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Windhelm is a major city in Eastmarch, located near the Dunmeth Pass to Morrowind in northeastern Skyrim.

Lying near the coast on the very northern tip of Eastmarch, Windhelm is an extremely cold city and frequently experiences blizzards. The main gate can only be accessed by crossing a long stone bridge over the White River. The Jarl of Windhelm is Ulfric Stormcloak, who resides in the Palace of the Kings. Windhelm is home to the Stormcloak Rebellion, so most people in the city support them in the Civil War. Due in part to this, anti-foreign sentiment is common in the city from the Nord majority. Due to Stormcloak presence, Windhelm does not comply with the Imperial ban on Talos worship and features a Temple of Talos in the city.

The temple and inn lie along the main avenue of Windhelm, in the Stone Quarter. The oldest section of the city is known as Valunstrad, which means "Avenue of Valor" in the old Nord language, and contains the palace and several residential buildings.

Because of its proximity to Morrowind, Windhelm also contains a sizable population of Dark Elves, who sought refuge in Skyrim after the eruption of Red Mountain. The Dark Elves are confined to a cramped slum below the rest of Windhelm called the Gray Quarter, previously known as the Snow Quarter. The elves are not violently persecuted, but the local Nords are suspicious and outwardly xenophobic, and Ulfric Stormcloak turns a blind eye to their plight. Argonians also populate Windhelm, but are prohibited from entering the city itself and are forced to live and work on the docks outside the city walls. Brunwulf Free-Winter, a supporter of both Argonians and Dark Elves, believes that the Argonians must remain outside of the city simply for their own safety.

Windhelm has an open-air market in the Stone Quarter. Niranye operates a general goods stall, Aval Atheron sells fresh meats, and Hillevi Cruel-Sea sells produce. The market also has an arcane enchanter behind Niranye's stall.

For more information about Windhelm, see the lore article.

Windhelm People

Aretino Residence
Aventus Aretino
Argonian Assemblage
Atheron Residence
Aval Atheron General Goods [a]
Faryl Atheron
Suvaris Atheron
Belyn Hlaalu's House
Belyn Hlaalu
Blacksmith Quarters
Hermir Strong-Heart
Oengul War-Anvil Blacksmith
Brandy-Mug Farm
Bolfrida Brandy-Mug
Brunwulf Free-Winter's House
Brunwulf Free-Winter
Calixto's House of Curiosities
Calixto Corrium
Candlehearth Hall
Adonato Leotelli
Elda Early-Dawn Innkeeper Food and Drink
Rolff Stone-Fist
Stenvar Follower
Susanna the Wicked
East Empire Company
Adelaisa Vendicci Follower
Orthus Endario
Calder Follower
Hall of the Dead
Hlaalu Farm
Hollyfrost Farm
Tiber (Dog)
Ysgramor (Dog)
House of Clan Cruel-Sea
Grimvar Cruel-Sea
Hillevi Cruel-Sea Food and Drink [a]
Idesa Sadri
Torsten Cruel-Sea
House of Clan Shatter-Shield
Nilsine Shatter-Shield
Torbjorn Shatter-Shield Trainer (Expert)Two-handed (Expert)
Tova Shatter-Shield
New Gnisis Cornerclub
Ambarys Rendar Innkeeper Food and Drink
Malthyr Elenil
Niranye's House
Niranye General Goods Fence [a]
The North Wind
Dalan Merchad
Voldsea Giryon
The Northern MaidenDB
Gjalund Salt-Sage [b]
Angrenor Once-Honored
GortDG (Docks) [c]
J'datharr (Stables) [d]
Silda the Unseen Trainer (Expert)Pickpocket (Expert)
Palace of the Kings
Captain Lonely-Gale
Galmar Stone-Fist
Jorleif Hjerim
Sifnar Ironkettle
Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak
Windhelm Guards
Wuunferth the Unliving Spells Trainer (Common)Destruction (Common)
Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced
Sadri's Used Wares
Revyn Sadri General Goods Trainer (Common)Speech (Common)
Temple of Talos
Viola Giordano's House
Viola Giordano
The White Phial
Nurelion Apothecary
Quintus Navale
Windhelm Stables
Alfarinn Carriage Service
Ulundil Hostler
^a  Only sells goods at the market.
^b  Provides initial transportation to Solstheim.
^c  This ferryman can be hired to transport you between cities via boat.
^d  Appears during Find the Thalmor Assassin.

