Skyrim: People
(RefID: 000AAF9B)
Home Town Helgen
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Warrior
RefID 000AAF9B BaseID 0001363E
Other Information
Health 85 Magicka 50
Stamina 60
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Faction(s) CrimeFactionFalkreath; JobInnkeeperFaction; JobMerchantFaction; TownHelgenFaction

Vilod is a Nord warrior living in Helgen at the beginning of the game. He is not encountered again after the tutorial, likely having perished in Alduin's attack.

He wears hide armor and hide boots, and wields an iron dagger.

During the carriage ride at the beginning of the game, Ralof will speak of Helgen and mention Vilod: "I wonder if Vilod is still making that mead with juniper berries mixed in." He is present at the execution, although hidden from view. He can be heard shouting "Justice!" as a Stormcloak rebel is beheaded.

You will encounter him again while Hadvar is escorting you to the keep. He is seen wounded and sitting down near General Tullius. If you approach, he can be heard making a dying request: "Tell my family I fought bravely." An Imperial soldier will reply with: "The wounds are deep, Vilod! I can't stop the blood." This is the last you see of him.

Related QuestsEdit


  • Five bottles of mead with juniper berry may be found in the second story of Helgen Homestead, the house that you jump into during the dragon attack.
  • As the publican of Helgen Homestead he has the same dialogue in relation to learning magic as other publicans. If you had been able to ask him where to learn more about magic, he would have responded with "That'd be the College in Winterhold. I suppose you'll be headed there, then. Well, don't let me get in your way."


  • Sometimes, after Helgen has been destroyed, Vilod can be found wandering around instead of being wounded.
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