Essence of Mammoth!"
Tell me about the Depressing Stuffed Goat.
"An excellent treasure! This was King Jorunn's prized pet, Baadir, known for her bravery. She once faced down a horde of rampaging Orcs!
The Skald King stuffed and mounted her for display, but found it too depressing to keep on the mantle."
Tell me about Dibella's Bosom Night Favor.
"Something every virile man and woman can appreciate. This bust of Dibella, god of beauty and erotic instruction, holds a place of honor in many Nord bedchambers.
Its presence makes nightly activities more … invigorating. Ayrenn will love it!"
Tell me about Essence of Mammoth.
"Oh, this one is popular with maidens and matrons who can afford it. The alchemists of Windhelm crafted this expensive fragrance for use on special occasions. Who wouldn't want to smell like wet mammoth on a warm spring day?"

For each of the three tasks, the dialogue options will be limited for the later tasks as you give gifts to previous ones.

Sapiarch Tandemen[edit]

After gathering Sapiarch Tandemen's items, you'll find Rigurt seated next to the Sapiarch outside the bank building.

"Courtier Vindilween was kind enough to tell me who she sent you to perform favors for. I've been sitting here, drinking and having a most pleasant conversation with Sapiarch Tandemen.
Were you able to acquire the items of cultural significance he requested?"
Yes, I acquired items from the Khajiit, Breton, and Argonian just as he asked.
"You did? That is most excellent, my good friend! But Rigurt has an even better idea! We should also give the Sapiarch one of my gifts. Nothing says culture like a Nord keepsake!
But which one do you think he would like best?"
Maybe the Sapiarch would appreciate your Depressing Stuffed Goat.
"Hmm. While the stuffed goat has sentimental value, it doesn't quite strike me as the perfect Nord cultural gift for the Sapiarch.
Perhaps you can make another suggestion, my friend."
I think Dibella's Bosom Night Favor would make the perfect gift for the Sapiarch.
"Interesting. The Night Favor depicts a beloved Nord god, it is solid and will last forever, and it might help the Sapiarch if he ever finds a sweet onion. And by sweet onion, Rigurt means a lover.
A perfect choice!"
Let's give the Night Favor and the other cultural items to the Sapiarch.
Essence of Mammoth might be exactly the right gift for the Sapiarch.
"Hmm. I think the Sapiarch would like an item with more permanence. Unless he has a sweet onion. Sweet onions love perfume! And by sweet onion, I mean a lover.
No, the Sapiarch doesn't strike me as someone who would appreciate perfume. Try again."

Once you've decided to give the Night Favor to the Sapiarch, Rigurt will turn to the elf and make his offer:

Rigurt the Brash : "Friend Sapiarch! Here are the cultural items you asked for, along with a gift from Rigurt—a Nord Night Favor!"
Sapiarch Tandemen : "That's everything I wanted, plus an arousing example of Nord erotica. Thank you!"
Sapiarch Tandemen : "Here's the official letter of recommendation you requested."

If you speak to Rigurt again before going to the next target, he'll say:

"Who knew getting an introduction would be so complicated? You perform the favors and Rigurt will wait for you to return.
You are a good friend to Rigurt. We will drink mead and sing songs of battle when this is done!"
In fact, this will be his response to the conclusion to the first two giftings you do.
Justiciar Rolumdel[edit]

Once you've collected the items for Justiciar Rolumdel, you'll find him next to the Prosecutor outside the Fighters Guild in Lillandril:

"Vindilween told me where she sent you. I've been having the most interesting conversation with this Divine Prosecution person here. Did you know the Tall Elves have at least three rules for every possibility?
Oh, did you find the stolen goods?"
I recovered the items stolen from Alinor Palace for Justiciar Rolumdel.
"Rigurt is so happy he could kiss you! The last time I did that, though, Thane Mera punched me in the nose, so ….
I know! Let's give the good Justiciar one of my Nord keepsakes! Which one do you think he'd like best?"
I think the Depressing Stuffed Goat would make the perfect gift for Justiciar Rolumdel.
"Interesting. The Stuffed Goat represents stoic bravery and she never breaks any rules. How could she? She's dead! Anyway, she stands for all the same things as the Divine Prosecution.
Yes, I think that's the perfect gift to give to the Justiciar!"
Let's give the Stuffed Goat and the recovered items to Justiciar Rolumdel.
Essence of Mammoth might be exactly the right gift for Justiciar Rolumdel.
"Hmm. The Justiciar doesn't seem the type to care about how he smells. Essence of Mammoth would be wasted on him.
Perhaps you could make another suggestion, my friend."

