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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What is the blue swirl of wind that drains my magicka in Skyrim?

Occasionally I'll encounter a swirl of blue wind which drains my Magicka. Are these traps that I'm just not seeing?
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Is there a way to drop a lit torch in my house?

I dropped a torch in my house in whiterun and somehow it was lit. It was actually very helpful as it lit up dark areas of the house. Is there a way to make this happen again (on xbox)? I can't seem to ...
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What ingredients are used to make a bitter drink will poison vampires when they drink your blood?

Does anyone know what ingredients to use to make a bitter drink that will poison vampires when they try to drink your blood. I'm also hoping this will also prevent you from turning into one. Can this ...
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Help, I'm being attacked on the Windcaller quest

I am finally attempting to complete the horn of jurgen the windcaller task, but when I arrive at the inn to meet the person I am attacked. I leave and roam for a while then head back, but she still ...
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Will completing the Dark Brotherhood quest chain hinder any significant quests/events?

I have an overall planned story for my character, part of which runs through the Dark Brotherhood. One of the first sets of contracts you do for them include killing one person that I know starts a ...
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How do you make arrows?

I get the materials to make them like other games, but i can't seem to be able to make them. Is there a quest that has to be done before you can make arrows.
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Is it possible to disable or disarm floor traps in Skyrim?

So I'm walking along in a dungeon, happy as can be, thinking of bunnies, when BAM, giant spikey gate to the face. Or I'm set on fire. Or impaled. All rather annoying. Almost every dungeon has traps ...
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Do Delvin and Vex's Jobs Hinder Any Further Quests in Windhelm?

I am in my second play through Skyrim. I am trying to catch all the things I missed in the first play through. But this play through I completed Blood on the Ice quest first. It was bugged in my ...
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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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How to stack soul gems in my inventory to make the list smaller?

I understand that some soul gems don't stack because of the size of the soul. You can't have a grand soul gem (petty) combine with a grand soul gem (grand). But sometimes my inventory has identical ...
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Where is Draven and how do I return his bow? I can't find him anywhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What quest is the object Dravin's Bow from? I found this bow which I can't get out of my inventory. It supposedly belongs to Draven, but I have no idea where he is. ...
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Why can't I buy adept+ level spells?

Am I bugged? I'm a level 32 with conjuring at 100. I did the master quest that lets me buy permanent summons, but he will not sell me any adept or expert spells? I am having the same problem with ...
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Becoming Thieves Guild Guildmaster, am I bugged?

I've completed the Thieves Guild main questline (Darkness Returns) and chosen my special power (Shadowcloak of Nocturnal). It says completed in my quest log. I also completed the extra jobs in each ...
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How do I store items?

For some reason, when pressing 'R' attempting to store an item on a corpse (haven't tried other containers) in TES: Skyrim, the game doesn't respond. This prevents me from completing the quest ...
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Enchanting/Alchemy without 5/5 alchemy?

Create a 4 pieces of Fortify Alchemy Equipment (hat, gloves, necklace, ring) With the clothing on, create some (4) Fortify Enchanting Potions Create a new, stronger set of Fortify Alchemy ...
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Keyboard problem with Skyrim

I have an international keyboard, and my customized my layout so that the letters P and O and I are written, when I type the keys on which there are my national(country) letters painted on. I have ...
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What is the difference between Black Souls and White Souls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each version of Azura's Star? I am on the Star of Azura quest and I am at the part where you need to decide whether you ...
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How do you get past the four levers and gate in Harmugstahl?

I tried to do one lever at a time but that didn't work. Then I tried many different patterns and nothing is working. It is one of the Trouble in Skyrim quests.
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How do I open the door to Alftand Cathedral?

How do I open the door to Alftand Cathedral? I have tried a couple of times, and it seems that I can't open it.
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Where does Aela the Huntress live?

I've looked around and I couldn't find her house. The only place I find her is the Jorrvaskr. I have even tried following her, and she still doesn't go to a house. Where does she live?
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How long does it take Giants to respawn? Alternatively, where can I find a rapidly respawning Giant?

I'm trying to farm giants for their toes. Unfortunately they don't respawn very often. I've finished the main quest. Sometimes I wait up to 30 days for the respawn and they don't show up. The ...
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Can I shoot an eagle?

Can an eagle take an arrow in the knee? Just kidding. But seriously, is it possible to actually land an arrow in a flying eagle? I´ve tried with about 200 arrows without any success.
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Bug: Companions wandering far from Whiterun + Skjör resurrected

Ok, so I encoutered my first serious bug in Skyrim, and wondered what could have caused it. I am already the Harbinger of the companions, which means Skjör has been dead for a long time now. Njada ...
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Is it safe to reset a quest?

Is it possible/safe to reset a quest? I'm looking to reset the quest "Hail Sithis". I've already completed that and fully equipped the Dawnstar Sanctuary with the money earned. Can I reset that ...
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What's the use of the Mzulft Room Key?

I managed to pick an Expert-level lock while rummaging through Mzulft and found a Mzulft Room Key. What's it used for? (Note that I'm not talking about the Mzulft Observatory Key, which is part of ...
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How is the duration of effects measured in Skyrim?

