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She rents beds for 10 and sells food. The Dragonborn can also find out the origin of the inn's name, Candlehearth Hall, by asking her.
She is normally a friendly character; however, she shows her disdain towards the Dunmer, like many Nord citizens of Windhelm. This is evident if the Dragonborn speaks to her as a Dunmer. Additionally, Susanna the Wicked will mention that Elda hates Dunmer when the waitress says to the Dragonborn, "How can Elda hate the dark elves when she knows so little about them?"
- The Fishing Job: Possible quest target
Elda can be conversed with at any time by the Dragonborn.
I'd like to rent a room. "Sure thing. It's yours for a day. I'll show you to your room. It's right this way. Let me know if there's anything else if you need."
- I'd like to rent a room. "Are you joking? You just rented a room from me."
What have you got for sale?
- "Let's sate that appetite, hmm?"
- "Drink for the thirsty, food for the hungry."
- "Take a look."
Keeping warm in WindhelmEdit
Brunwulf: "Elda, honey, let's not talk about the war. It's in the past."
Elda: "I'm sorry. What would you like to talk about?"
Brunwulf: "Hows about we figure out some way to keep warm tonight?"
Elda: "Oh! You behave, now!"
Thirty years of innkeepingEdit
Elda: "Nearly thirty years now."
Brunwulf: "Just wondering when you'll be ready to give it up and settle down. Seems like you're always working."
Elda: "I just feel like if I'm not here, then something could go wrong. Nils is a hard worker, but I wouldn't trust him to run things."
Brunwulf: "One of these days he'll have to learn."
Elda: "Perhaps. But not today."
Cabin in the RiftEdit
Elda: "Oh? Where?"
Brunwulf: "There's a clear spot just west of Riften. You know the area?"
Elda: "I've been there before, but I don't know it well."
Brunwulf: "Well that's where I want to build. In the fall forest. Give it an easterly view. The sunrise is almost as pretty as you are."
Elda: "That sounds lovely. You're very sweet."
Death Ring of Dro'farahnEdit
Calixto: "Of course, my dear. It may prove to be quite the curiosity! One must always be alert."
Elda: "Well, I seem to have misplaced it at the moment. But it was white, like alabaster, with three bright rubies set in it."
Calixto: "Be very careful with that. It sounds as if it may be the Death Ring of Dro'farahn. A ring of the most dangerous sort."
Elda: "Oh dear. What should I do?"
Calixto: "Bring it to me straight away when you find it. Don't dally. I can keep it safe."
Elda: "Oh, thank the gods you're in Windhelm, Calixto!"
Calixto: "Think nothing of it."
Collecting a dragon scaleEdit
Calixto: "Eh. I try not to trouble myself with stories of the outside world. Now, if someone brings me a dragon scale, that's a different story."
Elda: "But how would you know it's real?"
Calixto: "Ah, I can't reveal all my secrets to you. But rest assured, I would know."
Busy in the palaceEdit
Jora: "Don't bother. I don't have much chance of seeing my husband these days. He's always up in the palace with Ulfric."
Elda: "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Is everything all right?"
Jora: "It's been better, I'll be honest with you."
Elda: "Here, let me get you some mead. This one's on me."
Jora: "I just don't know what to do anymore. He's hardly ever in the temple. I see him at breakfast, and that's it."
Elda: "I know, dear. He's a busy man, though, and loyal to the Stormcloaks."
Jora: "What about being loyal to his wife?"
Elda: "I... I'm sorry, dear, I've got some other customers. I'll be back around in a minute."
Of Stormcloaks and dragonsEdit
Lonely-Gale: "Elda, you know better than to believe every idiot traveler that wanders through."
Elda: "But they're saying that one of them freed Ulfric... that he's in league with them."
Lonely-Gale: "Think about how ridiculous that sounds. Come now."
Drinking problems awayEdit
Lonely-Gale: "The dark elves are uneasy. There's a killer on the streets. And Viola Giordano won't leave me alone."
Elda: "How would you like a drink?"
Lonely-Gale: "Oh, very much so."
Elda: "Coming right up."
- "Another Dark Elf, just what Windhelm needs." ―If the Dragonborn is a Dunmer.
- "Enjoy your stay, and don't break nothin'!"
- "Got some fresh-baked bread an' good cheese, if your looking for a bite to eat."
- "Maybe you should just move along." ―If the Dragonborn is a Dunmer.
- "Mind you don't play fresh with Susanna. She plays the flirt, but it's just to get good tips."
- "Mind you don't put out the candle on the hearth upstairs!"
- "These Dark Elf refugees will take over the city if we aren't careful."
- "This here's Candlehearth Hall. Great room's upstairs, an' there's a bed for rent on the ground floor."