Once you've decided to give the Stuffed Goat to the Justiciar, Rigurt will turn to him and present his gift:

Rigurt the Brash : "The Nord Cultural Exchange proudly returns the Queen's stolen items! And this Stuffed Goat. It's a Nord treasure!"
Justiciar Rolumdel : "Remarkable work! I'll grant you that writ of authenticity now."
Justiciar Rolumdel : "A word of advice. If Vindilween refuses to help, remind her that the Divine Prosecution might remember the incident at the Battlereeve's dinner party."
Enigma[edit]

Once you arrive in Rellenthil, you'll find him standing next to Enigma outside the Rellenthil Bathhouse.

"Courtier Vindilween told me who she sent you to talk to, and Rigurt always wanted to meet a famous High Elf thespian!
Lady Enigma, greetings and sanitations 
[sic] from the Nord Cultural Exchange."
Enigma needs help preparing for her role as the Nord battle maiden, Hildegrom.
"Hildegrom? She's my favorite hero! I'm sure that one of my Nord gifts will inspire Enigma and help her find the voice of the battle maiden.
But which one do you think will make her feel like a proper Nord?"
Maybe Enigma would find inspiration in your Depressing Stuffed Goat.
"I don't know. If Enigma were performing a tragedy, I could see how the Depressing Stuffed Goat could help. But the tale of Hildegrom is a rousing adventure with a hint of bawdy innuendo.
Perhaps you can make another suggestion, my friend."
Dibella's Bosom Night Favor might help spark Enigma's acting muse.
"Hmm. Dibella's Bosom Night Favor would certainly inspire the bawdy aspects of the battle maiden's story, but it won't help Enigma come to grips with her brave and heroic nature.
Try to pick a more appropriate gift, my friend."
I think Essence of Mammoth would be perfect for inspiring Enigma's performance.
"Essence of Mammoth! Of course! Not only will it make Enigma smell like a proper Nord battle maiden, it will also make her irresistible to bull mammoths, snow bears, and half-drunk Nords.
It's the perfect choice!"
Let's give the Essence of Mammoth to Enigma. She'll love it!

Once you've decided to give Enigma the Essence of Mammoth, Rigurt will assist her in her performance:

Rigurt the Brash : "Rigurt has just the thing to make Enigma feel like a Nord. Essence of Mammoth!"
Enigma : "What a powerful odor! It reminds me of mammoths charging across fields of ice and snow!"
Rigurt the Brash : "You smell like a proper Nord battle maiden now!"
Enigma : "The stench! It makes me woozy but also fills me with Nord bravado. How inspiring!"
Enigma : ""Milk drinker!' That's it! That's the voice! You've earned these tickets, Ambassador Rigurt!"

After gathering all three of Vindilween's prerequisites, Rigurt will say:

"Now that we have the writ of authenticity, the letter of recommendation, and the tickets to Enigma's performance, we should return to Courtier Vindilween so I can get my audience with the Proxy Queen."
Courtier Vindilween[edit]

He'll next be found in the Council Chamber in the palace in Alinor, where he'll overhear your brush-off by Vindilween:

"Rigurt is so disappointed! How can I negotiate peace if I can't even get an audience with the High Elf Proxy Queen? What a terrible predicament this has turned out to be!
Do you have any brilliant ideas, my friend?"
You could threaten her with the information Justiciar Rolumdel provided. That might work.
"Of course! Threaten the snooty High Elf with a scandal! High Elves hate scandals, snooty or otherwise. Watch how Rigurt negotiates a difficult situation.
No, better idea. You do it! That way Rigurt gets to be the good Nord. More believable that way."

Perform the task and return to him:

"What happened? Did the threatening words do the trick or is Rigurt in even more trouble with the snooty High Elves now?"
It worked. Courtier Vindilween has agreed to grant you an immediate audience with the Proxy Queen.
"She did? I mean, of course she did! Rigurt had every confidence in you!
Thank you, my friend. Take this with the gratitude of the Nord Cultural Exchange. I think you'll like it better than that stinky Essence of Mammoth that I saw you ogling."

