|AdoptHF||Yes, if orphaned|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionWhiterun; TownWhiterunFaction; Whiterun Amren's House Faction|
Braith is a Redguard child, and the daughter of Amren and Saffir living in Whiterun. The family is clearly dysfunctional, with Saffir buried in books all day long and Amren worrying about nothing but his lost family sword. As a result, the lonely Braith has turned into the local bully, her favorite target being Lars Battle-Born. During the related quest, you will help Lars get rid of his bully, and find out Braith's true intentions.
The family lives in Amren's House in the Wind District of Whiterun and Braith sleeps in her room on the second floor every night between 9pm and 9am. Immediately after waking up, Braith leaves the house and spends three hours fooling around with the other children of Whiterun, until she returns home at noon. At 3pm she exits the house again, this time for four hours of playing. The last two hours are spent inside the house, eating, relaxing, or trying to communicate with her distracted parents.
You can see her walking around town with a chip on her shoulder, saying: "Boys, girls, dogs, elders - there's nobody I won't fight!" She will make it apparent that she not intimidated by you when she remarks: "What're you lookin' at? I'm not afraid of you, ya know. Even if you are my elder."
When you first enter Whiterun, you will not find Braith fooling around in the streets, nor will you find Lars Battle-Born. However, if you visit the Wind District, near the House of Clan Battle-Born, you will find Braith, who obviously managed to corner Lars. The first conversation will always play out first, with the next two appearing randomly:
Braith: "Battle-Born! Give me your money!"
Lars: "I... I don't have any money."
Braith: "You'd better give me five septims, right now, or I'm going to bloody your nose..."
Lars: "No! Please! I really don't have any money, Braith! I'll give you ten septims tomorrow. Just don't hit me."
Braith: "Ten septims tomorrow, baby Battle-Born. Or I'm gonna bloody your nose and your lip."
Braith: "Oh look, it's little baby Battle-Born."
Lars: "Leave me alone, Braith..."
Braith: "What are you gonna do if I don't? Huh? Gonna cry to your papa?"
Lars: "Just go away!"
Lars: "Braith. I.... I've come to tell you that I'm not afraid of you anymore."
Braith: "Don't make me laugh, baby Battle-Born. You'll be afraid of me till the day I kill you."
Lars: "You... You're wrong! You can't hurt me anymore..."
Braith: "Oh no? So you're gonna fight back if I punch you? Huh? You're gonna hit a girl?"
Lars: "Well, no... I... I mean..."
Braith: "That's what I thought. Now get out of my way, baby. I got things to do."
She will then proceed with her daily routine, playing with Mila Valentia and even Lars, until it is time to go back inside her home, where her mother resides, always with her nose in a book. If you locate Lars, he will state the obvious right away: "It's no fun getting pushed around all the time..." If you ask him if he is having trouble, he will lighten up and make you an offer: "Yes. Braith bullies me all the time. All the elders think I'm a milk drinker 'cause I can't fight. Nobody understands. If you can get Braith to leave me alone, I'll be your best friend... forever! I'll pay you, too! My whole life's savings - two septims!" When you accept, the related quest will initiate.
Back in the house, Braith will randomly attempt to make a connection with her distracted mother, but will find no help. She will also be keen on talking about her victim, but even then, Saffir will not even look up from her book.
Braith: "Mother? Can I talk to you?"
Saffir: "Not now, Braith."
Saffir: "Not now, Braith."
Braith: "I wanted to ask you something. It's about a boy..."
Saffir: "Not now, Braith. Go... go ask your father."
When approached, Saffir openly complains about her daughter, claiming: "My daughter Braith says I read too much. 'Play with me, mother!' Girls need to learn how to take care of themselves." and will continue on with: "Really, I wish my girl would read more. It would certainly keep her out of all those fights." Lars Battle-Born will also try and communicate with his family, although most of them will call him a milk-drinker because he can't fight. His grandmother Bergritte will try and solve the problem, telling Lars: "It's that Braith girl again, isn't it? Has she been bothering you again? I've a mind to speak with her mother." and Lars will immediately say: "No! Please, grandmother, don't do that. I'm fine. Really. Can we just... not talk about this anymore?"
While Saffir ignores her daughter completely and is rather annoyed by her presence, Amren proves to be somewhat more talkative. Unfortunately, when it comes to boys, Braith will not find much help from him either:
Braith: "Papa, the next time you go away, I want to come with you."
Amren: "When I go away, I go to war. That's no place for a little girl."
Braith: "Every knight needs a squire. I could help you with your sword, things like that."
Amren: "Nice try, blossom, but I'm not a knight, I'm a mercenary. The answer's still no. Besides, your mother would miss you too much."
Braith: "Yeah. Right."
Braith: "Papa, I want to talk to you..."
Amren: "Hmm? What about?"
Braith: "Well, there's this boy, and..."
Amren: "Listen, Braith... Why don't you talk to your mother about this, okay? There's a good girl."
When you think it is time to rid Lars of the bully, seek out Braith and talk to her. She will now skip her usual greetings and instead say: "Stupid Lars Battle-Born. I fight him almost every day, but it's not much of a fight, 'cause he don't fight back." When you tell her to stop bullying Lars, she will ask: "Yeah? Why?" You can now choose between three options:
- "I'm Lars' bodyguard. Mess with him and you mess with me!"
- "He has a disease. It's very contagious."
- "You want to be shipped off to the Honorhall Orphanage?"
All three choices will lead to the same response, and a rather surprising one at that: "Okay, okay! I'll leave him alone! I was just kidding around. Besides, if he'd only kiss me, I wouldn't have to beat him up all the time..." She will then walk away, leaving you no choice but return to Lars Battle-Born who will greet you with: "I don't know what you did, but Braith won't even look at me now! So thanks!" Braith, on the other hand, will never receive her kiss and will only say: "I don't fight Lars no more, if that's what you're worried about."
- Bullying Braith: Convince Braith to stop bullying Lars.
- Your adoptedHF girls may complain about her: "Braith is a big meanie. She keeps telling Lars'n me what to do. I don't wanna play with her anymore."
- If Saffir is dead, Amren will change his last response during conversation to: "I wish your mother were still alive. She could answer you much better. Let me think on it and we'll talk later."
- In the game, during the opening conversation with Lars, Braith will say: "You'd better give me five septims, right now, or I'm going to bloody your nose... Ten septims tomorrow, baby Battle-Born. Or I'm gonna bloody your nose and your lip.", making Braith undecided on the amount of septims she wants. The conversation was supposed to play out as shown above.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.2.4 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.