Elder Scrolls
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"I tracked it to a group of bandits nearby. But I'm no fool. [...] I don't know why I'm saying this, but if you find it in your travels, I'd be grateful to you."

Dungeon Delving is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn must recover an item for someone that they have lost and has ended up in a dungeon. It is a radiant quest which requires the Dragonborn to find a lost item for several characters.


  1. Find the item inside the dungeon
  2. Return the item to the owner


Quest Questgiver Location Item Reward
Dungeon Delving (Jarl - Hagravens) – Favor157
Recover Hrolfdir's Shield Igmund Markarth Hrolfdir's Shield Leveled Gold, befriending the Jarl of The Reach
Dungeon Delving (Jarl - Caves) – Favor158
Find the Helm of Winterhold Korir Winterhold Helm of Winterhold Leveled Gold, befriending the Jarl of Winterhold
Dungeon Delving (Bandits) – Favor204
Amren's Sword Amren Whiterun Amren's Family Sword 1 level boost in One-Handed & Block
Shahvee's Amulet Shahvee Windhelm Shahvee's Amulet of Zenithar 1 level boost in Light Armor & Lockpicking
Dungeon Delving (Caves) – Favor205
Retrieve the Ring of Pure Mixtures Frida Dawnstar Ring of Pure Mixtures 1 level boost in Alchemy
Find Runil's Journal Runil Falkreath Runil's Journal Leveled Gold
Find Noster's Helmet Noster Eagle-Eye Solitude Noster's Helmet 1 level boost in Sneak
Find Roggi Knot-Beard's Ancestral Shield Roggi Knot-Beard Kynesgrove Roggi's Ancestral Shield 1 level boost in Block
Queen Freydis's Sword Oengul War-Anvil Windhelm Queen Freydis's Sword 1 level boost in Smithing


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Level Gold Gold
1–9 500
10–19 750
20–29 1,000
30–39 1,250
40+ 1,500


Dungeon Delving – Favor157
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Find <Alias=QuestItem> for <Alias=QuestGiver>
  • Objective 15: Bring <Alias=QuestItem> to <Alias=QuestGiver>
  • Quest complete
Dungeon Delving – Favor204, Favor205, Favor158
  • Objective 10: Find <Alias=QuestIten> inside <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Objective 15: Return <Alias=QuestItem> to <Alias=QuestGIver>
  • Quest complete


  • It is not possible to have multiple quests of the same type active at the same time, as they are treated as the same quest, sharing the same ID, despite appearing with different names in the journal. In order to start a new one, the player must complete the one already taken first.
  • Completing this quest makes it so the questgiver can be asked for marriage.
  • This quest counts as the favor for Becoming Thane.
  • Completing this quest raises the questgiver's disposition towards the Dragonborn, and will allow them to take miscellaneous items from their houses or other living places without incurring a bounty.