|Primary Skills||Heavy Armor, One-handed|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionRift; Riften Hosue of Mjoll the Lioness Faction; TownRiftenFaction|
Aerin is an Imperial warrior residing in Riften. He rescued Mjoll the Lioness from outside the Dwemer ruins of Mzinchaleft and nursed her back to health. He spends most of his time following her around. He frequently expresses the desire to travel outside Riften, to see if things are as bad everywhere as they are in Riften.
When visiting Riften, the two can be heard talking:
Mjoll: "I had another run-in with the Thieves Guild."
Aerin: "Be careful, Mjoll. The Thieves Guild has Maven Black-Briar at her back. One snap of her fingers, and you could end up in Riften Jail... or worse."
Mjoll: "They represent the reason I'm here. I can't just ignore them, Aerin."
Aerin: "I know. I just don't want you to leave; you're the only good thing that's happened to this city in a long time."
He wears a set of fine clothes and a pair of fine boots. He is equipped with a leveled dagger which can be up to Elven quality, and carries a key to his house, as well as a selection of upper-class loot and gold.
Should the player marry Mjoll, Aerin comes with her when moving in with the player.
If Mjoll is inducted into the Blades, Aerin will eventually relocate to Sky Haven temple. He still talks about "this city" and continues to use his standard Riften-based dialogue. If Mjoll spars with another Blade he'll yell "Somebody help!" like she was really being attacked.
- There is also a female Bosmer in Morrowind with the name Aerin, and a location in Oblivion named Aerin's Camp.
Aerin frequently converses with Mjoll:
Mjoll: "Sometimes I'm not certain that the people of Riften want to be helped."
Aerin: "I think some of them do, Lady Mjoll. They're just too frightened to step up and do something about it like you are."
Mjoll: "Aerin, you never cease to amaze me. You always see the good in everything."
Aerin: "It's only because I've had an excellent teacher."
Aerin: "Well, you were right. These so called 'Gutter Saints' live in the sewers beneath."
Mjoll: "I suspected as much. The real question now is do we do something about it ourselves or do we speak to the Jarl?"
Aerin: "I say we go down there and clear the place out, just like old times."
Mjoll: "No, my friend. That would be reckless. We have to help, but help in a way that doesn't directly place anyone in harm's way. For now, give this "Ratway" a wide berth."
Aerin: "You've been in Riften for quite some time now, Lady Mjoll. I fear that you soon may leave us."
Mjoll: "Riften has problems of its own. Now is not the time for exploration and discovery."
Aerin: "I'm relieved to hear you say that. If you were to leave, I'd miss you terribly."
Mjoll: "Aerin, I owe you my life. It would take a threat to all of Skyrim for me to depart."
Mjoll: "Aerin, have you seen my ring? The one with the inscription?"
Aerin: "No, I haven't. Don't tell me you've lost it."
Mjoll: "I hope not. That ring is irreplaceable."
Aerin: "I'll look around the house and if I find it, I'll bring it to you right away."