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"Papa says I'm too friendly with strangers, but you seem all right."

Dorthe is a Nord child. She is the young cousin of Hadvar and daughter of Sigrid and Alvor the blacksmith, who both live in Riverwood.


She is her father's self-appointed apprentice at the forge and looks forward to making her own weapon someday.  She can usually be found inside her parents' house or around her father's forge.

Dorthe is also known to send hired thugs after the Dragonborn, if they choose to steal from Riverwood, despite her young age.

Dorthe is good friends with the only other child in Riverwood, Frodnar, although sometimes he plays mean pranks on her. Dorthe can be seen sitting on the bench outside Sleeping Giant Inn talking to Frodnar and his dog Stump. They also occasionally play tag or hide-and-seek.


  • "Ain't nothing a boy can do that I can't do better."
  • "Did you really see a dragon?"
  • "I hate you! I hate you forever and ever!" (If the Dragonborn kills her parents)
  • "Mama doesn't think I'm girlish enough. But that's just stupid girl talk."
  • "My father is Alvor, the blacksmith. I'm his assistant. I mean, apprentice."
  • "Papa may have wanted a son, but he got me... He's a lucky man."
  • "Papa says I'm not ready for weapons. So I make lots of horseshoes and hobnails."
  • "Papa says I'm too friendly with strangers, but you seem all right."
  • "Some day I'm going to forge my own sword!"
  • "I don't want to talk about it." (If Alvor and Sigrid die because of anyone but the Dragonborn, such as because of a dragon.)


  • If Hearthfire is installed, it's possible for Dorthe to be sent to Honorhall Orphanage if Alvor and Sigrid die. There, she can be adopted.
  • If the Dragonborn commits a crime that affects Dorthe, she will send hired thugs in retaliation.


This section contains bugs related to Dorthe. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Dorthe may sometimes randomly equip an Imperial Bow.
  •  360   Dorthe may sometimes be encountered in Whiterun.
  •  PC   360   PS3   She may get stuck near camp at the west entrance into Riverwood and won't move regardless of time. Frodnar also seems to have the same problem by standing in the middle of the road next to Sleeping Giant Inn.
    • To move both of them from their spots at the same time, hide somewhere far from one of them (Frodnar is easier, hide behind the gate at south entrance), enter sneak mode and cast Fury on him. This will make him and Dorthe move from their spots.
    • Another solution is to enter Riverwood during nighttime. There's a chance a thief will spawn outside of Riverwood Trader. Engage him in a fight and Frodnar will flee from the scene, effectively fixed the bug.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Dorthe

  • If Adopted

    2 messages
    • There is an odd happensence that Stump could stay with Dorthe if her parents die and she is adopted. Does that count toward the "pet" count...
    • It seems a bit unclear as Frodnar's and Stump's page say he'll follow either children if their adopted, some places also say if you adopt Frod...
  • Dorthe Bug

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    • Dorthe's parents were killed by a dragon in Riverwood. Dorthe would only sadly say "mama" after that. I went to the Riften orphanage and she ...
    • Without any dialog option theres not much you can do, sometimes a child just won't move to a certain house you could buy another and see if ...

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