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Where can I safely store my stuff?

Right now I'm level 7 and starting to get a lot of items and equipment (dragon bones & scales) that I don't want to sell to the merchants, but they're too heavy to be carried around. Can we buy or get a house to store the items like we do in Fallout 3?

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marked as duplicate by Mark Trapp, Mr Smooth, Mad Scientist, The Communist Duck, Rapida Nov 19 '11 at 10:45

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You can purchase houses by talking to the Jarls and completing their quests. After you complete their quests, they will tell you to purchase a home from their stewards. Here is the list of houses and costs that I've found so far:

  • Whiterun: 5000g
  • Riften: 8000:
  • Markarth: 8000g
  • Windhelm: 12000g
  • Solitude: 25000g
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so expensive..... thanks for the answer ! I guess there's no other way to store your items? – Jeffrey Nov 19 '11 at 5:57
Well, technically, you can place an item into a container (barrel, chest, urn) and it SHOULD be there whenever you want to go back for it. I just tested it by putting a dragon bone into an urn and waiting 96 hours. The dragon bone was still there. No guarantees, but it's an option. – Fluttershy Nov 19 '11 at 6:37
Thanks Tristan I'm thinking about the same thing. maybe it's the best solution for now while I look for money. – Jeffrey Nov 19 '11 at 8:58

For an early, temporary solution, you can also go to Riverwood and solve Faendal's love letter crisis with Sven (talk to the lying jerk in the Inn) to get him to serve you as a follower for a while. Just tell him, "I need your help, follow me." Trade your stuff to him, and he will carry it for you for as long as he serves you (or go back to his life, still holding your stuff, until you ask him to serve you again--if you tell him to wait for you somewhere too long, or tell him to part ways). He works at the mill in the day, hangs out at the Riverwood trader in the morning, and is in his house at night.

Just be careful not to accidentally hit him with melee, magic, or arrows, as he dies like a chump, and only you can kill him permanently--and then you'll have to carry your /own/ stuff!

There are plenty of other, better followers around. Faendal is just the earliest and easiest for a new character to unlock.

Having a follower around is useful--they can hold onto a lot of your stuff, effectively doubling your carrying capacity. You can also outfit them with weapons and armor, but watch out--the dumb elf doesn't have the heavy armor or two handed weapons skills, but he /will/ equip those items if you let him carry them!

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