The Whispering Lady is a voice behind a door. Nelkir, the youngest son of Balgruuf the Greater, has been listening to her whispering. After talking to her, the Dragonborn discovers she is in fact a manifestation of the Daedric Prince Mephala.
- The Whispering Lady's door is in the basement of Dragonsreach.
After being told by Nelkir to investigate the door, the Whispering Lady will speak to the Dragonborn about the conversations between her and the child and how the Dragonborn is more useful than the child, consequently granting them use of the Ebony Blade.
- If the door is unlocked through the use of console commands, the Whispering Lady can be seen as a floating dresser that acts as a placeholder for the audio.
- If the Dragonborn uses a platter to sprint through the door, they can see the dresser even before the quest has started.