For other uses, see Beggar.

Beggars can be found in all of the major cities in Skyrim. However, unlike the beggars in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the beggars in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have no affiliation with the Thieves Guild. A Letter of Inheritance may be received if they are killed after being helped by the Dragonborn.

The Gift of CharityEdit

Donating 1 GoldIcon to any beggar will grant the passive ability The Gift of Charity, which boosts Speech by 10 points for an hour. Giving a beggar money is considered helping them, and they will be friendly with you afterwards.

List of BeggarsEdit

Name Location City Notes
Angrenor Once-Honored Candlehearth Hall Windhelm
Brenuin The Bannered Mare Whiterun Misc. Quest to steal the Argonian Ale from The Bannered Mare.
Degaine The Warrens Markarth Misc. Quest to steal Dibella Statue from the Temple of Dibella. Can be given 2 GoldIcon instead of 1.
Dervenin Temple of the Divines Solitude Starts "The Mind of Madness"
Edda Riften Marketplace Riften May give you a steel battleaxe for free if you give 5 GoldIcon to her.
Gissur Thalmor Embassy N/A
Narfi Narfi's Ruined House Ivarstead Narfi is a potential Dark Brotherhood target.
Noster Eagle-Eye The Winking Skeever Solitude Misc. Quest to find his lost helmet.
Silda the Unseen Candlehearth Hall Windhelm Silda can train Pickpocket skill.
Snilf Riften Marketplace Riften
Svari Addvar's House Solitude



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