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Silda the Unseen
(RefID: 0001B122)
Home City Windhelm
Location Candlehearth Hall
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 4 Class Thief
RefID 0001B122 BaseID 00014121
Training Trainer (Expert)Pickpocket (Expert)
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 50
Stamina 70
Primary Skills Light Armor, Two-handed
Class Details TrainerPickpocketExpert
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes, until stage 40 of Blood on the Ice
Voice Type FemaleCoward
Faction(s) CrimeFactionEastmarch; FavorJobsBeggarsFaction; Pickpocket Trainer; Skill Trainer; TownWindhelmFaction
Silda the Unseen warming her hands

Silda the Unseen is a Nord thief living as a beggar in Windhelm. She is an expert trainer for the Pickpocket skill. Due to her life on the street, she is also one of three persons present when the Butcher strikes again during Blood on the Ice.

She lives her entire life walking the streets of snowy Windhelm, at all times trying to get a septim from the townsfolk or keep warm by the fireplaces scattered around town. At 8am she can be found in front of the Palace of the Kings, at 4pm she stands between the main gate and Candlehearth Hall and at midnight she will head over to the Market and warm her hands at the forge. Once you have met the requirements to trigger Blood on the Ice, she can be found in the graveyard, along with the other witnesses, all of them looking at the dead body of Susanna the Wicked.

She wears typical beggar clothing consisting of ragged robes and ragged boots. She wields an iron dagger and carries a selection of lower class loot and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


She has several lines prepared for begging towards either you or other citizens:

"Spare a coin for a poor old woman?"
"A few septims for my supper is all I ask."
"I ask only for a little charity."
"Will you spare a few coins to help someone who's got nothing?"
"I ain't askin' for much, just a few septims."
"The Divines smile on those who show mercy an' charity."

When you talk to her:

"A few septims ain't nothing. You can spare that, can't you?"
"Spare a coin for a poor old woman, milord/milady?"
"Spare a coin? Talos rewards the generous."
"I hope the wind dies down a bit before tonight. Hard when you've got to sleep outside."
Train me to be a better Pickpocket.
"Up to no good, are we? I'll teach you, but it'll cost you."

When finishing a conversation she can say:

"The Divines smile on a charitable soul."
"Don't forget them who's less fortunate than yourself."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

Blood on the IceEdit

Silda at the graveyard (top left)

Once Blood on the Ice is initiated, Silda will be in the graveyard, and will be shocked:

"Another one. Terrible."
Did you see what happened here?
"I heard a scream and came running, but she was already... like this... when I got here."

If you have yet to complete Blood on the Ice during her normal dialogue she can say:

"Nervous being alone at night. Especially these days, with the Butcher prowling the streets."


  • Despite her claiming to sleep on the street, she's never actually seen doing so. In fact, Silda never sleeps at all due to her lacking a sleep package.