Hirelings are basically mercenaries or friendly allies that will help you fight your battles at different locations for some gold. You can dismiss them anytime you want but if you want to rehire them again, you’ll need to pay 500 gold again.
Each hireling has its unique style of combat that will level up automatically side by side as you level up. You can choose the hireling that compliments your game style.
Belrand Location. You can find this follower in Solitude.
Belrand is a Spellsword class character with following skills and abilities: One-Handed, Light Armor, Destruction, Restoration.
Erik the Slayer Location. He can be recruited in Whiterun.
Erik the Slayer is a Barbarian and if you want to recruit him, you need to complete ‘Erik The Slayer’ quest. His Skills and abilities are: Two-Handed, Archery, Light Armor, Block.
Vorstag Location. Vorstage can be recruited in Markarth.
Vorstage is a Warrior with following skills and abilities: One-Handed, Heavy Armor, Archery, Block.
Marcurio Location. Marcurio can be recruited in Riften.
Mercurio is a Mage with following skills and abilities: Destruction, Restoration, Alteration, Conjuration, Sneak.
Stenvar Location. Stenvar can be recruited in Windhelm.
Stenvar is Knight with following skills and abilities: Two-Handed, Heavy Armor, Archery, Block.
Jenassa Location. Jenassa can be recruited in Whiterun.
Jenassa is an Archer with following skills and abilities: Archery, Light Armor, One-Handed, Block, Sneak.
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