Quests Starting Here


Dark Brotherhood


Related Quests

Miscellaneous Quests

Quest Giver Giver Location Quest Objective(s) Requirement
Adonato Leotelli Candlehearth Hall Delivery: Deliver an item to an associate. (radiant)
  • Deliver Adonato's Book to Giraud
Brunwulf Free-Winter Brunwulf Free-Winter's House Kill the Bandit Leader: Do a favor by slaying a bandit leader. (radiant)
  • Kill the leader of <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Tell Brunwulf the bandit is dead
Thane of Eastmarch: Gain the title of Thane of Eastmarch. (radiant)
  • Purchase a house in Windhelm
  • Return to Brunwulf
Battle for Windhelm
Hillevi Cruel-Sea House of Clan Cruel-Sea Delivery: Deliver a bottle of Nightshade Extract to Wuunferth the Unliving.
  • Deliver the Nightshade Extact [sic] to Wuunferth the Unliving
Kjar Windhelm Harsh Master: Take care of a runaway crew member. (radiant)
  • Kill the leader of <Alias=BanditCamp>
  • Return to Kjar
Malborn New Gnisis Cornerclub Find the Thalmor Assassin: The Thalmor are after Malborn. Help him get to safety.
  • Find the Thalmor assassin
  • Tell Malborn the assassin is dead
Diplomatic Immunity
Oengul War-Anvil Blacksmith Quarters Dungeon Delving: Do a favor by retrieving an item from a cave. (radiant)
  • Find Queen Freydis's Sword inside <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Return Queen Freydis's Sword to Oengul
Revyn Sadri Sadri's Used Wares That Was Always There: Return a ring to its rightful owner.
  • Plant Viola's Gold Ring in <Alias=TargetHouse>
  • Tell Revyn Viola's Gold Ring has been planted
Scouts-Many-Marshes Argonian Assemblage A Few Words with You: Do a favor by talking to someone about a problem. (radiant)
  • Talk to Torbjorn about Scouts-Many-Marshes
  • Tell Scouts-Many-Marshes that Torbjorn is taken care of
Shahvee Argonian Assemblage Dungeon Delving: Do a favor by retrieving an item from a bandit hideout. (radiant)
  • Find Shahvee's Amulet of Zenithar inside <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Return Shahvee's Amulet of Zenithar to Shahvee
Stands-In-Shallows Argonian Assemblage Some Light Theft: Do a favor by stealing an item. (radiant)
  • Steal the Double-Distilled Skooma for Stands-In-Shallows
  • Bring the Double-Distilled Skooma to Stands-In-Shallows
Torbjorn Shatter-Shield House of Clan Shatter-Shield Rare Gifts: Do a favor by finding a rare item. (radiant)
  • Bring one Amulet of Arkay to Torbjorn
Ulfric Stormcloak Palace of the Kings Thane of Eastmarch: Gain the title of Thane of Eastmarch. (radiant)
  • Purchase a house in Windhelm
  • Return to Ulfric
Rescue from Fort Neugrad


Map of Windhelm
  1. Palace of the Kings
  2. Hjerim
  3. House of Clan Cruel-Sea
  4. Windhelm Barracks
  5. Belyn Hlaalu's House
  6. New Gnisis Cornerclub
  7. Atheron Residence
  8. Sadri's Used Wares
  9. House of Clan Shatter-Shield
  10. Viola Giordano's House
  11. Hall of the Dead
  12. Temple of Talos
  13. Aretino Residence
  14. Skyrim
  15. Candlehearth Hall
  16. The White Phial
  17. Blacksmith Quarters
  18. Brunwulf Free-Winter's House
  19. Calixto's House of Curiosities
  20. Niranye's House
  • Each white dot (or pog) corresponds directly to a door. All doors are numbered and relate to a Key on the side of the map.