"Kept to ourselves. Lived as our ancestors would have wanted. Wasn't enough for me, though. I left. Didn't want to end up as the third wife of some lowly chieftain."
―Ghorza gra-Bagol[src]

Ghorza gra-Bagol is an Orsimer working as a blacksmith in Markarth along with her admittedly-unskilled apprentice Tacitus Sallustius. She is stationed at a blacksmith forge near The Hag's Cure.


Ghorza grew up in an Orc stronghold where she first learned about smithing. She did not enjoy life in the stronghold and left with her brother, Moth gro-Bagol, to join the Legion, where she mastered Smithing.


Skilled Apprenticeship

Ghorza asks the Dragonborn to obtain a copy of the Last Scabbard of Akrash for her. She will reward you with an increase in Smithing, and access to the Orc Strongholds.


She becomes a marriage option if the Dragonborn possesses the Amulet of Mara. Ghorza is one of several merchants capable of sending thugs after the Dragonborn if they steal from her.


She serves as a Common-level Smithing Trainer as well as a merchant.


  • After getting the Investment perk, the dialogue for investing appears in conversation with her. However, after following the initial dialogue, "I'd like to make an investment in your business," the option to actually invest does not appear.
    •  360(Fix)   Kill Ghorza. Tacitus Sallustius will become the owner of the forge and he will allow you to invest in his business.
    •  PC(Fix)   Fixing this bug is possible in PC using Console Commands. If you want to invest in this blacksmith the only ways you can is by killing Ghorza with the console commands. [Target Ghorza and type Kill] Then Resurrect her. [Target Ghorza and type resurrect]. Next, enter to any building and get out, a courier will appear and will give you a letter of inheritance. Ghorza will appear in the Blacksmith in the Understone Keep and Tacitus Sallustius will own the Blacksmith and you are going to be able to invest him. And about Ghorza... she will be fine in the Understone Keep.


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