My new Nord was testing my custom wedding for Valyen (in my new world space Druid grove) when who should show up as a guest but a young Bosmer who introduced himself as Yarbrough! My other Dragonborns were of course familiar with him, but this was the first time he’d popped up so unexpected, and yet so conveniently.
How fitting, a bard at a wedding, albeit a bit unusual. I mean, a Bosmer bard who plays Nord songs?? I asked to play with him, but as this was just a test character, I had not completed the Bards quest, so I played badly in Warrior’s Life. Nevertheless, my happily newly wed Nord then requested Mogo’s Mead (gotta get the guests drinking, right?) and tossed him a few coins.
I can only assume, on the back end, that Yarbrough is programmed to be a Player “friend” from the start, and that’s why he showed up.