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Elders (known as Old People Race in the game data) is the race that is used for elderly humans in the game. Since Skyrim does not use an "age slider" during the character generation, the elderly are implemented as their own race, but are still treated as other races in-game. Elders gain no skill bonuses for their race, and have no "racial powers", like the Frost Resistance or Battle Cry abilities Nords possess.


There are a total of fifty-two elders; forty-six are in the original game. The Dawnguard add-on added two more elders, while the Dragonborn expansion added four. The Alternative Armors - Ebony Plate Creation adds another not included in this total.

Name Location
Anise Anise's Cabin (Falkreath Hold)
Arngeir High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)
BeggarCC Windhelm docks
Bendt Bards College (Solitude)
Bergritte Battle-Born House of Clan Battle-Born (Whiterun)
Borri High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)
Crescius CaerelliusDB Caerellius House (Raven Rock)
Donnel The Treasury House (Markarth)
Einarth High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)
Elgrim Elgrim's Elixirs (Riften)
Esbern The Ratway Warrens (Riften), then Sky Haven Temple (The Reach)
Festus Krex Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary (Falkreath Hold)
Fralia Gray-Mane House Gray-Mane (Whiterun)
Frida The Mortar and Pestle (Dawnstar)
Froki Whetted-Blade Froki's Shack (The Rift)
Grelod the Kind Honorhall Orphanage (Riften)
Gunnar Stone-Eye Helgen (Falkreath Hold)
Hafjorg Elgrim's Elixirs (Riften)
Helgird Hall of the Dead (Windhelm)
Hilde Sven and Hilde's House (Riverwood)
Idgrod Ravencrone Highmoon Hall (Morthal)
Inge Six Fingers Bards College (Solitude)
Jouane Manette Rorik's Manor (Rorikstead)
Knjakr The Ratway Warrens (Riften)
Lillith Maiden-Loom Whiterun Stables (Whiterun Hold)
Logrolf the Willful Random Forsworn Camp
Madwoman Radiant
Nepos the Nose Nepos's House (Markarth)
Nils Candlehearth Hall (Windhelm)
Olava the Feeble Olava the Feeble's House (Whiterun)
Palevius LexDB Water Stone (Solstheim)
Raerek Understone Keep (Markarth)
Ritual Master Wolfskull Ruins (Haafingar)
Rogatus Salvius Salvius Farm (The Reach)
Septimus Signus Septimus Signus's Outpost (Winterhold)
SernDG Dayspring CanyonDG (The Rift)
Sifnar Ironkettle Palace of the Kings (Windhelm)
Silvia Darklight Tower (The Rift)
Skald The White Hall (Dawnstar)
Storn Crag-StriderDB Shaman's Hut (Skaal Village)
Styrr Hall of the Dead (Solitude)
TharstanDB Greathall (Skaal Village)
Tilma the Haggard Jorrvaskr (Whiterun)
Tolfdir College of Winterhold (Winterhold)
Torture Victim Dawnstar Sanctuary (The Pale)
Torturer Helgen Keep (Falkreath Hold)
Vigdis Salvius Salvius Farm (The Reach)
Vighar Bloodlet Throne (Falkreath Hold)
Vignar Gray-Mane Jorrvaskr (Whiterun)
WatchmanDG Castle VolkiharDG, outside of Volkihar KeepDG
Wulfgar High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)
Wuunferth the Unliving Palace of the Kings (Windhelm)


  • It is likely that the majority of them are intended to be Nords (based on names, family relations, and the general dominance of Nords in Skyrim), but this is speculative and cannot be confirmed in many cases. At least a few of them are known to be Imperial or Breton. No other races are represented in the elder race.
  • There is an additional elder named Sulvar the Steady that only appears in the game data. He was related to Windhelm's Wheelhouse, which was removed from the final game.