"We do the best we can, even though we have next to nothing. But we Nords don't give up, not ever."

Thaena is a Nord citizen. She is the wife and housecarl of Jarl Korir in Winterhold, the mother of Assur, and can be found inside the Jarl's Longhouse. If the Dragonborn sides with the Imperials in the Civil War and completes Rescue from Fort Kastav, she, along with her son and husband, will move to Brunwulf's House in Windhelm.

Background[edit | edit source]

Thaena's life isn’t what she wanted it to be. Winterhold is no longer the beautiful city she wanted to grow up in, her husband has turned into a bitter, cynical man, and she thinks the future for her son looks bleak. While Korir may stop short of assigning blame, Thaena has no problem pointing a finger at the mages of Winterhold.

Refusing to accept any responsibility for her situation, she's placed all the blame squarely on the shoulders of the College and spends every day cursing its existence.

She tells the Dragonborn that her family is the only family that still truly cares about Winterhold.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

Dagur's Guest[edit | edit source]

Thaena "That...wizard is still at the inn. I can't believe Dagur allows him to stay there."
Korir "That is what its come to. No one seems to care what they've done to our home."
Thaena "Its clear that memories are far too short."
Korir "And its clear that money matters more to Dagur than honor."

Bet it's the Mages' fault[edit | edit source]

Korir "Looks to be another cold day."
Thaena "Aren't they all?"
Korir "Not like this. Feels colder than usual. Bet it's those damned Mages."
Thaena "I'm sure you're right."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Without us looking out for Winterhold, it's doomed. Simply doomed." —If her husband is removed from the position of Jarl
  • "I'd rather see the Sea of Ghosts swallow Winterhold entirely than have it run by the Empire." —If her husband is removed from the position of Jarl
  • "Korir will be the first to tell you that if it weren't for that College, we'd all be better off. I agree with him."
  • "Winterhold might yet thrive if that College had never been built."
  • "Assur is going to grow up to be a great man, because he'll have lived through such hardship."
  • "What's happening? What did you people do?" —During "Containment"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Thaena is Korir's housecarl, as she is in the housecarl faction. However, unlike most housecarls, she offers no dialogue to evidence this.
  • Thaena can sometimes be found sitting on the Jarl's throne. This usually happens when Korir visits The Frozen Hearth.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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