Skyrim:Mjoll the Lioness
|Mjoll the Lioness
|Primary Skills||Heavy Armor, Two-handed, Archery, Block|
|Perks||Champion's Stance; Deep Wounds (rank 1); Limbsplitter (rank 1); Skullcrusher (rank 1); Tower of Strength|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionRift; PotentialFollowerFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; Riften Hosue of Mjoll the Lioness Faction; RiftenMjollFaction; TownRiftenFaction|
If you enter Riften, she can be seen talking to one of the townsfolk, Aerin:
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."
Mjoll wears a set of banded iron armor, a pair of iron gauntlets, a pair of iron boots, and a leveled ring. She is equipped with a leveled battleaxe which can be up to Elven quality. She carries two random leveled potions of restore health, restore magicka, and/or restore stamina. She also carries a key to Aerin's house, and a selection of upper-class loot and gold.
On normal days, Mjoll starts off the day at 8am with an hour of breakfast at Aerin's house. At 9am, she browses the market stalls at Riften's grand plaza for three hours until 12 noon. After that, she heads to The Bee and Barb to consume her lunch, and relaxes there until 6pm. In the evening, she patrols the streets of Riften for eight hours. She finally heads home to sleep for six hours, and repeats her schedule the following day.
 Related Quests
- The Bonds of Matrimony: Find someone in Skyrim to marry.
- Grimsever's Return: Recover Mjoll's beloved sword, Grimsever, from Mzinchaleft.
- Rebuilding the Blades: Recruit new members for the Blades.
- Mjoll is always essential, even after completing her quest, which means that she can never be killed.
- If Mjoll is recruited as a follower, she may not equip some rings that you give her, regardless of enchantments, because she has a leveled ring equipped by default. Rings that are worth more than that leveled ring might be equipped.
- If you marry Mjoll, you can take everything in Aerin's house in Riften.
- If you happen to kill Aerin, Mjoll will no longer be available as a follower.
- Mjoll will continue to be your follower if Aerin's death is not considered a crime on your part by the game, e.g. he attacks you or the crime is not observed.
- She is a powerful two-handed warrior; but her favorite sword, Grimsever, is a one-handed glass sword.
- This issue has been addressed by version 1.2.3 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch; it makes Grimsever a two-handed sword.
- If you marry Mjoll and decide to move out of Riften, Aerin will move into your home.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.2 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- If Mjoll is recruited as a member of the Blades, Aerin will follow her to Sky Haven Temple.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.2 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- After marrying Mjoll and adopting a childHF, the option to ask how the children are doing isn't available.
- If Mjoll gets kidnapped after you have married her, she may start to walk backwards and won't fight for you. This bug happens with other spouses as well.
She vocally opposes Riften's corruption and their overlooking of the Thieves Guild's headquarters in the city. If you ask her about the Thieves Guild she will tell you that "They're the worst kind. Even the Dark Brotherhood abides by a strict set of rules and tradition. These thieves are just rabble." and "To call it a guild is ridiculous. How can people who would betray one another over a gold coin be considered part of an association?" She will ask if you agree.
|"I agree completely."||"You know, I'm beginning to respect you. Other than Aerin, you seem to be the only other person I've met I might be able to trust. Since we share the same opinion of them, let me warn you that they're recruiting others to join their "guild" and you should be cautious."|
|"That's a shame. Too many people in Riften share your view and look where its getting them. It's going to take more than just myself and Aerin to help this city... it has to want to help itself first."|
|"Actually, I'm hoping to join them."||"You disappoint me. I expected someone from outside Riften to be different, but I see corruption's reach holds little regard for boundaries. Enjoy the city. It will suit you well."|
She is friends with Aerin, a man who saved her from death outside a Dwemer ruin in which she lost her favorite sword. She retired from being an adventurer after this incident. If you ask her about the sword she lost she will tell you that "It was lost years ago in a Dwemer ruin. Without it, I feel almost as defenseless as a newborn. I don't think I'll ever be able to find a replacement." She will then elaborate further: "I was adventuring in the depths of the ruins when I was attacked by a massive construct... like nothing I had ever seen. When the colossus struck, Grimsever was knocked from my grasp and I was wounded badly."
If you offer to get it back she will seem surprised and remark "I couldn't ask you to undertake such ajourney, it would be a fool's errand. But I see that spark in your eye and I know better than to warn you away" She will then give you the details, along with a warning: "Grimsever rests the Dwemer ruin of Mzinchaleft. Tread carefully, friend... those same ruins almost took my life."
She can join you as a follower if you are able to recover her sword "Grimsever". You must give her the sword to complete the quest, but you may take it back from her inventory by recruiting her as a follower. Mjoll may also be married and recruited to the Blades.
Mjoll is the most talkative of your potential followers and has unique dialogue pertaining to most places you visit (including details about her past). She will often talk over other NPCs, including quest-related dialogue.
