Dalan Merchad is a Breton sailor who works at the Windhelm Docks. He serves as a sailor aboard The North Wind under the ship's captain Kjar. He seems to dislike to stay in the city and prefers life elsewhere.
- "I heard those forsworn out west live in caves. Can't be any worse than trying to live in Windhelm."
- "Can't wait until we raise anchor. Anytime the boat's not moving, I start to get impatient."
- "Never much cared for Windhelm. The place is depressing."