Modarius's Ploy Modarius was raised in Skyrim. He was familiar with the mountains and the marshes of Morthal; the forests of Falkreath and the ocean estuaries of Solitude. He had traveled with his mother quite a bit growing up, remembering the tedious and often exhausting carriage rides across the steppes from Whiterun to Solitude. The white city was where his mother was trained to become a bard. They did not have to coin to live in Solitude, mind you, so he remained in the Winking Skeever, often alone and too curious for his own good, and the patience of the innkeeper. He never knew his father, but his mother had once told him that he was a powerful Imperial, with hair as charcoal as Modarius’s own. She never spoke more of him, no matter how much Modarius begged her to. Perhaps he didn’t realize this when he was younger, but tension between the Nords and the Imperials had begun to rise long before the Aldmeri Dominion was encroaching on Skyrim and civil war.