Skyrim:Gormlaith Golden-Hilt

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Gormlaith Golden-Hilt
(RefID: 000CD9F8)
(lore page)
Location Hall of Valor, Sovngarde
Race Nord Gender Female
Level 30 Class Warrior
RefID 000CD9F8 BaseID 00044236
Other Information
Health 388 Magicka 50
Stamina 147
Primary Skills Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Block
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type Unique
Faction(s) FavorExcludedFaction; MQAncientHeroFaction; WIAdditem03ExclusionFaction
Gormlaith Golden-Hilt

Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, a Nord warrior, is an ancient hero currently residing in the Hall of Valor in Sovngarde. She was one of the warriors, along with Felldir the Old and Hakon One-Eye, who fought against Alduin, ultimately sending him forward through time using an Elder Scroll.

She and her compatriots later assist you in the final battle against Alduin in Sovngarde. Upon returning to Tamriel, her spirit can be summoned using the first word of the Call of Valor shout.

She wears a set of steel plate armor, minus the helmet, and defends herself with an ancient Nord sword and a steel shield, supplemented by a long bow with ten steel arrows. She knows these shouts: Dragonrend, Frost Breath, Unrelenting Force, Ice Form, and Become Ethereal. She can use the greater power Battle Cry as well. However, when summoned with Call of Valor, she will only use Dismay and Unrelenting Force in combat.

When summoned, she will say, "I serve the Dragonborn." or "Lead me into battle." In combat, she will exclaim, "For the Dragonborn!", "For Sovngarde!", or "My sword will taste of your blood!"

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Dialogue[edit]

Alduin's Bane[edit]

Hakon One-Eye appears in the vision, during which together with Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, he fights a dragon atop the Throat of the World. The battle will begin with Hakon on his own, until Gormlaith comes rushing in and jumps on top of the dragon:

Hakon: "Gormlaith! We're running out of time! The battle..."
Dragon: "Daar sul thur se Alduin vokrii. Today Alduin's lordship will be restored. But I honor your courage. Krif voth ahkrin. Die now, in vain."
Hakon: (attacks) "For Skyrim!"
Gormlaith: (joins the attack and kills the dragon) "Know that Gormlaith sent you down to death!"

After killing the dragon they will sheathe their swords and walk past a desecrated corpse, talking about their victory:

Gormlaith: "Hakon! A glorious day, is it not!"
Hakon: "Have you no thought beyond the blooding of your blade?"
Gormlaith: "What else is there?"
Hakon: "The battle below goes ill. If Alduin does not rise to our challenge, I fear all may be lost."
Gormlaith: "You worry too much, brother. Victory will be ours."

At this point, Felldir the Old will emerge from behind you and join the conversation:

Hakon: (To Felldir) "Why does Alduin hang back? We've staked everything on this plan of yours, old man."
Felldir: "He will come. He cannot ignore our defiance. And why should he fear us, even now?"
Gormlaith: "We've bloodied him well. Four of his kin have fallen to my blade alone this day."
Felldir: "But none have yet stood against Alduin himself. Galthor, Sorri, Birkir..."
Gormlaith: "They did not have Dragonrend. Once we bring him down, I promise I will have his head."
Felldir: "You do not understand. Alduin cannot be slain like a lesser dragon. He is beyond our strength. Which is why I brought the Elder Scroll."

Felldir will then pull out the ancient Elder Scroll, much to the surprise of Hakon:

Hakon: "Felldir! We agreed not to use it!"
Felldir: "I never agreed. And if you are right, I will not need it."
Hakon: "No. We will deal with Alduin ourselves, here and now."
Gormlaith: "We shall see soon enough. Alduin approaches!"
Hakon: "So be it."

While the Nords draw their weapons, Alduin will land atop the word wall and speak:

Alduin: "Meyye! Tahrodiis aanne! Him hinde pah liiv! Zu'u hin daan!"
Gormlaith: "Let those that watch from Sovngarde envy us this day!"

At this point, the Nords will release the Dragonrend shout. When they shout, you will automatically learn the shout. In the skies, Alduin will feel mortality rise through his body and will immediately be forced to land:

Alduin: "Nivahriin joorre! What have you done? What twisted Words have you created?! Tahrodiis Paarthurnax! My teeth to his neck! But first... dir ko maar. You will die in terror, knowing your final fate... To feed my power when I come for you in Sovngarde!"
Gormlaith: "If I die today, it will not be in terror. You feel fear for the first time, worm. I see it in your eyes. Skyrim will be free!"

The three Nords will then proceed to attack the World-Eater, but to no avail. Alduin will pick up Gormlaith between his teeth and fling her to the right, killing her:

Hakon: "No, damn you! It's no use! Use the Scroll, Felldir! Now!"
Felldir: "Hold, Alduin on the Wing! Sister Hawk, grant us your sacred breath to make this contract heard! Begone, World-Eater! By words with older bones than your own we break your perch on this age and send you out! You are banished! Alduin, we shout you out from all our endings unto the last!"
Alduin: "Faal Kel...?! Nikriinne..."

A surprised Alduin will futilely breathe fire at Felldir before disappearing into the flow of time, to an unknown era. Felldir, however, knows that the defeat was only temporary:

Felldir: "You are banished!"
Hakon: "It worked... you did it..."
Felldir: "Yes, the World-Eater is gone... may the spirits have mercy on our souls."


Before the battle:

Gormlaith: "At long last! Alduin's doom is now ours to seal - just speak the word and with high hearths we'll hasten forth to smite the worm wherever he lurks."
Felldir: "Hold, comrades - let us counsel take before battle is blindly joined. Alduin's mist is more than a snare - its shadowy gloom is his shield and cloak. But with four Voices joined, our valor combined, we can blast the mist and bring him to battle."
Hakon One-Eye: "Felldir speaks wisdom - the World-Eater, coward, fears you, Dragonborn. We must drive away his mist, Shouting together, and then unsheathe our blades in desperate battle with our black-winged foe."
Gormlaith: "To battle, my friends! The fields will echo with the clamor of war, our wills undaunted."


After you cross the whalebone bridge:

Felldir: "We cannot fight the foe in this mist!"
Gormlaith: "Clear Skies - combine our Shouts!"

After shouting:

Alduin: "Ven Mul Riik!"
Gormlaith: "Again!"
Felldir: "We can shatter his power if we Shout together!"

After shouting again:

Alduin: "Ven Mul Riik!"
Hakon: "Does his strength have no end? Is our struggle in vain?"
Gormlaith: "Stand fast! His strength is failing! Once more, and his might will be broken!"
Felldir: "His power crumbles - do not pause for breath!"

After Alduin is dead:

"Our ancient debt for Alduin's reprieve is now repaid - the long night is ended!"


"The endless wait gives way to battle! Alduin's doom, his death or ours!"
"Let those that watch from Sovngarde envy us this day!"
"Even here, where heroes throng, few can match this mighty deed. What glory! The gods themselves must envy us this well-earned honor!"
"Let those that watch from Sovngarde envy us this day!"


  • More information can be found on the lore page.
  • She is voiced by Lynda Carter.
  • There are actually three different versions of Gormlaith, which have mostly similar statistics. The summary provides information for the version of Gormlaith who is met in Sovngarde. The other two versions are:
    • Gormlaith that appears during the quest Alduin's Bane: BaseID 000CD9F7, RefID 00044446.
    • Gormlaith that you can summon: BaseID 000923FA (a different RefID is assigned each time she is summoned).