Skyrim: People
(RefID: 000D5048)
Location Journeyman's Nook
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 1 Class Farmer
RefID 000D5048 BaseID 00013BC2
Other Information
Health 0 (Dead) Magicka 50
Faction(s) Frost River Farm Faction
Borvir's corpse

Borvir is a Nord mage found dead at Journeyman's Nook, killed by a bandit. Borvir's dagger can be found right next to his body, suggesting he tried to defend himself. He has been killed by three arrows piercing his back. If you carefully search the room, you can find a copy of the Alchemy skill book Herbalist's Guide to Skyrim on a crate nearby as well as Treasure Map II inside the knapsack next to the door.

Borvir only has his clothes on him, a set of blue mage robes. His boots can be found next to a fire close to his corpse.

He and his twin brother Rundi are mentioned by Phinis Gestor as two of the missing apprentices from the College of Winterhold: "And then there's Borvir and Rundi. Twins, though they rarely agreed on anything. Those two boys were obsessed with mead. Convinced they could concoct something to compete with Honningbrew. Something about using frost magic to chill the mead for a certain period of time. I felt it was a waste, but the Arch-Mage let them proceed.".


  • Borvir was to be included in two unfinished quests. In the first, you are tasked with finding him and the three other missing apprentices. In the quest, you bring Borvir's Dagger back to Phinis Gestor, who will say, "Yes, I recognize it. Well, I suppose I needn't wonder where he is anymore." In the second, he and his twin brother would open up a popular meadery in Hjaalmarch, and you would be tasked with bringing their mead to either Candlehearth Hall, The Bannered Mare or The Frozen Hearth.
  • Similar to Rundi, Borvir still has a complete AI schedule present. Unlike Rundi, however, Borvir is also still part of the related Frost River Farm faction.


  • Borvir's dagger might clip beneath the floor, making it unreachable.
    • PC You can access the dagger by using the console command tcl to move through the floor and find the dagger.