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Go to the city of Anvil, then go to the inn. Inside is a man whose name starts with a "B". He is selling his grandfather's old manor. You can purchase it for 5,000 gold, which is very cheap considering that most houses are 15,000 gold and are not as good. The house at first is ugly and haunted. However, after completing the quick quest the house will be fixed up without any additional payment.
Becoming a vampire
Dark Brotherhood Story: Become a member of the Dark Brotherhood by killing an innocent person, going to sleep in an inn, traveling to the Inn of Ill Omen, and killing Rufio. Travel to the Sanctuary and talk to Vicente and finish all of his contracts. He will then ask if you wish to become a vampire. Say "Yes", then sleep on the slab. When you wake up, sleep again for twenty four hours three times. You are now a full-fledged vampire.
Order Of Virtuous Blood Story: It is not required to begin the quest, but if you do the vampires will be easier to kill. If you have not, travel along the river just to the east of Imperial City until you find a cave. Go in and you should find lots of vampires. Attack one and let it hit you a few times. Kill it, then go back to Imperial City. Get a room in an inn and sleep for twenty four hours three times. You are now a full-fledged vampire.
Benefits and weaknesses of being a vampire
Note: Most people and merchants will not talk to you in this form.
At base level you get 5 to Strength, Willpower, Speed, Acrobatics, Athletics, Destruction, Hand 2 Hand, Illusion, Mysticism, and Sneak. You also get a resistance to disease and paralysis, and a small resistance to normal weapons. For every day you go without feeding up to a maximum of four days, your boosted skills will go up by an additional 5, as will your resistance to normal weapons. You also get a spell for each of the four days; on day one Hunter's Sight Night Eye/Detect life, on day two Vampire's Seduction Charm, on day three Reign of Terror silence/demoralise area, and finally on day four Embrace of the Shadows 180 seconds Invisibliity, 90 seconds Night Eye. The weaknesses are, on day one within 24 hours of last feeding weakness to fire, you are safe from the sun; on day two 48 hours from last feeding, burn in sunlight; on day three 72 hours from last feeding, increased damage from sun; and on day four over 96 hours from last feeding, everyone will recognize you as a vampire and most will not interact with you and there will be another increase in sun damage.
Bonuses from quest items retained
Completing the Brother Good Betrayed quest
Cure for vampiricy
Different weapons in Taking Care Of Lex quest
Easily completion of Independent Thievery requirements
Easy Acrobatics skill
Easy Alchemy skill
Use the "Duplicate items" trick to duplicate two different types of food such as apples and lettuce or other fruits. Try to get over 100 of each food. Then, use a mortar and pestle to create potions from the food. Repeatedly make potions as quick as possible with the duplicated food. When you run out of food to make the potions, just duplicate some more and repeat the process. It is possible to get your Alchemy skill to Master in ten minutes or less.
Easy Alteration skill
Easy Armor skill
Easy Athletics skill
Easy Conjuration skill
Easy Ebony and Umbra Sword
Use the following trick for easy experience in Leyawiin Blade, Blunt, Destruction, Hand-To-Hand, Marksman, and Sneak. Go to Leyawiin and find Rosentia Gallenus' House. She has four Scamps. You can kill them and more will respawn. Sneak attack with a blade, mace, or hand-to-hand. Then, use a bow and cast fire. Note: If you use your bow, the arrows are hard to get back. If you finish the quest you cannot do this anymore.
Go to Cloud Ruler Temple northwest of Bruma. Walk up the big stairs and you will see two Blades sparing. Stand close to them for a minute and your Blade and Block skills will increase by 2. Note: This can only be done once.
Defeat Caminalda on the Anvil Recommendation quest for the mages guild, then search her body for gold and her room key for the inn. Use her room key on the upper door in the inn. You will find a treasure chest in the back of the room. Open the unlocked chest to get all the gold inside.
Easy Hand-To-Hand skill
Go to the Arena district in the Imperial City. Look for two NPCs fighting. Stand close to them for a minute and your Hand-To-Hand skill will increase by 5. Note: This can only be done once.
