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Main article: Books (Skyrim)
For other uses, see Bounty.

Bounty is a book in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This is a form note, and will vary depending on the contents. When the Dragonborn has killed the indicated leader, a miscellaneous task will be assigned directing one to the steward/stewardess to collect the bounty.

The note is not a quest item. It is not necessary to have it in the Dragonborn's inventory to complete the quest or get the proper amount of Gold.


  • Can be received directly from a Jarl.
  • Can be received from the steward/stewardess of a Jarl.
  • Can be received from Innkeepers across Skyrim.


By order of (Jarl):

To all able bodied men and women of (Hold). The (Bandits/Forsworn/Dragon/Giant) located in (various locations) have been harassing ("robbing" added if Bandits or Forsworn) and attacking citizens and visitors.

A reward will be offered to anyone who kills (their leader / it).

--(signed by steward/stewardess)


This section contains bugs related to Bounty (Book). 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  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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.
  • When you place a bounty on a bookshelf, exit the area and then return, some of the writing will have disappeared, leaving you with "By order of the Jarl" and nothing else.confirmation needed


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