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 do I find my follower if and when they leave me?

I had parked my follower at an inn with a bunch of valuable items that I didn't want to carry. I guess I have been out a bit too long as this message appears: Your follower tires of waiting and ...
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How do I get rid of my bounty?

I accidentally killed a noble, now every guard wants to kill me. Is there any way I can get rid of the bounty?
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Where can I safely store my stuff?

I'd like to find a place to store stuff while I'm out adventuring, without spending 5000 on a house (at least, until I can afford that...). Where can I safely store items without worrying about them ...
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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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How do I make money efficiently?

In Oblivion, I had two favorite money-makers: Dump all my stuff except some basic armor and potions, and raid an oblivion tower. The armor and weapons was worth lots, and selling it in Anvil made a ...
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Is there a definitive 'Best Weapon' for each weapon type in Skyrim?

So I was wandering up to the forge in Whiterun with my Ebony Ingots, Daedra Heart and other assorted bits and pieces in hand. I started to go through the process of smithing out my lovely new ...
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What is an effective way to level smithing?

Leveling smithing to 100 seems like a difficult task. Is it more effective to craft cheap things such as iron daggers, or to craft expensive items such as Elven weapons?
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How do I deal with a runaway bride?

I killed my first wife once I found out there is a mercenary you can marry who gives you up to 300 gold a day (in Whiterun). The only requirement, of course, being that I had to hire her first. So I ...
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How do I cure Sanguinare Vampiris?

I have Sanguinare Vampiris. I don't really want to become a vampire. How can I cure myself?
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What determines when you do a finishing move?

Sometimes, when fighting an enemy, your character will do a special move, with a third person view animation, instantly killing the enemy. But these types of moves seem to be random, sometimes being ...
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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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Maxing out gear with maxed out smithing, enchanting and alchemy

I have level 100 smithing, enchanting and alchemy. I also have some nice enchanted gear, fortify smithing and alchemy. How high should I be able to get my fortified equipment? Currently I'm around ...
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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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Transferring Skyrim saved games from one machine to another

Is there a way of easily transferring a saved game from one machine to another? PC to PC XBox to XBox PS3 to PS3 Cross platform transfers
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How can I cure lycanthropy?

I really want to get rid of it. I've been through the whole companion’s quest line and cured Kodlak's. I killed all 5 witches and have 4 of the heads left in my inventory. I've been back to that same ...
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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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Where are the save files in Skyrim?

I can't find those that I need to delete. What's the location of those files? How can we manage them?
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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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How exactly does lycanthropy work? Does it mix with vampirism?

Related to this question. Specifically, I want to know if these possibilities exist: Can I become a werepire(vampwolf?), i.e. both vampire and werewolf at the same time. Can you infect other NPCs ...
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Skyrim “You already have a follower” issue

Whenever I try to get somebody to follow me in Skyrim they something in the lives with "You already have a follower.". The problem is, I don't. I have not, to my recollection, had a follower at any ...
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Can not get into the College of Winterhold

I can not get into the College of Winterhold in Skyrim. I know I am supposed to talk to Faralda, but she is nowhere to be found. I accidentally attacked a guard in Winterhold and now she is gone. I ...
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Why can't I buy the Windhelm house (Hjerim)?

I've finished the Stormcloak storyline, and now cannot become a Thane of Windhelm without buying Hjerim. The Steward keeps saying something has happened and he can't sell it right now. What the heck ...
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How do I create Fortify Alchemy enchantments up to 29%?

I was making a set of Fortify Alchemy to 29% to be able to create stronger enchantments. For some reason my Fortify Alchemy gear only goes to a maximum of 23% and I've read/seen people creating ...
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How do I restore the glory of the Thieves Guild?

One of the achievements for the Thieves Guild says "Restore the Thieves Guild to its former glory." Brynjolf doesn't say anything to me, I can't seem to find Karliah, and as far as I can tell, I am ...
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What is an effective way to level Archery?

Furthermore, how does Archery level? Does every successful hit on an enemy reward me with a set amount of experience, or does damage dealt also play a role? Also, do I receive any experience for a ...
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Can you sneak well with heavy armor compared to light or is there no difference?

