|House||House of Clan Cruel-Sea|
|Essential||Yes, until Summerset Shadows is completed|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionEastmarch; Hollyfrost Farm Faction; WindhelmCandlehearthPatrons; WindhelmCruelSeaFaction; WindhelmMarketBrowsers|
He owns the large farm east of the city, Hollyfrost Farm, where Tulvur works alongside his two dogs, Tiber and Ysgramor. He lives in House of Clan Cruel-Sea with his wife, Hillevi, and their son, Grimvar.
Sometime before the events of Skyrim, Torsten had a daughter named Fjotli, who was brutally murdered. Her body was looted by a rival of the Thieves Guild, the Summerset Shadows, who took from her a precious family heirloom. Due to this, Torsten becomes a valuable client of the guild by requesting the destruction of the Summerset Shadows, and the return of the Cruel-Sea family locket.
When Torsten pays a visit to his farm, he might engage Tulvur in conversation:
Tulvur: "Sir, I'm going to need some better equipment if you want me plowing the frost."
Torsten: "Like what?"
Tulvur: "Well, some tools that aren't rusted through would be a start."
Torsten: "I'll provide you wood and timber to make whatever riggings you'll need."
Tulvur: "I'm not building a ship, sir. I'm trying to make things grow."
Torsten: "Tulvur! I've just completed inspection of the farmhouse."
Torsten: "It's filthy in there! Dirt everywhere, and it looks like the dogs have the run of the place."
Tulvur: "Well, sir, it's a farmhouse. It's not going to be as clean as your house in the city."
Torsten: "I just know that our sailors are able to keep their ship quarters clean, and I expect the same of you."
Tulvur: "I'll do my best, sir."
- Summerset Shadows: Remove a rival guild from the picture.