Fault has tracked down the address of Caius and finally get’s to meet the man himself. It turns out he’s an intimidating shirtless man who seems pretty grumpy until Fault hands over the emperor’s papework. Caius reads through it and explains that apparently the emporer realized we were the game’s protagonist because he wants us to be trained as members of the Blades, his elite troupe of problem solving super-spies.
At this point Caius asks if we’re ready to swear loyalty to him as our teacher and commander. To Bethesda’s credit we’re allowed to say “No” and just wander off. We’ll probably have to come back here later to progress the plot but for now there’s more interesting stuff to do.
Like joining the Mage’s guild!
They let us join just for asking but nobody important actually wants to talk to us. Instead we’re assigned as an assistant to a young Khajit mage who needs us to go collect mushrooms so she can finish writing her Journeyman dissertation.
Maybe we should have joined the blades after all…