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The Bedlam Job is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn must steal goods from a city unnoticed and without killing anyone for the Thieves Guild.


I've been told to steal 500 gold in goods from a city. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.


  1. Steal 500 gold in goods from the specified city
  2. Return to Delvin


"Sometimes we like to remind a city that we mean business, so we hit it hard. Just steal whatever we can until we've made an impression."
Delvin Mallory[src]

The quest is infinitely repeatable and given by Delvin in the Ragged Flagon as extra work for the Thieves Guild. The object of a bedlam job is to steal 500 Gold worth of goods from one of the following Holds:

If enough of these quests are completed, special City Influence quests will be unlocked, which will expand the Thieves Guild (and unlock new fences).



  • Endon's House. In the bedroom on top of a dresser is a silver necklace worth nearly 600 Gold.
  • The blacksmith area inside Endon's house has valuable steel weapons and silver ingots.
  • Also inside Endon's house there are two Adept locked display cases containing some valuable rings and necklaces.
  • The Treasury House has six silver ingots, a safe with over 200 Gold, along with at least one gem and a high value enchanted weapon, easily totaling over 500 Gold. It also has a Stone of Barenziah in the bedroom, right next to the bed.
  • The Dwemer Museum has a Stone of Barenziah and a large assortment of goods with only two guards. (Almost all of these items are locked in display cases which will increase lockpicking as well.)
  • If "The Forsworn Conspiracy" has progressed past the point where Nepos the Nose is dead, Nepos' House has enough loot that respawns to complete the job, with no one on guard.
  • The display case on Kerah's stand to the right of Markarth's entrance door contains a Silver Emerald Necklace worth 830 Gold; in addition, the guard activity there is at a minimum, as there is only one usually in the general area.

Raven Rock[]

  • With the addition of Dragonborn, Bedlam jobs are available in Raven Rock. There is an East Empire Company Strongbox in the Bulwark with more than enough loot to complete the job.
  • However, as of May 2019, Raven Rock bedlam quests are bugged and nothing you steal will count. The only thing you can do is revert to an earlier save, or use console commands to complete the quest (on the PC) or go back to Delvin, quit the job and pick a non-bedlam job from him this time.
  • This is fixed by the Unofficial Skyrim Patch (both Legendary and Special Edition versions).


  • In the Black-Briar Meadery, behind the counter, to the left there is a leveled sword worth a good part of the Gold needed.
  • Madesi's stall in the center of town has extremely valuable jewelry in the display case.
  • Grelka's stall, to the right of Madesi's contains several valuable pieces of enchanted armor, along with some valuable jewels in her strongbox.
  • Brand-Shei also has several valuable gems in his stall's strongbox.
  • There is a Stone of Barenziah in the Jarl's quarters in Mistveil Keep. Taking this completes the quest.
  • Unlock Grelka's stand. Inside there are several pieces of enchanted armor, taking just one can complete the quest.
  • If unlocked, the alchemy store in the Ragged Flagon will have quite a few valuable potions, some of which are 500Gold or more.
  • If unlocked, the archery shop in the Ragged Flagon has an enchanted bow worth much more than 500 Gold.
  • The Riften warehouse has skooma and Moon Sugar.


  • Bryling's house; she has several valuable potions and is very rarely home.
  • The righthand room of the top floor of The Winking Skeever has potions worth the required amount of gold.
  • The Thalmor Headquarters in Castle Dour has no shortage of valuable potions, has no lock on the door, and has no one standing guard.


  • In Dragonsreach, in Farengar's quarters, there are several valuable soul gems and potions that are easy to steal and quickly add up to over 500Gold.
  • In Jorrvaskr, in Kodlak's room. One of the Stones of Barenziah is on the cupboard.
  • In the Dragonsreach Jarl's Quarters, a Stone of Barenziah is on the end table to the right of the Jarl's bed.
  • In the Dragonsreach Jarl's Quarters, there are several display cases with valuable weapons and armor.


