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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How large is Skyrim?

I was wondering, if I were to run around in a world like this, how much I would need from one corner of Skyrim to the other far diagonal corner end to the other in kilometers/miles. There is already ...
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Skyrim Bows: Light or Heavy One?

I am playing a stealth archer character and I started to check on the weapons weights which led me to start wondering about how the weight of a bow matters. Overview of the Drawing Process Draw ...
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How do I unadopt my children? (preferably without killing them)

I changed my mind and would like to adopt other kids. I would like to do this without killing my children (I'm not that evil) or using the 'disable' console command on them permanently (removing them ...
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Why am I not getting either letters from the courier after I'm already a Thane?

Well, I downloaded Hearthfire, and I have done the quests of multiple Jarls. But I haven't gotten the two letters from the courier at all yet. I bought a house in Dragon's Reach, so I check all the ...
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Why does Irileth hate me?

I was playing Skyrim today and went to turn a bounty in to Avenicci and Irileth immediately began attacking me once I got within her detection range. I reloaded, several times, and she attacked me ...
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How do I perform silent takedowns?

In Skyrim, when I backstab an enemy his allies notice, even if they're facing the opposite direction and I kill the target in one hit. This makes it difficult to ambush a column of soldiers escorting ...
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Does the “Conditioning” perk improve sneak and stamina?

I have a warrior/mage build, and I am specializing in heavy armor. I'm doing this because I tend to die easy and light armor doesn't sound like enough protection (despite what others say). I was ...
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Which enchants are worth the most?

In terms of gold return. If I'm levelling enchanting by enchanting iron daggers, which enchant gives the dagger the most value? Assuming I'm using just petty/lesser souls.
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Skyrim Dawnguard serana missing [duplicate]

I'm on xbox 360 and Icant find serana she's not at the castle she's not at the glade where is she what do Ido
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Help me find a good potions calculator? [closed]

Trying to find a good potions calculator. I used to have one but lost it when my comp crashed, it had a list of the reagents and you input the number you had and it gave a readout of craftable ...
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How to make Skyrim more challenging at higher character levels?

I'm a first time TES player, and I simply loved Skyrim the first time I tried it. I started playing on Adept (the default difficulty level), and while the first 80 - 95 hours were both challenging and ...
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How to clean high bounty without losing skill progress? [duplicate]

SPOILER INCOMING! Prepare yourself for spoilers... After Dark Brotherhood quest for killing the REAL emperor, I killed Maro; then my bounty become 3,500 septims and (I don't know how) 1,000 bounty ...
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Can you skip the launcher?

Can you Start Skyrim 'silent' without the launcher showing up?
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The Imperial Legion is mad at Lydia. What do I do?

I just completed the Battle for Whiterun, and, as per my playstyle, I dismissed Lydia once that was done. When I dismissed her, the Legion (the side I fought for) started attacking her. What can I do ...
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Can I copy my mod configurations from a save to another?

The mod configuration menu (or MCM) included in SkyUI is amazing, but it resets all mods back to default settings every time I start a new character. I have a lot of mods and I'm forced to spend maybe ...
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What do the pressure plates at the Sky Haven Temple entrance do?

There are 5 pressure plates at the entrance to Sky Haven Temple. What do they do? When I step on them nothing seems to happen.
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Can I unjoin the Legion?

This is my first time through playing Elder Scrolls and initially I grabbed every quest that has come available... At first I thought I wanted to be part of the Legion but I feel like I picked the ...
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Do the bonus quests for Companions' leaders end?

I have become the Harbinger of the Companions. But I still keep getting "Talk to the leaders of the Companions for more work" in the miscellaneous quest journal. Does this ever end? Also as Harbinger ...
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I'm level two, with enough “level ups” to get to around 14~ ish, how should I maximise my 5 level trains?

I'm too used to played Oblivion where I would not sleep in order to get 5 skill trains per level up. I forgot to do it on my first level up but now I'm level 2 and can train up to level 14. Are you ...
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Armor not showing on mannequins after I leave and return

When i put armor on mannequins it shows. But when i leave the house and come back the armor does not show up on the mannequins. It still is in the inventory however. I already tried the mannequins fix ...
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Where are the best house locations in Skyrim?

I'm looking for the best house location, for two different types of characters. Craftsman: The house must be very near to, or include: Alchemy Lab Arcane Enchanter Forge and/or Anvil Grindstone ...
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Cannot get Wujeeta to tell me her dealer

I gave Wujeeta the potion, talked to her, and there's still no option to intimidate her to the point to tell me who is her dealer. Has anyone else had this problem? All it lets me ask is "What is ...
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How does regen vs magicka vs reduced cost affect my efficiency? What is my destruction spell damage?

The Questions What are my character's derived stats? (regen time etc) What will each magicka and destruction enchanting effect do to my overall character? How is my damage output affected by ...
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Where can I find Neloth's apprentice?

I cannot find Talvas Fathryon in Tel Mithryn. I never used him as a follower and have completed all quests for Neloth with the exception of his radiant quests. Any idea where he could be? I need him ...
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What constitutes a no-bounty stealth kill?

I would like to know how Skyrim determines whether I was detected killing someone. For example: There is this temple in Makreth, where there are some women down below the main hall. I lockpicked my ...
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How can I tell what diseases I have?

