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This is a type of quest given by Delvin Mallory in the Ragged Flagon as extra work for the Thieves Guild. The purpose of a numbers job is to change information in business ledgers located in various stores and inns around Skyrim. The Numbers Job is one of the Radiant Story quests available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and thus, is randomized in the locations that the character is sent to.

Known Examples

  1. Make changes in the ledger at The Winking Skeever in Solitude.
  2. Make changes in the ledger at Solitude Stables in Solitude.
  3. Make changes in the ledger at Radiant Raiment in Solitude.
  4. Make changes in the ledger at Angeline's Aromatics in Solitude.
  5. Make changes in the ledger at Bits and Pieces in Solitude.
  6. Make changes in the ledger at Castle Fletcher in Solitude.
  7. Make changes in the ledger at East Empire Company Warehouse in Solitude.
  8. Make changes in the ledger at Bee and Barb in Riften.
  9. Make changes in the ledger at Riften Stables in Riften.
  10. Make changes in the ledger at The Pawned Prawn in Riften.
  11. Make changes in the ledger at The Scorched Hammer in Riften.
  12. Make changes in the ledger at Haelga's Bunkhouse in Riften.
  13. Make changes in the ledger at Elgrim's Elixirs in Riften.
  14. Make changes in the ledger at The Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun.
  15. Make changes in the ledger at The Bannered Mare in Whiterun.
  16. Make changes in the ledger at Whiterun Stables in Whiterun.
  17. Make changes in the ledger at Arcadia's Cauldron in Whiterun.
  18. Make changes in the ledger at Warmaiden's in Whiterun.
  19. Make changes in the ledger at Belethor's General Goods in Whiterun.
  20. Make changes in the ledger at The Hag's Cure in Markarth.
  21. Make changes in the ledger at Silver-Blood Inn in Markarth.
  22. Make changes in the ledger at Markarth Stables in Markarth.
  23. Make changes in the ledger at Arnleif and Sons Trading Company in Markarth.
  24. Make changes in the ledger at Sadri's Used Wares in Windhelm.
  25. Make changes in the ledger at Candlehearth Hall in Windhelm.
  26. Make changes in the ledger at The White Phial in Windhelm.
  27. Make changes in the ledger at Windhelm Stables in Windhelm.
  28. Make changes in the ledger at New Gnisis Cornerclub in Windhelm.
  29. Make changes in the ledger at Blacksmith in Riften.

Journal

Journal Entry

I've been told to make changes in the ledger at <radiant shop> in <radiant city>. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.

  • Objective: Make changes in the ledger at <radiant shop> in <radiant city>

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

I've made changes in the ledger at <radiant shop> in <radiant city>

  • Objective: Return to Delvin

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

I've successfully complete the job and received my share of the pay.

  • Quest complete

Notes

  • When you cast the spell Invisibility, you can interact with the Business Ledgers without being seen.
  • Sayma, in Bits and Pieces in Solitude, does not sleep so she will always be behind the counter, or in her chair. It's advisable to either reload the save for a different mission, or to use an invisibility potion.

Bugs

This section contains bugs related to The Numbers 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  , 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   Sometimes Delvin will give you a mission for a ledger that you cannot access. For instance, if Haelga's Bunkhouse's ledger in Riften is the intended target, you are pointed toward a crate with which you cannot interact with nor can you interact with the ledger in the building. To get around this, either quit the quest and request a new one from Delvin (reloading from a save before you accepted the mission is presumably the safest) or, on the PC, use the console command "setstage tgrfo 50" to complete the objective.
  • UPDATE: As of 1.3.10 update this is still occurring randomly with these quests. The quest to modify the ledger at the inn in Windhelm was received and even though no other quests were accepted in the inn and nobody was killed, the quest still failed with Delvin saying the player had killed someone. Recommend performing this quest immediately after getting it and returning to Delvin immediately to turn in to avoid bugs.
  • If the quest targets the Drunken Huntsman and you have killed Anoriath (Elrindir's brother) in the Dark Brotherhood side quest prior, the quest will fail when you turn it in. Delvin will say you killed someone during it.




Start a Discussion Discussions about The Numbers Job

  • Hate this god damned quest

    3 messages
    • Save before you try than ask, if you don't obtain it reload. I don't have a lot of chance with Markarth but I can assure you it wor...
    • did you finish forsworn conspiricy before the jaril GIVES you a quest? cuz that's a huge problem because if you choose to do the forsw...
  • Numbers Job isn't working right

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    • The Job is forging the ledger in Haelga's Bunk Hous in Riften. The icon says that the ledger is in the ceiling (determined by 10 minutes...
    • That problem is on the quests bugs list if your on a console reload a save bef...
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