Frathen Drothan is a fictional Dunmer nationalist and House Telvanni noble developed by Bethesda Game Studios for the role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. He assembled the Drothmeri Army and lead them in a expedition to the Ayleid ruin of Varsa Baalim in order to recover the weapon Mehrunes' Razor, which he hoped to use to liberate his homeland of Morrowind from the Empire.
The player may undermine Drothan's expedition and recover the dagger for themselves.
12 Morning Star
Traitors, all! [King] Helseth and all the lapdogs in the great houses care nothing for the heresy of allowing the Empire to command the lives of our noble Dunmer people. Even my fickle Telvanni kinsmen apathetically consent to this outrage. Once I have raised my army and topple the atrocious Empire of men, then they all shall pay for their complacency.— Frathen Drothan, in Drothan's Journal, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
26 Rains Hand
The Nefarivigum must be near; I can feel power emanating from this place. Now I've only to find it and overcome the task to earn Mehrunes Razor. Wielding this fearsome relic, I'll lead the Drothmeri Army to victory against the Imperial tyrants.— Frathen Drothan, in Drothan's Journal, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Frathen Drothan's Lore entry at the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages