Sheogorath is the daedrice prince of madness and lord of The Shivering Isles (also know as The Realm of madness). He is a very strange character with a split personality. At times he can come across as manic and crazy, yet at other times he can be rather frightening.
The Elder Scrolls IV: The Shivering Isles
- A Better Mousetrap
- Understanding Madness
- The Cold Flame of Agnon
- Ritual of Accession
- Retaking the Fringe
- Rebuilding the Gatekeeper
- The Helpless Army
- The Prince of Madness
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Sheogorath is once again featured in the Daedrice quest "Mind of Madness." One of Sheogorath's servants named Dervenin asks for the player's help in bringing back the Daedrice Prince from his vacation. Turns out he is vacationing in the mind of Pelagius Septim III, also known as Pelagius the Mad. Sheogorath agrees to return home only if the player can find a way out. The player must treat Pelagius's mind to escape. The reward for completing the quest is the Wabbajack.
A New Sheogorath
It is heavily implied that Sheogorath in Skyrim is in fact, the player character from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. At the end of the Shivering Isles you replace Sheogorath as the new Prince of Madness.While nothing can be stated with certainty, these comments, coupled with his remark that Sheogorath is a title "passed down from me to me", suggest he is the Champion of Cyrodill. During the conversation between Sheogorath and Pelagius the Mad in Skyrim he says, "You are the best Septim that's ever ruled. Well, except for that Martin fellow, but he turned into a dragon god, and that's hardly sporting... You know, I was there for that whole sordid affair. Marvelous times! Butterflies, blood, a Fox and severed head... Oh, and the cheese! To die for."
The events he is referring to are major events the player can take part in from Oblivion. Martin turning into a dragon god is from the end of the main story, the fox refers to the Gray Fox from the Thieves Guild and the severed head refers to the story in the Dark Brotherhood.
Sheogorath is known for his outright ridiculous dialogue which can come across as quite amusing. He tends to ramble about nonsense which resembles his title, the Prince of Madness.
"Jyggalag! He is the Prince of Order. Or biscuits...no, Order! And not in a good way. Bleak. Colorless. Dead. Boring, boring, boring! And not a fan of my work, I can tell you. Hates it, hates me. You've seen his knights. Not the warm and cuddly sort.""...And I HATE IT when people gather forces in m' Fringe!"
"I once dug a pit and filled it with clouds....or was it clowns.... come to think of it, it began to smell... must have been clowns. Clouds don't smell, they taste of butter. And tears." "Go talk to Haskill, he's got more brains than a brain pie...hmmmm...brain pie... perfect!! Care to donate???"
"Ta! Come visit again! Or I'll pluck out your eyes, ha ha ha."
"Wonderful! Time for a celebration... Cheese for everyone! Wait, scratch that. Cheese for no one. I suppose that can be just as much of a celebration, if you don't like cheese, true? You've run a maze like a good little rat. But no cheese for you yet. Well, maybe a little."
"And Xedilian? Seeing as you're standing here, I assume you've succeeded. Or you're terribly confused. Or really lacking in good judgment!"