"Come see my collection of Gray-Mane's finest trinkets! You'll not find their like in all Tamriel!"
―Fralia Gray-Mane[src]


Fralia Gray-Mane is an Elder Nord and the mother of Avulstein, Olfina, and Thorald, and wife of Eorlund. She operates a jewelry stall in the Whiterun marketplace.


Missing in ActionEdit

Her son, Thorald, was kidnapped by the Thalmor and is being held captive at Northwatch Keep for interrogation. She asks the Dragonborn to investigate his disappearance, leading to his eventual rescue. As a reward, she grants her son's rescuer an enchanted two-handed weapon.


  • Missing in Action – Rescue Thorald Gray-Mane from Northwatch Keep, where he is held captive by the Thalmor.


Lillith's requestEdit

Lillith: "Hello, Fralia dear."
Fralia: "Lillith―always a pleasure. Just browsing, or were you looking for something particular?"
Lillith: "Funny you should ask. I'm in the market for a new locket. Something in polished silver, maybe. Big enough to hold, say, a folded-up letter?"
Fralia: "Ahhh, I see. I think I know just what you need. I don't have anything like that here now, but my Eorlund―he can make you one right quick. When I get home, I'll have him start on it right away. Come back to pick it up in, oh... three days?"
Lillith: "Perfect, my dear. Absolutely perfect. I'll see you then."

Fixing up a mealEdit

Fralia: "Eorlund, dearest, are you hungry? Would you like me to fix you something?"
Eorlund: "Hrm."
Fralia: "A venison pie, maybe? With a nice cup of mulled mead?"
Eorlund: "Hrm."

Crafting jewelryEdit

Fralia: "When will you be makin' some more jewelry, love? Some silver lockets and amulets would fetch a nice price at the stand."
Eorlund: "Hrm."
Fralia: "Wonderful, dear. Thank you."
Eorlund: "Hrm."

Eorlund's tradeEdit

Ysolda: "Fralia, do you ever deal with the Khajiit at all? I'm sure they would love to trade in your husband's steel."

Fralia: "Plenty of people here that need Eorlund's craftsmanship, my dear. We've never had any reason to deal with those caravans of theirs."

Wrong sideEdit

Olfrid "Foolish old woman! You know nothing! Nothing of our struggles, our suffering!"
Fralia "Nothing? And what of my son, hmm? What of Thorald? Is he nothing? So don't talk to me about suffering!"
Idolaf "Your son chose his side, and he chose poorly. And now he's gone. Such is the way of war. The sooner you accept his loss, the better."
Fralia "I will never accept his death! My son still lives. I feel it in my heart. So tell me, Battle-Borns, where is he? Where are you holding my Thorald?"
Olfrid "[to son] Do you believe this old hag? [to Fralia] "Holding him"? Why, I've got him in my cellar. He's my prisoner. Face it, cow! Your stupid son is dead! He died a Stormcloak traitor. And best keep your mouth shut before you suffer the same."
Idolaf "Come on, father. There's nothing more to be said here."



Who's the best blacksmith in Skyrim? "I can tell you're new around here, askin' a question like that. My husband Eorlund tends the Skyforge up at Jorrvaskr, the Companions mead hall. There's no finer smith in the nine holds. You should ask him about his work. It's the only subject that'll get him talking. Well, that and maybe those stuck-up, dung-sniffing Battle-Borns."
"Curse you for bringing up that bitter memory. Not long ago it was my husband Eorlund. There was no finer smith in the nine holds. Now he's dead and gone and the Skyforge of Jorrvaskr lies cold." (If Eorlund is dead)
The Battle-Borns? "Don't even get me started on that lot. They put on airs like they're somethin' special. Sure, they've got money, but they ain't got a shred of honor between 'em. Gray-Mane. Now that's a name fills you with pride. We've got roots in Whiterun. We've got history."
Where's Jorrvaskr? "Head up the steps from the market an' look to your right. Can't miss it."

Stormcloak VictoryEdit

"Never much cared for that Balgruuf myself. He was in the Empire's pocket, so to speak."

Are you pleased to see the Stormcloaks in charge? "Pleased enough, I suppose. At least they appreciate the ways and traditions of the Nord people. Can't say I ever much liked the idea of the Empire telling us what to do an' how to do it."


  • "Shiny trinkets for your good lady. All crafted by the great Eorlund Gray-Mane himself!"
  • "Bits and baubles for sale, all crafted by the best blacksmith in Skyrim."
  • "I hope your parents are proud of you. They have a lot of reason to be." ―After completing the quest "Missing in Action."
  • "You take care of yourself now."
  • "My Eorlund is the finest blacksmith in Skyrim, and that's not just a wife's boasting."
  • "I can't stand those braggart Battle-Borns. They think they're the gods' gift to Whiterun."
  • "If you need any jewelry, just let me know."


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  •  360   Fralia does not appear to be considered a merchant in-game, as described in the Speech skill tree. Fralia's business cannot be invested in as described in the 'Merchant' perk, and she will not gain the extra 1000 GoldIcon from taking the Master Trader perk.
  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   Fralia can randomly die without reason. Her corpse can be found in the streets of Whiterun and looted for a Skyforge Steel Dagger and other items including gold and jewelry. Later, her coffin can be found in the Hall of Dead.


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