Nelkir is the youngest son of Balgruuf the Greater, Jarl of Whiterun. He mentions that he knows he doesn't share the same mother as his other siblings, Frothar and Dagny but whether this is truth or deceit that the Whispering Lady has fed to him in the hopes that he would betray his father and take the key to the Whispering Door, and the Ebony Blade, to do her bidding, is questionable.
Nelkir lives at Dragonsreach in Whiterun. He stays normally at the floor under the kitchen.
- Nelkir usually makes sarcastic or rude remarks when the Dragonborn walks past him. This changes after completing The Whispering Door where he seems to become more polite.
- "Another wanderer, here to lick my father's boots. Good job."
- "You... you know the Whispering Lady, don't you. I can tell.", (after completing The Whispering Door).
- If the Dragonborn sides with the Stormcloaks and they take over Whiterun, Nelkir, as well as his siblings, remain in Dragonsreach after, (former), Jarl Balgruuf goes to the Blue Palace in Solitude. They can be found in the little basement area near the Whispering Door.
- In Hearthfire, the Dragonborn's children will describe Nelkir and his siblings as 'mean' if they lived in Whiterun.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)