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(RefID: 0001AA69)
Home City Morthal
Location Highmoon Hall
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Warrior
RefID 0001AA69 BaseID 000135EA
Other Information
Health 85 Magicka 50
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality Any Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleNord
Faction(s) CrimeFactionHjaalmarch; Imperial Government; Morthal Longhouse Faction; Ruling Government; TownMorthalFaction

Gorm is a Nord warrior and the housecarl for Idgrod Ravencrone, the Jarl of Hjaalmarch.

He wakes up early in the morning, at 6am. He immediately gets to work standing guard for Idgrod and stays with her for the next twelve hours. At 6pm he leaves Highmoon Hall to head for the Moorside Inn for dinner. After three hours at the inn, he heads back to Highmoon Hall where he finally goes to sleep at 11pm. However, if the Stormcloaks take Hjaalmarch, he'll be permanently relocated to the Blue Palace where he'll stay in the basement twenty-four hours a day.

Gorm wears a set of studded armor and a pair of hide boots. He is equipped with an iron mace and carries a selection of common loot and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


When you first converse with him in Highmoon Hall, he will be very straightforward on how he wants the jarl to be treated, saying:

"You will not disrespect Jarl Idgrod while in this Hall. Do we have an understanding?"
We certainly do.
"Then by all means, go about your business."
Why would I disrespect her?
"It's no secret that Jarl Idgrod is... different. It's also no secret that there are rumors about her and her visions. I won't repeat them, and I won't allow them to be spread under this roof. Now, you go about your business."
I don't like being told what to do.
"No? Then how do you like the idea of having your legs broken? Mind your manners in this hall, friend."

His greetings can be:

"I'm just here to protect the Jarl, not to chat."
"Morthal has enough problems without you bothering me."
"I'm under a lot of pressure. If you don't leave me alone, I won't be held responsible."
"Morthal doesn't need any trouble. You keep your nose clean, understand?"

If he gets forced to the Blue Palace when the Stormcloaks take Hjaalmarch, he'll be depressed, remarking:

"Leave Idgrod and her family alone. They've been through enough."
"This wasn't what I wanted. Not at all."
"All that ever mattered was what was best for Morthal. Leaving it in Ulfric's hands... It's not right."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

For the Good of MorthalEdit

When you meet him outside of Highmoon Hall, he'll act differently, saying:

"My mind weighs heavy enough. Leave me to my food."
Is there something bothering you, Gorm?
"She's so lost in her visions, and it's only getting worse. I've looked after her safety for so long... If she can't tell what's real and what's not, how will she continue to lead Hjaalmarch?"
Is there anything I can do?
"Yes, I suppose there is. There is a letter, one I have had for some time now. I think it is time it gets delivered. I cannot leave Idgrod's side, so I must stay here. Could you see that it reaches Captain Aldis in Solitude?"
I'll see that your letter reaches Aldis.
"Thank you. Please, do not open it. It is... private."
I'm not getting involved.
"I understand."

If you offer to help later, he'll act paranoid but pleased:

Still have that letter you need delivered?
"Yes, but... not so loud! Will you take it to Captain Aldis?"


Gorm can often be seen conversing with the jarl or other citizens:

Gorm: "How are you feeling, Jarl Idgrod?"
Idgrod: "The visions continue to hold me in balance, Gorm."
Gorm: "So, the same then."
Idgrod: "Do not worry, my friend. All is well."
Idgrod: "You are troubled, Gorm."
Gorm: "No, no. I'm fine. Is there something you need?"
Idgrod: "No, Gorm. I am simply telling you what I see."
Gorm: "Yes, okay. Well thank you."
Benor: "Ho, Gorm."
Gorm: "Buy you a drink?"
Benor: "Not right now. Anything new?"
Gorm: "Still the same. I tell you, something's got to be done."
Benor: "When the time is right, friend. When we're sure."
Gorm: "The longer we wait, the worse it gets."
Benor: "Let's talk about it some other time."
Alva: "Would you like to buy a lady a drink?"
Gorm: "What would Hroggar say if he heard I was drinking with you?"
Alva: "Forget about Hroggar. He's always so tired lately. I need someone with a little fire in their blood."
Gorm: "After all you've put that man through. You should be more loyal to him."


  • Due to the large amount of people occupying Highmoon Hall, Gorm sleeps in the bed inside of the war room, usually reserved for the local military advisor. This results in the actual advisor, in this case Legate Taurinus Duilis, having to sleep in the local guardhouse.
  • Joric, the young son of jarl Idgrod, might mention that Gorm thinks he's crazy, saying;
"Gorm thinks I'm mad. He doesn't say it, but I know he thinks it. Is he right?"
"Gorm was once loyal to Idgrod but has since come to think of her as insane and unfit for the throne in these trying times. Gorm has formulated a plan to remove her from power with little bloodshed. Aslfur and Idgrod are both aware of his plan, but Idgrod has refused to allow Aslfur to act on the knowledge, insisting that there is a larger role for Gorm to play."


  • Despite his role as a housecarl, he isn't marked as essential and can be killed at any time.
  • Gorm's eat package conflicts with the time of his normal work package inside of Highmoon Hall.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 2.0.6, addresses this issue. He now heads to the inn two hours later, as to not cause any conflicts.
  • He is not in the lock list for Highmoon Hall, which may result in him getting locked out at night with no way to enter.