|Primary Skills||Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Block, Two-handed|
|Essential||Yes: Until Bound Until Death|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionHaafingar; Favor252QuestGiverFaction; SolitudeBrylingsHouseFaction; TownSolitudeFaction|
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.
Bryling may greet you, saying, "Thane Bryling, at your service." or "I can always find time to share a word with a warrior."
Despite supporting the Empire, she respects the determination of the Stormcloaks, stating, "Many condemn the Stormcloaks, but I refuse. There is honor in fighting for what you believe." as well as commenting on the war, "This godsforsaken war is dividing our people and destroying our land." It was intended that Bryling could also give you the quest to become thane, suggesting that she was intended to be the Stormcloak Jarl of Haafingar.
During the quest Payment Delivery, you can tell Bryling that you have a message from Pactur, which she will reply to with: "Is everything all right? I've not heard from Sorli or Pactur in some time." Telling her that everything is fine, she will thank you, saying: "That's good news. I was starting to fear something had happened. You have my thanks."
- Payment Delivery: Tell Thane Bryling that the late shipment from Rockwallow Mine will be arriving soon.
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: "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: "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."
During her conversations with Falk, Sybille Stentor gets involved:
Falk: "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: "Oh, well done. Very subtle."
Bryling: "I beg your pardon?"
Sybille: "Oh, I'm sorry, did I imply that you'd be meeting for purposes other than court business? You must forgive me."
Falk: "Hold your tongue, Wizard, or you're likely to lose it."
Sybille: "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 a conversation with Irnskar Ironhand:
Irnskar: "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: "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: "She does, my lady. But apparently, she hates you just a little less than the others."
- Her secret conversation with Falk Firebeard may occasionally happen right in the Solitude Court, in front of everyone else.
- This bug is fixed by version 2.0.0 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.