Henry reveals that he came alone to get Lydia; Alpha decides that Henry is coming with them. On their way back to camp, Alpha asks Lydia why she didn’t mention Henry.

Can you adopt Aventus?

You can now adopt Aventus Aretino. Speak to him in the Aretino Residence after completing the quest Innocence Lost. Compatible with Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (USSEP) or other mods that return Aventus to the orphanage after the quest. Just speak with Aventus inside Honorhall Orphanage instead.

As Lydia explains, Henry starts to become more compassionate towards Lydia, his own family having gone through similar hardships. Daryl continues to talk to her as well, trying to scope out the size of her group as Lydia claims that they may be coming to save her. He finds her arm covered in marks, which she says came from her mom. Daryl, who had been similarly beaten as a child, displays sympathy for Lydia’s abuse, but she proves to still be uncooperative. Lydia’s stories are told in flashbacks throughout the episode to the months after the walker outbreak.

If you have Hearthfire installed, you can adopt up to two children in Skyrim. Children can only be adopted if you have a child’s bedroom in your house or extra beds and containers in your self-built houses. Once you have adopted a child, they will live in your house and call you Papa or Mama.

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After Daryl leaves, the girl introduces herself as Lydia to Henry and the two start to get to know each other; Daryl overhears this conversation. In the episode “Omega”, Lydia describes her backstory to Henry while both are in the community prison, unaware Daryl is listening in.

You may have various interactions with your children, such as playing games, giving gifts, and asking them to do some chores. They will also have some unique activities, such as keeping a pet, giving you a gift, asking you for an allowance, and playing games with other children in the city.

Moments later, Daryl and Connie arrive disguised as Whisperers to free and rescue Henry; they prepare to retreat. Daryl grabs Henry, who grabs Lydia, and together the four escape.

Lydia explains that he wasn’t worth mentioning, but Alpha reminds her that he just risked his life to save her, so she must be lying. Unmasked, Alpha drops her knife and makes Lydia pick it up, commanding her to kill Henry with it so that she can prove what side she’s on; Lydia picks up the knife and begins to cry. Her mother warns her not to be weak and that Beta will kill them both if she doesn’t kill Henry. Suddenly, a small horde of walkers show up and begin eating the unmasked Whisperers, creating mass confusion. Alpha and the others quickly put on their masks so that they can try to lure the herd away.

She and her parents have taken refuge in a Baltimore shelter with others. That night, the survivor turns while Lydia is watching and her father runs to save her, but ends up getting bit. This only serves to harden Lydia’s mother, eventually leading them to don the masks made from walkers to survive. In the present, Henry decides to let Lydia out of her cell for a while and discreetly shows her the safety and facilities the Hilltop has to offer. While Lydia has an opportunity to take a hammer and strike Henry with it to escape, the cries of a baby cause her to panic and flashback to her past, and she begs to be returned to her cell.

  • Addy tells him that she knows where they went; she and Enid head out to find them while Daryl stalls.
  • Inside the Hilltop, Daryl discovers that Henry and Lydia escaped.
  • In the episode “Bounty”, Alpha demands that the Hilltop community residents turn over her daughter Lydia.

Giving gifts or allowances to your children will grant you the Gift of Charity bonus. If you sleep in the same house as your children, you receive the Mother’s Love or Father’s Love bonus (unless you are a werewolf), which makes healing spells and potions more effective.

In the mid-season premiere “Adaptation”, as Daryl, Michonne, and the others return to the Hilltop, they spot six walkers following them and lure the group into a confrontation on a covered bridge. Daryl and Michonne kill two while the third, a young girl, surrenders and is taken prisoner back to the Hilltop.

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Reunited, Lydia apologizes to her mother, but is smacked by Alpha across the face, ordering her to address her as “Alpha” like everyone else. Henry eventually catches up with Lydia and the Whisperers, and watches them from a close distance as they rest, but is found and grabbed by Beta, Alpha’s second-in-command.

Eventually, Michonne’s group returns to the Hilltop and the new threat of humans disguised as walkers is discussed. The girl is locked up and questioned, but she asserts all the others she knew died at the cemetery and the bridge. Daryl later rushes down to interrogate the girl again in earshot of Henry, who is also still locked up for past transgressions. Daryl finds that the girl’s mother may still be out there, leading walkers against the various communities.

In the episode “Bounty”, Alpha demands that the Hilltop community residents turn over her daughter Lydia. Inside the Hilltop, Daryl discovers that Henry and Lydia escaped.

Why can’t I adopt kids despite already having killed Grelod the Kind?

Addy tells him that she knows where they went; she and Enid head out to find them while Daryl stalls. Soon after, Enid and Addy are able to track down Henry and Lydia to an abandoned house near the Hilltop, where Henry has provided Lydia a new set of clothes. Lydia opts to leave on her own accord and is traded for Alden and Luke.

When morning comes, Daryl returns and Lydia states that she doesn’t think her mother will be coming, and she was only trying to scope out information for her. Lydia then tells them that her story was a lie, her mother having told her that story to blame her father’s death on Lydia. Lydia mentions where her mother and her people may be camped, but notes that they frequently move about.


After initiating conversation with Aventus, he will tell the Dragonborn that he summoned the Dark Brotherhood because his mother died and he was sent to Honorhall Orphanage, in Riften. While there, the cruel matron, Grelod the Kind, abused him and the other children, causing him to run away. Aventus believes that the Dragonborn is a Dark Brotherhood assassin, despite the character’s conversation options emphasizing that is not at all the case, and will ask the player to kill Grelod the Kind. When told that assassinations don’t come cheap, he claims to have a rather valuable reward.