When he is not in the Warrens, he can be found at the Silver-Blood Inn drinking. He works for the Arnleif and Sons Trading Company as a porter. The trading situation in Markarth greatly reduces need for his services at his job and as such, he sits in the inn all day, saying that he never has work to do.
Cosnach can be challenged to a brawl for 100 and, upon his defeat, will join the Dragonborn as a companion for no charge.
Like other drunks across Skyrim, he can be given an alcoholic drink.
|Stats at level 30|
Degaine: "Give us a coin, Cosnach. You'll just spend it on cheap ale, anyway."
Cosnach: "Like you won't do different?"
Degaine: "I'm a cripple. I have a reason to be drinking."
Cosnach: "And I'm a porter with no shipments coming in. You're not getting any coin from me, Degaine."
Cosnach: "How did you manage to cripple yourself, Degaine?"
Degaine: "Mining accident, back when I was in prison for being a pickpocket."
Cosnach: "You're lying. You're not quick enough to be a pickpocket. What's the real reason?"
Degaine: "Fell off the top of the cliff after a drunken party with the priestesses of Dibella."
Cosnach: "I don't buy that story, either."
Degaine: "Too bad. That one's my favorite."
Kleppr: "Another drink, Cosnach? A porter from Arnleif and Sons deserves nothing but the finest here."
Cosnach: "All your drinks are watered down, Kleppr. You aren't fooling me, and you know Lisbet can't afford to pay me enough for the finest drinks anyhow."
Kleppr: "I wasn't aware Lisbet was having trouble, Cosnach. Is Arnleif and Sons not having a good turn of business these days?"
Cosnach: "What are you, blind? That store is empty. The Forsworn get almost every shipment that comes in."
Kleppr: "That's just terrible. I'm so sorry to hear that."
Cosnach: "No you aren't."
Cosnach: "No shipments have come in."
Lisbet: "What do I pay you for, to stand around all day? You're supposed to be bringing goods to the store."
Cosnach: "There are no goods to bring to the store. That's what I'm saying."
Lisbet: "Lazy oaf."
Lisbet: "Where are my goods? Did the shipment come in?"
Cosnach: "Only a few things came today. Cedran said he'd drop it off later."
Lisbet: "Cedran said he'd... what am I paying you for? Next time, you bring the shipment in yourself."
- "There's no shipments coming in, so I do nothing. Just drink."
- "'Check the shipments' Lisbet says. 'There are no shipments' I says."
- "No breaks for a good worker out here."
- "Wait, I can still fight. [pause] No, no I can't." - After beating him in a brawl
- Cosnach's cousin Imedhnain will say that he brought in Cosnach to work for Arleif and Sons Trading Company because he needed help handling shipments.
- Cosnach can be given a drink even if he is a follower or spouse. Also, the option never disappears (as long as there is an alcoholic drink in the player's inventory), so drinks can be given to him indefinitely. As soon as a drink is given to him, he performs the "drunk" animation. Note that he doesn't actually consume the drink, so it can be taken from his inventory later if desired.