"I've been in the Legion all my life. I'm content to serve."
―Horik Halfhand[src]


Horik Halfhand is a Nord living in Dawnstar. He serves as housecarl to Brina Merilis, and can be found inside The White Hall once certain quest requirements are fulfilled on the Imperial Quest Line.


Horik has served with Brina nearly his whole life. With no command ambitions of his own, he is content to serve as her bodyguard. Horik has nothing but respect and admiration for his commander, and there are few things that would shake his loyalty of her.[1]


A soldier's lifeEdit

Horik "Are you alright? You seem tired."
Brina "I'm fine, Horik. I just...are you worried about this war?"
Horik "No. If we must fight, we will, and you will lead us to victory. As you always have."
Brina "With you by my side, is that right, Horik?"
Horik "Of course. I would have it no other way."
Brina "So much for old soldiers settling down to a life of luxury, eh?"

Legion familyEdit

Brina "You never talk about yourself much, do you, Horik? I swear, these past 30 years you've been at my side and I think I barely know you."
Horik "What's to say? I was born on a farm, joined the Legion when I came of age, and I've served you ever since."
Brina "What about your family? There must have been someone waiting for you back at the farm. Wondering if you were ever coming home?"
Horik "No. Can't say that there was. My parents died when I was young. You and the Legion have been my only family since."
Brina "I see. You're a good soldier, Horik. I'm sorry for intruding."
Horik "You weren't. There's just not much to it."


  • Horik shares a surname with Rigmor Halfhand from the expansion pack for Morrowind, Bloodmoon, although it is unknown if they are related.
  • Horik shares his epithet with "Qhorin Halfhand," a character from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and its subsequent HBO television adaptation Game of Thrones.
  • He also shares his name with "Berek Halfhand," the mythical hero from The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series by Stephen R. Donaldson.