|Primary Skills||Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Block, Two-handed|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionEastmarch; During sieges, staff and family hide.; Imperial Government; TownWindhelmFaction; WindhelmCandlehearthPatrons; WindhelmMarketBrowsers; WindhelmSteward|
Captain Lonely-Gale is a Nord warrior living in Windhelm. He is intent on letting you know that he was a sailor: "The townsfolk call me "captain" because I used to be a sailor." He is also a bitter rival of Viola Giordano, which is evident when he sometimes greets you by saying: "Did Viola send you to bother me?"
If you ask him what sort of captain he is, he will go on to explain: "Well, nothing. At least not any more. Folk just call me that because of what I used to do. I was a sailor for many a year. I made my coin as a trader and in time, I bought my own ship. When I retired here in Windhelm, most folk already knew me as Captain Lonely-Gale, and the name just stuck." Asking what there is to do around the city, he will suggest: "If you're looking to pass the time, you can give Calixto a few septims and gawk at oddity he's come across lately. If you're need of goods, there's a market. If it's a soft bed and a hot meal you're after, there's Candlehearth Hall." Also asking who the prominent citizens are, he will inform you: "There's an author named Adonato staying at the inn. He's published a few works of historical fiction. The clans Shatter-Shield and Cruel-Sea see most of the gold that passes through the city. And obviously you have Ulfric, the Jarl and future High King. Oh, and that busybody Viola Giordano. She's got her nose in everyone's business, which I guess is one way of being prominent." Also during the quest Blood on the Ice, if you tell him that some locals are talking about murders, he will comment: "Terrible shame, that. Seems we have a killer on the loose here in Windhelm. He's claimed three victims that I know of, though maybe there's more that haven't been found yet. All lovely young ladies, too. Let's hope the guards find that demon soon, and introduce him to the headsman's axe."
- In the construction set, he belongs to the faction WindhelmSteward and has some dialogue which suggests he was supposed to become Brunwulf Free-Winter's steward if the Imperials gained Windhelm, but Jorleif remains the steward in the Palace of the Kings regardless.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.3.2 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.