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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I can't find Louis Letrush

So I beat off all the mercenaries in Black Briar lodge and rode away to safety on Frost with his lineage papers. I followed the quest marker to where I was supposed to meet Louis (a little north of ...
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Completed all Pre-requisites for restoring the thieves guild glory, but no trophy

I have finished the man questline for the thieves guild, done at least five quests to each major hold and finished the main one to establish bases in them. Still no trophy. Any thoughts?
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Do skill enchantments on armor work for companions?

I have been using Lydia and have noticed the following: If I put on a ring, armor, boots, necklace and head piece all with bow damage percentage increase, my bow damage rating in my own inventory ...
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How long must I wait after Innocence Lost before the Dark Brotherhood kidnaps me?

I have completed the quest Innocence Lost and have waited for days, yet I have not received the letter from the Dark Brotherhood. Nor does sleeping for 24-day intervals work. Is my game glitched, ...
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What is the benefit of owning a house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I missing something by not owning a home? I was about to buy a house in Skyrim, but then I saw that it was 5 grand to buy it. was just wondering what I would ...
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Book Disappeared Off Surface When Left in Home

I left the book Kodlak's Journal in my Breezehome, sitting top of the bedroom dresser upstairs. However, upon next inspection of the area after leaving and coming back, the journal was gone. I didn't ...
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What weapons in Skyrim are one-handed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell if a weapon is one or two handed? I am forging some new weapons for myself, but I don't want to waste my hard earned resources on a two-handed weapon. (I ...
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Is there a way to call your horse in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find or recall my horse? I am contemplating buying a horse, but for the price of 1K I want to know if I can at least call it to me once I have it.
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Best armor type for warrior build?

I am a level 11 warrior build in Skyrim and I was wondering what armor type I should use... I started out using light armor because I have a shield and I didn't want to be weighed down by heavy armor, ...
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What is the best way to level up/get ingredients for smithing in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an effective way to level smithing? I have pretty crappy armor, and I was just wondering what the best way is to level up you smithing... also, please tell the ...
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Why does my Magic Stats menu say I have 18 shouts unlocked, but my list of shouts shows only 17?

Screenshots: General Stats page: Shouts menu: The same thing happens with Words of Power, I count 38 total, but "Words of Power Unlocked" is only 37, and "Words of Power Unlocked" is 41. ...
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Can't complete Totems of Hircine — stuck with Aela as follower

I picked up the Totems of Hircine quest, which forces you to keep Aela the Huntress as your follower throughout. I left it in my quest log for a while and did some other stuff, including curing myself ...
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How do I stop the Riften Guards from killing me?

I'm not stupid: I know that the guards kill me when I commit crimes, but I don't know how to stop it. I saved before I stole the stuff, then I got caught stealing it and accidentally deleted my save. ...
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Who's telling the truth? Saadia or Kematu?

In the quest: "In my Time of Need" Saadia claims: "I am a noble of House Suda in Hammerfell." "The Alik'r are assassins in the employ of the Aldmeri Dominion." Kematu claims: Saadia is known ...
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Is it possible to reset the Skyrim save counter on XBox 360?

I'm a bit OCD, and was wondering if there's any way to reset the save game counter in Skyrim for 360. After each save, even overwrites, it increments the number of the save file. Having saves 130, ...
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Skyrim - Killed a chicken in the first town, how screwed is my game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get the people of a village like me again after killing their livestock? So I just started playing Skyrim, and I got to the first town with the mission to talk to ...
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Why won't the Blood on the Ice quest start even though I have killed Nilsine?

I can't get Blood on the Ice to start, no matter what I try. I did kill Nilsine for Dark Brotherhood, and now people talk about murders but there is no dialog option with anyone for me to help. I ...
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What is the optimal 'loadout' for Lydia?

I'm aware that Lydia's preferred loadout is Heavy Armor and a One Handed Weapon with a Shield. I didn't know this when I first got Lydia, and somehow managed to equip her with a two-handed weapon and ...
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Is it possible to finish main quest while being wanted dead in all holds?

I'm thinking of playing an Outlaw challenge game, with the following rules: 1) as soon as you escape Helgen, visit each Hold and get 1000+ bounty in each, making guards hunt you down on sight 2) ...
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Is magic a powerful and effective offensive class on skyrim from level 1 onwards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I want to focus on magic, can I ignore weapons entirely? Playing high elf mage with spells only I've played skyrim twice through using both one-handed and ...
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How is armor in skyrim classified?

I want to make a warrior build for my character in skyrim, and I want light armor for my character because I have a shield and heavy armor will just weigh my down... What armor is light armor though? ...
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Help with skyrim combination

I'm stuck at the combination lock in the caves for the quest that you get the golden claw... I know the right combination, but the pillars are actually stuck! none of the will turn, and they are all ...
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Get Aranea to become a follower after creating the Black Star

I want Aranea as a follower, but unfortunately I finished "the black star" quest with the other NPC, so she won't speak to me anymore. I now tried to get her as a follower by using console commands, ...
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Can I keep the Rueful Axe and get Clavicus Vile's Mask?

