So you have made your way here to me, no easy task for a joor, mortal, even for one of Dovah Sos, dragonblood. What would you ask of me?
Ah, i have expected you. Prodah. You would not come all this way for tinvak with an old dovah. No, you seek your weapon against Alduin.
Krosis. Sorrowfully, no. It cannot be known to me. Your kind, joorre, mortals, created it as a weapon against the dov, the dragons. Our hadrimme, our minds cannot even comprehend its concepts.
Drem. All in good time. First, a question for you, why do you want to learn this Thu'um?
Pruzah. As good a reason as any. There are many who feel as you do, although not all. Some would say that all things must end so that the next can come to pass. Perhaps, this world is simply the egg of the next kalpa? Lein Volkin? Would you stop[ the next world from being born?
Paaz. A fair answer. Ro Fus, maybe you only balance the forces that work to quicken the end of this world. Even we who ride the currents of time cannot see past times end. Wuldsetiid los tahrodiis. Those who try to hasten the end may delay it. Those who work to delay the end may bring it closer. But you have indulged my weakness for speech long enough, Krosis. Now, I will answer your question.
Mm, do you know why I live here at the peak of the Monahven, what you name Throat of the World?
True, but few now remember that this was the very spot where Alduin was defeated by the ancient tongues. Vahrukt unslaad, perhaps none but me now remember how he was defeated.
Yes and no. Viik nuz ni kran. Alduin was not truly defeated either. If he was, you would not be here today seeking to defeat him.
The Nords of those days used the Dragonrend Shout to cripple Alduin. But this was not enough. Ok mulong unslaad.
It was the Kel, the Elder Scroll. They used it to cast him adrift on the currents of time.
Hmm, how to explain in your tongue? The dov have words for such things that joorre do not. It is an artifact from outside time. It does not exist, but it has always existed. Rah wahlaan. They are fragments of creation.
The Kelle, Elder Scrolls, as you name them, they have often been used for prophecy. Yes, your prophecy comes from an Elder SCroll.
But this is only a small part of their power. Zofaas suleyk.
Mm, not intentionally. Some hoped he would be gone forever, forever lost. Meyye.
I knew better. Tiid bo amativ. Time flows ever onward. One day, he would surface, which is why I have lived here for thousands of mortal yeas. I have waited. I knew where he would emerge but not when.
Tiid krent. Time was shattered here because of what the ancient Nords did to Alduin. If you brought that Kel, that Elder Scroll back here to the Tiid-Ahraan, the Time-Wound, with the Elder Scroll that was used to break time, you may be able to cast yourself back to the other end of the break. You could learn Dragonrend from those who created it.
Krosis. No. I know little of what has passed below in the long years I have lived here. You are likely better informed than I.
Trust your instincts, Dovahkiin. Your blood will show you the way.