Thieves Guild

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This article is about the faction. For the Thieves Guild DLC pack, see Thieves Guild (DLC).

The Thieves Guild is a criminal organization consisting of rogues and thieves found all over Tamriel. It is based in the city of Abah's Landing, found in Hew's Bane on the southern coast of Hammerfell.

The guild is the subject of the Thieves Guild DLC. Joining the guild or opening your first Treasure Trove provides access to an exclusive skill line.

Like with the Fighters and Mages Guilds, progress through the Thieves Guild skill line is achieved by gaining reputation. This can be done by completing faction-related DLC content. Losing access to the DLC will disable this progression, but all earned skills will still be unlockable and usable. There are 12 ranks of reputation within the guild.



Larceny Quests[edit]

Guild Jobs
  • Repeatable Crime Spree: Commit a series of conspicuous safebox robberies.
  • Repeatable Idle Hands: Send laborers a gentle reminder to pay their protection dues.
  • Repeatable Plucking Fingers: Remind entertainers that they don't work without the Guild's permission.
  • Repeatable The Covetous Countess: Pilfer and launder sentimental objects for a wealthy patron.
  • Repeatable Under Our Thumb: 'Encourage' law-abiding citizens to mind their own business.
Rye's Reacquisitons

The quests The Long Game and Master of Heists need to be completed to gain access to the Heist board.

Known Members[edit]

Members in Hew's Bane
Zeira (Guildmaster)
Aconia Getha
Anbi Fence
Anton Jenole
Balen Hlaalu
Brucus Gurges
Dahnadreel Guild Trader
Esunil the Fleet
Fa'ren-dar (Associated)
Hola Fair-Hair
Illia Gabinia
Maxelle Carsitien
Nicolas (Former Guildmaster)
Norerama Moneylender
Pirharri the Smuggler (Player Assistant)
Silver-Claw (Honorary Member)
Spencer Rye (Associated)
Tavrina Merchant
Dead or Missing Members
Gordonkha the Shark
Lazy Murshez
Old Sculler
Members elsewhere in Tamriel
Wuleen-Weska Merchant
Generic Members
Thieves Guild Operative

Skill Perks[edit]

The Thieves Guild skill line consists exclusively of passive abilities meant to assist you in your criminal pursuits.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Thieves Guild-Finders Keepers.png Finders Keepers 1 1 free Thieves Troves are caches that are located all over Tamriel. They can only be opened by members of the Thieves Guild.
ON-icon-skill-Thieves Guild-Swiftly Forgotten.png Swiftly Forgotten 2 1 Bounty is decreased by 46 after 3 minutes. Heat is decreased by 36 after 3 seconds.
5 2 Bounty is decreased by 69 after 3 minutes. Heat is decreased by 46 after 3 seconds.
8 3 Bounty is decreased by 92 after 3 minutes. Heat is decreased by 55 after 3 seconds.
11 4 Bounty is decreased by 115 after 3 minutes. Heat is decreased by 64 after 3 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Thieves Guild-Haggling.png Haggling 3 1 Stolen items sold at a fence are worth 2% more. Does not apply to Laundering.
6 2 Stolen items sold at a fence are worth 4% more. Does not apply to Laundering.
9 3 Stolen items sold at a fence are worth 7% more. Does not apply to Laundering.
12 4 Stolen items sold at a fence are worth 10% more. Does not apply to Laundering.
ON-icon-skill-Thieves Guild-Clemency.png Clemency 4 1 When a guard accosts you, you may use Clemency once per day. If used, the Guard will not arrest you or take your money and stolen goods. Additionally, Guards will not attempt to accost you for 1 minute after you use Clemency unless you commit other crimes.
ON-icon-skill-Thieves Guild-Timely Escape.png Timely Escape 7 1 When you have Bounty and are in combat, you have a chance to spot a "Footpad" in a town with a Refuge. Interacting with the Footpad will transport the player safely into the nearest Refuge.
ON-icon-skill-Thieves Guild-Veil of Shadows.png Veil of Shadows 10 1 Decreases detection range of Witnesses and Guards by 10%. Witnesses and Guards are thus less likely to notice criminal actions, though this has no impact on the range from which Guards will accost you.

