Rochelle the Red is a Redguard bandit. She is a unique bandit who can kidnap the Dragonborn's spouse if they marry.


Kidnapped for RansomEdit

Either Rochelle will make herself known to the Dragonborn in person, or a bandit will arrive at the Dragonborn's house giving them a note, stating that their spouse is being held for ransom.

The spouse will be held in a radiant location. The Dragonborn can either pay the ransom, or can travel to the location, killing each bandit, and freeing their captive spouse. This quest will not always be given, and sometimes she will simply attack the homestead, rather than taking the Dragonborn's spouse.




  • The Dragonborn can arrive in time to prevent the kidnapping of their spouse, however Rochelle and the group of bandits will immediately become hostile.


This section contains bugs related to Rochelle the Red. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Even if Rochelle did not hand the Dragonborn the note, she still might not be at the location mentioned in the letter.
  •  PC   If one has made one's house accessible via a door to a loading screen, bandits attacking one's house (including, or specifically Rochelle the Red) can spawn inside it, and are essentially trapped within.
    •  PC(Fix)   To fix this, one must use the console command tcl to go through one's house, and kill them.


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