Elder Scrolls
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"Books. Don't know why the Imperials like these so much. This should help the boy, though, Malacath willing."
Ghorza gra-Bagol[src]

Skilled Apprenticeship is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Markarth smith, Ghorza gra-Bagol, asks the Dragonborn to obtain The Last Scabbard of Akrash for her.


  1. Bring the Last Scabbard of Akrash to Ghorza


Ghorza will ask the Dragonborn to obtain a copy of The Last Scabbard of Akrash. She does not mention a location in dialog, but the quest marker points to Fort Sungard. When the book has been obtained and brought back to her, she will reward the Dragonborn with a Smithing skill increase and free access to the Orc Strongholds if the Dragonborn does not have access already.

Fort Sungard is heavily guarded by leveled Forsworn and the Dragonborn will need to sneak or fight through many to reach the objective. The book is located in Fort Sungard Muster atop a wooden table next to a piece of armor and two ingots.

The Dragonborn does not, however, need to recover this exact copy of the book as indicated by the quest. Any copy of the book can be found and brought to Ghorza for the same outcome.


Skilled Apprenticeship – FreeformMarkarthL
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Bring The Last Scabbard of Akrash to Ghorza
  • Quest complete