"A Dragon? Please. Don't make up nonsense."

The Torturer is an elder Imperial Legionnaire in Helgen

He wears a set of Imperial Light Armor, with the exception of the helmet, which is replaced with a Light Armor Hood. He also carries a Steel Dagger; however, he uses Destruction Magic in combat instead.


He is the Imperial torturer found at the bottom floor of Helgen Keep. Depending on whom the Dragonborn follows into the keep, he will either be hostile or passive.



If Hadvar is followed, he and his assistant will be attacked by escaping Stormcloaks. If he survives the fight, he will stay behind against Hadvar's advice, mostly aloof to the chaos that is happening to the town above him, preferring to continue his studies below the keep. If Ralof is followed, he and his assistant will be hostile towards the Dragonborn.


Quote Condition
"You fellows happened along just in time. These boys seemed a bit upset at how I've been entertaining their comrades." Once fighting the Stormcloaks in the first room with the Torturer.
"You have no authority over me, boy." Said to Hadvar, once he recommended the Torturer to evacuate.
"Although come to think of it, I did hear some odd noises coming from over there."
"Don't bother with that. lost the key ages ago. Poor fellow screamed for weeks." When talking about the corpse in the locked cage.
"Sure, take all my things. Please." When the Dragonborn was advised to loot the cages.
"Leave me to my work. Unless you plan to stay and help?"


  • After the Dragonborn is advised to continue along with Hadvar, the torturer can be killed with no repercussions from either of the Imperials accompanying them, and can then be looted for the Steel Dagger that he possesses.