She owns the shop Birna's Oddments. Her brother is Ranmir, whom she is constantly fighting with. The Dragonborn can purchase the Coral Dragon Claw from her shop; after doing so, she tells them to take the claw to Yngol Barrow.
Birna "We need coin, Ranmir, and you're not bringing home any."
Ranmir "And you would have me do what, join the College and prance around casting spells all day?"
Birna "Don't just walk away from me! Where do you think you're going?"
Ranmir "To the Inn for a drink, of course! Where else could I even go in this gods forsaken town?"
Birna "And what, you think that'll solve all your problems?"
Ranmir "Probably not, but it's worth a try!"
Birna "Please, come home. Just...come home."
Ranmir "Can't. Got at least two rounds to go. Why don't you go...sell something?"
Birna "Why? Because I'd rather be here trying to keep my only brother from drinking himself to death."
Ranmir "Ha! Drink ain't gonna kill me. Not today, anyway."
Ranmir "Well, isn't this a surprise!"
Birna "How much of our money have you spent today, Ranmir? Anything left, or is it all gone?"
Ranmir "If I wanted to get yelled at, I'd be home. Can't you leave me be?"
Birna "Oh, I'm sorry. Am I bothering you? Am I making your life more difficult?"
- "Very funny. I'm sure you have noticed that the town isn't exactly overflowing with people." - When asked "Do you get much business way up here?"
- "I do what's necessary so we can get by. Have to, since I can't count on my brother for anything."
- "You looking for Ranmir? He's either passed out in bed, or working on winding up that way."
- "Ranmir's a good for nothing drunk. We'd've lost the house by now if it were up to him."
- "I've made a few bad deals. Been burned a few times. But mostly, I come out on top."
- Birna has the smallest average shop inventory of any general goods merchant, usually having about 15–20 items in stock.
- After purchasing the Coral Dragon Claw from her, she asks you to let her know how your trip to Yngol Barrow turns out. However, even after clearing the barrow, there will not be any dialogue available with her regarding this.
This section contains bugs related to Birna. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Sometimes, Birna will never have the dialogue option to buy or sell. The Coral Dragon Claw can still be bought, however. Exiting and reentering dialogue can fix this.
Birna will stand in front of her shop facing her brother. She will not give any dialogue options about the Coral Dragon Claw, and will remain unresponsive.
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- Sometimes, Birna will provide all of the dialogue options, including the buy/sell option, but not for the Coral Dragon Claw. The alternative is to get the claw in Yngol Barrow. However, intermittently, it may not appear within the Barrow.
- For an unknown reason, even if the Dragonborn has never entered Brina's store, they may be attacked by hired thugs sent by her.
- The game may fail to load Birna, which will make her disappear completely.
- Birna may sell the Coral Dragon Claw, even if the Dragonborn already has it from Yngol Barrow.
- Birna may not always be eligible for investment through the Speech skill.