Is there a way to keep the Rueful axe and get Clavicus's Mask? I thought you could kill Barbas after receiving the mask, but he is a statue now. Did I miss my chance?
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Cannot properly view third person anymore

When I am playing Skyrim, I typically use the third person view. It is just easier for me to see what is going on. However, lately when I try to switch to third person, all I get is a zoomed in ...
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What is the difference between a Dremora summoned with the Conjuration spell and one summoned from the Sanguine Rose?

I have a character that is Level 37 and has 83 skill in Conjuration. I noticed that when I summon a Dremora with the Conjure Dremora Lord spell, the name of the summoned Dremora is 'Dremora Lord'. ...
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Why do Markarth guards attack me after I left Calcelmo's lab?

I'm doing the thieves guild quests and I was sent to get a falmer translations book from Calcelmo in Markarth. I killed the spider and got the key from Calcelmo to enter his Dwemer museum. Here ...
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Where can I find an Ebony Helmet?

I want to get an ebony helmet from somewhere, and I don't have a high enough smithing to make one. Where is the best place I can find one?
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Does magic damage add on to a weapon's damage or is it a part of it?

If a weapon has 26 damage, and does 10 fire damage to the target, is it (16 base damage) + (10 magic damage) = (26 total damage), or (26 base damage) + (10 magic damage) = (36 total damage)? Also, ...
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What year did Skyrim begin

I am currently in the year 4E 202 the 26th of some month? What was the beginning year, and how much "game time" has passed?
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Is there a use for the various ingots/ores apart from smithing?

I'm playing a destruction mage in Skyrim and I'm really close to max out on enchanting, alchemy and destruction. I have completely neglected the smithing perks, because I'm only wearing clothes and ...
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Why does Skyrim keep wanting to install?

I've installed Skyrim and registered it with steam. I've tried to run it through steam, from the setup.exe in the disk and the TESV.exe in my steamapps folder but every time it tried to install the ...
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What's different about my bed in the College of Winterhold?

When I sleep at my home in Whiterun, or in a purchased bed at an inn, I get the Well Rested buff.(10% to skill increases) When I sleep in a bed out in the wilderness I only get a Rested Buff.(5% to ...
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Spell Tomes and Enchanting

Rather than disenchanting weapons in non-modded Skyrim, is there a way to learn the spells spell tomes in a way to use them to enchant items? Ex: Using the Sparks Spell Tome to get the enchantment for ...
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Am I using Shouts Correctly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use shout power levels? I have all three words of Unrelenting Force, but when I hit my shout button it seems only one word is coming out of my mouth. Am I ...
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Is there any way to get back to Skuldafn without using the console? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to return to Skuldafn? Is there anyway to get back to Skuldafn once completing that quest without using a console command (since I'm on the Xbox 360 ...
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Does any patch injector support Skyrim post 1.4?

I finally got Skyrim to update this morning to allow mods, but now when I run the game on 1080x5760 with eyefinity everything is messed up. Prior to 1.4 I used the patch described on Wide Screen ...
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What must I do to get my tribute

It has been almost a game month since the Thieves Guild tribute chest restocked. In another question someone said it usually takes about a week. Do I have to do more jobs to trigger an event? I ...
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How do I find a specific place in a city?

I am having troubles finding some specific places in cities. I know, and that is a good example, that I should look for a general store to sell things but I am not able to find it when I am at the ...
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What determines my horse's sprint duration and speed?

My horse will gallop fine, but she becomes exhausted after a while and slows back to normal speed. What determines the speed of this sprint, and more importantly, the duration? Does it in any way ...
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Is there any non-enchanted Staff in Skyrim?

I´ve been willing to create a mage character, since there are some good looking staves in the game. But, there is there any way to disenchant those staves ? If yes, is there any non enchanted staff ...
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What are the differences between saves in Skyrim?

What's the difference between "Quicksave", "Autosave" and a standard "save"? Can I use the keybind to "Quicksave" instead of opening the menu to save the game every time I think its important? Will ...
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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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Can skyrim mods pose any threat to my computer?

Video game mods have been used in the past to launch attacks, and deliver payloads to computers. Can the Steam Workshop be used as a delivery vector for malware? What kind of files can a Steam ...
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Were the snow-elves evil?

I am considering using Wuuthraad. However, from the lore I could gather, Ysgramor seems to be a genocidal megalomaniac - and his weapon killed the snow elves by the droves and led to their descent ...
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Can't find Gaius Maro's body after killing him in Solitude

For the quest "Breaching Security", you're to kill Gaius Maro (preferably in a town) and then place a letter on his body. I followed him to Solitude and transformed into a werewolf to kill him, to ...
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Do followers lose items when replaced with companions?

During the companion quests, followers tend to be replaced with one of the companions without warning. When this happens, the followers say "I'll head back home if you need me", and start walking ...
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Is it possible to realistically use Lydia for the entire game?

I'm concerned with the information I've gathered about followers, namely the tidbit about how a follower's stats and level are set to yours when you acquire them. I've heard of console commands that ...
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Is there a way to get an NPC's RefID in game?

When using the console to affect NPC characters you always need their RefID. I always get this on one of the two Skyrim wikis because the following help command returns only their BaseID: help ...
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Are there any effects to reading an Elder Scroll?

I just got an Elder Scroll while doing the quest "Elder Knowledge", and I wanted to know if there are any effects to reading an Elder Scroll?