After selling off some loot that J’Zhirr collected along the way, he leaves to meet Isran at Fort Dawnguard. After he leaves the city, this one turns around and takes a look.
Whiterun is the first city that J’Zhirr visits after he arrived at Skyrim. It is a big city and contains three districts: Plains District, Wind District and Cloud District. It’s central location means that J’Zhirr often drops by on his travels to sell goods and restock on supplies. Now that J’Zhirr has a house in the city, complete with a
housekeeper housecarl to take care of the property while he is away, Whiterun feels more and more like J’Zhirr’s second home.
Ulfberth War-Bear runs the Warmaiden’s when Adrianne Avenicci is busy at the forge. The first time J’Zhirr steps into the shop, Ulfberth welcomes this one by saying, “Welcome to Warmaiden’s. Now don’t let the name worry you – we got plenty o’ steel for fightin’ men.”
J’Zhirr learns that if one has the time, one should check with both Adrianne and Ulfberth for they seem to have different wares available for sale.
J’Zhirr takes the wrong turn and ends up outside Whiterun. A guard sees J’Zhirr and complains about the dogs at Jorrvaskr. He says that the dogs’ howling at night is keeping people in the city awake and wants J’Zhirr to control them. J’Zhirr does not say anything because there are no dogs at Jorrvaskr. This one has a pretty good idea where the howling is coming from.
Belethor is the owner of a general store in Whiterun. J’Zhirr visits him often because he buys and sells everything. Belethor often tells customers, “Everything’s for sale, my friend. Everything. If I had a sister, I’d sell her in a second.” He also says, “I’d even buy one of your relatives, if you’re looking to sell. Ha ha ha ha. That’s a little joke.”
While his jokes may be in poor taste, Belethor’s business seems to be doing well. He admits, “What with all that’s been going on. On the one hand, supplies are harder to come by since fewer traders are traveling the roads these days. But on the other, the scarcity of supplies has led to some, well, ‘elevated’ prices.”
Belethor gets a little touchy when he is asked about why he came to Skyrim. He replies, “Isn’t it obvious? Why, the wonderful weather and hospitable people, of course! Not to mention my great fondness for dragons and petty political power struggles. Ah, but without a doubt, the most compelling feature of this frozen wasteland is the volley of inane questions leveled at me on a regular basis.”
Usually after this reply, most people stop talking to Belethor.
Not much has changed in Whiterun. Jon Battle-Born and Olfina Gray-Mane are still keeping their love a secret from their families. Arcadia is still claiming that anyone who steps into her shop is sicken with Ataxia or Rattles. Heimskr is still standing in front of the statue of Talos. He gives a daily sermon about the greatness of Talos to anyone who passes by. Most people are so used to him that they have learned to ignore him and nobody pays him any heed.
J’Zhirr decides to make a stop at Whiterun. J’Zhirr finds Bjorlam once again waiting for customers outside the city. Business must be slow for he has brought a book to read. Bjorlam is so engrossed in his book that he barely raises his head as J’Zhirr walks past him.