Kari's Hit List[edit]

Kari's Hit List contains a number of legendary treasures that can be stolen and put on display in the Thieves Den. Acquiring all 16 treasures will grant you a total of 80Thieves Guild Rep Reputation, which counts for 5Thieves Guild Rep Reputation each.

To find these items, you have to go to each region and look for an item which is hinted at in the clue for that zone. The following are the corresponding items and locations of each thing to obtain. The items that you are looking for are unique Treasures and are listed as a Relic treasure type. They will stand out from other treasure items, as the title is in gold.

These items cannot be laundered, and if you are caught by the guard and turn over stolen goods, these items will be taken from your inventory and replaced at the original location.

Note that items will not always be found at the specified location, depending on how recently another player has stolen them. What is the respawn time?

Zone Item Exact Location
Alik'r Desert Divad Hunding's Dribble Bowl Atop the reception desk on the ground floor of the Sisters of the Sands Inn in Sentinel
Auridon Coronation Decanter of Prince Naemon On the ground floor of Skywatch Manor, when exiting the Throne area, turn left and it's on top of the dresser across from the fireplace.
Bangkorai Yokeda Sesnit's Paperweights A bedroom on the second floor of the Anchor's Point Inn in Evermore
Deshaan King Dumac's Royal Latrine Cloth Roll Go through the City Center of Mournhold doors on the northern side with the massive red Ebonheart Pact banners on either side. Open the Preservation Chest in the left corner of that back room.
Eastmarch King Jorunn's Automatic Cheesewheel Vivisector Ground floor of the Mages Guild in Windhelm
Glenumbra Raven Direnni's Inflammable Rug Inside the Storage Chest along the wall of the kitchen of Daggerfall Castle
Grahtwood Burial Mannequin of Calathor Camoran Enter the Altmer Embassy in Elden Root. The item is on the bottom floor inside of an Unsealed Urn in the southern corner.
Greenshade Treethane Niriel's "Living Plant-Wear" Book Set The upper floor of the Mages Guild in Marbruk, sitting on a table.
Hew's Bane Prince Hubalajad's Trash Urn In a corner inside the Bank of Abah's Landing in Abah's Landing
Malabal Tor Tuneless Harp of Fiirgarion the Bard The ground floor of the Mages Guild in Velyn Harbor
Reaper's March Hairball Spittoon of Darloc Brae The outdoor area of the Mages Guild in Rawl'kha, under the living quarters.
The Rift Ysgramor's Sload-Skin Wine Sack The upper floor of Fighters Guild in Riften
Rivenspire Princess Rayelle's Half-Hearted Love Letters In an Antique Chest in a ground floor room of the Shornhelm Fighters Guild. Enter the guild and turn right; it is the first room on the right.
Shadowfen Shaman Chirah's Devotion Shovel The smaller Hist tree in Stormhold
Stonefalls Akaviri Armistice Banquet Tray In the basement of the The Hissing Guar in Kragenmoor
Stormhaven King Farangel's Unpublished Ode to Wayrest Sitting on a table on the left side of the room in the Wayrest Mages Guild Hall


All guilds use reputation for leveling purposes. Thieves Guild Thieves Guild Rep Reputation is earned by completing various quests and jobs for the guild. Most quests reward 10Thieves Guild Rep, while the smallest Tip Board jobs reward 5Thieves Guild Rep and the largest heists can reward up to 20Thieves Guild Rep if completed within the optional time limit.

Rank Reputation Required
for Next Rank
Total Reputation
for Rank
1 10 0
2 25 10
3 30 35
4 30 65
5 35 95
6 40 130
7 40 170
8 40 210
9 50 250
10 75 300
11 100 375
12 - 475



  • For historical information on the Thieves Guild, see the lore article.
  • Thieves Troves are not dependent on the skill line and will appear in the game before you gain access to the DLC. However, you cannot open them until you have gained access to the DLC. Opening one will unlock the skill line and give you the Finders Keepers passive, but you need to join the guild and complete guild quests to increase in rank. The passive skill will allow you to continue to open troves if you lose access to the DLC at any point.

See Also[edit]