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Skald the Elder
Skald the Elder
Race Elder
Gender Male
Level PCx1 (10-25)
Class Warrior
Faction The Pale
Rank Jarl
Essential Always
Ref ID 0001A6C0
Base ID 00013620
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"The only reason dragons are attacking is because Talos is angry with us for turning our backs on him. As soon as we drive the Empire out of Skyrim, the dragons will vanish."
―Skald[src]

Skald the Elder is the Jarl of Dawnstar.

PersonalityEdit

Skald is a grumpy, elderly man. He has a particular distaste for the Imperial Legion and often argues with two Legion veterans living in Dawnstar. He also has a fascination with the civil war and respects Ulfric Stormcloak greatly.

BackgroundEdit

As Jarl of Dawnstar, he resides within The White Hall with a number of servants and counselors, including his housecarlJod, his servant, Bulfrek,  and the Court Wizard, Madena. His family, the Felgeifs, have been Jarls of Dawnstar for generations. Skald the Elder has ruled Dawnstar for over 35 years.

Political viewsEdit

He is one of three Jarls to openly and actively support the Stormcloaks and Jarl Ulfric. Skald also believes that the Dragons have returned because Talos has become angry with the Empire for banning his worship, and that they will disappear when the Stormcloaks push the Empire out of Skyrim.

InteractionsEdit

Random EncounterEdit

Near the White Hall, upon first entering Dawnstar, he can be seen arguing with one of the town's most important residents, Brina Merilis, and rebuking her housecarl Horik Halfhand for wearing Imperial Legion armor, branding the act as treasonous. He goes as far as threatening to execute the man and seems to think of them as imperial spies.

Waking NightmareEdit

If Erandur is not spoken to directly at Windpeak Inn, Skald the Elder informs the Dragonborn of nightmares citizens are having. He sends the Dragonborn to speak with Erandur, a priest of Mara, culminating in the sack of Vaermina's shrine at Nightcaller Temple.

BountyEdit

He provides with radiant quests for bounties.

Becoming Thane of DawnstarEdit

He may also dub the Dragonborn Thane, if he is known by the people throughout the hold. This is achieved by completing Waking Nightmare and complete tasks for the people of The Pale.

Civil WarEdit

If the Dragonborn sides with the Empire during the Civil War, or if Markarth is traded for Dawnstar during Season Unending, Skald, his housecarl Jod, and his servant Bulfrek are exiled to the Palace of the Kings in Windhelm. Brina Merilis, Imperial Legionnaire, replaces him as Jarl of Dawnstar.

QuestsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • "Skald" is an Old Norse word for "poet/bard/storyteller".
  • According to conversations with Skald's servant Bulfrek, his last name is Felgeif.

BugsEdit

  •  360   PC   Skald may not reward the Dragonborn for completing a a radiant bounty quest
    •  PC   Solution: After killing the target and before returning to Skald, type CompleteAllObjectives BQ03 into the console. This removes the quest from the journal. Return to Skald for the reward.
  •  PC    PS3   A radiant bounty quest from Dawnstar may sometimes be stuck in the journal after being rewarded.
  • Even if Skald is out of Dawnstar in the Palace of Kings when you defeat the Stormcloaks, he will still comment about not getting any sleep.
  •  360   Even after completing Waking Nightmare, Skald may not offer any dialog options other than "How is Dawnstar faring in the war?" and "Is Dawnstar prepared for dragon attacks?". This means he cannot offer any radiant quests, grant the title of Thane, or allow the purchase of Heljarchen Hall.
    • Note: Players must be level 22 or above to receive new dialog options and quests from Skald.
  •  PC   If you exile Skald and then complete the bounty quest after Waking Nightmare, he will resume making positive comments in your presence ("You're not as dumb as you look").
  •  PS3   If Hearthfire is installed, he may not ever give the option to buy property in The Pale. (Make sure you've completed Kill the Giant. If Skald does not offer Kill the Giant, be sure to complete all other bounty quests and collect the bounties. Return to Skald and he should offer the Thane quest and subsequently the option to buy property in the Pale.)

AppearancesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Skald the Elder

  • Not letting me say anything

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    • Skald is the one who gives the bounty quest. I'm on my way back to collect on it right now.  I had completed Waking Nightmare and went to ...
    • Just ask the innkeeper. As long as any of the 3 giant quests are available, he'll have a bounty letter for you. Note. There are 3 giant quests...
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