Valdimar is a Nord spellsword in Hjaalmarch. He is appointed housecarl when the Dragonborn becomes the Thane of Hjaalmarch. He can be found at Highmoon Hall after becoming Thane, unless of course the Dragonborn owns the deed to Windstad Manor, in which case he can be found there.
Valdimar can sometimes be seen patrolling the homestead perimeter up to approximately over 100m from the homestead.
If the Dragonborn is married to Mjoll the Lioness and she lives in Windstad Manor with him/her, he will typically fight with her—usually over ownership of weapons that appear to exist only in the dialogue shared between them. These brawls involve full use of magic and weapons, but only ever end with one person getting knocked down.
Valdimar is also one of the best followers for slaying dragons: he throws Ice Spikes predicting the dragon's trajectory, and never misses, even at flying manouvers.
These are the spells currently known to be used by Validmar in combat:
- Ice Spike - an apprentice level Destruction spell that shoots a spike of ice at an enemy to harm health and stamina.
- Oakflesh or Stoneflesh - novice or apprentice level Alteration spells that temporarily increase armour rating.
- Valdimar may not appear even if the Dragonborn is Thane. If you have this bug, using the console command player.moveto xx00521D moves you to his current location. To fix this, open the console and type "prid xx00521D" without the quotations, press enter, and then type "enable" and hit enter again. He should appear and talk to you, provided that you are inside Highmoon Hall and are Thane.
- Valdimar may be found wandering around far from his designated home. He has been occasionally found outside of Whiterun and walking in Riverwood.