"A Priest of Arkay is entrusted with a ceremonial dagger once they've completed their training. It [sic] usually given by the head priest who sanctified the ritual. In my case, the head priest happened to be my father."

Alessandra's Dagger is a One-Handed weapon and quest item that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Alessandra's Dagger is owned by Alessandra of Riften. It belonged to Alessandra's father and it was given to her when she was training to become a priestess of Arkay. After completing the training, she received a new ceremonial dagger and now she wishes to return the old one to her father's corpse in the Hall of the Dead in Whiterun, as a way of making peace.



Alessandra asks the Dragonborn to deliver a ceremonial dagger to Andurs at the Hall of the Dead in Whiterun.


The dagger has the same base damage as a steel dagger, but loses much of its value at higher levels, especially when Dwarven or glass daggers become more readily available, although the low weight value may be beneficial for a minimal weight build.

Due to the fact that it is a quest item, it cannot be removed from the inventory. This makes it useful should the Dragonborn be put in prison, as they will have a weapon.


  • Alessandra says her father's remains are located in Windhelm; this is likely a developer oversight, as they are in fact located in Whiterun.


This section contains bugs related to Alessandra's Dagger. 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   360   XB1   Rarely, it can be pickpocketed from Alessandra before the quest has begun.
  • During the quest, although the dagger is a quest item, it can be put in a weapon rack, but not given to followers.


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