Oblivion:Helping Hands

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Hire a housekeeper for your manor in Skingrad.
Quest Giver: Eyja at Colovian Traders in Skingrad
Location(s): Skingrad, Colovian Traders
Prerequisite Quest: Buying a house in Skingrad
Reward: A servant for the manor
ID: HouseServant

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Find Eyja in the Colovian Traders; she will approach you if you've purchased the Servants Quarters upgrade for Rosethorn Hall.
  2. Eyja will ask you about working for you; give her 150 gold, and she'll move in.
  3. You now have a servant for your manor. Eyja can be found in her quarters or wandering around the house during the day.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]


Once you have purchased Rosethorn Hall and the Servants Quarters Upgrade, it will become possible to hire a Nord woman named Eyja as a maid. She works at Colovian Traders and will likely approach you once you obtain the upgrade. If not, you can also look for her. Give her 150 gold (or less) and she'll move in.

New Servant[edit]

Once she moves in, Eyja can be found in her quarters in the basement or wandering the ground floor of the house during the day. If you have bought the Kitchen Upgrade, talk to her about food or drink and she will provide you with limitless Shepherd's Pie and Rosethorn Mead.


  • If you have less than 150 gold, Eyja will accept whatever small amount of gold you have.
  • If you're a master of Alchemy, Eyja is a great way to make large amounts of gold. Simply keep asking her for Shepherd's Pie until you have about as much as you can carry (a feather spell can be useful). When you feel that you have enough, start pumping out Cure Disease potions made from the pies. If you sell them to a merchant, you can make around 2000 to 3000 gold, depending on how much you can carry. This is a great way to pay for upgrading the expensive home you bought.

Journal Entries[edit]

Helping Hands (HouseServant)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
100 ☑Finishes quest I've hired a pleasant Nord woman named Eyja to staff my home as a maid at Rosethorn Hall. She said she'd take residence in the Servant's Quarters.

  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • Pc22.png It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage HouseServant stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages. See SetStage for more information.