"Welcome! Allow me to recommend the Black-Briar Mead... the purest brew in all of Skyrim!"

Ungrien is the Bosmer clerk of the Black-Briar Meadery in Riften.

Background[edit | edit source]

He staffs the tasting counter at the front of the meadery, and gives glowing endorsements of the mead and Maven Black-Briar's business practices under penalty of dismissal (and possibly execution). After work, he returns to Haelga's Bunkhouse, where he eats and sleeps.

After completing the Thieves Guild quest line, he may disappear, and be replaced by Romlyn Dreth. Reportedly, his corpse can be found somewhere in the lake after he is replaced.confirmation needed

He may also send hired thugs after the Dragonborn if Indaryn is killed.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

Difficult situation[edit | edit source]

Ungrien: "I can't take it anymore, Tythis. Indaryn keeps pushing me around and I'm not even doing anything wrong."
Tythis: "Maybe its time to quit, then."
Ungrien: "And do what? Losing a job from the Black-Briar family would make me a made man! No one would ever take me on anywhere else."
Tythis: "Don't let it get you down. Indaryn will eventually tire of picking on you and move on to someone else."

Spoiled keg[edit | edit source]

Indaryn: "Ungrien! I just found another spoiled keg! What's the matter with you?"
Ungrien: "I... I'm sorry. I could have sworn I sealed it."
Indaryn: "Tell me something. Do you enjoy spending Lady Maven's gold for her? It certainly seems that way."
Ungrien: "No."
Indaryn: "This is the last warning. You do it again, and you'll be sleeping in Beggar's Row with the rest of the riff-raff!"

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "We serve only the best here... Black-Briar Mead. May I get one for you?"
  • "Fired...sure...that's what I meant." - When told "There are worse things than being fired"
  • "I'm the fourth person to work the tasting counter in the last year. The last three are at the bottom of Lake Honrich."

Bugs[edit | edit source]

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  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Ungrien has a Speech leveling glitch. The Dragonborn can repeatedly persuade Ungrien to tell the truth about Maven Black-Briar, and increase Speech. This works all the way up to 100. Persuasion is only possible if the Dragonborn's Speech is a minimum of 25. If this is not the case, the gold option can be used to raise it to 25, and then the gold can be pickpocketed back, although saving before attempting this is suggested. However, this exploit has been fixed as of version 1.9.

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