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(RefID: 000198BF)
Home City Solitude
House Bryling's House
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 9 Class Warrior
RefID 000198BF BaseID 00013265
Other Information
Health 143 Magicka 50
Stamina 77
Primary Skills Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Block, Two-handed
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes: Until Bound Until Death
Faction(s) CrimeFactionHaafingar; Favor252QuestGiverFaction; SolitudeBrylingsHouseFaction; TownSolitudeFaction
Thane Bryling

Bryling is a Nord warrior, a thane of Solitude, and the owner of Rockwallow Mine. She has a house in the city but spends most of her day in the Blue Palace. Very rarely, she can be found browsing the marketplace in Solitude. She is evidently having a secret tryst with Falk Firebeard, the steward of Solitude.

Bryling wears an upper-class outfit consisting of a fur-trimmed cloak, fine armguards, pleated shoes, and a copper and moonstone circlet. She wields a steel dagger and carries her house key and a selection of upper-class loot and gold.

She can be found in the Blue Palace for most of the day, from 8am to 8pm; eating lunch at 1pm and going to sleep at midnight.

Related Quests[edit]


Bryling may greet you by saying one of the following:

"Thane Bryling, at your service."
"I can always find time to share a word with a warrior."

Despite supporting the Empire, she respects the determination of the Stormcloaks.

"Many condemn the Stormcloaks, but I refuse. There is honor in fighting for what you believe."

She also comments on the war.

"This godsforsaken war is dividing our people and destroying our land."

When closing conversation, she may use one of the following lines:

"It's been an honor."
"I'll get back to court business, then."

Quest-Related Events[edit]

During the quest Payment Delivery, you can tell Bryling that you have a message from Pactur. She expresses concern, and upon hearing that they're fine, she thanks you for delivering the message.

Pactur asked me to deliver a message.
"Is everything all right? I've not heard from Sorli or Pactur in some time."
Everything is fine. The shipment will be here soon.
"That's good news. I was starting to fear something had happened.
You have my thanks."


Bryling can be found having conversations with members of the Court, including Falk Firebeard.

Bryling: "Falk, you shouldn't have come. You know what'd happen if people found out about us."
Falk Firebeard: "I know, my lady. I just needed to see you outside of court, away from all of the politics."
Bryling: "I'm serious. If Erikur knew about us, he'd force you to resign from your position. And without you, he'd have the Jarl bent around his little finger."
Falk Firebeard: "You're right, of course. But when this war is over, I'll gladly resign and we can stop sneaking around like this."
Bryling: "One more reason to pray for the fighting to end then, my love."
Bryling: "There's something that's been troubling me, Falk. I am hesitant to share it, but I feel that I must."
Falk Firebeard: "Speak your mind, Bryling. You're among friends here."
Bryling: "You know that I support the Empire, as we all do. However, I fear General Tullius is underestimating the Stormcloaks. Too often the general has lost good soldiers because he did not take Ulfric and his men seriously. If this continues, and the worst comes to pass, Solitude will pay the price. The Empire is headquartered here, after all."
Falk Firebeard: "We don't have the luxury of hanging back to see who wins before choosing our friends, Bryling. You know this. And besides, no Nord with a shred of honor would consider it. We're no cowards. Have faith, Bryling. When this war is over and Ulfric is dead, you'll see that you were jumping at shadows, and nothing more."

During her conversations with Falk, Sybille Stentor gets involved:

Falk Firebeard: "It's nearly time to collect taxes on your properties here in the city, Bryling. We'll need to visit each home for an assessment."
Bryling: "Is it that time again already? Very well, let's meet this evening and make the arrangements."
Sybille Stentor: "Oh, well done. Very subtle."
Bryling: "I beg your pardon?"
Sybille Stentor: "Oh, I'm sorry, did I imply that you'd be meeting for purposes other than court business? You must forgive me."
Falk Firebeard: "Hold your tongue, Wizard, or you're likely to lose it."
Sybille Stentor: "I should very much like to see you try it, my dear steward."
Bryling: "Stop it, both of you. You're acting like children."

She may also be overheard having some conversations with Irnskar Ironhand:

Bryling "What news have you heard from the war, Irnskar?"
Irnskar Ironhand: "You won't like it, my lady."
Bryling "I'm well aware that I won't like it. But it's my duty to keep my people safe. Tell me."
Irnskar Ironhand: "Possession of the holds change on an almost daily basis, but I can report that Haafingar is still secure. Your people are safe."
Bryling "I'm not just talking about my subjects. I'm talking about my people: the proud Nords of Skyrim."
Irnskar Ironhand: "I told you you wouldn't like the news."
Irnskar Ironhand: "My lady, I'm pleased to inform you that you have a new gown for court, specially tailored by madame Endarie."
Bryling: "Really? How did we afford that? Besides, I like the gown I already have."
Irnskar Ironhand: "Madame Endarie insisted. She made it free of charge, in honor of your lenience about last month's rent discrepancies."
Bryling: "That was suspiciously nice of her. I thought she hated everyone."
Irnskar Ironhand: "She does, my lady. But apparently, she hates you just a little less than the others."


  • Bryling is a potential member of the JobJarlFaction, yet will never at any point become a jarl. She's also a member of the Favor252QuestGiverFaction, which is tied to the quest Thane of Haafingar. Since the only other person in this faction is jarl Elisif the Fair, it can be reasoned that Bryling was once meant to replace Elisif. The thane quest for other holds is also set up to work with both an Imperial-aligned and a Stormcloak-aligned jarl. It's unknown under which circumstances this was meant to happen.
  • Bryling was also meant to play a role in Boethiah's Bidding. Like many of the other palace regulars, she could've helped lead you to jarl Elisif in her chambers if you were on friendly terms with her. Her scene with Falk where she mentions Erikur would have a different line, but there are no other known changes meant for her.


  • Her secret conversation with Falk Firebeard may occasionally happen right in the Solitude Court, in front of everyone else.