|Characters||Grelod the Kind|
Honorhall Orphanage, located in Riften, is a home for children in Skyrim whose parents have either died or abandoned them. It is privately funded by Maven Black-Briar and run by Grelod the Kind, who is in reality extremely cruel and abusive; she is assisted by Constance Michel. Four children live at Honorhall: Runa Fair-Shield, Hroar, Samuel and Francois Beaufort.
InteractionsEditInnocence Lost, the first Dark Brotherhood quest, involves visiting the orphanage to assassinate Grelod.
In The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire, Constance Michel allows children to be adopted from Honorhall once she becomes the headmistress. Potential parents must have an appropriate livelihood and a place for the child to live, which requires a child's bed and a chest. In addition, children from throughout Skyrim will relocate to Honorhall if their parents are killed. The bedroom in the back will be replaced with seven children beds. These children can also be adopted.
- Purloined Shadows, a Pickpocket skill book, can be found between the end table and bed, on the floor.
- Honorhall Orphanage has a small walled-off courtyard. It takes two transitions to get from this courtyard back into the streets of Riften, but it is also possible to fast travel from within the courtyard.
- Unless Hearthfire is installed, the children are not up for adoption regardless of whether Grelod or Constance is the headmistress of Honorhall.
- During the "Game Jam" week, Bethesda Softworks developed many additional Skyrim features, some of which were later released in updates (e.g. archery Kill Cameras) or in Dawnguard (e.g. Vampire Lord mode). One of these features was adoption, which hinted that adoption from Honorhall Orphanage was being considered as a feature for future add-ons. The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire, released on September 4th, 2012 (Xbox 360) and on October 4th, 2012 (PC), included this feature.
- There are several sets of shackles in the closet. Given Grelod's cruel nature, it is very likely that they are used for restraining or punishing the children.
- Interestingly, other than the four children at Honorhall Orphanage, there are no other children living anywhere else in Riften.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)