Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Subjugated Ghosts are the ghosts of Sild the Warlock's victims, after he steals their souls and seizes control of their spirits. They wander Rannveig's Fast and are forced to attack anyone who comes near. They are not in control of their actions, as they attempt to warn you to stay away and express their regret at their actions during battle. When destroyed, they become ash piles and drop solid loot, despite being ghosts.



  • "Is someone there? Stay back! I don't want to attack you!"
  • "I'm sorry! This isn't what I want!"
  • "Stay back or I'll be forced to attack you!"
  • "I don't have any choice! I'm sorry!"
  • "I don't want to do this!"


  • Even though they appear to be Sild's victims, and comment on how they do not want to hurt anyone, most of the bodies of Sild's victims are labeled as bandits, who are usually hostile.
  • They can send hired thugs after the Dragonborn if they are pickpocketed.


This section contains bugs related to Subjugated Ghost. 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.
  • May be completely invisible to the Dragonborn. Only way to see them is on the compass.
  • One or two may be completely headless. However, if the Dragonborn has the perk, they can still decapitate them, but no head appears.
  • Even though the disarm sound plays, subjugated ghosts will not be disarmed.