"Out of my way. The son of the Jarl has no time for idle conversation with travelers."


Harrald is a Nord and the son of Jarl Laila Law-Giver, found either in the training area outside of Mistveil Keep, or in the throne room.


He is a Stormcloak sympathizer who expresses concern about the threat of exile and spies. He thinks his brother, Saerlund Law-Giver, is a fool and a traitor, and would gladly see him hanging from the gallows for having the audacity to speak of his love for the Empire.

If Harrald is killed by the Dragonborn, Laila will send hired thugs as revenge.


If the Dragonborn questions him about the son of a Jarl using a dagger, he says it was a training accident and explains that his sword is being repaired by the blacksmith, Balimund. If offering to fetch it for him, it starts a miscellaneous quest. Upon completion of said quest, he gives the Dragonborn a few random gemstones for the trouble.


  • "If this isn't about official city business, you're wasting my time."
  • "I presume you have something important to say?"


This section contains bugs related to Harrald. 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.
  • If you decide to give Riften to the Imperials during the main quest line, and the place is loaded with Imperial Guards, he may still act as if the Imperials have yet to take over the city. Providing that you haven't started the Civil War Questline of course.
  • After you retrieve his sword, Harrald may continue to use his dagger and his disposition towards you might not change.