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Honorhall Orphanage is located in the southern part of Riften.
It houses four orphans and is run by the generally despised headmistress, Grelod the Kind (an apparently self-given nickname). Grelod's meek assistant, Constance Michel, lives in the orphanage as well. A fifth orphan, Aventus Aretino, who the player encounters in the quest Innocence Lost, once lived there temporarily until running away. A copy of the Sneak skill book Purloined Shadows can be found in one of the separate bedrooms.
Installation of the Hearthfire plug-in allows you to adopt orphans from Honorhall Orphanage.
 NPCs Living Here
With Hearthfire installed, killing the parents of a child will cause the child to be relocated to the orphanage.
 Related Quests
- Although Aventus Aretino is apparently to return to the orphanage after the completion of the Innocence Lost quest, he seems to decide to remain alone in his Windhelm home long thereafter.
- There is a small room containing three sets of shackles. This room is mentioned in Runa Fair-Shield's dialogue:
- "I hate her. Everyone hates her. She's the meanest person I ever met. Sometimes she even locks us in the... room."