"You look like you could use a drink. What do you say to some cheap mead?"
―Romlyn Dreth[src]

Romlyn Dreth

Romlyn Dreth is a Dunmer bootlegger in Riften.

He can be found in his house in Riften, which is "under" the city. When not at home, he is either at Black-Briar Meadery or the Bee and Barb.


Occasionally, when Romlyn is at the bar in the Bee and Barb, he will begin speaking to Keerava, stating that Valen "killed six Imperial Guards before they dragged him into the prisons." Just prior to him saying this, Keerava will state that "It gets more interesting everytime you add something new," implying that Romlyn embellishes the story each time he tells it. Keerava states afterwards that Romlyn also implied that Valen single-handedly fought off the Mythic Dawn when they attacked the Emperor.


Completing his quest will allow Romyln to become a candidate for marriage. Like most other spouses, Romlyn will open a store and share 100 GoldIcon with the Dragonborn each day. If not collected, the gold accumulates.

If he is killed in a random attack (dragonsvampires, etc.) after the Dragonborn has aided him, the Dragonborn may receive a letter of inheritance and 100 GoldIcon.



  • "I'm selling the best mead in town for cheap. Interested?"
  • "I'm selling Black-Briar mead for cheap."
  • "No, I'm selling the best mead for cheap, Black-Briar mead!"


Pushed too farEdit

Niluva: "Do you know what Indaryn told me? He said that if I'm late one more time, he's going to kick me out the door!"
Romlyn: "That swit. One day, he'll regret pushing all of us around!"
Niluva: "What do you mean?"
Romlyn: "All I'm saying is Indaryn's going to push too far one day and they're going to push back...hard."

Bee and barbEdit

Indaryn: "Romlyn, I've been meaning to speak to you. I did a count at the meadery and we're four cases short... again."
Romlyn: "What are you saying? You think I had something to do with that?"
Indaryn: "I'm not accusing you of anything. Yet."
Romlyn: "The Dreth family doesn't steal, Indaryn."
Indaryn: "For your sake, I hope you're right. Because if it is you, and Maven finds out, the Dreth family is going to be one member smaller."

A planEdit

Romlyn: "So, what do you think of my plan. You in or out?"
Indaryn: "If you think I'd would make a move like that without asking Maven, you're out of your mind. Doing that would be a fatal mistake."
Romlyn: "Come on, think about it. She'd reward us!"
Indaryn: "If you want to go out to Whiterun and burn that meadery down, go right ahead. And when the guard traces it back here, and Maven is implicated, I'll be sure to tell her it was your idea."

Valen DrethEdit

Romlyn: "Have I told you about Valen, my dear?"
Keerava: "I love when you spin that yarn. Gets better every time you add something new."
Romlyn: "He killed six Imperial Guards before they dragged him into the prisons."
Keerava: "Was this before or after the Mythic Dawn attacked the Emperor and Valen single-handedly fought them off? Just shut up and drink, Romlyn."


  • Romlyn carries two different keys: "Romlyn's House Key" and "Key to Romlyn Dreth's House." The first one does not open anything in the game.
  • It is possible that Romlyn is related to Taron Dreth, another Dunmer encountered after the quest "Lost to the Ages" is complete. It is also likely that Valen Dreth, a prisoner encountered in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, is Romlyn's ancestor, because Romlyn can be overheard talking about how someone named Valen killed six Imperial guards before being dragged to prison. In addition, he may be related to Madsu Dreth who appears in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. All this suggests that either Dreth is a common Dunmer last name, or the Dreth family has an extensive lineage.


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