For other uses, see Karita.
"Walking the Steps. Meditating on the emblems. I make this trip every few years."


Karita is a Nord found on the steps of the Throat of the World.


The Dragonborn can find Karita sitting in front of one of the etched tablets on the steps of the Throat of the World. She is most commonly encountered at the shrine just before the Frost Troll encounter, after the Dragonborn has been summoned by the Greybeards.

She says that she is a pilgrim, and that she would "prefer to leave it at that." She tells the Dragonborn that she makes the pilgrimage to the mountain every few years, and was outside Ivarstead when she heard the Greybeards shout "Dovahkiin."

She wears Scaled or Studded armor, depending on the Dragonborn's level. She also carries a leveled war axe and dagger. She usually has any type of circlet, a Ring of Minor Wielding, and an Amulet of Talos. She also carries two books, Five Songs of King Wulfharth and The Arcturian Heresy.


"Keep an eye out for wolves if you're headed up the path to High Hrothgar."

Did you hear the Greybeards call "Dovahkiin"? "I was just outside Ivarstead when it happened. It's an exciting moment. Nothing like this has happened in centuries."
Who are you? "Just a pilgrim. I'd prefer to leave it at that, if you don't mind."
What are you doing? "Walking the Steps. Meditating on the emblems. I make this trip every few years."

"All right, then."


  • She shares her name with the bard in Windpeak Inn in Dawnstar.
  • Once the Dragonborn has reached High Hrothgar, Karita is disabled from the map permanently.
  • If the player pickpockets Karita it is possible for her to send hired thugs after them.


This section contains bugs related to Karita (Pilgrim). 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  • Karita's Amulet of Talos is sometimes bugged, causing it to become a quest item if it is looted.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Karita (Pilgrim)

  • What are Karita's secrets?

    24 messages
    • 2001:1970:4A5E:500:2079:DEA4:177:A1DC wrote: The devs put her there so new low level players could have an ally for the infamous frost tr...
    • I can't believe how active this thread still is lol I asked about this almost 4 years ago. Still, it's an interesting idea. 
  • Karita... Duh.

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    • So if you pickpocket Karita... But dont kill her. Later on she will send 3 hired thugs to teach you a lesson. Got the surprise of my life whe...
    • I got attacke by a dragon just as I met Karita.  The dragon killed her, and I looted her dead body.  Sometime later, I was attacked by her hi...