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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 00019DEB)
Home City Riften
Location Mistveil Keep
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 10 Class Warrior
RefID 00019DEB BaseID 00013361
Other Information
Health 155 Magicka 50
Stamina 80
Primary Skills Heavy Armor, Two-handed, Archery, Block, One-handed
Class Details CombatWarrior2H
Morality Any Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleCondescending
Faction(s) CrimeFactionRift; Mistveil Keep Faction; TownRiftenFaction
Harrald practicing against a dummy

Harrald, a Nord warrior, is the son of Jarl Laila Law-Giver and brother to Saerlund. He lives in Mistveil Keep in Riften.

He gets up at 8am and has a two-hour breakfast, then wanders around inside Mistveil Keep. At noon, he goes outside to the courtyard and practices his swordsmanship against a training dummy. He stops at 7pm to have dinner at the keep for two hours, going outside again at 9pm to watch the guards practice. He returns to Mistveil Keep at midnight for bedtime.

Harrald wears a set of scaled horn armor with matching pairs of bracers and boots. He is equipped with a leveled dagger which can be up to elven quality, and carries a belted tunic along with a selection of upper-class loot and gold.

Unlike his brother, Saerlund, he is a staunch Stormcloak supporter and is unafraid to show it; because Saerlund spoke out in favor of the Empire, Harrald disowned him as his brother and shows hostility towards him. Harrald has gone as far as admitting that if he was jarl, he would have had Saerlund executed for treason.

Harrald is also known to be very arrogant and dislike some outside visitors to Mistveil Keep. He even goes to the point of asking you to retrieve his sword from the local blacksmith, Balimund, who assures you that Harrald is too full of himself to get the sword.

Related QuestsEdit


His greetings:

"Out of my way. The son of the Jarl has no time for idle conversation with travelers."
"If this isn't about official city business, you're wasting my time."
"I presume you have something important to say?"
You seem to dislike visitors in Riften.
"Every day the threat of exile from Riften draws closer for myself and my family. Who knows how many spies the Empire has sent into our midst already. We're at war. This isn't the time for hospitality. Thank goodness mother is keeping a level head about everything. If my brother Saerlund had his way, we'd be flying Imperial colors by now."
You and your brother don't see eye to eye?
"Can you believe that fool had the audacity to speak of his love for the Empire in the plaza? He expects us to drop our defenses and greet them with open arms... to dialogue with them rather than defend our homeland by spilling their blood. He's a traitor, plain and simple. Had I been sitting on the throne, he'd be hanging from the gallows for his sympathies towards the Empire."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

Bring It!Edit

Only a dagger for the son of the Jarl?
"If you must know, I was practicing in the yard when the guard I was sparring with feinted when I specifically told him to duck! My blade bit right into the stonework next to the keep and needed serious repairs. Thankfully our smith Balimund works wonders. In fact, if you'd fetch my blade from him I'd be most appreciative."
Maybe later.
"Hmph. I should have known better than to ask a knave."
I'll get it for you.
"Thank you. Do hurry please."

Once you return with the sword:

Here's the sword from Balimund.
"Took your sweet time getting it to me. Here you go, for your trouble."

He will reward you with two leveled gems.


Due to their conflicting stances, Harrald and Saerlund's conversations are by no means friendly:

Harrald: "I see you still have the run of the place, traitor."
Saerlund: "Come now brother, don't act all high and mighty. I know you could care less about the war one way or another. The things you say are just an act to please mother."
Harrald: "Perhaps. Perhaps not. I'm disappointed in you brother. You had it all. You had it all and your mouth cost you everything."
Saerlund: "At least I've chosen a side instead of acting like a spectator. One day, you'll be forced to make a choice. And I hope it's the right one, brother."
Saerlund: "So, is this what it's come to? You'd have your own flesh and blood hanged just to solidify your grip as the next Jarl?"
Harrald: "If that's what it will take then so be it."
Saerlund: "What's become of us? We used to be inseparable... always fighting back to back and letting nothing stand in our way. You've changed, brother. And not for the better I'm afraid."
Harrald: "I've done what I needed to do keep mother happy. It doesn't matter what I really believe."
Saerlund: "You've done what you've had to for yourself, not for mother. Wise up, Harrald. There's a storm on the horizon and it will blow through here with all its fury. It's time to choose a side."

Laila may also converse with Harrald, either to confirm rumors about the Ratway or to talk about Saerlund's beliefs:

Laila: "Harrald, I have need of you."
Harrald: "Yes mother? What is it?"
Laila: "This situation with the sewers beneath the city. I hear people have entered this place and have gone missing. Do you know of this?"
Harrald: "Yes, I've heard such things. Anuriel assures me they're just fabrications and there's nothing down there save a few stray skeever."
Laila: "Well, make sure we keep the patrols out night and day, just to be certain."
Harrald: "Mother, how long must we put up with Saerlund spouting his nonsense about the Empire?"
Laila: "What would you have me do, send him to the gallows for treason? He's your brother, Harrald."
Harrald: "My only concern is your safety, mother. One can only imagine the sordid types he may be conspiring with to bring about your downfall."
Laila: "I will hear no more of this, Harrald. Do you understand me? No more!"

Unused DialogueEdit

Originally, Harrald's dialogue for starting Bring It! would've been slightly different, as you would've instead said:

You appear well-armored, but lacking weapons.
"Perceptive. Figured that out all by yourself, did you? If you must know, I was practicing in the yard when the guard I was sparring with feinted when I specifically told him to duck! My blade bit right into the stonework next to the keep and needed serious repairs. Thankfully our smith Balimund works wonders. In fact, if you'd fetch my blade from him I'd be most appreciative."

This dialogue can only be found in the game's DialogueViews files, and not in the Creation Kit. All other quest-related dialogue remained unchanged.


  • Despite being labeled as a Stormcloak supporter, if Riften is under the control of the Imperial Legion, he will not leave and his dialogue does not change.