Trayvond the Redguard
Trayvond the Redguard is a mage and an Evoker of the Mages Guild who sells spells at the Cheydinhal Guild Hall.
He lives a relatively laid-back life: after waking up at 6am he takes a two-hour breakfast. He will then spend most of the day reading the common text Ruins of Kemel-Ze on the second floor of the guild building, at times breaking off to cast an Alteration spell. At 8pm he eats a two-hour dinner with his fellow guild members in the east-wing of the ground floor. After spending two hours wandering around the guild building, at midnight he should head to sleep, but since he is quite late to bed, he will find all of the second-floor ones taken. Instead, he will wander around aimlessly. He will always be available for services when not eating or sleeping.
He wears the standard mage’s robe and a pair of thick cowhide shoes. He also carries his book and a meager amount of gold. He does not wield any weapons, relying instead on a set of low-level spells from all of the magical schools but Illusion. These are also the same spells that you can buy from him cheaply, since his Mercantile is a mere 11.
When you meet him for the first time, he will tell you: “I’m Trayvond the Redguard, Mages Guild Evoker. Surprised? Yes, you don’t see many Redguards in the Mages Guild. We don’t much like spellcasters in Hammerfell. Wizards steal souls and tamper with minds. If you use magic, you’re weak or wicked. My family didn’t approve of my vocation, so I had to come to Cyrodiil for my education. I admit… I still have strong prejudices against necromancy, summoning, and illusion. Profaning the remains or souls of the dead is just wrong. And I’m uneasy about tampering with other’s minds and trafficking with Daedra.” Those beliefs give him a hard time advancing in the Guild: “My progress through the ranks here will be slow. My prejudices against certain types of magic limit my chances for advancement.” Like his Skingrad colleague, Vigge, he will direct you to Borissean for the best spells: “If you’re looking for the most powerful spells, you’ll want to speak to Borissean at the Arcane University. If you’re allowed in that is.” When you are looking to obtain a recommendation, he will say: “You’ll have to get one from Falcar, if you can.” Once Falcar has given you your task he will comment: “Falcar always has been pretty harsh, even when it comes to basic lessons. He seems to have gotten worse lately, though. I think he even scared the last Associate who came here for training. What was his name again? Hmm, I can’t remember, Deetsan would know, though.” When you have retrieved the ring, when asked he will inform you: “Didn’t you hear? Oh, no. I suppose you wouldn’t have. You’d best speak to Deetsan before you do anything else.”
Trayvond also has a “Daedra Cults”-topic available. When asked about it, he will mark the location of Azura’s Shrine on your map and tell you that he knows people who are currently worshipping there: “Daedra cults aren’t necessarily evil, of course. In nearby Morrowind, for example, they worship Daedra in the Temple. The Azura shrine north of town, up Lake Arrius way, for instance. I know a Dark Elf there. Nothing evil about him.” After having talked to him about this, Falanu Hlaalu will provide the location for Sanguine’s Shrine in her dialogue.
Fellow spell merchant Orintur will tell you: “Trayvond has the best shield spell outside of the Arcane University. If you can cast it, it’s definitely worth adding to your selection.” In reality, Orintur himself sells the best shield spells outside of the University.
Technically, Trayvond offers training in Destruction, but only up to skill level 0. In other words, you will see a training icon when talking to him and you can select the training option, but you will always be told that your skill level is too high.
This bug is fixed by the Unofficial Oblivion Patch.
Despite what he says in his dialogue, Trayvond has no problem offering a Summon Scamp and a Soul Trap spell for sale.
He sells the following spells:
|Burdening Touch*||Novice||10||Burden 15pts for 15sec on Touch|
|Open Very Easy Lock||Novice||7||Open Very Easy Lock on Target|
|Protect||Novice||10||Shield 5% for 30sec on Self|
|Protect Other||Novice||17||Shield 10% for 20sec on Touch|
|Defend||Apprentice||43||Shield 15% for 30sec on Self|
|Ease Burden||Apprentice||35||Feather 50pts for 240sec on Self|
|Electric Shell||Apprentice||54||Shock Shield 10% for 30sec on Self|
|Frost Shell||Apprentice||54||Frost Shield 10% for 30sec on Self|
|Heat Shell||Apprentice||54||Fire Shield 10% for 30sec on Self|
|Hindering Touch||Apprentice||39||Burden 35pts for 20sec on Touch|
|Open Easy Lock||Apprentice||29||Open Easy Lock on Target|
|Sea Stride**||Apprentice||39||Water Walking for 30sec on Self|
|Water Breathing||Apprentice||43||Water Breathing for 30sec on Self|
|Summon Scamp||Apprentice||60||Summon Scamp for 20sec on Self|
|Flash Bolt||Apprentice||52||Fire Damage 20pts on Target|
|Major Life Detection||Apprentice||30||Detect Life in 60ft for 20sec on Self|
|Remote Manipulation||Apprentice||28||Telekinesis 10ft for 20sec on Target|
|Soul Trap||Apprentice||60||Soul Trap for 20sec on Touch|
|Heal Major Wounds||Apprentice||61||Restore Health 25pts on Self|
* Indicates spells which cannot be purchased from anyone else, though spells with the same effects at different magnitudes can be purchased elsewhere.
** Indicates spells with effects which cannot be purchased anywhere else.
Purchased Spell Notes
The magicka cost for most purchasable spells matches the value you would calculate from the Spell Cost equation. In other words, if you were to create the same spell at the Spellmaking Altar, it would have the same magicka cost as the purchasable spell. There are a few exceptions. Spells that are a bad deal, i.e. more expensive than a custom spell, are in red; spells that are a good deal are in green. The magicka cost if you were to create a custom spell at the Spellmaking Altar is shown in parentheses.
The magicka cost for spells is dependent upon your skill in the school (as modified by Luck, see Magic Overview). The provided baseline values are the magicka cost when your skill level is 33. For other skill levels the magicka cost can be determined from:
Cost * (1.4 – 0.012 * Skill)
More powerful spells cost more to buy, have a higher skill requirement, and consume more Magicka.
Level indicates what skill level you must reach (or surpass) in order to use a spell. Skill Level 0-24 = Novice, 25-49 = Apprentice, 50-74 = Journeyman, 75-99 = Expert, 100 = Master.
The base cost in gold that you must pay to purchase a spell is always three times the current magicka cost of the spell, taking into account your character’s skill level and Luck. (The actual cost you pay is further increased based on how well you haggle with the merchant.) Therefore, if you have any Fortify Skill or Fortify Luck spells/potions handy, you can get significantly better deals when purchasing spells.