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"By Shor, what do you want?"
―Hilde[src]

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

Background[edit | edit source]

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.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

Legion Soldier/Stormcloak Soldier[edit | edit source]

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."

Sigrid[edit | edit source]

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!"

Sven[edit | edit source]

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!"

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "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."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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