Elsweyr[edit]

Cross-cultural Confusion[edit]

Rigurt can be found browsing through Nakiri's spice stall in the Rimmen Bazaar. As you approach you can hear him exclaim, "Shor's Bones! Rigurt knew he should have brought more mead."

"Hello! Rigurt was just asking this merchant which mound of colored powder he should eat first. Rigurt says red. Merchant says please go away. We find ourselves as stale mates.
But Rigurt has bigger problems than what to eat for lunch."

He will recognize you if you have met before and will pleased if you offer your assistance.

"Rigurt's favorite diplomatic assistant! How have you been? Rigurt has been busy bringing cultures together like a delicious stew made of strangers.
Now Rigurt could use your help. After our past success, it would be good to work with you again."
What's wrong?
"As soon as Rigurt returned home from successful diplomatic endeavoring, the Skald-King sent him to Elsweyr with gifts for the cats. Rigurt is always given the most important, most far away missions.
Problem is, Rigurt lost the gifts."
How did you lose them?
"So many ways! First, a courier brought Rigurt's package to Riverhold instead of Rimmen. Then, as our ship was boarding, a werebear attacked and stole honey needed for my special sweetbread. Last and not least, Rigurt's famous minstrels are missing!"
I'll help you recover your missing gifts.
"Thank you, friend! Retrieve Rigurt's package from Thadarra in Riverhold Marketplace, and meet me after in the Stitches. Rigurt's diplomacy waits for no man! Or woman! Or cat!
But be careful. Sweaty threats fill Elsweyr's deserts."
What's in the missing package?
"The finest coats in all of Skyrim! A gift for Canonreeve Juz-do to make peace between the Nords and Khajiit. Rigurt would already have them if his courier wasn't completely incontinent.
The package was delivered to Thadarra in Riverhold Marketplace."
I'll retrieve the package, but what about your stolen honey?
"It's impossible to find Windhelm-worthy honey in Elsweyr, but this cat merchant says honey flowers from Merryvale Moon-Sugar Farms will work for baking sweetbread.
Rigurt's cooking is sure to make peace between the Nords and Khajiit."
I'll gather honey flowers, but what about the missing minstrels?
"Rigurt hired Skyrim's best band, the Screaming Mammoths, to play for Lady Izza. She has great influence with the cats, so Rigurt needs to gain her favors to clinch peace between our peoples.
Last Rigurt heard, the band was at Valenwood Gate."
Got it. I'll get the package, pick honey flowers, and search for the minstrels.
What have you been doing since the last time I saw you? (Appears if you have previously met)
"The Skald-King charged Rigurt with handling all matters that are out of his sight, so Rigurt has been very busy, friend.
It's difficult work, and it doesn't leave enough time for drinking too much mead, but Rigurt wouldn't have it any other way."
The Stitches[edit]

After you have recovered his package, he will be waiting for you in the Stitches

"My helpful friend! Rigurt is pleased to see you returned from the desert with your limbs intact. Did you find the misplaced package in Riverhold?"
Yes, but I had to reimburse Thadarra for the delivery fee.
"Ah! Rigurt forgot about the fee! You will find this shocking, but Rigurt forgets many things. Especially on the days he drinks mead. Which is all of the days.
Don't be worried. Rigurt will pay you back as soon as we finish this diplomatic mission."
Here's your package. I'll get the honey flowers next.

He will then approach Lord Juz-do of Albaster with his gift. It will not go well.

Rigurt the Brash: "Canonreeve Juz-do of Alabaster, I am Rigurt of Windhelm! On behalf of the Skald-King, I present you with a gift of peace from the Nords to bring our cultures closer!"
Lord Juz-do: "Is your gift rancid cabbage? Because it smells like rancid cabbage."
Rigurt the Brash: "Not at all! Rigurt brought our finest snowy sabre cat coats! Although, they may have been stored near cabbage. And the cabbage may have gone bad."
Lord Juz-do: "Your gift is clothes made from slaughtered cats? This isn't a peace offering, it is a war crime!"
Rigurt the Brash: "These are the finest coats in all of Windhelm. Who wouldn't want to be wrapped in our warm and luscious … cat skins?"
Lord Juz-do: "Tell your Skald-King that if he wants our war to continue, Queen Ayrenn will be happy to oblige."

