Giraud Gemane, a Breton thief, is the Dean of History at the Bard’s College in Solitude. He teaches history and can often be found on the ground floor library, keeping a watchful eye on the students. During his studies, he recently discovered that Svaknir’s missing contribution to the Poetic Edda was to be found in Dead Men’s Respite. This discovery will prove more than useful during the quest Tending the Flames. After the quest, his research will also lead to the recovery of Rjorn’s Drum. Giraud is the master trainer in Speech.