The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough

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Side Quests

A Cornered Rat

      1. If you can, get a horse and fast travel to Kynesgrove (actually, make sure you get the horse, otherwise you will have to steal one along the way because it is going to be a long journey). From there, follow the path southeast to Riften Stables. Beware of giants, ogres and mammoths along the way!
      2. After you pass through Shor’s Stone and Fort Green Wall, you will be close. Once you discover Riften Stables, go up to the main door to talk to one of the guards. He’ll give you some BS about needing to pay all tax; tell him “this is obviously a shakedown” to enter through without paying and also increase your Speech.
      3. Head over the bridge, go left and then talk to Brynjolf, who will be in the center area. In order for him to help you find that old guy, you’ll have to still a ring for him. Tell him you’re ready to complete the task.
      4. If it’s not daytime, you’ll have to come back and talk to him when it is. If it is day already, just go back and talk to him again. Once Brynjolf gathers all of the people in the center area around him, head around the outside of the center area to Madesi’s kiosk (?), which is on the opposite side of the gazebo.
      5. Pick the lock on her kiosk(?), then pick the lock on her strongbox. Grab the loot, including the ring. Sneak around to the backside of the kiosk (?) to the right of where Brynjolf is speaking and plant the ring on the guy sitting in between the stack of crates.
      6. Once the crowd disbands, go and talk to Brynjolf. After he tells you how awesome you are and all that jazz, go back and talk to him again and ask about the old guy hiding in the Ratway.
      7. Go south and make your way across the bridge on the other side of the center area. Go right and head down the stairs. Go left and enter through the two doors to get to Ratway.
      8. As soon as you head through the tunnel you will have to kill two enemies. Follow the path around to the right. Drop off the ledge and head through the next tunnel on the right (watch out for the Skeever!).
      9. Pick the lock on the trap to the right of the door, then head through. Head through the dark tunnel on the left and go through the door. Kill the giant, but watch out for the bear traps on the floor!
      10. Head through the next door on the opposite side. Go up the stairs and through the door. Go left through the tunnel and turn right down the steps to enter the Ragged Flagon.
      11. Go around to the right where all the people are, then turn right through the tunnel to enter the Ratway Vaults. Go around to the left and kill the wizard. Head through the tunnel and kill the solider in the next room.
      12. Head around the corner and through the door on the right. Follow the long path all the way till you reach a room with a bunch of gold on a table—take it and head through the next tunnel.
      13. After you pass through the sunlit path, go through the open gate, turn right and head through the door to reach the Ratway Warrens. Head through the dark tunnel, go up the stairs, turn left and open the door at the end of the path to talk to Esbern
      14. After he tells you to go away, talk to him again and tell him to remember what Delphine said about the 30th of Frostfall. He’ll then let you in. Talk to him again to complete the quest.

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10 Comments on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough


On November 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I wonder if 100 Absorb + 100 Reflect would still be possible


On November 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

Probably not but we shall see. I am almost peeing my pants waiting for this game to come out!!!


On November 20, 2011 at 5:29 am

“4.After Einarth transfers his “understanding,” listen for Arngeir’s instructions. You will have to fire your “Shout” at three targets that will appear in the center area.”

when looking at the target and I shout this one oke says master einarth is waiting for you ! Please help


On November 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hold down z for a few seconds he will say the second word, the next shout you learn you will need to equip the shout.


On December 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

has anyone done the ‘The mind of madness’


On December 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

Thanx for the walkthrought. Watching this guy play skyrim, lol classic!


On December 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Has anyone cured them selves of vampirizem? i am past my 3 day grace period,and need to know what to do?


On December 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

I need help with lockpicks… I never get any hardly and I run out before I can get even a low med lock picked. Can you smith them because buying does not get you many……….tks

a guy34

On December 28, 2011 at 2:14 am

hit ~ and enter: player.additem a 9999


On January 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

where in the game do one find a soul trap scroll?