I'll be walking around the towns and cities of Skyrim, when all of a sudden, I'm told my guards and passerby that I should take care with those flames. Except I don't actually have any fire casting spells equipped when this happens; all I have is healing. Is this a scripted dialogue that NPCs will say no matter what spell you have?

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    If you have a fire enchanted weapon in your hand that could trigger the same response. See uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Fire_Damage#Notes
    – Paul
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 3:03
  • what is your destruction magic level?
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 17:15
  • @Dragonrage 26.
    – fi12
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 17:17
  • how about you restoration?
    – Dragonrage
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 17:21
  • @Dragonrage 33.
    – fi12
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 17:21

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As pointed out by @Paul and @Armadillo, this was due to me dual wielding an Orcish Sword of Scorching in my right hand while casting a healing spell in my left. It wasn't the healing spell that triggered this response, rather, it was the sword (even though it ran out of the enchantment, it still triggers this same sort of response). See here for more information.


I don't think so with a spell fire occurs, even tough it occurs for that your spell won't be a reason for it.

  • I'm not really sure what you mean - would you mind clarifying?
    – two bugs
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 13:01
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    @twobugs I think he meant that the healing spell is not the reason why the villagers are saying that; there must have been another accident
    – badp
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 14:15
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    That's possible, but the other answer offers a pretty good explanation for this phenomenon. This seems more like a comment
    – two bugs
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 14:36
  • @twobugs The answer sentence makes no sense to me. We are guessing what user150436 meant, so I think this is a good indication that a clarification is necessary.
    – Tom
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 8:49

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