Ulfberth War-Bear is a Nord found in Whiterun. He is married to Adrianne Avenicci, and works the counter at Warmaiden's, though Adrianne is the actual owner of the shop. He will tell the player about Adrianne and Balgruuf the Greater.
Until Adrianne leaves the forge to join her husband in the shop, Ulfberth and his wife's shop inventories and coin balances differ slightly; if one runs out of gold while you are selling to them (or ingots/ore while you are buying from them), you can move to the other.
You may buy and sell these categories of items with Ulfberth:
- Misc (smithing materials)
This does not apply if the Merchant perk is acquired.
- Ulfberth will move to in front of Jorrvaskr when the Silver Hand attacks, leaving only Adrianne at Warmaidens.
- Until the situation with the Silver Hand is resolved, there is no apparent way to get him back in his shop.
- Ulfberth can attend your wedding if you invest in his shop.
- If you ask Ulfberth who forges the weapons after Adrianne has died, he will remark that he had to buy them from Khajiit caravans and try and make some himself. If Adrianne is killed by the Dragonborn, Ulfberth will threaten to bash your skull in with a shield.
- After closing the shop (at approximately 8-9pm), he will walk to the Bannered Mare and usually sit at the back room for several hours.
- Adrianne's shop may be identical to Ulfberth's.
- It's possible that if you kill Adrianne and some other people in Whiterun, Ulfberth will exit Warmaiden's. He will tell the Dragonborn that he does not like how they've been treating his family, and will demand an apology. If the player refuses to say sorry, Ulfberth will become hostile.
- If he gets killed an urn with his ashes will appear in the Catacombs next to the Hall of the Dead in Whiterun.
- Ulfberth is the name of a type of crucible steel sword used by some wealthy Vikings during the Viking era (ca. 800 CE - 1000 CE)
- If player is male; "Welcome to Warmaiden's. Now don't let the name fool you, we've got plenty of steel for fighting men."
- If player is female; "Welcome to Warmaiden's. Now you my girl have definitely come to the right place."
- "Good doin' business with you."
- "I should bash your face in after all you've done." (If you have killed Adrianne)
- "If you try to hurt me again, I may have to kill you." (If you attack/provoke him, said later if he is not hostile to you anymore)
- "I know you didn't have the stomach to do it." (If you attack him then sheath your weapon)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)