Noblest Characters in Skyrim
Skyrim is home to many people with unique personalities. Some of them are good while others are not the same. In this article, let’s count down a few of the Noblest Characters in Skyrim. For the record, we will be ignoring the Dragonborn because he can either be good or bad depending on your choices.
Jarl Balgruuf the Greater
Jarl Balgruuf is the ruler of the beautiful and historically-important city of Whiterun. This economically important city is crucial for the trade routes of Skyrim because of its location, and the Jarl rules the city nobly and justly. He’s also one of the first friends (in a high place) of the Dragonborn. Despite being a ruler, he’s relatively humble. But I recently watched a video that explained some secrets about Balgruuf that made me rethink my opinions of him. I’ll link it below.
Kodlak Whitemane is the “Leader” of the Companions. While leadership in the Companions is a loose term, Kodlak is the wisest and the most experienced. He’s a patient man whose wisdom actually radiates from the way he speaks and acts. He doesn’t seem like a man to get angry often, and he cares deeply about the people in the guild.
Brunwulf Free-Winter is a Nord military veteran residing in the racially conflicted city of Windhelm. This city is the biggest base of Stormcloaks and it’s where Ulfric Stormcloak lives. Many of us know how short-sighted Nords hate outsiders like the Argonians and the Dunmer. Ulfric, the leader of the rebellion, is also known for these racist ideas. Brunwulf wholeheartedly disagrees with these racial inequalities within Skyrim, and he hopes to help people of all races. Being a Nord, this is very admirable of him. If you side with the Imperials in the Civil War, Brunwulf will become the Jarl of Windhelm. That’s very good for the discriminated folk in the city who are living a tough life.
Mjoll the Lioness
Mjoll is a shining light in darkness. The darkness being the corruption of Riften. This city is home to the Thieves Guild and the Black-Briar family. They have close ties and they’re responsible for many crimes in the city. Little action is taken by the Jarl to prevent these absurd activities in the city, and overall, Riften is a bad place to live in. But Mjoll tries her hardest to help the honest folk in the city to live in harmony and peace. She despises the Thieves Guild and will speak against the wrongdoings of the Black-Briar family. People like this are essential for the survival of corrupt cities like Riften.
The City of Solitude is a great place to live in, considering the relatively open-minded people there and the facilities the city has. Captain Aldis is the guard captain of Solitude’s military. He’s a Nord and an avid supporter of the Imperials. Now, because he initiated the execution of Roggvir, some of you might say that he’s not a very good man. But when talking to him, he reveals that he was upset that he had to execute Roggvir. But because he’s the captain of the guard, he had to make a choice. And he made the choice without hesitation. That makes him an admirable man. He also cares about his troops and he isn’t a racist like some other Nords. Overall, he’s a good man and a great asset to the Imperial cause.
Balimund is a blacksmith and the proprietor of The Scorched Hammer in Riften. He’s very confident in his craft and is an expert trainer too. While he may seem like an ordinary character, there’s something very admirable about him. He adopted Asbjorn Fire-Tamer as his own son from the Honourhall orphanage. Asbjorn says that he doesn’t even know much about smithing, but Balimund keeps teaching him and encouraging him. He even goes as far as to say that Asbjorn will be a great blacksmith just like him. Balimund is an honorable, humble man. His kind is rare in a city as corrupt as Riften.