In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, there is one known explicitly queer couple that appears specifically in the Dragonborn DLC. If the player finds a love letter from Bjornolfr to Hrodulf and reads Hrodulf’s journal entries and his letter to Bjornolfr, a situation in which the two of them tried to meet but both died in the process is revealed. This situation is explained in both this video and this LiveJournal post.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996): Jaciel Morgen and Deyanira Katrece
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997): Pun/joke about the Khajiiti Navy; NPC same-sex spouses; Lord Killbar
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002): Vivec; Uncle Crassius Curio; Argonians; Daedric Prince Boethiah; Mephala; Molag Bal; Buoyant Armigers
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011): Bjornolfr and Hrodulf, Same-sex Relationship Options
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006): Ahzirr Trajijazaeri; Viranus Dolton and Eduard Hodge; Dumag Gro-Bonk; Pelinal; City-Swimmer
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014): Bameli the Pure; Hadrill Diina; Jakarn; Arlie Edrald, Frederick and Dulkhi; Make-Many-Waves and Sendrasa Llarys; Goveled Herendas; Captain Linwen and Faenir; Hartmin and Mirllir; Snaehild; Sind and Tand; Davilia Ralas; Captain Rana and Sargeant; Seyne; Erirus Cine and Therich Roielle; Little Leaf
See also QRM’s entry for this game.
- baratron. (2013, September 5). The only same-sex couple in Skyrim. Retrieved from https://baratron.livejournal.com/764985.html
- Bjornolfr. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Bjornolfr
- Camelworks. (2017, May 22). Was Skyrim’s ONLY Gay Couple Destroyed By The Dwemer? – Elder Scrolls Detective. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73A90Noi1BM
- Hrodulf. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Hrodulf