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(RefID: 0001981A)
Home City Falkreath
House Corpselight Farm
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Farmer
RefID 0001981A BaseID 0001364E
Other Information
Health 75 Magicka 60
Stamina 60
Primary Skills Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleCommonerAccented
Faction(s) CrimeFactionFalkreath; FalkreathCorpselightFarmFaction; FavorJobsGatherWheatFaction; TownFalkreathFaction
Mathies working in his field

Mathies is a Nord farmer who runs Corpselight Farm in the city of Falkreath with his wife, Indara Caerellia. They can initially be found in the Falkreath graveyard mourning their daughter, Lavinia, who was recently killed by Sinding.

Despite the hardships that he is currently facing, Mathies still continues to work hard to make sure Corpselight Farm stays running. He starts his day at 6am by heading over to the field behind the Corpselight Farm building. He will then spend the next twelve hours working here, working the land and tending his crops. After working all morning and afternoon, Mathies will leave the farm at 6pm to head to Dead Man's Drink. He will find a seat in the inn and will eat, drink, and socialize with the other patrons. Due to a bug, he will stay here for the next twelve hours until he returns to his farm work at 6am. The only exception to this schedule is when he attends his daughter's last rites ceremony at the Falkreath graveyard which occurs when you first enter Falkreath.

He wears a belted tunic and a pair of boots. He is equipped with an iron dagger, and carries a key to the farm as well as a selection of common items and gold.

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"A sad time."

When you first enter Falkreath, he will be at his daughter's last rites ceremony at the graveyard, he can be spoken to:

"A sad time."
Who died?
"Our daughter. Our little girl. She hadn't seen her tenth winter."
How did she die?
"She was... he ripped her apart. Like a sabre cat tears a deer. We barely found enough of her to bury."
Who did this?
"Sinding. Came through as a laborer. Seemed like a decent man. He's stewing in the pit while we figure out what to do with him, if you've got the stomach to look at him. What could drive a man to do something like this?"

After he tells you about Sinding, the Ill Met By Moonlight quest will become active. Until you confront Sinding at Bloated Man's Grotto, Mathies may continue to express his confusion about the situation when you end your conversation with him:

"I just don't understand what kind of a man does that."

At all other times his greetings will be:

"Indara and I like to keep to ourselves and run our farm."
"My wife, Indara, has a gift with animals. It makes her a better farmer than anyone I've ever seen."
"Runil has been a true friend to my wife and I in our time of need."
"This war isn't needed. Imperials like my wife can be hard to handle but we Nords could work with them. I should know."
"I don't know if the war is Arkay's will or man's, but it's none of my doings."

You can ask him questions about the town:

Is this place always so gloomy?
"Yes, and I couldn't tell you why. My wife and I think there's some dark magic at work. Or perhaps Arkay's influence is strong here, and he likes to keep it this way."
Why does the town have such a large cemetery?
"The cemetery is ancient. It's been here longer than the town. I'm no scholar, but I know that a lot of battles have been fought here over the course of history. After each battle, more dead were buried, and the graveyard got bigger. I've heard it's now the biggest graveyard in Skyrim."

He will bid farewell by politely saying:

"Good to talk to you."
"You'll meet a lot of tongue-wagging gossips in this town. Try not to take them too seriously."


Mathies was meant to partake in numerous conversations around town, but none of them ever play due to numerous issues:

In this scene, Mathies was meant to thank Runil for the support the latter has provided for his family, but the scene is meant to play inside the Hall of the Dead, which Mathies never visits:

Mathies: "The temple is the one place my wife finds peace these days, Runil."
Runil: "It is a hard time for all of us. I hope that you too can find some sanctuary here, Mathies."

He was also meant to talk to his wife, but the dialogue is actually set up to play with Kust and Lod and is only recorded in their voice types as well:

Mathies: "The fields will need cutting soon."
Indara: "I suppose so. Seems like it was just turning summer yesterday."
Mathies: "And now winter is coming."

He was also meant to talk to Lod inside of the Dead Man's Drink, which the latter never visits, making these scenes go unused:

Lod: "Mathies. I wanted to say I'm sorry about what happened to your girl."
Mathies: "That's kind of you, Lod."
Lod: "How's the Corpselight treating you Mathies?"
Mathies: "You know how farming is here, long days and little to show for it."

Another unused conversation between Mathies and Zaria also exists, but does not occur since Zaria never leaves Grave Concoctions:

Mathies: "Do you ever get tired of long nights at the mill, Zaria?"
Zaria: "Do you ever get tired of the long days on the farm, Mathias [sic]?"
Mathies: "Yes, yes I do."


  • Mathies would have played a role in the unfinished quest, Runil's Dark Past, and his dialogue will never be heard:
Runil was one of the Thalmor during the war...
"I knew he was troubled, but one of the Thalmor? I wish I could say I did not believe it. Thank you for telling me."


  • It was intended for Mathies to go to sleep at midnight. However, his package to stay at Dead Man's Drink has no start time or duration and takes precedence over the sleeping package, causing him to stay at the inn all night.