|Whiterun||"Whiterun isbeautiful city. Have you ever seen the likes of this place?"|
|High Hrothgar||"The Greybeards are an amazing lot. Imagine, living your entire life without speaking to a friend or a loved one. I couldn't stand it."|
|"I've been to Ivarstead a few times, but never climbed High Hrothgar. I wouldn't mind visiting the monastery at the summit."|
|Winterhold||"Ah, Winterhold. I've always wanted to visit this place. The secrets locked inside must be astounding."|
|Markarth||"Incredible... imagine the manpower and ingenuity needed to carve the buildings of Markarth."|
|Windhelm||"This is the first time I've set foot in Windhelm. What a dreary place."|
|Solitude||"My mother always loved the sea. When I was young, we'd visit Solitude and watch the ships from the bluff. Ah... better times."|
|Riften||"When the weather permitted, Aerin and I would often walk the Rift's forests. The trees here are so beautiful."|
|"It feels good to walk the streets of Riften again."|
|Vampire Lair||"Vampires... an unclean lot. It will be a pleasure to clear this place."|
|"Don't let the vampires strike you or else you may get infected with their blood poisoning."|
|Warlock Lair||"Be aware of rune traps on the ground or else this could be a very short expedition."|
|"Kill these casters as fast as you can, otherwise they may summon creatures we don't want to deal with."|
|"Ugh... dark sorcery. Always makes my skin crawl."|
|Draugr Crypt||"If there's one thing I'm certain of, it's that draugr burn like tinder. We could use that to our advantage."|
|"Many have fallen in this crypt. The Draugr show no mercy."|
|"Ugh, Draugr. They reek of decay."|
|Bandit Camp||"When I was a child, my village was burned to the ground by bandits. Do you know I actually saw one laugh as he ran my brother through..."|
|"I hope there's more bandits around... their numbers could use a little more thinning."|
|"These bandits would stab each other in the back if it meant an extra coin in their pockets."|
|"Bandits... the worst type of scum."|
|Military Fort||"Perhaps we can find some treasure if we search the grounds of the fort thoroughly."|
|"fought more than my share of bandits in places like this."|
|"Keep your eyes open for ambushes. These forts have too many blind corners."|
|Dwarven Ruin||"These are the most dangerous, but the most profitable types of ruins. The dwarves must have been a prosperous race."|
|"Watch the walls for the sphere constructs... they can appear in the blink of an eye."|
|"The dwarves were masters at subterranean construction... these ruins showonly a fraction of their capabilities."|
|(If in Mzinchaleft) "Mzinchaleft. I swore I'd never return here."|
|(If not in Mzinchaleft) "I almost died in a ruin just like this."|
|Nordic Ruin||"Danger's about, I can tell. Be cautious."|
|"Can you just imagine how ancient this place must be? Hundreds of years? Thousands?"|
|"There could be Draugr about, I can smell the decay in the air."|
|"I've ventured into quite a few Nord ruins in my day."|
|Cave||"Killed my first creature in a cave just like this... I'll never forget it."|
|"I'm certain we'll find some treasure down here."|
|"Keep your eyes open, I don't like the looks of this place."|
|"Exploring these caves feels like coming home. I missed this."|
|On road||"I've really missed traveling like this. Walking the breadth of Skyrim has always filled my heart with excitement."|
|"I've never been a sellsword... never traded my skills for pay. I've always adventured on my own terms."|
|"You should have seen me at the height of my adventuring career... I was fearless and took too many risks. But that's what it was all about."|
|"I remember a cutpurse trying to rob me on the road once. When I drew Grimsever, I think the poor man soiled his armor!"|
|"I've seen enough death to last three lifetimes, yet I never tire of a good fight. What do you make of that?"|
|"When I was young, I'd journey with my father on hunting expeditions into Morrowind. The cliff racers made for excellent sport."|
|"I love the cold air... it's exhilarating. Perhaps it's because of my Nord blood, but there's something about it that makes me feel alive."|
|"My father wanted me to follow in his footsteps as a hunter, but I set my aspirations a bit higher. He never complained... I miss him."|
|"My mother was a strong woman... she's the one who instructed me on my swordfighting techniques. Can you imagine?"|
|"People say Skyrim is one of the most dangerous places in Tamriel. I think they're wrong... it's magnificent and I'm proud to call it home."|
She can be seen conversing with other residents in Riften:
Mjoll: "Well met, Brand-Shei. I've come by to browse your wares today."
Brand-Shei: "Is it true you chased a thief from your home? I overheard Aerin mentioning it."
Mjoll: "It's true. Wasn't much of a thief though. Made enough noise to wake the Red Mountain."
Brand-Shei: "Good. Maybe that will teach them to leave honest citizens alone."
Mjoll: "I was hoping you could help me. It seems I've lost a ring that also means quite a bit to me. It's made of gold with an inscription on the inside that says "sand elske.""
Brand-Shei: "I'm afraid not. I don't deal in stolen goods."
Mjoll: "Stolen? How can you be certain? I may have just misplaced it somewhere in the city."
Brand-Shei: "Lady Mjoll, if you lost a gold ring anywhere in this city I'm afraid it's likely never to be seen again. I'm sorry."
Mjoll: "Aerin tells me you might be dealing arms to the Thieves Guild. Is this true?"
Grelka: "I don't know what he's talking about. He must be seeing things."
Mjoll: "I'm watching you, Grelka. One slip up and I report you to the guards. You got that?"
Grelka: "Whatever you say."
Madesi: "Hello, Lady Mjoll."
Mjoll: "Madesi, my friend. How have things been since last week's incident?"
Madesi: "Ever since you scared off that thug from the Thieves Guild, not one of them's bothered me. We're lucky to have you here."
Mjoll: "It's my pleasure. If you see the Thieves Guild harassing anyone else, you be sure and let me know."
Mjoll: "Maven. How's the criminal underworld treating you this fine day?"
Maven Black-Briar: "You may have everyone else impressed around here, but you don't impress me. You couldn't touch me if you wanted to."
Mjoll: "You're a cold, unfeeling bitch."
Maven: "My dear, you have no idea who you're trifling with. Now I suggest you turn around and rattle someone else's cage before you get hurt."
Mjoll: "I'm watching you, Maven Black-Briar. One day, you'll slip up and your Imperial friends won't be there to catch your fall."
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."