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Prince Irnskar
Home Settlement Windhelm
Location Fort Amol, Jorunn's Stand, SolitudeGreymoor, Understone KeepMarkarth, Player HousingCrown Store
Race Nord Gender Male
Health 39959
Reaction Friendly
Other Information
Faction(s) Ebonheart Pact
Prince Irnskar

Prince Irnskar is the Nord son of Jorunn the Skald-King, and nephew of Fildgor Orcthane. He is often found accompanying his father. At first, Prince Irnskar seems prejudiced against the Dunmer and Argonians of the Ebonheart Pact.

Related QuestsEdit


Speaking to him in the temporary council house in Windhelm:

"Why my father continues to cater to these … foreigners … baffles me."
You don't support the alliance?
"I support the Nords. Let's leave it at that."

Speaking to him at Fort Amol after saving his father, before or during The Pride of a Prince:

"The Champion of Windhelm?
It takes more than winning a foot race and play fighting to make a true champion. A silly title. That's all it is."

Quest-Related EventsEdit

Ebonheart PactEdit

Victory at MorvunskarEdit

After assisting Lieutenant Koruni at Fort Morvunskar, you'll be directed to report to Thane Oda Wolf-Sister at Fort Amol. Arrive and you'll find some sort of moot in process.

Prince Irnskar: "Fildgor's troops sweep through the west as they press their assault. Our scouts report that they're fortifying their holdings in the east, as well."
Gelds Indoril: "So the Stormfists have you trapped. That's Nord tactics, for you. You can't win battles just by swinging your axe and yelling at the top of your lungs."
Prince Irnskar: "I would suggest you keep your jabs in check, Dark Elf. At least we don't hide behind the skirts of a supposed god-woman."
Gelds Indoril: "You dare insult my lady Almalexia? I would have your head on a pi —"
Runs-With-Quickness: "Will you two stop it? You whine more than my egg-brother, and he's newly hatched. We need to work together."
Prince Irnskar: "You will not tell me what to do, scaley one. I am the Prince of Skyrim!"
Thane Harvald: "Stop it! All of you! This is the kind of behavior that got us into this mess in the first place. We need to work together to figure things out. Together."

Try to speak to him, but he'll only say:

"Why are you bothering me? And how did you get in here?
My guards have apparently gotten lax in their duties again."

The Pride of a PrinceEdit

He will be in his tent if you attempt to find him before he is relevant to the related quest.

If you didn't stop the Stormfists in Windhelm:
If you did stop the Stormfists in Windhelm:
"Why did my guards let you in here? I need to have a talk with them about the meaning of the word "guard."
Go away, commoner. If you want to meet with the King or I, petition your Jarl."
"The Champion of Windhelm?
It takes more than winning a foot race and play fighting to make a true champion. A silly title. That's all it is."

Arrive at the camp at the behest of Lord Vurlop and you'll interrupt a meeting:

Prince Irnskar: "The Nord don't need the help of the weakling Argonians and the cowardly Dark Elves. We can win this war on our own!"
Thane Harvald: "Your uncle Fildgor has allied himself with the Stormfist Clan and the Orcs, my Prince. We need all the help we can get. You need to apologize to the delegates and get them back to the table before this rift grows any wider."
Prince Irnskar: "Let the Pact shatter and fall for all I care! We need no one but ourselves! You grow old and weak, Harvald, like my father. This conversation is over."

The prince walks into his tent, seething. You can talk to him after he leaves the table. His dialogue is same as above.

The War CouncilEdit

Prince Irnkar will arrive in the Jarl's Manor after Dhalen has been dispatched and Naryu has told you that she saved the ambassadors. You need to speak with him to end the quest.

"Where's my father? What did our so-called allies do to him?
I'll kill every single Argonian and Dark Elf myself if my father's been harmed!"
It wasn't the Argonians or the Dark Elves. It was Fildgor Orcthane.
"Fildgor might have driven the blade, but the Dark Elves and Argonians did nothing to protect my father!
Now where is he? Tell me!"
He's upstairs. A Dark Elf and an Argonian are protecting him.
"Guards, go to the King at once!
As for you, what's your involvement in all this? Why are you here?"
Fildgor's agents tried to kill me, too.
"Then we are allies. For now.
I must go to my father. I don't care how we do it, but his life must be saved. My father can't die. Fildgor will not win this war! Not this way! I forbid it!"

Eternal SlumberEdit

You will find him again at Mistwatch.

Prince Irnskar: "Why does my father still sleep, priest?"
High Priest Esling: "Our healing magic maintains his life, but the Daedric poison is strong. I'm not sure we can overcome it."
Prince Irnskar: "If my father dies, the Ternion monks will suffer. Understand that, healer. Now save your King."

