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(RefID: 0001A6A3)
Home City Whiterun
Location Jorrvaskr
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Citizen
RefID 0001A6A3 BaseID 0001A6A2
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 60
Stamina 60
Primary Skills Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleCommonerAccented
Faction(s) DragonsreachOccupants; Sons of Skyrim Government; The Companions 0(Cohort); TownWhiterunFaction; VignarBrillFaction; WIAdditem03ExclusionFaction; WhiterunMarketShoppers
Brill in Jorrvaskr

Brill is a Nord citizen of Whiterun, and can be found in either Jorrvaskr or Dragonsreach, depending on the status of the civil war.

Brill wears a set of farm clothes along with a pair of boots. He wields a Skyforge steel dagger and carries a selection of common loot and gold.

Brill is frequently seen in the company of Vignar Gray-Mane, to whom he owes a debt of gratitude for saving him from a troubled lifestyle. He sees Vignar as a father figure, and acts as his aide. Consequently, if the Stormcloaks take over Whiterun and install Vignar as the new Jarl in place of Balgruuf, then Brill will likewise replace Proventus as the steward of Dragonsreach. Like Avenicci, he will sell Breezehome and its furnishings, as well as Tundra HomesteadCC.


His greetings:

"I'd be dead if not for Vignar. He took me in and helped me turn my life around."
"I had a bad time a few years back, an' I turned to drink. But Vignar, he wouldn't let me stay weak."
"Ah, hello my good friend. Would you do me a kindness? I seem to be down to my last drop of spirits. Let me tell you, sobriety is highly overrated."

If there is a fight going on in Jorrvaskr he can say:

"Could you move? You're in the way."
"Hope they don't get carried away here."
"Good fight going, here."
"Great, back to the fight."

When spoken to:

Why did you join the Companions?
"Oh, I'm not a Companion, myself. I just help Vignar. He took me in when I was having a tough time, and... well, I owe him."
There's still the threat of a dragon attack.
"And we've done as much as we can to prepare for that. But remember, Whiterun is home to the Companions. Any dragon that comes here will get more than he's bargained for, I think."
Who are the Companions?
"To hear Vignar tell it, they're a bunch of layabouts and useless whiners who used to know how to fight. But he thinks everything used to be better. I, for one, would trust any Companion with my life."

His goodbyes:

"Take care."
"Farewell, sir."
"Farewell, my lady."

Steward DialogueEdit

His new greetings:

"Vignar and I have our hands full. It's no small task, running an entire hold."
"When I became Steward, I had to give up the bottle. The people of the hold need me at my best."

When spoken to:

You must have your hands full with the change in government.
"Well, it could be worse. The former steward, Proventus, kept very detailed records. But yes, it's been a lot of work. Vignar doesn't want the change to disrupt the lives of his people. They've got enough to deal with already"


"That's just you getting skinnier every day, old man."

Vignar: "You ain't made me that stew in a long time."
Brill: "Which, the mutton or the vegetable?"
Vignar: "Mutton."
Brill: "Hmm. So I haven't. All right, I'll buy the ingredients tomorrow and we can have it for dinner."

Brill: "Fancy a game of Iron Hearts later?"
Vignar: "You going to lose horribly, and then say you let me win?"
Brill: "Probably."
Vignar: "Then you're on."

Vignar: "There's a chill in the air. Ysmir's beard, it gets colder in here every day."
Brill: "That's just you getting skinnier every day, old man. You're losing your padding. You need to eat more."
Vignar: "Well if my layabout manservant fed me more, that wouldn't be a problem."
Brill: "Oho! Manservant? Is that what I am now?"
Vignar: "My mistake. A manservant wouldn't let me starve or freeze. I let you live here, and now I'm two steps closer to the grave."
Brill: "Old man, without me, you would have withered away a long time ago."
Vignar: "Hmph. Damn you for being right."


  • Brill can be told that there is still the threat of a dragon attack before Mirmulnir attacks. Additionally, his reply makes little sense unless he is steward. Nonetheless, this dialogue is always available.


  • If Brill is killed while he is steward to Vignar Gray-Mane (after the Battle for Whiterun), Proventus Avenicci will return from exile to replace him in this position. He will offer the same dialogue as if Jarl Balgruuf still controlled Whiterun.
  • Brill may not replace Proventus Avenicci as steward. ?
  • Attacking Brill may reward you with bounties in wrong holds, like The Reach and Eastmarch. ?