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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Where can I find black soul gems?

I've missed the chance to get the artifact that acts as a permanent black soul gem so I'm looking for them elsewhere. Which merchants regularly sells black soul gems I can use?
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Where do I get Daedric weapons at level 40?

In Skyrim, I really want to get a Daedric weapon, but I am only level 40. Could someone please help me get one without smithing or using the Atronach Forge?
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Where can I find the right combination for these pillars in Shroud Hearth Barrow?

I'm in Shroud Heart Barrow and encountered the infamous pillars, but I have no idea where the solution is to be found. Any suggestions on how to continue?
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How does one enter the locked stairwells in Halls of the dead in Falskaar

So I went into the halls of the dead, had an epic battle with a dozen Deathlords after picking up the potion from the altar..and now what? There are 2 cage covered stairwells there leading down with ...
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Followers don't follow after I fast travel somewhere

I was doing the recruiting for the blades after recruiting a mercenary and someone else, then I got the final recruit and fast traveled to Sky Haven Temple but my follower wasn't there. Later I went ...
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TES5Edit “Error Invalid type for” registry error [on hold]

Running out of options trying to find help with a registry issue. This is regarding the xEdit program used for modding games like Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Elder Scrolls etc. Before my issue arrived I've ...
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How can I smith higher levels of weapons?

Instead of only smithing weapons to exquisite, how I can smith better weapons? I have tried to use the weapon smithing skills constantly but I just can't figure it out.
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How can I access the location of Shalidor's writings in Wolfskull Cave?

I've researched bugs on this quest and have not resolved the inability to access the location of Shalidor's writings when directed to Wolfskull Cave. I had completed the "The Man Who Cried Wolf" ...
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Falion won't help me cure my vampirism

Trying to cure my vampirism, after loading a save AGES ago, and doing the quest to cure it. I get to Falions house, and it's locked. (These events in this paragraph happened the first time) I tried ...
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How do I get a follower back after telling them to wait? [duplicate]

In Skyrim on Xbox 360, I told my follower (a dark brotherhood initiate) to wait at the foot of the staircase in Folgunthur during the quest to get the fragment, and when I came back to get her, she ...
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How do I stop the king of Whiterun from being aggresive? [on hold]

The guards of Whiterun ignore me, but the king keeps killing me! I don't know what to do!
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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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Is it more efficient to wait or is there an efficient distance to travel?

For the purposes of resetting NPCs and respawning items, it can take—at most—up to 30 days (720 hours) of in-game time. There is an option to wait and there is an option to fast travel. Each passes ...
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Skyrim randomly closed

I have the USP installed (unofficial Skyrim patch). As I was taking over Fort Greenwall I got the achievement but then as soon as that popped up the game just closed suddenly. No error message, ...
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What are some good non-destruction based mage builds for skyrim [on hold]

I would like to know if it is at all possible to make a mage without using destruction at all. I was thinking alteration/conjuration, with a bound weapon and a summon, are there any suggestions in ...
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Where do soul gems originate?

On Nirn (or at the very least in Tamriel), soul gems seem to be extremely common as they're found in almost any shop anywhere. As I remember, the only source of new soul gems is the geode mining ...
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I murdered my wife, is there a way to bring her back?

A while back I married Camilla Valerius and recently I was was playing and I started to get tired of Faendal always coming over to my house in Whiterun, so I murdered my wife Camilla. However, you ...
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A glitched NPC is refusing to move

For the last 8 minutes, I've been trying to get an NPC to move. It's Delpine at the inn and she won't move . I haven't started the main quest yet and she wont die! Any advice on how to get her to ...
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Is there locational damage (e.g: headshots) in Skyrim?

In Skyrim, will striking an enemy in certain areas do more damage (e.g: headshots = x2), or produce any other effects, such as stunning/crippling? I understand that sneak shots do more damage, and ...
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Skyrim - Console Command Help!

So my follower in skyrim got lost and i cant find him anywhere. I have tried to use a console command to get to him (Stenvar) What i did was i press ` key to open up the console and all that I ...
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Skyrim - My Follower Is Missing/Lost [duplicate]

So today I was completing a few quests and after I cleared a dungeon out i wanted to trade with my follower but he wasnt there!I checked the WHOLE dungeon and no sign of him.I also dont have any quest ...
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Game freezes when I enter my house

It is really annoying that every time I enter my home in any city the game freezes. It gets past the loading screen and after a few seconds it completely freezes! I'm playing on PC and if anyone has ...
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How do I reset NPCs in Skyrim?

I have been trying to play the Mage's College quest, but Mirabelle Ervine is frozen in place and can't go anywhere. I can still talk to her, but that's about all I can do. How can I reset her or reset ...
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How can I find a specific chest?

I picked up a lot of stuff, mostly books, as I did side quests. I had dozens of books but couldn't buy a house yet so I left them in a chest after killing some bandits and, genius me, forgot to mark ...
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Where can I find a full list of dungeons?

