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Skyrim:Temba Wide-Arm

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Temba Wide-Arm
(RefID: 00065AB3)
Home Town Ivarstead
House Vilemyr Inn
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 8 Class Citizen
RefID 00065AB3 BaseID 000658D2
Other Information
Health 108 Magicka 73
Stamina 74
Primary Skills Light Armor, One-handed, Smithing, Speech, Two-handed
Morality Any Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Marry Yes
Voice Type FemaleCondescending
Faction(s) CrimeFactionRift; FavorJobsChopWoodFaction; IvarsteadTembaFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; TownIvarsteadFaction
Temba Wide-Arm at her sawmill

Temba Wide-Arm is a Nord citizen of Ivarstead who owns the town's sawmill. She fears losing her sawmill due to bears, claiming that they scratch trees with their claws therefore degrading the quality of the wood. This forces her to spend time looking for unharmed trees further and further away from Ivarstead. Because of this, she will offer you a reward if you bring her ten bear pelts. She also becomes a potential candidate for marriage after either bringing her the pelts or selling wood to her.

With all the problems she is having with the local bears, Temba must now dedicate most of her time to running the mill in order to try and stay in business. She begins her day by waking up inside the Vilemyr Inn at 5am and having a one-hour breakfast inside the inn. She leaves the inn at 6am to head to her sawmill located in the northern part of Ivarstead. She will work here for the next ten hours, loading logs for the mill to chop. At 4pm, she takes a break by heading back to the inn to have a one-hour dinner. After she finishes her meal, she leaves the inn at 5pm to head back to the mill to work for another three hours. After a long work day, Temba leaves the mill at 8pm to head to the inn where she will relax for the next four hours before heading to bed at midnight.

Temba wears a set of merchant clothes and a pair of boots. She is equipped with a leveled dagger which can be up to elven quality, and carries a belted tunic along with a selection of common items and gold.

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Her greetings:

"This has to be the worst place in Skyrim to run a mill. How am I supposed to do anything with all those bears running around?"
"These damn bears are driving me crazy!"
"Can you believe it? Another pile of logs ruined."
"I swear, if one more thing goes wrong, I'm going to burn my mill to the ground!"
"I'm going to put those pelts you gave me to good use." (After Grin and Bear It)

If spoken to:

What's making you so angry?
"My business is falling apart, my apprentice never listens to me and now there's talk of dragons. If I hadn't sunk every bit of gold I had into my mill, I would have picked up and left Ivarstead long ago."
Anything you can tell me about High Hrothgar?
"The Greybeards stay away from me, and I stay away from them. Suits me just fine."

When exiting conversation:

"Just get out of my way, I've got work to do."
"If you get a chance, kill a few more bears for me, will you?" (After Grin and Bear It)


"Gwilin! I told you to cut those boards at twice arm length!"

Temba can often be seen yelling at her apprentice Gwilin:

Temba: "Another batch of logs completely ruined. I swear, these bears have it out for me."
Gwilin: "I hardly think the bears are clever enough to hold a grudge against you, Miss Temba."
Temba: "When I want your opinion, I'll ask for it. Otherwise, mind your business."

Temba: "Gwilin! I told you to cut those boards at twice arm length! My arm's length. Not yours."
Gwilin: "I'm so sorry Miss Temba. Perhaps if you would have been more specific..."
Temba: "Sigh. Everyone isn't as short as you are... what good are these boards to someone of the proper height!?"
Gwilin: "Sorry, Miss Temba."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

Grin and Bear ItEdit

Should you ask Temba if she has a bear problem, she will provide you with a task to bring her ten bear pelts:

You having a bear problem?
"Are you kidding? Those damn things will drive me right out of business! Tell you what. Bring me ten of their pelts from anywhere in Skyrim I'll gladly pay you for thinning out the herd."
How could bears run you out of business?
"Have you ever seen what a bear does to the trees? They jump up on their hind legs and scratch them to bits... marking their territory or something. It's getting to the point where I have to scour Skyrim for untouched trees at the right size. Costs me too much time and money."

She will now end conversation with a reminder:

"Now go give those stupid bears what's coming to them!"

Once you return:

"So, have you shown those furry menaces that I mean business?"
I brought ten bear pelts, just like you asked.
"Nice to finally meet someone who can follow simple instructions. Here's your reward, as promised. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to work."