Tagfer Dialogue

Tagfer in the Sanctum Anatomica. Screenshot by GrayArchon.

Tagfer is a member of the Cavia syndicate within the Sanctum Anatomica, deep below Deimos' surface. A rare Cervulite beast raised to sapience by Albrecht Entrati's bizarre experiments, he guides the Tenno in raiding Albrecht's Netracells.


Idle quotes

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) "The bell… everything that happened? I wish I could remember. But it's all just… flashes. Horrible, horrible flashes."

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) [sobbing]

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) "Oh. [sniffle] Sorry. I… I didn't see you there. Can I… can I help you?"

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) "Sorry. I'm… not very good company right now."

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) [whimper]

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) "Pull it together. Do it for her. Pull it together."

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) [sniffle] "Oh. Hello. Don't mind me. Just… thinking. [sigh] I don't like it."

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) [mournful lowing]

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) "What do I do? What do I do?"

(if the Tenno is Neutral with the Cavia) [sob] "Minn… it should have been me."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "You're human, like Loid. Like… Papa? Does Papa have a plan? Do you think? That someday, we'll look back and see that this was all… worth it?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Fibonacci seems to have taken to this whole situation quite well? Better than… Bird and I, at least. W-what do you think of him? Fibonacci, I mean."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Bird… Bird 3's… sweet? I think my… mood… is scaring him. But I, I don't know what to say, how to tell him how this feels."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Loid doesn't think much of us, does he? [sigh] What am I even doing here?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "There's something wrong with the story of what happened to us. Something off. Something… fishy."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "Do you think… do you think Loid knew? The bell, I mean. What would happen. To us. Down there. Do you think Papa told him?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "Do you think Loid stood by, while Papa pulled the lever? On those screens… do you think he watched?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "Do you think Papa saw the moment Minn became a person? The exact same moment she realised she was going to die? The only moment I ever really had with her?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "I feel sorry for Bird. He deserves better than to be stuck with us."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "I like you. You're not like the others here. Are you?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "You need something?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher) "I think I'm starting to understand how brains work. The things you remember, the things you don't… until someone says something that brings it all rushing back…."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "nnnnnnnGAAH!"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "I should have killed him!" [coughing]

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) [coughs]

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "What would you have told me to do? I don't know. I never met the person you became. You existed only for an instant and then… gone."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "I can't keep feeling like this. I can't keep feeling like this. I gotta… I gotta get it out. (sobbing) Minn. Minn… what do I do? What do I do?"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) [laboured breathing]

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Maybe, those voices in the walls will solve all of this for us."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague or Scholar) "The voices in the walls… are they… getting closer?" (also R4)

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "That Bird… not as dumb as the fish thinks. As far as I can see… he's the only one… really coming to grips… with what we are now. [catches breath] Sorry. Short of breath. Better now."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "Loid's been less condescending since Bird gave that speech. [coughs] I'm still gonna kill Albrecht, though. If Loid makes the mistake of saving me."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "The fish has been on his best behaviour. Can't tell if he's really sorry, or just scared. [exhausted breathing] What can I help with?"

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) [coughs]

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "Let's tackle a Netracell. Give me something to focus on other than my woes."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "Wanna hit a Netracell? Focusing seems to be good for me."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) [cough] "The Murmur… the 'Great Indifference'. It doesn't seem so indifferent to me. Seems to me it knows exactly what it wants."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) [pained lowing]

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Murmur or no Murmur, I've been sleepin' better since comin' back from the dead. Try it sometime."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) [happy lowing]

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Another day, another Netracell, another poke in the eye for the motherhugger that consigned us to this mess. C'mon. Let's roll."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "You in the mood for a little Netracell action?"

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Bird 3. What I wouldn't give for some of that optimism."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Yeah. Love you too, baby."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "I was thinking: maybe we can be de-volved. Back to what we were. Maybe… maybe I could live with that. Simplicity, y'know? Nothing complicated upstairs. No demons."


Greeting the Tenno

(if the Tenno has just completed Whispers in the Walls) "One minute, I existed only to eat? And flee? And breed? The next I was… me. But Minn… did Minn have time to be Minn, before… before…? [gulps] She and I… we were the last. Did you know that? Without her… there's no more… us. No more Tagfer and Minn. No soft calls… no gentle nuzzling muzzle. No little Tagfers… no little Minns… ever. [sob] Fibonacci says we have to trust that it's all part of Papa's plan…. How? Why? And now I have a purpose, so the fish says. To help you, in the ways in which I have been instructed. [sobs] When all I want is to be with her! Minn…!"

(if the Tenno is below rank Colleague) "Are we heading out, then?" (also R4)

(if the Tenno is below rank Colleague) "Who, me?"

