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"I'm the best warrior in Morthal, and that's no boast."


Benor is a Nord who lives in Morthal. He applied for guard duty once, but for unknown reasons he hasn't been accepted. He now helps the guard in any way he can.


He befriended housecarl Gorm at some point in the past. Both seem to dislike Jarl Idgrod Ravencrone and seem to be planning to overthrow her. He seems to dislike Hroggar, but won't be with Alva until she leaves him.


Benor can be found hanging around outside of the Guardhouse and bridge during the day and inside the Moorside Inn at night.

Stats at level 30
Health 388
Magicka 50
Stamina 147
Light Armor 20
Heavy Armor 79
Sneak ?
One-Handed 41
Two-Handed 88
Archery 57
Block 62
Alteration ?
Conjuration ?
Destruction ?
Restoration ?
Illusion ?
Enchanting ?
Speech 20
Lockpicking ?
Alchemy ?
Smithing 20
Pickpocket ?


Fight! Fight!Edit

The first time the Dragonborn meets Benor, he wants to demonstrate he is the best fighter in Morthal by challenging them to a brawl. He is available as a free follower after being beaten.


Benor can be married if the Dragonborn has the Amulet of Mara. Marrying Benor gives the miscellaneous quest to Visit Your Spouse's House, for which the Dragonborn will have to break into the guardhouse, since that is where Benor sleeps. It's a novice lock, but the guards will levy a fine of 15 GoldIcon for the break-in if the Dragonborn is detected. The lock eventually resets.

If Benor moves with the Dragonborn to a different house, he will still own a shop, and the daily share will continue to accumulate and be available for collection.

If the Dragonborn selects the "It's time for us to part ways" option while married to him, he may die and later a courier will deliver an inheritance letter, telling of his death and bequeathing to the Dragonborn 400 septims (minus the Jarl's tax).


He works best if equipped with heavy armor and any Two-Handed weapon. He is proficient in archery too. His stamina seems to drop quickly, so giving him a weapon with absorb stamina would be good. Having good block skills, he can absorb great amounts of damage if equipped with decent armor, absorb health can help him endure more damage.


Laid to RestEdit

Benor is one of the "strong citizens" sent by the Jarl to accompany the player character to Movarth's Lair to clear it out.



Lami "Um...this place looks dangerous."
Jorgen "And it looks creepy, too."
Benor "And its full of vampires?"
Thonnir "Cowards! We must kill the vampires! We have to make them pay!"
Lurbuk "Of course. But why not let him/her [referencing player character] go in first?"


  • Benor can become a member of the Blades.
  • Winning the brawl against him will be counted as helping the people of Hjaalmarch for the Jarl, and he will consider the Dragonborn a friend.
  • Although he claims to be the "best warrior in Morthal," he clearly balks at entering Movarth's Lair when he learns that there are vampires within, showing that he is not as brave as he boasts.


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

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   If he is a current follower he will not follow commands while running to Movarth's Lair during the quest Laid to Rest. Instead, he walks away with the rest of the citizens back to Morthal.
  •  PC   If one asks Benor to do something for them, when using the dialogue option I need you to do something and kills him, the part that he needs to do something might be stuck on to the next load of the game.
    •  PC(Fix)   To fix this, type into the console: Prid 0001AA65 and then MoveTo Player and then resurrect, and the bug will be fixed. 
  •  PC   During the brawl, Benor may start to retreat and cower. If you continue to attack him he will draw his weapon to defend himself, but even if he is killed no crime is noted by the guards.
  •  PS3   The option to brawl benor may never be available.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Benor

  • Can i marry Benor?

    4 messages
    • thx i might have to buy one a other amulet of mara maybe, i'm wearing it but it doesn't work thanks
    • ha ha now i went to my house i bought the amulet of mara went to go find benor he isnt there [lakeview manor]
  • Benor is nowhere to be found

    5 messages
    • Thank you a million times for the  player.moveto 0001AA65.  I had lost him about 10 levels ago and hadn't found any of the other "fix...
    • wait until night, probably he will spawn in the inn. That's what I did :)   

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