Potions and certain items grant benefits like enhancing smithing or having increased health generation for a certain duration. How is this time measured? Is this clock time or in-game time? Does time ...
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Will Sabre Cat ever respawn for Aela's quest?

I have been completing Aela's quests having completed the main Companion questline in order to obtain the Totems of Hircine. She gave me the Animal Extermination task of clearing Greenspring Hollow ...
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Can i Load saved games of a Steam Skyrim to a non-steam Skyrim ? [closed]

I know that I can share/pass saves of Skyrim between computers, but can I share/pass saves of Skyrim between computers when one has Skyrim through Steam and the other does not?
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What is the mess Lydia is in?

I was in Riften when one of the random Thief events happened. All the locals were attacking the thief and Lydia joined in. I guess she must have hit one of the guards at some point because they ...
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Skyrim Very Long Load Times!

So I was looking forward to wasting more of my life playing this game until the load times increased dramatically and the in-game lag also increased. The load time when the game is first loaded is ...
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Strange sound right after loading a saved game

For long time now I hear strange sound right after loading any saved game - it wasn't like this from the beginning but can't remember when it started. Can't really describe it, so I recorded it - you ...
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What's the exhaustive set of items I can use to make Dwarven Metal Ingots?

I know there are a series of items that can be melted down to make Dwarven Metal Ingots, but I'm not sure about all of them (levers, cogs, etc.) What is the exhaustive set of items that can be smelted ...
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Is it possible to bring Cicero back to life?

I killed Cicero and now I feel guilty. I'm an assassin, yes, but he was a dark brother after all. I hear he's also good at sneaking and I like having followers with me, but other followers aren't as ...
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Do Mercenaries Get Replaced?

I hired Jenessa and I accidently killed her in a melee. I know that there are a good few mercaneries in Skyrim, but as the question says, Do the Mercenaries get replaced ? Or could I, in theory, ...
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Is there a fix for random crash to desktop?

I just updated my skyrim to the most recent version, and now I'm crashing to desktop randomly, with no error message. I disabled all my mods, even started a new game, still crashes. It doesn't crash ...
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How does the Dual Enchanting Perk work?

If I get the Dual Enchanting Perk, can I add an additional enchantment to an item that I previously? Similarly, can I add an extra enchantment to an item that I didn't enchant, but found already ...
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Can your companion Soul Trap?

If you give your traveling companion a weapon with a Soul Trap enchantment and some assorted Soul Gems, can they Soul Trap creatures that they kill?
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Is it possible to complete Daedric Artefact Achivement without killing Silus?

First time I took Mehrune's Razor, but then I reload and save Silus. Also, I thought Skeleton Key counting as artifact too. Now I can't get ahievment. I lost all saves near this quest point, also I ...
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Do I need to account for gravity when shooting an arrow?

Is the arrow I'm about to unleash going to feel the effects of gravity, or not? If so is there a general rule of thumb for how much compensation should be made when aiming to account for its effects?
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Can You become the Thane of Riften if a NPC dies before you complete a quest that's required?

Can you still become a Thane in Riften if Wujeeta dies before telling you about the skooma? I was just starting to ask her when a dragon came down and wrecked everything. Can I become the Thane of ...
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Stuck with “Assist the people of Haafingar (5/5)” in my Journal

I forgot to do the "Return of the Wolf Queen" quest before I bought a house and became the thane of solitude. So, even though "Assist the people of Haafingar (5/5)" has been completed, it annoyingly ...
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Are there other uses for the Elder Scroll?

In Skyrim I've finished the main quest but I still have the Elder Scroll. There's a funky visual effect when I try to read it but it doesn't seem to do anything. Is there any point hanging on to it ...
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Fix for “Forever Mourning” bug? (Vilkas not giving the “Purity of Revenge” quest)

I have encountered the now-infamous "Forever Mourning" bug in Skyrim. The "Forever Mourning" bug is encountered after completing "Blood's Honor" (where you kill the witches for their heads, for the ...
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Aela the Huntress disappeared during Battle for Whiterun

According to UESP, if Aela is your wife while you try to claim Whiterun for the Stormcloaks, she may disappear. This is precisely what happened to me. I've tried using the console to bring her to me ...
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What happened to Lydia? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find my follower if and when they leave me? In Skyrim, I got Lydia and then I did the quest to become a companion. Farkas replaced Lydia, and then when I was ...
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In Skyrim does SetEssential on companions or anything mess up the game??

I want to set my companions as SetEssential with the console.. that way they cant die.. will anything bad happen if I do that??
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Certain areas cause a game crash

I have over 120 Hours in Skyrim on PC. I've completed the civil war (stormcloak) and the main quest. I'm now trying to complete the Dark Brotherhood, but anytime I go anywhere near Soltidue to do ...
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How can I complete the Blood on the Ice quest?

I had been playing through this quest and accused the court wizard of the murders in Windhelm. I went to see him in prison and he told me to look for the real killer at night. I ran frantically around ...
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Companion Inventory Glitch

I'm about 60 hours in now, and have been using the same companion for the majority of the time. I really would like to keep using this companion, but lately she's been getting... glitchy. It ...
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Does scaling apply if I don't level up?

I am currently saving my perk points until I meet the skill requirements for the perk I want. Let's say I am at level 16 and have enough XP to get to level 20. Are the enemies scaled as though I am ...