I didn't know he was in inspired by a guy who impressed Bethesda on his knowledge of oblivion and got to your their studio because of it and then later died of cancer. I believe in humanity again --- Oh sheesh y'all, twas a dream!
Yup. This is why I don't use his in-game incarnation; I don't want him to die, and yes, followers can die. I had a group of bandits attack Lakeview and no matter how many times I reloaded, Faendal would get killed. :/
So, I leave Erik safely in the inn. --- Winter is coming