Is there a difference when sneaking with heavy armor compared to light aromor or can you do it effectively either way?
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Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC? [duplicate]

My PS3 Skyrim is starting to have the dreaded lag problem. I've tested Skyrim on my PC and it works perfectly on medium settings with 60FPS@720p (and better graphics than the PS3). It is also ...
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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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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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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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I want a divorce! What's the most painless way of obtaining one?

Seriously, it was fun and all, but I can't and I don't want to stay married to the same woman for the rest of my life - one real life marriage is enough.. Is there a lawyer or process of some kind in ...
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What is the most efficient way to reach the Armor Rating cap?

What is both the most efficient way to reach the cap of 85% physical damage reduction (567 Armor)? Can it be reached without smithing/enchanting perks? Is it more efficient to not get some smithing ...
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How can I determine if an NPC is available for marriage?

In the vein of Are inter-racial marriages frowned upon? - Pete Hines, Bethesda's VP of PR and Marketing, when asked if Skyrim would support gay marriage said the following: You can marry ...
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How do I get Skyrim to recognize I don't have a follower anymore?

I went to do The Blessings of Nature quest where you need to get Eldergleam Sap. The pilgrim (Maurice Jondrelle) died in a fight on the way there so I was forced to battle with the Spriggans. They ...
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Why can I sometimes take half of a shops items while the oher half is considered stealing?

I notice that sometimes in certain shops, houses, etc. that a large portion of the owner's items are available to just 'take', while other items remain marked as 'stealing'. I'm just a little ...
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Is there a way to clear quests from your journal in skyrim

I have a number of quests in my journal that are already done but got put in a second time due to an unfortunate conversation option. Does anyone know a way to clear these types of quests out of the ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a vampire?

Before I decide whether or not I wish to become a vampire, I'd like to know what I have to deal with. Will I have to stay out of the sun? Will having garlic in my inventory hurt me? I'd also like to ...
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How do I kill a giant?

I've seen and heard a lot of references to how powerful the giants are in Skyrim (e.g. Penny Arcade), so my challenge as soon as I get the game is to go and kill one. I'm sure that if I maxed out my ...
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How can I start the Blood on the Ice quest?

I am currently part of the Stormcloaks and just finished Rescue from Fort Neugard. The Jarl wants to make me a thane and is telling me to buy a house, but his steward is telling me the house is ...
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What can I do to minimize my save game size?

Anyone who's played Skyrim for some time by now probably knows that some unpleasant things can happen when your game saves start to become too large. One solution I've heard of is to wait for about a ...
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My housecarls won't stay dressed!

So, I was interested in seeing if I could get Iona to wear some more common clothes around the house. I pretty much just leave her there most of the time anyway, so there's no point in her being ...
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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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Farkas/guards pursuing me glitch

I was doing a quest for the companions. When I entered Jorrvaskr, Farkas pulled out his sword and began to talk to me. Every time I would try to leave the conversation he would just follow me and try ...
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Can you remarry if your spouse is dead?

Title sums it up: can you remarry if your spouse is dead?
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Aside from containers in bought houses or guilds/organizations, are there other 'safe' containers which will store items permanently (won't reset)?

In TES IV: Oblivion, you don't have to buy a house nor join a guild/organization to have access to containers where you can safely store items, without them being reset every few in-game days. Aside ...
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How do I move my family to my new house?

I'm playing Skyrim with Hearthfire and I'm wondering how do I move my family(Wife and Daughter) to my new Manor near Morthal?
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How do enemies and monsters level up?

I remember that Oblivion implemented a behavior that level up monsters and enemies at the same time as main character. How does it work in Skyrim? Is this behavior still partially or totally present? ...
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What can I do with Dragon Bones and Scales?

I've started slaying dragons (like all good Dohvakiin must), and with each beastie I down, I'm getting close to 200 lbs of loot, mostly in the form of Dragon Bones and Scales. These two items are high ...
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How to play a mage in Skyrim?

I am not a guru in these kind of games and I'm trying to play as a Mage. At level 6 I have an imperial guard buddy that helps and I kill most things easily enough with fire or firebolt. Some things ...
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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 ...