During "Diplomatic Immunity", Erikur expresses affection for the Bosmeri waitress, Brelas, and stares at her throughout the party. If Brelas is spoken to, she comments on the fact. Erikur can be used as a distraction during the party, if the Dragonborn promises to have Brelas "meet" him in his quarters later. Whether or not the Dragonborn does this, Erikur provides the distraction.
Gisli, a resident of Solitude, is his sister.
Erikur appears at the Thalmor Embassy during the party.
Erikur is the client for this Thieves Guild quest. After being cheated by the captain of the Dainty Sload, Erikur contracts the Thieves Guild to frame him for possession of the illegal drug Balmora Blue.
Killing him prior to the quest will render it impossible to complete. By extension, the achievement "One with The Shadows" cannot be collected with him dead.
Killing Erikur causes Hired Thugs to come to a city that the Dragonborn is in shortly after, and the thugs drop a "Contract." The letter tells that his sister, Gisli, paid the thugs. Entering Solitude after this opens special dialogue with Gisli. In some cases the Dragonborn may receive a letter from Gisli saying, "We both know you killed him. Thank you for killing him, he will not be missed."
Killing him may also cause his housecarl Melaran to send a letter of thanks to the Dragonborn.
After killing Bryling, Erikur sends the Dragonborn a letter, saying "Thank you for killing her, she will not be missed".
- "The Imperials are good for business, and business is good for Skyrim."
- "I understand what's best for Solitude... and Jarl Elisif knows it."
- "Half of the businesses in Skyrim owe me money, I own the rest. I practically run Solitude already."
- "I must simply return to the court, they simply can't make do without me."
- "Bryling's obsession with honor and tradition is quaint... But politically irrelevant."
- "I'm all ears."
- Sometimes, he appears to be underwater East of the Blue Palace, maybe due to having completed the Diplomatic Immunity quest first. Talking to him underwater is not possible. If this happens, use the console code
- Even if the Stormcloaks win the Civil War and capture Solitude, driving the Imperials out of Skyrim, Erikur will still say "The Imperials are good for business and business is good for Skyrim."
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)