Skyrim:Notes

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There are numerous lesser writings in the game of Skyrim detailing the mundane and important. There are some special notes as well:

  • Atronach Forge: Recipes that can be used at the Atronach Forge
  • Map Notes: Notes that contain maps to various locations—mostly treasure
  • Recipes: Notes containing alchemy recipes

Other types of reading material found in the game include books and spell tomes.

A list of notes for the Dragonborn add-on can be found here.

The following is a list of normal notes that can be found through out the game.

Title (ID) Author Description Location
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A Scrawled Note
A death request placed on the player for slaying Malyn Varen.
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A Warning
Vex A warning to Delvin Mallory about being a peeping tom.
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Aeri's Note
Aeri A denial of a Jarl's request for recruits.
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Afflicted's Note
A note revealing Orchendor's location.
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Alchemist's Note
Head Alchemist Froda A note to Rahgot beseeching him not to kill his followers with poison
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Alethius's Notes
Alethius A letter regarding an expedition team's members.
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All Employees Must Read!
Indaryn A memo to employees of the Black-Briar Meadery in reference to a prank
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Amaund Motierre's Sealed Letter
"A friend"
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An Apology
Wilhelm A refusal to go into a haunted barrow
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Ancient Edict
An edict placed in honor of those who fell because of Gauldur's sons.
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Anders's Message
Anders A dead bandit's note about betraying his partner only to end up trapped in a well.
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Anise's Letter
Anise About forming a Witch's Coven.
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Anonymous Letter
"A loyal citizen"
  • Not found in the game
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Anonymous Letter
"A True Nord"
  • Not found in the game
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Argonian Ceremony
Talen-Jei A request for assistance in performing a traditional Argonian bonding ceremony
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Attention Employees!
Indaryn A stern warning to Black-Briar Meadery employees about theft
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Balmora Blue Note
Dyryn A note indicating the location of a stash of Balmora Blue.
  • In a safe in the hold of the Red Wave.
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Beware the Butcher!
Viola Giordano A flyer posted around Windhelm warning about a killer on the loose
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Blood Horker Orders
Haldyn
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Bloodstained note
Sudi A note detailing Sudi's last moments before killing herself while being held captive by Falmer
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Bolar's Writ
Acilius Bolar The bequeathal of a fallen Blade's Oathblade to a worthy adventurer.
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Bounty
A note of bounty placed on a Bandit leader
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Bounty
A note of bounty placed on a Dragon.
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Bounty
A note of bounty placed on a Forsworn leader.
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Bounty
A note of bounty placed on a Giant
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Bounty
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Commander's Note
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Complaint Letter
Agnis
  • On a lectern in the room with benches upstairs in Fort Greymoor
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Contract
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Contract
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Corpse Note
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Courier's Letter
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Dark Brotherhood Assassin's Note
Astrid An order for your life placed by the Dark Brotherhood.
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Dragon Investigation: Current Status
Rulindil A Thalmor report on the return of Dragons
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Dryston's Note
Dryston About roughing up the player for investigating the Forsworn.
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East Empire Connection
A note about a Thieves Guild contact that has turned his back on the Guild.
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Eltrys' Note
Eltrys
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Eyes Open
A mysterious note about another Thieves Guild member.
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Faendal's Fake Letter from Sven
Faendal A forged note meant to make Sven look unfavorable to Camilla.
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Faleen's Letter to Calcelmo
Faleen An amorous reply to a love poem
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Faralda's Notes
Faralda
  • Not found in the game
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Father's Missive
"Da" A father's letter of concern over his daughter's banditry
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First Letter from Linwe
Linwe
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For Shelly
Trius
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Forsworn Missive
A biting letter between two Forsworn members
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Forsworn Note
An oath of readiness to a Forsworn Matriarch.
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Forsworn Note
An urging to hasten the taking of Fort Sungard.
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Frost's Identity Papers
Lineage papers for the prized stallion Frost
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Gaius Maro's Schedule
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Geirmund's Epitaph
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Gissur's Note
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Give Me A Chance
Delvin Mallory
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Goldenglow
Mercer Frey
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Goldenglow Bill of Sale
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Goldenglow Bill of Sale
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Gorm's Letter
Gorm A vague note about changing Morthal's leadership.
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Gourmet's Writ of Passage
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Guard's Orders
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Gulum-Ei's Confession
