For the location, see Torolf's Mill.
"You need to go inside, little cub."
―Torolf to his son, Haming.[src]

Torolf was a Nord lumberjack who lived in Helgen. He and his wife Matlara both died in the attack by Alduin. He is the son of Froki Whetted-Blade, and father of Haming.



Just before getting out of the inn, the Dragonborn will hear Haming try to convince him to "get up." If the Dragonborn moves fast enough to come close to Torolf before he is killed, he will be heard saying, "I'm finished little cub, run for it" and "That's it son, make me proud", though he will usually not be able to finish his sentence.



Torolf will usher his son Haming indoors as the procession of soldiers goes by, much to the disappointment of Haming, who wanted to watch them.

Haming: "Who are they, daddy? Where are they going?"
Torolf: "You need to go inside, little cub."
Haming: "Why? I want to watch the soldiers."
Torolf: "Inside the house. Now."
Haming: "Yes, papa."

After Alduin bashes through the wall next to the staircase the Dragonborn is ascending, the following conversation involving Torolf will commence.

Alduin: "Yol... Toor... Shul!" ("Fire... Inferno... Sun!")
Ralof: "See the inn on the other side? Jump through the roof and keep going! Go! We'll follow when we can!"
Hadvar: "Haming, you need to get over here. Now! Torolf!" [Torolf dies here] Gods... Everyone get back!"
Alduin: "Yol... Toor... Shul!"
Hadvar: "Still alive, prisoner? Keep close to me if you want to stay that way. Gunnar, take care of the boy (Referring to Haming.). I have to find General Tullius and join their defense."
Gunnar: "Gods guide you, Hadvar."
Hadvar: "Stay close to the wall!"


  • "I'm finished little cub, run for it."
  • "That's it son, make me proud."
  • "You need to go inside, little cub."
  • "Inside the house. Now."


  • If the Dragonborn gets close enough to him before he dies, Alduin will fly off, leaving him alone; however, he will still die.