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Captain Aldis

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"Come on, now! I want those arrows dead center! The lives of your fellow soldiers are counting on it."

Captain Aldis can be found in the courtyard outside Castle Dour in Solitude. He is the Nord Guard Captain of the Solitude Guard and the overseer of Roggvir's execution.



Roggvir's executionEdit

Svari: "They can't hurt uncle Roggvir. Tell them he didn't do it."
Aldis: "Positions."
Addvar: "Svari, you need to go home. Go home and stay there until your mother comes."
Aldis: "Lock the city gate."
Vivienne: "You should tell her that her uncle is scum that betrayed his High King. Best she know now, Addvar."
Addvar: "You're all heart, Vivienne."
Aldis: "Roggvir. You helped Ulfric Stormcloak escape this city after he murdered High King Torygg. By opening that gate for Ulfric you betrayed the people of Solitude."
Beirand: "Traitor!"
Sorex: "He doesn't deserve to speak!"
Roggvir: "There was no murder! Ulfric challenged Torygg. He beat the High King in fair combat."
Taarie: "Liar!"
Roggvir: "Such as our way! Such as the ancient custom of Skyrim, and all Nords!"
Jala: "Booooo."
Sorex: "Booooo."
Vivienne: "Cut 'em down!"
Taarie: "Booooo."
Aldis: "Guard. Prepare the prisoner."
Roggvir: "I don't need your help."
Aldis: "Very well, Roggvir. Bow your head."
Roggvir: "On this day... I go to Sovngarde."


  • "Keep my men in your prayers. They'll need them if they don't shape up."
  • "Stay strong. The Eight willing, we'll win this war."


  • If the Dragonborn speaks to Captain Aldis while wearing Stormcloak Armor, he will respond with: "What are you doing, dressed like a damn Stormcloak traitor?" the Dragonborn can either respond with, "Sorry, I didn't mean anything by it." and he will warn the Dragonborn not to wear it in the future, or "I am a proud supporter of Ulfric Stormcloak. What of it?" He will then say, "Is that right? Well this is how the Empire deals with rebel scum." The Dragonborn immediately receives a 40 GoldIcon bounty and the captain and all the guards will attack. Killing the captain will not result in extra bounty since it is technically self-defense.
  • If the Dragonborn interrupts the execution in Solitude, all the guards will attack and Captain Aldis can be killed for no bounty.
  • If Ahtar is killed during the execution, Captain Aldis will panic and kill Roggvir himself.
  • Following the completion of the Stormcloak questline, Captain Aldis disappears from the game, likely meaning he is supposed to have been killed in the battle for Solitude.
  • During the quest Bound Until Death, Captain Aldis; Pantea Ateia; and the entire Snow-Shod family will likely attack you and be killed. Sadly, the mage section for the Bards' College will fail. This can easily be prevented if the Dragonborn is a stage 4 vampire by immediately using Embrace of Shadows power after killing Vittoria Vici.


This section contains bugs related to Captain Aldis. 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.
  • If the Dragonborn has completed the questline for the Stormcloaks, Captain Aldis will not be where the quest arrow is pointing, since he is an Imperial Soldier, and all the Imperials are gone.
  • This is confirmed, the only solution is to attempt the quest before liberating Solitude.
    • One solution is to open the console with '~'(tilde) key and type: player.placeatme 00041FB8
      • To avoid his demise, one must be careful where they use the code. The Stormcloak Guards will attack him immediately. He can be summoned him in Angeline's Aromatics and the quest can be completed there. However, he will die when he goes outside and the Stormcloaks spot him.
  • Quest may still be available even after the liberation of Solitude. Miscellaneous/ Ask Aldis for information about Angeline's daughter.
  • He may sometimes get stuck in a wall in Castle Dour.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Captain Aldis

  • After liberation of solitude

    3 messages
    • if youre playing on console, you cannot complete this quest anymore, sorry
    • This is a year old thread (the date is bottom left of comments) but it is all on the page for Aldis here, if the Stormclocks take Solitude h...
  • Captain Aldis bug, The mirror quest

    8 messages
    • In my game i don't even get the option to start the quest..all i can ask him is how is the training going and about roggvir's execution
    • On a side note the bug i stated above about the quest not appearing. There are a lot of things now that seem bugged related to quests and cert...

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