It is a radiant quest that requires the player to talk to someone for another person about a specific subject.


After talking to one of the questgivers, agree to help with his or her specific problem. Talk to the target, and persuade, bribe, intimidate, or brawl them to get them to agree with the terms. Return to the quest giver for the reward. Often, the quest giver then becomes available for marriage. Skills can be increased as a quest reward, also.

Persons involved

Questgiver Target Reason
Carlotta Valentia Mikael Convince Mikael to stop bothering Carlotta
Haran Ranmir Convince Ranmir to pay his debts
Iddra Roggi Knot-Beard Convince Roggi Knot-Beard to forget his debts
Octieve San Irnskar Ironhand Convince Irnskar to let Octieve San off his debts
Omluag Mulush gro-Shugurz Convince Mulush to treat the smelting workers with more respect.
Scouts-Many-Marshes Torbjorn Shatter-Shield Convince Torbjorn to raise the Argonians' wages
Shadr Sapphire Convince Sapphire to back off of Shadr in Riften.


This section contains bugs related to A Few Words with You. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   It is possible the Two-Handed skill point awarded by Octieve San is not given.
  • Completing, or having this quest in the journal, can prevent Scouts-Many-Marshes from becoming eligible for marriage.
    • Solution: Marry him before starting the quest.
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