"Chief smart. Most Riekling dumb but chief smart. We family. We strong, you stronger."
―Riekling Chief[src]

Riekling Chief is a unique Riekling found in Thirsk Mead Hall. He has somehow learned to speak, although it can be hard trying to comprehend him.

He and his band of Rieklings took over the mead hall some time ago from the previous owners, seeking the warm fire and cold mead for themselves.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

The Chief of Thirsk Hall[edit | edit source]

It is possible to side with the Rieklings and help them build and protect the Mead Hall. Talking to the Chief will result in several small quests, including finding their Bristleback and some "redgrass." After doing these things, the Chief will ask for help in finishing off the Nords who they took the hall from.

Once they are dead, the Chief will state that he believes that not only is the Dragonborn too strong, but that the Dragonborn wants to become Chief; either response will result in the Chief attacking. Once he is killed, the tribe will acknowledge the Dragonborn as their new Chief.

Retaking Thirsk[edit | edit source]

If Bujold the Unworthy is spoken to, the Dragonborn can offer the former residents help in retaking their hall from the Rieklings. If this path is taken, the Chief and his tribe will be killed during the fight.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Show: The Chief of Thirsk Hall
Inside Thirsk Mead Hall:

"You strong. Help tribe-kin"

Where did you live before you were here? "Tribe-kin live all places. All of world within great water."
Why did you take over Thirsk? "Hot fire. Cold dizzydrink. Happy tribe."
Who are you? "You. You strong. Help tribe-kin."
What is going on here? "We family. We strong, you stronger."
How did you learn to talk? "Chief smart. Most Riekling dumb but chief smart. We family. We strong, you stronger."
I'm sorry, this is all just too strange for me. "No strange. Strong. You strong, make us stronger. Help tribe-kin."
Are you saying you want my help? "Bilgemuck run. Prize beast, run. Fool tribe-kin, chase away. Bilgemuck fear. You bring, he follow you. Yes?"
Bilgemuck is an animal of some kind? And you want it back? "Bilgemuck prize beast. You find, he folllow. Bilgemuck love meat. Give meat, he follow. You go."

If approached again:

"Go. Find Bilgemuck."

After finding Bilgemuck:

"Where beast? See you, no see Bilgemuck. Go, go!"

I brought back your animal. "Bilgemuck follow you. Bilgemuck know strength. Tribe-kin stronger. You stay, help more."
You want me to do something else? "Tribe-kin missing redgrass. Need for godspeak dance. You bring redgrass, we dance."
What is this "redgrass"? "Here, like this. Go, bring two hands of redgrass, Be friend of tribe-kin."

If approached again:

"Wander, gather."

After finding 10 Scathecraw:


I brought your Scathecraw. "Good redgrass. Later, we burn. Now, final task. Then, you tribe-kin."
What do you need me to do now? "Bad Nords. Say Thirsk theirs. Live by water, bother tribe-kin. We fight. You strong. You help. No more bad Nords."
You want me to kill people? "Bad people. They come, fight us. We fight back now."
Let's go! "We fight!"
I don't know about this... "You know. We know. Come fight. We wait, but you, come fight."

If approached again:

"Stab and run! The tribe-kin way."
"Be strong. Fight big ones."

After defeating the Nords:

"You strong! All tribe-kin stronger with you. But... maybe you too strong. Too strong, want to be chief."

Slow down here. I don't want to hurt you.
You're right. I want to be the new chief.
"Strong always fight strong. Old chief strong, me stronger. You stronger? Fight me!"

Battle speech[edit | edit source]

Riekling Chief: "Froo ha cawasy jo la. Karoo taray pelfrik?"
Rieklings: "Hawah!"
Riekling Chief: "Felgir paw tuwani barj. Goora! Goora! Goora!"
Rieklings: "Goora!"

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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