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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Stealthy Breton

I was having a conversation with my friend about character selection in Skyrim. I was going to pick a Dark Elf seeing as they are a stealthy magician character (my fave combo!^_^). But he said that ...
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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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What makes a quest fall under “Miscellaneous”?

Right now, I've got 23 "Miscellaneous" and only 16 "regular" quests. Sometimes, a Miscellaneous quest is just as complex and trying (if not more so) as some regular quests, and occasionally I believe ...
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How do Trainers work in Skyrim?

I've been to one or two trainers for Destruction magic already. Since then, if I go to another trainer (different skill) of a level that I've already trained at, the dialog says I've maxed out my ...
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Forbidden Legend Quest: Gauldur is immobile

Having bit of a trouble completing "Forbidden Legend" quest. I'm at the forging of amulet part. After having fought the ghost of three brothers, Gauldur's ghost shows up. However, it doesn't do ...
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Skyrim FPS is about 5-10 FPS with Meminfo and 15-20 with ATT?

I've installed the -Elys- Meminfo module and it shows me a lower framerate then with ATT. Who lies? Isn't this framerate too low to play the game? But I'm already level 39 and 100+ hours? Why is the ...
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How do you know where you're already a thane?

I have become thane in half the cities in Skyrim, but after playing so long I do not recall in which ones. How do I find out which cities I still have to do some quests to become thane?
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How can I get my lost Vokun mask back? [duplicate]

I had the Vokun mask. I've even been back to make certain I didn't leave it on the mob etc, but now I can't find it. I can't remember if I sold it or just dumped it. I have all the other masks and ...
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What's the quickest way into Blackreach?

I didn't explore Blackreach much during the Elder Knowledge quest, and I also didn't complete the A Return To Your Roots quest. It took quite a while to fight through Alftand to get there the first ...
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Are the player's Housecarls always of the opposite gender?

I'm playing a male High Elf, and currently have houses in Whiterun, Riften, and Solitude. All of my Housecarls are female. Additionally, I've noticed that most of the Jarls' Housecarls are also of ...
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Are the Thieves Guild's radiant quests broken?

Currently, I'm doing the Thieves' Guild's radiant quests, working to unlock the next set of quests. So far, I've managed to unlock (and complete) 3 out of 4: I've done the quests for Whiterun, ...
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Miscellaneous quests disappearing from quest log?

Just as the title says, I've had quite a few miscellaneous quests disappear from my quest log, and it's starting to bother me now as I fear they'll never come back. I can't say for sure how many (or ...
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How to find and extract the audio files from Skyrim?

I'd like to get the shout sounds from Skyrim. I bought the soundtrack but they contain just the music and not the shouts. I'd like to get the actual shouts. Does anyone know how to get audio from ...
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My wife, Orla, ran away. Where to?

I married Orla and during the ceremony she left as I said "I do" and now I can't find her. I know she's not in the temple of Dibella because I've spent days in there and haven't seen her.
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Can I fortify skills above 100? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to boost skills beyond 100 points? When my sneak is at 100, does a 25% bonus from the shrouded hood do anything? I am currently trying to determine if ...
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Can you put poison on a weapon that is already enchanted?

I just started playing Skyrim and I am level 12, but I have a question before I get too invested into crafting perks. Can a weapon that is enchanted have poison applied to it as well?
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What's the difference between skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini?

I'm trying to improve my Skyrim performance and balance it with graphical quality but I don't know the difference between skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini. When I modify some value in skryimprefs.ini, ...
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How do I add character requirements for factions or guilds?

Is it possible to add character requirements to joining a faction or path, and therefore cause a character to be unable to join, say, the Mages Guild, or the Thieves Guild? For example, I don't like ...
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When to visit the College of Winterhold

I bought Skyrim a few days ago and have only been playing it for a short while. I am playing a high elf mage and one thing has been bothering me. I am only level 3 and following the main quest but ...
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Playing high elf mage with spells only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I want to focus on magic, can I ignore weapons entirely? I bought Skyrim a few days ago and have only been playing it for a short while. I am playing a high elf mage ...
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How can I see my character again after Breylna's spell practice?

I did a miscellaneous quest and let Breylna Maryon, an apprentice mage, practice a spell on me at the Winterhold College. At the end of the quest my character was rendered invisible to me and only to ...
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Is there a console command(s) that can let me switch my Asura's Star for the Black Star?

I took the Asura's Star from the quest. But now I really regret it. Getting soul trapped Grand Soul Gem creatures in Skyrim is a lot rarer than people. Is there a way I can use a console ...
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Explain the calendar in Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls has always had an unusual calendar. Can someone translate the days of the week and month names? Actually, a thorough explanation of the calendar would be useful.
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Where can I find an Amulet of Mara?

I am trying to find the Amulet of Mara so I can get married, but I can't find it and it doesn't seem to be at any of the stores. Is there any specific place I can find it?
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What is the fastest way to level up my speech skill?

How can I level up my speech skill? Does selling items and persuading people increase my speech skill? Does it increase my speech skill when I wear fortify speechcraft and haggling clothes and drink ...
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Can I change Aela the huntress back from werewolf form?

