"A word of advice―don't buy discounted armor."
―Hermir Strong-Heart[src]


Hermir Strong-Heart is a Nord and a blacksmith-in-training belonging to the Strong-Heart house located in Windhelm.


She is undergoing her training under Oengul War-Anvil, who she considers to be the best blacksmith in all of Skyrim. She is usually found next to the Blacksmith Quarters in Windhelm either on the grindstone or at the workbench.


Hermir will have very few dialogue options, with most of them either praising Oengul or Ulfric. She will give considerable praise to Ulfric Stormcloak, claiming him to be the savior of Skyrim.

She doesn't hide the fact that she enjoys the thought of Stormcloak soldiers using her swords to strike down Imperial soldiers.

If the Dragonborn drops a weapon near her, she will run up to the weapon, pick it up, and hand it back to them saying, "'re lucky I found this and not someone else or else it might have been lost for good." If the dragonborn drops armor near her, she will ask if she can keep it, and if allowed, will pick it up.

If the Dragonborn sides with the Imperial Legion and finally defeats the Stormcloaks in Windhelm, Hermir will start to dislike them, stating that her "blood boils" every time she sees them.

The Dragonborn can still interact with her with one new dialogue option about her feelings now that Ulfric is dead. She will state that Ulfric was a true Nord, and stood for a free Skyrim. She also states that she won't hesitate to join in arms with a new leader against the Empire.


Ulfric's armorEdit

Hermir: "Is Ulfric's armor done yet?"
Oengul: "No, I want to take my time with it."
Hermir: "Can I help with it? Maybe just the cuirass?"
Oengul: "This is more delicate work than you're used to."
Hermir: "I did that engraved piece just last month!"
Oengul: "This is the royal armor, lass. Maybe in a few years."

Oengul's hammerEdit

Oengul: "Did you use my good hammer?"
Hermir: "No."
Oengul: "Blast, girl, I told you to leave my tools alone. You have yours, and I have mine."
Hermir: "I didn't touch it!"
Oengul: "Hammers don't have legs."
Hermir: "Did you look behind the forge? I think I saw it there."
Oengul: "Oh... yes. Now that you mention it, I think... sorry about that."

Learning the oresEdit

Oengul: "Have you been learning your ores?"
Hermir: "I think I've got a handle on it, but Orichalcum is confusing."
Oengul: "Don't even bother with that one. Leave it to the Orcs."
Hermir: "Oh, right. That makes sense. Kind of a messy metal, anyway."
Oengul: "Exactly."


  • "I never expected Ulfric to live up to his legend, but he does."
  • "Working in Windhelm is great. I get to see Ulfric up close."
  • "I couldn't ask for a better teacher than Oengul."
  • "If you've need of weapons or armor, come back and see Oengul."
  • "A word of advice―don't buy discounted armor."
  • "I just can't believe that Ulfric is gone. Skyrim will never be free now." ―If the Stormcloaks are defeated.
  • "Ulfric was a true hero of Skyrim. He will be missed." ―If the Stormcloaks are defeated.


  • Hermir may also send hired thugs to try and hurt or kill the Dragonborn if they steal from her or Oengul War-Anvil's shop.