Where is Lydia's home?
With my first character, Lydia would hang out in the Jarl of Whiterun's palace until I bought Breezehome, and then she moved in there. With my second character, I don't own Breezehome, but I do own Honeyside. I dismissed Lydia and went to find her later, but she didn't appear in either location.
I assume I simply haven't waited long enough, but I would like to know where to expect her. How does Lydia determine her home?
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@StrixVaria — No. Each purchasable home has its own housecarl. Lydia will only hang out in Whiterun when she's off-duty.
If you enlisted her in the Blades with Delphine she will appear in the Sky Haven Temple. I forget I had enlisted her and had to use a console command to find her.