|Daedric Artifact: Skeleton Key (0003a070)
The Skeleton Key also has a secondary, less known function as being used to keep open Ebonmere, a well from which luck flows into the world. You are tasked with returning the key to Ebonmere in the Twilight Sepulcher to restore luck to the Thieves Guild. Until then, you may retain the key indefinitely for your own use.
- Blindsighted: Stop Mercer Frey.
- Darkness Returns: Walk the Pilgrim's Path and return the Skeleton Key to its rightful place.
- Despite Mercer Frey's ability to use the Skeleton Key to unlock many non-standard locks such as Nordic puzzle doors, the player is restricted to only those locks that could be picked normally. Locks which require a key and other lock types that do not use the standard lockpicking minigame cannot be bypassed with the Skeleton Key.
- For more information, see the lore article.