Drelas is a Dunmer necromancer who resides in his cottage in the mountains of northern Whiterun Hold.


  • When entering his cottage during daytime, he will likely be hunched over the Arcane Enchanter in the corner, with his back to the door. With a high enough Sneak skill or potion, it may be possible to perform an initial sneak attack.
  • Drelas will often retreat upstairs and attempt to heal himself, so a good strategy is to use a Magicka Poison during the initial attack.
  • Once killed, Drelas does not respawn.
  • If the Harmony spell is used on him (he is too powerful for low-level Calm spells), he will speak trespassing NPC lines such as, "You're not supposed to be in here."
  • Although he is a Dunmer, he uses the same voice as many male Altmer.
  • Even if the Dragonborn kills him, Drelas can possibly send Hired Thugs after them.


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  • Who is Drelas, anyhow?

    11 messages
    • I go in there because I had no idea what it was and uregth is like we shouldn't have come here and I fight drelas but she behind me ...
    • This Named Npc is likely all that remains of a scrapped, removed, or unfinished questline.
  • Drelas is actually not hostile?

    42 messages
    • 2607:FB90:58E0:17F3:FF7C:2CC5:9E0D:48A6 wrote: In the original Skyrim BEFORE any updates there were several npc's likdrelas that you co...
    • I snuck in and started stealing his stuff.  While I was doing that he was busy enchanting.  Then he turned around,  saw my companion,  ...
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