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Race Nord Gender Female
Born 4th Era
Resided in Whiterun
Appears in Skyrim, Legends, Castles

Lydia is a Nord housecarl who resided in Whiterun, originally serving under Jarl Balgruuf the Greater. She became known for her sworn service to carry the Dragonborn's burdens all across Skyrim.[1]

In 4E 201, Lydia was appointed as a housecarl to the Last Dragonborn after they became a Thane of Whiterun, as a reward for slaying the dragon Mirmulnir.[2] Lydia explained that she was sworn to the Dragonborn and that she would guard the Dragonborn and all they owned with her life.[3] Reports claim that Lydia accompanied the Dragonborn on many adventures, most notably on Solstheim, where she met the Skaal Frea, and Lydia noted how well Frea fought for a Skaal.[4][5]



  • In-game, Lydia is a marriage candidate, and thus a potential spouse of the Last Dragonborn.

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Lydia's description in Castles
  2. ^ Events of Dragon Rising in Skyrim
  3. ^ Lydia's dialogue in Skyrim
  4. ^ Events of The Temple of Miraak in Skyrim
  5. ^ Lydia's new dialogue in Skyrim: Dragonborn