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Race Dunmer
Gender Male
Level PCx1 (5-25)
Class Warrior
Skills Heavy Armor, One-Handed
Faction The Companions
Services One-handed training

Joining the Blades

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Base ID 0001A6D5
"Honor is in our blood, death in our hearts. If you seek either, you've found the right place."

Athis is a Dunmer warrior and a member of The Companions. He resides in The Companions' mead hall, Jorrvaskr, in Whiterun. Expert in One-handed combat, he is the only current Dunmer among the ranks of the Companions.




Combat skill proficiencies from highest to lowest:


  • "I never thought they would actually let me join The Companions. But now it looks like they're letting anyone in these days."
  • "I avoid going to Eastmarch if I can. Something in the air. I think it's just too close to the border."
  • "Are you thinking you're better than me. I crawled west out of the wasteland, so show some respect."
  • "Honor is in our blood, death in our hearts. If you seek either, you've found the right place."
  • "Look, I've got training to get to."
  • "And what might you need, hmm?"
  • "To what do I owe the honor?"
  • "Safe travels."
  • "We are all Ashlanders now, brother/sister. Good to find another family that cares where they came from, eh?" ―If the Dragonborn is a Dunmer.


  • Athis is one of many characters who leaves a letter of inheritance upon death.
  • When asked why he joined the Companions, he will reply "Fortune and glory, friend, fortune and glory." This may be a reference to the Indiana Jones saga, as that was often said in the films.
  • Being Dunmer, Athis shares some of his combat dialogue with all other Dunmer in Skyrim, and will thus say such lines as "Nerevar guide me!" and "Azura curse you!"
  • Although his default gear is governed by the Light Armor skill, Athis is actually more proficient in Heavy Armor.
  • His default boots are actually "clothing" type boots, meaning that they provide no armor whatsoever.


This section contains bugs related to Athis. 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.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  • If he is killed, he may still re-appear alive again in Whiterun.
  •  360   If the Dragonborn used Calm on Njada Stone-Arm during her fight with Athis, Athis will suddenly turn on the Dragonborn. This can be fixed by simply using Calm on him.
  •  360   If encountered as part of a random encounter, he may remain at the scene of the battle and never return to Jorrvaskr.
  •  360   If the Dragonborn attacks him during "Battle for Whiterun," he may never move and only stay in a battle position.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Athis

  • R.I.P Athis.

    7 messages
    • After *ahem* accidentally killing most the companions, I found a random encounter with the companions in it and Torvor (I think is his name) ...
    • Poor Athis :c Glad he's back for you though~!

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