Skyrim:For the Good of Morthal

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Deliver a letter to Captain Aldis in Solitude.
Quest Giver: Gorm
Location(s): Morthal, Castle Dour
Reward: 20 gold
Disposition: =1 (Gorm)
ID: FreeformMorthalB
Required Items: Gorm's Letter
Difficulty: Easy
Captain Aldis of the Imperial Legion

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Gorm when he's apart from the Jarl.
  2. Deliver Gorm's letter to Captain Aldis in Solitude.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Unfit to Lead[edit]

Jarl Idgrod Ravencrone governs Hjaalmarch from her seat in Morthal. She is gifted with visions that seem to occupy most of her attention; she is less concerned with governing a people than she is with attending to her visions and passing on the wisdom she gleans. Her administration is under scrutiny as a result, as you will find out when visiting Morthal. If you speak to Gorm, Idgrod's housecarl, inside of Highmoon Hall he will be very solicitous of Ravencrone and her visions. However, if approached while away from the jarl he will reveal that his concerns are not just about her safety, but rather the condition her gift has left her in. He believes that she may no longer be able to adequately act as jarl of Hjaalmarch.

The Greater Good[edit]

Speak with Gorm while he is dining at Moorside Inn at 6:00 p.m., or while he is walking to and from Highmoon Hall. He will give you a letter to deliver to an Imperial Legion officer, Captain Aldis. Aldis can be found in Solitude at Castle Dour. Reading Gorm's Letter reveals that there is seemingly a plan in the works to remove Idgrod from power. Aldis, however, seems far less sanguine at the prospect of removing a sitting Empire-loyal jarl during wartime; but, he will take the information under advisement. He gives you 20 gold for delivering the letter.


  • Counts for assisting people for Thane of Hjaalmarch.
  • The only way Idgrod is actually removed from power in game is if the Stormcloaks take over Morthal.
  • If siding with the Stormcloaks, this quest needs to be started before The Battle for Fort Hraggstad and finished before the Battle for Solitude to avoid issues. Also, Season Unending can transfer Hjaalmarch to the Stormcloaks; if that happens, then this quest cannot be started until Hjaalmarch is reconquered for the Empire.


  • The related quest or objective may not appear in your journal.
  • If you complete the Stormcloaks quest Battle for Solitude, Aldis will no longer be part of the city and the quest marker will lead to a blank floor, where Aldis previously stood.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.0 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
    • Pc22.png Captain Aldis can be spawned again using the console command player.placeatme 00041FB8. Afterwards, you can speak with him about quests like normal.

Quest Stages[edit]

For the Good of Morthal (FreeformMorthalB)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
20 ☑Finishes quest
255 ☒Fails quest
Objective 10: Deliver Gorm's letter to Captain Aldis
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 10.