Skyrim:Rhiada

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Rhiada
(RefID: 000198FE)
Home City Markarth
Location The Treasury House
Race Breton Gender Female
Level 6 Class Citizen
RefID 000198FE BaseID 000133B4
Other Information
Health 91 Magicka 67
Stamina 67
Primary Skills Alchemy, Conjuration
Moral. No Crime Aggress. Unaggressive
Faction(s) CrimeFactionReach; MarkarthTreasuryHouseFaction; MarkarthWarrensEltrysFaction; MarkarthWarrensTenantsFaction; Thieves Guild No Pickpocketing Faction; TownMarkarthFaction
Rhiada

Rhiada is a Breton citizen, and the servant of Thonar and the rest of the Silver-Blood family at the Treasury House in Markarth.

She is the wife of Eltrys and she is with child. Her connections to the Silver-Blood family provide ample opportunity for Eltrys to investigate the recent killings.

She wears a set of tavern clothes and a pair of boots. She is equipped with an iron dagger, and carries a key to Eltrys' room as well as a selection of common loot and gold.

If approached, she will tell you about her profession, saying things like: "I'm just a servant. Don't pay me any mind.", "Working in the Treasury House isn't so bad. I earn good money.", "Ildene has been working in the Treasury House since before I was born." if Nana Ildene isn't dead, or "Sometimes I hear Yngvar singing in his room. He's actually quite good." Ending conversation will have her say either: "I have records I need to tend to." or "What? Oh. Bye."

You can ask Rhiada who is in charge around here, and she'll answer: "You want Thonar Silver-Blood. He handles all the family business. If you're here to talk politics, though, you'd want his brother Thongvor. He spends most of his time in Understone Keep."

Telling her that you want to know more about the Silver-Bloods will be replied with: "It's an old family. Very well-respected throughout the Reach. The Silver-Bloods run nearly all the lands in this Hold, as well as the local inn. And of course, they own Cidhna Mine, the finest prison and source of silver in Skyrim."

When asked, she will also tell you what kind of patrons she has: "For one, the landowners of the Reach. It goes without saying that they rely heavily on us for our silver and support. All the miners, farmers, and laborers in the Reach get their daily wages through us. Nepos the Nose handles that part of our business. He has a way with the workers."

Sometimes Rhiada will converse with others in the Treasury House:

Thonar: "You're a very pretty young woman, Rhiada." Rhiada: "You have worked here in the Treasury House for a long time, haven't you Ildene?"
Rhiada: "Why, thank you Thonar. I'm flattered." Ildene: "Yes, child. Nana Ildene has taken care of the Silver-Bloods for many years...."
Thonar: "You're married, yes? To that young metal worker?" Rhiada: "It's just... aren't you worried about the Forsworn? Maybe it's not safe here."
Rhiada: "Eltrys, yes, just last season we were wed." Ildene: "Don't you worry Rhiada. If any Forsworn coming knocking on our door, Nana will let you know...."
Thonar: "He's a lucky man to have such a beautiful young wife."   Rhiada: "Thanks Nana. I feel better now."
Rhiada: "Thank you, Thonar. That's generous of you to say."

When Thonar's wife, Betrid orders Rhiada to clean, Betrid will accidentally reveal her past:

Betrid: "Rhiada, did you clean the tables today? They're filthy!"
Rhiada: "I'm sorry, Betrid. I'll clean them right away."
Betrid: "No, don't bother. You're useless, as always. I'll get Ildene to do it."
Rhiada: "I'm sorry, Betrid. I thought I had cleaned the tables properly."
Betrid: "Oh, stop apologizing. It makes you look like an idiot. Learn to talk back a bit, girl! Why, when I was in the temple...."
Rhiada: "The temple, Betrid? You were one of Dibella's faithful?"
Betrid: "I misspoke. Never mind what I said. Now get back to work."

As you investigate the Forsworn conspiracy, you will need to convince Rhiada before she will let you speak with Thonar. During this quest, she will be more snobbish than usual, greeting you with either: "The Treasury House is really just for patrons of the Silver-Blood family. You don't belong here." or "I'm sorry. We're only interested in helping our patrons." When you state to her that you need to see Thonar, Rhiada will refuse, saying: "I'm afraid he's asked to not be disturbed. He has important business." You have to pass a speech check to convince her.

Option Dialogue Reaction
He's expecting me. (Persuade) Passed: "Oh, I'm sorry to keep you. Head right in."
Failed: "No. He isn't."
Passed: Continue investigation
Failed: Nothing
Business, you say? (Bribe) Passed: "Riches are a gate-opener around here. Head right in."
Failed: "Private business, I mean. No visitors."
I wasn't asking. (Intimidate) Passed: "Go... go right ahead then. Don't let me keep you."
Failed: "I must have misheard you. Did you say you were leaving?"
I'll try later, then. "I doubt he'll be free, but all right." Nothing

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Notes[edit]

  • Oddly, Rhiada seems to be unaware of her husband's death due to The Forsworn Conspiracy, as no new dialogue is added for her about this.