Rorik is a slightly gloomy man in his older years. He claims to have changed a lot for the worse since the war and that he has lost his charm years ago.
Rorik was a soldier in the Imperial Army during the Great War, in which he commanded a force of several dozen soldiers, most of which were from the Hold of Whiterun. Unfortunately, an Aldmeri soldier ran Rorik through with his blade during the battle, and left him to die. However, Rorik was saved by Jouane Manette, a Breton healer.
After the war, he claims he founded the settlement of Rorikstead. However, Rorikstead has existed since the First Era, when it was called Rorik's Steading, over a thousand years before Rorik was even born. His claim is likely an empty boast, though one possible explanation would be that he somehow improved or rebuilt the town. If this were to be the case, he'd simply be stretching the truth, rather than outright lying. Rorik, along with Jouane, resides in Rorik's Manor, the northernmost building in Rorikstead.
Rorik is a possible target needed to be intimidated by initiating a brawl.
Rorik is a possible target needed to be rescued from Redoran's Retreat.
- "If you've got some business in Rorikstead, you should start by speaking to Jouane."
- "Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but Jouane's the one who deals with people. I'm afraid I lost my charm years ago."
- "No offense intended, but I don't think we have anything to talk about."
- "I was a different man once; strong, commanding, ah, and young. But the Great War was a long time ago."