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Aval Atheron
(RefID: 0001B124)
Home City Windhelm
House Atheron Residence
Race Dark Elf Gender Male
Level 4 Class Pawnbroker
RefID 0001B124 BaseID 00014140
Gold 750 (+1000 Master Trader)
Sells See Standard Merchandise
Buys All
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 60
Stamina 60
Primary Skills Destruction, Sneak
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleEvenToned
Faction(s) Aval Atheron Services; CrimeFactionEastmarch; TownWindhelmFaction; WindhelmAtheronFamilyFaction; WindhelmCornerclubPatrons
Aval Atheron

Aval Atheron is a Dark Elf pawnbroker and street vendor in Windhelm. He is the only one in the Atheron family who owns a business; his brother Faryl works for a local Nord farmer and his sister Suvaris works for Torbjorn Shatter-Shield at the Clan Shatter-Shield Office. Aval shares a house in the Gray Quarter of Windhelm with his siblings.

His day starts with breakfast at his family's residence at 7am. He finishes his meal in an hour and heads toward his stall at the market in the Stone Quarter. At 7pm Aval leaves his workplace and goes to the New Gnisis Cornerclub, there, he will spend the next five hours lounging outside of the cornerclub before heading home at midnight for a night's rest.

Aval wears a set of merchant clothes, a pair of boots, and a hat. He is equipped with an iron dagger, and carries a key to his family's house, as well as a selection of common loot and gold. Aval's brother Faryl will tell you that Aval sees the fact that his siblings work for Nords as an embarrassment.


When visited at the market Aval demonstrates a cheerful and a confident attitude.

"Assorted fruits and vegetables, all delicious and affordable!"
"Come and browse my fine selection! Everything's fresh and delicious!"
"I've a little of everything for sale, come and see for yourself!"

You can ask him about where he gets his goods.

Where do you get your goods?
"Wherever I can find them. If you're the type who worries over where something came from, you may want to move on."

Aval's normal greetings are just as confident and he will often mix his work and his beliefs in these greetings:

"You need anything, come see me. I'm as resourceful as I am discreet."
"I have a lot of respect for Ambarys Rendar, but his views are a little extreme."
"You look like someone who appreciates nice things."

When exiting conversation, Aval may either act friendly, saying:

"Take care, friend."

Otherwise, he advertise his friend Revyn's business, but only if he himself isn't working.

"Be sure to stop by Sadri's Used Wares in the Gray Quarter."

As much as any Dark Elf, Aval despises the Gray Quarter. If asked about living there, he confirms that he does.

You live in the Gray Quarter?
"I'm a Dark Elf and I live in Windhelm, so yes, I live in the Gray Quarter.
You must be new around here, or you'd know they don't let my kind live anywhere outside that slum."

For that same cause he holds a great respect for Brunwulf Free-Winter who tries to reason with Ulfric Stormcloak over "the situation" with Dunmer and Argonians.

If the civil war is won by the Empire, Aval will express his joy for Brunwulf's governing and his anticipation of change.

Have things changed much with the Empire in charge?
"Well, not yet. The Empire hasn't been in charge for that long, and real change takes time.
Still, having a just and honorable man like Brunwulf in charge can only be an improvement.
Unlike Ulfric, Brunwulf has shown a great willingness to work with the other races and make us feel more at home here.
For the first time in a long while, I truly believe that there are brighter days ahead."


Tova dealing with Aval

As a vendor located at Windhelm's busy marketplace, Aval will often engage in conversations with other residents. In one such conversation he talks with his respected friend Brunwulf Free-Winter, whom he offers a discount:

Aval: "Friend Brunwulf, how good to see you! If you see anything you like, just let me know and I'll glad offer you a discount."
Brunwulf: "That's not necessary. I'll pay the same price as anyone else."
Aval: "But I insist. and with good reason. Malthyr told me that you've been speaking to Ulfric about our situation. He said you're going to help us. So few Nords have ever offered to help us, a discount is the least I can do."
Brunwulf: "I'm not looking for special treatment, Aval. All I did was talk to Ulfric. For all I know, he's already forgotten the conversation. I wouldn't get your hopes up."
Aval: "Oh, I see. Well, I'm sorry to have troubled you about it. Just... know that your efforts are appreciated."

