|Primary Skills||Heavy Armor, One-handed, Archery, Block|
|Faction(s)||CompanionsFactionMinusBrillAndVignar; PotentialFollowerFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; The Companions (Cohort); TownWhiterunFaction; WIAdditem03ExclusionFaction|
Ria may be found with a few other Companions fighting a giant at Pelagia Farm when the player first visits Whiterun Hold. After this initial encounter, she will normally be found in and around Jorrvaskr.
Player: Why did you join the Companions?
Ria: Are you kidding? I've wanted to be with them since I was a little girl. Haven't you heard the stories of Kodlak and Skjor fighting off the hundred-and-one Orc berserkers? Skjor says it was more like forty, but he's just being modest. Where else would I want to be but here? Learning with them, fighting at their sides.
Player: Who are the Companions?
Ria: Only the most famous warrior band in all of Skyrim. Have you been living with the horkers? When we arrive, blood is spilled and our blades sing to the glories of Ysgramor. This is life, brother/sister. The struggle is what reminds us to draw breath.
Player: Who's in charge around here?
Ria: The Circle are the ones who parcel out the jobs. That's Aela, Skjor, and the brothers, Farkas and Vilkas. Kodlak advises them, but he doesn't really give orders.
Player: What does it mean to be a Companion?
Ria: So much. This group... this family... this band... this is the best thing I've ever been a part of. The oldest fighting group in Skyrim, and nothing but glory from Ysgramor's day to our own. To be counted in that line is a bit of immortality. Even if I never see Sovngarde, I'll have that much.
 Related Quests
- The Bonds of Matrimony: Find someone in Skyrim to marry.
- Rebuilding the Blades: Recruit new members for the Blades.