"Father says I'm too young to train with a sword, so I practice with my fists!"


Frothar is a Nord child and the eldest son of Balgruuf the Greater, and, as such, is in line to become Jarl of Whiterun, as he is still too young for the position.


He can be seen walking around in Dragonsreach. He has a half-brother named Nelkir and a sister named Dagny.

Unlike his siblings, he doesn't make any condescending comments towards the Dragonborn. In fact, he only makes one comment at all, and that is about himself.


Dagny's dressEdit

Dagny: "I'm so angry, I can hardly stand it! Father promised me a new dress days ago, now where is it?"
Frothar: "It takes a while to make a dress, Dagny. You have to be patient."
Dagny: "But I don't want to be patient! I want my dress right now! Father promised!"
Frothar: "All you ever do is complain about what you want. You're a spoiled baby."
Dagny: "I'm going to tell father you said that. He'll tan your hide for sure!"


Frothar has an unusually small amount of dialogue; he has only one unique line, other than his conversation with his sister. What is even more unusual is that he does not say any of the generic quotes that most other NPCs say, such as "Yes?", "Hmm?", "What do you need?", etc. The only thing he says is, "Father says I'm too young to train with a sword, so I practice with my fists!" However, during the "Battle for Whiterun" for the Stormcloaks, he will say, "Please! Have mercy... I beg you..."


This section contains bugs related to Frothar. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   PS3   Sometimes, after satisfying the Ebony Blade given by the Whispering Lady, Frothar can be seen running from the Whiterun gate as if escaping the city. He gives no other dialogue other than, "Hi there!" at this point.
  •  PC   PS3   If Frothar has been hit with Firebolt he will not react.
  •  PC   360   Frothar will stand still and repeat the dialogue, "You need to leave..." and "Hey, Get out of here!"


Start a Discussion Discussions about Frothar

  • the ebony blade

    2 messages
    • You probably meant Nelkir not Frothar.
  • Bug

    4 messages
    • Well, he does mentions, he wants a sword. THE EBONY BLADE IS MINE, KID!!! D<
    • This is very old, but I have to state that Frothar has nothing to do with the Ebony Blade. You mean his brother Nelkir.