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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0002C90F)
Home City Whiterun
Race Redguard Gender Male
Level 4 Class Beggar
RefID 0002C90F BaseID 00013BA7
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 60
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleDrunk
Faction(s) CrimeFactionWhiterun; FavorJobsBeggarsFaction; TownWhiterunFaction; WhiterunMarketShoppers

Brenuin is a Redguard beggar and drunkard living in the city of Whiterun. He wants someone to steal a rare Argonian ale from The Bannered Mare, the local inn. He offers a healing potion in return.

Brenuin can't afford a place to sleep so he wanders around town all night long, from 1am to 9am, begging for coins and food. When the sun rises he heads to the Gildergreen and spends five hours listening to Heimskr's ramblings. At 2pm he walks down to the market in the Plains District and spends his afternoon trying to get some free food from either Ysolda, Anoriath or Carlotta Valentia. At 7pm he enters the Bannered Mare where he strolls around the taproom until he hits the streets again at 1am. The only exception to this routine occurs when Jorrvaskr is attacked by the Silver Hand at the end of the quest Blood's Honor. Brenuin will then be in the crowd gathered outside Jorrvaskr.

He wears a set of ragged robes with boots and a cap. He only carries a small selection of lower-class items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


When passing by he will usually remark:

"I ain't done nothin'."
"What? Why you lookin' at me?"
"That Heimskr's crazy. Him and his talk o' Talos. Wish he'd just shut up."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

Argonian Ale ExtractionEdit

To initiate his quest, Argonian Ale Extraction, you must ask him:

Are you always drunk?
"Only if I can help it. But damn if I ain't almost sober. Hey. In the Bannered Mare, there's this bottle of Argonian Ale. The good stuff. Get it for me. They won't even know it's gone. Come on..."
I'll bring you that ale, old man.
"Argonian Ale! I can almost taste it!"
I'm not going to feed your bad habit.
"Then we got nothin' more to talk about."

If asked again before you have the ale:

Are you always drunk?
"Well that all depends on you, now. Doesn't it?"

When you retrieve the ale:

Here's that special ale you wanted.
"Well, would you look at that! Argonian Ale! My thanks, friend. Here, take this here healing potion. I, er, "found" it in the temple."

Afterwards you may ask him:

Still thirsty?
"Not anymore. Thanks to you. Friend."


When he spends time at the market stalls in the afternoon, he will occasionally talk with the merchants:

Brenuin: "Spare a coin for a fellow Nord who's down on his luck?"
Ysolda: "So you can spend it on drinks at the Bannered Mare? If it's food you need, ask for that instead."
Brenuin: "Never you mind, then. I'll find a more charitable soul."
Ysolda: "That's what I thought."
Anoriath: "I don't suppose you're going to buy something this time?"
Brenuin: "Just browsin' today. If the gods be kind, someone will take mercy on me and spare a few septims."
Anoriath: "If they do, promise you'll actually purchase something for once."
Brenuin: "By Ysmir, I will. Gods know it's been too long since I tasted real meat."
Carlotta: "How goes the begging today, Brenuin?"
Brenuin: "That's right, mock the town beggar like everyone else. But I've got a right to browse, don't I? I ain't hurtin' anyone."
Carlotta: "Make it quick, then. I don't want your stink driving my customers away."
Brenuin: "The gods smile on them who show charity. Best you remember that."
Carlotta: "And what might you be looking at?"
Brenuin: "Oh, the fruit looks so good. So juicy."
Carlotta: "No handouts today, Brenuin. Now scat. You'll scare off my paying customers."
Brenuin: "Oh, just one apple, Carlotta? Just one tiny apple. I'll pay you tomorrow, I swear it."
Carlotta: "That's what you said last week, and the week before that. Now go, before I call a guard."
Brenuin: "No, no! Don't do that. No need to do that. I'm going. See? I'm leaving. No guards, please."
Carlotta: "Look, come back tomorrow, okay? If I have anything left that's not sold or spoiled, you can have it."
Brenuin: "You've got the heart of Mara herself, you know that? Thank you, Carlotta. Thank you."


  • Brenuin can be hired as a farmhand for Goldenhills PlantationCC for 250 gold.
  • Asking Lucia why she is begging will reveal that Brenuin has a soft side for the orphan, and has been giving her some advice since she came to the city: "It's... it's what Brenuin said I should do. He's the only one that's been nice to me since... since mama..."
  • While begging for money from Ysolda, Brenuin refers to himself as a "fellow Nord", despite being a Redguard.


  • Brenuin's burial urn was supposed to get enabled in Whiterun's Hall of the Dead in the case of his death. However, the enable parent is mistakenly linked to a nearby fire shader, resulting in the urn never getting being enabled.