Thieves Guild

Online:The Cutpurse's Craft

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Prove to the Guild that you know your way around other people's pockets.
Faction: Thieves Guild
Quest Giver: Tip Board
Location(s): Hew's Bane
Prerequisite Quest: Partners in Crime
Reward: Small Laundered Shipment
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5 Thieves Guild RepReputation
XP Gain: Standard Experience
Accept the first larceny task from the Tip Board inside the Den.
Before the Thieves Guild sends me after more lucrative targets, I need to prove I know how to pick pockets.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Read the Tip Board in the Thieves Den.
  2. Pickpocket three personal items, or ten other items in Hew's Bane.
  3. Meet Kari in the Thieves Den.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Return to Kari after you have completed your first task for the Guild.

After you have completed Partners in Crime, this quest automatically becomes available on the Tip Board inside Thieves Den. The message on the board reads:

"Some new faces in the Thieves Guild. Before we send you to pick the pockets of bigger and richer targets, we need to know you can handle yourself.
Lucky for you, the Iron Wheel has pulled their patrols out of Abah's Landing."
"Go pick a few pockets. Your best bet is Abah's Landing, but anywhere in Hew's Bane will do. Note: scorpions don't have pockets.
"Nab a few personal items, or a lot of treasures. Fence what you find, but report back to me."

The quest will point to Abah's Landing for targets, but pickpocketing anyone in the zone of Hew's Bane will work.

For the purposes of this quest, personal items include:

Once you have gathered the needed items, return to Kari at the Thieves Den.

I picked a variety of pockets.
"Wish everybody was making the same effort. let's see what you've got. Mm. Mmhmm. Not bad. It's yours, plus a little extra for the effort."

She will reward you with a Small Laundered Shipment and some gold. After completing this quest you can immediately begin to accept other Larceny quests from the Tip Board, as they are not limited to one per day.


  • Unlike other Larceny objectives, Hew's Bane will only be targeted during this introductory quest and does not feature in any of the repeatable jobs.

Quest Stages[edit]

The Cutpurse's Craft
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
I can prove I'm a discerning pickpocket by nabbing a few personal items, or an industrious pickpocket by taking a lot of treasures. I was recommended to look for targets in Abah's Landing, but I can technically pickpocket anyone in Hew's Bane.
Complete one: Pickpocket Personal Effects in Hew's Bane: 0/3 or Pickpocket Any Treasures in Hew's Bane: 0/10
Finishes quest☑ I have what I need. I should meet Kari in the Abah's Landing Thieves Den and inform her of my success.
Objective: Meet Kari in the Thieves Den
* Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the game and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • 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 any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.