"Namira grind your bones for my bread!"


Eola is a Breton cannibal who is initially encountered in the Hall of the Dead in Markarth. She leads a coven of cannibals who worship the Daedric Prince Namira as their high priestess.


Eola can be recruited as a follower after clearing Reachcliff Cave and agreeing to join her cannibalistic cult. She is a powerful mage adept in the Destruction and Alteration schools, typically using lightning-based spells while also being capable of summoning Daedra and re-animating the bodies of slain enemies in combat.

Eola is recruitable to the Blades once she becomes a follower. With the addition of Hearthfire, she can also become a Steward.

When dismissed as a follower, she will return to Reachcliff Cave and sit at the head of the cannibal table. However, if she is dismissed outside the Reachcliff Cave Secret Entrance, she will take the much longer overland route to the main entrance, risking her death from bears and dragons along the way. Dismissing her inside the cave will prevent this.



Eola at the Hall of the Dead.


Eola uses the Nightblade class template (Destruction and Alteration magic with high sneaking abilities and a preference for one-handed weapons and light armor). Eola is effective at a distance or close range and can sneak without attracting attention. When well equipped she can hold her own and is a great follower due to her versatility.

Combat behaviorEdit

Eola usually begins by summoning a flame atronach to her aid, casting Fireballs or Lightning, then re-animating the bodies of slain enemies. When her Magicka runs out, she prefers one-handed weapons, staves, and will even use a bow. Eola is proficient with one-handed weapons and may also wield two weapons at once.confirmation needed She likes to use her magic to augment her combat abilities.


Skills at level 50
Health 291
Magicka 147
Stamina 147
Archery 15
Block 15
Heavy Armor 15
One-Handed 57
Two-Handed 15
Smithing 15
Alteration 62
Conjuration 25
Destruction 79
Illusion 20
Restoration 20
Enchanting 15
Alchemy 20
Light Armor 15
Lockpicking 15
Pickpocket 15
Sneak 78
Speech 20

Eola does not heal herself in combat, although she is a mage. She can be healed using spells like Healing Hands or staves imbued with healing magic.



  • "And you thought I was just a pretty face." – After winning a battle
  • "I'll grind your bones for my meal!" – During combat
  • "Namira grants us victory!" – After winning a battle
  • "You're one of Namira's faithful now."
  • "Namira watch over you, Champion."
  • "It's an honor to see you, the keeper of Namira's Ring."
  • "Namira covets your ugliness."
  • "What do you want me to carry?" –When asked to carry items
  • "What a sight..." – Said sarcastically whenever seeing a vista
  • "I smell blood..."
  • "Huh? What...oh! That felt nice." – When healed


  • Like most followers, Eola can carry about 200 pounds for the Dragonborn. Any items she has equipped will count against this total.
  • Eola will have several items (such as health potions, meat and possibly even unequipped enchanted jewelry) when first met in the Hall of the Dead which can be pickpocketed. These items may change if the autosave when the area was entered is reloaded.
  • Though she is never seen using Illusion spells in combat, Eola appears well-versed in this school of magic: She escapes from Markarth using the Invisibility spell and is able to mentally control Brother Verulus into quietly walking to his demise at the conclusion of The Taste of Death.
  • Apparently, Eola does not enjoy the taste of draugr, as she mentions that they are "foul tasting."
  • She will state "You were young when you first tasted human flesh. A brother or sister who had died..."" even if the Dragonborn is of a non-human race. It is possible that she was referring to any sentient person, regardless of race, though this may be an oversight.
  • Eola is referred to as Glooredhel by the Creation Kit, indicating her name was changed during development.


This section contains bugs related to Eola. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   In some rare cases, Eola will remain essential and therefore cannot be killed if the Dragonborn chooses to turn on her before killing Brother Verulus. The only known way to solve this is to remove her essentials tag using the console command: setessential 0001990f 0
  • Eola may appear at the Dragonborn's wedding ceremony after she has died. This can cause various bugs.


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