|House||Belyn Hlaalu's House|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionEastmarch; FavorJobsGatherWheatFaction; Hlaalu Farm Faction; WindhelmCornerclubPatrons|
Belyn Hlaalu is a Dunmer farmer living in his house in Windhelm. He is also the owner of Hlaalu Farm, a small wheat farm just outside the city walls that he runs with his employee, Adisla. He will pay you 5 gold for any wheat you might have harvested.
Belyn wakes up at 7am and stays in his house for three hours to enjoy his breakfast. At 10am he heads down to the Hlaalu Farm to oversee its functioning and help Adisla get some work done. At 6pm Belyn leaves the farm and visits the New Gnisis Cornerclub where he eats his dinner until 10pm when he heads home to his bed.
He is very proud of his farm and gladly shares his philosophy, saying, "The best way for us to win the Nords' respect is through hard work." He also comments that the other dark elves in Windhelm complain too much: "Too many dark elves in Windhelm complain about the way we're treated. What good does complaining do?" Lastly, he may say, "I'm proud of my farm. It takes no small effort to grow crops in this part of Skyrim."
- Note: This NPC is one of many potential quest givers or quest targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.
Belyn will hold a number of conversations with his employee Adisla. One will have Adisla ask him about a wheat shipment:
Adisla: "I was wondering if you had ordered the shipment of that frostwheat, sir."
Belyn: "Yes, but that fool Endario can't get it in. I'll thrash him when I get back to the city, don't you worry."
Adisla: "I wasn't wanting to get anyone in trouble, sir. Just wanting to get the new planting started, is all."
Belyn: "Yes, wouldn't want to miss the lush summer we have ahead."
In another conversation between the two, Belyn will order Adisla to perform repairs around the farm, and criticize her resource usage:
Belyn: "Make sure the back fence is repaired. I swear I saw some skeevers in nibbling the leaves yesterday. "
Adisla: "Oh, no skeevers out here, sir. They can't stand the cold."
Belyn: "Maybe, but the way you burn through all that wood to keep the cabin toasty, they might mistake this place for Elsweyr."
Adisla: "Sorry, sir. These old bones do like a bit of warmth in the evening. There's no need to make fun."
Belyn: "You just need to remember that there's a war on, and firewood isn't cheap these days."
In another, Belyn will ask her about Captain Lonely-Gale:
Belyn: "So have you ever actually spoken to Captain Lonely-Gale?"
Adisla: "By the gods, he's just a retired ship's captain."
Belyn: "Maybe to you, but he's just so... his story is..."
Adisla: "He's just a guard captain. And not a very good one, at that."
Adisla will also make mention of her age impeding her ability to work the farm: "Starting to get too old to work all day, but hopefully Master Hlaalu will let me slow down a bit."