A fantasy action RPG from 2011 by Bethesda Game Studios. It is the fifth game from the main line of the "Elder Scrolls" series.

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Where can I find Daedra hearts?

I've learned quite a bit of smithing now and just started to be able to create Daedric armor and weapons. But now I noticed that I need Daedra hearts as an ingredients to create those. Where can I ...
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How often do merchants replenish their gold supply?

How long does it take before a merchant replenishes their gold supply once I've cleaned them out? I've tried waiting for a 24 hour period and that didn't do the trick. I've also attempted to leave the ...
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How can I identify to which quest line a specific quest belongs

My Journal is Full of Quests, And I would like to know if their is a way to determine if a quest belongs to the Main Quest line, or to one of the factions instead of the other questions Basically: ...
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Does equipping a torch actually make picking a lock easier?

According to this answer there is a book somewhere that says equipping a torch will heat the lock to make it easier to pick. Is this true? And how much easier does it actually make picking the lock?
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Can I change my character's race/name after the start?

I was asked what my race was, and I chose...but then I managed to exit without setting a name, gender...anything else. So now I'm a dude called "Prisoner". I'd hate to play the whole game with such ...
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Who is the stealthiest follower?

Playing a stealth thief, I find that followers (specifically Lydia) are not useful on missions. She just keep getting us detected, so I'm forced to tell her to wait before starting a mission, which ...
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What is meant by “when the moon is out” in the Silent Moons Enchant?

The "Silent Moons Enchant" Enchantment states that it effect happens "when the moon is out", but what exactly does this mean? To be specific: Does it matter where you're located? (inside / outside) ...
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Are there any time-sensitive events in Skyrim?

Are there any time-sensitive events in Skyrim, whose occurrence is based on how many in-game days have passed? Or, to phrase it another way, are there any disadvantages to waiting out time ...
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Drop Dead Dragon

Tootling along to my noble quest, when a Dragon appears and ruins my jest. It circles overhead through wind and storm, Though I'm ready with my bow, and fireball warm. When I notice, with start, a ...
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Is there a use for every item in Skyrim?

Can every item in Skyrim be used for something? I find a lot of objects like ruined books, embalming tools, etc. that I haven't found a use for yet.
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How to murder efficiently as an assassin?

My character is a archer/sneak type of guy but I'm having a hard time playing the game. I can kill regular NPCs easily with sneak attack but as soon as I run into a more bad ass type of enemy I'm ...
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Is it possible to remove stolen status from stolen items?

I'm a bit of a magpie in Elder Scrolls games and have a habit of wandering off with almost everything which isn't nailed down. Partly, this is to generate income, but I'm also filling out my ...
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Can I save Roggvir?

When you walk into Solitude for the first time, there is a Nord being executed for helping Jarl Stormcloak escape. Is it possible to save this man from being executed? Perhaps more importantly, is ...
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Can I secretly kill every guard in a town?

Is it possible to kill all of the guards in a town? Ideally, I'd like to do this secretly so the entire town doesn't see my deeds and put a bounty on my head. Edit: I was questing in Markarth and ...
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How can I tell what diseases I have?

Related: Why do people look at me sometimes and make remarks that I should sleep, or that I look ill? So I contract a disease, and people are telling me I look sick, but I don't know what disease I ...
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Can you remarry if your spouse is dead?

Title sums it up: can you remarry if your spouse is dead?
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Is there any way of improving claw attacks by Khajiits?

I'm playing as a Khajiit and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way of improving my claw attacks or my unarmed combat. If there isn't, there should be a certain point in the game where a weapon ...
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Skyrim Bows: Light or Heavy One?

I am playing a stealth archer character and I started to check on the weapons weights which led me to start wondering about how the weight of a bow matters. Overview of the Drawing Process Draw ...
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Does being mounted on a horse make fast traveling faster?

Is there any difference between: Fast travel with no horse. Fast travel with a horse you are not currently on. Fast travel with a horse you are mounted on. By difference, I mean in-game time that ...
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Do guards ever take any action against you for shouting in cities?

Do the guards just keep asking you to stop, or do they eventually charge you a fine or something?
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What are the full lyrics to the song from the Skyrim trailer?

What are the full lyrics to the song from the Skyrim trailer? ...
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Is there a “Nirnroot” quest?

Now that the game is released, this is a follow-up question to this question. I wandered around and have found a lot of Nirnroots (they're pretty hard to miss) and they also don't seem to respawn. ...
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How can I extend the view distances further?

OK, I'm lucky enough to have the game run smoothly enough for my tastes on the Ultra settings - so with all the game-provided settings set to maximum. Most of the time it looks brilliant. However, ...
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Why are my followers trying to murder me?

Esbern and Delphine keep attacking me, regardless of where I go or what I do, and I don't know how to get them to stop. I didn't attack them and was just doing quests with them and do not know what ...
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How to kill a dragon in Skyrim?

