"To Oblivion with all of you! You rich piles of dung walking by us like we're not there! Pretending we don't exist! How dare you!"

Snilf is a Nord beggar who is found in Riften

Interactions[edit | edit source]

There is a chance that, instead of getting the option to give him a gold coin, he will start ranting about how his wife and daughter were killed by brigands who later burned down his house, putting him in the situation he currently is.

He also says that Edda is lucky, as she is insane and thus cannot see the true face of reality. Sometimes, he will walk into the The Bee and Barb and begin yelling at people about the hardships of his life, only to leave again. He sleeps in Beggar's Row at night.

I Done Got Thaned![edit | edit source]

If given a coin, the Dragonborn will receive The Gift of Charity. Because donating is counted as helping the citizens, this will bring the Dragonborn closer to becoming Thane of the Rift.

Ebony Blade[edit | edit source]

Snilf is also one of the two beggars in Riften (the other being Edda) that can be used to charge the Ebony Blade obtained from the quest "The Whispering Door." By using the Ritual Stone to revive both of them, they can be killed again for an additional kill towards the charging of the Ebony Blade. If given a gold coin, Snilf will leave a Letter of Inheritance upon death.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Sure, sure. I'm a dirty beggar, why would you even want to speak to me?"
  • "Divines bless you. May the ground you walk quake as you pass." ―If given gold.
  • "You think you know pain? Do you!? Try watching your wife and daughter burn alive after they've been ravaged by brigands! That's pain, my friend."
  • "Edda... she's crazy as a loon, but at least she doesn't have the mind to realize what a horrible world this is. She's the lucky one."
  • "Just leave Riften. Go far, far away and never return. This place is nothing but a rotten, stinking corpse that's sat in the sun far too long."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even if he is paid a coin, he will continue to make derogatory remarks when the Dragonborn initiates conversation.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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