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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Why does the list of locations the wagon will take me to change?

On one of my characters, the guy in the wagon at Whiterun will take me to almost any city in Skyrim. On my slightly newer character, he only lets me go to four cities - Markarth, Riften, Solitude and ...
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Are Certain Magical Item Not Disenchantable Skyrim?

I have a magic staff that has an enchant that summons a familiar for 60 seconds wherever the caster is pointing but when I go to the arcane enchanter table, it does not show for for disenchanting. ...
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Are dungeons locked at the level when you first enter them?

I read that dungeons are locked at the level when you first enter them. So let's say I enter a dungeon at level 2 and then later on in the game I do a random quest (the ones you get from the inn ...
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choosing attributes when leveling

I have a thief/archer that so far has nearly even distribution of attributes (magicka/health/stamina) at level 16 with stamina slightly lower. So far my reasoning is: although I am not primarily ...
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How can I get back an item that was confiscated when I was arrested? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do confiscated items go? I found Calixto's Journal (which I assume is related to the Blood on Ice quest in Windhelm) early on in my looting and then forgot about ...
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Why can't I improve my house in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't upgrade the inside of my house I purchased a house in Whiterun and didn't improve/decorate it when I purchased it. Now, I don't seem to have the option of ...
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How can I get Shadowmere to stop following me?

Not exactly the same as this. EDIT: The solution to that question involves killing the horse. Shadowmere is immortal. This is not the same question. I have gotten far enough in the Dark Brotherhood ...
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Under Saarthal Pillar Bug?

I am doing the Under Saarthal quest am and at the point where I need to rotate the 6 pillars however they will not rotate. I read something this is a possible bug but is there any way to get around ...
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Do companions use poisons?

If I give a few poisons for my companions to carry, will they use them in battle? And if the answer is yes - is there a way to control when they're used?
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What's the deal with this eagle?

This is the view from the top of the tower just east of Bleak Falls Barrow. There's an eagle's nest, and an eagle that visits it. Climbing up and touching the nest has no effect, but shooting the ...
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Does it penalize sneak to have a weapon drawn?

It's said that carrying a two-handed weapon increases your chances of being spotted when trying to sneak. Does it penalize Sneaking to have a weapon merely drawn, or only when you attack? Does the ...
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Does the weight of a weapon affect Sneaking, or only its size category?

According to the in-game help on Sneaking: Sound: Attacking or casting spells makes noise, which may alert enemies to your presence. Heavier weapons make more noise. Spells produce both sound and ...
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Is there a spell for carrying more weight?

As far as remember, in Oblivion there is a spell for carrying more weight. Is there a similar spell in Skyrim?
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Does heavy armour penalize sneaking when I cast Muffle?

In Skyrim, does heavy armour still penalize Sneak when Muffle is cast, or when wearing boots with the Muffle property?
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How to sacrifice someone in Boethiah's Calling

I am at the point where I am to "Lead someone to the shrine and slay them." I have a companion following me and have lead them to the shrine but nothing is happening. What am I supposed to do? Does ...
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What strategies are there for fighting mages as a mage?

I'm playing in a mostly mage style (though I have decent One-handed skill). Lately, I've been encountering more and more mages who are proving very difficult because of my low health. I have the ...
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How do I unequip both spells from the favorites menu?

I'm trying to unequip both spells from the Favorites menu, but it's just not working. I can unequip the spell that has the L symbol on it, but if I try the other spell all it does is toggle between R ...
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Any notable Telekinesis accessible-only items?

Or is it just meant for juggling my used dragon claws?
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Which race can dual-wield Swords the easiest?

I want to dual-wield swords, and I was wondering which race would have an easier start. Also, I would like to know whether they are better at using light armor or heavy armor.
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I lost my follower? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find my follower if and when they leave me? When I was asked to get a knife from some crazy witch to save a tree I lost my follower. There was no body, she ...
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About what level should I be before picking a fight with a bear?

I know that enemies level up with you, but at which level does it become more of a fair fight? I'm currently a Level 10 Khajiit, so I haven't gotten too far into the game quite yet.
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Can I buy a horse for my follower?

Can I buy a horse for my follower? I have my own horse, but I feel sorry for Lydia, and she lags behind me quite a bit.
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Why does Lydia keep switching back to her starter shield?

I've crafted a full set of armor for Lydia, but every now and again she'll revert back to her circular iron starter shield instead of the one I made for her. The only way I've seen to fix this is to ...
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Help with The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller quest?

I got the horn and went back to Riverwood. The townspeople didn't even give me the option to pay or turn in they just attacked me... the innkeeper I need to talk to was also hostile, any suggestions?
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Is there a way to bring down the Thieves Guild in Riften?

Riften is said to be run by the Thieves Guild. I know it's possible to join them. Now I wonder if I alternatively could bring them down as well. I do not mean killing all the NPCs, but I would rather ...
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Immortal NPC encountered on Riften dragon bounty quest?

I was on the miscellaneous quest to kill the dragon up for bounty in Riften, fighting a dragon, when all of a sudden I started to get attacked by a witch, some random soldier NPCs, and a spriggen, all ...
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Can Skyrim be run on Linux Mint 12?

