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Skyrim:Unmid Snow-Shod

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Unmid Snow-Shod
(RefID: 00037E3C)
Home City Riften
Location Mistveil Keep
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Warrior
RefID 00037E3C BaseID 000371D7
Other Information
Health 85 Magicka 50
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleNordCommander
Faction(s) CrimeFactionRift; Mistveil Keep Faction; Ruling Government; Sons of Skyrim Government; TownRiftenFaction
Unmid Snow-Shod

Unmid Snow-Shod is a Nord warrior who lives in Mistveil Keep as the housecarl of Jarl Laila Law-Giver. He is the son of Vulwulf and Nura Snow-Shod, and brother to Asgeir. He is also the boyfriend of Anuriel, the jarl's steward. If the Empire regains control of the Rift, Unmid will be exiled to the Palace of the Kings in Windhelm.

Unmid wears elven armor with matching boots and gauntlets. He wields a steel greatsword in combat.


When approached:

"As Jarl Laila's housecarl, I would ask that you maintain a respectable distance from her at all times."
"I'd request that when speaking to Jarl Laila, you show the proper respect."
"Did you have some sort of official business here?"

Talking to him directly:

I take it you protect the Jarl?
"Indeed. There have been multiple attempts on the Jarl's life. We're not certain if it's the Dark Brotherhood or simply Imperial sympathizers. We've also had run-ins with spies attempting to probe our security for weaknesses. I work with the city guard to make certain they fail. At the end of the day, I'm the last line of defense for the Jarl. I will not allow her to fall."
Tell me your thoughts on the war.
"Ulfric's a bloody hero. I don't think there's a worthy Nord alive who'd dare argue the point. He's taking the Empire to task and making them answer for their crimes. I don't think I'll be content until Ulfric sits upon the throne of Skyrim with the ashes of the Concordat at his feet."
Tell me about the Thieves Guild.
"Liars and bastards. Every one of them. I'd have their heads on a pike if it wasn't for the war effort. All I need is a dozen men and we could march into the Ratway and burn them out like rodents. Stormcloaks won't have it though. Too busy keeping the Imperial forces at bay."
What's the Ratway?
"Everyone knows the Thieves Guild uses the old sewer system beneath Riften as their hideout. I'd go down there myself, but that would leave Jarl Laila unprotected."

In exile, he will comment on his current state:

"Being in exile is the most humiliating thing I've experienced in my life."
"I killed scores of the Empire's men before I was forced to surrender."
"The only reason I stopped fighting was a plea from Laila, otherwise I'd would [sic] have fought to the death."


Jarl Laila may request escort from Unmid, though he will object:

Laila: "Unmid, I wish to travel about the city. Prepare an escort please."
Unmid: "Begging your pardon my lady, but I strongly recommend against it."
Laila: "Anuriel seems to think that seeing me on the streets might bolster the city's morale."
Unmid: "My lady, there could be agents of the Empire looking for an opportunity like that to have you killed. Are you willing to take that risk?"
Laila: "No. Of course you're right, Unmid. I'll stay here for now."

He may discuss the jarl's safety with Anuriel:

Unmid: "Anuriel, would you please stop declaring that the city is safe for the Jarl to roam? You and I both know that isn't true."
Anuriel: "I would never knowingly place Laila in danger, you know that too. Why do you always question my judgment? You don't trust me."
Unmid: "I trust you, I'm just concerned about her safety. That's all. Don't be angry with me."
Anuriel: "I'm not angry with you. Tell you what, lover. Meet me in my chambers later and we can discuss the situation in private."

Anuriel can also be seen talking with Unmid about a "combat training" session:

Anuriel: "Unmid, my sweet. Are we still meeting later for... combat training?"
Unmid: "Of course. Your training isn't complete yet."
Anuriel: "I look forward to it then."


  • As can be seen by his Form ID, Unmid wasn't created at the same time as the other members of his family. This becomes even more obvious by the clear disconnect the two parties; besides the fact that Unmid shares the same last name and has internal relationship data set up with his brother and mother, though not his father, neither party will ever acknowledge each other's existence. The family only ever names Asgeir and the deceased Lilija as their children, while Unmid never comments on anything besides official business. He never has anything to say about his brother's disastrous wedding, for example.