In my game Beirand is essential, and digging into the CK he's obviously essential because of the Get Outfitted quest -- his alias in that quest has the essential flag checked. However, in the game I was using, I had joined the Stormcloaks and therefore was unable to complete that quest.
So I was wondering whether anyone else could easily check:
- Is Beirand still essential after Get Outfitted is complete?
- If not and you kill him, does Heimvar taking over running the store?
I'm pretty sure Heimvar does not take over the store -- he is never added to the
ServicesSolitudeBlacksmith faction that would be necessary for him to sell the blacksmith's merchandise. However, he does have the
BlacksmithBackup alias in the
DialogueSolitude quest. So I don't know whether to consider that alias as bugged (because it doesn't properly turn him into the owner of the store) or just irrelevant (because Beirand can't ever die).
- Beirand loses his essential status after the Get Outfitted quest, which makes him killable. After waiting for three days, Heimvar still hasn't taken over the shop, so I think you are right in assuming that Heimvar is bugged. But maybe I didn't wait long enough. Wolok gro-Barok 19:01, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Beirand's Emerald and Jade Circlet.
I randomly went to Solitude in search of something with a conjuration enchantment on it, I found Beirand selling a Jade and Emerald Circlet with his name on it, I tried searching on this site and other sites, but to no avail. Any idea what it is used for? I play on the XBox, by the way. — Unsigned comment by 18.104.22.168 (talk) on 27 March, 2013
- Have you been on any Thieves Guild's quests? That's the only way I can imagine him having a circlet named after him. I hear the fishing job is bugged, or rather, Delvin taking in the stolen item, because he'll likely end up taking a normal item (should you have it with you) rather than the specific named item. I think it may have something to do with that ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 13:03, 27 March 2013 (GMT)
This relates not just to Beirand, but to general NPC packaging considerations in Skyrim. Saved the game at the outside forge at 7:58 a.m. game time. Beirand isn't there. Move around, face the tanning rack, turn 180, turn another 180 at 8:00, he's suddenly there, without ever walking up the approaching stairway. Reloaded a few times, the observation is he can pop-up, but never in front of you. He was 8 minutes late in one game-reload, -for whatever reason,- but in that case he was actually walking up the stairway.--Lmstearn (talk) 03:39, 4 January 2014 (GMT)
Special Edition Bug
Beirand keeps dying. A lot of research shows that is has to do with leaving the Blue Palace or fast traveling to it. I can revive him through the console time and again, but he keeps dying. I'll try setting him essential. — Unsigned comment by 22.214.171.124 (talk) at 12:30 on 21 May 2018