(if the Tenno is below rank Colleague) "Do you need me?"

(if the Tenno is below rank Colleague) "Oh. Hello."

(if the Tenno is below rank Colleague) "Uh, yes?"

(if the Tenno has just reached rank Assistant) "Papa's plan, the fish says. All of this to his design. But… how could Papa have known it would go down like this, us getting smart, Minn… unless he had some hand in it? But Papa's trip to the Void went bad as well, right? That wasn't planned, or else he wouldn't be so rushed, and… panicked? Maybe Papa screwed up. Maybe this was all an accident. Loid put me in charge of getting you into the Netracells. I'm thinking maybe… maybe there's something in there that might give us a clue. To why this all had to happen. Or at least smash or steal something the dirtbag that did this to us cares about. A Cervulite's gotta have some hope, right?"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "What?"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Yes?"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "You wanna head out, I guess."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Sure, let's go. It'll take my mind off things."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Okay now what?"

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "Hey."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "What ya need?"

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "Yo."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "Hi."

(if the Tenno is rank Scholar) "What'll it be?"

(if the Tenno has just reached rank Illuminate) "Hey. Listen. Thanks for… well, giving us a purpose. Stopping us breaking apart. Better to be alone together, right? The last little while has been the… well, 'happiest' is a stretch, bit 'least miserable' I've been since all this happened. We all owe you, for saving what little we had left. But, just so we're clear, when we find Albrecht the old man is mine. Even if I have to go through Loid to get to him."


Viewing the Netracell mission

(when the Tenno views the Netracell mission for the first time) "Papa never wanted anyone to know what he was up to. That's why he built the Netracells. Little hideaway vaults. Not even Loid knows what he got up to in there. I want to know. I can get you into the Anchorhold, where Albrecht stored all his Keyglyphs. They're on a rotation timer: only one Netracell can be opened at any given time, and before you can do that, you've got to find the Netracell and neutralise any opposition. Impossible for a guy like me, but maybe not for someone with a working pair of opposable thumbs? What do you say?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Maybe… maybe there's some clue to where Albrecht went? Down there? In those Netracells?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Papa kept his treasures down there. Nothing you can eat, though, or build a nest with. But it sounds important."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Okay, I'm ready. We off?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "It's so weird, this… owning… thing. Papa really thought all this was his, like… like his hands were his? Was his brain broken?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Okay. So, what do you think? Ready to head out?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "These Netracells were important to Albrecht. Maybe there's answers down there? I… I could use some answers."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or higher) "I know you can take a punch, but crackin' a Netracell's serious business. Keep ya friends close."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or higher) "In my humble opinion, you'll last longer with a few warm bodies to soak up the damage. Albrecht's security is no joke."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or higher) "IMO solo's a no-go. Have at it, but I'm tellin' ya: Albrecht wasn't messin' around with his security. Bring friends."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or higher) "Go with the herd, you know. You'll get eaten if you go alone in a Netracell."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or higher) "Don't wanna tell you your business, but if I was trying to get into a Netracell, I'd go with a pack."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Netracells. Let's go."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "The old man kept a lot of weird crap down here."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "How long someone has to live to get his hands on this much stuff… I dunno. Too long, that's for sure."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "For an old guy to build all this, just to have somewhere to keep his goodies. They gotta be worth something to him – and I don't mean money."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "I gotta believe there's some clue to where Albrecht went in those Netracells."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Let's go."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Go, don't go, I don't care."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Yeah?"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Fine."


Accepting the Netracell mission

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Okay."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Right. R-right."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Nnow?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Okay. I think I'm ready."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Yep. Okay. Let's… let's go?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "W-what, right now? R-right. Okay."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Let's crack that thing."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Nice."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Perfect."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Works for me."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Alright. What's his is ours."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Let's rob the old fart blind."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Be with you in five."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Whatever."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Okay, okay. Let's get this over with."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Sure, sure. C'mon."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Not a good time. [sigh] Fine. Maybe I could use the distraction."


Declining the Netracell mission

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Are… are you sure? Is everything okay?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Ah. Okay then. M-maybe later."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant) "Oh. Okay. Should I be doing something different?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "You really got something better to do?"

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "Okay. You're the boss."

(if the Tenno is rank Researcher or higher) "C'mon. Who am I gonna ask? Bird?"

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Fine by me."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Don't let me keep you."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "You're the boss, boss."


“Papa?”

"Whatever Papa touched, the Indifference, the Murmur, I think it's lonely. It wants to be a part of what we've got going on. Only, it doesn't know that. And it does its best to join in, but it's clumsy. Ignorant. So everything about it is… skewed. Half-assed. You follow?"

