"Because I did something not a soul in this bloodstained house of war has the backbone to do... dared to speak my mind."
―Saerlund Law-Giver[src]


Saerlund is a Nord and the youngest son of Jarl Laila Law-Giver and the brother of Harrald Law-Giver.  He has been disowned by his mother and brother for speaking out against Ulfric Stormcloak.  


Saerlund is the black sheep of his family, mainly because he opposes Ulfric Stormcloak. He states that he believes Ulfric only lusts for the throne. He does however acknowledge that the Stormcloak cause is just, in theory.


His mother stripped him of his heritage and his brother, Harrald Law-Giver, has all but disowned him for stating that while Ulfric's cause may be true, the man, is a lie.


When first approached, he accuses the Dragonborn of coming to gloat at him because he dared to speak his mind against Ulfric Stormcloak.

Although he is an Empire supporter in the Civil War, he is still exiled to the Palace of the Kings if Riften is taken by the Legion.


  • "Come to gloat, have we? To poke fun at the jarl's youngest son?"
  • "I can feel you laughing behind my back."
  • "Did Harrald send you to taunt me?"


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  • If Riften falls to the Imperial Legion, he may still act as if he is under Stormcloak control and remain in Riften along with his brother when they should be exiled to Windhelm as the rest of the court.