|Primary Skills||One-handed, Two-handed|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionFalkreath; FalkreathJarlsLonghouseFaction; Imperial Government; Ruling Government; Sons of Skyrim Government; TownFalkreathFaction|
Should you approach him, Helvard will briefly tell you about his duty as a housecarl: "I protect the Jarl, whoever that might be." He may also comment on the Falkreath cemetery: "Falkreath's cemetery reminds war is not new here." He seems to be very content with his life as a housecarl: "Being Housecarl of Falkreath is an honor." He takes his job seriously though, and will often provide you with a reminder: "Treat the Jarl with respect, and you'll be welcome here." Like many other citizens, Helvard holds Nenya in high regard: "Nenya's history of service is impeccable. She truly is the Steward of Falkreath." He may also give you his opinion about the previous jarl, Dengeir of Stuhn: "Dengeir was a good Jarl in his day. Even if his day has passed."that
He may have a conversation with Jarl Siddgeir and Nenya:
Siddgeir: "Helvard! The guards are looking sloppy today. I want you to reduce their wages for the month."
Helvard: "Sir, I will shape them up but with the war on it is unwise to reduce their wages any further." OR "We can't afford to lose any men if we wish to keep Falkreath protected."
Siddgeir: "I would think a man of your military training would be able to do with less but so be it."
Helvard: "Preparing the defenses is almost impossible lately, every time we get a new war report our needs change."
Nenya: "The trade routes are affected as well. Procuring supplies is a guessing game. Weapons sell well though."
Helvard: "Mmmm, careful with that, Nenya, our merchants could be selling weapons to an invading force."
Like with most Dark Brotherhood targets, you may speak with Helvard before assassinating him. He'll say, "Yes, yes. What is it? We're all very busy here..." You have three answers to choose from:
- (Remain silent)
- "Right. Well. If you have some kind of official business with the jarl, I'm afraid now's not the time. Go on then. Off with you." (he walks away)
- "You protect the Jarl. But who protects you?"
- "And why would I... Oh. Oh! Guards! Guards, I need assistance!" (he turns hostile and attacks, though nobody will come to his aid)
- "The Dark Brotherhood has come!"
- "Fiend! You will not leave here alive! Guards! Guards!" (he turns hostile and attacks, though nobody will come to his aid)
If you choose to remain silent, attempting to talk to him again will have him tell you, "By the love of the Nine, what is it with you sycophants and hangers on? The jarl is busy! And so am I, for that matter."