When exploring The Bastard's Tomb, the Vestige will eventually come across a tied up Nord in the corner of a large room. When approached, Hojard will yell, "I'm doomed!" If the Vestige initiates dialogue with him, he will tell them the following:
"The Stormfist thugs captured me. I'm done for!"
- Why are you tied up?: "I was minding my own business when I spotted this old crypt. I needed some gold to buy my sister a wedding present, so I figured why not see what was lying around. Who knew the place was crawling with these Stormfirst bastards? Obviously, not me!"
If the Vestige decides to release Hojard, he will run towards the exit of the tombs and disappear. When the Vestige does as they were told, and goes to Jorunn's Stand, Hojard will be there waiting for them near the southern gate. If the Vestige decides to speak to him, he will say the following:
"My sister is going to be so happy that you saved me."
- I see you made it out alive: "I did, thanks to you. Not only did I make it in time to see my sister get married, but I also decided to follow her example and become a soldier for the Skald-King. We're going to drive the traitorous Stormfists out of our land!"
Upon which the Vestige will receive a leveled amount of gold from Hojard. The quest will be completed after this.