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Race Redguard
Gender Female
Level 10-50
Class Warrior
Rank Housecarl
Services Follower

Joining the Blades

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Rayya is a Redguard warrior, who is appointed Housecarl to the Thane of Falkreath. She is first found in the Jarl's Longhouse.


Rayya can be asked to become a steward for a homestead in Hearthfire. She is also a candidate for marriage.

If Lakeview Manor has been purchased, Rayya will stay there and, when not following the Dragonborn, patrol around the property, making for a handy extra fighter if the homestead is attacked by a dragon or a bandit.


Rayya has typical skills of a warrior;


Rayya wears steel armor and an Alik'r hood. In battle, she dual-wields scimitars by default, but will use other weapons if they are given to her. Her stats are average, but she specializes in one-handed weapons and heavy armor. 


"Lead on, Thane. My blade is always yours to command" - when asked to follow

"Yes, my Thane? Do you need something?" - initiated conversation while following

"Yes, Thane. Be careful." - told to wait

"I await your orders, Thane" - initiated conversation while waiting

"I'll stand guard here" - ended conversation while waiting

"Of course, Thane. How can I be of service?" - when asked to trade items

"I am your sword and your shield." - approached or passed by

"Long life to you, Thane." - approached or passed by

"I'm just itching for a fight." - when Courage is cast on her


  • Rayya was voiced by Claudia Christian, who also voiced Iona. Therefore, they use the same lines when engaged in a dialogue or idle chat.
  • She is the only appointed housecarl who is not a Nord.
  • Rayya is one of the only followers capable of dual-wielding.


This section contains bugs related to Rayya. 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.
  •  PC   360   PS3 Rayya may not show up at the homestead after it has been purchased. She might not also be present at the Jarl's longhouse after becoming the Thane of Falkreath.
  •  PC   360   PS3  Taking one of her scimitars will take both. When her inventory is first examined she will sometimes have two sets of two scimitars.
    • Taking them from her then dropping them usually fixes this bug.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Rayya

  • What the crap?

    4 messages
    • The thing is, nobody I've had as a companion, or even someone just near me, has ever said this either before or after I first heard it.
    • That's a pretty fun thing, but looks like it's a combat quote some NPC's use when they lose sight of an enemy. To replicate it, cast a fear sp...
  • How do I get Faendal to **** off?

    6 messages
    • AzuraKnight wrote:There is a mod here that let's you change steward's and if you look in the comments for it (posts) there's the console comma...
    • I'm not entirely sure about this, but try recruiting him as a follower again, then hireing Rayya as your steward.

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