He is the proprietor of his namesake alchemy store Elgrim's Elixirs in Riften. His wife Hafjorg and his apprentice Ingun help run the shop. Elgrim finds the dampness of Riften's canals crucial for preserving his ingredients, much to his wife's dismay. He occasionally helps run the counter, but seems to sleep long after most NPCs have awoken.
Ingun Black-Briar is his apprentice and can often be found in his alchemy shop. If you complete her ingredient gathering quest, you will also be able to take potions from her alchemy chest, located in Eglrim's bedroom. Elgrim seems to be very disoriented much of the time, due either to his advancing age or simply a scatterbrain. His wife typically has more gold if you are looking to sell, and will also give you a quest where you must collect an ore sample and bring it back to Elgrim for appraisal.
- Despite making reference to training others in alchemy, he does not offer that service to the player.
- He makes direct references to Painted Troll Fat, an ingredient found during a quest in Oblivion though he does not have any in stock despite his statements implying otherwise.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)