For other uses, see Contract.

Contract: Kill Helvard is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Helvard is the housecarl of Falkreath, and may be found in the Jarl's Longhouse. If the Dragonborn chooses to wait until night, he will eventually go to sleep in a room on the upper floor by himself. At that time, it's possible to enter the room, close the door, and kill him without alerting the guards.

Alternatively, if the Dark Brotherhood speech option is available, having him attack first should help avoid incurring a bounty, even when killing Helvard in front of guards.

After the contract has been completed, Nazir gives an amount of 750 GoldIcon.


You protect the Jarl. But who protects you? "And why would I... Oh. Oh! Guards! Guards, I need assistance!"

(Remain silent) "Yes, yes. What is it? We're all very busy here..."


Contract: Kill Helvard – DBSideContract11
IDJournal Entry
10 I must kill Helvard, the housecarl of Falkreath. I may use any means at my disposal. When I am done, I am to report back to Nazir at the Sanctuary and collect my reward.
  • Objective 10: Kill Helvard
  • Objective 20: Report back to Nazir
200 Helvard is dead, and I have collected my reward from Nazir at the Sanctuary.
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Contract: Kill Helvard. 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.
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  • If Helvard is dead before purchasing the Lakeview Manor plot of land in Hearthfire, this action will "cancel" out the chance to buy the deed from him or Nenya, even if the Dragonborn is ThaneThere is no current fix for this issue. If this occurs, the Dragonborn will have to settle for the other two houses in Hearthfire, which makes the Land Baron & Master Architect achievements impossible to attain.
    •  PC   This can be worked around by changing the relationship rank of Nenya to 3 using player.setrelationshiprank 19823 4. If it doesn't work, using player.setrelationship 19822 2 on Jarl Siddgeir and resurrect 1 on Helvard.

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