|Primary Skills||Destruction, Illusion, Heavy Armor, One-handed|
|Protected||Yes, until he attacks during Coming of Age|
After you inform Salma that you intend to enter the barrow, the pair's doubts vanish and they charge head-long inside. Once you have cleared the barrow and collected its numerous treasures, speaking with Beem-Ja will cause him to launch an unprovoked attack on you, declaring that he needs your blood as a sacrifice to obtain the power of the fearsome Warlord Gathrik who dwells within Ironbind Barrow. After slaying Beem-Ja, Salma will comment on what happened: "Father never trusted Beem... I always thought he was just a little overprotective."
- He is carrying a letter from Salma's father. From the letter, it appears Beem-Ja is in service to Salma's family.
- He also carries a copy of the Conjuration skill book 2920, Frostfall, v10.
- After he becomes aggressive, sheathing your weapons may cause Beem-Ja to become non-aggressive again. Gathrik's corpse will remain floating in the air surrounded by magic, and Salma does not disappear upon leaving the barrow. Instead Salma and Beem-Ja will return to the entrance of the area where you first found them. Salma is permanently aggressive towards Beem-Ja, however, and will attack him on sight.
- Beem-Ja may equip the circlet he carries, and as he carries no other clothes or armor, his robes will be removed as they need a head slot. This results in him appearing naked.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.3.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.