Vorstag is a Nord warrior who lives in Markarth. Found sitting by the fire in the Silver-Blood Inn, he becomes an option for marriage when an Amulet of Mara is worn after hiring him. He can be hired as a mercenary for 500 at any time.
When traveling with the Dragonborn, Vorstag is eager to investigate caves: "Looks like a cave. Think we should check it out?" However, he does not like mines, and, when taken inside one, comments on how they are dangerous and sometimes filled with poisonous gas.
He possesses knowledge about Dwemer artifacts, making comments on their trap-making skills whenever he enters Dwemer Ruins. Both he and Marcurio, another mercenary, share similar quotes and an expansive knowledge of the Dwemer.
Vorstag wears a set of scaled armor by default, excluding the helm.
Vorstag may use his default Scaled Boots over other footwear. Even when the Dragonborn gives him better light armor boots, he refuses to wear them. However, he wears any heavy armor boots deposited in his inventory. Boots of the Old Gods are an exception to this, as he will wear them. If given the Boots of the Old Gods and heavy armor boots, he equips the Boots of the Old Gods. This is common with some other followers. After the Dragonborn has given Vorstag a better bow, sometimes he still chooses to use his default Hunting Bow.
After hiring Vorstag, one can wear an Amulet of Mara and speak to him to bring up the courtship dialogue:
"Is that an Amulet of Mara? I'm surprised that someone like you isn't spoken for."
Interested in me, are you? "Well, yes. I mean, why wouldn't I be? Are you... interested in me?"
- Yes. Yes I am. "It's settled, then. As brief as life in Skyrim can be, at least we'll have each other."
- No. I'm not. "Oh... Forget I said anything then."
If the Dragonborn marries Vorstag, he suggests they move into his house (the Silver-Blood Inn) after the ceremony. If the Dragonborn agrees to move in with him, they have to rent a room to receive the blessing, Lover's Comfort.
- "We should check every crate, barrel, and chest. You never know, there could be something valuable inside." - In a fort
- "The key to fighting draugr is conquering your fear as much as anything else." - In a Nord tomb
- "Its so cold down here that it's all I can do not to shiver until my teeth clatter." - In a cave
- "The Dwemer built so many wonderous machines, and yet no one followed in their footsteps. I can only wonder why." - In a Dwemer ruin
- "Amongst everything else, the Dwemer were expert trap-makers. Keep on the lookout for tripwires and false plates." - In a Dwemer ruin
- "You can easily break a blade on the metal skin of a Dwemer construct." - In a Dwemer ruin
- "I've half a mind to dismantle one of these Dwemer machines. I'd like to see how it works." - In a Dwemer ruin
- "I suppose the warmth in this place comes from all the hot steam vents." - In a Dwemer ruin
- "We're married. I guess we need to decide where we're living, won't we? I guess you can always live with me." - After wedding, before choosing a residence
- "Our new home. I'll see you there." - After choosing a home
- "It's a wonderful house, my love. If you don't mind, I'm going to start a small store. Something to do while you're on the road." - First time greeted in player's home
- "Here, this is fresh. I'll have another ready tomorrow." - When asked to cook a meal
- "We have a cozy little profit. Here, love, this is your share." - When asked if the store has made any money
- "Goodbye, my love." - Ending conversation
- "Hello, my love! Back from some adventure, I'll bet." - Passing comment and opening conversation
- "Yes, my love, what do you need?" - Passing comment
- "Is that some sort of... healing spell?" - When a healing spell is cast on him
- "Sure, what have you got?" - When asked to trade
- "Farewell then. If you need my service again, come find me at the usual place." - When dismissed
- "Divines smile on you, friend." - When spoken to
- "You call yourself a Nord?"
- "Ysmir...curse you!"
- "You'll pay for that!"
Vorstag "The Jarl is refusing to dispatch men to the front lines. Do you think it's because of the Forsworn threat?"
Kleppr "Please. Those savages are no match for us. The Jarl is just biding his time."
Vorstag "Biding his time for what? Until another person is lying dead in the streets? Don't be naive."
- Vorstag shares his voice actor with Farengar Secret-Fire, Rustleif, and some other characters.
- His default armor is light armor, though he is more proficient with heavy armor.