While in the Underforge, I knocked out Aela to take her blood and she was permanently put into werewolf form. Is there is way I can transform her back?
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The carriage won't take me even when I'm naked, what do I need to do?

I was at Winterhelm and encumbered. I figured that the carriage had to be quicker so I hired the thing and paid my 20 gold. Guy said hop aboard so I did. The guy then said ok I am ready when you are. ...
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Can I rename an item without enchanting it?

I forgot to rename an item when I enchanted it. Is there any way I can rename it?
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What difference do gems make in enchanting weapons?

Currently, I'm enchanting a Glass Bow (Exquisite) with Fire Damage. I have a Grand Soul Gem and a Petty Soul Gem available. When selecting the Grand Soul Gem, the weapon has the following stats: ...
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Why can I fill my black star by soul trapping a mammoth?

I have tested this twice, both times I had no empty grand soul gems and I had an empty black star. I soul trapped a mammoth and killed it and my black star got filled with a grand soul. I thought the ...
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Is there a cap to your spouse's income?

I've read in several posts now, that a common way of making money is: Get married. Wait/Sleep for 10 consecutive days. Take the 1k gold from your spouse. I understand that spouses have a ...
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How do finishing moves mechanics work in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What determines when you do a finishing move? I have a dual enchanted daggers character and I can do even 30x damage when attacking hidden from behind. Unfortunately to ...
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Should werewolves get married?

According to the accepted answer to this question on the benefits of marriage, if I were to get married I would get a piece of food once a day (if I remember to ask for it), a bit of cash once a ...
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Cannot find Aela on second werewolf totem

I am on the second totem and have successfully retrieved it, but Aelia went missing and I don't know where she went. I looked for her everywhere - all the houses she might be in. When I try to get ...
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Should I store things in corpses?

I was looking for a safe place to store my stuff, but I am nowhere near able to afford a house, and haven't located any of the "safe" locations. However, I remember killing Alvor in Riverwood a while ...
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Can I pick up my Mercenaries later if I tell them to wait?

I went on a sneak mission and didn't want to part ways with my mercenary, so I told him to wait at the start off the dungeon. When I finished I came back for him and he was gone. So I'm curious, ...
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Can't complete “A Night to Remember”

I've been playing Skyrim and have came across what I think is a bug. During the quest "A Night to Remember" I have found two items missing. When I went to rescue Gleda the Goat from the giant neither ...
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Weird Skyrim Build [closed]

I am considering making a fun Mage Build,but i can't decide which one. Is it Viable to Play a sort of "Melee" Mage ? (I've seem some out there,but i can't confirm if its viable). I would like ...
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A Timely Offer (Glass arrows, thieves' guild)

In the Ragged Flagon there's a note addressed to Delvin named 'A Timely Offer'. Apparently there should be a shipment of glass arrows under the docks somewhere - has anyone actually found this ...
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Where in the world does the Skyrim trailer take place?

In the Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Official Gameplay Trailer, the character fights a dragon at the edge of a cliff. What is this location? Is it a real location in the game? ...
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Does a banished Daedra take the loot with it?

I've been avoiding using any weapons that banish "Summoned Daedra up to level XX" back to Oblivion, because I want the fire / frost / void salts they drop. I have been assuming that when they are ...
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If you take someone's items, then befriend them, are the items still stolen?

At some points in the game, you do a quest for an NPC and afterwards they let you take some of their less valuable items. If I steal items from an NPC, then do the quest for him so that he lets me ...
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How can I find the thieves' caches in Riften?

I read in a guide that they exist, but I'd like to know where to find them/what type of containers I'm looking for.
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Do quest items weigh anything?

Someone said that quest items don't count against your carrying capacity in Skyrim, even if they have a weight listed. Is this false?
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Are there any unicorns/dwarves in Skyrim?

Are there any unicorns in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion I have found unicorns. But I don't know if they exist in Skyrim. Also, there are rumours about dwarves in the ...
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Can I still fight for one side or the other after forging the truce in “Season Unending”?

In Skyrim if I haven't done any of the missions to join the imperials or the stormcloaks or signed up for them, can I do so after completing the quest "Season Unending"?
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What is a good way to manage multiple characters?

On Skyrim, it seems very difficult to manage multiple characters. Their quicksaves overwrite each other and you have to trace back the date of when you last did a "full save" to load a different ...
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Is it possible to become the Thane of both Imperial and Stormcloak controlled holds?

I understand that there is the possibility of the Stormcloaks capturing a hold, or city, such as Whiterun. Is it possible to be both the Thane of a Imperial controlled hold and a Stormcloak Hold, if ...
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After a horse's owner is dead, is it still a crime to take his horse?

If the owner of a horse(NPC) dies, and is horse is roaming around, can you take it, or will it still be stealing? If it is stealing, is there any way to make the horse yours if the original owner is ...
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Which is better; dual-wielding or fighting with a shield and weapon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the advantages and disadvantages of dual-wielding? I want a comparison between dual-wielding one-handed weapons and fighting with a shield and one-handed ...