"By Shor, what do you want?"


Hilde is an elderly Nord who lives in Riverwood. She is the mother of Sven, Riverwood's local bard.


When the Dragonborn enters Riverwood for the first time, she will be panicking, claiming that she saw a dragon. Sven attempts to calm her down, but he is unsuccessful.


Legion Soldier/Stormcloak SoldierEdit

Hilde: "Has my son Sven asked to join the war?"
Legion Soldier/Stormcloak Soldier: "Not this again."
Hilde: "If he does, tell him how bad the food is. And how dangerous it is."
Legion Soldier/Stormcloak Soldier: "Look old woman. If your boy wants to learn how to fight, we'll teach him. Now off with you."


Hilde: "It seems like Dorthe grows a head taller every season."
Sigrid: "Aye. She's helping me in the house, and even helps her father at the forge."
Hilde: "She'll make a fine wife someday."
Sigrid: "Thank Shor I have a lot of years before I have to worry about that!"


Hilde: "A dragon! I saw a dragon!"
Sven: "What? What is it now, mother?"
Hilde: "It was as big as the mountain and black as night. It flew right over the barrow!"
Sven: "Dragons, now, is it? Please, mother. If you keep on like this everyone in town will think you're crazy. And I've got better things to do than listen to more of your fantasies."
Hilde: "You'll see! It was a dragon! It'll kill us all and then you'll believe me!"


  • "Nobody believes me, but I tell you, I saw a dragon!"
  • "It's my boy Sven you need to listen to. He sings at the inn, most every night."
  • "Sven has the voice of a snow lark. Only good thing he got from his father."
  • "My boy fancies that Camilla Valerius. She'll come around soon enough."
  • "Camilla, I've seen her talking to that Faendal. Filthy elf needs to keep to his own kind..."
  • "What happened to my Skyrim? Everywhere you look, cats, lizards and elves. It's sickening."
  • "I raised my Sven to be strong, and proud. A true Nord."
  • "Did you hear? The Riverwood Trader was robbed! Poor Lucan must be torn to pieces over it." — At the start of "The Golden Claw."


  • If the Dragonborn is caught stealing from her house, helps Faendal gain Camilla Valerius's favor, or kills Sven, she may send a group of hired thugs after them.
  • If Sven is a follower and the Dragonborn starts killing citizens, he will refuse to attack Hilde.
  • Hilde may give the Dragonborn a gift randomly if her son was helped with his romantic troubles in his favor. She does not do so if Faendal was helped, instead.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Hilde

  • hilde sent killers to kill me

    2 messages
    • I stole some jewels from her pocket, and some time later she sent assassins just as orgnar
    • ...ok... what about it? that is one of the random encounters that you can find. No you cannot confront the npc about it. and no there is noth...
  • I have 2 Hilde's

    3 messages
    • Honestly, just f****** kill her. :3 If you helped Faendal with Camilla and not Sven, she's a b**** anyway :]
    • Murder her ugly face so hard
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