Vilod was a villager who resided in Helgen.
During Alduin's attack on Helgen, he is fatally wounded while assisting Imperial soldiers.
Ralof will mention him during the intro, wondering if he still makes a special type of mead with juniper berries mixed in. If Helgen is revisited, several bottles of the mead can be found in the burned inn.
Vilod shouts "Justice!" after the first Stormcloak Soldier is beheaded, though Ralof speaks of him in a manner that seems friendly enough, indicating they must have been on good terms in Ralof's youth.
Hadvar: "What was that?"
Tullius: "It's nothing. Carry on."
Captain: "Yes, General Tullius. Give them their last rites."
Priestess of Arkay: "As we commend your souls to Aetherius, blessings of the Eight Divines upon you, for you are the salt and earth of Nirn, our beloved..."
Stormcloak Soldier: "For the love of Talos, shut up and let's get this over with."
Priestess of Arkay: "As you wish."
Stormcloak Soldier: "Come on, I haven't got all morning. My ancestors are smiling at me, Imperials. Can you say the same?" [Executed]
Stormcloak: "You Imperial bastards!"
Ingrid: "Death to the Stormcloaks!"
Ralof: "As fearless in death as he was in life."
Captain: "Next, the [player race] in the rags!"
- "Tell my family I fought bravely."
- Vilod can be asked where to study magic, suggesting he is an innkeeper.