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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Revived NPC will not follow me out of cave

I just finished a quest in Broken Oar Grotto. I have a normal Follower and a NPC (Chief Yamarz) I revived with Raise Thrall. I am leaving the cave and my Follower comes out just fine, but my dead NPC ...
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Am I able to install Skyrim on a second computer, provided I am using my same Steam account?

I would like to install Skyrim also on my desktop. I was wondering if Steam will let me install Skyrim on another PC also? If not, I don't want to go through setting it up and downloading it, all 7 or ...
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How do I sync my Skyrim achievements with Steam if I use SKSE?

In my other question, I asked if I could get the Steam overlay in Skyrim if I use the SKSE .exe file. (Reference Question: How can I get the Steam overlay on Skyrim, if I am using the SKSE.exe to ...
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How to fix corrupted save files in Skyrim?

I played several hours of Skyrim today until I died and the game greeted me with the message "The save file is corrupt and cannot be loaded." after loading. This happens whenever I try to load one of ...
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Blades Initiation : Which Follower Is Good Against Dragons?

I have been tasked with initiating followers into The Blades. Delphine wants to do a bit of rebuilding of The Blades. My question is which follower is most effective against a Dragon, since the next ...
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Do Creatures have a gender?

According to UESP, there are a total of sixteen races in Skyrim - ten playable, six non-playable: Playable Breton Imperial Nord Redguard Altmer Bosmer Dunmer Orsimer Argonian Khajiit Non-Playable ...
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Which achievements can be permanently lost in Skyrim?

My goal is to get all the Skyrim achievements with a single character. I got many of them already by simply playing along and completing certain quest lines. I discovered today that it is possible to ...
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How to salvage Oblivion Walker Achievement after messing up Pieces of the Past

I want to do the Oblivion Walker achievement but made the mistake (some days ago) of letting Silus live in the quest "Pieces of the Past". I did not get the quest item that way, which is required for ...
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How can I get the Steam overlay on Skyrim, if I am using the SKSE.exe to launch the game?

I am playing Skyrim modded, and would like to have the Steam overlay in the game, so that I can chat with users and such. I have purchased the game and activated it in Steam, but since I am launching ...
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Why is Heimskr allowed to continue preaching, if the Empire wins the war?

I've completed the Civil War questline in the Empire's favor in one game. Since then, I've noticed several indicators that Talos worship still hasn't been as thoroughly eradicated as one would have ...
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Is the word of power near Meridia statue bugged?

There is a Word of Power next to the Shrine to Meridia near Solitude, but it will not give the word to me. It plays the epic music, but the word doesn't shine and nothing happens when I get close.
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What is Lydia's preferred armor loadout?

(Related to this question) what is the ideal set of armor for Lydia? I know she's a heavy armor kind of gal, but from the other question its obvious bigger isn't always better. Should I smith her ...
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Why does Lydia prefer an Ebony helmet over a Dragonplate one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Lydia's preferred armor loadout? I have made Lydia a full set of Dragonplate armor, however whenever I have her "pack mule" an ebony helmet, she equips the ...
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Is there a reliable, continuous source for dragon locations?

I'm trying to gather bones and scales to make armor for one character, and I've come to realize that there's never really any dragons around when you want them to be. Is there a reliable, continuous ...
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Smithing Enchant Not Working?

I have Smithing to level 100, but only up to Arcane in perks. I have four pieces of +25% smithing enchanted gear. I noticed sometimes the enchant doesn't show up so I have to re-equip and then it ...
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Is the Guild Tribute Chest a safe storage

I know that The Skyrim manual states: WARNING! Do not leave things in containers you do not own! They may not be there when you come back for them. Buying a house is one way of own containers. ...
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Will the werewolf's Howl of Terror ability still be useful at higher levels?

I enjoy using the Beast Form ability to run into places like bandit dens and mauling all the bandits. When I do this, I continually use the Howl of Terror to make all hostiles cower, which makes it ...
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How should I build a “paladin” character?

I've always liked paladins. Do you think it would be feasible to have a shield/sword wielding, heavy armor, self buffing, self healing character? What perks should I focus on initially and what ...
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Why bother getting larger soul gems in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What difference do gems make in enchanting weapons? I have a filled black soul gem and I am not sure what value it gives me over a petty soul. When enchanting, I see the ...
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Skyrim Shouter build (no weapon, no spells) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to shout more often? I've done the full Destructive mage build and got my nice armor set that does -100% to desructive magika. And now I'm wondering is ...
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Does staying level 1 reduce the requirements for gaining xp/levels?

I read somewhere that staying level 1, and refusing to enter the level up screen, would allow you to get every perk. I think the logic was something like... the game doesn't increase required ...
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As a non-magic user, is it convenient to go to college (of Winterhold)?

Nidoru is a level 32 sneaky archer assassin thief. She has been called "dumb" by a number of city guards (all are dead now). Well, Nidoru now wants to go to college to prove all the dead guards ...
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Where's the last word for the shout Slow Time?

I'm looking for the last word to Slow Time. I want to know where it is. Can you tell me?
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How does Delphine know where the Horn is? [closed]

I finished the quest The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller. The Greybeards sent me to Ustengrav. Upon completion I saw the note from Delphine. In a bid to learn my last word of "Dah" I went to Riverwood since ...
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What are the penalties associated with various crimes?

