Skyrim:Asta

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Asta
(RefID: 00015CC5)
Race Nord Gender Female
Level PC×0.5 (range=5-15) Class Bandit
RefID 00015CC5 BaseID 00015D2B
Other Information
Health 35+(level-1)×11
Magicka 25
Stamina 25+(level-1)×4
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed, Block, Light Armor
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Respawns Yes
Faction(s) dunEldergleamFaction
Asta, living a life of tranquility

Asta is a Nord worshipper of Kynareth who walks around in Eldergleam Sanctuary. She wears clothes and a pair of boots, and is equipped with a leveled dagger and a leveled bow with leveled arrows, all of which may be up to elven in quality. She also carries at least eight gold. If you pierce the Eldergleam's trunk with the weapon Nettlebane to siphon off some sap, you will be identified as a "thief" by Asta.

Related Quests[edit]

Quest-Related Events[edit]

The Blessings of Nature[edit]

When first spoken to:

What is this place?
"You are in Eldergleam Sanctuary - just a small glimpse of what beauty Kynareth has to offer. Wonderful place, isn't it?"
And that tree? Is that Eldergleam?
"Yes, my friend. Though no one has been able to get close to her for as long as I can remember."
Why not?
"As you can see, Eldergleam's roots are large and stretch far, blocking any path to her trunk.
Though, believe it or not, there are rumors of a weapon that even Eldergleam herself would lift her roots for, more out of fear than respect."
Where can I find such a weapon?
"Oh, I don't believe those rumors, my friend. Besides, who would ever want to harm such beauty?
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have nothing more to discuss. I encourage you to take your time and enjoy yourself. You look like you could use the rest."

If you have Nettlebane:

"Oh, I don't believe those rumors, my friend. Besides, who would ever want to harm such... Wait, it can't be."
What is it?
"The rumors were true! You carry the one weapon Eldergleam fears - Nettlebane. I beg of you, don't harm the tree! Nothing good can come of it."
You mean this weapon? (Show Nettlebane)
"The rumors were true... I beg of you, don't harm the tree! Nothing good can come of it."

If spoken to again if you have Nettlebane:

"You don't know what you're dealing with. There will be consequences if you harm that tree. Leave this place - you're not welcome here anymore."

Dialogue[edit]

Her greetings can be:

"Amazing that such beauty could exist in a place as desolate as the volcanic tundra."
"Praise Kynareth for allowing such beauty in the world."
"A truly remarkable place, isn't it?"

Notes[edit]

  • Asta may be killed by spriggans if you pierce the Eldergleam tree with Nettlebane.
  • Despite the fact that taking sap from the Eldergleam gives you no bounty, it still counts as theft and Asta may send hired thugs after you.
  • She is a member of the bandit class, which determines the level of her skills.

Bugs[edit]

  • If she is killed during The Blessings of Nature, her body will persist indefinitely due to missing stages in the quest script to track her death.
  • She is a unique NPC and is therefore unnecessarily flagged to respawn in the game data.