Gulum-Ei
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Habd's Death Letter
Habd A Redguard's final wishes should he fail to avenge his family.
  • Cannot be obtained
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Hastily Scribbled Note
Gaston Bellefort About a foolish attempt to infiltrate the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
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Have Need of Cynric
A request for use of the Thieves Guild retired "Jailbreaker."
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Have Need of Cynric
Maven Black-Briar
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Hired Thug's Missive
Account of a hired thugs dealings with a client and a mysterious mask
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Idgrod's Note
Idgrod the Younger A note thanking a priest for potions to help her brother.
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Imperial Condolences
Praefect Pius Bruccius
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Imperial Letter
Warning of a Stormcloak advance on Shor's Watchtower.
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Imperial Missive
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Imperial Order
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Incriminating Letter
Maven Black-Briar A letter exposing Anuriel's collusion with Maven Black-Briar.
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Incriminating Letter
Gaius Maro
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Incriminating Letter
D.M.
  • Not found in the game
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Invitation to Elenwen's Reception
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Isabelle's Letter
Isabelle
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J'datharr's Note
Mark information for a Thalmor Assassin.
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Justiciar Execution Order
  • Carried by one of three Thalmor Justiciars sent after the player, usually comprising a mage and two warriors.
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Kyr's Bounty
Kyr A bounty note placed by a bandit leader on two members of his gang.
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Letter
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Letter from <Alias=Enemy>
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Letter from <Alias=Enemy>
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Letter from Calcemo
Calcelmo
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Letter from Christophe
Christophe Bartlet
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Letter from Falk Firebeard
Falk Firebeard A request for help stemming from the summoning of Potema.
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Letter from Father
Commander Maro
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Letter from Jarl <Alias=Jarl>
  • Delivered to the player by a courier once the Hearthfire plugin has been installed.
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Letter from Jarl <Alias=Jarl> of <Alias=HoldCity>
  • Delivered to the player by a courier once the Hearthfire plugin has been installed.
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Letter from Jon
Jon Battle-Born
  • Cannot be obtained.
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Letter from Maven
Maven Black-Briar
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Letter from Olfina
Olfina Gray-Mane
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Letter from Quintus Navale
Quintus Navale
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Letter from Sabjorn
Sabjorn
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Letter from Septimus Signus
Septimus Signus
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Letter from Solitude
A notice of want for the murderer Arn.
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Letter from a Friend
"A Friend" An anonymous note revealing the location of a word wall.
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Letter from the Steward
Jorleif
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Letter of Credit
Delvin Mallory
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Letter of Inheritance
  • Delivered to player by a courier when an NPC dies that you've befriended.
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Letter to Beem-Ja
A letter exhorting Beem-Ja to take care of his daughter Salma.
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Letter to Golldir
Vals Veran
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Letter to Salma
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Letter to Vals Veran
Golldir
  • Not found in the game
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Lorcalin's Orders
Elenwen
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Madanach's Note
Madanach
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Mani's Letter
Mani About a Redguard's intent to move back to Hammerfell
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Many Thanks
"R" A dubious thank you to Mercer Frey for stealing an item
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Mara Smiles Upon You!
Drifa
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Museum Pamphlet
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Mysterious Note
Delphine A note left to the Dovahkiin where the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller should be.
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Mysterious Note
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Mzinchaleft Guard's Note
Maluril
  • Not found in the game
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Mzinchaleft Work Order
Maluril Ferano
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Necromancer's Letter
A letter about Necromancers taking over Fort Snowhawk.
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No Word Yet
Athel Newberry About the failure to locate Rune's parents.
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Note
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Note
This version cannot be obtained, unlike the similar Mysterious Note (DB).
  • Cannot be obtained.
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Note
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Note
An ancient note fortelling the return of Alduin.
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Note
A note complaining about the food served in the fort
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Note
About a kidnapping gone wrong.
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Note
A note pointing to a treasure (map) on an island a bit northeast of where the note is found.
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Note From Jaree-Ra
Jaree-Ra A note plotting against the player by two Argonian siblings.
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Note From Maven
Maven Black-Briar
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Note from Agna
Agna A note from Agna to Golldir about taking on Vals Veran.
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Note to Rhorlak
