Not to be confused with Idesa the Trim.
"I try to keep Grimvar safe, but these are dangerous times."
―Idesa Sadri[src]


Idesa Sadri is a Dunmer and the live-in nanny of Grimvar Cruel-Sea.


Idesa serves as the live-in nanny at House of Clan Cruel-Sea and may be found there or somewhere in Windhelm. The first time the Dragonborn meets her, she is talking to Grimvar Cruel-Sea about Aventus Aretino commenting about how strange he is and suggesting Grimvar stay away from him. Showing to be quite protective towards Grimvar, despite simply being his nanny.

Afterwards, Idesa can generally be found wandering Windhelm in or near the Cruel-Sea's home or near the marketplace. She can sometimes also be found walking through the Gray Quarter.


  • She may ask The Dragonborn to bring an item to be enchanted by Sergius Turrianus.
  • She can sometimes be seen during Blood on the Ice second quest as a target wearing different colored clothing.


The Black SacramentEdit

Grimvar: "Then it's true, what everyone is saying? That Aventus Aretino is doing the Black Sacrament? Trying to summon the Dark Brotherhood?"
Idesa: "Oh, Grimvar... always with the nonsense. No, no, of course not. Those are just tales..."
Grimvar: "Fine. Then I'll invite him out to play. He lives right there. I'm going to knock on his door..."
Idesa: "No, child! Wait! That boy, that house - they're cursed."
Grimvar: "Ha! Then I'm right. I knew it. He's trying to have somebody killed!"
Idesa: "All right. I won't deny it, child. What you heard is true. But Aventus Aretino walks a dark path. His actions can lead only to ruin. Now, enough. We will speak no more of this. I am the only friend you need.


  • "Ever tried taking care of children? It can be a nightmare."
  • "I try to keep Grimvar safe, but these are dangerous times."
  • "When Grimvar asks me why women are being killed around the city. I don't even know what to say to him."


  • Idesa is greatly discomforted and even frightened by Aventus Arentino trying to contact the Dark Brotherhood, even going as far to say that he is "inviting evil into the city," with obvious discontent in her voice.
  • Despite their sharing of surnames, it is unknown whether or not Idesa is actually related to Geldis or Feran Sadri. Relationship data in the Creation Kit shows that Idesa is Revyn Sadri's sister.


This section contains bugs related to Idesa Sadri. 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.
  • She might appear on the map, but might not be accessible. The command tcl can be used to clip through walls and continue the side quest by talking with her.


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