For the quest, see The Ghost of Old Hroldan.
"Hjalti? I've never heard of anyone named Hjalti. Tiber Septim had many names. Maybe that's one of them?"


Ghost of Old Hroldan is a Nord ghost who has been haunting Old Hroldan Inn. He has been waiting for "Hjalti" to bring his sword, so that they can be sworn as brothers.


The Ghost of Old HroldanEdit

Upon arriving at the Inn the first time, Old Hroldan will not be there. He spawns only after sleeping in Tiber Septim's room. After resting in the room, and upon waking, a scream followed by a summoning sound will be heard. This sound means he has spawned in the Inn.

While Eydis is startled by his appearance, talking to him will have him confuse the Dragonborn with his fellow soldier Hjalti. He requests that the Dragonborn deliver Hjalti's Sword to him so that they may be sworn in as brothers. Talking to Eydis will provide the location of the sword.

Upon returning he thanks the Dragonborn, and reteaches some skills (One-Handed and Block) that "Hjalti" may have forgotten, and then disappears.


"Hjalti? Is that you? I've been waiting."

Hjalti? Who are you talking about? "You promised me, Hjalti. You promised that when we sacked Hroldan, you would make me your sworn brother. And I've waited. Even after the enemies' arrows dug into my chest and their hammers crushed my bones. I've waited. Give me your sword, Hjalti. That we may become brothers as you promised."
I'll find your sword. "I long to taste battle again."
Who are you? Where are you from? "You don't remember me, Hjalti? Two campaigns we served together. You saved my life time and time again."
I have Hjalti's sword. "It's been an honor to serve you, brother. Remembers our lessons from the sword masters of Alcaire? Let me show you a few things you may have forgotten before we leave Hroldan."
An old sword? That's a fool's errand. "I cannot go into battle without a sword, Hjalti."


  • "Do you remember me now, Hjalti?"
  • "I've been waiting for you. Hjalti."
  • "I fought by your side. To take back the Reach from the savages"


  • Hjalti is actually one of Tiber Septim's names, whom the ghost fought with while taking The Reach from the Reachmen.


This section contains bugs related to Ghost of Old Hroldan. 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.
  • The ghost sometimes sits on an invisible chair.
  • When doing the quest sometimes there are two Hjalti swords.


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