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"Come on in. Let me know if you need anything, or take a seat by the fire and I'll send someone over."


Hulda is a Nord innkeeper and the owner of The Bannered Mare in Whiterun.


Hulda has auburn-titian coloured hair and hazel eyes. She wears an orange set of farm clothes and a pair of boots. She carries an iron dagger.


Hulda has owned The Bannered Mare for quite some time and she considers herself to be living well and claims to enjoy her job, but she's ready to retire and is willing to sell the inn to Ysolda.


Rooms and foodEdit

Hulda may tell the Dragonborn to have a seat by the fire when they enter. Once the Dragonborn sits down on the bench by the fire, Hulda will tell Saadia to serve them. If the Dragonborn is in need of a room, they can speak to Hulda about a room for the night for 10 GoldIcon.


Take Up ArmsEdit

Hulda informs the Dragonborn that the Companions are taking new members.

The Whispering DoorEdit

Hulda tells the Dragonborn about the Jarl's troubled youngest son Nelkir.

The Blessings of NatureEdit

Hulda tells the Dragonborn about the bad condition of the Gildergreen in Whiterun.

The Black StarEdit

Hulda tells the Dragonborn about the marvelous statue of Azura outside of Winterhold.

First LessonsEdit

If asked about magic in Skyrim, Hulda will direct the Dragonborn to the College of Winterhold.

Rising at DawnEdit

If the Dragonborn is infected by Sanguinare Vampiris, she will talk about the wizard, Falion, in Morthal who has been experimenting on the undead, including vampires, and is knowledgeable on the topic.


Hulda will give gold coins in exchange for firewood. She pays 5GoldIcon per piece.

Quotes Edit

  • "Come on in. Let me know if you need anything, or take a seat by the fire and I'll send someone over."
  • "I enjoy this work well enough, but I'm ready to retire. I've been thinking of selling the inn to Ysolda. Anyway, what do you need?"
  • "What can I get you?"
  • "Need anything else, just let me know."
  • "Hungry tired, or just plain thirsty?"
  • "I think I've got some mugs that need scrubbing."
  • "If it's work you need, how about chopping up some wood for the fires?"
  • "Here for work? Get an axe and bring me all the wood you can chop."
  • "I'm just out and about, love. The Bannered Mare can do without me for a bit, I suspect." ―When found outside The Bannered Mare.
  • "I don't get much time time off from the tavern, but I enjoy it when I do." ―When found outside The Bannered Mare.
  • "I'll get back to the Bannered Mare soon enough. Just need to stretch my legs a bit..." ―When found outside The Bannered Mare.


  • If Hulda dies, Ysolda will take over Hulda's duties as innkeeper.
  • Selling firewood to Hulda counts as completing a quest for her, and as a reward low value things may be taken without it counting as stealing.
  • She may give the Dragonborn things if they are kind to her.
  • Hulda's name is of Norse origin, and most likely means "hidden".


This section contains bugs related to Hulda. 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  , 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.
  •  360   PS3   If Hulda is killed and Ysolda takes her place, the quest The Whispering Door cannot be started.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Even if the Dragonborn is already a member of the Companions, Hulda may still tell them that they are taking new members.


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