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Hilda (RefID: FExxx879)
Location Rorikstead
Species Goat Soul
Level 1 Type Animals
RefID FExxx879 BaseID FExxx830
Other Information
Carrying Weight 100
140 with Animal Pack (effective carrying weight of 139 as the pack weighs 1)
Essential Yes
Follower Yes
Faction(s) BanditFriendFaction, Blood-Kin of the Orcs, Faction that is friends with all Creatures, Friends with PredatorFaction, PetFramework_PetFaction, PetFramework_PetFollowingFaction, Vampire Thrall
Hilda wearing both a collar and a pack

Hilda is a trained goat owned by Halvar in Rorikstead. You can buy the goat from Halvar for 200 gold to make it your pet. She comes pre-equipped with an Animal Pack but it can be taken off if you desire. She can also be equipped with an Animal Collar. She is essential and will not engage in combat.

Hilda can be summoned using a teleportation spell. She can be instructed to follow you even if you already have another pet following you. You can instruct her to wait at a city, wait at her current location (either temporarily or permanently), wait at your house, or to carry items. Being a pack goat, she has a greatly increased carrying weight of 100 when compared to other pets, which is increased to 140 with an Animal Pack. Additionally, there will sometimes be a dialogue option to collect milk from her.

Halvar's Journal contains background information on Hilda.

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  • Due to Hilda's programming as a follower rather than a pet, Hilda will 'report' crimes you commit. ?
  • Sometimes when entering dialogue with Hilda, clicking the options does nothing. If Hilda is spoken to again, the dialogue will be blank as though an NPC is speaking to you. Force-closing the game is the only way to get out of this.
  • The above error may continue even after reopening the game or disabling and re-enabling Hilda, forcing you to load an earlier save in order to be able to interact with her at all.
  • Hilda sometimes freezes upon entering new locations like Silverdrift Lair, and while she can be interacted with she won't follow you or move. This can be fixed by saving and quitting. Upon rebooting Skyrim, Hilda's AI should work again. ?
  • Hilda may try to return to Rorikstead after she has been purchased. Telling her to wait at home or your homestead will do nothing. She will continue to walk until she returns back to her original position in Rorikstead. ?
  • Hilda is not revealed by Detect Life.