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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 00019E0D)
Home Town Shor's Stone
House Odfel's House
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 6 Class Miner
RefID 00019E0D BaseID 000136C4
Other Information
Health 91 Magicka 67
Stamina 67
Primary Skills Smithing, Two-handed
Morality Any Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Marry Yes
Voice Type MaleCondescending
Faction(s) CrimeFactionRift; JobMinerFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; Shor's Stone Odfel's House Faction; ShorsStoneOdfelFaction; TownShorsStoneFaction

Odfel is a Nord miner that lives in Shor's Stone and is a potential marriage candidate. Odfel states that he used to be a soldier and acts with a general disdain and smugness towards others.

Odfel starts off his day by waking up at 5am and spending an hour resting in his house. At 6am, he heads off to Redbelly Mine to start work. He works at the mine for most of the day, tirelessly mining for twelve solid hours. At 6pm, he finally stops working and goes home to rest for an hour. At 7pm, he goes to the campfire in the middle of town. He spends four hours sitting around the fireplace and sometimes using the cooking pot. At 11pm, he heads back home to sleep for six hours, and repeats his schedule the following day.

Odfel wears a set of miner's clothes along with a pair of gloves and boots. He carries a pickaxe, the key to his house, a belted tunic, and a selection of common loot and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


Before taking care of the frostbite spiders inside the mine, Odfel can often be heard complaining about them:

"Everything was going great in Redbelly. Then the damn spiders showed up."

His potential greetings are:

"You think you're tough, huh? Wandering Skyrim is a picnic compared to tunnel crawling!"
"The real work happens in places like this. Blood and sweat is what makes the world turn."
"Sure, I used to be a soldier... but that was child's play compared to cracking rock."
"Mining's my life now, I wouldn't want to do anything else."

If spoken to directly:

Tell me about the mine.
"Mining iron takes a lot of strength and special reinforced tools. I must have broken five or six pickaxes in the last few months alone. But now that I've got Rocksplinter here, I can cut through stone like a hot knife through butter."

Upon ending conversation he will say:

"Fortune to you and your children."


He may also complain to Filnjar about his housemate, Grogmar gro-Burzag:

Odfel: "You think living with Grogmar is easy? Did you see how he lives?"
Filnjar: "You two will just have to learn to get along until we can build you another house."
Odfel: "At this rate that'll never happen."
Filnjar: "Quit your bellyaching. We've all got our problems."

He can complain to his housemate Grogmar too:

Odfel: "All I'm asking is that you clean up once and a while. How you can find anything in your half of the house is beyond me."
Grogmar: "I'd rather spend more time in the mine hauling up iron than doing woman's work keeping the house clean."
Odfel: "I'll have you know that I can haul up just as much iron as you in a day and still manage to clean up my messes."
Grogmar: "You think so, huh? Maybe you'd like to put some Septims behind that boast."
Odfel: "You have yourself a bet."


  • Odfel claims to have a unique pickaxe, Rocksplinter, that can "cut through stone like a hot knife through butter". However, he's just carrying an ordinary pickaxe; Rocksplinter actually exists in the game files, but is unobtainable in the final game.
  • There's an unused conversation present for Odfel and Grelka, the marketplace vendor in Riften. However, as Grelka and Odfel never meet, this conversation doesn't ever play. Evidently, Sylgja's role originally belonged to Grelka.
Odfel: "Grelka, do you fancy a walk tomorrow?"
Grelka: "Odfel, I've told you time and time again. I'm not interested in a relationship with you."
Odfel: "And why not? I'm handsome, strong and smart. What else could you possibly need?"
Grelka: "I need someone that cares about me more than they care about themselves. That person isn't you."


  • While Odfel is part of the potential marriage faction, there is no way to raise his disposition in order for the option to marry him to appear.
    •  You can manually set his relationship rank to 'friend' with the console. Open the console and target him (by clicking on him or typing prid 19E0D) and type setrelationshiprank player 1.