Easy Imperial Arena
Once you are a Champion in the Arena, talk to the Grand Champion about his nobility and how he needs proof of his nobility. He will send you on a quest to Crowhaven and give you a key. Use the fast travel system to get to Anvil. You will then need to travel northwest to get to the Crowhaven ruin. Beware of the skeleton archer and skeleton guardian. The archer is easy, but the guardian is not. Just block and strike and you will eventually kill the guardian. Once you get inside the ruin, watch out for wolves. There will be one to the right as you enter. Just follow the path through the ruin, killing the wolves and skeleton archers. When you get to the gate that needs a key, use the key the Grand Champ gave you to unlock it. Walk through the gate and the only monster will be a half naked man with an Elven dagger. Take your time and block and strike twice. Do not underestimate the little dagger. Once he is dead, find the journal and your quest will be updated. When you go out of the gate that you unlocked with the key, there is a door down to your left. Beware, as there are three vampires and one wolf. The vampires will give you a disease. There is not anything special down here, and is an optional area . Exit the ruin and fast travel back to the Arena. Talk to the Grand Championand he will become extremely depressed and not want to live. Challenge him in the arena. Talk to Ysabela about the challenge. Go up to the Arena. Once the gates drop he will charge at you. However, he will not attack you. He will tell you to kill him to put him out of his misery. Hack away at him. Once he dies you will get an Elven longsword and Dwarven shield heavy. Bring back his Raiment Of Valor to get your own.
If you try and kill important people for example, counts and leaders of guilds, instead of dying they will become unconscious. There is a way to use this to your advantage. Find someone important in the game and try to kill that person in one shot a power attack with a sword is recommended. When they fall unconscious, immediately go into Sneak mode and keep trying to steal from them. Eventually it will work. Note: Try to steal from them as fast as possible because if you do it while they are getting up you can get caught. You will have no bounty on your head and no one disliking you any more than they did before.
Easy kills in The Purification quest
Easy kills with Nord race
Easy lockpick use
Easy lockpicks and Sneak level
Easy magic skills
Easy skill bonuses
Easy Sneak skill
When you have the option to join the Thieves Guild by meeting Armand Christope at the Imperial Water Front garden around 11 p.m., accept his task. He will offer you the option to buy lockpicks, but do not buy any. Go into Sneak mode and get behind him. Not only will you get the lockpicks from him, you can also repeatedly pickpocket him to build up your Sneak skill. He will just tell you to go ahead, and that he does not need it anyway.
After the assassination of Emperor Uriel Septim during the opening mission, leave the Emperor's body with one of his guards, Baurus. Walk down the newly revealed "secret" passage, then turn around. You should still be able to see Emperor Septim's body and part of Baurus. Walk to the nearest corner to your left, go into Sneak mode, then walk forward to quickly increase your Sneak level.
Join the Dark Brotherhood. When you recieve your first quest to kill Rufio, enter his room and go into Sneak mode. Rufio sleeps for 20 hours a day. Walk around in his room to gain very easy Sneak levels.
Successfully complete the Fighting Arena in the Imperial City and become Grand Champion. Once you collect all your money from the Bloodworks person, go outside. There will be a kid that runs up to you and says that he is your biggest fan and ask if he can follow you around. Select "Yes you may follow me around" and he will go wherever you go. Go to any place that is away from guards and people. Go into Sneak mode and select "Pickpocket" on the kid. You will be brought into his inventory. Exit out of his inventory and do not steal anything. Repeat this by selecting pick pocket and exiting. You will gain Sneak experience very quickly. He does not care if you pickpocket him because he is your "biggest fan".
While in jail, go into Sneak mode. Move around for awhile to increase your sneak level.
Enemy and item levels
Fur/Iron: Level 1
Iron: Level 11
Note: The armor and weapons usually do not appear at traders until you are two levels above them, sometimes longer. Also, any "secret" weapons such as the Umbra and the NPCs with them or wearing the "secret" armor are level locked. They will not get any more difficult because usually their levels are already about 22 to 30. However, as you become better with a blade in the Umbra's case, the better the attack will be.
Feeding as a vampire
Getting desired Sigil Stones
Glass and enchanted weapons and armor in Border Watch
Glass weapons and armor in Rockmilk Cave
Go outside of the Inn Of Ill Omen where the man is practicing his archery. He is using steel arrows. Go in front of him and pick up the arrows. He will not hit you and just wait until you move out of his way. You will not get into trouble with the guards. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Note: To get infinite gold from Dorian easier, use the following trick. First, bribe him until you cannot do so anymore. Then, hit him with your weakest weapon, preferably your fists. Then, quickly hold Block and press [Space] to yield to him. Because he is your friend, he will stop fighting. Then, talk to him again. His relationship will have dropped because you hit him, allowing you to bribe him more. Make sure you do not hit him too much or he will run away. Once his health gets low, the guards will probably charge you. After spending your time or paying them, go back to his house. His health will still be low from your attacks. Wait exactly 24 hours and his health will be reset. Repeat the entire process to get the desired amount of gold. Once you select the money from his pocket it will not go away, leaving you with unlimited money.
