Oblivion: People / Merchants
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(RefID: 00030021)
Location Roxey Inn
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 15 Class Publican
RefID 00030021 BaseID 0003001C
Available 6am-2am every day
Rents Bed Bed 10 gold
Gold 50 Mercantile Journeyman (50)
Sells Food
Other Information
Health 122 Magicka 107
Respons. 100 Aggress. 5
Essential Always
Faction(s) Roxey Inn

Malene is the Nord innkeeper at the Roxey Inn. She sells food and beds while trying to keep her distance from a secret admirer. She also needs your help to resolve a dispute with her neighbor...

Malene offers her services all day long, except between 2am and 6am, when she is sleeping on her bedroll behind the counter.

Malene's attire consists of lower-class clothing and includes a collared shirt, coarse linens and stitched leather shoes. She also carries a small amount of gold in her pockets.

The first time you meet her, she will be relieved and say: "Thank goodness someone that can help is here!" When you talk with her she will get right down to business: ”I don't know how to make this request any simpler, but to put it bluntly, Raelynn the Gravefinder must die.” If you leave the conversation without asking any more questions, she will angrily comment: "Oh, go on! Leave me then!" If you instead ask her to elaborate, Malene will tell you about her unpleasant neighbor: ”A few months ago, that witch of a Necromancer decided to inhabit Moss Rock Cavern just north of my inn. I don't know what she does in there; frankly, I don't want to know. However, I do know that after she arrived, the woods at night became unsafe. I've seen undead of all types walking in the dark woods near the cave entrance. Now, this area's getting a bad reputation and my business has waned. Every day, it seems the number of undead increase. If someone can get into the cave and kill Raelynn, maybe we can stem the tide. Her death pays a handsome bounty. I hope you'll take advantage of the opportunity." She will send you on your way with: "Raelynn will finally get what's coming to her." After your battle against Raelynn, getting close to Malene will cause her to say: "I could use some good news right about now." She will then greet you: "I assume you've dealt with Raelynn appropriately." When you tell her about Raelynn's death, a rather sad Malene will respond: ”I realize it's in poor taste to celebrate anyone's demise, but Raelynn was evil through-and-through. You've done the right thing. I believe we had a contract. Here's my part.” She will bid you farewell with: "Thank you for saving my business, I won't forget it." The next time you talk to her, a service-minded Malene will ask: "What can I do for you today?"

The beds at the Roxey are of poor quality, and Malene will be the first to admit it: ”There's a bed, of a sort. It ain't much, but it gets the job done. 10 gold a night if you're interested.” If you ask her without the required finances, she will get annoyed: "You don't even have the money! Why are you wasting my time? Is this some sort of joke to you?" If you hand her the 10 gold she will point you towards the cheap bedroll on the second floor: ”It's upstairs, second door on the left. Don't say I didn't warn you.”

During the Heavy Armor Training quest, master trainer Pranal turns out to be secretly in love with Malene and tasks you with finding a romantic gift from a 'secret admirer'. Unfortunately for Pranal, Malene doesn't have any romantic feelings, but she will still be glad that you bought her a gift from him: ”A gift, for me? Oh, my. This is from Pranal, isn't it? He's such a sweet man. I do enjoy his company, but I'm afraid I just don't have romantic feelings for him. Well, these are simply beautiful. Thank you so much. And there's no need to let him know that I know where they came from. You understand.”

If you meet her early in the game and ask her about "rumors" she will mention a small settlement known as Aleswell; ”Still no news out of Aleswell since everybody vanished. Strange business." And she is more than happy to give you the details: ”A small settlement to the northwest of here, on the other side of the Silver Road to Bruma. We've had travellers through recently that say it's turned into a ghost town. Everyone vanished without a trace.” After that, the quest Zero Visibility will be added to your current quests.

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