- Full Title: The Ransom of Zarek: Ancient Tales of the Dwemer, Part I
- Author: Marobar Sul
- Value: 25
- Weight: 1
- Permanently increases Athletics skill
Known Locations Edit
- Imperial City Arena Bloodworks, inside a cupboard
The Ransom of Zarek By Marobar Sul
Jalemmil stood in her garden and read the letter her servant had brought to her. The bouquet of joss roses in her hand fell to the ground. For a moment it was as if all birds had ceased to sing and a cloud had passed over the sky. Her carefully cultivated and structured haven seemed to flood over with darkness. "We have thy son," it read. "We will be in touch with thee shortly with our ransome demands."
Zarek had never made it as far as Akgun after all. One of the brigands on the road, Orcs probably, or accursed Dunmer, must have seen his well-appointed carriage, and taken him hostage. Jalemmil clutched at a post for support, wondering if her boy had been hurt. He was but a student, not the sort to fight against well-armed men, but had they beaten him? It was more than a mother's heart could bear to imagine.