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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0001A678)
Home City Whiterun
Location Dragonsreach
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Warrior
RefID 0001A678 BaseID 00013BBC
Other Information
Health 85 Magicka 50
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleNordCommander
Faction(s) CrimeFactionWhiterun; DragonsreachOccupants; During sieges, staff and family hide.; Imperial Government; Ruling Government; TownWhiterunFaction

Hrongar is a Nord warrior who serves as an advisor and courtier for his brother Balgruuf the Greater, the Jarl of Whiterun. He resides at Dragonsreach initially, and so long as Balgruuf remains jarl.

Hrongar wears a set of scaled horn armor with matching pairs of bracers and boots. He is equipped with an iron greatsword, and carries a selection of common loot and gold.

During the quest Dragon Rising, Hrongar will express confidence in you as the Dragonborn, in contrast to Proventus Avenicci, the jarl's steward, who is initially suspicious and skeptical of you.

Related QuestsEdit


His greetings:

"All this standing around is rubbish. We should be taking the fight to the Stormcloaks."
"I'm not a man, I'm a weapon in human form. Just unsheathe me, and point me at the enemy."
"My brother takes council from Proventus Avenicci? What a laugh. He takes council from his daughter, and she's a bloody blacksmith." (Adrianne Avenicci is still alive)

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

After asking Jarl Balgruuf about the Greybeards, Hrongar will speak up and tell you more. However, an unenthusiastic Proventus will object to his claims:

Hrongar: "Didn't you hear the thundering sound as you returned to Whiterun? That was the voice of the Greybeards, summoning you to High Hrothgar! This hasn't happened in ... centuries, at least. Not since Tiber Septim himself was summoned when he was still Talos of Atmora!"
Proventus: "Hrongar, calm yourself. What does any of this Nord nonsense have to do with our friend here? Capable as he/she may be, I don't see any signs of him/her being this, what, 'Dragonborn.'"
Hrongar: "Nord nonsense?! Why you puffed-up ignorant... these are our sacred traditions that go back to the founding of the First Empire!"
Balgruuf: "Hrongar. Don't be so hard on Avenicci."
Proventus: "I meant no disrespect, of course. It's just that... what do these Greybeards want with him/her?"
Balgruuf: "That's the Greybeards' business, not ours." (to you) "Whatever happened when you killed that dragon, it revealed something in you, and the Greybeards heard it. If they think you're Dragonborn, who are we to argue? You'd better get up to High Hrothgar immediately. There's no refusing the summons of the Greybeards. It's a tremendous honor."


Hrongar: "Have you reconsidered my idea?"
Balgruuf: "I haven't changed my mind, if that's what you're asking. I won't leave Whiterun defenseless, even for a day."
Hrongar: "If we send half our guards to aid the legions, just for a few days, it could tip the scales in the Empire's favor. The Companions can help protect the city, and the Emperor will be in our debt."
Balgruuf: "Have you lost all sense? We are short on guards as it is! If we lose half our men, the Dark Brotherhood and Thieves' Guild will have the run of the city. The Stormcloaks will be the least of our worries! The answer is no, I tell you! Now stop pestering me with your war-mongering!"

He can have a difficult conversation with the steward:

Hrongar: "Proventus, you must help me. We need to convince my brother to do more for the war effort."
Proventus: "What would you have me do, Hrongar? Your brother is the Jarl. You know I can't question his judgement."
Hrongar: "I'm not asking you to defy the Jarl, just to open his eyes. Use subtlety and suggestion to turn his thoughts to the war. You're his steward, he'll listen to you."
Proventus: "Leave me out of your intrigues, Hrongar. If you have something to say to the Jarl, say it with your own tongue."

An unused conversation between Proventus and Hrongar that was meant to play when Hrongar became Jarl (see notes):

Proventus: "My lord Jarl, if we do not take steps soon, our coffers will be empty."
Hrongar: "Raise the taxes, then! Put anyone that refuses to pay in the stocks and make an example of them."
Proventus: "As you command, my lord. But, the issue could be solved another way. If we spend less on new arms and armor for the guards, for example..."
Hrongar: "We're at war, old fool, or have you forgotten? Whiterun is the crown jewel of Skyrim, and you would leave us defenseless?"
Proventus: "Forgive me, my lord. It was foolish of me to make such a suggestion."


  • Hrongar was set to replace Balgruuf when the latter was killed by his children during The Whispering Door. However, this part of the quest was not implemented in the final game, so it never happens. As Balgruuf's intended successor, Hrongar has dialogue recorded for all of the quests Balgruuf is involved in to act as his replacement, and Adrianne Avenicci's husband, Ulfberth War-Bear, also has unused dialogue describing him as "a hot-blooded war-monger" of a jarl with a dungeon "filled with folk who roused his temper".
  • At no point does Hrongar talk to, about, or even acknowledge the existence his nephews and niece. This is also the same vice-versa. They don't have any relationship set up internally, either.
    • Hrongar's replacement jarl dialogue is exactly the same as Balgruuf's, so he refers to them as his children in the lines where they are mentioned.