Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Some Light Theft is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is a radiant quest which requires the Dragonborn to steal special items for various people.


  1. Steal the item for the client
  2. Bring the item to the client


"Last night I saw Lod the blacksmith writing a letter. Probably sending word to Solitude and General Tullius. Are you loyal to Skyrim? Break into Lod's house and get that letter."
Dengeir of Stuhn[src]
Questgiver Item Item's location
Dengeir of Stuhn Private Letter Lod's House
Malur Seloth Staff of Arcane Authority The Frozen Hearth
Stands-In-Shallows Double-Distilled Skooma New Gnisis Cornerclub
Brenuin Argonian Ale The Bannered Mare

Each of the above-mentioned quest givers ask the Dragonborn to steal the requested item and deliver it to them for a reward. Only one of the quests can be active in any given time.


Some Light Theft – Favor018
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Steal the <Alias=QuestItem> for <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>
  • Objective 15: Bring the <Alias=QuestItem> to <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>
  • Quest Complete


  • The location of the Double-Distilled Skooma can be difficult to find. It is found on the second floor behind some crates, under the stairs to the third floor.
  • If the Staff of Arcane Authority is stolen before speaking to Malur Seloth, the quest will be completed, yet the staff is not removed from the inventory.