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Race Redguard
Gender Male
Level 4
Class Warrior
Faction Whiterun
Services Skill Trainer: One-Handed
Essential No
Ref ID 0001A66A
Base ID 00013BAA
"Sometimes I miss the soldier's life, but when I hold my daughter in my arms, I know I made the right choice."

Amren is a former Redguard soldier found in Whiterun.


He is married to a Redguard woman named Saffir, and their daughter is Braith. He serves as a trainer of One-Handed and Block. He left military service for a quieter family life and, although he misses it sometimes, he says he knows he made the right decision.


Upon arriving in Whiterun the first time, Amren can be witnessed arguing with his wife Saffir in front of House Gray-Mane about his attempts to retrieve his family sword. His wife is upset that he's wasting too much money on the endeavor.

He employs the Dragonborn with locating his Family Sword which has been stolen by a thief. Upon completion of his quest, he increases the Dragonborn's One-Handed skill and Block skill. While his quest resembles the fetch-quests of other potential followers, he does not become one upon retrieving his sword.

Related questsEdit


Amren's swordEdit

Saffir: "I know your family's honor is important to you, but we can't afford it!"
Amren: "It took me weeks to find that thieves' den. I can't stop now, and I can't get the sword on my own."
Saffir: "So you're willing to starve your wife and daughter to reclaim some rusty old sword?"
Amren: "I just need to hire one, maybe two good men. You won't starve."
Saffir: "I'll put it plainly. You can claim your sword, or you can keep your wife. If you set foot outside the gate, I won't be here when you return."
Amren: ""Saffir! Wait... I...."

A mercenary's squireEdit

Braith: "Papa, the next time you go away, I want to come with you."
Amren: "When I go away, I go to war. That's no place for a little girl."
Braith: "Every knight needs a squire. I could help you with your sword, things like that."
Amren: "Nice try, blossom, but I'm not a knight, I'm a mercenary. The answer's still no. Besides, your mother would miss you too much."
Braith: "Yeah. Right."

Ask your motherEdit

Braith: "Papa, I want to talk to you..."
Amren: "Hmm? What about?"
Braith: "Well, there's this boy, and..."
Amren: "Listen, Braith... Why don't you talk to your mother about this, okay? There's a good girl." or "I wish your mother were still alive. She could answer you much better. Let me think on it and we'll talk later."

Note: the preceding conversation is altered slightly if Saffir is deceased.


  • "My wife's a good woman. She can be a little hard-headed sometimes, but I love her just the same."
  • "My wife was a good woman. She could be a little hard-headed sometimes, but I loved her just the same. Gods I miss her." ―If Saffir is deceased.
  • "Divines smile on you, friend."
  • "Have you tried mercenary work? It might suit you."
  • "Sometimes I miss the soldier's life, but when I hold my daughter in my arms, I know I've made the right choice."


  • If the Dragonborn is not a Nord and chooses the dialogue option "You're not from Skyrim, are you?"' Amren will add, "Looks like we've got something in common, then."
  • When asked that he wasn't from Skyrim, and if the Dragonborn is a Redguard, Amren was supposed to say "Ha! And neither are you, eh? Good to see another Redguard. I like to think we bring a little heat to this frozen wasteland.", but, due to a bug, he doesn't.
  • Amren has a unique AI package which makes him visit Dragonsreach on Turdas. Once inside, he can sometimes be found using the alchemy lab or arcane enchanter.
  • If the Dragonborn retrieves his sword for him, upon Amren's death, a Letter of Inheritance will be received from a courier, along with 100 GoldIcon


This section contains bugs related to Amren. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
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  •  PC   360   Amren can disappear sometimes after his argument with Saffir.
  • Amren sometimes won't talk to the Dragonborn or offer to train.


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