Annekke Crag-Jumper is a Nord who lives in Darkwater Crossing with her husband, Verner Rock-Chucker.


She is the mother of Sylgja. Her husband can often be heard to mourn that she never spends enough time at the mine, instead being out adventuring. She admires the Dragonborn's adventurous spirit, stating that "we should swap stories sometime." After doing a quest for her, she can be acquired as a follower.


Kill the Bandit LeaderEdit

Do a favor by slaying a bandit leader, which is a radiant quest. After completion of the quest, she becomes a potential follower.

Rebuilding the BladesEdit

Annekke Crag-Jumper can be recruited into the Blades.


Annekke's stats are largely geared towards the warrior and thief playstyles. She has very good levels of skill in Light Armor and Archery, with good support skills in One-Handed and Block. Her Sneak skill however, is mediocre.


Kill the Bandit LeaderEdit

"I used to be an adventurer in my day, then I settled down. Got married."

You were an adventurer? "That's right. Used to explore all over. I'm the one who originally found the mine Darkwater Crossing was built around. I was actually scouting a bit the other day, old times sake. Spied a brigand heading back to his camp. Up for a little hunting? My husband is being a sad stick, so I can't go myself."
Forget it. "Fair enough."
I'll do it. "This brings back memories. Come back when you're done and maybe I'll be up to showing you a few tricks."

"Bandits are cowards. Don't strain yourself chasing them all down."

<Location> is free of bandits. "You remind me of myself a few years ago. Let me show you a little bit about wearing light armor. It's helped me out whenever I was scouting. Now I've got the itch to travel again. If you're leaving town, I wouldn't mind coming with for a while."


Time and experiencesEdit

Verner "Ever think about spending more time around town?"
Annekke "Not when there's so much to see!"
Verner "I guess I should join you more often."
Annekke "You should. I miss you."

You used to love finding new placesEdit

Annekke: "Verner, you should have come out with me yesterday. I found the most amazing tree growing right out of a cave."
Verner: "And I found a new deposit of amber. Would have been nice to have some help pulling it out."
Annekke: "You used to love finding new places."
Verner: "I still do. I just like to have food waiting for me when I come home."

No need to get snippyEdit

Verner: "Sweetheart, did you move my pickaxe?"
Annekke: "It's at the south end near that loose rockpile."
Verner: "So you can be helpful sometimes."
Annekke: "No need to get snippy."


  • "A traveler? I'll be you've seen some sights. We should swap tales sometime."
  • "There's a gorgeous tree that grows right up through a cave to the northeast of here."
  • "If you're heading to Kynesgrove, stick to the road. Some pretty dangerous caves between here and there."
  • "Verner used to love exploring before we got married. Now he's become a bit of a milk drinker. Likes to stay home."


  • She is voiced by Colleen Delany, the actress who also voices Lydia, Ria, and Mephala.
  • If she is killed while a follower or steward, neither her husband nor her daughter will acknowledge this. They will continue to speak of her, as if she was still alive.
  • With the Hearthfire add-on, she can become a steward.
  • Like Roggi Knot-Beard, Annekke Crag-Jumper may not offer her quest the first time she is spoken to. The Dragonborn may have to revisit Darkwater Crossing several times before she offers her radiant quest. She also will not offer the radiant quest if the Dragonborn already has an active "Kill the Bandit Leader" quest from Ahtar or Brunwulf Free-Winter.
  • Her stats appear to be identical to Derkeethus, another potential follower who lives at Darkwater Crossing.


This section contains bugs related to Annekke Crag-Jumper. 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.
Click to see the list of bugs encountered
  •  PC   360   PS3   If one has completed the Thieves Guild quest "Summerset Shadows," the bandit leader, Linwe, already have been killed and it may be impossible to complete the miscellaneous quest to gain her as a follower.
    •  PC(Fix)   To circumvent this bug, one should open the console, click on Linwe's body, and type resurrect. This will revive Linwe, and then the Dragonborn should kill him, completing the quest requirements.
    •  360(Fix)   Workaround: To force the game to give a bandit location other than Uttering Hills, before talking to Annekke, the Dragonborn should go to Uttering Hills Cave, wipe out all the remaining Summerset Shadows and go to the spot where Linwe was fell (if there are no active quests involving Uttering Hills, his body should be gone), then leave and immediately fast travel to Darkwater Crossing. With the game now registering Uttering Hills as cleared, Annekke should now give the Dragonborn a different location for Kill the Bandit Leader.
      • Note: Saving before attempting to talk to Annekke is advised. If Linwe's body still appears, the game may not register Uttering Hills as cleared, resulting in the glitch recurring, if Linwe was killed recently, it can take up to a week to disappear. It may take few times clearing the cave. Also, the Dragonborn should make sure to kill all Summerset Shadows outside of the cave as well as those within.
      • If the Dragonborn just wants the quest to disappear from your misc quest menu, they can kill Annekke and the quest will fail.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes when trying to talk to Annekke, she will not bring up any dialog options at all.
    •  PC(Fix)   If Anneke does not offer her quest (Favor104), opening the console, selecting her, and using the command setrelationshiprank player 2 will make it possible to recruit her as a follower.
  •  PC   Sometimes when the bandit leader is killed the quest log will update, but then disappear from journal, there will be no marker at darkwater camp and Annekke will not speak to the Dragonborn to finish the quest.
  • Annekke may give her quest, after failing to do so initially, if the Dragonborn leaves and revisits Darkwater Crossing several times.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Annekke Crag-Jumper

  • Anekke Crag-Jumper attacking me

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    • I'm not a big RPer, and I have no interest in marrying Sylgja. And I killed her, unfortunately. Oh well...
    • tHAT bitch attacked me at my wedding in Riften
  • marry annekke

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    • so apparently verner died in my game and when i passed by annekke while i was wearing the amulet of mara she said she was surprised i wasnt sp...
    • I did in fact marry Annekke, but had to open console and do an "addtofaction" in order to do it. Hey, she wasn't happy w...
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