According to dialogue, Ghak believes that mining good ore brings strength to her people. Ghak also believes that the Daedric prince Malacath has given her the task to mine, and even though mining is hard work, he rewards those who are willing to rise to the challenge. Ghak does not like to waste time, as she asks to the Dragonborn to leave the mine if they are not there to work.
- "Every Orc learns the heavy labor of mining. All spend years in caves."
- "I have metal to dig."
- "The mines are hard, but Malacath rewards those who rise to the challenge."
- "I'm here to mine, outlander. So unless you want to dig, get out."