In order to figure out how each dungeon is cleared, it would be very nice to have a full list of them. I have heard that there are 130, is that correct? Where can I find a list of dungeons in Skyrim? ...
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My dog is invisible after I got some mods about werewolves [on hold]

I downloaded a mod called Judah the Working Dog Follower. I had Garm the dog, but when I transformed into a werewolf, he became invisible. The new dog, Judah, is also invisible! Is this a glitch? How ...
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Is it possible to have two dogs in your home in Skyrim?

The first dog I took to my house, my kids asked if they could keep him so I said yes and now he lives in my house. I think that was Bran. It was one of the Dawnguard dogs, anyway. I now have ...
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Does fortify two-handed increase damage done with bows?

It's unclear to me whether "two-handed" means just two-handed melee weapons, or if it includes bows. Logically, a bow is used with two hands, so it should work, but I want to make sure before I ...
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What are sideways and backwards power attack?

In the two-handed tree, there are perks called Sweep and Warmaster. Description of Sweep: sideways power attacks with two-handed weapons hit all targets in front of you. Description of Warmaster: ...
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I can't find Karliah at the Ragged Flagon

During the 'Hard Answers' Thieves Guild quest, Karliah asked me to meet her at the Ragged Flagon. However, it seems that she doesn't show up at the rendezvous point. Where do I find her?
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How to level up quickly in Skyrim?

I'm level 16 which makes battling many Draugr Wrights hard. My defense is just way too low, and I don't have enough time or strong enough magic to take them out. My one-handed skill is at 62 and my ...
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Best build for mage [on hold]

I'm a level 1 mage and I need to upgrade my magic please help in destruction and restoration no wepons and I need gear like robes I'm needing powerful spells and good gear to help my magic and good ...
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Best build for mage [duplicate]

I need help building my mage player on skyrim he's a level two Breton and I would like to get some cool robes that help magic and I need help upgrading my destruction skill tree and my restoration ...
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Can't find Karliah in Ragged Flagon? [duplicate]

After I completed "Hard Answers", Karliah said to meet her at the Ragged Flagon in Riften but it didn't give me the quest. I went to the Ragged Flagon but she's not here. Please help.
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Is glass armor better than steel plate armor?

Glass armor looks cool, but is it better at protecting my character than steel plate armor?
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tips for my mage build in Skyrim [on hold]

I'm creating a warrior-mage build that doesn't focus on Destruction spells, but on conjuration and alteration instead. Any advice on how to go about this or what I should wear, what quest's to go on, ...
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Is it safe to carry lots of gold around?

Is there any need to store gold in chests in my home(s)? Can I be pickpocketed by NPCs in the game or otherwise unexpectedly lose gold or items from my inventory? Or can I safely carry all my gold ...
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How do I leave the Companions?

I want to know if there is a way to leave the Companions, because I want to join the Thieves Guid and take some armor. I killed 4 of their members and all they did was say "I'm getting out of here" or ...
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Why can't I harvest canticle bark?

I am on the quest Unseen Visions, acquired the draw knife, and am now trying to extract bark from canticle trees. However, when I "use" the tree, it freezes my character for 3 seconds and then ...
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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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My family has gone tragically missing

So while I was running vanilla Skyrim, I married Aela the Huntress and had her live in my Solitude house (proudspire manor). More recently, I added the Hearthfire DLC, adopted Runa Fair-Shield, who ...
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I can't find my husband or my follower [duplicate]

I married Marcelo and I told him to move to Breezehome. I keep going there but he's not there. I've gone to the temple of Mara and to the Bee and Bard in Riften. I don't know where he is. Where's my ...
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Why are my enchantments rubbish, and how do I improve them?

Why are items I enchant weaker than the ones I find? For example, I find items with Fortify Smithing of +12% to +20%, but if I disenchant one to make my own, it's only 8%, even with a Grand Soul and ...
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How to fix the light beam in the Oculory

Apart from the occasional invisible spider web I didn't run into severe graphic glitches, but now I'm trying to focus the light beam in the Oculory - but... which light beam? This is how it looks for ...
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Skyrim Lydia missing [duplicate]

I told Lydia to wait near the bridge at whiterun so I could go kill some giants, in my way I encountered a dragon and when I go back to the bridge I can't seem to find her there? What do I do?
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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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I can't shout at the Grey Beards?

When I finally got to the Grey Beards in Skyrim they told me to shout at them. I held down "RB" because that's what it told me to do in "help", but my character didn't shout. The strange thing is I ...
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In Skyrim is it possible to use the console to target the nearest hostile npc

Just clicking on the nearest npc won't fit my needs unfortunately. I would like to be able to use it in a script that finds my closest enemy and tells me the distance to them. I am hoping to be able ...
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Problems with Sofia for Skyrim

I was taking a look at mods for Skyrim and came across Sofia. So I went ahead and downloaded the BSA files, but it didn't work as mentioned in the mod description. Then I tried the Loose files (more ...
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Serana won't come out of the tomb/barrow

Ok so I started the Dawnguard DLC quest line and got to the point where you first find Serana and get her out of her box after you solve the puzzle. But I can't get her to move out from there even ...