I was moving my house in Skyrim had my follower (Vilkas) pick up my things so I could fast travel.

At the new house I attempted to take them back, but it refused to allow me to take any of the dragon priest masks from his inventory. I was forced to kill him to reclaim them. Is there another way to get the masks back that doesnt result in his death? Is this a problem for all followers?

I play on a console, so system commands are not helpful.

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    Load an earlier save and don't give them to him? Nov 25, 2011 at 0:58

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Tell him to wait there then go to 10 other towns, come back and voilà, he will give them to you.

  • Why did you reject my edit? This has nothing to do with voila, its vilkas!
    – Jim Jones
    Dec 12, 2015 at 20:09
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    @Jim don't threaten people. I rejected it.
    – ave
    Dec 12, 2015 at 20:36
  • @Jim Voila is a french word that means something like "done". No need to edit. Also he isn't rejecting it, people over 2k do.
    – ave
    Dec 12, 2015 at 20:39
  • @Jim As a side note, if your edit gets rejected, suggesting it again doesn't really work very well. Especially when you then threaten said rejecters with retaliation. Don't do that. Understand what is being asked, don't assume you are automatically correct. You're not.
    – Frank
    Dec 12, 2015 at 23:21
  • @Frank All right. It's just that I don't really understand about these answers that I try to edit them.
    – Jim Jones
    Dec 13, 2015 at 5:49

Try sending him home and pickpocketing him while he's walking away.


Try pick pocketing him, or talk to him and say "I need to trade something with you" and replace the mask with another helmet.

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