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Malthyr Elenil
(RefID: 0001B129)
Home City Windhelm
Store New Gnisis Cornerclub
Race Dark Elf Gender Male
Level 4 Class Pawnbroker
RefID 0001B129 BaseID 0001414E
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 60
Stamina 60
Primary Skills Destruction, Sneak
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleSlyCynical
Faction(s) CrimeFactionEastmarch; New Gnisis Cornerclub Services; TownWindhelmFaction; WindhelmCornerclubInnkeeperFaction
Malthyr Elenil at the New Gnisis Cornerclub
"You're a war hero, Brunwulf. Ulfric will listen to you."

Malthyr Elenil is a Dark Elf pawnbroker who lives in the Gray Quarter of Windhelm. He can usually be found in the New Gnisis Cornerclub, where he works for Ambarys Rendar. He is supposed to take over the bar if anything happens to Ambarys, but doesn't due to a bug.

He leads a very simple life in Windhelm. He sleeps on the top floor of the cornerclub every night between midnight and 8am then spends the rest of the day in the taproom, drinking, sweeping, or relaxing. The only exception to this routine occurs when you first enter Windhelm, when he will be engaged in conversation with Brunwulf Free-Winter (see section below).

He wears a set of farm clothes and a pair of boots. He carries an iron dagger and some middle-class items and gold.


Like most of the Dark Elves in town, Malthyr is unhappy with the way he is forced to live.

"I thought the the [sic] Gray Quarter would be a haven for my kind. I was wrong."
"The Gray Quarter's not much to look at now, but it wasn't always so bad."
"The cornerclub's been filling up at night lately. I'll bet Elda up at Candlehearth is jealous."
"We might be poor, but is it really any better out there?"
"Not a day passes that I don't wonder if life would be better in Morrowind."
"I don't see why we should live as an underclass to the Nords. If anything, they owe us."

He will close conversation with:

"It was a pleasure."

However, if you play as a Dunmer, you will receive a bit of fair warning:

"Keep on your guard. This city can be a little rough for those such us."

When asked about his definition of the Gray Quarter, he will explain it to you.

What's the Gray Quarter?
"Windhelm is divided into four quarters. The Gray Quarter is the one that's home to all the city's Dark Elves.
If it looks to you like an impoverished slum, that's because it is. Ulfric prefers that we live in squalor.
He has nothing but disdain for anyone who isn't a Nord. He tolerates us, but that's the extent of his hospitality."

You can also ask him if he's ever thought about moving to Morrowind.

Ever think of moving to Morrowind?
"Not a day goes by that I don't think about returning to the ancestral home of my people.
Still, even with the rough treatment we've had at the hands of Ulfric and his lot, I've got ties here.
It's probably more trouble to pack up and leave than it is to stay. Besides, Ambarys can't run the cornerclub on his own."

If Malthyr has taken over the cornerclub, and you speak to him before Innocence Lost is complete, you can ask him about rumors.

Heard any rumors lately?
"Hear about the little Imperial boy, Aventus Aretino? The stupid whelp is trying to contact the Dark Brotherhood..."

If Windhelm is conquered by the Imperial Legion during the civil war he may greet you a different way. You can also ask him about life under Imperial rule.

"When Ulfric was killed, justice was done. That might sound harsh, but it's how I feel."
Is life better under Imperial rule?
"Yes, markedly so. Ulfric and his Stormcloaks made no secret of their disdain for the Dark Elves.
In fact, they didn't seem to care much for anyone who wasn't a Nord.
The folk of the Empire have always had a more cosmopolitan view of the world, so I'm glad to see them in charge."


When you first explore the Gray Quarter, Malthyr will be engaged in conversation with Brunwulf Free-Winter:

Malthyr: "You're a war hero, Brunwulf. Ulfric will listen to you."
Brunwulf: "It's not that simple. Ulfric wants a Skyrim for the Nords. He doesn't trust what he calls outsiders."
Malthyr: "You've seen how we live -- cramped alleys, run-down buildings, few guard patrols. Even the name 'Gray Quarter' is an insult."
Brunwulf: "I'll speak to Ulfric soon, but I make no promises that I can change his mind."
Malthyr: "That's all I ask. With your help, we have a chance to make a better life for ourselves here. For that, I thank you."


  • When you first enter the Gray Quarter, Malthyr might be talking with Brunwulf Free-Winter. This script runs even when Brunwulf is nowhere nearby.
  • Malthyr is supposed to take over running the New Gnisis Cornerclub if Ambarys dies. Although he will stand behind the bar as if he is running the place, he does not offer any services.