Octieve San, an old Breton, owes him a substantial gambling debt. The Dragonborn has the option to relieve Octieve of his debt by speaking to Irnskar. If Melaran is killed, Irnskar will send the Dragonborn a letter thanking the Dragonborn for killing him.
Bryling: "What news have you heard from the war, Irnskar?"
Irnskar: "You won't like it, my lady."
Bryling: "I'm well aware that I won't like it. But it's my duty to keep my people safe. Tell me."
Irnskar: "Possession of the holds change on an almost daily basis, but I can report that Haafingar is still secure. Your people are safe."
Bryling: "I'm not just talking about my subjects. I'm talking about my people: the proud Nords of Skyrim."
Irnskar: "I told you you wouldn't like the news."
Irnskar: "My lady, I'm pleased to inform you that you have a new gown for court, specially tailored by madame Endarie."
Bryling: "Really? How did we afford that? Besides, I like the gown I already have."
Irnskar: "Madame Endarie insisted. She made it free of charge, in honor of your lenience about last month's rent discrepancies."
Bryling: "That was suspiciously nice of her. I thought she hated everyone."
Irnskar: "She does, my lady. But apparently, she hates you just a little less than the others."
- "Unless we have specific business, I'm not interested."
- "I think Bryling's the one you want to talk to. I'm mostly just here to scare away the riff raff."
- "You don't want to talk to me. I'm just a stand-in for a dead Thane." -If Bryling is dead