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Gralnach is a Nord child who lives at Heartwood Mill with his mother Grosta, located in The Rift. His father is Leifnarr.


Upon meeting him, he asks the Dragonborn to play a game with him, either Tag or Hide-and-Seek. If the Dragonborn refuses to play, Gralnach will never open the dialogue window again.

If Tag is chosen, no other NPC besides Gralnach can be tagged, and immediately upon entering the nearby mill house, the miscellaneous quest will be completed and Gralnach will stop playing Tag.

If the Dragonborn casts a spell near him, like most children, he will ask to be made invisible.

If the Dragonborn kills Gralnach's mother, Gralnach will be cross with the Dragonborn and will say, "I hope monsters come and eat you" or "Go away!".

If killed by others (such as dragons, wolves etc.), he will say, "I can't believe my mother's gone. Now what'll I do?".

If Gralnach's mother is killed, he will be sent to Honorhall Orphanage. If Hearthfire is installed, he will be available for adoption.


  • "I hope monsters come and eat you." 
  • "I can't believe my mother's gone. Now what'll I do?"
  • "Go away!"
  • "I hope you aren't here to cause trouble. I'll fight ya if I have to."


This section contains bugs related to Gralnach. 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  , 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.
  • If the Dragonborn kills a dragon and absorbs its soul near Gralnach, he will say "In all my years, I've never seen such a thing", which is a dialogue written for adult NPCs, not children.
  • It's possible Gralnach will be sent to Honorhall Orphanage even when Grosta isn't dead. When talked to, however, he will claim his parents are both dead.confirmation needed


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  • Gralnach said something really weird to me!!!

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    • A dragon attacked the Mill and Gralnach came up to me yelling "Naked! Naked, naked naked!" Has this happened to anyone else or is it just me?!
    • If your not wearing any clothes or armor npc's will point out the fact that your naked, children will sometimes say it in a annoying way.
  • He will punch people if...

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    • He will punch people if threatened once i had a bounty from killing his mom and i knelt down in front of him and he was sad and punched me in ...
    • ignore "since he didn't see me kill" it was cut off

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