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Skyrim:Dengeir of Stuhn

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Dengeir of Stuhn
(RefID: 0001981B)
(lore page)
Home City Falkreath
House Dengeir's House
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Warrior
RefID 0001981B BaseID 0001365A
Other Information
Health 85 Magicka 50
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleOldGrumpy
Faction(s) CrimeFactionFalkreath; FalkreathDengeirsHallFaction; Favor018QuestGiverFaction; Favor258QuestGiverFaction; NPCs the Player cannot marry; Sons of Skyrim Government; TownFalkreathFaction
Dengeir of Stuhn
"I might be old, but I haven't forgotten that a Jarl's first duty is to look after his people."

Dengeir of Stuhn is a Nord, and thane of Falkreath under his nephew, Jarl Siddgeir, an Imperial loyalist. He shares his home in the city with his brother Thadgeir, and his servant and confidant Tekla. Every day, Dengeir awakens at 6am and spends the rest of the morning at home. Around midday he makes his way to Dead Man's Drink and remains there until midnight, when he will wander home and go straight to sleep. Dengeir wears the fine clothes and boots typical of a noble. He wields an iron dagger and carries the key to his house along with a selection of upper-class loot and gold.

Before Siddgeir succeeded him, Dengeir was himself jarl of the hold. A staunch supporter of the Stormcloak rebellion and rendered suspicious to the point of paranoia since losing the throne to Siddgeir, he perceives Imperial Legion plots unfolding everywhere.

Dengeir will be restored as jarl if you help liberate Falkreath Hold, or if Falkreath Hold is handed over to the Stormcloaks as part of the negotiations during Season Unending, while he will exile Siddgeir and Nenya to Solitude. If Dengeir becomes jarl and the Imperial Legion subsequently retakes Falkreath Hold, Siddgeir and Nenya will return to Falkreath and Dengeir and Tekla will be exiled to Candlehearth Hall in Windhelm.

Related QuestsEdit


His greetings can be:

"I was Jarl once. But I was encouraged to step down when I took sides with the Stormcloaks. It was an Imperial plot, I tell you!"
"Enemies and ears. Both are everywhere."
"The war has changed Falkreath, even our neighbors can be our enemies."
"If you're sympathetic to the Empire, you'd be wise to put Falkreath far behind you."
"Be mindful. My maid Tekla has been known to pass information to Siddgeir."
"My nephew has always been handed things, even the title of Jarl."
"Stendarr protect Falkreath until Skyrim's Sons rise."
You said you were the Jarl once?
"Aye, not so long ago. Some'll tell you I stepped down on account of my old age. Truth is, I found out about all the Imperial spies crawling around Falkreath. A few well-placed bribes, and they bought themselves some friends. Suddenly the nobles are calling for a new Jarl, and all the while their pockets are jingling with the sound of Imperial septims. They named me Thane, and they got my nephew Siddgeir in my place. A real friend to Cyrodiil, that one."

If he is Jarl:

How are you a better Jarl than Siddgeir?
"For one thing, I won't empty Falkreath's coffers to buy myself fine clothes an' expensive mead. For another, I won't get mixed up with criminals and other sorts who take advantage of the honest folk for profit. I might be old, but I haven't forgotten that a Jarl's first duty is to look after his people."
Why did you side with the Stormcloaks?
"You think some Emperor sitting on a gilded throne in Cyrodiil is going to know what's best for Skyrim? The Imperial City's so far from here, it might as well be on one of the moons. And yet the Empire thinks it can tell us what to do an' how to live. I'm no man's fool. I know Ulfric Stormcloak's selfish and power-hungry, but he's the devil I know. Does that put it plain enough for you?"

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

Some Light TheftEdit

You say there's a plot against you?
"Not against me. Against all of Falkreath. Those Imperial bastards are spying on every one of us. Last night I saw Lod the blacksmith writing a letter. Probably sending word to Solitude and General Tullius. Are you loyal to Skyrim? Break into Lod's house and get that letter."
I'll get it for you.
Forget it.
"Milk drinker."

Returning with the letter:

Here's Lod's letter.
"What's this? Some kind of code? "Need as much iron ore as you can dig up...." He's not spying, but it's clear the Empire is making Lod smith up more swords and armor for them. Good work. Take this."

Dark AncestorEdit

What exactly do you need from me?
"You may have seen the open grave in our graveyard. Most of the townsfolk think it's the work of a corpse thief. The truth is less pleasant. It is...was, the grave of Vighar, my own ancestor, dead for centuries now. He is also a vampire. My family is entrusted with keeping him buried, but recently someone stole the wardstone, and Vighar escaped."
And you want me to find the wardstone?
"No. It's too late for the wardstone. Vighar must be destroyed. If this gets out, my family will suffer great shame."
I will see that Vighar is destroyed.
"Good. He will have fled to gather others of his kind."
A vampire? I don't think so.
"I expected too much. I'll seek someone else to salvage the family honor."

If the quest is refused and you ask again:

What did you want my help with?
"Destroy Vighar, my long dead vampire ancestor. Have you changed your mind?"

Returning after killing Vighar:

Vighar is Dead.
"My family thanks you. Take this as a token of our gratitude."


Siddgeir himself will defend his succession, if you observe how young he is for a jarl: "My uncle Dengeir was Jarl until a short time ago. His old age and failing health caught up with him, and he stepped down. He now serves us honorably as Thane, and to the great benefit of the hold, I now serve as Jarl." Although Siddgeir says nothing further against Dengeir, his lack of scruples, as seen in his dealings with bandits, suggests that the change of power might not have been so innocent. Siddgeir's steward Nenya, who was originally appointed to the position by Dengeir, supports this claim: "When Dengeir's health began to fail, young Siddgeir was appointed Jarl in his stead.". The housecarl, Helvard, also implicitly supports Siddgeir's version of events: "Dengeir was a good Jarl in his day. Even if his day has passed."


  • You cannot receive the quests Dark Ancestor or Some Light Theft from him if he has been exiled to Windhelm.