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Turuk Redclaws
Home City Vulkhel Guard
Velyn Harbor
Location Salted Wings Tavern; Roadside camp south of Velyn Harbor; Sanctum Ophidia
Race Khajiit Gender Male
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Undaunted
Turuk Redclaws

Turuk Redclaws is a Khajiit who can be found in the Salted Wings Tavern in Vulkhel Guard. He is a member of the Undaunted, and you can speak to him if you wish to join. He will tell you about The Banished Cells, adding the location to your map.

You will meet him again at the refugee camp outside of Velyn Harbor. Here you may buy him a drink for 0000006969 Gold, which counts towards the This One's On Me achievement. He will also tell you about Tempest Island, adding it to your map.

Turuk can also be found inside Sanctum Ophidia where he will ask your help to deal with the Celestial Serpent.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Events[edit]

One of the Undaunted[edit]

He can be met in the Salted Wings Tavern, with some of his fellow Undaunted:

"Greetings, milksop. You must be lost. This is where Undaunted drink, not milksops. Now go away, milksop. This one does not want to catch your milksoppiness."
I'm not a milksop. I've fought scarier things than you can imagine.
"You've probably fought—what—some mudcrabs and malnourished bandits?
Undaunted tackle the big things. Scary things, found only in the dark places of the world. Things with flesh-eating-fists hungry for your face."
The Undaunted? Who're the Undaunted?
"We are! Thrill-seeking adventurers, every one. We aren't mercenaries like the Fighters Guild, or patriots like the Dominion. We fight to prove we're the toughest of the litter. You want in? You'll have to prove yourself."
Yes. I want to be one of the Undaunted.
"That's the spirit! What's a centuries old cursed bloodline in the lace of unmitigated bravado? Enter the Banished Cells. Stay a while. Maybe bother a ghost. If you come out alive, see me at the tavern in Vulkhel Guard. We'll talk more then."
Will you help me in the Banished Cells?
"This one doesn't help. This one has already done his due diligence—seen his share of dangerous delves. His job is strictly to send the uninitiated head-first into unknowable terror.
But good luck in there! You'll come back with a story for sure!"

He can also be met inside the Banished Cells where he will suggest you join the Undaunted after you beat High Kinlord Rilis:

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After you have entered the Banished Cells and returned alive, you can report your success to him at the Salted Wings Tavern. Turuk will be surprised:

"Oh. You're back. Guess you weren't eaten by ghosts."
No. I was not eaten by ghosts.
"Well, any day your [sic] aren't eaten by ghosts is a good day, yes? Though you may feel different after what happens next."

You will then be initiated with a song.

Turuk Redclaws: "Look alive, slobs! We've a new inductee into our group!"
Mindil the Untested: "Finally! I'm not the new guy anymore."
Venomous Fauridil: "Nope. You'll always be the new guy, Mindil."
Tiny Talisse: "Enough. Let's get this over with."
Turuk Redclaws: "Always such a ray of sunshine, Talisse. Now a toast from everyone: To the new meat! May they never wet their pants except from drink!"
Mindil the Untested: "To the new meat, whose best attack is showing their face!"
Venomous Fauridil: "To the new meat! Too brave to run, too dumb to dodge!"
Tiny Talisse: "To the new meat: Don't die."
Turuk Redclaws: "Really?"
Tiny Talisse: "Just sing the damn song."
Turuk Redclaws: "Who knows no fear … of beast or blade?"
All: "Undaunted! Undaunted!"
Mindil the Untested: "Who knows no fear … of Daedric planes?"
All: "We are Undaunted!"
Venomous Fauridil: "Who knows no fear … of death? Of age?"
All: "Undaunted! Undaunted! We are Undaunted!"
Turuk Redclaws: "You weren't singing, Talisse."
Tiny Talisse: "You're fat and old."
Mindil the Untested: "Turuk, it's true."
Turuk Redclaws: "Ungrateful fools, the both of you. Go back to your drinking and brooding.
And milksop: welcome to the Undaunted."