I just installed Linux Mint 12 on my computer and was considering buying Skyrim. Would I be able to run Skyrim on my computer?
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What should I do to mitigate heavy spell damage?

I keep running into encounters where the spell casters kill me. In particular frost spells seem to be the worst. It's not fun getting 1-shot from 300 hp by a spell. I haven't done anything to ...
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Why are mammoths so much harder to kill than dragons?

In Skyrim, I noticed that it is much much harder to kill a mammoth than it is to kill a dragon. Why is this? Am I just bad at Skyrim, or is it like this for everyone?
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How do I join the Dark Brotherhood?

In Oblivion, you simply have to kill 2 or three people and then are contacted by the Dark Brotherhood in your sleep. In Skyrim, I have killed lots of people, but I can't seem to find the Dark ...
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How can I improve Light Armor as an Archer?

I play as an archer, which means sneaking and killing foes off at long range. Problem is, once a creature gets too close to me, I am in a world of troubles. (A random dragon encounter is fair game if ...
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Why can't I upgrade the inside of my house?

I have a house in Whiterun and I managed to get a few things for it from the Jarl's assistant guy in Dragonsreach. Recently, I've 'acquired' quite a bit of coin and would like to finish upgrading. ...
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How can I pickpocket only some of the gold?

There are some people in Skyrim running around with a lot of money, I'd like to relieve them of their burden. Unfortunatly, my pickpocketing skills are not up to it for larger sums of gold. I can ...
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Is there a workaround for the Aela the Huntress gets stuck in the Underforge praying bug?

My elf is married to Aela and has already completed the Companion main-quest line. Afterwards, I decided to do some of the remaining Companion quests but after completing "The Totems of Hircine", ...
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Why am I unable to use dragon souls to unlock dragon shouts?

I have killed a couple of dragons. When I go to the "shouts" section of the magic menu, it tells me that I have 2 dragon souls available in the lower right corner. However, when I press "R" to try and ...
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I'm unable to pick up Gauldurs amulet fragment in Gerimund's hall

As the title says I'm unable to retrieve the amulet fragment of Gauldurs amulet in Gerimund's Hall. This most likely is the result of me clearing the dungeon without the quest a couple of hours ago ...
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Is there any benefit gained from reading or collecting all the volumes of a book series?

Some of the books in Skyrim are separated into multiple volumes, for example "The Wolf Queen". Is there any benefit gained from reading all the books in the series, or from holding them all at the ...
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Does the One-Handed skill increase the damage of bound weapons?

If I upgrade my damage with perks in the One-Handed skill tree, does it also increase the damage of a conjured One-Handed sword?
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Effects of Reading the tablets en route to High Hrothgar?

While walking towards High Hrothgar, I kept encountering few tablets that my my PC could read - it seemed like they were about the origins of Shouts. How many such tablets are there & are there ...
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How do I get a companion when it thinks I already have someone but I don't?

I had my companion with me on the mission "Forsworn Conspiracy" and after completing the mission they vanished. I figured 'oh well, I'll go get a different companion', but when I tried they were all ...
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How can I hang up shields in my house?

So I've been running around stealing all the different shields of the different holds. They looks pretty sweet and I would like to display them in my house (I currently own the one in Whiterun). I ...
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Does anyone have experience using a controller to play Skyrim on the PC? [closed]

I have Skyrim for the computer and really love playing it, but recently I've been wanting to play it while reclining in my lazyboy and playing the game on a 51in high def. My computer is right next to ...
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Why do people follow me when I try to steal their stuff?

I'm really tired of being followed around homes while trying to steal stuff. It seems that I have this problem more in some holds than in others. For example, in Solitude it doesn't matter what ...
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What do I do with Habd's Remains?

I picked these up at Frostflow Lighthouse hoping they'd be a decent decoration for my home, but it turns out they're a quest item. As far as I can tell, I've already finished the quest. Is this a ...
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Are Alchemy and Enchanting broken in Skyrim? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fortify alchemy/fortify enchant stacking? I was wondering whether you could use Alchemy to do this: Make a potion to Fortify Making potions Drink said potion and make ...
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Why does dual-casting reanimate corpse turn zombie directly into ash

Steps to reproduce: Get Dual-casting conjuration perk Dual-Cast reanimate on a normal dead enemy (one that would work normally if not dual-cast). The body turns to ash. This happens every time ...
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How does multiplying damage work in Skyrim?

I am having trouble calculating how much damage my character can do in one attack. I get multipliers from various sources: 100 one-handed skill(because 100 skill lvl = 1.4x to the base damage. See ...
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Skyrim Personal Chest Sorting?

I have purchased the home in Whiterun and been storing a bunch of items in my chest in that home. I noticed that that chest only has one category where is shows everything instead of like my regular ...
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How to reopen the Join the Stormcloaks quest?

Earlier in the game I couldn't continue the main quest because of the Join the Stormcloaks bug (more information): I had to use the setstage xyz command to fail the Joining the Stormcloaks quest to ...
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Is enchantment magnitude affected by the base value of an item?

I didn't think so, but answers to this question have left me curious. Is an enchantment on a Gold Emerald Ring more powerful than one placed on a plain Silver Ring? Does a fancy bejeweled circlet have ...