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"Ah, a fresh mortal who seeks to bargain with me."
―Dremora Merchant[src]

Dremora Merchant is a merchant available after the completion of the quest "Black Book: Untold Legends."


Black Book: Untold Legends[]

A power to summon him can be obtained as a reward for completing the Black Book quest "Untold Legends."

He can only be summoned using the Black Market power. When activated, he appears and offers to trade much like a regular merchant would. He will buy any type of item, except stolen items, and he sells armor and weapons based on the Dragonborn's level at that moment. At higher levels, he is the only merchant in the game who will sell weapons.

He has 2,000 Gold available for trading, which resets after two days. He is not affected by the Master Trader perk, nor can his business be invested in. He will also refuse to buy stolen items, unless you have the Fence perk in the Speech skill tree.


  • Ah, a fresh mortal who seeks to bargain with me.
  • Ah, sweet Oblivion. Soon I shall return.
  • I do so love dealing with mortals.
  • Until you summon me again.
  • So, we meet again.
  • So soon? You must be hungry for a deal.
  • You have many things I wish to buy.
  • I'm sure we can strike a bargain.
  • Haggling with you can be so...entertaining.
  • Let's make a deal.
  • I can hardly wait.


  • The Merchant will refuse to do business if summoned while trespassing. When activated, The Merchant will respond "You're not supposed to be here." and won't offer any dialogue options. Leaving the trespassed area will allow bartering again, but his gold will be set to 0. After approximately 2 in-game days his gold will replenish.
  • The Merchant sells Daedric and Ebony equipment before many other merchants do.
  • Due to the "Invulnerable" tag enemies will never target the Merchant. In this regard he has same stats as Dremora Butler.[1]
  • Calcelmo may ask for a Dwarven weapon or armor piece purchased from the Dremora Merchant, sending a note by courier.


This section contains bugs related to Dremora Merchant. 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.
  •  PC   Sometimes when trying to sell anything to him, the item will be removed from the inventory, but he will not give you any gold in return. Waiting for him to disappear and then summoning him again does not appear to fix this either.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes when summoning him, he will have no items and 0 gold. To fix this simply wait for him to despawn and wait a few seconds, then summon him again. (This is caused by summoning him, selling off your loot, waiting 48 hours for him to respawn his gold, and trying to summon him again. Most likely occurring when deep in a dungeon and not wanting to leave, but having a lot of loot to unload. To fix, simply walk a few steps, wait an hour, and re-summon).
  • If playing on a newly loaded game, he will have the default random sales and have 2,000 gold. If you load another save, he will resume whatever inventory and gold amount he had in the previous save.confirmation needed
  •  PS3   Sometimes when selling, your items will turn black, even after you stop selling to him. Items on loading screens are also black. To fix, save and restart the console.
  •  PC   Using the additem f command appears to have no effect in raising the merchant's gold above 2,000.confirmation needed