Lemkil has two daughters, Sissel and Britte, who, much to his chagrin, do not help with the farm. When he is not working on his farm, Lemkil can be found in Frostfruit Inn complaining about his daughters. His wife died while giving birth. According to dialogue from Sissel and Britte, it is implied that Lemkil is abusive to them. Due to this, he apparently has a rather negative reputation in Rorikstead.
Lemkil is a possible target for the Companions' quest.
Erik the Slayer
Erik: "I'm not saying it's my business, but I have to ask. Why are you so cruel to your little girls?"
Lemkil: "You're right, it's none of your business. How about you keep your nose out of it?"
Erik: "You keep on like you are, you'll end up with two daughters who hate you."
Lemkil: "Hah! And what would a witless oaf like you know about raising children?"
Jouane: "Good day, Lemkil. I saw some nice dresses for your little girls while I was in Whiterun. I'd be happy to purchase them, if you like."
Lemkil: "We don't need your charity, Breton. If my girls deserve something nice, it'll be their father who buys it."
Mralki: "Your daughters are growing up fast, Lemkil. Seems like only yesterday they were newborn babes."
Lemkil: "They've grown, all right - lazier and more stupid."
Mralki: "There's times I think you're the coldest man in Skyrim. This is your own flesh and blood you're talking about."
Rorik: "Those little girls of yours are growing like weeds, Lemkil."
Lemkil: "Yes, and just like weeds, they're nothin' but trouble."
- "Do yourself a favor and don't have children; they're good for nothing at all."
- "I have enough troubles so don't go adding to them."
- "Curse my good-for-nothing daughters! My wife is twice the woman they will ever grow up to be. She gave her life birthing them. What a waste."
- If the Dragonborn kills Lemkil, his daughter, Sissel, may send a letter saying, "I know you killed him. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone. In fact, I wanted to thank you. He will not be missed."
- Lemkil is a possible questgiver for the broken quest "Scare my Enemy." If Jouane Manette is killed, the Dragonborn will receive a Request from Lemkil. He will not give any quests when he is approached, but if the Dragonborn assaults one of his daughters, a quest marker will say "Report success to Lemkil." If Lemkil is approached after, he will give 50 as a reward, but the quest will not be completed.