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Hafnar Ice-Fist
(RefID: 000BBDC2)
Location Labyrinthian
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 1 Class Sorcerer
RefID 000BBDC2 BaseID 000B8785
Other Information
Health 50 Magicka 50
Stamina 50
Race Details Ghost
Class Details CombatSorcerer
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleNord
Faction(s) Faction that is friends with all Creatures
Hafnar Ice-Fist

Hafnar Ice-Fist is a Nord ghost who only exists during impressions of past conversations with the Arch-Mage during the quest The Staff of Magnus.

He and five other mages from the College of Winterhold, including Savos Aren, Atmah, Takes-In-Light, Elvali Veren and Girduin, explored the ruins of Labyrinthian. The challenge proved too much for them as the mages died one by one until only Atmah, Savos and Hafnar Ice-Fist remained alive. When confronting the final challenge, the dragon priest Morokei, Savos feared for his life and turned on the other two, magically enthralling them to keep the dragon priest contained.

The apparition of Savos is later seen mourning his fallen friends and cursing himself for leaving his only friends behind.

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Quest-Related EventsEdit

The Staff of MagnusEdit

Hafnar first appears with his companions at the entrance to Labyrinthian, but does not speak. In the next chamber, you will see the mages again, preparing themselves:

Elvali: "I can't believe we're doing this."
Savos: "Can you imagine the looks on their faces when we come back?"
Hafnar: "You keep talking like you're sure we'll find something useful in here."
Girduin: "Given the history of this place, it's more than likely there's still some amount of power here."
Savos: "Enchanted weapons, tomes of ancient knowledge, Shalidor's secrets themselves -- who knows what we could find!"
Light: "And what if... What if there are things guarding this place?"
Atmah: "Against six College-trained mages? I think we'll be fine."

After their encounter with the skeletal dragon:

Elvali: "We... we have to go back. We can't leave Girduin..."
Hafnar: "We barely made it out alive, and you want to go back in?"
Atmah: "It's too late. There isn't enough of him left to go back in after."
Light: "Gods, what have we done?"
Savos: "We can't go back. Might as well go forward. We can still do this."
Atmah: "Savos is right. We can make it if we just stay alert."

When you encounter the ghosts again near the end of the Labyrinthian Thoroughfare:

Light: "Just another minute, please."
Savos: "Come on, we can't stop now. We have to keep moving!"
Atmah: "Where's Elvali? She was right behind me."
Hafnar: "Dead. Something grabbed her from behind. Gone before I could do anything."
Light: "This is insanity. We never should've come here."
Atmah: "You're right. This is all my fault. Should we turn around, head back?"
Hafnar: "I don't think going back is a good idea."
Savos: "Going back would be the end of all of us. We keep pushing forward, and we'll make it. We will!"
Atmah: "Come on, you can make it. Let's go."

Just before the entrance to the final chamber of the ruin, the ghosts will appear again, this time without Takes-In-Light and all seemingly in acceptance that this will be their demise:

Atmah: "We shouldn't have left her there to die!"
Savos: "What else could we do? Stay there and die with her? She refused to go on, we didn't have a choice!"
Hafnar: "This is it, you know. Through this door. Can you feel it?"
Atmah: "We're not going to make it, are we?"
Hafnar: "We stay together, no matter what. Agreed?"
Atmah: "I'll be right with you."
Savos: "Agreed. We all stay together."


  • Unused dialogue exists that provides a full recollection of Savos Aren's version of events during the expedition. At some point, nearing the end of the dungeon, he would've commented on the final moments of his companions:
"We all knew this was the end. Without even opening the door, we knew what was behind it would kill us. None of our spells were potent enough, none of our wills were strong enough. "No matter what, we stay together", Hafnar said. I looked him in the eyes and lied to him."
"I had no choice, don't you see? I had to leave them behind, had to sacrifice them so I could make it out alive. If we'd all died there, if we'd loosed the thing on the world, who knows what might have happened? That's how I consoled myself for years, after I'd sealed this place shut and vowed never to let anyone open it. Now you've put it all to rest, but it can't undo my mistakes. They can never be undone..."
  • While the mages don't have any dialogue when present at the entrance to Labyrinthian, they were meant to take part in another group scene;
Savos: "Come on, we're finally here! Let's not waste any more time!"
Light: "Are we truly sure this is a good idea?"
Atmah: "We'll be back at the College before anyone even knows we're gone."
Girduin: "You would care about that, since you're the Arch-Mage's favorite!"
Savos: "Don't forget, this whole idea was Atmah's to begin with."
Hafnar: "Let's just get inside, see what's in there."