It is initiated at the docks of Windhelm.


An Argonian woman named Shahvee asks the Dragonborn to retrieve her stolen Amulet of Zenithar. The amulet can be found at a random location (see below). Upon bringing it back to Shahvee, she offers lessons in the Light Armor and Lockpicking skills as a reward.


Shahvee can be found at the Windhelm docks, working the tanning rack there. When spoken to, she has two dialogue options. Choosing "Your people have bad luck?" will lead to her giving the quest. She will explain that her amulet was stolen from her by a group of bandits not long after she arrived in Skyrim, and when the offer is made to retrieve it a quest will be started leading to a random location, to clear it to get to a chest containing the amulet.


  • This quest can become available as soon as one arrives in Windhelm.

Possible locations

The location of Shahvee's Amulet is radiant, and therefore completely random. Possible locations are:

Not a complete list.


This section contains bugs related to Shahvee's Amulet. 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.
  • If the amulet is obtained before starting the quest the Dragonborn will not be able to retrieve the quest from her - hence not be able to marry her, the only female Argonian marriage candidate in the game.
  • Sometimes when she is approached, the dialogue with her won't change.
  • If the player has the quest to retrieve Amren's sword, this quest will not appear until completed. Both share the same quest ID (Favor204).
  • There is speculation that the reason Shahvee won't present this quest to the player is because one or more of the possible spawn locations for the Amulet has been cleared by the player, and has not "respawned." This can be tested by waiting at least thirty days for all possible cleared locations to respawn.
    •  PC   Using the console, one can make time pass more quickly for convenience. By typing in "set timescale to <value>" time can be increased or decreased; note that twenty is the normal value, and one is real time. For example, entering a value of one million will cause months to pass in a matter of several seconds in real time. When this was tested, Shahvee presented the quest after two years in game had passed. Allowing this much time to pass had little effect on the game.                                                                                                                    
    • It may work to do the quest for Scouts-Many-Marshes first. The dialogue appeared after doing that

Start a Discussion Discussions about Shahvee's Amulet

  • How to Start this quest

    • Complete these quests. Harsh Master from Kjar at the Windhelm Dock Kill the Bandit Leader from Brunwulf Free-Winter in Windhelm Dungeon Delv...
  • Possible Prerequisite??

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    • Do you have to be apart of the thieves guild to get the quest or is there a pre-quest before this quest becomes active?
    • which quest is this u r speaking of?? wat is the name of the quest?
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