I am on the second totem and have successfully retrieved it, but Aelia went missing and I don't know where she went. I looked for her everywhere - all the houses she might be in. When I try to get other companions it says I've got one. I've even done other quests hoping she would appear but she didn't.

Where can I find her? I really don't want to start over again.

  • I lost Aelia for a long time too. She reappeared after the liberation of the town where the companions reside.
    – IAmGroot
    Feb 24, 2012 at 13:10

2 Answers 2


If you are on PC you could try console commands. Load a previous save with Aela, open console(`) and then click on her to find out her id. Copy down the her id. Load back you latest game and use following commands:

  • prid "Aela's id" (without the the quotes, "")
  • moveto player

That should move Aela to your current location. (You can also probably find her id on the wiki)

If you cannot use another companion, try hiring a mercenary and then going back to a different companion. (Though I am not sure how effective this is)

Apart from that you can try waiting for sometime or fast travelling.

  • also always remember to save your game before using console commands.
    – thingyB0B
    Dec 23, 2011 at 10:34
  • thx im on the PS3 and lost her but i will try the mercenary thing my fear is she may have glitched thru the map so imma use shadowmere to see if i can glitch to see her i willl let kno how the merc trick works out tho thx Dec 24, 2011 at 7:04

I had the same issue, and decided that I would go to Jorrvaskr in Whiterun. I went to bed, slept for a day and bam: she appeared.


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