Speaking with him:

"You again? If you do anything to harm my father, I will personally hunt you down and feed you to a Kagouti. Remember that."

After seeing all three of the visions, the King's body will begin to levitate.

Jorunn the Skald-King: "Arrrggghhh!"
Prince Irnskar: "What is this sorcerery, priest? What's happening to my father?"
High Priest Esling: "The dream … it's leaving the King's body. How … how is this happening?"

Speaking with him here:

"My father is strong. In fact, he's the strongest man I've ever known.
He'll pull through this. He has to."

Gods Save the KingEdit

Speaking with him after King Jorunn awakens:

"You did it. You saved my father.
I'm sorry I ever doubted you. You have more than earned our trust."

Making AmendsEdit

"Well met, my friend!"

Your response depends on how you receive the quest. If you received it from Prince Irnskar:

How fares the Skald-King?

If you received it from Hlotild the Fox:

How is the Skald-King doing?
"My father is still weak from the poison, but he's recovering. I'm organizing things here while he gets his strength back.
I need to regain the confidence of our Dark Elf and Argonian allies. My regrettable actions at Fort Amol have made them wary."
How can I help?
'"Speak to the highest-ranking Pact leaders in the camp—General Yeveth Noramil of the Dark Elves and the Argonian leader, Eyes-of-Steel.
See what we can do to demonstrate the strength of the Pact."
Right away, Prince Irnskar.

Speaking to him again:

"I hope you can convince our allies of my commitment to the Pact."

Returning to him after convincing everyone:

"Well met, my friend!"
I completed the tasks for the Argonian and Dark Elf leaders.
"I received word that General Yeveth Noramil and Eyes-of-Steel will meet with me. I'll show them the respect they deserve and work to strengthen our alliance.
Once again, your aid advances our cause. You have my gratitude"

A Council of ThanesEdit

After convincing the alliance representatives to meet with him, the Prince has another favor to ask of you.

"I need to discuss strategy with the thanes and Pact leaders."
Anything else I can do?
"The Argonian and Dark Elf leaders are ready to meet. It's time to gather a council of war.
Do you think you could convince the thanes to attend as well? They're an independent lot, but their advice would be welcome."
I can talk to the thanes.
"Start with Thane Harvald. He's a close friend of my father's. If any of the thanes can be counted on, it's Harvald."
I'll go talk to Thane Harvald.

Speaking to him again:

"I hope my father can attend the council meeting."
Where will you hold the war council?
"We'll meet in front of the healers' tent. I'm sure my father will feel well enough to join us."

During the council of war:

Thane Oda Wolf-Sister: "Fildgor's at Skuldafn with the Crown of Freydis and the body of Queen Nurnhilde. For what purpose?"
Prince Irnskar: "The Orcthane plans to use them at the dragonshrine to usurp my father's throne."
General Yeveth Noramil: "A necromantic ritual, perhaps?"
Eyes-of-Steel: "The Crown is a powerful artifact. I shudder to think what the Orcthane can accomplish with it."
Thane Harvald: "I don't like the idea of that bastard using our fabled crown. And I hate that he has our beloved queen's body."
Prince Irnskar: "Father! You honor us! I'm glad to see you up and aroun."
Jorunn the Skald-King: "My brother seeks to pull my sister's soul from Sovngarde. The Crown of Freydis will see the soul, not the man."
General Yeveth Noramil: "It's good to see you well, Jorunn. We've been discussing how to approach Skuldafn."
Thane Jeggi Gap-Tooth: "Yes, yes. We discuss and we strategize while Fildgor digs in and strengthens his defenses."
Thane Oda Wolf-Sister: "So, have we come to any conclusions?"
Eyes-of-Steel: "The Stormfists have fortified the primary path to the dragonshrine. A frontal assault would take time that we may not have."
Jorunn the Skald-King: "Time is a luxury we don't possess. If Fildgor completes this ritual, all is lost."
General Yeveth Noramil: "That's why you wanted to see those scouting reports! You think there's another way into Skuldafn."
Jorunn the Skald-King: "There is always another way. Champion, may we speak?"

You will then need to speak to the king. After the quest, he will address his father:

Prince Irnskar: "Send for me if you need me, sire."

Speaking to him after the quest:

"I appreciate all you have done, both for my family and for the Ebonhart Pact."

Songs of SovngardeEdit

At the end of the quest, King Jorunn will ask you to give Prince Irnskar news of the events that transpired at Skuldafn.

"Welcome back, champion! What news do you bring from the peaks of lonely Skuldafn?"

