"Being Housecarl of Falkreath is an honor."


Helvard is a Nord housecarl in Falkreath.


Helvard serves Jarl Siddgeir as his housecarl and gives him counsel alongside Nenya. He lives in the Jarl's Longhouse in Falkreath.


Contract: Kill HelvardEdit

Helvard is the target to kill in a Dark Brotherhood quest.

Rescue from Fort NeugradEdit

If the Dragonborn progresses in the Civil War on the Stormcloaks' side and takes Fort Neugrad, Helvard, along with the rest of the Court, will be exiled to the Blue Palace in Solitude.


Contract: Kill HelvardEdit

"Yes, yes. What is it? We're all very busy here."

(Remain silent) "Right. Well. If you have some kind of official business with the jarl, I'm afraid now's not the time. Go on then. Off with you."
You protect the Jarl. But who protects you. "And why would I... Oh. Oh! Guards! Guards, I need assistance!"
The Dark Brotherhood has come! "Fiend! You will not leave here alive! Guards! Guards!"


Reduce the Guards' WagesEdit

Siddgeir: "Helvard! The guards are looking sloppy today. I want you to reduce their wages for the month."
Helvard: "Sir, I will shape them up but with the war on it is unwise to reduce their wages any further." OR "We can't afford to lose any men if we wish to keep Falkreath protected."
Siddgeir: "I would think a man of your military training would be able to do with less but so be it."

Dynamic NeedsEdit

Helvard: "Preparing the defenses is almost impossible lately, every time we get a new war report our needs change."
Nenya: "The trade routes are affected as well. Procuring supplies is a guessing game. Weapons sell well though."
Helvard: "Mmmm, careful with that, Nenya, our merchants could be selling weapons to an invading force."


  • "I protect the Jarl, whoever that might be."―Stormcloaks control Falkreath
  • "Falkreath's cemetery reminds of us that war is not new here."
  • "Treat the Jarl with respect, and you'll be welcome here."
  • "Nenya's history of service is impeccable. She truly is the Steward of Falkreath."―Imperials control Falkreath
  • "Dengeir was a good Jarl in his day. Even if his day has passed."―Imperials control Falkreath


This section contains bugs related to Helvard. 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 Helvard is dead before purchasing the Lakeview Manor plot of land in the Hearthfire DLC, this action will "cancel" out the chance to buy the deed from him or Nenya, even if the Dragonborn is Thane. There is no current fix for this issue. The Dragonborn will have to settle for the other two houses in Hearthfire, making the Land Baron and Master Architect achievements impossible to attain.
  • The property can be bought from Tekla if Helvard is already dead. She can be found in the Jarl's Longhouse.
  • On PC, this can be worked around by changing the relationship rank of Jarl Siddgeir to 2 using the console command player.setrelationship 19822 2. If it does not work, try using player.setrelationshiprank 19823 3" (Nenya).


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