  • In Wuunferth's room, on the upper floor of Palace of the Kings in Windhelm, there are potions and scrolls worth well over the required 500 Gold. There is also a Stone of Barenziah in the room.
  • Calixto's House of Curiosities. On a shelf to the left will be two scrolls, each worth 500 Gold, along with many other items. Not only do these items respawn, but if "Blood on the Ice" has been completed, Calixto will not be there.
  • There is a warehouse on the waterfront that has no guards. It has a potion to the right upon entry that will fulfill the quest.
  • Viola Giordano's House. In the upper bedroom there is a Potion of Regeneration, located at the bottom of an otherwise empty cabinet, as well as two bottles of Solution of Extra Magicka that can be grabbed. These will be enough to fill the requirements for the job.


Level Gold
1–5 50
6–10 100
11–15 150
16–20 200
21–26 250
27–31 300
32–36 350
37–41 400
42+ 500


The Bedlam Job – TGRNT
ID Journal Entry
10 I've been told to steal 500 gold in goods from <Alias=City>. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.
  • Objective 10: Steal 500 gold in goods from <Alias=City>
50 I've stolen 500 gold in goods from <Alias=City>.
  • Objective 20: Return to Delvin
200 I've successfully completed the job and received my share of the pay.
  • Quest complete
250 During the course of this task, I was arrested and sent to the local jail. I've therefore failed the job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
  • Quest failed
Before the task could be completed, I decided to quit. I've therefore failed the job and forfeited any pay I might have received.
  • Quest failed


  • While the quest points to the city named, the items can be stolen from anywhere in that city's hold.
  • Items taken by pickpocketing do not seem to count.
  • Being arrested during the job will cause the quest to fail.
  • Being caught stealing an item will prevent it from counting towards the total sum stolen, even if the Dragonborn is not arrested.
  • Killing someone will not fail the quest, so long as it is undetected.
  • If this job takes place in the same town as one of Vex's jobs, her items count towards the total, meaning both jobs can be completed at the same time (does not always work).
  • Returning to a location where an item was placed for one of Vex's Shill jobs and taking that item counts towards the amount needed.
  • If an item is stolen, dropping it and then picking it back up may count as a new theft towards the total. If a reasonably valuable item is found, it may be possible to steal it a few times rather than searching for other items. Furthermore, by keeping stolen items with a value of 500 Gold or more in the Dragonborn's inventory, they can be placed into the target chest during Shill jobs and then retaken. This only works if "The Bedlam Job" is the active quest and is in the same city as The Shill Job.
  • Once the objective is complete, dropping the stolen goods may prevent the Dragonborn from dealing with hired thugs.
    • Even though the items are not present in the inventory, the mission will still be completed upon talking to Delvin.
  • Taking one of the Stones of Barenziah will fulfill this requirement of 500 Gold despite its lower listed value and it being taken rather than stolen.
  • Alchemy shops have valuable goods (void/frost/fire salts, potions, etc.).
  • The Jarl's room or castle has jewels to steal.
  • Jewelry stalls in cities usually have items that have a high value, it may be possible to complete a Bedlam Job by stealing only one item.
  • Winning a brawl with someone counts towards the total.


This section contains bugs related to The Bedlam Job. 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  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   XB1   NX   The Raven Rock bedlam job will not flag as complete even though goods worth over 500 Gold are stolen. This includes Skyrim: Remastered.
    •  PC   Solution: With console command player.setstage TGRNT 50, the goal will be reached and the quest journal will be updated to return to Delvin to finish the quest.
    •  PC   360   PS3   Another solution is to return to Delvin and quit the job. After doing that, ask for it again. If you get Raven Rock, just quit the job.
  •  360   Stealing a single item worth exactly 500 Gold (e.g. a flawless sapphire), appears to not fulfill the requirement. Stealing items above this total appears to trigger completion, so 501 Gold may be the actual threshold.