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(RefID: 0001A6B6)
Home City Dawnstar
House Beitild's House
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 6 Class Miner
RefID 0001A6B6 BaseID 00013612
Other Information
Health 91 Magicka 67
Stamina 67
Primary Skills Smithing, Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type FemaleCondescending
Faction(s) CrimeFactionPale; DawnstarIronBreakerMinersFaction; FavorExcludedFaction; FavorJobsMineOreFaction; JobMinerFaction; TownDawnstarFaction
Beitild, owner of Iron-Breaker Mine

Beitild is a Nord miner who owns Iron-Breaker Mine in Dawnstar. She is married to Leigelf, owner of Quicksilver Mine, though their feud has caused them to live in separate houses. She will pay for any iron ore you dig up, and doing so will increase her disposition towards you. Beitild is also a target of a Dark Brotherhood contract.

She gets up at 6am for a one-hour breakfast, then heads to work in Iron-Breaker Mine, pausing at noon and 7pm for a one-hour lunch. She ends her workday at midnight and goes home for sleep.

She wears a set of miner's clothes and a pair of boots, and is equipped with a pickaxe. She carries a key to her house and a selection of common items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit

Quest-Related EventsEdit

Kill BeitildEdit

Like with most targets of the Dark Brotherhood, you may also have a word with Beitild before killing her. She will not be welcoming:

"I'm really not in the mood. State your business, or take your leave."

If you walk away instead of answering her, approaching her again will have her tell you:

"I'm busy, and you're bothering me. So go away."

You have an option of three replies:

Topic Dialogue Response
Someone wants you dead, Beitild. "And let me guess, that someone is my so-called husband Leigelf? Well the feeling's mutual." Walks away
I represent the Dark Brotherhood. Your death is at hand! "What? Well, we'll see about that now, won't we?" Draws her pickaxe and attacks
(Remain Silent) "I've a mine to run, so if you'll excuse me..." Walks away


When approached she can potentially say:

"Iron-Breaker Mine is three times the worth of that Quicksilver Mine and its fat-head owner."
"My miners are as dumb as rocks are grey."
"Mining is hard work, but we pay a fair price for any ore you dig up."

Should Leigelf die, she may remark about it when approached:

"My husband Leigelf is dead. I... I never thought I would miss that oaf so much."

When spoken to directly:

Who's in charge around here?
"That would be Jarl Skald the Elder. He's over in the White Hall, probably talking about Ulfric like he's the second coming of Talos."
"Jarl Brina Merilis is in charge, thanks to the Empire. Best hide any Talos amulets you have." (If Dawnstar is taken by the Imperial Legion)
What do you do in Dawnstar?
"I own Iron-Breaker Mine. We make twice as much coin as those horkers over in Quicksilver Mine, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I pay a good wage for any iron ore you dig up, if you're looking for work."

If Waking Nightmare has not been completed and Dawnstar is still plagued by nightmares, she may tell you:

"You're wrong to come here, stranger. No rest in Dawnstar."
"No rest in Dawnstar"?
"Everyone here is having nightmares. I have miners tripping over their own feet from lack of sleep. I heard there was a Priest of Mara who was supposed to be looking into it. We'll see if anything comes of that."


If Leigelf is still alive, Beitild may tell Karl, one of her workers, about her feud with Leigelf:

Beitild: "Keep at it. We need to work twice as hard now that fat-headed Leigelf has declared war!"
Karl: "We're at war with Leigelf? Isn't he your husband?"
Beitild: "No he isn't! He's the enemy, and we are going to crush him."
Karl: "Drafted into a war, how could my life get worse?"

She can also be found urging Karl to work harder:

Beitild: "Work hard, now! The pride of Iron-Breaker Mine is on the line."
Karl: "Pride of the what? This isn't the Legion, boss. We're miners, not soldiers."
Beitild: "You'll shut your mouth and get back to work, or you won't be a miner or a soldier by the day's end. Hear me?"
Karl: "Uh, yes ma'am."

Unused DialogueEdit

Beitild has unused dialogue tied to the unfinished quest FreeformDawnstarA she was once meant to play a role in. This dialogue can only be found in the game's DialogueViews files, and not the Creation Kit.

It seems that this quest could be started by talking to either Beitild or Leigelf, and both would talk about their feud. Beitild would say:

Are you and your husband fighting?
"He doesn't respect me. Always going on about he could run the mine better without my help. Well, I'm going to show him. Let's see him say he doesn't need me when he's out of business."

You would then discover a journal belonging to Leigelf inside of his house. The journal would confirm that he actually still loves his wife. You could then bring the journal to either Beitild or Leigelf:

You might be interested in this journal I found.
"A journal? What do I care about some journal? I have a mine to run."
It's  [sic] your husband, Leigelf. He says he still loves you.
"Let me see that... Oh, Leigelf, you big oaf. You felt this way the whole time? I need to talk to my husband. Thank you for bringing this to me."

It can be assumed that by the end of this quest, the feud between the two would be resolved, but the consequences for the mines or its employees are unknown.


  • The Prima Official Game Guide refers to her as Beitild Iron-Breaker, implying the mine bears her clan name, rather than being named after the type of ore found inside.
  • Once you've received your orders to kill Beitild, you may ask Nazir about her. He will say, "She separated from her husband several months ago. Now the two run competing mining operations. Beitild's angry and desperate. A fighter."
  • Should Beitild die, either by your hand or otherwise, then approaching Leigelf may have him tell you, "My wife Beitild is dead. Can't say I miss that old sabre cat."