If Fildgor died by your hand:

Fildgor is dead, and the Ebonheart Pact is sealed.
"Fildgor's dead? Then the villain has paid for his crimes.
You've been by my father's side and have persevered when others would have faltered. From now on, you shall be known as the High King's Arrow, for you lead the way and always strike true."

If Fildgor died by Jorunn's hand:

Fildgor is dead, and the Ebonheart Pact is sealed.
"Fildgor's dead? As it should be. I mourn with my father, though.
You've been by his side and have persevered when others would have faltered. From now on, you shall be known as the High King's Arrow, for you lead the way and always strike true."

If Fildgor was spared:

The Ebonheart Pact is sealed and Fildgor lives.
"My uncle lives? My father's mercy knows no bounds!
You've been by his side and have persevered when others would have faltered. From now on, you shall be known as the High King's Arrow, for you lead the way and always strike true."

After the quest:

"Your work here is done, Arrow. But know that you will always have a place of honor in the Skald-King's court."


Appears only with Greymoor

Daughter of the WolfEdit

Prince Irnskar in Solitude

Prince Irnskar will have traveled to Solitude along with his father and his soldiers in response to Lyris' reports. You have the option of talking to him before Jorunn in an attempt to calm the tense situation.

"I know that there's little love between east and west, but now's not the time to be picking a fight."
What are you and Skald-King Jorunn doing here?
"Lyris's report on the rise of the Gray Host had my father preparing for the worst. When we hadn't received word for some time, he decided to intercede."
If we hadn't stopped Svargrim, that might have been necessary.
"Svargrim. It's hard to believe the rumors were true. I didn't know him well, but I can't understand how anyone could throw away everything for the promise of power.
What's immortality worth if there's nothing you hold dear?"
Will your father attempt to take Svargrim's place here?
"You'd have to ask him. As far as I can tell, the western holds are in chaos. They could use a king who cares for his fellow Nords, but if the welcome we've received here is any indication, Solitude won't see it that way."
I'll speak to King Jorunn.

If you talk to him again before talking to his father he will say:

"My father wishes to speak with you. Don't keep him waiting."

After you have talked to his father, Svana will arrive before the situation gets worse. Prince Irnskar remembers her meeting her when they were younger.

"I haven't seen Princess Svana since we were children. She's … changed much, since those days."
You knew Princess Svana?
"I saw her once, a long time ago. There was some brief moment in my childhood where it seemed like reconciliation between our homelands seemed possible. Might have been a dream. It vanished just as quickly."
Do you know why?
"I think it wasn't long after my father became High King. I only remember a foggy day of children's games with the princess, a joyless feast, and a swift departure.
It might have gone differently if our parents joined us making castles in the snow."

Speaking to him after getting orders from Svana.

"I was not expecting Princess Svana to be so commanding. I'd heard—well, I'm glad that not all the rumors I've heard about the state of Solitude are true."

He can later be found in the Blue Palace courtyard among the crowd that has gathered.

"The people appear apprehensive of our presence here, but no one has voiced their dissent. That's reassuring."

After Svana's address and the dirge for the dead, you can talk to Irnskar some more.

"My heart goes out to these people. We are no strangers to conflict back east, but none of our holds have been ravaged by the kind of devastation brought by the Gray Host!
We are fortunate that you stopped them."
Svana was impressive. She really stepped up when her kingdom needed her.
"So I've heard. The princess … has come a long way from the girl I met so long ago. And I've changed, as well. I'm not quite as obnoxious and close-minded as I was when my father first formed the Ebonheart Pact.
At least, I try not to be."
Do you think there can finally be peace between Eastern and Western Skyrim?
"If the princess remains in charge of the western holds, I think the chances of a true reconciliation are good. My father will certainly do everything he can to make that happen. And so will I.
Princess Svana … she's become a very impressive woman."
Appears only with Crown Store


Second ChancesEdit

Irnskar will be present at the moot with Ard Caddach, Jarl Svana, and Jorunn the Skald-King at Understone Keep.

