J'skar is a khajiit mage and journeyman of the Mages Guild in Bruma. He and his good friend Volanaro greatly enjoy playing pranks on the guild head Jeanne Frasoric who is not particularly good at magic.
The latest of their pranks has everyone thinking he's disappeared possibly due to a spell backfiring and for the Bruma recommendation the player must find him. Upon finding him he'll comment:
"Hello there. I hear you've been looking for me. Please, don't be mad. We were just having some fun. We just get tired of Jeanne lording her position over us, when she barely knows anything about magic. Every now and then, we like to trick her. We figured it was time to move on to a new prank. This one was getting boring, anyway. So you can tell her you've found me!"
While originally a prank it saves his life when the Bruma guild hall is attacked by necromancers leaving him as the sole survivor. He is shaken up and recounts the death of his friend by Manimarco:
"Are they.... are they gone? I was too afraid. I just couldn't move. I could hear the screaming, but I just couldn't move! He killed them all. Just... slaughtered them. I... I saw his face. I saw the King of Worms! I couldn't believe my eyes. I think the only reason I'm alive is because I was invisible... but even so, I think he saw me. He killed them, one by one. Volanaro was last, I think. He was trying to run away, but he didn't make it, did he? The King of Worms stood over him, right before he died, and he... well, it looked like he sucked out Volanaro's soul! He said something about Echo Cave, and destroying the Mages Guild. Then he looked right at me, and grinned!"