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Helgi was a Nord child and the daughter of Hroggar, who lived in Morthal. She and her mother burned to death in a house fire set by Laelette, investigated in the quest "Laid to Rest."

Life after demiseEdit

Helgi exists as an innocent ghost, unaware of the gravity of events involving her family. It is greatly implied that, Hroggar, her father, was to blame for the fire. He moved in with Alva immediatetly after the fire, causing suspicion to fall upon him for the murder of his own family, to be with her. During a ghostly "hide and seek" game with Helgi, the Dragonborn will find Laelette, the missing wife of Thonnir, and discover that she is a vampire. She appears at Helgi's exhumed coffin, over a rocky hill west of the house.


  • Helgi appears near the exit and thanks the Dragonborn for "making her mother feel better," after the master vampire is killed in his lair. She vanishes soon after.


This section contains bugs related to Helgi (Skyrim). 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.
  • A possible glitch may occur immediately after talking to Helgi, when about to leave the cave and engaging in conversation, she will say, "Mother's calling me, it's time to go to sleep." and then disappear.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Helgi (Skyrim)

  • This little girl was a witch in training?!

    16 messages
    • I had always assumed it referred to Sven's mom Hilde, and the name got changed before release.
    • I always assumed it referred to this Helgi and that she had a crush on one of the two boys in Morthal which was her reason for not wanting to leave.
  • Helgi is "alive?"

    12 messages
    • They said it because it was similar to the topic of something coming back when it wasn't supposed to
    • Dovahkiin Demi wrote:does Helgi appears as a normal child or a ghost? just curious Helgi appeared as a ghost. I suspect something may have had...

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