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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Who can I safely kill with the Ebony Blade?

I want to empower the Ebony Blade, and I understand that means I need to kill NPCs that trust me, but I don't want to miss out on any quests or advantages. Several NPCs will become followers, ...
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Can I take a book without reading it?

Is there any way to take/steal a book without opening it? I want to be able to pick up a skill book without gaining the skill, so that I can read it when I'm at a higher level in the skill, without ...
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Is it possible to boost skills beyond 100 points?

Certain equipment will give boosts to your skills (such as +12 to light armor for example). Is it possible to boost a skill over 100 points using this equipment, and other items which boost your ...
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Can you pick-pocket someone who has already caught you?

So I was simply taking some weight off an NPC when he caught me... helping lighten his load. The problem is, he still has some stuff that I am sure he would rather have me hold on to but he has ...
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Are inter-racial marriages frowned upon?

Apparently, marriage is allowed in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. For example, as a Human, if I wanted to show my love for an Argonian or Khajit, and they were up for it, would I be shunned or treated ...
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Is my clock broken?

I understand that the Tamrielic cultures have their own names for days and months: Tamrielic | Gregorian --------------------- Sundas | Sunday Morndas | Monday Tirdas | Tuesday Middas | ...
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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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What's a quick way to level conjuration?

My conjuration is level 26 and I can't seem to figure out a quick way to level it. What's the quickest/most effective way to level it up?
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What's the quickest & cheapest way to power-level up to 15?

So, I recently discovered the Oghma Infinium and the power-leveling bug that comes with it. That got me to thinking about what might be the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to possibly crank a ...
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Is there a portable container in Skyrim?

I'm looking for a portable container, a carriable chest if you'd like. Something where I can put items in, but which I can put in my inventory itself. I don't need to be able to access items in the ...
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Where do I find glass to smith with?

I have ran around this game world for 100+ hours and I have never seen raw glass. Am I missing it? Or is there something special that happens when I take the skill to craft glass? I have not taken it ...
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After I murdered/robbed people, how do I get rid of the bounty?

I thought it would be nice to steal some useful stuff from people. However, the whole town got angry for me doing so. Seems someone did spot me doing so, I survived the first people by walking back ...
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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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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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Is there any reason to not complete the game?

Would there be anything in Skyrim where you wouldn't want to complete the main story? (Yes, I know the game continues after that) Like something you can no longer access, or do after beating the ...
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What house has the most bookshelves?

I'm an avid book collector, and I was wondering what house has the most bookshelves in Skyrim. I currently only own the Whiterun house, which has 2 bookshelves of 2 shelves each. Is there a house I ...
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How can I find or recall my horse?

Lately, I've been finding my horse to be more of an annoyance to use than an asset to have. But, maybe I'm missing something that could resolve this - or maybe it's the game that's missing this. I'm ...
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How can I find a lost item?

I've lost Morekei, 100% magicka regen, and I have no idea how. I've been looping through all of the shopkeepers I might have somehow sold it to but no one seems to have it. I've got this game on PC. ...
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Fortify alchemy/fortify enchant stacking?

Is it possible to enchant a set of fortify alchemy equipment that will allow you to create a more potent fortify enchant potion then using the potion recreate a more powerful set of alchemy equipment? ...
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Are ores replenished over time?

In previous games, the amount of minerals found in a vein was set in stone. Now that blacksmithing is a feature, will minerals regrow after a certain amount of time as plants do?
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Efficent Enchantment Skill-up

What is the most cost-effective way to increase enchantment? it seems too expensive to buy materials from vendors, and finding soul gems that have souls in them takes a while.
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Where do confiscated items go?

After getting caught stealing a few things in skyrim, I noticed that most of the stolen items got confiscated. However, when I went back to the original place of the item, it was gone. So my question ...
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Are there 3 words to EVERY shout?

I noticed that every shout has place for 3 words in the menu. What's confusing me is that I found a shout which already has all of the 3 words listed, but greyed out so I can learn them, while others ...
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How can I get rid of a bounty and keep my stolen items?

I was screwing around in skyrim and accidently got caught lockpicking something. I have a habbit of stealing tons of stuff so if I pay bounty, or go to jail, I lose most of my stuff. The only way I've ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

How can i increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim? on the main menu the mouse cursor is sluggish in-game mouse sensitivity is too low Things i've tried: increasing Look Sensitivity in-game: In ...
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I've lost Shadowmere - where can I find her?

So I own Shadowmere from the Dark Brotherhood. However, I jumped on another horse for a few seconds, before fast travelling. I did a few quests, without even thinking about Shadowmere, and now when I ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each version of Azura's Star?

