He is the younger brother of Jarl Balgruuf the Greater, and seems to serve as an advisor of sorts to his brother, often getting into disagreements with the Jarl's steward, Proventus Avenicci. Hrongar can usually be found sitting at the table in Dragonsreach, eating, or aimlessly walking the halls.
Hrongar comes across as being a devoted warrior and adherent in the Nord customs and traditions, as any attack made against them (most notably by Proventus Avenicci) is met with anger. He is not, however, a supporter of the Stormcloaks, often voicing his support of the Imperials and how Whiterun should take the fight to the Stormcloaks instead of "sitting around", as he puts it.
- A lot of unused scripts and dialogue, when viewed with the Creation Kit, show that Hrongar was meant to initially replace Jarl Balgruuf during the quest The Whispering Door. Not just Nelkir, but all of Balgruuf's children were meant to fall under the influence of Mephala, and the three of them would commit patricide. The scripts remain unused and Hrongar cannot become Jarl.
- Hrongar wears a variant of Scaled Armor called Scaled Horn Armor.
- If Lydia joins The Blades, Hrongar may send Hired Thugs after the Dragonborn for unknown reasons.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)