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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0001A6D8)
Home City Whiterun
Location Jorrvaskr
Race Imperial Gender Female
Level PC×1 (range=5-25) Class Warrior
RefID 0001A6D8 BaseID 0001A6D7
Other Information
Health 50+(PC-1)×11.7
Magicka 50
Stamina 50+(PC-1)×3.3
Primary Skills Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Block
Perks None
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Marry Yes Follower Yes
StewardHF Yes
Voice Type FemaleEvenToned
Faction(s) CompanionsFactionMinusBrillAndVignar; PotentialFollowerFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; The Companions 0(Cohort); TownWhiterunFaction; WIAdditem03ExclusionFaction
Ria outside of Jorrvaskr
Ria fighting the giant outside Pelagia Farm

Ria, an Imperial warrior, is the newest member of the Companions before you join, and highly determined to fight and die honorably alongside them.

Ria may be found with a few other Companions fighting a giant at Pelagia Farm when you first visit Whiterun Hold. After this initial encounter, she will normally be found in and around Jorrvaskr.

After the Companions quest line is complete, she can become a follower and be recruited into the Blades. She also becomes a potential candidate for marriage.

Ria wears a set of Scaled Armor with matching boots. She wields a Skyforge Steel Sword and a Steel Shield, and carries a Whiterun Gate Key and a Belted Tunic.

Related QuestsEdit


Before you join the Companions, she may greet you with one of the following:

"Fight with us and you'll have stories to tell. Come up to Jorrvaskr if you're worth anything in a fight."
"Here to be a Companion? Well, they just let me in, so there's probably no more room."

After you join the Companions, she may greet you as follows:

"I was the newest Companion, until you came along. I guess that's ok. Just means I can show you the ropes!"
"Oh, hey there. I killed a bear yesterday. Did you kill anything?"

If you're the Harbinger of the Companions, she may greet you with:

"Good to have some fresh eyes up there at the top. I follow your lead, Harbinger."

Regardless of membership status, she may greet you with a generally friendly attitude. You can ask her why she joined up, among other questions.

"Oh, got more to say?"
"What's on your mind"
Why did you join the Companions?
"Are you kidding? I've wanted to be with them since I was a little girl. Haven't you heard the stories of Kodlak and Skjor fighting off the hundred-and-one Orc berserkers? Skjor says it was more like forty, but he's just being modest. Where else would I want to be but here? Learning with them, fighting at their sides."
Who are the Companions?
"Only the most famous warrior band in all of Skyrim. Have you been living with the horkers? When we arrive, blood is spilled and our blades sing to the glories of Ysgramor. This is life, brother/sister. The struggle is what reminds us to draw breath."
Who's in charge around here?
"The Circle are the ones who parcel out the jobs. That's Aela, Skjor, and the brothers, Farkas and Vilkas. Kodlak advises them, but he doesn't really give orders."
What does it mean to be a Companion?
"So much. This group... this family... this band... this is the best thing I've ever been a part of. The oldest fighting group in Skyrim, and nothing but glory from Ysgramor's day to our own. To be counted in that line is a bit of immortality. Even if I never see Sovngarde, I'll have that much."

You can speak to her about various quest-related events throughout the Companions quest line. You can tell her about Skjor's death after The Silver Hand is complete:

Skjor has fallen to the Silver Hand.
"I... I can only imagine Aela's anger. I'll make sure not to cross her for a while."


Ria: "Why can't I train with Aela?"
Vilkas: "Because you wanted to learn the longer blades. Aela's never used anything bigger than a dagger."
Ria: "It's just... I think our fighting styles are similar."
Vilkas: "Well you can either get better with a bow or try to learn from me."
Ria: "Should I be holding the blade further away than I would a smaller one?"
Vilkas: "If you keep it in close, you'll have more control, but it can be harder to balance a strike."
Ria: "I guess that comes down to footwork, then."
Vilkas: "Exactly. When you have a big heavy weight swinging around your upper body, your lower body has to compensate or you'll fall right over."
Ria: "It just feels so slow."
Vilkas: "It will feel that way for a while. But eventually you'll get used to it, and then you'll get faster with it. After that, the shortsword will feel like a knitting needle when you pick it up again."
Ria: "I've never held a knitting needle."
Vilkas: "Of course not. My mistake."


  • Before Take Up Arms or after Glory of the Dead, she can occasionally be encountered roaming Skyrim with Vilkas, killing wild animals.
  • Although her default equipment is governed by the Light Armor skill, Ria is actually more proficient in heavy armor.