|Store||Blacksmith's workshop south of The Hag's Cure|
|Gold||1000 (+500 Investor; +1000 Master Trader)|
|Sells||See Standard Merchandise|
|Buys||Blacksmith (Animal Hides, Armor, Arrows, Ore/Ingots, Tools, Weapons)|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionReach; During sieges, staff and family hide.; MarkarthCastleBlacksmithFaction; MarkarthGhorzaFaction; MarkarthKeepFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; ServicesMarkarthBlacksmith; Skill Trainer; Smithing Trainer; TownMarkarthFaction|
Ghorza gra-Bagol is an Orc blacksmith in Markarth. She can be found during the day at the blacksmith's workshop near the Hag's Cure. After 8pm, she returns to Understone Keep where she shares a room with her brother, Moth gro-Bagol.
She denigrates her hapless apprentice with comments such as "Don't bother with Tacitus. Useless." and "You'd think an apprentice could forge a few hinges. Not Tacitus". She may mention a Smithing skill book, Last Scabbard of Akrash, that might teach him something. If you retrieve the book for her, she will give you a free lesson in Smithing and becomes a potential candidate for marriage. She will also make you Blood-Kin to the Orcs, granting you access to all Orc strongholds, if you don't already have such access.
She will mention that she grew up in a stronghold, adding: "That's right. An Orc stronghold. Kept to ourselves. Lived as our ancestors would have wanted. Wasn't enough for me, though. I left. Didn't want to end up as the third wife of some lowly chieftain."
She wears a blacksmith's apron and a pair of shoes. She is equipped with an iron dagger, and carries a selection of common loot and gold. If anything happens to Ghorza, Tacitus Sallustius will take over her workshop.
 Related Quests
- The Bonds of Matrimony: Find someone in Skyrim to marry.
- Skilled Apprenticeship: Retrieve a skill book for Ghorza gra-Bagol.
- Note: This NPC is one of many potential quest givers or quest targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.
 Standard Merchandise
|1||Complete leveled set of heavy armor (unmatched, unenchanted; Ebony is best possible)|
|1||Complete leveled set of light armor (unmatched, unenchanted; Glass is best possible)|
|1||Complete leveled set of weapons (one of each type incl. bow except dagger; unenchanted; Ebony is best possible)|
|~2||Leveled Armor (unenchanted)||Max 3 (3@75%)|
|~4||Leveled Arrows (batches of 15)||Max 5 (5@75%)|
|~0||Leveled Daggers (enchanted)||Max 2 (2@15%)|
|~3||Leveled Enchanted Armor||Max 4 (1@75% + 1@75% + 1@100% + 1@75%)|
|~2||Leveled Enchanted Jewelry||Max 2 (2@75%)|
|~3||Leveled Enchanted Weapons||Max 4 (1@75% + 1@75% + 1@100% + 1@75%)|
|~10||Leveled Ingots||Max 13 (13@75%)|
|~8||Leveled Ores/Charcoal||Max 10 (10@75%)|
|~2||Leveled Weapons (unenchanted)||Max 3 (3@75%)|
|~1||Special items (armor or weapons; 33% chance of being enchanted)||Max 4 (1@100% + 3@10%)|
|~19||Leather or Leather Strips||Max 25 (25@75%)|
- Investing with Ghorza also grants you an extra 500 septims with Moth gro-Bagol, who cannot be invested in the normal way.
- When you talk to her, there may be an option to invest. When you select it, the only available option is to cancel the investment.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- If you're willing, you can kill Ghorza to get the investment option through Tacitus instead.
- She may be the target of a Thieves Guild quest, where you have to pickpocket an item from her. It is possible to receive this quest even if she is dead.
- Quitting the mission will allow you to take another instead.
- You can receive two Death Notices for her at the same time.
- Sometimes, Ghorza will not serve as a Smithing trainer.