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Skyrim:Romlyn Dreth

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Romlyn Dreth
(RefID: 00019DE1)
Home City Riften
House Romlyn Dreth's House
Race Dark Elf Gender Male
Level 10 Class Thief
RefID 00019DE1 BaseID 00013377
Other Information
Health 125 Magicka 50
Stamina 110
Primary Skills Light Armor, Sneak, Archery, Destruction, One-handed
Class Details CombatThief
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Marry Yes
Voice Type MaleDarkElf
Faction(s) Black Briar Meadery Faction; CrimeFactionRift; PotentialMarriageFaction; RiftenRomlynFaction; TownRiftenFaction
Romlyn Dreth

Romlyn Dreth is a Dark Elf thief working for the Black-Briar Meadery. He is secretly stealing Black-Briar mead from the meadery, and sells bottles of it for 10 gold each. He will ask the player to deliver a Black-Briar mead keg to Wilhelm in Ivarstead. Completing this task will add him as a potential spouse, and will also make low-level items in Black-Briar Meadery freely available (including many bottles of Black-Briar mead).

Romlyn wears a set of farm clothes and a pair of boots. He is equipped with a leveled dagger which can be up to elven quality. He carries two different keys (see bugs), three lockpicks, and a selection of common loot and gold. He only knows a single Destruction spell, specifically flames.

Related QuestsEdit


His greetings:

"You look like you could use a drink. What do you say to some cheap mead?"
"I'm selling the best mead in town for cheap. Interested?"

When spoken to:

Do you work for the meadery?
"Sure. How do you think I get my hands on the good stuff and offer it so cheap? You think old Maven is just giving it away to anyone? Good thing she makes so much money. Makes it easier for merchandise like this to fall through the cracks."
What are you selling?
"Nothing but the best. Black-Briar Mead... fresh from the vat. Best of all, you don't have to pay the ridiculous prices Maven charges. So what do you say to that?"
Sure, I'll take one. (Pay 10 gold)
"Here you go. Oh, and keep it quiet. This stuff isn't exactly easy to get a hold of at these prices, if you catch my drift."
No thanks.
"Suit yourself. If you change your mind, I'll be around."

His goodbyes:

"A Dreth never forgets a friend."
"Remember, keep this to yourself."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

Under the TableEdit

You're selling cheap mead?
"No, no friend. You've got it all wrong. I'm not selling cheap mead. I'm selling good mead for cheap... Black-Briar Mead. I sell cases of it for half of what the inns and taverns pay through the Meadery. All I need is someone to deliver it for me. If anyone saw me leave Riften, they'd get suspicious."
What kind of delivery?
"I need someone to take this small keg of Black-Briar Mead to Wilhelm at the Vilemyr Inn in Ivarstead. Drop it off and he'll trade you something for the delivery. Keep it as payment for the legwork. Oh, and if you bump into Indaryn from the meadery, keep your mouth shut. He'd rat us out in a second."
All right, I'll do it.
"Good. Now get going."
No way. That sounds illegal.
"What, did you suddenly grow a conscience? Suit yourself."

If approached before making the delivery:

"I believe you have a delivery to make."

If you informed Indaryn:

"A Dreth never forgets a traitor. You'll pay for this!"

If spoken to after making the delivery:

"Wilhelm was pleased with the delivery, well done."


While at the meadery, his fellow worker Niluva Hlaalu may talk to him about Indaryn's threats:

Niluva: "Do you know what Indaryn told me? He said if I'm late one more time he'll kick me right out the door!"
Romlyn: "That s'wit. One day, he'll regret pushing all of us around."
Niluva: "What do you mean?"
Romlyn: "All I'm saying is Indaryn's going to push someone too far one day and they're going to push back... hard."

Sometimes, his boss Indaryn may try to confront him in The Bee and Barb:

Indaryn: "Romlyn, I've been meaning to speak to you. I did a count at the meadery and we're four cases short... again."
Romlyn: "What are you saying? You think I had something to do with that?"
Indaryn: "I'm not accusing you of anything. Yet."
Romlyn: "The Dreth family doesn't steal, Indaryn."
Indaryn: "For your sake, I hope you're right. Because if it is you, and Maven finds out, the Dreth family is going to be one member smaller."

At other times in the inn, Romlyn can be seen suggesting a plan to his boss:

Romlyn: "So, what do you think of my plan. You in or out?"
Indaryn: "If you think I'd would make a move like that without asking Maven, you're out of your mind. Doing that would be a fatal mistake."
Romlyn: "Come on, think about it. She'd reward us!"
Indaryn: "If you want to go out to Whiterun and burn that meadery down, go right ahead. And when the guard traces it back here, and Maven is implicated, I'll be sure to tell her it was your idea."

Romlyn may also be seen having some interesting conversations with Keerava:

Romlyn: "Have I told you about Valen, my dear?"
Keerava: "I love when you spin that yarn. Gets better every time you add something new."
Romlyn: "He killed six Imperial Guards before they dragged him into the prisons."
Keerava: "Was this before or after the Mythic Dawn attacked the Emperor and Valen single-handedly fought them off? Just shut up and drink, Romlyn."


  • He is a descendant of Valen Dreth, and is apparently prone to telling exaggerated stories about him.
  • Romlyn will continue to sell discounted Black-Briar mead should you choose to marry him.