Afterwards you can talk with him again:

"And that's our special Undaunted song. Did it hurt to hear as much as it did to sing it?"
Yes, I survived your song.
"Yes. Sounds like an Undaunted to me. Welcome to the group!
What? Were you expecting a big ceremony, full of pomp and confetti? We do things a bit different here."

Vulkhel Guard[edit]

When you are already a member of the Undaunted, Turuk will greet you with:

"How are you doing, milksop? Kill any big scary monsters this week?"
What should I do now?
"What we all do: prove you fear no creature, living or dead. Find the fiercest, wildest, most dangerous monsters in Tamriel, and face them down. Show them the meaning of Undaunted!"

You can further inquire into the perks of membership in the Undaunted:

What are the perks of being Undaunted? / What do I get for being one of the Undaunted?
"We're experienced adventurers. We can teach you skills and tactics a soldier cannot. Our battlefields are the deeps of Tamriel. There's also a cache of weapons and equipment, found on our adventures, for sale. Much more exotic than the local armory."
Anything an Undaunted would be interested in around here?
"Out by the old Rilis tombs you'll find the Banished Cells. It's just a rumor, but I've heard there's an undead king there—and he's quite a handful for those who guard him. Sounds worthy of a visit. How often do you get to see an undead king?"

Velyn Harbor[edit]

He can be found at a small camp outside Velyn Harbor with Earrona Kneecapper and Untouchable Naim. If you're not part of the Undaunted:

"Unless you're secretly a magic being made of moon-sugar and ale, this one doesn't want to talk to you.
This one would also speak to Undaunted, but you look the opposite of that."

If you are part of the Undaunted:

"Milksop! Come to Velyn Harbor looking for a good bruising? I know just the place. But I can't remember the name.
Perhaps … perhaps if my mug weren't empty, my memory would improve. Fill my mug. Please."
I'd like to buy you a drink.
"What a wonderful idea! Yes, Khajiit would love a drink."
This one's on me. [0LeveledLeveled Gold]
"Ah, fuel for Khajiit. Makes retirement almost bearable."
So—you were about to tell me where to get a good bruising.
"Yes, about that. It's not so much a bruising as it is a storm. The storm of the age, if rumors are true! It surrounds an ancient and massive ruin off the coast of Malabal Tor. On Tempest Island.
No ship that approaches has returned."
A storm?
"Yes. Why are you staring like that?
Tempest Island is known for bad weather, but nothing like this! They're saying it's the Sea Elves' magic at work! There are even whispers of an invasion of Malabal Tor! Sounds to me like you should make a trip."

The Oldest Ghost[edit]

When you travel to Sanctum Ophidia, you will meet an uncharacteristically serious Turuk who requests your help:

"You! Milksop! Turuk and his Undaunted need you. All Tamriel needs you! Warn the Guilds. The Alliances. Warn everybody!"
Warn them about what? What are you talking about?
"A tree spirit. It could speak—had a face out of a fever dream. It leads an entire army of cultists in the caverns ahead.
It slaughtered us, showed us … showed us a vision of what it plans to do to all of Tamriel."
What did it show you?
"A vision of the future. A future where that spirit escapes these caverns and runs rampant across the continent. I saw the cities of Tamriel, shattered and over-grown.
That spirit wants us dead—Men, Mer, Khajiit. It doesn't give a damn."
I'll handle this.