At the completion of the quest "The Black Star," you are given the choice to pick between: What are the (dis)advantages of each? I'd seen some mention that human souls are more powerful than most ...
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Stop dragon attacks

I'm high level and finished the main quest, but my game is unplayable at the moment: It was said that every dragon fight is something special, why am I spammed with dragons like every 5 minutes then? ...
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What do I lose when serving time in jail?

When you serve your time in Jail, do you lose stats like in Oblivion? Also, can you get your stuff from the chest back after serving your time without having to sneak in and steal it? What negative ...
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Can I rename an item without enchanting it?

I forgot to rename an item when I enchanted it. Is there any way I can rename it?
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Will new shopkeepers take the place of murdered ones?

I was really trying to play a "good" character, but long story short, Belethor pissed me off for the last time. I often visited his shop to sell little odds and ends that wouldn't sell at the other, ...
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At what levels do the various types of armour start to appear in Skyrim?

I was wondering at what levels do the various types of armour start to appear? For instance right at the beginning hide/studded is the more prevalent armor type (from memory) However I'm now level 18 ...
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How can I find out who I'm married to?

I've forgotten who my wife is. I got married, then decided to make a new character, but after playing that character for a while I got bored and went back to my first profile. I can't remember who ...
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How do I favorite/hotkey a dual wield setup?

I've been playing Skyrim for a while now, and still have not figured out how to properly create a hot-key to my dual wield setup. I've tested with spells, which easily allow you to select multiple ...
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Skyrim instantly crashes to desktop

Two weeks ago I borrowed an Oculus Rift for the weekend and installed some mods for it, following this guide. Now I'm trying to run it again without the Oculus, and it instantly crashes to desktop. ...
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Best way to level destruction?

I've seen effective methods for leveling Summoning, like spamming a Bound Sword on a crag in front of a giant; my question is whether or not something like this will work for Destruction spells. Does ...
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Optimal way to increase heavy armor skill?

I'm trying to fast track my heavy armor skill, mostly so I can get the Conditioning perk (since my armor takes up such a ridiculous portion of my overall carrying capacity). So far, I've only found ...
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Can the bard play music or musical instruments?

I've completed the quest chain at the Bards College in Skyrim, but can't figure out what to do next. Is there a next? Do I get to play any kind of music in game? Basically, what's the purpose of the ...
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Is there a way to play as another faction (i.e. Bandit) on Skyrim for PC?

I have played LOTS of Skyrim on PC and am a little familiar with the in-game console that lets you add items and things, but I am wondering if there is anyway to use that to modify the game so I can ...
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Dragon souls not activating new words

So if I understand correctly you can learn new words and the souls will activate these words. I just killed a dragon and when it died it looked like I absorbed the soul but it didn't unlock any of the ...
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Are Items safe lying around my house?

I'm a bit of an untidy thief and often end up with a few things lying around the house. I've also left open a book next to my Alchemy lab in Whiterun for cosmetic and reference purposes. Obviously the ...
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Which arcane enchanter is closest to a fast travel point?

I find myself using Azura's Star every time it is full to level up enchanting. Currently, I am using the arcane enchanter in Dragonsreach which is quite a walk. What is the closest arcane enchanter to ...
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How do I find an ore mine?

I have an urge to practice some smithing, but ore seems to be in short supply. How do I locate a mine? Will people be able to tell me where one is if I talk to the right ones? Are there certain ...
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Can I haunt people as a ghost?

I have 2 extra philter of the phantom potions from a quest that make me appear spectral for 30 seconds. Are there any practical uses for this? Can I use it to scare other people for some benefit or ...
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Why do my arrows drop after flying a few meters?

I'm playing as a khajit in skyrim, going to assassinate Beitlid in Dawnstar. Now, the first time I did it on her porch and just killed her with the Blade of Woe. I got caught somehow, whatever, so 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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Is there a tactic to take out two enemies next to each other silently?

I was happily sneaking through Fort Greymoor, dispatching enemies one by one with Dawnbreaker, whilst dressed as a Jester (as you do on a pleasant Sunday afternoon...). However, I came across a room ...
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How do I examine the Crime Scene?

I am trying to solve the "Blood on the ice"-quest and am told to examine the crime scene. But I cannot find any trigger to activate or object to collect. What am I supposed to find/do here?
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Do shops/NPCs/houses replenish their contents after an act of thievery?

I have started funding my alchemy addiction by stealing from shops and pick pocketing from NPCs. I am wondering if they ever get any contents back after I have stolen from them.
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How does value affect the gain of smithing experience?

As of Skyrim's 1.5 patch, you get differing values for smithing items in part due to their value. More expensive, more experience. UPDATE 1.5 (all platforms unless noted) NEW FEATURES ...