Igmund is the Jarl of Markarth and The Reach. He resides in Understone Keep. He strongly supports the Empire and peace with the Thalmor. From Igmund, the Dragonborn learns that the Markarth Incident started the Stormcloaks rebellion, which was initially supported by Igmund's father. He severed his ties with Ulfric after the Aldmeri threatened The Reach with war.
When compared with other Jarls, Igmund is the least worried Jarl about the Dragons because Markarth is built into the side of the mountains and everything is made of stone.
- If the Dragonborn sides with the Stormcloaks during the Civil War, Igmund will be replaced by Thongvor Silver-Blood as Jarl of Markarth. Igmund can then be found in the basement of the Blue Palace in Solitude, along with the other replaced Jarls, Stewards, and Housecarls.
- Blade of the Reach can be obtained from Igmund upon completition of Becoming Thane of Markarth.
- After the Main Quest Season Unending, if the Dragonborn sides with the Empire, Igmund will regain his throne as Jarl of Markarth. Thongvor Silver-Blood and his steward will be moved to the Palace of the Kings in Windhelm along with the other replaced Jarls, Stewards, and Housecarls.
- If the player completes the Cidhna Mine quest chain (and helps the prisoners escape), talking to Igmund might no longer give the option "I want to buy a house", and starting a dialog with his steward (Raerek) might not work at all. This might be caused by unfinished "Radiant" (i.e., randomly generated) bounties involving Igmund, despite his name not being mentioned in the quest description.
- To try to fix this problem, complete all the quests with names in the format "Kill the leader of [random location]" that appear under "Miscellaneous" in your quest log (ex.: "Kill the leader of Red Eagle Redoubt"). After that, Igmund and / or Raerek might allow you to buy a house or at least give you new quests to increase your reputation. If that fails (i.e., if Igmund still gives no option to buy a house and Raerek is no longer giving new quests), you can force the house option to appear by entering the following command into the console (without quotes): "setstage favor250 20". After that, talk to Igmund to receive your title, and then to Raerek to purchase the house.
- Sometimes, upon seeing Jarl Igmund for the first time, his clothes will be all purple, except his sword and the leather and fur of his boots.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)