"To all the able bodied men and women. The Forsworn [...] have been robbing citizens and visitors. A reward shall be offered to anyone who kills their leader."

Kill the Forsworn Leader is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn must kill the leader of a group of Forsworn that have been terrorising the people of Skyrim.


  1. Kill the leader of the Forsworn
  2. Collect the bounty


These can be given by innkeepers when asked about work/rumors. Any of the jarls or their steward/stewardess can give these when asked for work. A Bounty Note will be given to the Dragonborn identifying the type and location of the bounty.

Possible locationsEdit

The location is randomly determined based on the quest giver's hold.


Level GoldIcon
1–9 400
10–19 600
20–29 800
30–39 1000
40+ 1200


Kill the Forsworn Leader – BQ02
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective 10: Kill the leader of <Alias=BountyLocation>
  • Objective 100: Collect the bounty from <Alias=Steward>
  • Objective 101: Collect the bounty from <Alias=Jarl>


  • If the Dragonborn sided with the Forsworn during the quest "No One Escapes Cidhna Mine," the Forsworn in Druadach Redoubt will be friendly. The Forsworn Briarheart can then be killed (considered the "leader" despite Madanach's presence) in front of the others and they will not attack.


This section contains bugs related to Kill the Forsworn Leader. 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  , 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.
  • Upon arriving at the quest location, it is possible the waypoint directs the player to nothing but an empty space, resulting in the quest being incompleteable.

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