Rigel Strong-Arm Concerning the theft of a silver mold from Markarth
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Note to Rodulf
Hajvarr Iron-Hand A note warning a bandit about messing with his blind uncle.
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Note to Thomas
Loraine A note encouraging a bandit companion into a precarious situation
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Note to the Authorities
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Notice
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Notice of Cost Increase
Maven Black-Briar A notice to an innkeeper about a price increase for mead.
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Official warning
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Orders
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Per Your Requests
Mirabelle Ervine A tart reply from Mirabelle to Wylandriah about a request for experimental items.
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Possible Rivals
Torsten Cruel-Sea
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Prisoner's Plan
A prisoner's doomed escape plan.
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Private Letter
Lod A letter from a blacksmith to a miner requesting more ore.
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Promissory Note
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Purchase Agreement
Bolli
  • Given to the player by Bolli
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Purchase Agreement
Sarthis Idren
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Quite Pleased
Harrald
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Ra'jirr's Note
Ra'jirr The ravings of a parnoid Khajiit
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Rahgot's Reply
Rahgot A note to Froda to stop deterring alchemists from working on a suicide potion.
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Regarding Your Loss
Reginn Limilus
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Repair Supplies
Sam
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Reports of a Disturbance
Anuriel
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Request for Help!
Madena
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Request from
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Requested Report
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Rigel's Letter
Rigel Strong-Arm A reply to a bandit's father's concerns
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Rogatus's Letter
Rogatus Salvius About coming home once and awhile.
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Roras's Letter
Roras A bandit's urgings to rob their leader
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Scrawled page
Sudi A note detailing Sudi's time while being held captive by Falmer
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Scribbled Note
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Second Letter from Linwe
Linwe
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Sergius's Note
  • Not found in the game
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Shavari's Note
Elenwen
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Shipment's Arrived
A shipment manifest sent to the Thieves Guild
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Shipment's Ready
Kilnyr
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Shopping List
An odd shopping list found in Mercer Frey's kitchen.
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Sibbi Black-Briar
Maven Black-Briar
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Small Note
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Smugglers' Note
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Soldier's Request
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Sondas's Note
Sondas Drenim A note beseeching an alchemist for medicine.
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Stormcloak Missive
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Stormcloak Missive
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Sven's Fake Letter from Faendal
Sven A forged note meant to make Faendal look unfavorable to Camilla.
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Tattered Note
A hint on how to solve Shalidor's Maze.
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Thalmor Orders
Elenwen A communique from a Thalmor agent to a subordinate scout.
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The Warmth of Mara
A promotional pamphlet for Mara's temple in Skyrim
  • Given to you by Dinya Balu during the related quest
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Thief's Last Words
A dying thief's final words about the twin Eyes of the Falmer jewels
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Things to Do
Bolli establishes his priorities
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Timely Offer
Tuldinwae About a job for the Thieves Guild.
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To A Concerned Citizen
The Society of Mercantile Freedom
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To Be Read Immedately!
Indaryn
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To The Owner
Kilthinius Dandoril Information on special installments into Riftweald Manor.
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To the Brotherhood
Maven Black-Briar About a client's dissatisfaction with the Dark Brotherhood's performance.
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Torn Note
Firir A Redguard's final words to his lover.
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Tova's Farewell
Tova Shatter-Shield
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Training Chests
A warning about the nature of the Thieves Guild practice chests.
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Treasure Hunter's Note
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Until Next Time
"Your Secret Lover" A thank you letter for a rather kinky night with Haelga.
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Urag's Note
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Vald's Debt
Maven Black-Briar
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Valmir's Orders
Orders to retrieve Rahgot's Dragon Priest Mask.
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Warning
Rigel Strong-Arm A warning from a bandit leader to her lackeys
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Watchtower Guard's Letter
Warning of an Imperial advance on Shor's Watchtower
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Weylin's Note
N A mysterious letter signalling Weylin to kill Margret.
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Writ of Sealing
A writ for the sealing away of Jyrik Gauldurson.
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Writ of Sealing
A writ for the sealing away of Mikrul Gauldurson
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Writ of Sealing
A writ for the sealing away of Sigdis Gauldurson.
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Ysolda's Message
Ysolda A note between a Sleeping Tree Sap dealer and supplier.