You can then ask Turuk about what he is doing there, about Sanctum Ophidia and the Celestial Serpent:

"Turuk was going to dare you to do it. You think like an Undaunted! Or you're crazy. Either fits.
That spirit—the Gazers called it a "Celestial Serpent"—will wreak havoc if it ever escapes these caverns. You cannot allow that to happen!"
What were you doing out here?
"Must be a cowardly Fighters Guild in these parts, because the Star-Gazers begged Turuk to come with them—to find and dispatch Scaled Court in the highlands.
Turuk found them, all right. Too many of them. There's a small army in the caverns ahead."
You fought them?
"You could call it that. They slaughtered many of Turuk's Undaunted. We managed to catch one of theirs in return, but this one hopes he will get the chance to pay the Serpent back in full."
I want to know more about this place.
"The Scaled Court call it home. Inside is a mad temple built by ancient folk. Turuk cannot say he cares. Ask the Scaled Courtling we caught if you want to know more. Hopefully he's in as much pain as Turuk is."
Tell me more about the Celestial Serpent.
"It has gathered an army of cultists in these caves, for what purpose we could not discover. But it means to slay us all. The Scaled Court here take orders from it alone.
The Serpent claims to be responsible for all the turmoil in this region."

When you defeat the Celestial Serpent, Turuk appears in the room shortly afterwards along with Atidel. He will say one of the following:

Turuk Redclaws: "What is this strange stone?"
Turuk Redclaws: "By the Moons! What happened here?"

If you talk to him before Atildel:

"You did it, Milksop! Speak to Atildel. She has something for you from all of us.
Go on! You'll love it!"
What is it?
"Turuk promises it is very tasteful. He would keep it himself if he didn't already have a box full of them at home.
Turuk is joking. That would be very expensive."

Turning in the quest:

"Have … have you done it, Milksop?
Did you put that spirit down?"
I've defeated the Celestial Serpent.
"You are five-clawed, my friend. Milksop no longer, though it will not stop this one from naming you "Milksop."
It seems none among the captured live. A shame, but Turuk will think of them when he sheathes his sword with the belly of a beast."

After you complete the quest, Turuk and Atildel will take a closer look at the Apex Stone.

Atildel: "The Serpent's Stone. I never thought I'd live to see it. It's huge."
Turuk Redclaws: "Turuk has seen bigger."
Atildel: "It's a marvel of Nedic sorcery. Imagine—the literal essence of all our troubles in Craglorn trapped in one place. A miracle stone."
Turuk Redclaws: "Turuk's stones are an equal miracle. Admittedly not Nedic."
Atildel: "You're disgusting."
Turuk Redclaws: "Turuk tries."
<Atildel starts chuckling.>

Talking to him then, he admits that you have impressed him.

"For a Milksop, you are certainly an inspiring one.
Turuk is old and wrinkly, but if he ever has a little Khajiit, he's calling it "Milksop!"

Achievements[edit]

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-food-Beer.png This One's On Me 15 Buy drinks for your Undaunted companions at each gathering.

Other Encounters[edit]

If you are on the Trials leaderboard for veteran Sanctum Ophidia at the end of the week, Turuk will be the author of the mail that you will receive containing leaderboard rewards.

For your Dauntless Deeds at Sanctum Ophidia!
This one has spread the word of your unmilksoply heroism in the Sanctum Ophidia, though some embellishment was added for the benefit of those Undaunted who did not survive the Celestial Serpent's Wrath. Turuk assures you that the tales of our sacrifices only add merit to your victories!

So taken were the others with these tales, that they insisted we honor you with a show of our respect. Take this and continue to conquer all threats to Tamriel with the same gusto you showed there!
Continue Undaunted to victory,

Turuk Redclaws

P.S. This one reminds you that Turuk was not daunted by the Serpent, he was merely preparing for a second bout.

Turuk also sends the mail for getting on the leaderboard for veteran Maw of Lorkhaj:

Your Dauntless Deeds at the Maw of Lorkhaj!
This one heard about your deeds in closing the Maw of Lorkhaj and was surprised to learn you had abandoned your calling as a soggy mash of crumbs and tepid milk. No doubt this one had some influence on your successful transformation. Consider this a gift between master and protégé.

Make good use of it, lest you return to your milksopping ways and sully this one's reputation by your soft dampness's nearness to it.

Excuse this one's brevity, but he has many a new milksop to wring out and harden into Undaunted over the cook fire of adversity.

Fate and fortuitous winds carry you to glory,

Turuk Redclaws

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