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Last edited on March 4, 2014
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Iona Housecarl
Race Nord
Gender Female
Level PCx1 (10-50)
Class Warrior
Skills One-Handed, Heavy Armor
Faction Player Faction
Rank Housecarl
Services Follower


Ref ID 000A2C93
Base ID 000A2C91

Iona is a Nord housecarl in The Rift.


She is appointed Housecarl of the Dragonborn when they become a Thane of the Rift. She waits for the Dragonborn at Honeyside. She does not exist in-game until this happens.

If the Dragonborn wears the Amulet of Mara, they can marry Iona. Like most spouses, she can be moved to another owned house. She's also a possible Blades Recruit.

In The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire, Iona is eligible to be a steward for one of the Dragonborn's homes if she is approached near the property.


She is skilled in One-Handed, Heavy Armor and Block.

Health 671
Magicka 50
Stamina 214
Light Armor 20
Heavy Armor 100
Sneak 15
One-Handed 100
Two-Handed 72
Archery 98
Block 100
Alteration 15
Conjuration 15
Destruction 15
Restoration 15
Illusion 15
Enchanting 15
Speech 20
Lockpicking 15
Alchemy 15
Smithing 20
Pickpocket 15


  • She seems to prefer using daggers above other One-Handed weapons given to her, even if they have a higher damage rating (e.g. Dragonbone Dagger w/ 109 dmg. > Dragonbone War Axe w/ 194 dmg.), but that is not always the case.


  • While her dialogue as a spouse is identical to the others, Iona's delivery is rather stark, almost forced.
  • If one kills a chicken in the garden at Honeyside, she may attack upon entering Honeyside because she is appointed to protect the property. If she is a follower, she may leave the Dragonborn's service immediately and attack.
  • If Iona dies, a courier will soon appear and give a letter of inheritance and some gold (minus the Jarl's tax) to the Dragonborn.


  • It is possible that upon completion of the full Meridia quest: The Break of Dawn with Iona, she will disappear. She does not return to Honeyside even after many days. As the Dragonborn cannot release a follower who is not present, she cannot be replaced with another follower and a reload is necessary. On the PC, it is possible to use the console to move her back to the Dragonborn, first using "prid 000A2C93" then "moveto player" (confirmation needed).
  •  360   PC   PS3  After the Dragonborn becomes a Thane of Riften, Iona may simply never appear. On the PC, this bug occurs because the Jarl's speech stops before she names Iona the Dragonborn's housecarl. On the PC this issue can be "fixed" by using the console command  player.placeatme <BaseID> <#>  to create an Iona in front of the Dragonborn. She will act as if spawned by the game as normal.
  • Armor even when base protection is scaled beyond her standard items (i.e. Dragonbone Armor or Daedric Armor) with Hearthfire DLC.
  •  360   Within the Hearthfire DLC, if the Dragonborn appoints Iona as steward, she may disappear entirely from the game.