|Faction||The College of Winterhold|
|Services||Destruction training |
Spell Tome Merchant
Personality and relationshipsEdit
Nirya and Faralda share a fierce rivalry over the position of Arch-Mage. If the Dragonborn kills Nirya, Faralda will thank the Dragonborn in a letter, although killing another College member, if seen, leads to suspension from the College and earns a 1,000 bounty.
According to Faralda, Mirabelle Ervine was skeptical of her admitting the Dragonborn into the college.
Faralda will confront the Dragonborn when they first approach the college, explaining that outsiders may not enter without permission. To become a member, the Dragonborn must demonstrate magical aptitude by performing a spell of Faralda's choosing (if the Dragonborn does not know the appropriate spell, she will sell the tome for it for 30 gold).
Alternatively, if the Dragonborn is far enough along in the main quest, they can gain entry by displaying mastery of the voice.
Following Tolfdir's advice to defend Winterhold against the Magic Anomalies released by Ancano, Faralda and Arniel Gane assist the Dragonborn in battle. Faralda dual-wields Thunderbolt spells and casts Ebonyflesh to repel melee attacks.
The Dragonborn must speak with Faralda to begin the Destruction Ritual Spell quest, whose reward is the ability to acquire and use master-level destruction spells.
- She is only available after completing First Lessons
- Although Faralda is a master-level destruction trainer, her destruction skill is only level 83.
- Talking to her multiple times prompts her to say, "What do you need, handsome?" if the Dragonborn is male.
- Faralda's "crime" tolerance is set to high; she attacks criminals who have bounties in Winterhold or Windhelm.
- If someone steals from her, she will retaliate by sending hired thugs.
- She will not offer training while the Containment quest is active, she just says "We must find a way to put a stop to this."
Faralda delivers a lecture on The Synod and the College of Whispers and the College of Winterholds' relationship with the Synod and the College of Whispers, held in the Hall of the Elements. Most of the members of the College gather around her in the Hall to listen to her lecture. After she finishes, everyone goes back to their usual schedule.
- The pillars on the bridge of the College may not light unless she is followed to each one.
- Having a bounty in Winterhold Hold may cause Faralda to not start dialogue and, thus, allow initial entrance into the college.
- Upon reaching level 90 in destruction and completing the Ritual Spell quest, she may not relinquish The Power of the Elements tome needed to unlock the master-level Destruction spells.
- Faralda can become hostile and attack for no apparent reason. Since she is marked essential, this can be very problematic. To fix this on PC, enter the console, target Faralda, and enter "setav aggression 0". For PS3 it seems the only way to cure this problem is reloading earlier saves.