"Thank the gods we have better matters to attend to than the deployment of troops and suspicions of treachery. For a man called Despot, the Ard is in an agreeable mood.
But that's not your concern. It's good to see you once more."
What brings you and the Skald-King to Markarth?
"Truthfully, Svana. When we learned that Markarth suffered an attack like the one you narrowly prevented in Solitude, she insisted that we offer aid. Ostensibly, to stop the Gray Host, but it seems we're a bit late for that."
There may still be remnants that pose a threat.
"No doubt. They have proved very skilled at keeping to the shadows and biding their time. Hunting them down will not be easy, but I feel that's not how best to make use of the opportunity we've been given."
What do you mean?
"The Gray Host's greatest weapon against us was our mutual mistrust. They preyed on our suspicions and fears. Used our division to pick us apart one by one. The best way to prevent that from happening again will be to build trust and cooperation."
So you've formed an alliance?
"An accord, at least. It's a step in the right direction."
I wish you luck.
"Trust takes time to build, but we must start somewhere. I couldn't have done it without Svana—Jarl Svana. Watching her put aside past differences between Eastern and Western Skyrim for the sake of her people has made quite an impression on me."
You seem to hold Svana in high regard.
"Well, yes. I do. She's a striking woman—figure—leader! She's won many hearts and minds in the short time she's been a jarl. I think that speaks more to her esteem than my praise.
Western Skyrim would do well to put her in charge."
Will your father allow another ruler to control the West?
"He doesn't want another war on his hands and the Western Holds still desire their independence. Skyrim won't be united by force, but with more days like today, the province may one day be whole—no matter how many kings claim it."

Later in the Announcement Hall, if you speak to him before speaking to Arana, he'll say:

"Understone Keep is strikingly different from the Palace of Kings, I can say that much for it. All this Dwarven architecture is suffocating and I find the little machine noises that carry through the halls unnerving. I wouldn't get much sleep here."

After speaking to Arana and the ard, the speeches will begin:

Ard Caddach: "Freehands of Markarth! You long suffering lot I call my kin! We've survived another long night. Darker than we've ever known."
Ard Caddach: "But we didn't endure it alone. Against the Gray Host we found unlikely allies and put aside old grudges. Together we not only survived, we flourished."
Jarl Svana: "We owe these miracles to the efforts of all kinds: Reachman, Nord, vampire, outlander. Heroes of every stripe."
Jarl Svana: "Let us follow their example. We have warred together, we celebrate together, let us rebuild together!"
Prince Irnskar: "From this day forward we clash mugs instead of swords! Peace and prosperity to all our kingdoms! Cheers to the heroes of Skyrim!"
Jorunn the Skald-King: "Let us remember them with song and drink!"
Jorunn the Skald-King: "We, the children of Skyrim! We shall endure!"

After you can speak to him again:

"I think that went well. Don't you? I thought it would be best to keep the speeches short. I'm just glad my father agreed to let me take the lead. I don't know that the Ard has the patience for one of the Skald-King's epic toasts."
What will you and the other leaders do now?
"After years of saber-rattling, we need to start learning how to be good neighbors. How will we trade goods? How will we resolve disputes? Jarl Svana and I are resolved to lay a foundation that our diplomats can build upon—however long it takes us."
What about Ard Caddach?
"Right, the Ard. I think it might be best for Svana and I to work closely on a framework first and present it to Ard Caddach. He's got a lot going on, and I'm sure he'd rather not spend hours debating every detail."

Houseguest DialogueEdit

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Son of Jorunn the Skald-King, Prince Irnskar often feels as if he lives in his father's shadow. Hoping for a respite, he came to visit you. After adding Prince Irnskar to your home, you can set him on a path, plus you and your visitors can speak with him.

Prince Irnskar also became available as a houseguest for a limited time from the Crown Store in November 2020. While he is in your home he can be spoken with.