Related: Why do people look at me sometimes and make remarks that I should sleep, or that I look ill? So I contract a disease, and people are telling me I look sick, but I don't know what disease I ...
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How get waiting follower to follow while trespassing?

I'm trespassing inside of a house. I activated follower command mode by holding activation while aiming at my follower and told them to wait somewhere. I now can't get them to leave the house with me. ...
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Which buildings have lots of ingredients?

I'm prioritizing improvement of the Alchemy and Enchanting skills because they can enhance practically everything else, including each other. I'm focusing on creating potions with a Paralyze effect ...
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Can you prevent people from being reanimated by a necromancer?

Sometimes in battle I'll be slaying the apprentice necromancers / skeletons etc to then go off and attack the more senior foes only to find that the recently killed victims have been reanimated and ...
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How to become a vampire and werewolf hybrid?

I want to become a werewolf and vampire lord hybrid. I searched it up on YouTube . One way was to become werewolf when being vampire lord and have Serena bite you again when you came out from ...
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Is there a way to repeat certain quests?

I liked a particular sequence in the The Black Star quest, even though it wasn't conducive to my character's skill-set. I think that I found a way to end it earlier than normal, so I'm curious if ...
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Why do my spells cost the base amount with reduction perks?

I have the appropriate "cast novice spells for have half mana cost" perks and additional armor perks, but spells still cost the base amount of mana. Could this be because I'm a werewolf?
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How much does a house cost in Skyrim? Can I get one for free?

How can I buy a house in Skyrim? How much do I have to pay? Can I put an alchemy table or an enchanter table in it? Do I've to solve a quest to get a house?
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How many dragon souls do I need to unlock all shouts?

There are 20 shouts in Skyrim, each with 3 levels of power. However, some of these shouts require dragon souls to unlock, and others are simply given to the player as gifts / quest rewards. (e.g., ...
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How is it that Borkul the Beast is a Forsworn?

How is it that Borkul the Beast is a Forsworn? There are two Orc strongholds in or near the Reach, but how does an Orc fall in with the Forsworn? Is there an in-game explanation?
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Why can't I adopt children despite having a steading in Falkreath?

I bought two pieces of land. One from Morthal, and one from Falkreath. Morthal was the first plot of land I purchased. I only finished half of it. I bought the plot of land in falkreath because I ...
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Poisoner's Nook Plants don't seem to grow back

I've successfully completed the Dark Brotherhood Questline in Skyrim and purchased the Poisoner's Nook Alchemy Table + Garden for the Sanctuary. However, it appears that the plants haven't yet grown ...
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What crimes can a Thane commit without punishment?

I'm now a Thane in Whiterun - I was caught picking a simple lock in an inconsequential area and I was able to pull rank and tell the guards that they should remember who they're talking to, and they ...
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Where is the ivory claw? [duplicate]

I've searched inside of folgunthor and searched the dead adventuror and it is not there, any help? I do not know where to go next.
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How do I Find an Escaped Prisoner?

I have a quest from the 'Companions' to kill an escaped prisoner. He is said to be roaming Haarfingar. When I bring up the journal and highlight the quest, It offers no clues on the map. I have ...
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What has happened to Iona? [duplicate]

So I became Thane of Riften and got Iona as a housecarl and I married. She was in my house but after a while she just disappeared from my house and isn't anywhere in riften, from what it seems. Any ...
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Can I get back to Skyrim from Sovngarde?

I'm at Sovngarde, I've used all my healing potions and I can not defeat the guy who's gaurding the bridge. Is there anyway to go back to skyrim and buy potions? Is there any other way I can get ...
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How do I obtain the Nightingale Armor?

I have seen this armor in Skyrim around the internet, and I have no idea how to get it. I think it may have something to do with Thieves Guild, but I don't know any more. How do I get this armor?
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Dawnstar Sanctuary Secret Entrance Marker

Is there a way to get the Dawnstar Sanctuary secret entrance on my world map? When I purchased this upgrade Delvin said I could get in and out of it. Coming out is fine, its a sewer grate outside of ...
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Where can you farm ore in Skyrim?

I want to level up my blacksmithing, but I can't find enough ores to do it. I've farmed all dungeons, that I've farmed so far (I'm level 11) and bought all ores\ingots from NPCs. So are there respawn ...
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What can I do after a corpse despawns?

I'm playing Skyrim on the xbox-360. I killed Vokun and left I haven't been to the place for a few days also, Lydia died and I can't find either one of them I didn't get the chance to loot Vokun and ...
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Enchanted weapon wasting all of its energy

I did a enchantment on my ebony sword that absorbs 150 points off life at first it worked right but after the first few recharges it wasted all its energy in the first hit does anyone know why this ...
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Can I make mods for Skyrim?

Can regular owners of the Skyrim game make mods for skyrim? Will it include mod tools, level editors, etc? If not, are there any customizations that end users can do?
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What is Fus Ro Dah?

I haven't yet played any Skyrim, but over and over I hear people saying they "fus ro dah"ed something or other. It also seems to have become a meme of sorts. What is Fus Ro Dah? It sounds like it ...
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I'm not powerful enough to continue the main quest(s). What can I do?

It's seems I've hit a bump: Every time I try to battle something I die. I couldn't go to High Hrothgar because I couldn't beat the troll. So I figured I'd become a Stormcloak and head over to Windhelm ...