The Strange Amulet is found in Hjerim, hidden under a pile of Beware the Butcher! pamphlets on a small set of shelves. It is part of a ritual to restore a dead woman to life by collecting body parts. The Dragonborn is led to believe that it is a purely ceremonial amulet called the Wheelstone, which is given to the court wizard of Windhelm. Calixto Corrium offers to buy it for 500 .
- If the Dragonborn keeps the amulet and doesn't sell it to Calixto, it remains a quest item forever, unable to be sold, and never attains any capability. If the Dragonborn sells the amulet, the next time it is seen, it will be identified as the Necromancer Amulet.
- The amulet is described as "Eight-sided. Jade, ringed with ebony. A worn carving." and it is stated that the carving once portrayed a skull. In-game, the amulet is circular and the carved skull is completely unworn. The Necromancer's Amulet that appeared in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion more accurately matched the Dragonborn's description.
This section contains bugs related to Strange Amulet. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- If the Dragonborn does not sell the Amulet to Calixto before apprehending Wuunferth the Unliving, it will stay stuck in their inventory listed as "Strange Amulet," unable to be sold or dropped.
- console command:
player.removeitem 000d2328 1 Once stuck in inventory, it may be removed by using the following
player.additem 000c891d 1 The Necromancer Amulet can then still be added using the following console command:
- Although the Amulet cannot be sold or dropped even after the quest has been completed (due to it still being regarded as a Quest item), it can be "given" to the corpse of Susanna the Wicked or Arivanya.
- If the Dragonborn managed to save Arivanya from being murdered, they can put the Strange Amulet into her inventory by pickpocketing her and giving it to her.
- console command:
- If the amulet is sold to Calixto, it can be pickpocketed back and be repeatedly re-sold to him for another 500 .
- If the amulet is reacquired from Calixto after selling it to him, it becomes enchantable as any other regular necklace would be. However, while it can be selected in the enchanting menu, no actual enchantments can be applied to it.
- Sometimes the amulet can be found in Hjerim if the Dragonborn has bought the house after completing the quest. It is found near an end table with "Beware the Butcher!" pamphlets. It has no enchantments, armor, or weight rating, but can still be sold for 1000 . The Dragonborn may also be unable to drop it or sell it.