"I've kicked dirt. Galloped through sand. But that out there, it isn't of nature. It's just… nothing. It's not natural. Sometimes it looks like Papa's Vessel is sinking in, like… quicksand? But it doesn't move. [pause] I hope you can control it."

"Do you see what I see, over thataway? A monument to something taken from me, forever. When you rebuild Papa's Vessels, rip that one's head off next time."

"Turns out Papa has a whole family upstairs. A daughter. Grandkids. None of them have any idea about any of… this. If he was hiding them, in the here and now, what was he hiding back in 1999?"

"Netracells… far as I'm concerned, anything of Papa's is yours. Archon shards. Jewellery. Loose furniture. …Secrets."

"If there's anything in the Netracells about the Vessels, steal it."

"Listen. I know Loid cares for 'Papa', so if you find him and anything… goes down, do me a solid. Keep Loid away. You understand?"

[sigh] "Settling the score with Albrecht won't bring Minn back. I'm not stupid. You gotta understand, I'm not doing it for me. Or her. Or Loid, or any of us. I'm doing it because it needs doing."


Customising Tagfer

(opening customisation) "Just… promise me you won't laugh."

(opening customisation) "A change is as good as a bender. Whatta we got."

(opening customisation) "Time for a new me, maybe."

"Feels like me, but is it ME me, y'know?"

"I mean, I could get used to it."

"Decisions, decisions…."

"So? Whadda do we think?"

(exiting customisation) "Not bad!"

(exiting customisation) "Might take some gettin' used to, but… I like it."

(exiting customisation) "If she could see me now…."


Bidding farewell

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) "So… that's all?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) "Okay."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) "I understand."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) [sigh]

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) "Yeah."

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) "Bye?"

(if the Tenno is rank Assistant or Researcher) "Yeah, okay."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Any. Time."

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) [snorts]

(if the Tenno is rank Colleague) "Yyyep."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Later."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Done."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Mmhmm."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "You got it."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "All right."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "Yep."

(if the Tenno is rank Illuminate) "No problem."


Mission control

Tagfer acts as mission control for the following mission types:

He also has dialogue if the Tenno discovers Albrecht's Grimoire manifested within the laboratories.

Approaching grimoire

"'Papa' left some bad things behind. That book's one of 'em."

"How can you even go near that book? You're made of stronger stuff than me."

"If I ever see that Grimoire, I'm gonna bolt. You gotta understand, it's… a predator."

"That book. I look at it and I want to spit or split. That thing's wrong. Capital W wrong."

Unbinding Whisper

"Aaaand it's out. You let it out."

"What kinda moron lets a starving predator out of a trap! Well, now you gotta deal with… whatever that is."

"Listen! It's not you. It's… wearing your skin, but it's not you. Kill it!"

Upon defeating Whisper

"It's still hunting. Find the burrow it winters in. Kill that."

"It's not dead! You have to kill the… the smell of it. Understand?"

"Not safe. It's still out there. You have to kill all of it. Not just the skin."

If the Whisper respawns

"That thing is back. Walking around in a new body. You gotta finish it off for good."

"Ah. It grew a new shell! Now you have to crack it again."

Upon defeating Whisper after it respawns

"Okay. You have to hunt it now. Find what it doesn't want you to find."

"It's running. Growing a new skin. If you're quick and ballsy you can finish it. Maybe."

"Argh, you can't kill a shadow! Find what's casting it!"

If the Whisper respawns a second time

"You know it's playing with you, right? You can't kill it like this."

"Every time it does this, it does it because it's leading you away from something. Find the thing!"

"It's gonna kill you, isn't it? I don't wanna watch that!"

Discovering Whisper Grimoire

"Okay, now's your chance. Destroy the book."

"Yes. That. There. The book. That's its real body. Kill it!"

"You found it! Kill it, fast!"

Upon destroying Grimoire

"I told you not to mess with it! [sigh] I'm glad you're okay."

"You woke up a bad thing, but then you killed it, so, uh, I guess you did okay."


Tagfer's dialogue, like that of the other Cavia, changes significantly in tone and delivery as the Tenno ranks up with the Cavia. Initially Tagfer is scared and hesitant, but after the Tenno becomes a Colleague he becomes quite angry, irritable, and terse (although he will still cooperate with the Tenno). As the Tenno continues to Scholar he becomes somewhat less angry, and grows tired and sick, prone to coughing and shortness of breath. Once the Tenno attains the final rank of Illuminate, Tagfer becomes happier. The reasons for these changes are shown in the Cavia rank-up conversations.

Tagfer is introduced during the Whispers in the Walls quest, along with the rest of the Cavia. He is mentioned in the dialogue of Loid, Fibonacci, and Bird 3, and is also mentioned in Albrecht's Notes.


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