Anska is a Nord located at the High Gate Ruins. She requests help from the Dragonborn and will become a temporary follower during the quest "A Scroll For Anska."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

A Scroll For Anska[edit | edit source]

Anska asks for the Dragonborn's help with finding a certain scroll which traces her bloodline back to Ysgramor. It is somewhere in High Gate Ruin, the tomb of the Dragon Priest Vokun.

At the end of the quest, Anska rewards the Dragonborn with a spell tome for Conjure Flaming Familiar which charges into battle and creates a fiery explosion dealing roughly 52 damage and has a radius of about 10 feet.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

A Scroll For Anska

Who are you? "I'm Anska. Are you here to help?"

Help with what? "I've finally located Vokun's crypt! The scroll I'm looking for just has to be here."
Vokun? "Some old priest buried here long ago. I've been searching for his tomb for a few years now."
What scroll? "It's probably meaningless to you, but according to family legend it links our bloodline back to Ysgramor himself."
What do you need from me? "Maybe you could help find it, I just know it's in here."
What kind of help do you need? "If Vokun is as powerful as I think, I may need a little help um ... dealing ...with him."
What's in it for me? "You can have anything except the scroll of course."
Sorry, I can't help. "Oh alright. Well I'll be here for a bit if you change your mind."
I'll help. "Great, with the two of us this should be easy."

After obtaining the scroll:

I've retrieved the scroll. "I cannot thank you enough for all of the help."

Here is the scroll. "And here's a little something for helping me out."
Your thanks isn't enough. I think I'll be keeping this. "I'm sorry, but I can't let that happen."

After obtaining the scroll, without having spoken to Anska:

I've found this scroll. "Could it really be? Wow this is what I've been looking for. Can I have it? It's worthless to you, but I can pay."

Here, take it. "Thank you so much, this scroll means a lot to my family. Take this for your trouble."
I think I'll hang onto it. "I'm sorry, I've come too far to lose it now."

After giving Anska the scroll:

So what does it say? "Let me look. This is a very exciting moment for me. Hmm, it's encrypted. It'll take a while to figure this out."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Though Anska is a part of the quest "A Scroll for Anska" she can still be killed by the Dragonborn. This will cause the quest to fail unless she is killed after the quest is completed.
  • If one has a follower, she may continuously fight the follower because of her use of the fireball spell.
  • She can be useful as a storeable Dead Thrall due to her corpse never disappearing.
  • Anska can prove to be a good way to quickly raise Archery and Sneak a few levels. After waiting an hour after completing her quest and leaving Vokun's Throne Room through the shortcut to the entrance, Anska will be standing just below a ledge near the exit. Simply crouch on the ledge, wait until the crosshair shows that the Dragonborn is hidden from her, and start shooting arrows until she is almost dead. Then wait an hour and repeat. This also works for one-handed weapons.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Anska. 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   PS3   If the Dragonborn leaves the High Gate Ruins after agreeing to help her, then fast travels, she will appear at the destination, but then walk back to the ruins.
    •  PC   With console access use the console (player.moveto <ref ID>) to locate Anska and give her the quest item. This will finish the quest.
    •  360   PS3   If one does not have console access and thus cannot locate Anska, wait for her to return to the ruins.
  •  XB1   Anska may get stuck somewhere throughout the ruins in attack position. She will follow the player or help defeat Vokun. Returning to her to trade the scroll for the reward will not be possible, as conversation cannot be initiated.
    • One may need to exit High Gate Ruins and fast travel somewhere else. After 1 or 2 minutes, go back to High Gate Ruins and she will be seen walking towards the spot in which you had first spoken. That way she will become approachable.
    • One may need to reload a previous save and start the quest over again in order to solve this problem.
  • Anska may continue to follow the Dragonborn after the quest’s completion, appearing after fast travel and walking back to High Gate Ruins.confirmation needed

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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