Rigel Strong-Arm is a bandit leader encountered at Pinewatch. Along with her fellow bandits, they have inhabited Pinewatch and the caverns beneath the farm. She may ambush the Dragonborn in the cavern system if she detects them.


Her father begged her to join the military, reasoning that people would begin to notice the missing caravans that she has been raiding, and that she will eventually be caught. He also tells her to stop sending him money.[1]

She replied via a letter, in which she claims that the little girl her father was accustomed to has grown up. She also addresses her grievances with the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Legion, claiming that the former give better pay.[2]


Silver LiningEdit

The Dragonborn must retrieve a silver mold from a group of bandits in Pinewatch that she leads. The Dragonborn can take the Pinewatch Treasure Room Key from her body.



  • Because Rigel is very paranoid about her underlings stealing the treasure, she has placed several traps to keep her treasure safe. Dead bandits can be found near these traps.
  • Rigel is often found asleep in her room deep within Pinewatch, having hung up several bone chimes to warn her of any intruders. With a high Sneak skill, these chimes can be bypassed to pickpocket the keys off Rigel, leaving her alone, asleep, and very vulnerable to sneak attacks.
  • If left alive, she may be encountered later on the road; she will become hostile and attack.
  • Her appearance and race may vary between playthroughs; however, her gender does not.
  • According to Roras's Letter, Rigel is extremely hairy.



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