Prince Irnskar as a houseguest
"Like most Nords, I am an accomplished warrior. Of course, I have yet to prove myself in an actual battle. My father won't allow it.
Still, if you ever get to see me fight, you'll immediately notice how good I am."
"Traveling always makes me homesick for the simple things. My room in the Palace of Kings. My personal chef. My storehouse full of Voljar's mead.
The simple things."
"When he was my age, my father, Jorunn the Skald-King, was adventuring around the world with the Pack of Bards. But can I step outside the Palace of Kings without a dozen royal guards snapping at my heels?
Not in this lifetime."
"The rumors are definitely untrue. No Dark Brotherhood contracts have been issued for the Skald-King. Not a one. As for me, I'm not important enough for anyone to want to kill.
More's the pity."
"Have you met the Nord Cultural Ambassador? Rigurt the Brash. Why my father continues to employ that buffoon is beyond me.
Despite his bumbling, though, he somehow gets the job done. Eventually."
"Have I thanked the owner of this fine establishment lately? No? Ah, well. Remind me about that later."
"We Nords are proud race. Proud of our accomplishments. Proud of our heritage.
And our mead. We're especially proud of that."
"What does a prince do? Everything, that's what! The kingdom would grind to a halt if I wasn't there.
What am I doing here then? You ask too many questions."
"You there! Where are the servants? I'm in desperate need of libation and no one comes when I call."
"If my father brings up marriage and tells me I need to sire an heir one more time …. It's like he thinks I can't find a mate on my own. Or that I know nothing about wooing and courtship.
It's embarrassing."
"My father is disappointed that I don't play an instrument or sing. Gods, I don't even write poetry!
I think he was hoping to have father-son duet at the next royal feast, but that's not going to happen."
"I crave adventure! When my father was my age, he was slaying monsters, bedding wenches, and winning wars. And at the same time, he wrote ballads and sonnets considered the best of his generation. And here I am. Here.
What a tragic disappointment."
"Jorunn the Skald-King never lets an opportunity to teach me a lesson pass by without leaping upon it with enthusiasm. I'm grateful, of course, but sometimes I just want him to be my father. Kick around a vosh ball. Share a cask of mead.
"Stand up straight. You're in the presence of royalty.
I am Prince Irnskar, heir to the throne of Windhelm and Eastern Skyrim. It's a great honor to have someone of my rank and station as a houseguest."
"A true Nord doesn't seek the assistance of an outsider. We were raised better than that."
"My father the Skald-King always says, "Guests are like rabbit meatballs. Too few and you're never satisfied. Too many and you want to throw up.""
"So, do you have an overbearing parent who just happens to be the world-famous Skald-King? No? How fortunate for you.
Sometimes I suspect I'll never live up to his expectations."
"I assure you, while I am happy for a place to stay, I am used to much grander accommodations when I travel. I am the royal scion of Skyrim, after all."
"Diplomatic missions are one thing. Intelligence gathering is quite something else. What? No, forget I said anything.
I'm here for relaxation, nothing more."
"Yes, I'm a prince. Yes, I'm that prince, in fact. Don't spread it around. I'm not in the mood to fend off every eligible maiden in the area right now."
"Jorunn the Skald-King isn't just my father. He's the strongest man I've ever known. I hope to someday be half the man he is. Hopefully in time to carry on his legacy.
It's a burden I struggle with every day."
"Do you know of a nearby tavern or inn that serves horker stew? I haven't had a good horker stew in a guar's age."
"Summers in Skyrim are just like the winters, but instead of snow piled above your head, it just comes up to your shoulders.
Yes, I'm exaggerating. Slightly."
"Nobody can drink like Thane Jeggi. His aptitude for consumption is legendary!
I wish he wouldn't refer to me as a skeever, though. It's insulting."
"Strategy is my forte. Strategy and diplomacy. Well, maybe not diplomacy. My father the Skald-King tells me I have to work on that. So here I am, out among the little people, trying to be diplomatic.
How am I doing so far?"

If your current character has completed The Konunleikar he may also say:

"Champion, good to see you, my friend! You made my father's Konunleikar one to remember. Windhelm will be talking about it for years to come!"

If your current character has completed Making Amends he may also say:

"Thanks to you, I see our allies in the Ebonheart Pact in a totally new light. Where once I saw enemies, now I see friends and colleagues. We are stronger together, but it took you to teach me that. I wanted you to know."

If your current character has completed Songs of Sovngarde he may also say:

"The Skald-King and I owe you a great debt for what you did in Eastmarch, my friend. Not only did you stop my crazed uncle, you saved my father's life. Believe me, I want to avoid the throne for as many years as I can. It's quite uncomfortable."

If your current character has completed Daughter of the Wolf he may also say:

"I pray to never lose hope as High King Svargrim did. Once, he was a strong ruler who cared for his people. Until the corruption set in.
At least you were able to stop him before Solitude fell. We owe you for that."
"Princess Svana has grown to be an impressive woman. She will make a fine jarl. Perhaps even a fine queen. I hope this moment of friendship lasts. I would hate to count her as an enemy"
"No matter our intentions, most of the people of Western Skyrim look upon us with distrust and suspicion. You'd think the Skald-King just tried to destroy Solitude and not their own mad ruler! Ah well. We still want to help them.
If they'll let us."

If your current character has completed A Feast of SoulsHe refers to events happening after the final epilogue quest Second Chances, even before completion of the content he may also say:

"The Gray Host has finally been vanquished. Thanks to you. You are a remarkable individual, champion. All of Skyrim owes you a debt. I won't forget that."
"After the events in and around Markarth … well, that was my first visit to the Reach, you know. I'll say this for Ard Caddach. I don't know if he deserves the title of Despot of Markarth, but he can certainly be overbearing.
What? I'm just saying."
"Evil vampires, good vampires … it's all so confusing! But you say this Ravenwatch helped you defeat the Gray Host? Very well. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
For now."