Juz-do will then stalk away.

Rigurt the Brash: "Rigurt's message will be heard by Queen Ayrenn, leader of the Aldmeri Dominion? Rigurt feels so important!"

If you speak with him, Rigurt will be optimistic.

"Things are looking upward, friend. Gather honey flowers from Merryvale Moon-Sugar Farms for Rigurt's sweetbread, and there will be peace between the Khajiit and Nords in no time!"
Merryvale Farms[edit]

After you have gathered the Honey Flowers from the nearby farm, Rigurt will be waiting for you by one of the buildings on the south side of the farms. He will be busy mixing the sweetbread dough.

"Ah! You must have been drawn by the scent of my rising dough. And don't be shy about staring at Rigurt's muscles as he stirs.
Did you bring the honey flowers? If there's one thing Rigurt knows about the cats, they love their sweets."
I brought honey flowers, but aren't you supposed to add them in the beginning?
"Nonsense. Rigurt's belly doesn't care if mead or meat is swallowed first, so why should a mixing bowl be any different? Rigurt has gone far in life by treating every situation like he treats his belly.
Give Rigurt the flowers and he will add them."
If you say so. Is there anything else I can do?
"I saw Asaldak, the famous Khajiit sweetmaker, by the Merryvale Farms fountain!
Ask him to try my sweetbread. His endorsement will change the Khajiiti belief that Nords only eat frozen potatoes and inspire a pastry-based esteem between our cultures."
I'll find Asaldak, and invite him to your tasting.

Once you have convinced Asaldak to try Rigurt's food, you can return to the masterchef himself.

"Rigurt's sweetbread turned out better than expected! It's perfectly brown and tough enough to break a mammoth tooth!"
Should sweetbread be tough?
"Everything should be tough! Our teeth can't grow stronger if we don't challenge them with unyielding treats. When Rigurt was a baby his mother had him suck on rocks to comfort his sore gums. Now his bite is strong enough to snap a bristleback's tusk!"
Well, Asaldak is on his way. I'll search for the Screaming Mammoths in Valenwood Gate next.

Asaldak will arrive on time to try Rigurt's Nord pastry goods.

Rigurt the Brash: "It's an honor to meet you, Asaldak. On behalf of Jorunn Skald-King, please enjoy Windhelm's famous sweetbread!"
<Asaldak looks at the loaf.>
Asaldak: "Did you bring the bread with you from Skyrim? It's hard as a rock."
Rigurt the Brash: "Harder than a rock! Rigurt made some improvisations to the original recipe."
Asaldak: "Hmm, it doesn't smell too wretched. Asaldak will attempt to take a bite without breaking a tooth."
<Asaldak takes a bite of the sweetbread.>
Rigurt the Brash: "What do you think? Impressive? Delicious? Ferocious?"
Asaldak: "Atrocious! Why is it filled with flowers? Why are the flowers covered in dirt? Why are there insects in the dirt?"
Asaldak: "How did you make something so terrible?"
<Asaldak staggers away clutching his stomach.>

When you talk to him, Rigurt will be optimistic about the result.

"Did you hear that, friend? Asaldak wants to know Rigurt's recipe! ! I'm sure he'll return after he wins his digestive battle.
Find the Screaming Mammoths at Valenwood Gate so they can play for Lady Izza. We are finally on the verge of making peace."
Rimmen[edit]

After you learn that the Screaming Mammoths are unable to play due to eating too much moon sugar, you will have to bring the instruments to Rigurt in Rimmen. He will be with Lady Izza.

