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< Skyrim: People / Merchants
(RefID: 0001982F)
Location Falkreath Hold
House Half-Moon Mill
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 10 Class Lumberjack
RefID 0001982F BaseID 0001367C
Sells Lumber(HF)
Other Information
Health 125 Magicka 80
Stamina 80
Primary Skills Smithing, Two-handed, Alchemy, Enchanting, One-handed
Race Details Vampire, Undead
Morality Any Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type FemaleYoungEager
Faction(s) CrimeFactionFalkreath; FavorJobsChopWoodFaction; HalfMoonMillFaction; JobLumberjackFaction; TownHalfMoonMillFaction

Hert, a Nord lumberjack, is a vampire that owns and runs the Half-Moon Mill with her husband Hern. She is exceedingly warm with her greetings to strangers, but shows some aggravation towards the war's effect on her mill and the high frequency of passing patrols. She will buy firewood, and will also sell lumber if Hearthfire is installed. If her disposition is raised high enough, she will allow you to cut your own lumber for free.

Hert wakes up early at 7am and immediately starts chopping wood outside. After an hour of chopping wood she heads to the mill to work until 7pm, only having a small break to eat at 6pm. The remaining hours of the day she will spend just wandering around the mill until midnight, when she will have a last meal before going to bed.

She wears a set of hide armor with matching boots. She also carries an iron dagger, a key to the millhouse and a selection of lower-class items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


Her greetings:

"A guest, oh my!"
"Why don't you stay a while?"
"The patrols never seem to give us time to be alone, the nosy pests."
What locations does this mill supply?
"We supply Falkreath to the south. Until recently we supplied Helgen. Falkreath trades with the surrounding holds and without our wood they would have trouble keeping their prices low."
Do you get many guests?
"We have guests as often as we can but there aren't a lot of travellers these days. The war keeps people off the roads."

Once Hern is enabled, she gets a bit more dialogue and may now greet you with:

"Hern and I do so adore guests! These guards are such a bore."

You now also have the option to ask if she likes living so far away from everything:

Do you like it out here, away from everything?
"Other people just make things complex. Out here, Hern and I can get everything we need from the occasional traveler."



  • With the Dawnguard add-on installed, Hert's appearance changes slightly, getting a new nose shape, glowing vampiric eyes instead of normal hazel brown ones, and the "FemaleOrcVampire" complexion, rather than the default one.
  • Even though Hert is a vampire herself, she will still become hostile towards you if you are a blood-starved vampire.
  • Hert often complains about the local guards, even though there are none to be found. There does exist guard dialogue talking about Hert, however. Imperial guards would ask you, "Is Hert his sister or his wife? Or both?" While Stormcloak guards would be just as confused, "Hert keeps giving me this look. I don't know if she wants me or if she wants to eat me."


  • Hert never sleeps because the only available bed is incorrectly owned by RiverwoodSvensHouseFaction.
  • Hert never loads any wood in the saw while working, she just stands in place.
  • Neither Hern or Hert have any vampiric spells or abilities.
  • Hert has both her own plus Hern's work schedules, so they interfere trying to run the sawmill.
    • The Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch, version 4.1.8, addresses this issue. While Hert's Sawmill packages have a "HernSawmill" name, only Hert has the ability to buy and sell, so Hert now exclusively runs the sawmill, while Hern receives the HertChopping package, so that both of the occupants have something to do.