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

Joining the Blades

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Base ID xx005215

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 convesation 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


  • 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. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  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

  • Where is Rayya?

    10 messages
    • To get Rayya show up just type "prid 03005216" (or whatever is your load order) and "enable" inside the Jarl's house. Copy&paste from unkown u...
  • Heartfire SUPER ANNOYING housecarl bug

    8 messages
    • I decided to marry her, and as soon as I went to riften to set it up, she disappeared! I cant find her at all. Dx
    • Rayya is my Housecarl (Bodygaurd) Feandal is my Steward (House Keeper) at Lakeview manor. Two are good as I always seem to get attacked by band...

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