|To Warm Sands|
|Locations||Shor’s Stone, Haelga’s Bunkhouse, Temple of Mara|
|Quest ID||Kjoliquest||Editor ID||XX1626B4|
|NPCs||Kjoli, Inari, Jade, Maramal|
|Reward||Optional – 200 gold|
To Warm Sands tells the story of a Nord man and his Khajiit love. The full name of the quest was originally From Cold Snow to Warm Sands, to emphasize the connection between Kjoli and Inari and the transition from a cold relationship to a warm one. However, this was later abbreviated to allow for a more concise title, with the idea that the journey still ends at a point of warmth. For most of the quest the player is an outside observer, and it is designed with the intent of increasing immersion as opposed to gameplay, as only the PC can arrange a marriage ceremony in the vanilla game.
The player finds a Nord man in the Fall Forest, pensively viewing the fall of leaves. He tells the PC he is on his way to Riften to adopt a child, a surprise he has kept from his love. When the dialogue ends, a Khajiit named Inari makes her appearance, and the two playfully chide each other.
– While Kjoli’s dialogue implies he is standing in the middle of the forest, his actual positioning is close to Shor’s Stone to make him easier to find.
Inari will travel to Haelga’s Bunkhouse with Kjoli following close behind. Upon entry, the player finds them in an argument over Kjoli’s surprise. Inari reveals she assumed he brought her to Riften to propose, and the resulting shock forces her to retreat upstairs. Kjoli asks the PC to talk to her as she refuses to see him. Inari, fighting back tears, tells the player how she met Kjoli, and how the Divines granted her wish to be with him. She believes she is on borrowed time, which only exacerbates her fears.
However, upon overhearing her story, Kjoli will apologize and eventually propose to Inari. He will then thank the player, and ask that he/she arrange the wedding at the Temple of Mara. The player can offer to do the service for free or demand a gold payment.
The PC has the option of having Jade or Maramal marry the pair. Choosing Jade comes with an implied risk, as every couple she has wed has failed to stay together. However, there is no consequence currently in the game if the player chooses Jade, which is either a testament to their love or proof that Jade’s fears are unwarranted. Picking Jade over Maramal will also result in original dialogue from the priestess as she haphazardly performs the ceremony.
– After completion of the quest, Kjoli will resume following Inari to Shor’s Stone on the weekdays and the Bee and Barb on the weekends.
|To Warm Sands (Kjoliquest)|
|0||When taking the road south past Shor’s Stone on the way to Riften, Kjoli can be found just to the east among the trees.|
|10||After conversing with Kjoli, his wife Inari will appear behind him, and after a scene the two will leave for Riften.|
|30||If the player enters the Bee and Barb after the couple arrive, he/she will find them arguing over Kjoli’s desire to adopt. Inari will rush upstairs in anger.|
|50||Kjoli asks the PC to talk to Inari, who reveals she believes she is already dead, and is living on borrowed time.|
|60||After overhearing the conversation, Kjoli apologizes for the misunderstanding and proposes to Inari.|
|80||Kjoli asks the PC to arrange the marriage. The player has the choice of either having Maramal or Jade perform the rites.|
|85||(Optional) Jade awkwardly conducts the ceremony.|
|100||With the ceremony complete, Kjoli and Inari thank the PC and depart.|
Notes: Stages 20, 40, 70, 81, 86, 90, 95 are set during scenes, dialogue, or when entering a trigger at the appropriate stage.