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Skyrim:Bralsa Drel

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Bralsa Drel
(RefID: xx018F16)
Added by Dragonborn
Home City Raven Rock
House Abandoned Building
Race Dark Elf Gender Female
Level 10 Class Miner
RefID xx018F16 BaseID xx018F15
Other Information
Health 125 Magicka 80
Stamina 80
Primary Skills Alchemy, Smithing, Enchanting, Destruction
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Protected Yes
Voice Type DLC2FemaleDarkElfCommoner
Faction(s) DLC2PillarBuilderFaction; DLC2CrimeRavenRockFaction; Raven Rock Beggar Faction
Bralsa Drel
Bralsa Drel working on Miraak's shrine

Bralsa Drel is a Dark Elf miner who lives in Raven Rock. She has fallen on hard times since Raven Rock Mine closed and has spent all of her fortune made in the mine on drinking, to the point where she was kicked out of the Retching Netch. During the quest Feeding the Addiction you will have to convince innkeeper Geldis Sadri to let her back in.

She is initially found at the Earth Stone where she works in a state of hypnosis while chanting the rants of Miraak. She will do this work around the clock until you free her and the other Raven Rock citizens from the spell by cleansing the stone. Once freed, she will return to her normal, albeit sad, existence in Raven Rock. Due to her drinking she even lost her home but has been allowed to sleep in the Abandoned Building which she does every night between midnight and 6am, right next to another poor soul, namely local beggar Rirns Llervu. After waking up she strolls around inside the house until 8am when the shops at the local market open up. She then spends the next eight hours at said market, trying desperately to get some gold out of her fellow citizens. At 4pm she returns to the abandoned house where she wanders around until her bedtime.

As you complete quests and Raven Rock starts to bloom again, Bralsa will see two major changes in her daily routine. Once you have reopened Raven Rock Mine during the quest The Final Descent, Bralsa will finally see her life get back on track and she will start working inside the mine again, every day between 4pm and midnight, although her thirst will conquer her new work: After helping her out during Feeding the Addiction she will enter the Retching Netch every day between 6pm and 10pm and down ale with the other regulars.

Bralsa wears a Dunmer outfit with matching shoes, and she carries a steel dagger and a selection of lower-class items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


When you free her from Miraak's spell by using the Bend Will shout, a confused Bralsa will wake up and will have normal greetings:

"I lost my house, my family, my life... and then I lost my mind. How could it have gotten any worse?"
"Don't pity me. And don't look at me like that. I know what I am."
"I could swing a pickaxe better than any man in the mines. Made thousands of coins. Now it's all gone."
"How are you supposed to live when your only means of trade is yanked out from under you?"
"The voices in my head are gone now thanks to you. Now I can finally get some rest."
"Look at me, I'm a different person. And I have you to thank for it."

If directly spoken to:

You appear to be in dire straits. What happened?
"I was one of the wealthiest miners in town... I could haul up almost three or four times what the average digger could. I never saw the end coming like it did... the mine running out of ebony. Unlike most of my fellow miners, I was too foolish to save enough coin for that day. The rest I spent on sujamma to drown my sorrows. Councilor Morvayn was kind enough to allow Rirns and I to live in one of the abandoned buildings. At least it keeps the ash out of our eyes."

Once the mines are reopened:

How are things now that the mines are open again?
"Couldn't be better. The sections that are being opened up have revealed some huge deposits of ebony. Old Crescius has a nose for exactly where to dig. If they'd only listened to him years ago, the town wouldn't have been in such dire straits. At this rate, I'll be able to put a roof over my head in just a few months."

Her goodbyes:

"Don't waste your life like I did."
"See you in the mines!"


Bralsa begging in the market

She can be overheard begging with multiple residents of Raven Rock:

Bralsa Drel: "I know things are tough, but at least you have a roof over your head. Please, help me."
Glover Mallory: "Don't let me catch you spending it at the Netch."
Bralsa Drel: "Please, I'm starving. Any help will do..."
Rirns Llervu "Bralsa, I can barely feed myself..."
Bralsa Drel: "Is a single coin too much to ask for?"
Captain Veleth: "I'm sorry, I don't carry coin. Perhaps next time."
Bralsa Drel: "Is a single coin too much to ask for?"
Garyn Ienth: "Here, have some food instead."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

It's All In The TasteEdit

When local innkeeper Geldis Sadri wants you to promote his new batch of sujamma during the quest It's All In The Taste, Bralsa will be really excited and take it off your hands with:

"The day I refuse sujamma from Geldis is the day I sprout wings and fly off of this rock."

Reluctant StewardEdit

When you are supposed to find a new steward for Neloth during the quest Reluctant Steward she will have a quite unique response: "Would he give me skooma? I might do it for some skooma." However, it is not possible to give her any skooma (see notes) - you can only tell her that you don't have any, which will make her say:

"Come back when you do."

Feeding the AddictionEdit

"If I want to spend my last bag of coins getting drunk, that's my business."
Why should I pity you?
"Doesn't everyone pity the hopeless? Look at me... I'm no better than a beggar. I used to be a miner, a good one too. I made more gold digging up ore in a month than some people earn in a lifetime. When the mine dried up, I was lost. I have no other trade, so I spend my time drinking my fortune away at the Retching Netch... or I used to anyway."
Used to? What happened?
"That fetcher Geldis won't even allow me inside. Said I was bad for business. If I want to spend my last bag of coins getting drunk, that's my business. What does he care?"
I could talk to him for you.
"You can try... If you can get that stubborn mule to let me into the Netch, I'll make sure you get what's coming to you."
Sorry to hear that.
"Sure, I bet you are. Everyone's always sorry."

Once you have convinced the concerned innkeeper to let Bralsa drink again, return to her and tell her the news:

You're welcome at the Retching Netch anytime.
"Well then, I suppose I'm off to do what I do best. Here. This was something I carried around in happier times. Maybe you can find a use for it."

She will then hand you an enchanted weapon of the best possible quality as a reward. After that, Bralsa can be found at the Retching Netch every day between 6pm and 10pm, doing what she does best.


  • According to the game data, Bralsa was not always intended to work the Earth Stone. As a result, the questions you can ask most other citizens will be missing and her responses will never be heard: "Miraak? The name sounds familiar... Or does it? I can't remember.", "A shrine for... Well, it's... I think it's important." and "Did we build that, or did I imagine that?"


  • During Reluctant Steward, Bralsa will ask for some skooma. However, even if you have some in your inventory, you will not be able to give it to her. Her dialogue related to receiving skooma will therefore never be heard: "Skooma! Lovely skooma. But I'd sooner give it up than go work for her [sic]. That dunmer is crazy!"
  • She was supposed to begin working the mine in Raven Rock once it is back in operation.