In another conversation, Tova Shatter-Shield will try and sell some items of her deceased daughter:

Tova: "I understand you purchase used goods, as well as sell them?"
Aval: "Yes, that's right. Whether or not I'm interested depends on what you've got, of course."
Tova: "I have some things that belonged to my daughter, Friga. She... she won't be needing them any more."
Aval: "Oh, I see. Yes, yes of course I'll take a look. Just bring them by whenever it's convenient for you."

Torsten Cruel-Sea may also approach him to ask about the progress he's made acquiring pitchforks:

Torsten: "Did you have any luck tracking own [sic] some more pitchforks?"
Aval: "Revyn put the word out to his suppliers but with the war on, tools are scarce. Both sides have been snapping them up."
Torsten: "Tell him I'll pay double the normal price. We've been getting by with one broken pitchfork, but it's falling apart."
Aval: "I'll be sure to stress your urgency. It seems like every farmer in Skyrim is short on supplies these days."

Standard MerchandiseEdit

This is the merchandise found in Aval's merchant chest. These items are only available if purchased from the merchant; they cannot be pickpocketed or stolen. They are restocked every two days.

Count Item Details
~1 Leveled Jewelry (unenchanted) or Amulet of the Divines Max 2 (2@25%)
~4 Leveled Animal Parts Max 5 (5@75%)
~1 Leveled Gems Max 2 (2@25%)
~3 Leveled Enchanted Jewelry Max 4 (4@75%)
~1 Leveled Ingots Best-quality; Max 5 (5@25%)
~3 Leveled Ores/Charcoal Max 5 (5@50%)
~8 Leveled Potions Max 15 (15@50%)
~4 Leveled Soul Gems (empty and full) Max 5 (5@75%)
~6 Lockpicks Max 8 (7@75% + 1@100%)
~11 Low-level Armor (unenchanted) Max 15 (15@75%)
~15 Low-level Arrows (batches of 10) Max 20 (20@75%)
~5 Low-level Weapons (unenchanted) Max 7 (7@75%)
1 Potion of Cure Disease
~3 Random Novice Spell Tomes Max 5 (5@50%)
~5 Torches Best-quality; Max 10 (10@50%)
~4 Miscellaneous Items (clutter) Max 5 (5@75%)


  • Although Aval is supposedly embarrassed that his siblings work for Nords, his dialogue to you (if you're a Nord) is not derogatory; indeed, he doesn't even mention having a brother and sister.


  • If Revyn Sadri dies, Aval technically becomes owner of Sadri's Used Wares. However, he never takes over running the store; he never enters the store and does not own the store's merchant chest.
    Mod Notes: Aval is added to the WindhelmPawnshopOwnerFaction but not the Revyn Sadri Services faction that would be necessary for him to own the store's merchant chest. He would also need to have a package added to his schedule making him enter the store. However, it's not clear what would then happen to his stall in his marketplace -- and as a result the developers may have chosen to not fully implement him as the backup PawnshopOwner (but then why not just remove the backup alias?)
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 2.0.4, addresses this issue. Idesa Sadri has been tasked with the backup job instead.
  • You cannot buy any of the items on display at his stall.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 2.0.7, addresses this issue. Aval will now sell and buy the items on display at his stand.
  • Despite only having meat on display at his stall, Aval actually deals in miscellaneous goods, similar to pawnbrokers.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 2.0.9, addresses this issue. He will now only sell goods similar to those on display.
  • Aval's line about his "fresh fruits and vegetables" makes little sense in accordance with his actual merchandise.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 4.2.6, addresses this issue. The line has now been completely blocked from playing.