UESP has this list of illegal actions one can perform: Stealing items or horses Pickpocketing (although just looking at someone's inventory is not a crime) Lockpicking Killing farm ...
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Can you complete Oblivion Walker if you've sold, misplaced, or otherwise no longer have some Artifacts?

The definition for the "Oblivion Walker" achievement is "Collect 15 Daedric Artifacts". However, this does not specify whether the player must simultaneously own all 15, or if they must simply at one ...
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What causes 'Battle for Windhelm' to give a bounty?

I am doing the 'Battle for Windhelm' war quest; I am sided on the Imperials. I am killing Stormcloaks, but when I do it gives me +1000 bounty in the city. This does not seem how it should be ...
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I have 9 dragon souls but cannot unlock shouts, what do I need to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dragon souls not activating new words How to Unlock New Shouts I have acquired nine dragon souls but am unable to unlock shouts. What am I missing? (I've searched ...
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Is it possible to control view direction with only the keyboard?

Is it possible to map mouse moves to the keyboard (e.g. Keypad 4 to look left and so on)? I saw a skse script but I can't find it with Google.
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Formula for Alchemy Potions

How can you calculate the total magnitude of an effect from a Potion by using Skill level Gear Perks Effect Magnitude is there an "official" formula or has anyone derived one?
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Are there any downsides to killing thieves?

Since I began working for the Thieves' Guild, I've noticed the unnamed thief NPCs that show up in towns every so often to cause a bit of mischief. Unfortunately for them, they aren't very adept, and ...
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My wife tried to kill me! What did I do wrong?

I got married and during the ceremony it felt like my wife just kinda walked out in the middle of the whole deal right after saying "I do". I talked to my (RL) dad and he told me that she walks home ...
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How can I prevent crashes shortly after starting the game?

When playing Skyrim on my PS3, it crashes after only a few minutes, forcing me to restart the system. I have 55GB of free space and no other games are having this issue. Any advice?
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Isn't there another Atronach Forge?

UESP's article on the Atronach Forge seems to imply that there's only one, in The Midden at the College of Winterhold. However, I seem to recall stumbling across another one during a quest at some ...
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Can't Improve Mace of Molag Bal past Flawless

When I try to improve this mace I keep getting the message "You lack the required skill to improve this item". It is currently Flawless. My smithing skill is 100 and I have the ebony perk, the improve ...
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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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Can the Notched Pickaxe be used to enchant other items?

I have the Notched Pickaxe with its smithing enchantment. I would like to disenchant this item and apply it to another weapon. I'm scared to try it as I don't want to lose my pickaxe. Can this ...
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Enchanter's Elixir not providing a 25% boost

My Enchanting is at level 100, and I have: Enchanter (5/5) Fire Enchanter Insightful Enchanter Corpus Enchanter Extra Effect Here is a chart of the effect: (tested) (tested) ...
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Will items dropped on the ground ever disappear?

With the thieves guild missions to steal X amount worth of items from Y I find myself with a lot of useless items that aren't even worth selling. So usually I just stop and drop everything on the ...
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What apparel can I acquire to quickly close the alchemy/enchantment loop?

My goal is to smith the strongest possible armor set I can, then enchant said armor to best fit the needs of my mage. I'm leaning towards dragon armor at this point as I have enough of the required ...
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Why has the Draugr Deathlord in Valthume stolen my sword and my shield? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Draugr Wight Lord disarmed me, can't find my weapon Ok, so I started playing Skyrim. When I went into Valthume to find one of the shouts, I stumbled upon a Draugr ...
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What can I do to minimize my save game size?

Anyone who's played Skyrim for some time by now probably knows that some unpleasant things can happen when your game saves start to become too large. One solution I've heard of is to wait for about a ...
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How do I bring back an ally required for a quest?

I have a quest from the Thieves Guild. I must investigate his house, getting passed the guard named Vald. I did a small quest to get him to move. I went to his location and found his body on the floor ...
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How many quest followers could one gather at once?

Related: In Skyrim, how many followers can I have? And where do I get them? Most of the answers in the above question seem to be addressing how many followers you can get through normal means. ...
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Skyrim help with using addscriptpackage [closed]

When I try and use the console command addscriptpackage I get the following error: script command addscriptpackage not found How can I use addscriptpackage?
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Is there any point to dual-enchanting Soul Trap on a weapon?

From UESP's page on Soul Trap (emphasis mine): The Steel Battleaxe of Fiery Souls can be disenchanted to learn a two-effect version of Soul Trap, identified in the enchanting menu as Fiery Soul ...
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Is the chest outside High Hrothgar safe?

I am on a new character, I would like to lay off buying Breezehome for a while. Can I store some of my items in the offering chest outside High Hrothgar? I noticed that it never respawns items. ...
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How can I kill my wife discreetly?

I am married to Camila from Riverwood, and I realised I would prefer being married to someone who acts as a follower. I don't want to get a bounty or be confronted the guards of Whiterun whatsoever, ...
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How to Mark Wolfskull Cave As Cleared

I cleared out Wolfskull cave for Falk Firebeard in the quest titled Man Who Cried Wolf. Then I joined the College of Winterhold, where Urag asked me to find Shalidor's writings as part of the quest ...
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Do I have to go to jail?

I'm currently working on the Forsworn Conspiracy quest in Skyrim: The guards are trying to arrest me, but I hate being arrested (mostly because I lose my massive amounts of stolen loot) so I kill ...