Go to the Talos Plaza District of Imperial City and find Dorian in his house. Talk to him and select the Speechcraft icon to learn that he likes Boast and Coerce and dislikes Admire and Joke. Instead of making him like you, make him hate you. Bribe him until around 60, then make him hate you. Keep repeating this as long as desired. Note: The more you do this, the quicker it will be to increase your money. Kill him but do not let him run, etc. or he will contact the guards. Search him and take all his possessions except for his money. Exit the search screen and re-enter it. Then, keep pressing [Space] on his money to retake it without it disappearing.
This trick requires a horse and an expensive weapon, the more expensive the better. Get on your horse and fast travel to Kvatch. Once there, equip your most expensive weapon and travel until you find a little camp with citizens around on the road to Kvatch. Talk to the female Orc merchant while on your horse and sell her your equipped sword. The message "You cannot unequip this item" will appear, but it will still give you the money. You can do this as many times as desired for 200 GP each time. This only works with your equipped sword; any other items will be sold as usual.
Become a vampire, then seek the Mages Guild help in Arcane University. You will be sent to Skingard to talk to the count. The count will tell you who to seek out in order to get the cure. Complete this quest, and after giving the Counts' wife the potion, he will want to wait a day before he will talk to you again. After that day, when you talk to him he will reward you with 500 gold. However, you can keep talking to him and selecting "Reward" each time. You will be given 500 gold each time you talk to him, even if you leave and come back. Repeat this as many times as desired to get an unlimited amount of gold. Note: When you do go back make sure you select his room lock and bribe him fully so that the guards do not get called. Also, complete this task before the mage's second or third task because after that the Count of Skingard will not talk to you.
When a woman approaches you in the Imperial City and asks you to see a man, go to this house. He will tell you that he and his group are vampire hunters. Follow the Virtuous Order quest line and you will find out the man you are hunting is not a vampire. Do not kill him. Talk to him and he will say that the man that sent you is actually the vampire. Go to the bookstore. The man will tell you about a cave. Travel there and kill all the vampires and take their vampire dust. Once you have killed the main vampire, return to the Imperial City. You will be rewarded with a ring, but he will also tell you that the order will compensate you for every vampire that you kill. All you need for proof is vampire dust. Use the "Duplicate items" trick on the vampire dust to get as many as desired. Keep talking to the man about vampires and he will keep rewarding you as long as you have enough vampire dust. This results in 250 gold for each vampire dust you have.
Use the "Duplicate items" trick inside a store. Make sure the item you duplicate is worth a lot of gold. Sell all but one of the item that was duplicated, then repeat the process as many times as desired. It is possible to make up to 50,000 gold in a few minutes.
This trick requires a Black Bow, a Bow, and two different kinds of Bows for example Steel and Iron. Also, the "Knight Of The White Stallion" quest must have been successfully completed by talking to the male in the castle of Leyawijn. After completing the quest, you can sell your Black Bow to the male in the castle of Leyawijn. He is one of the court. Every bow will give you 100 gold. Save your game because if you hit the male by accident the guards will attack you. Stand next to the male so that you can speak with him. Use the "Duplicate items" trick to duplicate your bow next to the male when he is sitting in his throne. Pick up all the duplicated bows. When he says that you are over numbered you can continue picking up more bows. After picking up every bow, throw one on the ground to make sure you do not sell all of your bows. Speak with the male and sell your bows. When you choose one time for yes, you can continue by pressing [Space]. It is possible to sell 125 bows for 12,500 gold in five minutes.
Keeping quest items after theft
Making Black Soul Gems
Making stolen items authentic
This trick only works with wearable items. Take any wearable item with a magical enchantment that you wish to make permanent and use the "Duplicate items" trick to duplicate it twice so that you have two of that item. Pick up the item and equip one. While you are wearing that item, duplicate the one you are not wearing by at least four. Note: The number of arrows used determines how many copies are made. Both items will drop on the ground in stacks of two. You will now no longer be wearing that item, but will still have its effects. Note: These effects are permanent. Do not attempt this with any item with an effect you may want to remove later, such as Water Walking, Night Eye, etc.
Take any desired Sigil Stone and either an already enchanted item or regular item and enchant the item with a Sigil Stone. Then, use the "Duplicate items" trick on it to get a permanent stat boost for whatever the item was meant to increase. Repeat this with the same or different enchantment to continuously get stat boosts in that category. You can then sell the extra copies for extra gold.
November 24, 2006 - 2:33am