After fighting with the Imperial side at the following quest:

Battle for Whiterun

The town steward died. I didn't see him die per say, but once I went back in town, a courier came to me with an inhereitance letter saying that the town's steward had passed away.

The problem is, I didn't have the funds to buy the house earlier, and now I remembered that the Steward is dead. Is there any other way to buy an house after the steward has passed away?

I am playing on PC, however I'd prefer to get a solution that didn't involve using the console commands preferably (I'm trying to do a 0 commands run). Although I'll use the resurrect command if I absolutely must.

  • Which steward died? Brill or Proventus?
    – pushasha
    Apr 10, 2016 at 0:39
  • @pushasha Proventus.
    – Jim Jones
    Apr 10, 2016 at 5:44
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    What's wrong with the question to warrant a downvote? I'd appreciate some feedback / edit if needed
    – Oak
    Apr 10, 2016 at 9:13
  • Are you playing on pc?
    – Vahx
    Apr 10, 2016 at 17:44
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    After some research, I conclude that you are most likely screwed.
    – DCShannon
    Apr 11, 2016 at 23:51

1 Answer 1


Proventus should be essential. Maybe try teleporting him to you- unless you are using a mod that makes him unessential, he should be alive. Or just try waiting a few hours in dragons reach- he might yet turn up.

  • Forgot to reply to this somehow. Yes, this is the case. Somehow he wound up in a bedroom
    – Oak
    Apr 4, 2017 at 21:51

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