"Welcome back, friend! Rigurt found Lady Izza! She's not as talkative as the women in Windhelm, but she's quite classy. Rigurt is sure a Nord ballad will convince her to help make peace between the Nords and Khajiit.
Where are the Screaming Mammoths?"
They can't make it, but they let me borrow a lute and drum.
"The Screaming Mammoths let you touch their instruments? Rigurt tried to touch them after a performance in Niblheim, and his brain still aches from the pummeling! Definitely Rigurt's favorite head injury.
Why did they give you their instruments?"
They ate too much moon-sugar, and want us to play in their place.
"Rigurt can be an official Screaming Mammoth? He can play the instrument of legendary lutist, Frongeir Half-Giant? Did Rigurt drink a barrel of mead and find himself in a land made of dreams?
These are honest questions. Rigurt gets confused."
This is real. If you want the lute, I'll take the drum.
"Rigurt's mind explodes like the top of Mount Vvardenfell! Drinking mead with the Mammoths was one thing, but playing their instruments is beyond Rigurt's wildest imaginings!
We will play Lady Izza the best ballad Elsweyr has ever heard!"'
Sure, I'll grab the drum.

He will then proceed to play "Our Love is like a Troll Skull", a Nord Love Ballad, with you playing the drum as accompaniment.

Rigurt the Brash: "Oh, your eyes shine like glowing mushrooms in Gloomreach! And you're sturdy as a mountain goat's hoofed feet! We should meet to drink mead and eat wolf meat!"

The actual Lady Izza will then arrive.

Lady Izza: "Why are you singing to my house cat, Luna?"
Rigurt the Brash: "Lady Izza? Rigurt has a logical explanation! You have great influence with the Khajiit, so Rigurt wanted to impress you with a song. But first he had to practice. On your cat. Because is like a tiny you."
Lady Izza: "It's difficult to imagine anything sadder than a confused Nord clutching a lute."

If you talk to him, he will ask you to stall for time by talking to Lady Izza.

"Rigurt was surprised by the true Lady Izza, but thankfully he's known for thinking quick with his feets.
Keep her busy while Rigurt gathers his diplomatic thoughts."

After you have spoken with her, you can present Rigurt Lady Izza's diplomatic gift to him.

"Lady Izza is eager to use her influence to bring peace between the Nords and Khajiit, isn't she?
Nothing solves problems better than a traditional Nord love ballad. Except for mead."
Lady Izza awarded you with an honorary collar and bell.
"A collar and bell made to fit Rigurt's rippling neck? Rigurt will jingle it with pride!
Please accept this gift, friend. Rigurt could not have made peace between the Nords and Khajiit without you."

After receiving his bell collar, Rigurt will play the lute in celebration:

Rigurt the Brash: "This song is dedicated to Rigurt's favorite diplomatic assistant! And Lady Izza! And that house cat! And increased peace between the Nords and Khajiit! Oh yeah, and mead!"
Lady Izza: "Lady Izza will do her best to make peace between the Nords and Khajiit, just so you can make your way back to Skyrim."

You can ask him a few questions while he strums along.

"Rigurt could not have completed his diplomatic mission without your help, friend. Rigurt is externally grateful and will return the lute and drum to the Screaming Mammoths so you can go about your business.
After Rigurt plays with them some more."
What will you do next, Rigurt?
"Rigurt will go wherever the winds of diplomacy take him, friend.
Rigurt refuses to rest until Tamriel's races are all sitting together peacefully, drinking mead, and singing songs about … mead, probably."

The Heir of Anequina[edit]

If you helped him out earlier, Rigurt will be one of the guests to Khamira's coronation.

"All hail the greatest diplomatic assistant in Tamriel!
Let us celebrate our accomplishments by drinking mead and exchanging friendly headbutts! Rigurt doesn't consider any mission complete until he can't remember most of what happened."
What will you do next, Rigurt?
"Rigurt will go wherever the winds of diplomacy take him, friend.
Rigurt refuses to rest until Tamriel's races are all sitting together peacefully, drinking mead, and singing songs about … mead, probably."

Notes[edit]

  • Rigurt is mentioned by Jurak-dar outside of the ruins of Belarata as being one of the latter's customers. Jurak says that he warned Rigurt to not "drink from an unmarked bottle that's been locked away since the First Era with a Daedric guardian stewing in the contents". Rigurt apparently ignored the warning, claiming that "all [his] drinkings are mighty!", and supposedly lost his beard as a result.
  • He is the author of Understanding the Living Gods and Cat Food.
  • Rigurt says to find Asaldak "by the Merryvale Farms fountain". The location is by the circular garden. It's possible the feature was once a fountain prior to release but changed by the developers.
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