Anyone got any tips on how to beat down a Dragon solo? I've managed to get it down to 3/4 health, but keep running out of potions and getting owned. I tend to whittle it down with bow from cover, ...
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Transferring Skyrim saved games from one machine to another

Is there a way of easily transferring a saved game from one machine to another? PC to PC XBox to XBox PS3 to PS3 Cross platform transfers
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Are there any benefits to marriage?

So now that I have an Amulet of Mara, apparently I can choose to marry certain NPCs. But I'm wondering, are there any tangible upsides to marriage that'd make wooing that special someone worth it, ...
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My housecarls won't stay dressed!

So, I was interested in seeing if I could get Iona to wear some more common clothes around the house. I pretty much just leave her there most of the time anyway, so there's no point in her being ...
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Can followers be used to keep stolen items from “the law”?

In Skyrim is your follower able to carry stolen items for you? If so, will they still be carrying the stolen items if you pay a bounty or go to jail?
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The Aspect of Peryite came out of nowhere and insisted on talking with my character.. forever - How do I stop him?

I experienced a gameplay-killing and savegame persistent bug, where the 'Aspect of Peryite' initiates a conversation and will initiate again after finishing or if you tabbed out of it. My last ...
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What can I use firewood for? Is the supply unlimited?

I found a wood axe and a chopping block near to each other in a camp somewhere and so became aware that I could use the axe with the chopping block to (very slowly) produce firewood. Does firewood ...
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If I want to focus on magic, can I ignore weapons entirely?

I usually like playing mages, but in Skyrim you can choose to diversify between any number of combinations of weapons or spells. Is it a good idea to go all-out with just investing in magicka without ...
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Besides perks, what other permanent abilities can I get?

In another question, it was mentioned there were other permanent abilities besides perks. What are they, and where can they be found?
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How do I find my frame rate (in FPS) in Skyrim?

Really this goes for any game, but for my current needs, how do I measure my Frames per Second in Skyrim? If possible I would like to avoid installing any additional software.
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Why should I use a bound sword?

I am playing my first character in Skyrim and I decided that I want to focus on conjuration. Up to now I used swords for close combat situations and transitioning into a bound sword seems to be a good ...
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What are linen wraps used for?

I have loads of linen wrap items. Are they useful? I thought they might be used in making weapons or something. If they aren't useful, I'll just dump them all...
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What is this iridescent goo?

I'm curious about this rainbow colored, iridescent goo that's littering the floor of the Barrow Temple in Skyrim. It looks poisonous and so for awhile I was trying to avoid it, thinking that it was ...
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What creatures fit into the different soul gem sizes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know what type of soul a creature has? There are a few questions on soul gems and how they work or where to find them, but nothing on which creatures fit into ...
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How to make Skyrim more challenging at higher character levels?

I'm a first time TES player, and I simply loved Skyrim the first time I tried it. I started playing on Adept (the default difficulty level), and while the first 80 - 95 hours were both challenging and ...
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Is it possible to skip the new game introduction cinematic?

I don't want to watch the prisoner cart ride to the execution: is it possible to skip this? If so, how? Can I replace the intro movie file by some empty video?
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How many skill points does it take to level up?

It doesn't seem to be consistent how many skills I must level up in order to gain a character level. It also doesn't seem to be a whole number, since I currently have about 2 pixels of bar left to get ...
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Stealth with companions

I'm playing with stealthy type character and I wonder if I take companion ,will hostile NPC attack us if they see my companion?
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Are the Master destruction spells useful?

I was wondering if the Master destruction spells are useful or just to show them off? I'm asking because it takes ages to cast and you can't hold them neither precisely point (Lighting Storm)... Have ...
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In Skyrim, how many followers can I have? And where do I get them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the amount of followers limited? I have one Mage follower right now, and he fights well and holds a lot. But can I have another companion?
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Playing Skyrim regret-free

What's amazing about these open world games is the freedom I have as a player. If I don't want to follow the main story line for a while, and just explore, I can do that, and the game won't break. ...
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I want a divorce! What's the most painless way of obtaining one?

Seriously, it was fun and all, but I can't and I don't want to stay married to the same woman for the rest of my life - one real life marriage is enough.. Is there a lawyer or process of some kind in ...
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Do dungeons repopulate?

In lieu of a house, I'm considering clearing a dungeon and storing stuff in its chest, but I don't know if the enemies will come back. After killing everything in a dungeon, will more enemies respawn ...
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Is there any way to disable Skyrim's Auto-aim with bows?

I'm getting miffed with archery in Skyrim. I'm used to arcing my shots to hit distant targets, but in Skyrim, there's an automatic arc-correct that means when I aim above a bandit's head... I actually ...
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Which purchasable houses have access to alchemy / enchanting / smithy / cooking?

I bought the house in Whiterun, only to find out that it doesn't have the option to buy an Enchanting table (though it does have alchemy and access to a full smithy next door). If I'm going to buy ...
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Do poison effects stack?

If I use the same poison on a single target twice, do the effects stack? For example I hit someone twice with a poison that does 1 damage per second for 10 seconds, what are the results: 2 damage ...