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"A few days ago, some thieves from Riften stole broke in here and stole it! Can you imagine? Took the only thing of value we had. If you have the guts to head to the Ratway and get my bow back, I'll pay you what I can."
Dravin Llanith[src]

Bow to the Master is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a miscellaneous quest received from Dravin Llanith in Merryfair Farm in which the Dragonborn must retrieve Dravin's Bow.


  1. Retrieve Dravin's Bow
  2. Return Dravin's Bow


Speak to Dravin and he will tell the Dragonborn about his stolen bow. He believes that some thieves from Riften stole the bow and went to The Ratway.

Go to the vaults through The Ragged Flagon, which is the only way to get there, and find Dravin's Bow in the locked treasure chest in The Ratway Warrens, then return to Dravin. In return, he offers five leveled gems as a reward.


  • It is not necessary to join the Thieves Guild to get access to the entrance.
  • It may be worth making a save point just before talking to Dravin, because loading a previous save will change the gems rewarded, according to the level of the Dragonborn.


Bow to the Master – FreeformMerryfairFarm
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Retrieve Dravin's Bow
  • Objective 20: Return Dravin's Bow
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Bow to the Master. 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.
  • If the Dragonborn finds Dravin's Bow before getting the quest, it may be impossible to return the bow to Dravin even if he tells the Dragonborn about his lost weapon after it was found.
    •  PC  If this occurs, you can use the console command setstage FreeformMerryfairFarm 30 to advance the quest to the correct stage, allowing you to complete it.