Skyrim:Scare my Enemy

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Assault a target.
Quest Giver: Radiant
Location(s): Radiant
Reward: 50 gold
ID: WIAssault02

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Activate the letter you received.
  2. Speak with its writer.
  3. Assault the target.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Every time you hit someone, or trigger an "assault", you might trigger this quest. Someone will hear about the assault and send a letter requesting that you come to see them. To start the quest you need to drop the letter and pick it up, then read it. Seek out the person requesting your presence, and they will ask you to hurt someone, maybe even kill them. They will offer to pay you, but will not help if you get caught by any guards. You can refuse the request if you wish.

As the target is usually a normal citizen, it is advisable to not use a weapon when attacking those targets you are not requested to kill, as they do not have much health or defense. Using your hands, or shield-bashing them should be sufficient to complete the task without killing them. Return to your employer and they will be thrilled that you have completed the task, sometimes wondering if there was lots of blood or screaming. Alternatively if you accidentally killed your target when not requested, they will be horrified or scared that it will be traced back to them, and refuse to pay you.


  • The script on the letter you receive is incomplete. Simply reading the letter will not activate the quest.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
    • To start the quest, you must drop the letter and pick it up again. The letter brings up a debug message when picked up stating that the quest start script needs to be added when books are fully implemented.
  • Some NPCs consider "friendly" spells like Heal Other to be an assault, presenting you with a safe way of completing the quest without killing the target.
  • Even if the quest requires you not to kill the target, you will still be successful if you kill the target.
  • Sometimes, the objective "Report success to <Alias=QuestGiver>" will not disappear from quest log.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
    • PC To get rid of this log entry use the command CompleteAllObjectives WIAssault02.
  • You can receive the reward even if you decline the quest.
  • If you choose to turn down the job, the NPC may hand you 50 gold and the misc. quest objective to "Meet <radiant NPC> in <radiant location> about a job involving violence." may become stuck in your quest log. Using the setstage command may not work.
  • Children are not immune from being targets.

Quest Stages[edit]

Scare my Enemy (WIAssault02)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Meet with <Alias=QuestGiver> about a job involving violence
Objective 20: Assault <Alias=Enemy> but don't kill <Alias=Enemy.pronoun>
Objective 25: Assault Alias=Enemy> [sic], killing <Alias=Enemy.pronoun> will earn bonus pay
Objective 30: Report success to <Alias=QuestGiver>
100 ☑Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0.
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