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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 00019DD5)
Home City Riften
Location Temple of Mara
Race Redguard Gender Male
Level 12 Class Priest
RefID 00019DD5 BaseID 0001335B
Other Information
Health 142 Magicka 50
Stamina 123
Primary Skills Restoration, Speech, Alchemy, Conjuration, Smithing
Morality Any Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleEvenToned
Faction(s) CrimeFactionRift; Riften Temple of Mara Faction; TownRiftenFaction

Maramal is a Redguard priest of the Temple of Mara, located in Riften, and the husband of Dinya Balu. Maramal is usually found either in the Temple or walking around the city. He is also found, occasionally, in the Bee and Barb. Maramal is also the only NPC who can give you the option of marrying another character, via a specific ritual. It should be noted that you must receive the quest from Maramal before you can wed another character.

Upon your first visit to Riften, Maramal can be located at the Bee and Barb. There is a scripted scene of him preaching that is activated upon your entrance into the inn. Until then, he will not leave and cannot be found anywhere else.

Maramal wears a set of hooded monk robes along with a pair of boots. He carries a belted tunic along with a selection of common loot and gold. In combat, he wields a staff of banishing, a staff of the frost atronach, or a staff of revenants. He knows the Destruction spell Flames and the Restoration spell Lesser Ward.

Related QuestsEdit


His greetings:

"Blessings of Mara upon you!"
"How may I help you, my son?"
"How may I help you, my daughter?"

When spoken to:

I wanted to know more about the Temple of Mara.
"Wonderful. Where to begin? Mara is the Goddess of Love. The temple spreads her gifts by tending to the sick, the poor, and the lost. We also perform wedding ceremonies for all the loving couples in Skyrim."
I could have a wedding at the temple?
"Yes. If you were ready, of course. Are you familiar with how marriage works in Skyrim?"
No, not really. / I might. Why don't you remind me?
"Typically, love in Skyrim is as earnest as the people who live here. Life is hard, and short, so there is little room for long courtship. A person who is looking for a spouse simply wears an Amulet of Mara about the neck, showing they are available. When another person shows interest, and the two agree to be together, one of them comes to the Temple and we arrange a ceremony."
I'll buy an Amulet of Mara. (200 gold)
"Here you are. Now remember, people in Skyrim respond to deeds. You will find more people interested in your love if you help them. Good luck. Mara bless you."
Can you tell me about Mara's beliefs?
"Mara's domain encompasses the emotions we strive the most to embrace; love, compassion and understanding. It's difficult to appreciate her gifts in these dark times, but you should consider her light a beacon in the storm."
Do you accept charity?
"Of course! I'd be more than happy to add a donation to our charity box. Right now, the best you could provide is coin. We need all the help we can get."
I'd like to donate. (5 gold)
"Thank you! I can promise you that this will be put to good use."
I'll donate some other time.
"As you wish. Whatever you can afford will certainly be put to good use."

If you buy an amulet of mara and then don't have it in your inventory you can buy another:

I'll buy an amulet of Mara. (200 gold)
"Lost the last one I gave you? Very well, here you are. Mara keep you."

When ending conversation:

"May you return to Her Benevolence in safety."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

The Bonds of MatrimonyEdit

I'd like to have a wedding at the temple.
"You wish to be married? It's good to see love blossoming, even during these difficult times. Your wedding will be held tomorrow, from dawn until dusk. Don't be late, you don't want to miss your own wedding!"



At the temple, he will converse with his wife, Dinya:

Maramal: "They laughed at me again, Dinya. They simply don't understand."
Dinya: "I'm so sorry my husband. You must remember, they're at the Bee and Barb to drink, not to listen to a sermon."
Maramal: "Yes, yes, I know. I just wish to show them there's more to life than drowning your sorrows in a goblet of mead."
Dinya: "You're a good man, Maramal. We're lucky to have you watching over us."

Maramal: "It fills me with joy to hear you're with child, Dinya. They said it wouldn't... that it couldn't happen, but Mara has shown them they're [sic] mistake."
Dinya: "And to think I was wandering the ash wastes only two years ago. I never knew my path would lead to you."
Maramal: "You were guided here; you were always meant to be here. That's the way of things."
Dinya: "Then I thank Lady Mara with all my heart; for you, for our child and for our love."

When you first enter The Bee and Barb, he can be seen having the following argument with Keerava:

Maramal: "People of Riften, heed my words. The return of the dragons is not mere coincidence."
Maramal: "This is one of the signs. The signs that Lady Mara is displeased with your constant inebriation."
Maramal: "Put down your flagons filled with your vile liquids and embrace the teachings of the handmaiden of Kyne."
Keerava: "No, no... Maramal... we talked about this. Talen..."
Maramal: "Keerava, certainly we can come to an understanding. These people must be made aware of the chaos they've sown."
Talen-Jei: "Enough, Maramal. We've all heard of the dragons and their return. There's no need to use them as an excuse to harass our customers."
Maramal: "Very well, Talen. I'll remove myself from this den of iniquity."
Talen-Jei: "We're not kicking you out, just keep the sermons at the temple and let us all sin in peace."

Snilf may ask him for gold:

Snilf: "Spare a coin?"
Maramal: "Snilf, I told you begging isn't the answer. I expect to see you at the temple later."

Edda may also ask him for gold:

Edda: "Hey, can I get a gold or two?"
Maramal: "Edda, Edda. There's no need for this. Just come by the temple and we'll care for you."


  • Any gold you donate to Maramal will be stored in the chest in front of the altar, but you will not get The Gift of Charity, nor are there any other effects.
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