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"I could swing a pickaxe better than any man in the mines. Made thousands of coins. Now it's all gone."
―Bralsa Drel[src]

Bralsa Drel is a Dunmer miner found at the Earth Stone, outside Raven Rock.

When initially encountered, she is constantly working on the structure around the Earth Stone; she talks and acts like she has been indoctrinated, just like the other people around the stone.

BackgroundEdit

Several years ago she was a very successful ebony miner, so much so that she was said to be wealthier than the Councillor Morvayn himself. However, when the ebony mines closed she knew no other trade and turned to drinking to drown her sorrows. She lost all her money and was reduced to a beggar.

QuotesEdit

  • "Don't pity me, and don't look at me like that. I know what I am."
  • "See you in the mines!"
  • "How are you supposed to live when your only means of trade is yanked from under you?"
  • "There's something you need?"

InteractionsEdit

After being freed from her indoctrination during the quest "Cleansing the Stones," she will state "I lost my house, my family, my life... and then I lost my mind. How could it have gotten any worse?" and return to the Abandoned Building in Raven Rock with Rirns Llervu.

When spoken to she will state "Don't pity me. And don't look at me like that. I know what I am." When asking her why she should be pitied, she will lament about her current life and how she is no more than a beggar. She recounts her downfall from her once successful life and how it was all lost.

Feeding the AddictionEdit

She later explains that Geldis Sadri has banned her from drinking at the The Retching Netch and asks if the Dragonborn can somehow persuade him to let her back in. If she is allowed back she will be very thankful and reward the Dragonborn with a gift she once carried in happier times.

The Final DescentEdit

If the ebony mines have been reopened at the conclusion of the quest "The Final Descent" she finds a job working there and things will begin looking up for her as she mentions it "Couldn't be better. The sections that are being opened up have revealed some huge deposits of ebony. Old Crescius has a nose for exactly where to dig. If they only listened to him years ago, the town wouldn't have been in such dire straits. At this rate, I'll be able to put a roof over my head in a few months."

Reluctant StewardEdit

During the search for a new steward, Bralsa may be asked to take the job. She says that she might do it for some Skooma, but even if the Dragonborn has Skooma in his/her inventory, they are forced to reply that they have none.

Note: This is due to a bug that causes the game to check Bralsa's inventory rather than the Dragonborn's. By using pickpocket to place Skooma into Bralsa's inventory, one can select the appropriate dialog option.

DialogueEdit

"I could swing a pickaxe better than any man in the mines. Made thousands of coins. Now it's all gone."

How are things now that the mines are open again? (Only if The Final Descent is completed) "Couldn't be better. The sections that are being opened up have revealed some huge deposits of ebony. Old Crescius has a nose for exactly where to dig. If they'd only listened to him years ago, the town wouldn't have been in such a dire straits. At this rate, I'll be able to put a roof over my head in just a few months."

"See you in the mines!"

Feeding the AddictionEdit

"Don't pity me. And don't look at me like that. I know what I am."

Why should I pity you? "Doesn't everyone pity the hopeless? Look at me... I'm no better than a beggar. I used to be a miner, a good one too. I made more gold digging up ore in a month than some people earn in a lifetime. When the mine dried up, I was lost. I have no other trade, so I spend my time drinking my fortune away at the Retching Netch... or I used to anyway."
Used to? What happened? "That fetcher Geldis won't even allow me inside. Said I was bad for business. If I want to spend my last bag of coins getting drunk, that's my business. What does he care?"
I could talk to him for you. "You can try... If you can get that stubborn mule to let me into the Netch, I'll make sure you get what's coming to you."
Sorry to hear that. "Sure, I bet you are. Everyone's always sorry."

(After speaking to Geldis)
You're welcome at the Retching Netch anytime. "Well then, I suppose I'm off to do what I do best. Here. This was something I carried around in happier times. Maybe you can find a use for it."

ConversationsEdit

Bralsa: "I know things are tough, but at least you have a roof over your head. Please, help me."
Glover: "Don't let me catch you spending it at the Netch."

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Bralsa Drel. 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   While doing the quest Reluctant Steward, Bralsa asks if she would be given Skooma if she took the job; however, even if the Dragonborn has Skooma in their inventory, they are forced to reply saying they don't have any. This is due to a coding error where the game checks Bralsa's inventory for the Skooma rather than Dragonborn's. By reverse-pickpocketing Skooma onto Bralsa, you can select the dialog option stating you have Skooma to give.

AppearancesEdit

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