Ahdarji's Heirloom is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. S'Krivva sends the Hero to Leyawiin to help recover a ring that belongs to Ahdarji. It was stolen by an Argonian named Amusei.


Head over to Leyawiin and ask one of the beggars about Ahdjarji, then go over to her house and speak to her. She says Amusei stole her ring and she will pay a reward for its return. When asking one of the beggars again, they find out Amusei is in prison.

"The poor bugger was arrested. Seems he tried to swindle the Countess. He's rotting in a cell in the castle dungeon now. It's common knowledge that the jailors can be bribed to allow visitors to see prisoners."
―Beggars in Leyawiin about Amusei[src]

Go to Castle Leyawiin and bribe the guard to go see Amusei. Follow him to the prison door where he will open it then leave, then talk to Amusei and offer him a lockpick to escape for revealing where the ring is. He will tell the Hero that he saw that it said Alessia on it, so he tried to sell it back to Countess Alessia Caro, and that they'll need to get it back from her.

Again, go to the beggars, bribe them, and find out that they need to talk to her handmaiden, Hlidara Mothril. One could also get the jailor's disposition high enough and he will tell the same thing. After finding Hlidara, she'll tell the Hero that she only takes the ring off when she is sleeping, and on the Ides of the month, the 14th through the 17th, she is not in the Castle.

Ahdarji's Heirloom Secret Door

Hidden door

Optional: Return to Ahdarji at that point and tell her about how Amusei tried to sell the ring back to Alessia. This will cause her to double the reward money. Alternatively, tell Ahdarji about it with the ring in possession, just before returning the ring, to avoid running around needlessly.

Go into the castle basement following the marker, and on the South wall of the basement, there is an open barrel with a lever. Pull it to reveal a hidden doorway that leads to Alessia's torture chamber. Keep going upstairs, and end up right next to her room.

Ahdarji's Heirloom Secret Room

Secret torture chamber

A guard patrols the hallway in front of her bedroom. At one point he leaves the room and when this happens it's a good idea to continue to her room. Keep following the marker, and go next to her bed where the Jewelry box is. Pick the Hard (Average for lower levels) lock and grab the ring. Make sure she is in bed and sleeping, otherwise it won't be there.

Alternatively, the Hero may try and pickpocket her while she sleeps for the key, however, this may or may not work.

Take the ring back to Ahdarji, and then go back to S'Krivva in Bravil to finish it up.


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

Armand is no longer my primary Thieves Guild contact. My new contact is S'Krivva, in the city of Bravil. I can find her either at home or at the Lonely Suitor Lodge. I should ask her if there are any commission jobs for me.

  • Update: After speaking to S'Krivva:

S'Krivva has asked me to retrieve a ring that belongs to Ahdarji. She is a Khajiit living in Leyawiin. I need to go to Leyawiin and see if I can find her.

  • Update: After speaking to Ahdarji:

Ahdarji is offering 100 gold coins for her ring. The ring was stolen by Amusei. I wonder if that is the same Argonian that I competed against to get into the guild? I'll have to look around for him.

  • Update: After learning where Amusei is:

Amusei is in jail here in Leyawiin. The only way I'm going to find that ring is to talk to him there.

  • Update: After speaking to Amusei:

Amusei knows where the ring is, but he won't tell me unless I get him a lockpick.

  • Update: After giving Amusei a lockpick:

Amusei told me that the ring was inscribed on the inside with the name Alessia Caro, a.k.a. the Countess of Leyawiin. Apparently he tried to sell it back to her. When he went to deliver the ring, he was arrested and thrown into jail. She kept the ring. It must be somewhere in the castle, assuming she isn't wearing it. I'll need to find someone who can tell exactly where. This might be a good time to revisit Ahdarji, or to see what the beggars know.

  • Update: After talking to a beggar about the ring:

A beggar told me that Hlidara Mothril, Alessia Caro's chambermaid, might be able to tell me where she keeps her ring. I'll have to sweet talk her though.

  • Update: After learning of the secret passage:

It seems there is a secret passage that leads from the basement to the countess' private chambers. If I can find it, that passage might be a safer way to sneak into her room.

  • Update: After learning that Alessia Caro takes the ring off at night:

It seems that Alessia Caro wears the ring all the time, which is going to make is really difficult to steal it from her. However, I learned that she always takes it off at night. I'll have to sneak into her bedroom at night and rifle through that jewelry box.

  • Update: After obtaining the ring:

I've got the ring. Now to find Ahdarji and collect my reward.

  • Update: After returning the ring to Ahdarji:

Ahdarji was very grateful and rewarded me nicely for the ring. I get the feeling she hates Argonians though. No wonder Amusei had trouble with her. Now all I have to do is report back to S'Krivva in Bravil.

  • Update: After returning to S'Krivva:

S'Krivva thanked me for my devotion to duty within the Thieves Guild. I guess that mean Ahdarji told her I returned the ring. I've been promoted within the guild as well.

  • Quest complete


  • A good way to ensure not getting lost through the Castle is to sneak into the basement (preferably around midday), gain access to the secret room, and find the Countess' jewelry box before-hand. This is a good way to plan the route without risk of being caught.
  • On the way in or out, it pays to explore other rooms. Some characters have gold and keys worth pilfering.
  • If the Hero is an Argonian, the beggars will advise them to stay out of the torture chamber.


This section contains bugs related to Ahdarji's Heirloom. 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.
  •  PC   PS3   In some versions of the game Alessia Caro might be sleeping but she doesn't put the ring in the box.
    •  PC   One possible way to finish is by opening the console by pressing tilde (~) and typing in player.AddItem 00035E95 1 without the quotes.
    • Another possible fix is to leave the castle, wait for 24 hours, and then re-enter. Confirmed on  PS3  .
  •  PC   If one unlocks Amusei's cell, he will be freed. The player can talk to him normally about the ring after the deed, but they will not be able to talk to the beggars about it, as "Recovered Caro family ring" does not exist as a dialogue option. Stealing the ring may complete the quest, but dialogue and information from Hildara Mothril is skipped in that way.
  • If finding two rings, only pick up one of them and nothing else. Alternatively, load the game and there should only be one ring this time. If picking up both rings, one will only be able to complete the quest by using the console. Open it and type player.removeitem 00035E95 1.
  •  PC   It is possible, especially if the Hero's level is fairly high (around 20 or higher), that Hlidara Mothril will be lying dead on the road somewhere between Bravil and Leyawiin. This is likely due to high level enemies roaming near roads, as Hlidara does not have a bodyguard, unlike the Countess. It is also possible that one will find her dead inside the castle, and, if early enough to see it, one will find she had been killed by castle guards. Fortunately, in most cases, one can skip talking to Hlidara, and simply head straight to the castle in Leyawiin to acquire the ring if the Countess is in town. It is also likely that if attempting to revive Hlidara with the Staff of Worms, one will be unable to talk to her.
    •  PC   One can use the console code: resurrect 1 on her and she will stand up and come back to life.
  •  360   If the quest is initiated when the Countess is on her monthly visit to Chorrol (between the 15th and 17th of each month), she may never un-equip the ring and put it in her jewelry box upon returning to Leyawiin, making the quest and thus the Thieves Guild questline uncompletable.
    • This can be solved by killing a Leyawiin character such as a town guard to force the player to pay a Blood Price to S'Krivva. This will complete the quest automatically.

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